Updating Power Corp., Pengrowth Energy and TD Bank

POWER CORP. $33.52 (Toronto symbol POW; Shares outstanding: 412.6 million; Market cap: $15.5 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Div. yield: 3.5%; www.powercorporation.com) is a diversified holding company. It holds its financial assets through 65.7%-owned Power Financial.

These financial assets include 68.1% of Great- West Lifeco,… Read More

Pat: What do you think about these three ETFs: iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF, iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index (CAD-Hedged) ETF and the iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index ETF?

iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF, $6.99, symbol FIE on Toronto (Units outstanding: 45.0 million; Market cap: $314.6 million; www.blackrock.com), is a balanced fund with 16% of its assets in bonds and 16% in preferred shares. The other 68% is in common stocks.

We don’t generally… Read More

The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, February 20, 2015

RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC., $52.21, Toronto symbol QSR, took its current form on December 12, 2014, as a result of Burger King Worldwide’s (old symbol BKW) acquisition of Tim Hortons Inc. (old symbol THI).

Restaurant Brands is the world’s third-largest fast-food chain, after McDonald’s and Yum… Read More

Updating Power Corp., Imperial Oil and Pengrowth Energy

POWER CORP. $31.38 (Toronto symbol POW; Shares outstanding: 412.6 million; Market cap: $15.1 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Divd. yield: 3.7%; www.powercorporation.com) is a diversified holding company. It holds its financial assets through 65.7%-owned Power Financial.

These financial assets include 68.1% of Great- West Lifeco,… Read More

POWER CORP. $31.38 – Toronto symbol POW

POWER CORP. $31.38 (Toronto symbol POW; Shares outstanding: 412.6 million; Market cap: $15.1 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Divd. yield: 3.7%; www.powercorporation.com) is a diversified holding company. It holds its financial assets through 65.7%-owned Power Financial.

These financial assets include 68.1% of Great- West Lifeco, one… Read More

IGM FINANCIAL INC. $44 – Toronto symbol IGM

IGM FINANCIAL INC. $44 (Toronto symbol IGM; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 251.6 million; Market cap: $11.1 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 4.0; Dividend yield: 5.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.igmfinancial.com) had $141.9 billion of assets under management on December 31, 2014, up 7.7% from… Read More

Updating Shawcor Ltd., Encana Corp. and IGM Financial Inc.

SHAWCOR LTD. $38 (Toronto symbol SCL; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 64.5 million; Market cap: $2.5 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.4; Dividend yield: 1.6%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.shawcor.com) makes sealants and coatings that keep oil and gas pipelines from rusting. It also… Read More

IGM FINANCIAL INC. $48 – Toronto symbol IGM

IGM FINANCIAL INC. $48 (Toronto symbol IGM; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 251.7 million; Market cap: $12.1 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 4.3; Dividend yield: 4.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.igmfinancial.com) is Canada’s largest independent mutual fund company. Power Financial (Toronto symbol PFC) owns 58.7%… Read More

The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, September 5, 2014

BOMBARDIER INC., Toronto symbols BBD.A $3.70 and BBD.B $3.63, has fallen 5% in the past two weeks on concern about further setbacks for its new CSeries passenger jet.

In late May 2014, an engine problem forced the company to suspend testing. The engine’s manufacturer has since… Read More