TORSTAR CORP. $6.85 (Toronto symbol TS.B; Shares outstanding: 79.9 million; Market cap: $547.3 million; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 7.7%; www.torstar.com) publishes The Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper by circulation. It also publishes three other daily papers and over 110 weeklies.
As well, the company owns Harlequin Enterprises, the world’s leading romance novel publisher.
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CRESCENT POINT ENERGY CORP. $39.03 (Toronto symbol CPG; Shares outstanding: 350.1 million; Market cap: $13.7 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 7.1%; www.crescentpointenergy.com) produces oil and natural gas in western Canada. Its production is weighted 90% toward oil and 10% to natural gas.
The company continues to focus on its Bakken light-oil development in southeastern Saskatchewan.
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Chinese stocks are up roughly 16% since early September. That’s largely because the country’s industrial production and exports are picking up, and government measures to stimulate the economy are taking effect. China’s growth rate could reach 8.2% nextyear, and its long-term outlook is positive.
Here are two Chinese exchange traded fund (ETF) recommendations. One invests in all publicly traded Chinese stocks …read more »
RIOCAN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $26.69 (Toronto symbol REI.UN; Units outstanding: 296.3 million; Market cap: $7.9 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 5.2%; www.riocan.com) recently formed a 50/50 joint venture with ALLIED PROPERTIES REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $30.71 (Toronto symbol AP.UN; Units outstanding: 60.0 million; Market cap: $1.8 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 4.3%; www.alliedpropertiesreit.com).
RioCan, Allied and …read more »
Emerging markets continue to have sound longterm outlooks. A good way to profit from their growth with less risk is through low-fee exchange traded funds (ETFs). Here are two we see as buys.
ISHARES S&P INDIA NIFTY 50 INDEX FUND $23.67 (Nasdaq symbol INDY; buy or sell through brokers; us.ishares.com) is an ETF that aims to track the S&P CNX …read more »
NEWMONT MINING $47.31 (New York symbol NEM; Shares outstanding: 491.2 million; Market cap: $23.2 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 3.0%; www.newmont.com) operates gold mines in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Indonesia and Ghana.
The company’s worldwide diversification, plus its strong cash flow and balance sheet, make it our favourite gold stock for safety-conscious investors.
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Pat McKeough responds to many personal questions about specific stocks and other investment topics from the members of his Inner Circle. Every week, his comments and recommendations on the most intriguing questions of the past week go out to all Inner Circle members. And each week, we offer you one of the highlights from these Q&A sessions. While we reserve …read more »
BCE INC. $41.99 (Toronto symbol BCE; Shares outstanding: 774.6 million; Market cap: $32.5 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 5.4%; www.bce.ca) recently failed to win regulatory approval for its $3.4- billion deal to buy Astral Media (Toronto symbols ACM.A and ACM.B).
Montreal-based Astral owns 22 TV stations, 84 radio stations and several pay TV and specialty channels, such as the …read more »
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (New York symbol BAX; www.baxter.com) makes medical products, such as intravenous pumps and kidney dialysis equipment. It also makes vaccines and drugs. Half of its sales come from single-use products that need to be continually reordered.
Demand for the company’s products continues to improve, particularly as an aging population needs more medical devices and drugs. Baxter’s sales rose …read more »
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines jargon as the “technical terminology” of a special activity or group. But it also defines it as “confused unintelligible language.”
Every industry and group has its own special jargon. This specialized language always has the same purpose. It simplifies communications within the industry, and helps make insiders feel they are part of a tightly knit community. It …read more »