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Patrick McKeough is one of Canada’s top safe-money advisors. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and The Hulbert Financial Digest have all recognized his ability to find stocks with hidden value. He is editor and publisher of The Successful Investor, Stock Pickers Digest, Wall Street Stock Forecaster and Canadian Wealth Advisor; inventor of the Quick Profit/Value System and the ValuVesting System™. A best-selling Canadian author, he wrote Riding the Bull, the book that predicted the 1990s stock-market boom.

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Yesterday on TSI Network, we gave you our stock trading advice on Aastra Technologies (symbol AAH on Toronto), one of the investments we recommend in our new free report, “Tax-Loss Selling: 7 Christmas Stocks That Could Give You Huge Gains in the New Year.”

Today, we analyze another company that could soar in the wake of tax-loss selling season, Manitobaread more »

MANITOBA TELECOM SERVICES INC. $27.55 (Toronto symbol MBT; Shares outstanding: 64.7 million; Market cap: $1.8 billion; SI Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 6.2%) fell as low as $24.71 after it cut its quarterly dividend by 34.6% in early August, to $0.425 a share from $0.65. The shares have since recovered. The new annual rate of $1.70 yields 6.2%.

The company is the …read more »

TRANSALTA CORP. $20.17 (Toronto symbol TA; Shares outstanding: 218.8 million; Market cap: $4.4 billion; SI Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 5.8%) dropped 5% following the federal government’s June 23 announcement that it plans to phase out coal-fired power plants by around 2025. TransAlta uses coal to generate 57% of its power.

Under the proposals, TransAlta would have to close its coal-fired plants …read more »

MANITOBA TELECOM SERVICES INC. $28.34 (Toronto symbol MBT; Shares outstanding: 64.7 million; Market cap: $1.8 billion; SI Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 9.2%) gets 52% of its revenue from its MTS division, which mainly sells traditional and wireless telephone services to consumers. The remaining 48% of its revenue comes from its Allstream business-communications division.

In the three months ended March 31, 2010, …read more »

MANITOBA TELECOM SERVICES INC. $29 (Toronto symbol MBT; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 64.7 million; Market cap: $1.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.0; Dividend yield: 9.0%; SI Rating: Average) has dropped nearly 20% in the past five months. That’s mainly because of fears that slowing sales of traditional telephone services will force it to cut its quarterly dividend of …read more »

BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA $50 (Toronto symbol BNS: Shares outstanding: 1.0 billion; Market cap: $51.4 billion; SI Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 3.9%) has reported better-than-expected earnings in the latest quarter.

In its first quarter, which ended January 31, 2010, the bank earned $988 million. That’s up 17.3% from $842 million a year earlier. Earnings per share rose 13.8%, to $0.91 …read more »

MANITOBA TELECOM SERVICES INC. $31 (Toronto symbol MBT; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 64.7 million; Market cap: $2.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.7; Dividend yield: 8.4%; SI Rating: Average) is the main provider of telephone services in Manitoba. The company’s Allstream subsidiary sells integrated telephone, Internet and other communication services to businesses across Canada. The company gets 70% of …read more »

Canada’s big telephone companies have faced strong competition from cable companies for years. This experience will help them deal with three new entrants in the wireless field. One of these new competitors, Wind Mobile, is already operating. Two more, Mobilicity and Public Mobile, should launch later this year.

Meanwhile, all four major phone companies are using their steady cash flows to …read more »

MANITOBA TELECOM SERVICES $32.93 (Toronto symbol MBT; Shares outstanding: 64.7 million; Market cap: $2.1 billion; SI Rating: Average) is the main provider of telecommunication services in Manitoba.

Customers are buying fewer long-distance and traditional phone services from Manitoba Tel due to the weak economy and growing competition. However, demand remains strong for wireless and high-speed Internet services.

Manitoba Tel is building a …read more »

MANITOBA TELECOM SERVICES INC. $35 (Toronto symbol MBT; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 64.7 million; Market cap: $2.3 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.2; Dividend yield: 7.4%; SI Rating: Average) has raised $200 million by selling new 10-year bonds that yield 5.625%.

This cash will help the company fund a new high-speed wireless network that it is building in Manitoba in …read more »

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