MBT takeover on track

BCE INC. $62 (Toronto symbol BCE; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 868.6 million; Market cap: $53.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.5; Dividend yield: 4.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.bce.ca) sells landline telephone services in Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces. Other operations… Read More

BCE INC. $60.87

BCE INC. $60.87 (Toronto symbol BCE; Shares outstanding: 868.6 million; Market cap: $52.9 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 4.5%; www.bce.ca) recently agreed to acquire MANITOBA TELECOM $37.67 (Toronto symbol MBT; Shares outstanding: 74.4 million; Market cap: $2.8 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield:… Read More

Updating BCE Inc., Telus and IBM

BCE INC. $60.87 (Toronto symbol BCE; Shares outstanding: 868.6 million; Market cap: $52.9 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 4.5%; www.bce.ca) recently agreed to acquire MANITOBA TELECOM $37.67 (Toronto symbol MBT; Shares outstanding: 74.4 million; Market cap: $2.8 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield:… Read More

The Successful Investor Hotline – Thursday, May 6, 2016

SUNCOR ENERGY INC., $33.84, Toronto symbol SU, has had to reduce production at its main oil sands operations about 25 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, due to severe wildfires.

In the quarter ended March 31, 2016, these operations accounted for 95% of Suncor’s bitumen… Read More

MANITOBA TELECOM SERVICES $37.43

MANITOBA TELECOM SERVICES $37.43 (Toronto symbol MBT; Shares outstanding: 78.3 million; Market cap: $2.9 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 3.5%; www.mts.ca) has attracted a $3.1 billion takeover offer from BCE Inc. (see page 38).

Under the deal, Manitoba Tel shareholders can choose either $40… Read More

Allstream sale pays off

MANITOBA TELECOM SERVICES $37.43 (Toronto symbol MBT; Shares outstanding: 78.3 million; Market cap: $2.9 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 3.5%; www.mts.ca) has attracted a $3.1 billion takeover offer from BCE Inc. (see page 38).

Under the deal, Manitoba Tel shareholders can choose either $40… Read More

MANITOBA TELECOM SERVICES INC. $33.27 – Toronto symbol MBT

MANITOBA TELECOM SERVICES INC. $33.27 (Toronto symbol MBT; Shares outstanding: 79.3 million; Market cap: $2.6 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 3.9%; www.mts.ca) has completed the sale of its Allstream division to U.S.-based Zayo Group (New York symbol ZAYO).

Manitoba Tel received $420.0 million, net… Read More

Updating Encana, Power Corp. and Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.

ENCANA $6.14 (Toronto symbol ECA; Shares outstanding: 849.8 million; Market cap: $4.9 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 1.4%; www.encana.com) plans to spend $1.5 billion to $1.7 billion upgrading its properties in 2016, down 25% from 2015 (all amounts except share price and market cap… Read More

MANITOBA TELECOM SERVICES INC. $32

MANITOBA TELECOM SERVICES INC. $32 (Toronto symbol MBT; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 79.3 million; Market cap: $2.5 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.5; Dividend yield: 4.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.mts.ca) recently completed the sale of its Allstream division to U.S.-based Zayo Group… Read More