Jim Bates

Jim is an associate editor at TSI Network. He is the lead reporter and analyst for The Successful Investor and Wall Street Stock Forecaster and a member of the Investment Planning Committee. Jim has held the Chartered Financial Analyst designation since 1992. Jim worked at the Financial Post DataGroup from 1988 to 2000 before joining TSI Network. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.

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Earnings soared 40.7% for FirstService

Earnings soared 40.7% for FirstService

The firm has rebounded strongly from last year’s low as businesses and individuals re-purpose their properties in response to the pandemic.  

The shares might look expensive in relation to earnings, but the company is in a strong position to keep winning new contracts. Moreover, as… Read More

Earnings rose 64.5% at Toromont Industries

Earnings rose 64.5% at Toromont Industries

This company’s shares hit a new all-time high of $111 in May 2021 as the spread of COVID-19 slowed and construction and mining firms began to accelerate their projects. The stock will likely keep moving higher as governments in Ontario and Quebec undertake new infrastructure… Read More

Linamar has turned pandemic loss into profit

Linamar has turned pandemic loss into profit

Improved automotive parts sales led to a 70.6% jump in revenue for this company during the most-recent quarter. 

A cost-cutting plan also helped the firm rebound and better positioned it for the industry shift to electric vehicles.

The stock trades at just 9.3 times the company’s 2021… Read More

Get a 4.5% yield from Verizon

Get a 4.5% yield from Verizon

Subscriber growth and higher-value subscribers led to a 10.8% jump in revenue for this company during the most-recent quarter. 

The firm is selling its media businesses which have struggled in the face of strong competition. That will let it focus on its main wireless and high-speed… Read More

Get a 6.0% yield from Extendicare

Get a 6.0% yield from Extendicare

Expanded service and contract offerings led to an 18.6% revenue bump for this company in the quarter ended March 31.  

COVID-19 has pressured the share price but earnings are up sharply and the company’s business is deemed an essential service.

EXTENDICARE INC. (Toronto symbol EXE; www.extendicare.com)… Read More

Invesco Cleantech ETF’s a buy for clean tech and sustainable investors

Invesco Cleantech ETF’s a buy for clean tech and sustainable investors

Sustainable investments continue to gain popularity with a fund that invests based on a company’s environmental impact, social behavior, and corporate governance.

This fund features firms engaged in renewable energy generation and infrastructure, low carbon emissions and other environmentally friendly businesses.

INVESCO CLEANTECH ETF (New York symbol… Read More