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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Metro Inc.’s earnings jumped 9.3%

Metro Inc.’s earnings jumped 9.3%

Improved food sales, including online sales, led to a 6.2% revenue jump for this retail giant during the most-recent quarter.

The stock trades at 15.2 times the company’s 2020 earnings forecast.

METRO INC., (Toronto symbol MRU; www.metro.ca) operates 950 grocery stores and 650 drugstores, in Quebec, Ontario… Read More

Get 3.2% yield from Nutrien Ltd.

Get 3.2% yield from Nutrien Ltd.

Improved sales of seeds and fertilizers offset lower selling prices and led to a 0.9% revenue bump for one of our top recommendations.

Recent acquisitions have helped expand retail operations and software tool offerings and add cash flow to support increased future dividends.

The stock trades at… Read More

Genuine Parts Co. just grew earnings 17.3%

Genuine Parts Co. just grew earnings 17.3%

Like other top industrial stocks, this company’s strong balance sheet should help it cope with economic shocks during the COVID-19 pandemic. That should generate further dividend hikes for investors in 2021 as the pandemic eases.

The company trades at an attractive 17.5 times its projected 2021… Read More

The Good Times will return for Molson

The Good Times will return for Molson

The Good Times will return for Molson

This firm’s short-term prospects are limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.  However, it should survive the economic downturn and prosper as the economy re-opens in the future.

MOLSON COORS CANADA INC. (Toronto symbols TPX.A and TPX.B; www.molsoncoors.com) gives you a stake… Read More