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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Walmart’s growth forecasts remain strong

Walmart’s growth forecasts remain strong

Higher selling prices led to a 2.4% revenue bump for this company during the most-recent quarter.

The company also expects cost pressures will ease as it cuts jobs and reduces excess inventories.

Meanwhile, the stock trades at 18.9 times the company’s 2022 earnings forecast.

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Earnings just jumped 22% at Stantec Inc.

Earnings just jumped 22% at Stantec Inc.

Improved sales from recent acquisitions led to a 19.5% jump in revenue for this company during the most-recent quarter.

This engineering firm mainly focuses on designing and consulting services. That cuts its risk exposure to expensive cost overruns including those associated with unprofitable legacy projects.

Meanwhile, the… Read More

FedEx’s earnings just jumped 29.6%

FedEx’s earnings just jumped 29.6%

Higher shipping rates led to a 9.9% jump in revenue for this company during the most-recent quarter despite lower package volumes.

The stock trades at 12.6 times the company’s 2022 earnings forecast.

FEDEX CORP. (New York symbol FDX; www.fedex.com) delivers packages and documents in the U.S. and… Read More

Revenues rocketed 64.4% at Nutrien Ltd.

Revenues rocketed 64.4% at Nutrien Ltd.

The sanctions on Russia have removed a major competitor for this firm’s products even as demand is increasing, making this a top pick for us despite its recent price rise.

Meanwhile the firm is building new plants to address that rising demand.

The stock trades at just… Read More

Get a 5.2% yield from Dream Office REIT

Get a 5.2% yield from Dream Office REIT

The pandemic presented this firm with unique challenges. However, it’s remained profitable and is well positioned to keep weathering the crisis—and to increasingly prosper as the economy reopens and rebounds. Meanwhile, the high yield adds appeal.

The shares trade at 17.1 times the 2022 forecast cash… Read More

Earnings rocketed 24.1% at Toromont Industries Ltd.

Earnings rocketed 24.1% at Toromont Industries Ltd.

Shares of this heavy equipment distributor continue to rebound strongly from March 2020 lows as it rewards investors with higher dividends.

The stock trades at 21.5 times the company’s 2022 earnings forecast.

TOROMONT INDUSTRIES LTD. (Toronto symbol TIH; www.toromont.com) distributes a range of industrial equipment, including Caterpillar… Read More

Get a 4.1% yield from North West Company

Get a 4.1% yield from North West Company

A higher-than-usual dividend yield can be a sign that the payout exceeds the company’s earning capacity. However, we feel the dividends from this stock is sustainable. That’s because it’s a leader in its niche market.

Meanwhile, the company also plans to buy back 10% of its… Read More