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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Get a 5.9% yield from AT&T

Get a 5.9% yield from AT&T

This firm’s share price is unchanged since the start of 2022, mainly because rising interest rates have prompted income-seeking investors to buy bonds instead. Higher rates are also making it more expensive for the firm to build out its new ultrafast 5G wireless networks.

However, we… Read More

McCormick & Co. faces earnings challenges

McCormick & Co. faces earnings challenges

Increased selling prices led to a 3% jump in revenue for this company during the most-recent quarter.

However, lower volumes and iffy demand going forward suggest the company’s growth will be challenged in the near term. The stock trades at a high 32.0 times the company’s… Read More

Earnings just grew 6.6% at Adobe

Earnings just grew 6.6% at Adobe

Technology stocks generally move up and down with the overall economy. Now that a recession seems likely, businesses and consumers are scaling back their spending on new computers and software.

However, we feel now—ahead of the next cyclical upswing—is a good time to add high-quality tech… Read More

Get a 4.6% yield from 3M Company

Get a 4.6% yield from 3M Company

A decline in disposable face mask sales partly explained a 3.7% drop in sales for this company during the most-recent quarter.

Earnings beat consensus forecasts, however, and a new spinoff is on the way which should increase shareholder value.

Meanwhile, the stock trades at just 12.6… Read More

Get a 5.0% yield from Intel

Get a 5.0% yield from Intel

A spinoff should help this company remain focused on its core offering of computer chips for personal computers and data centres.

In the meantime, it’s looking to grow its ability to make chips for other firms by building advanced plants.

The stock trades at 14.9 times the… Read More

Earnings just rose 6.2% at Cintas Corp.

Earnings just rose 6.2% at Cintas Corp.

We first recommended this firm in the October 2005 issue of Wall Street Stock Forecaster as a buy for aggressive investors. We felt the company’s dominance in the niche uniform rentals business gave it reliable revenues and cash flows. Its ability to sell other products… Read More

Enjoy a 5.2% yield from Andrew Peller Ltd.

Enjoy a 5.2% yield from Andrew Peller Ltd.

Improved selling prices and re-opening restaurants led to a 5.7% jump in revenue for this company during the most-recent quarter. A cost-cutting program should also help lift earnings again.

Meanwhile, the stock trades at just 7.6 times the company’s 2023 earnings forecast.

ANDREW PELLER LTD. (Toronto symbol… Read More

IMG Financial Inc. yields 6.1%

IMG Financial Inc. yields 6.1%

As a seller of mutual funds and wealth management services, this firm’s fee income rises and falls with the value of the securities it manages.

Due to the drop in stock values, the shares are down 19% since the start of 2022. However, the current… Read More