Growth Stocks

Growth stocks are companies that are likely to have sales and earnings growth well above market average. Frequently they pay few, if any, dividends. Instead they typically reinvest any extra cash flow to promote further growth. Chosen wisely—according to Pat McKeough’s advice—high-quality growth-oriented stocks can be worthwhile additions to most well-diversified portfolios.

Although growth stock picks can be highly volatile, they can make good long-term investments. They may be well-known stars or quiet gems, but they do share one common attribute—they are growing at a higher-than-average rate within their industry, or within the market as a whole, and could keep growing for years or decades.

And keep in mind that we focus on growth stocks, which have a good long-term history and favourable prospects. We downplay momentum stocks that tend to attract many investors simply because they are moving faster than the market averages, but are liable to fall sharply when their momentum fades.

There’s room for growth stock investing in your portfolio, but make sure you follow our TSI Network three-part Successful Investor strategy for your overall portfolio:

  1. Invest mainly in well-established companies;
  2. Spread your money out across most if not all of the five main economic sectors (Manufacturing & Industry; Resources & Commodities; Consumer; Finance; Utilities);
  3. Downplay or avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight.

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Growth Stocks Library Archives

Updating Maple Leaf Foods Inc., Finning International Inc. and Andrew Peller Ltd.

MAPLE LEAF FOODS INC. $25 is still a hold. The processed-meat producer (Toronto symbol MFI; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 124.4 million; Market cap: $3.1 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.8; Dividend yield: 2.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; continues to invest heavily in the fast-growing meat substitute market… Read More

Let our #1 picks spur you to 33% gains

Below, we present you with three #1 stock picks for 2020, one from each of our portfolios—Conservative, Aggressive and Income.
You’ll notice two of the three—CGI and CP—are repeats from the 2019 list. They delivered investors big gains in the past year—31% and 33%, respectively. Still,… Read More

Big purchase boosts investor value

QUAKER CHEMICAL CORP. $162 is a buy for our subscribers. The company (New York symbol KWR; Income Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 17.7 million; Market cap: $2.9 billion; P/S ratio: 3.0; Divd. yield: 0.9%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; has completed its acquisition of rival Houghton International… Read More

Stanley plans to add to your 40% return

STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC. $165 is still a buy after the 40% gain for investors this year. The company (New York symbol SWK; Income Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 152.0 million; Market cap: $25.1 billion; P/S ratio: 1.8; Divd. yield: 1.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Average;… Read More

Your 40% gain is just the beginning

In 2019, our U.S. neighbours, alone, spent a whopping $9.4 billion in online shopping on Cyber Monday. That’s a 19.7% jump over 2018.
For investors looking to tap that phenomenal growth, the question is often which new retailer will give them the broadest and most-lucrative exposure… Read More

Your 85% and 250% gains are just a start

Studies show that both a spinoff and its parent company perform better for investors than comparable firms for several years following their split. That’s especially so with industry leaders like these two. Both are Buys for investors.
FirstService set up its commercial real estate business, Colliers International Group,… Read More

This stock will build on your 897% gains

Food delivery is one of the most dynamic businesses around these days. But Domino’s Pizza—a favourite of ours—has long been a leader in getting its pizzas to happy customers. That’s given our subscribers an 896.9% gain since we first recommended the shares in 2006. We… Read More

This 37% gainer is now a buy for you

Even as many traditional bricks-and-mortar retailers struggle against an onslaught of online shopping, TJX has handed investors an 84% return in five years—and an even more impressive 37% gain in the last 12 months alone. We believe its unique business model offers you the possibility… Read More

New orders will add to your 35% gain

CAE INC. $34 is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol CAE; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 265.0 million; Market cap: $9.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.5; Dividend yield: 1.3%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; has sold two new flight simulators for Boeing’s new 777X jetliner to… Read More

NCR aims to build on your 40% gain

Demand for ATMs has suffered in the past few years as consumers increasingly pay for purchases with credit cards instead of cash. It’s a trend we’ve highlighted for our subscribers several times over the last year as we continue to apprise you of key overall… Read More

Don’t overlook these updates on your stocks

TENNANT CO., $75, is a hold for investors. The company (New York symbol TNC; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 18.3 million; Market cap: $1.4 billion; P.S. ratio: 1.2; Divd. yield: 1.2%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; gives you exposure to a niche manufacturing segment: the… Read More

Motorola’s dividend masks your risk

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC., $167, is a hold. The company (New York symbol MSI; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 171.3 million; Market cap: $28.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 3.7; Dividend yield: 1.5%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; makes communications equipment such as radios for police and fire… Read More

Sony unlocks value for investors

SONY CORP. ADRs, $64, is still a hold. The Japanese conglomerate (New York symbol SNE; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; ADRs outstanding: 1.3 billion; Market cap: $83.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.8; Dividend yield: 0.6%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; plans to sell some of its shares in… Read More

U.S. stocks take you higher

Welcome to your latest issue of Wall Street Stock Forecaster! This month, we feature several well-known U.S. stocks poised to deliver strong, long-term returns for investors.
We start with Walmart , which continues to offer its investors solid gains despite intense competition from traditional retailers as well as online… Read More