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

A new pick for gains amid the crisis

This month, we’re adding a new stock for subscribers of Canadian Wealth Advisor. As a key supermarket chain in Canada, Metro Inc. is building on its strong market position to supply consumers with food and drugs during the COVID-19 outbreak. This should steady its sales… Read More

Stanley’s broader focus cuts your risk

The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has cut Stanley’s price by 33% in the past month. However, we expect the stock—and the company­—should rebound strongly once the crisis ends. That’s due to its wide variety of products, strong brands and broad geographic presence. Stanley is also reducing… Read More

Philips moves to boost investor value

PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. ADRs $37 remains a buy. The company (New York symbol PHG; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; ADRs outstanding: 891.0 million; Market cap: $33.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.6; Dividend yield: 2.6%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.philips.com) makes industrial health-care products, including X-ray scanners and ultrasound… Read More

Cintas offers you strong rebound potential

Cintas investors already expect the COVID-19 pandemic to hurt demand for the company’s uniform services, particularly from restaurants and hotels.
However, invests will benefit from higher demand for uniforms, including scrubs, from hospitals and healthcare providers. That should help offset reduced demand elsewhere. The outbreak should… Read More

Archer Daniels lifts your income

ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND CO. $33 is a buy. This company (New York symbol ADM; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 556.7 million; Market cap: $18.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.3; Divd. yield: 4.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.adm.com) is a leading processor of corn, wheat, soybeans,… Read More

Fast-food still a good pick for your portfolio

In response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, these four fast-food operators have closed their dine-in areas. However, they continue to serve customers with take-out and drive-thru facilities. Recent investments in their home-delivery operations have proven timely, as those upgrades are now helping them cope as… Read More

Slack’s surge in demand will pay off for you

Slack Technologies’ software plays into a rapidly expanding modern trend—remote working. That trend has only gathered strength with the big swing in work-from-home spurred by the COVID-19 virus.
However, we liked this Power Buy before the current crisis, and we still like it now for its strong future… Read More

Now is a good time for you to buy this eatery

Since COVID-19, Texas Roadhouse has dropped along with the market, but we think it’s well-positioned to weather the storm and then bounce back even stronger.
As concern over the COVID-19 virus spreads, it’s highly likely that people will visit restaurants less. But Texas Roadhouse—with its winning… Read More

SNC aims to cut your risk

SNC-LAVALIN GROUP INC. $27 is still a hold. The engineering company (Toronto symbol SNC; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 175.6 million; Market cap: $4.7 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.5; Divd. yield: 0.3%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.snclavalin.com) is following a new strategy that mainly involves exiting… Read More

Here are four new aggressive buys for you: FirstService Corp., Colliers International Group Inc., Stantec Inc. and Leon’s Furniture

We’re promoting four stocks from our Power Growth Investor newsletter to our Successful Investor Aggressive Growth Portfolio. The move reflects their now-large market caps and their established dividend histories. That means they now warrant your consideration.
While they remain riskier than many of our TSI recommendations, these four are leaders… Read More

E-commerce gains just add to your prospects

Loblaw investors saw its e-commerce revenue top $1 billion in 2019. That’s almost double the retailer’s 2018 revenue, yet it represents just 2% of annual sales. The impressive growth online highlights the expanding prospects for investors but also Loblaw’s success in adapting to rapidly changing… Read More

Its outlook will boost your 57% gain

FAIR ISAAC CORP. $390 is a buy, but only for highly aggressive investors. The company (New York symbol FICO; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 28.9 million; Market cap: $11.3 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 9.5; Dividend suspended June 2017; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.fico.com) is best known… Read More

Investors should profit from their smaller size

These two industrial giants are aggressively shrinking their operations. That should improve their outlook as investors tend to prefer smaller, easier-to-understand businesses. Even so, we prefer ABB over GE for your new buying.
ABB LTD. ADRs $22 is a buy. The stock (New York symbol ABB; Conservative Growth… Read More

These four offer investors healthy returns

Consumers continue to shift to more-healthful foods with less sugar and salt. That has forced many makers of packaged foods to improve the quality of their products—and so protect value for investors. Industry leaders are also using acquisitions to bolster their current offerings. The moves… Read More