We think the drug industry will enjoy great success over the next decade. But due to the nature of the business, results will vary widely and unpredictably from one drug company to another. A volatile market like the one we expect for drug stocks will… Read More
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:
- Invest mainly in well-established companies;
- Spread your money out across most if not all of the five main economic sectors (Manufacturing & Industry; Resources & Commodities; Consumer; Finance; Utilities);
- Downplay or avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight.
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Growth by acquisition adds risk—especially with a purchase as big as Avast. However, demand for cybersecurity is now booming; and Avast is very complementary to NortonLifeLock’s current offerings and customer base.
NORTONLIFELOCK, $25.59, is a buy. The company (Nasdaq symbol NLOK; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (nortonlifelock.com;… Read More
Long-time readers know that we keep you informed of important news about the stocks we cover. That means highlighting developments or strategies that promise to brighten your prospects. Here are two buys that stand out this month:
SHOPIFY INC., $1,972.01, is a buy. The company (Toronto… Read More
PAGERDUTY INC., $41.42, is a buy. The company (New York symbol PD; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (www.pagerduty.com; Shares o/s: 83.6 million; Market cap: $3.4 billion; No dividends paid) has lots of room for expansion internationally. It now generates only around 22% of its revenue outside… Read More
DOMINO’S PIZZA $470.37 (New York symbol DPZ; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (www.dominos.com; Shares o/s: 38.8 million; Market cap: $18.4 billion; Dividend yield: 0.8%) has launched its Domino’s Carside Delivery 2-Minute Guarantee. The idea revolves around the guaranteed delivery of pizzas from the oven to a customer’s… Read More
WARNER MUSIC GROUP, $37.04, is a buy. The company (Nasdaq symbol WMG; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (www.wmg.com; Shares o/s: 510.0 million; Market cap: $18.9 billion; Dividend yield: 1.3%) is now adding to its music library with the purchase of celebrated French DJ David Guetta’s recorded-music catalogue… Read More
ADT keeps signing up new security customers at the same time it retains existing ones. Its expanded range of services is helping to drive that growth. Those products include Wi-Fi-enabled security cameras and automated home solutions. The company’s outlook is even brighter because of its… Read More
Electronic Arts acquired mobile games leader Glu Mobile in April 2021 for $2.4 billion. Now, it’s buying another mobile-games maker to quickly gain an even bigger share of this fast-growing segment. That move adds to its already bright future, and we recommend this stock as… Read More
AMAZON.COM INC. $3,585.20 is a buy. The company (Nasdaq symbol AMZN; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (www.amazon.com; Shares o/s: 504.3 million; Market cap: $1.8 trillion; No divds.) now has a new CEO—long-time Amazon employee Andy Jassy—after Jeff Bezos stepped down on July 5. The date marks 27… Read More
There’s little doubt that the developing world’s aging population will continue to spend more on medical services for years to come. Medical device makers are well positioned to capture a share of that increased spending.
We continue to see attractive investment opportunities for our subscribers among… Read More
Updating your Aggressive stocks: Restaurant Brands Int’l Inc., Saputo Inc. and RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust
RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. $80 (www.rbi.com) is a buy. The company has 27,025 fast-food outlets in over 100 countries: 18,625 Burger King, 4,949 Tim Hortons (coffee and donuts), and 3,451 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (fried chicken). Restaurant Brands is now preparing to launch its first Popeye’s… Read More
FINNING INTERNATIONAL INC. $31 is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol FTT; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 162.4 million; Market cap: $5.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.8; Dividend yield: 2.6%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.finning.com) sells and services Caterpillar-brand heavy equipment in… Read More
The Biden administration and Republican congressional leaders recently agreed to spend $1.2 trillion U.S. on various infrastructure projects. That’s good news for engineering firms Stantec and SNC, both of which have substantial U.S. businesses. However, we continue to recommend Stantec over SNC for your new… Read More
CGI INC., $114 is your #1 Aggressive buy for 2021. The company (Toronto symbol GIB.A; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 247.9 million; Market cap: $28.3 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.3; No dividends paid; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; www.cgi.com) is Canada’s largest provider… Read More
Shares of Archer Daniels Midland hit a record high of $69 in early June. That’s because its new focus on value-added products continues to lift its earnings. We expect the shares will resume their upward trend as restaurants re-open and rising automobile travel spurs ethanol… Read More
MCKESSON CORP. $189 is a buy for aggressive investors. The company (New York symbol MCK; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares o/s: 158.2 million; Market cap: $29.9 billion; P-to-S ratio: 0.1; Divd. yield 0.9%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.mckesson.com) is the largest wholesale drug distributor… Read More
MCCORMICK & CO. INC. $86 remains a hold. The company (New York symbol MKC; Income Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 267.0 million; Market cap: $23.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 3.9; Dividend yield: 1.6%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.mccormick.com) continues to benefit from strong consumer sales of its… Read More
On April 3, 2020, Raytheon Technologies (see box), formerly United Technologies (old symbol UTX), spun off its Otis and Carrier (heating and air conditioning equipment) businesses as separate firms. For each UTX share they held, investors received 0.5 of a share in Otis and 1.. Read More
Big technology stocks like Alphabet (see page 61) and the three we analyze below have been superstars in the past year as COVID-19 sparked demand for their products and services. Even though the pandemic is easing, we still like their long-term outlooks. However, only two… Read More
NVIDIA CORP. $762 remains a buy for aggressive investors. The company (Nasdaq symbol NVDA; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 623.0 million; Market cap: $474.7 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 24.7; Dividend yield: 0.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.nvidia.com) is a leading designer of 3D-capable… Read More
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