Updating our other top picks for 2016

AGT FOOD & INGREDIENTS $36.63 (Toronto symbol AGT; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (604-231 -1100; www.agtfoods.com; Shares outstanding: 23.9 million; Market cap: $876.5 million; Dividend yield: 1.6%) buys, processes and distributes a range of pulses—peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas—as well as other specialty crops.

Based in… Read More

Top pick up 43.0%

SYMANTEC CORP. $22.92 (Nasdaq symbol SYMC; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (650-527- 8000; www.symantec.com; Shares outstanding: 615.5 million; Market cap: $14.2 billion; Dividend yield: 1.3%) sells computer-security technology, including antivirus and emailfiltering software, to businesses and consumers.

With Symantec you’re up 43.0% (including a $4-a-share special dividend)… Read More

Here’s our Pick of the Month

AGT FOOD & INGREDIENTS $36.46 (Toronto symbol AGT; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (604-231-1100; www.agtfoods.com; Shares outstanding: 23.9 million; Market cap: $840.7 million; Dividend yield: 1.7%) buys, processes and distributes a range of pulses—peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas—as well as other specialty crops.

Based in Saskatchewan,… Read More

Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Thursday, April 22, 2016

INTACT FINANCIAL CORP., $91.81, symbol IFC on Toronto, continues to announce innovative insurance policies aimed at new—but growing—markets.

The company has reached an agreement with peer-to-peer car rental company Turo to provide insurance in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.

Turo started up in 2009 and now operates… Read More

Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Thursday, March 24, 2016

IAMGOLD CORP., $2.76, symbol IMG on Toronto, has a joint venture with Calibre Mining (symbol CXB on Toronto) to explore the Eastern Borosi silver/gold project in Nicaragua.

The partners plan to spend $1.5 million U.S. this year on a 5,500-metre drilling program. They have already completed… Read More

AGT FOOD & INGREDIENTS $36.50 – Toronto symbol AGT

AGT FOOD & INGREDIENTS $36.50 (Toronto symbol AGT; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (604-231-1100; www.agtfoods.com; Shares outstanding: 23.8 million; Market cap: $862.3 million; Dividend yield: 1.6%) buys and processes a range of pulses—which include peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas—as well as other specialty crops.

Saskatchewan-based AGT… Read More