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RYDER SYSTEM INC. $72 is a hold. The company (New York symbol R; Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 51.1 million; Market cap: $3.7 billion; Dividend yield: 3.2%; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; www.ryder.com) leases truck fleets, mainly under long-term deals. It also maintains vehicles and provides other related services… Read More

Spinoffs & Takeovers Hotline – Friday, June 3, 2022

HERCULES CAPITAL INC., $14.07, symbol HTGC on New York, is a business development company (BDC).

Hercules provides senior secured loans to high-growth venture capital-backed companies in innovative industries, including technology, life sciences, and sustainable and renewable technologies.

As well, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Hercules Adviser LLC,… Read More

ETF Stocks: Precious Metal ETFs to Buy

ETF Stocks: Precious Metal ETFs to Buy

Precious metal ETFs have largely centred on gold stocks. We continue to see the outlook for that precious metal as positive, and for aggressive investors who want to hold precious metal ETFs, including a silver ETF, we have two of them below.

Most precious-metal stocks dropped,… Read More

These gold ETFs have more gains ahead

For many investors, gold represents a “safe harbour” in these turbulent times. That’s reflected in the sharp price jumps we continue to see—most notably in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Meanwhile, we expect gold-loving markets in Asia and other emerging economies to rebound… Read More

Q: Hi, Pat. Thank you for your wealth of investment knowledge over the years it has helped my family build a good financial foundation for the present and future. Please, tell us more about Real Matters Inc. (REAL) on Toronto. Look forward to your reply. Thanks.

A: Real Matters Inc., $11.85, symbol REAL on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 84.9 million; Market cap: $957.7 million; www.realmatters.com), provides technology and network management solutions to the mortgage lending and insurance industries in Canada and the U.S. The company is based in Markham, Ontario. Its clients… Read More

Q: Pat, may I have your thoughts on Dream Industrial REIT? This warehouse REIT appears to be a great way to gain exposure to the online shopping phenomenon.

A: Dream Industrial REIT, $7.98, symbol DIR.UN on Toronto (Units outstanding: 152.2 million; Market cap: $1.2 billion; www.dreamindustrialreit.ca), offers investors a  portfolio of industrial properties in North America and Europe.

The REIT, originally named Dundee Industrial REIT, first sold units to the public and began trading… Read More

Q: Pat, may I have your view of the ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF? If one were considering a “Dogs of the Dow” approach, would this be an alternative? Thanks.

A: The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF, $31.17, symbol SDOG on New York (Units outstanding: 34.5 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion; www.alpssectordividenddogs.com), is an ETF that applies the “Dogs of the Dow” theory on a sector-by-sector basis using the stocks in the S&P 500. The… Read More