Hold onto these Canadian retailers

BMTC GROUP $13.77 (Toronto symbol GBT; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (514-648-5757; No website; Shares outstanding: 35.2 million; Market cap: $482.6 million; Dividend yield: 2.0%) has 36 outlets and is one of Quebec’s biggest retailers of furniture, electronics and appliances. The company mainly sells these items through two chains:… Read More

These retailers sell into tough markets

BMTC GROUP $17.93 (Toronto symbol GBT; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (514-648-5757; No website; Shares outstanding: 35.5 million; Market cap: $630.5 million; Dividend yield: 1.3%) has 38 outlets and is one of Quebec’s biggest retailers of furniture, electronics and appliances. The company mainly sells these items… Read More

North West is the better retail buy

NORTH WEST CO. $29.98 (Toronto symbol NWC; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (604-231-1100; www.northwest.ca; Shares outstanding: 48.7 million; Market cap: $1.5 billion; Dividend yield: 4.3%) sells food and everyday products and services through 231 stores. Those locations are mainly in northern communities across Canada and Alaska… Read More