SNC ponders spinoffs to cut debt burden

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SNC-LAVALIN GROUP INC. $27 (Toronto symbol SNC; Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 175.6 million; Market cap: $4.7 billion; Dividend yield: 1.5%; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; www.snclavalin.com) is a leading Canadian engineering and construction company that specializes in large-scale infrastructure… Read More

One of these targeted firms is a buy

ARCONIC INC. $18 (New York symbol ARNC; Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 483.2 million; Market cap: $8.7 billion; Dividend yield: 1.3%; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; www.arconic.com) is a leading maker of engineered-aluminum products for cars and jet engines.
On November 1, 2016, Arconic spun off Alcoa Corp. (New… Read More

Q: Pat, may I have your thoughts on WPT Industrial REIT and Dream Industrial REIT? I was a shareholder of Pure Industrial REIT with great success until it was bought out. These warehouse REITs appear to be a great way to gain exposure to the online shopping phenomenon.

A: WPT Industrial REIT, $12.78, symbol WIR.U on Toronto (Units outstanding: 44.5 million; Market cap: $568.7 million; www.wptreit.com), is a Canadian REIT that owns and manages industrial properties in the U.S.

Right now, WPT has 54 properties in 15 states. In all, they include 18.1 million… Read More

Q: Dear Pat: In view of the world’s increasing electrification, I would be grateful for your analysis of Glencore Xstrata. It mines several metals used in the production and transmission of electricity. Thanks again for your invaluable advice.

A: Glencore Xstrata plc Holdings (ADR), $4.99, symbol GLCNF on the U.S. over-the-counter market (ADRs outstanding: 14.4 billion; Market cap: $73.1 billion; www.glencore.com), is an Anglo–Swiss multinational commodity-trading and mining company headquartered in Baar, Switzerland. The business is officially registered in Saint Helier, Jersey, while… Read More