Pat: Your views on Genivar please. Many thanks.

Genivar Inc., $20.96, symbol GNV on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 51.1 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion;, is one of Canada’s largest engineering-services firms by number of employees, with 15,000. It has over 300 offices in 35 countries.

The company provides consulting services for all stages of… Read More

The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, July 16, 2010

PENGROWTH ENERGY TRUST, $9.76, Toronto symbol PGF.UN, has agreed to buy the 82% of Monterey Exploration Ltd. (Toronto symbol MXL) that it doesn’t already own. The deal should close in September 2010.

Monterey produces oil and natural gas at properties in Alberta and British Columbia. Pengrowth… Read More


MANITOBA TELECOM SERVICES INC. $41 (Toronto symbol MBT; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 64.6 million; Market cap: $2.6 billion; SI Rating: Average) is Manitoba’s main provider of regular and wireless phone services, with over 90% of the market.

The company also owns Allstream, which… Read More

BCE takeover could aid these three

BCE Inc. recently won a legal ruling against a lawsuit launched by its bondholders to block its $42.75-a-share takeover by a consortium led by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. BCE has also agreed to alter some of the terms to help speed up the takeover.

If… Read More

The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, May 23, 2008

BCE INC. $33.60, Toronto symbol BCE, fell sharply this week after Quebec’s Supreme Court ruled in favour of a lawsuit launched by the company’s bondholders to block the takeover. The bondholders felt it reduced the security of their investments.

BCE and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan,… Read More