Q: Pat: My ex-broker bought a large position in Cymbria for my portfolio. I am now managing my own investments and must decide whether to keep the stock or sell. I would appreciate your opinion on Cymbria. Thanks.

A: Cymbria Corp., $56.00, symbol CYB on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 22.6 million; Market cap: $1.3 billion; www.cymbria.com), is a closed-end fund that invests in a portfolio comprised largely of publicly traded stocks.

Separately, the fund owns 20.7% of EdgePoint Wealth Management, a private firm that sells… Read More

Blue chip stock investing: 5 pointers for success

Blue chip stock investing: 5 pointers for success

Blue chip stock investing can be easier if you use the pointers we share in this article
Aim above all for investment quality and diversification in your blue chip stock investing.
The majority of the stocks we regard as blue chips reward investors with both dividends and… Read More

Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, November 27, 2015

ALIMENTATION COUCHE-TARD, $62.78, symbol ATD.B on Toronto, operates 8,006 convenience stores throughout North America and 2,217 in Europe, including Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden and Denmark), Poland, the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) and Russia.

In the three months ended October 11, 2015, Couche-Tard’s sales fell 5.7%,… Read More

Updating BMTC Group, AGT Food & Ingredients and Amazon.com

BMTC GROUP $16.25 (Toronto symbol GBT; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (514-648-5757; No website; Shares outstanding: 43.1 million; Market cap: $799.9 million; Dividend yield: 1.5%) recently received shareholder approval for its plan to simplify its capital structure by moving from two share classes to one. As… Read More

Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, May 15, 2015

AGT FOOD & INGREDIENTS INC., $28.51, symbol AGT on Toronto, buys and processes a range of pulses—which include peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas—as well as other specialty crops.

The Saskatchewan-based company owns 13 processing plants in Canada, nine in Turkey, four in Australia, two in the… Read More

BMTC GROUP $16.25 – Toronto symbol GBT

BMTC GROUP $16.25 (Toronto symbol GBT; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (514-648-5757; No website; Shares outstanding: 43.1 million; Market cap: $799.9 million; Dividend yield: 1.5%) recently received shareholder approval for its plan to simplify its capital structure by moving from two share classes to one. As… Read More

Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, April 24, 2015

TOROMONT INDUSTRIES LTD., $32.47, symbol TIH on Toronto, distributes a wide range of industrial equipment, including machinery made by Caterpillar Inc. It also makes refrigeration systems through its CIMCO division.

In the three months ended March 31, 2015, Toromont’s revenue rose 9.1%, to $340.2 million from… Read More

What is your opinion of Brookfield Residential Properties? Thank you.

Brookfield Residential Properties Inc., $22.42, symbol BRP on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 118.4 million; Market cap: $2.7 billion; www.brookfieldrp.com), is a leading North American land developer and homebuilder, with operations in 11 major markets.

The company buys and develops land for planned communities. It then provides… Read More