Hi Pat: I have been a subscriber to your Inner Circle for many years. Thank you for the excellent advice. I would like your opinion on goeasy (GSY) listed on the Toronto stock exchange. Thank you.

A: goeasy Ltd., $20.59, symbol GSY on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 13.5 million; Market cap: $275.8 million; www.goeasy.com), is the new name for easyhome Ltd. (old symbol EH on Toronto).
The company has two main businesses:

easyfinancial (59% of total revenue) offers personal loans, insurance… Read More

Here are three stocks to sell

Long-time readers know that we are constantly reevaluating our stock picks. Here are three stocks that have only limited growth prospects for the foreseeable future. We now see them as sells.

CASH STORE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC. $5.52 (Toronto symbol CSF; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative) (780-408-5110; www.csfinancial.ca; Shares… Read More

CASH STORE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC. $5.52 – Toronto symbol CSF

CASH STORE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC. $5.52 (Toronto symbol CSF; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative) (780-408-5110; www.csfinancial.ca; Shares outstanding: 17.4 million; Market cap: $96.0 million; Dividend yield: 8.7%) operates 573 stores under two banners: The Cash Store and Instaloans. Both chains offer consumer payday loans (advances on upcoming… Read More

Good quarter for Cash Store

CASH STORE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC. $13.79 (Toronto symbol CSF; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative) (780-408-5110; www.csfinancial.ca; Shares outstanding: 17.2 million; Market cap: $237.1 million; Dividend yield: 3.5%) earned $0.14 a share in the three months ended March 31, 2011. That’s up 7.7% from $0.13 a share a.. Read More

Two finance stocks, two levels of risk

CASH STORE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC. $14.25 (Toronto symbol CSF; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative) (780-408-5110; www.csfinancial.ca; Shares outstanding: 17.2 million; Market cap: $245.0 million; Dividend yield: 3.4%) operates 566 stores under two banners: The Cash Store and Instaloans. Both stores offer consumer payday loans (advances on upcoming… Read More

Strong quarter for Cash Store

CASH STORE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC. $14.81 (Toronto symbol CSF; SI Rating: Speculative) (780-408-5110; www.csfinancial.ca; Shares outstanding: 17.1 million; Market cap: $253.0 million; Dividend yield: 2.8%) earned $0.44 a share in the three months ended September 30, 2010. That’s up 29.4% from $0.34 a share a.. Read More

Canadian leader serves a growing market

CASH STORE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC. $16.54 (Toronto symbol CSF; SI Rating: Speculative) (780-408-5110; www.csfinancial.ca; Shares outstanding: 17.1 million; Market cap: $282.3 million; Dividend yield: 2.4%) operates 525 stores under two banners: The Cash Store and Instaloans. Both stores offer consumer payday loans (advances on upcoming… Read More

Hi Pat: A friend of mine has suggested I buy shares in Cash Store. I noticed the price of this stock has been going up fairly steady in the past year. What do you think of the stock? Is it still time to buy it or has it gone up too much in the past year? Thanks in advance for the usual good advice.

Cash Store Financial Services Inc., $16.96, symbol CSF on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 17.0 million; Market cap: $288.0 million), operates under two banners: The Cash Store and Instaloans. Both stores offer consumer payday loans (advances on upcoming paycheques).

The company’s advances to customers range from $100… Read More