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COTY INC. $7.73 is still a hold for aggressive investors. The company (New York symbol COTY; Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 816.1 million; Market cap: $6.3 billion; Dividend suspended in 2020; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; www.coty.com) is a leading maker of beauty and cosmetics products. Its main brands include CoverGirl,… Read More

Spinoffs & Takeovers Hotline – Friday, May 22, 2020

TRISURA GROUP LTD., $49.00, symbol TSU on Toronto, is a provider of higher-margin specialty insurance in three areas: Risk Solutions provides warranties for manufactured products; Surety Insurance guarantees that specific tasks are completed; and Corporate Insurance and Reinsurance offers policies to professionals to cover malpractice… Read More

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MCKESSON CORP. $136 is a buy for spinoff gains. The company (New York symbol MCK; Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 177.1 million; Market cap: $24.1 billion; Dividend yield 1.2%; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; www.mckesson.com) is the largest wholesale drug distributor in the U.S. and Canada. It also operates drugstores in… Read More

These 3 funds lift your prospects for gains

In addition to our 2020 picks featured on pages 11 and 12—we recommend the following three ETFs, poised to drive global economic growth this year and to help you tap key market segments. For myriad reasons (see the supplement on pages 19 and 20), each… Read More

Mid-cap ETFs aim to lift your gains

Many investors overlook mid-cap stocks, thinking that a combination of large- and small-cap stocks will provide their portfolios with all the diversification they really need. However, as a group, U.S. mid-cap stocks have often performed better than large caps and are generally less risky than… Read More

Activists target out-of-favour stocks

EAGLE MATERIALS INC. $87 (New York symbol EXP; Manufacturing sector; Shares outstanding: 45.9 million; Market cap: $4.0 billion; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; Dividend yield: 0.5%; www.eaglematerials.com) makes cement, gypsum wallboard, recycled paperboard, concrete and aggregates, and oil and gas proppants (man-made sand for fracking) at over 75 facilities… Read More