Hi Pat: What do you think of Lassonde Industries? Many thanks.

Lassonde Industries Inc., $91.48, symbol LAS.A on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 7.0 million; Market cap: $640.4 million; www.lassonde.com), makes a wide variety of fruit and vegetable juices and other drinks at 14 plants in Canada and the U.S. It also makes other prepared foods, such as… Read More

ConAgra expands in Canada

CONAGRA FOODS INC. $27 (New York symbol CAG; Income Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 412.6 million; Market cap: $11.1 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.9; Dividend yield: 3.6%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.conagrafoods.com) is paying an undisclosed sum for the Canadian operations of Del Monte Foods. This… Read More

CONAGRA FOODS INC. $27 – New York symbol CAG

CONAGRA FOODS INC. $27 (New York symbol CAG; Income Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 412.6 million; Market cap: $11.1 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.9; Dividend yield: 3.6%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.conagrafoods.com) is paying an undisclosed sum for the Canadian operations of Del Monte Foods. This… Read More

Dear Pat: At the moment the Chinese own most of the world’s rare earth metals. Green Technology Solutions believes it has access to an area of Arizona where rare earth metals are present and accessible. Your opinion on this company and its prospects would be of great interest.

Green Technology Solutions, $2.74, symbol GTSO on the U.S. over-the-counter “pink sheets” market (Shares outstanding: 25.1 million; Market cap: $68.9 million; www.greentech-solutions.com), at one time said it was developing technologies to reduce the environmental impact of mining. However, it has not yet reported any revenue,… Read More

Top stock picks: 5 takeovers in 11 weeks — a new record!

Our top stock picks seem to attract way more than an average number of takeover bids. We think this is because we zero in on a company’s earnings potential, rather than basing decisions on predictions for next year’s earnings.

Corporate buyers and big investors usually… Read More

Even we’re impressed!

Our stock recommendations seem to attract way more than an average number of takeover bids. We think this is because we zero in on a company’s earnings potential, rather than basing decisions on predictions for next year’s earnings. Corporate buyers and big investors usually see… Read More