Spinoffs & Takeovers Hotline – Friday, February 18, 2022

VONTIER CORP., $24.48, symbol VNT on New York, is focused on transportation and mobility solutions. The company’s portfolio of brands includes mobility technologies, retail and commercial fuelling, fleet management, telematics (vehicle communication systems), and vehicle diagnostics and repair.

Vontier reports that its products and services keep… Read More

New strategy gives BNS an edge

Canada’s big five banks remain well-positioned to weather downturns in the Canadian economy, contrary to pessimistic forecasts from some in the business media.
We like all five, but feel Bank of Nova Scotia is particularly appealing for new buying right now given the recent drop in… Read More

Good time to buy Canada’s big banks

The shares of Canada’s big five banks have moved down recently, mainly due to fears that a slowing economy and rising interest rates will cut demand for new loans. However, each of the five continue to lower their costs and expand outside of Canada. That… Read More

Savvy acquisitions set to spur their dividends

BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA $69 (Toronto symbol BNS; Income-Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 1.2 billion; Market cap: $82.8 billion; Dividend yield: 4.9%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.scotiabank.com) is the third-largest of Canada’s five big banks with assets of $946.7 billion.
Bank of Nova Scotia last raised its… Read More

BNS purchase targets key market

BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA $74 (Toronto symbol BNS; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 1.2 billion; Market cap: $88.8 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 3.6; Dividend yield: 4.5%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.scotiabank.com) continues to expand its wealth management operations, which supply 12% of its total… Read More