The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, August 6, 2010

MANITOBA TELECOM SERVICES INC., $24.98, Toronto symbol MBT, fell 9% on Friday after the company cut its quarterly dividend by 34.6%, to $0.425 a share from $0.65. The new annual rate of $1.70 yields 6.8%.

The company is the main provider of telephone services in Manitoba… Read More

The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, April 23, 2010

TECK RESOURCES LTD., $43.77, Toronto symbol TCK.B, earned a record $908 million in the three months ended March 31, 2010. That’s up 276.8% from $241 million a year earlier. Earnings per share rose 206.0%, to $1.53 from $0.50, on more shares outstanding.

One-time items, including… Read More

Rising coal prices brighten Teck’s outlook

TECK RESOURCES LTD. $42 (Toronto symbol TCK.B; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 589.1 million; Market cap: $24.7 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.7; No dividends paid since July 2008; SI Rating: Extra Risk) is a leading producer of metallurgical coal, a key ingredient in steelmaking… Read More

How to cut your resource risk

Resource stocks should move higher as the global economy continues to recover in the years ahead. But there will be inevitable declines along the way. So we think you should cut your risk in this volatile sector by investing mainly in stocks of profitable, well-established… Read More

The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, December 4, 2009

TORONTO-DOMINION BANK, $65.33, Toronto symbol TD, had to set aside more funds to cover bad loans in its latest fiscal year. However, the bank still reported higher earnings, as low interest rates spurred strong demand for new loans.

TD earned $4.7 billion in the year ended… Read More

Lower debt brightens Teck’s outlook

TECK RESOURCES LTD. $34 (Toronto symbol TCK.B; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 588.7 million; Market cap: $20.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.3; SI Rating: Extra Risk) is a leading producer of metallurgical coal, a key ingredient in steelmaking. It also mines copper, zinc, lead,… Read More

Commodity stocks: Tap into a powerful upswing in copper

Copper continues to attract a lot of attention from investors in commodity stocks. That’s because the metal has more than doubled in price, from a low of $1.25 U.S. in December 2008 to around $3.03 U.S. today.

Traditionally, investors have bought copper as a way to… Read More

Teck survives Fording takeover

TECK RESOURCES LTD. $28 (Toronto symbol TCK.B; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 588.5 million; Market cap: $16.5 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.6; SI Rating: Extra Risk) now gets about half of its revenue from metallurgical coal, which is used for making steel. That’s because… Read More