Yamana gives you an extra boost

YAMANA GOLD $5.11 is a precious metal buy. The gold miner (Toronto symbol YRI; Resources Sector; Shares outstanding: 950.4 million; Market cap: $4.9 billion; Dividend yield: 1.0%; Takeover Target Rating: Highest; www.yamana.com) lets you tap six gold mines, in Canada, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. It also holds 20.5% of… Read More

A great way to profit from China

In 1987, Yum! Brands became the first U.S. fast-food company to enter China. By 2015, that market was supplying half of its overall sales and a third of its earnings.

In November 2016, the company spun off those Chinese operations as Yum China. Now an… Read More

New Gold $6.31 – Toronto symbol NGD

NEW GOLD $6.31 (Toronto symbol NGD; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative) (888-315-9715; www.newgold.com; Shares outstanding: 512.8 million; Market cap: $3.1 billion; No dividends paid) acquired Rainy River Resources for $381.9 million in cash and shares through a friendly takeover in 2013.

That was a bargain price for… Read More

BCE INC. $62

BCE INC. $62 (Toronto symbol BCE; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 868.6 million; Market cap: $53.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.5; Dividend yield: 4.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.bce.ca) sells landline telephone services in Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces. Other operations… Read More