TEXAS ROADHOUSE INC., $56.10, is a buy. The company, symbol TXRH on Nasdaq, is a full-service, casual-dining restaurant chain with 610 locations spread across 49 U.S. states and 10 foreign countries. Each of those restaurants operates under one of two banners—Texas Roadhouse (563 locations) or… Read More
FIRSTSERVICE CORP., $115.89, is a buy. The company, symbol FSV on Toronto, set up its commercial real estate business, Colliers International Group, as a separate firm on June 2, 2015.
With the spinoff completed, FirstService has carried on with its residential property management and its commercial… Read More
ALTAGAS LTD., $20.41, symbol ALA on Toronto, processes, transports, stores and markets natural gas for producers. The company also operates natural gas utilities; and it is a power generator, with gas-fired, coal-fired, wind, biomass and hydroelectric plants.
AltaGas has now agreed to sell its portfolio of… Read More
FIRSTSERVICE CORP., $127.36, symbol FSV on Toronto, offers residential property management and improvement services. Most of its operations are run by franchisees.
The company has agreed to buy Global Restoration Holdings LLC, the parent company of Interstate Restoration and FirstOnSite Restoration. They have yet to disclose… Read More
BROADRIDGE FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS INC., $119.20, symbol BR on New York, serves the investment industry in three main areas: investor communications, securities processing and transaction clearing.
In its fiscal 2019 third quarter, ended March 31, 2019, revenue rose 14.3%, to $1.23 billion from $1.07 billion a year… Read More
CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL INC., $676.79, symbol CMG on New York, is a Mexican restaurant chain, headquartered in Denver. It charges slightly higher prices than fast-food competitors, but it offers better quality food, including naturally raised meat, and superior decor and service.
In the three months ended… Read More
BELLATRIX EXPLORATION LTD., $0.30, symbol BXE on Toronto, produces natural gas (71% of output) and oil (29%) in Alberta, B.C. and Saskatchewan.
The company is now undertaking a major recapitalization plan to deal with its big debt. The strategy will see Bellatrix’s total outstanding debt cut… Read More
INTACT FINANCIAL CORP., $111.42, symbol IFC on Toronto, is Canada’s largest provider of property and casualty insurance. The company insures more than five million individuals and businesses. Its major brands are Intact Insurance, Canada BrokerLink and belairdirect.
For the quarter ended December 31, 2018, revenue rose… Read More
FIRSTSERVICE CORP. $92.24 (Toronto symbol FSV; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (416-960-9500; www.firstservice.com; Shares outstanding: 34.6 million; Market cap: $3.2 billion; Dividend yield: 0.8%) set up its commercial real estate business, Colliers International Group, as a separate company on June 1, 2015. It then handed out shares to its… Read More
FAIR ISAAC CORP., $189.88, symbol FICO on New York, is best known for its FICO Scores software. That lets lenders make better decisions about customer creditworthiness. The company also makes programs that help credit-card issuers reduce fraud and analyze the spending patterns of cardholders.
Fair Isaac… Read More