Scotiabank may sell gold operation

BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA $84 (Toronto symbol BNS; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 1.2 billion; Market cap: $100.8 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 4.0; Divd. yield: 3.8%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.scotiabank.com) is the third-largest of Canada’s big five banks with assets of… Read More

Two ETFs for precious-metal enthusiasts

In 2011, gold shot up to a high of $1,950 U.S. an ounce, and silver reached a peak of $48.58.
Gold prices then fell steadily, dropping to $1,050 an ounce in December 2015 for the first time since early 2010. Silver also declined to a five-year… Read More

Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, April 17, 2015

CAMECO CORP., $19.70, symbol CCO on Toronto, rose almost 8% this week after Canada and India signed a uranium-supply agreement that will see the company sell 7.1 million pounds of uranium concentrate to India over the next five years. The concentrate is worth around $350… Read More

Hecla is a better buy right now

CAMECO CORP. $19.80 (Toronto symbol CCO; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (306-956-6200; www.cameco.com; Shares outstanding: 395.8 million; Market cap: $7.9 billion; Dividend yield 2.0%) is the world’s largest uranium producer. It supplies 16% of global mine production and has large, high-grade reserves, low-cost operations, significant market… Read More

HECLA MINING COMPANY $3.35 – New York symbol HL

HECLA MINING COMPANY $3.35 (New York symbol HL; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (208-769- 4100; www.hecla-mining.com; Shares outstanding: 367.4 million; Market cap: $1.2 billion) explores for, mines and processes silver and gold in the U.S. and Mexico.

Most of the company’s silver output comes from its Greens… Read More

Updating Carfinco, Hecla Mining and Symantec

CARFINCO FINANCIAL $8.80 (Toronto symbol CFN; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative) (1-888-486-4356; www.carfinco.com; Shares outstanding: 26.5 million; Market cap: $232.9 million; Dividend yield: 3.4%) is down sharply since mid-January from $11.25 to today’s price. The company provides car loans to consumers who don’t meet the criteria of… Read More