Q: What are your thoughts on the long-term prospects of Medtronics plc, a maker of medical devices including ventilators? Thanks.

A: Medtronic plc, $100.85, symbol MDT on New York, (Shares outstanding: 1.3 billion; Market cap: $135.0 billion; www.medtronic.com), develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells a wide range of healthcare-related  devices and equipment. Based on revenue, the company is the world’s largest medical device provider.

Medtronic operates in… Read More

How Corporate Spinoffs Are Different From New Stock Issues

How Corporate Spinoffs Are Different From New Stock Issues

New corporate spinoffs are often the target for value seekers, while new stock issues often pose problems
You can contrast corporate spinoffs with new stock issues, which is when a company first sells shares to the public.

The two situations are like two sides of a coin—one… Read More

Sobeys Inc. $38 – Toronto symbol SBY

Sobeys Inc. $38 – Toronto symbol SBY

Sobeys has undergone significant changes since this article was published in 2006, including its delisting by owner Empire Company LTD. See below for that June 2016 update, following an Oct. 2019 update on Empire.
2019:

Empire Company Ltd., $30.50, symbol EMP.A on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 269.1… Read More