Spinoffs & Takeovers Hotline – Friday, July 9, 2021

HELIOS TECHNOLOGIES, $78.80, symbol HLIO on Nasdaq, develops and sells hydraulic and electronic control systems.

The company’s Hydraulics segment serves diverse markets including material handling, construction equipment, agriculture, and specialized vehicles. Through its Sun Hydraulics and Faster Group units, it also serves the energy market and… Read More

Spinoffs & Takeovers Hotline – Friday, June 11, 2021

DENTALCORP HOLDINGS LTD., $14.38, symbol DNTL on Toronto, is Canada’s largest dental practice network. The company currently has 412 practices nationwide (434 including pending acquisitions). The network includes over 1,300 dentists, over 1,600 hygienists and over 4,000 auxiliary dental health professionals. Currently 1.5 million patients… Read More

Q: Pat, what do you think of me holding the BMO Low Volatility Canadian Equity ETF to lower the overall volatility of my portfolio? Thanks.

A: The BMO Low Volatility Canadian Equity ETF, $33.51, symbol ZLB on Toronto (Units outstanding: 72.8 million; Market cap: $2.4 billion;
www.etfs.bmo.com), provides exposure to a low beta-weighted portfolio of Canadian stocks. The aim is to reduce your exposure to market volatility.
The ETF selects 40 or… Read More

Reasons to put defensive stocks in your portfolio

Reasons to put defensive stocks in your portfolio

‘Defensive stocks’ can protect your portfolio against economic or stock market downturns
Most so-called “defensive stocks” are in the Consumer sector. They benefit from continuous, habitual use and have a steady core of sales, regardless of the economy and business cycles. These companies typically make products… Read More