IPO: Sundial Growers

SUNDIAL GROWERS INC. (www.sundialcannabis.com) is an Alberta-based producer of cannabis for medical and recreational uses. It has five facilities: two in Alberta, and three in the U.K. Sundial is also building a sixth facility in B.C.
The company plans to go public in the next few weeks, and… Read More

Q: Pat: I bought Freshii shares when they first went public. However, the stock has tanked, and it’s now at about half of what it was when I bought it. What’s your recommendation on the stock at this point? Thanks so much.

A: Freshii Inc., $4.74, symbol FRII on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 30.5 million; Market cap: $144.6 million; www.freshii.com), first sold shares to the public and began trading on the Toronto Exchange at $11.50 in late January 2017.

In 2005, at the age of 23, founder and CEO… Read More

Special Situation: Carbon Black IPO

CARBON BLACK INC. $24 (New York symbol CBLK; Manufacturing sector; Shares outstanding: 65.8 million; Market cap: $1.6 billion; No dividends paid; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; www.carbonblack.com) sells computer-security software, mainly as a cloud-based service. It also uses analytics software to predict future cyberattacks and prevent them. Over… Read More

Updating Great-West Lifeco Inc., Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.

GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. $34 (Toronto symbol GWO; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios, Finance sector; shares outstanding: 988.6 million; Market cap: $33.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.7; Dividend yield: 4.6%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.greatwestlifeco.com) is Canada’s second-largest insurance company, after Manulife Financial. It also offers mutual funds and… Read More