The future’s bright for India’s top companies

Apart from the immediate challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, India faces a weak health-care system, poor infrastructure, and is only very slowly implementing much-needed economic and political reforms.
Still, the country is home to a number of top global companies with bright futures. Here’s an… Read More

India’s future is bright

ISHARES INDIA 50 ETF, $49.62, is a buy. The ETF (Nasdaq symbol INDY; buy or sell through brokers; tracks the Nifty 50 index—the 50 largest, most-liquid Indian securities. It began trading in November 2009.
The top holdings are Reliance Industries (conglomerate), 10.6%; HDFC Bank, 8.8%; Infosys (information technology),… Read More

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Q: Hi, all. May I have TSI’s opinion on Stryker Corp.?

A: Stryker Corporation, $206.97, symbol SYK on New York (Shares outstanding: 373.1 million; Market cap: $76.8 billion;, is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. The firm is based in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Stryker’s investors benefit from its three business segments:

The Orthopaedics segment (37% of total revenue)… Read More

Q: Pat, can I get your opinion on Crescita Therapeutics Inc. (CTX)? Based on its recent quarterly financial performance, I am interested in getting your insights. Also, what do you think of its recent cannabis deal? Thank you.

A: Crescita Therapeutics, $0.96, symbol CTX on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 21.0 million; Market cap: $20.1 million;, is a dermatology company with manufacturing capabilities, a portfolio of non-prescription skincare products for the treatment and care of skin conditions and diseases, and prescription drug products for… Read More

Q: Hi, all. I wonder what your thoughts are on Carnival Corporation. We only own 100 shares, but as we spend about a month a year with Princess, owning 100 shares gets us about $500 U.S. in spending credits on their cruises as a shareholder benefit. Plus, it has a nice, decent dividend. Thanks.

A: Carnival Corp., $44.68, symbol CCL on New York (Shares outstanding: 718.6 million; Market cap: $31.7 billion;, operates a fleet of 104 cruise ships worldwide and is based in Doral, Florida.

Carnival’s portfolio of cruise line brands includes Carnival Cruise Line, Fathom, Holland America Line, Princess… Read More