Spinoffs & Takeovers Hotline – Friday, May 22, 2020

TRISURA GROUP LTD., $49.00, symbol TSU on Toronto, is a provider of higher-margin specialty insurance in three areas: Risk Solutions provides warranties for manufactured products; Surety Insurance guarantees that specific tasks are completed; and Corporate Insurance and Reinsurance offers policies to professionals to cover malpractice… Read More

Good time to add Loblaw to your portfolio

Loblaw’s supermarkets and its Shoppers Drug Mart stores continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic as governments consider them essential businesses. Despite additional payments to employees and costs for store cleaning, investors should expect the company’s earnings and dividend to rise in 2020.
The crisis is… Read More

Three key updates for Successful investors

TELUS CORP. $23 is a buy. The stock (Toronto symbol T; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 1.3 billion; Market cap: $29.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.0; Dividend yield: 5.0%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.telus.com) lets you tap Canada’s third-largest wireless carrier after Rogers Communications (No… Read More

Investors can count on this dividend

ENBRIDGE INC. $40 is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol ENB; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 2.0 billion; Market cap: $80.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.6; Dividend yield: 8.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.enbridge.com) operates pipelines that pump oil and natural gas from Western Canada… Read More

Home Capital faces two challenges

HOME CAPITAL GROUP INC. $16 remains a hold for aggressive investors. The stock (Toronto symbol HCG; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 53.0 million; Market cap: $848.0 million; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.0; Dividend suspended in May 2017; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative; www.homecapital.com) lets you tap a mortgage lender serving… Read More