TEXAS ROADHOUSE INC., $56.10, is a buy. The company, symbol TXRH on Nasdaq, is a full-service, casual-dining restaurant chain with 610 locations spread across 49 U.S. states and 10 foreign countries. Each of those restaurants operates under one of two banners—Texas Roadhouse (563 locations) or… Read More
EMERA INC., $58.28, Toronto symbol EMA, owns 100% of Nova Scotia Power, that province’s main electricity supplier. It also holds interests in several power plants and natural gas pipelines in the U.S. and the Caribbean.
The company will now raise its quarterly dividend by 4.3%. Starting… Read More
ALAMOS GOLD INC., $8.08, symbol AGI on Toronto, took its current form in July 2015, when it merged with AuRico Gold, at that time a Stock Pickers Digest recommendation. The combined firm owns the Mulatos and El Chanate mines in Mexico, and the Young-Davidson and… Read More
SYMANTEC CORP., $22.99, symbol SYMC on Nasdaq, sells computer-security technology, including antivirus and email-filtering software, to businesses and consumers.
The stock jumped as high as $26.07 in early July 2019 on reports that the company was in advanced talks with a potential buyer for the company,… Read More
WESTJET AIRLINES LTD., $30.10, symbol WJA on Toronto, serves over 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe.
The stock jumped 62% this week after the company accepted a $31.00-a-share all-cash takeover offer from Onex Corp. (Toronto symbol ONEX).
Onex’s takeover offer represents a.. Read More
ALAMOS GOLD INC., $6.78, symbol AGI on Toronto, took its current form in July 2015, when Alamos Gold merged with Stock Pickers Digest recommendation AuRico Gold. The combined firm owns the Mulatos and El Chanate mines in Mexico, and the Young-Davidson and Island mines in… Read More
LEON’S FURNITURE LTD. $15.04 (Toronto symbol LNF; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (416-243-7880; www.leons.ca; Shares outstanding: 76.4 million; Market cap: $1.2 billion; Dividend yield: 3.7%) has steadily increased the number of stores under its Leon’s banner from 27 in 2003 to today’s 86.
In March 2013, the company nearly quadrupled in size… Read More
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP., $121.84, New York symbol UTX,will raise its quarterly dividend by 5.0% with the December 2018 payment. Investors will then receive $0.735 a share instead of $0.70. The new annual rate of $2.94 yields 2.3%.
The company has now completed its acquisition of Rockwell… Read More
LEON’S FURNITURE LTD., $14.76, symbol LNF on Toronto, has steadily increased the number of stores under its Leon’s banner from 27 in 2003 to today’s 86.
In March 2013, the company nearly quadrupled in size with the $700 million purchase of its main rival, The Brick… Read More
ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND CO. $48 (New York symbol ADM; High-Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 559.7 million; Market cap: $26.9 billion; Dividend yield: 2.8%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.adm.com) processes corn, wheat, soybeans, canola, and other crops to make a variety of food ingredients… Read More