Q: Hi, Pat. What do you think about Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.? It has bought some great assets from companies exiting Canada. Is it a good buy? Thanks.

A: Canadian Natural Resources, $40.63, symbol CNQ on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 1.2 billion; Market cap: $49.0 billion; www.cnrl.com), operates in Western Canada, where its 100%-owned Horizon Oil Sands Project is located; the North Sea; and off the coast of West Africa. Its overall product mix… Read More

Q: Hi, Pat. I would appreciate your thoughts on Etsy? Seems like an interesting business but at some risk of being dominated by Amazon. Is it worth an investment? Potential buyout target for Amazon? Thanks.

A: Etsy Inc., $50.00, symbol ETSY on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 120.2 million; Market cap: $6.1 billion; www.etsy.com), provides an online marketplace for buyers and sellers of unique and creative goods. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.

The platform generates… Read More

Q: Hello, Pat and team. Could I get your opinion on Premium Brands Holdings? Thank you.

A: Premium Brands Holdings Corp., $94.18, symbol PBH on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 37.4 million; Market cap: $3.5 billion; www.premiumbrandsholdings.com), is a specialty-food manufacturing and distribution company based in Richmond, B.C.

The company operates through two businesses:

Specialty Foods supplies 67% of Premium Brands’ revenue and mainly serves… Read More

Q: Pat, I would appreciate your comments on lithium stock Nemaska Lithium (NMX). Thank you.

A: Nemaska Lithium, $0.15, symbol NMX on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 847.6 million; Market cap: $131.4 million; www.nemaskalithium.com), is developing a lithium mining and processing operation in Quebec.

Lithium is used in household batteries, glass and ceramics, lubricants, refrigeration, pharmaceuticals, polymers and aluminum production. But the metal… Read More

Potash Corp. & Agrium Inc. merger should pay off

Agrium Inc. has now completed its merger with Potash Corp. The new combined company, Nutrien, has benefited from higher commodity prices and better-than-expected cost cutting following the merger. This industry giant has also made strategic acquisitions to further spur its earnings.

The company has raised its… Read More

Finning’s strong heavy equipment sales back its 3.5% yield

Improved sales of equipment and services on three continents led to this company’s 15.4% revenue jump in the most-recent quarter.

Its latest dividend hike in June 2019 further adds to its appeal and supports its high 3.5% yield.


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