Hi Pat: When I visited Poland, I saw a large number of students shopping at a kiosk that sold the mobile phone plans and Internet services of Orange SA (ORAN). Not being familiar with the company, I checked its financials, but found them difficult to absorb. I am interested though. What are your thoughts on the company and future growth? Thanks.

Orange SA (ADR), $17.06, symbol ORAN on New York (ADRs outstanding: 2.6 billion; Market cap: $45.1 billion, www.orange.com), is a telecommunications company controlled by the French government. It was formerly called France Telecom SA.

Now operating in 28 countries—including Poland—Orange has a total client base of… Read More

Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, December 20, 2013

PLEASE NOTE: This is our last Hotline for 2013. Our next Hotline will go out on Friday, January 3, 2014.

STANTEC INC., $66.94, symbol STN on Toronto, sells a range of consulting, project delivery, design and technology services. Its clients operate in a variety of industries,… Read More

Hasbro looks for boost from action heroes like Spider-Man

Pat McKeough responds to many personal questions about buying stocks and other investment topics from the members of his Inner Circle. Every week, his comments and recommendations on the most intriguing questions of the past week go out to all Inner Circle members. And each… Read More

Hi Pat: Could I ask your view on Hasbro? Thanks.

Hasbro, $37.75, symbol HAS on New York (Shares outstanding: 130.2 million; Market cap: $4.9 billion; www.hasbro.com), is one of the world’s largest makers of toys and games. Its key brands include G.I. Joe, Transformers, Mr. Potato Head, Nerf, Tonka and Monopoly.

Hasbro also makes and sells… Read More