Q: Hi, Pat. Your opinion on AltaGas, please. Thanks.

A: AltaGas Ltd., $17.89, symbol ALA on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 275.4 million; Market cap: $4.9 billion; www.altagas.ca), processes, transports, stores and markets natural gas for producers. It also operates natural gas utilities and is a power generator, with gas-fired, coal-fired, wind, biomass and hydroelectric plants… Read More

Cash flow covers Inter Pipeline’s high yield

Cash flow covers Inter Pipeline’s high yield

A Member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle recently asked for his advice on a company that transports, stores, markets and processes oil and natural gas in Canada and internationally.

Operations expansion has lifted quarterly revenue 25.1% and earnings, 18.9%. The stock currently trades at a modest… Read More

Cutting risk can cut emerging market gains

Some ETFs promote a “scientific” strategy designed to cut their risk without cutting their gains.
Computer modelling is such an approach sound. In our view, though, it’s likely to detract from long-term returns. That’s what happens with many funds that use a so-called “black box” to… Read More

Acquisition diversifies operations for high-dividend Keyera

Acquisition diversifies operations for high-dividend Keyera

A Member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle recently asked for his advice on a company that provides midstream services primarily to the Alberta oil and gas sector.

The company’s primary focus on one region adds risk, says Pat, especially considering the price volatility for Canadian crude… Read More

One of these oil-and-gas stocks is a buy

PEYTO EXPLORATION & DEVELOPMENT CORP. $7.05 (Toronto symbol PEY; Shares outstanding: 164.6 million; Market cap: $1.2 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 3.4%; www.peyto.com) produces and explores for natural gas and oil in Alberta. Its production is 89% gas and 11% oil.
In the quarter… Read More