Canada’s big banks are ready for any downturn

Slowing growth for Canadian home prices and the economy have spurred concerns about future prospects for the big banks. Steve Eisman, who made millions from short positions he held at the time of the 2008 U.S. housing crash, is among today’s loudest critics.
Eisman argues that… Read More

Urban focus enhances RioCan’s prospects

RIOCAN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $25 (Toronto symbol REI.UN; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Units o/s: 304.6 million; Market cap: $7.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 6.5; Dividend yield: 5.8%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.riocan.com) owns all or part of 233 shopping centres and other rental properties in… Read More

Updating Precision Drilling Corp., Thomson Reuters Corp., and Home Capital Group Inc.

PRECISION DRILLING CORP. $2.89 (Toronto symbol PD; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Resource sector; Shares outstanding: 293.8 million; Market cap: $849.1 million; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.6; Dividend suspended in March 2016; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; www.precisiondrilling.com) provides contract drilling services to land-based oil and gas producers, mainly in North America… Read More

Spinoff spurs Canadian retail giant

Spinoff spurs Canadian retail giant

This company recently transferred its majority stake in Canada’s leading REIT to its parent company. As a result of that reorganization, it can now focus exclusively on expanding profits for its main retailing operations.

For example, the company recently launched a new enhanced delivery program modelled… Read More