Molson Coors Canada Inc. $92 – Toronto symbol TPX.A and TPX.B

Molson Coors Canada Inc. $92 – Toronto symbol TPX.A and TPX.B

Molson Coors continues to benefit from its purchase of SABMiller’s stake of MillerCoors. At the same time the company believes it has found a way to offset stagnant alcohol sales and capitalize on the legalization of cannabis.

MOLSON COORS CANADA INC. (Toronto symbols TPX.A $80 and TPX.B $87; Conservative… Read More

Cost savings and new drinks to spur Molson

MOLSON COORS CANADA INC. (Toronto symbols TPX.A $80 and TPX.B $87; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios, Consumer sector; Shares o/s: 215.8 million; Market cap: $18.8 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.6; Divd. yield: 2.5%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.molsoncoors.com) took its current form in 2005 when Canadian brewer Molson merged with U.S.-based Adolph… Read More

Home Capital launches buyback plan

HOME CAPITAL GROUP INC. $17 (Toronto symbol HCG; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares o/s: 80.3 million; Market cap: $1.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 3.5; Dividend suspended in May 2017; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative; www.homecapital.com) plans to buy back up to $300 million of its shares through a Dutch… Read More

Two aggressive stocks—1 buy & 1 hold

SHAWCOR LTD. $22 (Toronto symbol SCL; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 70.1 million; Market cap: $1.5 billion; Price-to- sales ratio: 1.0; Dividend yield: 2.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.shawcor.com) is a leading producer of sealants and coatings to keep oil and gas pipelines from… Read More

Expect dividend increases from these four

Rising interest rates generally reduce the appeal of income stocks, including utilities. However, recent acquisitions by these four industry leaders—and their new projects—set them up for years of higher dividends.
CANADIAN UTILITIES LTD. (Toronto symbols CU [class A non-voting] $31 and CU.X [class B voting] $31; Income Portfolio, Utilities sector;… Read More

ETF Performance Highlights

October 2018 was a month that investors in risky assets would rather forget. Some of the top-performing ETFs over the preceding months lost considerable value in October. For example, the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (HMMJ) dropped 30%, although it remains up 76% over a year earlier… Read More

Manulife cuts its risk

MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORP. $21.44 (Toronto symbol MFC; Shares o/s: 2.0 billion; Market cap: $42.9 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 4.7%; www.manulife.ca) is Canada’s largest life insurer.
Manulife has entered into agreements with three reinsurers on $13 billion of its riskiest annuity and universal life policies in… Read More

Allied’s new project lands a big tenant

ALLIED PROPERTIES REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $42 (Toronto symbol AP.UN; Cyclical-Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Units o/s: 103.8 million; Market cap: $4.4 billion; Dividend yield: 3.7%; Divd. Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.alliedreit.com) owns 147 office buildings, mainly in major Canadian cities.
With the January 2018 payment,… Read More