Q: Hi, Pat. I am thinking about purchasing Mullen Group shares. It has diversified its trucking business away from the oil & gas industry successfully. Also it appears that it may be at a bottom price. Do you recommend Mullen? Is the dividend secure? Thanks.

A: Mullen Group Ltd. $9.76, symbol MTL on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 104.8 million; Market cap: $1.0 billion; www.mullen-group.com), is an Alberta-based transportation company that provides specialized transport services, including trucking and logistics services to the oil and natural gas industry in Canada and the U.S.

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SNC-LAVALIN GROUP INC. $27 (Toronto symbol SNC; Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 175.6 million; Market cap: $4.7 billion; Dividend yield: 1.5%; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; www.snclavalin.com) is a leading Canadian engineering and construction company that specializes in large-scale infrastructure… Read More