Q: Thank you for your welcoming email. I’m very happy to join you in the Inner Circle. A year ago, when the price of oil was very low, I reasoned that it had to go up, so I bought Badger Daylighting. I would very much appreciate any advice that you can give me. Thank you.

A: Badger Daylighting, $35.95, symbol BAD on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 35.9 million; Market cap: $1.3 billion; www.badgerinc.com), provides excavating services that are less destructive than methods involving heavy equipment like backhoes. Most of its customers are in the utility and petroleum industries.

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Q: Hi, all. May I have TSI’s opinion on Stryker Corp.?

A: Stryker Corporation, $206.97, symbol SYK on New York (Shares outstanding: 373.1 million; Market cap: $76.8 billion; www.stryker.com), is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. The firm is based in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Stryker’s investors benefit from its three business segments:

The Orthopaedics segment (37% of total revenue)… Read More