Pharmacy chain taps medical cannabis demand

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Cannabis-Connected

Even though it won’t carry cannabis directly, the owner of this leading chain of drugstores is now helping to connect registered prescription holders with cannabis growers. At the same time, it’s building relationships by offering guidance on marijuana use.

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Q: My daughter bought shares in Loblaw last year and now with the recent changes has 13 shares of George Weston. She would like to add to her Loblaw shares, but is not sure what to do with her George Weston shares. Would it make sense to sell them and just add to her Loblaw shares or keep both and add to the George Weston holdings?

A: Loblaw Companies, $64.96, symbol L on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 369.0 million; Market cap: $24.0 billion; www.loblaw.ca), transferred its stake in Choice Properties REIT (symbol CHP.UN on Toronto) to its parent company George Weston Ltd., $91.86, symbol WN on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 153.4 million; Market… Read More

Earnings jump for parent and spinoff

Earnings jump for parent and spinoff

Studies show that both a spinoff and its former parent company perform better than comparable firms for several years following their split. That’s especially so with industry leaders like these now-independent firms.

The world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company and the world’s largest hotel franchise… Read More

Key Strategies for Spotting top Value Investing Stock Picks

Key Strategies for Spotting top Value Investing Stock Picks

Adding the best value-investing stock picks to your portfolio starts with looking for hidden assets and overall investment quality
When you look for value-investing stock picks, it’s best to focus on shares of quality companies that have a consistent history of sales and earnings, as well… 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