Sustainability zeroes in on your top concerns

Sustainable Investing (“SI”) is the practice of including environmental, social and governance factors in investment decisions. It aims to combine lower risk holdings with improved portfolio returns, and to reflect sustainability in its investment strategy. At the same time, it uses traditional financial analysis and… Read More

Sale shores up SNC’s balance sheet

SNC-LAVALIN GROUP INC. $19 (Toronto symbol SNC; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 175.6 million; Market cap: $3.3 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.4; Dividend yield: 0.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.snclavalin.com) has completed the sale of a 10.01% stake in Highway 407, a toll… Read More

Q: I was wondering, Pat, about your thoughts on holding Aecon (ARE Toronto) since the government blocked its takeover by China’s CCCC Ltd. Thanks.

A: Aecon Group Inc., $18.79, symbol ARE on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 60.8 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion; www.aecon.com), is one of Canada’s largest construction companies. The firm and its predecessors helped to build Canadian landmarks such as the CN Tower, the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Halifax… Read More