SNC ponders spinoffs to cut debt burden


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; is a leading Canadian engineering and construction company that specializes in large-scale infrastructure… Read More

One of these targeted firms is a buy

ARCONIC INC. $18 (New York symbol ARNC; Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 483.2 million; Market cap: $8.7 billion; Dividend yield: 1.3%; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; is a leading maker of engineered-aluminum products for cars and jet engines.
On November 1, 2016, Arconic spun off Alcoa Corp. (New… Read More

Keep holding these three aggressive stocks

Prospects for all three of these companies from our Aggressive Growth Portfolio continue to improve, either through acquisitions or cost cuts. Still, each stock fell sharply in 2018 and will likely remain depressed in 2019.
Instead of selling, however, we continue to recommend investors hold their… Read More

Q: Pat, may I have your thoughts on WPT Industrial REIT and Dream Industrial REIT? I was a shareholder of Pure Industrial REIT with great success until it was bought out. These warehouse REITs appear to be a great way to gain exposure to the online shopping phenomenon.

A: WPT Industrial REIT, $12.78, symbol WIR.U on Toronto (Units outstanding: 44.5 million; Market cap: $568.7 million;, is a Canadian REIT that owns and manages industrial properties in the U.S.

Right now, WPT has 54 properties in 15 states. In all, they include 18.1 million… Read More