KKR may engineer a takeover

US FOODS HOLDING CORP. $20 is a hold. The company (New York symbol USFD; Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 220.3 million; Market cap: $4.4 billion; No dividend paid; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; www.usfoods.com) is one of the largest foodservice distributors in the U.S. It services more than 300,000 restaurants and… Read More

Investing in stocks: The hidden drawbacks of split-share corporations

Investing in stocks: The hidden drawbacks of split-share corporations

Split-share corporations come with inherent drawbacks that can hand investors unexpected and unwelcomed costs before they’d planned
Split-share corporations: they’re just one of the areas that Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle can tap into our investment research. Members also get to ask investment questions of Pat and his… Read More

Spinoffs & Takeovers Hotline – Friday, May 22, 2020

TRISURA GROUP LTD., $49.00, symbol TSU on Toronto, is a provider of higher-margin specialty insurance in three areas: Risk Solutions provides warranties for manufactured products; Surety Insurance guarantees that specific tasks are completed; and Corporate Insurance and Reinsurance offers policies to professionals to cover malpractice… Read More

Thomson is your COVID-19 bright spot

Thomson has gained 12% for our readers in the past year, even with the COVID-19 downturn. That’s mainly because it continues to unlock the huge value of its financial information business. The company’s remaining tax and legal businesses should also benefit as businesses navigate the… Read More

ETF liquidity matters at times like this

Public trading in the $6 trillion world of global ETFs has generally worked well during the extreme turmoil seen in markets during February and March.
However, not all ETFs continued to trade as investors would have hoped. Numerous inverse or leveraged funds experienced severe price declines,… Read More

Q: Hi, Pat. Thank you for your wealth of investment knowledge over the years it has helped my family build a good financial foundation for the present and future. Please, tell us more about Real Matters Inc. (REAL) on Toronto. Look forward to your reply. Thanks.

A: Real Matters Inc., $11.85, symbol REAL on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 84.9 million; Market cap: $957.7 million; www.realmatters.com), provides technology and network management solutions to the mortgage lending and insurance industries in Canada and the U.S. The company is based in Markham, Ontario. Its clients… Read More