Spinoffs & Takeovers Hotline – Friday, September 16, 2022

GOODFELLOW INC., $11.38, symbol GDL on Toronto, is a diversified manufacturer of value-added lumber products, as well as a wholesale distributor of building materials and floor coverings.

The company distributes its products across Canada. It services commercial and residential customers through lumberyard retailer networks, manufacturers, industrial… Read More

Q: Pat, I notice that you recommend some ADRs in Wall Street Stock Forecaster (like Toyota and Honda). What exactly are the fees charged to investors by U.S.-listed ADRs? Thanks.

A: An American Depositary Receipt, or ADR, is a proxy for a foreign stock that trades in the U.S. and represents a specified number of shares in the foreign corporation. ADRs also qualify as ‘investment products’, like the shares of ‘split corps’ (see above).

ADRs are… Read More

Activists want Exxon to go green

EXXON MOBIL CORP. $53 is a hold. The oil giant (New York symbol XOM; Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 4.2 billion; Market cap: $222.6 billion; Dividend yield: 6.9%; Takeover Target Rating: Lowest; www.exxonmobil.com) has come under fire from two activist firms—D.E. Shaw Group and Engine No. 1.
Exxon’s shares are down… Read More