Higher costs outpace revenue gain

SAPUTO INC. $40 (Toronto symbol SAP; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 390.9 million; Market cap: $15.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.2; Dividend yield: 1.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.saputo.com) is Canada’s largest producer of dairy products. It also operates dairies in the U.S., Australia and Argentina.
Due to… Read More

Here’s two Resource buys for an oil rebound

The recent drop in oil and gas prices has hurt the shares of both Encana and Finning. However, their recent acquisitions position them to profit when oil recovers.
ENCANA CORP. $6.37 (Toronto symbol ECA; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 1.5 billion; Market cap: $9.6 billion;… Read More

Medical-device makers maintain their appeal

AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. $67 (New York symbol A; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 317.5 million; Market cap: $21.3 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 4.3; Dividend yield: 1.0%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.agilent.com) makes specialized testing equipment for medical research laboratories and industrial clients.
In its fiscal 2019… Read More

This facilities operator offers a 6.7% yield

This facilities operator offers a 6.7% yield

This operator of senior-care facilities owns or manages more than 120 properties as well as home health-care branches.

The company enjoys steady cash flow in a growing business and recent acquisitions to expand its private-pay luxury facilities should help to offset a key risk for the… Read More