Leon’s has the more-promising outlook

LEON’S FURNITURE LTD. $14.30 (Toronto symbol LNF; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (416-243-7880; www.leons.ca; Shares outstanding: 77.5 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion; Dividend yield: 3.9%) has steadily increased the number of stores under its Leon’s banner from 27 in 2003 to today’s 86.
In 2013, the company nearly quadrupled in size with… Read More

Reitmans keeps cutting

REITMANS (CANADA) LTD. $3.70 (Toronto symbol RET.A; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (514-384-1140; www.reitmans.com; Shares outstanding: 63.3 million; Market cap: $234.2 million; Dividend yield: 5.4%) owns 621 women’s clothing stores across Canada. Those outlets are divided among several brands: Reitmans (265 stores), Penningtons (117), Addition Elle (83), RW &… Read More

These retailers face tough competition

BMTC GROUP $13.82 (Toronto symbol GBT; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (514-648-5757; No website; Shares outstanding: 34.7 million; Market cap: $477.9 million; Dividend yield: 2.0%) has 36 outlets and is one of Quebec’s biggest retailers of furniture, electronics and appliances. The company mainly sells these items through two chains:… Read More