Updating Restaurant Brands International, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., and WestJet Airlines

RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL $55.03 (New York symbol QSR; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (905-845-6511; www.rbi.com; Shares outstanding: 478.0 million; Market cap: $26.3 billion; Dividend yield: 3.3%) continues to spur sales at Tim Hortons with new initiatives. Those include remodelling its stores and launching an all-day breakfast menu. All these moves… Read More

Updating Torstar Corp., Restaurant Brands International Inc., and IGM Financial Inc.

TORSTAR CORP. $0.91 (Toronto symbol TS.B; Aggressive Growth Portfolio; Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 80.7 million; Market cap: $73.4 million; Price-to sales ratio: 0.1; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 11.0%; www.torstar.com) publishes The Toronto Star, along with StarMetro commuter dailies in Toronto and four other major markets. Its other holdings include… Read More

Popeyes adds key market

RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL $59.42 (New York symbol QSR; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (905-845-6511; www.rbi.com; Shares o/s: 478.0 million; Market cap: $28.4 billion; Divd. yield: 3.0%) has 2,975 Popeyes (fried chicken) outlets in over 100 countries.
The company is now launching its first Popeyes restaurants in the Philippines. That Southeast Asian… Read More