Two oil and gas stocks: two levels of risk

BIRCHCLIFF ENERGY $7.63 (Toronto symbol BIR; SI Rating: Speculative) (403-261-6401; www.birchcliffenergy.com; Units outstanding: 123.3 million; Market cap: $940.5 million) develops, produces and explores for oil and natural gas in northwestern Alberta’s Peace River Arch area.

Birchcliff owns oil production and drilling prospects at Worsely, Alberta. The… Read More

The Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, October 23, 2009

AMAZON.COM INC., $118.49, symbol AMZN on Nasdaq, shot up 26.8% today after reporting sharply higher results in the latest quarter.

In the three months ended September 30, 2009, Amazon’s revenue rose 27.8%, to $5.4 billion from $4.3 billion a year earlier. Earnings jumped 68.6%, to $199… Read More

The Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, September 4, 2009

GREY ISLAND SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL $0.34, symbol GIS on Toronto, has renegotiated the terms of the friendly takeover offer it received from WebTech Wireless (symbol WEW on Toronto) last month.

WebTech’s main product is its Quadrant fleet-management system, which lets dispatchers know where their vehicles are… Read More