Q: Pat, can I have your opinion of Stamps.com? Thanks.

A: Stamps.com Inc., $282.62, symbol STMP on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 17.1 million; Market cap: $4.8 billion; www.stamps.com), offers online postage and shipping solutions under several brand names: Stamps.com, Endicia, ShipStation, ShippingEasy, ShipWorks, and MetaPack.

The company lets users print official USPS stamps and shipping labels for… Read More

Leon’s profit rose despite COVID-19

Leon’s profit rose despite COVID-19

Cost controls, including staff layoffs, helped this company generate a 33.3% earnings increase in the latest quarter.

The firm continues to grow its e-commerce revenue to compensate for brick-and-mortar store closures due to COVID-19.

LEON’S FURNITURE LTD. (Toronto symbol LNF; www.leons.ca) had to shut down most of… Read More

Here are key updates for dividend investors: Leon’s Furniture Ltd., Newell Brands Inc. and Gannett Co. Inc.

LEON’S FURNITURE LTD. $14 is a buy for aggressive investors. The retailer (Toronto symbol LNF; High-Growth Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 77.6 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion; Dividend yield: 3.4%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Average; www.leons.ca) had to shut down most of its 86 Leon’s and 204 Brick stores… Read More

Q: Hello, TSI. Thank you for your thoughtful advice during this interesting time. What is your opinion of Shopify? Is now a good time to buy? Thank you.

A: Shopify, $885.83, symbol SHOP on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 111.5 million; Market cap: $98.8 billion; www.shopify.ca), offers merchants of all sizes Internet-based software to design, set up and manage stores across multiple sales channels.

Most of the company’s revenue comes from subscription services, with smaller clients… Read More