Q: Hi, all. May I have TSI’s opinion on Stryker Corp.?

A: Stryker Corporation, $206.97, symbol SYK on New York (Shares outstanding: 373.1 million; Market cap: $76.8 billion; www.stryker.com), is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. The firm is based in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Stryker’s investors benefit from its three business segments:

The Orthopaedics segment (37% of total revenue)… Read More

Q: Pat, can I get your opinion on Crescita Therapeutics Inc. (CTX)? Based on its recent quarterly financial performance, I am interested in getting your insights. Also, what do you think of its recent cannabis deal? Thank you.

A: Crescita Therapeutics, $0.96, symbol CTX on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 21.0 million; Market cap: $20.1 million; www.crescitatherapeutics.com), is a dermatology company with manufacturing capabilities, a portfolio of non-prescription skincare products for the treatment and care of skin conditions and diseases, and prescription drug products for… Read More

Sobeys Inc. $38 – Toronto symbol SBY

Sobeys has undergone significant changes since this article was published in 2006. see below for a June 2016 update.
2006:

SOBEYS INC. $38 (Toronto symbol SBY; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; SI Rating: Average; www.sobeys.com) operates 1,300 company-owned and franchised retail grocery stores in 10 provinces,… Read More

Drugstore chain will help Metro compete

METRO INC. $41 (Toronto symbol MRU; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 227.1 million; Market cap: $9.3 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.7; Dividend yield: 1.6%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.metro.ca) operates 600 grocery stores and 250 drugstores, in Quebec and Ontario.

To compete with larger grocery chains… Read More

These REITs offer sustainable payouts

CANADIAN REIT $46 (Toronto symbol REF.UN; Cyclical- Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Units outstanding: 73.3 million; Market cap: $3.4 billion; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 4.1%; www.creit.ca) owns 204 properties across Canada and the city of Chicago. They include retail… Read More