Thomson’s turnaround takes off

The old Thomson Corp. wisely got out of the newspaper business in the early 2000s to focus on its faster-growing information-services operation. In 2008, it added more highquality financial data when it acquired the 160-year-old Reuters news agency for $17 billion U.S. in cash and… Read More

The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, November 1, 2013

SUNCOR ENERGY INC., $36.80, Toronto symbol SU, announced this week that it will develop its Fort Hill oil sands property north of Fort McMurray, Alberta.

Suncor owns 40.8% of Fort Hills, and will operate the project. Total S.A. of France owns 39.2%, while Teck Resources… Read More

The right way to use P/E ratios—Pat McKeough on YouTube

The more you know about investing, the more successful you will be. That has been Pat McKeough’s approach through four decades as an investor and investment counsellor. He regularly presents his views on specific investment topics on video in order to share the insights he… Read More

The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, August 3, 2012

ENBRIDGE INC., $39.86, Toronto symbol ENB, has finished repairing a leaking pipeline in Wisconsin. This line pumps crude oil from Western Canada to refineries in the U.S. Midwest.

However, U.S. regulators have stopped Enbridge from restarting the pipeline until the company submits a new plan outlining… Read More

The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, February 10, 2012

CANADIAN TIRE CORP., $65.95, Toronto symbol CTC.A, rose 3% this week after the retailer reported better-than-expected earnings.

In 2011, the company earned $467.0 million, or $5.71 a share. That beat the consensus estimate of $5.43 a share. The latest earnings are also up 5.2% from $444.2… Read More