Acquisitions broaden Cisco’s expertise

CISCO SYSTEMS INC. $44 (Nasdaq symbol CSCO; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 4.8 billion; Market cap: $211.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 4.4; Dividend yield 3.0%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.cisco.com) is a leading maker of hardware and software that links and manages computer networks. Its… Read More

Value Investing Stocks for Your Portfolio: Here’s what to look for

Value Investing Stocks for Your Portfolio: Here’s what to look for

These nine indicators can help you unlock the value investing stocks with the greatest potential for growth, and boost your portfolio returns for years to come.
Our Successful Investor approach aims to identify well-financed companies that are well-established in their businesses and have a history of… Read More

A Yield to Caution

PIZZA PIZZA ROYALTY INCOME CORP. $13.98 (Toronto symbol PZA; Shares o/s: 24.6 million; Market cap: $436.4 million; Dividend yield: 6.1%; www.pizzapizza.ca) holds certain trademarks and trade names used by Pizza Pizza restaurants in Canada.
Those proprietary names are licensed to Pizza Pizza for 99 years. In return, Pizza Pizza pays… Read More

3 key ways to cut your risk in value stock investing

3 key ways to cut your risk in value stock investing

Value stock investing pointers: look at goodwill and investment quality, and look beyond financial indicators
When you begin investing, you may think the secret to investment profit is “buy low, sell high.” But that’s hard to do. You’ll often buy just before prices fall, or sell… Read More

Q: Pat: Can I have your opinion on two TSX Venture Exchange stocks: Ceapro Inc. and Distinct Infrastructure Group? Should I be worried that they trade on that junior exchange and not the TSX?

A: The TSX Venture Exchange is designed for junior companies that don’t meet the requirements for listing on the TSX. The Venture Exchange has lower minimum listing requirements. They vary based on a company’s industry, stage of development, financial performance and… Read More