Hit movies, creative new venues help Cineplex fill theatres

Pat McKeough responds to many requests from members of his Inner Circle for specific advice on stock picks as well as questions on investment strategy and the economy. Every week, his comments and recommendations on the most intriguing questions of the past week go out… Read More

Hi Pat: Thanks for all your great advice over the years. I’m interested in your thoughts on Cineplex. It has a big market position, but the P/E seems quite high. Thanks again.

Cineplex Inc., $41.60, symbol CGX on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 62.9 million; Market cap: $2.6 billion, www.cineplex.com), is the dominant movie theatre operator in Canada and the fifth-largest in North America.

The company owns or has interests in 161 theatres containing 1,632 screens. Its brands include Cineplex… Read More

This all-Canadian stock’s international reach is growing

Tim Hortons (symbol THI on Toronto) has long been seen as an iconic Canadian company.

Co-founded by Canadian hockey player Tim Horton, the company opened its first outlet in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1964. At the time, the shop offered only two menu items: coffee and donuts.

The… Read More

This growth stock pick’s earnings rose sharply in 2010

Tim Hortons, symbol THI on Toronto symbol THI, sold its half of Maidstone Bakeries business to Aryzta AG of Switzerland last year for $475 million. That helped the company buy back $341.1 million of its stock under its current repurchase program, which ended February 17,… Read More