Updating Restaurant Brands International, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., and WestJet Airlines

RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL $55.03 (New York symbol QSR; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (905-845-6511; www.rbi.com; Shares outstanding: 478.0 million; Market cap: $26.3 billion; Dividend yield: 3.3%) continues to spur sales at Tim Hortons with new initiatives. Those include remodelling its stores and launching an all-day breakfast menu. All these moves… Read More

Updating Torstar Corp., Restaurant Brands International Inc., and IGM Financial Inc.

TORSTAR CORP. $0.91 (Toronto symbol TS.B; Aggressive Growth Portfolio; Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 80.7 million; Market cap: $73.4 million; Price-to sales ratio: 0.1; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 11.0%; www.torstar.com) publishes The Toronto Star, along with StarMetro commuter dailies in Toronto and four other major markets. Its other holdings include… Read More

Q: Pat: What do you think about Second Cup, in general, and also its plan to convert some of its stores to selling marijuana? Thank you.

A: Second Cup Ltd., $2.70, Toronto symbol SCU (Shares outstanding: 19.9 million; Market cap: $53.8 million; www.secondcup.com) operates 275 specialty coffee cafes across Canada, of which 20 are company-owned and the remainder are operated by franchisees.

Although the company’s total stores fell from 356 in 2013… Read More

Updating Teradata Corp., Restaurant Brands International Inc., and Sherwin-Williams Co.

TERADATA CORP. $41 (New York symbol TDC; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 120.9 million; Market cap: $5.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.2; No dividends paid; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.teradata.com) makes computers and software to capture and store large amounts of data for individual businesses—its… Read More