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

QSR turns to a Canadian

RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL $59.76 (New York symbol QSR; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (905-845-6511; www.rbi.com; Shares outstanding: 478.0 million; Market cap: $28.6 billion; Dividend yield: 3.0%) recently launched an all-day breakfast menu at Tim Hortons. That should help it compete with McDonald’s and Starbucks.
Meanwhile, Restaurant Brands has named Canadian Duncan… Read More

All-day breakfast should help Tims

RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. $82 (Toronto symbol QSR; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 467.6 million; Market cap: $38.3 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 7.9; Dividend yield: 2.9%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.rbi.com) operates 17,022 Burger King, 4,794 Tim Hortons (coffee and donuts) and 2,975 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (fried… Read More