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

Updating BlackBerry Ltd., Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and Torstar Corp.

BLACKBERRY LTD. $13 (Toronto symbol BB; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 537.1 million; Market cap: $7.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 7.7; No dividends paid; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative; www.blackberry.com) is in a strong position to profit as more businesses increase their spending on cybersecurity.
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Updating Torstar Corp., CGI Group Inc. and Shawcor Ltd.

TORSTAR CORP. $1.80 (www.torstar.com) has re-branded its Metro free commuter newspapers in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Halifax as StarMetro. The company has also expanded the websites of those five publications. Altogether, these moves should help strengthen the company’s ad revenue and let those publications better compete with major dailies published… Read More