Q: Hi: I bought TransAlta when it was $13.00 and it’s been on a downward spiral ever since. Do you see any improvement in the future? Thanks.

A: TransAlta, $7.33, symbol TA on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 287.9 million; Market cap: $2.1 billion; www.transalta.com), is one of the biggest operators of coal-fired electric generating plants in Alberta.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has mandated that electric plants phase out coal power in the province by… Read More

The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, July 10, 2015

FORTIS INC., $36.28, Toronto symbol FTS, began supplying electricity to St. John’s, Newfoundland, in 1885. The company is now the main power utility in Newfoundland and PEI.

As part of diversification plan, Fortis acquired other power utilities in other parts of Canada, as well as in… Read More

Dear Pat: Please tell me what your opinion is of Capstone Infrastructure Corporation, and also please comment on TransAlta Renewables. Thanks and kind regards.

Capstone Infrastructure Corp., $4.03, symbol CSE on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 93.0 million; Market cap: $390.8 million; www.capstoneinfrastructure.com), is an electricity producer with 439 megawatts of capacity. It operates gas, wind, hydro, biomass and solar facilities and is currently developing wind farms with a total of… Read More

Hi Pat: What do you think about investing in Solium Capital? Thank you.

Solium Capital, $6.46, symbol SUM on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 47.1 million; Market cap: $304.3 million; www.solium.com), is a Calgary-based firm that provides software and support services to over 3,000 clients who administer stock-based compensation for their employees.

The company also helps its clients comply with increasingly… Read More