Investing in stocks: The hidden drawbacks of split-share corporations

Investing in stocks: The hidden drawbacks of split-share corporations

Split-share corporations come with inherent drawbacks that can hand investors unexpected and unwelcomed costs before they’d planned
Split-share corporations: they’re just one of the areas that Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle can tap into our investment research. Members also get to ask investment questions of Pat and his… Read More

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