FINNING INTERNATIONAL INC. $33 – Toronto symbol FTT

FINNING INTERNATIONAL INC. $33 (Toronto symbol FTT; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 172.2 million; Market cap: $5.7 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.8; Dividend yield: 2.2%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.finning.com) is the world’s largest dealer of tractors, bulldozers and trucks made by… Read More

Loyal clients offset cyclical risk

Finning and Precision Drilling (see the next article in this issue) serve the cyclical resource sector, which adds risk.

However, both are market leaders, so their customers are unlikely to switch to a competitor. As
well, complex new technologies like hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and steam-assisted gravity… Read More

The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, August 8, 2014

CANADIAN TIRE CORP., $108.49, Toronto symbol CTC.A, earned $169.9 million in the quarter ended June 28, 2014, up 9.7% from $154.9 million a year earlier. Earnings per share gained 11.0%, to $2.12 from $1.91, on fewer shares outstanding. That easily beat the consensus estimate of… Read More

Buy Aastra, hold on to Trimble

TRIMBLE NAVIGATION $35.95 (Nasdaq symbol TRMB; SI Rating: Speculative) (408-481-6914; www.trimble.com; Shares outstanding: 119.2 million; Market cap: $4.3 billion; No dividends paid) makes global positioning system (GPS) devices and technology for four main markets:

1) Engineering and construction accounts for the largest share (55%) of Trimble’s… Read More

Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, October 1, 2010

ALIMENTATION COUCHE-TARD INC., $22.47, symbol ATD.B on Toronto, has dropped its $2-billion U.S. hostile takeover bid for Casey’s General Stores (symbol CASY on Nasdaq).

Couche-Tard allowed its tender offer for all of Casey’s outstanding shares to expire at 5:00 p.m. on September 30. Couche-Tard, which was… Read More

Turnaround underway for these GPS stocks

TRIMBLE NAVIGATION $30.25 (Nasdaq symbol TRMB; SI Rating: Speculative) (408-481-6914; www.trimble.com; Shares outstanding: 121.3 million; Market cap: $3.7 billion; No dividends paid) makes global positioning system (GPS) devices and technology for four main markets:

1) Engineering and construction accounts for the largest share (51%) of Trimble’s… Read More

These two need an economic rebound

TRIMBLE NAVIGATION $24 (Nasdaq symbol TRMB; SI Rating: Speculative) (408-481-6914; www.trimble.com; Shares outstanding: 120.4 million; Market cap: $2.9 billion; No dividends paid) makes GPS devices and technology for four main markets:

1) Engineering and construction accounts for the largest share (50%) of Trimble’s sales.

2) Agricultural GPS… Read More

Still profitable despite the slowdown

LOJACK CORP. $5.52 (Nasdaq symbol LOJN; SI Rating: Speculative) (www.lojack.com; 781-326-4700; Shares outstanding: 18.1 million; Market cap: $99.8 million) sells systems that help track and recover vehicles after they’ve been stolen. Lojack operates in the U.S. and 30 other countries. The company’s Canadian subsidiary is… Read More

Pick of the GPS Stocks: Cash, low debt will help these three

TRIMBLE NAVIGATION $19.64 (Nasdaq symbol TRMB; SI Rating: Speculative) (408-481-6914; www.trimble.com; Shares outstanding: 119.5 million; Market cap: $2.3 billion) makes global positioning system (GPS) devices and technology for four main markets: engineering and construction; agriculture; fleet products to track moving vehicles; and GPS parts for… Read More