What is Pat’s commentary for the week of September 28, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting government-imposed lockdowns hurt Canada’s bricks-and-mortar retailers, except those deemed “essential” like supermarkets and drug stores. Although most regions have since eased their COVID restrictions, customer traffic and sales remain below pre-pandemic levels. However, our long-time favourite, Canadian Tire, is… Read More

NortonLifeLock targets European leader Avast

Growth by acquisition adds risk—especially with a purchase as big as Avast. However, demand for cybersecurity is now booming; and Avast is very complementary to NortonLifeLock’s current offerings and customer base.
NORTONLIFELOCK, $25.59, is a buy. The company (Nasdaq symbol NLOK; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (nortonlifelock.com;… Read More

These buys are making all the right moves

Long-time readers know that we keep you informed of important news about the stocks we cover. That means highlighting developments or strategies that promise to brighten your prospects. Here are two buys that stand out this month:
SHOPIFY INC., $1,972.01, is a buy. The company (Toronto… Read More

PagerDuty targets European growth

PAGERDUTY INC., $41.42, is a buy. The company (New York symbol PD; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (www.pagerduty.com; Shares o/s: 83.6 million; Market cap: $3.4 billion; No dividends paid) has lots of room for expansion internationally. It now generates only around 22% of its revenue outside… Read More