Q: I am a new member and wondered what you think of a stock I have been looking at—Sienna Senior Living. I am finding your articles very informative as I try to upgrade my portfolios to your better stocks. Thank you.

A: Sienna Senior Living Inc., $18.67, symbol SIA on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 66.1 million; Market cap: $1.3 billion; www.siennaliving.ca), is one of Canada’s largest operators of seniors’ housing and Ontario’s biggest licensed long-term-care provider. In 2015, the company changed its name from Leisureworld Senior Care Corp.

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Q: Pat, do you have any information on WSP Global, the Montreal-based engineering firm? Thanks.

A: WSP Global Inc., $80.95, symbol WSP on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 100.8 million; Market cap: $8.6 billion; www.wspgroup.com), is a professional services consulting firm. It employs about 49,000 people, mainly engineers, technicians, scientists, environmental specialists, planners, and architects. The company is headquartered in Montreal, with more… Read More

Q: Hi, Pat. What is your recommendation on SmartCentres REIT (TSX:SRU.UN) given Walmart Canada is a major tenant? Thanks.

A: SmartCentres REIT, $32.31, symbol SRU.UN on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 141.9 million; Market cap: $5.4 billion; www.smartcentres.com), has ownership interests in 152 mostly Walmart-anchored shopping centres with total leasable area of 34.0 million square feet across Canada. It also owns one office and four mixed-use properties… Read More

Q: Hello. Would you kindly provide your analysis and opinion of U.S. stock Roper Technologies (ROP-N). Thank you.

A: Roper Technologies Inc., $336.71, symbol ROP on New York (Shares outstanding: 103.8 million; Market cap: $35.1 billion; www.ropertech.com), develops software and engineered products through a number of its businesses for a variety of specialized markets. The company is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida.

Roper operates in four… Read More

Q: Pat, can you please give me your views on the iShares MSCI Frontier 100 ETF? Frontier markets are one step below emerging markets, but this fund looks interesting. Thank you.

A: Frontier markets are developing countries, but with economies considered still too small to be emerging markets.

While risky, the best of frontier-market stocks can offer sound prospects for growth and good fundamental value.

Many frontier countries have sizable populations with favourable demographics, including a rising middle class,… Read More

Square Inc. sees 43.5% revenue growth

Square Inc. sees 43.5% revenue growth

A Member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle recently asked for his advice on a company that provides payment processing and related services to merchants in Canada, the U.S., and around the world.

Pat likes the company’s 160.3% revenue growth since 2015 and the $1.1 billion in… Read More