One takeover set, another brewing

USG CORP. $43 (New York symbol USG; Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 139.7 million; Market cap: $6.0 billion; No dividend paid; Takeover Target Rating: Highest; www.usg.com) makes gypsum wallboard (drywall), wallboard finishing materials, tile backers and underlayment, and ceiling tiles.
Germany’s Knauf Group holds a 10.5% stake… Read More

Home Capital secures new financing

HOME CAPITAL GROUP INC. $14 (Toronto symbol HCG; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 80.3 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 4.8; Dividend suspended in May 2017; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative; www.homecapital.com) is a mortgage lender serving borrowers who fail to meet the stricter standards of… Read More