Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, March 1, 2019

ALIMENTATION COUCHE-TARD INC., $76.24, symbol ATD.B on Toronto, operates 12,661 convenience stores across North America and Europe.

Alimentation Couche-Tard, together with Canopy Growth (symbol WEED on Toronto), has entered into a trademark licensing agreement with one winner of the Ontario Alcohol and Gaming Commission’s 25 cannabis… Read More

Competition may slow them down

RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL $64.46 (New York symbol QSR; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (905-845-6511; www.rbi.com; Shares o/s: 478.0 million; Market cap: $30.8 billion; Divd. yield: 3.1%) is the world’s third-largest fast-food operator after McDonald’s (No. 1) and Yum Brands (No. 2). It has 17,796 Burger King, 4,846 Tim Hortons (coffee… Read More

Papa John’s faces new pressure

PAPA JOHN’S INTERNATIONAL INC. $43 (New York symbol PZZA; Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 31.5 million; Market cap: $1.4 billion; Dividend yield: 2.1%; Takeover Target Rating: Highest; www.papajohns.com) is the world’s third-largest pizza delivery company behind Domino’s Pizza (New York symbol DPZ) and Pizza Hut, part of Yum Brands… Read More