Topic: How To Invest

The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, September 29, 2023

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LINAMAR CORP., $65.43, Toronto symbol LNR, remains a buy for long-term gains. The company makes a variety of automotive parts, including cylinder heads and cylinder blocks. It also makes self-propelled, scissor-type work platforms, under the Skyjack brand, as well as agricultural harvesting equipment. Linamar is now buying the U.S.-based manufacturing operations of Mobex Fourth and 1, LLC. That business makes various components for gasoline and electric-powered vehicles, including steering knuckles, control arms and subframes. The company will pay $70 million U.S. for these operations when it completes the purchase by the end of this year. To put that amount in context, Linamar earned $160.8 million (Canadian), or $2.61 a share, in the three months ended June 30, 2023. It expects the new operations will quickly add to its earnings. So far, the strikes by autoworkers in the U.S. have had limited impact on the company. That’s mainly because the union has decided to target certain plants instead of shutting down all of them. Linamar is a..