These updates will enhance your portfolio: Canadian National Railway Co., Home Capital Group Inc. and Loblaw Companies Ltd.

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY CO. $122 is a buy. Through this stock (Toronto symbol CNR; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 713.5 million; Market cap: $87.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 5.8; Dividend yield: 1.9%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.cn.ca) investors gain exposure to a rail network stretching across the country. CN also travels down through the U.S. to the Gulf of Mexico. The company shipped 2.52 million metric tonnes of Western Canadian grain in May 2020. That beat the previous May record of 2.40 million tonnes in 2014. The higher grain shipments are mainly because bad weather delayed last year’s crop harvest. COVID-19 also disrupted CN’s operations. Beyond grain, CN is also seeing rising volumes of lumber and automotive goods as the economy re-opens. HOME CAPITAL GROUP INC. $22 remains a hold for aggressive investors. The stock (Toronto symbol HCG; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 53.0 million; Market cap: $1.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.6; Dividend suspended in May 2017; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative; www.homecapital.com) lets you…

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