Canadian Communications & Media Stocks

Who are the best tech employers in Canada? LinkedIn has the answers

LinkedIn has released its annual list of the top 25 companies in Canada that people are eager to work for, and seven tech-related companies have made this year’s list. Among the top 25 were Shopify Inc. (#8), Bell Canada (#11), Telus Corp. (#14), International Business Machines Corporation (#15), ...

Buy Rogers stock over Telus or Bell, this fund manager says

The Canadian telcos are on fire this year and investors would be making money no matter which one they picked. But if you had to choose just one, Barry Schwartz of Baskin Wealth says to go with Rogers Communications (Rogers Communications Stock Quote, Chart TSX:RCI.B). “You have to own one in you ...

DFN.PR.A To Get Bigger

Quadravest has announced: Dividend 15 Split Corp. (the “Company”) is pleased to announce it will undertake an offering of Preferred Shares and Class A Shares of the Company. The offering will be co-led by National Bank Financial Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc., Scotia Capital Inc. and RBC Capital ...

Tech Talk for Thursday March 28th 2019

Pre-opening Comments for Thursday March 28th U.S. equity index futures were mixed this morning. S&P 500 futures were unchanged in pre-opening trade. Index futures were virtually unchanged following release of economic news at 8:30 AM EDT. Consensus for Weekly Jobless Claims was an increase to 225, ...

Only a true contrarian would be buying Cineplex, says David Baskin

After a couple of horrible years where its stock took a sound beating, Cineplex (Cineplex Stock Quote, Chart TSX:CGX) shareholders had been hoping for a better narrative to 2019. And while the storyline so far has been less than inspiring, the bumper crop of movies coming up are likely to reflect w ...

BlackBerry and Telus partner with Ottawa-based accelerator for new IoT-focused program

Ottawa-based software as a service (SaaS) accelerator program L-Spark Corp. is launching a new Secure IoT Accelerator program, working with Telus Corp, BlackBerry Ltd. and Solace, the group announced on Wednesday. The program will work with Canadian ventures developing Internet of Things (IoT) prod ...

Buy and hold BCE in 2019, this investor says

Investors should be pleased with Canadian telecom company BCE (BCE Stock Quote, Chart TSX:BCE), which has been on the move since the start of the year. But for those of us wanting to get in on the action, waiting for a pullback is probably a good idea, says Bruce Campbell of Campbell, Lee & Ross. [ ...

Telus is no longer a cheap stock, Greg Newman says

Investors have for years been counting on Canada’s telecom companies to deliver solid defensive performance featuring a healthy dividend. And while that’s certainly true of Telus (Telus Stock Quote, Chart TSX:T), Scotia Wealth’s Greg Newman says that investors should be aware of some issues t ...

Tech Talk for Tuesday March 19th 2019

Pre-opening Comments for Tuesday March 19th U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 10 points in pre-opening trade. Nike (NKE $87.82) is expected to open higher after JP Morgan raised its target price to $90 from $85. Becton Dickenson (BDX $244.67) is expected t ...

Are we gaining any ground on diversity?

A little over 8 years ago, I wrote a piece called “Losing ground on diversity?” that looked at the composition of the executive offices of Canada’s major communications companies. In December 2010, just 13 out of 83 (15.6%) executive positions were filled by women. What do the executive ranks ...