Telecom & Cable

Target And Lowes Deliver The Goods; Equities Surge

Market Recap for Wednesday, August 21, 2019 It was a big day for broadline retail ($DJUSRB, +1.91%) and home improvement ($DJUSHI, +3.68%) as strong earnings from Target (TGT, +20.43%) and Lowes Companies (LOW, +10.35%), respectively, sent both groups higher, along with the overall market. All of o ...

Where do you think the money comes from?

The CRTC’s decision earlier this week set final wholesale rates for broadband internet access services, a proceeding that has been dragging on since interim rates were set in 2016. The CRTC’s final rates are up to 77% lower than the interim rates, and retroactive adjustments could cost carriers ...

Canada’s growing immigration is fueling the wireless sector, this investor says

Canadian telecom and media company BCE (BCE Stock Quote, Chart, News TSX:BCE) may have impressed with its wireless numbers over the last quarter but there’s likely more where that came from, according to Christine Poole of GlobeInvest Capital Management, who says that immigration is helping Canad ...

Examining the digital income divide

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, ACORN Canada, released a study [“Barriers to Digital Equality in Canada“] that aims to “shine a light on the urgent need to tackle these barriers to ensure equal access to digital opportunities.” This is a theme that I have discusse ...

Quebecor is a buy, says Echelon Wealth

Solid quarterly results and an aggressive new product and branding pipeline have Rob Goff of Echelon Wealth Partners remaining bullish on Canadian telecom play Quebecor (Quebecor Stock Quote, Chart, News TSX:QBR.B). The analyst reaffirmed his “Buy” rating and $38.00 target in a client update on ...

Best chequing accounts in Canada 2019

Although writing cheques might be increasingly anachronistic, our day-to-day banking is still carried out through a chequing (or chequing/savings) account. These products are designed to handle everyday tasks like ATM transactions, paying bills, point-of-purchase sales and transferring money. At fi ...

Caisse investing in data centre operator, telecom infrastructure  

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, alongside Fengate Asset Management, is investing in eStruxture Data Centers. The Quebec-based data centre operator currently has five ... ...

Telus is “exceptionally well managed”, Echelon says

After its latest quarterly results, Echelon Wealth Partners analyst Rob Goff is staying bullish on Canadian telecom play Telus (Telus Stock Quote, News, Chart TSX:T). In an update to clients on Tuesday, Goff maintained his “Buy” rating and upped his target price to $54.00 (previously $53.00). L ...

An expectation, backed by a threat

On Friday, the CRTC issued a letter to wireless service providers (WSPs), warning them that it “expects that all WSPs cease offering device financing plans on terms longer than 24 months until the Commission has had an opportunity to complete a full review of the practice.” Although the letter ...

Hashtag Trending – Apple pivots, Netflix is going Hollywood, Bernie unveils net neutrality plan

Apple is doubling down on its service business amid slumping product sales, Netflix is spending hundreds of millions to create big budget films, and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders explains how he would reinstate net neutrality if elected president. ...