Canadian Consumer Products & Services Stocks

Episode 4: The Lights are Out in the Travel Sector – Will They Ever Go Back On?

Many sectors have been impacted by the pandemic, but none more completely than the travel sector. One week is was functioning at full capacity, and then the next the lights had completely gone out, or so it seems. When they go back on, they will shine on a completely different sector, one is which ...

Filipino Healthcare Workers During COVID-19 and the Importance of Race-Based Analysis

Filipino Workers on the Frontlines During COVID19 Globally and in Canada Warlito Valdez. Amor Padilla Gatinao. Daisy Dorinilla. Debbie Accad. Leilani Medel. Christine Mandegarian.  These are just a few of the names of Filipino nurses, personal support workers, and caregivers in Canada, the United ...

April 1, 2020

Well, now that the horrors of March are done with, I’m sure we’re all very happy to start off a bright and shiny new … well, never mind: Faced with grim new projections of the potential scale and economic ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic, investors dumped stocks on Wednesday. The ...

BRF.PR.A To Reset At 3.137%; Interconvertible with BRF.PR.B

Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. has announced (on April 1, they say, but I swear I looked on their site and on Globe Newswire that night and didn’t find anything): Brookfield Renewable Power Preferred Equity Inc. (“BRP Equity”) has determined the fixed dividend rate on its Class A Preferen ...

Earnings rise 5.1% for Metro Inc.

Improved sales led to a 1.3% rise in revenue for this company during the most-recent quarter. The 2018 acquisition of a drugstore chain continues to diversify its revenue and spur earnings across provinces. The company’s more-recent decision to sell most of its interest in its meal-kit business s ...

Made-in-Vancouver product will rely on WiFi to detect weapons

As Canada’s former Minister of Public Safety, Stockwell Day says he can’t help but always have his antennas up. For two years between 2006 and 2008, Day was responsible for the RCMP, CSIS, and the CBSA. He spent many hours with security officials during that time discussing security threats in ...

Earnings are up 10.3% at Restaurant Brands International Inc.

Improved same-store sales led to a 6.8% revenue jump for this company during the most-recent quarter. A continuing push to develop new menus and increase revenue should further enhance the firm’s international growth prospects. The stock trades at 17.7 times the company’s 2020 earnings forecast ...

Tech Talk for Friday March 6th 2020

Pre-opening Comments for Friday March 6th U.S. equity index futures moved lower again. S&P 500 futures dropped 87 points in response to increasing coronavirus concerns. Index futures recovered slightly following release of U.S. economic news at 8:30 AM EST. Consensus for February Non-farm Payrolls ...

Tech Talk for Thursday March 5th 2020

  StockTwits released yesterday @EquityClock Loblaw Companies $L.CA, a TSX 60 stock moved above $71.66 resuming an intermediate uptrend.   Trader’s Corner   Equity Indices and related ETFs Daily Seasonal/Technical Equity Trends for March 4th 2020 Green: Increase from previous day Red: De ...

AIM.PR.A To Reset At 4.802%

Aimia has announced (on February 28): the applicable dividend rates for its Cumulative Rate Reset Preferred Shares, Series 1 (the “Series 1 Preferred Shares”) and its Cumulative Floating Rate Preferred Shares, Series 2 (the “Series 2 Preferred Shares”), further to the February 25, 2020 not ...