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Why Quebecor Inc stands out in the Canadian telecom sector

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TD Securities analyst Vince Valentini is pounding the table on Quebecor Inc., telling clients not one other stock within the Canadian telecom space provides the same combination of value and growth. He believes the seven-per-cent pullback in Quebecor shares since the company reported first-quarter results is “completely unwarranted.” The company’s initial phase wireless business had record average revenue per user ...

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How WSP Global is emerging as Canada’s engineering consulting giant

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MONTREAL – WSP Global leader Pierre Shoiry says that as he presents the company’s strategy for the next 3 years at the shareholders meeting on Thursday, it’s likely to look a lot like the plan set out in 2012. \”It\’s going to be much more of exactly the same,\” said Shoiry at the?engineering consulting firm’s headquarters in Montreal. This is ...

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Mixed views on giant First Quantum financing

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First Quantum Minerals Ltd. unveiled a blockbuster $1.25-billion stock offering Wednesday night, easily the largest equity offer the Canadian mining space this year. The Vancouver-based company didn\’t need to raise that much money, therefore the deal raises a clear question: Is it worth diluting shareholders so much? The offering, which is priced at $16.25 a share, will raise the share ...

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Why volatility can be an investor’s best friend

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Stock market volatility is usually held up being an investing bugaboo, however it should not be feared since it creates possibilities to generate some pretty healthy returns. But investors will need to pick their spots given the valuation run-up recently and the chance of significant equity market pullbacks as rates of interest rise. Andrew Hamlin and Vivian Lo, portfolio managers ...

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Five tales from the trenches: An ex-portfolio manager divulges what it’s really like

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Investors and friends always used to ask me what being a portfolio manager was like. Sometimes, like in a conference for instance, I couldn\’t really tell the stories I wanted to. I needed to keep things professional and, obviously, in sales mode, since many portfolio managers do. Now that I no longer manage money, though, I can reveal several stories ...

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Are investors getting ready to bet against Canada — again?

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Investors betting against Canada isn’t new and it certainly didn’t work the final time investors felt so pessimistic concerning the country’s future. But a lot of short money is sitting on the sidelines and watching the Canadian banks following the crash in oil prices and also the resulting damage to the country’s economy. Six reasons the world should be paying ...

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BlackBerry Ltd planning share buyback to offset employee incentives

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BlackBerry Ltd. plans to buy back and cancel as many as 12 million shares, or 2.6 % of its public float, to offset a brand new employee share purchase plan. The employee stock plan, that will increase the amount of shares readily available for compensation, will be provided for approval at the company\’s annual general meeting on June 23, BlackBerry ...

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What you need to know before the TSX opens

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Expect a quiet begin to the week of trading as U.S. markets remain closed today for the? Memorial Day holiday. The TSX opens at 9:30 a.m. European equities fell today, using the Spanish and Greek stock markets hit by investors\’ concerns over Greece\’s debt problems along with a poor local election result for that Madrid government.Crude oil futures edged lower ...

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Canadian bank earnings begin: What you need to know before markets open

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U.S. stock index futures are higher today as the dollar retreated from the largest grow in two years and as worries about Greece receded. In early European trading, the dollar was down around another of one percent against a basket of currencies, after jumping 1.3 percent on Tuesday, its biggest rise since July 2013.Greece and its European creditors also have ...

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Why the share buyback frenzy isn’t over

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Given the ongoing interest in share buybacks, it’s understandable that investors really are a bit worried about their outsized impact on earnings. Since 2012, share repurchases have contributed 25 % of EPS for S&P 500 companies, and buybacks make up a disproportionately large percentage of expected earnings for 2015. But that’s due to lower profits within the energy sector, not ...

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