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Microsoft remains a buy after earnings bounce

Following the release of its Q3 earnings on April 23rd, 2015, Microsoft’s stock rallied over 10% in a single session on the NASDAQ last Friday. At the time of writing this article, MSFT was up 16.88% over the last five trading sessions. One can’t help but wonder if the stock may have suddenly become overvalued […]

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Jean Coutu preparing big payout for shareholders

A day before its October 9th 2013 quarterly earnings announcement, pharmacy chain Jean Coutu (PJC.A) announced a special dividend in the amount of $0.50 per share. This special dividend will be paid on December 2nd of this year to shareholders of record on November 25th. At today’s closing price of $18.21, the special dividend yields […]

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Philip Morris Intl shows strong dividend growth

On September 11, 2013, Philip Morris International Inc. (PM:NYSE) announced it was increasing its dividend by 10.6%, bringing it to $0.95 per share on a quarterly basis or $3.76 annualized. This is the seventh dividend increase since June 2008. At today’s opening price of $87.40, PM:NYSE currently yields 4.30%. The official press release can be […]

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Just when you thought BlackBerry had hit rock bottom…

…they somehow manage to completely lose control of the publicly announced release of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Android and iOS. BBM was the one thing, the only thing, that BlackBerry still had going for itself. Suggestions that the company might spin off the popular messaging software into a separate corporation were not unrealistic. Certainly, it […]

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BlackBerry’s demise a lesson for CEO’s

This 2002 Globe and Mail feature on Mike Lazaridis makes for an interesting read in light of BlackBerry’s announcement last Friday that it will be slashing 40% of its workforce. If nothing else, it goes to show that when corporations stray too far from their core mission, things almost inevitably go bad. BlackBerry not only […]

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