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Q: Which two companies would you suggest look most attractive on a long term basis?
Read Answer Asked by Curtis on June 18, 2024
Q: This stock is up 3.1% YTD and 17.6% 1 Year.

Not a bad performance but certainly underperfoming the general market.

There are a lot of excellent companies on New York and Nasdaq that have a much steeper growth profile than QSR.

If you were to look at the universe of their consumer segment of the market which US company do you feel would have the highest growth potential over the next 3 years. (Other than SBUX)

With thanks

Read Answer Asked by Sheldon on April 03, 2024
Q: I'd like to increase investments in industrial, consumer discretion and consumer staples and also increase U.S. holdings.
I'm considering Amazon and COST for consumer names - are there other U.S. names you would recommend in these sectors and please suggest a U.S. industrial as well.
Read Answer Asked by Valerie on February 16, 2024
Q: MTY or QSR: which best buy? I am thinking mild recession - maybe better price of entry later? I do not own any stocks in this group. Not sure I need to own? Not big dividend growers which is my mantra. Too many good blue chips avai8lable that are good dividend growers.
Read Answer Asked by James on October 19, 2023
Q: In a Rif account, looking for steady and increasing dividends over time. Of the two, which has better metrics for long term sustainability. Brief recap of metrics also on the chosen one also

Thank you
Read Answer Asked by Harry on September 20, 2023
Q: Hi 5i,

Can you offer some of your favourite dividend growth equity's. CDN and US, regardless of sector.
Read Answer Asked by Regan on September 14, 2023
Q: Good day,

Can I get your thoughts on these two companies? I hold them both, thinking in my food-lover, simplistic way that they are in a business that will always have demand. But as I read more about investing, other than brand-recognition, they really have no moat and I question whether they are good to hold long-term.

In general. I wonder if restaurants/fast food are an investable area? If so, how do these two rate? If keeping only one, which would you choose?

Thank you,
Read Answer Asked by Doris on July 04, 2023
Q: I did reorganise my portfolios in 2022 for a majority of diversified dividend ETFs and a minority of selected excellent dividend stocks.This strategy was satisfactory ,and I shall not sell this content in 2023.My strategy in 2023 will consider the possibility of a bear market,I shall only " add-on" some stocks on weakness .Could you list 10 canadian+10 us stocks ( not ETFs), among the safest in a bear market in your opinion,including 7 dividend stocks+3 growth stocks for each list,and rank them for safety if possible,many thanks,JY
Read Answer Asked by Jean-Yves on May 09, 2023
Q: I originally purchased this stock reluctantly on the advice of my (then) advisor. I've never been a fan, as they seem to bounce from one crisis to another and have been stuck in a trading range until the recent hiring of Mr. Doyle; the trading range so far appears just slightly higher. There seems to be lot of investment advisor/analyst support at odds with my view. I am rethinking this position in my portfolio now I've no advisor, and am trying to decide if this one is worth keeping in my Consumer Cyclical group (currently underrepresented overall). I am interested in growth with this stock more than the dividend. Would appreciate your thoughts as it resides in your Income Portfolio. If not QSR then what is a plan B in this sector? Thanks very much.
Read Answer Asked by Dave on February 28, 2023
Q: I recently heard a podcast which said that buybacks generally benefit insiders and were actually illegal prior to the Clinton administration. I do notice myself that the stock price does not seem to rise much on the announcement of big buybacks and that companies seem to do it when the price is higher rather than times like these when it would seem most worthwhile.

What is your take on this?
Read Answer Asked by Kevin on January 27, 2023
Q: I've read recently that digitalization has transformed MCD, and vastly improved margins in the process. I've also been reading how in general, robotics and automation is starting to get a toe-hold in some fast food restaurants.

This is asking a bit about looking into your crystal ball but do you see some similar positive transformation in either QSR and / or AW.UN in the future ?

I've also noticed that in recent responses to questions that you see value in these two names. I think QSR's P/E is about 21 which seems a bit on the high side. Is it ?

How well do companies like this do in a recession? One would think people would not have the extra cash to go eat at restaurants in that environment.
Read Answer Asked by James on December 09, 2022
Q: Seems to me that the market must be offering up some strong, well run companies that, for some strange reason, are trading at much lower prices than what they deserve. These kinds companies pay a good dividend, have a strong balance sheet and their forward earnings look good and dependable. (perhaps you call these kinds of companies 'value' companies). Anway, here's my question, I would like to begin investing in them and would appreciate your opinion on a number of these value companies that I should consider adding to my portfolio. Perhaps 6 Canadian and 6 American. Thanks as always for your appreciated opinion.
Read Answer Asked by Les on December 07, 2022
Q: Can you suggest companies right now to pick away at ,or would you wait a bit longer till tax loss season is over.
please 5 in the US and 5 in Canada.
If dividend is important which 3 stocks would you pick away at right now?
Read Answer Asked by Josh on December 06, 2021
Q: QSR considering that the 3yr revenue growth is 0.05%, what is the company's long term plan to increase its revenue and earnings going forward? what other companies in this area have better prospects for increasing revenue and earnings?
Read Answer Asked by Ron on November 15, 2021
Q: Hi Peter,

Can I please get your expert ranking with respect to the following list of restaurant stocks in terms of a long-term hold.


Thanks, from the hungry investor!
Read Answer Asked by George on November 05, 2021
Q: HI Team, I currently hold CMG and has performed well lately, do you see much more upside/growth? Do I continue to hold, or sell . If I were to sell, between DPZ or SBUX , which has the better growth profile? I know Mr. Cramer loves DPZ but it has had a good run-up and wonder about it. I thank-you in advance! Sam
Read Answer Asked by sam on June 04, 2020