TorstarCorp (B)

TS.B-T

TSE:TS.B

0.38
0.03 (8.70%)
Torstar Corporation is a Canadian media and publishing company. The company is primarily a publisher of daily and community papers, including its flagship and namesake, the Toronto Star.
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DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 13, 2013

A bit of a value trap. With prints and media etc, post media, thinks things will get worse before they get better.

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A bit of a value trap. With prints and media etc, post media, thinks things will get worse before they get better.

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DON'T BUY
February 7, 2013

6.1% is an attractive yield but gives her concern. They are adjusting to the digital world but it is too soon to know and there are better places.

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TorstarCorp (B) (TS.B-T)
February 7, 2013

6.1% is an attractive yield but gives her concern. They are adjusting to the digital world but it is too soon to know and there are better places.

COMMENT
COMMENT
December 21, 2012

Great yield of around 7% and dividend is very well covered but this is in the newspaper publishing business which is a declining business. Having a lot of trouble converting print revenues into online revenues. They are very fortunate having the Metro Land commuter papers as well as owning Harlequin, a global book business. However, book business is going from print to e-books and he questions what the margins will be like. Don’t expect a lot of capital appreciation.

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December 21, 2012

Great yield of around 7% and dividend is very well covered but this is in the newspaper publishing business which is a declining business. Having a lot of trouble converting print revenues into online revenues. They are very fortunate having the Metro Land commuter papers as well as owning Harlequin, a global book business. However, book business is going from print to e-books and he questions what the margins will be like. Don’t expect a lot of capital appreciation.

HOLD
HOLD
November 14, 2012

(Market Call Minute) Doesn’t like the assets. Hold for the yield.

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November 14, 2012

(Market Call Minute) Doesn’t like the assets. Hold for the yield.

HOLD
HOLD
November 9, 2012

Advertising revenues are killing it. The book Fifty Shades of Grey took a chunk out of Harlequin. Dividend is fairly safe. They paid down a lot of debt over the last few years. They say they are looking at tough sledding going forward. He is holding but it is a tough sector.

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November 9, 2012

Advertising revenues are killing it. The book Fifty Shades of Grey took a chunk out of Harlequin. Dividend is fairly safe. They paid down a lot of debt over the last few years. They say they are looking at tough sledding going forward. He is holding but it is a tough sector.

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SELL
October 23, 2012

(Market Call Minute.) Very cheap with a high dividend yield of over 6% but there are a lot of secular challenges in this business.

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TorstarCorp (B) (TS.B-T)
October 23, 2012

(Market Call Minute.) Very cheap with a high dividend yield of over 6% but there are a lot of secular challenges in this business.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 22, 2012

Not crazy about this business. Advertising revenues in newspapers have fallen off a cliff. Not sure that online material will work for them.

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TorstarCorp (B) (TS.B-T)
October 22, 2012

Not crazy about this business. Advertising revenues in newspapers have fallen off a cliff. Not sure that online material will work for them.

COMMENT
COMMENT
October 19, 2012

2nd quarter earnings were nothing to write home about. Excellent yield. PE is extremely low so you really don’t have any concerns about the dividend. Company has stated that they will try to increase the dividends on an annual basis. As a yield stock, it’s okay but on a long-term growth basis, newspaper industry is still under siege from electronics. If you want good, steady dividends for the foreseeable future, it’s a good stock.

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October 19, 2012

2nd quarter earnings were nothing to write home about. Excellent yield. PE is extremely low so you really don’t have any concerns about the dividend. Company has stated that they will try to increase the dividends on an annual basis. As a yield stock, it’s okay but on a long-term growth basis, newspaper industry is still under siege from electronics. If you want good, steady dividends for the foreseeable future, it’s a good stock.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
August 16, 2012

A lot of people hate this area because it is media. Not only do they have to deal with the recession, they also have to deal with the Internet and digitalization. Pays a lovely dividend that has gone up in the past year. Have reduced their debt over the past few years. Advertising revenues have gone down recently but the 2nd part of the year is usually stronger. Likes what management has done. Thinks it can double from this level.

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TorstarCorp (B) (TS.B-T)
August 16, 2012

A lot of people hate this area because it is media. Not only do they have to deal with the recession, they also have to deal with the Internet and digitalization. Pays a lovely dividend that has gone up in the past year. Have reduced their debt over the past few years. Advertising revenues have gone down recently but the 2nd part of the year is usually stronger. Likes what management has done. Thinks it can double from this level.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
November 25, 2011
(A Top Pick Oct 28/10. Down 28.89%.) 5.8% dividend yield and a rock solid balance sheet so there is low risk of the dividend being cut.
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TorstarCorp (B) (TS.B-T)
November 25, 2011
(A Top Pick Oct 28/10. Down 28.89%.) 5.8% dividend yield and a rock solid balance sheet so there is low risk of the dividend being cut.
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PAST TOP PICK
November 25, 2011
(A Top Pick Oct 28/10. Down 28.89%.) 5.8% dividend yield and a rock solid balance sheet so there is low risk of the dividend being cut.
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TorstarCorp (B) (TS.B-T)
November 25, 2011
(A Top Pick Oct 28/10. Down 28.89%.) 5.8% dividend yield and a rock solid balance sheet so there is low risk of the dividend being cut.
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PAST TOP PICK
October 18, 2011
(A Top Pick Oct 5/10. Down 23.58%.) Sold his holdings.
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October 18, 2011
(A Top Pick Oct 5/10. Down 23.58%.) Sold his holdings.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 23, 2011
(Top Pick Oct 28/10, Down 32.26%) Surprised because it has a brand new dividend yield. It is one of the few where the dividend has not helped the stock. A PE of about 4 and it is worth more than 4.
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TorstarCorp (B) (TS.B-T)
September 23, 2011
(Top Pick Oct 28/10, Down 32.26%) Surprised because it has a brand new dividend yield. It is one of the few where the dividend has not helped the stock. A PE of about 4 and it is worth more than 4.
SELL STRENGTH
SELL STRENGTH
May 11, 2011
Recent earnings report were very disappointing. EBITDA margins are coming down quite significantly. Recently sold their CTV shares, which helped the balance sheet and paid a dividend as a result of that. Margins are aggressively declining. Two thirds of sales are newspapers and one third is publishing. If you own consider selling on any strength.
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Recent earnings report were very disappointing. EBITDA margins are coming down quite significantly. Recently sold their CTV shares, which helped the balance sheet and paid a dividend as a result of that. Margins are aggressively declining. Two thirds of sales are newspapers and one third is publishing. If you own consider selling on any strength.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
March 2, 2011
(A Top Pick Oct 28/10. Up 13.72%.) Still likes.
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(A Top Pick Oct 28/10. Up 13.72%.) Still likes.
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