Paradigm lowers target on BSM Technologies, keeps “Buy” rating

BSM Technologies CEO Aly Rahemtulla.

An increased level of investment in sales, marketing and R&D will impact BSM Technologies’ (TSXV:GPS) EBITDA margins, says Paradigm Capital analyst Gabriel Leung. In a research update to clients yesterday, Leung maintained his “Buy” rating on BSM, but lowered his one-year target on the stock from $3.00 to $2.75. The analyst’s new price target implied […]

BlackBerry CEO John Chen pitches new Classic phone to loyal users

The BlackBerry Classic is rumoured to have a physical keyboard and trackpad, a 3.46-inch display with a 720 x 720 resolution, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus chip, 16GB of built-in storage, 2GB of RAM, and a a microSD card slot good for a 128GB boost.

The phone that many loyal BlackBerry users wanted all along is coming, and the company’s boss wrote a letter to them today about it. “It’s tempting in a rapidly changing, rapidly growing mobile market to change for the sake of change – to mimic what’s trendy and match the industry-standard, kitchen-sink approach of trying to […]

Microsoft: 90% of Canadian execs don’t know what the cloud is

Microsoft Canada President Kennedy: "Would you rather have your money in a bank, or you would you rather have it under your mattress?"

We’ve always been known more for our banks and miners, but a new report from Microsoft Canada suggests Canadian business’s awareness of technology is downright bleak. Microsoft Canada President Janet Kennedy was on BNN’s “Business Day” this morning to talk about a study the company conducted of Canada’s C-Suite Executives. Kennedy says that while awareness […]

Tech IPOs in Canada? Really? Wildeboer Dellelce’s Rob Fonn talks funding options

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It’s a curious time in the Canadian tech funding landscape. Most everyone involved in the Canadian technology scene would agree that the pool of privately listed companies is at least as strong as those that are already public. Many think of stalwarts Hootsuite, Shopify and Desire2Learn as falling into this category. But there is another […]

Cipher Pharmaceuticals has multiple ways to create shareholder value, says Donville

"My guess is we are going to get reconciliation on this, one way or the other, in the next six months," says Jason Donville of Cipher Pharmaceuticals. "They're either going to buy a bunch of stuff and get a big pop in their rating, or they're going to get taken out by somebody".

Investors looking at Cipher Pharmaceuticals (TSX:DND) should know there is more than one way the company could deliver value for shareholders, says one portfolio manager. Jason Donville, President & CEO of Donville Kent Asset Management was on BNN’s “Market Call” Friday and revealed his current top picks. The portfolio manager says Cipher Pharma is valuable […]

Espial is a buy despite “significant” risks, says Haywood

Espial Group CEO Jaison Dolvane.

A strong third quarter and a large market for Espial Group’s (TSX:ESP) Reference Design Kit-based set top box client trumps some real investment risks, says Haywood analyst Massimo Voci. Yesterday, shares of Espial fell after the company announced it had earned $213,970 on revenue of $5.1-million, a topline that was up 34% from the same […]

Open Text gets price target raise at Cormark

Solid profitability and cash flow in what is traditionally a soft quarter for Open Text (TSX:OTC, Nasdaq: OTEX) shows just how skilled the company is at M&A, says Cormark analyst Richard Tse. Yesterday, Open Text reported its Q1, 2015 results. The company earned (US) $64.65-million on revenue of $453.8-million, a topline that was up 40% […]

Slyce is one of my top picks, says StoneCastle’s Campbell

Portfolio manager Bruce Campbell thinks Slyce has a chance to insert itself into a potentially lucrative space between the consumer and retailer.

Newly listed tech hopeful Slyce (TSXV:SLC) has caught the attention of one portfolio manager, who says the company is one of his top picks. Bruce Campbell, President and Portfolio Manager at StoneCastle Investment Management was on BNN’s “Market Call” yesterday to talk about the Calgary-based company that wants to bridge the gap between the real […]