Is Diet Pepsi still safe for Canadians?

How soda is sweetened has been the subject of debate for decades.

PepsiCo today said it will replace the sweetener aspartame with sucralose in its Diet Pepsi, Caffeine-Free Diet Pepsi and Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi products, but only in the U.S. market. In Canada, the products will continue to be sweetened with aspartame. Aspartame is better known as NutraSweet, Equal or Sugar Twin, sucralose is marketed under […]

Making Sense of Canada’s Financial Technology Sector


Few sectors are as confusing as financial technology. Between Apple Pay, Stripe, Square, PayPal, Bitcoin and a thousand companies you have never heard of promising to “disrupt” the way we use money to procure goods, it’s not surprising that many investors choose to simply pass on the space. But publicly traded merchant bank Difference Capital […]

Amaya has clear path to $2 billion in revenue by 2017, says Cantor

Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov. Cantor Fitzgerald Canada analyst Justin Kew says a soft Q4 and a lack of guidance will bring short term uncertainty to the company's stock, but long term catalysts remain.

By cross-selling Casino, Sportsbook and Fantasy Sports into its PokerStars user base, Amaya (TSX:AYA) has a clear path to two-billion dollars in revenue by 2017, says Cantor Fitzgerald Canada analyst Ralph Garcea. In a research update to clients today, Garcea maintained his “Buy” rating and one-year price target of $50.00 on Amaya, implying a return […]

2015 holds a lot of promise for QHR, says Haywood

Outgoing QHR CEO Al Hildebrandt shows off his Cantech Letter award for 2013 TSXV Tech Executive of the Year.

Despite a fourth quarter that saw softer than expected margins, 2015 is still shaping up nicely for QHR (TSXV:QHR), says Haywood analyst Massimo Voci. This morning, QHR reported its fourth quarter and fiscal 014 results. For the fourth quarter, QHR posted an EBITDA loss of $900,000 on revenue of $7.5-million, a topline that was up […]

Watchdox will help speed BlackBerry’s pivot to software, says Cormark


The acquisition of Palo Alto-based Watchdox will help BlackBerry (TSX:BB) in its shift away from its hardware business, says Cormark analyst Richard Tse. This morning, BlackBerry announced it had acquired cloud based enterprise file sharing company Watchdox for a reported $70-million. The Waterloo-based company said the deal would complement BlackBerry’s Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) portfolio, […]

Look for continued improvement at QHR, says Laurentian


QHR’s (TSXV:QHR) fourth quarter results should show continued momentum, says Laurentian Bank Securities analyst Nick Agostino. Tomorrow, before market open, QHR will report its fourth-quarter and fiscal 2014 results. The Kelowna-based company is following up on a Q3 in which it posted revenue of $6.9 million, up 16% increase over the $6.0 topline is posted […]

BlackBerry’s acquisition of Watchdox is more evidence of its enterprise focus


In a move aimed at shoring up its place in the Enterprise Mobility Management space, BlackBerry (TSX:BB) today said it will acquire Palo Alto-based mobile security firm Watchdox. Although financial terms were not disclosed, the price tag is rumoured to be about $70-million. “BlackBerry is constantly expanding the potential of data security so that it […]