Paradigm lowers target on Oncolytics, but says stock is still a buy


The results from Oncolytics’ (TSX:ONC) U.S. Phase Two pancreatic cancer study were “mixed” says Paradigm Capital analyst Alan Ridgeway, but the company’s lead product REOLYSIN still has a multi-billion dollar market opportunity and several near term catalysts. Yesterday, Oncolytics released patient data from its U.S. randomized Phase Two Pancreatic Cancer Study. The market response was […]

QHR is on the right track, says PI’s Sangha

QHR CEO Al Hildebrandt.

PI analyst Pardeep Sangha says he is encouraged by QHR Corp. (TSXV:QHR) management’s broad vision that includes tackling the U.S. market. Yesterday, QHR held its AGM in Toronto and provided a strategic corporate update. He says management is committed to fixing its stateside business. Although its RCM business in the U.S. is losing money, Sangha […]

Will LightSpeed Retail soar with Apple Pay?

The combinination of payment processing and point of sale technology will make a tantalizing appetizer for those retailers looking to graduate from legacy systems, and it may act as an entree into Lightspeed's larger platform.

A Montreal-based company that has worked hand in glove with Apple may be set to benefit from the Cupertino-based tech giant’s big mobile payments play. Just a week after Apple debuted its new iPhone 6 with Apple Pay, a mobile payment offering that will use Near Field Communications, LightSpeed today announced it had secured $35-million […]

Pure Technologies’ Oil and Gas Business Could be Transformed by HM Acquisition, says Mackie

Mackie Research Capital analyst Raveel Afzaal notes that Hunter McDonnell Pipeline Services has more than 200 clients and very little overlap with Pure Technologies' much smaller oil and gas client base. He believes that the pickup could prove transformative to Pure's oil and gas pipeline inspection business.

The acquisition of the oil and gas pipeline inspection services business and related assets of Hunter McDonnell Pipeline Services (HM) could be “transformative” for Pure Technologies’ (TSX:PUR) oil and gas business, says Mackie Research Capital analyst Raveel Afzaal. Last Friday, Pure Technologies announced it would acquire the oil and gas pipeline inspection services business and […]

Industry Insight: Medical Marijuana

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Key Takeaways -Patient enrollment at the current pace may surpass Health Canada projections within 18-24 months -Near- to mid-term demand projected to be satisfied by current licensees supported by production capacity expansion programs -Maintain our thesis that a fewer number of larger capacity producers is desired versus many small producers -Early licensees have significant first […]

Tecsys gets price target raise at Paradigm

Paradigm Capital analyst Gabriel Leung says Tecsys is pursuing a "very significant" market opportunity in the healthcare vertical.

Paradigm analyst Gabriel Leung says Tecsys’s (TSX:TCS) most recent quarterly results confirm his bullish take on the company’s prospects. Yesterday, Tecsys reported its Q1, 2015 results. The company earned $343,000 on revenue of $13-million, up 23% from the $10.6-million topline the company posted in the same period last year. “This quarter we further extended our […]

Avigilon infringement suit will have little to no impact, says Cantor


A patent lawsuit filed against Avigilon (TSX:AVO) Tuesday is likely not material, says Cantor Fitzgerald Canada analyst Justin Kew. On September 9th, an infringement suit filed by John B. Adrain in the Eastern Division of Texas (Marshall Division) claimed that the video analytics features Avigilon acquired through VideoIQ infringe on the plaintiff’s patent “Facility Monitoring […]

Buy Sandvine on weakness, say Cormark analyst Tse

Sandvine CEO Dave Caputo.

The revenue warning Sandvine (TSX:SVC) delivered to the market this week might remind some of the company’s struggles in 2011 and 2012 when there were larger structural issues at play, but this shortfall will prove to be minor, says Cormark analyst Richard Tse. Yesterday, Sandvine issued a press release in which CEO Dave Caputo said […]

QHR is undervalued, says Haywood analyst Massimo Voci


A strong balance sheet and a high level of recurring revenue protect QHR Corp’s (TSXV:QHR) downside, but the market is not fully valuing its potential, says Haywood analyst Massimo Voci. In a research report to clients this morning, Voci initiated coverage of QHR with a “Buy” rating and one-year target of $1.80, implying a return […]

DHX Media licensing deals help drive stock to all-time highs

DHX Media recently announced the fifth consecutive annual Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! tour, which will visit 29 U.S. cities, plus Toronto, between October 14th and December 7th. Increasingly, DHX is deriving revenue from the branding and licensing of its properties.

A growing library of content combined with the emergence of over-the-top service providers such as Netflix has put DHX Media (TSX:DHX) in an advantageous position. But increasingly, it’s what the Halifax-based company is doing with that content that is driving value. With its stock making regular new highs since 2012, DHX Media has become a […]