Wi-LAN rises after reaching patent settlement with Xerox


Shares of Wi-LAN (TSX:WIN, Nasdaq:WILN) are up today after the company announced its subsidiary, Open Network Systems Inc., had entered into a patent license agreement with Xerox. Although terms of the deal are confidential, management said it covered printers, POS devices, and Smart TVs. The deal is part of Wi-LAN’s licensing partnership model that sees […]

Quebecor is a buy, says Euro Pacific’s Goff

Quebecor said it expects annual savings of $45 million from a new operational and management approach at its newspaper publishing arm. As part of the restructuring, Sun Media has closed two Ontario-based publishing facilities and cut 500 jobs.

A minority repurchase of shares demonstrates the kind of execution that makes Quebecor Media (TSX:QBR.B) a buy, says Euro Pacific Canada analyst Rob Goff. Yesterday, Quebecor announced that it had purchased for cancellation 7,268,324 common shares of Quebecor Media held by Capital d’Amerique Investissements (CDPQ). Following the transaction CDPQ holds an 18.93% interest in Quebecor. […]

Telus gets price target raise at Euro Pacific Canada

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Euro Pacific Canada analyst Rob Goff is feeling a little more bullish about Telus (TSX:T, NYSE:TU). On Friday, Telus reported its Q2, 2015 results. The company earned $341-million on revenue of $3.1-billion, a topline that was up 5% over the same period last year. “Our strong second quarter results demonstrate the significant benefits of the […]

The bulldog is back: Darren Entwistle returns as Telus boss


Darren Entwistle, who guided a spectacular rise at Telus (TSX:T, NYSE:TU) after joining the company in 2000, is back. After deciding he didn’t want to move his family to Western Canada, Joe Natale is stepping down as president and CEO after the telco company’s board decided they need their boss to be there. “Since joining […]

Laurentian lowers price target on BSM, maintains buy rating


A softer than expected third quarter has led Laurentian Bank Securities analyst Nick Agostino to lower his price target on BSM Technologies (TSXV:GPS). Yesterday, BSM reported its third quarter, 2015 results. The company lost $522,000 on revenue of $7.7-million, up 19% over the $6.4-million topline the company reported in the same period last year. “Top-line […]

Mitel is cheap right now, says Cormark

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The current price of Mitel (TSX:MNW, Nasdaq:MITL) is making the upside from its accelerating cloud business a cheap option, says Cormark analyst Richard Tse. On Thursday, Mitel will report its Q2, 2015 results. Tse expects the company will post (all figures in U.S.) Adjusted EBITDA of $38-million on revenue of $293-million, slightly above the street […]

Sandvine is a “compelling” buy right now, says Cormark

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A diversifying product line has Sandvine (TSX:SVC) ready to face challenges in its market space, says Cormark analyst Richard Tse. On Thursday, Sandvine reported its Q2, 2015 results. The company earned (U.S.) $2.98-million on revenue of $28.6-million. “Strength in EMEA and the DSL market was largely driven by over $6-million in revenue related to an […]

Augmented Reality Glasses Getting Closer To Reality


This report was adapted by Cantech Letter from a piece prepared by Sophic Capital. For the original report, and more in-depth research, please visit Sophic Capital’s website, here. Awed by the AWE 2015 Conference We briefly discussed the potential of augmented reality in our three virtual reality research reports. We knew that augmented reality is […]

Edgewater Wireless trading frenzy continues


There’s been a lot of focus on the lack of liquidity of many TSX Venture Exchange stocks of late, but at least one tech junior is having no problems attracting investors by the boatload. Edgewater Wireless Systems (TSXV:YFI) is an Ottawa-based company that was formed in 1988 as a spinoff of an established defense R&D […]