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Gordon Pape writes on common-sense wealth-building strategies.

By Gordon Pape  | Friday, February 24, 2017

Q – First of all let me say that my wife and I have subscribed to your newsletter for years and are very happy with the advice that your team provides. My question is about Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX: WEED). I was wondering what your overall impression of this company is in terms of investment. There has been a lot of hype in the news lately that has led to an increase in the stock price but I am wondering if this is just hype or does the company actually substantiate the increase. – Justin C.

A – Canopy is a medicinal cannabis company, based in Smiths Falls, Ontario. Its share price has increased by more than 360% in the past 12 months. The company may have great growth potential if the federal government legalizes marijuana, but it may be somewhat overhyped at present. Although the company’s fiscal third-quarter financials (ended Dec. 31, 2016) showed a $3 million profit on $9.8 million in revenue compared with a $3.3 million loss in the year-ago period, inventory shortfalls have been a problem, recreational marijuana has not yet been legalized, and share price has been volatile. Market cap is about $2 billion, which is quite high for a company producing about $10 million in quarterly revenue. All in all, it’s not a stock I would recommend at this time. – Gordon Pape

Gordon Pape is one of Canada’s best-known personal finance commentators and investment experts. He is the publisher of The Internet Wealth Builder and The Income Investornewsletter, which are available through the Building Wealth website.

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