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The All-Time Best Canadian Stocks: GFL, ATD, DSGX, OTEX

Investors seeking the best Canadian firms should look outside of energy and banks. GFL Environmental (GFL) is one of the best waste management stocks to consider.

GFL announced an upsized $1 billion notes offering. It will use the proceeds to repay its term loan A facility. The interest rate on the notes is 35 basis points less than the 7.10% rate.

Alimentation Couche-Tard (ATD), known as Couche-Tard, is a well-run multinational operator of convenience stores. It posted Q2 non-GAAP EPS of $0.82. Revenue fell by 2.7% Y/Y to $16.43 billion. The company held market share in the tobacco category, despite weakness in the industry.

ATD enjoys strong margins in the fuel business. The supply chain continues to optimize. This will extend ATD’s advantages.

In the technology sector, Descartes Systems (DSGX) is growing. It will continue to expand by selling more services to its customers. Acquisitions will fuel its business expansion. Despite transportation transactions falling, Descartes still performed well. It sells lots of software that is recurring revenue.

Open Text (OTEX) enjoys strong double-digit cloud revenue growth. Enterprise cloud bookings are growing. It will shift its growth model from merger and acquisition to growth driven by product innovation and go-to-market execution.

OTEX stock offers growth through margin expansion, dividends, and buybacks.