Suncor Energy Inc

SU-T

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39.45
0.33 (0.84%)
Suncor Energy is a Canadian integrated energy company based in Calgary, Alberta. It specializes in production of synthetic crude from oil sands. Suncor ranks number 134 in the Forbes Global 2000 list.
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BUY
BUY
February 11, 2020

Suncor vs. Pembina Investor sentiment for oil is very weak, but Suncor is among the better performers in the last decade because their Oil Sands assets have such a long life that they don't have to keep investing money each year to maintain that production. Ultimately, Canada needs to see takeaway capacity to improve. He owns Pembina which is not as directly effected by the oil price. Suncor is an oil play; Pembina is an income play. Either one is fine.

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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
February 11, 2020

Suncor vs. Pembina Investor sentiment for oil is very weak, but Suncor is among the better performers in the last decade because their Oil Sands assets have such a long life that they don't have to keep investing money each year to maintain that production. Ultimately, Canada needs to see takeaway capacity to improve. He owns Pembina which is not as directly effected by the oil price. Suncor is an oil play; Pembina is an income play. Either one is fine.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
February 7, 2020
A huge integrated oil company with production in the oil sands. Not currently held in his portfolio. The dividend is secure with a payout ratio of only 24%. The company is free cash flow positive. Earnings are expected to grow 5%. Overall, he has better candidates for yield with better growth potential. Yield 4.3%
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
February 7, 2020
A huge integrated oil company with production in the oil sands. Not currently held in his portfolio. The dividend is secure with a payout ratio of only 24%. The company is free cash flow positive. Earnings are expected to grow 5%. Overall, he has better candidates for yield with better growth potential. Yield 4.3%
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
February 6, 2020

Issue for the oil industry is that they have to continue to explore, pay their large dividends, and decarbonize themselves. Great company. Bigger issue is how they become less carbon intensive. If they don't, they'll be starved for capital. Suncor's making an effort in these areas. You can hold it for the dividend. He owns CNQ instead.

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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
February 6, 2020

Issue for the oil industry is that they have to continue to explore, pay their large dividends, and decarbonize themselves. Great company. Bigger issue is how they become less carbon intensive. If they don't, they'll be starved for capital. Suncor's making an effort in these areas. You can hold it for the dividend. He owns CNQ instead.

COMMENT
COMMENT
February 4, 2020
Does it matter which party wins the US election to benefit the Oil Sands? He owns no oil stocks, but he thinks Suncor is the best of the bunch. They have integrated downstream and retail. Oil is a sunset industry. The world is against oil. He thinks the TransMountain will get built, but he still wouldn't own oil.
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
February 4, 2020
Does it matter which party wins the US election to benefit the Oil Sands? He owns no oil stocks, but he thinks Suncor is the best of the bunch. They have integrated downstream and retail. Oil is a sunset industry. The world is against oil. He thinks the TransMountain will get built, but he still wouldn't own oil.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
February 3, 2020
It is the largest integrated oil company in Canada and the largest operator in the oil sands with its 31 year life expectancy. They have been able to grow their dividend meaningfully. (Analysts’ price target is $50.01)
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
February 3, 2020
It is the largest integrated oil company in Canada and the largest operator in the oil sands with its 31 year life expectancy. They have been able to grow their dividend meaningfully. (Analysts’ price target is $50.01)
BUY
BUY
January 21, 2020
Oil is a difficult space, but SU is building a base around $40. Strategy: buy the strongest stock in a struggling sector, which is SU. SU has the balance sheet to pick up cheap assets.
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
January 21, 2020
Oil is a difficult space, but SU is building a base around $40. Strategy: buy the strongest stock in a struggling sector, which is SU. SU has the balance sheet to pick up cheap assets.
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
January 10, 2020

oil Oil is tricky. It's a broken market that may or may not be coming back. Some have returned to gold too early. Over the decades, oil has risen and fallen largely due to spin (i.e. Peak Oil). He picks up a little oil when the stocks get cheap. Oil is a messy space. Of the juniors, WCP is his favourite. SU-T is the senior one he likes. But he really likes Advantage (but they deal in natural gas, not oil).

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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
January 10, 2020

oil Oil is tricky. It's a broken market that may or may not be coming back. Some have returned to gold too early. Over the decades, oil has risen and fallen largely due to spin (i.e. Peak Oil). He picks up a little oil when the stocks get cheap. Oil is a messy space. Of the juniors, WCP is his favourite. SU-T is the senior one he likes. But he really likes Advantage (but they deal in natural gas, not oil).

HOLD
HOLD
January 9, 2020
The energy space is really tough. She likes things that are in management's control, which it is not here. There is growing interest in the energy space which has been left for dead. It will trade up with the whole group. They can grow cash flow without having the have the commodity grow and that is why she holds it.
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January 9, 2020
The energy space is really tough. She likes things that are in management's control, which it is not here. There is growing interest in the energy space which has been left for dead. It will trade up with the whole group. They can grow cash flow without having the have the commodity grow and that is why she holds it.
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TOP PICK
January 8, 2020
It does not hurt to have a major integrated player. There will be some noise going forward as they have had some unplanned outages. Their production forecasts are a little lower than analysts expected and their capex requirements were a bit higher. A solid company that generates significant free cash flow -- they hope to increase that by $2 billion. The most broadly owned energy stock in Canada. Yield 3.8% (Analysts’ price target is $49.64)
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
January 8, 2020
It does not hurt to have a major integrated player. There will be some noise going forward as they have had some unplanned outages. Their production forecasts are a little lower than analysts expected and their capex requirements were a bit higher. A solid company that generates significant free cash flow -- they hope to increase that by $2 billion. The most broadly owned energy stock in Canada. Yield 3.8% (Analysts’ price target is $49.64)
BUY
BUY
January 8, 2020

He owns CNQ that and SU are the top two large energy companies. SU continues to buyback shares and raise their dividend. They've made astute acquisitions. SU is also increasing cash flow. But they're under pressure from climate change. SU will continue to cut costs, increase cash flow and raise their dividend. A great company and well-run.

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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
January 8, 2020

He owns CNQ that and SU are the top two large energy companies. SU continues to buyback shares and raise their dividend. They've made astute acquisitions. SU is also increasing cash flow. But they're under pressure from climate change. SU will continue to cut costs, increase cash flow and raise their dividend. A great company and well-run.

COMMENT
COMMENT
January 6, 2020
CNQ-T vs. SU-T. He thinks we are at the point where we have peak demand for carbon-based energy. By 2025 every car manufacturer will at least have a hybrid. There will always be at last a little demand for carbon-based energy. Right now we are generating more energy from solar than from coal, so we are moving in the right direction. He is indifferent to the two stocks.
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January 6, 2020
CNQ-T vs. SU-T. He thinks we are at the point where we have peak demand for carbon-based energy. By 2025 every car manufacturer will at least have a hybrid. There will always be at last a little demand for carbon-based energy. Right now we are generating more energy from solar than from coal, so we are moving in the right direction. He is indifferent to the two stocks.
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TOP PICK
January 3, 2020
In the fall, Suncor actually lagged the performance of the energy space, so he sees there is opportunity to play catch up. Free cash flow is up to $1 billion per year. He expects higher dividends and greater efficiency. Yield 3.91% (Analysts’ price target is $49.53)
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
January 3, 2020
In the fall, Suncor actually lagged the performance of the energy space, so he sees there is opportunity to play catch up. Free cash flow is up to $1 billion per year. He expects higher dividends and greater efficiency. Yield 3.91% (Analysts’ price target is $49.53)
BUY
BUY
December 31, 2019
SU vs. CNQ He owns CNQ; with CU, they are the two best-run Canadian oil companies. They've maintained decent share prices as its peers got washed out. SU has benefitted from the diversity of their refining assets when the WTI price differential widened CNQ is a cash-flow machine, decreasing debt and costs. You can own SU or CNQ, not both. CNQ is in a better position of returning shareholder dollars through share buybacks and/or raising the dividend. Caveat: if oil prices rise in 2020, these two giants won't benefit as much as its smaller peers (e.g. WCP) which have fallen further.
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December 31, 2019
SU vs. CNQ He owns CNQ; with CU, they are the two best-run Canadian oil companies. They've maintained decent share prices as its peers got washed out. SU has benefitted from the diversity of their refining assets when the WTI price differential widened CNQ is a cash-flow machine, decreasing debt and costs. You can own SU or CNQ, not both. CNQ is in a better position of returning shareholder dollars through share buybacks and/or raising the dividend. Caveat: if oil prices rise in 2020, these two giants won't benefit as much as its smaller peers (e.g. WCP) which have fallen further.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
December 19, 2019

He would not own it. We just went through the worst bear market for energy stocks. If you had to own energy stocks, you owned SU-T. Now people will use it to raise money to buy mid-caps.

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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
December 19, 2019

He would not own it. We just went through the worst bear market for energy stocks. If you had to own energy stocks, you owned SU-T. Now people will use it to raise money to buy mid-caps.

BUY
BUY
December 19, 2019

He owns CNQ, instead. Oil stocks have moved up recently with the oil price. SU has executed well with its acquisitions. The question is where does oil go with people not wanting carbon energy. SU is doing a good job reducing its carbon footprint. Okay to own this for the next while.

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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
December 19, 2019

He owns CNQ, instead. Oil stocks have moved up recently with the oil price. SU has executed well with its acquisitions. The question is where does oil go with people not wanting carbon energy. SU is doing a good job reducing its carbon footprint. Okay to own this for the next while.

BUY
BUY
December 18, 2019
Money seems to want to return to the Canadian oil sector. He owns Suncor and would put more money into it. They are shareholder friendly, paying good dividends and buying back stock.
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December 18, 2019
Money seems to want to return to the Canadian oil sector. He owns Suncor and would put more money into it. They are shareholder friendly, paying good dividends and buying back stock.
HOLD
HOLD
December 3, 2019
A big holding. SU has held in well in an unloved industry (capex has slid). SU is a core energy holding in Canada. It balance upstream and downstream, so fully integrated. Hold onto it and collect the dividend over 4%. SU will do well going forward. SU will invest in capex yet watch operating expenses. This remains a core holding of his.
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
December 3, 2019
A big holding. SU has held in well in an unloved industry (capex has slid). SU is a core energy holding in Canada. It balance upstream and downstream, so fully integrated. Hold onto it and collect the dividend over 4%. SU will do well going forward. SU will invest in capex yet watch operating expenses. This remains a core holding of his.
BUY
BUY
November 21, 2019
It is a cash machine. They are buying back their shares whenever their stock is cheap. They pay a nice dividend.
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
November 21, 2019
It is a cash machine. They are buying back their shares whenever their stock is cheap. They pay a nice dividend.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 19, 2019
He does not follow energy companies any more. He won't invest because they can't control the price of oil.
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
November 19, 2019
He does not follow energy companies any more. He won't invest because they can't control the price of oil.
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PAST TOP PICK
November 19, 2019
(A Top Pick Sep 09/19, Up 9%) He likes the oil space and would buy SU now. SU has good volumes.
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
November 19, 2019
(A Top Pick Sep 09/19, Up 9%) He likes the oil space and would buy SU now. SU has good volumes.
BUY
BUY
November 14, 2019
The chart is not very good as a cup and handle pattern since July. Where we are now, if we can get through that, then the highs of $45 will be challenged. This will be one of the leaders in the space.
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
November 14, 2019
The chart is not very good as a cup and handle pattern since July. Where we are now, if we can get through that, then the highs of $45 will be challenged. This will be one of the leaders in the space.
HOLD
HOLD
November 14, 2019
Doesn't have a lot in energy, but follows it. If you're going to buy energy, buy this or CNQ. Sector seems to be bottoming out. Stick with the big guys. A capital allocator that you buy and hold for 10 years.
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
November 14, 2019
Doesn't have a lot in energy, but follows it. If you're going to buy energy, buy this or CNQ. Sector seems to be bottoming out. Stick with the big guys. A capital allocator that you buy and hold for 10 years.
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PAST TOP PICK
November 13, 2019
(A Top Pick Dec 04/18, Up 2%) Top of the heap in a very tough space. But he sees more in the tank--SU remains very undervalued. He feels oil stocks are oversold and due to rise.
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
November 13, 2019
(A Top Pick Dec 04/18, Up 2%) Top of the heap in a very tough space. But he sees more in the tank--SU remains very undervalued. He feels oil stocks are oversold and due to rise.
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TOP PICK
November 13, 2019
Canada's largest integrated oil company, operates in the Oil Sands--that oil will last 36 years. He likes their upstream assets (Oil Sands), four world-class refineries and 715 gas stations, which insulate SU from steep discounts in heavy crude. SU pays a yield over 4%. Heavy cash flow allows them to break even at $30 oil. Big share buybacks and growing dividend. (Analysts’ price target is $49.40)
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
November 13, 2019
Canada's largest integrated oil company, operates in the Oil Sands--that oil will last 36 years. He likes their upstream assets (Oil Sands), four world-class refineries and 715 gas stations, which insulate SU from steep discounts in heavy crude. SU pays a yield over 4%. Heavy cash flow allows them to break even at $30 oil. Big share buybacks and growing dividend. (Analysts’ price target is $49.40)
COMMENT
COMMENT
November 6, 2019
SU vs PKI? The two go to stocks in the energy space are CNQ and SU. We are eventually going to have a big consolidation in the energy space, there are too many small players now. SU is a solid company, he would prefer it.
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
November 6, 2019
SU vs PKI? The two go to stocks in the energy space are CNQ and SU. We are eventually going to have a big consolidation in the energy space, there are too many small players now. SU is a solid company, he would prefer it.
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COMMENT
November 6, 2019
Politically we threw fuel on the fire in a weak commodity market. You have to be positive on the forward energy price to like anything. SU is a safer bet than WCP as they can make money at current prices. He is not sure WCP will be able to benefit. He expects more consolidation of smaller players in this space going forward.
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
November 6, 2019
Politically we threw fuel on the fire in a weak commodity market. You have to be positive on the forward energy price to like anything. SU is a safer bet than WCP as they can make money at current prices. He is not sure WCP will be able to benefit. He expects more consolidation of smaller players in this space going forward.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 1, 2019
The earnings were good where they slightly beat. Their cash flow is improving. The 4% dividend is pretty safe. It's not cheap of a stock and trades at a premium. Bottom line, this company will have negative cashflow unless oil prices go up higher. He wouldn't buy here.
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
November 1, 2019
The earnings were good where they slightly beat. Their cash flow is improving. The 4% dividend is pretty safe. It's not cheap of a stock and trades at a premium. Bottom line, this company will have negative cashflow unless oil prices go up higher. He wouldn't buy here.
HOLD
HOLD
October 30, 2019
An integrated major in Canada. If investors ever come back into the energy space, they are going to buy the bigger companies first. Plus it pays just under a 4% dividend. He would not expect a big move higher anytime though. It trades generally between $40-$48.
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
October 30, 2019
An integrated major in Canada. If investors ever come back into the energy space, they are going to buy the bigger companies first. Plus it pays just under a 4% dividend. He would not expect a big move higher anytime though. It trades generally between $40-$48.
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TOP PICK
TOP PICK
October 29, 2019
Buy below $40; it rarely stays below $40. It's integrated $1 billion of free cash flow, so they can buy back stock and raise the dividend. 12x PE and a 4% dividend. The top way to play energy. (Analysts’ price target is $49.78)
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
October 29, 2019
Buy below $40; it rarely stays below $40. It's integrated $1 billion of free cash flow, so they can buy back stock and raise the dividend. 12x PE and a 4% dividend. The top way to play energy. (Analysts’ price target is $49.78)
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PAST TOP PICK
October 22, 2019
(A Top Pick Oct 24/18, Down 4%) He'd still buy it today. Not as much torque as in other oil names, but SU is widely held and pays a safe 4% yield. It's the top energy company in Canada, both upstream and downstream. Their refining profits will improve going forward.
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
October 22, 2019
(A Top Pick Oct 24/18, Down 4%) He'd still buy it today. Not as much torque as in other oil names, but SU is widely held and pays a safe 4% yield. It's the top energy company in Canada, both upstream and downstream. Their refining profits will improve going forward.
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TOP PICK
October 22, 2019
Oil stocks are cheap, providing that at some point oil pricing comes through. This isn't trading far from book value now, and didn't fall to book value when the oil price plunged earlier. Now, the oil price is not there. (Analysts’ price target is $51.41)
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
October 22, 2019
Oil stocks are cheap, providing that at some point oil pricing comes through. This isn't trading far from book value now, and didn't fall to book value when the oil price plunged earlier. Now, the oil price is not there. (Analysts’ price target is $51.41)
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 15, 2019

CNQ and SU He owns no oil stocks, but CNQ and SU are good. He sees no relief for oil stocks after the election, which could result in a coalition government. Doesn't see pipeline problems lifting.

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October 15, 2019

CNQ and SU He owns no oil stocks, but CNQ and SU are good. He sees no relief for oil stocks after the election, which could result in a coalition government. Doesn't see pipeline problems lifting.

BUY
BUY
October 10, 2019
They need more pipeline capacity to grow. Debt has come down. They will have a massive ability to increase the dividend.
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
October 10, 2019
They need more pipeline capacity to grow. Debt has come down. They will have a massive ability to increase the dividend.
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September 20, 2019
They just beat on Q2. They are focusing on higher value production and offshore developments. Should get decent cash flows at 5%, trading at 1.3x with a safe dividend. It’s not particularly cheap, and it’s oil but other than that, it is good name. He wouldn’t buy today at these prices.
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
September 20, 2019
They just beat on Q2. They are focusing on higher value production and offshore developments. Should get decent cash flows at 5%, trading at 1.3x with a safe dividend. It’s not particularly cheap, and it’s oil but other than that, it is good name. He wouldn’t buy today at these prices.
HOLD
HOLD
September 13, 2019
Now that he is enthusiastic about energy going forward, SU-T is actually relatively expensive to its peers. This may actually cause them to under-perform in the space. If you want the consistent cash flow and decent yield you can continue to hold this for the next 30 years. He has moved out looking for better opportunities.
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September 13, 2019
Now that he is enthusiastic about energy going forward, SU-T is actually relatively expensive to its peers. This may actually cause them to under-perform in the space. If you want the consistent cash flow and decent yield you can continue to hold this for the next 30 years. He has moved out looking for better opportunities.
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TOP PICK
September 9, 2019
A lot of institutional investors own these. They have not done well in the environment we have seen, but the yield is over 4% and they have well integrated operations with some of the best assets in Canada. (Analysts’ price target is $52.87)
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
September 9, 2019
A lot of institutional investors own these. They have not done well in the environment we have seen, but the yield is over 4% and they have well integrated operations with some of the best assets in Canada. (Analysts’ price target is $52.87)
HOLD
HOLD
September 9, 2019
A core holding. Valuation, long-life reserves. Safe, dividend-oriented, and international interest in it.
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
September 9, 2019
A core holding. Valuation, long-life reserves. Safe, dividend-oriented, and international interest in it.
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September 6, 2019
Stocks like this have a history of bouncing back from a sell off. It’s at the low end of its trading range and would be buying it here.
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
September 6, 2019
Stocks like this have a history of bouncing back from a sell off. It’s at the low end of its trading range and would be buying it here.
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WATCH
August 29, 2019
It is one of the best looking charts and has not deteriorated as much as some of the others. They are well managed and in a good position. What they need is to get product out of Alberta. You need the oil pricing and that is all.
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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
August 29, 2019
It is one of the best looking charts and has not deteriorated as much as some of the others. They are well managed and in a good position. What they need is to get product out of Alberta. You need the oil pricing and that is all.
HOLD
HOLD
August 29, 2019

SU vs. CVE. Doesn't love energy so much. Has its challenges, China being one of them. Another being energy pricing. Suncor is coming into a level of support. If he owned it, he'd give it the benefit of the doubt and hold. Might be a buy for a more aggressive investor. Cenovus is off its support level, and attempting a trend. Oil tends to do best in the spring. If we see any kind of a rally around $15, he'd sell.

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Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
August 29, 2019

SU vs. CVE. Doesn't love energy so much. Has its challenges, China being one of them. Another being energy pricing. Suncor is coming into a level of support. If he owned it, he'd give it the benefit of the doubt and hold. Might be a buy for a more aggressive investor. Cenovus is off its support level, and attempting a trend. Oil tends to do best in the spring. If we see any kind of a rally around $15, he'd sell.

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August 23, 2019
If there is a recession, oil probably won't perform well. Dividend yield of about 4.5% is good, and it's not just a commodity price taker. If there is money flow back into Canadian energy, they will be the first to profit.
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