Telus Corp

T-T

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21.98
0.27 (1.21%)
Telus Corporation is a Canadian national telecommunications company that provides a wide range of telecommunications products and services including internet access, voice, entertainment, healthcare, video, and IPTV television.
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HOLD
HOLD
December 29, 2017

Has a great yield of 4.3% and trades at about 17X earnings. With Alberta having such difficulty with oil, the stock kind of collapsed. Prior to that it was doing incredibly well. They also had very good growth on their mobile side. They are doing a massive CapX expenditure like BCE in order to do fibre to the home. BCE was doing it in massively dense populations so it wasn't as costly. Telus is working in Alberta, and the costs are for more expensive. Looking at their balance sheet, their CapX is going up substantially, but the free cash flow has fallen a lot. They have to get through this, where the CapX starts to go down again and free cash flow grows. He would stay with this.

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Telus Corp (T-T)
December 29, 2017

Has a great yield of 4.3% and trades at about 17X earnings. With Alberta having such difficulty with oil, the stock kind of collapsed. Prior to that it was doing incredibly well. They also had very good growth on their mobile side. They are doing a massive CapX expenditure like BCE in order to do fibre to the home. BCE was doing it in massively dense populations so it wasn't as costly. Telus is working in Alberta, and the costs are for more expensive. Looking at their balance sheet, their CapX is going up substantially, but the free cash flow has fallen a lot. They have to get through this, where the CapX starts to go down again and free cash flow grows. He would stay with this.

COMMENT
COMMENT
December 22, 2017

Historically, stocks like this do very well in the summer on a seasonal basis. We are now outside of the seasonality, but technically, the long-term trend has done very well. It recently broke into all-time highs.

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Telus Corp (T-T)
December 22, 2017

Historically, stocks like this do very well in the summer on a seasonal basis. We are now outside of the seasonality, but technically, the long-term trend has done very well. It recently broke into all-time highs.

BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
December 15, 2017

Not cheap, trading at around 18X 2018. Has a pretty high payout ratio around 86%, but sees that coming down. On Q3 their CAP X guidance was lower for the 1st time since 2010. They've laid most of their fibre and have done their footprint, so costs will be coming down. At the same time, there is a lot of strength in wireless and wireline. He models 15% per share growth 2016-2018. In 2020 this trades at a 15X reasonable multiple. He would buy at $46.

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Telus Corp (T-T)
December 15, 2017

Not cheap, trading at around 18X 2018. Has a pretty high payout ratio around 86%, but sees that coming down. On Q3 their CAP X guidance was lower for the 1st time since 2010. They've laid most of their fibre and have done their footprint, so costs will be coming down. At the same time, there is a lot of strength in wireless and wireline. He models 15% per share growth 2016-2018. In 2020 this trades at a 15X reasonable multiple. He would buy at $46.

BUY
BUY
December 13, 2017

Having doubled my money, do I buy more or diversify into something else? A theme that has worked in this market for a long time is dividend growth. This company has been a poster child for years and years. He is not a huge fan of the telcos, because it falls into the camp of the bond proxy like sectors. Within the sector, this has a very high exposure to wireless, and technically the stock looks very, very good. It has just broken old of a 2-year base, and consolidated the breakout, so next year looks quite good.

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December 13, 2017

Having doubled my money, do I buy more or diversify into something else? A theme that has worked in this market for a long time is dividend growth. This company has been a poster child for years and years. He is not a huge fan of the telcos, because it falls into the camp of the bond proxy like sectors. Within the sector, this has a very high exposure to wireless, and technically the stock looks very, very good. It has just broken old of a 2-year base, and consolidated the breakout, so next year looks quite good.

COMMENT
COMMENT
December 13, 2017

This has been extremely well-managed. Relative to Bell (BCE-T) it has made great strides positioning itself, not only within the wireless market, but also profitability wise. Has a good dividend history. With a long-term view, this is a good stock to own.

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Telus Corp (T-T)
December 13, 2017

This has been extremely well-managed. Relative to Bell (BCE-T) it has made great strides positioning itself, not only within the wireless market, but also profitability wise. Has a good dividend history. With a long-term view, this is a good stock to own.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
December 6, 2017

(A Top Pick July 18/16. Up 19%.) Still likes this and is still buying for new clients. A great way to get exposure to pretty much a pure cell phone data wireless business.

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December 6, 2017

(A Top Pick July 18/16. Up 19%.) Still likes this and is still buying for new clients. A great way to get exposure to pretty much a pure cell phone data wireless business.

BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
December 5, 2017

This has basically been threading the needle between 2 of his technical break points, and has been doing it for a long time. The bottom side is at about $40 and the top side is at about $54. It has a nice yield, so he would continue holding it. If it sets back to $40, that would be a Buy.

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December 5, 2017

This has basically been threading the needle between 2 of his technical break points, and has been doing it for a long time. The bottom side is at about $40 and the top side is at about $54. It has a nice yield, so he would continue holding it. If it sets back to $40, that would be a Buy.

HOLD
HOLD
December 1, 2017

He likes the yield but does not think the growth will continue. Is this the best way to generate 4.2% returns - look to the Top Picks.

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December 1, 2017

He likes the yield but does not think the growth will continue. Is this the best way to generate 4.2% returns - look to the Top Picks.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 30, 2017

T-T vs. RCI.B-T vs. SJR.B-T. He sold T-T last year because of tepid growth and valuation at the top of its range. He sold it to make way for a more cyclical investment. RCI.B-T is the strongest of the telcos. The whole space is expensive.

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November 30, 2017

T-T vs. RCI.B-T vs. SJR.B-T. He sold T-T last year because of tepid growth and valuation at the top of its range. He sold it to make way for a more cyclical investment. RCI.B-T is the strongest of the telcos. The whole space is expensive.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
November 3, 2017

Has underperformed its peers for the last 2 years. Trading at a bit of a PE discount because they have had rising Cap X, lower cash flow, concern about their dividend payout ratios. They've really been building out their fibre, but believes that is going to reach important milestones in 2018-2019 and CapX is going to start coming down. By mid-2018 they will have completed 50% of their targeted footprint. By the end of 2018 it will be 60%. This should lead to rising free cash flow and multiple expansion. Dividend yield of 4.2%. (Analysts’ Price Target is $48.50.)

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November 3, 2017

Has underperformed its peers for the last 2 years. Trading at a bit of a PE discount because they have had rising Cap X, lower cash flow, concern about their dividend payout ratios. They've really been building out their fibre, but believes that is going to reach important milestones in 2018-2019 and CapX is going to start coming down. By mid-2018 they will have completed 50% of their targeted footprint. By the end of 2018 it will be 60%. This should lead to rising free cash flow and multiple expansion. Dividend yield of 4.2%. (Analysts’ Price Target is $48.50.)

COMMENT
COMMENT
November 1, 2017

He likes this company. On any of the Canadian telcos, you are not going to go wrong owning them. This company's concentration in wireless is quite high, among the highest in Canadian telcos. An area where he sees growth going forward, based on that we are all doing more with our smart phones. The average revenue per user is rising. Valuation is reasonable, trading at 17X. Make sure you are not too heavy in this space. Dividend yield of 4.2%.

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November 1, 2017

He likes this company. On any of the Canadian telcos, you are not going to go wrong owning them. This company's concentration in wireless is quite high, among the highest in Canadian telcos. An area where he sees growth going forward, based on that we are all doing more with our smart phones. The average revenue per user is rising. Valuation is reasonable, trading at 17X. Make sure you are not too heavy in this space. Dividend yield of 4.2%.

COMMENT
COMMENT
September 19, 2017

He likes this very much. This and Bell Canada (BCE-T) would be his top 2 choices in the telecom sector. If you want to stick a stock away for the next 10 years, his choice would be Telus. He takes his hat off for their buildout of the fibre to the home over a five-year timeframe, versus BCE which is over a ten-year timeframe. Currently they have guidance for a 7%-10% annual increase in dividends. When the buildout is finished in 2020-2021, he thinks they’ll be able to renew that 10% a year dividend growth rate.

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September 19, 2017

He likes this very much. This and Bell Canada (BCE-T) would be his top 2 choices in the telecom sector. If you want to stick a stock away for the next 10 years, his choice would be Telus. He takes his hat off for their buildout of the fibre to the home over a five-year timeframe, versus BCE which is over a ten-year timeframe. Currently they have guidance for a 7%-10% annual increase in dividends. When the buildout is finished in 2020-2021, he thinks they’ll be able to renew that 10% a year dividend growth rate.

HOLD
HOLD
August 30, 2017

There are a lot of moving parts here. Growth in Internet was a bit lower in the last quarter, which is causing a little bit of grief. The earnings results were not well received. He is not as warm on this as he used to be, but would be happy to stick with it.

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August 30, 2017

There are a lot of moving parts here. Growth in Internet was a bit lower in the last quarter, which is causing a little bit of grief. The earnings results were not well received. He is not as warm on this as he used to be, but would be happy to stick with it.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
August 21, 2017

BCE-T vs. T-T. You are getting bond like returns and in the future they are going to spend a lot on 5G, but won’t get much payback for it. He is weary to buy a stock with a bond like yield. It is a group he does not invest in.

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Telus Corp (T-T)
August 21, 2017

BCE-T vs. T-T. You are getting bond like returns and in the future they are going to spend a lot on 5G, but won’t get much payback for it. He is weary to buy a stock with a bond like yield. It is a group he does not invest in.

WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
August 17, 2017

He exited a while ago. It is the most wireless of the three. If you think this is the better growth area then it could be better. A buy and hold strategy won’t get you into trouble.

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August 17, 2017

He exited a while ago. It is the most wireless of the three. If you think this is the better growth area then it could be better. A buy and hold strategy won’t get you into trouble.

COMMENT
COMMENT
August 16, 2017

She owns this in a few accounts, but not broadly. Telecoms are not a big weighting in her portfolios. If you are looking for income, this and the other telcos offer a good investment for income. Their yields are safe.

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Telus Corp (T-T)
August 16, 2017

She owns this in a few accounts, but not broadly. Telecoms are not a big weighting in her portfolios. If you are looking for income, this and the other telcos offer a good investment for income. Their yields are safe.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
August 15, 2017

They are among the most concentrated in wireless, an area he continues to believe will grow. There is a lot of capital going into making sure we do more and more on smart phones in the future. They’ve done a great job investing and expanding their 4G networks by about $2.2 billion. Recently rolled out Telus TV, a good way to cross sell another service to existing clients. Dividend yield of 4.3%. (Analysts’ price target is $48.50.)

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August 15, 2017

They are among the most concentrated in wireless, an area he continues to believe will grow. There is a lot of capital going into making sure we do more and more on smart phones in the future. They’ve done a great job investing and expanding their 4G networks by about $2.2 billion. Recently rolled out Telus TV, a good way to cross sell another service to existing clients. Dividend yield of 4.3%. (Analysts’ price target is $48.50.)

COMMENT
COMMENT
August 4, 2017

His model price shows fair value at $39, so it is 15% overpriced. In a rising rate environment, look for the stock to fall relative to its FMV. All telcos are expensive, because they pay a dividend. Dividend yield of 4.3%.

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August 4, 2017

His model price shows fair value at $39, so it is 15% overpriced. In a rising rate environment, look for the stock to fall relative to its FMV. All telcos are expensive, because they pay a dividend. Dividend yield of 4.3%.

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PAST TOP PICK
July 21, 2017

(A Top Pick Aug 11/16. Up 7.07%.) This is just sort of soldiering a long. It hasn’t quite got enough FMV to really propel it forward, but has enough that it is still keeping it up there. In the meantime it has a decent yield. The kind of thing you can tuck away in your portfolio and not worry about it.

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July 21, 2017

(A Top Pick Aug 11/16. Up 7.07%.) This is just sort of soldiering a long. It hasn’t quite got enough FMV to really propel it forward, but has enough that it is still keeping it up there. In the meantime it has a decent yield. The kind of thing you can tuck away in your portfolio and not worry about it.

BUY
BUY
June 28, 2017

Telcos are pretty reasonably valued. This one scores in the top 20%. A very stable stock with good price momentum. It is reasonable at 17X earnings with a 4.4% dividend yield.

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June 28, 2017

Telcos are pretty reasonably valued. This one scores in the top 20%. A very stable stock with good price momentum. It is reasonable at 17X earnings with a 4.4% dividend yield.

HOLD
HOLD
May 25, 2017

This has been a great dividend grower, but the dividend growth may moderate somewhat over the next couple of years, but will still be 5% or so. A good Hold longer-term. Dividend yield of 4.3%.

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May 25, 2017

This has been a great dividend grower, but the dividend growth may moderate somewhat over the next couple of years, but will still be 5% or so. A good Hold longer-term. Dividend yield of 4.3%.

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COMMENT
May 11, 2017

This has been in a range of $40.60-$45, and he sees it going above that. In sector ratings, telcos rank really well. If you want a decent return on your capital and collect some income, even though there might be some gyrations with interest rates, you can’t go far wrong with the telcos.

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May 11, 2017

This has been in a range of $40.60-$45, and he sees it going above that. In sector ratings, telcos rank really well. If you want a decent return on your capital and collect some income, even though there might be some gyrations with interest rates, you can’t go far wrong with the telcos.

COMMENT
COMMENT
April 12, 2017

Trading in record territory. An income stock in a more defensive industry. Generates a lot of free cash flow and provides very attractive yields. A play on the recovery of Western Canada. It is going to face more competition with Shaw (SJR.B-T) ramping up their wireless presence in Western Canada. Dividend yield of 4.3%.

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Telus Corp (T-T)
April 12, 2017

Trading in record territory. An income stock in a more defensive industry. Generates a lot of free cash flow and provides very attractive yields. A play on the recovery of Western Canada. It is going to face more competition with Shaw (SJR.B-T) ramping up their wireless presence in Western Canada. Dividend yield of 4.3%.

COMMENT
COMMENT
April 11, 2017

This is based out of Western Canada, so they haven’t been strong just because of the economic picture. He likes the telecoms and thinks this is a good company. Right now he would prefer BCE (BCE-T) or Rogers (RCI.B-T). If looking for growth on capital, there are probably better places to deploy your money over the short term. However, if you just want to park it and forget it, you are probably fine with this.

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Telus Corp (T-T)
April 11, 2017

This is based out of Western Canada, so they haven’t been strong just because of the economic picture. He likes the telecoms and thinks this is a good company. Right now he would prefer BCE (BCE-T) or Rogers (RCI.B-T). If looking for growth on capital, there are probably better places to deploy your money over the short term. However, if you just want to park it and forget it, you are probably fine with this.

BUY
BUY
March 22, 2017

An extremely well-managed company. One of the best CEOs in Canada. A great business. He would be buying this in the low $40s.

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March 22, 2017

An extremely well-managed company. One of the best CEOs in Canada. A great business. He would be buying this in the low $40s.

HOLD
HOLD
February 17, 2017

(Market Call Minute) Not her preferred play, but it is an oligopoly.

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February 17, 2017

(Market Call Minute) Not her preferred play, but it is an oligopoly.

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BUY WEAKNESS
February 14, 2017

The economic recovery in the West benefited them last year. This was the laggard in wireless, and then they were the leader in terms of subscriber additions, and now are at the back of the pack. He is waiting for this to get hit on some macro trade with interest rates. He would like to see it down another 5% combined with another dividend increase.

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Telus Corp (T-T)
February 14, 2017

The economic recovery in the West benefited them last year. This was the laggard in wireless, and then they were the leader in terms of subscriber additions, and now are at the back of the pack. He is waiting for this to get hit on some macro trade with interest rates. He would like to see it down another 5% combined with another dividend increase.

HOLD
HOLD
February 13, 2017

He owns BCE-T. The wireless side has done quite well. They pay a great dividend and expect to raise it over the next little while. You will not see much growth in any of these companies. They want to get fiber in Western Canada. They are getting competition from Shaw.

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Telus Corp (T-T)
February 13, 2017

He owns BCE-T. The wireless side has done quite well. They pay a great dividend and expect to raise it over the next little while. You will not see much growth in any of these companies. They want to get fiber in Western Canada. They are getting competition from Shaw.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
February 6, 2017

It is very expensive, as is BCE-T. His model price is $38.76, an 11% downside. As it goes flat, the fundamentals are percolating underneath. Strong stocks go sideways for a long time until fundamentals catch up with them.

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Telus Corp (T-T)
February 6, 2017

It is very expensive, as is BCE-T. His model price is $38.76, an 11% downside. As it goes flat, the fundamentals are percolating underneath. Strong stocks go sideways for a long time until fundamentals catch up with them.

COMMENT
COMMENT
January 27, 2017

Sell? He owns this and likes it, but less than he did a couple of years ago. Because they are essentially only in the wireless space, they are going to need to invest significantly in acquiring spectrum and upgrading networks. It’s a CapX heavy business, and there is not a whole lot of growth in it. A safe name to have in your portfolio, but if looking for some real growth over 3-5 years, you need to go to something like Alphabet (GOOGL-Q) or Amazon (AMZN-Q).

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Telus Corp (T-T)
January 27, 2017

Sell? He owns this and likes it, but less than he did a couple of years ago. Because they are essentially only in the wireless space, they are going to need to invest significantly in acquiring spectrum and upgrading networks. It’s a CapX heavy business, and there is not a whole lot of growth in it. A safe name to have in your portfolio, but if looking for some real growth over 3-5 years, you need to go to something like Alphabet (GOOGL-Q) or Amazon (AMZN-Q).

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