CI Financial Corp

CIX-T

Analysis and Opinions about CIX-T

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BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
August 26, 2019
A big Canadian mutual fund company. A go-go stock for many years and a fast-grower, but is now under pressure like the sector. Still produces a lot of fresh cash flow. It's in trading range of $18-23. Pays a nice dividend.
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A big Canadian mutual fund company. A go-go stock for many years and a fast-grower, but is now under pressure like the sector. Still produces a lot of fresh cash flow. It's in trading range of $18-23. Pays a nice dividend.
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$18.950
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WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
May 10, 2019
Optimal period is between October and February. Positive in 15 of last 20 periods. Charts show a downtrend. We have a breakout. Trading above moving averages, has momentum. New trend should carry it higher. Technicals do look supportive.
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Optimal period is between October and February. Positive in 15 of last 20 periods. Charts show a downtrend. We have a breakout. Trading above moving averages, has momentum. New trend should carry it higher. Technicals do look supportive.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 2, 2019
They are facing some challenges as money moves from active to passive management. They are very profitable and have lots of free cash flow. They buy back shares and have a decent dividend. (Analysts’ price target is $21.33)
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They are facing some challenges as money moves from active to passive management. They are very profitable and have lots of free cash flow. They buy back shares and have a decent dividend. (Analysts’ price target is $21.33)
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
February 20, 2019
The sector's been difficult as a whole. Money flowing into ETFs, which puts pressure on fees and margins. No growth in the sector. She wouldn't pick any companies in the sector.
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CI Financial Corp (CIX-T)
February 20, 2019
The sector's been difficult as a whole. Money flowing into ETFs, which puts pressure on fees and margins. No growth in the sector. She wouldn't pick any companies in the sector.
WATCH
WATCH
January 15, 2019
He's watching it closely. Disclosure: A colleague of his sits on their board. A good business. CI can transition from mutual funds into private wealth management. They have a good cost structure. At $17, they're buying back lots of stock, but using debt to do so. They suffered a huge correction last year. But he's closely watching this as a serious buy. 4.1% dividend.
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CI Financial Corp (CIX-T)
January 15, 2019
He's watching it closely. Disclosure: A colleague of his sits on their board. A good business. CI can transition from mutual funds into private wealth management. They have a good cost structure. At $17, they're buying back lots of stock, but using debt to do so. They suffered a huge correction last year. But he's closely watching this as a serious buy. 4.1% dividend.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
November 28, 2018
(A Top Pick Aug 22/17, Down 26%) Pared back his holding. High 42% ROE, but the market doesn't see it as a growth stock; their Century acquisition was over-expensive. It's good that they're buying back shares. It's very cheap now, but has terrible price momentum. He needs to see a bottom with this stock.
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CI Financial Corp (CIX-T)
November 28, 2018
(A Top Pick Aug 22/17, Down 26%) Pared back his holding. High 42% ROE, but the market doesn't see it as a growth stock; their Century acquisition was over-expensive. It's good that they're buying back shares. It's very cheap now, but has terrible price momentum. He needs to see a bottom with this stock.
SELL
SELL
October 18, 2018

Sold it around $21. Customers are moving from Mutual Funds to ETFs. This is affecting them. The fact that the Canadian Market hasn’t done so well it also affected them as they are not as global in nature. (Analysts’ price target is $24.88)

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CI Financial Corp (CIX-T)
October 18, 2018

Sold it around $21. Customers are moving from Mutual Funds to ETFs. This is affecting them. The fact that the Canadian Market hasn’t done so well it also affected them as they are not as global in nature. (Analysts’ price target is $24.88)

HOLD
HOLD
September 28, 2018

Cut dividend and guidance as to when elevated outflows will stop. Payout ratio is fine at 30%. Buying back stock instead. He’s modelling that assets under management will stabilize back to 2017 levels. At 8.1x 2019 earnings, really cheap. Some performance issues. Worth holding if you own it. Write a put on it.

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CI Financial Corp (CIX-T)
September 28, 2018

Cut dividend and guidance as to when elevated outflows will stop. Payout ratio is fine at 30%. Buying back stock instead. He’s modelling that assets under management will stabilize back to 2017 levels. At 8.1x 2019 earnings, really cheap. Some performance issues. Worth holding if you own it. Write a put on it.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
September 13, 2018

It's really struggled this year. A problem for all asset managers is an ongoing price war led by the banks. As a result, CI has had to cut fees, but also halved their dividend (last month). Also, their key funds are underperforming. The organic growth is gone. This is a value trap. Avoid.

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CI Financial Corp (CIX-T)
September 13, 2018

It's really struggled this year. A problem for all asset managers is an ongoing price war led by the banks. As a result, CI has had to cut fees, but also halved their dividend (last month). Also, their key funds are underperforming. The organic growth is gone. This is a value trap. Avoid.

HOLD
HOLD
September 10, 2018

It is a well run company that has done a phenomenal job. They are facing a lot of pressure in terms of fees and how to grow when they are already so big. They are in a bit of a no-man's land. They cut their dividend to buy back shares. It sends the wrong message to some investors.

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CI Financial Corp (CIX-T)
September 10, 2018

It is a well run company that has done a phenomenal job. They are facing a lot of pressure in terms of fees and how to grow when they are already so big. They are in a bit of a no-man's land. They cut their dividend to buy back shares. It sends the wrong message to some investors.

HOLD
HOLD
July 26, 2018

Cheap stock. 6% dividend yield with a 55% payout ratio. They had poor performance. Management if guiding at more outflows. Regulatory concerns have proved to turn out better than many people thought. It is not going to do the heavy lifting for your portfolio but getting your dividend you will be OK.

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Cheap stock. 6% dividend yield with a 55% payout ratio. They had poor performance. Management if guiding at more outflows. Regulatory concerns have proved to turn out better than many people thought. It is not going to do the heavy lifting for your portfolio but getting your dividend you will be OK.

HOLD
HOLD
July 23, 2018

It is a mutual fund company, one of the most successful. It suffered recently as have others with concerns of pressure from ETFs and regulation changes. The dividend is probably stable and safe.

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It is a mutual fund company, one of the most successful. It suffered recently as have others with concerns of pressure from ETFs and regulation changes. The dividend is probably stable and safe.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
July 18, 2018

He owns this personally. It's a portfolio manager, not insurance. They've stumbled a bit after buying some new assets. The Century deal is probably clearing. The yield is probably safe. But it's disappointed. It was $38 five years ago and been on a tobboggan run ever since.

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He owns this personally. It's a portfolio manager, not insurance. They've stumbled a bit after buying some new assets. The Century deal is probably clearing. The yield is probably safe. But it's disappointed. It was $38 five years ago and been on a tobboggan run ever since.

HOLD
HOLD
July 6, 2018

This is another high-quality dividend-paying stock that has been hurt this year. They’ve had some net redemptions, but the selloff is overdone relative to that. From a valuation perspective, this is in the top 10% and it is a very stable stock. This is a great consolidator. However, active management has been declining relative to passive investment. There are no debt problems. He is happy to own it here but the negative price momentum stops him from recommending it for new money.

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This is another high-quality dividend-paying stock that has been hurt this year. They’ve had some net redemptions, but the selloff is overdone relative to that. From a valuation perspective, this is in the top 10% and it is a very stable stock. This is a great consolidator. However, active management has been declining relative to passive investment. There are no debt problems. He is happy to own it here but the negative price momentum stops him from recommending it for new money.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
June 28, 2018

Great company. They have been the quality act in the funds business. He has a soft spot for them as they were the very first client when he started in business in 1993. ETFs are putting them under pressure. Fees are coming down. It is not a growth business anymore. Their writing is a little bit on the wall for them.

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Great company. They have been the quality act in the funds business. He has a soft spot for them as they were the very first client when he started in business in 1993. ETFs are putting them under pressure. Fees are coming down. It is not a growth business anymore. Their writing is a little bit on the wall for them.

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