iShares S&P/TSX Cap. Cons. St.

XST-T

Analysis and Opinions about XST-T

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DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
February 27, 2020

Consumer staples stocks in the TSX. Resilient, safe names such as Metro, Loblaw, and ATD.B. Prefers the US names like XLT. It has a bigger playing field with PG, Coca-Cola, etc.

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Consumer staples stocks in the TSX. Resilient, safe names such as Metro, Loblaw, and ATD.B. Prefers the US names like XLT. It has a bigger playing field with PG, Coca-Cola, etc.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
February 24, 2020
It's entering seasonality into September. This basket of stocks is timely. A boring, steady producer.
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It's entering seasonality into September. This basket of stocks is timely. A boring, steady producer.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
December 23, 2019
(A Top Pick Aug 12/19, Down 2%) He sold it about early October. If you have a lot of exposure into defensives then you might want to lighten up on this one. You would want to wait before loading up on this one now.
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(A Top Pick Aug 12/19, Down 2%) He sold it about early October. If you have a lot of exposure into defensives then you might want to lighten up on this one. You would want to wait before loading up on this one now.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
August 12, 2019
It is a seasonal pick. It broke out to a new high. Primarily food processors or distributors.
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It is a seasonal pick. It broke out to a new high. Primarily food processors or distributors.
COMMENT
COMMENT
April 22, 2019
Consumer staples vs. consumer cyclicals In a downturn, you don't need to go to a restaurant, but you still need to eat. So, you will spend more at the grocers (perhaps a discount chain) than the restos. This doesn't necessarily mean that SXT will go up, but more money will flow into defensives vs. the cyclicals. XST is a place to hide, but not a guarantee for a rising stock price.
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Consumer staples vs. consumer cyclicals In a downturn, you don't need to go to a restaurant, but you still need to eat. So, you will spend more at the grocers (perhaps a discount chain) than the restos. This doesn't necessarily mean that SXT will go up, but more money will flow into defensives vs. the cyclicals. XST is a place to hide, but not a guarantee for a rising stock price.
BUY
BUY
April 15, 2019
This has broken out to new highs. It has a nice little 6 months trend. $57.60 was a pretty significant level to break out of. If it gets back to that it will probably stay in the little band it had been in. All the stocks that are pulling this ETF are looking pretty good.
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This has broken out to new highs. It has a nice little 6 months trend. $57.60 was a pretty significant level to break out of. If it gets back to that it will probably stay in the little band it had been in. All the stocks that are pulling this ETF are looking pretty good.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 11, 2017

Just had a nice little break out. If you don’t like the ETF, you could look at their top holdings. Good mix long-term. Thinks that a year from now you will be quite happy with this.

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Just had a nice little break out. If you don’t like the ETF, you could look at their top holdings. Good mix long-term. Thinks that a year from now you will be quite happy with this.

WATCH
WATCH
August 26, 2016

Consumer Staples has done very, very well in Canada. A lot of the names in this have done very well, because a lot of investors have moved into the safer part of the index. This is one of the most defensive areas that you want to look at. However, a lot of the names are starting to get expensive in terms of their valuations. Be careful about how extended some of these valuations are. If interest rates start to move higher, you might want to pair back your holdings in this.

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Consumer Staples has done very, very well in Canada. A lot of the names in this have done very well, because a lot of investors have moved into the safer part of the index. This is one of the most defensive areas that you want to look at. However, a lot of the names are starting to get expensive in terms of their valuations. Be careful about how extended some of these valuations are. If interest rates start to move higher, you might want to pair back your holdings in this.

COMMENT
COMMENT
August 22, 2016

The Canadian consumer staple index and has only a handful of names. People have gravitated towards this because they see stable revenues and stable cash flows. For that stability, they have afforded them really big multiples. For whatever period your holding is, that multiple must not shrink. Even if their earnings goes up, if the multiple shrinks fast enough, the stocks will come down.

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The Canadian consumer staple index and has only a handful of names. People have gravitated towards this because they see stable revenues and stable cash flows. For that stability, they have afforded them really big multiples. For whatever period your holding is, that multiple must not shrink. Even if their earnings goes up, if the multiple shrinks fast enough, the stocks will come down.

COMMENT
COMMENT
May 19, 2016

Consumer staples sector in Toronto has done extremely well. When you go into May-October, you tend to see consumer staples, healthcare and utilities outperform. They tend to have a higher dividend. However, some valuations tend to be a bit higher.

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Consumer staples sector in Toronto has done extremely well. When you go into May-October, you tend to see consumer staples, healthcare and utilities outperform. They tend to have a higher dividend. However, some valuations tend to be a bit higher.

WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
February 26, 2016

VEE-T Vs. XST-T. He is a big fan of VEE-T. XST-T is a good, safe sort of thing to have. It is pretty much recession proof. You won’t get much lift, nor much drop.

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VEE-T Vs. XST-T. He is a big fan of VEE-T. XST-T is a good, safe sort of thing to have. It is pretty much recession proof. You won’t get much lift, nor much drop.

COMMENT
COMMENT
December 9, 2015

Prefers the consumer discretionary side of the equation. Staples is a little bit more defensive with less torque. The big winning trade has been discretionary for the last 9 years. This will still be a good play. The fact that it is global in nature is also appealing. He would be happy to own this.

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Prefers the consumer discretionary side of the equation. Staples is a little bit more defensive with less torque. The big winning trade has been discretionary for the last 9 years. This will still be a good play. The fact that it is global in nature is also appealing. He would be happy to own this.

COMMENT
COMMENT
August 7, 2015

An ETF that has consumer staples stocks? Not something he normally follows, but if you like the sector by all means. It is diversified. A little bit niche for him. He would rather be looking at more consumer stocks in the US.

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An ETF that has consumer staples stocks? Not something he normally follows, but if you like the sector by all means. It is diversified. A little bit niche for him. He would rather be looking at more consumer stocks in the US.

COMMENT
COMMENT
June 25, 2015

This has done extremely, extremely well. Some of the valuations are getting slightly stretched at some point. He prefers the BMO’s Low Volatility ETF (ZLB-T) which gives more diversification.

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This has done extremely, extremely well. Some of the valuations are getting slightly stretched at some point. He prefers the BMO’s Low Volatility ETF (ZLB-T) which gives more diversification.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
June 24, 2015

When dealing with a Canadian ETF like this, he doesn’t think there are a lot of components to it. It has 25% Alimentation Couche-Tard (ATD.B-T), 20%+ Loblaws (L-T) and a large amount of Saputo (SAP-T). Price to book is about 2.75 and PE is around 30. That is getting up there a little bit. For consumer staples, he would prefer the US where there is more diversification. He would prefer SPDR Consumer Staples Sector (XLP-N) because it is a lot more diversified. Also, the Canadian one has very high fees of around 60 basis points.

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When dealing with a Canadian ETF like this, he doesn’t think there are a lot of components to it. It has 25% Alimentation Couche-Tard (ATD.B-T), 20%+ Loblaws (L-T) and a large amount of Saputo (SAP-T). Price to book is about 2.75 and PE is around 30. That is getting up there a little bit. For consumer staples, he would prefer the US where there is more diversification. He would prefer SPDR Consumer Staples Sector (XLP-N) because it is a lot more diversified. Also, the Canadian one has very high fees of around 60 basis points.

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iShares S&P/TSX Cap. Cons. St.(XST-T) Rating

Ranking : 3 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 1

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 0

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 1

Total Signals / Votes : 2

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iShares S&P/TSX Cap. Cons. St. is a Canadian stock, trading under the symbol XST-T on the Toronto Stock Exchange (XST-CT). It is usually referred to as TSX:XST or XST-T

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On 2020-06-05, iShares S&P/TSX Cap. Cons. St. (XST-T) stock closed at a price of $62.73.