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About Altagas Ltd (ALA-T)

AltaGas is a North American energy infrastructure company based in Calgary, Alberta. The company operates in three business segments: gas, power generation, and utilities. The company is in the process of acquiring WGL Holdings. More at Wikipedia

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Altagas Ltd(ALA-T) 

January 21, 2019

It has been a turnaround management style since the low $30s. They bit off bit more than they could chew. They have spun off some Canadian assets because they loaded on the debt. It has the potential of a nice yield but he worries that they might be in a position that the growth part could be sold off. It is 6.8% after the dividend cut.
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It has been a turnaround management style since the low $30s. They bit off bit more than they could chew. They have spun off some Canadian assets because they loaded on the debt. It has the potential of a nice yield but he worries that they might be in a position that the growth part could be sold off. It is 6.8% after the dividend cut.
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Rick Stuchberry

Portfolio , Wellington-Altus Pri...

Price Price
$14.180
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Unknown

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Altagas Ltd(ALA-T) 

January 17, 2019

Like Enbridge Jr., where debt's crowding them out and they can't afford the dividend. Dividend cut never good for long-term investors. Highlights the difference from quality companies. Problem with utilities is that rates are higher, so ALA has to live with what they have. Not a quality company, reduction in credit rating. If you want quality, this is not one to own.
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Like Enbridge Jr., where debt's crowding them out and they can't afford the dividend. Dividend cut never good for long-term investors. Highlights the difference from quality companies. Problem with utilities is that rates are higher, so ALA has to live with what they have. Not a quality company, reduction in credit rating. If you want quality, this is not one to own.
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David Driscoll

President , Liberty Internationa...

Price Price
$13.960
Owned Owned
No

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Altagas Ltd(ALA-T) 

January 16, 2019

(A Top Pick Oct 30/18, Down 16%) He will continue to buy this with a long-term horizon. They did cut their dividend, but he's comfortable with their guidance. A good cash-flow payer.
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(A Top Pick Oct 30/18, Down 16%) He will continue to buy this with a long-term horizon. They did cut their dividend, but he's comfortable with their guidance. A good cash-flow payer.
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Jaime Carrasco

Portfolio , Canaccord Genuity...

Price Price
$13.800
Owned Owned
Yes

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Altagas Ltd(ALA-T) 

January 15, 2019

(A Top Pick Jan 04/18, Down 47%) He continues to support this even though 2018 was difficult for their investors. You must take the long view, and ALA has long-term assets, with over 66% of their assets being contracted utilities. ALA's U.S. acquisition will continue to grow. Utilities typically have weak Q3s because of weaker heating/cooling demand, but Q4 should be stronger. ALA needs to execute growth in northern BC with the new propane export terminal that'll come on in Q2; he expects growth here. Compare to Transcanada when they cut their dividend in 1998: their stock plunged from $30 to $10, then they increased their dividend 2.5x; and today shares are over $50. ALA can do the same with sharp execution. He continues to average down.
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(A Top Pick Jan 04/18, Down 47%) He continues to support this even though 2018 was difficult for their investors. You must take the long view, and ALA has long-term assets, with over 66% of their assets being contracted utilities. ALA's U.S. acquisition will continue to grow. Utilities typically have weak Q3s because of weaker heating/cooling demand, but Q4 should be stronger. ALA needs to execute growth in northern BC with the new propane export terminal that'll come on in Q2; he expects growth here. Compare to Transcanada when they cut their dividend in 1998: their stock plunged from $30 to $10, then they increased their dividend 2.5x; and today shares are over $50. ALA can do the same with sharp execution. He continues to average down.
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Ryan Bushell

President, Newhaven Asset Manag...

Price Price
$13.920
Owned Owned
Yes

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Altagas Ltd(ALA-T) 

January 15, 2019

People have bought it for the yield and because it was well diversified between regulated and non-regulated assets. But then they sold some assets. Probably fairly valued here. Can't tell how stable the dividend is. In the quasi-utility sector, he'd look at other companies.
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People have bought it for the yield and because it was well diversified between regulated and non-regulated assets. But then they sold some assets. Probably fairly valued here. Can't tell how stable the dividend is. In the quasi-utility sector, he'd look at other companies.
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Michael Sprung

President, Sprung Investment Ma...

Price Price
$13.920
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Unknown

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Altagas Ltd(ALA-T) 

January 10, 2019

As it declined he would not go long. It would be a case of getting out quick enough. It is trying to base now, since Dec 24th. It needs to get above the $16-17 range. They reduced their dividend, which the market expected. He uses a drip on this.
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As it declined he would not go long. It would be a case of getting out quick enough. It is trying to base now, since Dec 24th. It needs to get above the $16-17 range. They reduced their dividend, which the market expected. He uses a drip on this.
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Hap (Robert) Sn

Chief Port, Castlemoore Inc....

Price Price
$14.100
Owned Owned
Yes

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Altagas Ltd(ALA-T) 

January 10, 2019

They bought a large operation in the US and then sold some assets to finance it. The market did not like it and eventually they cut the dividend. She likes other infrastructure companies that have more visibility in terms of cash flow and better growth profiles.

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They bought a large operation in the US and then sold some assets to finance it. The market did not like it and eventually they cut the dividend. She likes other infrastructure companies that have more visibility in terms of cash flow and better growth profiles.

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Christine Poole

CEO & Mana, GlobeInvest Capital ...

Price Price
$14.100
Owned Owned
No

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Altagas Ltd(ALA-T) 

January 3, 2019

It was a disappointment in 2018. Their acquisition caused them to take on a lot of debt. People's appetite for debt laden companies came off the table. They restructured and took some debt off the table. The market didn't like their reduction in investment rating by a ratings company. It is still yielding 7% and they have an export terminal and they bought some gas assets that will generate some cash. The only issue is how they will raise money to address their remaining debt.
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It was a disappointment in 2018. Their acquisition caused them to take on a lot of debt. People's appetite for debt laden companies came off the table. They restructured and took some debt off the table. The market didn't like their reduction in investment rating by a ratings company. It is still yielding 7% and they have an export terminal and they bought some gas assets that will generate some cash. The only issue is how they will raise money to address their remaining debt.
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Lyle Stein

Sr. Portfo, Vestcap Investment M...

Price Price
$14.090
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Altagas Ltd(ALA-T) 

December 31, 2018

It is beaten up. The debt and acquisition they did. The spin out, AUI-T, he owns and likes. It has a safer yield.
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It is beaten up. The debt and acquisition they did. The spin out, AUI-T, he owns and likes. It has a safer yield.
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John Zechner

Chairman, J. Zechner & Assoc...

Price Price
$13.900
Owned Owned
No

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Altagas Ltd(ALA-T) 

December 31, 2018

A lot of the pain is now behind them. But don't expect a quick recovery. They just cut their dividend and are selling their Canadian divisions to reduce their heavy leverage. They might be fine. But this could be in $10-15 for some time. It takes time to de-leverage. But the worst is certainly behind them.
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A lot of the pain is now behind them. But don't expect a quick recovery. They just cut their dividend and are selling their Canadian divisions to reduce their heavy leverage. They might be fine. But this could be in $10-15 for some time. It takes time to de-leverage. But the worst is certainly behind them.
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Chris Stuchberr

Portfolio , Wellington-Altus Pri...

Price Price
$13.900
Owned Owned
Unknown

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Altagas Ltd(ALA-T) 

December 21, 2018

Time to buy? You can't find a good chart these days. But the longer term trend was bearish to begin with, and now with the recent waterfall, it's gone down. Market's oversold, and you could get a bounce, but that's all he'd look for. He starts with technicals, so he wouldn't even be looking at this stock.
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Time to buy? You can't find a good chart these days. But the longer term trend was bearish to begin with, and now with the recent waterfall, it's gone down. Market's oversold, and you could get a bounce, but that's all he'd look for. He starts with technicals, so he wouldn't even be looking at this stock.
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Keith Richards

Portfolio , ValueTrend Wealth Ma...

Price Price
$12.750
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Unknown

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Altagas Ltd(ALA-T) 

December 13, 2018

Was the decision to cut the dividend a dumb move? That was necessary. Management is like a gang that can't shoot straight. They destroyed this business by making an acquisition in the US. Very disappointed investment. They sold it at around $20. They are trading utilities companies like day trading. Only investment bankers are making money off this company in the last 5 years.
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Was the decision to cut the dividend a dumb move? That was necessary. Management is like a gang that can't shoot straight. They destroyed this business by making an acquisition in the US. Very disappointed investment. They sold it at around $20. They are trading utilities companies like day trading. Only investment bankers are making money off this company in the last 5 years.
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John O'Connell,

Chairman a, Davis Rea...

Price Price
$15.050
Owned Owned
No

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Altagas Ltd(ALA-T) 

December 10, 2018

They've disappointed investors. Before, you bought a good utility with this, but then they spun it off with a lot of leverage. Some may question if the dividend is sustainable. He doesn't think it'll be immediately cut, but be careful with this one. Other utilities are safer.
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They've disappointed investors. Before, you bought a good utility with this, but then they spun it off with a lot of leverage. Some may question if the dividend is sustainable. He doesn't think it'll be immediately cut, but be careful with this one. Other utilities are safer.
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Michael Sprung

President, Sprung Investment Ma...

Price Price
$13.740
Owned Owned
Unknown

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Altagas Ltd(ALA-T) 

December 7, 2018

They are paying too much in a dividend – twice what they are earning. It is trading at 40% of book value, which is cheap. If the earnings forecast of $1.09 per share comes through next year, it is really cheap today and could bounce back to $21.
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They are paying too much in a dividend – twice what they are earning. It is trading at 40% of book value, which is cheap. If the earnings forecast of $1.09 per share comes through next year, it is really cheap today and could bounce back to $21.
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Ross Healy

Chairman, Strategic Analysis C...

Price Price
$14.120
Owned Owned
No

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Altagas Ltd(ALA-T) 

December 4, 2018

The dividend isn't sustainable, now at 15%. The market has already priced in a dividend cut. He sold his shares in 2016. They blew their brains out on the WGL purchase, then the CEO left. Tax-loss selling is kicking in. But don't sell it now. A new CEO starts at Dec. 13 who may cut the dividend, and ALA may benefit from the January effect. But long-term, don't own this.
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The dividend isn't sustainable, now at 15%. The market has already priced in a dividend cut. He sold his shares in 2016. They blew their brains out on the WGL purchase, then the CEO left. Tax-loss selling is kicking in. But don't sell it now. A new CEO starts at Dec. 13 who may cut the dividend, and ALA may benefit from the January effect. But long-term, don't own this.
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Price Price
$14.300
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