Hudson Bay Co.

HBC-T

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The Hudson's Bay Company, commonly referred to as The Bay, is a Canadian retail business group. A fur trading business for much of its existence, HBC now owns and operates retail stores in Canada, the ...
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TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 2, 2018

He is looking for a retailer whose name has been bantered about. Late last year it started having some shareholder activists that thought the stock was way undervalued to what it owns. It broke $10 a couple of times late last year. It is $11 now, and he believes it is $15 easy, even if nothing happens with it. (Analysts' price target is $12.00.)

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Hudson Bay Co. (HBC-T)
January 2, 2018

He is looking for a retailer whose name has been bantered about. Late last year it started having some shareholder activists that thought the stock was way undervalued to what it owns. It broke $10 a couple of times late last year. It is $11 now, and he believes it is $15 easy, even if nothing happens with it. (Analysts' price target is $12.00.)

COMMENT
COMMENT
December 15, 2017

Has been hearing about their real estate value for years. The hedge funds are saying this $10 stock has $31 of value if they do something with the real estate valuation. He is not sure how long investors are willing to wait. Meanwhile, the retail business and industry are not doing very well at all. They really have to get it together. Either do something with the real estate, or not. He doesn't like recommending companies that "might" do something.

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Hudson Bay Co. (HBC-T)
December 15, 2017

Has been hearing about their real estate value for years. The hedge funds are saying this $10 stock has $31 of value if they do something with the real estate valuation. He is not sure how long investors are willing to wait. Meanwhile, the retail business and industry are not doing very well at all. They really have to get it together. Either do something with the real estate, or not. He doesn't like recommending companies that "might" do something.

COMMENT
COMMENT
December 6, 2017

This is basically a bet on real estate. Can they realize the value on their real estate? On the retail side, they have a lot of debt. Just reported negative earnings.

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Hudson Bay Co. (HBC-T)
December 6, 2017

This is basically a bet on real estate. Can they realize the value on their real estate? On the retail side, they have a lot of debt. Just reported negative earnings.

COMMENT
COMMENT
December 5, 2017

A very interesting story because it kind of represents a “push me-pull me” situation. They have spent a lot of time building what they’ve got, and outside hedge funds are seeing about $35 of value, which is not being represented by the stock price. Thinks the company will resist selling assets unnecessarily, except for what they need to support the balance sheet. An interesting speculation and you are just going to have to wait and see.

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Hudson Bay Co. (HBC-T)
December 5, 2017

A very interesting story because it kind of represents a “push me-pull me” situation. They have spent a lot of time building what they’ve got, and outside hedge funds are seeing about $35 of value, which is not being represented by the stock price. Thinks the company will resist selling assets unnecessarily, except for what they need to support the balance sheet. An interesting speculation and you are just going to have to wait and see.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
November 17, 2017

Richard Baker is regarded as the best man in the ghastly department store sector. Had a meeting about a month ago and it was intriguing to hear him talk. He is very creative, and expected to create more things. Dividend yield of 0.4%. (Analysts’ price target is $13.75.)

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Hudson Bay Co. (HBC-T)
November 17, 2017

Richard Baker is regarded as the best man in the ghastly department store sector. Had a meeting about a month ago and it was intriguing to hear him talk. He is very creative, and expected to create more things. Dividend yield of 0.4%. (Analysts’ price target is $13.75.)

WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
November 13, 2017

Retail has not done well. Eaton’s used to be the largest retailer on the face of the earth. Retail then was very different than the way it is done now. You have to look at AMZN-Q. He thinks, however, HBC-T will do relatively well this season.

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Hudson Bay Co. (HBC-T)
November 13, 2017

Retail has not done well. Eaton’s used to be the largest retailer on the face of the earth. Retail then was very different than the way it is done now. You have to look at AMZN-Q. He thinks, however, HBC-T will do relatively well this season.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
November 6, 2017

This is basically about the real estate. A controversial call, as the company is bleeding cash and they have high debt, so why would you own it. Their land and buildings are going to start to push the button a little, to get the difference between what it is trading at and what the real estate value is. Dividend yield of 0.4%. (Analysts' price target is $13.75.)

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Hudson Bay Co. (HBC-T)
November 6, 2017

This is basically about the real estate. A controversial call, as the company is bleeding cash and they have high debt, so why would you own it. Their land and buildings are going to start to push the button a little, to get the difference between what it is trading at and what the real estate value is. Dividend yield of 0.4%. (Analysts' price target is $13.75.)

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WATCH
October 31, 2017

The chart is showing consolidation. It is finding a lid and is possibly finding a floor. He wouldn't buy this unless it breaks the $12-$13 level. If it breaks out to the upside on some volume, he would be interested. It has stopped going down, so the downtrend is over.

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Hudson Bay Co. (HBC-T)
October 31, 2017

The chart is showing consolidation. It is finding a lid and is possibly finding a floor. He wouldn't buy this unless it breaks the $12-$13 level. If it breaks out to the upside on some volume, he would be interested. It has stopped going down, so the downtrend is over.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 26, 2017

It is a tricky one. He has been a shareholder in the past. He recommends staying away because it is a complicated situation. He questions issuing equity that is dilutive if there was so much value in their real estate. If the retail business can’t afford to pay the rent eventually then it does not substantiate the value on those properties.

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Hudson Bay Co. (HBC-T)
October 26, 2017

It is a tricky one. He has been a shareholder in the past. He recommends staying away because it is a complicated situation. He questions issuing equity that is dilutive if there was so much value in their real estate. If the retail business can’t afford to pay the rent eventually then it does not substantiate the value on those properties.

BUY
BUY
October 17, 2017

Thinks this probably should be bought here. Thinks it is a nice, patient Hold.

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Hudson Bay Co. (HBC-T)
October 17, 2017

Thinks this probably should be bought here. Thinks it is a nice, patient Hold.

COMMENT
COMMENT
October 6, 2017

Has added to his holdings in the last couple of months. He understands how bad retail is because of Amazon competition. On the other hand, it is too hard for him to ignore what the potential valuation is on the real estate side. If there is $30 worth of real estate assets, they are going to find a way to surface it. The risk/reward is pretty good.

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Hudson Bay Co. (HBC-T)
October 6, 2017

Has added to his holdings in the last couple of months. He understands how bad retail is because of Amazon competition. On the other hand, it is too hard for him to ignore what the potential valuation is on the real estate side. If there is $30 worth of real estate assets, they are going to find a way to surface it. The risk/reward is pretty good.

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COMMENT
September 28, 2017

This one is hard. Missed on Q2 again, where they missed $.90. Margin compression was an issue again. There are headwinds for retail, especially for department stores. However Saks did beat their best comp in 2 years. HBC also had some pretty good comps. There are better trends in retail so far for Q3, and there is optimism for the 2nd half. This is a risky name. It is very hard to model, as they don’t have any clear earnings path. When stocks are really hard to model, often they are the best buy.

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Hudson Bay Co. (HBC-T)
September 28, 2017

This one is hard. Missed on Q2 again, where they missed $.90. Margin compression was an issue again. There are headwinds for retail, especially for department stores. However Saks did beat their best comp in 2 years. HBC also had some pretty good comps. There are better trends in retail so far for Q3, and there is optimism for the 2nd half. This is a risky name. It is very hard to model, as they don’t have any clear earnings path. When stocks are really hard to model, often they are the best buy.

COMMENT
COMMENT
September 8, 2017

Seasonality doesn’t really apply, because they have been going under a major restructuring. Fundamental analysts say it has real estate value at around $35 a share, and is currently trading at $12.75. There have been some activist investors trying to get the company to do something with the assets, such as capitalizing them and making them into condos. During the last couple of days, the stock has been in a trading range, and yesterday it broke above that base building pattern, for the 1st time in 6 months, which is very, very bullish. He would guess that there are some activist investors behind this scenario that are boosting the value of the stocks.

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Hudson Bay Co. (HBC-T)
September 8, 2017

Seasonality doesn’t really apply, because they have been going under a major restructuring. Fundamental analysts say it has real estate value at around $35 a share, and is currently trading at $12.75. There have been some activist investors trying to get the company to do something with the assets, such as capitalizing them and making them into condos. During the last couple of days, the stock has been in a trading range, and yesterday it broke above that base building pattern, for the 1st time in 6 months, which is very, very bullish. He would guess that there are some activist investors behind this scenario that are boosting the value of the stocks.

COMMENT
COMMENT
September 5, 2017

Thinks it will be quite a while before they actually close their doors. It is one of the stocks he has been lucky on in that he got out at $17. Wonders how department stores can create a new formula for their existence. The real estate is important, and you can buy this for a recovery on sheer speculation that it goes up later. The underlying value of the real estate is quite substantial.

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Hudson Bay Co. (HBC-T)
September 5, 2017

Thinks it will be quite a while before they actually close their doors. It is one of the stocks he has been lucky on in that he got out at $17. Wonders how department stores can create a new formula for their existence. The real estate is important, and you can buy this for a recovery on sheer speculation that it goes up later. The underlying value of the real estate is quite substantial.

SELL
SELL
August 29, 2017

This is such a sectoral challenged business being a department store. A lot has been discussed about its valuable real estate, but at the end of the day it’s the stores they are operating that cannot afford the lease payments to be in those prime locations. Ultimately, at some point, the model breaks down.

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Hudson Bay Co. (HBC-T)
August 29, 2017

This is such a sectoral challenged business being a department store. A lot has been discussed about its valuable real estate, but at the end of the day it’s the stores they are operating that cannot afford the lease payments to be in those prime locations. Ultimately, at some point, the model breaks down.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
August 23, 2017

It is a roll of the dice. The retail business is mature and declining. It is a play on real estate.

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Hudson Bay Co. (HBC-T)
August 23, 2017

It is a roll of the dice. The retail business is mature and declining. It is a play on real estate.

WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
July 27, 2017

You have to get your head around the value of their real estate. The whole retail space is under tremendous pressure. It is just a question of when they are going to unlock those assets.

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You have to get your head around the value of their real estate. The whole retail space is under tremendous pressure. It is just a question of when they are going to unlock those assets.

HOLD
HOLD
July 13, 2017

The real estate play on this has caught people’s attention. A lot of the stores could not really afford to pay. They have to wait to pay out until they are more profitable.

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The real estate play on this has caught people’s attention. A lot of the stores could not really afford to pay. They have to wait to pay out until they are more profitable.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
July 10, 2017

The retail space is a very difficult space. The core of their business is retailing, but the story is about retail and acquisition. As a real estate company they are getting near the bottom. but as a retailer there is really very little value. He does not like any retailers.

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The retail space is a very difficult space. The core of their business is retailing, but the story is about retail and acquisition. As a real estate company they are getting near the bottom. but as a retailer there is really very little value. He does not like any retailers.

COMMENT
COMMENT
June 30, 2017

$9-$8 is acting as a base. You want to see it break above the range it has been trading in, around $12.95. This is going to run into resistance at about $12.77. The 200-day moving average is coming down as well. If it got above $13, you might want to get rid of half of it and hope the real estate holdings unlocks some higher value.

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$9-$8 is acting as a base. You want to see it break above the range it has been trading in, around $12.95. This is going to run into resistance at about $12.77. The 200-day moving average is coming down as well. If it got above $13, you might want to get rid of half of it and hope the real estate holdings unlocks some higher value.

WATCH
WATCH
June 12, 2017

It looks to be basing. There is a possibility that the base is breaking. He would want to see it break support by 3 days or more so this would be a problem. If it does not get back to $9 soon he would be worried. It got hit last week.

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It looks to be basing. There is a possibility that the base is breaking. He would want to see it break support by 3 days or more so this would be a problem. If it does not get back to $9 soon he would be worried. It got hit last week.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
June 9, 2017

(A Top Pick Jan 6/16. Down 48%.) They had a great platform to launch forward in retail. What he didn’t see was the effect that Amazon (AMZ-N) was going to have on the entire business. There is $20-$24 embedded in real estate in the company. He sold his holdings.

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(A Top Pick Jan 6/16. Down 48%.) They had a great platform to launch forward in retail. What he didn’t see was the effect that Amazon (AMZ-N) was going to have on the entire business. There is $20-$24 embedded in real estate in the company. He sold his holdings.

COMMENT
COMMENT
June 6, 2017

Has done a really good job in taking a Canadian retailer and expanding it globally. Made some very good acquisitions and have done that quite well. They also have a pretty serious real estate portfolio which they could spin out to create some value. We are talking about the retail landscape and waiting for the company to create value from real estate, which may or may not happen. A cheap value stock, but their fundamental performance has not been that solid recently.

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Has done a really good job in taking a Canadian retailer and expanding it globally. Made some very good acquisitions and have done that quite well. They also have a pretty serious real estate portfolio which they could spin out to create some value. We are talking about the retail landscape and waiting for the company to create value from real estate, which may or may not happen. A cheap value stock, but their fundamental performance has not been that solid recently.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 29, 2017

A tough one. It is a company that appears to have a lot of value, very valuable real estate assets, but obviously operating in a very tough space. Department store retailing is getting a lot of pressure from things like Amazon (AMZN-Q). The company has a lot of leverage on its balance sheet, and it is really not clear what they can do to surface that value. Real estate is only as good as the tenant that is renting it.

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A tough one. It is a company that appears to have a lot of value, very valuable real estate assets, but obviously operating in a very tough space. Department store retailing is getting a lot of pressure from things like Amazon (AMZN-Q). The company has a lot of leverage on its balance sheet, and it is really not clear what they can do to surface that value. Real estate is only as good as the tenant that is renting it.

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COMMENT
May 25, 2017

This is a retailer, and they’ve been buying more retail, but it is really a real estate play. The price could probably double if they flow out a REIT and realize value on the real estate side. They are losing money on the retail side now though.

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This is a retailer, and they’ve been buying more retail, but it is really a real estate play. The price could probably double if they flow out a REIT and realize value on the real estate side. They are losing money on the retail side now though.

SELL
SELL
April 27, 2017

He has difficulty in what is happening in the retail market. He does not see a heck of lot of volume in the stores. There is a secular movement toward on-line shopping and he does not see how they can compete. Plowing through inventory is a margin squeeze.

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Hudson Bay Co. (HBC-T)
April 27, 2017

He has difficulty in what is happening in the retail market. He does not see a heck of lot of volume in the stores. There is a secular movement toward on-line shopping and he does not see how they can compete. Plowing through inventory is a margin squeeze.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
March 31, 2017

There is some enthusiasm about spinning out a real estate arm. He does not like the idea of such a REIT in which there are questions about the viability of the tenant. He does not think HBC-T can make the transition to an ecommerce player.

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Hudson Bay Co. (HBC-T)
March 31, 2017

There is some enthusiasm about spinning out a real estate arm. He does not like the idea of such a REIT in which there are questions about the viability of the tenant. He does not think HBC-T can make the transition to an ecommerce player.

HOLD
HOLD
March 24, 2017

There is a time when you have to pull the pin before you lose more money. But every company has a moment where they face plant. He thinks the real estate value alone is worth a lot more than where it is now. He has not sold his. He would hold it and grit.

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Hudson Bay Co. (HBC-T)
March 24, 2017

There is a time when you have to pull the pin before you lose more money. But every company has a moment where they face plant. He thinks the real estate value alone is worth a lot more than where it is now. He has not sold his. He would hold it and grit.

HOLD
HOLD
February 21, 2017

(Market Call Minute.) Going through a bit of choppiness. Real estate is probably worth a lot, relative to the share price. Until you actually see that realized, weakness in their retail operations could put pressure on the stock.

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Hudson Bay Co. (HBC-T)
February 21, 2017

(Market Call Minute.) Going through a bit of choppiness. Real estate is probably worth a lot, relative to the share price. Until you actually see that realized, weakness in their retail operations could put pressure on the stock.

COMMENT
COMMENT
February 13, 2017

The story now is that you are probably getting better than $20 in real estate assets, and retail for free. If they lever up to buy Macy’s, they have to bring in joint venture partners, which would probably be real estate partners, he thinks the whole entity in the end would trade at an even bigger discount, because the debt suddenly embedded in this thing would be absolutely huge. The risk parameters would go higher. The stock has rallied a little, and he has traded out of it, although he still owns a small part.

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Hudson Bay Co. (HBC-T)
February 13, 2017

The story now is that you are probably getting better than $20 in real estate assets, and retail for free. If they lever up to buy Macy’s, they have to bring in joint venture partners, which would probably be real estate partners, he thinks the whole entity in the end would trade at an even bigger discount, because the debt suddenly embedded in this thing would be absolutely huge. The risk parameters would go higher. The stock has rallied a little, and he has traded out of it, although he still owns a small part.

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