Manitoba Telecom Services

MBT-T

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HOLD
HOLD
November 28, 2014

Always seems to give a lot more promise that it doesn’t quite deliver. Had a downtrend from mid-2013, and he would like to see it get above $30 with a little bit of conviction. 5.9% dividend yield.

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Always seems to give a lot more promise that it doesn’t quite deliver. Had a downtrend from mid-2013, and he would like to see it get above $30 with a little bit of conviction. 5.9% dividend yield.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
September 29, 2014

It is a potential takeover target, but he does not buy a stock just because of that. They have been trying to sell Allstream for years. BCE-T or even T-T would be preferred.

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It is a potential takeover target, but he does not buy a stock just because of that. They have been trying to sell Allstream for years. BCE-T or even T-T would be preferred.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
September 15, 2014

Telecoms can do quite well during this time of year. However, the chart on this one is not showing the favourable tendencies of some of the others. It is breaking down. The period of seasonal strength ends around December.

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Telecoms can do quite well during this time of year. However, the chart on this one is not showing the favourable tendencies of some of the others. It is breaking down. The period of seasonal strength ends around December.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
September 9, 2014

Not interested in this. Doesn’t see any growth so she doesn’t know why anybody would want to buy it. If you want yield, then buy a pipeline, Canadian bank or an insurance company.

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Not interested in this. Doesn’t see any growth so she doesn’t know why anybody would want to buy it. If you want yield, then buy a pipeline, Canadian bank or an insurance company.

COMMENT
COMMENT
September 4, 2014

Punished by the federal government by being prevented from selling their Internet division and then got blocked from bidding on the Spectrum auction. Core operations are okay, but not a lot of dividend growth. He would prefer Telus (T-T) or Bell Canada (BCE-T).

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Punished by the federal government by being prevented from selling their Internet division and then got blocked from bidding on the Spectrum auction. Core operations are okay, but not a lot of dividend growth. He would prefer Telus (T-T) or Bell Canada (BCE-T).

COMMENT
COMMENT
August 25, 2014

A well-run company, but isn’t going anywhere fast. 5.5% dividend yield.

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A well-run company, but isn’t going anywhere fast. 5.5% dividend yield.

BUY
BUY
August 21, 2014

He owns it on the premise that BCE or others would take them over. But it is hard to know now if the acquisition would be approved. The CEO is retiring and he knows how to read it. The dividend yield is safe. From a value point of view he would own it.

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He owns it on the premise that BCE or others would take them over. But it is hard to know now if the acquisition would be approved. The CEO is retiring and he knows how to read it. The dividend yield is safe. From a value point of view he would own it.

BUY
BUY
August 15, 2014

This is not very exciting, but the dividend is quite secure.

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This is not very exciting, but the dividend is quite secure.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 13, 2014

(A Top Pick Aug 29/13. Down 2.96%.) When he did this pick, they had announced the sale of Allstream, which would have materially changed the setup for them, probably making them a takeout candidate. When the government rejected that, he sold his position.

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(A Top Pick Aug 29/13. Down 2.96%.) When he did this pick, they had announced the sale of Allstream, which would have materially changed the setup for them, probably making them a takeout candidate. When the government rejected that, he sold his position.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
July 29, 2014

Possibility of Bell (BCE-T) taking over this company? His gut instinct says No in that the CRTC might not allow it. Looking at this company on its own merits, his Fair Market Value calculation is about $37-$38, about a 15% upside. When he buys a stock, he likes to see a lot of potential and 15% is not very much. There is a lot of overhead technical resistance at about $33.

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Possibility of Bell (BCE-T) taking over this company? His gut instinct says No in that the CRTC might not allow it. Looking at this company on its own merits, his Fair Market Value calculation is about $37-$38, about a 15% upside. When he buys a stock, he likes to see a lot of potential and 15% is not very much. There is a lot of overhead technical resistance at about $33.

HOLD
HOLD
July 23, 2014

Sell and move into another telco? Because the yield is quite a bit higher than the other names, you should hang on to this. Some sort of consolidation in the space, could be there.

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Sell and move into another telco? Because the yield is quite a bit higher than the other names, you should hang on to this. Some sort of consolidation in the space, could be there.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
June 5, 2014

Stock vs. Stock: MBT-T vs. BA-T. Very good dominant player in their market. Good wireless exposure, but pension issues. Prefers BA-T.

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Stock vs. Stock: MBT-T vs. BA-T. Very good dominant player in their market. Good wireless exposure, but pension issues. Prefers BA-T.

COMMENT
COMMENT
May 6, 2014

Not much growth behind this. Has an attractive yield so if you just want to collect the dividend, you could do that. When she looks at dividend paying stocks, not only does she want to see an attractive yield in excess of 3%, but also good visibility that the dividend can grow over the next 3-4 years. She does not see that with this one.

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Not much growth behind this. Has an attractive yield so if you just want to collect the dividend, you could do that. When she looks at dividend paying stocks, not only does she want to see an attractive yield in excess of 3%, but also good visibility that the dividend can grow over the next 3-4 years. She does not see that with this one.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
February 11, 2014

Had owned it on expectation that they sold Allstream assets to release a lot of cash, but deal was blocked. Not his favourite telecom play. They have an attractive yield. Allstream is distracting to management and to the market. Prefers VOD-Q.

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Had owned it on expectation that they sold Allstream assets to release a lot of cash, but deal was blocked. Not his favourite telecom play. They have an attractive yield. Allstream is distracting to management and to the market. Prefers VOD-Q.

HOLD
HOLD
January 21, 2014

Had thought it would divest itself of its Allstream and then become a takeover candidate. However, things have changed over the last few years. Allstream deal did not go through, blocked by the Canadian government. Still thinks it might be sold one day. Certainly doing a good job of turning it around. You really have to look at this on a standalone basis now. Management is doing a good job of turning around Allstream. They’ve recapitalized the company and paid down some of that pension debt as well. Thinks the dividend is totally safe now.

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Had thought it would divest itself of its Allstream and then become a takeover candidate. However, things have changed over the last few years. Allstream deal did not go through, blocked by the Canadian government. Still thinks it might be sold one day. Certainly doing a good job of turning it around. You really have to look at this on a standalone basis now. Management is doing a good job of turning around Allstream. They’ve recapitalized the company and paid down some of that pension debt as well. Thinks the dividend is totally safe now.

BUY
BUY
January 20, 2014

Technically it has a nice bottom after being beaten up for a couple of reasons and there could be a good bounce over the next 12 months. 10% and nice dividend over the next year.

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Technically it has a nice bottom after being beaten up for a couple of reasons and there could be a good bounce over the next 12 months. 10% and nice dividend over the next year.

BUY
BUY
January 15, 2014

Quite interesting now after the share price dropped off following the Allstream rejection by the government. Stock got punished and now is sitting there with a 6% yield that is very sustainable. Business base in Manitoba is very stable with very little competition. Not a lot of growth, but not a lot of decline either.

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Quite interesting now after the share price dropped off following the Allstream rejection by the government. Stock got punished and now is sitting there with a 6% yield that is very sustainable. Business base in Manitoba is very stable with very little competition. Not a lot of growth, but not a lot of decline either.

SELL
SELL
December 4, 2013

Chart shows the trend is down. Relative Strength is negative. Trading below its 20 day moving average. The technical score for this one is zero, so you don’t want to be there.

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Chart shows the trend is down. Relative Strength is negative. Trading below its 20 day moving average. The technical score for this one is zero, so you don’t want to be there.

HOLD
HOLD
November 25, 2013

They weren’t able to get rid of Allstream, which was a pity. Doesn’t see this company going anywhere very quickly. Believes that the 5.86% dividend is safe.

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They weren’t able to get rid of Allstream, which was a pity. Doesn’t see this company going anywhere very quickly. Believes that the 5.86% dividend is safe.

COMMENT
COMMENT
November 21, 2013

Did a share issue because the Allstream issue didn’t go through. Have a pension liability problem, which they are now taking care of. They are doing the right things. Their major challenge is that they are in a very low growth environment. Dividend is safe and the yield is attractive. 5.9% yield.

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Did a share issue because the Allstream issue didn’t go through. Have a pension liability problem, which they are now taking care of. They are doing the right things. Their major challenge is that they are in a very low growth environment. Dividend is safe and the yield is attractive. 5.9% yield.

BUY
BUY
November 15, 2013

A bit of a train wreck. Everybody was getting out. They are probably going to have to do an equity raise due to the pension liability. He has upgraded this in that the management’s guidance was actually better on Q3 than what they expected. Thinks you are going to get paid on this one. He has a $33 target.

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A bit of a train wreck. Everybody was getting out. They are probably going to have to do an equity raise due to the pension liability. He has upgraded this in that the management’s guidance was actually better on Q3 than what they expected. Thinks you are going to get paid on this one. He has a $33 target.

COMMENT
COMMENT
October 29, 2013

Has been disappointing as compared to its peers. Has been an underperformer. Had a low of around $26 in 2010. As long as it doesn’t make a new low, you are probably okay. 5.7% yield. Don’t let it make a new low. He would be careful.

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Has been disappointing as compared to its peers. Has been an underperformer. Had a low of around $26 in 2010. As long as it doesn’t make a new low, you are probably okay. 5.7% yield. Don’t let it make a new low. He would be careful.

COMMENT
COMMENT
October 25, 2013

Usually in September, telcos do well. This one had a major breakdown recently, which was all news driven. It is now at the same level that it was in late 2011. There is a little bit of a base pattern here and it is going to get very difficult to get past the $32 level. Safe play, but doesn’t see it being a big gangbusters. Healthy dividend.

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Usually in September, telcos do well. This one had a major breakdown recently, which was all news driven. It is now at the same level that it was in late 2011. There is a little bit of a base pattern here and it is going to get very difficult to get past the $32 level. Safe play, but doesn’t see it being a big gangbusters. Healthy dividend.

SELL
SELL
October 21, 2013

Move on. They are constrained by the All-Stream thing. Any bids will be lower. 5.9% dividend, but don’t wait around to see if anything happens.

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Move on. They are constrained by the All-Stream thing. Any bids will be lower. 5.9% dividend, but don’t wait around to see if anything happens.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 16, 2013

Very little growth prospects. It is down but you only want something down if it will recover. Prefers BCE-T and T-T.

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Very little growth prospects. It is down but you only want something down if it will recover. Prefers BCE-T and T-T.

HOLD
HOLD
October 11, 2013

Would probably continue to hold this for the yield. He doesn’t see a risk of them necessarily cutting the dividend. There is no growth. Ultimately, they will be selling Allstream as there is some value there. 5.8% dividend yield.

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Would probably continue to hold this for the yield. He doesn’t see a risk of them necessarily cutting the dividend. There is no growth. Ultimately, they will be selling Allstream as there is some value there. 5.8% dividend yield.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 8, 2013

This company is in a tough bind. Have a big pension liability. Feels their dividend is at a real risk. If you own, be prepared for more pain. In a very competitive space.

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This company is in a tough bind. Have a big pension liability. Feels their dividend is at a real risk. If you own, be prepared for more pain. In a very competitive space.

WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
September 23, 2013

Similar to a BA-T. A slower growth story. It popped when they sold off allstream and now it is almost back to where it was. It was a traders` play during that time. It is where it should be given the fundamentals. You could start to see dividends increases from the smaller company. It is possible that a major takes them out at some point. Not a growth story, however.

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Similar to a BA-T. A slower growth story. It popped when they sold off allstream and now it is almost back to where it was. It was a traders` play during that time. It is where it should be given the fundamentals. You could start to see dividends increases from the smaller company. It is possible that a major takes them out at some point. Not a growth story, however.

BUY
BUY
September 23, 2013

A good section of his portfolios are in telcos. This hurt when Verizon (VZ-N) rumours came but he added to some of his positions at that time. He is quite happy with the dividends. This one has a good business. Took a big jump up when they sold the fibre-optic side. Took some profits at that time. Excellent yield and dividends are safe.

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A good section of his portfolios are in telcos. This hurt when Verizon (VZ-N) rumours came but he added to some of his positions at that time. He is quite happy with the dividends. This one has a good business. Took a big jump up when they sold the fibre-optic side. Took some profits at that time. Excellent yield and dividends are safe.

COMMENT
COMMENT
September 11, 2013

Manitoba Tel (MBT-T) or Telus (T-T)? The market has now changed a little bit in its outlook since interest rates have started to rise. On the equity side, you can’t just buy something for yield anymore because the stock price might go down because we need a higher yield to price the stock in a higher interest rate environment. Therefore, you need yield plus growth. Today, Telus has better growth than Manitoba Tel.

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Manitoba Tel (MBT-T) or Telus (T-T)? The market has now changed a little bit in its outlook since interest rates have started to rise. On the equity side, you can’t just buy something for yield anymore because the stock price might go down because we need a higher yield to price the stock in a higher interest rate environment. Therefore, you need yield plus growth. Today, Telus has better growth than Manitoba Tel.

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