This week there were 23 Top Picks and 5 ETF in a wide range of industries: Consumer, Financials, Industrials, Technology and ETF.
Here are this week’s Top Picks as selected by: Bruce Campbell, Chris Stuchberr, John O´Connell, Hap (Robert) Sn, Gerard Ferguson, Colin Stewart, Gordon Reid, Cameron Hurst, Terry Shaunessy and David Burrows.
In 5 years They're taking on Netflix with some fine programming, but he wonders how much room there will be in the streaming market as more players enter? More competition may pressure Netflix stock down the road. Disney has had a long-term peak of 4x adjusted book value historically. It's now above that ($131). As…
(A Top Pick August 21/17, Up 20%) Hips and knees. Robotic surgery and 3D printers. His fear is that Stryker will buy Globus, and the subsidiary will overtake the parent.
He still likes this. Everything is going well for them. Margins are improving, the balance sheet is pristine, they have a lot of extra cash, and have been looking at acquisitions. The recent dip and underperformance in the share price is entirely related to this sector rotation, where people don’t want to be in safe…
Would not be a buyer right now, wait for a pull back, prefers tollbridgers as it is a higher end builder, but he even sold this one a month ago.
(A Top Pick Feb 20/18, Down 2%) Unfortunately, he got stopped out. There's more baked into HD than meets the eye. He wants HD back in his portfolio, like FedFex.
The banks are deeply oversold no.w Banks and the energy stocks will drive the TSX in the next few months. Exit at $72.50.
Although it always looks expensive it is a great niche little auto company. Very well-managed and very focused. Still a lot of earnings momentum to come.
Will it break out of the trading range of $5.50-7.70? You're buying Prem Watsa when you buy this. Prem has done some brilliant things, and other things that weren't. He's not Warren Buffett, though. He's not attracted to the underlying businesses.
Rumours of the demise of real estate have been greatly exaggerated. If you believe interest rates may pause as the economy slows, this will be a good life jacket for your portfolio. He thinks this is the right time to get in as many others are getting out. It has a broad diversification of holdings.
They just did a money raise, and he likes this stock--and rentals. Young people must rent, but there are limited units. This applies across Canada.
He likes the rails. He likes the dynamics of moving more freight to rail which continues to be more powerful. He has a rail as a Top Pick today. The group as a whole does not point to recession. They are trading at highs however. This is a group you want to focus on.
He likes the company. Has owned stock of it in the past. Overvalued now trading at 12 times EBITDA. Excellent Management team at execution. He would look at it if it comes back at 10 times EBITDA.
Geopolitical tensions remain in the world (i.e. North Korea and Russia). Raytheon which focuses on cyber and missile defence; they also have heavy international exposure.
The rails are stickhandling through the economy very well. Uncertainties include China refusing some crops. This is an economy stock, and the economy is chugging along at 2%. Oil shipments out of Alberta should continue for a while. Efficiencies in new track laid continue to creep into the system. The rails will do well as…
Likes this chart and he has recommended buying AC around $32. The Onex-Westjet news pushed this up, but it will trend down a little. A strong chart.
We're in the early innings of automation. ATA supplies this to and consults the energy, healthcare, industrial and maufacturing industries. ATA is in the thick of it. Stricter regulations in these industries demands precision that's found in automation. ATA has fine management. They've been on a buying spree. Their chart is very bullish and the…
They manage Cloud content for Fortune 500 companies, like helping you look for specific data using AI. Big companies aren't hiring big armies of developers to perform this service, but hiring companies like BOX on a subscription basis--it's cheaper. (0% dividend yield, Analysts' price target: $28.27)
One of the largest companies in the world, but there is a political head wind they are facing. Longer term, he believes the ad revenues will grow and this is a world leader in the space. He would look for a pull back to enter into a new holding.
(A Top Pick Jan 29/18, Down 4%) It has become his largest position, making it 5% of the company. They are going to benefit from a huge amount of infrastructure spending over the next 25 years. They are supplying WiFi networks also. They made two transformative acquisitions last year and they should see benefits this…
One of the leaders in the enterprise software market. They lost a big client in mid-2017. A good company. (Analysts’ price target is $93.92)
He likes this chart. The up trend since early 2019 has been followed by a brief consolidation. A retest of $200 resistance would likely project back towards $220 or higher.
Software as a service. It is the strongest sector, period – in the last two years. It makes software that is used to manage workflow such as for companies that provide IT servicing. It is growing rapidly. 35% year over year. They have running room in front of them. (Analysts’ price target is $233.32)
It's been on fire. His rule is not to own more than 5% of a single stock in his portfolio, so he recently trimmed back to 5%. It's reaching its old high and slightly overbought, probably due for a pullback. You can take profits, but otherwise hold.
Not as happy with China content, so picked an ETF with higher Korean content. EM sector is going to do well. Concern about tariffs is overdone. Maybe 5% of your portfolio, not 70-80%.
Brazil. Fundamentally, this country is much more self-contained than a lot of other export oriented countries. It is an exporter but there is plenty of domestic growth as well as self-sufficiency in energy. Have a couple of huge oil finds off their shores. Finances are in very good shape.
(A Top Pick Jan 11/18, Up 8%) Likes it. There are really two robust parts of the healtcare sector, one is this one, medical devices and equipment, and the other is managed care. You are buying market beta here; if the market goes down, IHI is going down. They might be high quality and good…
You buy it once and you don't have to do anything else if you buy it in a registered account. You don't have to think. MER is 18 basis points. Very cheap.
Equal weight indexes is something they like. He likes Europe. The market weight index tends to be lumpy with the large companies in it. Many companies serve in emerging markets. Trades on NEO not on the TSX.
Use this list wisely to identify buying opportunities.
Happy trading !!!