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.
They spend a lot of money on the Star Wars theme park, which is taking time to catch on. Remember though, they are a monetizing machine. In the past they have heavily invested in themes, but have been able to grow into it. They are good at it. They have studio, tv, and products to…
Has grown its dividend 12% compounded over 5 years. A great international growth story in medical devices. They continue to invest in new technology. They're gaining market share. They're using robots to speed up operations with fewer problems. (Analysts’ price target is $190.40)
A company he likes and has owned in the past. They’ve undergone tremendous restructuring over the last 5 years. Economies of scale are massive for a company like this, which has had an impact on their margins. As margins have grown, so has the stock price.
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.
Been a decent stock in recent weeks due to investor confidence given that US home spending hasn't been as bad as feared. No red flags here yet. He likes HD and has room to run before recession creeps in down the road.
Their largest bank holding. It has 50% exposure to the US. They are expected to raise the dividend again in November. He expects it move to around $82 per share. Yield 3.85% (Analysts’ price target is $80.25)
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.
Problem is we don't know what Prem's doing until he does it. Some things work, and some don't. Has always had difficulty figuring out what's going on with this company. It's supposed to be an insurance company, but it's not really. You're buying Prem, if you buy the company. He likes Prem, but if they…
Their real estate exposure is US: Industrial, healthcare, office and digital data centers. He prefers this one because it has a bigger share of the specialized REIT sector.
He liked this so much because the old Wynne government in Ontario re-imposed rent controls which discouraged the construction of new apartments. CAR.UN has excellent management, However, will the Ford government remove rent control and encourage developers to go into high-end apartments? If so, it could take 5 years to create an oversupply of apartments,…
CN vs CP After a lousy 30-40 years, the rails now enjoy sustained demand, high barriers to entry and free cash flow that can pay down debt and raise dividends. He likes this industry. He owns CN.
The management team has a great track record. They have met all their promises to pay down debt and increase revenue with better things yet to come. Yield 2.23% (Analysts’ price target is $75.18)
Defense and intelligence company. The world's getting meaner and nastier. Of all the defense companies, it has the largest exposure to cybersecurity, which is where the next war will be fought. So it's going to be big business. Global leader. Yield is 2.11%. (Analysts’ price target is $208.24)
He really likes this one because they are great operators. They have a new deal with inter-modal with a Chinese shipping company that can grow their business in inter-modal by 10-20% per year over the next 3 years. Their crude by rail has much better pricing power now. They have an opportunity to add to…
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.
They design and build turnkey manufacturing and test systems. Doesn’t pay a dividend, but he thinks it is coming out of a long sleep with great opportunities as many companies bring manufacturing back to North America. They had a big earnings surprise this quarter and analysts’ forecasts have been revised significantly upward. Looking at 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)
It is his largest holding. It is a stable growth stock. Nothing has changed since his last show except they have done better after their last results were results. They are growing 20% on the revenue side. They still have great margins and cash on the balance sheet is just going to keep growing. It…
Small tech name in Canada. Come back from the dead. Building in the hot areas like 5G. A small company, not expensive, underloved. Will have to ride through volatile times. No dividend. (Analysts’ price target is $6.00)
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)
A core holding for him. It has come through tough times this year. He thinks it is headed to $250 per share next year. Yield 0% (Analysts’ price target is $230.73)
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)
He owns Mastercard instead. As the world grows, electronic transactions will continue to grow. His investment has more than doubled since 2018. He would hold your nose and buy either Visa or Mastercard. The fundamentals are great, but recognize it is quite expensive here. The key is to know when to sell and take profit.
He likes it and uses it in his model portfolios as a core allocation to emerging markets. It is very competitively priced. He sees a lot of long term potential in emerging markets. It is very volatile, however. You have to know your risk tolerance.
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.
What comes screaming back is the previous leaders. There is persistence. Internet retail is the first one to break down and the first one to reverse. Basic materials are the area starting to make a turn. It would be complimentary to add some Canada.
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 !!!