This week there were 24 Top Picks and 3 ETF in a wide range of industries: ETF, Financials, Technology, Healtcare, Consumer, Basic Materials, Industrials, Energy, Telecommunications and Utilities.
Here are this week’s Top Picks as selected by: David Cockfield, Fabrice Taylor, James Hodgins, Brooke Thackray, Michael Sprung, Ryan Bushell, Jaime Carrasco, Robert McWhirte, Michael Simpson and David Driscoll.
If you have a growth part of your portfolio, it should be in the TFSA. You want maximum growth in TFSA so he would not recommend it for these accounts.
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Small cap stocks in the US. It has been hit the hardest. It is a great place to come out of this. Buy it lower than today.
Bad news is outside margin pressure in US. Dividend is great, not going away. Terrific balance sheet. Earnings were in line last quarter. Pretty good valuation. Expensive relative to its peers, but exceptionally well run. We're at the bottom of the cycle. Concern is credit. With a better economy, should do very well.
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It is not an expensive stock. It has almost a 6% dividend. Low interest rates put pressure on these companies. Being a global wealth manager has helped offset the insurance business with low interests. This is a nice stock to buy.
Populated by public and private investments in India. One stock he would tuck away for 10 years. India is the largest democracy, and corporate tax cuts have been encouraging. Fundamentals are looking great for India.
He has been investing in this for almost three years now. They received Health Canada approval for a new brain stimulation medical device last fall. They are awaiting FDA approval in the US. It magnifies the result of physio-therapy for the brain and the technology is safe. It is a billion dollar business if it…
Healthcare gets knocked down before an election so there is a constant battle at this time of year and then it disappears after the election. This is a great company and continues to do well and you should own it or SYK-N, which he owns.
(A Top Pick Oct 28/19, Up 54%) Covid is impacting them. They bought GE pharma division, and the timing couldn't be better. Grown dividend by 28% over the last 5 years, paying down debt.
They own a series of food distribution businesses. It appears they are not making any money from them. It appears to be a scale problem.
He questions how good it is, because it's a retail store. Has good inventory. Doesn't scream higher. He sold some of his shares.
Will it hit $12.50? Hasn't researched this name. He just knows their main mine is in Mali where there's political uncertainty and jurisdictional risk. Are investors compensated for this risk? Is the stock cheap enough? He can't tell what the price target is.
(A Top Pick Jan 14/19, Up 7%) Strong seasonality in January to May, but it does really poorly in May to October. It plunged in late-2018 and has recovered since late-2018, but slower than the overall market. It's merely okay now.
He really likes it and just bought some more. It wants to break out. It has a great business with both retail and potash prices have bottomed. The next 12 months look better than the last 12 months. It could have a pretty good rally into the $60 range. You might want to see if…
It's a work in progress royalty company in gold and precious metals. Only three years old, it's very active by deploying $70 million of capital. Only two of their 45 assets are actually producing with two more coming on this year. So, there'll be a rapid advance in cash flow. The dividend is small but…
They are in a tough situation with the pandemic. They don't own them at this time. They are in a partnership with Air Canada that provides a block amount of flight time, which was creating great certainty. The other side of their business is the leasing side, which was being looked at fueling growth. It…
(A Top Pick Jan 17/19, Up 68%) This is artificial intelligence that is replacing people in call centres. These are insurance and financial call centres. He expects there to still be a long runway to come. This trades in France.
(A Top Pick Jan 17/19, Down 7%) He blames the CFO for the loss. They were signing contracts that were not compliant and their guidance was off. Even though the stock is down, if they have earnings of 3.20 per share range, the stock is fully valued. If they make 4.20 next year, the stock…
They're in northeast BC where Tourmaline is consolidating land and assets, near LXE. So, LXE will become topical. LXE has reached an inflection point after acquiring a lot of land and pushed the Montney play to the northeast. Now, they need a lot of capital to move to full development. They're talking to potential buyers,…
One of Canada's largest midstream. He likes. It has suffered in recent months. Expectations of a Biden win have pressured these stocks. Sentiment is everything in energy, and a Blue Wave on Nov. 3 will hurt. He prefers Enbridge, because a Biden win would benefit ENB. ENG also yield 2% more than TC.
A good operator with fine internationally diversification. They cut their high dividend, but had to and won't return to that level. We live in a different world with lower oil prices and demand. VET's balance sheet is okay and this will survive. That said, he prefers Tourmaline Oil which has more cash.
He's held this for 30 years. Investors underestimate their infrastructure assets in their networks built-out. The stock is cheap now. They benefit from heavy streaming now. They generate good cash flow and a cheap valuation. (He also own BCE, Telus and Shaw.) Rogers' advantage as that it trades at a similar valuation, but pays the…
(A Top Pick Oct 24/19, Up 69%)Educational Segment. He's owned this since day one. Still likes it. It has run up a lot, so he's trimmed a bit. The business is resilient and cash flow is fine. They a had few issues with Project Gemini, but other parts of the business show strength. They continue…
(A Top Pick Oct 15/19, Up 3%) Similar to FTS. Moving to a larger renewable, regulated base. Steady revenue and dividend growth. Will see steady multiple expansion.
Pounding the table on utilities, which will benefit big time from low interest rates. Earnings and dividend growth potential is high compared to telecoms, banks, and insurance companies. Highly recommends adding it to your portfolio.