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.
(A Top Pick May 27/16. Up 10%.) He still likes this. It is a good safe way to tap into the US market, particularly if you are concerned about the Canadian situation.
A problem with low-vol ETFs is that people want this at once, which drives the prices up. That said, they are normally a good way to go, but watch the price.
(A Top Pick Dec 15/15. Down 8.46%.) Typically, small caps start mid December and run to March. The market fell apart in the new year, and everybody ran to the big blue chips. He exited his position in mid-January. It is now starting to show some strength again relative to the market. There is only…
TD-T vs. RY-T. TD-T is bigger than RY-T in the US. BNS-T is a bit cheaper. He is warming up to the sector in general.
Stop? Down about 21% off the highs. He looks for the themes that are working. The first stock to double in a recovery is the one that doubles again first. When you are a leader you have an easier time running your company. He does not believe in buying the weakling in the group. He…
They still have some litigation overhang though it's partially resolved. Their Q2 results were fine with minimal difference between core and reporting earnings--good. Book value per share is higher at $22.89, so the stock is trading right under this now. Asian earnings were up 15% year over year, which the market was worried about. The…
An actively managed basket of Indian stocks. There is higher cost from the active management and from an index ETF. In the long run the currency has dragged a little on your returns. He thinks it will stabilize going forward. He thinks this will be a fantastic growth area of the world.
They are building an integrated device allowing for two way talk within fleets. It has taken time for them to get all the certifications and approvals to get here. There were concerns that are now behind them. We need to see sales start to transpire into fleets in the US.
Makes a medical device called the PONS, which appears to dramatically improve the results of therapy for people with brain injuries. They are in an FDA 3rd round right now. Results will probably be out in Q3. If results are positive, the stock will multiply, if not the stock is going to get crushed.
They make medical devides (syringes, blood test equipment). After last year's acqusition, there are two cash-flow companies here which excites him. He's owned this for a decade. 1.3% dividend. 10% dividend and price growth. (Analysts’ price target is $270.50)
Interesting company and has been a good stock. Trading at about 15X earnings. Growing revenues in the single digits, which always worries him. Well diversified industrial.
Provides services and products to the fast food industry so your fortunes will rise and fall with the industry. Cut their dividend about a year ago. That took a lot of glow off the stock. Thinks the worst is over. You may have to wait a couple of years until it gets back to $10…
One of her favourite retailers. A little pricey when it comes to valuations, but they are the one retailer that really has been able to have consistent same-store sales growth. As a brick/mortar store one thing they have done really well is coming up with an advertising campaign that makes shopping an experience. It advertises…
Gold is trapped in no-man's land, unable to break $1,350/ounce for a long while. That's reflected in this stock which has a lid on it. Until this breaks out, there's no buying opportunity. Also, existing shareholders will sell off when this eventually rises. This could be sideways for a while.
A really volatile name in some ways. Compared to other chemical companies, they have been pushing really hard to get into more of the specialized product to get a higher margin and more diversification, but are still exposed to more of the commodity type parts of the market. A lot of the sales are going…
Fertilizer markets are oversupplied, so fertilizer prices remain low, though slowly recovering. NTR is expanding its retail network through small acqusitions across North America, but also Australia and South America. The latter reduces cyclicality risk in North America. (Analysts’ price target is $82.44)
He bought the IPO because it's run by people he likes. Solid people. They just did a capital raise in December. It's an early Silver Wheaton and they have been adding projects. The cash flow is already kicking in because three projects are already kicking in. Expect that flow to accelerate, plus capital appreciation.
This is his boring pick. It operates some of the Express features for Air Canada. Fee based fixed type of contract where the jet fuel variations are pass through. Good yield of 6.61%. Well liked on the Street. Estimated P/E is 10.5 (Analysts’ price target is $9.36)
Call centres taking advantage of AI, so it's more efficient. On a growth path. They have earnings momentum, raised dividend 46% last year, as debt's coming down and free cash is going up. Yield is 1.3%. (Analysts’ price target is $166.92)
Technical consulting and engineering services. Stock fell, and expectation is that earnings will get back to where it justifies the $100 price. In portfolios for kids and grandkids, just sit back and let it grow for decades. No dividend. (Analysts’ price target is $100.00)
He is quite bearish on the broader markets, but the sentiment in the energy sector in Canada has been so negative that he thinks it is undervalued. They have no debt and has 900 prime low-cost Montney drilling locations with significant infrastructure and only about 10% of it is dry gas. CEO owns about 30%…
She prefers to own ENB-T, but thinks this stock will do well. The dividend is safe. But it is getting more difficult to build pipelines. There is no compelling reason to shift over just yet.
Yield comes out to 13.8% today. Energy is going to be a top pick later. He thinks the risk/reward is pretty good. It has been in a down trend. It is going back to 2005 and 2009 levels. You need to look at it on a monthly basis to get confirmation. Don't touch it if…
He's not fond of all the telcos. Rogers' valuation is trading at historic highs. Bond proxies like this have run up lately.
The CEO did a stock disposition recently. One of his largest holdings. A leader in off-shore wind energy. Their issue has always been attracting capital. They need to partner or be owned by a pension fund, which they almost did a few years ago. It's odd the CEO founder sold his shares recently as opposed…
Sell Visa to buy more EMA or buy an American utility? He's struggling with what to do with EMA. They just cut their dividend growth to 3-4%. They continue to do good business in the SE U.S. It's stable and steady. He wouldn't buy more Emera or American utilities. If you want exposure to U.S.…
It had a nice run on lower interest rates and the safe haven status. It is probably a better time to take some profits than to buy in. But don't get rid of all your utilities. This is a good time to take some money off the table.