This week there were 25 Top Picks and 4 ETF in a wide range of industries: Technology, Energy, ETF, Consumer, Financials, Telecommunications, Basic Materials, Healtcare and Industrials.
Here are this week’s Top Picks as selected by: Jeff Parent B., Tim Regan, Barry Schwartz, Bruce Murray, Darren Sissons, Cameron Hurst, Brian Madden, Dennis da Silva, Christine Poole and Hap (Robert) Sn.
They were just punished following a lowering of guidance. He sees other competitors being better positioned right now and are cheaper on a price-earnings basis.
Or a fintech ETF? Mastercard has better return metrics and he prefers MA, but both stocks track closely. He's happy owning just MA, but you can own both or an ETF, depending on your time horizon and risk tolerance.
(A Top Pick Apr 04/18, Up 25%) It always grows organically. The knock against it is that grows modestly at 1-3%. They buyback shares and occasionally do tuck-in acqusitions. But their growth rate has accelerated despite Brexit and American trade issues; they still get the deals they want in those territories. It's trading at higher…
It still has an ancient stigma, but that's old history. It trades at a 20% free cash flow yield, and trading at 70% of its liquidation value. Land interests total $1.1 billion. or 50% of its market cap. They're marketing some infrastructure assets. If they take one-third of that to pay down debt they can…
Norwegian off-shore oil services. They have more cash than debt. There's a gradual increase in off-shore energy E&P, so this will do well. Sustainable dividend. (6.4% dividend, Analysts' price target: NOK139.87)
(A Top Pick May 16/18, Down 8%) Had a good report today, though it's been a rollercoaster the past year. Oil prices fell off their peak last summer. Also PXT put itself up for auction at the same time. Not good and it didn't work. Earnings reported today up 18% and production 26%. High cash…
Just had a 20% correction, so it's now a good time to look at it. It's down, because it's taking time to get approval for some well pads in northeast BC. He expects they will get approval. But some fast-money investors got out which blasted out this stock. It's well-run with visionary managers. Fast growth.…
The chart looked good and he bought it around $46.50. He would exit if the price falls to his buying price. It’s looking good for the time being and he’s happy with the recent shot up.
Internet ETF. Analysts do not make consensus targets for ETFs. The average PE is no different from the overall NASDAQ. The trend is healthy. It is not cheap.
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.
Mid–stream and pipes. He thinks oil will be higher in 12 months. Pipelines capacity is constrained. Global growth continues. They have pricing power. You need oil to work.
(A Top Pick April 18/16. Up 8%.) If this can get above the peak it hit in March, it is going to really accelerate. He would like this one longer-term. (See Top Picks.)
(Market Call Minute) Avoid theatre operators because they are getting pushed out because people will download and watch at home.
A great brand with fine content for kids and adults. They have the best chance to grow their streaming business and will give Netflix a run for their money. Last quarter was difficult because their Fox content didn't perform as well. (Analysts’ price target is $155.18)
They no longer want to own the hotel, they want to own the franchise and collect the royalties. In 3-5 years, they'll be 100% there. Has some of the best real estate and at a cheaper valuation than Marriott. Yield is 0.9%. (Analysts’ price target is $80.30)
Takeover of WB-T. He does not think there will be another bid. He has not finished researching whether to hold the resulting stock after the takeover closes.
This is a growth company, growing at about 20% per year. They sell “inexpensive luxury” clothes to the 15-to-45 year old demographic. (Analysts’ price target is $19.44)
Earnings came out today and the stock was punished HD is the go-to store for certain products and taking market share from the mom-and-pop shops, like Walmart. They're investing heavily in store technology that will pay off. It has a strong position in its sector, but there remains room for growth, say, outside North America.…
We are all tired, old and want someone to look after us. It was $100 and then there was a sell off. Far East/China is where they are expanding. Cuba offers more opportunities. The population is aging.
Struggling with the other financials in a toppy market. It's holding at current levels, which are at the lower end though. He doesn't expect it to break $60, but will stay close to where it is now. The market will remain volatile but in a tight range.
Most globally ambitious. Number of acquisitions, which appear to be going well. Trading at a 10% discount to its historic valuation, 10x earnings. Consistent outperformance of the TSX. Yield is 4.81%. (Analysts’ price target is $77.13)
They get the management fees from their sub- companies, and they are planning to grow those companies at a dramatic rate. If they do, you are going to see a big, big move up over time. What is not being properly valued in the stock are the management fees and the carried interest. Wonderful business.…
Considering the Ameritrade zero commission controversy TD is a buying opportunity and it has been unfairly punished by this issue. He's underweight Canadian banks, so he missed their big move in September. TD is one of his favourites in this sector.
Owns Verizon instead who are building out the 5G network whereas AT&T is more into media after buying Time-Warner. He sold when AT&T bought more media.
This is doing fine. It provides for hospitals, etc. Relative to US companies, they are having pricing competition in Europe. In their most recent quarter, earnings weren’t great and sales were down because of the currency. It is important for investors to look at these European companies, as to how much exposure they have on…
Located in the Sugar zone in Ontario. They’ve drilled the top 400 m of their deposit, which has a decent grading resource at about 7-8 g a ton, and have about 4000 ounces. That means they have found about 1000 ounces per vertical metre. That is a pretty good metric for the start of a…
They are really reliant on commodity prices. The global economy has been slowing leading to lower commodity prices. She would not be buying here, until the underlying commodity price improves.
She continues to hold it and likes it. They have done well this year so she would wait for a pull back to add to this position. They are good at taking costs out. They always increase their dividend and it should continue. A good core holding.