This week there were 26 Top Picks and 3 ETF in a wide range of industries: Technology, Energy, ETF, Healthcare, Financials, Utilities, Basic Materials, Industrials and Consumer
(A Top Pick Dec 14/18, Up 109%) Makers of screen technology out of Idaho. Their technology shortened the width of the screen, which allowed manufacturers to add more technology in the same phone body. He sold out at $207. It will give another opportunity to buy in, but there is more competition coming.
A cloud stock that helps businesses modernizing their data centres by combining and consolidating server management into one package, which results in power and cheap. This has been a frustrating stock with management making endless strategy shifts. But last August, NTNX can a major investment and soon after a new CEO. The market roared, but…
Pays a decent dividend and trades around 19x PE. It will benefit when 5G comes along. There's a lot of money for broadband growth coming as we transition to 5G networks. Not a pricey stock, but he sees more growth in software stocks. CSCO will do better though given 5G.
A great company with no credit risk. It comes down to how many people around the world swipe their card. A great business. His issue is that the stock is getting more expensive, surpassing its growth. He sold it for this reason a while ago. The PE is twice the market multiple now. Likes the…
Own, don't trade Apple. It keeps producing innovative products like the Apple Watch and iPhone that users keep using and using. Forget analysts who advise selling this, then buying it later.
(A Top Pick Sep 01/20, Up 56.4%)Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly Our PAST TOP PICK with PE has resulted in the company being acquired by Pioneer Natural Resources. We are considering the position now closed at the last market closing price of $16.93. Combined with the previous recommendation to cover 50%, the total return on…
The best valuation opportunities are in Canada, he thinks. He would sell WPX for the tax loss and buy Parsley instead, who has better exposure to Canada.
(A Top Pick Feb 12/20, Down 33%) A higher-beta oil play. They have excess debt that they'll pay down this year with free cash flow. They have a good free cash flow yield. He targets $1.40-1.50 based on $60 oil. At $60, this is a free cash flow machine. The business model changes drastically from…
A big fan of the company and management. Sold it around a month ago due to relative valuation. Bought it back this year. A net negative emitter. Could get a multiple expansion. At a 6x multiple and $60 oil, it would be 63% upside. Have differentiated to acquire further gains. Bought Torc and it is…
There are better oil names. He bought and sold it recently and made some money. But it can't de-lever as quickly as its peers. Expect 5-6 years for them to pay off their debt. VET is not bad--you're leveraged to international prices, but other names will move higher, sooner and faster.
Consolidation of the small and mid-cap names is an important theme. There are better names to own in the space.
TRP vs. ENB Nothing wrong with it except the cancelling of Keystone. Still a fantastic business. Great assets. Fewer pipelines increases the value of those assets. Has underperformed. He owns ENB, with its better growth profile.
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,…
Why would both go on on the same day? The VIX (VXX-N) tracks the expectation of volatility over the next month. Volatility changes. If the market (SPY-N) is going up then typically volatility comes down. If the catalyst for a rally is thought to be short lived, then volatility can go up as well.
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly TLT is an ETF that represents US 20 long term treasury bonds of a term of 20+ years. Yields on these treasuries have been rising steadily since the pandemic based market collapse last March from under 1.00% to 2.25% now. This is a precautionary holding, to protect in the event…
Generally, likes the emerging markets. They'll lead the way in the vaccine recovery, and benefit from a weaker US dollar. Its largest weighting is in China, with lots of very strong tech names. EM is probably underowned right now. A good hold for the next 2-3 years.
(A Top Pick Dec 09/19, Up 30%) Still likes this long-term, but he's now focused on U.S. weed names. He prefers other names.
A fave of his, up 19% YTD. Last month they delivered a terrific quarter and strong phase 2 data on their Alzheimer's drug, a possible game-changer. They also have a Covid antibody treatment that's already selling well. Most recentlty they delivered good phase 3 trial results on their cholesterol, weighr-loss drug for diabetes.
(A Top Pick Apr 09/20, Up 38%) He would buy it again. It is a corner stone of his portfolio. They have a dominant position and are well capitalized. They will have relatively easy comparisons this year because they took big credit losses last year. You can buy it any day.
(A Top Pick Dec 04/19, Up 13%) He'd buy it again. Nice value stock. Nice yield. Trading at discount to book. Would benefit from rising interest rates, which he expects. Cheaper than all the banks.
(A Top Pick Dec 20/18, Up 30%) A mid-cap specialty insurer. It can charge higher premiums as it is in niche markets. Their investing was very successful and they had lower insurance payouts.
(A Top Pick Mar 13/20, Up 5%) She's been buying more during this pullback. They plan on growing their 4% dividend 6% annually through 2025. FTS boasts a defensive cash-flow stream. It's a solid utility, paying a steady stream of increasing dividends. She's long held this as a key holding. It was a great stock…
🛢 Basic Materials
China and India demand coal It's a cyclical stock, selling coal and copper. The tightness in the coal market is due to China refusing imports from Australia, which benefits other suppliers. As for copper, Teck is building a copper mine in Chile, delayed last year because of Covid, but expected to be onstream in late-2022.…
They have probably found the richest new silver discovery in the last 20 years, in central Mexico. They own 44% of it. Given the pullback from last week, this is a great time. They don't need leverage to silver.
No one is better positioned to take advantage of the super-cycle commodity cycle. Great vertical integration. Good balance sheet, generating cashflow. US investors are playing it too. Not excessively expensive. Stick with it.
CP rail still moves a fair bit of thermal coal, which is decreasing. CNR gets more of its revenue from metallurgical coal, which is increasing. Both provide only a small portion of revenues. They also move chemicals, lumber, autos. If you're betting on worldwide economic recovery for many years, as he is, you have to…
May boost offer for IPL. Great capital allocators. Tailwinds are strong for BAM and BIP (for taxable accounts).
(A Top Pick May 12/20, Up 160%) It's riding the e-commerce boom but also will benefit from the reopening. It's the proxy for economic growth and he believes the US economy will boom this year. Fedex is doing well in air freight as well, given fewer airplanes in the air now. There's lots of growth…
(A Top Pick Dec 20/18, Down 14%) He sold at just around $13. The largest auto parts distributor in Canada. The company fired their CEO and announced a strategic review and nothing has happened since. They have done nothing to reorganize. He would not touch it.