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
This company has a better quality picture, and the colours are incredible. It is now getting to the price point where the mass market is picking it up. You are really hitting that hockey stick growth in terms of earnings, cash flow from operations as well as the stock price. They continue to be on…
Formed a cup and handle. The stock went parabolic in November, it's probably quite overbought and due for a small correction. Any correction would be a buying opportunity.
Great stock, but not the best time to buy. Makes sense to take a half position right now. Barron's says that MVP (Mastercard, Visa, and PayPal) have done better than the FANGs over the last 3 years. Visa is the best bet. Asset light. Free cash flow is quite high and gives you flexibility.
Apple vs. Amazon. Own both. Apple's a great, big, powerful company that will work out its problems. Both really well run, and moving into healthcare in a big way. Amazon has loads of runway, as does Apple. Buy a bigger chunk of Amazon, as it's performed better. Cloud computing and content business are going to…
A Permian producer that has been doing a really good job of acquiring acreage, so they issued a ton of paper on to the market. They’ve grown 14% a quarter for the past couple of years. They now get to slow down on that and focus on delineating their acreage, and also going after some…
They will grow about 3 times that of a Canadian producer. He is getting a 40% growth rate, but paying an inline multiple for it. At $5 billion market cap it has not hit as many radar screens and so is a little bit cheaper. (Analysts’ target: $18.00).
This is a Canadian energy company. They made an acquisition in the US unfortunately at the top of the cycle. He does not own highly levered oil and gas companies. There are others that are much more attractive. He prefers clean balance sheets.
WCP-T is a good mid-cap energy company, but he is not excited about the space right now. He is not looking to add in this environment, but when he returns WCP-T would be a great company. His largest holding is VET-T.
Say they can meet their generous dividend if WTI goes to $40. Balance sheet is fine. Likes it, but as oil prices bounce around, its metrics started to deteriorate. It's a good name as long as they execute and oil stays up. Yield is 10.5%.
Dividend is almost 6%. They made a recent acquisition and if the price of energy goes back up they can think about a dividend increase. It could be a double or a triple. (Analysts’ price target is $3.35)
The energy space was tough last year. This has been rising since September, relative to the energy space. It has performed well through the recovery. Nice dividend, growing at about 6% annually. If you took at three year period in the market it will under-perform but be more stable.
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%…
(Past Top Pick on June 15, 2017, Up 6%) He'd assumed interest rates would rise. They didn't. Rates rise and the value of TLT goes down. He sold a $126 call and he wanted it to close below that. It closed at $128 instead. He made 6% on the trade because he got more premium…
Not as happy with China content, so picked an ETF with higher Korean content. EM sector is going to do well. Concern about tariffs is overdone. Maybe 5% of your portfolio, not 70-80%.
Canopy Growth (WEED-T) vs Aurora Cannabis (ACB-T) The battle of the titans. Both companies do good things. He favors Canopy as it has a lower risk diversified growth strategy in 12 different facilities. He also likes the deal with Constellation for further diversification. Aurora is expected to grow with the expansion of the new facility…
Been undergoing struggles with patent expiry and competition. Massive R&D budget and it is hard to know when they will have the next block buster drug. A good blue chip name to own. JNJ might be a safer way to participate.
Good place for yield. Largest company in Canada. Not going to have a lot of significant grief holding this one. Almost need it to balance out the portfolio and keep the cash flow coming in if you have a tough year. Doesn't think there will be a housing collapse. Yield is 3.98%. (Analysts’ price target…
They have an emerging robo-advisor business among their other businesses, GWL and Investors Group which are sluggish growers. Unless something macro in the insurance space (interest rate hikes) or an acquisition happens, PWF will simply grind along. Mutual funds are stagnating or declining (Investors Group charges very high fees). Safe dividend, but he doesn't see…
Specialty insurance company, which was not caught up in the bad paper. Earnings estimates keep going up. ROE is in the mid teens. Combined ratio is in the 80s, which is fabulous for an insurance company. Good real estate assets.
$37.56 is his target price. He'd buy it at $39, $10 below the current price. We might see that. Not a fan of this.
🛢 Basic Materials
China issues? A cyclical stock for sure, so its tough to buy and hold. The balance sheet has been right sized as the debt has been reduced. They are cheap based on earnings. If you believe China trade issues will be resolved, you should continue to hold. (Analysts’ price target is $39.84)
He likes silver. This company has a very high-grade silver prospect. Expects to see the stock go higher.
He's owned this before the Agrium merger, which was a great mood. He expects more synergies to come. This is a play on farming. Great managers. Trading cheaply, too.
CP vs. CN He feels the same way about both rails (see his CP comments). CP has very good exposure to grain. It will benefit from more Alberta oil shipments. Done well reducing expenses, but both rails are selling at premium multiples, too high for him. He'd be cautious stepping into either today.
Steady eddy. Modeling 13% AFFO growth. 79% payout ratio. Trading at a reasonable multiple of 13 times 2020. Dividend yield of 4.78%. (Analysts’ price target is $60.12)
Play on global trade. Trades at 10x earnings. Wonderfully well run. It's down a ton. Decent dividend yield, strong balance sheet. Exposure to China and Asia. Opportunity to buy well run companies. If it gets cheaper, he'll buy more. Global trade is not going away. Yield is 1.51%. (Analysts’ price target is $207.96)