This week there were 26 Top Picks and 4 ETF in a wide range of industries: Technology, ETF, Financials, Industrials, Consumer, Energy, Basic Materials, Healthcare and Telecommunications
Can't go wrong if you invest for the long term. Harder to do installations in the Covid environment. Pickup in demand once conditions abate. Might have a few more challenged quarters. One of the best companies on a risk adjusted basis. A good one to accumulate rather than chasing high flyers.
They have a small short on it. Has decent price momentum but the valuation is still a challenge. Return on equity is negative at -12%, with a stressed balance sheet. Interest coverage looks poor. One that he would avoid.
This year consumers are flush, because there are no vacations, concerts or sports to spend on, no experiences to buy, just staff. And Apple makes great "stuff" (5G iPhones, watches, etc.) that it does a great job selling online. He predicts a super holiday season for them. It's a great long-term story that'll benefit from…
Home Construction? These go in cycles and he thinks we are at the bottom of the current one and he is back looking. You have to think if demand increases and interest rates remain low, there will be pent up demand, especially when people return to work. Plus there is a good boom in the…
This ETF has smashed it over the past 5 years. Medical devices are a hybrid of tech and healthcare, which he really likes. Problem is that market enthusiasm and growth are priced in here already (like the FAANGs). Take profits.
(A Top Pick Nov 23/18, Up 15%) Skews to non-cyclical, low-vol sectors like REITs and utilities with quality balance sheets and outperform the markets during growth shock.
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly As the market valuations continue to be priced at perfection this is a defensive Top Pick. This low MER ETF tracks US 7-10 year Treasuries -- a safe haven during market down turns. What makes this interesting as well, from an Canadian investor's perspective, is that it is priced in…
(A Top Pick Jun 25/19, Up 5%) It is about investing in high quality portfolios. The stocks are purchased with the overlay of a put strategy.
Likes the group as a whole. Level of loss provisions has peaked. US economy has improved faster than thought, a good sign. In Canada, financial assistance has helped on the mortgage side. Watch as mortgage moratorium ends. Yields are attractive, but not allowed to increase this year. Attractive valuation. Hold, and buy on weak days…
This is the backbone and infrastructure of E-commerce and logistics. All the big box warehouses near airports are fully leased and they need more of it especially in major hubs. There are 100 properties in the US. They have good institutional support. They trade 10% less than some of their Canadian peers but 30% cheaper…
GWO vs. SLF Insurance companies have done a lot to reduce their risk. GWO is cheaper than SLF, with a higher growth rate, but it hasn't been as steady eddy as SLF. Whole space is pretty cheap. Dividends are safe. Boring area. You can own both, but GWO is the better buy.
The e-car charging market and how to play it For NEE, it's not a massive growth opportunity now, but it will as time goes on as there are more e-cars. NEE is well-positioned to provide e-charging stations.
This is one of the best run utilities in the US. It is not a value play but a high quality play. It is another way to add to the utilities. It is trading at over 20X earnings to is trading at a premium, however, you are buying quality. It is the best run utility…
This is an industrial company making anything to do with fluids and metering. Their 3 main businesses are fluids and metering, health and science, and fire and safety. He likes the consistency of this company. A super clean balance sheet with little debt. A lot to like. Yield = 1.3% (Analysts’ price target is $141.82)
UAL-Q or DAL-N. The airlines are the most prominent businesses that suffered directly from COVID and it is difficult to know when it will improve. Most of these companies have raised money recently. Both score poorly on most metrics he looks at. He would prefer AC-T over these two as it is liable to get…
(A Top Pick May 10/19, Down 12%) They're effectively a private equity firm. It's doing well considering markets now. They look to generate a 15% return on their portfolio of energy, infrastructure and power. This market is lining up perfectly for someone with cash. There'll be opportunities for debt rescue or capitalizing companies or buying…
Aecon has grown backlog significantly, continues to beat on results, and yields nearly 5%. Aecon will benefit from any increase in infrastructure spending.
Great company. Demand for their product. so people can stay in their homes. Beat expectations. EBITDA margin of 19%, its highest in years. Controlling expenses really well. On verge of creating more sustainable profitability, as well as increasing optionality on the M&A front. Management is doing a spectacular job. Yield is 3.4%. (Analysts’ price target…
Today, the New York Times reported that a private entity wants to buy Dunkin'. Some felt that this stock was already overextended, but he disagrees. Their track record in acquisitions is fantastic. It has survived while peers have fallen away.
A solid company with a good balance sheet and nice yield. There is a modest opportunity for upside. Since 2012 they have traded between 2.5 and 3.5 times book, with a downward basis trend. The share price is unchanged in ten years and has added no value to investors in that time. He calls these…
(A Top Pick Jun 17/19, Down 2%) It has done very well considering the environment. They are being hurt most in the food services business. All of the grocery chains have been doing very well during the COVID crisis.
Stands out as one of the best run of the Canadian quick serves. Great growth strategy. Execute well. Hit by pandemic, but the dividend will come back. Short-term blip in a great long-term story. Hold it if you own it. Has potential to continue to surprise.
One of his core holdings. They are continuing to grow their margins. It is trading at a huge discount to other alcohol companies. (Analysts’ price target is $17.00)
(A Top Pick Dec 19/19, Down 64%) It offers meaningful beta for increasing oil price. He thinks it will lag other names, especially since more and more investors favour MEG. He does not hold it.
Their balance sheet needs to be fixed, assets are scattered all over the world so operational focus is difficult. Their valuation is not compelling compared to other names. He has been a sell for years.
🛢 Basic Materials
They had a sound model on where the gold was and now they found more. The management team are great. They are in Northern Mexico. He thinks the permit will not be an issue. It is at a very high multiple due to their silver assets.
(A Top Pick Dec 20/18, Down 40%) It had a good turn in January. Beaten down stocks can have a nice bounce in January.
Both telecom stocks in Canada and US have been stagnant to some extent. The runway for growth for wireless in Canada is very strong. It is more exposed to Shaw's move to wireless than BCE and Rogers. It is trading at 9x EBIDTA which is high, but the dividend is at 5% and the growth…