26 Stock Top Picks and 4 ETF (Nov 23-29)
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
(A Top Pick Jun 24/20, Up 32%) Impacted by Covid. Bookings are starting to ramp up. Still value at this price point.
The space sector is promising. Still owns this and bought more with the weakness. With digital globe acquisition, they have married the space area well. Low level orbit satellite structure is promising. There are companies that need their data. Best positioned to combine data and put it in a good format. The valuation is still…
All the new models of phones on the market will support 5G, including Apple's, and there will be lots of phone upgrades. He hopes Apple breaks out the lifetime value of their customers this quarter, thanks to this sticky revenue stream.
His preference among the US homebuilders, and which also has a home renovation component. Supply/demand dynamics speak to years and years of home building.
Not overly bullish on healthcare as a whole, as its growth may be less attractive. Likes medical devices, with a built-in backlog due to Covid. He owns SYK. There should be a significant pickup in procedures over the next 2 years. SYK has strong earnings growth, near a 1-year high. Also look at IHI, the…
(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.
(A Top Pick Jul 20/20, Down 10%) A classic scenario where we were coming out of the pandemic and central banks were active. This has created a headwind for bonds. This is a diversifier. If we get inflation or hiccups in the economy, investors will start worrying of return of capital rather than return on…
(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.
He lightened up on the banks last quarter. When stocks stop rising on good news, he gets concerned. Canadian banks had quite a run. Lower yields were a headwind. Likes the US assets. Overcapitalized. Eventually will raise dividends, buy back shares, do acquisitions. He's adding. Valuations are at the higher range, buy you could do…
Trades in USD and CAD. Implied cap rate is just under 5%. Focused on industrial space. Loves that space, tailwinds are immense. Yield is 4.0%. (Analysts’ price target is $24.08)
He owns and likes both this and SLF. Both GWO and SLF have 52% revenue exposure from Canada, but SLF has a bit more Asian exposure and GWO has European exposure. GWO has outperformed the TSX since last April/May, but there's more to go. Both will benefit from rising yields. GWO's yield is about 4.73%.
How to play the U.S. reopening in a short-term trade. She isn't hugely positive on energy, given ESG concerns--more regulation will come (which will raise costs) as we've seen in Europe now and she expects that to reach the US in the next few years. Too many obstacles for energy names now. In energy, she…
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)
Bank of America expects an 8% increase in travel versus pre-covid 2019 levels. Jim Cramer feels that there is still some runway left even though the shares have run up. Social media mentions have increased 38% in the last 24 hours.
(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…
The lockdown in the second quarter brought fear into the projects that Aecon is working on. There is also a global picture where infrastructure projects are coming. One of the better plays for the long term with the infrastructure spending.
(A Top Pick Jun 05/20, Up 48%) A good year for Savaria. Likes it a lot. The pandemic has helped their prospects. The demographics of aging is supportive of the company. Used the stock market panic to step in. There is now a rebound in general market confidence as well with demographic trends. Increasing scale…
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…
He loves Loblaw, owned by WN. Even with the bakery sale, it will still trade at a discount. Nothing wrong with WN, but he'd rather own Loblaw, which makes up about 60% of WN's value.
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. Likes the name and would be fine adding to it at current levels. Is well positioned and the management team is good. Results were okay last quarter, all things considered. Worst is most likely over. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free
The stock has seen some significant down moves in recent weeks. Starting to show up with buy recommendations based on value. The company is well positioned as the second largest wine producer in Canada. Dealing with some headwinds. Strengthening CAD will create more imports which can be difficult for domestic producers. A short term speculative…
A great small cap pick. Did well with getting a deal with the Metis for their play. Needs the Clearwater play to bring interest. Leverage is too high so this play will help them. Theoretically a 90% upside.
Underperformed. A lot of people owned it for the yield, paying more than they should. Once they cut the dividend, many people exited. Might be an opportunity as an international play. Leveraged to oil price.
🛢 Basic Materials
The biggest independent zinc producer has had its ups and downs. The new CEO has to navigate 2020, which was tough. Zinc prices have jumped to US$1.25/lb. TV's cost structure is based on $1.10-1.15. TV trades at a deep discount. Zinc doesn't capture the imagination like copper or nickel, though. Zinc prices have benefited from…
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.
In the race to find a treatment, Gilead currently leads with its remdesivir. It's the name on every investor's lips and trading screens. Tests so far indicate that remdesivir shortens the recovery time of some Covid-19 patients, specifically those who take remdesivir recover after 11 days, which is four days faster than those who did…
All the carriers are offering 5G. He does not expect 5G will result in increased growth in any of the carriers. The biggest opportunity in 5G is a company that provides a 5G app, product or service that really takes advantage of 5G that everyone will want. He has not found such a company.