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
There is a secular theme where companies will continue to spend on IT development. The industry is growing between 5 and 6%, roughly twice the growth rate of the economy. They can now make another acquisition and he is watching for potential catalysts.
He was stopped out in the summer and is happy about that. The software subscription business just did not generate much revenue. From here you are better to look elsewhere.
It's really struggling for the next product. Just doesn't see sustainable growth without a new product to lift earnings. Apple Services is definitively going to be a good driver, but thinks there are other opportunities elsewhere. He has an Android phone, doesn't see why someone would pay $1,500 for a new iPhone and be locked…
What comes screaming back is the previous leaders. There is persistence. Internet retail is the first one to break down and the first one to reverse. Basic materials are the area starting to make a turn. It would be complimentary to add some Canada.
This is a way to manage rising volatility in the market. This invests in low volatility stocks -- mitigating risk to the downside.
Replicates the IEF ETF in the States. Government bonds do well from May to October. This is a good safe place for the summer.
This holds 50 value stocks (Starbucks, McDonalds, etc.) They sell calls to buy puts and is actively managed. It has protected its value very well.
Why does volume trade spike in the last minutes of trading? The bulk of trading volume for most stocks actually focuses on the early start of the day, so this is unusual. As this in the index, there may be some index balancing that is going on. He is uncertain overall.
(A Top Pick May 10/17, Up 10%) He's still buying it. It's priced and pays its dividend in USD, so his return is actually higher. It has US assets. It's a little known stock. They partner with CPP and Alberta Investment Management, where they build facilities, mostly warehouses for traditional and online retail and manufacturing.…
GWO-T vs. MFC-T. MFC-T has the advantage of being a very diversified company, globally. They have done well from that diversification. He tends to prefer it to GWO-T, although he might use its weakness to buy.
Florida utility that has a portion of their power from both wind and solar. If Obama is successful in bringing in a “cap and trade” system on emissions, it would be a huge win for them. 3.25% yield.
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)
The US airlines have fundamentally transformed themselves. They used to be carefree and footloose with funds. Over the last 4 years they have consolidated, and there are now only 4 major carriers, and have been enormously profitable. This is buying back stock hand over fist. Raised its dividend, and announced a 50% dividend increase for…
(A Top Pick March 1/18 - Up 10.1%.) Part of their private equity exposure. Management team is really strong. They do very unique things all over the world. You can consider this a long-term holding. Well funded. Well capitalized.
3-5-year horizon, given Ontario government planning $30-billion infrastructure spending A good company that will do well in that time horizon. Caveat: Capex projects like the one Ontario is announcing take a long time to get going. Instead, look at an infrastructure's backlog of projects--buy when that backlog is going up.
Their products works very well with the aging demographic trend. They've done well organically and by acquisition. He likes this long term and its growth prospects. They've've had a bumpy recent few quarters with rising expenses and growth issue. It's never been the cheapest stock, but you can accumulate this for the long term. He's…
It has been a story where he looked at it a year or so ago. It is a bit expensive on a multiple basis but someone will probably come along and take it out in the future. He would hold it if you own it. They try to make acquisitions of smaller brands from time…
(A Top Pick March 17/17. Down 1%.) The bulk of their fortunes are still tied to Loblaws (L-T), the dominant food retailer in Canada. The company has been known to pay special dividends when their cash builds up. He wouldn't be surprised to see that happen again in the next few years.
He is not concerned about the distribution because it is a royalty structure. He thinks it is one of the faster growing companies in the space. 3% same store sales growth. Anything with a high dividend is getting beaten up because of interest rate fears.
Doesn’t own dual class share companies, but this one has been an amazing growth story. Incredibly successful. If he didn’t have an issue with dual class shares, he might actually buy this. It is unbelievable to him that in an industry which is low growth, they have made some great acquisitions and they cover all…
It's very cheap and profitable. The balance sheet has gotten better. This should trade at $4, though he can't see it happening. The current price is a good entry, but the oil sector needs a catalyst (i.e. pipelines) for this--and other energy stocks--to really move.
Pays a near 15% dividend, which is getting dangerous. They carry $2 billion of debt, not horrible leverage, but still.... VET is in the wrong sector--oil is getting punished. There needs to be a China trade deal for oil to lift. Could be a couple of years before oil picks up. He owns only 4%…
🛢 Basic Materials
The further you go down the food chain in a sector, the greater the swings you will have in price. It has a bit of a base in mid-December below $0.38. If it can't get above $0.50 and hold then it has some more work to do.
Silvercrest Metals (SIL-T) or Silvercorp Metals (SVM-T)? This one is a fairly small deposit, but with high quality people.
(A Top Pick August 3/2017, Up 8%) Recently exited and bought JNJ instead. Hurt by own success with drugs that cure. Great for society, but not great for the equity. Waiting for transitional acquisition that’s not coming.
Though near its all-time high, you could still open a position today. Most recent quarter they reaffirmed dividend growth rate of 7-10% for next 3 years. Payout ratio is expected to go down. Free cash flow is expected to double over the next 3 years. The stock probably has some upside.