Markets saw a jump to start the week with a rebound from last weeks losses. Gains were seen across the board, with covid recovery plays and tech stocks seeing the biggest moves. The markets also liked the Treasury Secretary nominees support for more fiscal aid.
This week, renewables such as Ballard Power Systems (BLDP-T) and Xebec Adsorptions Inc (XBC-X) as well as industrial stocks Nutrien Ltd. (NTR-T) and CCL Industries (B) (CCL.B-T) are seeing 52-week highs. Cannabis stocks are also trading at premium on expectation that Biden will be friendly to this industry. Canopy Growth Corp. (WEED-T) and Aphria Inc (APHA-T) are trading at 52-week highs.Financial stocks, especially banks, have made a come back with Toronto Dominion (TD-T), Bank of Montreal (BMO-T) and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM-T) all trading at their high. Tech juggernaut Lightspeed POS (LSPD-T) continues to hit higher highs.
There is only one stock trading at 52-week low: Axmin Inc (AXM-X).
Here’s this week’s 52-week high and low stocks on Stockchase:
52-Week High TSX Stocks
Here’s this week’s 52-week high stocks on Stockchase…
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Aecon Group Inc (ARE-T) TSE
She has WSP-T instead because it is only a consulting company. Construction is where these companies would get into problems. WSP-N just bought a company in environmental services in the US and this is a very attractive market to be in. She would buy it after a pull back.
Ballard Power Systems (BLDP-T) TSE
Polarizing stock. If you like Tesla, you've got to like Ballard. He doesn't like either. It's not so much a stock as it is a science project. It's been around since 1994, and it's lost money in every one of those years, with losses mounting since 2018. Even with electrification, not projected to make money…
Cronos Group Inc (CRON-T) TSE
Nutrien Ltd. (NTR-T) TSE
(A Top Pick Jan 06/20, Up 10%) Very strong global agri company that you can't find anywhere else. Paused dividend last year. Should see it increase in 2021. Headwinds have turned into tailwinds. Good diversifier in portfolios. Yield is 4-4.5%.
Trican Well Service Ltd. (TCW-T) TSE
He does not own any service names. Oil company spending will go to dividend increases, share buybacks or deleveraging. Production growth related spending is a couple years away. Bullish elements for gas has been offset by decrease in production. It is too expensive right now for him to buy.
Village Farms International, Inc. (VFF-T) TSE
He owns it in some of his portfolios. They were vegetable growers in the past. Their costs are down fairly low. He is waiting to see what they will do in the next quarter. Their sales price should increase as they sell more directly than in the past. Their low cost production will become more…
Canopy Growth Corp. (WEED-T) TSE
(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.
Westport Fuel Systems Inc (WPRT-T) TSE
They were rallying last week after boosting their forecast. We have resistance just under $5. We are almost at the 200 week moving average. Wait until it punches through $5. It has been going up against the S&P since March.
Grande West Transportation Group (BUS-X) TSXV
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. The stock has seen an amazing recovery with business picking up. The move into EV was welcomed but the space remains competitive. It is not without risk, and to continue their EV projects, they will need capital. Expectations are high which adds additional risk. Unlock Premium - Try…
Neo Lithium Corp (NLC-X) TSXV
(A Top Pick Sept 9/16. Down 2.7%.) Has a world-class property in Argentina and a world-class CEO who has done this before. They’ve raised money from various sophisticated institutions at about the current price. At some point, given lithium prices and electrification of cars it is going to get taken out. Highly speculative, but if…
Thermal Energy International Inc. (TMG-X) TSXV
Concept stock. Provides equipment for big energy users to be able to use the waste energy and cut energy costs. Somewhat risky. Opportunities are huge. Just signed a $20 million contract a month or two ago.
Finning Int (FTT-T) TSE
A safer way to play copper with a nice dividend. This kind of name tends to outperform the market for a couple months after a trough. A name that has displayed rigorous cost containment over the last 5 years. (Analysts’ price target is $28.00)
Linamar Corp (LNR-T) TSE
Auto parts stocks can be value traps. They often have high ROE, low debt. Problem is they're cyclical, depending on how auto sales are doing. Feast or famine. He prefers companies that can increase earnings through thick and thin. Be very careful. Not long-term holdings, they're rentals.
Taiga Building Products Ltd. (TBL-T) TSE
There were a couple of subtle things went on with the trust conversion which discouraged a lot of investors. An illiquid stock. Most of their exposure is in B.C. and Alberta where housing is still very strong. Thinks we're at the peak of a cycle so don't have it as a long term hold.
Xebec Adsorptions Inc (XBC-X) TSXV
(A Top Pick Dec 09/19, Up 191%) They make renewable natural gas: They take methane gas from garbage dumps, feed lots and other sources and turn that into natural gas that's shipped through a pipeline. They do this worldwide, building and designing these facilities. He sees strong tailwinds here for the next decade as governments…
Critical Elements Corp. (CRE-X) TSXV
Will be processing tailings as well as reenergizing an open pit. Not crazy about the grades in either the tailings or the pits. Has some merits.
Drone Delivery Canada Corp (FLT-X) TSXV
Leaders at moving into drones. New technology. Could be exciting, but still speculative. If you're excited about it, hold some, but don't put your whole portfolio in it.
CCL Industries (B) (CCL.B-T) TSE
Likes it. They have had a good move recently. It fits into the industrial and material bucket. There is a stealth rally going on which is forecasting an improved economy. These companies have done quite well during the pandemic. Valuation is good, return on equity is positive, and the balance sheet is good. Could still…
Stantec Inc (STN-T) TSE
Debt levels are coming up. Still lots of runway. More of a sense of urgency about getting infrastructure projects done. Positive tailwind on infrastructure. You want to own consulting and engineers. Good upside on valuation multiple.
Electrovaya Inc. (EFL-T) TSE
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. The company has been growing revenues well and has paid off a debenture. Revenue growth is expected to pick up and the company should be profitable this year. Trading at around 10x revenue and 41x expected earnings. A good prospect for the battery space. Unlock…
New Flyer Industries Inc. (NFI-T) TSE
In the context of carbon tax announcements and the green push in US government Generally, yes, he'd buy this. There is a green push which will benefit NFI in the next couple of years. As for the Covid effect: People riding transit are extremely cautious and practice safety measures like distancing. Secondly, a company called…
🛢 Basic Materials
They hold Quebec assets. They just reported a quarter that blew away expectations. The iron ore price has bounced back, and CIA produces high-grade iron ore, so they fetch a premium price. Also, transporatation costs have declined in the last month. If China comes back into the fray, CIA will enjoy huge growth. (Analysts’ price…
Lithium Americas Corp (LAC-T) TSE
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. A good play for those looking to have a position in lithium. Positive fundamentals with the EV trend. However, it will move with the sector. Good for more aggressive sector investors with a longer time frame. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free
Marathon Gold Corp (MOZ-T) TSE
He does not own this, but has it as a speculative buy with a $2.50 target. He prefers to begin building a portfolio with royalty companies as they are the least risky, followed by the lowest cost producers and finally producers like this one. Their deposits appear attractive.
Skeena Resources Limited (SKE-X) TSXV
The strip ratio is a moderate-high 7.5:1. Metallurgy is an issue. Brent Cook: The issue here is that the higher-grade ore is very dirty which makes it an issue to process. Nearby hydroelectric facilities and better access will take their capital costs down a lot. An interesting play at an reasonable price now. They may…
Ur-Energy Inc. (URE-T) TSE
Uranium Stocks. Of the Juniors he likes this one and it has the most potential and the least risk in terms of balance sheet. Bringing a couple of assets into commercial production. He would not jump in after today’s run but otherwise it looks good.
Commander Resources Limited (CMD-X) TSXV
Junior exploration company frilling in Baffin and high arctic. Some interesting geology. Worth holding onto. They will one day make a discovery. A well-run exploration company.
Cypress Development Corp. (CYP-X) TSXV
In the Red Lake camp where there has been a lot of excitement because of what Gold Eagle (GEA-T) discovered. Have been pulling some very high-grade holes. He prefers Premier Gold (PG-T), Rubicon Minerals (RMX-T) and San Gold (SGR-X). A little early and speculative names are not working well in this market.
Amerigo Resources (ARG-T) TSE
He wishes he had bought this a while ago at 25-cents, because the stock has flown. Now, it's done so well that he can't buy it now.
Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (AVL-T) TSE
He shorted the name a couple of years ago, but has almost no position now. It is highly speculative. There is a lot of resource and it will take a lot of money to take it into production.
Largo Resources Ltd. (LGO-T) TSE
Had a head and shoulders with a big run then big drop. The momentum is over. Its believers are now back to own it. Will be news driven. The risk is to the upside.
Mandalay Resources Corp. (MND-T) TSE
They had three working mines, now two. When you have a major catastrophe in a mine, people often jump out. This company has been around for years and years. That shows a certain staying power. He likes to invest in companies that have been around for at least 10 years. He doesn’t know their financials,…
Trevali Mining Corp (TV-T) TSE
Foran Mining Corporation (FOM-X) TSXV
(Top Pick Jan 10/12, Down 5.00%) In general resource stocks have been difficult. It is with the crowd. Massive VMS deposit adjacent to Hudbay. At some point it will be developed and patience is required. Hudbay could expand by buying this one.
The banks lagged this past year, but their earnings delivered as capital markets delivered. Interest rates have hurt this year, but should tick higher in the future. The banks hold excess capital. They've more than covered loan-loss provisions. They will buy back shares again and do acquisitions. He now likes Canadian banks for the first…
Canopy Rivers (RIV-X) TSXV
Did own it previously since the IPO. Traded out based on valuation. The drop today could have to do with liquidity. Someone probably had an open order decided and decided to take down the bid. There is no reason for the big drop today.
WPT Industrial REIT (WIR.UN-T) TSE
He loves industrial REITs because of e-commerce. Their holdings are all in the US. Interest rates are low, so refinancing is cheap. Best in class. (Analysts’ price target is $19.53)
IBI Group (IBG-T) TSE
This stock can respond well to small improvements. This has turnaround potential. The low multiple can expand and earnings can grow. Long-term, it's a play on urbanization. They can build subway stations, and then land contracts to build condos and malls which always spring up around stations. (Analysts’ price target is $7.25)
Toronto Dominion (TD-T) TSE
Canadian banks are under huge pressure with rates so low. Possible that rates go negative next year, and that's a tax on fixed income. One of Canada's strongest banks, along with Royal. They'll figure out a way to make money, no matter what the environment.
Bank of Montreal (BMO-T) TSE
Canoe EIT Income Fund (EIT.UN-T) TSE
It's a preferred share ETF. It provides income. It's a hybrid between a stock and a bond. This gives you a good position in a Canadian taxable account.
goeasy (GSY-T) TSE
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. The company has raised dividends in February. Business is good. It just raised $200M from a securitization funding. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free
Mogo Finance Technology Inc. (MOGO-T) TSE
This is a way to play the millennial fintech market with a dash of crypto. The stock made its IPO at 10, then pulled back sharply. They have a platform that allows millennials (or anyone else) to get loans, mortgages, and other financial products -- now including a crypto layer. There are 10 million millennials…
Caldwell Partners Int’l (A) (CWL-T) TSE
They are a recruitment company. It’s not very exciting. It was 45 cents a few years ago, but has been pretty flat since 2013. They pay a nice dividend, the stock hardly trades (about 12000 share volume). It’s profitable and well-managed. He would be interested in the stock at 75 cents but it is so…
Northwest Healthcare Property REIT (NWH.UN-T) TSE
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. A very decent REIT. They have a stable base of business with good income. Not cheap on valuation but the last quarter results were good and it has weathered the pandemic well. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free
Competitive yield. Alberta's phasing out coal-fired plants was a huge blow. It's been diversifying outside Alberta, and growing nicely. Dividend has increased. Broad re-rating of power producers with a growing renewable energy footprint. Halo will continue on these names. Continue to buy here.
Transalta Corp (TA-T) TSE
Owns Transalta renewables. The utility sector as a whole suffers from being not too cheap, fairly leveraged and so he would prefer to get companies that have better cashflow.
Atlantic Power Corp. (ATP-T) TSE
They generate electivity and sell it. As we move in this direction this company will have a foothold and niche. It is a capital intensive business and interest rates rising will be a problem.
Enterprise value is very cheap. But the issue is they have debt. They did an infrastructure deal to reduce that debt. A big part of that debt is a 2024 maturity at a low interest rate, so Crew will survive. Their liquids are in a condensate-rich area. The stock has been hammered because of high…
Peyto Exploration & Develop. (PEY-T) TSE
Natural gas? The outlook for natural gas has improved as associated production has impacted by shut in oil production. He is not fond of PEY as they have covenant violations (that should be worked out). He has others he prefers.
Tourmaline Oil Corp (TOU-T) TSE
TOU is the cream of the crop. They focus on natural gas, which has lagged, but will catch up. The balance sheet outshines its peers. Their cash can pick up more companies. Managers have been buying shares. Lots of upside. (Analysts’ price target is $26.97)
Touchstone Exploration Inc. (TXP-T) TSE
Operates in Trinidad. It is a highly prolific energy producing region with an 80% success rate. TXP-X have four wells they are drilling and had two successful natural gas discoveries and will be drilling the other two later this year. (Analysts’ price target is $1.27)
Birchcliff Energy Ltd. (BIR-T) TSE
If we have a warm winter, it debases the bullish theme. We are seeing a warmer winter and gas has fallen from its peak. There are some companies in the gas space that would be buys, but this is a hard buy in the current moment, especially with the struggle for investor relevance. He would…
Petrus Resources Ltd (PRQ-T) TSE
They have two plays. It is pressured because of debt load. Production came down in the third quarter and should now increase. They should knock debt down with the sale of two non-core assets next year. It needs a catalyst before the market will revisit this story.
Storm Resources Ltd. (SRX-T) TSE
Has nat gas exposure--and he's bearish on all nat gas stocks. Market cap is way too low for investors to really care for in this sector.
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. A fast growing company that has net cash on its balance sheet. It should be profitable next year. It currently trades around 1.2x sales. The space is competitive but the company executes well. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free
Stingray Digital Group Inc. (RAY.A-T) TSE
They bought Newfoundland Capital. It is a radio operator now. Debt is high but they keep increasing their dividend. People see them as background music in a retail environment. It is an okay stock and he would like it a lot better with a lot less debt.
Thunderbird Entertainment (TBRD-X) TSXV
He knows it very well, back to when they were private. They continue to build out. If they can allocate capital well, resulting in animated programs that are well-syndicated, then they should do well. If not, then this will be a lumpy stock. He needs to research them more.
Aritzia Inc. (ATZ-T) TSE
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. The company continues to do a good job matching fashion trends and controlling inventory. EPS is expected to rise 5 fold compared to this fiscal year. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free
Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd. (A) (CTC.A-T) TSE
It's one of the best survivors in retail. They held their own against Walmart. Great job diversifying into Sportscheck and Marks Work Warehouse. They have the goods that people want, so have benefitted from the pandemic. But the stock has recovered a lot. Trades at a 10x earning basis, so cheap. That said, there are…
Primo Water Corporation (PRMW-T) TSE
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. The company has very strong growth and the sector is relatively stable. Overall, it is ahead of the market despite its expensive valuation. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free
BRP INC. (DOO-T) TSE
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. It is showing better momentum and 5i likes it. It is cheap on valuation and is less vulnerable to changing customer taste. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free
Alcanna (CLIQ-T) TSE
Over time it will come back. They have a strong position in liquor retailing and have moved into Cannabis. They are clearly going to be a survivor. They are going to be able to consolidate.
Pizza Pizza Royalty (PZA-T) TSE
The yield is almost 9%, but he'd prefer a lower dividend with better growth. They are losing market share. Don't buy just for the yield. In fact, sell if the yield hits 10%.
Savaria Corp (SIS-T) TSE
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…
(A Top Pick May 01/19, Down 51%) This was impacted along with the entire cannabis space. He got stopped out and took a small loss. They are into magnetic stimulation of the brain. Much like laser eye surgery, he thinks there is great opportunity going forward. It should be on your radar.
Protech Home Medical Corp (PTQ-X) TSXV
A US company that's consolidating in the medical market (home lifts, ventilators, oxygen, etc.). He continues to like it. It was a past pick and since they made an acquisition. The stock has increased, though not as much as he expected. He predicts the valuation will be pretty attractive. This could be a takeover target…
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. There is still risk for volatility, but 5i cautions against selling just because it is up. Maintaining appropriate weighting still makes sense though. The company has done many things right and it fits well for growth and momentum investors although it is quite expensive on…
Maxar Technologies (MAXR-T) TSE
This was $80 a few years ago, then an acquisition of Digital Globe (made a lot of sense) made investors worry about the balance sheet, but that's improving as they pay down debt. The DG deal married DG's orbital satellites with Maxar's existing software to analyze that data from outer space, which is important to…
Sierra Wireless (SW-T) TSE
He follows this, but does not own it. They just reported an earnings miss. He does not see their business model panning out on the financial statements. Now trading under $12, he expects more downward pressure.
Goldmoney Inc (XAU-T) TSE
He rarely talks about Gold. He thinks it is a strong sector bet. It is been out of favor for so long that mines have closed, productions have closed, mergers and acquisitions happened. Central Banks are now massive buyers of Gold. they want to get out of the US dollar. The Fed is not raising…
BlackBerry (BB-T) TSE
(A Top Pick Dec 10/19, Up 22%) John Chen should get CEO of the year award. They've generated cash flow all along. BB gets no respect from investors. Recently, they got a boost with the Amazon self-driving car deal. The balance sheet is good with net cash. He likes it and has added to it.…
Analytixinsight (ALY-X) TSXV
Disclosure: He's a paid consultant for ALY. They are getting close to closing a deal with an Italian bank to create their discount brokerage arm, focusing on education and trading. He hopes there'll be a soft launch in end-March to be followed by a surfacing of value. There's a lot going on in this space.
52-Week Low TSX Stocks
Here’s this week’s 52-week lows stocks on Stockchase…
🛢 Basic Materials
Axmin Inc (AXM-X) TSXV
Has been a very frustrating stock in the Central African Republic. Reduced his holdings dramatically in the last year. Company announced they were going to have to defer some of their go ahead build of the mine because of some of the rebel forces and some of the issues.
Use this list wisely to identify buying opportunities.
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