Markets started off the week on a low note, hampered by fears of rising Covid-19 cases and bank reports. Oil also fell around 1.3%.
This week, some gold companies are back trading at their 52-week highs. Kinross Gold (K-T) and Roxgold Inc (ROXG-T) are among the gold stocks seeing strength. WELL Health Technologies (WELL-T) and Northland Power Inc (NPI-T) are breaking out, hitting their 52-week high.
Travel stock Transat AT Inc. (TRZ-T) as well as Charlotte’s Web (CWEB-T) are back this week on the 52-week low list. Transat AT Inc. (TRZ-T) is expected to continue to struggle due to rising covid cases.
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…
Aimia (AIM-T) TSE
Aimia preferred shares: It's run into problems. It'll be difficult going forward. The value was in the Air Canada miles, not Aeroplan. If you own a preferred share that's not paying a yield, then it's distressed. Take a loss.
EGI Financial Holdings Inc. (EFH-T) TSE
Involved in nonstandard automobile/motorcycle insurance as well as home insurance. BV of around $14.37 but Tangible Book is $13.50. No debt. Overly capitalized by over $35 million. Stable management. Basically Canadian, but their big driver is Europe. 25%-30% growth. Will probably earn about $1.30 next year. Have an option of putting in a dividend, free…
Firstservice Corp (FSV-T) TSE
He's long owned this. Some of their businesses are maintaining apartment buildings, but also gated communities in the US. They have little capital expenditure and they hold asset-lite businesses. They've grown organically and buy mom and pop businesses as well as tuck-in acquisitions. Plus they operate a franchise business that continues to grow. Office buildings…
CloudMD (DOC-X) TSXV
(A Top Pick Apr 27/20, Up 282%) Tele-medicine. Expanded through Canada and now into US. Trading at lower valuation than peers. Just raised capital for more acquisitions of technology and clinics.
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Belo Sun Mining (BSX-T) TSE
They have a large Brazilian gold deposit. The problem here are indigenous people challenges there and a government contract that pays out a crazy amount to the managers. This payout is not aligned to the shareholders' interests. Then again, it's a cheap stock vs. gold in the ground.
Champion Iron Limited (CIA-T) TSE
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. The company announced a very solid quarter with a strong outlook. Even with the big run up, the stock is cheap on all metrics with a very strong balance sheet. If there is global growth, the company looks very solid. Unlock Premium - Try 5i…
Capstone Mining Corp. (CS-T) TSE
It is on his watch list. It has been there for a number of years. It has not done very much but once in a while it perks his interest. He is going to do a review in the next couple of weeks and it may move it up then.
Endeavour Mining Capital (EDV-T) TSE
Pretty good valuation characteristics. Trades at 8x price to free cashflow. Net debt is fine. Recently completed an acquisition. Problem is that gold does better during deflation rather than inflation. We have seen some sell offs in the sector. Poorer price momentum.
First Quantum Minerals (FM-T) TSE
Commodities were in a 10-year bear market and only recently reversed. FCX has been the leader, and has just pulled back and is set for another leg up. He also owns HBM. All of these will benefit, as we're in a deficit of copper and will be for quite some time. EVs use more copper…
Fortuna Silver Mines (FVI-T) TSE
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. Their revenues were 32% better than expected at $103M. Sales rose 50% YOY. EBITDA increased 78%, beating estimates. Production was good and mines are producing and selling well. Prices are higher than 2019. Balance sheet and guidance is good. Even after big gains, the stock…
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
Nickel Creek Platinum Corp. (NCP-T) TSE
New Gold Inc. (NGD-T) TSE
Doesn't think there will be a take-over soon. The CEO used to be the CEO of Richmond Mines. They now have an operator. On their watch list and he has confidence in management.
Premier Gold Mines (PG-T) TSE
It's a sum-of-the-parts story with three moving parts. The knock on it was they always needed to finance, but they financed. He likes their assets, including a joint venture with Barrick, which is worth PG's market cap alone. Their Ontario and Mexico assets are extraneous and will likely be sold. (Analysts’ price target is $3.93)
Pretium Resources (PVG-T) TSE
(A Top Pick Dec 07/18, Up 36%) A volatile stock, but he likes the golds, holding 10-20% in a portfolio. Gold has a long runway.
Roxgold Inc (ROXG-T) TSE
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. It is a smaller and cheaper company than the big gold names. It has more leverage to deal with, discovery and multiple expansion is possible. There is more risk. Generally, small and mid cap gold outperform in a gold rally. You need to be okay…
Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. (SBB-T) TSE
He met with the CEO yesterday. Their Nunavut is a project is a high-grade open pit, which costs a lot, but the grades as three times the average and yields a high 6 gr/tonne. He's waiting for a new feasibility study and expansion of the resource after the last three years of drilling. (Analysts’ price…
Titan Mining Corp. (TI-T) TSE
They have had a fantastic track record on the exploration front. They bought a shut in zinc mine and then the price of zinc dropped. He would stay away from it until they delineate new zones they can extract ore from.
Defiance Silver Corporation (DEF-X) TSXV
A silver play in Mexico, one of the last great potential silver discoveries, i.e., an extension of the vein in terms of the length, width and depth. A great play and a good speculation.
Regulus Resources Inc. (REG-X) TSXV
(A Top Pick Mar 05/19, Down 29%) The decline is the issue with everyone moving away from base metals. There copper asset in Peru is the place to be. The issue is that the corruption at the government level is slowing the permit process for juniors. He continues to hold it.
Globex Mining Enterprises Inc (GMX-T) TSE
It is not a mining company, but a project generator. The CEO has done this for 25 years. He then sells off projects to companies that try to turn them into mines. He gets stock and a royalty in exchange. He has about a 160 properties. Some day the CEO will want to sell the…
Hudbay Minerals Inc. (HBM-T) TSE
Commodities were in a 10-year bear market and only recently reversed. FCX has been the leader, and has just pulled back and is set for another leg up. He also owns FM. All of these will benefit, as we're in a deficit of copper and will be for quite some time. EVs use more copper…
Maverix Metals (MMX-N) TSE
He's long owned this and knows the owner. The recent market sell off--and in this stock--has been spectacular. This is a wonderful speculation, not an investment. A fine small-cap precious metals stock.
Taseko Mines Ltd. (TKO-T) TSE
This is on his watch list. He is not familiar with their fundamentals. Today's earnings release will help define their future.
Copper Mountain Mining (CMMC-T) TSE
Copper is probably going higher. He is concentrating on silver right now, but copper will be next. CMMC is impressive with its assets. It is on his radar. The price is very high. There is leverage to the price as well. Look at cost, geopolitical risk, management and reserves on the ground for producers.
Calibre Mining Corp. (CXB-X) TSXV
Kinross Gold (K-T) TSE
Barrick Gold? He prefers Kirkland Lake and Agnico Eagle among the big producers, because they have better leverage and are streamlined. He always puts Barrick and Kinross in the same category. Kinross buys assets at low prices, but he'd rather buy the companies they buy than Kinross itself. (The one positive with Barrick is Warren…
Sanatana Resources Inc. (STA-X) TSXV
(Top Pick Nov 8/12, Down 76.12%) He got out in the 4th quarter last year. They were the donut around the deposit. With Gold falling off and the market changing, there is now no rational reason to own it.
AcuityAds Inc (AT-X) TSXV
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. Sales met expectations at $104M. EPS was around 14% lower than estimates. EBITDA was 12% better than the street at $15.6M. Outlook remains positive with sales expected to grow at least 25% this year. EPS should double. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free
Maxar Technologies (MAXR-T) TSE
(A Top Pick Feb 20/20, Up 132%) He stuck with it and was rewarded. He still owns it although not as big a position as he once had.
Altus Group (AIF-T) TSE
He owns this one and likes the management team. There seems to be a consistent buyer of this stock. They have high margins. It is not cheap at these levels. There are not too many ways to play technology from a real estate perspective. They have a strong position on pricing data in the real…
Ilookabout Corp (ILA-X) TSXV
Provides a service very similar to Alphabet (GOOGL-Q), which is provided for free. When your competitor is providing your services free, it is tough to be competitive.
Mission Ready Service (MRS-X) TSXV
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. Has shown good top-line growth. They have now reached positive operating cash flow this quarter. A new potential order would bring up their current purchase orders of $112M to $435M. Not without risk, debt is not bad. Insiders remained committed at 11% and have been…
The valuation is super cheap compared to, say, Beyond Meat. This just entered a joint venture (https://www.bctechnology.com/news/2020/9/2/Burcon-NutraScience-Joint-Venture-Company-Merit-Functional-Foods-Announces-Close-of-30-million-Investment-from-new-Equity-Partner-Bunge.cfm). This will attract investors when revenues and cash flow become strong. The stock has been doing well as people buy more plant-based protein, a huge business now. Definitely one to watch.
Major Drilling Group International Inc (MDI-T) TSE
If you like basic materials, and think that they'll be in short supply, you want to participate in the picks and shovels. A mid-cap that looks good heading into a commodity cycle. No dividend. (Analysts’ price target is $10.00)
Toromont Industries (TIH-T) TSE
TIH vs. CAT Instead of Caterpillar, he prefers Toromont, which has higher dividend growth and better price performance.
Input Capital Corp (INP-X) TSXV
They do canola mainly. At these prices the stock is so cheap. He sold because he was not seeing enough capital being deployed in Canola streams.
TomaGold Corporation (LOT-X) TSXV
One of the few stocks that has been going up. Have drilled some good holes in Québec. Good high-grade widths at depth were previous drilling was off to the side but not great. It only has 3 holes into it and they are currently drilling off to the sides. Until it is known what is…
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…
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. They are in the midst of acquiring CRH. They will have more than $300M sales. Including expected growth, it looks much cheaper than it is. The company has lost money to date but is expected to make a profit this year. It must execute and…
Leon’s Furniture (LNF-T) TSE
Has owned this since 2004. Tremendous upside. They really expanded their e-commerce and now makes up 10% of sales. When people can't travel, they buy furniture. Also, they hold $800 million in real estate that one day they can spin out. Also, they have no doubt. The family owns 75% of stock. Margins are rising.…
North West Company (NWC-T) TSE
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. They beat EPS estimates by 4 cents, at 70 cents. EBITDA beat estimates by 20% at $83.6M. Same store sales rose. They continue to benefit from the pandemic and have controlled costs well. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free
Waterloo Brewing Ltd. (WBR-T) TSE
Outlook is fantastic. Stock's done well. Very efficient manufacturing. Recent expansion. Has won contracts to produce and package for other companies, and there's room to grow. Well run, high insider ownership. Still good upside.
George Weston Ltd. (WN-T) TSE
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.
Very well run. Outlook for renewable power is very strong over the next 5-10 years. NPI has opportunities to grow further. Stock's run up. Bond yields moving up tends to put pressure on utilities that have a strong dividend yield. If you've had a gain, consider taking money off the table and selling 1/3 of…
52-Week Low TSX Stocks
Here’s this week’s 52-week lows stocks on Stockchase…
Wellness drives CBD demand and there's more competition entering this space. The CBD market continues to expand into drinks and food. He used to own this, but sees better opportunities. But CWEB is one of the U.S. leaders in this crowded space, so it's okay. You want to be in this space.
Auxly Cannabis (XLY) TSXV
Their model is based on getting royalties off the cannabis companies they produce. They've done some smart deals and have been able to put pressure on producers who needed money. Not sure why it moved so down today.
Stuart Olson Inc (SOX-T) TSE
In the construction space his favorite is WSP Global. SOX is similar and he thinks they may be a value trap as there is some concerns about the dividend, the strength of the balance sheet and their ties to the energy sector.
They sell energy contracts. They have under gone several management changes over the years. He is not a great fan of this business model.
It's currently in the midst of a potential merger with Air Canada. COVID has also decreased air travel significantly. Current cash positions will help the company weather the crisis. However, they will probably burn through their cash by the end of this year. There is also competition from private companies who can undersell them by…
This has limited history, but it is a $1.50 stock that is acting quite well. It’s too early in its history for him to have too much of a comment on it. It certainly looks like it is going higher, and he would watch it.
Antibe Therapeutics Inc. (ATE-X) TSXV
(A Top Pick Aug 01/19, Up 24%) There's been a lot going here: the reported good phase 2 drug test results. They did financing recently and are planning for phase 3 which will cost $50 million, so they have enough cash for 18 months. The next phase will start in Q2 2021 and last two…
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They own the Rosia Montana gold mine in Transylvania. Have been trying to get permitted for approximately the last 10 years. This is going to continue to be an uphill battle. The resource is tremendous but he feels this is stuck in the jurisdiction where they don’t want the mine to go ahead. If they…
Use this list wisely to identify buying opportunities.
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