Consumer stocks such as Canada Goose, and Saputo, as well as many industrial and financial companies are reporting their earnings this week. Notable among them is the Brookfield names, BPY.UN-T and BEP.UN-T.
Here are the companies with earning reports to watch.
Andrew Peller (ADW.A-T) Feb 04
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…
One of the old greats in the liquor world. They distill certain things and have marketing rights to others. They do things overseas. Pays special dividends in January.
The most expensive stock on the comp table, and so that is the issue. Analysts say it's fully priced, despite the great quarter. Hard to start pushing the multiple higher. She wouldn't buy it here, but she doesn't know if she'd be selling it either.
Saputo Inc. (SAP-T) Feb 07
Hasn’t looked at this in a while. Prior to this year it has been doing very well. He has very little exposure to consumer staples. Would prefer being in more cyclical areas such as financials, consumer discretionaries or technology. Technically he doesn’t find the stock very exciting. Fundamentally, it’s trading at around 20X earnings with…
Music on your cable box. They put up a good quarter recently and raised their dividend. There is insider trading. It is going to become a street darling. It is somewhat illiquid. (Analysts’ target: $10.00).
Yellow Media Inc (Y-T) Feb 07
A controversial stock and maybe one that people don’t pay much attention to anymore, because it fell on such hard times. Have been undergoing a major transformation of shifting from print to digital. More than 50% of their business is now digital. Trading at a very, very low valuation multiple. Some risk, but a lot…
Just reported an unbelievable quarter. No analyst follows it. 70% of revenues are from the US yet 70% of operations are in Canada so the declining CAD$ benefits them. Earnings should accelerate over the next few years. You probably have not missed the run. The CAD$ has only helped them over the last couple of…
Finning Int (FTT-T) Feb 05
Chile and Western Canada are huge markets. They are starting to consume cash for working capital but they are a good business.
Westjet Airlines (WJA-T) Feb 05
His model price is $27.69, 46% higher than the current price, but the stock’s technicals are giving a sell signal and the earnings estimates have been crashing. Since 2010, the stock has hit this level three times and done fantastically after that. He would buy a little bit here but would not buy more until…
ATS Automation (ATA-T) Feb 06
We're in the early innings of automation. ATA supplies this to and consults the energy, healthcare, industrial and maufacturing industries. ATA is in the thick of it. Stricter regulations in these industries demands precision that's found in automation. ATA has fine management. They've been on a buying spree. Their chart is very bullish and the…
He's a big fan of Brookfield. BIP.UN is a little more volatile, but it's international in scope. BIP.UN is good getting into early stages and going from there. He's more positive about international economies for the second half of 2019, which is the right environment for infrastructure.
Toromont Industries (TIH-T) Feb 06
Finning (FTT-T) or Toromont (TIH-T) for long-term growth and dividends? This area is a little tough right now. Industrial equipment has been pretty beaten up in the last few weeks. He would prefer Finning, which has the oil Sands in Alberta as well as South America where they have a ton of mining. Toromont more…
He likes this. A private equity way to play the market. It was spun out from Brookfield. Very smart management team that looks at numbers of deals every day, backed by the balance sheet of Brookfield. There are very few deals they can’t get into. In the last quarter they announced on 3 different acquisitions,…
Heroux-Devtek Inc. (HRX-T) Feb 08
First Cobalt (FCC-X) Feb 04
He doesn’t know their financials. The company is trying to revive a historic mining area in Ontario. This type of work takes a lot of money and might require First Cobalt to issue more shares, driving down the price. Alternatively, they might take on a lot of debt, which carries its own problems. Cobalt is…
Domtar Corp. (UFS-T) Feb 05
(Market Call Minute.) We are all using more paper than we ever did before. Might not be an unreasonable thing to own right now.
Canfor Corp (CFP-T) Feb 06
(Market Call Minute.) Lumber is probably the poster child for seasonality. The time to own is going into the 4th quarter. There has been some improvement in housing which favours lumber producers, and this is one of the best suited. He would look toward September.
Canfor Pulp Products (CFX-T) Feb 06
Nutrien Ltd. (NTR-T) Feb 06
Definitely a long-term position, a 5-10 year play. Believes in long-term demand for fertilizer. Pullback because valuation's getting rich. He'd have it in your portfolio in the materials section. Starting to attract investor interest. Good value here.
Interfor Corp (IFP-T) Feb 07
Used to own this, but thought there was too much expectation of the housing market coming through at the same time that the stock already had a big run. You want to buy these stocks in anticipation, not when it is already happening. Lately there has been a resurgence of the softwood lumber agreement uncertainty.…
Russel Metals (RUS-T) Feb 07
It has broken down on the technical chart and if it breaks down further, it could re-test $22 key support. He would buy on weakness based on seasonal patterns into October. Yield 5.6%.
Goldmoney Inc (XAU-T) Feb 04
They now have over $1 billion in terms of the value of the gold on hand. You are buying physical gold that this company is storing for you. They are also growing globally. Thinks the growth rate is going to be quite fast. He is interested both in the stock and what they are doing.
BSM Technologies (GPS-T) Feb 05
On his Watch List and he might be buying soon. The oil/gas seismic is part of their business, but they have had more of a growth in the trucking area where they have a solution for fleet management and tracking. This adds a lot of efficiencies.
Vecima Networks Inc. (VCM-T) Feb 07
Has been long on promise and short on delivery until very recently. Looks like they are finally getting their act together. Ranks 19, top 3% of his database. Earnings growth was up 70% year-over-year. Earnings are expected to grow from $0.51-$0.62 in 2014. Pretty good opportunity for the stock.
They just released earnings this week and they have been turning their business around -- increasing margins and growing organically. Management owns about 18% of the shares and it trades at 5 times earnings. He thinks it could trade at twice that level. They are involved in patient home monitoring. Yield 0% (Analysts’ price target…
SQI Diagnostics Inc. (SQD-X) Feb 04
Does rapid testing for clinical diagnostics. Has held in quite well. Going through an approval process and it looks like things will be okay. Leveraged earnings are pretty big. Likes the company but is not actively buying it.
United Corps. (UNC-T) Feb 04
Private mortgage insurance. Finally broke out and did well. You have had most of the catch up in valuation. He would be nervous going forward with the Canadian real estate market continuing.
Intact Financial (IFC-T) Feb 05
It has superior results to Canadian peers. The accident rate has not been lowering because of backup cameras. Profits will improve and the stock will go up. (Analysts’ target: $107.77).
An asset manager that operates in the high net worth space. The demographics are great. Family assets are growing more quickly than lower net worth households. Also, client relationships tend to be longer-term and stickier, due to the nature of the services offered. The stock is discounted because of long-term litigation with the founders, which…
The pieces of BAM are less expensive and have more compounding power than owning BAM. Not a swinging deal right now. But this is a development company and gets a good rate of return. He's waiting to buy. Longer term, you could probably buy it today. If there's another inflation wave in the fall, that…
Great West Lifeco (GWO-T) Feb 07
Great West Life (GWO-T), Sun Life (SLF-T) or Manulife (MFC-T)? He has quite a bit of exposure to life insurance right now through Manulife and Sun Life, and they both look very attractive. Interest rates are likely going to work their way slowly higher over the next several years.
CI Financial Corp (CIX-T) Feb 08
They are in a tough industry being in mutual funds and trying to transition out. Saw a big decline from 2015 until 2016 and now we’ve just moved sideways when they should have been moving up. We are in seasonal period and financial companies tends to get strong at this time of the year. From…
IGM Financial Inc. (IGM-T) Feb 08
Chart shows it has had 2 little bottoms, and is positive that the downtrend has been broken. Financials in general have been pretty weak. Until this one breaks out of the downtrend channel, he would not start a new position. Rising interest rates help financials. Dividend yield of 6.3%.
Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T) Feb 05
The recent retracement back towards $40 is enticing, especially ahead of the usual seasonal rally. He would love to see more buying volume coming in to confirm the timing. Yield 4.01% (Analysts’ price target is $54.24)
Hanfeng Evergreen (HF-T), Hanwei Energy (HE-T) and Migao (MGO-T) are interesting plays into China. Have been crushed but give direct exposure to what he expects will be the strongest currency over the next 25 years. You are buying them with multiples of earnings (not cash flows) that are unbelievably low. Wants to look at these…
Mullen Group Ltd (MTL-T) Feb 06
Trucking and well completion services. Pre-eminent logistics player on oil sands. Expected them to make acquisitions by this time. Long-term, great company to own. 3.4% yield.
Looks for and acquires undervalued Canadian companies. Uses public market valuation and private market valuation, which has a big spread between them, and arbitrages them.
MEG Energy Corp (MEG-T) Feb 07
Husky Energy is bidding for this at $11/share and trading at $8.01 today, so if the bid is approved, will a shareholder get that $11/share buying at $8.01? No, because it's not a cash bid, but a hostile one in shares at 0.57 shares of Husky. Meg is tracking Husky down. It's now trading at…
Arc Resources Ltd (ARX-T) Feb 08
(A Top Pick Apr 05/18, Down 42%) He got stopped out. Crude prices have not rallied, so the stock has not improved. Energy is great value at the moment, but this would not be his first entry back into the space.
Cameco Corporation (CCO-T) Feb 08
Company he has known for a long time. Played the last uranium cycle very successfully with it. The cycle was aborted by the Fukushima disaster. There are 54 new nuclear reactors being constructed. 10% growth on 450 running. Over 150 being planned. He thinks uranium price will go back from the mid-20s to 45-50 dollars…
Just Energy Group (JE-T) Feb 06
This does energy services and energy marketing, so they are a reseller of different products such as natural gas. Now they’ve just gotten into solar. Have done test marketing both in California and New York, which has gone well, so they are going to start to roll it out across the country. They are also…
The yield plays have all pulled back. These guys are always smart guys. You could hold it here and it would be fine long term.
Valener Inc. (VNR-T) Feb 08
We just had a positive transit. Maybe it is becoming known. $25.80 is the model price. 5.5% yield. It is underpriced. It looks like it is going to go places.
BCE Inc. (BCE-T) Feb 07
A good income stream? He owns Telus instead of Rogers. He is studying the whole rollover of the wireless business in Canada. Prices are starting to drop on increased competitive pressures. It might be early to enter the space. He would prefer BCE-T or T-T.
Use this list wisely to identify buying opportunities.
Happy trading !!!