This week there were 30 Top Picks in a wide range of industries: Consumer, Energy, Financials, Technology, Basic Materials, Healthcare, Industrials, Utilities and Telecommunications.
Here are this week’s Top Picks as selected by Elliott Fishman, Eric Nuttall, Colin Stewart, Josef Schachter, Mike S. Newton, Zachary Curry, Greg Newman, Michael Simpson, Paul Gardner C. and Robert Lauzon.
Up until today, US retailers have all come back from the death spiral. So that will happen here. It has so much going for it, believes this company will bounce. Yield is 0.7%. (Analysts’ price target is $12.10)
This is a flyer. Stock is oversold. It was a darling, and then it got punished on bad earnings. Hopefully, next quarter will be better, and it will recover. Yield is 0%. (Analysts’ price target is $146.76)
It has done well and if the position is too large, trim it back. It has done a phenomenal job because they are one of the few that does not compete with AMZN-Q. The issue they are facing is that it is getting tougher to find more locations to open new stores. They made an…
What normally happens with the smaller brewers is that they get taken out. He likes the company, but doesn’t follow it closely. A good story with good earnings growth.
The first few quarters since the GTA bundle blew the doors off, but there isn’t much transparency to that agreement. Some analysts have a sell on it because they believe that there is a tipping point in the agreement, so that if revenue goes down a little bit, cash flow drops near zero. He believes…
Convertible 8% 2022 Bonds - They always have owned the convertible not the equity. It is a restructuring story. They think it is better to be in the convertible because they have a good yield and it is ahead of the equity holder.
He tries to find companies that are good and getting better than the peer group. They’ll produce about 7000 barrels a day this year and 17,000 barrels a day next year and 25,000 barrels a day the year after that. Enormous growth. Uses technology in the Permian Basin to really grow their reserves and production.…
A Permian producer that has been doing a really good job of acquiring acreage, so they issued a ton of paper on to the market. They’ve grown 14% a quarter for the past couple of years. They now get to slow down on that and focus on delineating their acreage, and also going after some…
It has been a while since he held it. He prefers owning the senior producers, when it comes to heavy oil. Their projects have not been well capitalized and they have taken time to get the Duvernay assets incorporated from the Raging River acquisition. Nothing wrong with it and they are paying down debt. There…
An internationally diversified company with operations in Europe. Pays a high 14% dividend. Well-managed. Likes it very much. Higher risk/reward. We need a better global energy environment that would certainly help VET.
It is his dividend play today. It is a cheap stock. There is a dividend of about 7%. His one year target is $3.70. He owns the stock personally. They have a low payout ratio. (Analysts’ price target is $2.13)
It still has an ancient stigma, but that's old history. It trades at a 20% free cash flow yield, and trading at 70% of its liquidation value. Land interests total $1.1 billion. or 50% of its market cap. They're marketing some infrastructure assets. If they take one-third of that to pay down debt they can…
TC Energy vs. Enbridge. He'd own TC Energy. They'll both move the same amount. He's shy of Enbridge because their growth strategy was based on something that didn't exist, always issuing equity and hiking dividends. Doesn't like Enbridge.
The chart looked good and he bought it around $46.50. He would exit if the price falls to his buying price. It’s looking good for the time being and he’s happy with the recent shot up.
Basically land registries in Saskatchewan. Very good business and very stable so dividend should be sustainable. Saskatchewan is one of the more rapidly growing provinces. To him it may be fully valued but it is one of the Steady Eddie stocks that you could buy and just put away. This will not be a sexy…
The exchange space may face some headwinds from a regulatory perspective. They have enormous amounts of data which people pay for. There may be fewer terminals on desks today; however, when there is tenseness in the market, they make more money. He likes it.
Defensive stock? Of all the Brookfield entities, BPY.UN-T is the one he likes the least. They have had a strategy of buying older shopping centres and malls that have not been doing well. He does not buy into the theory they are buying at lower prices. He would hold BAM.A-T instead.
(A Top Pick Jul 27/18, Up 5%) Great job at creating industrial warehouse space in the US. High quality, institutional style portfolio in the US. Good way for Canadians to get exposure to e-commerce and the US economy. Not too late to put new money to work. Yield about 5.5%.
Or a fintech ETF? Mastercard has better return metrics and he prefers MA, but both stocks track closely. He's happy owning just MA, but you can own both or an ETF, depending on your time horizon and risk tolerance.
(A Top Pick Oct 22/18, Up 8%) Consumers re-purchase their products and their service division is strong. However, the China trade tension gives him pause; so, he's watching the trade talks. He's also worried about the NBA controversy in China. Cautious.
Sell 25% and buy Comcast, Cisco or hold the cash? MSFT has done very well in the last 5 years under the current CEO. They just won the US Defence contract, possibly influenced by Trump. MSFT is one of the most valuable companies in the world. However, if there is a wide market sell-off, MSFT…
🛢 Basic Materials
A leader in industrial cleaning products for hospitals, schools, hotels, restaurants, etc. Has had a steady record of recession resistant earnings growth. Strong balance sheet and good free cash flow generation. Currently trading close to its November lows, the lowest multiple in the last 10 years.
They are a victim of circumstances. They serve a farming community. Plantings were very late this year. Crops in Ontario don't look very good. Disposable income is what Nutrien banks on. NTR-T serves its market extremely well. There is no rush to buy it, however. You have to wait until next spring.
They do knee and hip replacements. SYK are active in tuck-in acquisitions which is quite accretive. They trade at a decent valuation. A consistent stock performer.
(A Top Pick Aug 10/17, Down 1%) It went back down to where he recommended it. He still really likes the company. They were put back into second place so the stock came down. He thinks investors should consider buy it again. It was almost a Top Pick.
Could see an increase coming in the 6.7% dividend. Have some hidden assets in timber that are valuable and lumber prices could go higher..
H.IR-T Investment Receipts. They are tied to Hydro 1. They issued them as part of their US acquisition. It is not clear whether this transaction will actually close. These receipts give you protection in that scenario. You either get shares of H-T or your money back. The price momentum has started to improve on these,…
Has been taking some profits from BCE. Will eventually buy it back when it pulls back. It has a pretty strong upward resistance so you want to take some profits here. Could drop in the next recession.