30 Stocks Top Picks (NOV 16-22)
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.
Nicknames it Hit By A Car like its chart. HBC is all about its real estate holdings; that's the reason you own this. Doesn't know if the current rally signals a buy. Can't predict this chart. Even consider selling it.
They had a great quarter, but so did Whirlpool and the market didn't pay attention. He prefers Whirlpool.
A great company. Owned it in the past. Sold it with the notion that the windfall from last year was not going to return. It was deemed an essential retailer when everything was closed. Same store sales comparisons are struggling due to last year. Has checked back a little. A slow and steady grower in…
(A Top Pick Jun 18/18, Up 1%) Still likes it. It's well-run. They're growing their brands and they have a big opportunity to get into cannabis beverages which will be legal in Canada in October 2019. BRB is well-positioned for this and this market could be very large.
It's being acquired now, so there's little juice to squeeze here. The market is assuming the deal will happen. He owns Evolution Gaming (Swedish) instead, which operates the software for online gaming (EVO is the ticker).
The only producer in the Permian Basin that many consider a genuine growth stock among energy stocks. They report Monday.
(A Top Pick Sep 01/20, Up 56.4%)Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly Our PAST TOP PICK with PE has resulted in the company being acquired by Pioneer Natural Resources. We are considering the position now closed at the last market closing price of $16.93. Combined with the previous recommendation to cover 50%, the total return on…
Upside expected by analysts is $3. Should do well. It is free cashflow positive and does not yet pay a dividend. Has generated a quarter billion in free cashflow. Analysts expect 40% upside.
Underperformed. A lot of people owned it for the yield, paying more than they should. Once they cut the dividend, many people exited. Might be an opportunity as an international play. Leveraged to oil price.
Consolidation of the small and mid-cap names is an important theme. There are better names to own in the space.
Likes assets, but not the setup for that size of company. How will they attract capital? Ability to do M&A is hampered. Two choices: higher dividend yield with lower growth, or consolidate with someone else. If oil goes higher, stock could take off. If not, it will be a parked car until a catalyst.
Hasn't performed well. Keystone XL is in the past, and the company is more stable without it. Best nat gas transmission assets in NA, and nat gas demand is steadily increasing. Nat gas will be a necessary offset to increasing renewables, for times when renewables don't generate. Utility-like, well set up for future, good capital…
Owns it for the safe 7% dividend. In energy, she owns only the pipelines. ENB can keep raising the dividend. ENB has long contracts so there's a safe income stream.
Really likes the business. Land registry technology in Saskatchewan, a monopoly position. Provide services globally. Earnings and EBITDA have grown, so there's been multiple expansion. It's a comparably cheap stock, nice dividend, tons of free cash. Opportunities to make acquisitions. Long-term outlook is very good.
(A Top Pick Sep 08/20, Up 69%) Concerns about the property side made stock sell off last year. After trimming, he has a 2.5% weighting. Great business. Good way to play financials without owning the banks.
Trades in USD and CAD. Implied cap rate is just under 5%. Focused on industrial space. Loves that space, tailwinds are immense. Yield is 4.0%. (Analysts’ price target is $24.08)
Threats from cryptos? Before cryptos have any impact on Visa, remember that Visa offers total safety in transactions. This and MA-N won't be displaced and if so, not very much. Both credit card stocks are very expensive, 50% overvalued. If there's a bear market, Visa will tumble.
She likes it for their 1 billion customer base. Apple will benefit from the 5G upgrade cycle; we're in the early innings of this. This afternoon, Apple will launch another upgraded, 5G phone. They've transitioned well from hardware (computers, phones) to services on a reliable subscription basis which now account for a third of their…
Gaining cloud market share at a rapid pace. Once a company transitions to the cloud, that contract is quite sticky, lasting for a number of years. Quite positive on their cloud business. (Analysts’ price target is $322.00)
🛢 Basic Materials
He has owned this for some time now. They are in cleaning, sanitizing and waste management. Bill Gates owns a big chunk of their shares. Yield 0.94% (Analysts’ price target is $187.86)
Steady cashflow, strong balance sheet, management adapts to fast-changing ag market. Outperformed TSX since last summer. Long-term, helps arable land efficiencies. Opportunities in China and India will lead to higher demand. A name to own. Makes sense for growth investors.
Has long held this. They produce medical devices for hips, knees and spines. The sector fell off during lockdowns due to no or few elective surgeries, however that is rebounding. Also, this is a demographic play as the population ages and needs such surgeries. Also, doctors stay loyal to a brand of medical devices. Trades…
Likes this pharma. It offers decent dividend growth and the dividend is safe. He holds pharma long term and didn't sell during Covid. Post-Covid, focus will return to non-Covid drugs, like BMY's cancer treatment.
They own Brookfield Infrastructure. The infrastructure stock has better valuation than the renewable energy fund. Brookfield renewable also faces too much money going into the sector.
Today, he'd choose SPGI over MSCI, as SPGI does bonds and is moving into China. Both are great long-term holds.
It's performed well in the past 12-24 months. Ontario is one of the most difficult energy jurisdictions around. Hydro doesn't offer much growth, but it's stable. The dividend isn't enough to excite investors, so he prefers Fortis and others. It's okay to hang onto shares.
T vs. BCE Likes telecoms in general, giving a mix of some growth with very good dividend yields. Yield looks secure, with about a 5% growth rate. Yield about 4.4%. He prefers BCE, with a yield of 5.44% and its consistent cashflow and growth. Media, sports teams, and different networks are helpful to BCE's growth.
BCE vs. T Likes telecoms in general, giving a mix of some growth with very good dividend yields. Telus yield looks secure, with about a 5% growth rate. Yield about 4.4%. He prefers BCE, with a yield of 5.44% and its consistent cashflow and growth. Media, sports teams, and different networks are helpful to BCE's…