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.
(A Top Pick Nov 16/18, Up 4%) Not liquid, but has held during the recent turbulence. He'd buy it today.
Allan Tong’s Discover Picks Dollarama sells cheap stuff and has enjoyed a near-monopoly on selling household goods during these lockdowns. No argument that DOL has done very well. It peaked December 9 at $54.58 November 1, just shy of its all-time high. DOL stock has since peeled back 10%. It continues to enjoy a strong…
(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.
He got stopped out of this. It's well-run, but the casinos are closed so there's no revenue coming in. GC carries a reasonable amount of debt. Also, casinos have high operating expenses, even during this lockdown. He wants to see stability in their debt, though. In recessions, gambling performs well, though.
(A Top Pick Aug 27/20, Down 12%)Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly We are choosing to remain disciplined and stick to our stop-loss at $35 and look for better alternatives. Now that key technical support has been breached it could try to retest lows near $25.
(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…
(A Top Pick Feb 12/20, Down 33%) A higher-beta oil play. They have excess debt that they'll pay down this year with free cash flow. They have a good free cash flow yield. He targets $1.40-1.50 based on $60 oil. At $60, this is a free cash flow machine. The business model changes drastically from…
There are better oil names. He bought and sold it recently and made some money. But it can't de-lever as quickly as its peers. Expect 5-6 years for them to pay off their debt. VET is not bad--you're leveraged to international prices, but other names will move higher, sooner and faster.
Consolidation of the small and mid-cap names is an important theme. There are better names to own in the space.
A value trap that tumbled from $40 to $20 to lower over the years. Fortunately, it's now seeing a bit of a turnaround. However, the world is pushing away from oil and towards green energy. That said, CPG could continue to move up, though not back up to its heyday. He would pass, but he…
Growth started to stall in 2018. It has been trading in a range between $50-$70 for the last 3 years. A compelling total return play before but it is now an income play. It is yielding around 6.1%. A good company with critical infrastructure in natural gas and oil. Keystone XL cancellation is negative but…
Earning support the 7% dividend? This was a core holding 5-10 years in most Canadian portfolios given strong growth prospects in pipelines. Since then, pipelines have become unfashionable; ENB has been delayed in their pipeline expansions in Minnesota and Michigan. But Minnesota has since cleared up and there's a pipeline shortage, so ENB can demand…
We don't often find a business that has this high quality profile, significant free cash flow generation, strong management, and the very good long term outlook that this business does. (Analysts’ price target is $27.00)
(A Top Pick Nov 20/18, Up 10%) The more activity, the better they do. In all the major asset classes. Volumes were down, but now you're seeing more of a pickup.
(A Top Pick Sep 02/20, Up 21%) The Brookfield stocks were underpriced, given their complicated structure. BAM is a good core name for anyone in the Canadian market. This will benefit from more infrastructure activity. The CEO feels that the market undervalues this a lot, and the CEO expects share price to increase exponentially. It's…
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)
V vs. MA vs. AXP Likes the story of both V and MA. They take no credit risk, just a tollbooth. American Express is very different, as they do take on risk. We're going to a cashless society. Great growth businesses, little capital expenditure. Lots of growth yet in Asia. Once travel starts up again,…
He read Warren Buffett's letter; he loves this stock and last year bought a lot of it. Apple is well-positioned with a strong customer following and the company can gradually expand market share. He traded out of this a few years ago--a mistake. You can re-enter it here. He owns Facebook, Google and Amazon in…
Great success story. Continues to like it and would buy it here. You could trim if it's overweight in your portfolio, but never sell the whole thing. Cloud computing will continue to grow substantially. Long runway. A lot of their products can benefit from intersecting with AI, VR, internet of things.
🛢 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)
If US dollar falls, or inflation starts to rise, farmers should have more income to buy fertilizer and seeds. Will benefit from rising potash and nitrogen prices. Usually happens at this stage in the economy if we truly are going to get a breakout. Yield is 3.27%. (Analysts’ price target is $73.38)
Great growth in robotics surgery. Uptick in elective surgery. Stands to benefit from pent-up demand as we return to normal. Likes it short- and medium-term. Yield is 1.03% (Analysts’ price target is $249.12)
(A Top Pick Jan 22/20, Down 8%) Sexier areas of the market pulled money away from the boring companies. Over the next decade, sees a fantastic R&D pipeline of cancer drugs. Tremendous cashflow will be deployed in R&D and acquisitions to augment their growth profile. Stick with it to collect the dividend with some slow…
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.
She likes all their business segments. 70% of their revenues are recurring. There was a lot of debt issuance last year and this was benefiting them. There will be maturities this year as well as M&A activity. (Analysts’ price target is $384.50)
Very defensive cashflow streams. Compared to Fortis, Hydro One has geographical limitations being based only in Ontario. In terms of rising interest rates, it remains low and it is not an immediate concern. Look for a utility that has the ability to increase dividends annually.
The telecom sector is one of his favourite sectors. A lot of the other players have spent money on content but T-T has not. This one is the more expensive one because of this. Also, he'd rather watch the IPO they spun out for a while before considering the IPO.
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. It’s one of the safest blue chip stocks, although it is not completely risk-free. It is a good choice for conservative investors. An allocation of around 10% for telecom would be good depending on your risk tolerance. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free