Air Canada, Alimentation Couche-Tard, and Fortis are all on the 52-week high list again this week. Telecom, notably Shaw and Quebecor, reaching their highs could mean that investors are becoming more defensive. On the other end, some basic material stocks and energy names are down to their 52-week low.
Here’s this week’s 52 week high and low list of companies listed on Stockchase.
Here’s this week’s 52-week highs stocks …..
He just sold it. It's had a fine upward trend since 2016. Had good volume today, which was a pullback. No reason to sell it. It may pause this summer, but don't sell.
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.
Just pulled back because of near-term concerns on upcoming European regulations, but believes that will ultimately create a tailwind as clients need to adapt a system to manage these new regulations. Trading at a 4-year low. He models a 6% EPS growth. They have an active Buy-back. Good balance sheet. Dividend yield of 3.1%. (Analysts’…
He's long owned this. A commodity (garbage) business, but they know how to run a business and they also own their landfills. Generates a lot of fresh cash flow; dividend increases; and share buybacks. A U.S. company on the TSX, so you don't worry about exchange rate. A little pricey now, but buy on a…
(A Top Pick July 3/15. Down 17.93%.) A really interesting company and is in the early innings of its growth phase. They are really trying to do something brand-new, building interior office solutions. It is now into hospitals, schools, and now even getting into residential. Earnings tend to be fairly lumpy, so he traded out…
(Top Pick Jan 29/15, Up 16.82%) A very solid management group. They had problems digesting their acquisitions. He got out earlier in the year and intends to now get back in.
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…
A spin-off from Loblaw; most properties are Loblaw locations. The interesting is the merger with another REIT. Good thing is the wider exposure to other sectors, but the bad thing is losing focus from the grocery retail sector. Overall, the merger is a good thing--it's a more liquid company. Over time, should see higher multiples.
Has some good potential. A little expensive at the $11 range, but on any pullbacks, he would Buy. 5.86% dividend yield.
Recently bought the stock. This is the 1st day that Element Financial shares are formally split into 2 companies, ECN Capital (ECN-T) and Element Fleet Management (EFN-T). Thinks both are undervalued. He tends to do this in terms of the Price to Book ratio. The BV is more or less about $4, so if you…
The whole group has gotten cheap, but he sees little growth with this one, not until 2020 with some of their U.S. assets. Boasts a 12% discount in its NAV. It's a yield proxy. There are better REITs, but the current price of this is decent.
Owns a little. Canadian REITs have bounced off the bottom during the last couple of months, in part because of higher oil prices and higher commodity prices. That has benefited the entire sector. This operates in an area where rents are not regulated.
Proposing to take over True North Apartment REITs. A very controversial deal, and usually this company doesn’t do things that are deemed controversial. The market was not positive on this because basically you usually don’t do dilutive deals when you’re stock price is at a lower level and trading significantly below NAV. The view is…
They are being inundated with opportunities in the US. This is an entirely external shopping mall REIT. They have a rights offering which he feels is worth subscribing to. One of his favourite names.
Has done a little bit of work on this but is not an expert on it as yet. Really likes what they are doing in terms of third-party pension administration. Companies are outsourcing all sorts of administrative issues. They don’t need a whole lot of capital, because it is a service business. Stock has done…
He has a large holding in this. Operationally the company has done well, but the multiple is not cheap. He will continue to hold.
This would not be his favourite. This is a multi-family REIT. Some of the ones he likes a little bit better have internal management and better balance sheets. If you are buying this, you are really buying it for the yield. You can get better risk/reward with similar yield with something like a Pure Multi-Family…
It was flatlined for three or so years as they acquired, but they have done well recently. He has a similar idea in his top picks, so he won't comment much here.
Threatened by online shopping? He likes it, because it dominates grocers in Canada with good real estate. It's a little vulnerable to online shopping, but grocers like Loblaw won't be affected much. Also, Loblaw has click-and-collect e-shopping where a customer orders groceries online then picks them up. He expects double-digit earnings growth after Loblaw absorbs…
There is a good amount of leverage in this company. Run by 3G Capital. Lately there have been some questions with the cost cut business model that was implemented in Kraft Foods (same team). (Analysts’ price target is $69.43)
It is one of the oldest companies in Canada. It is a no growth situation. There are far more interesting names to own in the food distribution space.
$37.56 is his target price. He'd buy it at $39, $10 below the current price. We might see that. Not a fan of this.
An independent power producer. They have about 3000 MW of basically US based, but they do have some projects, primarily wind, in Ontario and Manitoba. Trading very inexpensively. They have the ability through their parent Pattern Energy Group (PEGI-Q) to vend in new development projects, so they don’t sustain development risks. They are 89%-90% contracted…
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.
Worried about the market and U.S. politics. There's some progress in China-US trade and both sides need a resolution. But don't over-emphasize the politics like the U.S. Government shutdown; the economy will still march ahead as recent strong unemployment numbers demonstrate. The wall and shutdown are noise. Be more positive on the market, and corrections…
Maybe this has gotten ahead of itself on valuation after a parabolic rise this year. What they provide to small businesses is great. It could get bought out. Pare your holding if it has gotten too big in your portfolio. B2B wholesaling is large, so SHOP has a large runway. Investors look much to valuations;…
Dead money for quite a few years. The technology was tied to laptops but now everyone is using tablets. Thinks earnings will come through with earnings from Samsung agreement.
🛢 Basic Materials
The no. 1 performer on the TSX in 2018, up 85%. They have great mines in Ontario and Australia, both stable areas. They keep increasing production targets: produce 1 million ounces of gold a year by 2021. There's a place for precious metals in your portfolio when we hit the inevitable recession and return to…
(A Top Pick Jan 24/14. Down 11.04%.) He really likes this story. 80% of silver production comes from a by-product from copper mines and from mines that are really shutting down. Pure silver plays are rare. Located in Argentina which is probably why the price has been hurt a little more, but it hasn’t hurt…
An interesting one. Brazil. They have some high-grade veins that they have done some work on. They are drilling and it will prove it one way or the other. There will be lots of entry points coming up.
All this does is to invest in high interest deposit accounts. It is a constant steady stream of income. He hates recommending cash, but this is essentially a place to park your cash during the summer. You will at least get your 1% annual income.
Something you want to be careful of when looking at REITs is that interest rates will eventually move up. This is why you are seeing some weakness in the REIT market in Canada. On top of that when you pile on what is happening with oil prices and what is happening in Western Canada, and…
It doesn’t have a huge range of trading. Yield is okay at about 3%. Short-term pays you less than 1% on an after-tax basis, so this is not a bad place to park your money.
A lot of people are chasing yield but utilities are not in favour this time of year. Technicals are not favorable right now. Stay away from this and go toward the cyclicals. Get in in July.
A safe way to play the fixed income side of a portfolio. This company roams the world looking for opportunities in the fixed income market. It has produced very good long-term returns, and he would recommend it.
ZJK-T vs. ZHY-T. High yield is a sexy name for junk bonds. They are the worst quality bonds. In a downturn these companies will not be able to pay back their bond holders first. If equities fall 20%, high yield bonds fall 13%. There is more risk for a portfolio.
(A Top Pick Oct 13/16, Up 19%) There is concern about how much they have to spend to build out the Wind network. He decided to take his profits.
Here’s this week’s 52-week low stocks ….
She owns little Canadian oil in general. The past week oil stocks have recovered to reflect WCS prices rise. Some money has flowed back. She hasn't committed more money in this space yet. Wants to see what global oil will do for the balance of 2019.
Chart shows this has taken quite a dip in the last while. Changes in management because of production mishaps. Need to look at these from both a production standpoint and a commodity standpoint. Have a constrained balance sheet and not a lot of room to raise CapX for growth. More linked to oil than to…
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.
BBI-X is the old ticker. The merger involves a 10 for 1 split. PIPE-X shows a couple of weeks of trading and that is what to go by. They are coming on with new production facilities soon. By the end of the year, they will go to 10 times that. He thinks it is cheap…
🛢 Basic Materials
This is not the first bear market he has seen. This is the next new big mine. Diamonds have been going thought a bit of a dry spell. There were finance issues. The rough market for diamonds is up a little right now. He prefers to go in at a little earlier stage. He believes…
Lithium space. There has been a lot of interest as agreements are signed. Companies signing early before TSLA-Q’s giga factory gets into production may not be an advantage. This one is probably cheap.
Located in Québec. Have had early good exploration results. What they are drilling trends under a Lake so they will be doing some winter drilling program on the ice. There could be an economic deposit.
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Agricultural company focused in Brazil. Has a phosphate deposit, which is expected to come Into production over the next few years. Also looking at other opportunities. Brazil is going to have to import fertilizer, so there is a cost advantage of producing in Brazil.
Steel manufacturing. Play on infrastructure in Western Canada. Has done a great job over the past 18 months amassing capacity. Has about 420,000 ft.² in Western Canada. An area where he sees growth leading up to the Olympics in 2010. Have some large projects that the market doesn't know about. First 9 months did $80…
Has an old mine outside of Los Angeles that was run in the 1930s. Closed down during the Second World War and they are doing open pit mining in the area. Has some issues, but at these gold prices, it will probably start to work again. Under followed. Highly speculative.
Biofuel. Canada has an incredible forestry industry with a huge emphasis on planting trees. PL takes wood waste like sawdust and turns it into energy. This fuel can replace coal that is also carbon-neutral.
Eric Sprott’s one of the smartest people in Canada and is assembling a first-class investment team. There are some issues with Timminco (TIM-T) that have to be cleared up first. If you have a 2 or 3 year outlook, a great buy.
Blockchain technology. There are going to be big winners and big losers in this area. A lot of banks are getting involved. This, in many ways, is the wave of the future. At the same time, there are going to be a lot of companies that will simply disappear. You have to be very careful…
Involved in fibre-optics to the home. Interesting new technology. Would not buy until it is closer to the time when their first chips start coming out in ’07 and then wait to see if they can ramp up volume production.
If you like gold... Getting 2 times leverage as gold price decreases. Gold is a play on the U.S dollar. Makes money if the price of gold stock goes down.
Double leveraged fund. You only use it for short term holds. The seasonal period starts right now until the end of June, getting a return of 12% typically. We are starting to see some flatness in the chart now. HUN-T is not leveraged. There is less volatility.
Use this list wisely to identify buying opportunities.
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