Air Canada, Couche-Tard & More at 52-week Highs and Lows (Feb 6-12)
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 …..
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. Recovery pains are expected but there are higher prices and pent up demand that will be tailwinds for Air Canada. Planes are becoming full and prices are up. A decent hold with a 2 year horizon at least. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free
Fantastic acquisition of IPL at a great price. Really strong portfolio in western Canada combined with global assets that are starting to reawaken from Covid. Poised to run. Good dividend that's steadily increasing. Yield is 3.67%. (Analysts’ price target is $79.06)
Includes great technology pieces. Not sure what the ceiling or floor is, as a lot is policy and interest rate driven. Dividend not growing at an attractive enough rate. If you've done well, perhaps reduce your position or just hold if you have a big capital gain. Not a buyer at these levels. Better value…
Dividend growth? Hoping for growth in the dividend, but it hasn't grown the way he'd like. Fuel and labour costs are increasing. Stable, well run. High multiple and low yield, which is a caution signal, but money keeps flowing in. A basic need, but price is too high for the return. Yield is 0.6%.
Customized, prefabricated environmental office interior solutions. High net cash position. Significant upside because of their flexible business model. Surge in office reconfiguration taking place across North America. Top management. No dividend. (Analysts’ price target is $3.46)
It has many positive attributes: Strong management, great business model and a niche business model. Their tenant usage is a smaller model. They are well positioned. They can't fight the tide. It is a difficult operating market. There are high vacancies there and they have to be competitive in signing new leases. He would not…
Allan Tong’s Discover Picks BPY.UN is anchored by diverse holdings across sectors, including industrial, retail and commercial properties, and across countries. Of course, we all know what happened next to the world, which wiped out the retail and office property markets. BYP.UN shares have slid around 7.5% since that call, but the 7% dividend has…
Stable income provider you can add to any portfolio. Likes it. Great real estate nationally. Biggest tenant is Loblaw, so it has a secure cashflow. An element of growth, which is unique, from the industrial sector. Nice combination of safety and growth. Hold, sleep well at night with the distribution yield.
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. A solid REIT. Not too expensive with good tenants and income. Cashflow is good. They raised distributions in June. Cashflow rose 5% last quarter with the payout ratio low at 72.6%. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. They announced a special dividend of $7.50. The stock should have moved more on this news. Shares can be bought for the dividend here. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free
Focused on the US sunbelt. Office industrial. There is a nice discount. The catalyst could be in the next quarter where they announce a spinout of at least one of their sectors. The new entity could have a better cost of capital or have a better growth rate.
Among Canadian apartment REITs, CAP REIT gets all the love, but also the price appreciation. Actually, Killam's chart is nearly identical to CAP REIT year-to-date and pays a healthy 3.88% dividend yield (CAP REIT pays 2.84%). Whereas CAP REIT is centered on Toronto, Killam focuses on Atlantic Canada, namely Halifax and Charlottetown. Another difference is…
It is a subject of a takeover and you might consider holding it until the close of the take out transaction. You could also move to another apartment REIT. Your upside is capped from here with NVU.UN-T.
Likes it and its sector. Trade at a healthy premium. In the right markets. Growth has traditionally been there. Fairly valued today. Look for pullbacks to buy.
This would be a hold for him, if not a sell. It has US grocery stores in small centres. It has an external management contract, which he feels is not in alignment with share holders.
(A Top Pick Jun 14/18, Up 59%) It is another example of an undervalued tech company in Canada. It was taken out by MS-N just over a month ago.
(A Top Pick Jul 21/20, Up 0%)(Total return not available.) Great Canadian company. Asset lite, minimal fixed costs, low capex. Grow organically and by acquisition, which they do very well. Executes incredibly well. He'd buy it here or on any pullback.
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. They have industrial properties that held up well during the sell off earlier this year. Solid profitability and has positive cash flows. Valuation is starting to be rich with price to sales at 8.6x. PE is ok at 17.3x. Dividend yield is good at 5.8%. Unlock…
PKI vs ATD'B They've done a good job rolling up fuel distribution. It's compared to ATD'B a lot, which he prefers because they're also in convenience stores as well as selling fuel--diversified. Also, ATD'B managers are phenomenal. PKI is too, but it's a different business. ATD'B allocates capital well in buying back shares and buying…
(A Top Pick Sep 15/20, Up 31%) The gains are surprising. They've invested in long term areas, namely e-commerce. Costs to protect employees from Covid will roll off. Shoppers during Covid flocked to the top supermarkets, though are now returning to the discount chains, which Loblaw also owns. She's waiting for a pullback to add…
Investors are worried about Tim's turnaround, rising costs. Stock's way too cheap relative to the group. Good dividend. Sales up 31%. Growing around 14%, trading around 20x. Ability to grow is profound. Buy it around $79-80, and you can get a double in the next 5 years.
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. The company reports on Thursday. Likes the company somewhat. It’s cheap at 13x earnings and offers a nice, secure dividend. $591M in sales is expected with a $0.73 per share income. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free
Still a solid long-term hold? One of those stocks in his portfolio he doesn't look at too often. 48 straight years of dividend increases. Pretty good line of sight to mid-single dividend growth out to 5, 10, 15, 20 years. As long as dividend keeps up with inflation, stock should also keep up. Cross-currents with…
A good dividend play. The yield is at 4.6%. People tend to focus on the tech side of green stocks, but this has utilities that have consistent income. They are a potential takeover target for Brookfield so the price has recently shot up. Could get decent returns.
A lot of success is tied to Gaz Metro in Québec, but they also have some wind farms that have recently come online in the last year or 2, and giving good returns to the company. Recent earnings were solid and they raised the dividend by 3.7%, and plan to raise it 4% next year.…
(A Top Pick Feb 26/20, Up 13%) He likes their business, though wouldn't add to it now. His buy price is $105. It has a global platform. They can buy back shares or companies. Organic growth had lagged, but in the last quarter picked up, given the backlog of work.
Phenomenal company that will do well for years to come, but trades at a huge multiple. Profits are small. Risk/reward is not there. He expects tech to lose its gold status over the next year, so this could fall 40%.
Price target of $20.50 CAD. Cloud-based platform for enterprise and public sector. In the right place because of remote work. Should continue to go. Not cheap. Yield is 2.6%.
🛢 Basic Materials
He bought it late. He thinks it is a good play right now. There might even be a higher bid coming in. It sticks out as a good play right here.
Great value. A buy, with a $26 target. Will perform well. Great company. Buy right, sit tight, and wait for the storm to hit. Meets all his criteria for something he'd buy.
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.
(A Top Pick Jul 31/19, Up 0.4%) This is a way to lower volatility. A return of 2.15% per year, paid monthly. Hold it during volatility, sell it, and use the return to pick up your cyclicals during periods of seasonal strength.
He'd move on. There's a 48% spread between the top and bottom quartile performers. Can't capture the upside with an ETF. Better to focus on the winners, and avoid the losers. CAR, HOM-U, WIR-U, and Granite are great choices. Look for growth, and at a discount is even better.
An ETF that holds short-term bank papers that are hard to buy individually. An alternative to not earning any money in a bank account. The fact that it shot up was a warning that it markets were in trouble.
XUT is market cap, ZUT is equal weighted. ZUT gives you more exposure to smaller players. HOG gives you more pipeline and energy services business, which acts similarly to utilities. It also hedges you on the downside. Could be a compliment to the other utility ETFs.
Basically it's an ETF version of a mutual fund. All fixed-income and pays a yield over 3%. You can park money here until you figure what to invest in next.
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.
Very cheap compared to peers. Challenge now is national expansion clarity. A cosy little monopoly in Quebec, but how will they compete against the big boys? Company wants to return capital to shareholders, which means share buybacks and dividend increases. You can buy a bit if it gets to $29-30, but don't expect it to…
Here’s this week’s 52-week low stocks ….
Shale gas in the US. A spin out from Bankers Petroleum (BNK-T). There is a lot of potential excitement but it just doesn't have the same management quality team. Just too risky in the market at this point.
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.
He stayed away because they went to the states to make acquisitions. He did not know why the Americans would not already take these assets. He stays away from it.
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly MTL provides trucking and logistics services in Canada and the US. As the economy continues to reopen in North America, the company will benefit from continued demand for its expertise. Recently reported earnings of $0.21 beat analyst expectations of $0.19 for the quarter. It is trading a good value here…
A great small cap producer. Trading at a slight discount to competitors. Gives you good access to what will be consolidated. Could be an M&A target.
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Sees no change to the dividend theory. The 3 Irish business millionaires actually control the company and are holding it long-term for the dividends. The company has some costs going on disadvantaging it. The diamond sector itself has not produced really stellar performance. This is a “wait and see”.
They have a done a deal with a private equity company, effectively taking the company private. Their hard rock lithium project is challenged due to the infrastructure constraints -- including rail and power. They needed more money, creating an opportunity for the private equity company.
It looks interesting, but is too small for his funds. It has under-performed for the past few years. They are in the right place at the right time, but we need to see some good drill results soon.
Itafos (IFOS-X) TSXV
(A Top Pick May 15/18, Down 73%) A miner and processor of phosphate -- a precursor to potash. They took over a bankrupt project in Brazil, which they liked from a speculative perspective. They have had technical difficulty with the project and it did not work. If you are patient, it should eventually pay off,…
He covers the stock and owns it. The business is doing well. They are a leader in their space. There was a big investor out of China that fell on hard times and has had to sell shares. It may be poised for a turnaround.
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.
They made wood pellets which are used in biomass generation facilities. He has owned this, but it's volatile due to management and operational issues. Wood pellets are vulnerable to fire, which is what happened last year. Their backlog in Japan and Korea is robust is good, but he doesn't like their concentration risk in a…
All asset managers are being decimated. This trades at a premium. It no longer trades with the gold price. But he likes this sector, though prefers Sprott's peers like AGF. Now is not a bad time to enter this space.
There is the healthcare side with COVID testing in Canadian film and production industry as well as saliva testing geared towards students. There is also the AI side that has good outlook. The cashflow from covid is good. It is at a lower price to market cap than US counterparts.
A play that could be triple / quadruple. Optical chips for next, next generation. 100 Gig data rates. High risk.
Where you talk about a bear or bull ETF that is levered, they have no future. You are supposed to trade them on a day to day basis or possible a weekly basis. They are guaranteed to lose over the long term because of the way the gains are translated over night. These are a…
Leverage play for natural gas. Clearly getting a breakout in the short term. Thinks oil is capped out and natural gas should trade relative to oil. Can see front month natural gas contracts going for $5. Forward pricing looks like there is room into next year to move further up. An okay way to do…
Use this list wisely to identify buying opportunities.
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