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. They missed operating revenue estimates. Cash burn was less than expected. Revenues are rising 59% and cash burn fell 42%. Probably turning a corner with this upcoming quarter with easing restrictions. Medium term outlook remains intact. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. Has a very successful record of acquisitions. If they get IPL, it will be net positive. It makes sense to buy in tranches. Outlook for future gains remains solid and the company pays a good dividend. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free
They dominate in legal textbooks globally. Their business model is scalable. It's full valued now. She owns only a little of this.
Allan Tong’s Discover Picks Of course, nobody knew that a once-in-a-century pandemic would trigger that recession, but WCN survived the pandemic to emerge with a 21.1% gain since my original pick. This figure excludes the dividend, which currently pays 0.67%, and it beats the TSX by 5%. Read Looking back after 100 weeks of Hot…
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)
A recovery story. Best in class, best assets. Theme of stay at home will wane. There's a more hybrid solution, and its stable of smaller tech and healthcare tenants will benefit. Trades at a 15% discount to NAV. Yield is 4.04%. (Analysts’ price target is $45.23)
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…
He really likes this one. It is heavily weighted toward retail. 95% of its retail centers are anchored by a grocery store or Shoppers Drug Mart. They are almost going at a premium from pre-pandemic values. This tells you how resilient the cash flow is. They have an office portfolio but he likes that their…
(A Top Pick Mar 10/20, Up 14%) REIT spin off from Canadian Tire. Did very well relative to other REITs. Challenge is rising interest rates. Performs like bond proxies. Look at it as an alternative to bonds but it could see pressure from interest rate rising.
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. The stock is still very cheap on all metrics. Considering growth perspectives, current book value and earnings power, it is attractively priced. It also has a strong record of dividend increases. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free
It is a large, diversified REIT. It is recovering from the pandemic. It is trading $3-4 below its pre-COVID high. It is a good one to hold on to.
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…
A few years ago, he though the PE was stretched, but is better now and he's taking a close look at it. It suddenly jumped from $44 to $49. Very well-managed. They were put in the penalty box when they tried to buy Carrefour. They're planning to add fresher food in their stores. It's an…
(A Top Pick Jul 09/21, Up 20%) Trading in and out of this stock. Has pulled out of Loblaws when they were seeing key technical resistance. The yoy comparisons will become more challenging when we get to the third and fourth quarter. Does not own it currently. Would trim back.
Allan Tong’s Discover Picks QSR’s PE is 37.4x, which easily beats its peers of 320.4x. Margins also beat, such as profit margin at almost 16% vs. the sector’s 11.19%. However, ROI of 4.06% lags its peers of 9.42%. Though QSR’s 3.3% dividend yield pays more than its peers of 1.93%, QSR stock’s payout ratio is…
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. They beat EPS estimates by 4 cents, at 70 cents. EBITDA beat estimates by 20% at $83.6M. Same store sales rose. They continue to benefit from the pandemic and have controlled costs well. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free
(A Top Pick Jul 03/20, Up 12%) Favourite if you want steady income, no surprises. Has lagged the broader market and riskier utilities. He likes it for the purposes it serves: sustainable dividend yield, continued growth of rate base at 5-7 per year, 48 years of consecutive dividend growth. Excellent candidate for RRSPs and for…
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 Jun 24/20, Up 32%) Impacted by Covid. Bookings are starting to ramp up. Still value at this price point.
Depending on the type of investor you are, it could be good. For growth investors, it is a good choice. If you are a value investor, it is more difficult to own. Hard to buy on a valuation basis. No matter how fast it grows, the multiple is much ahead.
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
A core intermediate gold producer. They own the largest Canadian gold mine and have a reputation for running high-grade mines like Fosterville in Australia. Their Detour acquisition was meant to stabilize their production base. He believes in management. It's about generating strong free cash flow to fund their new shaft, the Macassa Mine, which is…
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.
Pre-COVIC, he saw that tech was going to pop, and now the puck is heading to boring value names, like Quebecor. Has an 11% growth rate and trades at 12.6x 2021. Its a very cheap telco and have a lot of cash to return to shareholders and raise the dividend if they wish. Their wireless…
(A Top Pick Sep 03/20, Up 52%) Likes telecom in general. He sold out into the Rogers bid. If the deal doesn't go through, downside might be 30% or more.
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.
He had left the intermediate producers behind. It is between investor bases. There is not a basis beyond a pop in the commodity price. He sticks to those that did a better job at maintaining their dividend.
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.
Has always admired management execution. Successfully transformed from oil to general trucking. He'd be interested if it traded 10-15% lower. You could buy, tuck it away, and hold for a long time.
Balance sheet is in good shape with debt at 42%. They just started to ramp up their assets in the liquids-rich Montney. Likes the company. Under 45 cents/share, then buy. He likes the managers. Buy this during the recovery, because he expects significant upside 12 months from now.
🛢 Basic Materials
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.
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(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…
It is a leveraged natural gas ETF. It could be a good trade if you are well-versed in it, but you should not hold it long term at all. It is a tool for short term speculation.
Use this list wisely to identify buying opportunities.
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