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 …..
Likes this chart and he has recommended buying AC around $32. The Onex-Westjet news pushed this up, but it will trend down a little. A strong chart.
Recession-proof. It's priced fairly and pays a growing dividend. Various projects on four continents drive growth. He sees 15% EPS growth. It's not cheap at 13x, but the dividend will continue to grow. Buy on pullbacks. (Analysts’ price target is $60.65)
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’…
Has long owned it. The business is becoming less cyclical and seeing more acquisitions within the sector. Not a cheap stock, but its recent quarter saw earnings rise. Well-covered dividend, so safe. This year, their ROE is 11%. They could use their extra cash for acqusitions. He likes it.
(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…
This is known as the niche brick and beam landlord in Toronto. 40% of their properties are in the downtown core. The name has pulled back recently, mostly related to the pullback in REITs. Also, 10 year bonds are backing up a bit giving a bit of consternation in the space. The name has come…
Dividend nicely covered, at 50% or more. Yield is good. Stock trading between two technical points, which are both discounts to book value. Risk is $23 to the downside, and about $28 on the upside. He prefers to buy on support, instead of in between. Nothing wrong with it, but earnings estimates are oozing downward…
They are in the midst of acquiring another REIT. They are diversifying away from Loblaw’s. He likes the combined entity. He is currently short because of the spread on the acquisition.
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…
At these levels the valuation looks attractive. The dividend is safe. They don’t have as high a dividend growth outlook as other REITs though. A good hold for a diversified portfolio.
A really good growth name at a reasonable price. Has had a big run since January, but there is more to go. He models that it grows 10% annually for the next couple of years. That growth rate is much better than the sector average of around 4%, and yet this is trading at an…
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…
Loves the industrial space. It is easy to build it so more supply could come on line. Properties are a little low quality, but your income is safe.
(Market Call Minute.) US focused strip centres. He prefers to play the US REITs, but this is trading at a discount and offers good yield.
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…
This is a company you do not have to worry about. They have done great acquisitions and management is excellent. You can continue to own it forever.
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…
(A Top Pick Jul 31/18, Up 34%) Great management, but it is getting too expensive at 22 times earnings. A couple of weak quarters has caused a recent pullback. They are good at what they do. Still a core holding, but he may reduce his position soon.
He fears that the grocery sector will get disrupted. Not optimistic. Loblaw has spent so much on beautifying their stores, but failed to earn a sales increase from consumers. Meanwhile, people are buying food online with the Amazon-Whole Foods deal.
(A Top Pick Jul 04/18, Up 21%) Consumer discretionary, but more defensive. Lower beta. Decent growth rate of 10-12%. Nice dividend of 2.9%. Sales performance improving. Focusing on guest experience. Strong dividend income and growth, plus earnings growth.
This has the double whammy that it is consumer, which is out of favour a little, but this came down too much, and it is also basically a yield play. Over time, it has done relatively well, but there has been some profit taking. It has a near monopoly up north where its stores are.…
(A Top Pick Mar 22/19, Up 5%) Been on an uptrend since January. It's making a new high. Buy it--it'll keep making new highs, but if interest rates rise, you don't want to own utilities.
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.
There is a secular theme where companies will continue to spend on IT development. The industry is growing between 5 and 6%, roughly twice the growth rate of the economy. They can now make another acquisition and he is watching for potential catalysts.
Be careful here. He wouldn't touch it at these prices. No way. It's SO expensive. A great company. PE is around 700x. Only now are they turning profitable. Something like this can fall 50% if they miss earnings.
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.
He likes the acquisitions they made. These businesses take a long time to start to really generate free cash flow. He does not expect huge things in the next few quarters. With a 1 to 3 year outlook, they will start to generate a lot more free cash flow. The will start to pay a…
Here’s this week’s 52-week low stocks ….
People consider it to be very cheap. You aren’t getting per share growth because debt pay down is their priority. You need a rally in the commodity price. They will muddle along with their peers.
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.
Itafos (IFOS-X) TSXV
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.
Happy trading !!!