This week, a lot of REITS are hitting their 52-week high along with some defensive names such as Metro, up again. Basic materials and energy have taken a hit, many ending up on the 52-week low list.
Here’s this weeks 52-week high and low list for companies listed on Stockchase.
Here are the stocks hitting their 52-week high….
He is a big fan of this company and likes their management team. Their own risk management tolerance is low. A lot of buildings in Toronto and Vancouver, but they also hold office space in tight markets. They find older buildings and turn into nice new spaces. The balance sheet is healthy.
It holds mostly retail that contains Sobeys and is 40% in the east coast. Empire owns 40% of this. Last week's Q2 results were below expectations due to high debt. Rent collection was 93% in July, which is positive. New buildings will be mixed-use, which is positive but COVID has delayed and made the costs…
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(A Top Pick Jun 25/20, Up 15%) They own industrial warehouses, the kind that Amazon and e-commerce uses and booming in this pandemic. It's doing well during the pandemic. Has a great balance sheet with low leverage and in a sector with stable, growing cash flows. They can make accretive acquisitions. Has a valuation gap…
(A Top Pick Sep 17/19, Down 52%) A diversified REIT. This is one they ended up selling. Their mall portfolio has suffered. He was afraid the dividend would come under pressure. Getting access to capital is tough for them.
He's bullish on apartments long-term, given supply and demand in many markets. But short-term there's an impact. IIP has a growing presence in Montreal and he likes their overall portfolio, but assets around McGill and Concordia have taken a hit because foreign students can't enter Canada. A blue chip trading cheaply. If you're a longer-term…
(A Top Pick Feb 12/19, Up 32%) Scotiabank just announced a $13.75 target. Managers own about 10% of shares. There's good industrial rent growth in Toronto and Montreal. Vacancy rates are rock-bottom low.
Bond-like, they're very good at mezzanine and commercial lending. They distribute what they get and are conservatively balanced (balance sheet). They know their markets. It's like a mortgage-lending situation. They earn 7% rates of return, no more or less. A very stable investment, acting like a bond proxy. (Analysts’ price target is $9.96)
He likes this retail REIT. It is trading at a 25-30% discount to NAV but Wal-Mart is the anchor tenant to 70% of their properties. 9% yield. The anchor tenant drives some of the traffic to the other stores. Post-vaccine, these will come back. (Analysts’ price target is $25.13)
A portfolio of US properties. It also has some interesting properties around the DVP area in Toronto. The CEO is one of the few people that not only knows how to buy, but also how to sell. Thinks that at some point, he will sell the entire company if he can, or bit by bit.
They generate electivity and sell it. As we move in this direction this company will have a foothold and niche. It is a capital intensive business and interest rates rising will be a problem.
It has been on fire this year (up 30%). Hydro Quebec is buying 10% of the stock. He would stay on the sidelines since it has rallied just based on a strategic alliance with Hydro Quebec.
They have been getting away from oil and gas work and more toward infrastructure. They have hydro-vac trucks to excavate so crews can get in and work on gas lines and so on. He got stopped out in March. He would have no trouble buying them back. They are quite well run.
(A Top Pick July 3/15. Down 43.04%.) Sold his holdings at around $5.50, and lost money. Their business continues to grow, and this is one that he continues to watch. There is lots of promise here.
(A Top Pick Jul 30/19, Up 12%) Death, taxes and garbage are life's certainties. He's long owned this. WCN continues to do well, though there will be softness from commercial activity, though consider all the cardboard boxes from Amazon deliveries. Still a good company. Well-managed.
It's a real estate play on medical facilities in the US. It was overleveraged a few years ago, then COVID declined their business, which are non-essential surgeries. But they're still profitable and paying dividends. He sees upside.
Enbridge (ENB-T) TSE
An income stock. Yield is about 8%, and thinks the dividend is safe. Payout ratio from operations is around 70%. Anything energy is out of favour. Disconnect between fundamentals and valuation. Attractive here. Reaffirmed cashflow targets for the year. It does have higher debt, but it continues to be investment grade.
Junior company that is basically raising money to explore for uranium. Sometimes takes years to find a deposit. Have to be patient. Some interesting prospects in the Athabascan basin. Pretty strong drill program for the first half of 2008. On negative days, you could pick some up for a short-term trade.(Buy uranium stocks when uranium…
You want defensive stocks right now. Big thing is Jean Coutu, and integration will create earnings and cash flow growth. More difficult issue is how to expand that brand beyond Quebec, and this is already priced into the stock. A defensive name, and you can do quite well. Yield is 1.7%.
(A Top Pick Sep 10/19, Up 145%) The pandemic accelerate their already high growth. It's one of the top 30 performing stocks YTD. They reach 280,000 Canadian subs as the largest meal-kit company. Revenues had shot up five-fold over recent years when he bought this at $1.40. They just reported their first profit ever, proving…
🛢 Basic Materials
There is no dividend. Sales are up but earnings are less negative rather than positive. Earnings growth forecast for this year is zero.
A smart group of guys. They are putting a fair bit of work into proving their concept is right. They seem to be backing up their thesis. It is looking like it is working so far.
They just partnered with a private equity group. The company is now 45% owned by private equity. They completed their first pour in the Yukon and are moving towards commercial production. The problem is the private equity partner will have a lot of say in the operations. This will keep him out as an investor.
He likes it. His model price is $128 or 100% upside. The balance sheet is very small. It looks very, very good as a gold company. It has a totally different profile than most other gold companies. He would hold it here, but realize it might go down to $50. He would sell if it…
They had a sound model on where the gold was and now they found more. The management team are great. They are in Northern Mexico. He thinks the permit will not be an issue. It is at a very high multiple due to their silver assets.
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…
He's held this for 30 years. Investors underestimate their infrastructure assets in their networks built-out. The stock is cheap now. They benefit from heavy streaming now. They generate good cash flow and a cheap valuation. (He also own BCE, Telus and Shaw.) Rogers' advantage as that it trades at a similar valuation, but pays the…
(A Top Pick Jan 09/20, Down 20%) Orders have slowed down a bit. High quality name. Stock got a bit ahead of itself. What they do is mission-critical. Significant holding for her. Covid delayed projects, but they'll resume and business will improve from here.
It is a greener form of cement. They use a lighter form of concrete to be a base, instead of Styrofoam. The product is fairly new but well received so far. They will probably look at making acquisitions.
Here’s this week’s 52-week low stocks ….
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.
Debt concerns? BXE took bankruptcy protection when debt became too much. There is no equity value in it any longer. Companies that have debt that matures in 2020 or 2021 will have issues. He sees no issues with BIR or TVE on this topic. The new Federal relief program for large companies may be difficult…
There were developments where activists are pressuring banks to no longer lend to energy companies. However, energy is one way for the country to get out of the debt problem and in his opinion this is even more reason to be bullish.
Rock star in a cyclical industry. Best of breed. Supported by government projects, which rolled over, and then Covid didn't help. Operationally, they're leaders. Industrials and cyclicals have started to perform over the last couple of months. Not quite yet time to own
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.
First Cobalt (FCC-X) TSXV
Cobalt is attractive but this is not a cheap producer, because they're in Canada and not Russia or Congo.
In Western Africa, this miner is looking for funding. It is not the exciting part of the cycle as they are in the de-risking mode. Investors are looking for projects that double resources. Institutional investors are not yet stepping in the space.
(Top Pick Jul 13/11, Down 8.69%) Funding issue. Venture is down about 38%. Exploration companies have come off the most. Smaller company that didn’t have a lot of cash. Two days ago they came up with a huge whole with 1.3 grams. If you have a long-term perspective, wait until they do their funding.
A large continental deposit, but there are political problems in Colombia. Are also concerns over cost overruns, can be managed. Worth buying overall.
Sell Telus and buy Eldorado Gold? They're totally different companies, different stories. Can't compare them. Eldorado's valuation is extended, so he'd look elsewhere. Stick with telecoms, which pay decent income and offer decent growth. People are using more bandwidth. Infrastructure and telcom stocks have been overlooked as investors have chased the tech high-flyers.
On the sidelines until the CEO impresses him; he's having implementation challenges. He's staying on the sidelines for now. Great CEO though.
Listed in Canada but operations are in the far east. Is cautious because of high debt and accounting is weird. If you are betting gold will go a lot higher it is a pretty decent bet but if not it can decline a lot.
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.
The only small cap gold stock they own. It's caught up in the West African politics. They like the projects going forward though and they are securing their production.
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”.
Has been a bit of a disaster. Mine in Texas is not going ahead, resource was not properly done. The reserves are not what they expected.
Likes this company. Chinese have taken a 20% interest which is significant. Also have a good play in Northern B.C.
(A Top Pick Oct 18/19, Up 275%) He kept picking away it and still owns it. A few years ago, this stood at $80, but fell to $10 when they a great deal to buy DigitalGlobe which increased the company's value though levered the balance sheet. MAXR does satellite imaging and analytics for defence and…
Spoke to the CEO recently. Have a nice little business. Kind of a service provider to utilities and telcos. Write software pieces that help them send bills to their customers. The trouble is, they don’t have one source of revenue, sort of a patch of many different things. Also, they are capital constrained and need…
Owned it a few years ago and cut his losses. Now, cut your losses. This business is struggling as an asset manager, specifically to retain and attract new clients. Also, their key managers, including the CEO, have been leaving. They won't generate much in performance fees, which has been an attraction for investors in the…
They have a fair bit of cash in the bank. Being a smaller company it suffers more from pirated content on the Internet. It was a really well run company. They had a lot of cash in the bank.
Use this list wisely to identify buying opportunities.
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