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….
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly AP.UN is a REIT that manages office space primarily in Toronto and Montreal. As vaccines are rolling out, we expect the worst is now over for this space, signaling a time to re-enter. It trades at less than 7x earnings and pays a good dividend backed by a 29% payout…
Killam vs. Crombie REITs Killam holds apartments, an asset class he really likes among REITs. Rent-collection rates are really high for Killam, so no worries about that. All these REITs trade at a 10-15% discount to NAV. Funding costs will drop 1%, because they get funding from CMHC. A hiccup comes from mobile homes which…
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A very good REIT. They spun out their Magna industrial assets and recent quarters have been strong. Growing well. It's defensive, not totally industrial though. He likes it. He is neutral/likes this.
He doesn't own REITs now, especially in offices and retail. How long will it take for their occupancy to return? In REITs, you pay around 90% earnings so there's little wiggle room for error. He'd rather buy retirement homes like Chartwell and Sienna, which offer better growth.
Likes it. Stock's performed really well. Q3 results strong. Trading at a 5% discount to NAV. Still upside. Primarily in GTA, Hamilton, Ottawa, Montreal. Buy underperformers and renovate them to the advantage of shareholders. Strong recurring free cashflow, growing distribution. Yield is 2.3%.
Focused on Canadian industrial warehouses. It's returned to its highs. However, its valuation has gotten high, so maybe take profits and add back later. There are better values in industrial spaces, though. Look at Granite REIT. Otherwise, nothing wrong with SMU.
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)
Focus on Walmart and adjacent retail. Likes Walmart, but the adjacent retail faces headwinds. Management team says better growth in residential than in retail. She'd take this cue and invest in companies that already have residential exposure. Talk of distribution cut.
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.
The renewable space has been very hot. Over time there will be a lot more demand for renewable energy and this company will benefit.
He owned it for 5 minutes last spring. They had a great business plan, making money and were well-financed. But this year blew that out of the water. Things changed so fast because of Covid. This shot up so quickly that he sold it. Russel Metals has better value now.
(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 Oct 24/19, Up 11%) They lowered guidance during the lockdown, then revised their guidance back up a few moths later because they saw robust recovery. Waste collection is resilient and will prosper regardless of who will be the US president or trade tensions. SO, WM is well-positioned in a highly fragmented industry…
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
Likes them. They confirmed their dividend increase. Debt to EBITDA is reduced to normal levels. They won't make a new purchase, but will ensure that existing assets return 8-10%. You should own this as a mainstay in your portfolio. However, Michigan's governor threatens to shut down ENB's line.
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…
MRU-T vs. EMP.A-T. Metro has been his favourite grocery stock for 15 years. Grocery are the stay-at-home stocks but as we exit the pandemic this is not where you want to be. Don’t buy until the rotation is completed.
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🛢 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.
Gold is not a big focus for him. Asset is pretty good. Company is solid. This isn't the seasonal period for gold. Bitcoin is stealing lustre from the gold sector. More stimulus could be another leg to the gold trade. No sustained thesis for putting money in.
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…
It's fine, but not his top pick in the telco space. Low beta. Less of a yield than others. A defensive, work from home play. Some of the bloom may come off the work from home trade, and money may flow to more cyclical parts of the market.
#1 performing stock on the TSX over 3 decades. Generates high returns on invested capital. Consulting is a great business because it's capital light. Keeps increasing shareholder wealth over the long term. Exactly the kind of company he likes. Chart is consistently up and to the right.
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…
Consolidation of the small and mid-cap names is an important theme. There are better names to own in the space.
In the context of carbon tax announcements and the green push in US government Generally, yes, he'd buy this. There is a green push which will benefit NFI in the next couple of years. As for the Covid effect: People riding transit are extremely cautious and practice safety measures like distancing. Secondly, a company called…
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.
Gold companies remain cheap vs. the price of gold itself. There's a lot of room for upside. He's been taking profits to gold names to add new gold stocks to his portfolio (he specializes in precious metals). This is a hold with an $18 target. ELD has had a nice run.
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.
Long owned this. They make a lot of money for a small-cap. They now have a second mine in the Ivory Coast while their Burkino Faso one will continue to do well. A cheap stock that gives you exposure to gold. (Analysts’ price target is $2.47)
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.
This was $80 a few years ago, then an acquisition of Digital Globe (made a lot of sense) made investors worry about the balance sheet, but that's improving as they pay down debt. The DG deal married DG's orbital satellites with Maxar's existing software to analyze that data from outer space, which is important to…
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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