The markets are trudging on as usual, and lots of companies are hitting their 52-week high. Couche-Tard, which didn’t see a drop in their price back in December during the sell-off, is once again coming out on top. Not to be beat by Metro, this week it’s Loblaw’s hitting their high. Some basic material and energy companies aren’t doing as well, hitting their 52-week low.
Here’s this week’s 52-week high and low list for securities listed on Stockchase.
Here’s this week’s 52-week highs stocks …..
Target price? Great to own for the last 6 years, and one of the best-run airlines in the world. Great performance since late-December. You won't see the same upside this year, but AC remains attractive. It can keep growing by bringing its rewards program in house and using more efficient planes. You could see a…
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’…
(A Top Pick July 18/17 - Up 26%) Garbage. As the economy improves more garbage being produce. Optically not cheap. Trading at 30 times earnings. But they continuously beat expectations. There are profit to be made here.
(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…
Great company. They have some government-funded assets, but are also expanding more into the private pay. There is a lot of growth there. If you are a REIT investor, you want to have exposure to the seniors living space, because it is going to outperform any of the other REITs over the next cycle.
Utilities do well in the weaker 6 months of the year--May to October--but they have been are rocketing up outside of the seasonal period.
Has a nice fat dividend of 6.9%. Within the Alberta market there is a major shut down. The big Sundance coal power plants have been shut down. Coal pricing in Alberta has been depressed. He is optimistic that higher price will come back in Alberta, and this company is well positioned to benefit from that.
Today, the chairman did a secondary offering of $750 million at $23.35/share. The stock dropped 9.5% today. Should I be worried or will this be accretive? Because the chairman is doing the offering, the company is not getting the proceeds, so this is the worst kind of seconday offering, because it's going to him--the Chairman.…
Problem is, Fortis has shot up in price, like all dividend stocks. It's been raising its dividend for 40 years. He'd rather buy Keyera or Pembina which offers more growth. But definitely hold FTS if you own it.
This has been a phenomenal story. The most important thing is free cash and what the companies do with it. This company is diversifying by getting into networking, data storage, and into other markets. Rogers (RCI.B-T) owns 32% of them and he doesn’t think it is properly reflected in Rogers’ stock price. He would buy…
Circle-K is their brand. They are linked to convenience stores and gasoline sales. There has been consolidation in the gasoline retailer space and margins in the space have been great. He would continue to hold.
This has rebounded quite nicely off the low, and are showing signs that the turnaround is working. Whether to buy it today is a very tricky decision. He doesn’t think you can understate the impact of the on-line threat. They are dealing with razor thin margins, so what happens when they start shipping out their…
They have about 40% of the market. They disclosed there are up to 31k subscribers. They just went public in June. They are full of cash and now increasing their distribution facility in Montreal 10 fold. They will open a facility out west next year. It would make sense for a large grocer to acquire…
Choice REIT and relationship with Loblaw A year ago, Loblaw spun their real estate into a REIT, because real estate assets garners higher valuations than grocery stores to allow investors to buy the grocery side alone or the real estate that underlines the grocery stores. Canadian Tire did the same thing. He owns no grocers;…
Has a good dividend but seems a little overpriced right now. The sugar market is very tricky. Relationship with Cuba, a big sugar manufacturer, is softening, and if they got back into the US market it would have a big impact. If you own, he would consider taking your profits.
They shut down MacArthur River and took off 10% supply from the market which is helping the supply situation but what happens when it comes back on line and then China brings some of their production back on line. He would look elsewhere. They are in a fight with CRA.
Enbridge (ENB-T) TSE
Does it matter if you buy it on the Canadian or US dollars? - The price is the same and if the currency moves is a wash. It is simple for your taxes to buy it in CAD if you are Canadian resident. The need fro the pipelines is there. Has a lot of debt.…
A smaller pipeline without cross-provincial problems. It's strictly Alberta, so relatively unharmed by politics. Well-run and has held up very well in this correction. A good stock with a growing dividend. No problems.
The anchor tenants, in a large majority of their properties is Loblaws. Where he might be a little more hesitant in a real estate investment trust that has mall-based retailers, it is quite unlikely that grocery shopping will have the same problems. This would be one of the safer REITs. He is quite constructive on…
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…
It announced a strategic review as MG-T is 80% of their tenant base. Everyone is waiting. There is so much potential because the balance sheet is so much under levered. He trimmed when the CEO left. You get paid 6% to wait.
(Market Call Minute.) High quality management team and a low payout ratio. A $35 stock with about $4 in development potential as it materializes in the next few years.
Retail focused, but it owns a lot of Yorkville and assets in areas of high income. They came out with a perfect quarter, raised guidance, and the stock dropped 5%, so he was buying aggressively that day. This is a rare opportunity to buy a very high quality high end retail at a very reasonable…
The company has been frustrating because it pays a good dividend but it has had a slow decline in stock price. Management at the right is similarly concerned about the stock price and is adjusting its portfolio--getting out of US retail and into US multifamily. In Canada it is a very high-quality commercial real estate…
You’re not getting the yield on this that you would normally get, but in this case he thinks that is a good thing. The company is retaining more of the cash and redeploying it into the markets that they know so well. Focused in the Ottawa area. They are real creators of value, so he…
Solid management. But it’s in retail, which is not doing well. Transitioned out of US. Sears and Target receiverships. Nothing wrong with it. Neutral on it. Doesn’t like the retail sector, with the Amazon effect. Doesn’t foresee anything that will transform it. (Analysts’ price target is $27.00.)
This fund is being taken out. Recommends putting your money into a tax deferral and high yield fund.
He thinks management has done a great job. Walmart represents about 22% of their revenues. They have a great new development just north of Toronto. Very good managers with a 6% yield. They have room to develop existing properties in areas where real estate values have increased.
CGI vs. OTEX He's been watching Open Text and will buy it under $40. They're good at making purchases. He prefers it to CGI which is too high right now.
Hardware/software for telecommunications industry. Has about $2.5 million in cash and generates cash on a quarterly basis. Expecting continued growth for them. Clean balance sheet.
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.
Loves it. A great performer. It signals what'll happen to its peers, because it's a new mine without the history of its peers. Good earnings and reserves. Managment is putting it together and it shows in the price.
This basically gets royalties from Iron Ore of Canada. It has benefited recently by rising iron ore prices led by demand for steel. A fine thing to own right now.
(A Top Pick September 18/12. Down 49.77%.) Last year this was around $7-$8 and got to almost $14. He got stopped out at $12 (Up 9.8%).
(A Top Pick Jan 24/14. Down 11.04%.) He really likes this story. 80% of silver production comes from a by-product from copper mines and from mines that are really shutting down. Pure silver plays are rare. Located in Argentina which is probably why the price has been hurt a little more, but it hasn’t hurt…
Company prospects for land, stakes it and then gets other companies to do the major work at their expense. Because they have so many properties, long-term they should get a discovery.
A smart group of guys. They are putting a fair bit of work into proving their concept is right. They seem to be backing up their thesis. It is looking like it is working so far.
Have some hits against them including the price of gold, the US$, and it is located in Turkey. Have about $385 million in the bank. Had no debt, but have taken some on so that they can expand their copper play in Turkey. Their “all in” cost is less than $700, so they are profitable.…
This was formerly a closed-end fund of junior resources but changed its method of operations and now has two gold projects in Bulgaria and hope to produce as much as 500,000 ounces in 3 years. Also have exposure in several other junior stocks. Cheap.
(A Top Pick September 18/12. Down 49.77%.) Last year this was around $7-$8 and got to almost $14. He got stopped out at $12 (Up 9.8%).
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.
DEX Floating Rate ETF (XFR-T) or Vanguard Cdn. Aggregate Bond ETF (VAB-T)? If interest rates rise, which would you Buy? The aggregate bond is a little bit longer in duration with an average of 6 or 7 years and might be a little bit more sensitive to interest rate hikes so this one might be…
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…
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.
Wanted some Canadian exposure, and this has less exposure to oil. It gives you a way of playing the Canadian market without too much oil. Plus, it's top position is Fairfax Financial (FFH-T), one of his other Top picks.
Down about 4% on the year, hurt by interest rate environment. Utilities are a relatively small part of the Canadian stock market. It will be hurt with the rate hike.
For short-term investors such as money market types. Simple way to get broad, low cost diversified money market exposure.
The play here is very simple, Park the Money. This is swap based, but it is about a 6 month duration and the price stays pretty good. You are not going to make any money, but you are not going to lose any money.
For a 2-3 year hold in an RRSP? This was launched 4-6 months ago and has been fairly well received, but the performance, as you might imagine, has been middling. All income investing in Canada is a reverse beauty contest. You are just trying to be the least ugly. In this environment where rates are…
Floating rate high yield. Chart is almost flat. You are waiting for central banks. You will wait for another year. It is dead money for a while.
Moving from Canadian Banks. Diversification is always a good idea. With ZWU-T you add pipelines (Can and US), Telcos (Can/US), and Can and US utilities. They are all interest sensitive in a different way and the covered call overlay will give you a higher yield. Distributions are safe.
BCE Inc. (BCE-T) TSE
It is in a very competitive market. Recent results suggest the move to streaming is weighing on Shaw. There is increasing competition in the wireless space. It is too early to tell how they will do here. It is an oligopolistic industry so there are some limits to how high rates can go from here.…
A media company that is building out their wireless platform, particularly in Western Canada. Doesn't feel any compelling reason to Buy this. Would rather own one of the national carriers. Dividend yield of about 4%.
Here’s this week’s 52-week low stocks ….
It's been in a long downtrend. Since February though it's been upward. He sees anupside target of $6. If it breaks that, then he targets $10. It looks constructive here with possibly higher highs and higher lows.. Though it's not a sector leader, it looks positive.
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…
They are waiting for Husky, the operator, to make some announcements. Land issues in the area. Also working on some UK deals to get them farmed out. A fabulous story for business risk oriented accounts. Use a 3/5-year investment time horizon.
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…
Hoping to be acquired. Feels the assets are worth a lot more than where the stock is trading. Can't see who would want all of the company's assets. If it was sold in 2 or 3 different pieces, they could probably get more value.
Uses natural gas to boost the efficiency of large engines. He has been hearing how great they are for at least 22 years. The company has done a really poor job in bringing out shareholder value. They like to raise money and have raised a lot over the years, but have never been profitable and…
A fairly new start-up company. Management has worked for different apparel companies in the past. Doesn’t follow this closely. They are billing themselves as kind of an upstart between Under Armour (UA-N) and Lululemon Athletica (LULU-Q) in that they have athletic wear for both women and men. Hasn’t done a lot of work on this,…
Zinc in Utah. This could go into production by itself. We could see this thing scale bigger in terms of tonnage. There is a lot more to be found. It is in an area where there are reduced environmental objection, just south of the Military testing grounds over the Salt Flats.
Up 19% year-to-date. Drilling results have been good. They have 11 projects and 2,000,000 acres of land in the Northwest Territories. There is a lot to do between finding diamonds and mining them.
The best of the small cobalt companies in North America. It has an asset that is alive and well. It will be raising money for it while next door a mine is being decommissioned.
Venezuelan gold that just announced 48,000 ounces from the last quarter and talking 500,000 ounces by 2012. Very good project in very good company and trading at a discount. Issue is Venezuela and is in part controlled by Russians.
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.
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.
$300 million in cash and less than 9 times earnings. They just can’t get any love. It had a bit better execution in terms of earnings and they could get recognized. They buy back stocks. Leverage on their operations is quite high and it has not performed yet. (Analysts’ target: $14.87).
Use this list wisely to identify buying opportunities.
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