This week we note a nice rebound from the Metro Inc. (MRU) stock. It’s jumping at its 52-week high just 2 months after hitting its 52-week low.
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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)
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.
They operate multi-family apartments in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and more so in Vancouver. They've been hurt by lack of foreign students, though, but resists lowering rents (which would be locked in) and is instead letting vacancy drop, a strategy he likes. IIP will benefit for the rebound when foreign students return. The next few quarters…
He's generally positive this. They're operated well during the pandemic. About 70% of their portfolio is in Atlantic Canada, which is stable. They've tried growing in Ontario and BC. Their valuation has hung in better than their peers. But he prefers REITs in hard-hit centres like Toronto's and Montreal's business cores Still a good REIT…
A hold. A value name in apartments in Canada and the U.S. He's impressed with how stable their Toronto portfolio is, holding occupancy quite well. MGR is in the US sunbelt and Chicago. MRG is higher-leveraged. He's seeking REITs that are defensive. He doesn't see as much growth here vs. the REITs he already owns.…
Walmart is their anchor tenant, so Smart is rock-solid stable. They collected a high percentage of rents during the pandemic. But prospects are limited. SRU may see only 1-2% rent growth when new space comes to market, far below to peers of 5-10% like Riocan. He prefers grocery-anchored shopping centres, like First Capital REIT.
You really have to own some renewable power. High growth area. AQN is a good way to play. His top pick in the hybrid renewable sector. Has non-renewables, but its growth projects are all renewable. Valuation is below peers. Yield is around 3.5%.
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.
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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.
Short vs. long term bonds. Generally as the expectation comes for rate hikes, you want longer term bonds. You don’t want corporate because if the economic slows, you just want government bonds.
He prefers corporate bonds because they yield more than government bonds. Prices will probably continue to fall. You are getting a bigger yield payment than the yield to maturity on the bonds themselves. CBO-T would be the replacement for this ETF.
How do DLR and DLR-U work? One bets on the US dollar, and the other bets against it. They're currency plays. He prefers betting on it, the DLR, because the USD is on the upside.
(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.
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