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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Always liked it. It's the best in class, dealing in the industrial space in Canadian cities. They have executed very well. They beat their last quarter and outperform the market. But it trades at a pricey 26x AFFO which gives him pause. It rents small office space that's attracting tech companies. This is in the…
Apartments in Southern Ontario and Montreal. They had a good 2018. The fundamentals for apartments are quite good. There is a lot of immigration into Southern Ontario. 67% payout ratio. Expect dividend increases in coming years. They will not do as well in 2019 as 2018. (Michael Simpson, CFA)
This is benefiting from the trend towards renting by the residential space. Canadians have not had good rental options provided by landlords offering real services to their tenants. (Joshua Varghese)
A vehicle for holding more stable properties. More of a yield play than Morguard Corp. He owns both. Over the long-term, Morguard Corp is the more attractive, because it is where fees accrue to, and also retains more capital instead of paying the bigger dividend. Because the shares of Morguard Corp trade at a meaningful…
Loves it. Has long owned it. The typical Canadian has been in 3 of 4 of the stores they own in the last month. Very well-diversified. The death of retail (malls) has passed them well, and Smart has performed well. (Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI)
The price did not drop much in December at all. You want to be buying it for the dividend. He is not expecting much upside on the price. It was quite resilient when the rest of the market was falling. It is a utility play and not a yield play. (Tim Nash)
Is the dividend safe? Stable company. Their price to book is 2.41. (Above 3 is a red flag.) So, they can pay their dividend, yet acquire new projects.Their PE is 17. He hasn't seen any issues with PEGI. As long they keep earning those cash flows and pay that dividend, this is fine. (Tim Nash)
🛢 Basic Materials
This has been the best performer in the portfolio. He has taken some money off the table. He expects it to continue to move. Good reserves and good production. A solid name. Yield = 0.35% (Analysts’ price target is $51.22) (Jaime Carrasco)
It is the best run of the grocery stores. They made an acquisition to get into delivery in the downtown core. Nice dividend yield and you can sleep at night. (Bruce Murray)
A laddered bond portfolio. He likes it. Each ETF provider’s version has had bad performance over the last few months because short term yields are seen as rising. The risk is if the BOC is more aggressively tightening. You want to wait until after the next announcement when there may be another pull back and…
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. (Larry Berman CFA, CMT, CTA)
(A Top Pick Aug 31/18, Up 0.4%) Yields 2.15%. As he raised cash before seaonal volatility in September and October, he parked that cash here. As the market plunged, he was 50% cash in August. (Jon Vialoux)
Use this list wisely to identify buying opportunities.
Happy trading !