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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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…
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%.
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…
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.…
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.
She likes it. It is a combination of regulated electric and water utility as well as renewable. The renewable portion is growing and this is a good thing. They pay an attractive dividend. They re-affirmed in September that the dividend will be increased this year but she feels it will continue to grow even if…
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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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.
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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