Canadian Markets have been trading up since the beginning of the year on optimism for a trade deal between the U.S. and China. Alimentation Couche-Tard still makes the list as it kept going up even when markets were falling.
Here are the stocks hitting their 52-week high….
(A Top Pick March 4/10. Up 1.95%.) Yield to maturity is the most important thing and is currently about 2% and current yield is about 3.6%.
It doesn’t have a huge range of trading. Yield is okay at about 3%. Short-term pays you less than 1% on an after-tax basis, so this is not a bad place to park your money.
A turn around restructuring story. They took on too much debt originally. They have 6 different businesses, 4 of which they are likely to sell. They have an energy services company, and a demolition company, both of which are doing very well. As they sell them off they can pay down debt and restructure the…
They acquired a copper mine in Serbia. He owned it because it was trading at cash for the longest time. Now it is a development play and he does not like copper that much. He got out, but would not short it.
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.
The no. 1 performer on the TSX in 2018, up 85%. They have great mines in Ontario and Australia, both stable areas. They keep increasing production targets: produce 1 million ounces of gold a year by 2021. There's a place for precious metals in your portfolio when we hit the inevitable recession and return to…
(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…
(A Top Pick Jan 10/06. Up 60%.) Has completed financing and will have 2 mines in production by the end of the summer.
Likes the production profile. Their costs should be coming down so they have a good growth profile. An underfollowed story. It's just a matter of volatility with the gold price. Some of these companies are an little bit higher cash cost producers so they are going to have the fluctuations along with the gold price.…
Recent IPO that he did not participate in. He was concerned with some of the tenant concentration and, one building in particular, where there was a head lease on the building which meant that the occupancy and the rents were being guaranteed, even though they were operating at well below what the company considered normalized.…
North West Company (NWC-T) TSE
It is one of the oldest companies in Canada. It is a no growth situation. There are far more interesting names to own in the food distribution space.
It was flatlined for three or so years as they acquired, but they have done well recently. He has a similar idea in his top picks, so he won't comment much here.
Enterprise network largely for oil/gas companies and suppliers for processing payments, purchase orders and receivables online, which eliminates paper/staffing. Also has connectivity to Blackberry for field work. About $2 million revenue growth but at the turning point of ramping this up.
The risk is they own a bunchof U.S. real estate tied to medical practices and there were changes in the competitive landscape in some states. They bought a company recently that spiked the stock. He's met and likes the management. But they carry a lot of debt. He believes they'll sail through it, but the…
Use this list wisely to identify buying opportunities.
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