This week’s list of 52-week highs & lows was so long we separated it on 2 posts. You will find the 52-week highs list in the post below. If you want to look at the 52-week lows you can find it here.
Among the stocks reaching their 52-week highs this week some are often mentioned by stock experts on Stockchase : Alimentation Couche-Tard, Metro Inc. and Gildan Activewear Inc. among others in the consumer category.
This week’s new 52-week highs…
Why did it split? He owns this one and it has done well over the long term. He would buy again and it is fairly defensive. The idea of splitting allows smaller investors to get in and that is probably the idea here. He does not think it is a problem they split.
Produces about 3% free cash flow yield, which translates into $287 million worth of free cash flow over the last 12 months. Trades at 0.9 Enterprise Value to Trailing Sales, versus 6% year-over-year sales growth, so the EV to sales to sales growth is .15 which is a C+ compared to the database. Dividend yield…
He would be wary of this stock. They have had a pattern of disappointing earnings, and not likely out of the woods yet. There is political unrest in Nicaragua where they operate.
For short-term investors such as money market types. Simple way to get broad, low cost diversified money market exposure.
Likes this because he can strategically hold his cash in US$s. He is always aware what it costs to do these things. The MER is only a half percent.
DEX Short Term Bond ETF. When the bonds mature would the manager of the fund be tempted to tighten up a little? Really depends on the ETF you are purchasing. They pretty much have to stick to their mandate of whether it is short, medium or long bonds.
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.
Short Term Corp Bond ETF. Doesn't think there are risks any more with corporate bonds. This will give you a bit of yield pickup without venturing into preferreds. (Similar to XCB-T, which he owns.)
Short gov’t bonds. ZFT-T is a smart money market index and they are as good as money markets. He is okay with short term bonds except right now he does not like the interest rate risk so is holding corporate short term bonds.
Short Term Provincial Bond ETF. Safer than corporate and more zip than federal but not significantly so. He would still prefer the corporate side.
One of his Top Picks previously. Thinks merger with Astra will create a lot of synergies for them. Thinks their numbers continue to rise up.
A very defensive space, telcos. Not a growth stock, but pays income. He prefers BCE, because it just finished a big capex cycle and pays a higher dividend. Also, wireless penetration in Canada is limited, which in turn limits growth. That said, all the Canadian telcos are good for the long-term. Buy for the dividend,…
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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.
(Top pick on May 11/04. Down 2%.) Still likes. Extremely inexpensive. Sitting on a resource of at least 5,000,000 ounces. An even better buy now.
An independent power producer. They have about 3000 MW of basically US based, but they do have some projects, primarily wind, in Ontario and Manitoba. Trading very inexpensively. They have the ability through their parent Pattern Energy Group (PEGI-Q) to vend in new development projects, so they don’t sustain development risks. They are 89%-90% contracted…
The chart looks great and has had a good run since start-2018. Don't sell it. If you trade, sell half.
They have an outstanding CEO. The deal with Blackstone at 11.5 EBIDTA was expensive. Long term it will be a volatile stock (especially for the next few months) with the company going through transition. At these prices it is getting more interesting. Yield 3.4%.
It will be interesting to see what happens with the acquisition of the Air Transat airline. Everyone is very cost competitive so he does not like airlines. There might be a bump here. If we are serious about climate change, then air travel is a major contributor. There may be a little money to be…
(A Top Pick Dec 11/17, Up 21%) Pays over 7% dividend. This stock could really go. They own little surgical hospitals and outpatient clinics. They have a deal where doctors own the real estate and manage, while they share in the profits with DR. A very good model
They get the management fees from their sub- companies, and they are planning to grow those companies at a dramatic rate. If they do, you are going to see a big, big move up over time. What is not being properly valued in the stock are the management fees and the carried interest. Wonderful business.…
Stock has performed well and it is very well managed. Would be comfortable adding to your position right now. Very nice dividend. They are set up for a good year coming up.
No, retail is not going out of fashion. HR will work out okay and will grind out a slowly growing dividend. The fear out there is that Amazon will destroy all retail--but that's unfounded. Also, HR diversifies into building condos too. A safe dividend, but with modest growth prospects.
(A Top Pick Nov 12/15. Up 5.27%.) Really unique properties, probably the best landholdings of any of the REITs. As the economy moves, the growth we have seen in the past just won’t be there in the future. It will probably take 3 or 4 quarters before the growth stabilizes.
Videotron 7.125% Jan 15, 2020 Bond. Credit metrics of an investment grade bond. They are the cable providers of Quebec. They have to push their profits up to QBR.B-T, but in the case of any insolvency of QBR, Videotron is made whole. The biggest risk is that they would be the 4th big player out…
Continue with the 52-week lows here.
Use this list wisely to identify buying opportunities.
Happy trading !