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…
The key is that it is a free cash flow generating machine -- over $1 billion per year. He expects them to continue growing by acquisition. Technically, the stock could hit $90. Yield 0.5% (Analysts’ price target is $80.00) (Robert McWhirter)
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)
He likes it. He holds it. It has good price momentum. It is still reasonably priced. They are a solid operator and know how to drive prices lower. 18% return on equity and 20% price to earnings. Recent quarter was neither a beat nor a miss. The payout is low. (Jason Mann)
Stock vs. Stock. FIE-T vs. CMR-T. CMR-T is a money market fund. FIE-T is a multi holding income strategy holding all kinds of assets, so there will be more volatility. When markets are up go into CMR-T and FIE-T when they are down. (Larry Berman CFA, CMT, CTA)
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)
In his institutional mandates, he has to have a minimum of 30% in fixed income, and he is not particularly positive on bond returns over the next 12-18 months, as he expects longer-term interest rates to start rising. In his case, he has 7.5%, and 30% is in the short-term bond index XSB-T. He is…
(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)
This will improve, because bonds mature at par, then you re-load at higher interest rates. The ETF is down, but don't sell. This will correct and you will benefit from higher interest rates. Be patiebt. (Paul Gardner, CFA)
(A Top Pick April 7/16. Up 0.09%.) This is a short duration portfolio of bonds in Canada. A good defensive place to be. (Jon Vialoux)
Short Term Provincial Bond ETF. Safer than corporate and more zip than federal but not significantly so. He would still prefer the corporate side. (Mark Carpani)
(Past Top Pick on Feb. 15, 2018, Up 29%) An acquisition last year accelerated their move into the Cloud which is higher growth. The market didn't appreciate this move until MNW announced a few solid quarters. Then it was announced a private equity company would acquire MNW. Currently, they're in a period where MNW can field…
It is a great business model. It has a very strong future but there is a big capital program coming (5G) which will be the biggest technology rollout in history. He does not know here it is going to go but it is going to work. (Bruce Murray)
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(A Top Pick March 2/17, Up 9%) Sold it, but then the stock got too cheap, so he bought it back. He was unhappy with their inability to solve metallurgical problems in Eritrea. The stock sold off because their Serbian deposit won't produce cash for a while. There were alleged human rights abuses in Eritrea.…
Very good project in China. A joint venture with the local government. Business license was not renewed and their exploration license expired. New management seems to be making some progress. Risk/reward is really quite good. (Robert Cohen B.A.Sc., MBA, CFA)
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)
FTS-T vs. Utilities vs. Telecoms. It is an easy choice to Telcos. They are both regulated. Both steady state, stable businesses. BCE-T vs. FTS-T. He is long BCE-T. It is has good valuation here. 16 PE. FTS-T has 13 times. You should do better in Telecoms. T-T is warnings of implications f the Chinese telecom…
They liquidated half their business. They made a large stock buyback and that helped the stock price. It is a dividend play and he holds it just for that. The excitement is over. (Bruce Murray)
Like the railroads in the '90s, the airlines are getting cleaned up. Unions are now onside with what is going on. He likes it. It just broke out. He would not get a full position here. If it pulls back, then buy more. It is now one of the better airline stocks. He likes it…
Rather bad couple of days. Was down substantially, outside of a range. Consolidated. It broke down and is more likely to go down. $1.50 on the downside. (Jeff Parent B. Eng. FCSI CIM)
The company operates a series of surgical clinics and drop in clinics. The dividend is safe. Their debt is high but they own a lot of real estate so that justifies it. (Bruce Murray)
Bought it a year and a half ago. Very well managed. They have four verticals: infrastructure, renewables, property and private equity. Very global. Long term secular. Great investment. (Christine Poole)
They have raised dividends, which signals confidence by management – who also owns the majority of shares. It has a service advantage and get loan turnarounds quickly. Brokers have technological advantages and there is reoccurring capital. Once a mortgage is closed it becomes highly visible and it shows the cash flow path. (Steven Ko)
He is not too familiar with them, but feels it is a premier REIT. Overall, this space has been an out performing sector. The yields are strong, he believes. He looks more for growth stories, so does not own many REITs. (Peter Imhof)
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…
He bought the bonds over the years. He used to own the stock. They were playing catch-up when they developed their wireless market. They still have to reinvest a lot of money into their network. The easy money has been made. They are limited in their market in Quebec. (Stephen Takacsy, B. Eng, MBA)
Continue with the 52-week lows here.
Use this list wisely to identify buying opportunities.
Happy trading !