This week’s new 52-week highs… (Nov 28-Dec 04)
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…
Trading at a reasonable PE and are discplined in M&A. Rumour says they're looking at EG Group's assets, some great and some not. ATD will do well in this recovering economy. (Analysts’ price target is $56.94)
It is one of a small group of major grocers in Canada, a really well managed company. He would buy it on any weakness. It is a good defensive stock to hold over the long term. He sold it recently because it had had a long run.
He's passed on this after reviewing it many times. They depend on retail sales in clothes, and face a lot of competition. They grew very quickly but have been plateauing. It craters on high cotton prices, though. It's a trade at best.
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.
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.
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.
Some bond ETFs. Can invest $50K Also consider ZAG which holds short-, mid- and long-term bonds. If rates stay flat or decline, ZAG will do well. If you have $50K, buy two or three of these ETFs to spread the risk. Check the duration and credit rating of each.
(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.
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.
(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.
Short provincial ETF. With Provincial bonds you get a little bit of pickup vs. Federal. He prefers ZPL-T for long provincials as opposed to short. He wants more long bond exposure.
(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…
RCI.B-T vs. SJR.B-T. He is not buying either right now. He owns Bell and Telus. There is deal risk in the merger between Rogers and Shaw. You might want to take the money and run if you hold Shaw. Both are fairly priced.
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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.
(A Top Pick Mar 05/19, Down 33%) A copper play in Serbia. It has three joint ventures including Newport. They still have a large land package that could lead to other projects. They also have assets in Bulgaria. He will continue to hold it.
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.
(A Top Pick Aug 11/20, Up 11%) Defensive. Visible cashflow. Income story, not a growth story. Yield is 3.5%, not the absolute highest but still attractive. Company anticipates growing dividend at 6% through 2025. Green economy will benefit them.
They sell database software to healthcare, legal, accounting, and others. Margins have kept ticking higher. Steady grower. Big moat, as the dominant provider of information. As long as it continues to perform, stay with it.
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. Recovery pains are expected but there are higher prices and pent up demand that will be tailwinds for Air Canada. Planes are becoming full and prices are up. A decent hold with a 2 year horizon at least. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free
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.
They provide elective surgical services in the U.S., though it's a Canadian company. Because of Covid, those services have collapsed, but will recover as the economy reopens. Such surgical demand will be out of sight, because of huge pent-up demand. Also, the valuation is much lower than the historic norm. They will enjoy 2-3 boom…
(A Top Pick Aug 11/20, Up 62%) Well positioned in their space for many years to come. Don't look at it quarter by quarter. Growing their asset base. Successful capital fundraising going on. Alternative asset space will continue to grow and BAM will participate.
It’s slowly moved up from $28. The pullback is a natural phenomenon after the pop. Lots of volume. He would buy it here.
Going to try to boost stock price through various engineering initiatives. Not expensive. No real catalyst for growth. Still levered to the energy situation out west. You'll be fine. A nicer way to buy it is to sell a put. Nice distribution.
Very cheap compared to peers. Challenge now is national expansion clarity. A cosy little monopoly in Quebec, but how will they compete against the big boys? Company wants to return capital to shareholders, which means share buybacks and dividend increases. You can buy a bit if it gets to $29-30, but don't expect it to…
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