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 French government has expressed its disagreement with ATD's acquisition of Carrefour. If they do business in France, they must abide by their strict labour laws. Does not think there will be a huge upside. Longer term, the stock's outlook is quite positive. The acquisition may not go through. Looking at the chart, there has…
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.
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…
It's fine, but not his top pick in the telco space. Low beta. Less of a yield than others. A defensive, work from home play. Some of the bloom may come off the work from home trade, and money may flow to more cyclical parts of the market.
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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.
It is a boring utility, regulated. Dividend just under four percent. They have defensible cash flow streams. She likes the dividend growth. The payout ratio is very reasonable at 65% of cash flow. (Analysts’ price target is $57.93)
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Creating a huge base since last year. Has moved since vaccine announcements. Bumpy ride ahead. Two years forward, it will continue to recover as business activity normalizes. For the higher octane part of your portfolio. Be patient, and it should do well.
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.
It's a real estate play on medical facilities in the US. It was overleveraged a few years ago, then COVID declined their business, which are non-essential surgeries. But they're still profitable and paying dividends. He sees upside.
Great company. Manage long-duration, real assets like infrastructure, utilities, renewable energy, real estate. Benefit from lower interest rates. Excellent buyers and operators of global assets. Permanent generator of cashflows. Projected 45B of free cashflow over the next decade. Stock's pulled back on real estate concerns, but it excels at buying distressed assets. Buy it all…
It’s slowly moved up from $28. The pullback is a natural phenomenon after the pop. Lots of volume. He would buy it here.
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.
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…
Pre-COVIC, he saw that tech was going to pop, and now the puck is heading to boring value names, like Quebecor. Has an 11% growth rate and trades at 12.6x 2021. Its a very cheap telco and have a lot of cash to return to shareholders and raise the dividend if they wish. Their wireless…
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