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…
A successful previous Top Pick. A big company with a 22% ROE and a $52 billion marketcap. Yield 0.55% (Analysts’ price target is $48.54)
Metro is by far the best management team in the sector. It seems to go through these cycles. It is a good entry point to get it in at a bit of a lull.
(A Top Pick Mar 29/19, Down 28%) Their shares got hurt recently after a poor guidance update. They have been through this before. He thinks they will do fine. He would see this as a long term hold.
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…
The balance sheet is fine. They generate a lot of cash flow. There is headline risk because a large part of the their business is wireless and the other two have done a great job of catching up to them in wireless. It is probably a fine time to buy it, however.
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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 Mar 13/19, Up 24%) Great company, core holding. Continues to do well. Yield of 3% plus, growing at 5-6% a year. Hold forever. Valuations are high, so probably won't be acquiring anything soon.
The London Stock Exchange has been interested in acquiring them, which he thinks would be positive. He would consider holding for now and decide if holding shares in the Exchange makes sense in the long run.
Over the long term they will do okay. He is just not a fan of airlines in general. He would wait on this one before getting in. He would be okay with it, but not to his tastes.
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.
He is always very suspicious of a company with all of its assets in the US that lists on a Canadian exchange. Medical facilities in the US are a different market from the Canadian one. We've seen similar companies in the US where it didn't end well.
(A Top Pick Jan 09/19, Up 43%) Today is not the day that it's too late to jump in. Still buying with fresh dollars. Secular flow of money into real assets like renewable energy, or infrastructure, at the expense of stocks and bonds. Expertise. Dominant in the alternative asset space.
It’s slowly moved up from $28. The pullback is a natural phenomenon after the pop. Lots of volume. He would buy it here.
The stock has not gone anywhere and you are only getting dividends. He would look elsewhere like CAPREIT that has better organic revenue.
He is a big fan of this company and likes their management team. Their own risk management tolerance is low. A lot of buildings in Toronto and Vancouver, but they also hold office space in tight markets. They find older buildings and turn into nice new spaces. The balance sheet is healthy.
Continue with the 52-week lows here.
Use this list wisely to identify buying opportunities.
Happy trading !