This week there are still many resources stocks in the 52-week low zone including Petrus Resources which is on our own watch list.
Many ETFs are in their 52-week low too which reflects the state of the market.
Dollarama (set to launch its e-commerce effort tomorrow) can’t seem to stop going lower and lower and makes the list again this week.
Here’s the full list :
They have done some smart things on the software and autonomous driving side. They have just fallen off the radar for the big investment managers. He likes to be a buyer at $8.50, but there is just not the momentum from the money managers.
Interesting and thinks there is a window here for some nice momentum. Have wired tethers that run high-speed data over short distances, and he believes designed into the Oculus Rift headset, the Facebook virtual reality game. Ultimately he thinks those headsets will go wireless. Thinks there could be a nice ramp up on this over…
They produce asset-tracking technology, originally starting with blue-tooth and now getting into binary networks via a low-powered cellular device. They're now in the approcal process with U.S. carriers. They should ramp up later this year. It's a past top pick. Continues to like it and is a major holding for him.
They are doing distinctive infrastructure, where they are digging trenches to get that last mile to the home. They are doing this in the UK, and have a large contract with one company. He really likes the story, but is waiting to see some revenues and earnings drop to the bottom line over the next…
Vogogo Inc (VGO-CN) TSXV
A compliance platform for bit coin processing. He sold. It is the only bit coin play that is publicly traded and so the valuation is way ahead of the fundamentals. He is skeptical of the concept.
Solid stock with a good dividend? He likes Computer Modeling Group (CMG-T) which does modeling for oil/gas exploration. Ways about 3% dividend but also has some growth.
Trades at a higher valuation than Horizon North Logistics (HNL-T), but tends to be less volatile. The one major difference between these 2 companies is that Horizon North produces some of their accommodations, while this company doesn’t. Also, this company has exposure to Australia while Horizon North is limited to North America. Both are very…
There are 3 pressure pumpers in Canada and are involved in the hydraulic fracturing of reservoirs as part of the completion process after the well has been drilled. This company has struggled with the debt and has been selling their US business. At this point in the cycle, he wouldn’t be too constructive on this…
(A Top Pick April 6/15. Down 32.4%.) Natural gas producer in the Montney. Very well-run. Likes the story longer-term. This could be a $3-$4 stock again, but the problem is low natural gas prices. They are managing themselves frugally for these tough times. A name that you want to buy on weakness. If they got…
They are 9,200 boed and 71% natural gas. They are working at reducing debt and building a position in the Cardium area. He has a $2.40 per share target in the next 12 months and he holds it personally. Yield 0%. (Analysts’ price target is $1.75)
He thinks there is an opportunity with this one as the light oil differentials will compress again soon. The company sells into the Cromer market, where differentials are much tighter. This translates to high-quality valuations at a good discount. He expects steady eddy growth.
In the drilling business with one of the better management teams and a pretty new drill fleet. If you are going to own any drillers in the Canadian space, this is one of the top 3 that you want to own. However, with the drop in oil and gas prices, it is difficult for them…
They have made a lot of positive progress on the balance sheet after the US acquisition. At this point they have done what it is required to stabilize the balance sheet. She does not own it.
LNG Canada is coming on in 2023 – a long time to protect the balance sheet. He does not like the level of debt as it handcuffs any financial gains. He would not own this.
Has a good dividend policy with a decent yield of about 3%. Thinks they have increased their dividend by about 40% per annum in the last 5 years. Likes the energy services sector, but is not a holder.
He really likes it. They shut in some of their heavy oil in Q4. They have not reported yet. On Jan 9 they said they were working on cost recovery and liquids rich were going up. His target is a double or triple over twelve months.
An oilfield services company. Longer-term, he likes this. They are the Western Canadian leader in the coil tubing service business. Long-term, there is a good opportunity in this space. In the short term, he would be a little bit cautious on the entire services space. Profitability is pretty muted.
Bottoming phase in early ’09 then a rally. Profit taking at end of summer. $0.40 is support level; If it breaks through $0.67 level he would see a dollar.
Just had a 20% correction, so it's now a good time to look at it. It's down, because it's taking time to get approval for some well pads in northeast BC. He expects they will get approval. But some fast-money investors got out which blasted out this stock. It's well-run with visionary managers. Fast growth.…
Likes the chart. After a downtrend in late-2018, it's had a strong uptrend since January. It's a safer energy play; expect insitutional money to flow into this name.
Has been a bit of an enigma for the past couple of years. Great quality assets and great management but market never really liked it going back several months but now has come into its own. Thinks it has probably run its course in terms of value on a relative basis. Great assets. He thinks…
All the drillers have under performed. This is probably a good entry point -- around 5 year lows. He does not love the sector, but the risk reward is enticing. He owns PD-T right now instead. He would recommend taking money off the table if the stock price strengthens due to the volatility of the…
Great driller and a low-cost producer of natural gas. However, the problem is the price of natural gas and how to get it out of Alberta and into a market that will pay more for it. That is a problem with a lot of natural gas stocks these days. Dividend yield of 8.96%, a warning…
He is underwater with this. He likes to think it is going to turn, and he’s willing to hold on. They paid down an awful lot of debt. It seems like a good speculative play, but he isn’t willing to put more money into it.
They did a good deal with VII-T. They build long term assets before the stock got beat up. It has recovered nicely. If the price of oil comes down then it is possible after the winter we could see lower prices of $4-5. Hold off and wait until about late Q2 of this year.
(A Top Pick April 2/15. Down 16.23%.) Has been trimming his position. Valuation is rich, especially when comparing to a Freehold Royalty (FRU-T). Also, Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ-T) vended their freehold land and gross overriding royalties into this company for an almost 20% shareholder basis. They’ve given indications that they want to dividend half of…
(A Top Pick May 16/18, Down 8%) Had a good report today, though it's been a rollercoaster the past year. Oil prices fell off their peak last summer. Also PXT put itself up for auction at the same time. Not good and it didn't work. Earnings reported today up 18% and production 26%. High cash…
Looks like it is breaking out of a pretty good base. It has built a very nice base on pretty good volume, and it looks like it is ready to try some new levels.
A service company in oil and gas, providing a fairly essential service for them. Oil/gas companies will continue to use this for emulsion treatments. This is one of the more defensible franchises out there, which is why it trades at a premium. Long-term this is a good company and is probably undervalued, but in the…
Coming out of Arc Financial (private equity). Clean balance sheet. Trading at 1.9 times next year EBITDA. Historical average in Canada of a pumper is 7. Liquidity vacuum in the stock market is creating this opportunity. (Analysts’ price target is $18.20)
(A Top Pick Feb 09/18, Down 57%) He sold them out at $3.50 back in April or May last year. Oil was at $60 and cash flow was growing. He liked this pressure pumper then. But now natural gas prices have gone to zero and condensate discounts have expanded. The whole service sector was decimated.
Too big to be taken over, except by a major, and it's quite independent, so that's a very low chance. Pure gas play, well run, profitable, has growth. Chart is pretty good for an energy stock. But valuations are still extremely low. It's in upper 5% of names, but whole group is out of favour.…
Their market cap is below a level to entice large investors. Money is coming into the sector from the US, but this is not a highly ranked one. It is trading at only 3 times cash flow based on $70 oil – normally it trades at 5-6 times.
They missed yet again on their guidance and senior management has been departing the company. They have achieved a lot, but have consistently over-promised and under-delivered.
Dividend sustainable? Normally a high yield like this is a red flag. The company has cut back on capex recognizing that replacing production is the goal. He feels the dividend should be sustainable. Eventually these holdings will thrive again. The caveat being the need to avoid a major global recession. Yield 10%
In an environment where the appetite for energy is still nonexistent and large investors want only 1 or 2 names, this company is not going to hit the radar screen for some time to come. They have liquids rich exposure and gas exposure but there is still exploration risk on their acreage.
🛢 Basic Materials
It has a 6-7% dividend and was paying out all its money as an income trust. In the US they made an acquisition with a law suit attached. It has plummeted. They believe it is a year's worth of cash flow in fees for this suit. There is a risk of a dividend cut in…
Fundamentally it trades between 1 and 2 times book value. When it gets bellow book value is time to get in. Book value is between 16 and 17 and the stock is trading at 21. Probably has 5 bucks on the downside before is a buy. But balance sheet is fine. And the earnings continue…
Likes these types of charts. Pull back looks like profit taking. If it holds above $3.20 then there is probably another dollar in it. Exit at $2.50.
It seems the hole went right down the throat of what looked like a structural intersection. Also, it was reverse circulation, and the recovery wasn’t that good. An interesting deposit and in the part of Peru that is very dry, which is part of the issue of getting diamond drilling there.
Doesn't know the stock that well but based on what he does know, it's in a favourable place. Undervalued. If the mining cycle continues, you should see good performance out of this one.
Doesn’t particularly like the deposit. Very speculative. It’s all over the map. There are safer names out there.
He is a geological advisor to them. Consulted on a project in Italy, but it was not what he thought it would be.
Lithium. Has a very interesting and attractive deposit in Argentina. It is the most economical form of lithium. It is not hard rock, so there are not a lot of costs and they can do this economically. Higher risk/high potential return. Management is first-class.
One of his recent “Bottom Fish” that he has put a little bit of tension on. They have the Cheechoo project, about 15 km south east of Eleonore, which is now in production, almost meeting its 300 ounce per year over put. The Cheechoo is a low grade system, but have been discovering that there…
Over the last year gold companies have had return on capital coming down, but that is obviously turning around. There is no reason to expect return on capital to do anything but improve.
Wouldn't be his top pick. Usually goes with the cycle pretty well. We are still in a sceptical stage of the market. Any silver company will do well once the optimistic phase begins.
Picked up a large land package in Ontario and Québec. Conceptually picked up on trend large deposits of Detour (DGC-T) and looking to replicate the same success.
Despite a strong US housing market, overseas is not doing that well. There are a lot of people that have been caught holding the stock, and will start selling above $20 as soon as the price recovers. The stock is under pressure.
A fantastic story. Have about 5 billion pounds of copper and gold. Cash costs in this environment should be about negative. Sees upside in this one.
Thinks we are going to have a mining market. It is time for a new super cycle, which makes sense, because we get one about every 10 years. This is an interesting stock in that it is not a mining company, it is a “project generator” which acquires properties, does a little bit of work…
A lot of people want to play the housing market in the US and their recovery, which hasn’t really recovered the way people thought it would. Last year there were 900,000 new homes sold, and somewhere between 1 and 1.5 million new homes is a reasonable expectation. This company sells all the stuff that goes…
Operated by the Lundine family. This has been a truly outstanding Canadian success story. It mines and markets some of the highest quality diamonds globally. Earnings on a quarterly basis are lumpy, but over the course of a year they earn and distribute a lot of money. Return on cost employed in this mine is…
(A Top Pick Jan 16/14. Up 27.92%.) Has just become a producer in Nevada. Nice cash flow generator. Short mine life of about 1.5 years, and might generate close to $100 million during that time. Also, thinks they will have about $100 million in cash by the end of the year. They bought Mercedes from…
Believes the share price will either increase in 2018 or one of the West African consolidators will take them over. Either of those will be a nice outcome for owners of this.
The primary long way to get exposure in the Canadian frac market of larger companies. He likes management. They are a transportation advantage within Canada, and are roughly 40% of the Canadian frac sand market. Some of the big, big wells going on in the Permian literally use 100-200 railcars for a single well. The…
He would be selling. It has a very cyclical pattern on a value chart. It goes up to 4 times book value and then comes back down. It is at that point now.
Likes it. Idaho. Sunshine mine is back in production and silver is going up and these guys are starting to make some serious money.
Management is first-class. The stock may be fully priced given where they are in the assets that they acquired. However, if you go back in time with this management, you don’t do poorly investing with them.
Has had a pretty significant run in the last few weeks. Has a long ways to go yet over time. Has property in the area of Novagold’s (NG-T) Galore Creek. The work starting in this area will bring a lot of attention to this region.
(A Top Pick Jan 25/12. Down 30.77%.) Ran into a short-term production problem and some legal suits, both of which are out of the way now. Just reported fourth-quarter shipments of 10,000 ounces, implying 40,000+. Looking at probably 60,000 ounces which is a corporate objective. Price target of $1.50.
They make bikes, baby furniture, baby equipment, car seats, etc. The family that is involved in it owns a significant stake. He sees better days ahead. It is trading at a reasonable valuation. Dividend yield of about 4%.
BRP INC (DOO-T) TSE
Ski-doos. Has a fairly mediocre track record at the moment. In hugely better shape than Bombardier (BBD.B-T).
Exceptional world class business. He finds auto parts challenging. However they are well run and are a good performing stock.
Music on your cable box. They put up a good quarter recently and raised their dividend. There is insider trading. It is going to become a street darling. It is somewhat illiquid. (Analysts’ target: $10.00).
This is a really, really quiet company. They don’t issue a lot of stock, the brokers don’t talk about it, it is pretty illiquid and doesn’t trade, but is a pretty solid company. Operate in hardware retail stores. Recent sales growth was 9%, but more importantly, was 24% in the US. Earnings per share went…
The shut down of Toys-R-Us created some disruption in this business. Paw Patrol still seems to be the big toy. This is a solid name and very well run. They have diversified their offering. Patience will be required in the short term.
The industry has been hammered in the last couple of years. It is hard to analyze. The results aren’t that transparent. It is hard to know how it is doing organically. He does not think the company was that well managed in the past. It is a wait and see approach.
Current inventories are selling very well and profits are very large. Stock has been off the map but is now rising. Selling at 6/7 X this year's earnings.
EEStor Corp (ESU-X) TSXV
Electric cars. The real story is the batteries that are in the car. They can be charged in 3 minutes. This company has an exclusive license for the battery up to 45 kg units. Alternative energy space is an interesting one, but you should only bet on what already works.
A developer brand in organic food space. Recently broke into Loblaw’s (L-T) and some other food chains. An acquisition driven story. They have quite strong organic growth of 20%+ a year, but will continue to acquire brands, develop them, and expand them from within. It is everything from baby food to pet food to drinks.…
Spot Coffee (SPP-X) TSXV
Floundered for a few years trying to figure out the layout and the menu that would work for them and they finally optimized that. Went from 5 units to start the year and will be in by the end of 2011. Each unit is generating $150,000-$250,000 of EBITDA to the parent company per quarter. They…
This is one of his core positions. The company is well-managed, is expanding internationally, and is doing a great job of integrating acquisitions. He thinks the company is at a really good entry point ($52.87 today) and that they’re going to have a huge year.
A past pick that he has owned and sold over the years. They're doing a good job with the Rec Room and golfing. It depends on the quality of the films. Great managers and pays a 6.7% dividend. NFL Sunday has potential.
Alcanna (CLIQ-T) TSE
Is this a buy over the next 1-2 years? He thinks the buy in by Aurora was interesting. Their existing business is going through transformation and they are working at trying to improve on or sell assets – especially in Alberta. He is on the fringe of wanting to own it.
It has done well and if the position is too large, trim it back. It has done a phenomenal job because they are one of the few that does not compete with AMZN-Q. The issue they are facing is that it is getting tougher to find more locations to open new stores. They made an…
This is a good one to get into the insurance space, having Canadian and US players. Interest rates have a big impact on their revenues, more so than it does on banks. However, he thinks the Fed can’t raise rates by more than a percent.
As long as you hold it judiciously it could be a core holding, such as low double digits as a percentage. Because it has the total investable benchmark index, you are getting a lot of small company names and a lot of exposure to stocks from around the world, especially in Europe. A great way…
The preferred share market is not liquid. You should buy a small basket of preferreds with the assistance of an advisor. You can’t use an ETF in an illiquid market.
Has been beaten up and you are getting double gearing to basket of producers. You are not taking single company risks.
The pain in the preferred share market was mostly the result of the huge number of Reset Preferreds that came onto the market within the last 5 years, so a lot of these preferreds did not reset their dividend for 5 years, and a lot of them did it this year because it was their…
MSCI EAFE (CAD-Hedged) ETF. International. Cap weighted. Broadly diversified. It tracks the MSCI EAFE index, so it is a whole wide variety of 1st world economy stocks.
A new EFT, started last November. North American in scope. Good strong dividends, diversified market. Perpetuals are a different interest rate risk. He is not sure how they deal with the tax treatment of US preferds. A reset is a good way to protect against future interest rate hikes but you can’t control that with…
This is basically a basket of stocks that are sensitive to Europe, Australia and the Far East. These are the markets that he wants to be in. Europe is looking attractive because of the currency. As the global markets top, money is going to flow into other global markets that are lagging, and this is…
It charges a high 62 basis points, which is nuts. But it does access the Canadian banks. This should be 15 basis points tops. He still likes it though.
Will the rise in value of this ETF continue? The TD Bank and Bank of Montréal launched some structured products into the market that were linked to the payouts of the preferreds, and they were wildly successful. The demand for these preferreds went through the roof. He doesn’t think this is sustainable and he sold…
He likes US banks. He prefers ZBK-T, because it's the unhedged version and he expects the Canadian dollar to soften up this year. But it's a little riskier. Otherwise, buy the safer, hedged ZUB.
Is it good for income? - Some of the most famous consumer brand names. Dividend is quite high and safe. All these big companies are selling to emerging markets more than Europe. That is why he likes it.
GWO-T vs. MFC-T. MFC-T has the advantage of being a very diversified company, globally. They have done well from that diversification. He tends to prefer it to GWO-T, although he might use its weakness to buy.
Very focused. Have positions in 4 life insurers and they are running a covered call program against the existing long positions. Going to have volatility given its exposure.
Not a bad stock, it's the best of the life insurers. But he's concerned about the financials in general. In for a more difficult time, as spreads are not conducive to profits. Late in the game to buy. Dividend's not bad. Tariffs could cause interest rates to decline even further.
(A Top Pick March 17/11. Up 9.78%.) Provide e-wallet for online transactions. They service businesses, not consumers. Put up their 1st profitable quarter last summer/fall. They'll continue to grow in the 20%-25% range. Target of $2-$3.
He owns no banks; it's a tough environment for them. Low interest rates will be a headwind. In the next 12 months, look elsewhere, but long term this is fine to hold. The banks haven't done anything in the last 17 months. CM is his choice after RY-T.
A levered way to play Canadian banks. When oil prices go down, this bank goes down more than it should. If you think oil prices are near their bottom, and he does, as they go up, this bank will catch up. This could be a really good levered play. Be careful, because if oil were…
An asset manager that operates in the high net worth space. The demographics are great. Family assets are growing more quickly than lower net worth households. Also, client relationships tend to be longer-term and stickier, due to the nature of the services offered. The stock is discounted because of long-term litigation with the founders, which…
LB hasn't followed the big Canadian banks. It's been sideways for many years. It's been a definite downtrend since late 2017. Recently, it looks like it's breaking the downtrend, which is positive. Now, the chart looks good. He's okay with it.
A private equity company. They have a historically good track record. It dropped because of slowness in redeploying money. It is at about a 15% discount to NAV right now. You are buying it at a discount. It will be a great investment for several years out. (Analysts’ price target is $96.11)
(A Top Pick Jun 12/18, Down 2%) He bought it when Desmarais died and expected his heirs to inject fresh ideas. The NAV is now far ahead of the stock price. Still owns it, getting a nice 5.75% dividend. There are small signs that management is trying to make investors happier, but falling rates is…
Both the Power companies have broken out of their trading range. PWF-T holds Investors Group and other investment management and insurance companies that are well positioned. The Lifecos under their management are being rolled under one name. This may bring a surge in investor interest. He looks to see which is selling at a larger…
This is secondary (suburban) office. There is going to be a really interesting play in suburban office at some point. You’ll have to watch for GDP numbers for small business growth in Canada. There is quite a large spread in what people are willing to pay, for class A buildings versus suburban office. These guys…
(A Top Pick Jan 7/16. Up 8.19%.) This has been a troubled company. They ran into some contracts that went over budget. Largely exposed to energy, but are also very well exposed to infrastructure and mining. Made an acquisition a couple of years ago, which in the next quarter there might be a possibility of…
Has been a little weak lately. Made an acquisition of Century Property. Has a management arrangement with Starlight (?) but he would prefer a better management agreement but it is a really good source for small company acquisitions. 7.83% yield.
If you can't buy the coin directly this is a very interesting leveraged play. It is one of the biggest bit coin miners out there. Two years from now the net asset value of the company could double. (Analysts’ target: $7.85).
They have made acquisitions around the world. They are trying to build a global cannabis company. We need to see some execution from management and some cash flow from all these investments.
This buys small grocery anchored centres. It is so small that it is hard to get some love. If you own it, it is going to move around and will be very volatile. You are going to lose and gain. The main part of your return is going to be your yield, currently over 11%,…
Earnings in the most recent four quarters have declined. In 2021 they expect an 8% decline in earnings.
Earnings are lumpy but return on capital has been quite strong. Should do well. Has not captured the excitement of the market. Would not be surprised if he owned it in a month.
Feels the market has been improving for them a little bit lately, with the increasing activity in oil/gas and some of the mining sectors. A cyclical company. Right now it is probably a good company to own. Management would be pretty determined to retain their dividend. Yield of 6.8%.
He bought it last year but is under water. The company got the "Buy America" certification. He is disappointed with the order intake. It could be delays in setting up shop in the US. The frame of the bus is made in China and trade tensions/tariffs may be a factor. You should see good orders…
More money will chase yield stocks like this. This pay 6.9% on a 55% payout ratio. Six months ago, they extended their Air Canada deal to 2035. AC bears the load-factor risk, and Chorus will see very steady results. Chrous's airplane leasing business offers attractive spreads; AC invested $100 million here. (Analysts’ price target is…
Hold it for two years? It's a deeply cyclical stock that hasn't been doing well. He wouldn't hold it for two years, but rather buy it now as a trading opportunity.
Ridiculously cheap. Tempting at these prices. Doesn't deserve the low price. Overhang is the trade wars. Plus, in a recession, it's a cyclical and would go down. Likes the company a lot, but has a hard time recommending it here just because of how late in the cycle we are.
It's been beaten up, but the technicals look really good. It's broken a downtrend. Everything is lined up from a fundamental and technical perspective. If it breaks $8, then it should have no resistence to reach $10. Nice dividend above 6%. (Analysts' price target: $8.83)
This is another company in the cannabis space. This is not a cannabis producer, it is a company that adds value in that space. They are mapping cannabinoids, looking for different formulations to treat different diseases.It is highly speculative, but he thinks there is opportunity for this type of company. He likes the management. In…
Been around for a long time. Has a broad range of technologies. Have recently signed licensed for Virusmax, which can double the yield of virus production for vaccinations. Bull semen-sexing technology. Have some very interesting technologies. Watching it very closely. Like the company.
Gas play in Guatemala and Colombia. Have a lot of land blocks near where Petrominerales (PMG-T) hit. Just drilled a well with a fairly large target in Guatemala and found oil at a much higher area than expected. Cased the well and we'll hear more next week. Highly speculative.
Medical marijuana. This is newer and under the radar. They recently went public. Has a facility in London that is fully funded with a master grower who has been in the space for quite a number of years. They'll have a few catalysts, with the biggest one being getting their sales license.
Medical marijuana producer in Manitoba. This has certainly had a great debut. Just started trading this week. It shot up massively from where they last did their financing. Just did a distribution deal with Canopy (WEED-T). There are a lot of different M&A announcements coming out in this area. It looks like it might be…
Fixed price energy contracts door to door. It has done fairly well. The turn in terms of their clients is so high, though. He does not feel that comfortable with them. 8% yield and do people really believe it?
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