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 :
He owned it a few years back but it did not meet his expectations for growth. One day this one will be taken over by one of the larger global tech companies.
(Market Call Minute) He likes it. They are moving into virtual reality. There is an opportunity, but it is probably a hold.
He finds it interesting, but got "stop-lossed" out of it. They have a unique low powered cellular device that can be used for tracking. This is another type of device that consumers could look to buy. It could be used to track trailers, or even jack hammers. They did an equity raise a while ago…
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 Top Pick May 20/15. Down 93.21%.) The company had some technology that allowed for compliance and payment processing technology. They started in the Bitcoin area, which didn’t work out very well. They then moved on to high risk areas, which would be considered gaming. Recently announced a strategic review of the company, so are…
They recently had a joint venture with Baker-Hughes (BHGE-N), where Baker Hughes is co-marketing one of their products. It would make sense for Baker Hughes to take over this company. Schlumberger (SLB-N) is the only company with a competing product. (Analysts’ price target is $9.50.)
The dividend stocks as a group has underperformed. There's nothing wrong with the fund. He would prefer technology stocks although they don't pay dividends.
He won't buy any service stocks today. It just isn't profitable; the market isn't rewarding drilling. Stop drilling and buy stocks, is his message to the oil industry. He'd rather buy Trican who are buying back stock.
It is a liquids rich player with very high liquids content. The problem is that the market cap is below the radar, and the debt is high. It was a $4 plus stock when we had decent gas prices. They are looking to bring their debt down. He thinks the company will survive. They've been…
It is quite a small company. It is hugely volatile. There a lot of problems over the years with the pricing of data coming from India regarding a 10% stake in another company. They have too much debt. The price of the gas they sell has been negotiated. A tough name to predict.
They have two plays. It is pressured because of debt load. Production came down in the third quarter and should now increase. They should knock debt down with the sale of two non-core assets next year. It needs a catalyst before the market will revisit this story.
The company is very cheap in terms of price to book. Their book value was $4 at the end of June. However, they have a debt problem: $211 million of debt compared to an equity value of $369 million. He sees this as a takeover candidate especially now because he is seeing consolidation in the…
For income investors He sold this at $18. It's likely safe to own again and the yield is safe. Stable earnings, though only single-digit growth. He's comfortable with this. It pays a 5.8% yield, paid monthly.
Debt concerns? BXE took bankruptcy protection when debt became too much. There is no equity value in it any longer. Companies that have debt that matures in 2020 or 2021 will have issues. He sees no issues with BIR or TVE on this topic. The new Federal relief program for large companies may be difficult…
Capital issues? He would avoid this as he owns no service companies right now. Producers have been marginal with cash flow to survive, but there has been no surplus cash flow to increase drilling activity. CEU sells chemicals to US producers and have been forced to cut prices on their product. He thinks the market…
Enterprise value is very cheap. But the issue is they have debt. They did an infrastructure deal to reduce that debt. A big part of that debt is a 2024 maturity at a low interest rate, so Crew will survive. Their liquids are in a condensate-rich area. The stock has been hammered because of high…
Just beat earnings and have increased production. Cheap valuation compared to peers. But it's getting more expensive heading into 2021. There's no growth here, but that goes with the entire oil patch. The real issue is will they survive. Their balance sheet is getting better, but still high for a blue-chip name. You'll be saved…
They paid down the debt recently and are in very good shape. They are doing less CAP-X this year. His target is $1.20 so there is lots of upside. It will be a Q4 opportunity.
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.
Insiders are buying more of the stock. They sold their primary asset. It's up to the team to show that the rest of the assets are as good quality. The streets are sceptic. If the well economics are the same, we will see a rerating.
Keyera vs. Pembina He owns both. Keyera: pays a slightly higher dividend, but also slightly riskier, due to its mix of liquids and gas processing, so probably more earnings volatility short-term. Pembina is a pipeline play with operating cash flow around 9-10x. They were resilient in the downturn. What's good about both is that they…
(A Top Pick Aug 30/19, Down 58%) It's been lagging in the past months. He has been adding to it. They have drilled high quality wells in the property they acquired from Cenovus. There is a good potential to increase free cashflow in the next couple years.
The biggest land driller in Canada and one of the largest in North America. They still generated free cashflow even during challenging times. At $50 oil, they can generate free cashflow equivalent to their market cap if producers drill to maintain production. Downside is limited since they generated free cash this year still. (Analysts’ price…
Natural gas? The outlook for natural gas has improved as associated production has impacted by shut in oil production. He is not fond of PEY as they have covenant violations (that should be worked out). He has others he prefers.
Companies with challenged balance sheets (high debt in this case) face difficulty in banks continuing to finance growth. He would not own this one.
There is a rumour that Paramount has acquired a 9% holding in Nuvista. Paramount is outspending their cash flow and announced, if required, they may look to sell off assets and this could Nuvista. Both companies share prices have been pushed sharply lower as a result.
(A Top Pick Apr 25/19, Down 53%) They sold out when they were stopped out last July. It is tough in the energy space right now. Investors have to avoid trying to be a bottom feeder and trade with tight stop loss levels.
(A Top Pick Nov 15/19, Down 31%) There were talks of expanding outside of Colombia during better times last year. MNA is no longer a priority. They are trying to maximize their share buybacks. A net cash, debt free company, which is a good position. The valuation is less attractive than others.
Pipeline coating. Quite global. Follows the path of crude oil prices. Earnings are cyclical. Not a regulated business the way pipelines are. Thesis that oil demand will decline. There are better secular themes to invest in.
A dividend of 5% and is only earning $0.05 per share and next year maybe up to $0.07. They are not paying out their entire cash flow. If it breaks above $5.13 it would be technically positive. He would wait on this one.
70% fracking and then they have coil tubing. They are pretty cheap. They are doing reasonably well. It is really, really cheap. The two biggest shareholders are funds so liquidity is an issue Buy on weakness; he would have a target of $5.
He prefers services companies to producers. Existing wells decline quickly. Services companies have gear that you don’t have to worry about it declining. Insiders have been buying more recently. This one could be the last one standing.
Bullish on gas for the first time in years. Outlook for gas is very strong. An easy way to play growing demand. You have scale, good balance sheet, dividend payments. Valuation is good. 15% free cashflow at $50 oil. 90% upside is possible. (Analysts’ price target is $22.52)
At $60 oil, share prices should be at $2.80 (269% upside). Even without higher oil prices, the share prices have been so depressed that it is trading right now at 14% free cashflow yield at current prices.
He has been adding to his position. They have successfully transitioned from a growth story. They are now into maintenance mode. Their free cashflow has now gone up and they can generate $350M of free cashflow. The company may start looking into share buybacks.
(A Top Pick Nov 15/19, Down 33%) The stock is down 53% year to date. They were not rash in the beginning of the year. They only cut dividends by 50% compared to others who slashed them or cancelled completely. A good executer of mergers and acquisitions. There is insider buying, dividend, and good balance…
BBI-X is the old ticker. The merger involves a 10 for 1 split. PIPE-X shows a couple of weeks of trading and that is what to go by. They are coming on with new production facilities soon. By the end of the year, they will go to 10 times that. He thinks it is cheap…
🛢 Basic Materials
135% payout ratio, not sustainable. But if business returns, as he thinks it will, payout ratio will go down to 62%. Real problem is balance sheet. Need to focus on asset sales. Has upside, but pretty risky. Better yield stories elsewhere.
Likes it quite a bit. Hurt by trade war and Covid. In the energy patch, which hurts. Dividend is reasonable and reasonably safe. Balance sheet is intact. Early stage recovery name. Acquirer of mom and pop shops. Risky area, economically sensitive. Favourable risk/reward right here, right now.
It has a great management team and the Yukon is a friendly place to develop. Infrastructure is the issue. Smaller mining operations can deal with this, but lack of power and transportation are challenging. Where copper prices are, this is still too levered -- you need copper prices to go higher.
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 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.
(A Top Pick Sept 9/16. Down 2.7%.) Has a world-class property in Argentina and a world-class CEO who has done this before. They’ve raised money from various sophisticated institutions at about the current price. At some point, given lithium prices and electrification of cars it is going to get taken out. Highly speculative, but if…
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…
He thinks the price of the sector in general will go higher. Buy right and sit tight. This company will be on the acquisition trail. They have made recent acquisitions for stakes in other companies. Good management team. (Analysts’ price target is $4.25)
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.
Wallbridge Mining to buy Balmoral It depends on your timeframe--some will take the premium in Balmoral and grab the profit. He expects in two years that the deal will benefit shareholders with lower costs. The Abitibi is a great gold district. If he owned this, he'd hang onto it.
Allan Tong’s Discover Picks During the depths of the lockdown, the price of lumber in the CME futures has tripled since April 1 to nearly touch US$828 (per thousand board feet) just recently. There are no signs yet to show a slowdown in demand. Meanwhile, Canfor is still only halfway to its all-time highs above…
Copper pricing seems to be Firming here. Commodities are starting to come off from a bottom here. It is 9 years into a bull market and into a recovery. If you are going to play it, this is probably a not bad place to be. Copper looks interesting here.
It is not a mining company, but a project generator. The CEO has done this for 25 years. He then sells off projects to companies that try to turn them into mines. He gets stock and a royalty in exchange. He has about a 160 properties. Some day the CEO will want to sell the…
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The company has suspended its dividend. They operate diamond mines in South Africa. They are looking into underground, from open pit. The cost is more expensive than thought. The price of diamonds has been reduced, though retail prices won’t change.
It's a sum-of-the-parts story with three moving parts. The knock on it was they always needed to finance, but they financed. He likes their assets, including a joint venture with Barrick, which is worth PG's market cap alone. Their Ontario and Mexico assets are extraneous and will likely be sold. (Analysts’ price target is $3.93)
The only small cap gold stock they own. It's caught up in the West African politics. They like the projects going forward though and they are securing their production.
(A Top Pick Jan 05/18, Down 86%) He sold out of this when it became apparent oil prices were not going to finish above $70 per barrel by year end. He sold out around $6.50. Demand for frac-sand is down and their is greater competition in the US. Spending plans have declined in Canada as…
(A Top Pick Mar 27/19, Down 19%) They're part of a duopoly. It enjoys highly recurring revenues. SJ shouldn't be impacted by the virus, just in their lumber segment. Strong balance sheet. More acquisitions to come for them in the pole side. The stock hasn't been this cheap in a decade. Trades at 13x earnings…
(A Top Pick Oct 23/19, Up 10%) A bit of a lagger but he continues to like and hold it. They had some Covid issues but everything is coming together, especially with their leverage. They stayed alive during the worse by mining low grade. They have started mining high quality gold.
Agnico-Eagle (AEM-T) came in a while ago and made a 9.9% stake in this company. The stock went up, but it really hasn’t done much since then. Then Barrick (ABX-T) came in and said they really liked the deposit and wanted to do a joint venture. This is a much better approach that is better…
Likes the managers, but concerned with the topography. A decent-sized gold project. A good speculation.
A good story. Good management. Have a major gold discovery and process near the Galore Creek project where NovaGold (NG-T) halted their development. This knocked them back and they are very undervalued at this point. The road they built goes past Romios property, which helps them.
It's a 10 cent stock, when even the big companies aren't doing well. If you like it, sure go ahead. But there's nothing he can add.
Used to own it and would like to again this spring or summer. Knows the management team and where they're mining, Nevada, very well.
BRP INC (DOO-T) TSE
Hard to believe that in a middle of a recession, their products would be in high demand. But they are. The stimulus cheques are being spent as discretionary income. Scores well on momentum and valuation, but volatile. High beta. Earnings outlook is reasonable. Don't sell it here.
A cheap stock that's survived the downturn with a healthy balance sheet as they pay down debt. It trades at 4x forward operating cash flow which is growing, and probably boasts 10x forward earnings. The car business is coming back. Auto parts company can shift to meet demand in growing e-cars. (Analysts’ price target is…
They bought Newfoundland Capital. It is a radio operator now. Debt is high but they keep increasing their dividend. People see them as background music in a retail environment. It is an okay stock and he would like it a lot better with a lot less debt.
Benefiting from shift in consumer spending to the home. Doorknobs, cabinet hardware. Undergoing a positive rerating by the market. Strong consumer tailwinds as people forced to stay home. Good business model. Lots of growth runway. Half of revenue growth comes from accretive acquisitions. Margins have upside. Yield is 0.73%. (Analysts’ price target is $35.00)
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It is unbelievable where this stock is trading at. Acquisitions this year are worth less than half what they paid for them. It was trading at less than half what it was worth. They are trading below the amount of cash they have. It shocks him how far it continues to go down.
This has been a very difficult stock. Recently reported a very bad quarter. He would stay away from this one. Inventory has gone up a lot and their margins have fallen. Cut the dividend totally. Thinks they are in a bit of trouble.
EEStor Corp (ESU-X) TSXV
Doesn't know this company. Loves the space. Names with a good name, like "green" move well. They produce organic foods, and people are looking to eat healthier. Fancy name. Fancy products.
Spot Coffee (SPP-X) TSXV
A micro-cap. He holds debt securities and have been collecting those coupons. SPP is interesting, but highly speculative. They run little coffee shops. The coffee and food are really good. He wouldn't buy it for that reason, but it's okay in a portfolio.
Hit by Covid. Balance sheet not great. Problems with storage bins, and the market overreacted. Long-term growth story over time, a year or two, you can own it, but it's risky. Fairly cheap, decent growth. Good opportunity.
It was doing everything well and they were going to sell the business before the pandemic. Now, the business is ruined. With social distancing and lack of good movies, it is un-investable.
Alcanna (CLIQ-T) TSE
The dividend was very high, almost too high. The dividend was illuminated and the stock price took a hit. They are active in the alcohol space and marijuana. Have been raising money, and could be a potential acquisition for Aurora.
It's illiquid. They've good managers, though, and the stock has moved up, maybe overextended. He likes the story, but it's too illiquid for him. Recent quarters have not been strong. This space had to become good operators when lumber prices went down, and is starting to find momentum with more housing starts.
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He hates the life space. They have a big problem with low interest rates. He would avoid lifecos until we see yield curve normalization. We have a massive amount of debts and interest rates just cannot go up.
Likes this holding, because Canadian and US investors are going to have to start looking somewhere else to diversify a little more.
He generally does not like preferred shares. It has the risk of a stock and return of a bond. You also have to be concerned about rate resets versus perpetual dividends. He would prefer to sell call options against the banks. He thinks you should focus on the recovery being in the US as Canada…
HPB Energy Bull+ ETF. Immediate leverage to oil price moves. If you have a very good near-term bet that you want to make on oil this would be the way to go but if you are looking for an investment in the oil patch that has a long-term investment implications, then you should go to…
Pretty darn good, actively managed ETF. This is the way to go rather than picking your own preferreds. But you can see it's struggled. If we're in a Fed loosening cycle, with rates dropping, you'd want to own perpetuals, not rate resets. As rates fall, your coupon will fall as well. But if you think…
Europe, Australia, and Far East so has been affected by Brexit. A good ETF but hasn't performed well. Could buy ZWE, which is more European based. Would like to see more U.S. exposure.
A year ago all the rate reset preferrds got set lower down. He is not a big fan of this although he has a bit.
This is hedged, so there's no currency exchange risk. He predicts int he next five years that international stocks will succeed. ZDM is perfect for this. Really likes it. Hold 10-15% of your portfolio internationally. This is a big cap ETF.
The rule of thumb is, if you are bullish, then you don't want the headwind of the covered call overlay. If you are concerned about sideways or downside risk, then you want the additional yield from the covered call.
It is a rate reset ETF of preferred shares. As interest rates have fallen to probably the lowest level, the yields are pretty good. He would prefer to sell calls against the banks, collecting the dividend along the way. He is not a fan of preferreds.
In general, US financials have had trouble tracking the S&P. He's underweight financials. Net interest margins, loan losses, economic uncertainty. Had moved up, but now back down.
If Europe comes out of the pandemic faster than the rest of the world, it will do well. But Europe is a value play, so not his favourite space. You give up growth on the covered call. Yield around 8%.
GWO vs. SLF Insurance companies have done a lot to reduce their risk. GWO is cheaper than SLF, with a higher growth rate, but it hasn't been as steady eddy as SLF. Whole space is pretty cheap. Dividends are safe. Boring area. You can own both, but GWO is the better 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.
SLF vs. GWO Insurance companies have done a lot to reduce their risk. GWO is cheaper than SLF, with a higher growth rate, but it hasn't been as steady eddy as SLF. Whole space is pretty cheap. Dividends are safe. Boring area. You can own both, but GWO is the better buy.
Great management and great Board of Directors. They just finished a raise. Doesn’t think there are any headwinds anymore. With a fully loaded balance sheet, they’ve got a great growth in their client base, having gone from zero to 42 with 17,500 payers in the last year. Just signed on an ERP Vendor news cycle,…
(A Top Pick Jul 16/19, Up 1%) It's the best performer of the big 5 banks and pays the second-highest dividend that'll make up most of returns. Don't expect share appreciation in banks, but still a solid business with banks getting a piece of the equity management business. But the lending spread will be challenged…
Fine as a holding. But the majors are cheap enough, and they'll move first. Slightly higher losses coming to CWB because of the oil patch. It's a hold. Wouldn't worry about the dividend too much, but he'd prefer one of the majors at this stage.
Owned it a few years ago and cut his losses. Now, cut your losses. This business is struggling as an asset manager, specifically to retain and attract new clients. Also, their key managers, including the CEO, have been leaving. They won't generate much in performance fees, which has been an attraction for investors in the…
It is the only unionized bank in North America. That is why it remains independent. They will struggle to get scale and as a result they have cut the dividend. There are better opportunities out there.
EIF-T Onex IS a holding company that owns industrials and several small airlines that served remote regions (i.e. northern Quebec). All airlines are struggling now, but these remote areas still depend on airlines flying there. Onex also owns light industrials, like one they bought in the US recently. Well-managed and a roll-up story. Are astute…
Allan Tong’s Discover Picks Power Corp whopping 6.67% dividend yield is considered safe at a 79% payout ratio. This stock appeals to income investors who don’t expect much stock appreciation. Power trades at a low 10x PE, which has actually fallen from 14.13x a year ago. So, this is a steady but boring dividend stock…
Doesn't like the merger with POW. Sell PWF and buy Aecon? Don't because Aecon has its own issues, and the merger makes sense. PWF/POW was an old-1980s structure and needed to consolidate to raise the overall value. Problem is, there's is little growth in the company's existing businesses. Mutual funds are getting crushed by ETFs,…
He is not bull on the office space. They have been growing in sub-markets he is not keen on. 37% is in Atlantic Canada and he is not keen on their holdings.
In the construction space his favorite is WSP Global. SOX is similar and he thinks they may be a value trap as there is some concerns about the dividend, the strength of the balance sheet and their ties to the energy sector.
He would avoid this one. Office space is difficult to re-tenant. They have an external management structure for their assets, which does not necessarily leave great alignment.
(A Top Pick May 14/18, Down 21%) It had a tough go since he was on. He continues to believe it is one of the best plays to get exposure to bit coin. It is a well run company.
It is a company that invests in cannabis opportunities. The most recent is in Australia where it is one of the few companies that is licensed there. They also announced a deal in Jamaica where production is coming on line. It is a reasonably diverse way to participate in the space, but he thinks there…
Small and obscure and in commercial real estate that he doesn't like. This will suffer if there's a downturn. This is also small-cap; better to buy a larger-cap REIT.
Rock star in a cyclical industry. Best of breed. Supported by government projects, which rolled over, and then Covid didn't help. Operationally, they're leaders. Industrials and cyclicals have started to perform over the last couple of months. Not quite yet time to own
(A Top Pick Mar 01/18, Down 22%) This was disappointing. They were trying to grow at the expense of the bottomline. Their growth plans did not come to fruition. The CFO left. He does not see a lot of reason to be involved in this name at this point.
It'll be flat this year. It's very illiquid, so likely way cheaper than it ought to be. Good balance sheet. Cheap at 8x earnings. The payout ratio is safe. You can buy and win with this.
They did well, but then missed some quarters. (So has NFI-T.) Margins have dropped in the bus space. He exited 18 months ago. Cities may be holding back on bus orders as they decide on whether to buy e-buses or not. There may be pent-up demand.
They are in a tough situation with the pandemic. They don't own them at this time. They are in a partnership with Air Canada that provides a block amount of flight time, which was creating great certainty. The other side of their business is the leasing side, which was being looked at fueling growth. It…
(A Top Pick May 08/19, Down 25%) A tough environment for them. They sold out of their holding last June around $22. They were having troubles rolling out a South American strategy so opted to move on.
His favourite manufacturing stock. LNR makes transmissions for Ford and GE pick-up trucks, so they're at the forefront for the car industry. They also have products for e-cars, like an electric axle. Their SkyJack division is rebounding with the construction business, and their fire machinery business is positioned well in the coming recovery.
How COVID will effect this industry, retirement homes? He owns Sienna instead. EXE is much more involved in government-funded LTCs. Along with Chartwell, these two companies are under government scrutiny, so they likely do a much better job than private LTCs. Good question how COVID will affect these homes: there may be increased costs to…
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…
(A Top Pick May 17/19, Down 7%) He still holds this one. He participated in a financing about four months ago. They produce tests for HPV, but unfortunately COVID-19 has taken center stage. He likes their quality assessment tests and the outlook remains positive.
Just announced a discovery in Columbia. Flow tested over 2000 barrels per day. This well could produce up to 5000 when brought into production. A very well distributed stock so it might not jump too fast. Company could get taken out.
It is one he quite likes in his Cannabis portfolio. They are the number one selling chocolate infused with THC. They can also infuse it into sugar for baking. The company has been ramping up as of late. Later this year we should see cash flow positive from this company and then it will hit…
Heard good things about their brand, quality production. Small player, so would hope they can do a joint venture with someone. Branding will be tough with regulations from Ottawa, so strong brand now could pay off.
It formed a nice base. It has a strong yield. It is coming out the last few days. We are getting close to a break out.
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