Trade Like an Institutional Investor and Buy or Sell These Stocks
Most stocks are owned by institutions and the majority of the trading volume on exchanges are from large institutional traders. Although large and mid-cap stocks have many individual investors, only a few possess millions of shares or hold a majority in a company. These institutions are often pension funds, commercial banks and investment funds. Institutional ownership means that these large institutions hold ownership stakes in a company.
Oftentimes, these institutional owners exert substantial influence on management. Individual minority investors also look to institutional owners and what they are doing, as institutional owners are often more knowledgeable about the companies they invest in. Therefore, these investors can exert substantial impact on the stock price.
The number of institutional investors in a particular company are neither a good nor bad sign. However, more institutional investors will offer more stability as diffused ownership minimizes the impact of one firm selling off their stocks.
Torc Oil & Gas Ltd (TOG-T)
A well-run oil producer that has a good management team. They are generating positive cash flows. They usually underpromise and over-deliver. The dividend is considered safe. Their yield is 6 per cent.
Birchcliff Energy Ltd. (BIR-T)
A Canadian natural gas company. It has done well and is generating cash flow. The balance sheet is in good shape and they are paying off some debt. They also raised dividends last quarter.
Not bullish on gas due to its relation with weather. Could see 46% upside, but other names have more potential. Look for cheaper multiples.
Tourmaline Oil Corp (TOU-T)
A natural gas producer. The company is adding more liquids and are looking to have more cash flow. Signs point to a dividend raise or a stock buyback.
Believes company stock price has further room to grow. Best managed company in natural gas business. Sells a lot of natural gas into California market at a premium. Believes natural gas prices will remain strong (reduced drilling and growing economy). Additional dividend payouts and share buybacks are great for shareholders.
Atlantic Power Corp. (ATP-T)
A power generation and distribution company. The company has assets in the U.S. and Canada. As consumers rely increasingly on electricity, the business has a good niche. A lowering of interest rates will help this company’s stock price rise.
They generate electivity and sell it. As we move in this direction this company will have a foothold and niche. It is a capital intensive business and interest rates rising will be a problem.
🛢 Basic Materials
Turquoise Hill Resources (TRQ-T)
A mineral exploration and development company. They have one of the best copper deposits in the world. RioTinto owns about 51 per cent of the company. This company is sensitive to copper prices.
It's in production. The question is how much more capital does it require. It is a good deposit and they have a good partner, but Mongolia is and will be an issue. It is highly levered to copper prices and you still have the geopolitical risk. It is a big asset in terms of copper.
Morguard Corporation (MRC-T)
A well-run real estate company that holds a diverse portfolio of properties across North America. They buyback stocks with their free cash flow. There is not a lot of volume but is at a good price right now.
It is a large corporation rather than a REIT. The corporation has always traded at a big discount to an underlying value. It does not pay a distribution and has a valuation discount. It owns both office and retail. Both are sectors that have been hurt during the pandemic. It is hard to think about…
Bank of America (BAC-N)
They are well positioned to increase dividends or buy back stocks. It is quite cheap although it’s gone sideways for the last year. They are reducing cost and changing their capital ratios.
Wells Fargo (WFC-N)
It’s selling at a discount to other U.S. banks. They were hit with a sanction for front running customers and other corporate malfeasance. The Fed is now monitoring them so tread carefully.
Question about American bank stocks. Be selective and don't buy the ETF. He owned Wells Fargo before before but he switched to JPM. There has been negative news. The stock is now looking better and with the positive changes being made it could grow back. Looks undervalued.
Their software as a service with subscriptions is doing very well. The cloud department is growing. The margins are high and it is a more defensive name in the tech sector. They are turning the company into a utility in some sense.
The stock has pulled back so you can enter now. Their cloud business is growing strongly at 48% YOY, with more growth ahead. The LinkedIn acquisition has given good growth and worked out. They've transition more into subscription (recurring) revenues. Buying ATVI will expand their gaming console business. Over three billion worldwide play games. ATVI…
A company that will benefit from 5G. The software earnings are also doing well. There are some concerns over the trade war as their hardware might be subject to tariffs.
Ran up over 40% last year, the 5th-best performer on the Dow, but still cheap at 18x earnings this year. Pays a solid 2.4% yield. It had a couple of ugly quarter because of supply problems, but then the stock took off in late November. Product orders were up 33% despite tough comps. They're pivoting…
They’re in a mature market and the gross margins are not expanding. The stock showed some weakness with the new China tariffs.
The dinosaur tech names have better PEs, better than the high-flyers in tech, and pay decent dividends well over the 10-year yield. Cisco has broken out, Intel looks interesting, and IBM has had a good run, but maybe wait on this. They're all a decent place to hide and you get paid as the market…
A leader in the market and has more cash on the balance sheet than some countries. There are concerns over consumer privacy and slowing iPhone sales but the company is not going away.
Likes it. It is the largest company in the world and can still make money. There was a time when very large companies did well and outperformed the market and this can still happen even though there is some investor sentiment that doubts the ability of very large companies to still be considered growth companies.…
General Electric (GE-N)
The beleaguered company had its first quarter of beating expectations. The management is doing its best to survive but the company has been evolving so rapidly that it is hard to say how it will go. This has become more and more a speculative stock.
Our long investing memories cloud judgement. Mismanagement and bad luck have brought hard times. Doesn't see a resurrection. Reverse split resulted in increased share price. Neither finances nor prospects are strong.
Pfizer Inc (PFE-N)
The largest pharmaceutical company. It is holding and is more of a protective play. They have successfully acquired some companies and have promising drugs. There are only a few products coming off patents so it is a pretty safe pick.
One of the world's largest biopharma companies. Expected revenue of 97B USD this year. Likes it because of its rapidly improving pipeline, especially the cardio drug. Vaccine will produce cashflow windfalls over the near term, plus lots of runway. Continuing shots needed, anti-viral pill will be in high demand. Good valuation. Yield is 2.86%, expected…
Comcast Corp (CMCSA-Q)
They have a U.S. market penetration of 45 per cent. They have low volatility and pays a good dividend. The largest broadcasting company and are somewhat protected from Netflix streaming as they provide the internet network to consumers.
(A Top Pick Jun 22/21, Down 15%) Pace of broadband subscribers less than expected. Market's worried it's losing market share. Other segments doing well. Free cashflow yield an attractive 3.7%. Speculation of increasing dividends and buybacks. Could reach $70 level over next 18-24 months.
Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
A defensive play. A consumer staple name that is diversifying away from their main product and getting more into sports drinks. They also recently purchased a coffee company with a lot of growth.
Stockchase research editor Michael O'Reilly selected the company as a top pick yesterday. Mentions are up 34% for the past week on dividend communities.
A major telecommunications company in the U.S. They are selling off assets to pay off debt. A company in a tough environment that made big bets on acquisitions. Their dividend is high but the stock has been range bound.
Company caught in "value trap" where stock price looks cheap, however earnings disappoint and stock price continues to go down. Not much growth going forward and believes dividend must be cut. Believes a communication services company rather than a tech stock. Advises not to buy stock.
Verizon Communications (VZ-N)
A defensive play that will benefit from 5G. There are concerns about their debt and the sector is very competitive. They are moving up quarterly and pay a good dividend.
It pays a large dividend, so it's attractive to dividend investors. However, the share price has tumbled recently which cancels that out. VZ has some legs in terms of capital, because they're involved in the 5G roll-out, but competition will eat into margins, namely AT&T but they cut their own dividend. In this environment, he…