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.
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.
Great quality company. CEO's done a good job by picking up assets on the cheap during Covid. Nat gas prices keep increasing, so TOU has a ton of cashflow. Special dividend increases yield to 5-6%. Should do well as long as nat gas does.
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.
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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.
Trevor Rose’s Insights - Trevor’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. Diversified REITs hit hard. Collections declined by over 25% in retail. Low dividend and sector uncertain. Declining cash flow, and high debt.
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.
Continues to reduce costs and head counts mainly by using technology, important for banks. Great capital base. Trades at 1.2x book. With its large retail franchise, increasing rates are good for it. Next year, should do well in all its segments, so buy now. Excess capital. Over-reserves will be rolled into earnings next year. CEO's…
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.
(A Top Pick Feb 14/22, Down 17%) They sold it in March along with everything else. It is executing well, trades at 8X and models 23% per share growth. He would buy now.
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.
It's 26% off its highs. No, they won't grow at 54% YOY as they did during the pandemic, but they are still double-digit earners and hold $63 billion of free cash flow at 3.63% (though he'd prefer over 5%). There continues to be value here. Likes it.
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.
Yes, it's a boring tech stock, undramatic, but it generates cash, buys back shares and pays a good dividend. It's a good business with low volatility. It's steady.
They’re in a mature market and the gross margins are not expanding. The stock showed some weakness with the new China tariffs.
Just reported a good earnings, but this doesn't mark the start of a new age for Intel. The stock has long been very undervalued, though. She's owned this for a long time at 1% of her portfolio. Intel will make money and probably grow earnings in the future. Unlike AMD, she can make a case…
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, but isn't buying it now, because Apple is protected by major telcos offering Apple phones.
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.
Recent stock action is largely systemic, it's participating with the market. HON buying some GE assets has allowed it to get off the debt wagon. But now it's left with its worst assets. Take your tax loss, move on. Look at HON instead.
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.
Sell PFE to buy MRK? Likes and owns them both. MRK is more in the immuno oncology and cancer space, whereas PFE is more diversified. Defensive and growth characteristics. MRK hit a new high today. PFE hasn't done as well, but has performed over the last 2 years. Own both for different reasons. May want…
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.
Streaming market share of company has hit record numbers. Expects consumers to spend less on streaming. Good business model overall. Current share price presenting good buying opportunity.
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.
We have to look ahead to where the economy will be in 6-12 months. Inflation will ease, and banks can become more dovish. Time to underweight consumer staples. Held up decently, down only 12%. Practicing "shrinkflation". He's neutral. 24 PE, 5-6% growth rate, so it's not cheap. Yield is 2.95%.
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.
Higher interest rates will be tough on company (lots of leverage). Company is a bond proxy with stability. Going forward, dividend is strong and balance sheet getting much stronger. Waiting for debt to come down before buying.
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.
Verizon is one of the largest communication technology companies in the world. Verizon Communications Inc. was formed on June 30, 2000 and is celebrating its 20th year as one of the world’s leading providers of technology, communications, information and entertainment products and services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world,…