Latest Expert Opinions

Signal
Opinion
Expert
HOLD
HOLD
July 31, 2014

The exciting thing here is that they recently had organizational changes. Split their aerospace into 3 different units. Thinks the signal here is that they may be going to try to spin one of them out and try to generate shareholder value. This has really weak free cash flow, and he doesn’t see the business jet market turning around any time soon.

Show full opinionHide full opinion

The exciting thing here is that they recently had organizational changes. Split their aerospace into 3 different units. Thinks the signal here is that they may be going to try to spin one of them out and try to generate shareholder value. This has really weak free cash flow, and he doesn’t see the business jet market turning around any time soon.

BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
July 31, 2014

Had a monster quarter which he thinks was a result of better same-store sales and the spectre of higher inflation in the 2nd half. Company is saying they have $300 million in synergies from Shoppers over the next 3 years. Have an SAP rollout that is intact. He forecasts really good operational earnings growth of about 19% over the next few years, 12% cash flow growth and pretty decent dividend growth of around 7.4%. It is vulnerable that you are not going to get as much inflation in food as the market is positioned for. He would buy this at a lower price.

Show full opinionHide full opinion

Had a monster quarter which he thinks was a result of better same-store sales and the spectre of higher inflation in the 2nd half. Company is saying they have $300 million in synergies from Shoppers over the next 3 years. Have an SAP rollout that is intact. He forecasts really good operational earnings growth of about 19% over the next few years, 12% cash flow growth and pretty decent dividend growth of around 7.4%. It is vulnerable that you are not going to get as much inflation in food as the market is positioned for. He would buy this at a lower price.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 31, 2014

Nobody wants to buy this at its high price, but it is cheaper than its peers. 6.2% times 2015 estimates versus the peers at around 6.5%. Given the quality of this name, their higher return on assets, buybacks, dividend growth and acquisition opportunities, they should trade higher at 6.75%. US price is about $110, and he sees it going to $150 US. Raised their guidance on sales and margins in Q1, and he sees upside for both North American and European margins. He estimates they can grow their dividend at 31% in 2015 as well as a 16.5% buyback.

Show full opinionHide full opinion

Nobody wants to buy this at its high price, but it is cheaper than its peers. 6.2% times 2015 estimates versus the peers at around 6.5%. Given the quality of this name, their higher return on assets, buybacks, dividend growth and acquisition opportunities, they should trade higher at 6.75%. US price is about $110, and he sees it going to $150 US. Raised their guidance on sales and margins in Q1, and he sees upside for both North American and European margins. He estimates they can grow their dividend at 31% in 2015 as well as a 16.5% buyback.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 31, 2014

Really strong cash flow and production. He sees 30% cash flow growth over the next couple of years. Their all-in costs per barrel of oil is equivalent is $7.42, which is unheard of in the industry. Solid balance sheet. Trades more or less in line with peers, but has much better growth.

Show full opinionHide full opinion

Really strong cash flow and production. He sees 30% cash flow growth over the next couple of years. Their all-in costs per barrel of oil is equivalent is $7.42, which is unheard of in the industry. Solid balance sheet. Trades more or less in line with peers, but has much better growth.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 31, 2014

Everything has happened wrong with the stock. Bad weather, falling nitrogen prices due to China exports, etc. Now you have falling corn prices. Had elevated natural gas prices, but now have lower prices which should help. The bottom line is that farmers are spending only 30% of their budgets on fertilizer, which is the lowest in a decade. He sees the trend normalizing eventually. Sees really big cash flow coming on in 2015, mostly from cost cutting and synergies. Has potential for dividend growth, buybacks as well as a higher share price. This has a very long term secular tailwind of population growth and the need to increase yield per unit of farmland.

Show full opinionHide full opinion
Agrium (AGU-T)
July 31, 2014

Everything has happened wrong with the stock. Bad weather, falling nitrogen prices due to China exports, etc. Now you have falling corn prices. Had elevated natural gas prices, but now have lower prices which should help. The bottom line is that farmers are spending only 30% of their budgets on fertilizer, which is the lowest in a decade. He sees the trend normalizing eventually. Sees really big cash flow coming on in 2015, mostly from cost cutting and synergies. Has potential for dividend growth, buybacks as well as a higher share price. This has a very long term secular tailwind of population growth and the need to increase yield per unit of farmland.