Latest Expert Opinions

Signal
Opinion
Expert
BUY
BUY
January 18, 2017

This was weak and it disappointed the street. A good, blue-chip quality generic name, that you want to buy when it gets really cheap. Looking at the chart, it has gotten really cheap again. Trading at about 7X with an 8% growth rate.

This was weak and it disappointed the street. A good, blue-chip quality generic name, that you want to buy when it gets really cheap. Looking at the chart, it has gotten really cheap again. Trading at about 7X with an 8% growth rate.

Greg Newman
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$34.100
Owned
Unknown
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
January 18, 2017

He sees this having 16% production growth from 2016 to 2018, resulting in 22% cash flow per share growth. They easily pay their dividend. The only thing he doesn’t like is that it is trading above its peers at 8.8X, versus its peer average of 7.9X. Try to buy at a slightly lower level.

Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
January 18, 2017

He sees this having 16% production growth from 2016 to 2018, resulting in 22% cash flow per share growth. They easily pay their dividend. The only thing he doesn’t like is that it is trading above its peers at 8.8X, versus its peer average of 7.9X. Try to buy at a slightly lower level.

Greg Newman
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$42.430
Owned
Unknown
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
January 18, 2017

Just made some great acquisitions, so their balance sheet is a little bit bloated. He sees really strong earnings growth because of their acquisitions, 30% over the next couple of years. 90% payout ratio which continues to come down. It is expensive at these levels.

Parkland Fuel Corp (PKI-T)
January 18, 2017

Just made some great acquisitions, so their balance sheet is a little bit bloated. He sees really strong earnings growth because of their acquisitions, 30% over the next couple of years. 90% payout ratio which continues to come down. It is expensive at these levels.

Greg Newman
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$27.360
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 18, 2017

This is really growing well in Asia. He models a 12% EPS. Last quarter was a beat. 9% dividend growth. Still trading below its peers. Trading at 13.1X 2016, which isn’t bad relative to the TSX. Very strong balance sheet. They benefit from really good FX tailwinds to the Cdn$. They’ve taken some recent actuarial charges against their long-term care unit, which should make their quarters quieter going forward. This is an interest rate play, so as interest rates start to go higher, they should benefit. Dividend yield of 3.04%. (Analysts’ price target is $25.83.)

Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
January 18, 2017

This is really growing well in Asia. He models a 12% EPS. Last quarter was a beat. 9% dividend growth. Still trading below its peers. Trading at 13.1X 2016, which isn’t bad relative to the TSX. Very strong balance sheet. They benefit from really good FX tailwinds to the Cdn$. They’ve taken some recent actuarial charges against their long-term care unit, which should make their quarters quieter going forward. This is an interest rate play, so as interest rates start to go higher, they should benefit. Dividend yield of 3.04%. (Analysts’ price target is $25.83.)

Greg Newman
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$24.320
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 18, 2017

Stumbled a little, giving you an opportunity. Management believes that municipal and provincial spend are really going to kick in later in 2017. Any weakness in oil and gas is outweighed from an increase in oil and gas distribution and from their nuclear refurbishment. Their mining segment is really poised for recovery. He is modelling 24% EPS growth from 2016 to 2018 with a 57% payout ratio. Trading below its five-year average. Dividend yield of 2.94%. (Analysts’ price target is $18.12.)

Aecon Group Inc (ARE-T)
January 18, 2017

Stumbled a little, giving you an opportunity. Management believes that municipal and provincial spend are really going to kick in later in 2017. Any weakness in oil and gas is outweighed from an increase in oil and gas distribution and from their nuclear refurbishment. Their mining segment is really poised for recovery. He is modelling 24% EPS growth from 2016 to 2018 with a 57% payout ratio. Trading below its five-year average. Dividend yield of 2.94%. (Analysts’ price target is $18.12.)

Greg Newman
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$15.650
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 18, 2017

This has a lot more free cash flow of around 10.7 relative to their peers of 7.1. He sees strengthening in natural gas prices. They have 45% of their product in the US, so they get the big tailwinds of FX. They are building out their midstream operations from 14% to about 24% by 2019. Dividend yield of 7.51%. (Analysts’ price target is $14.09.)

Veresen Inc (VSN-T)
January 18, 2017

This has a lot more free cash flow of around 10.7 relative to their peers of 7.1. He sees strengthening in natural gas prices. They have 45% of their product in the US, so they get the big tailwinds of FX. They are building out their midstream operations from 14% to about 24% by 2019. Dividend yield of 7.51%. (Analysts’ price target is $14.09.)

Greg Newman
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$13.310
Owned
Yes