Latest Expert Opinions

Signal
Opinion
Expert
HOLD
HOLD
September 19, 2017

He likes this very much. Had very good results in the 2nd quarter, and is certainly benefiting from the US acquisition. A well diversified bank. Selling at the highest premium to the average PE multiple of the Canadian banks, which it tends to do.

Royal Bank (RY-T)
September 19, 2017

He likes this very much. Had very good results in the 2nd quarter, and is certainly benefiting from the US acquisition. A well diversified bank. Selling at the highest premium to the average PE multiple of the Canadian banks, which it tends to do.

Nick Majendie
Director & Senior Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$92.980
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 19, 2017

His preferred choice in rails, and his biggest investment in that sector. They have a tendency to outperform their guidance, and thinks they will do it again this year. Very strong cash flow growth. Good operating ratio performance. Because of the free cash flow growth, the dividend keeps constantly being increased.

His preferred choice in rails, and his biggest investment in that sector. They have a tendency to outperform their guidance, and thinks they will do it again this year. Very strong cash flow growth. Good operating ratio performance. Because of the free cash flow growth, the dividend keeps constantly being increased.

Nick Majendie
Director & Senior Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$100.740
Owned
Yes
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
September 19, 2017

This has been suffering. Selling at its relative valuation, a discount. A bit of a “show me” stock at the moment. Thinks management has a very good long-term plan, but investors are kind of sceptical in the short term. There are better purchases right now. (See Top Picks.)

Goldcorp Inc (G-T)
September 19, 2017

This has been suffering. Selling at its relative valuation, a discount. A bit of a “show me” stock at the moment. Thinks management has a very good long-term plan, but investors are kind of sceptical in the short term. There are better purchases right now. (See Top Picks.)

Nick Majendie
Director & Senior Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$15.760
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 19, 2017

Stay with Manulife (MFC-T) or go with Toronto Dominion (TD-T)? Currently prefers banks to the lifecos. Of the 2 major Canadian lifecos, he prefers Sun Life (SLF-T), which has more consistent earnings growth ahead of them. Manulife has just changed CEOs, and thinks the street will wait to look at the execution and changes in strategy in the next while.

Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
September 19, 2017

Stay with Manulife (MFC-T) or go with Toronto Dominion (TD-T)? Currently prefers banks to the lifecos. Of the 2 major Canadian lifecos, he prefers Sun Life (SLF-T), which has more consistent earnings growth ahead of them. Manulife has just changed CEOs, and thinks the street will wait to look at the execution and changes in strategy in the next while.

Nick Majendie
Director & Senior Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$24.280
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 19, 2017

He likes this very much. They’ve done a great job in making acquisitions in the US. This is one of the dividend aristocrats of Canada. Thinks they’ve increased dividends 42 years in a row. It is not all that expensive, and is a great, long term investment.

Fortis Inc. (FTS-T)
September 19, 2017

He likes this very much. They’ve done a great job in making acquisitions in the US. This is one of the dividend aristocrats of Canada. Thinks they’ve increased dividends 42 years in a row. It is not all that expensive, and is a great, long term investment.

Nick Majendie
Director & Senior Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$44.530
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 19, 2017

Has been out of favour and is the one pipeline he doesn’t own. In the short term, it has limited growth prospects which will impact the dividend growth potential. On a 1-year basis, it doesn’t look particularly attractive relative to a Pembina Pipeline (PPL-T), an Enbridge (ENB-T) and a Trans Canada (TRP-T).

Inter Pipeline (IPL-T)
September 19, 2017

Has been out of favour and is the one pipeline he doesn’t own. In the short term, it has limited growth prospects which will impact the dividend growth potential. On a 1-year basis, it doesn’t look particularly attractive relative to a Pembina Pipeline (PPL-T), an Enbridge (ENB-T) and a Trans Canada (TRP-T).

Nick Majendie
Director & Senior Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$23.810
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 19, 2017

He likes this very much. This and Bell Canada (BCE-T) would be his top 2 choices in the telecom sector. If you want to stick a stock away for the next 10 years, his choice would be Telus. He takes his hat off for their buildout of the fibre to the home over a five-year timeframe, versus BCE which is over a ten-year timeframe. Currently they have guidance for a 7%-10% annual increase in dividends. When the buildout is finished in 2020-2021, he thinks they’ll be able to renew that 10% a year dividend growth rate.

Telus Corp (T-T)
September 19, 2017

He likes this very much. This and Bell Canada (BCE-T) would be his top 2 choices in the telecom sector. If you want to stick a stock away for the next 10 years, his choice would be Telus. He takes his hat off for their buildout of the fibre to the home over a five-year timeframe, versus BCE which is over a ten-year timeframe. Currently they have guidance for a 7%-10% annual increase in dividends. When the buildout is finished in 2020-2021, he thinks they’ll be able to renew that 10% a year dividend growth rate.

Nick Majendie
Director & Senior Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$44.590
Owned
Unknown