Latest Expert Opinions

Signal
Opinion
Expert
BUY
BUY
September 19, 2017

Generating a lot of free cash flow, buying back stock and increasing the dividend. The revenue growth is somewhat limited at the moment in various segments. Have done an extremely good job on cost savings, and the margins have been expanding for 2 quarters in a row.

Thomson Reuters Corp (TRI-T)
September 19, 2017

Generating a lot of free cash flow, buying back stock and increasing the dividend. The revenue growth is somewhat limited at the moment in various segments. Have done an extremely good job on cost savings, and the margins have been expanding for 2 quarters in a row.

Nick Majendie
Director & Senior Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$55.930
Owned
Unknown
HOLD
HOLD
September 19, 2017

Had owned this, but sold it at around $17 earlier this year. He was concerned about oil prices. Investors are really being careful about having good balance sheet companies. If you have some optimism on oil prices as he does, he would probably hold onto this. It has been a little unpopular with institutional investors because of all their acquisitions. There are better stocks around if you want to buy one. Dividend yield of about 4%.

Had owned this, but sold it at around $17 earlier this year. He was concerned about oil prices. Investors are really being careful about having good balance sheet companies. If you have some optimism on oil prices as he does, he would probably hold onto this. It has been a little unpopular with institutional investors because of all their acquisitions. There are better stocks around if you want to buy one. Dividend yield of about 4%.

Nick Majendie
Director & Senior Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$9.090
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 19, 2017

(A Top Pick Sept 21/16. Up 28%.) Just did an equity issue because of a huge backlog of projects, about $2.5 billion. If he had to pick one stock to own over the next number of years, it would be this. They increased their dividend over 10% for the last 8 years, and expects they will continue to do that. The #1 infrastructure stock globally. Dividend yield of 4.1%.

(A Top Pick Sept 21/16. Up 28%.) Just did an equity issue because of a huge backlog of projects, about $2.5 billion. If he had to pick one stock to own over the next number of years, it would be this. They increased their dividend over 10% for the last 8 years, and expects they will continue to do that. The #1 infrastructure stock globally. Dividend yield of 4.1%.

Nick Majendie
Director & Senior Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$53.850
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 19, 2017

(A Top Pick Sept 21/16. Down 9%.) Out of favour and is not quite sure why. During this time, they did the Spectra merger. Looking at all the major energy companies globally, including infrastructure, this is now the 8th largest. It is the largest energy infrastructure in the US. Now is a very good time to be picking it up. Dividend yield of 5%, and they have a growth target of 10%-12% a year for the next 8 years. The bulk of their cash flow is covered by long-term contracts.

Enbridge (ENB-T)
September 19, 2017

(A Top Pick Sept 21/16. Down 9%.) Out of favour and is not quite sure why. During this time, they did the Spectra merger. Looking at all the major energy companies globally, including infrastructure, this is now the 8th largest. It is the largest energy infrastructure in the US. Now is a very good time to be picking it up. Dividend yield of 5%, and they have a growth target of 10%-12% a year for the next 8 years. The bulk of their cash flow is covered by long-term contracts.

Nick Majendie
Director & Senior Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$50.610
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 19, 2017

(A Top Pick Sept 21/16. Up 67%.) Had a tremendous return, and he would continue to own it. The outlook for methanol is excellent, particularly for this company which is on a large expansion program for the next number of years. Their CapX is behind them and they can increase capacity by bringing back one of their Chilean plants on stream, at a very reasonable cost. Generating a tremendous free cash flow and are buying back a lot of stock.

Methanex Corp (MX-T)
September 19, 2017

(A Top Pick Sept 21/16. Up 67%.) Had a tremendous return, and he would continue to own it. The outlook for methanol is excellent, particularly for this company which is on a large expansion program for the next number of years. Their CapX is behind them and they can increase capacity by bringing back one of their Chilean plants on stream, at a very reasonable cost. Generating a tremendous free cash flow and are buying back a lot of stock.

Nick Majendie
Director & Senior Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$64.330
Owned
Yes
HOLD
HOLD
September 19, 2017

Suncor (SU-T) or Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ-T)? Both companies, relative to the other stocks in the energy index, have performed pretty well. From this point on, he likes both, and is hard-pressed to tell you which he would choose. Both have very good growth profiles. They are both very good on M&A on an opportunistic basis. Balance sheets have been improving steadily. This one is bringing Fort Hills on stream by the end of this year, which will be a significant contributor to cash flow growth. Because they have both held their ground so well, there are better opportunities in some of the intermediate space, in terms of capital gains.

Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
September 19, 2017

Suncor (SU-T) or Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ-T)? Both companies, relative to the other stocks in the energy index, have performed pretty well. From this point on, he likes both, and is hard-pressed to tell you which he would choose. Both have very good growth profiles. They are both very good on M&A on an opportunistic basis. Balance sheets have been improving steadily. This one is bringing Fort Hills on stream by the end of this year, which will be a significant contributor to cash flow growth. Because they have both held their ground so well, there are better opportunities in some of the intermediate space, in terms of capital gains.

Nick Majendie
Director & Senior Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$41.660
Owned
Yes
HOLD
HOLD
September 19, 2017

Suncor (SU-T) or Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ-T)? Both companies, relative to the other stocks in the energy index, have performed pretty well. From this point on, he likes both, and is hard-pressed to tell you which one he would choose. Both have very good growth profiles. This one has made acquisitions recently. They are both very good on M&A on an opportunistic basis. Their balance sheets have been improving steadily. Because they have both held their ground so well, there are better opportunities in some of the intermediate space, in terms of capital gains.

Suncor (SU-T) or Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ-T)? Both companies, relative to the other stocks in the energy index, have performed pretty well. From this point on, he likes both, and is hard-pressed to tell you which one he would choose. Both have very good growth profiles. This one has made acquisitions recently. They are both very good on M&A on an opportunistic basis. Their balance sheets have been improving steadily. Because they have both held their ground so well, there are better opportunities in some of the intermediate space, in terms of capital gains.

Nick Majendie
Director & Senior Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$40.490
Owned
Yes