Latest Expert Opinions

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Opinion
Expert
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 22, 2017

Likes their Asian franchise, a really great group business. Feels the John Hancock business takes up a lot of capital, and doesn’t have a very high Return on Equity. They need to exit that. If they can do so, they can really concentrate on the other strong businesses they have.

Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
September 22, 2017

Likes their Asian franchise, a really great group business. Feels the John Hancock business takes up a lot of capital, and doesn’t have a very high Return on Equity. They need to exit that. If they can do so, they can really concentrate on the other strong businesses they have.

Paul Harris, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Harris Douglas Asset Management
Price
$24.710
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 22, 2017

Not expensive, trading at about 10X earnings and has a very good dividend yield of about 3.4%. They sold Bright House, and can now concentrate on their core business. They need to bring costs down by about $1 billion, and he thinks there will be better capital allocation between dividends and buybacks. All in all, you should see the stock price go up.

Metlife (MET-N)
September 22, 2017

Not expensive, trading at about 10X earnings and has a very good dividend yield of about 3.4%. They sold Bright House, and can now concentrate on their core business. They need to bring costs down by about $1 billion, and he thinks there will be better capital allocation between dividends and buybacks. All in all, you should see the stock price go up.

Paul Harris, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Harris Douglas Asset Management
Price
$50.540
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
September 22, 2017

A very interesting company. Lost their phone business and had to rediscover themselves. Went into a deal with Lucent. They are moving along nicely, it is just a very slow process. Business can be very lumpy and volatile. There are a lot of better stocks to own.

Nokia (NOK-N)
September 22, 2017

A very interesting company. Lost their phone business and had to rediscover themselves. Went into a deal with Lucent. They are moving along nicely, it is just a very slow process. Business can be very lumpy and volatile. There are a lot of better stocks to own.

Paul Harris, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Harris Douglas Asset Management
Price
$6.000
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 22, 2017

Owns 10% of deposits in the US, so they could grow through retail acquisitions. However, they are going to grow by organic growth. They have a great retail franchise and great asset management, brokerage and investment banking business, a well-rounded company. Trading close to BV, which he thinks is going to go up to $26.66 next year. The intrinsic value is somewhere around $38-$40. Dividend yield of 1.9%. (Analysts’ price target is $27.)

Bank of America (BAC-N)
September 22, 2017

Owns 10% of deposits in the US, so they could grow through retail acquisitions. However, they are going to grow by organic growth. They have a great retail franchise and great asset management, brokerage and investment banking business, a well-rounded company. Trading close to BV, which he thinks is going to go up to $26.66 next year. The intrinsic value is somewhere around $38-$40. Dividend yield of 1.9%. (Analysts’ price target is $27.)

Paul Harris, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Harris Douglas Asset Management
Price
$25.020
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 22, 2017

There was the crash in oil prices, and this company didn’t restructure as fast as everybody else, and got really hurt. Recently did a very big acquisition and had to issue a bunch of shares, and the stock has fallen even more. This is probably the time to own the stock because of new management coming in, who will probably exit some businesses allowing them to pay down some debt. Dividend yield of 1.6%. (Analysts’ price target is $13.)

Cenovus Energy (CVE-T)
September 22, 2017

There was the crash in oil prices, and this company didn’t restructure as fast as everybody else, and got really hurt. Recently did a very big acquisition and had to issue a bunch of shares, and the stock has fallen even more. This is probably the time to own the stock because of new management coming in, who will probably exit some businesses allowing them to pay down some debt. Dividend yield of 1.6%. (Analysts’ price target is $13.)

Paul Harris, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Harris Douglas Asset Management
Price
$12.690
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 22, 2017

Not a cheap stock, but a great story and pays a great 6.7% dividend yield. Has fallen off because of some issues with interest rates going up, and this is more of a utility stock. (Analysts’ price target is $29.)

Inter Pipeline (IPL-T)
September 22, 2017

Not a cheap stock, but a great story and pays a great 6.7% dividend yield. Has fallen off because of some issues with interest rates going up, and this is more of a utility stock. (Analysts’ price target is $29.)

Paul Harris, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Harris Douglas Asset Management
Price
$24.240
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
September 22, 2017

From a valuation perspective, this is not expensive. Pays a nice dividend of 1.4%. Trading at 15X earnings. The stock ran up into their product announcement, and then pulled back. If you have a longer-term view, you look to buy the stock in this area. It very rarely pulls back substantially. They are coming into a very strong time because of Christmas.

Apple (AAPL-Q)
September 22, 2017

From a valuation perspective, this is not expensive. Pays a nice dividend of 1.4%. Trading at 15X earnings. The stock ran up into their product announcement, and then pulled back. If you have a longer-term view, you look to buy the stock in this area. It very rarely pulls back substantially. They are coming into a very strong time because of Christmas.

Paul Harris, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Harris Douglas Asset Management
Price
$151.890
Owned
Yes