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COMMENT
October 23, 2018

Down 11% YTD. Don't panic though, despite their challenges. He still likes it. Look at your overall portfolio. If Broadcomm occupies say 4%, then you're okay, but not at 20%. Trades at a reasonable 11x P/E. Semis are cyclical, high-growth, but high-volatility. Now, we're in the down side of the cycle.

Broadcom(AVGO-Q)
October 23, 2018

Down 11% YTD. Don't panic though, despite their challenges. He still likes it. Look at your overall portfolio. If Broadcomm occupies say 4%, then you're okay, but not at 20%. Trades at a reasonable 11x P/E. Semis are cyclical, high-growth, but high-volatility. Now, we're in the down side of the cycle.

Kash Pashootan
CEO & Chief Investment Officer, First Avenue Investment Counsel
Price
$229.050
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 23, 2018

He's long owned it. The regional U.S. bank space has been under pressure. U.S. growth will be challenged going ahead. COLB is down 20% YTD, though the dividend is safe and the company has a good balance sheet. The stock is neither cheap or pricey now. How much overall exposure do you have to U.S. financials? Consider that. It should be lower than in past years.

He's long owned it. The regional U.S. bank space has been under pressure. U.S. growth will be challenged going ahead. COLB is down 20% YTD, though the dividend is safe and the company has a good balance sheet. The stock is neither cheap or pricey now. How much overall exposure do you have to U.S. financials? Consider that. It should be lower than in past years.

Kash Pashootan
CEO & Chief Investment Officer, First Avenue Investment Counsel
Price
$34.910
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
October 23, 2018

Pays an attractive 5.1% yield. Interest rates are still low. The business has held up well vs. its peers where other utilities have sold off (i.e. Emera). AQN is spending money on growing its capacity and doing acquisitions. It's an integrated name from generation to distribution. They raised $2.5 billion last year that will fuel growth. They took 25% ownership in Atlantica Yield to get into the clean energy space. AQN is diversified. It's neither cheap or pricey, trading at 15x. It's part of an overall balanced portfolio.

Pays an attractive 5.1% yield. Interest rates are still low. The business has held up well vs. its peers where other utilities have sold off (i.e. Emera). AQN is spending money on growing its capacity and doing acquisitions. It's an integrated name from generation to distribution. They raised $2.5 billion last year that will fuel growth. They took 25% ownership in Atlantica Yield to get into the clean energy space. AQN is diversified. It's neither cheap or pricey, trading at 15x. It's part of an overall balanced portfolio.

Kash Pashootan
CEO & Chief Investment Officer, First Avenue Investment Counsel
Price
$13.180
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 23, 2018

If you need to park $100,000 for 3-6 months, buy the RBC high-interst savings vehicle in the 1.5% range. Wherever you park it, make sure the cash is secure and liquid, but don't expect a high return. Generally, bank money market funds are fine.

 

CASH(CASH)
October 23, 2018

If you need to park $100,000 for 3-6 months, buy the RBC high-interst savings vehicle in the 1.5% range. Wherever you park it, make sure the cash is secure and liquid, but don't expect a high return. Generally, bank money market funds are fine.

 

Kash Pashootan
CEO & Chief Investment Officer, First Avenue Investment Counsel
Price
$0.010
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
October 23, 2018

(Past Top Pick  Nov. 1, 2017, Up 41%) They have a good balance of corporately-owned stores and franchises. The former have higher growth and ROI; the former offer less growth, but more stable cash flows. You need both. Don't expect another 41% increase in the next 12 months. Yes, the stock price is higher, but so are its earnings. Likes it.

(Past Top Pick  Nov. 1, 2017, Up 41%) They have a good balance of corporately-owned stores and franchises. The former have higher growth and ROI; the former offer less growth, but more stable cash flows. You need both. Don't expect another 41% increase in the next 12 months. Yes, the stock price is higher, but so are its earnings. Likes it.

Kash Pashootan
CEO & Chief Investment Officer, First Avenue Investment Counsel
Price
$28.520
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
October 23, 2018

(Past Top Pick  Nov.1, 2017, Down  19%) It's struggled this year, because of NAFTA concerns with worries of rising costs, and a decrease in bus orders. It's not at bargain levels now nor deeply undervalued, but is an attractive entry point. He continues to add to his position, but is slightly less optimistic about NFI now.

(Past Top Pick  Nov.1, 2017, Down  19%) It's struggled this year, because of NAFTA concerns with worries of rising costs, and a decrease in bus orders. It's not at bargain levels now nor deeply undervalued, but is an attractive entry point. He continues to add to his position, but is slightly less optimistic about NFI now.

Kash Pashootan
CEO & Chief Investment Officer, First Avenue Investment Counsel
Price
$44.740
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
October 23, 2018

(Past Top Pick Nov.1, 2017, Down 14%) A long-term stock for him. They've done well expanding into the U.S. It has sold off because utilities are interest-rate sensitiive, and their guidance has called for lower dividend growth from 8% to 5%--and this is a dividend stock. Not oversold. He continues to buy this.

Emera Inc(EMA-T)
October 23, 2018

(Past Top Pick Nov.1, 2017, Down 14%) A long-term stock for him. They've done well expanding into the U.S. It has sold off because utilities are interest-rate sensitiive, and their guidance has called for lower dividend growth from 8% to 5%--and this is a dividend stock. Not oversold. He continues to buy this.

Kash Pashootan
CEO & Chief Investment Officer, First Avenue Investment Counsel
Price
$39.800
Owned
Yes