Latest Expert Opinions

Signal
Opinion
Expert
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 24, 2018

He's wary of uranium, difficult to determine supply and demand given the politics. Uranium prices have been struggling for years. Pays a small dividend and yield. The stock price won't rise for a long time.

Cameco Corporation (CCO-T)
October 24, 2018

He's wary of uranium, difficult to determine supply and demand given the politics. Uranium prices have been struggling for years. Pays a small dividend and yield. The stock price won't rise for a long time.

Michael Sprung
President, Sprung Investment Management
Price
$14.200
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 24, 2018

Highly volatile in the past year. They had to give away or sell the C Series, despite expectations for high demand. BBD has always been difficult to understand given THAT their transportation division suffers many negatives (i.e. long-delayed Toronto streetcars) as well as positives. He owns CAE instead.

Highly volatile in the past year. They had to give away or sell the C Series, despite expectations for high demand. BBD has always been difficult to understand given THAT their transportation division suffers many negatives (i.e. long-delayed Toronto streetcars) as well as positives. He owns CAE instead.

Michael Sprung
President, Sprung Investment Management
Price
$3.200
Owned
No
PARTIAL BUY
PARTIAL BUY
October 24, 2018

Yes, the Canadian banks have dropped in the past month, given rising interest rate fears, but he would hold on for the long-term. Compared to a decade ago, the banks are well-capitalized. Yes, fintech could disrupt the banking industry, but the banks are aggressive in exploring this area. RY's dividend is safe. RY's ROE may slip a bit, but it's still generous. If anything, buy instead of selling RY and Canadian banks.

Royal Bank (RY-T)
October 24, 2018

Yes, the Canadian banks have dropped in the past month, given rising interest rate fears, but he would hold on for the long-term. Compared to a decade ago, the banks are well-capitalized. Yes, fintech could disrupt the banking industry, but the banks are aggressive in exploring this area. RY's dividend is safe. RY's ROE may slip a bit, but it's still generous. If anything, buy instead of selling RY and Canadian banks.

Michael Sprung
President, Sprung Investment Management
Price
$94.600
Owned
Yes
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 24, 2018

They once had a good balance between utilities and non, but they just spun out their utilities. Also, they're fairly levered. Will they get a negative credit re-rating? And the dividend is a worrysome 10%. Look elsewhere in this space and be wary of ALA.

Altagas Ltd (ALA-T)
October 24, 2018

They once had a good balance between utilities and non, but they just spun out their utilities. Also, they're fairly levered. Will they get a negative credit re-rating? And the dividend is a worrysome 10%. Look elsewhere in this space and be wary of ALA.

Michael Sprung
President, Sprung Investment Management
Price
$21.660
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
October 24, 2018

MFC has often been his top pick. For lifecos operating in the U.S. there are accouting issues between Canada and America in how they account for reserves. There is embedded value in MFC's long-term care assets that aren't reflected in the stock price. Now is a buying opportunity. He expects their next report to be fine.

Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
October 24, 2018

MFC has often been his top pick. For lifecos operating in the U.S. there are accouting issues between Canada and America in how they account for reserves. There is embedded value in MFC's long-term care assets that aren't reflected in the stock price. Now is a buying opportunity. He expects their next report to be fine.

Michael Sprung
President, Sprung Investment Management
Price
$20.170
Owned
Yes
HOLD
HOLD
October 24, 2018

A few decades ago, Sherritt was well-run and diversified. But to clean up their balance sheet, they went became a smaller-capitalized company in the sector. It's not cheap, and it's also more speculative than other mining companies. Consider a small holding in your overall portfolio or hold onto it if you already own it.

A few decades ago, Sherritt was well-run and diversified. But to clean up their balance sheet, they went became a smaller-capitalized company in the sector. It's not cheap, and it's also more speculative than other mining companies. Consider a small holding in your overall portfolio or hold onto it if you already own it.

Michael Sprung
President, Sprung Investment Management
Price
$0.680
Owned
Unknown
WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
October 24, 2018

All Canadian banks have seen a pullback, which is a buying opportunity. Other banks pay more yield than TD, whose valuation is slightly higher. Buy the best valuation when you enter a Canadian bank stock. But he wouldn't be worried owning TD now.

Toronto Dominion (TD-T)
October 24, 2018

All Canadian banks have seen a pullback, which is a buying opportunity. Other banks pay more yield than TD, whose valuation is slightly higher. Buy the best valuation when you enter a Canadian bank stock. But he wouldn't be worried owning TD now.

Michael Sprung
President, Sprung Investment Management
Price
$72.460
Owned
No