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DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 15, 2019

Q4 doesn't look good for them, given the benign weather in Canada (tires and snow-removal and winter gear are big sellers for them). That said, he epxects a dividend increase as CTC continues to appease investors. This will muddle along.

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Q4 doesn't look good for them, given the benign weather in Canada (tires and snow-removal and winter gear are big sellers for them). That said, he epxects a dividend increase as CTC continues to appease investors. This will muddle along.

PARTIAL SELL
PARTIAL SELL
January 15, 2019
Outperformed last year. Little growth here so not one of his favourites. Among stable utilities, he prefers Fortis and Emera--bigger with better reputations and dividend growth. Nothing wrong this this, but there are better stocks in this space. They had a good year in 2018, so take money here. Also the political picture in Albera looks murky (the Tories will likely replace the NDP), so coal-powered generation looks uncertain.
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Capital Power (CPX-T)
January 15, 2019
Outperformed last year. Little growth here so not one of his favourites. Among stable utilities, he prefers Fortis and Emera--bigger with better reputations and dividend growth. Nothing wrong this this, but there are better stocks in this space. They had a good year in 2018, so take money here. Also the political picture in Albera looks murky (the Tories will likely replace the NDP), so coal-powered generation looks uncertain.
COMMENT
COMMENT
January 15, 2019

Rotation from small-cap banks into large ones? He doesn't see a correlation. BMO itself was the highest flyer in 2018 until it got hit hard in Q4, and now it's back in the middle of the big 5 Canadian banks. He's been gradually selling off BMO (he owns 4 of the 5 banks). BMO is executing well in capital markets and the U.S., but its valuation in neutral.

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Bank of Montreal (BMO-T)
January 15, 2019

Rotation from small-cap banks into large ones? He doesn't see a correlation. BMO itself was the highest flyer in 2018 until it got hit hard in Q4, and now it's back in the middle of the big 5 Canadian banks. He's been gradually selling off BMO (he owns 4 of the 5 banks). BMO is executing well in capital markets and the U.S., but its valuation in neutral.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 15, 2019

It got hit hard in the first half of 2018 over premium video on demand (shrinking shorter release windows of movies from cinemas to streaming/TV). It then got hit hard in Q4. This continues to be a show-me story. The Rec Room and gaming investments are still TBD in terms of how they affect the bottom line. He keeps passing on this stock; their future is too uncertain given Netflix and home viewing. 6.3% yield.

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Cineplex Inc (CGX-T)
January 15, 2019

It got hit hard in the first half of 2018 over premium video on demand (shrinking shorter release windows of movies from cinemas to streaming/TV). It then got hit hard in Q4. This continues to be a show-me story. The Rec Room and gaming investments are still TBD in terms of how they affect the bottom line. He keeps passing on this stock; their future is too uncertain given Netflix and home viewing. 6.3% yield.

PARTIAL SELL
PARTIAL SELL
January 15, 2019
They had a good year in 2018. It's been a great performer over a long time. They've been aggressively buying and have executed well. He owns Northland Power instead, which has slightly more upside and growth. Nothing wrong with AQN. You can take profits here and buy banks or oil/gas or other overly punished sectors.
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They had a good year in 2018. It's been a great performer over a long time. They've been aggressively buying and have executed well. He owns Northland Power instead, which has slightly more upside and growth. Nothing wrong with AQN. You can take profits here and buy banks or oil/gas or other overly punished sectors.
STRONG BUY
STRONG BUY
January 15, 2019

He's long owned this. One of Canada's strongest companies. Great management. They've made acquisitions across Canada and U.S. of companies with good management teams. Nearly 45 years of dividend increases. A superb long-term hold.

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Fortis Inc. (FTS-T)
January 15, 2019

He's long owned this. One of Canada's strongest companies. Great management. They've made acquisitions across Canada and U.S. of companies with good management teams. Nearly 45 years of dividend increases. A superb long-term hold.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 15, 2019

He sold in the August before it fell 20%. Current levels are attractive. Good managers, but they are in a cyclical, competitive business, some times there'll be volatility. Maybe buy in the $15-20 area. In a downturn, they'll likely cut their dividend.

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Russel Metals (RUS-T)
January 15, 2019

He sold in the August before it fell 20%. Current levels are attractive. Good managers, but they are in a cyclical, competitive business, some times there'll be volatility. Maybe buy in the $15-20 area. In a downturn, they'll likely cut their dividend.