Latest Expert Opinions

Signal
Opinion
Expert
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
March 13, 2019
A great business with lots of new customers. He's a Growth at a Reasonable Price investor (GARP), so he can't justify buying it now at this price. Sure, it may hit $300 later this year, but it doesn't fit his strategy.
Shopify Inc.(SHOP-T)
March 13, 2019
A great business with lots of new customers. He's a Growth at a Reasonable Price investor (GARP), so he can't justify buying it now at this price. Sure, it may hit $300 later this year, but it doesn't fit his strategy.
Don Lato
President, Padlock Investment Management
Price
$273.380
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
March 13, 2019
Visa vs. Mastercard He's owned both for 10 years. Now, Visa is slightly cheaper, but neither are cheap. 24x earnings for both. But growth is also high in the high-teens. PEG ratio is 1.3 for both. You can't go wrong with either.
Visa Inc.(V-N)
March 13, 2019
Visa vs. Mastercard He's owned both for 10 years. Now, Visa is slightly cheaper, but neither are cheap. 24x earnings for both. But growth is also high in the high-teens. PEG ratio is 1.3 for both. You can't go wrong with either.
Don Lato
President, Padlock Investment Management
Price
$152.470
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
March 13, 2019
He doesn't follow this closely, but it's in a strong sector. HP probably suffered an earnings decline recently. He owns Apple and Google instead--he'd rather bet on tech here. Nothing wrong with HP though, but it's not as strong as these two.
He doesn't follow this closely, but it's in a strong sector. HP probably suffered an earnings decline recently. He owns Apple and Google instead--he'd rather bet on tech here. Nothing wrong with HP though, but it's not as strong as these two.
Don Lato
President, Padlock Investment Management
Price
$19.610
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
March 13, 2019
Visa vs. Mastercard He's owned both for 10 years. Now, Visa is slightly cheaper, but neither are cheap. 24x earnings for both. But growth is also high in the high-teens. PEG ratio is 1.3 for both. You can't go wrong with either.
Mastercard Inc.(MA-N)
March 13, 2019
Visa vs. Mastercard He's owned both for 10 years. Now, Visa is slightly cheaper, but neither are cheap. 24x earnings for both. But growth is also high in the high-teens. PEG ratio is 1.3 for both. You can't go wrong with either.
Don Lato
President, Padlock Investment Management
Price
$228.500
Owned
Yes
WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
March 13, 2019
Growth prospects despite huge PE? Yes it does, but it is trading at 88x this year's earnings. This doesn't work for his portfolio and he subscribes to Netflix himself. A great business model with huge retention, but they're facing competition with Amazon Prime, Google/Youtube and soon Apple. At least you'll get revenue increases when they continue to raise rates. It's rebounded the most in the FAANGs since Xmas Eve.
Netflix Inc.(NFLX-Q)
March 13, 2019
Growth prospects despite huge PE? Yes it does, but it is trading at 88x this year's earnings. This doesn't work for his portfolio and he subscribes to Netflix himself. A great business model with huge retention, but they're facing competition with Amazon Prime, Google/Youtube and soon Apple. At least you'll get revenue increases when they continue to raise rates. It's rebounded the most in the FAANGs since Xmas Eve.
Don Lato
President, Padlock Investment Management
Price
$361.210
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
March 13, 2019
Sell now at $59 after buying at $50? Smart to buy during the Xmas pullback. The telcos are fairly valued now, so you can hold onto this and collect the good 5.3% yield. Internet demand won't diminish. Don't be anxious to sell it, but if you're a trader, sell.
BCE Inc.(BCE-T)
March 13, 2019
Sell now at $59 after buying at $50? Smart to buy during the Xmas pullback. The telcos are fairly valued now, so you can hold onto this and collect the good 5.3% yield. Internet demand won't diminish. Don't be anxious to sell it, but if you're a trader, sell.
Don Lato
President, Padlock Investment Management
Price
$59.590
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
March 13, 2019
The company is well known in the southern US but unknown in the north and abroad. They started by inventing a super cooler and has diversified into outdoor drinkware and other outdoor products. It has a great online presence. It became public in the fall at $18 and has done very well. Mutiple isn't dirt cheap at 20x earnings. Has huge growth potential. (Analysts’ price target is $28.40)
The company is well known in the southern US but unknown in the north and abroad. They started by inventing a super cooler and has diversified into outdoor drinkware and other outdoor products. It has a great online presence. It became public in the fall at $18 and has done very well. Mutiple isn't dirt cheap at 20x earnings. Has huge growth potential. (Analysts’ price target is $28.40)
Don Lato
President, Padlock Investment Management
Price
$0.000
Owned
Yes