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Signal
Opinion
Expert
BUY
BUY
June 17, 2019
Canadian Forestry stocks. Here is an industry that is in a bit of oversupply. Curtailing production should be good in the short term. We are seeing all of these stocks selling towards their lows rather than highs. CFF is selling at a fraction of the book value. They have had negative earnings of late. WFT-T is 1.5 times book. IFP-T is at book value but has a much higher multiple. WEF-T is trading in the middle of the previous two but with a much more significant yield, possibly not as secure. They all have reasonable assets. They are a decent value play and could stand to do well if we get a building resurgence. You have to be patient.
Canadian Forestry stocks. Here is an industry that is in a bit of oversupply. Curtailing production should be good in the short term. We are seeing all of these stocks selling towards their lows rather than highs. CFF is selling at a fraction of the book value. They have had negative earnings of late. WFT-T is 1.5 times book. IFP-T is at book value but has a much higher multiple. WEF-T is trading in the middle of the previous two but with a much more significant yield, possibly not as secure. They all have reasonable assets. They are a decent value play and could stand to do well if we get a building resurgence. You have to be patient.
Michael Sprung
President, Sprung Investment Management
Price
$1.680
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
June 17, 2019
They have done extremely well over the last few years. Their US expansion has gone beyond their expectations. He would look more at CM-T or BNS-T. Any of the big banks are relatively safe places to be. You could buy more of the higher yielding ones.
They have done extremely well over the last few years. Their US expansion has gone beyond their expectations. He would look more at CM-T or BNS-T. Any of the big banks are relatively safe places to be. You could buy more of the higher yielding ones.
Michael Sprung
President, Sprung Investment Management
Price
$75.970
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
June 17, 2019
He admires BAM.A-T and their holdings. If you are reaching for yield you may look more for BPY.UN-T than BAM.A-T. We are seeing cap rates at relatively low levels, meaning properties they are buying are expensive. He would not look at this one within the group.
He admires BAM.A-T and their holdings. If you are reaching for yield you may look more for BPY.UN-T than BAM.A-T. We are seeing cap rates at relatively low levels, meaning properties they are buying are expensive. He would not look at this one within the group.
Michael Sprung
President, Sprung Investment Management
Price
$25.170
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
June 17, 2019
Their earnings missed in the most recent quarter. Their balance sheet within the industry is okay but is there any catalyst to see them go up in price significantly. There are other places he would invest such as ECA-T or ARX-T.
Their earnings missed in the most recent quarter. Their balance sheet within the industry is okay but is there any catalyst to see them go up in price significantly. There are other places he would invest such as ECA-T or ARX-T.
Michael Sprung
President, Sprung Investment Management
Price
$4.070
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
June 17, 2019
The insurance companies are a fairly defensive position to be in. They have significant excess capital. In the most recent quarter there was new business strain, which leads to profitability later on. This is a reasonable investment to make. (Analysts’ price target is $56.45)
The insurance companies are a fairly defensive position to be in. They have significant excess capital. In the most recent quarter there was new business strain, which leads to profitability later on. This is a reasonable investment to make. (Analysts’ price target is $56.45)
Michael Sprung
President, Sprung Investment Management
Price
$52.840
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
June 17, 2019
They have been undergoing a fair amount of change. Their bakery business is a tiny part of their business but is getting the most focus when people look at them. They have been undergoing a dramatic shift over the last couple of years, rationalizing product lines and building new facilities. He thinks we will see an improvement in profitability. From time to time they have modest dividend increases. He would prefer it a little under $100. (Analysts’ price target is $113.83)
They have been undergoing a fair amount of change. Their bakery business is a tiny part of their business but is getting the most focus when people look at them. They have been undergoing a dramatic shift over the last couple of years, rationalizing product lines and building new facilities. He thinks we will see an improvement in profitability. From time to time they have modest dividend increases. He would prefer it a little under $100. (Analysts’ price target is $113.83)
Michael Sprung
President, Sprung Investment Management
Price
$102.230
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
June 17, 2019
There is friction with two US projects, but it is noise in the current environment. They have consistently raised their dividends. You can buy this today with a 6.5% yield and they will be in a position to continue increasing it over the next few years at least. If we had a better environment in Canada for pipelines it would boost this one as well as the other pipelines. (Analysts’ price target is $55.09)
Enbridge (ENB-T)
June 17, 2019
There is friction with two US projects, but it is noise in the current environment. They have consistently raised their dividends. You can buy this today with a 6.5% yield and they will be in a position to continue increasing it over the next few years at least. If we had a better environment in Canada for pipelines it would boost this one as well as the other pipelines. (Analysts’ price target is $55.09)
Michael Sprung
President, Sprung Investment Management
Price
$45.940
Owned
Yes