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Has zigged when other banks have zagged. Under the gun recently, because American affiliate is involved in a fee-cutting price war. "Any day that ends in 'y'" is a good day to buy Canadian banks. 8% correction off all-time high is no cause for concern. He's buying with fresh money.
banks
BUY on WEAKNESS
Best railroad in North America. All rails are under pressure because freight volumes are declining. Trade wars are hurting the trade flows. Recent valuation got stretched. 28-29% ROE. If it gets around $110, you can jump in with both hands. Great company, respects management, oligopoly.
Transportation
BUY
He owns it in an income-seeking fund. Income generator, plus great total return performer. 20% compound annual rate of return since inception. Like a mini-BAM or mini-Onex. Very acquisitive. Good earnings grower and dividend grower. Regional airlines and light manufacturing. Very good management. Yield is 6%.
Transportation & Environmental Services
BUY
Great company. Very diverse client base globally. Strategic partnership with Google should drive revenue and accelerate organic growth. So they won't have to rely as much on acquisitions to drive growth. Not a high P/E ratio. Very capable acquirer in a fragmented industry.
computer software / processing
DON'T BUY
Sold out because it's harder for a large company to grow revenue, expectations were very high, valuation was high, and the parabolic technical chart. Too much risk. Back in a corrective phase, but it would have to be about half this level for the valuation to make sense to him.
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ATD.A vs. PKI Couche-Tard is a better company. Parkland has run up, but returns prospectively are lower. Couche-Tard will have better returns going forward, global consolidator of a fragmented industry, profitable, scalable, marketing sophistication. Buy it comfortably here, pullback is a great opportunity.
food stores
DON'T BUY
PKI vs. ATD.A Couche-Tard is a better company. Parkland has run up, but returns prospectively are lower. Couche-Tard will have better returns going forward, global consolidator of a fragmented industry, profitable, scalable, marketing sophistication. Buy Couche-Tard comfortably here, pullback is a great opportunity.
merchandising / lodging