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BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
January 14, 2020

It's nicely recovered, but is no longer cheap. Valuation is too high for her. She'd rather buy Alphabet. Regulatory issues will remain an overhang that'll be ongoing. They are spending more, too, which compresses their margins. Maybe buy on a pullback.

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Facebook (FB-Q)
January 14, 2020

It's nicely recovered, but is no longer cheap. Valuation is too high for her. She'd rather buy Alphabet. Regulatory issues will remain an overhang that'll be ongoing. They are spending more, too, which compresses their margins. Maybe buy on a pullback.

BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
January 14, 2020
It's done well long-term and is a great acquirer of assets. After buying businesses in North America, they now want to expand internationally. But there are better growth stocks outside Canada. Maybe buy on a pullback. It's a good, long-term growth stock though.
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It's done well long-term and is a great acquirer of assets. After buying businesses in North America, they now want to expand internationally. But there are better growth stocks outside Canada. Maybe buy on a pullback. It's a good, long-term growth stock though.
COMMENT
COMMENT
January 14, 2020

Now is a good entry point. They own KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, which are well-represented in China and emerging markets. A third of KFC's revenues come from China. Taco Bell is strong in the US, and will expand internationally. Pizza Hut is the laggard in America where pizza is competitive; are closing some PH locations. They just bought Habit Restaurants, a small California burger chain, which is another branch that YUM can grow. Prefers this to QSR.

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Yum! Brands (YUM-N)
January 14, 2020

Now is a good entry point. They own KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, which are well-represented in China and emerging markets. A third of KFC's revenues come from China. Taco Bell is strong in the US, and will expand internationally. Pizza Hut is the laggard in America where pizza is competitive; are closing some PH locations. They just bought Habit Restaurants, a small California burger chain, which is another branch that YUM can grow. Prefers this to QSR.

BUY
BUY
January 14, 2020
Why is this trading at $27 when it should be over $30? MFC is transitioning. Insurance is a very long-tail businesses with products that need a lot of time to pay off (insurance policies). Their wealth management business in Asia is strong. It's been a long haul for MFC, going back to the Great Recession, and have been making slow progress. They are growing their book value. If things continue, they will grow their earnings and generally improve. She's happy to hold it. They're quarterly results are becoming consistent which will drive the stock. Pays a 3.6% yield.
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Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
January 14, 2020
Why is this trading at $27 when it should be over $30? MFC is transitioning. Insurance is a very long-tail businesses with products that need a lot of time to pay off (insurance policies). Their wealth management business in Asia is strong. It's been a long haul for MFC, going back to the Great Recession, and have been making slow progress. They are growing their book value. If things continue, they will grow their earnings and generally improve. She's happy to hold it. They're quarterly results are becoming consistent which will drive the stock. Pays a 3.6% yield.
WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
January 14, 2020
Doesn't follow this closely, but they are well-managed and a good real estate company overall. (The ticker has changed to FCR recently.)
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Doesn't follow this closely, but they are well-managed and a good real estate company overall. (The ticker has changed to FCR recently.)
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 14, 2020

Shaw missed their last earnings due to increased competition in wireless (Shaw re-entered last year) with lower data packages. She owns few telcos, though they pay an attractive dividend. She prefers BCE who are national and pay a good, rising dividend.

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Shaw missed their last earnings due to increased competition in wireless (Shaw re-entered last year) with lower data packages. She owns few telcos, though they pay an attractive dividend. She prefers BCE who are national and pay a good, rising dividend.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 14, 2020

A leveraged play on crude oil prices. She owns no energy stocks, because she wants to see clarity on takeaway capacity from Alberta. BTE will follow the price of oil. CNQ and Suncor are the better oil names.

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Baytex Energy Corp (BTE-T)
January 14, 2020

A leveraged play on crude oil prices. She owns no energy stocks, because she wants to see clarity on takeaway capacity from Alberta. BTE will follow the price of oil. CNQ and Suncor are the better oil names.