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DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
September 15, 2020
Doesn't own airlines, given huge fixed costs and obviously the air travel recovery has been prolonged, though will eventually come back. There are fewer players in Canada, so AC will certainly participate in a wider recovery. Canada's strong restrictions in air travel have hampered airline recovery. Doesn't see long-term secular growth in the airline sector.
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Air Canada (AC-T)
September 15, 2020
Doesn't own airlines, given huge fixed costs and obviously the air travel recovery has been prolonged, though will eventually come back. There are fewer players in Canada, so AC will certainly participate in a wider recovery. Canada's strong restrictions in air travel have hampered airline recovery. Doesn't see long-term secular growth in the airline sector.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
September 15, 2020
She owns another name in food retailing/grocers, who have benefitted from strong same-store sales growth, though this growth will moderate as economies open up more and eat out more. All retailers are increasing digital shopping and home delivery, though. It's a competitive space. All names have benefitted from the pandemic, but Empire doesn't offer much growth or pay a large dividend.
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Empire Company (A) (EMP.A-T)
September 15, 2020
She owns another name in food retailing/grocers, who have benefitted from strong same-store sales growth, though this growth will moderate as economies open up more and eat out more. All retailers are increasing digital shopping and home delivery, though. It's a competitive space. All names have benefitted from the pandemic, but Empire doesn't offer much growth or pay a large dividend.
BUY
BUY
September 15, 2020
She owns this Pembina and Enbridge among pipeline. ENB is more defensive since it's the largest transporter of crude oil and natural gas in North America. Over 95% of what they move is under long-term take-or-pay contracts. Their yield is under 8% at a 60% payout ratio, so safe. It maintained its guidance even during the lockdown. It's difficult to build pipelines, but ENB recently enjoyed good news to resume building its line 3, which she expects will get built. ENB offers a solid income flow.
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Enbridge (ENB-T)
September 15, 2020
She owns this Pembina and Enbridge among pipeline. ENB is more defensive since it's the largest transporter of crude oil and natural gas in North America. Over 95% of what they move is under long-term take-or-pay contracts. Their yield is under 8% at a 60% payout ratio, so safe. It maintained its guidance even during the lockdown. It's difficult to build pipelines, but ENB recently enjoyed good news to resume building its line 3, which she expects will get built. ENB offers a solid income flow.
BUY
BUY
September 15, 2020

Blackstone vs. KKR Both good and both are global players. She likes the private equity space, and the way to invest here is through stocks like these. She plays this space through BAM. All have a strong global presence. Private equity will see continued secular growth with interest rates staying near zero. Large institutions are seeking returns in private equity and infrastructure and will invest more here.

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Blackstone Group LP (BX-N)
September 15, 2020

Blackstone vs. KKR Both good and both are global players. She likes the private equity space, and the way to invest here is through stocks like these. She plays this space through BAM. All have a strong global presence. Private equity will see continued secular growth with interest rates staying near zero. Large institutions are seeking returns in private equity and infrastructure and will invest more here.

BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
September 15, 2020
The dividend is safe. All telcos are good at increasing their dividend yearly. BCE pays 5.9%. She buys this below $55. A solid income stock.
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BCE Inc. (BCE-T)
September 15, 2020
The dividend is safe. All telcos are good at increasing their dividend yearly. BCE pays 5.9%. She buys this below $55. A solid income stock.
BUY
BUY
September 15, 2020

She likes this. EMA made an acquisition in Florida. The dividend is safe and should grow in the single digits. Utilities are a great space for income investors. She owns peers including AQN.

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Emera Inc (EMA-T)
September 15, 2020

She likes this. EMA made an acquisition in Florida. The dividend is safe and should grow in the single digits. Utilities are a great space for income investors. She owns peers including AQN.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 15, 2020

A regulated utility and they make green energy. 90% of revenues come from the U.S. It's defensive with a visible cash flow. Their renewable business is supported by long-term contracts. The 4.5% dividend is safe and will continue to rise. AQN recently raised $1 billion to fund their capital program this year into next. They've partnered with Chevron to develop their renewable energy. Last week, they bought a Chilean water utility and may buy the rest of it later. Overall, they're expanding their renewable power space. They have room to grow geographically here and abroad. Strong growth prospects here and an income stock. We're already seeing capital pour into renewable power globally and here in Canada. (Analysts’ price target is $20.59)

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A regulated utility and they make green energy. 90% of revenues come from the U.S. It's defensive with a visible cash flow. Their renewable business is supported by long-term contracts. The 4.5% dividend is safe and will continue to rise. AQN recently raised $1 billion to fund their capital program this year into next. They've partnered with Chevron to develop their renewable energy. Last week, they bought a Chilean water utility and may buy the rest of it later. Overall, they're expanding their renewable power space. They have room to grow geographically here and abroad. Strong growth prospects here and an income stock. We're already seeing capital pour into renewable power globally and here in Canada. (Analysts’ price target is $20.59)