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September 15, 2020
A diversified healthcare name. The pharma drug pipeline is robust with success launching products that should continue. Strong balance sheet and pays under a 3% yield that they've increased in 50 straight years. The medical devices unit got hit by the lockdown, but surgeries are coming back (they reportedly snapped back to 85% pre-Covid). They are developing a vaccine, but won't make a profit, they say, in the first stage. (Analysts’ price target is $163.63)
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Johnson & Johnson (JNJ-N)
September 15, 2020
A diversified healthcare name. The pharma drug pipeline is robust with success launching products that should continue. Strong balance sheet and pays under a 3% yield that they've increased in 50 straight years. The medical devices unit got hit by the lockdown, but surgeries are coming back (they reportedly snapped back to 85% pre-Covid). They are developing a vaccine, but won't make a profit, they say, in the first stage. (Analysts’ price target is $163.63)
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September 15, 2020

Food retailing is defensive. Unlike Empire, Loblaw owns Shoppers which gives it an edge. Loblaw is expanding their health business, entering digital health with a new acquisition. The locations of both Loblaw and SDM are great and boast a 30% market share. People are becoming comfortable using online medical services, a trend that will continue across North America long term. The growth rate in their click-and-collect and grocery delivery may not be that strong, but will continue to rise. Trades at 14x forward earnings, reasonable. The dividend is a moderate 2%. Even if we enter high volatility, this sector and stock will be fine. (Analysts’ price target is $80.82)

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Loblaw Companies Ltd (L-T)
September 15, 2020

Food retailing is defensive. Unlike Empire, Loblaw owns Shoppers which gives it an edge. Loblaw is expanding their health business, entering digital health with a new acquisition. The locations of both Loblaw and SDM are great and boast a 30% market share. People are becoming comfortable using online medical services, a trend that will continue across North America long term. The growth rate in their click-and-collect and grocery delivery may not be that strong, but will continue to rise. Trades at 14x forward earnings, reasonable. The dividend is a moderate 2%. Even if we enter high volatility, this sector and stock will be fine. (Analysts’ price target is $80.82)

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September 15, 2020

She prefers JPM to Citi because their managers are strong; they're the cream of the crop among US banks. JPM was very conservative in their provisions in the last few quarters. JPM will bounce back well.

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JP Morgan Chase & Co (JPM-N)
September 15, 2020

She prefers JPM to Citi because their managers are strong; they're the cream of the crop among US banks. JPM was very conservative in their provisions in the last few quarters. JPM will bounce back well.

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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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KKR & Co. LP (KKR-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.

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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 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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September 15, 2020
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly BANF operates 107 commercial banking locations in Oklahoma. Its latest earnings report topped analyst expectations by over 30% and it achieves margins over 23%. EPS has grown on average 8.9% annually over the past five years. The dividend was just raised and pays a decent yield that is backed by a 37% payout ratio. We would trade this with a stop-loss at $39.00. Yield 3.03% (Analysts’ price target is $66.00)
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BancFirst Corp. (BANF-Q)
September 15, 2020
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly BANF operates 107 commercial banking locations in Oklahoma. Its latest earnings report topped analyst expectations by over 30% and it achieves margins over 23%. EPS has grown on average 8.9% annually over the past five years. The dividend was just raised and pays a decent yield that is backed by a 37% payout ratio. We would trade this with a stop-loss at $39.00. Yield 3.03% (Analysts’ price target is $66.00)
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September 15, 2020
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly It will soon be tax time again and HRB is set to see a seasonal uptick in business. Latest earnings beat expectations by almost 50%. Although EPS was negative the company's investment in its online digital platform will better position it for this pandemic based economy. It pays a nice dividend, but its payout ratio of cash flow is a bit high at 84% -- we think improving earnings will keep it safe. We expect some technical resistance near $17, when breached will lead to a test of $20 -- 35% upside. We would trade this with a $13 stop-loss. Yield 7.07% (Analysts’ price target is $20.17)
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H&R Block (HRB-N)
September 15, 2020
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly It will soon be tax time again and HRB is set to see a seasonal uptick in business. Latest earnings beat expectations by almost 50%. Although EPS was negative the company's investment in its online digital platform will better position it for this pandemic based economy. It pays a nice dividend, but its payout ratio of cash flow is a bit high at 84% -- we think improving earnings will keep it safe. We expect some technical resistance near $17, when breached will lead to a test of $20 -- 35% upside. We would trade this with a $13 stop-loss. Yield 7.07% (Analysts’ price target is $20.17)