DON'T BUY
Discount to NAV, rare. Whole sector is on sale. Beautiful properties, great managers. Still dealing with hybrid work model. Won't be a lot of office space expansion. Favours apartments and industrial.
investment companies / funds
HOLD
A defensive chapter within the retail story. Pristine balance sheet. 1/3 of space anchored by WMT, a strong leasing partner. Selling on-site condos, and immigration keeps demand high. Yield is 6%.
investment companies / funds
DON'T BUY
Timing is everything. Liquidity issues, US housing prices and sentiment dropping. No place in his portfolio right now. With rising rates, acquisition strategy will probably slow.
property mngmnt / investment
TOP PICK
Benefits in a recession as people have to downsize. Supply is tight, as it takes 1-2 years to zone a new storage facility. Great job consolidating. 1/3 management stock ownership. Focused in Canada. Cheap. Yield is 0.20%. (Analysts’ price target is $7.75)
Transportation
TOP PICK
Bellwether for apartment REITs. Always so expensive, but now trades at discount to NAV. Biggest concern is energy costs, but these have come down, which will help margins. Rents can be raised about 6-7% on churn. Dynamics are good. Gets funding through CMHC, so loan spreads are not an issue. More apartments needed. Yield is 3.43%. (Analysts’ price target is $57.87)
investment companies / funds
TOP PICK
Smaller cap, growing. Geographically diversified in Canada. High demand for industrial. Even in a recession, e-commerce creates warehouse and logistics demand that you always want to be part of. The "Amazon effect". Yield is 7.26%. (Analysts’ price target is $13.31)
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TOP PICK
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly We reiterate CMC, a $4 billion market cap manufacturer, recycler and fabricator of steel and metal products, as a TOP PICK . It trades at 5x earnings and supports a 30% ROE. It has averaged earnings growth over 150% over the past three quarters. We continue to recommend setting a stop loss at $30, looking to achieve $45 -- upside over 20%. Yield 1.49% (Analysts’ price target is $43.78)
metal fabricators