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January 19, 2021

Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly OPEN is a new player to the real estate sales platform space and it promises to be a disruptor. Its platform offers both residential buyers and sellers to transact. What makes it different from its competitors is that they actually purchase inventory, which allows it to not only profit on the fees from both sides, but also to capture arbitrage profits. Several on the management team come from Uber. We would buy this with a stop-loss at $19, looking to achieve at least $38.00 -- over 38% upside. This one has enormous upside potential. Yield 0% (Analysts’ price target is $51.50)

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Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly OPEN is a new player to the real estate sales platform space and it promises to be a disruptor. Its platform offers both residential buyers and sellers to transact. What makes it different from its competitors is that they actually purchase inventory, which allows it to not only profit on the fees from both sides, but also to capture arbitrage profits. Several on the management team come from Uber. We would buy this with a stop-loss at $19, looking to achieve at least $38.00 -- over 38% upside. This one has enormous upside potential. Yield 0% (Analysts’ price target is $51.50)

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January 19, 2021
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly VRTX is a pharmaceutical company that is world renowned in its treatment for cystic fibrosis. The company is estimated to have increased its cash position by almost $2 billion, leaving it plenty in the tank to develop other life changing drugs likes ones being developed for sickle cell disease and AAT deficiency. We would buy this with a stop-loss at $200, looking to achieve $290 -- over 25% upside potential. Yield 0% (Analysts’ price target is $289.66)
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Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly VRTX is a pharmaceutical company that is world renowned in its treatment for cystic fibrosis. The company is estimated to have increased its cash position by almost $2 billion, leaving it plenty in the tank to develop other life changing drugs likes ones being developed for sickle cell disease and AAT deficiency. We would buy this with a stop-loss at $200, looking to achieve $290 -- over 25% upside potential. Yield 0% (Analysts’ price target is $289.66)
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January 19, 2021
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly As COVID-19 vaccines roll out around the world, there is the expectation that economies will begin turning back up and energy demand will rise accordingly. DVN has managed to keep debt under control (with none due until after 2025), see positive cash flow over the past 12 months, and devise a dividend strategy that is market responsive. All this because of the quality of assets. We would buy this with a stop-loss at $14, looking to achieve $26 -- upside of 30%. Yield 2.25% (Analysts’ price target is $25.70)
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Devon Energy Corp (DVN-N)
January 19, 2021
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly As COVID-19 vaccines roll out around the world, there is the expectation that economies will begin turning back up and energy demand will rise accordingly. DVN has managed to keep debt under control (with none due until after 2025), see positive cash flow over the past 12 months, and devise a dividend strategy that is market responsive. All this because of the quality of assets. We would buy this with a stop-loss at $14, looking to achieve $26 -- upside of 30%. Yield 2.25% (Analysts’ price target is $25.70)
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January 19, 2021
A large US health insurer (40 million Americans) and highly profitable. They'll make $26/share next year. Cheap at 12x earnings, and at least a 7% free cash flow. No, health insurance won't be in trouble when the Democrats take office, because about 170 million American hold private health insurance plans based on a 75% satisfaction rate. So, it's unlikely there'll be a radical change in American healthcare. (Analysts’ price target is $365.86)
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Anthem Inc (ANTM-N)
January 19, 2021
A large US health insurer (40 million Americans) and highly profitable. They'll make $26/share next year. Cheap at 12x earnings, and at least a 7% free cash flow. No, health insurance won't be in trouble when the Democrats take office, because about 170 million American hold private health insurance plans based on a 75% satisfaction rate. So, it's unlikely there'll be a radical change in American healthcare. (Analysts’ price target is $365.86)
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January 19, 2021

Known as a pharmacy, but the CEO has expanded it a lot. They bought insurer Aetna and are vertically integrated. Also own a pharmacy benefit manager, plus CVS operates 10,000 physical locations across the U.S., writing over a billion subscriptions annually. Currently, CVS is engaged in vaccine distribution. CVS trades at a cheap 10x PE and has a free cash flow yield of 13%. Well-managed. The market is starting to see this as more than just a drugstore chain. (Analysts’ price target is $85.17)

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CVS Health Corp (CVS-N)
January 19, 2021

Known as a pharmacy, but the CEO has expanded it a lot. They bought insurer Aetna and are vertically integrated. Also own a pharmacy benefit manager, plus CVS operates 10,000 physical locations across the U.S., writing over a billion subscriptions annually. Currently, CVS is engaged in vaccine distribution. CVS trades at a cheap 10x PE and has a free cash flow yield of 13%. Well-managed. The market is starting to see this as more than just a drugstore chain. (Analysts’ price target is $85.17)

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January 19, 2021
A small cap that operates customer-relationship management businesses and outsourcing. TTEC is cloud-based, helps customers buy things like pick-up pizza, all digitally. (Analysts’ price target is $77.14)
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Teletech Holdings (TTEC-Q)
January 19, 2021
A small cap that operates customer-relationship management businesses and outsourcing. TTEC is cloud-based, helps customers buy things like pick-up pizza, all digitally. (Analysts’ price target is $77.14)
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January 18, 2021
It is a boring utility, regulated. Dividend just under four percent. They have defensible cash flow streams. She likes the dividend growth. The payout ratio is very reasonable at 65% of cash flow. (Analysts’ price target is $57.93)
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Fortis Inc. (FTS-T)
January 18, 2021
It is a boring utility, regulated. Dividend just under four percent. They have defensible cash flow streams. She likes the dividend growth. The payout ratio is very reasonable at 65% of cash flow. (Analysts’ price target is $57.93)
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January 18, 2021
She continues to like it and has owned it for a number of years. Growth will moderate next year but it benefited from work-from-home. Homes are affordable with low interest rates and people were staying where they are and renovating. The age of the housing stock in the US is over 40 years old. HD-N is investing in their supply chain to increase the efficiency of online ordering. The dividend is attractive. They increase it regularly. (Analysts’ price target is $303.28)
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Home Depot (HD-N)
January 18, 2021
She continues to like it and has owned it for a number of years. Growth will moderate next year but it benefited from work-from-home. Homes are affordable with low interest rates and people were staying where they are and renovating. The age of the housing stock in the US is over 40 years old. HD-N is investing in their supply chain to increase the efficiency of online ordering. The dividend is attractive. They increase it regularly. (Analysts’ price target is $303.28)
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January 18, 2021
She likes all their business segments. 70% of their revenues are recurring. There was a lot of debt issuance last year and this was benefiting them. There will be maturities this year as well as M&A activity. (Analysts’ price target is $384.50)
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S&P Global Inc (SPGI-N)
January 18, 2021
She likes all their business segments. 70% of their revenues are recurring. There was a lot of debt issuance last year and this was benefiting them. There will be maturities this year as well as M&A activity. (Analysts’ price target is $384.50)
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January 15, 2021
Likes the e-commerce idea. However, the US based companies are very expensive. BABA has 46% 5 year average annual growth. China continues to become more wealthy. In many ways, the disconnect between US and Chinese valuation may be catching up. (Analysts’ price target is $328.36)
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Likes the e-commerce idea. However, the US based companies are very expensive. BABA has 46% 5 year average annual growth. China continues to become more wealthy. In many ways, the disconnect between US and Chinese valuation may be catching up. (Analysts’ price target is $328.36)
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January 15, 2021
The company is effectively a global tax on industrial production. They provide CO2 for sodas, oxygen to hospitals, hydrogen for steel, etc. The dividend continues to grow at 10%+ per annum. A slow and steady company that is very defensive. (Analysts’ price target is $284.19)
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Linde PLC (LIN-N)
January 15, 2021
The company is effectively a global tax on industrial production. They provide CO2 for sodas, oxygen to hospitals, hydrogen for steel, etc. The dividend continues to grow at 10%+ per annum. A slow and steady company that is very defensive. (Analysts’ price target is $284.19)
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January 15, 2021
The global leader in med-tech space by revenue. It has increased dividends for 42 consecutive years. 9.4% total return for the last 5 years. Benefits from the aging demographics. Does a lot of tuck in acquisitions. The top line is growing at 9% in the last 10 years. (Analysts’ price target is $128.84)
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Medtronic Inc (MDT-N)
January 15, 2021
The global leader in med-tech space by revenue. It has increased dividends for 42 consecutive years. 9.4% total return for the last 5 years. Benefits from the aging demographics. Does a lot of tuck in acquisitions. The top line is growing at 9% in the last 10 years. (Analysts’ price target is $128.84)
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January 14, 2021
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly OGI is a cannabis producer serving the Canadian market. Recent earnings disappointed on the revenue side (down by 23%), but management is noting that adult recreational use is up 30% over the year. The company is now producing positive cash flows (in 2 of the last 3 quarters), building its cash position, and is successfully paying off debt. We would buy this with a stop-loss at $1.40, looking to achieve $3.50 -- upside potential of 55%. Yield 0% (Analysts’ price target is $3.43)
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Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly OGI is a cannabis producer serving the Canadian market. Recent earnings disappointed on the revenue side (down by 23%), but management is noting that adult recreational use is up 30% over the year. The company is now producing positive cash flows (in 2 of the last 3 quarters), building its cash position, and is successfully paying off debt. We would buy this with a stop-loss at $1.40, looking to achieve $3.50 -- upside potential of 55%. Yield 0% (Analysts’ price target is $3.43)
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January 14, 2021
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly KBH is a US homebuilder. Recently reported revenues were disappointing -- down over 23% -- but sales prices were 5% higher backed by the expectation of continued low interest rates. Overall, EPS of $1.12 came in $0.18 higher than analyst expectations. The company reported orders volumes increased 50% putting order backlogs at 15 year highs. It trades at 10x earnings compared to sector averages over 34x -- making this good value here. It pays a small dividend, backed by a 13% payout ratio. We would buy this with a stop-loss at $27, looking to achieve $44 -- over 22% upside. Yield 1.71% (Analysts’ price target is $43.13)
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KB Home (KBH-N)
January 14, 2021
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly KBH is a US homebuilder. Recently reported revenues were disappointing -- down over 23% -- but sales prices were 5% higher backed by the expectation of continued low interest rates. Overall, EPS of $1.12 came in $0.18 higher than analyst expectations. The company reported orders volumes increased 50% putting order backlogs at 15 year highs. It trades at 10x earnings compared to sector averages over 34x -- making this good value here. It pays a small dividend, backed by a 13% payout ratio. We would buy this with a stop-loss at $27, looking to achieve $44 -- over 22% upside. Yield 1.71% (Analysts’ price target is $43.13)
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January 14, 2021
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly TSN is the world's largest meat producer, selling to over 140 countries. The pandemic caused operational issues with outbreaks at its numerous facilities, but those have been virtually all resolved. It pays a great dividend, backed by a 29% payout ratio. It trades at 13x earnings, compared to a sector average of 43x, making it good value here. We would buy this with a $50 stop-loss, looking to achieve $80 -- potential upside of over 22%. Yield 2.78% (Analysts’ price target is $80.00)
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Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN-N)
January 14, 2021
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly TSN is the world's largest meat producer, selling to over 140 countries. The pandemic caused operational issues with outbreaks at its numerous facilities, but those have been virtually all resolved. It pays a great dividend, backed by a 29% payout ratio. It trades at 13x earnings, compared to a sector average of 43x, making it good value here. We would buy this with a $50 stop-loss, looking to achieve $80 -- potential upside of over 22%. Yield 2.78% (Analysts’ price target is $80.00)
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January 14, 2021
A buy and hold. Produce construction chemicals that help make buildings greener. Innovative. Well positioned for greener infrastructure. Yield is 0.91%. (Analysts’ price target is $270.34)
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Sika AG (SKFOF-OTC)
January 14, 2021
A buy and hold. Produce construction chemicals that help make buildings greener. Innovative. Well positioned for greener infrastructure. Yield is 0.91%. (Analysts’ price target is $270.34)
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January 14, 2021
Fabulous semiconductor company. Produces systems that are used for vision in machines. Sensors to improve manufacturing. Innovative, lots of new products a year. Strong record of execution. Yield is 0.35%. (Analysts’ price target is $53318.89)
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Keyence Corp (KYCCF-5)
January 14, 2021
Fabulous semiconductor company. Produces systems that are used for vision in machines. Sensors to improve manufacturing. Innovative, lots of new products a year. Strong record of execution. Yield is 0.35%. (Analysts’ price target is $53318.89)
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January 14, 2021
Its 50% market share is cemented and expanding. Favoured supplier to the free world of leading edge semiconductors. Spending aggressively for manufacturing in US. Quality and performance are best in class. Yield is 1.69%. (Analysts’ price target is $642.87)
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Its 50% market share is cemented and expanding. Favoured supplier to the free world of leading edge semiconductors. Spending aggressively for manufacturing in US. Quality and performance are best in class. Yield is 1.69%. (Analysts’ price target is $642.87)
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January 13, 2021
Down about 30%. Buying opportunity. Long-term secular e-commerce growth. Middle class growth provides a runway of increased earnings. Trading at 20x earnings for 20% growth. No dividend. (Analysts’ price target is $331.03)
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Down about 30%. Buying opportunity. Long-term secular e-commerce growth. Middle class growth provides a runway of increased earnings. Trading at 20x earnings for 20% growth. No dividend. (Analysts’ price target is $331.03)
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January 13, 2021
Premier shopping mall in the US. Unique shopping experiences. Post-Covid, the outlook is impressive. Yield is 5.99%. (Analysts’ price target is $96.47)
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Premier shopping mall in the US. Unique shopping experiences. Post-Covid, the outlook is impressive. Yield is 5.99%. (Analysts’ price target is $96.47)
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January 13, 2021
Outlook on banks has become quite bullish. Vaccine rollout, fiscal stimulus, steepening yield curve. Loan demand should climb, and loan defaults should shrink. Should see more share buybacks and higher dividends. Trades below tangible book value. New management is focusing on moving past legal troubles. Yield is 1.18%. (Analysts’ price target is $35.27)
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Wells Fargo (WFC-N)
January 13, 2021
Outlook on banks has become quite bullish. Vaccine rollout, fiscal stimulus, steepening yield curve. Loan demand should climb, and loan defaults should shrink. Should see more share buybacks and higher dividends. Trades below tangible book value. New management is focusing on moving past legal troubles. Yield is 1.18%. (Analysts’ price target is $35.27)
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January 12, 2021
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly RBC recently upgraded home builder DHI based on current trends in the housing market and its affordable regional focus (largely in Texas) is well positioned. It trades at only 10.5x earnings, compared to 32x for the construction space. With a PEG ratio of 0.72, it is good value based on EPS growth expected to be over 13% next year, following a 49% increase this year. It pays a small dividend backed by a payout ratio of only 10%. We would buy this with a stop-loss at $59, looking to achieve $89 -- over 30% upside potential. Yield 1.18% (Analysts’ price target is $89.21)
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D R Horton Inc. (DHI-N)
January 12, 2021
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly RBC recently upgraded home builder DHI based on current trends in the housing market and its affordable regional focus (largely in Texas) is well positioned. It trades at only 10.5x earnings, compared to 32x for the construction space. With a PEG ratio of 0.72, it is good value based on EPS growth expected to be over 13% next year, following a 49% increase this year. It pays a small dividend backed by a payout ratio of only 10%. We would buy this with a stop-loss at $59, looking to achieve $89 -- over 30% upside potential. Yield 1.18% (Analysts’ price target is $89.21)
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January 12, 2021

Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly VZ is a defensive stock that pays you to hold it with a great dividend, backed by a payout ratio of only 56%. The company provides internet, cable and phone services -- all of which are deemed essential in today's world. It has already been launching 5G giving it an early advantage over competitors like AT&T. We would buy this with a stop-loss of $51, looking to achieve $67 -- upside of over 17%. Yield 4.37% (Analysts’ price target is $62.06)

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Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly VZ is a defensive stock that pays you to hold it with a great dividend, backed by a payout ratio of only 56%. The company provides internet, cable and phone services -- all of which are deemed essential in today's world. It has already been launching 5G giving it an early advantage over competitors like AT&T. We would buy this with a stop-loss of $51, looking to achieve $67 -- upside of over 17%. Yield 4.37% (Analysts’ price target is $62.06)

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January 12, 2021
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly This well known household product continues to put up solid results. Latest reported revenue was up over 26%, aggressively beating expectations, and gross margin continues to expand with increased cost efficiencies. Management just raised 2021 earnings guidance, above market expectations. The dividend is modest, but has increased in each of the past 11 years (backed by a payout ratio of 51%) and is due for another increase shortly. We would buy this with a stop-loss of $240, looking to target $353 -- over 20% upside. Yield 0.89% (Analysts’ price target is $353.00)
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WD-40 Company (WDFC-Q)
January 12, 2021
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly This well known household product continues to put up solid results. Latest reported revenue was up over 26%, aggressively beating expectations, and gross margin continues to expand with increased cost efficiencies. Management just raised 2021 earnings guidance, above market expectations. The dividend is modest, but has increased in each of the past 11 years (backed by a payout ratio of 51%) and is due for another increase shortly. We would buy this with a stop-loss of $240, looking to target $353 -- over 20% upside. Yield 0.89% (Analysts’ price target is $353.00)
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January 12, 2021
Has owned this since 2004. Tremendous upside. They really expanded their e-commerce and now makes up 10% of sales. When people can't travel, they buy furniture. Also, they hold $800 million in real estate that one day they can spin out. Also, they have no doubt. The family owns 75% of stock. Margins are rising. Targets $25-30. (Analysts’ price target is $22.25)
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Leon's Furniture (LNF-T)
January 12, 2021
Has owned this since 2004. Tremendous upside. They really expanded their e-commerce and now makes up 10% of sales. When people can't travel, they buy furniture. Also, they hold $800 million in real estate that one day they can spin out. Also, they have no doubt. The family owns 75% of stock. Margins are rising. Targets $25-30. (Analysts’ price target is $22.25)
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January 12, 2021
Best of the apartment REITs. Trades at a big discount to NAV. Rent collection rate is 99%. They're defensive. Holdings in Alberta benefit from a high-growth rate in the general economy as oil comes back. (Analysts’ price target is $40.02)
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Boardwalk REIT (BEI.UN-T)
January 12, 2021
Best of the apartment REITs. Trades at a big discount to NAV. Rent collection rate is 99%. They're defensive. Holdings in Alberta benefit from a high-growth rate in the general economy as oil comes back. (Analysts’ price target is $40.02)
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January 12, 2021
He loves industrial REITs because of e-commerce. Their holdings are all in the US. Interest rates are low, so refinancing is cheap. Best in class. (Analysts’ price target is $19.53)
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He loves industrial REITs because of e-commerce. Their holdings are all in the US. Interest rates are low, so refinancing is cheap. Best in class. (Analysts’ price target is $19.53)
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January 11, 2021
See his Past Top Picks. The stock is cheap and is close to breaking out technically. (Analysts’ price target is $24.37)
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Manulife Financial (MFC-T)
January 11, 2021
See his Past Top Picks. The stock is cheap and is close to breaking out technically. (Analysts’ price target is $24.37)
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January 11, 2021
He likes the silver stocks. This stock has recently made a nice little technical break-out. If you look at the two spikes in the past decade in silver, it would suggest that this one probably has 35-45% just to get back to its highs. He suspects silver will break out to new highs and this would take it even higher. (Analysts’ price target is $11.32)
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He likes the silver stocks. This stock has recently made a nice little technical break-out. If you look at the two spikes in the past decade in silver, it would suggest that this one probably has 35-45% just to get back to its highs. He suspects silver will break out to new highs and this would take it even higher. (Analysts’ price target is $11.32)
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January 11, 2021
It has good strong upside potential and from a technical point of view it looks like it is just about to break out above one times book value. It has a nice balance sheet. It is a nice value stock. Infrastructure spending in the US would also move this stock up higher. (Analysts’ price target is $19.86)
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Aecon Group Inc (ARE-T)
January 11, 2021
It has good strong upside potential and from a technical point of view it looks like it is just about to break out above one times book value. It has a nice balance sheet. It is a nice value stock. Infrastructure spending in the US would also move this stock up higher. (Analysts’ price target is $19.86)
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