Hot Canadian Stocks To Invest In Right Now


Stocks fell amid news of political instability in Italy, with bond prices tumbling and both theDow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES:^DJI)and theS&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC)posting losses of more than a percentage point.

Today’s stock market

Index Percentage Change Point Change

Dow (1.58%) (391.64)
S&P 500 (1.16%) (31.47)

Data source: Yahoo! Finance.

Financial stocks were hammered on falling interest rates, with theFinancial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLF) dropping 3.3%.Emerging markets stocks also took a tumble; theVanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEMKT:VWO) fell 2.2%.

As for individual stocks, MOMO (NASDAQ:MOMO) reported big gains in revenue and profit, and Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) announced a deal to divest a Canadian pipeline.

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Hot Canadian Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc(VRX)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Look for the Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) fourth-quarter report on Wednesday as well. The consensus forecast is $0.98 in EPS on $2.17 billion in revenue. Shares last traded at $18.68. The consensus price target is $17.29, and shares have traded between $8.31 and $24.43 in the past 52 weeks.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Stifel Financial Corp lessened its holdings in shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) (TSE:VRX) by 3.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 211,522 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 6,601 shares during the quarter. Stifel Financial Corp owned about 0.06% of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl worth $3,360,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Hot Canadian Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Plains All American Pipeline L.P.(PAA)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    It’s also just one of several oil pipeline projects in the works throughout the Permian Basin. Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA) is currently investing $1.6 billion on Permian Basin expansions, which include two long-haul pipelines and several other complementary projects to help de-bottleneck the flow of crude. Those projects help position Plains to grow earnings and cash flow at a double-digit annual pace over the next two years, setting it up to increase its 4.9%-yielding payout at a healthy rate going forward.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The growth opportunities could be significant. Large-scale midstream companies Targa Resources (NYSE:TRGP) and Plains All American Pipelines (NYSE:PAA) currently have billions of dollars of Permian growth projects under way that will significantly increase their cash flow in the coming years. Targa Resources recently secured contracts supporting $500 million of gas gathering and processing investments in the region, which boosted its total backlog of Permian projects to $2.4 billion, or 75% of its total planned spending over the next two years. Those expansions position it to nearly double its earnings by 2021. Plains All American Pipelines, meanwhile, is investing more than 80% of its roughly $2 billion capital budget on the Permian over the next two years, and it could end up spending even more money to meet the demand for oil gathering capacity. Those expansions help position it to grow cash flow at a double-digit annual pace over the next two years. Given Oasis Midstream’s much smaller size, it has the potential to capture needle-moving growth by expanding into the Permian.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The past couple of years have been challenging for oil pipeline MLP Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA). Lower oil prices cut deeply into the company’s earnings and cash flow, putting pressure on its balance sheet. However, the company has undertaken several strategic initiatives in recent quarters to overcome those issues, which finally started paying dividends in the first quarter.

Hot Canadian Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Nu Skin Enterprises Inc.(NUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA raised its holdings in Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) by 20.7% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 125,726 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 21,522 shares during the quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in Nu Skin Enterprises were worth $9,267,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $81.72 and last traded at $81.25, with a volume of 3382 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $80.34.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS) and PetIQ (NASDAQ:PETQ) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By ]

    Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS) is benefiting from two key trends: its strong presence in Asia where it books 79% of its revenue and leading brand awareness with millennials. The company has increased its dividend every year since 2001, now paying a 2% yield, and maintains a share repurchase program that returns excess cash to shareholders.

Hot Canadian Stocks To Invest In Right Now: China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited(CNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wall Street analysts expect that Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) will announce $1.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Seven analysts have provided estimates for Canadian National Railway’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $1.06 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.97. Canadian National Railway reported earnings per share of $1.00 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 2%. The company is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 24th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) – Cormark raised their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Canadian National Railway in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, April 10th. Cormark analyst D. Tyerman now expects that the transportation company will post earnings per share of $1.15 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.14.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brokerages expect Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) to announce earnings of $1.03 per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Eight analysts have issued estimates for Canadian National Railway’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $1.10 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.97. Canadian National Railway reported earnings of $1.00 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 3%. The business is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, July 24th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp cut its position in Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) by 21.1% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,956,400 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 522,300 shares during the period. Canadian National Railway accounts for about 1.7% of Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 7th biggest position. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp owned 0.27% of Canadian National Railway worth $184,215,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Canadian Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ConocoPhillips(COP)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Traders purchased shares of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) on weakness during trading on Friday. $447.22 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $180.32 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $266.90 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, ConocoPhillips had the 11th highest net in-flow for the day. ConocoPhillips traded down ($2.77) for the day and closed at $65.36

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Several other oil companies have also steadily increased cash returns to shareholders in the last year. ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), for example, initially expected to repurchase $3 billion in stock through 2019. But after selling a boatload of assets last year, the company bought back that entire amount in 2017. So the company said it would buy back $1.5 billion per year through 2020, increasing its overall authorization to $7.5 billion. However, thanks to improving oil prices, the company has already boosted 2018’s buyback by $500 million — along with increasing its dividend 7.5%. And it could raise its repurchase authorization again given where crude prices are these days, and the fact that the company is on pace to achieve its debt-reduction target a year early.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    From 2016 to 2017, Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) saw a 16% boost in profits, while Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) saw a 30% boost. Texas-based ConocoPhillips Corp. (NYSE: COP) saw a strong 37.5% boost.

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