Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now

There’s been no higher-profile IPO this year than Spotify Technology (NYSE:SPOT). Shares of the company are up over 35% from its direct-listing price of $132 in April. Even a weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings report hasn’t significantly slowed the stock’s advance.

Most recently, the company has come under pressure for aggressive artist promotion. In celebration of Canadian rapper Drake’s new album — “Scorpion” — the company declared it “Scorpion SZN,” attaching the rapper’s face to nearly every playlist while mass recommending songs from the 25-track album to its 170-million user base.

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While this sounds like a minor issue, it strikes at the heart of Spotify’s value proposition to listeners.

Subscriber conversion is the key to the company’s success

The reason the Drake controversy is important? It hurts Spotify’s business model in two ways: First, Spotify’s free ad-supported business isn’t profitable and likely will never be so due to poor unit economics.

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now: Plains All American Pipeline L.P.(PAA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    The most important energy play in the mix will be the Permian Basin in West Texas and southeast New Mexico, which, if the area were a stand-alone country, would be among the top 10 global petroleum liquids producers. However, exploiting its full potential will require nearly doubling pipeline capacity in the region by the end of 2023. Few companies are tapping into that opportunity quite like Plains All American Pipeline LP (NYSE:PAA). Impressive near- and long-term growth strategies, a healthy5% dividend yield, and a new joint venture with ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) make it my top stock to buy this July.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    In a new research report, the MLP team at Baird has assimilated the data from the recent Plains All American Pipeline L.P. (NYSE: PAA) analysts day and come to some interesting conclusions. The report noted this:

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Keith Speights, and Maxx Chatsko]

    Want proof? We asked a team of our Motley Fool investors to each highlight a little-known income stock that they are quite fond of. Here’s why they called outMedical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW),Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA), and LaMaitre Vascular (NASDAQ:LMAT).

  • [By John Bromels]

    That’s what happened to U.S. oil and gas pipeline operatorsKinder Morgan, Inc.(NYSE:KMI) and master limited partnership(MLP)Plains All American Pipeline(NYSE:PAA) in 2016. Both made a major dividend/distribution cut. Both stocks took a hit. And neither one has recovered: Plains All American is down 53.3% over the last three years, while Kinder Morgan is down a painful 63.1%.

  • [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.

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now: Information Services Group Inc.(III)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    CGI Group (NYSE: GIB) and Information Services Group (NASDAQ:III) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    RMR Group (NASDAQ: RMR) and Information Services Group (NASDAQ:III) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    3i Group (LON:III) had its price target upped by Societe Generale from GBX 1,020 ($13.58) to GBX 1,130 ($15.04) in a research note released on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now: ConocoPhillips(COP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) is one of these leaders. The U.S. oil giant announced a multi-billion-dollar buyback in late 2016, which has helped catapult its stock 55% higher since then, vastly outperforming the nearly 23% gain from the iShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEMKT:IEO), which holds more than 60 U.S.-focused oil and gas stocks. Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), meanwhile, has rallied almost 60% since unveiling a multi-billion-dollar buyback last fall, doubling the return of the iShares E&P ETF.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) has worked hard to distinguish itself from other oil companies over the past few years by shifting its focus from growing production to increasing shareholder value. That led it on a path to shed high-cost assets so that it could slim down to a company that could thrive at lower oil prices.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec raised its position in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) by 285.9% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 652,900 shares of the energy producer’s stock after purchasing an additional 483,700 shares during the quarter. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec owned 0.06% of ConocoPhillips worth $38,710,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now: Prestige Brand Holdings Inc.(PBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PBH) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten brokerages that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $73.80.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) shares were also up, gaining 23 percent to $35.07 after the company posted upbeat Q4 earnings.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
    AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
    Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion.
    Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
    Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion.
    Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $255.60 million.
    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $457.67 million.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
    Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $1.32 billion.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $10.14 billion.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
    NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
    World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
    MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $616.04 million.
    Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CH

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now: Patni Computer Systems Limited(PTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Proteostasis Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: PTI) saw its shares slide early on Thursday after the company reported that it had positive data from its early stage trial in cystic fibrosis (CF). These results come from the firms ongoing Phase 1 dosing study of PTI-801 in CF patients on background Orkambi (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) therapy.

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    TheStreet’s founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer is bracing for earnings on Friday from JPMorgan Chase (JPM) , Citigroup (C) and Wells Fargo (WFC) .

  • [By ]

    When long-time, sometimes controversial bank analyst Mike Mayo speaks it’s often wise for investors to listen. Recently plucked up by Wells Fargo (WFC)  to cover the banking space, Mayo is fresh off a meeting with top Goldman Sachs (GS)  management, including CEO Lloyd Blankfein. Mayo’s mention of a possible “revenue breakout” in a new note dropped in our email box Tuesday is attention-grabbing (if not a reason to trade Action Alerts PLUS holding Goldman).

  • [By ]

    San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) , struggling to recover from a series of regulatory penalties over allegedly aggressive sales practices, posted a 5.5% profit increase on a preliminary basis, noting that legal costs might have to be revised higher pending discussions with regulators over as much as $1 billion of new penalties related to auto insurance and mortgage-related violations.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The US financial sector has been on a solid run of late. Over the last 12 months the S&P 500 Financials Sector has returned 18.9% relative to the S&P 500 Index of 17.9%. Many analysts have formed the view that with the potential for higher market interest rates, this sector has a long runway ahead. So with this in mind I thought that it would be a good time to update my estimates of the intrinsic value of the 3 major diversified banks. Over a series of 4 articles I will value JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) and Bank of America (NYSE: BAC). In this first article I will set the scene by reviewing the performance of the 3 banks over the last 10 years and compare their current performance to the Sector.

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now: Transcananda Pipelines Ltd.(TRP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media stories about TC PIPELINES LP Common Stock (NYSE:TRP) (TSE:TRP) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TC PIPELINES LP Common Stock earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the pipeline company an impact score of 47.0472930935725 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    TransCanada (NYSE:TRP) has almost everything an investor could want in a stock. With a dividend yield of around 4.8%, the Canadian pipeline giant supplies investors with a lucrative income stream. Meanwhile, with 21 billion Canadian dollars ($16 billion) of expansion projects underway, the company has the fuel to grow earnings at a 10% compound annual rate through 2020, which should enable it to increase its dividend8% to 10% per year through 2021. Finally, after selling off 11% this year, shares trade at an attractive value. Add everything up, and TransCanada has the potential to generate market-beating total returns in the coming years, which makes it an excellent stock to consider buying.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    TransCanada’s (NYSE:TRP) expansion efforts continued paying dividends during the first quarter as earnings and cash flow kept growing. As a result, the Canadian pipeline giant remains on track to achieve its dividend growth targets. CEO Russ Girling affirmed that view on the quarterly conference call, where he detailed the company’s progress on its strategic plan.

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    TransCanada Corp. (NYSE: TRP) just achieved a perfect Money Morning stock VQScore, making it a profit powder keg waiting to ignite…

    TransCanada is a Canadian oil and gas pipeline company, most famous for its development of the Keystone XL pipeline connecting Canadian oil fields to major hubs in the United States.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Priestley:Yeah,absolutely. The last company is also on this natural gas trend,it’s TransCanada (NYSE:TRP), ticker TRP. It’s aCanadian energy infrastructure company. They have assets in the U.S.,Canada, obviously, and Mexico. Theyoperate 40,000 miles of natural gas pipeline. Anotable project that they operate is the Keystone XL Pipeline and theKeystone Pipeline system. Italso has interests in 20 powergeneration facilities,mostly in Canada. And, they have significant scale as a midstream company. I kind of like these midstream players, because they’re really winners,so to speak, in a lot of respects. A lot of the contracts that they make with the oil refiners or the oilcompanies themselves are 15-20-year contracts.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Most investors have probably heard of energy giants Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A) (NYSE:RDS-B), Dominion Energy (NYSE:D), and TransCanada (NYSE:TRP). Fewer, however, are likely familiar with their publicly traded master limited partnerships (MLPs): Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE:SHLX), Dominion Energy Midstream Partners (NYSE:DM), and TC Pipelines (NYSE:TCP). That might be a good thing, as the market has beaten up the latter trio this year, sending their valuations south.

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now: NRG Energy Inc.(NRG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG) was started with a Buy rating andassigned a $37 price objective (versus a $33.15 close) at Merrill Lynch.

    Oasis Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OAS) was reiterated as Overweight and the target price was raised to $17 from $13 at Morgan Stanley.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) and NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now: PPL Corporation(PPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 17,988,914 shares, a decrease of 18.2% from the April 13th total of 22,001,974 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 5,372,103 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.3 days. Approximately 2.6% of the company’s shares are short sold.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL) posted a 52-week low of $30.74 after closing Tuesday at $30.76. The 52-week high is $40.20. Volume was about 3.2 million, about 25% below the daily average of around 4.5 million shares. The electric utility company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL) posted a 52-week low of $31.11 after closing Wednesday at $31.59. The 52-week high is $40.20. Volume was about 9.6 million, more than double the daily average of around 4.2 million shares. The electric utility company had no specific news.

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now: China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited(CNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department lessened its stake in shares of Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) by 1.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 842,775 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 13,507 shares during the quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department owned about 0.11% of Canadian National Railway worth $61,565,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [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 Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Canadian National Railway (TSE:CNR) (NYSE:CNI) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the eleven research firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is C$109.36.

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