Top 5 Canadian Stocks To Invest In Right Now

What happened

Cronos Group (NASDAQ:CRON) stock jumped 12.6% in September, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

This gain, however, has been erased in the past week, as shares of the Canadian marijuana grower lost 12.1% in the first week of October. This isn’t surprising, as marijuana stocks are extremely volatile.

Cronos stock is up 26.4% in 2018 through Oct. 5, versus the S&P 500’s 9.5% return. Over the past year, the stock is up a whopping 307%, versus the broader market’s 15.3% return.

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So what

We can largely attribute Cronos stock’s robust September performance to investor excitement about the cannabis space in general. This enthusiasm was stoked in August, when news came out that recreational marijuana would become legal for adults in Canada on Oct. 17. 

Top 5 Canadian Stocks To Invest In Right Now: PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust(PMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pennymac Mortgage Investment (NYSE:PMT) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $18.60 and last traded at $18.62, with a volume of 19306 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pennymac Mortgage Investment (NYSE:PMT) – Equities researchers at Wedbush lifted their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Pennymac Mortgage Investment in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 10th. Wedbush analyst J. Weaver now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $0.36 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.34. Wedbush also issued estimates for Pennymac Mortgage Investment’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.52 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.74 EPS.

Top 5 Canadian Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Safeway Inc.(SWY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Large and small cap junior miners have long been interested in the region due to Goldcorp’s Éléonore mine being located in the heart of the territory along with the Troilus mine (which has produced over 2 million ounces of gold from 1997-2010 and is estimated to have another remaining 2 million ounces of reserves). The Otish Mountains area has also attracted attention following the discovery of diamonds by Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX: SWY) at their Renard diamond mine (projected to produce 1.5-2 millions carats per year).

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    In addition, Goldcorp’s (NYSE: GG) Éléonore mine in the heart of the territory along with the Troilus mine (which produced over 2 million ounces of gold from 1997-2010 and is estimated to have another remaining 2 million ounces of reserves) are helping to maintain the interest of junior exploration companies in nearby properties. The same can be said about the Otish Mountains area following the discovery of diamonds by Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX: SWY) at their Renard diamond mine which is projected to produce 1.5-2 millions carats per year.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stornoway Diamond (TSE:SWY) is scheduled to post its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, August 14th.

    Stornoway Diamond (TSE:SWY) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, May 15th. The company reported C($0.01) EPS for the quarter. Stornoway Diamond had a negative net margin of 6.15% and a negative return on equity of 1.78%. The business had revenue of C$55.95 million for the quarter.

Top 5 Canadian Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Encana Corporation(ECA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Encana Corp (NYSE:ECA) (TSE:ECA) gapped up before the market opened on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $5.95, but opened at $6.10. Encana shares last traded at $6.11, with a volume of 65113676 shares changing hands.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Morgan Stanley set a $19.00 price objective on Encana (NYSE:ECA) (TSE:ECA) in a report published on Friday morning. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the oil and gas company’s stock.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Canada’s Montney Shale doesn’t currently capture investors’ attention like the Permian Basin. However, that doesn’t mean it’s a second-tier play. Quite the contrary since, like the Permian, it’s a resource-rich region with as many as six drillable formations that produce highly economic liquids-rich natural gas. Because of those features, it has become an important growth driver for companies like Encana (NYSE:ECA).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Electra (CURRENCY:ECA) traded 8% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 22:00 PM ET on June 20th. In the last week, Electra has traded 12.6% higher against the U.S. dollar. Electra has a market capitalization of $34.87 million and $128,874.00 worth of Electra was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Electra coin can now be purchased for $0.0014 or 0.00000020 BTC on exchanges including Fatbtc, Novaexchange, CoinFalcon and CryptoBridge.

Top 5 Canadian Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ConocoPhillips(COP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) is one of a growing number of oil producers that is reevaluating its drilling plans in the Permian Basin because of the region’s looming pipeline shortage. Among the options it’s considering is redeploying at least some of its resources out of the Basin until new pipes start up toward the end of next year. While that could affect its growth prospects in the near term, it also might provide the company with the opportunity to enhance its longer-term growth potential in the region.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) shares short decreased to 23.15 million from the previous level of 24.60 million. Shares were trading at $52.55, within a 52-week range of $42.27 to $61.32.

  • [By ]

    Lang looked at a daily chart of Anadarko (APC) and Conoco Phillips (COP) , noting that Anadarko has been making higher highs and lows on strong volume, with a bullish MACD momentum indicator. Conoco has made a “W” shaped bottom with a bullish Chaikin money flow, signaling institutional buying. Lang and Cramer were fans of both names.

  • [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.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    After falling through most of 2015 and 2016, dividends started heading higher in 2017 as producers got their cost structures repositioned for lower prices. U.S. oil giant ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) was among the first producers to start returning cash to investors. The company, which had slashed its payout by two-thirds in early 2016, has since increased it three times, raising it 22% from that bottom. While ConocoPhillips has a long way before its dividend will be back up to where it was, it’s heading in the right direction.

Top 5 Canadian Stocks To Invest In Right Now: 3M Company(MMM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), which is down 16.3%. That is followed by Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), down 15.6%, 3M Co (NYSE: MMM), down 12.8%, and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), down 8.9%. With the exception of Walmart, which is spending some $15 billion to acquire a majority stake in India’s Flipkart, the five worst performers all cut their losses last week, with GE adding about 3.6% to its share price.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    There aren’t many companies as stable as industrial conglomerate 3M Company (NYSE:MMM). It makes everything from consumer goods to electronics products and has generated cash flows so consistent that it’s paid a dividend for more than 100 years. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was 3M Company (NYSE: MMM) which traded down 6.99% at $200.78. The stock’s 52-week range is $192.36 to $259.77. Volume was about four times the daily average of around 2.7 million shares. The company reported so-so results this morning and lowered earnings guidance.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    3M Company’s (NYSE:MMM) premium valuation means it doesn’t really have a huge margin of safety should things go wrong in 2019. Trading on a current P/E ratio of 26 times earnings, the stock is expensive on an absolute basis as well as compared to its peers. Unfortunately, the company’s recent fourth-quarter earnings saw management lowering full-year revenue and earnings guidance at the first hurdle. Let’s take a look at earnings and how they affect the investment thesis for the stock.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer, Chris Neiger, and Travis Hoium]

    Investors today seem to think “long-term” means a quarter or, maybe, a year. But real long-term investors think decades into the future. If that sounds like you, then you want to own safe stocks that you can hold until 2030 — or longer. Three stocks that we think fit the bill today are 3M Company (NYSE:MMM), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), and The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Here’s a quick rundown on why our contributors picked these stocks. 

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    The first list of Dividend Aristocrats published in 1989 comprised 26 stocks. Remarkably, nine of the 26 stocks are still part of the Dividend Aristocrat group.

    Dividend Aristocrat No. of Years of Consecutive Dividend Increases Payout Ratio (Last 12 Months) Current Dividend Yield
    Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) 55 67.6% 2.7%
    Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) 62 37.4% 2%
    Emerson Electric (NYSE: EMR) 60 69% 2.62%
    Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) 62 62.7% 3.12%
    Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) 55 724.9% 2.57%
    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) 55 440.7% 3.5%
    Lowe’s Companies (NYSE: LOW) 55 37.4% 1.97%
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) 60 70.4% 2.65%
    Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) 62 72.2% 3.94%

    Data source: S&P Global Market Intelligence, company financials, Yahoo Finance. Table by author. 

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