Top Canadian Stocks For 2019

This year has been a disappointing one for investors in Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP) as both stocks are down double-digits. Two different factors have weighed on their valuations. In Enbridge’s case, investors worried that the Canadian pipeline giant’s debt level had grown too high. Meanwhile, Brookfield Infrastructure has been under pressure due to concerns about growth in the near-term after a recent asset sale.

Those issues, however, should fade away after the companies teamed up on a deal where Enbridge will sell a business unit to Brookfield for 4.31 billion Canadian dollars ($3.3 billion) in cash. That’s because it should solve Enbridge’s balance sheet problems while also addressing concerns about Brookfield’s ability to grow. By correcting those issues, the deal makes it increasingly likely that the two companies can increase their high-yielding dividends at a healthy rate in the coming years.

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Top Canadian Stocks For 2019: Credit Suisse Group(CS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Credits (CS) is a distributed proof-of-stake (dPOS) token that uses the DPoS hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was February 28th, 2015. Credits’ total supply is 249,471,071 tokens and its circulating supply is 143,404,049 tokens. The Reddit community for Credits is /r/CreditsOfficial and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. Credits’ official message board is medium.com/@credits. Credits’ official website is credits.com/en. Credits’ official Twitter account is @creditscom and its Facebook page is accessible here.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Credit Suisse Group (NYSE:CS) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    UBS Group set a €21.50 ($24.43) price target on AXA (EPA:CS) in a research note published on Monday morning, www.boersen-zeitung.de reports. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Credits (CS) is a distributed proof-of-stake (dPOS) token that uses the DPoS hashing algorithm. Its launch date was February 28th, 2015. Credits’ total supply is 249,471,071 tokens and its circulating supply is 139,159,871 tokens. Credits’ official message board is medium.com/@credits. The Reddit community for Credits is /r/CreditsOfficial and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. The official website for Credits is credits.com/en. Credits’ official Twitter account is @creditscom and its Facebook page is accessible here.

Top Canadian Stocks For 2019: Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.(ST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to
  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Canaccord Genuity assumed coverage on shares of Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) in a note issued to investors on Friday, The Fly reports. The firm set a “buy” rating on the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Thursday morning.

    Several other equities analysts have also issued reports on ST. Zacks Investment Research lowered Sensata Technologies from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, June 28th. Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on Sensata Technologies in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. They set a buy rating and a $70.00 target price on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $69.00 target price on shares of Sensata Technologies in a research report on Tuesday, September 11th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered Sensata Technologies from an equal weight rating to an underweight rating and lowered their target price for the stock from $55.00 to $47.00 in a research report on Monday, September 17th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. Sensata Technologies presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $59.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News coverage about Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sensata Technologies earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 47.3141406855551 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top Canadian Stocks For 2019: NRG Energy Inc.(NRG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This stock has made a nice run off the lows, but it may hold solid upside for aggressive accounts. NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG) is an integrated independent power producer that owns and operates 27 gigawatts (GW) of conventional and renewable generating capacity in the United States and serves 3 million retail customers in Texas and the Northeast.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Energi (CURRENCY:NRG) traded 3.8% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on February 2nd. Energi has a market cap of $9.51 million and approximately $100,521.00 worth of Energi was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Energi coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.76 or 0.00021720 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinExchange, Cryptopia and CryptoBridge. In the last seven days, Energi has traded down 9.3% against the dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    State of Wisconsin Investment Board cut its holdings in shares of NRG Energy Inc (NYSE:NRG) by 12.8% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 61,614 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 9,051 shares during the quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board’s holdings in NRG Energy were worth $1,892,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energi (CURRENCY:NRG) traded up 0.2% against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 19:00 PM Eastern on September 15th. Over the last seven days, Energi has traded 14.2% higher against the U.S. dollar. Energi has a market capitalization of $1.61 million and $2,597.00 worth of Energi was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Energi coin can now be purchased for $0.32 or 0.00004969 BTC on exchanges including CoinExchange, Cryptopia and CryptoBridge.

Top Canadian Stocks For 2019: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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    Several research analysts have recently issued reports on WFC shares. Vining Sparks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $68.50 price objective on shares of Wells Fargo in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Bank of America lowered their price objective on Wells Fargo from $70.00 to $69.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Nomura decreased their target price on Wells Fargo from $79.00 to $76.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised Wells Fargo from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 target price for the company in a research report on Saturday, February 10th. Finally, UBS raised Wells Fargo from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $61.83.

  • [By ]

    Buffett’s investment in banking is even more interesting that the overall over-weighting appears. Berkshire cut its position in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) to come in under 10% ownership last quarter but still holds $24.7 billion in shares, it’s second-largest holding. At the industry-level, Berkshire added to its banking position with 3.7 million shares of US Bancorp (NYSE: USB) and 1.4 million shares of Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE: BK).

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) has been under more than its historical scrutiny after multiple scandals and self-inflicted management blunders. In fact, the company is even now advertising that Wells Fargo is being reintroduced in 2018 after over 150 years of operations. After many wrist slaps and many fines and settlements, Wells Fargo announced that the Federal Reserve Board did not object to the company’s 2018 Capital Plan under the recently concluded Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) has tried to recover from the revelation last year that bank employees created additional customer accounts without the knowledge of those customers. More recently it announced a plan to reduce its headcount by some 26,000 over the next three years and suspended two executives related to an investigation into the bank’s purchase of low-income housing tax credits.

Top Canadian Stocks For 2019: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc(VRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    When Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) reported its most recent quarterly results before the markets opened on Wednesday, the company said that it had $0.98 in earnings per share (EPS) on $2.16 billion in revenue. That compares with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for $0.97 per share and $2.18 billion. The fourth quarter of last year reportedly had EPS of $1.26 and $2.4 billion in revenue.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Korea Investment CORP cut its position in shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:VRX) (TSE:VRX) by 46.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 126,736 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 109,300 shares during the quarter. Korea Investment CORP’s holdings in Valeant Pharmaceuticals were worth $2,948,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Steve Sosnick of Interactive Brokers suggested on Bloomberg Markets an options strategy in Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE: VRX).

    The company is going to report earnings next week and Sosnick wants to use elevated implied volatility to sell options. He wants to sell the May 11, 17.50 strike call and buy the May 11, 19 strike call for a total credit of 60 cents.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After disclosing today that the FDA has given a no-go to Duobrii lotion for topical plaque psoriasis, shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:VRX) lost 12.3% of their value on Monday.

  • [By ]

    Other recent false “tells” of “unusual call activity” have included Lowe’s (LOW) , Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) , Walmart (WMT) and Walt Disney Co. (DIS) . All of these stocks tanked within one or two weeks of the unusual call trading.

  • [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.

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