Best Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2019

They’re the giants among marijuana stocks. But they’re as different as night and day.

Canopy Growth (NASDAQOTH:TWMJF) ranks as the biggest pure-play marijuana stock on the planet right now, with a market cap of $4.6 billion. GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH) comes in second with a market cap of $3.8 billion. The former is the largest Canadian supplier of medical marijuana, while the latter is a cannabinoid-focused biotech.

Which of these two is the better marijuana stock? Here’s how Canopy Growth and GW Pharmaceuticals compare.

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The case for Canopy Growth

Investors have flocked to Canopy Growth for three primary reasons. One is that the medical marijuana market in the company’s home country of Canada is growing like a weed (pardon the pun). Canopy Growth’s sales soared more than 120% year over year in its latest quarter, with most of its revenue stemming from domestic medical cannabis sales. The Canadian medical marijuana market should continue to be a strong source of growth for Canopy, with total annual sales in the industry projected to more than triple by 2024.

Best Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2019: PPL Corporation(PPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Maple Capital Management Inc. reduced its stake in shares of PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) by 5.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 143,059 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 8,754 shares during the quarter. Maple Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in PPL were worth $4,047,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    2) Review your goals. Are you retired and managing your portfolio for income and realize you’re loaded up with low- to no-yield growth stocks? It’s time to make some adjustments. As the second half of the year encounters choppier waters, many equity strategists have recommended reducing risk by pivoting toward more defensive stocks in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, utilities, and consumer staples. Some great names that are currently trading at attractive levels include health care giant Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), power producer PPL Corp (NYSE: PPL) and food giant General Mills (NYSE: GIS). Weighted equally, all three yield an average of 4.3% and trade with a forward PE of just 14.17.

  • [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.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Traders sold shares of PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) on strength during trading on Thursday. $37.99 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $66.42 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $28.43 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, PPL had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. PPL traded up $0.35 for the day and closed at $25.61

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    If this is, indeed, the case, investors have a handful of high quality names at attractive prices to choose from. One that has popped up on my radar is PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL).

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL) which fell about 5% to $28.08. The stocks 52-week range is $25.30 to $39.90. Volume was 8.4 million compared to the daily average volume of 7.4 million.

Best Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2019: 3M Company(MMM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall, Neha Chamaria, and Rich Duprey]

    Three Motley Fool investors have already put in the work to help you get started, highlightingHarley-Davidson Inc(NYSE:HOG) and3M Co(NYSE:MMM) as dependable dividend stocks with solid prospects, and Trex Company Inc(NYSE:TREX) as a growth-focused investment. Read on to learn what these real-world investors like about these great companies, and why they can help retirees keep their nest eggs growing for the long-term.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Earnings appear to be helping equities futures, if slightly, with six Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJI) components reporting this morning. Leading the way was construction equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), which reported solid earnings of $2.82 a share versus analyst consensus of $2.11. CAT shares rose more than 4 percent in pre-market trading. Other Dow components advancing on this morning's earnings include Verizon Communications inc. (NYSE: VZ), Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) and United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX). The $DJI’s advance appears to have been muted, however, on weaker earnings by 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM), which fell nearly 4 percent on lower company guidance, and insurance giant Travelers Companies Inc. (NYSE: TRV), which fell short of analyst estimates.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG)took just a smidge of a haircut after releasing its first-quarter report, despite putting up huge ad revenue growth.What gives? 3M (NYSE:MMM) followed a knockout 2017 with a not-so-great start to the new year, but long-term investors shouldn’t sweat it too hard. Wells Fargo(NYSE:WFC) held its annual meeting today, and despite its CEO’s stated devotion to rebuilding customer trust, things don’t look so great for the bank — and could look even worse in a few weeks after Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) annual meeting. Tune in to find out more.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) traded down 1.74% at $202.18. The stock’s 52-week range is $191.44 to $259.77. Volume was about 40% below the daily average of around 2.9 million shares. The company had no specific news Tuesday.

  • [By Timothy Green, Demitrios Kalogeropoulos, Keith Speights, Neha Chamaria, and Rich Smith]

    What stocks should you invest in? Five of our Motley Fool investors have some ideas. Here’s why you should consider adding Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD), International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), 3M Company (NYSE:MMM), SodaStream International (NASDAQ:SODA), and SolarEdge Technologies (NASDAQ:SEDG) to your portfolio in June.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM), which is down 15.5%. That is followed by Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), down 15.3%, General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), down 14.2%, and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), down 11.1%. Dow losers outnumber winners for the year to date by a score of 18 to 12.

Best Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2019: NEW GOLD INC.(NGD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) dropped about 4.7% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $2.05. Shares closed at $2.15 on Thursday and the stock’s 52-week high is $4.25. Volume was about 50% higher than the daily average of 4.2 million. The junior gold miner had no specific news.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE: TER) fell 10.8 percent to $37.02 in pre-market trading after the company issued downbeat Q2 guidance.
    Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW) fell 9.2 percent to $122.29 in pre-market trading. Edwards Lifesciences reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter, but issued weak earnings guidance for the second quarter.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) fell 8.8 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading after rising 4.13 percent on Tuesday.
    Gold Fields Limited (ADR) (NYSE: GFI) fell 8.6 percent to $3.61 in pre-market trading.
    Natus Medical Incorporated (NASDAQ: BABY) fell 8.2 percent to $32.95 in pre-market trading after the company issued weak forecast for the second quarter.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares fell 7.9 percent to $3.50 in pre-market trading after climbing 27.09 percent on Tuesday.
    Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (NYSE: BEDU) shares fell 6.7 percent to $13.58 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Sangamo Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SGMO) fell 5.9 percent to $16.75 in pre-market trading following announcement of a $200 million common stock offering.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) shares fell 5.7 percent to $3.29 in pre-market trading after declining 3.32 percent on Tuesday.
    Euronav NV (NYSE: EURN) fell 4.8 percent to $8.40 in pre-market trading.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) shares fell 4.3 percent to $4.69 in pre-market trading.
    Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (NASDAQ: GLPI) shares fell 4.1 percent to $32.92 in pre-market trading after the company issued downbeat quarterly results and reported the retirement of CFO William Clifford

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    New Gold Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: NGD) dropped about 1.9% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $2.09. Shares closed at $2.13 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $4.25. The junior gold miner had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    New Gold Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: NGD) dropped about 3.8% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $2.28. Shares closed at $2.37 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $4.25. Volume was about 15% below the daily average of around 5.9 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Best Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2019: Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.(CMG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) – Equities researchers at William Blair boosted their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, June 28th. William Blair analyst S. Zackfia now expects that the restaurant operator will post earnings of $2.93 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $2.71. William Blair also issued estimates for Chipotle Mexican Grill’s FY2019 earnings at $11.70 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $13.20 EPS.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    In just a little over two weeks, Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) will report financial results for fiscal Q2 2018. Investors, however, aren’t waiting to see the numbers before buying this stock; Chipotle shares are up 14% over the past year — and up 82% since hitting their low point in February.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment of the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill is joined by senior Fool analysts Jason Moser, David Kretzmann, and Jeff Fischer to talk Chipotle(NYSE:CMG), which fed shareholders a major win. But was it the quarterly report that moved the stock, the outlook, or confidence in the changes being made by the new man in the CEO’s chair? What should you be looking forward to from the fast-casual chain, and is its stock a buy now?

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) which rose over 24% to $422.49. The stocks 52-week range is $247.52 to $499.00. Volume was 7 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.2 million.

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    The market now believes that Chipotle’s (NYSE:CMG) turnaround has taken hold. That’s partly due to the company’s strong first-quarter results, and partly due to the optimism created by the hiring of new CEO Brian Niccol.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) rocketed higher earlier this year when Taco Bell veteran Brian Niccol was named CEO of the struggling fast-casual chain. But now there seems to be a bit of buyer’s remorse.

Best Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2019: PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust(PMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [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.

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