Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Watch Right Now

The sands of the hourglass are beginning to thin out. After years of promises from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and months of debate in Parliament, recreational marijuana will become legal and go on sale in Canada in just 44 days.

What will legalization look like in Canada? Though it’s really anyone’s guess at this point, it’ll likely add billions of dollars in annual revenue, atop what the industry is already generating from domestic medical patients and via exports. In many ways, this legalization is being viewed as the next-greatest thing since sliced bread — and investors are hoping to take advantage of it.

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Tilray dishes on its very first quarterly report as a public company

In particular, one newly public marijuana stock has been the apple of investors’ eyes over the past two-plus weeks: Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY). Since closing at $24.25 on Aug. 14, Tilray, which became the first Canadian-based pot stock to go the initial public offering route on a reputable U.S. exchange, has gained more than 155% (through Aug. 29). In fact, Tilray is rapidly closing in on Aurora Cannabis for the No. 2 spot in total market cap.

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.(ST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.94-4.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $4.05. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.58-3.68 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.63 billion.Sensata Technologies also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $3.94-4.10 EPS.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Watch Right Now: NEW GOLD INC.(NGD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of New Gold (NYSEMKT:NGD) fell by over 14% today after the company announced the surprise sale of its Mesquite gold mine. The business will receive $158 million in cash for the productive asset, which management says will “immediately crystallize several years’ worth of future free cash flow as part of our strategy to prudently manage our balance sheet, providing the company with the financial flexibility to focus on our core assets”.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    New Gold (NYSEAMERICAN:NGD) had its price objective lowered by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from $1.25 to $1.00 in a research report issued on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has an “underperform” rating on the basic materials company’s stock. Royal Bank of Canada’s target price indicates a potential upside of 14.50% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of New Gold (NYSEMKT:NGD) sold off on Thursday, plunging more than 20% by 11 a.m. EST after the gold mining company reported its fourth-quarter results as well as its outlook for 2019.

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Watch Right Now: Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.(CMG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) shares dipped early on Monday after the burrito chain announced that it is piloting its new “highly anticipated” loyalty program, Chipotle Rewards. This is part of Chipotle’s ongoing efforts to drive digital innovation and make the brand more accessible. The points-based loyalty system is now live in three test markets.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    However, the largest and strongest quick service restaurants are finally starting to adapt. Using integrated digital ordering and delivery systems in combination with third-party delivery partners, Starbucks, Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG), and Mcdonald’s (NYSE:MCD) have each rejuvenated sales growth, on the back of strong incremental delivery sales. Here’s how they’re doing it.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Closing retail locations is bad news, particularly in the fast-food business. It is a signal that management put stores where they should not have been and now has too many. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) announced it would close some locations. Although this came in the midst of what it called positive news, it really isn’t. Investors get reminded of the recent retrenching of Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX), another struggling fast-food operator.

  • [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.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Ethan Ryder]

    Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Twelve equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $93.33.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty-two ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Eleven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and eleven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $91.71.

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Watch 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 firm’s ongoing Phase 1 dosing study of PTI-801 in CF patients on background Orkambi (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) therapy.

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Watch Right Now: Thor Industries Inc.(THO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment from Motley Fool Money, host Chris Hill asks analysts David Kretzmann, Seth Jayson, and Jason Moser to share the companies they have their eyes on this week, and why. Their picks are not entirely bullish: Of satellite radio provider Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI), RV maker Thor Industries (NYSE:THO), and mailing and shipping solutions provider Stamps.com (NASDAQ:STMP), only two are recommendations. The third…well, listen in and find out.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News articles about Tahoe Resources (NYSE:TAHO) (TSE:THO) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Tahoe Resources earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 48.1975954881896 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Another metric that bodes well for Winnebago is its total backlog; this increased by a healthy 36% compared to the prior year, to $193.1 million. That 36% increase looks even better when you consider that competitor Thor Industries (NYSE:THO) reported an 18% decline in its backlog during its recent quarterly conference call — although Thor Industries offered an explanation for the reduction.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Shares of LCI Industries (NYSE:LCII) lost 10.9% of their value in September, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The stock fell after recreational-vehicle company Thor Industries (NYSE:THO) reported earnings results that had negative implications for LCI’s performance.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO) – Northcoast Research decreased their Q1 2019 EPS estimates for shares of Thor Industries in a report issued on Thursday, September 20th. Northcoast Research analyst S. Woolf now anticipates that the construction company will earn $1.39 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $1.52. Northcoast Research currently has a “Buy” rating on the stock. Northcoast Research also issued estimates for Thor Industries’ Q3 2019 earnings at $2.20 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $1.85 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $1.87 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $2.65 EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at $2.14 EPS.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cypress Wealth Advisors LLC lowered its holdings in Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) by 13.9% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 58,475 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 9,457 shares during the quarter. Plains All American Pipeline makes up approximately 1.4% of Cypress Wealth Advisors LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 27th largest holding. Cypress Wealth Advisors LLC’s holdings in Plains All American Pipeline were worth $1,288,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Investors bought shares of Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA) on weakness during trading on Thursday. $28.45 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $9.70 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $18.75 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Plains All American Pipeline had the 14th highest net in-flow for the day. Plains All American Pipeline traded down ($0.22) for the day and closed at $24.09

  • [By John Bromels]

    That’s what happened to U.S. oil and gas pipeline operators Kinder 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%.

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Watch Right Now: Encana Corporation(ECA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Noonan, Travis Hoium, and Matthew DiLallo]

    We asked three Motley Fool investors to profile some of the best under-the-radar growth stocks on the market today. Read on to see why they selected Encana (NYSE:ECA), Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), and Baozun (NASDAQ:BZUN) as top growth stocks for in-the-know investors.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Encana Corp. (NYSE: ECA) has seen its shares rise 19% so far in 2019, outperforming its peers by about 500 basis points. That said, Encana shares have underperformed peers by over 20% since the NFX deal announcement last November. Merrill Lynch has a Buy rating and $11 price objective on Encana, almost 60% higher than the prior $6.89 close. The firm noted that Encana’s cube style completions have been an important driver of outperformance in the Permian. In the STACK, the firm expects Encana to be deliberate initially using “skinny cubes” to determine optimal vertical/horizontal spacing while targeting select zones using multi-well pads.

  • [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 Matthew DiLallo]

    Today, however, many drillers are setting a high bar for new wells. EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) has been one of the leaders in disrupting the former way of thinking by establishing a high return hurdle rate for new wells of 30% after-tax at $40 oil. Others followed with similar return-focused approaches, including Encana (NYSE:ECA), which needs locations to achieve a 35% after-tax return at $50 oil to meet its premium hurdle rate. 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Encana (NYSE:ECA) (TSE:ECA) had its target price raised by Morgan Stanley from $16.00 to $20.00 in a research report report published on Wednesday morning. Morgan Stanley currently has a buy rating on the oil and gas company’s stock.

  • [By ]

    Already, shale companies such as Encana (ECA) , Occidental Petroleum (OXY) and Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) , among others, are reporting higher cash flows and earnings on higher oil prices. As a result, they are paying down debt, increasing dividends and engaging in buybacks. This is a dramatic improvement in shareholder yield for the group.

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Watch Right Now: Safeway Inc.(SWY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [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).

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

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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 Stephan Byrd]

    Great West Life Assurance Co. Can grew its stake in shares of Pembina Pipeline Corp (NYSE:PBA) (TSE:PPL) by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 3,645,448 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after buying an additional 62,411 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can’s holdings in Pembina Pipeline were worth $126,640,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    That’s why investors would be better off investing in high-yielding Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) or PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL). Here’s what you need to know to decide.

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