Top Canadian Stocks To Buy Right Now

Consolidation isn’t coming in the Canadian cannabis industry — it’s already here.

The big story right now relates to the potential acquisition of MedReleaf (NASDAQOTH:MEDFF) by Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF). There’s no guarantee that a deal will be made, but the two companies announced that they were engaged in discussions.

Aurora is currently the second-largest Canadian marijuana grower by market cap, while MedReleaf fluctuates between being ranked No. 3 and No. 4. An acquisition of MedReleaf would enable Aurora to leapfrog over Canopy Growth (NASDAQOTH:TWMJF) to become the top marijuana stock on the market.

Should Aurora actually buy MedReleaf, there could be considerable pressure on Canopy to make an acquisition of its own. One obvious target to buy would be Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF), which has roughly the same market cap as MedReleaf. But would this acquisition make sense for Canopy Growth? I think it could.  

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Top Canadian Stocks To Buy Right Now: Natural Gas(NG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Canadian gold mining company NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSE: NG) shows an even starker change in sentiment. In the last six months, the volume of short bets on the stock declined 32.75%, from 19.05 million shares to 12.81 million.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NG) (TSE:NG) VP David A. Ottewell sold 60,309 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.73, for a total value of $224,952.57. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 645,385 shares in the company, valued at $2,407,286.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NovaGold Resources (TSE:NG) (AMEX:NG) had its price target trimmed by JPMorgan Chase & Co. from C$9.10 to C$8.00 in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    JPMorgan Chase set a GBX 870 ($11.80) target price on National Grid (LON:NG) in a research note released on Monday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Canadian gold mining company NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSE: NG) shows an even starker change in sentiment. In the last 12 months, the volume of short bets on the stock declined 79%, to 522,400.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    National Grid (LON:NG)‘s stock had its “overweight” rating reiterated by research analysts at Morgan Stanley in a note issued to investors on Monday.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PBH) – Equities researchers at DA Davidson cut their Q2 2019 earnings estimates for shares of Prestige Brands in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, July 3rd. DA Davidson analyst L. Weiser now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of $0.60 for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.64. DA Davidson currently has a “Neutral” rating and a $33.00 target price on the stock. DA Davidson also issued estimates for Prestige Brands’ FY2019 earnings at $2.83 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.97 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Premium Brands (TSE:PBH) had its target price increased by TD Securities from C$140.00 to C$145.00 in a research note published on Thursday. The firm currently has an action list buy rating on the stock.

  • [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]

    On Thursday, the health care shares rose 1.02 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO), up 67 percent, and Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) up 28 percent.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Energi (CURRENCY:NRG) traded 1.4% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 15:00 PM E.T. on September 11th. One Energi coin can now be bought for about $0.31 or 0.00004951 BTC on major exchanges including Cryptopia, CryptoBridge and CoinExchange. Energi has a total market cap of $1.54 million and $4,327.00 worth of Energi was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, Energi has traded down 9.2% against the dollar.

  • [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 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 To Buy Right Now: ConocoPhillips(COP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) shares short dropped to 17.34 million from the previous level of 18.27 million. Shares were trading at $68.71, within a 52-week range of $42.27 to $71.71.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) shares short fell to 11.23 million from the previous 11.83 million. Shares were trading at $78.28, within a 52-week range of $48.70 to $78.61.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Whittier Trust Co. grew its holdings in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) by 15.8% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 11,978 shares of the energy producer’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,635 shares during the period. Whittier Trust Co.’s holdings in ConocoPhillips were worth $710,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: COP, HD, HSBC
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) has seized assets from the Venezuelan-owned firm PDVSA in the Caribbean. The company won a court case that will allow it to take over assets owned by the Venezuelan government. The court enabled the seizures as part of a broader plan to allow the firm to recoup roughly $2 billion following the 2007 nationalization of its assets in Venezuela by the huge Castro-led government.
    Monday will be a quiet day on the earnings front. Investors are looking to Tuesday’s calendar, when The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) reports earnings. Tomorrow, Wall Street analysts expect that Home Depot will report earnings per share of $2.07 on top of $25.2 billion in revenue. Investors will be hoping that the company reports strong profits thanks to an improving U.S. economy and the recent tax reform law.
    Expect a lot of chatter today about blockchain technology. That’s because ING Bank and HSBC Holdings Plc. (NYSE: HSBC) announced over the weekend that they engaged in their first trade ever using blockchain technology. The two engaged in a trade on behalf of Cargill to finance a shipment of soybeans from Argentina to Malaysia.
    Today, look for earnings reports from Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A), Itron Inc. (Nasdaq: ITRI), Vipshop Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq: VIPS), Amyris Biotechnologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRS), Sky Solar Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq: SKYS), Mazor Robotics Ltd. (Nasdaq: MZOR), China Lodging Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: HTHT), and Mimecast Ltd. (Nasdaq: MIME).

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    As things stand right now, analysts anticipate that at least some Iranian oil will come off the market as a result of the sanctions. That lost output would further tighten an oil market that suddenly has little margin for error thanks to red-hot demand and tame supply growth. That’s the recipe for higher oil prices and could make top-tier U.S. oil stocks Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), and ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) big winners in the coming years.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Oil driller ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) is benefiting from rising oil prices and rewarding investors with dividend hikes. However, the company’s drilling-focused business hasn’t been able to sustain a high dividend in the past, cutting the payment in 2016 amid low oil prices. This suggests that dividend investors will end up disappointed if highly volatile oil prices fall again. Here are two stocks with higher yields today and strong histories of rewarding investors through good times and bad: ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) and The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). 

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Chipotle Mexican Grill’s (NYSE:CMG) turnaround took another step forward last quarter, as comparable sales growth accelerated on the back of rising digital sales. This growth enabled Chipotle to post adjusted earnings per share of $1.72 for Q4, nearly 30% ahead of the analyst consensus.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Hill: Let’s go back to Qdoba for a second. We talked about this right before we started taping. A little bit of background here — Jack in the Box bought Qdoba, which is basically their version of Chipotle (NYSE:CMG). They bought it in 2003 for $45 million dollars. They sold it at the end of last year for just over $300 million. Just, on the surface, you can look at that and say, “Well, they made a heck of a nice profit off of that.” But, there were a bunch of years where, when Jack in the Box reported their quarterly earnings, it was Qdoba that was really doing the heavy lifting. It was Qdoba that was putting up the really impressive double-digit same-store sales growth. 

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Hill: Shares of Chipotle (NYSE:CMG) up 4% this week after a solid second quarter report. Chipotle’s same-store sales were up due to higher average tickets. David, foot traffic down a little bit, but it looks like Chipotle is exercising a little bit of pricing power.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Feb. 6, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Bank of Internet (BOFI) , MGM Resorts (MGM) , Verizon (VZ) , Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) , Oracle (ORCL) , Salesforce.com (CRM) , PayPal (PYPL) , Raytheon (RTN) and McDonald’s (MCD) .

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) released first quarter financial results after markets closed Wednesday. The burrito chain said that it had $2.13 in earnings per share (EPS) on $1.15 billion in revenue, compared with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for $1.57 in EPS on $1.15 billion in revenue. The same period from last year had $1.60 in EPS on $1.07 billion in revenue.

Top Canadian Stocks To Buy Right Now: PPL Corporation(PPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Goelzer Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) by 3.6% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 120,687 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,140 shares during the period. Goelzer Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in PPL were worth $3,414,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pembina Pipeline Corp (TSE:PPL) (NYSE:PBA) insider Cameron Goldade acquired 415 shares of Pembina Pipeline stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 10th. The stock was purchased at an average price of C$46.01 per share, with a total value of C$19,094.15.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Pembina Pipeline Corp (NYSE:PBA) (TSE:PPL) by 7.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 244,445 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after purchasing an additional 17,602 shares during the period. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC’s holdings in Pembina Pipeline were worth $8,458,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Strs Ohio lifted its holdings in PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL) by 73.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,704,654 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 721,029 shares during the period. Strs Ohio owned approximately 0.24% of PPL worth $48,667,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

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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.

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