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Q: Hi, I own Parex, Gear, Trican, Pason, Advantage and Prairiesky in small percentages for this sector . Collectively, I am about breakeven. I would like to consolidate into two or three holdings. Of these, what would be your preference? Overall total return is the objective.
I have also seen Terravest mentioned as a favourite compounder in the same sector in the Q&A, Is this a new entity or did they do a recent name change from a former company. Is this a more preferred name vs the others mentioned?


Read Answer Asked by Stephen on September 21, 2023

Q: Please provide your thoughts on how you would rank POU against ENB, SU, TRP, TOU, GXE and PXT for growth, holding for more than 5 years?
Thank you,

Read Answer Asked by Roger on April 28, 2023

Q: I am looking for cash-rich stocks with unusually low prices at the moment.

Could you recommend 5 Canadian and 5 US stocks


Read Answer Asked by V on April 13, 2023

Q: hi, can you please advise (if not already asked) analysis on these companies most recent 1/4 and FY results.
AT seems to have had increased revenues but profits are lacking vs comparable results, IMO.
PXT looks like it is firing on all cylinders (political risk aside) and the increased dividend seems to reflects that.
TOY seems to have mixed results again.

Any released forward looking statements concern you?

Are any of these adds/buys in today's market? I own about 2% each of all 3 in a diversified account.


Read Answer Asked by Stephen on March 10, 2023

Q: I know these companies vary a lot on the risk spectrum (CNQ likely being the safest and PXT the riskiest due to geopolitical risk), but if oil prices stay relatively high for the next couple years (let's say averaging at least $70), how would you rank the following stocks at current prices for potential total return: CNQ, TVE, IPCO, PXT?

Read Answer Asked by Patrick on January 05, 2023

Q: My two underperforming energy E&P stocks are CNE and PXT. Both seem restrained by their activity in Columbia, with the hostile new prez and increased taxation. What I think I know is as follows:

CNE is primarily nat gas, provides decent production reports and projections and is working to supply more regions via a pipeline project, paid for by and built by a Chinese partner, and scheduled for operation by 2024. CNE has more debt than peers, but largely at a fixed rate until 2028. Notwithstanding that they trade at 1.52XCF, yield >10%, have reduced their share count steadily through modest buy-backs and have optimistic guidance, the stock has steadily fallen to the point that Iím now down 43%! Thus, I could exploit a loss.

Iím still up somewhat on Parex, which has great financials and outlook, and seems widely loved by analysts, though this is not reflected in the recent price action. Parex is primarily oil, but in their most recent report, they note Columbiaís growing demand for nat gas and say that they plan to do more in that direction Ė supporting what Canacol has said. I have a modest gain on Parex, though the stock has performed poorly relative to its Canadian-based peers Ė thus no tax loss to be harvested, and delaying a sale until after tax loss season could be contemplated.

Am I missing something about one or both of these companies, or are they just mispriced? Sell CNE now and PXT later, or hold on?

Read Answer Asked by don on December 16, 2022

Q: I wish to add more energy stocks to my portfolio for diversification. I have ENB and SU. I am thinking of adding GXE, PXT & TOU, all three seem to have very low or no debt, and either PPL or TRP. All for a 5-year hold. I do enjoy the high dividend yield but would still wish to have some growth and safety. Please feel free to add or remove any from my list of your choice, rank them from the best to the least, and each with a reasonable entry price. How long of a time frame would you recommend to spread over the additions?

Thank you again for your insight.

Read Answer Asked by Roger on November 15, 2022

Q: PXT last reported its earnings the week before. Kindly comment on its results and forward guidance. As well, are there any reason for the weakness in share price lately, especially yesterday which slid down by 5%, right from the opening bell. I'm looking for tax losses for 2022 and PXT seems to have jumped to the forefront at this point. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Victor on November 10, 2022