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Q: I tried to pull a stock list of B+ companies based on your reviews. Your thought on investing as an equal weight portfolio with a 5 year horizon.

Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Nhung on September 24, 2021

Q: Hello 5i team,

According to portfolio analytics, I am underweight in Consumer Staples and Consumer Discretionary as well as US exposure. I am a growth investor with a long-term horizon. This is for a TFSA.

In Consumer Staples I hold ATD.B and PBH and was thinking of adding COST.US.

In Consumer Discretionary I have ATZ, BOYD, DOO, LULU.US and was thinking of adding MG and possibly LNF.

Could you suggest some Canadian and US names for both Staples and Discretionary that would compliment my existing holdings?

Thanks for your advice.

Read Answer Asked by Stefan on May 03, 2021

Q: I am looking to add new position in the C.Non Cycl. sector. My lean is to the balanced and income portfolios. How would you rank the above and which companies represent the best buying opportunity now( or is now not the time for this sector) and why?

Read Answer Asked by Mike on March 09, 2021

Q: My advisor has suggested I average down buy these two stocks PEP and K (underwater on both). I'm hesitant to proceed that way and would rather look at consumer discretionary ideas with more growth. What would you suggest? I consider myself an aggressive investor. Looking for a 2-3 year hold.

Thanks, as always for th great advise.


Read Answer Asked by David on February 04, 2021

Q: Retired dividend-income investor. I am a little light in the Consumer sector. I already own PBH, NWC and PLC with "full" positions relative to their individual risk level, as well as consumer stocks held within various ETFs (ZLB, CDZ, ZWC). I save a full 5% position for blue-chip stocks, like RY, FTS, BCE.

I started looking into the above stocks (AW, CTC, LNF, MG, PRMW, QSR), but filtered it down to a choice of LNF vs PRMW, using both fundamentals and technicals as well as considering my current holdings.

Q#1 = Based on PBH, NWC and PLC being long term holds, do you agree that 2 food companies are enough => I should select a non-food consumer, right?

Q#2 = If I had to choose between LNF and PRMW today, I am leaning towards LNF (better P/B, P/CF, P/S, ROE...better dividend too). So, in my opinion, I think it shows better value. Do you agree? Which shows better upside (I only see 1 analyst on LNF with a target of $17.00)?

Q#3 = Are there other Consumer stocks I should consider? Or, in your opinion, are any of the 5 stocks mentioned above deserve consideration?

Bottom line = where would you put your money?
Thanks, I appreciate your help.....Steve

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on November 16, 2020

Q: These four fine companies are all RSI oversold at present. I know you like all of them, or have, and am wondering if they could be considered strong buys at these levels ( for long term holders) or whether best to wait and see what the coming weeks bring us all. What order of priority would you give them for current investment? BTW, thanks for the consistently calm and perspective-driven approach you take in your advice.

Read Answer Asked by alex on November 02, 2020

Q: Two companies for which you appear to have a favourable view seem to be seriously struggling as far as their stock price goes. There seems to be little interest from investors as is evident from the low trading volume. Would you recommend continued patience and holding on or should I let them go and move the money to more productive areas. No chance for tax losses as they are in a LIRA. Thanks as always.

Read Answer Asked by karl on October 30, 2020

Q: Retired dividend-income investor. Looking to add to my Consumer sector. I already own PBH, NWC, PLC. I am looking to add one more name, preferably with a dividend > 3%, although dividend security and dividend growth are more important than todays yield.

I have looked at CTC.A, LNF, MG, PRMW and QSR. I have researched each using both fundamentals (beta, P/E, P/BV, P/CF, P/S, ROE) and technicals (higher highs and higher lows, above 200mda), as well as current analyst estimates.

CTC.A comes across as just "ok". LNF has already had an incredible jump recently, so I am hesitant to buy at current prices. MG is not bad, but shows a ROE = -1%. PRMW looks good except for the ROE = -9%. QSR also looks good, showing a ROE = +29% (I can't find P/BV and P/CF anywhere). The bottom line is there doesn't appear to be a stand out obvious buy. I am leaning toward one of MG, PRMW or QSR.

Would you please rank all 5 companies from best to worst for the following (assuming a 3-5 year hold):
a) Dividend security
b) Capital gain potential
c) Total return potential

Thanks for your help. Much appreciated....Steve

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on September 04, 2020

Q: Ifn the event we are seeing a shift from growth to value stocks could you identify five value stocks in Canada and the US that would make good investments at this time?

Thanks for your advice.

Read Answer Asked by Ken on August 12, 2020

Q: Greetings 5i team,
I have some cash in two of my accounts and am looking to add to two or more of these companies. In what order would you suggest I might add to these companies? Are there any that you would not add to at this time? For example, CAE and GC have been badly mauled, have not yet recovered, but perhaps I should treat them as a hold?
I realize that these companies vary according to sector, size growth, income and recovery potential making this a challenging question.
Thank you for your work.

Read Answer Asked by Steve on July 28, 2020

Q: I bought shares in this company many years ago in my registered account primarily for income. Would you recommend that I continue to hold them? If not what would you replace it with assuming I want to have a company that provides a dividend yield of at least 3% ?

Read Answer Asked by Robert on July 28, 2020