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Q: This company is projected to make 1.32 US/share for 2021 or $1.68 CDN.. The numbers come out next week. It seems awfully cheap and indications are the seafood industry is very strong. Are you able to tell me the highest p/e it has ever traded at? If the 4th q numbers are strong, I think they may raise the dividend closer to the pre-covid levels.

Read Answer Asked by Murray on February 16, 2022

Q: Good morning. Watching Saputo ease after recent annual reporting. Encouraging that there didn't appear to be much news slippage prior to the release.

Interested to know what the current forward p/e estimates are for some of the consumer defensive names including SAP, L, WN, PBH, HLF and MFI.

Also could you please rank in terms of estimated dividend growth going forward - best to least.

Thanks so much!

Read Answer Asked by Richard on June 09, 2021

Q: Please list these companies in order of which to dispose off. They are in a RRSP with no tax complications and I would like to top up a pair of other positions. HLF, HR.UN and BBU. THANKYOU

Read Answer Asked by John on March 09, 2021

Q: Clearwater Seafoods recently issued a press release indicating that they were evaluating strategic alternatives, among which I believe could be the sale and privatization of the company. In the event that CLR is sold and goes private, what suggestions would you have in the consumer staples sector to replace this investment?

Read Answer Asked by Domenic on October 13, 2020

Q: I have the above losing stocks in my rrsp. Do you see any that I should let go and replace with something else? Sgy and pd are particularly painful to look at! The ok stocks I have in it are bns, engh and pbh. A good few years before I start cashing in. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by LOIS on October 15, 2019

Q: I own a small position in HLF (775 shares). Would you suggest dumping them even if at small loss to get that money working somewhere smarter or is there hope for a share price recovery in the near-term (next 12 months)? My take is that there have been some decisions made to correct the course but I am not super optimistic. Any thoughts appreciated.

Read Answer Asked by Marilou on May 22, 2019

Q: Hello Peter & team: What's your opinion on the above mentioned companies which have P/B < 1, and have a decent dividend yield; with LB, TCL.a and MIC as Dividend Aristocrat. In what order of preference will you rank and which to stay away for now. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by DAVID on May 03, 2019

Q: Hi Guys.
I have owned High Liner for quite a while and am fine waiting through their hopefully successful turnaround. With the earnings report today I thought the stock would fall but it is up 3 % today. I saw this statement in the earnings release and it seems to suggest the dividend will be cut:

Dividend & Capital Structure

"Today, the Board of Directors of the Company approved a quarterly dividend of†CAD$0.145†per share on the Company's common shares payable on March†15, 2019 to holders of record on March†1, 2019. The Board is continuing to review the Company's capital structure to determine the prudent use of capital and will provide an update when the Company reports its financial results for the first quarter of 2019 in May."

What do you think people saw positive in the earning release? Any idea of what the dividend payout ratio is, and whether it is safe?

Love your service


Read Answer Asked by Stuart on February 28, 2019

Q: In regards to High Liners earnings results they seemed exceedingly bad and the conference call did not outline much chance for a recovery before 2020. Did I miss any positive points? There was not really any discussion of a dividend cut other than a statement about "a review of its capital structure to determine the most prudent use of capital." Do you think a dividend cut is likely? In your opinion would private equity ever be interested in this company in a turn around situation?


Read Answer Asked by Stuart on November 09, 2018