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Q: hi, can you rank these ( longer term prospects ) as a buy, sell, or hold please. cheers, chris
Read Answer Asked by chris on April 19, 2024
Q: Why are the renewable energy companies performing so poorly for so long (more than two years going by BEP.UN, BLX and INE, for example)? With all governments around the world all pushing for clean energy and yet these companies' SP performance are not reflected in the TSX? Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Victor on February 05, 2024
Q: hi,
I own these as a basket of these smaller renewable stocks ( I own other larger names including Brookfield renew. as well ). the share price of these is struggling. what are your current thoughts on the balance sheets, growth prospects etc. If possible could you rate as a buy, hold,sell, and flag any that are in significant financial difficulty. my feelings are to just hold them all, perhaps a few get takeover offers, and prices move up when rates go down?
cheers, chris
Read Answer Asked by chris on January 30, 2024
Q: Hi 5i,
Happy New Year!
Of the 5 Green Utility stocks listed, could you please list them in order of preference (best to worst) with a short explanation of 1) why and 2) the pros and cons for each stock at this time?

Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Brian on January 03, 2024
Q: Dear 5i team.

Of the badly beaten up Utilitiy stocks, please rank the top three from the worst five that have the best chance of significant bounce once interest rates peak or decline.
A couple reasons why for each would help as well.

Many thanks for your help.
Read Answer Asked by Arthur on November 13, 2023
Q: Trying to reduce my number of stock holdings. Have identified these 11 as small positions that can be eliminated. Intending to use the cash to add to stronger holdings. I try not to think of a stock as a "hold". There are lots of high quality names you can invest in that look better than a "hold". If you were doing a portfolio clean up, and held these as roughly 1% positions, are there any that you would be reluctant to sell?
Read Answer Asked by Dan on August 15, 2023
Q: Retired, dividend-income investor. Following up on your answer to my earlier question. I hold AQN in an RRSP and am considering replacing it. You suggested the following stocks = PPL, NPI, BEPC, BIP.UN, BLX

I have researched their metrics (P/E, Beta, P/B, P/CF, P/S, ROE, Payout, Market Cap) and technicals. My ranking, based on a desired conservative holding, Is = PPL, NPI, BEPC, BIP.UN, BLX.

My rationale is I hold FTS, TRP and AQN representing 8.6% of my portfolio vs NNRG and NRGI at 7.3%. I am leaning towards adding a more conservative name...such as PPL.

Q#1 = Is there an overlap between TRP and PPL, to the point that I only need one? What % do each of these names have in Nat gas vs oil? I know TRP is heavier to NG, not sure about PPL.

Q#2 = based on my above notes, what would your suggested ranking be?

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on March 24, 2023
Q: Hi - looking to add a utility to an otherwise diversified portfolio. Please rank the companies listed in terms of potential total return over the next 5 years+ and whether current valuations are presenting a good entry point?
Read Answer Asked by Chris on February 23, 2023
Q: I'm a retired investor with a balanced portfolio looking for a stable total return. I hold the above 3 utilities and am wondering if a switch from BLX to FTS would provide a greater overall return over the next 5 years?
Read Answer Asked by Lyle on February 17, 2023
Q: Why are renewable energy stocks like the three names above performed so poorly in the last year or two? Isn't all governments are promoting renewable energies and these stocks should flourish and not sink?
Read Answer Asked by Victor on February 13, 2023
Q: Hi 5i,

I currently own the above noted renewable energy utilities. I am thinking of selling AQN. If I did so, (and I would like to keep it in renewables) would you recommend putting the proceeds towards one of the above or something like NPI or possibly a renewable energy ETF. Could you recommend 1 to 3 ETFs?

Read Answer Asked by Brian on November 15, 2022
Q: Can you please rank the above utilities for Value. I used EV/EBITA data from Yahoo Finance and got this: NPI (8), BIP.UN (11), FTS (12.7), BLX (13), BEP.UN (15), NEE (26), AQN (28)
Read Answer Asked by Grant on November 07, 2022