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Q: What is your view of GEHC, the recent spinoff from GE, in terms of its growth prospects? Who are its major competitors and where would you generally rank GEHC among the competition? Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Dave on January 17, 2023

Q: We often see conflicting analyst opinions, but ratings of MDT seem to be on one extreme or other. For what it’s worth, MDT appears on various lists of “best stocks for 2023”. And just this week, Barrons carried this story: “ Buy Medtronic Stock. Shares of the Dividend Aristocrat Look Attractive” (January 2). This morning RBC-DI downgraded MDT from outperform while CFRA maintains a Buy. Both RBC-DI and CFRA seem to reasonably good track records. I have held MDT shares from multi-year highs all the way down to today’s miserable level. (Tax loss not useable).

I have previously asked you about MDT and possibly others here may have done so too. Would you care to take a side in this frustrating debate with your reasons? Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Adam on January 10, 2023

Q: These 4 are currently losers in Registered Accounts.
Time to sell and move on or continue holding?

Read Answer Asked by Richard on December 16, 2022

Q: Time to move on? Bought to target medical equipment at a reasonable valuation. Have full positions in ABBV and MRK and VHT for health care. Bought MDT thinking it would do well when medical procedures came back after coved. It was hit on diabetes and now earnings projections. Loosing patience. It is about the same price as 10 yrs ago. Im a value investor and like the dividend but need some growth. Suggestions.

Read Answer Asked by Peter on November 23, 2022

Q: Can you rank these companies from most attractive to least attractive to purchase for a long term hold in an rrsp? Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Jason on November 07, 2022

Q: Do you have three or four names in the medical equipment sector that you expect will do well this coming year.?

Read Answer Asked by Mike on May 24, 2022

Q: Hi Folks,
I've held GILD in my TFSA now for a couple of years and I'm down 27%, time to let it go. I also hold ABBV, PFE and MDT all performing well - can you suggest a replacement for GILD - looking for a company paying a dividend with some growth. Appreciate your suggestion.
Thanks

Read Answer Asked by JOHN on March 28, 2022

Q: Hi - 2 part question: Over the next year or so, what would be your top selections for US healthcare stocks? Second, what sub sector of US Healthcare do you like the most over next year?
Thank you as always.

Read Answer Asked by Douglas on March 24, 2022

Q: I previously asked you about MDT (November 3, 2021). You suggested to wait till January 2022. My original question has specifics including asking you to confirm certain key ratios. Kindly update your answer, especially in view of yesterday’s positive article on MDT. MDT and other medical equipment businesses have been stumbling due to Covid. I especially like MDT products in my med work, but that of course is not enough reason to buy.

Kindly confirm what you see on Bloomberg for the following:
PEG
FWD P/E
ROE and ROCI

Do you think the value for EV/FCF makes MDT a decent buy today?

Read Answer Asked by Adam on February 04, 2022

Q: Hello 5i team,
Need to build equity portion of a portfolio for a recently retired almost senior citizen.
Very conservative, sleep at night stocks. Not needed for at least 5-10 years.

Need about 10 for RRSP and 4-5 for TFSA.

Do you agree with above stocks or would you pick others?
No oil stocks and no significantly cyclical stocks.
Don't need to be dividend payers but looking for total return of 5-8% or more per year on average.
Can you provide about 12 choices including above suggestions if you agree for RRSP and 4-5 for TFSA.

Take as many credits as needed.
Thank you so much for this great service.

Read Answer Asked by Tulio on January 26, 2022

Q: Hello Team,

Do you have a list of three top DEFIBRILLATOR Maker publicly traded companies that are good investments (I suspect they will all be US and European Companies)?

Thank you,

Joseph

Read Answer Asked by Joseph on December 14, 2021

Q: In recent responses to questions regarding recommended health care posotions you like: ISRG,SYK,MDT,ABBV. I have a full position in UNH. Would you suggest a change (no tax implications) i.e., is there anything wrong with UNH is your opinion? Thanks again.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on December 13, 2021

Q: Hi Peter,

In this downtrend market could you please give your three best stocks to buy for 3 to 5 years hold in each sector in canada and US as well ?
Thank you for your best advise on this platform.

KT

Read Answer Asked by kaushikbhai on December 10, 2021

Q: Hi Folks,
I have the above companies in my TFSA all at the same or so weight. I had BYD but sold it when it started to drop. I am still ahead in my sold price as compared to its current price. I am looking to add another or even BYD now that it has settled somewhat, can you give me your suggestion as to what you would add to this lineup - buy back BYD or can you provide some others that I can add. Thank you very much for your suggestions over the years.

Read Answer Asked by JOHN on December 08, 2021

Q: I have a 2/3 position in MDT whose share price has fallen much more than I expected due to a product recall. Was the said recall bad enough to warrant such a drop? I am tempted to top up my position. I hesitate, thinking there must be some bad news out there that I am unaware of. Is there?

MDT seems to have high trailing P/E probably due to elective surgery being postponed. Do you have the following: PEG; fwd P/E; ROE; ROCI ?

I also wonder if my views towards MDT are biased because I see it on the AAII dividend model portfolio; on a BAC top picks (issued a couple of weeks ago); and because it seems to have been a reasonably good dividend grower.

Read Answer Asked by Adam on November 02, 2021

Q: According to portfolio analytics I need to increase my allocation to healthcare.
Have MRK. Please rank the following from 1. growth perspective 2. safety perspective: MDT SYK ABBV ZBH REGN

Read Answer Asked by Doug on October 13, 2021