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Q: Dear Peter et al:

Can you give me the names of 3 companies each that fulfill these criteria. I tried to "curate" the list by myself by going through 6 months worth of questions on Energy sector but really couldn't compile a decent selection as the questions exhibited significant variance.

Question # 1.

Mid cap oils (not gas)

Good to great free cash flow

FCF well directed to share buy backs, debt reduction and dividend enhancement.

Solid management
(I know this is subjective but I know that you know the players well!)

Showing good momentum and growth prospects.
You can include a small cap if you think it i soon going to be a mid cap.

Question # 2.

Same criteria but in Large cap oils.

Many thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Savalai on February 16, 2024
Q: Considering taking a position (up to 2%) in a dividend paying oil/gas company, and looking at FRU or WCP. Could I get your comments on the royalty structure vs a producer, as well as a comparison of the metrics such as payout percentage, debt, guidance, etc. Do you have a preference, and would you even consider adding an oil producer at this time. I have some ETFs with small positions in some oil companies, but no direct holdings of my own.
Read Answer Asked by grant on February 12, 2024
Q: I have a RESP for 3 grandchildren under the age of 11.
Would you please suggest 3 or 4 stocks to add or swap with any in the above group. Would prefer a bit more growth. Thank you
Read Answer Asked by Rose on February 12, 2024
Q: With the prices of some oil stocks down significantly in the past 6 months, do you think that some of the larger companies (SU, CNQ, etc) would want to take over some of the smaller players at a nice discount? A bit speculative, but can you identify some of the smaller takeover candidates?
Read Answer Asked by Mike on February 12, 2024
Q: In regards to the comment of the energy sector being very very cheap.
If you had zero exposure to the energy sector, and only cared about total return and growth.
What would be your 4 top picks to research?
Read Answer Asked by Shawn on February 02, 2024
Q: I have these companies in my tfsa and and I have $7000 to add. How would you rate them right now.
Read Answer Asked by Mike on February 02, 2024
Q: Now that Trans Mountain will soon be in service, are there specific oil producers or energy companies that 5i think may benefit the most to the bottom line and share price.

Best regards,

Read Answer Asked by Thomas on February 01, 2024
Q: Would appreciate your top heavy oil producers in Canada and rank the best buy for long term hold. I have listed a few above . Thank you
Read Answer Asked by kenneth on January 30, 2024
Q: thinking of bottom fishing energy with bias to natgas , which producers
would you consider most undervalued.
Read Answer Asked by howard on January 29, 2024
Q: Are there any particularly compelling resource stocks that are worth buying currently. I have zero exposure to commodities and I am fine with that, but I am open to your recommendations, either CAD or US. I am a moderate-to-agressive investor.

Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Karim on January 24, 2024
Q: Can you provide me with your analysis of Journey Energy please? Price has gone down more than other O&G plays. WIll continue to hold this if the fundamentals are good. Can they do well with WTI at this price?
Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Tulio on January 19, 2024
Q: Hello,

Can you rank CNQ, SU and Toumaline in order of preference for overall returns? If owning only one which would be your choice? Is the recent pullback in prices a good opportunity to buy into the sector or should a person stay on the sidelines for a bit to see how the economy slows in the next half year? This is for a new account so no position yet. Income with some growth preferred. Please take credits as needed. Thank you! Great service.
Read Answer Asked by Harry on December 20, 2023
Q: I wish to make my holdings in the energy sector more resilient to market turmoil and retain those holdings that have strong economic fundamentals plus pay a reasonable dividend. Can you recommend any that represent a good entry at this time.
Read Answer Asked by Denis on December 14, 2023
Q: As a source of dividends, many Canadian “hydrocarbon energy” companies have a long and positive track record. Today, non-hydrocarbon energy sources have become more economically attractive, are growing quickly through significant investment, are becoming easier to support politically, and continue to improve through ongoing R&D. Against this backdrop of an accelerating shift to lower carbon energy sources…

Which Canadian “hydrocarbon energy” companies do you think are best suited to adjust to this change?
Read Answer Asked by Robert on December 11, 2023
Q: Hi, Energy sector has been weak for past few months, for a variety of reasons. Oil and NG prices have been drifting lower and OPEC keeps sending mixed signals. US sanctions on Russia have only produced a muted response, with their Oil finding its way to India, China and many other countries. Oil is hovering back to $70 level and still there is no sign of US ready to fill in their SPR. After a strong 2021 and 2022 (and 1st half of 2023), do you think, current weakness could be temporary and it's just a short term breather ? Or, considering the cyclic nature of the sector ( possible recession concerns ) and history, it might be time to take some profits and reduce the sector weight, from your generally suggested 10% to say 5% ? If so, would you trim equally or in any order among these holdings ? Thank You
Read Answer Asked by rajeev on December 11, 2023
Q: Can you recommend a few other Canadian value stocks like SLF, with a low P/E, good dividend and little or no debt - it would appear that SLF has a net of about $74B in cash.
Read Answer Asked by Grant on December 08, 2023