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Q: looking at to buy a stock in auto industry.
your preference re linemar, magna, martinrea, or wd buying a sales of autos co., ie, auto canada be better. your opinion and any other view/suggestion wd be helpful and appreciated
thank u

Read Answer Asked by john on April 12, 2021

Q: Hello,

A long time ago, Peter was on Market call and he mentioned a few criteria, which in his books, would make a stock a recommendation.
And then as one of the top picks, which met all those criteria, was STN.
Out of all those criteria, I remember:
1) a company had no dividend and just introduced one;
2) significant insider holding/buying.
3) no debt.

Could you please let me know if the criteria I listed above is correct + if there were other criteria as well?
Also, could you please recommend a few companies in both Canada and in US, which met all those criteria (relatively) recently?
It would be really appreciated companies from different industries/sectors please.

Thank you

Read Answer Asked by Timour on March 25, 2021

Q: Am looking to purchase TM or a suitable auto/auto parts company for 5 year hold, in RSP. Suggestions, rankings, please. Thanks!

Read Answer Asked by Pradeep on March 16, 2021

Q: Hi 5i team,

Pls comment on MRE's results. Also do you any headwinds mentioned to also impact other parts mfgrs like Magna or Linamar.

As a side note, I'm waiting on a new 2021 pickup and my dealer said I'm lucky as their being told to no longer accept orders for trucks due to shortages on parts.


Read Answer Asked by Christopher on March 08, 2021

Q: Some time back I was looking at buying either Linamar or Magna. Sadly, I went with Linamar. It has gone up, but no where like Magna. At this point, the outlook for Magna still seems very positive; where does Linamar go from here? I feel like I missed the boat on Magna, or would a switch still be a good idea? Thanks for your excellent service.

Read Answer Asked by Leonard on February 24, 2021

Q: You thoughts on a portfolio rotation from car parts' distributor to car parts manufacturers strategy for 3 years hold. Thinking for selling out of PRTS & AAP moving in to Magna or Linamar.
Do you think that car part's manufacturers will perform better than distributors?
Carparts had a sudden pop in last 6 months may be time for me to cash out but debating about selling out of AAP.
Magna has its presence in the EV trend, would you prefer Magna over Linamar? Why?

Thank you!

Read Answer Asked by Nhung on December 07, 2020

Q: Good morning,

I believe 5i prefers Magna over Linamar, and you folks often go with favouring a bigger company over its competition. MG has a much larger market cap than LNR. Plse explain (if I am correct) why 5i prefers MG over LNR (management team, opportunities, contracts, balance sheet?). I wish to buy one of them for a long-term hold.

Read Answer Asked by Bob on December 02, 2020

Q: Trying to reduce the number of stocks I hold. Currently I am broadly diversified across sectors and large cap/small cap, growth/dividend payers, so those are not concerns. I look at total return, and have a long term horizon, 5+ years. Comfortable with risky stocks. I have smallish positions in these 12 stocks and would like to sell maybe 6 to 8 of them, and redeploy the money into a few of the others on the list or into some of my other holdings. Would you select 6 - 8 of the above that you think are less likely to perform well over 5+ years, and could be sold, and maybe 2 - 4 that could be added to. Thank you.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on November 18, 2020