PENGROWTH ENERGY CORP. $0.51 (Toronto symbol PGF; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 560.0 million; Market cap: $285.6 million; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.6; Dividend suspended in January 2016; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative; www.pengrowth.com) has two main properties: its Lindbergh oil sands project in Alberta and its Groundbirch natural… Read More
What are value stocks?
One of the sweetest and most profitable pleasures of successful investing is to buy high-quality “value stocks” (or stocks that are reasonably priced, if not cheap, in relation to its sales, earnings or assets), then hold on to them as mainstream investors recognize the value and push up the share price.
Value stocks are stocks trading lower than their financial fundamentals suggest. They are perceived as undervalued, and have the potential to rise. Many new tech stocks, for instance, start out as growth stocks and transition into value stocks.
They have a low price-to-earnings and price-to-book ratios—which is why they’re less expensive than growth stocks. Due to this fundamental distinction, a value stock is often traded at a more affordable rate than a growth stock.
To investors, they see companies that fall into this category as undervalued. These investors are less likely to invest in a growth stock because they feel that value company’s stock will eventually reach their full potential once they are recognized by the market.
Generally speaking, the climb is steady for value stocks. The only other way for it to emerge into the market like a growth stock is for it to be a bit more innovative with its products or services.
Pat McKeough is an expert at delving into a company’s financial statements and identifying undervalued securities and value stocks. That’s because value stocks are the foundation of any long term investment strategy, at TSI Network we also recommend our three-part Successful Investor strategy:
- Invest mainly in well-established companies;
- Spread your money out across most if not all of the five main economic sectors (Manufacturing & Industry; Resources & Commodities; the Consumer sector; Finance; Utilities);
- Downplay or avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight.
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Value Stocks Library Archives
LINAMAR CORP. $45 (Toronto symbol LNR; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 65.4 million; Market cap: $2.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.4; Dividend yield: 1.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.linamar.com) makes a variety of automotive parts, including cylinder heads, cylinder blocks, camshafts, crankshafts and rods. It… Read More
STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC. $130 (New York symbol SWK; Income Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 151.5 million; Market cap: $19.7 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.4; Dividend yield: 2.0%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.stanleyblackanddecker.com) is one of the world’s largest makers of hand and power tools for… Read More
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO. $9.37 (New York symbol GE; Income Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 8.7 billion; Market cap: $81.5 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.7; Dividend yield: 0.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.ge.com) now plans to focus on three main businesses: aviation products, electrical power equipment, and renewable… Read More
NEWELL BRANDS INC. $14 (Nasdaq symbol NWL; Income Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 423.1 million; Market cap: $5.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.7; Dividend yield: 6.6%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.newellbrands.com) plans to focus on nine key product lines: writing; baby; home fragrance; food; fishing; Jostens (jewellery); appliances and… Read More
GENUINE PARTS CO. $98 (New York symbol GPC; Income Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 146.8 million; Market cap: $14.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.8; Dividend yield: 3.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.genpt.com) has agreed to buy the remaining 65% of Inenco Group that it does not already… Read More
L BRANDS INC. $23 (New York symbol LB; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 275.2 million; Market cap: $6.3 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.5; Dividend yield: 5.2%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.lb.com) owns two main retail chains: Victoria’s Secret stores (which sell lingerie); and Bath & Body Works outlets… Read More
MOLSON COORS CANADA INC. $80 (www.molsoncoors.com) is one of the world’s largest beer brewers. In the first quarter of 2019, overall sales fell 1.2%, to $2.30 billion from $2.33 billion a year earlier (all amounts except share price in U.S. dollars). Without currency rates, sales gained 0.6%…. Read More
IGM FINANCIAL INC. $37 (Toronto symbol IGM; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 239.3 million; Market cap: $8.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.6; Dividend yield: 6.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.igmfinancial.com) is Canada’s largest independent mutual-fund provider.
The company’s fee income rises and falls with the value of… Read More
IBM $140.56 (New York symbol IBM; Shares o/s: 889.9 million; Market cap: $124.6 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Divd. yield: 4.6%; www.ibm.com) reported lower-than-expected sales for the first quarter of 2019. That’s mainly because some customers in Asia delayed investments in new systems. As well, sales… Read More
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. $140 (New York symbol UTX; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 862.3 million; Market cap: $120.7 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.8; Dividend yield: 2.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.utc.com) completed its acquisition of Rockwell Collins on November 26, 2018, for $30.6 billion… Read More
We continue to recommend that investors broaden their U.S. Finance holdings beyond big banks such as J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo.
Top finance stocks outside of banks include the three stocks we analyze below. Each is a leader in its industry and continues to invest in… Read More
GANNETT CO. INC. $9.38 (New York symbol GCI; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector: Shares outstanding: 114.5 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.4; Dividend yield: 6.8%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.gannett.com) publishes its flagship newspaper, USAToday, along with more than 100 others throughout the U.S. It also has… Read More
IBM has a long history of responding to rapid changes in computer technology. As demand for its consulting services and mainframe computers slows, it’s now investing heavily in cloud computing (where customers access software on the web), analytics and artificial intelligence.
We feel the company’s upcoming… Read More
LEON’S FURNITURE LTD. $14.30 (Toronto symbol LNF; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (416-243-7880; www.leons.ca; Shares outstanding: 77.5 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion; Dividend yield: 3.9%) has steadily increased the number of stores under its Leon’s banner from 27 in 2003 to today’s 86.
In 2013, the company nearly quadrupled in size with… Read More
LOBLAW COMPANIES LTD. $67 (Toronto symbol L; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 369.3 million; Market cap: $24.7 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.5; Dividend yield: 1.8%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.loblaw.ca) operates 1,085 supermarkets under several banners, including Loblaws, Zehrs, Provigo, Real Canadian Superstore and No Frills.
In… Read More
LINAMAR CORP. $51 (Toronto symbol LNR; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 65.4 million; Market cap: $3.3 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.4; Dividend yield: 0.9%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.linamar.com) makes a variety of automotive parts, including cylinder heads, cylinder blocks, camshafts, crankshafts and connecting rods… Read More
SAPUTO INC. $46 (Toronto symbol SAP; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 390.2 million; Market cap: $17.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.4; Dividend yield: 1.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.saputo.com) is Canada’s largest producer of dairy products. It also operates dairies in the U.S., Australia and Argentina.
The company… Read More
WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS INC. $49 (New York symbol WH; Cyclical-Growth Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares o/s: 97.9 million; Market cap: $4.8 billion; Divd. yield: 2.4%; Divd. Sustainability Rating: Above Average, www.wyndhamhotels.com) is the world’s largest hotel franchiser with 9,157 hotels spread across 80 countries.
On… Read More
LEON’S FURNITURE LTD. $15 (Toronto symbol LNF; High-Growth Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; s/o: 76.2 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion; Dividend yield: 3.7%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.leons.ca) sells furniture and appliances though 303 stores across Canada, mainly under the Leon’s and Brick banners.
The company… Read More
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