Q: Hi. I’m in my late sixties and am 100% invested in equities, with a heavier emphasis on Canadian stocks. I have some positions that I feel could be improved and am wondering about CK Hutchison Holdings, CKHUY? Thanks.

A: CK Hutchison Holdings (ADR), $6.68, symbol CKHUY on the U.S. Over-the-Counter market (ADRs outstanding: 3.8 billion; Market cap: $25.8 billion; www.ckh.com.hk), is a Hong Kong-based conglomerate operating five different businesses: Retail (39% of sales), Telecom (24%), Finance & Investments (15%), Infrastructure (13%), and Ports &… Read More

Production cuts should spur its future growth

This oil sands leader suffered a loss in the recent quarter, but its stronger production and integrated operations—including U.S. refineries—position it for strong growth as Canadian oil prices recover.

For now, the company continues to pay down its debt and waits for an Alberta-mandated production cut… Read More

Two energy producers, but just one is a buy

In response to weaker oil and natural gas prices, Encana has decided to aggressively expand in the U.S., while Cenovus is cutting its output.
We’re confident that both approaches will pay off. However, Encana’s big, newly announced acquisition increases its risk, which is why the stock… Read More

Cenovus ships by rail

CENOVUS ENERGY $13.42 (Toronto symbol CVE; Shares outstanding: 1.2 billion; Market cap: $16.5 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 1.5%; www.cenovus.com) has signed three-year deals with CN Rail (symbol CNR on Toronto) and CP Rail (symbol CP on Toronto) to transport 100,000 barrels per day of crude from Northern Alberta to… Read More

Deal helps move more oil

CENOVUS ENERGY INC. $12 (Toronto symbol CVE; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 1.2 billion; Market cap: $14.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.7; Dividend yield: 1.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; www.cenovus.com) acquired 100% of its main oil sands properties in Alberta—Christina Lake and Foster Creek—in May 2017… Read More

Cenovus is a top oil buy

CENOVUS ENERGY $11.83 (Toronto symbol CVE; Shares o/s: 1.2 billion; Market cap: $14.5 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 1.7%; www.cenovus.com) acquired 100% of its main oil sands properties in Alberta in May 2017. It did that through the purchase of the 50% stake held by… Read More

We still prefer Cenovus over Encana

Both crude oil and natural gas prices have moved up since the start of 2018. Still, we feel U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil will further lift oil prices. At the same time, rising North American production of shale natural gas should hurt overall gas prices… Read More