Best Canadian Stocks To Invest In 2018

The S&P 500 Index posted its best day of the year on Wednesday, driven by President Donald Trump’s pro-business speech to Congress and encouraging remarks by the Federal Reserve about the state of the economy. To go along with higher stock prices, many dividend stocks announced pay raises, too.

Seven notable dividend stocks increased their payouts over the last week, including a major Canadian bank, two consumer retailers, a data center real estate investment trust and a large defense company.

Best Canadian Stocks To Invest In 2018: Transcananda Pipelines Ltd.(TRP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Enbridge just bought its stake in the German offshore wind farm projectslast year, initially agreeing to invest about $1.25 billion for a 50% stake. However, with concerns growing about its balance sheet and ability to finance growth projects, the company has chosen to monetize part of this asset. It’s also monetizing its onshore renewable facilities in Canada and two in the U.S. to bring in some much-needed cash. This decision to cash in on a portion of its renewable portfolio follows a similar plan by fellow Canadian pipeline giant TransCanada (NYSE:TRP), which sold its solar assets in Ontario last year. The driving factor in that decision was TransCanada’s desire to improve its financial flexibility so that it could “continue to build on our vision of being North America’s leading energy infrastructure company,” said CEO Russ Girling. What’s clear from these deals is that neither TransCanada nor Enbridge sees renewables playing a key role in building the companies they envision themselves being.

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    TransCanada Corp. (NYSE: TRP) just achieved a perfect Money Morning stock VQScore, making it a profit powder keg waiting to ignite…

    TransCanada is a Canadian oil and gas pipeline company, most famous for its development of the Keystone XL pipeline connecting Canadian oil fields to major hubs in the United States.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    TransCanada (NYSE:TRP) is a dividend lovers’ dream stock. The Canadian pipeline giant has increased its payout for 18 straight years, including 10.4% for 2018, and it now yields nearly 5%. There’s still plenty more growth coming down the pipeline given its forecast that the company can increase the payout at an 8% to 10% annual rate through at least 2021. That outlook is among the best in its peer group.

Best Canadian Stocks To Invest In 2018: Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.(CMG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) saw its shares turn south on Wednesday after the burrito chain announced a change in its executive leadership. The company said that its chief marketing officer, Mark Crumpacker, will resign, effective Thursday, March 15.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) shares saw a handy gain on Wednesday after the burrito chain announced that it would be adding a new executive. Specifically, the firm said that it would be adding Chris Brandt as its chief marketing officer in the coming month, replacing Mark Crumpacker, who left Chipotle last week.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares shot up 52 percent to $7.235 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares gained 24.2 percent to $21.80 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 22 percent to $2.625 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) jumped 21.3 percent to $411.871 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 17 percent to $3.10 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) rose 15.9 percent to $18.34 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) gained 15.6 percent to $12.20 following Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) surged 14.4 percent to $260.3901 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) gained 13.8 percent to $3.70.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 13.5 percent to $29.815 after reporting strong Q1 results.
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 13.5 percent to $38.30 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 13.1 percent to $10.985 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) shares gained 11.8 percent to $63.59 following Q1 results. California Water Service Group made an offer for SJW.
    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) climbed 9.8 percent to $278.40 following Q1 results.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS)
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion before the opening bell. GM shares gained 1.44 percent to $38.66 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) to post quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $25.77 billion after the closing bell. Microsoft shares gained 1.72 percent to $93.90 in after-hours trading.
    Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Wednesday. Facebook shares jumped 7.33 percent to $171.40 in the after-hours trading session.
    After the markets close, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $15.05 billion. Intel shares gained 2.36 percent to $52.59 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) to have earned $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion in the latest quarter. Time Warner will release earnings before the markets open. Time Warner shares declined 1.12 percent to $95.20 in after-hours trading.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday. Chipotle shares surged 10.74 percent to $375.97 in the after-hours trading session.
    Wall Street expects Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) to post quarterly earnings at $1.25 per share on revenue of $49.88 billion after the closing bell. Amazon shares rose 1.79 percent to $1,486.30 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    The long saga of the Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) and its food fiascos finally may have seen its worst. In fact, an almost 20% gain in the shares after the earnings report may be signalingsomething even larger. Chipotle shares have now rallied a whopping 60% from the post-panic lows, and many analysts on Wall Street are still hanging on to a very cautious or negative stance.

Best Canadian Stocks To Invest In 2018: 3M Company(MMM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) is scheduled to reveal its fourth-quarter results on Thursday. The consensus earnings estimate is $2.03 per share, on revenue of $7.87 billion. Shares were trading at $248.18 as the week came to a close. The 52-week trading range is $173.55 to $249.00.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) traded down 2.91% at $216.66 in a 52-week range of $188.62 to $259.77. Volume of about 3.3 million shares was around 30% above the daily average. The company had no specific news Friday.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    While you may not recognize the products they make if you saw them, right now I think AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV), Axon Enterprise (NASDAQ:AAXN), and 3M (NYSE:MMM) are great buys for investors, and could even be called industrial growth stocks.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of industrial giant 3M Co (NYSE:MMM) had a rough start to the day, falling 8.8% Tuesday, after reporting earnings for the first quarter of 2018. Results were better than expected, but guidance was pulled back a bit and that was enough to send investors running for the hills. The decline seemed to pick up the pace as the day went on and at 1:15 p.m. EDT shares were down 8.6% and near their low for the day.

Best Canadian Stocks To Invest In 2018: Thor Industries Inc.(THO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    LCI Industries (LCII) fell 5% on the day. Patrick Industries Inc. (PATK) dropped 4.24%. Thor Industries Inc. (THO) tanked 9.83%. Winnebago Industries Inc. (WGO) fell 8.85%. 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tahoe Resources (TSE:THO) (NASDAQ:TAHO) – Equities research analysts at National Bank Financial reduced their FY2018 earnings estimates for shares of Tahoe Resources in a research report issued on Monday, April 9th. National Bank Financial analyst M. Parkin now forecasts that the company will earn $0.29 per share for the year, down from their prior forecast of $0.35. National Bank Financial currently has a “Sector Perform” rating and a $8.00 price objective on the stock.

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    Cramer was bearish on Thor Industries (THO) and Hain Celestial Group (HAIN) .

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    Thor Industries (THO) : “They had expenses and inventory go up and it’s been hurt by both. Those are negatives.”

    Hain Celestial Group (HAIN) : “They had a bad quarter with bad guidance. I can’t reassure you here. “