Canada legalized medical marijuana nationwide back in 2001 meaning the Canadian cannabis space (especially when it comes to publicly listed stocks) is much more evolved than down in the USA where there are 50 states with 50 different sets of rules on top of federal policy rules. In fact, one small cap Canadian cannabis stock has just announced it was divesting its USA assets to refocus on the Canadian market.
With that in mind, here are a couple of important Canadian cannabis and marijuana stocks that American investors should get to know:
Formerly Tweed Marijuana Inc, mid cap Canopy Growth Corp (TSE: WEED; OTCMKTS: TWMJF) was the first federally regulated and publicly traded cannabis producer in North America (tradingon the Toronto Stock Exchange). The Company operates out of the former Hershey’s chocolate factory in Smiths Falls, Ontario and has the following brands:
Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: Nuveen Municipal Value Fund Inc.(NUV)
- [By Donald van Deventer]
The latest implied forward rate forecast from Kamakura Corporation shows projected 10-year U.S. Treasury yields differing -0.07% to 0.03% from last week while fixed rate mortgage yields varied by -0.01% to 0.08%. Mortgage yields, determined by the Monday through Wednesday weekly survey of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, lag Treasury movements simply because of the 3-day yield calculation used in the Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield is projected to rise from 2.92% at Thursday’s close (down 0.06% from last week) to 3.374% (down 0.06% from last week) in one year. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield in ten years is forecast to reach 4.639%, 1 basis point lower than last week. The 15-year fixed rate mortgage rate is forecast to rise from the effective yield of 3.69% on Thursday (down 0.001% from last week) to 4.222% (down 0.006% from last week) in one year and 6.29% in 10 years, up 0.038% from last week. We explain the background for these calculations in the rest of this note, along with some mortgage servicing rights metrics. The forecast allows investors in exchange traded U.S. Treasury funds (TLT) (TBT), total return bond funds (BOND), municipal bonds (NUV) and exchange traded mortgage funds (REM) to assess likely total returns over the next 120 months. Treasury-related exchange traded funds affected by the forward rates include:
Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: Century Casinos, Inc.(CNTY)
- [By Max Byerly]
Century Casinos (NASDAQ: CNTY) is one of 31 public companies in the “Hotels & motels” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Century Casinos to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability and dividends.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNTY) shares dropped 15 percent to $7.77. Century Casinos priced its 4.25 million share offering at $7.50 per share.
Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: SL Green Realty Corporation(SLG)
- [By Nelson Hem]
“Manhattan on Sale? That’s the Case With Two Cheap REITS” by Andrew Bary discusses whether Manhattan-focused real estate investment trusts Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO) and SL Green Realty Corp (NYSE: SLG) could rally as the New York market firms. Both trade at a discount to the value of private-market property deals, says the article.
Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: Freeport-McMoran, Inc.(FCX)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today as the dollar rose and copper prices fell.
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Freeport-McMoRandropped 4.9% to $13.31 today, while the S&P 500 fell 0.6% to 2,381.92. The ICE U.S. Dollar Index rose 0.4% today, and
Front Month Comex Copper for March delivery declined 1.7% to $2.6795 today.
Axiom Capital’s Gordon Johnson warns that iron ore prices might be ready to drop:
Beware: An Imminent End to an Epic Restock Suggests Iron Ore Prices May Snap Back Toward Fundamentals. Our work suggests ~70% of global iron ore demand can be met at a cash cost of <$23/t; add in $8/t for interest, CAPEX, & other, & we get to a breakeven of $31/t. In addition, w/ inventory restocking & current prices making further investment attractive, despite current excesses, we believe iron ore prices should be ~$40/t (i.e., below marginal costs); in this fashion, w/ Chinese real estate investment on the decline, we view iron ore spot prices >$62/t as a stretch. So what has been propping prices? In our view, one word restocking; first by the mills, undergoing the biggest restocking effort of Chinese steel in >6-yrs., & then by the traders, which have built their iron ore port stocks to a record, w/ days of inventory at a 2.5-yr. high (Ex. 18-19). Yet, w/ data pointing to peak steel inventory, implying risk to n-term ore demand, & the govt probing speculative trading, we see the current restocking cycle as very much so in the later innings
Freeport-McMoRan’s market capitalization fell to $19.2 billion today from $20.2 billion yesterday. It reported a net loss of $4 billion on sales of $14.8 billion in 2016.
- [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]
Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. (NYSE:FCX) has done a great job turning itself around. But just as it was starting to gain traction in its efforts to recover from an (in hindsight) ill-advised oil investment, troubles popped up at one of its most important mine investments: the Grasberg Mine in Indonesia. Legal wrangling with the country’s government has cast a cloud over the company’s future. But it should, hopefully, start to clear over the next year. Here’s what you need to know.
- [By Chris Lange]
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Freeport-McMoran Inc. (NYSE: FCX) which traded down about 14.5% at $16.08. The stocks 52-week range is $11.05 to $20.25. Volume was 77.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 17.7 million.
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As Caterpillar sank, so too did Cummins Inc. (CMI) , down 4.5%, Cree Inc. (CREE) , down 2.5%, Crane Co. (CR) , down 8% and Freeport McMoRan (FCX) , down 14.5%.
Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: Primo Water Corporation(PRMW)
- [By Andy Pai]
Primo Water Corporation (Nasdaq: PRMW) appears to be the most undervalued stock in the fund. The company has a blended upside of 31.1 percent relative to its current trading price.
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows Sodastream International underperforming, but doing better last yearwhile the outperformance of large cap Monster Beverage Corp (NASDAQ: MNST) has leveled off and small cap Primo Water Corporation (NASDAQ: PRMW)has been in a strong uptrend for the past two years:
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows Sodastream International drifting higher while large cap Monster Beverage Corp (NASDAQ: MNST) has been range bound for almost three years and small cap Primo Water Corporation (NASDAQ: PRMW)has been in a strong uptrend for the past few years with that performancesomewhat leveling off:
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows Sodastream International heading back up to previous highs while large cap Monster Beverage Corp (NASDAQ: MNST) has been range bound the last two years and small cap Primo Water Corporation (NASDAQ: PRMW)has been in a strong uptrend for the past few years with performance perhaps leveling off: