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Now is Not the Time to Panic

Today is March 16, 2020 and it feels like the end of the world as we know it. Markets continue dropping with uncertainty surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and economic policies to help curtail a potential looming recession. The market correction we are witnessing is happening at faster paces than we have seen before. This isn’t a time to let panic set in.

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Top Picks 2020 Recap

2019 is set to close with one more trading day, opening up predictions for 2020. For 2020, I’m taking a more conservative outlook as the market is near all time highs. Here are a few companies I think may perform well in 2020.

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Flyht Aerospace Solutions – The Future in Flight Saftey

I’ve been a holder of Flyht Aerospace Solutions for some time but until recent I haven’t been bullish on the stock. After coming off highs of $2.70 a few years ago the stock dropped below $1.00 and since recovered to $1.72. The company reported earnings Wednesday which saw revenue increase across segments and net income of $1,037,326.

Lets take a closer look at the company.

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Looking for Income? BCE Preferred Ab Shares

If you are afraid of a market correction and looking for safer alternatives to park some cash, consider preferred shares. Preferred shares trade on the market indexes like stocks but their main attraction is bond like payouts in the form of dividends. Depending on the preferred share chosen, the dividend can be paid out quarterly or monthly, and will feature either a fixed rate or floating rate dividend.

Let’s take a look at BCE preferred Ab shares, currently trading on the TSX for $15.03. This preferred share features a monthly floating rate dividend of $0.08229/share. This equates into a yield of 6.57% on an annualized basis. Given the fact bond yields have been decreasing due to low interest environments these preferred shares can provide a good alternative to yield investments – while providing safety and capital gains.

Before you invest in preferred shares, here are some things you should know:

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Linamar Reaches New Lows

Shares of Linamar touched below $38.00 in trading Friday after reporting earnings a day earlier. During the quarter the company posted EPS of $2.40, down from $2.93 a year ago. Sales came in lower at 2.086 billion compared to 2.157 billion. Linamar operates in a cyclical industry where manufacturing slow down can play a significant role in sales and earnings. Let’s not all hit the sell button just yet.

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Hidden Dividend Stock: High Liner

If you’re a fan of dividend paying stocks consider looking at High Liner Foods (HLF-T). Over the past 52 weeks the stock has traded at a high of $21.60 and low of $12.80. Today the shares can be picked up for $13.41.

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Painted Pony Energy

Shares of Painted Pony Energy Ltd (PONY:CA) have started to rise in recent weeks since hitting a 52-week low of $2.55 in late October. The company whose primary business involves the development and production of petroleum and natural gas resources in Western Canada has been out of favor with investors for quite some time. Less than 3 years ago, the shares were worth over $12.00 a share. Today the shares can be picked up for a bargain at just over $3.00.

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Is Scientific Games taking on too much Debt?

Scientific Games (SGMS) is trading near 52 week highs and in the last 5 trading sessions has traded as high as $43.90. Much of the company growth has occurred through leveraged buy outs in a hope to gain market dominance in the gaming industry. Some of these acquisitions include Williams Gaming (WMS), Bally Technologies (BYI), and newly announced NYX Gaming (NYX:CA).

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Ahead of the ER: Sportsman Warehouse Holdings Inc.

Sportsman Warehouse Holdings Inc. (SPWH) is set to release earnings this Thursday, August 17 at the close of trading. Investors appear to be pricing in a disappointing earnings release (ER) as Dick’s Sportings Goods (DKS) reported earnings below analyst expectations.

As an investor you should always be concerned when peer competitors report disappointing earnings. But is this loss in shareholder value justified for Sportsman Warehouse Inc.? This would be my second time reviewing SPWH since early March when the shares continued trading lower to $4.00 before rallying over $6.00/share in early June.

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Sportsman Warehouse Inc. an Opportunity?

Sportsman Warehouse Holdings Inc. (SPWH) has declined more than 67% from a 52-week high of $14.18. Today the company trades at $4.64/share and has a market cap of $196.0 million. The continued negative trend in the stock price is beginning to create opportunities for value investors. Let’s take a closer look at this company.

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