Every year investment houses generate a list of investing ideas that they think will reward investors. RBC Capital looked for companies with a market capitalization of $2-billion or more, along with an average daily liquidity of at least $20 million. Some of the companies making the list were:
Most of the companies in the above list are Canadian-listed companies.Magna International (MGA) shares nearly doubled in 2012. The company makes automobile parts and trades with a valuation of just 10 (price of profit). With a lack of a catalyst for higher demand for automobiles, investors should not expect significant upside with Magna. Like Magna shares, Transforce (TFIFF) shares are at a 52-week high. The company is not heavily traded, and its business is sensitive to economic conditions, according to its website. Companies with a large market capitalization are telecom company Telus (TU), TD Bank (TD), and Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX). The former two companies pay a dividend that yields 3.92% and 3.72% respectively. Valeant does not pay a dividend, but grows by acquiring companies and improving their return on equity. Dollarama has a similar business to that of Family Dollar Stores (FDO). Both companies sell inexpensive items to thrifty consumers. Dollarama shares peaked recently at CAD $66.30 and traded recently at CAD $58.00. Family Dollar Stores also sold-off recently, pays half the dividend (by yield) but has a lower valuation. In the real-estate sector, Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (BAM) shares are recommended by RBC. Like some of the other recommended companies, Brookfield shares are at a 52-week high. In the resource sector, Silver Wheaton (SLW) shares traded lower in recent sessions. A loose monetary policy did not help gold or silver prices, which in turn is weighing on this company. Higher economic activity would help raise the demand for silver. Written by Chris Lau .