Best Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now


For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – August 20, 2021 – Zacks Equity Research Shares of Shopify Inc. (SHOP Quick QuoteSHOP ) as the Bull of the Day, Cedar Realty Trust, Inc. (CDR Quick QuoteCDR ) as the Bear of the Day. In addition, Zacks Equity Research provides analysis on Chubb Limited (CB Quick QuoteCB ) , First American Financial Corp. (FAF Quick QuoteFAF ) and American International Group Inc. (AIG Quick QuoteAIG ) .

Here is a synopsis of all five stocks:

Bull of the Day:

Shopify shares shined long before the pandemic forced more businesses and shoppers down the e-commerce route. The Canadian firm posted another strong quarter at the end of July and its outlook remains impressive inside an industry with plenty of growth runway left.

SHOP Necessities

Shopify helps companies of all shapes and sizes build, maintain, and grow their e-commerce footprints. Its business model is rather straightforward and provides what it calls “essential internet infrastructure for commerce,” including everything from site design and marketing to payments and shipping.

Best Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc(VRX)


Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, and markets pharmaceutical products in the areas of neurology, dermatology, and branded generics. It offers Wellbutrin XL to treat depressive disorders; Xenazine to treat chorea associated with Huntington?s disease; CeraVe to rebuild and repair skin barrier; and Kinerase, a cosmetic product. The company also provides Zovirax ointment to treat initial genital herpes; Xerese to treat recurrent herpes labialis; Elidel to treat atopic dermatitis; and Acanya and Atralin gels to treat acne vulgaris. In addition, it offers Cesamet to treat nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy; Tiazac XC to treat hypertension and angina; Wellbutrin to treat depressive illness; Sublinox to treat insomnia; and Lodalis to treat hypercholesterolemia. Further, the company provides Cold-FX to strengthen immune system; Duromine/Metermine for weight loss; Difflam to treat sore throa ts; and Duro-Tuss and Rikodeine to treat dry and chesty cough, as well as various branded generics for treatments, including antibiotics, treatments for cardiovascular and neurological diseases, antifungal medications, and diabetic therapies. Additionally, it offers Bisocard to treat hypertension and angina pectoris; Flucinar, a corticosteroid ointment; and Sachol mouth ulcer gel; Bedoyecta to treat neurotic pain; M.V.I., a hospital dietary supplement for trauma and burns; Tandene to treat fever and headache; Melleril to treat anxiety and depression; and products for therapeutic classes, such as vitamin deficiency, antibacterials, and dermatology. It markets its products in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Latin America, southeast Asia, and South Africa. The company was formerly known as Biovail Corporation and changed its name to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. in September 2010. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in M ississauga, Canada.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) has a PDUFA action date set for October 5 for its Jemdel (halobetasol propionate 0.01%) (IDP-122) lotion. If approved, Jemdel will be the first high-potency topical steroid treatment for plaque psoriasis with dosing for as long as eight weeks.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Korea Investment CORP cut its position in shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:VRX) (TSE:VRX) by 46.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 126,736 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 109,300 shares during the quarter. Korea Investment CORP’s holdings in Valeant Pharmaceuticals were worth $2,948,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl (VRX)

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  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Progenics’ first drug, Relistor for opioid-induced constipation, hasn’t been a big seller, but Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:VRX) has taken over marketing of the drug in return for a reliable royalty stream. This will allow Progenics to focus on Azedra’s potential launch and a prostate cancer imaging agent in late-stage development.

Best Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now: Apollo Gold Corporation(BRD)


Brigus Gold Corp. engages in the extraction, processing, refining, and production of gold and other by-product metals primarily in North America. The company principally produces gold and silver. It primarily owns the Black Fox Complex and Black Fox Mill properties located in the Timmins Mining District in the Province of Ontario, Canada; the Goldfields project located in the Lake Athabasca region of Saskatchewan, Canada; and the Ixhuatan property located in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. Brigus Gold Corp., through its joint venture, holds interests in the Ampliacion Pueblo Viejo and Loma El Mate gold exploration projects located in the Dominican Republic. The company was formerly known as Apollo Gold Corporation and changed its name to Brigus Gold Corp. in June 2010. Brigus Gold Corp. was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Halifax, Canada.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bread (CURRENCY:BRD) traded 0% higher against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 0:00 AM E.T. on February 12th. Bread has a market capitalization of $17.44 million and $74,926.00 worth of Bread was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, Bread has traded 6.8% higher against the US dollar. One Bread token can currently be purchased for $0.20 or 0.00005397 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Cobinhood, OKEx, Tokenomy and Kucoin.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bread (CURRENCY:BRD) traded up 12.2% against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 15:00 PM E.T. on September 20th. In the last week, Bread has traded 17.1% higher against the U.S. dollar. Bread has a total market capitalization of $32.97 million and approximately $760,371.00 worth of Bread was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Bread token can now be bought for approximately $0.37 or 0.00005774 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Kucoin, Tokenomy, OKEx and Cobinhood.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bread (CURRENCY:BRD) traded 20.4% lower against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 22:00 PM ET on September 5th. Bread has a total market cap of $25.52 million and $314,664.00 worth of Bread was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, Bread has traded down 19.7% against the US dollar. One Bread token can currently be purchased for about $0.29 or 0.00004486 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Tokenomy, Kucoin, OKEx and Cobinhood.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bread (CURRENCY:BRD) traded up 0.8% against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on September 1st. Over the last week, Bread has traded 3.1% higher against the US dollar. Bread has a market cap of $32.33 million and $367,357.00 worth of Bread was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Bread token can currently be purchased for about $0.36 or 0.00005097 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Kucoin, Cobinhood, Binance and OKEx.

Best Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now: NRG Energy Inc.(NRG)


NRG Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a wholesale power generation company. The company engages in the ownership, development, construction, and operation of power generation facilities. It also involves in the transacting in and trading of fuel and transportation services; the trading of energy, capacity, and related products in the United States and internationally; and the supply of electricity, energy services, and cleaner energy and carbon offset products to retail electricity customers in deregulated markets. The company operates natural gas- fired, coal- fired, oil-fired, nuclear, solar, and wind power plants. As of December 31, 2010, it had power generation portfolio of 193 operating fossil fuel and nuclear generation units with an aggregate generation capacity of approximately 24,570 megawatt (MW), as well as ownership interests in renewable facilities with an aggregate generation capacity of 470 MW. The company portfolio also includes appr oximately 24,035 MW generation capacity in the United States, and 1,005 MW generation capacity in Australia and Germany. In addition, it has a district energy business with steam and chilled water capacity of approximately 1,140 megawatts thermal equivalent. NRG Energy, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Energi (CURRENCY:NRG) traded 3.8% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on February 2nd. Energi has a market cap of $9.51 million and approximately $100,521.00 worth of Energi was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Energi coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.76 or 0.00021720 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinExchange, Cryptopia and CryptoBridge. In the last seven days, Energi has traded down 9.3% against the dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Saturday morning.

    A number of other research firms also recently issued reports on NRG. Citigroup downgraded shares of NRG Energy from a buy rating to a neutral rating and set a $33.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Monday, July 30th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of NRG Energy from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 26th. Macquarie upped their target price on shares of NRG Energy from $40.00 to $41.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research note on Thursday, September 20th. Finally, Bank of America upped their target price on shares of NRG Energy from $40.00 to $42.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, September 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $37.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NRG Energy Inc (NYSE:NRG) shares hit a new 52-week high during trading on Friday after Bank of America raised their price target on the stock from $40.00 to $42.00. Bank of America currently has a buy rating on the stock. NRG Energy traded as high as $37.32 and last traded at $37.21, with a volume of 143112 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $36.45.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energi (CURRENCY:NRG) traded up 0.2% against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 19:00 PM Eastern on September 15th. Over the last seven days, Energi has traded 14.2% higher against the U.S. dollar. Energi has a market capitalization of $1.61 million and $2,597.00 worth of Energi was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Energi coin can now be purchased for $0.32 or 0.00004969 BTC on exchanges including CoinExchange, Cryptopia and CryptoBridge.

Best Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now: Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.(CMG)


Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. develops and operates fast-casual, fresh Mexican food restaurants in the United States, Canada, and England. Its restaurants primarily offer burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads. As of December 31, 2011, it operated 1,230 restaurants, which includes 1 ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the thirty ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nineteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $1,776.83.

  • [By ]

    But there's a lot more to Monday's rally than just a 2.4% gain in shares of Pfizer. More vaccines means less COVID, and less COVID means more travel and leisure, which is great news for a host of sectors. As people go out more, they'll want more products from Estee Lauder  (EL) – Get Report, for example, and they'll be eating out more at Chipotle Mexican Grill  (CMG) – Get Report.

Best Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now: PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust(PMT)


PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust is based in the United States.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pennymac Mortgage Investment (NYSE:PMT) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $18.60 and last traded at $18.62, with a volume of 19306 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pennymac Mortgage Investment (NYSE:PMT) – Equities researchers at Wedbush lifted their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Pennymac Mortgage Investment in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 10th. Wedbush analyst J. Weaver now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $0.36 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.34. Wedbush also issued estimates for Pennymac Mortgage Investment’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.52 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.74 EPS.

Best Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now: Natural Gas(NG)


NovaGold Resources Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties primarily in North America. The company primarily explores for gold, silver, copper, zinc, and lead ores. It holds interests in the Donlin Creek property covering 81,361 acres and the Ambler property comprising 90,614 acres located in Alaska; and the Galore Creek property comprising 293,838 acres located in northwestern British Columbia, Canada. The company was formerly known as NovaCan Mining Resources (1985) Limited and changed its name to NovaGold Resources Inc. in March 1987. NovaGold Resources Inc. was founded in 1984 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    The Paulson & Co. 13F showed that it held 40 stocks at the end of the second quarter. Its largest position is drug manufacturer Bausch Health Companies (BHC), accounting for 18.2% of its overall portfolio. In addition, Paulson owns large positions in several gold producers,  the biggest being NovaGold Resources (NG).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Novagold Resources (NG)


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  • [By Max Byerly]

    A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in NG. SlateStone Wealth LLC purchased a new stake in NovaGold Resources during the 4th quarter valued at about $49,000. Signition LP purchased a new position in NovaGold Resources during the fourth quarter worth approximately $50,000. Pin Oak Investment Advisors Inc. boosted its position in NovaGold Resources by 42.3% during the fourth quarter. Pin Oak Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 23,985 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $95,000 after purchasing an additional 7,125 shares in the last quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. boosted its position in NovaGold Resources by 16.6% during the fourth quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 24,610 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $98,000 after purchasing an additional 3,500 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Two Sigma Securities LLC purchased a new position in NovaGold Resources during the fourth quarter worth approximately $128,000.


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    About NovaGold Resources (NYSEAMERICAN:NG)

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Novagold Resources (NASDAQ:NG) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

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