Tudor Pickering and National Bank raise targets on Suncor Inc.(SU:TSX)

STA Research
by: STA Research

Tudor Pickering maintained the Buy rating on Suncor Inc. and raised the target to $33 from $28.
National Bank Financial maintained the Sector Perform rating and also raised their target on the stock to $42 from $33.

Stocktargetadvisor has a average target of $32 and a consensus Buy rating on the stock.

STA Research’s analysis of the stock is Bullish with a score of 8.8 out of 10, where 0 is very bearish and 10 very bullish.

 

What to like

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High market capitalization
This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.
Low volatility
The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although
stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.
Superior total returns
The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.
High dividend returns
The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis , for investors seeking high income yields.
Underpriced compared to book value
The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to book value basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.
Underpriced on cashflow basis
The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.
Superior return on equity
The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters then its peers, placing it in the top quartile.
Low debt
The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector.
Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.
Positive cash flow
The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.
Positive free cash flow
The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.
Underpriced on free cash flow basis
The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial
performance to make sure there is no specific reason.
Superior Earnings Growth
This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.
Superior Dividend Growth
This stock has shown top quartile dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector
High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio
This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

 

What to not like:

Poor risk adjusted returns
This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable.
Overpriced compared to earnings
The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

 

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