Breaking News
Get Actionable Insights with InvestingPro+: Start 7 Day FREE Trial Register here
Investing Pro 0
Ad-Free Version. Upgrade your Investing.com experience. Save up to 40% More details

2 Bargain Stocks You Can Buy Today and Hold Forever

Stock Markets Jul 04, 2022 10:15
Saved. See Saved Items.
This article has already been saved in your Saved Items
 
© Reuters. 2 Bargain Stocks You Can Buy Today and Hold Forever

The Canadian stock market is in correction mode, but unlike the U.S. stock market, it’s not in a bear market yet, because it hasn’t fallen 20% or more from its peak. Still, the Canadian market has corrected close to 15%. The downward trend has made some stocks dirt cheap.

Look no further for bargain stocks you can buy today! Investors can even opt to hold the following dividend stocks forever for growing passive income.

This bargain stock offers a good yield and high growth Short-term pain for long-term gain pretty much sums it up for goeasy (TSX:TSX:GSY) stock investors today. In the short term, rising inflation, higher interest rates, credit tightening, and a heightened risk of a recession don’t bode well for the non-prime consumer lending leader. As a result, the growth stock has tumbled more than 55% from its peak that was set around September 2021.

Canadians who cannot borrow from traditional means have depended on the company for its essential products and services for more than 30 years. To illustrate goeasy’s high growth, its 15-year earnings per share compounded by 17.7% annually. In the period, it also raised its dividend per share at a similar rate of 17.3%. This year, it further increased its dividend by an incredible rate of almost 38%.

A substantial stock price cut and rising dividends have led to an appetizing yield of 3.7%. The growth stock’s trailing-12-month (TTM) payout ratio is sustainable below 26% of earnings. It also has a large reserve of retained earnings that can serve as a buffer to protect the dividend as needed. Assuming it maintains the same quarterly dividend, its retained earnings provide about nine years of buffer.

At about $98 per share at writing, the dividend stock trades at about 8.9 times earnings — a discount of roughly 27% from its long-term normal valuation. According to Yahoo Finance, the 12-month consensus price target across nine analysts suggests a bargain stock trading at half price! Investors who have a long-term investment horizon are setting themselves up for lucrative gains. Five-year annualized returns could be around 24%.

Sticking to the financial services theme, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSX:CM)(NYSE:CM) is another bargain stock.

A bargain bank stock paying a juicy dividend Although banks are affected by recessions (or the heightened risk of one), in the long run, they have been solid investments. If anything, big Canadian bank stocks like CIBC (TSX:CM) provide stability and reassurance. In particular, CIBC stock has paid uninterrupted dividends for more than 150 years! Its 10-year dividend-growth rate is about 6%, while its 15-year dividend-growth rate is about 7.7%.

The effect of a recession will be a higher provision for credit losses that would cut into its earnings like what happened around the pandemic in fiscal 2020. However, a higher provision for credit losses essentially estimates the losses due to potential bad loans. It doesn’t mean the bad loans have already materialized. Indeed, during the pandemic, the big Canadian banks ended up overstating the provision for credit losses, which led to a huge jump in bank earnings in fiscal 2021.

In any case, at $62.51 per share at writing, CIBC stock is a great value trading at about 8.5 times earnings and targeting earnings growth of 5-10% per year. The bank stock also provides a generous yield of 5.3%.

The dividend stock’s TTM payout ratio is sustainable at 43% of earnings. It also has a big reserve of retained earnings that can serve as a buffer to sustain its dividend for about nine years.

The post 2 Bargain Stocks You Can Buy Today and Hold Forever appeared first on The Motley Fool Canada.

The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. Fool contributor Kay Ng owns shares of goeasy.

This Article Was First Published on The Motley Fool

2 Bargain Stocks You Can Buy Today and Hold Forever
 

Related Articles

Add a Comment

Comment Guidelines

We encourage you to use comments to engage with users, share your perspective and ask questions of authors and each other. However, in order to maintain the high level of discourse we’ve all come to value and expect, please keep the following criteria in mind: 

  • Enrich the conversation
  • Stay focused and on track. Only post material that’s relevant to the topic being discussed.
  • Be respectful. Even negative opinions can be framed positively and diplomatically.
  •  Use standard writing style. Include punctuation and upper and lower cases.
  • NOTE: Spam and/or promotional messages and links within a comment will be removed
  • Avoid profanity, slander or personal attacks directed at an author or another user.
  • Don’t Monopolize the Conversation. We appreciate passion and conviction, but we also believe strongly in giving everyone a chance to air their thoughts. Therefore, in addition to civil interaction, we expect commenters to offer their opinions succinctly and thoughtfully, but not so repeatedly that others are annoyed or offended. If we receive complaints about individuals who take over a thread or forum, we reserve the right to ban them from the site, without recourse.
  • Only English comments will be allowed.

Perpetrators of spam or abuse will be deleted from the site and prohibited from future registration at Investing.com’s discretion.

Write your thoughts here
 
Are you sure you want to delete this chart?
 
Post
Post also to:
 
Replace the attached chart with a new chart ?
1000
Your ability to comment is currently suspended due to negative user reports. Your status will be reviewed by our moderators.
Please wait a minute before you try to comment again.
Thanks for your comment. Please note that all comments are pending until approved by our moderators. It may therefore take some time before it appears on our website.
 
Are you sure you want to delete this chart?
 
Post
 
Replace the attached chart with a new chart ?
1000
Your ability to comment is currently suspended due to negative user reports. Your status will be reviewed by our moderators.
Please wait a minute before you try to comment again.
Add Chart to Comment
Confirm Block

Are you sure you want to block %USER_NAME%?

By doing so, you and %USER_NAME% will not be able to see any of each other's Investing.com's posts.

%USER_NAME% was successfully added to your Block List

Since you’ve just unblocked this person, you must wait 48 hours before renewing the block.

Report this comment

I feel that this comment is:

Comment flagged

Thank You!

Your report has been sent to our moderators for review
Continue with Google
or
Sign up with Email