Hello again, Fools. I’m back to quickly highlight three stocks trading at new 52-week highs. Why? Because after a given stock rallies over a short period of time, one of two things usually happens:
- the stock keeps on climbing as momentum traders pile on; or
- the stock quickly pulls back as value-oriented investors lock in profits.
If you have ambitious goals of turning an average $27K TFSA into $1 million in 20 years, you’ll need an annual return of at least 20% to do it. While momentum stocks are on the fickle side, they can often rally higher (and for longer) than you might expect.
Let’s get to it.
Dismal revenues and cash outflows have weighed heavily on the stock, but recent news items point to continued turnaround momentum for Ballard. In Q1, EPS of -$0.03 topped estimates by $0.02, while revenue of $23.7 also topped expectations.
Moreover, Ballard announced earlier this week that it will be included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index effective September 23, 2019.
“This coincides with the heightened importance of zero-emission mobility globally, which has resulted in Ballard’s fuel cell products gaining traction as a power source across a range of mobility applications,” said CEO Randy MacEwen.
Ballard is up about 53% over the past year.
The stock’s strong performance continues to be supported by a solid management team, high-quality infrastructure assets, and significant global reach. In the most recent quarter, funds from operations (FFO) of $1.09 topped estimates by $0.29, as revenue jumped 27% to $16.9 billion.
“Our results in the second quarter were strong,” said CEO Bruce Flatt. “We continued to find attractive opportunities to invest capital, investing $7 billion in the second quarter and $33 billion over the past year on behalf of our investors.”
Brookfield shares are up 27% over the past year and offer a dividend yield of 1.2%.
Living the dream
Rounding out our list is commercial real estate company Dream Global REIT (TSX:DRG.UN), whose shares have returned 40% in 2019 and sit at 52-week highs of $16.59 per share.
Dream has been a steady performer over the past several years, but investors saw a particularly big spike on Monday. That’s when the shares flew 17% after private equity giant Blackstone Group agreed to acquire it for $16.79 per unit (all cash), representing a 18.5% premium from Friday’s closing price.
“Today’s announcement can be attributed to Dream Global’s high-quality portfolio of properties located in key markets in Western Europe and the strength of our property management platform,” said Dream CEO Jane Gavan.
Of course, the deal is still subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals, so taking some profits off the table seems prudent.
The bottom line
There you have it, Fools: three red-hot momentum stocks worth checking out.
As always, they aren’t formal recommendations. Instead, look at them as a starting point for further research. Momentum stocks are especially fickle, so plenty of your own due diligence is required.
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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Brookfield Asset Management and BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT INC. CL.A LV. Brookfield Asset Management is a recommendation of Stock Advisor Canada. Dream Global is a recommendation of Dividend Investor Canada.