CP to BYD: TSX stocks to buy as industrials index jumps 14.7% QTD

August 17, 2022 07:39 AM EDT | By Kajal Jain
Follow us on Google News:


  • The S&P/ TSX Capped Industrials Index jumped by 14.67 per cent quarter-to-date
  • The BBD.B stock zoomed by nearly 77 per cent in one month
  • The RUS stock jumped by over 24 per cent in one month

Industrial stocks with robust business operations like Bombardier (TSX: BBD.B), Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP), Russel Metals (TSX: RUS) etc., might help Canadian investors with returns in the long run. The S&P/ TSX Capped Industrials Index jumped by 14.67 per cent on a quarter-to-date basis, thereby outperforming the TSX benchmark index, which only gained by 7.47 per cent during this time.

Investors seeking stable gains amid the prevailing market environment can consider the following TSX industrial stocks, curated by Kalkine Media®.

1. Bombardier Inc (TSX: BBD.B)

Bombardier now expects its free cash flow (FCF) to exceed US$ 515 million (higher than the previous projection of crossing US$ 50 million) in fiscal 2022, underpinned by working capital performance and improved interest cost savings from deleveraging, as claimed by the company.

The Montreal-headquartered plane manufacturer reported a revenue of US$ 1.55 billion in the second quarter ended on June 30, 2022, comparatively higher than US$ 1.52 billion in the same period last year. Bombardier said that the latest quarter's revenue represents 28 aircraft deliveries and double-digit growth in aftermarket revenue to US$ 359 million in Q2 2022, up by 22 per cent year-over-year (YoY).

The mid-cap stock zoomed by nearly 77 per cent in one month. According to Refinitiv findings, the BBD.B stock possessed a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 77.44 on August 16, which usually depicts a high momentum or bullish trend in the market.

2. ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc (TSX: ATA)

ATS Automation posted a top line surge of 19.6 per cent to C$ 610.6 million in the first quarter of FY2023 relative to the first quarter a year ago. The mid-cap automation system maker said its net profit increased by 37.3 per cent YoY to C$ 39.4 million in the first quarter of this fiscal year.

The company had an order backlog of C$ 1.55 billion as of July 3, 2022, reflecting a rise of 24.6 per cent from C$ 1.24 billion posted in the previous year. ATS Automation reported a growing order booking of C$ 736 million in Q1 2023, up by 15.5 per cent YoY.

ATS Automation saw its stock zoom by over 30 per cent quarter-to-date (QTD). Refinitiv data suggests ATA stock could be in overbought territory with an RSI value of 78.44 on August 16.

Time to buy these TSX industrial stocks? BBD.B, ATA, CP, RUS, BDGI, BYD©Kalkine Media®; ©Garis Studio via Canva.com

3. Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSX: CP)

Canadian Pacific, on August 16, announced receiving regulatory clearance for its merger with Kansas City Southern (KCS) from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The railway giant also revealed that the US Surface Transportation Board (STB) reviewal of this merger is projected to be complete in early 2023.

In the wake of this update, it is likely that the CP stock spiked by over three per cent to close at C$ 105.59 on August 16, with about 1.25 million shares switching hands. Canadian Pacific stock swelled by approximately 16 per cent year-to-date (YTD). On August 16, CP stocks held a high RSI value of 73.01, per Refinitiv.

4. Russel Metals Inc (TSX: RUS)

Russel Metals is among one of the biggest metal distribution companies in Canada and the United States. The mid-cap industrial company saw its revenue at C$ 1.36 billion in Q2 2022, up from C$ 1.33 billion posted in the previous quarter. The latest quarter's revenue was also higher than the C$ 1.06 billion recorded in the same period last year.

Russel Metal's net income in Q2 2022 reached C$ 124 million compared to C$ 118 million in Q2 2021. Russel metal will deliver a quarterly dividend of C$ 0.38 on September 15.

The RUS stock jumped by over 24 per cent in one month. According to data collected from Refinitiv, Russel stocks had an RSI value of 70 (an indication of a bullish condition) on August 16.

5. Badger Infrastructure Solutions Ltd (TSX: BDGI)

Badger Infrastructure Solutions is a small-cap firm offering excavation services to critical infrastructure projects. Badger Infrastructure reported total revenue of US$ 144.15 million in Q2 2022, notably higher than US$ 110.42 million in Q2 2021. The industrial company posted a net income of US$ 4.8 million in the latest quarter compared to a loss of US$ 2.63 million in the previous year's second quarter.

Badger will dole out a quarterly dividend of C$ 0.165 on October 15. Further moving to its stock performance, Badger Infrastructure stock gained by over 12 per cent in three months. According to Refinitiv, the BDGI stock saw an RSI value of 64.2 on August 16, indicating a high momentum.

6. Boyd Group Services Inc (TSX: BYD)

Boyd Group offers auto body and auto glass repair services vis its portfolio of facilities in the US and Canada. The personal services firm reported a 37.8 per cent increase in sales to US$ 612.8 million in the second quarter of 2022 compared to US$ 444.64 million a year ago. Net profit improved by 27.1 per cent to US$ 13.29 million in the latest quarter, greater than the US$ 10.46 million reported in the second quarter a year ago.

Boyd Group stock catapulted by nearly 37 per cent QTD. According to Refinitiv data. BYD stock recorded an RSI value of 72.03 on August 16, which generally reflects a bullish trend.

Bottom line

Canada's main stock index lost 4.49 per cent this year, while the TSX industrials index was up by 3.22 per cent during this period. Hence, investors can consider exploring the TSX industrial stocks.

Please note, the above content constitutes a very preliminary observation based on the industry, and is of limited scope without any in-depth fundamental valuation or technical analysis. Any interest in stocks or sectors should be thoroughly evaluated taking into consideration the associated risks.


The content, including but not limited to any articles, news, quotes, information, data, text, reports, ratings, opinions, images, photos, graphics, graphs, charts, animations and video (Content) is a service of Kalkine Media Incorporated (Kalkine Media), Business Number: 720744275BC0001 and is available for personal and non-commercial use only. The advice given by Kalkine Media through its Content is general information only and it does not take into account the user’s personal investment objectives, financial situation and specific needs. Users should make their own enquiries about any investment and Kalkine Media strongly suggests the users to seek advice from a financial adviser, stockbroker or other professional (including taxation and legal advice), as necessary. Kalkine Media is not registered as an investment adviser in Canada under either the provincial or territorial Securities Acts. Some of the Content on this website may be sponsored/non-sponsored, as applicable, however, on the date of publication of any such Content, none of the employees and/or associates of Kalkine Media hold positions in any of the stocks covered by Kalkine Media through its Content. Kalkine Media hereby disclaims any and all the liabilities to any user for any direct, indirect, implied, punitive, special, incidental or other consequential damages arising from any use of the Content on this website, which is provided without warranties. The views expressed in the Content by the guests, if any, are their own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Kalkine Media. Some of the images/music that may be used in the Content are copyright to their respective owner(s). Kalkine Media does not claim ownership of any of the pictures displayed/music used in the Content unless stated otherwise. The images/music that may be used in the Content are taken from various sources on the internet, including paid subscriptions or are believed to be in public domain. We have used reasonable efforts to accredit the source wherever it was indicated or was found to be necessary.

Top TSX Listed Companies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. OK