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Transalta Corp Stock Symbol: TA-T

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Last Price Recorded: $10.3900 on 2014-12-19

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2014-12-10 BUY Alex Ruus

Has definitely been a perpetual under performer. He modestly likes the stock as he thinks it is showing the first signs of a turn. Fairly new CEO recently bought a bit of stock, and thinks that is a pretty good call. Thinks the dividend is stable. 7.11% yield.


Price:
$10.120
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-09 DON'T BUY Christine Poole

Cut the dividend by quite a large margin a few months ago. There isn’t a lot of earnings growth. She doesn’t see good visibility for an increase in dividend. For income, you want to try and identify a dividend paying stock that has a very visible path to increase the dividend over time, so that if rates do start to move up, thde dividend will move along with the rate.


Price:
$10.390
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
No
2014-12-04 DON'T BUY Norman Levine

You want to own utility stocks for the earnings safety and safety of the dividend.  With this one you have none of that.  The dividend is not safe and earnings are not growing regularly.  They are the opposite of EMA-T which is his favourite.  Don’t go near TA-T or its preferreds.


Price:
$10.340
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on FINANCIALS
Owned:
Unknown
2014-11-20 DON'T BUY Hank Cunningham

6.2% strip bonds maturing in 2030? This is very long-term and his preference is to “not” Buy long term corporate bonds. The credit rating on this company is a low BBB, verging on a BB+, so it is not very high quality.


Price:
$11.500
Subject:
FIXED INCOME
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2014-11-10 SELL Joey Mack

Preferred Shares. Will not recover to par at any time soon. The ‘D’ series will not reset to where it should be paying. It pays what it does because of the risk. But he does not think they have a place in your portfolio. There is a lot of term on the stripped coupon bonds so you have interest rate risk.  


Price:
$10.840
Subject:
FIXED INCOME
Bias:
Bullish on Fixed Income
Owned:
Unknown
2014-10-30 DON'T BUY Paul Harris, CFA

Hasn't liked this company because they have such poor assets. Doesn't understand why they didn't cut their dividend. He prefers others.


Price:
$11.000
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN/GLOBAL
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2014-10-23 PARTIAL BUY Greg Newman

Just about everybody that is going to sell this, probably already has. Have recently been plagued by lower Alberta prices and uncertainties surrounding costs of environmental regulations that might be brought. Bottom fishing is very hard to do with stocks because you almost always overshoot. He sees the NAV at $15 a share. He models a 69% 2015 estimated payout ratio. 6.5% dividend is safe. Trades at a 2015 estimated free cash yield of 9.6%. If you can hold your nose, this is one that you can incrementally Buy.


Price:
$10.840
Subject:
CANADIAN DIVIDEND & DEFENSIVE STRATEGIES
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-20 SELL David Baskin

No one likes burning coal very much.  They were propped up by the dividend which they were not earning.  He would stay away from it.


Price:
$10.870
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2014-10-01 DON'T BUY Don Vialoux

Downward trend, below 20 day moving average and below the market.  There is no compelling reason to own it except for the yield.  Usually these do well in the summer.  It is not good that it did not.


Price:
$11.770
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2014-09-30 DON'T BUY Keith Richards

The basic trend is down over the last 3 years.  We keep taking out the lows.


Price:
$11.750
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
SELECTIVELY OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2014-09-29 SELL Norman Levine

People own utility stocks because they are safe and defensive.  This one is the opposite.  It is a troubled utility stock where the dividend has been cut and may get so again.  The balance sheet is not good and may get downgraded by ratings agencies.


Price:
$11.730
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
Unknown
2014-09-24 COMMENT Bruce Campbell (2)

He is really looking for companies that have accelerated earnings growth and this company hasn’t had that for some time. What you would have to look at is whether the dividend will be secure. The last thing you want to see is for them to be cutting their dividend. They have got rid of some of their nonproducing assets. If he owned, he would probably continue to Hold after he had done some more work on whether the dividend would be safe.


Price:
$11.750
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2014-09-23 COMMENT Ross Healy

Had recommended this because it had looked so cheap, but a little while ago, he finally decided to throw in the towel. Their problem is that they have been paying out more than they have been earning. The balance sheet has been slowly slipping. If there is going to be a brighter tomorrow, the analysts who are following the company, are not reflecting it in their earnings forecasts.


Price:
$11.890
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2014-09-18 TOP PICK Nick Majendie

Hit lows last week going back to 2000.  They have a new director from ARC Energy.  Having cut the dividend they are executing well in terms of operational efficiency and new projects.  It is selling at the cheapest cash flow multiple in 25 years.


Price:
$12.020
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-09-11 DON'T BUY Stan Wong

Just hit a new low today. Missed 7 of their last 8 quarterly earnings estimates. He tends not to purchase stocks with that type of pattern and that are trading well below the 200 day moving average, with lower lows and lower highs. Stock is down 8% and its peer group is up 25%.


Price:
$11.630
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
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