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David Burrows , President & Chief Investment Strategist

Barometer Capital Management


Date Signal Chart Symbol Company Opinion Price
2017-03-21 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Market. We are in a bull market. When corrections come in a bull market, they are swift and can be painful for a few days, but are generally over pretty quickly. People have made a big deal about not having a 1% down move in over 100 days. If you look at history, this has happened about 10 times over the last 30 years, and the returns that came 3 months, 6 months, 9 months afterwards were way above average. When you have long periods of time when volatility has been low as it has been, and then you have that 1% day, people tend to think of it as a shakeout. The most difficult thing in a bull market is to stay positioned. As a market analyst, from a whole bunch of different angles, the market continues to look very constructive, and it would be healthy to have a few sloppy days. The key themes that are in this market, are firmly in place. In Canada, about 50% of stocks are in long-term positive uptrends that has been slowly rising. In the US, it is about 66%. In the last 2 months, when the market has been treading water, the average hedge fund has gone from 110% to 115% Long to 80% Long indicating there has been tremendous profit taking over the last 2 months. This tells you how strong the bid is under the market because there has been really no downside.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
_N/A
2017-03-21 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Energy. He got quite bullish on energy in Jan/Feb 2016 as breadth started to improve. In the last 6 weeks, breadth for the energy sector started to contract. Oil consolidated sideways for a couple of months. In energy, in almost all cases, they break down from there. You are facing a big headwind at the sector level. Fracing has made energy a mass manufacturer. That is why production of oil in the US is up 700,000 barrels since last February, and storage is at an all-time high. If you want to be in energy, which is a tough space right now, you want to be in a low-cost producer that will be able to take share. He owns virtually no energy.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
_N/A
2017-03-21 BUY Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

US defence stocks for a long-term hold? Defence is a theme he has been focused on for a couple of years. We have been coming off multiyear lows in growth in defence spending. There is going to be more defence spending going forward. He likes that the contracts are really long term and have a pretty good credit behind them. Also, it is the only type of company that never talks about what is coming next. Raytheon (RTN-N), General Dynamics (GD-N) and Lockheed Martin (LMT-N) are very attractive.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-03-21 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

North American rails and Hunter Harrison? Transports were the 1st group to roll over in the spring of 2015, and one of the 1st groups to turn up in February in 2016 as the market started to repair itself. They’ve gotten a little sloppy recently. Within the group, you have the airlines, and a couple of the US airlines have gotten a little sloppy. There are a couple of rails that have become sloppier. When he looks at the group, Canadian National (CNR-T) is probably the most attractive, and looks very, very good. CSX (CSX-Q) has been the leader in the rally, and in the short run it may have been based on “buy the rumour, sell the news”, and is now pulling back, possibly to $38-$39.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-03-21 BUY on WEAKNESS Must be logged in to use chart AAPL-Q Apple

This has been in the middle of a great run. The tendency is for this to run up into a large product cycle, which is coming via the new iPhone. In the short term, it is probably a little overbought. He likes the Tech space as a whole. This company continues to dominate with its products. Would prefer to see it pull back to their moving average of $132-$135.


Price:
$139.840
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-03-21 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart ADBE-Q Adobe Systems

The two most important themes and most resilient in this market are technology and financials. Semiconductors look great. Software looks great. This company fits in a couple of key themes. They were the original big software company to go to the Cloud, selling their software by subscription. Today, 82% of revenue comes as a subscription. That is really attractive, because it is pretty predictable. Not only that, but revenues are growing very, very nicely. Revenues were up 22% in this most recent quarter. They should be able to grow revenue at 20% for quite some time, but because they make it and sell it a lot of times, as they grow their revenue, the margins go up. Their margins went to 36% from 31%, and the earnings went up 42%. Not an inexpensive stock, but the leader in software for Digital media, and we are all consuming quite a lot of Digital media. (Analysts’ price target is $143.50.)


Price:
$125.070
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-03-21 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart ALB-N Albemarle Corp

The dominant player in lithium. He believes we are going to continue to see movement to electric cars. The company makes both types of lithium that go into all the major batteries that are being sold. They’ll triple production over the next 5 years. Model 3 is about to come from Tesla. They are becoming mass market and as you run into the beginning of a mine production, share prices tend to do well. It has twice the margin that Tesla will ever have. This will be a growth stock for many years, and they think they can maintain 50% of the market. Dividend yield of 1.2%. (Analysts’ price target is $115.00.)


Price:
$104.250
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-03-21 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart BAC-N Bank of America

Trading at 1X BV and the multiple of Book is expanding. They have multiple drivers. They’ve been cutting costs which has been going on for quite some time. They are getting higher interest rates, giving $600 million of additional revenue last quarter from their net interest margins. They win if there is less regulation. They win if there is economic growth, which they are getting. They win if they can return more capital by way of dividends, which they are now allowed to do. Dividend yield of 1.2%. (Analysts’ price target is $26.)


Price:
$23.020
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-03-21 BUY Must be logged in to use chart CCL.B-T CCL Industries (B)

A great company. It has been a wonderful company to be invested in for years and years. It is difficult sometimes for institutions, because it is not the most liquid stock on the board. It is a cash flow machine. They take the cash and they make acquisitions in what is quite a fragmented industry. There are lots and lots of companies that they can buy. Their acquisition in India is quite interesting.


Price:
$288.500
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-03-21 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart CSCO-Q Cisco

He is thematically focused, and tries to find themes where something is changing for the better, where investors can make returns and get a multiple expansion in the stocks they own. A key theme in this market are some of the large cap technology stocks that generate tons of cash, and return some to shareholders. This one generates a free cash flow yield of about 7%. Pays a 3.4% dividend, and has been growing it north of 15%, and likely will for the next 5 years. Generates a lot of cash and their commitment is to return 50% of that to shareholders. This is the supplier of gear that is connecting all the Cloud infrastructure together, and that is not slowing down anytime soon.


Price:
$33.880
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-03-21 BUY Must be logged in to use chart DEO-N Diageo PLC

Consumer staples, as a group, have been a little sloppy over the last number of months. Some of the more economically sensitive sectors were behaving a little better. This company has a wonderful portfolio of various brands for alcohol, and has been lifting quite nicely since December. A European company and European markets have been behaving much better. Breadth is expanding there as well as in the US. This is a leading stock within the group, so he doesn’t think you are going to get hurt.


Price:
$116.640
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-03-21 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart FNV-T Franco-Nevada Corp.

(A Top Pick March 15/16. Up 9%.) He has to be a little careful, because he is not a huge Bull on precious metals. There was a very good trade in precious metals in 2016, and it kind of ran out of gas. This is a chicken way to invest in gold, because they get royalties. A great business model, because they just reap revenue as companies produce, and it doesn’t matter if the companies are making money or not.


Price:
$87.560
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-03-21 BUY Must be logged in to use chart JNJ-N Johnson & Johnson

The pharmaceutical group rolled over in the midwinter of 2015, as Hillary was making her comments about drug companies, so the group was under pressure significantly right through until the end of 2016. What is interesting is that there are new sectors that are starting to kick in gear, and one of them has been healthcare, pharmaceuticals, biotech and healthcare devices. This one looks great. It just made a new high and pulled back a couple of dollars. It is one of the leading stocks in the group. It gives you a nice yield. Expects there are a lot of refugees from the bond market that will be pulling money out as interest rates go higher, and will be looking for companies that can generate a steady stream of growing dividends. This company fits that bill.


Price:
$127.250
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-03-21 BUY Must be logged in to use chart MFC-T Manulife Financial

He thinks the long-term theme is higher interest rates and better equity markets. Both these things are great for insurance companies. This looks really great. It got a little extended, so it could pull back a couple of more dollars. A great long-term hold.


Price:
$23.040
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-03-21 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart MRE-T Martinrea

In general, the US consumer is in pretty good shape. There has been a lot of concern in the last year that we are looking at possible peak auto for the cycle. It doesn’t look like that is the case, but auto parts companies and auto makers had a difficult time. The group that people were focused on within that sector were the auto parts retailers. In the last 2-3 months, the auto parts companies and some of the OEMs have started to come on. However, we do face a risk of some kind of border adjustment tax, and that could be risky for Canadian producers. He would prefer something like Delphi Automotive (DLPH-N).


Price:
$9.630
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
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