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Recent Opinions

Date Signal Company Expert Opinion Price
2003-11-03 DON'T BUY Sherritt International Corp.
S-T
David Burrows Would prefer to stay with the leaders.
Price: $5.480
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: No
2003-11-03 DON'T BUY Solectron Corp
SLR-N
David Burrows A very low-margin business. A very difficult business. Vulnerable to any weakness in the tech rally.
Price: $5.610
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: No
2003-11-03 BUY Telus Corp
T-T
John Sinkins, CFA The numbers out of the wireless side have been consistently good over the last few quarters. Should continue to appreciate.
Price: $24.930
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE (GROWTH)
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: Unknown
2003-11-03 BUY Teck Resources Ltd. (B)
TCK.B-T
David Burrows Likes the metals sector which could be in a long-term bull market.
Price: $17.340
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: Unknown
2003-11-03 BUY Toronto Dominion
TD-T
David Burrows One of their top holdings. Inexpensive relative to some of the international banks. Waterhouse could be merged or sold. Candidate trust integration has gone well. Nice dividend.
Price: $44.300
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: Yes
2003-11-03 WAIT Toronto Dominion
TD-T
John Sinkins, CFA Likes the banks in general over the next 6 to 12 months. Wants to see what will happen with TD Waterhouse.
Price: $44.300
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE (GROWTH)
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: Unknown
2003-11-03 BUY Turquoise Hill Resources
TRQ-T
David Burrows Small-cap and midsize gold companies should continue to remain firm. There can be volatility, so keep a stop in place.
Price: $15.150
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: No
2003-11-03 DON'T BUY Valeant Pharmaceuticals
VRX-T
David Burrows Have problems. There are a lot of short-sellers on this one.
Price: $32.400
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: No
2003-11-03 TOP PICK TSX Group
X-T
David Burrows Expects to see continued margin improvements. In a strong market, expect to see higher listing fees.
Price: $40.500
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: Yes
2003-11-03 BUY TSX Group
X-T
John Sinkins, CFA Has had a big run. Special dividend has been declared.
Price: $40.500
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE (GROWTH)
Bias: OPTIMISTIC
Owned: Unknown
2003-10-31 BUY Barrick Gold
ABX-T
David Cockfield Has been the laggard and maybe it's overdue. Not a bad pick.
Price: $25.650
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: BULL on OIL & GAS
Owned: Unknown
2003-10-31 VAGUE Adamera Minerals
ADZ-X
Lou Schizas Up 19% year-to-date. Drilling results have been good. They have 11 projects and 2,000,000 acres of land in the Northwest Territories. There is a lot to do between finding diamonds and mining them.
Price: $1.050
Subject: NOT APPLICABLE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Unknown
2003-10-31 TOP PICK Atlas Energy Ltd
AED-T (Dead)
David Cockfield A smaller company and a little more volatile. Good gas content. Have had some success in heavy oil. Have some high impact drilling to do this winter.
Price: $3.820
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: BULL on OIL & GAS
Owned: No
2003-10-31 DON'T BUY Arc Resources Ltd
ARX-T
David Cockfield Has had a huge run, so the yield has come down. Good management. Well-run company.
Price: $13.420
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: BULL on OIL & GAS
Owned: Yes
2003-10-31 DON'T BUY Bombardier Inc (B)
BBD.B-T
David Cockfield Neutral on this stock. Continues to sign contracts, but no big margin stuff. May move sideways for a while.
Price: $5.920
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: BULL on OIL & GAS
Owned: Unknown
2003-10-31 BUY Bank of Nova Scotia
BNS-T
Laura Wallace Has done a very good job on its core operations. Well-run.
Price: $65.470
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: Yes
2003-10-31 DON'T BUY Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
CM-T
David Cockfield Not a fan. Prefers Bank of Nova Scotia because of their offshore assets.
Price: $59.210
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: BULL on OIL & GAS
Owned: Unknown
2003-10-31 BUY on WEAKNESS Compton Petroleum
CMT-T (Dead)
David Cockfield Had a little problem controlling costs so has become neutral on this company. Have some good properties.
Price: $5.620
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: BULL on OIL & GAS
Owned: Yes
2003-10-31 BUY Canadian Natural Rsrcs
CNQ-T
David Cockfield May have been caught in the downdraft from the Encana tax situation and would like to see what their situation will be. A good holding in any portfolio.
Price: $55.990
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: BULL on OIL & GAS
Owned: Yes
2003-10-31 VAGUE Canadian Natural Rsrcs
CNQ-T
Laura Wallace Well-managed and diversified.
Price: $55.990
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: Unknown
2003-10-31 DON'T BUY Canadian Oil Sands
COS-T
David Cockfield Have never been enthusiastic about this trust because of the low yield. Very vulnerable to oil and gas prices.
Price: $38.720
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: BULL on OIL & GAS
Owned: No
2003-10-31 BUY Canadian Pacific Rail
CP-T
David Cockfield A 30% increase in the wheat crop, which gives them a much better earnings base.
Price: $36.950
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: BULL on OIL & GAS
Owned: Unknown
2003-10-31 WEAK BUY Canadian Utilities
CU-T
David Cockfield Would rather have a TransCanada pipeline. Not a bad yield but there are probably better ones.
Price: $57.000
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: BULL on OIL & GAS
Owned: Unknown
2003-10-31 PAST TOP PICK Encana Corp
ECA-T
David Cockfield (A top pick Aug 28/03. Down 14%.) Didn't anticipate such a large tax hit. Have dropped their target prices.
Price: $45.270
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: BULL on OIL & GAS
Owned: Yes
2003-10-31 TOP PICK Encana Corp
ECA-T
Laura Wallace Oil/gas sector has been disappointing this year, as investors have not believed that high prices where sustainable. Was just hit with heavy taxes. A core holding. Will be able to provide good production growth, which will translate into earnings.
Price: $45.270
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: Yes
2003-10-31 DON'T BUY Enbridge Income Fund Holdings
ENF-T
David Cockfield Yield has got down to the point where it is pretty unexciting. Prefers others with a better yield.
Price: $11.620
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: BULL on OIL & GAS
Owned: No
2003-10-31 DON'T BUY Goldcorp Inc
G-T
David Cockfield Have been a little disappointed in the numbers coming out. Had been hoping for a substantial increase in reserves. Fully priced.
Price: $20.720
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: BULL on OIL & GAS
Owned: Yes
2003-10-31 DON'T BUY Husky Energy
HSE-T
David Cockfield It looks fully priced.
Price: $21.660
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: BULL on OIL & GAS
Owned: Yes
2003-10-31 TOP PICK IGM Financial Inc.
IGM-T
Laura Wallace Market tone is better. Has a captive sales force. Well managed. Reported earnings better than expected. Should provide a great return.
Price: $29.150
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: Yes
2003-10-31 BUY Inter Pipeline
IPL-T
David Cockfield Holding this trust for the good yield. Good management.
Price: $6.750
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: BULL on OIL & GAS
Owned: Yes
2003-10-31 WAIT Meridian Gold
MNG-T
Laura Wallace Lagging, compared to other gold stocks. A village voted down a project in Peru. Have to wait for that to be resolved.
Price: $16.720
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: Unknown
2003-10-31 DON'T BUY Nordion Inc
NDN-T (Dead)
Laura Wallace Has not been transparent to investors with respect to what's going on in its business and its accounting. A “Show Me” stock.
Price: $19.800
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: Unknown
2003-10-31 BUY Precision Drilling
PD-T
David Cockfield Stock hasn't done much in the last little while. Expects to see some upside this winter. Expect it to be one of the better years for the drilling companies.
Price: $51.870
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: BULL on OIL & GAS
Owned: Unknown
2003-10-31 BUY Prime West Energy Trust
PWI.UN-T
David Cockfield Production numbers were not up to what they projected. And OK situation. Yield is pretty good. Seem to lose when they try to hedge.
Price: $25.610
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: BULL on OIL & GAS
Owned: Yes
2003-10-31 DON'T BUY Stelco Inc
STE-T (Dead)
David Cockfield Expect it will survive but has major hurdles. Have a very tough labour contract. The next six to nine months should tell the tale.
Price: $1.120
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: BULL on OIL & GAS
Owned: No
2003-10-31 TOP PICK Suncor Energy Inc
SU-T
David Cockfield (Top pick Aug 28/03. Up 6%.) Has gone through a little bit of a rough patch because of costs overruns. Expect this quarter will be very good. Solid company and great management.
Price: $27.690
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: BULL on OIL & GAS
Owned: Yes
2003-10-31 TOP PICK Suncor Energy Inc
SU-T
Laura Wallace Probably one of the best companies to invest in, in Canada. Very long reserve life. Has projects going out for another 10 years, which will guarantee consistent increase in low cost production. Paying down their debt.
Price: $27.690
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: Yes
2003-10-31 DON'T BUY Transalta Corp
TA-T
Laura Wallace Prefers TransCanada Pipeline and Embridge. Feels the dividend is safe. Questions their balance sheet.
Price: $19.000
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: No
2003-10-31 BUY Toronto Dominion
TD-T
Laura Wallace Management has done a great job in refocusing. Earnings should be much more consistent by moving back to the retail side. Recovery in the capital markets will be very positive for them.
Price: $43.860
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: Yes
2003-10-31 HOLD Talisman Energy
TLM-T
David Cockfield Good value here. Have some major projects going.
Price: $64.390
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: BULL on OIL & GAS
Owned: Yes
2003-10-31 BUY Trans Canada Corp
TRP-T
David Cockfield On a good roll. Have added some cheap assets in the US. Good yield. Good management.
Price: $26.900
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: BULL on OIL & GAS
Owned: Yes
2003-10-30 DON'T BUY A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert
A Commentary
Ted Macklin Never buy a resource stock for dividend support. Has done well recently because of the price of nickel. Prefers the pure plays like Inco.
Price: $16.040
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Unknown
2003-10-30 BUY Aliant
AIT-T (Dead)
Ted Macklin A single market telephone company. Have done a good job achieving growth in the local market. Possibly they could be converted into an income trust or there could be a special dividend. Prefers BCE.
Price: $32.300
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Unknown
2003-10-30 BUY Alcan Aluminum
AL-T (Dead)
Ted Macklin Likes the merger with Pechiney. The wildcard is the supply from the Chinese. Good price, but watch China going forward.
Price: $52.780
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2003-10-30 DON'T BUY ATI Technologies
ATY-T (Dead)
Ted Macklin Has had a tremendous run. Dominant in their marketplace. The cloud overhanging this company is what will happen with senior management regarding the Ontario Securities Commission investigation on improper trading allegations.
Price: $19.500
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Unknown
2003-10-30 WEAK BUY Brascan Corporation
BAM.LV.A-T
Ted Macklin If lower interest rates continue, this company should do well. Not a big fan of conglomerates. Prefers pure plays.
Price: $37.000
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: No
2003-10-30 BUY BCE Inc.
BCE-T
Ted Macklin Reported some solid earnings. Expect there will be a continuation of focusing on their core business.
Price: $29.800
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2003-10-30 TOP PICK BCE Inc.
BCE-T
Ted Macklin Had good earnings. Have strong wireless and Internet access growth likes the way they are refocusing. A defensive pick.
Price: $29.800
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2003-10-30 BUY Bank of Montreal
BMO-T
Ted Macklin A good bank and not high risk. A prime candidate for merger activity in the next 18/24 months. Good dividend income. Won't be the highest bank for a return.
Price: $49.390
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2003-10-30 DON'T BUY Bank of Montreal
BMO-T
David Chapman Looks like it's about to break down its trend line. If it does, avoid.
Price: $49.390
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS- LARGE CAPS
Bias: BEARISH
Owned: Unknown
2003-10-30 TOP PICK Belo Sun Mining
BSX-T
David Chapman A lot of volume has been coming in to the TSX Venture Exchange lately. Showing positive signs.
Price: $0.220
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS- LARGE CAPS
Bias: BEARISH
Owned: Yes
2003-10-30 PAST TOP PICK Canadian Pacific Rail
CP-T
Ted Macklin (Top pick on July 3/03. Up 20%.) Likes this and CNR based on a recovering economy. Stronger grain crop helped.
Price: $37.150
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2003-10-30 BUY Encana Corp
ECA-T
Ted Macklin Gas prices have come off a bit and these stocks tend to trade in sympathy with commodity prices. Good price and expect good returns on a longer-term basis.
Price: $45.000
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2003-10-30 WEAK BUY Encana Corp
ECA-T
David Chapman You won't make a lot of money, but you won't get killed either. Currently in a downtrend. If it goes below $40, would not be interested.
Price: $45.000
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS- LARGE CAPS
Bias: BEARISH
Owned: Unknown
2003-10-30 PAST TOP PICK Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
FHR-T
Ted Macklin (Top pick on July 3/03. Up 7%.) Strong management and good balance sheet. Have a tremendous franchise in their properties. Expect travel will pick up and they will do better than their peers.
Price: $34.050
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2003-10-30 TOP PICK Golden Goliath Resources Ltd
GNG-X
David Chapman A lot of volume has been coming in to the TSX Venture Exchange lately. Has come out of a lovely bowl base.
Price: $0.440
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS- LARGE CAPS
Bias: BEARISH
Owned: Yes
2003-10-30 DON'T BUY Husky Energy
HSE-T
Lou Schizas Third-quarter did not show a lot of production growth. They have to replace the reserves they are taking out of the ground. Could be a pullback in the sector.
Price: $21.350
Subject: NOT APPLICABLE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Unknown
2003-10-30 BUY on WEAKNESS Harry Winston Diamond Corp.
HW-T (Dead)
David Chapman Has been in a very nice uptrend. As long as it holds, you can buy dips. No sign of a top. Use 10% stops.
Price: $41.560
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS- LARGE CAPS
Bias: BEARISH
Owned: Unknown
2003-10-30 BUY Ivanhoe Energy
IE-T
David Chapman A good chart, which indicates some good pullbacks indicating strength.
Price: $5.690
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS- LARGE CAPS
Bias: BEARISH
Owned: Unknown
2003-10-30 BUY IPSCO Inc
IPS-T
Ted Macklin Economy sensitive. Will benefit from an improved economy. Have to be careful of the impact of the Canadian dollar.
Price: $17.890
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
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