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Date Signal Company Expert Opinion Price
2006-03-15 BUY BCE Inc.
BCE-T
Bill MacLachlan A share holder should get $1.4 a share out of the spin off. They are buying BCE. Feels that BCE has been unfairly punished by the market.
Price: $28.200
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2006-03-15 HOLD Bank of Montreal
BMO-T
Laura Wallace Believes that Bank of Montreal could be taken over. She prefers other banks eg. TD or Bank of Nova Scotia. Banks are very liquid. Hold if you own.
Price: $65.880
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: No
2006-03-15 PAST TOP PICK Bank of Nova Scotia
BNS-T
Laura Wallace Bank of Nova Scotia is a past pick. It is up 3.6%. She still owns the stock and still likes the stock. It has had solid double digit growth.
Price: $47.920
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2006-03-15 TOP PICK Barr Laboratories
BRL-N
Laura Wallace Barr Pharma is a generic manufacturer. Good match with a large cap drug company. Barr is a very good company. Strong balance sheet. Started buying at $47-48 range and are still buying.
Price: $63.380
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2006-03-15 HOLD Cameco Corporation
CCO-T
Bill MacLachlan Stock has done extremely well due to the increased interest in uranium. Very cyclical business, but the cycles are quite long. Hold if you own.
Price: $42.080
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: No
2006-03-15 WEAK BUY Canadian Natural Rsrcs
CNQ-T
Laura Wallace Canadian Natural Resources is a company that they have been following. They like the stock but it is very volatile. If you don't have any energy exposure it is a good time to get in. Reasonable time factor is needed for this stock. They own Suncor and like this stock because of its historical performance.
Price: $65.660
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: No
2006-03-15 BUY Canadian National R.R.
CNR-T
Bill MacLachlan CNR is the best, most efficient company. It has great leadership. If economy weakens CNR could as well, but it is not likely. It should be a core holding in your portfolio. It is a buy right now type of stock. It is expensive but don't wait to buy it cheaper.
Price: $53.670
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: BULLISH
Owned: Yes
2006-03-15 HOLD Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd. (A)
CTC.A-T
Laura Wallace Canadian Tire has come off because of their earnings forecast. There are concerns about what is going to happen to the home building part of their business. Canadian Tire retail accounts for two-thirds of the profits. Reasonable value. Long term prospects are good, but could tread water until they start to show growth.
Price: $64.260
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: No
2006-03-15 BUY Encana Corp
ECA-T
Laura Wallace Encana is a stock that she likes. She has owned for a while. The stock has had a downside because of the mild winter. On a long term basis it is a good stock. Recommends that it is a good time to enter the market if you don't have an oil or gas stock.
Price: $54.700
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2006-03-15 TOP PICK Encana Corp
ECA-T
Bill MacLachlan They like Encana. It has underperformed in the market. It is a natural gas focused company and the stock has not perfomed very well. Represents good value. They have seen some gains and this expert believes that Nat. gas will move up in price. Also, Encana has exposure to oil sands. There is potential. Bought on March 10 at $49.92.
Price: $54.700
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: BULLISH
Owned: Yes
2006-03-15 HOLD Enbridge
ENB-T
Laura Wallace She owns this stock and continues to like it. It is better to be in the common equity than a trust because this is where you get the most upside potential. Utilities stocks have been stalled because of interest rate views. There are also concerns about what is going to happen to the MacKenzie pipeline. Predicts delivery of energy will be in high demand and Enbridge is well positioned for that.
Price: $35.340
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2006-03-15 BUY Great West Lifeco
GWO-T
Bill MacLachlan He likes Great West Life. Believes it is an excellent company. Does not own directly but owns through Power Corp. Significant exposure south of the border which has hurt them a bit. Life insurance is a great business. They like the insurance sector. They also own Manulife and Kingsway.
Price: $29.490
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias: BULLISH
Owned: Yes
2006-03-15 PAST TOP PICK IBM
IBM-N
Laura Wallace IBM is up a little since being a top pick. She still owns it and is still buying. IBM has very diversified product lines. It is a value company.
Price: $83.380
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2006-03-15 TOP PICK IGM Financial Inc.
IGM-T
Laura Wallace IGM Financial has generated great growth and earnings. Just raised their dividends. They have recommended this stock before. They started to buy this stock at $27.00. Stock is interest sensitive.
Price: $47.000
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2006-03-15 DON'T BUY JDS Uniphase
JDU-T (Dead)
Bill MacLachlan JDS Uniphase is a speculative stock. Still working out a lot of issues with their over-expansion and the difficulties they got into from the past. Very competitive environment now compared to the past. There has been signs of recovery. He would not be interested in holding.
Price: $4.590
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: BULLISH
Owned: No
2006-03-15 WEAK BUY Laurentian Bank
LB-T
Laura Wallace Laurentian Bank is one of Canada's smaller banks. The stock has had a good performance. It is cheaper than the other banks but it has a lower return on equity. It is a good company but she prefers the larger Canadian Banks who have a ROE in the 18-20% range.
Price: $37.530
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: No
2006-03-15 HOLD Eli Lilly & Co.
LLY-N
Laura Wallace Eli Lilly is a good company. It looks fine. It has come down with the other large cap drug stocks in the States. Need to be patient. It offers decent value here.
Price: $56.970
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: No
2006-03-15 BUY on WEAKNESS Manulife Financial
MFC-T
Laura Wallace It is a terrific stock. A great Canadian success story. She does not own but is waiting for a pull back to buy. No reason to sell, unless your portfolio is too saturated.
Price: $74.440
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: No
2006-03-15 SELL Nortel
NT-T (Dead)
Bill MacLachlan Unlikely to move up significantly. It's a shadow of it's former self. Don't like it.
Price: $3.510
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: No
2006-03-15 BUY Pfizer Inc
PFE-N
Laura Wallace Pfizer is a large cap pharma. Probably the largest pharma company in the world. Has suffered along with the rest of the industry. It is well positioned. Very attractive. Good dividend yield. Predicts it will continue to grow 12-15%.
Price: $25.950
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2006-03-15 TOP PICK Power Corp
POW-T
Bill MacLachlan An excellent allocation of capital. Key assest are Great West Life, and Investors Group. Hasn't performed well over the last 12 months, but looking at the dividend yield, thinks it will perform well in the future. They bought on Mar 14th at $31.46, as 4% of their portfolio. (heavily invested). The biggest risk is on the insurance side, if significant losses, or if interest rates plummet to extremely low levels.
Price: $32.470
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2006-03-15 WEAK BUY Royal Bank
RY-T
Laura Wallace RBC Financial has lagged behind in 2005 because of the problems with their US division. They have addressed these problems and the turn around seems to be in place. It is reasonable value. RBC is her third favourite bank, prefers TD and Bank of Nova Scotia.
Price: $98.760
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2006-03-15 BUY Sobeys
SBY-T
Laura Wallace Sobeys has reported earnings which are in-line. They are positive. They have had a trying time as Walmart comes in with its big box stores. Hold if you own, but don't buy right now.
Price: $38.650
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: No
2006-03-15 HOLD Teck Resources Ltd. (B)
TCK.B-T
Laura Wallace Teck Cominco B has had superb performance and it is a great company. Tends to go into a quiet period in the summer months. Hold if you own.
Price: $73.450
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: No
2006-03-15 TOP PICK Toronto Dominion
TD-T
Laura Wallace TD Bank is expanding in the US. They are a more conservative bank. Well positioned to grow at better than average rates. This expert has owned for a while and is still buying this stock.
Price: $65.400
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2006-03-15 TOP PICK Toromont Industries
TIH-T
Bill MacLachlan Toromont Industries has two key areas that they work in. One is caterpillar dealerships in Ont., Man. and N. Canada. The other is in gas compressors. He likes this company because it has steady growth, it is well managed, always traded at a premium and is well diversified. Sees continued growth. Not a big large cap company. Bought March 10 at $25.45. He will continue to add to it as well.
Price: $25.330
Subject: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias: BULLISH
Owned: Yes
2006-03-15 VAGUE Talisman Energy
TLM-T (Dead)
Bill MacLachlan Talisman Energy is a good company. He does not own because he believes that there are better opportunities elsewhere. Talisman has done an excellent job of diversifying their international plays. Very solid. Unsure of any take overs at this time.
Price: $61.620
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: BULLISH
Owned: No
2006-03-15 BUY Trans Canada Corp
TRP-T
Laura Wallace They are long time holders of TransCanada and continue to like the company here. Demand for energy products are going to continue to grow in North American. It has a strong balance sheet and good dividends.
Price: $35.200
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2006-03-15 DON'T BUY UTS Energy
UTS-T (Dead)
Bill MacLachlan UTS has had a big run up. Oil sands are very popular. They have done a tremendous job there. There is some speculation that they might end up be taken out and this may be driving up the price. Stay away at current levels.
Price: $6.940
Subject: CANADIAN LARGE
Bias: BULLISH
Owned: No
2006-03-14 TOP PICK Alcan Aluminum
AL-T (Dead)
Bill Belovay Alcan has a new man at the top. Alcan is more directly focused on aluminum. Profit margins are greater. He has owned for about 6 months.
Price: $50.210
Subject: MINING & PRECIOUS METALS
Bias: BULL on RESOURCES
Owned: Yes
2006-03-14 WEAK BUY Atlatsa Resources
ATL-T
Bill Belovay Anoorq Resources has a viable project. Operating in Africa but purely explorational right now. They have a good B.E.E. partner in Africa. This expert has owned in the past but does not own it currently. If looking for a long term investment and positive about platnum prices, it may be a buy.
Price: $1.210
Subject: MINING & PRECIOUS METALS
Bias: BULL on RESOURCES
Owned: No
2006-03-14 HOLD Bema Gold
BGO-T
Bill Belovay Bema Gold Corp. major project is in Russia. It is highly likely that they are a takeover target. He likes the company and the management. Recommends to hold and stay with the company.
Price: $4.800
Subject: MINING & PRECIOUS METALS
Bias: BULL on RESOURCES
Owned: Yes
2006-03-14 BUY Breakwater Resources
BWR-T (Dead)
Bill Belovay Recommends Breakwater Resources as the Canadian Junior Zinc Pick. They have quite a bit of exploration on Victoria Is., plus they have deposits in Mexico and Chile. They have had good results and are increasing their production over the next few years. Keep an eye on the zinc price because they will walk in step with it.
Price: $1.020
Subject: MINING & PRECIOUS METALS
Bias: BULL on RESOURCES
Owned: Yes
2006-03-14 TOP PICK Canadian Pacific Rail
CP-T
John Sinkins, CFA railway - good way to play strong economic growth New CEO coming in. They have an opportunity to grow efficiencies. 5-8 % growth If oil prices drop they will benefit. Hey bought at $34, and still like it. Says buy at this low price.
Price: $57.490
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2006-03-14 TOP PICK Computer Sciences
CSC-N
John Sinkins, CFA They bought at $17.67. Since then they had Scientific Atlantic acquisition which he really liked (a strategic acquisition). More demand for communications equipment. Cisco is also moving into Voice Over IP (voip). By passing Ma. Bell.
Price: $56.900
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2006-03-14 HOLD Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd. (A)
CTC.A-T
John Sinkins, CFA They don't own (they are more focused on resources, rather then retail). It's not a bad time to own, but he would have to check the evaluations compared to other retailers before buying.
Price: $64.700
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: No
2006-03-14 DON'T BUY Equinox MineralsLtd.
EQN-T (Dead)
Bill Belovay Equinox Minerals is owned personally by this expert. He boutht at 55 cents. The location of this mine is right on the border of Conga and Zambia. There is nothing wrong with the company, but this is a higher risk stock because of the location.
Price: $1.250
Subject: MINING & PRECIOUS METALS
Bias: BULL on RESOURCES
Owned: Yes
2006-03-14 PAST TOP PICK Falconbridge Ltd
FAL-T
Bill Belovay Falconbridge is up in price. Strata and Inco are two companies trying to out bid each other to merge with Falconbridge. Inco has extended its bid until June.
Price: $38.390
Subject: MINING & PRECIOUS METALS
Bias: BULL on RESOURCES
Owned: Unknown
2006-03-14 WEAK BUY First Nickel Inc.
FNI-T (Unlisted
Bill Belovay First Nickel owns one of the old mines that was left behind by Falconbridge. There is a lot to do. As an early stage nickel play in the Sudbury region it is not a bad stock to have.
Price: $1.140
Subject: MINING & PRECIOUS METALS
Bias: BULL on RESOURCES
Owned: No
2006-03-14 BUY Hudbay Minerals Inc.
HBM-T
Bill Belovay Hudbay Minerals is a producer of zinc and copper. The main focus is on zinc. It has had a run up recently , maybe due to over enthusiasm. Zinc is used for galvanizing and construction and cars. China will need an additional demand for zinc for their cars to fill their new highways. Very positive about zinc. Believes that HBT is a better vehicle.
Price: $7.380
Subject: MINING & PRECIOUS METALS
Bias: BULL on RESOURCES
Owned: Yes
2006-03-14 VAGUE Iamgold Corp
IMG-T
Bill Belovay Iamgold seems to have lots of mines in different countries. Going through the stage of being a producer as well as an explorer.
Price: $9.680
Subject: MINING & PRECIOUS METALS
Bias: BULL on RESOURCES
Owned: Yes
2006-03-14 HOLD Imperial Oil
IMO-T
John Sinkins, CFA Stock has done well. Subsidiary of US. Company, He owns Petro Canada and Shell
Price: $115.010
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: BEAR
Owned: No
2006-03-14 BUY Manitoba Telecom Services
MBT-T
John Sinkins, CFA Their entry price was $41.50. Likes high divident and the market.
Price: $43.910
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2006-03-14 WATCH Motorola
MSI-N
John Sinkins, CFA He is a fan of this stock. It has done well. Likes the market, which is a growth market in the US.
Price: $21.320
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: No
2006-03-14 BUY on WEAKNESS Inco
N-T
John Sinkins, CFA Pending takeover of Inco from Falconbridge. This deal seems to be taking a long time to settle, rumor of a potential better bid for Falconbridge.
Price: $53.400
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: BEAR
Owned: No
2006-03-14 VAGUE Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd
NDM-T
Bill Belovay Northern Dynasty Mines are working on getting environmental permits for land in Alaska. There is a group that is opposed to having a mine built in their backyard that are holding them back. NDM are pretty close to obtaining their permits. It is a pretty good project but it takes a long time to bull these mines. There are also opportunities in mines in Mexico.
Price: $6.500
Subject: MINING & PRECIOUS METALS
Bias: BULL on RESOURCES
Owned: No
2006-03-14 TOP PICK Northgate Minerals Corp.
NGX-T(dead)
Bill Belovay Recently bought Northgate Minerals, adding to his position. He likes that it gives you leverage to the two top commodities, copper and gold. There is a shortage of copper in China.
Price: $2.630
Subject: MINING & PRECIOUS METALS
Bias: BULL on RESOURCES
Owned: Yes
2006-03-14 DON'T BUY Nevsun Resources
NSU-T
Bill Belovay Nevsun has had some problems. There are some risks. Doesn't own because of the risks.
Price: $2.690
Subject: MINING & PRECIOUS METALS
Bias: BULL on RESOURCES
Owned: No
2006-03-14 PAST TOP PICK Nexen Inc
NXY-T (Dead)
Bill Belovay Nexum is steadily up 10%. This expert has not bought any more but still holds. They like Nexum because of their large holdings in the Gulf of Mexico which are in a prospective area. Nexum has oil sands. More of a pure oil play.
Price: $63.660
Subject: MINING & PRECIOUS METALS
Bias: BULL on RESOURCES
Owned: Yes
2006-03-14 VAGUE Pan American Silver
PAA-T
Bill Belovay Pan Am Silver is a silver company. It has one of the largest quantities of silver on a reserve basis. Silver tends to follow the price of gold and oil.
Price: $26.700
Subject: MINING & PRECIOUS METALS
Bias: BULL on RESOURCES
Owned: Unknown
2006-03-14 BUY Petro-Canada
PCA-T
John Sinkins, CFA Like it continue to own, good evaluation. If you like the oil sector, it's a good stock to own.
Price: $53.540
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Unknown
2006-03-14 PAST TOP PICK Placer Dome
PDG-T
Bill Belovay Placer Dome has decreased in price. It has followed the correction that we had for gold shares. Also, Barrick has taken over Placer Dome so they have had some reorganization to go through.
Price: $25.500
Subject: MINING & PRECIOUS METALS
Bias: BULL on RESOURCES
Owned: No
2006-03-14 DON'T BUY Southwestern Resources
SWG-T
Bill Belovay Southwestern Resources are operating in China. There are also risks operating in China. They have deposits in Peru. This stock will move with the gold price. This expert does not own this stock because of the high risks involved.
Price: $14.100
Subject: MINING & PRECIOUS METALS
Bias: BULL on RESOURCES
Owned: No
2006-03-14 SELL Symantic Corp
SYMC-Q
John Sinkins, CFA Has not been a good ride since their merger. They are having much competition from Microsoft and other Antivirus companies.
Price: $16.070
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: No
2006-03-14 VAGUE Tahera Corp
TAH-T
Bill Belovay Tahera is coming into production April 06. (diamonds) It has taken around 10 years to get to this stage. It is a good area and good exploration potential. He owns shares in Shoregold in Sask. as one of his diamond stocks.
Price: $0.770
Subject: MINING & PRECIOUS METALS
Bias: BULL on RESOURCES
Owned: No
2006-03-14 TOP PICK Teck Resources Ltd. (B)
TCK.B-T
Bill Belovay Recently added Teck Cominco to his position but has had it for over a year. He likes the new CEO who is coming from investment banking. He knows how to run a mining company.
Price: $69.900
Subject: MINING & PRECIOUS METALS
Bias: BULL on RESOURCES
Owned: Yes
2006-03-14 TOP PICK Toronto Dominion
TD-T
John Sinkins, CFA Had a huge profit of 2.3 billion for first quarter. US has gone from 15% of revenue to 22%. Looking for another 10% growth plus picking up the yield over the next 10 months. They bought at an average cost of $51.70
Price: $65.650
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2006-03-14 BUY Talisman Energy
TLM-T (Dead)
John Sinkins, CFA They bought at around $20 have had for years. Still looks inexpensive, has assets all over the world.
Price: $62.100
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2006-03-13 PAST TOP PICK Aastra Technologies
AAH-T (Dead)
Robert McWhirter This stock is down 3%. Weaker than overall market. Continues to offer reasonable evaluation. Reduced holding and no longer owns.
Price: $37.660
Subject: CANADIAN TECHNOLOGY
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: No
2006-03-13 WATCH ATI Technologies
ATY-T (Dead)
Robert McWhirter It ranks just below half in database. Recent acquisition of a design studio in China, which will allow them to work closely with their consumers. Constant fight with Invidea about who has the fastest chips. Watch closely but don't buy as he expects a pull back in the stock.
Price: $16.540
Subject: CANADIAN TECHNOLOGY
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: Unknown
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