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Date Signal Company Expert Opinion Price
2004-05-17 DON'T BUY Ballard Power Systems
BLD-T
Norman Levine It would be the type of stock you would buy and put it away for 10 years to see what happens. Too much speculation.
Price: $12.480
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: No
2004-05-17 TOP PICK Bristol Myers Squibb
BMY-N
Norman Levine 4 1/2 percent yield. Underperform the other big pharma stocks because of accounting issues which they have now got out-of-the-way. A big part of their portfolio will be subject to competition from generic drugs but have a great pipeline of new drugs.
Price: $25.430
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: Yes
2004-05-17 BUY on WEAKNESS Bioscript
BYT-T
Peter Hodson Likes their technology. Good management stability. Have key brand name clients that are starting to sign up. Could drop another 20/30%.
Price: $2.120
Subject: CANADIAN SMALL
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: Yes
2004-05-17 TOP PICK CCL Industries (B)
CCL.B-T
Norman Levine Likes it because it is that consumer driven product business. Money is starting to flow into this area. Increasing market share. 2 1/2% yield.
Price: $18.190
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: Yes
2004-05-17 PAST TOP PICK Cameco Corporation
CCO-T
Norman Levine (A top pick Mar 12/04. No change.) Still likes. Likes their three businesses, uranium, electricity and gold.
Price: $60.650
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: Yes
2004-05-17 BUY Computer Modeling Group Ltd
CMG-T
Peter Hodson Just signed a big 10 year contract in the Middle East. Seems to be paid a dividend each quarter.
Price: $4.250
Subject: CANADIAN SMALL
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: Yes
2004-05-17 BUY Canadian Natural Rsrcs
CNQ-T
Norman Levine A good investment. With the stock, you have the benefit/risk of moving into the oil sands.
Price: $79.650
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: No
2004-05-17 TOP PICK Ceradyne Inc.
CRDN-Q (Dead)
Peter Hodson Have patented protection. Product is sold out until 2006. A growing market considering world events.
Price: $28.780
Subject: CANADIAN SMALL
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: Yes
2004-05-17 BUY CryoCath Technologies
CYT-T
Peter Hodson Making substantial progress. The procedure they do takes less time and it had 100% success rate. Starting to see surgeons adopt this. The company will ultimately be sold.
Price: $7.300
Subject: CANADIAN SMALL
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: Yes
2004-05-17 DON'T BUY Labopharm Inc
DDS-T (Dead)
Peter Hodson Did an issue and it was a disaster. Hasn't even come close to where the issue was priced at. Behind schedule as compared to their competitors.
Price: $4.090
Subject: CANADIAN SMALL
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: No
2004-05-17 WAIT Dorel Industries (A)
DII.A-T
Norman Levine Likes some of their businesses, but not others because of competition. Would look at it at a lower price.
Price: $43.750
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: No
2004-05-17 DON'T BUY Walt Disney
DIS-N
Norman Levine The fundamentals, especially the theme parks, are improving. They have problems in the movies, NBC network and management.
Price: $22.900
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: No
2004-05-17 DON'T BUY Encana Corp
ECA-T
Norman Levine Tend to favor oil stocks right now, especially internationally diversified companies.
Price: $57.250
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: Unknown
2004-05-17 WAIT Emergis Inc.
EME-T-DEAD
Norman Levine The government change has caused a panic overnight in India. The fear of the Communist party is probably unfounded. An overreaction.
Price: $19.550
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: No
2004-05-17 DON'T BUY Falconbridge Ltd
FAL-T
Norman Levine All of the metal stocks have come off sharply. Nickel probably has the worst fundamentals of the major commodities. Expect nickel to lag.
Price: $28.350
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: No
2004-05-17 WEAK BUY GEAC Computer
GAC-T
Peter Hodson Not a bad company, but priced pretty well. Prefers faster growth models. A nice stable cash flow business. Cheap.
Price: $7.670
Subject: CANADIAN SMALL
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: No
2004-05-17 DON'T BUY Hudson Bay Co.
HBC-T
Norman Levine A takeover is a pure gamble/speculation. More important to look at a company's fundamentals. Still losing market share. Its stores are struggling.
Price: $13.310
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: No
2004-05-17 DON'T BUY HP Interactive CP
HP-T
Peter Hodson Likes the company and management. The trouble is, it's a small-cap company that has disappointed. Have to get cleaned up.
Price: $1.750
Subject: CANADIAN SMALL
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: No
2004-05-17 BUY Interoil Corp.
IOC-N
Peter Hodson Their refinery starts up in about three weeks. They will have revenues pretty soon. Haven't hit anything yet on their oil drilling program.
Price: $32.750
Subject: CANADIAN SMALL
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: Yes
2004-05-17 PAST TOP PICK IPSCO Inc
IPS-T
Norman Levine (A top pick Mar 12/04. Up 1%.) Still likes. Fundamentals are good. The biggest player in the tubular oil field sector.
Price: $24.250
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: Yes
2004-05-17 BUY Johnson & Johnson
JNJ-N
Norman Levine Likes the longer-term outlook for pharmaceuticals. Historically, they have performed relatively well when interest rates are going up.
Price: $54.700
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: No
2004-05-17 HOLD Loblaw Companies Ltd
L-T
Norman Levine The best retailer in Canada. The problem is worries about Wal-Mart. Long-term, the stock is excellent.
Price: $60.950
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: Unknown
2004-05-17 BUY Mediagrif Interactive Techn
MDF-T
Peter Hodson Just reported and their earnings were fine but the stock didn't do much. Great balance sheet with $2 a share in cash. Just a matter of time. Good risk return.
Price: $11.300
Subject: CANADIAN SMALL
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: Yes
2004-05-17 BUY Maple Leaf Foods
MFI-T
Norman Levine Protein commodities have been very strong and this is a way of participating.
Price: $11.850
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: No
2004-05-17 BUY Motorola
MSI-N
Norman Levine Market share is starting to increase. Getting rid of nepotism in the company. Not expensive.
Price: $18.650
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: No
2004-05-17 DON'T BUY Mitec Telecom
MTM.H-T (Dead)
Peter Hodson Earnings didn't kick in as fast as he expected. Some contract announcements weren't as good as expected. It's fortunes will be tied to Nortel.
Price: $1.850
Subject: CANADIAN SMALL
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: No
2004-05-17 WAIT Nokia
NOK-N
Norman Levine Have been losing market share. Guidance is still not looking good. Wait for things to stabilize.
Price: $13.080
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: Unknown
2004-05-17 HOLD Norske Skog Canada Ltd.
NS-T
Norman Levine The forest products sector has held up well and has better prospects than a lot of sectors. Prefers lumber, strand board, etc.
Price: $4.080
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: Unknown
2004-05-17 DON'T BUY Nortel
NT-T (Dead)
Norman Levine Would not go near this company until there is real change.
Price: $4.540
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: No
2004-05-17 BUY Oilexco Inc
OIL-X
Peter Hodson Likes it a little better now they've had a discovery. Have raised their second round of financing. Not a bad place to be for a small Oil play. Volatile.
Price: $1.930
Subject: CANADIAN SMALL
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: No
2004-05-17 PAST TOP PICK Petro-Canada
PCA-T
Norman Levine (A top pick Mar 12/04. Up 5%.) Still likes. Long-term fundamentals are excellent. Likes the idea of the government selling off their 19% position. Sells at a lower multiple than others.
Price: $61.500
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: Yes
2004-05-17 BUY on WEAKNESS Power Financial Corp
PWF-T
Norman Levine Good yield. Have a history of raising the dividends periodically. Near-term, can see some potential weakness as a financial holding.
Price: $53.850
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: Yes
2004-05-17 DON'T BUY Queenstake Resources (merged to Yukon-Nevada Gold)
QRL-T
Peter Hodson Have had some success, but their mine life is very short. As gold declines, their cash flow declines too.
Price: $0.510
Subject: CANADIAN SMALL
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: No
2004-05-17 WEAK BUY Rockwater Capital Bought by CI Finacial (CIX-UN-T)
RCC-T
Peter Hodson Well-run and well-financed. Great management team. Seems to be a perpetual $.95 to $1 price range. Can't see it breaking out soon.
Price: $0.950
Subject: CANADIAN SMALL
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: No
2004-05-17 TOP PICK Russel Metals
RUS-T
Peter Hodson Yield of 4.4%. Interesting, because they make more cash flow when the economy turns down by selling off their old inventory.
Price: $9.100
Subject: CANADIAN SMALL
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: Yes
2004-05-17 BUY Royal Bank
RY-T
Norman Levine In the long run, the banks are the best place to be. In the near term, with a rising interest rates they have not been acting as well. Have had a lot of missteps in the US so has not performed well.
Price: $59.070
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: No
2004-05-17 SELL SR Telecom
SRX-T
Peter Hodson Can't stand how they have executed. Rumors of a financial restructuring are hitting the stock. Just raised $40 million.
Price: $3.950
Subject: CANADIAN SMALL
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: No
2004-05-17 WAIT Teck Resources Ltd. (B)
TCK.B-T
Norman Levine Metal prices have gone parabolic, but feels that they will stay high for a long time once they stabilize.
Price: $20.250
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: Yes
2004-05-17 BUY on WEAKNESS TIR Systems Ltd
TIR-T
Peter Hodson Likes their technology. Have the opportunity to have a global marketplace. Expects it to drop a bit further and would consider buying then.
Price: $6.050
Subject: CANADIAN SMALL
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: No
2004-05-17 BUY Talisman Energy
TLM-T
Norman Levine Feels this is a great play. More international than most other Canadian companies. Extremely well-run.
Price: $28.150
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: Yes
2004-05-17 TOP PICK Total SA
TOT-N
Norman Levine Sells at a discount to other major stocks. The majors have lagged the exploration companies bought sees that changing. We'll be buying up to 15/20% of their shares.
Price: $93.600
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: Yes
2004-05-17 DON'T BUY Sino-Forest Corp
TRE-T
Peter Hodson Have to be cautious as they just diluted their shareholders by issuing 35 million shares. Talk about how much $ they'll make from harvesting trees but spent 70 million on new trees and only got 50 million in in revenues. Suspicious.
Price: $2.500
Subject: CANADIAN SMALL
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: No
2004-05-17 TOP PICK Tusk Energy
TSK-T
Peter Hodson Undervalued. Could be changed into a trust which would create a premium price.
Price: $4.400
Subject: CANADIAN SMALL
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: Yes
2004-05-17 BUY Virtek Vision
VRK-T
Peter Hodson Have sold a lot of businesses and the remaining one is pretty well tied to the economy. New management has turned it around nicely.
Price: $1.220
Subject: CANADIAN SMALL
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: No
2004-05-17 DON'T BUY Westjet Airlines
WJA-T
Norman Levine The airline business is the worst business in the world. The stock has been going down and thinks the trend will continue. Strong competition. High fuel costs.
Price: $14.150
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: No
2004-05-14 TOP PICK American International Group
AIG-N
Gene Henssler
Price: $70.930
Subject: NOT APPLICABLE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2004-05-14 STRONG BUY Alcan Aluminum
AL-T (Dead)
David Baskin Prices dropped in the last week. A terrific buy. Aluminum inventories are falling and their prices are firming.
Price: $53.000
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: Yes
2004-05-14 TOP PICK Amgen Inc.
AMGN-Q
Nicholas Sargen Health care should outperform in a rising interest rate environment. A premier company. Likes the pipeline that it has. Out-of-favor right now.
Price: $56.650
Subject: NOT APPLICABLE
Bias: CAUTIOUS
Owned: Yes
2004-05-14 BUY Arc Resources Ltd
ARX-T
David Baskin Probably one of the best energy income trust on a fundamental basis.
Price: $15.000
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: Unknown
2004-05-14 STRONG BUY Aur Resources
AUR-T (Dead)
David Baskin The merger with Inmet gives you a really strong company. Copper fundamentals are pretty strong right now. Likes both managements. A screaming buy.
Price: $5.990
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: No
2004-05-14 TOP PICK Bank of America
BAC-N
Gene Henssler Made a very smart decision getting into FleetBoston. Cost savings are going to be very significant. Strong management.
Price: $80.340
Subject: NOT APPLICABLE
Bias: UNKNOWN
Owned: Yes
2004-05-14 BUY Brascan Corporation
BAM.LV.A-T
David Baskin Has a really interesting blend of assets. As always traded at a discount to the value of its assets. Feels the net asset value is 15/20% higher than the price of the stock.
Price: $49.130
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: No
2004-05-14 DON'T BUY BCE Inc.
BCE-T
David Baskin Have been selling off is there not crazy about the stock right now. Can see them getting into a price war, especially with cellular.
Price: $27.390
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: Yes
2004-05-14 DON'T BUY Bank of Montreal
BMO-T
David Baskin The policy on bank mergers has been tabled pending the federal election. Selling of bank stocks has been overdone, but this is not one of their favorites.
Price: $50.140
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: Unknown
2004-05-14 BUY Bank of Nova Scotia
BNS-T
David Baskin Interest-rate increases will not have a big influence on Canadian banks. Selling has been overdone.
Price: $33.700
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: Yes
2004-05-14 DON'T BUY Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
CM-T
David Baskin Not their favorite bank, but better than they used to be. Still have some problems to work out.
Price: $65.050
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: Unknown
2004-05-14 PAST TOP PICK Compton Petroleum
CMT-T (Dead)
David Baskin (A top pick Apr 13/04. Down 13%.) First quarter results were not stunning. Having throughput problems with a gas processing plant. Good assets. Good price.
Price: $7.250
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: Yes
2004-05-14 TOP PICK Capital One Financial Corp
COF-N
Francis Gannon Financials have been under pressure because of a rising interest rate environment. Trading at less than 10 X forward numbers. Will benefit as rates continue to go up as people will not be able to refinance their mortgages as much.
Price: $65.870
Subject: NOT APPLICABLE
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: Yes
2004-05-14 DON'T BUY Canadian Pacific Rail
CP-T
David Baskin A little bit fed up with this company. Not quite as well managed as they had hoped. Doesn't seem to be able to take advantage of the moving of commodities.
Price: $30.620
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: Unknown
2004-05-14 BUY Cinram
CRW.UN-T (Dead)
David Baskin Their last results beat out estimates, but were reported during a slide in technology stocks. Have done a terrific job with their merger.
Price: $24.500
Subject: NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias: SELECTIVE
Owned: Yes
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