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Compiling comments that experts make about stocks while on public TV.

Recent Top Picks

Date Signal Company Expert Opinion Price
2014-11-21 TOP PICK Bank-of-Nova-Scotia
BNS-T
Michael Sprung

Relative valuation has taken a bit of a hit lately, because in their recent quarter they reported a bit of a hiccup in their international operations. It is fairly rare that you are able to buy this bank for a lower Price to Book valuation than its competitors. At current levels, it’s a pretty good place to be. In the meantime, you are being paid 3.8% dividend yield and that dividend is likely to go up in the coming years. Tier 1 capital of about 10.9%.

Price:
$70.000
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-11-21 TOP PICK Martinrea
MRE-T
John Zechner

Some downside protection and earnings growth is at a very low valuation. Stock was off recently in the last quarter, when they met the earnings, but projections going forward were probably below what the street wanted. Spending a lot of money on programs going forward. As these programs come in, it is going to generate new earnings growth for the next couple of years. Sees them generating better than 10% earnings growth going forward for the next 3 years. Trading at under a 10X forward multiple. Also, they have a great positioning in aluminum parts. Yield of 1.18%.

Price:
$10.380
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-11-21 TOP PICK New-Flyer-Industries-Inc.
NFI-T
Michael Sprung

Well-positioned, and the management over the last few years has put much more of a focus on manufacturing and efficiencies, and over the coming years they will be beneficiaries as fleets are renewed in cities throughout North America. They participate in electric, hybrid and traditional bus lines. Not only are they one of the few North American manufacturers left, but also have a good parts aftermarket business that has been growing significantly. Yield of 4.49% which he feels is safe.

Price:
$13.040
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-11-21 TOP PICK Precision-Drilling
PD-T
Michael Sprung

Stock has pulled back significantly with the problems in the oil sector. This is now at a level where he thinks it is very attractive. This is Canada's largest drilling company. Have significant operations in the US. If you have faith in the oil/gas industry, this is a very good entry point. Yield of 3.06%.

Price:
$9.150
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-11-21 TOP PICK Qualcomm
QCOM-Q
John Zechner

They sell communication chips across the industry. Almost any smart phone built globally has a Qualcomm chip in it. Also, have a lot of products going into areas such as wearables and the higher growth areas. The biggest problem recently has been with what they sell in China and getting their royalties. Stock continues to have a decent growth rate. Yield of 2.37%.

Price:
$71.470
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-11-21 TOP PICK TorstarCorp--B-
TS.B-T
John Zechner

When they sold Harlequin, they did much better than anyone expected with $450 million. Has a market cap of $500 million right now with about $200 million in cash. Newspaper business is not growing, but they are cutting costs. Their digital division is growing. 8.16% dividend yield with lots of cash to pay it.

Price:
$6.570
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-11-20 TOP PICK Tsingtao-Brewery-Co.
0168-HK
Darren Sissons

Has been growing at double digit rates.  Brewing companies use a ton of energy.  So lower energy costs are helpful for this story.  It is relatively cheap.  Owned since the low $30s. 

Price:
$0.000
Subject:
GLOBAL LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on RESOURCES
Owned:
Yes
2014-11-20 TOP PICK Arc-Resources-Ltd
ARX-T
Darren Sissons

There has been a big decline in energy prices. This is a very good management team.  The dividend is sustainable at current levels.  They have exposure to all the right markets.  A balanced portfolio.  Longer term this will make some money.

Price:
$29.250
Subject:
GLOBAL LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on RESOURCES
Owned:
Yes
2014-11-20 TOP PICK Brookfield-Asset-Management--A-
BAM.A-T
Hank Cunningham

3.95% bonds maturing Apr 9/19. One of the themes in his 3 picks is quality. He is taking cautionary measures to guard against BBB bonds starting to underperform the market. Also, preservation of capital in these very low rates is #1 in his mind.

Price:
$55.340
Subject:
FIXED INCOME
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-11-20 TOP PICK BCE-Inc.
BCE-T
Hank Cunningham

3.25% bonds maturing June 17/20. One of the themes in his 3 picks is quality. He is taking cautionary measures to guard against BBB bonds starting to underperform the market. Also, preservation of capital in these very low rates is #1 in his mind.

Price:
$53.220
Subject:
FIXED INCOME
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-11-20 TOP PICK Callaway-Golf
ELY-N
Darren Sissons

(Top Pick Dec 05/13, Down 2.82%) The turnaround is about half way through.  We had a dismal summer last year and then a poor winter.  Longer term restructuring stories are the kind of animal that are lumpy, but when they work they work well so he is happy to hold this.  The US middle class tend to be golfers.  New product introduction benefits them as does the new CEO’s turning the company around.  There should be more upside.  You see a lot of young guys on courses in Florida. 

Price:
$7.570
Subject:
GLOBAL LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on RESOURCES
Owned:
Yes
2014-11-20 TOP PICK TSX-Group
X-T
Hank Cunningham

3.25% bonds maturing Oct 3/18. One of the themes in his 3 picks is quality. He is taking cautionary measures to guard against BBB bonds starting to underperform the market. Also, preservation of capital in these very low rates is #1 in his mind.

Price:
$52.650
Subject:
FIXED INCOME
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-11-19 TOP PICK Badger-Daylighting
BAD-T
Bruce Campbell (2)

Had a great run. Have phenomenal margins of over 25%. A very profitable company. They manufacture and operate hydro-vac trucks that are used to excavate, using water and a vacuum. Half their business is in oil/gas, as well as pipelines and utilities. Last summer they announced they were reducing the number of trucks they were building, from 5 down to 4, and the market got very concerned. Also, had a bit of a stumble with their earnings. The most recent numbers show that the margins and earnings are back up. They now have a solid plan in place, where they are going to double the number of trucks in the US from 450 to 900 in the next 5 years. Dividend yield of 1.1%.

Price:
$32.280
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-11-19 TOP PICK Google
GOOGL-Q
John O'Connell, CFA

Has owned this for quite some time. A wonderfully innovative company. 80% of all cell phones operate on their system. Has a great balance sheet. Visionary leadership that doesn't pay themselves a penny. They are able to attract outstanding talent. A lot of the things that they are working on, like autonomous driven cars, are coming to fruition. These are the kind of guys that are making things happen. They are creating the demand. The YouTube site has not been really monetized as much as it probably could be. Trading at about 18X forward earnings. For company this size, growing this well, with that many opportunities, and a dominant position in so many industries, it is incredibly good value.

Price:
$547.200
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-11-19 TOP PICK Intertain-Group
IT-T
Bruce Campbell (2)

Online gambling. This was spun out of Amaya Gaming (AYA-T) and they still have a relationship with them where Amaya is guaranteeing some revenue for them. A big part of their market is in Bingo. Amaya is in the poker market, which is much more fickle as the players tend to move around from one site to the next. Bingo brings in a different demographic of more females. Made a number of acquisitions in the last couple of months, with several more they are working on. Fairly cheap here. Wouldn't be surprised if Amaya came back in and bought them back.

Price:
$14.130
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
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