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

Recent Top Picks

Date Signal Company Expert Opinion Price
2014-10-31 TOP PICK Vanguard-Large-Cap-ETF
VV-N
John Hood

(A Top Pick Oct 15/13. Up 20.77%.) This holds about 600 US stocks, and gives you a broad US exposure based on the S&P 500. Dirt cheap at about 7 or 8 basis points.

Price:
$92.586
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-31 TOP PICK George-Weston-Ltd.
WN-T
Hap (Robert) Sneddon FCSI

Controls Loblaw's (L-T) which just bought Shoppers. Fantastic brands. A reasonably boring company. Has a fantastic war chest and has to decide what it is going to do with its money. Recently, it has just broken out above a pretty significant level of $91.

Price:
$92.080
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & MACRO STRATEGY
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-31 TOP PICK iShares-S-and-P-TSX-Equity-Income
XEI-T
John Hood

This used to be 55 basis points, which is very high. They chopped it along with a number of other ETF management fees down to 20 basis points. This is now yielding about 4.3% and he likes it. This has lots of growth in it.

Price:
$22.570
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-31 TOP PICK SPDR-Utilities-E.T.F.
XLU-N
Hap (Robert) Sneddon FCSI

Utilities have been hitting record highs. Usually they do well in softer environments, but in the last 2 months, they have shown great strength. Well above its uptrend and he is looking to add to his position. The market does really not believe that we've got escape velocity growth.

Price:
$45.470
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & MACRO STRATEGY
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-31 TOP PICK SPDR-Health-Care-E.T.F.
XLV-N
Hap (Robert) Sneddon FCSI

Healthcare. Chart shows a V bottom this month. As a longer-term investor, he would like to hold this for a while. If it came back to the breakout level in the low $60, he would like to buy some more. Healthcare is a generational thing that we are just embarking on.

Price:
$67.270
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & MACRO STRATEGY
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-31 TOP PICK BMO-S-and-P-TSX-Oil--and--Gas-ETF
ZEO-T
John Hood

You get a little more play on Trans Canada Pipe (TRP-T) and Enbridge (ENB-T), which he likes. This should work out very well because of Trans Canada Pipe leading the way on the Canada east contract. He thinks that is going to work out very well. This has lots of growth in it.

Price:
$14.340
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
No
2014-10-30 TOP PICK Amgen-Inc.
AMGN-Q
Paul Harris, CFA

A biotechnology company, but looks more like a pharmaceutical company in his view. Trading at 18X earnings. Have some great products in their pipeline. Feels the stock is worth probably in the $200 range. Yield of 1.51%.

Price:
$161.580
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN/GLOBAL
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-30 TOP PICK Aecon-Group-Inc
ARE-T
Michael Bowman

They are in three different areas.  Trading a lot less than peers.  He likes the sector. 

Price:
$14.490
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
BULL
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-30 TOP PICK Barclays-Bank-PLC
BCS-N
Paul Harris, CFA

Stock has been pushed down because of issues, that they will solve like a lot of the other banks did. Have a great retail franchise in the UK. Had a retail franchise in Europe which was poor, so they are getting out of those. Barclays credit card, although down, is a great asset to have. They have asset management. Also, have the investment bank, which has been their big problem. Had bought Lehman Brothers out of bankruptcy. Also, were very large in the fixed income side, which takes up a lot of capital. They are fixing those problems.

Price:
$14.380
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN/GLOBAL
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-30 TOP PICK Canadian-Natural-Rsrcs
CNQ-T
Paul Harris, CFA

Great Canadian oil company. Trades at 5X cash flow. About to throw off about $6-$7 billion free cash by about 2018. Great management. This pullback is a great opportunity to buy the stock. Yield of 2.35%.

Price:
$38.240
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN/GLOBAL
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-30 TOP PICK iShares-DJ-Medical-Devices-E.T.F.
IHI-N
Michael Bowman

This is the trend in the marketplace so buy the trend.  People who are aging are going to buy the hips, the knees and get the heart thing done.  All of these companies are expanding into Latin America and China. 

Price:
$106.590
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
BULL
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-30 TOP PICK Precision-Castparts-Corp.
PCP-N
Michael Bowman

Forge and cast products, very complex products.  Likes it because these products are used for jet engines and turbines and in the automotive and oil and gas sectors.  The company is going to be in demand for their products.  Looking at 17% increase in next year’s earnings.  A classic industrial play.  He is looking for aviation to get better.

Price:
$221.310
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
BULL
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-29 TOP PICK Jarden-Corp.
JAH-N
Don Lato

Owns brands like Coleman, Sunbeam, Rawlings Sporting Goods, and even Bicycle playing cards. Great company. Had a good run, but still only trading at about 14.5X next year's earnings. He considers it as almost a hedge on his overweight in the energy area. As you see oil and gasoline prices come down, it puts a lot of money in consumers’ pockets. 16% of their sales for various products goes through Wal-Mart.

Price:
$64.450
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-29 TOP PICK KKR--and--Co.-LP
KKR-N
John Stephenson

Private equity. A phenomenal company. If you believe that markets are turning healthy and that the correction is behind us, you want to be in this alternative space. Has roughly half of its value on the balance sheet, so there is a lot of security. 30% of their business didn't exist 2 years ago and has yet to start earning meaningful fees. Yield of 8.01%.

Price:
$22.250
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & RESOURCE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-29 TOP PICK Kohl-s-Corp
KSS-N
John Stephenson

 *SHORT*. They came out about a week ago and guided to lower same-store sales. Also, guided to lower earnings going forward. Thinks the overall department store sector in the US is a very mature sector, not a lot of growth. 50% of their revenue is branded and discounters are eating their lunch. Yield of 2.84%.

Price:
$54.440
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & RESOURCE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-29 TOP PICK Parex-Resources-Inc.
PXT-T
Don Lato

(A Top Pick Nov 27/13. Up 73.93%.) Down 33% from its highs of just 6 months ago. Dirt cheap last year and still cheap today. Recently sold their Trinidad and Tobago properties to rededicate that money to Colombia. Had 56% production growth over the last year. Even with an oil price of $70, they will cash flow something like $2.50 next year. Trading at a little over 4X earnings. No debt and well-funded.

Price:
$10.670
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-29 TOP PICK Toronto-Dominion
TD-T
Don Lato

Has been underperforming the others a little bit over the last 2 or 3 months. 6% off the high back in the summer. There may be some concerns over the change in leadership, but the new person stepping in has been with the bank for many years. Great exposure in the US. Huge deposit base there, that they will hopefully exploit. The multiple is back in line, if not lower than some of the others. 3.5% yield.

Price:
$54.370
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-29 TOP PICK Westjet-Airlines
WJA-T
John Stephenson

A little more defensive than Air Canada and in better shape with newer planes and no unionization. Not only has there been a pullback in price on the stock, but there has been a pullback in fuel, which is the largest operating cost. On a forward basis, they trade from 4.5% to 7.5% X EBITDAR (the “R” is for plane rentals). Also, it has been oversold. Yield of 1.53%.

Price:
$31.580
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & RESOURCE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-28 TOP PICK Alimentation-Couche-Tard--B-
ATD.B-T
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

With the dislocation of resource stocks in Canada, he believes that names like this are going to see the benefit of outflows from that volatile sector. You also have their move of fresh foods rolling out into some of their stores. Yield of 0.48%.

Price:
$37.790
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
BEARISH on ENERGY
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-28 TOP PICK Brookfield-Asset-Management--A-
BAM.A-T
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

Diversified globally and extremely well-managed. This gives you a basket of really strong global assets. They will benefit from pension funds and governments that want to own solid vehicles. Their record of acquisitions has been very conservative. Cash flow continues to increase. Yield of 1.29%.

Price:
$54.050
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
BEARISH on ENERGY
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-28 TOP PICK Gilead-Sciences-Inc.
GILD-Q
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

Believes this company is reporting tonight. They have the hepatitis C drug, followed by a newer version. The 2nd version is selling like crazy within 95%-99% success rate. Making $25 billion in revenue. Very strong name. This is one that you should pick at. Maybe 1% today, watch the earnings tonight, and then do the other half tomorrow.

Price:
$113.450
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
BEARISH on ENERGY
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-28 TOP PICK United-Parcel-Services
UPS-N
Brooke Thackray

The seasonal period is from October 10th to December 8th. This trade has worked 93% of the time and produced an average return of 8.1% since 2000. You don't want to wait until Christmas to exit; you want to get out before. Right at the peak when the whole delivery system occurs, around December 8th.

Price:
$102.900
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
2014-10-28 TOP PICK SPDR-Industrial-E.T.F.
XLI-N
Brooke Thackray

This never really blows away the S&P 500, but it beats it on enough of a basis that it makes sense to do a trade. Typically you would get in now and hold it until at least the end of the year. From October 28th to the end of the year, it is up about 88% of the time, and has produced a 6% average return from 1990 to 2013.

Price:
$54.640
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-28 TOP PICK SPDR-Retail-ETF
XRT-N
Brooke Thackray

This is a retail ETF. Well diversified by holding approximately 1% in each of the retail companies. This is the time of year when you want to be in retail stocks, because the big event for retail is Black Friday, and you want to be in about a month ahead of time, and you want to Sell at about that time. Last year the retail sector underperformed right after Black Friday.

Price:
$87.400
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-27 TOP PICK Great-Canadian-Gaming-Corp
GC-T
Peter Hodson

Does not get a lot of attention.  16-17 casinos in Western Canada.  Earnings up more than 50% last quarter.  Great moves on the capital structure side.  They did a lot of share buybacks because they have too much cash flow.  In BC it is a regulated industry.

Price:
$19.100
Subject:
CANADIAN MID-LARGE & SHORT-LONG STRATEGIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2014-10-27 TOP PICK Inter-Pipeline
IPL-T
Peter Brieger

Several criteria for tonight’s Top Picks are for solid assured cash flow growth and subsequent growth in distributions. There have been both with this company. This is basically a business that is involved with Take & Pay contracts for a major part of the business, or cost of service plus. Given the business that they have currently on the books, you are going to see a major increase in cash flow per share of about $1.40, and probably see 30% of that added to the current distribution. Feels the pipeline business in Canada is a growth business. Very good value. Yield of 3.68%.

Price:
$35.060
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-27 TOP PICK Precision-Drilling
PD-T
Peter Brieger

Sees upside of nearly 70%. This is one of North America’s leading drillers. They are really 2 separate businesses in Canada. The drilling associated with the potential LNG pipelines along with the rest of the western sedimentary basin. Rigs required to drill for LNG are very much more sophisticated than traditional. Yield of 3.07%.

Price:
$9.130
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-27 TOP PICK Toronto-Dominion
TD-T
Peter Brieger

(A Top Pick Oct 21/13. Up 20.82%.)  His favourite bank globally. Have had a great growth record in North America, and he thinks that will continue. Yield of 3.46%.

Price:
$54.200
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-27 TOP PICK Trimac-Transportation
TMA-T
Peter Hodson

11 or 12 times earnings and growth rate in the past was 50%.  Will benefit from better oil prices.  Business good.  Lots of repeat business.  50% owned by management.  Dividend is 4% with room to raise it.  Could be an acquisition candidate.

Price:
$7.010
Subject:
CANADIAN MID-LARGE & SHORT-LONG STRATEGIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-27 TOP PICK Exco-Technologies
XTC-T
Peter Hodson

Products to the automotive industry.  Just won contracts in Germany.  Very well run company that flies under the radar screen.  They are doing so much better than the industry that they should get a better multiple than the industry.  Management owns a lot of stock.  Raised dividend not that long ago.

Price:
$10.250
Subject:
CANADIAN MID-LARGE & SHORT-LONG STRATEGIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-24 TOP PICK Constellation-Software-Inc.
CSU-T
Jason Donville

(A Top Pick Oct 18/13. Up 61.96%.) His target price for the end of 2015 is $400. They are the best allocators. Have a strong balance sheet. If you are only going to own one stock in Canada right now, this would be it. Trading at 16.5X 2015 earnings, and is growing at 30% a year.

Price:
$295.590
Subject:
GROWTH & FINANCIALS
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-24 TOP PICK Cipher-Pharmaceuticals-Inc.
DND-T
Jason Donville

We are in an environment right now where pharmaceutical companies are very hot commodities. You either have to acquire things or you have to be acquired. This company is attractive in both respects. Have a great lead drug for teenage acne which is doing very well. Also, have a lot of cash. This could simultaneously be a very attractive acquisition or they could turn around and use that cash to buy other things in their product offering. They have a lot of options right now. His guess is that we are going to get reconciliation one way or another in the next six months. They are either going to buy a bunch of stuff or going to get a big pop in their rating or get taken out by somebody at a higher price. Trading at 13X earnings with about a 35% ROE.

Price:
$11.600
Subject:
GROWTH & FINANCIALS
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-24 TOP PICK Firstservice-Corp
FSV-T
James Telfser

Considers this as an anchor in financial services. Huge amount of recurring revenue from a lot of their brands. They manage residential buildings as well as owning a lot of interesting businesses. The crown jewel for them is their Colliers brand, which is selling businesses, but also managing portfolios of commercial buildings. This business has been growing in the low double-digits, and he expects it to continue. Margins have been growing. Dividend yield of 0.72%. A company that you can hold for many years and be rewarded.

Price:
$62.620
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-24 TOP PICK CGI-Group--A-
GIB.A-T
Jason Donville

The long-term on this company is that every year it has 20% ROE. Trades at 9.9X 2015 earnings. Well-managed and throws off a lot of cash flow. They buy back their stock. He is pretty comfortable that it will be 20% higher. It should be $8 higher in year’s time.

Price:
$37.470
Subject:
GROWTH & FINANCIALS
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-24 TOP PICK New-Flyer-Industries-Inc.
NFI-T
James Telfser

Bus manufacturing. An interesting business that is quite stable. They sell a ton of buses into the US. The US has been making more and more money as the economy improves, and municipalities/states have been buying more buses. Likes the shift they are making into making acquisitions. Have bought a couple of companies over the last few years, including parts makers, and are getting to be a much more reasonable player in the after parts market business. EBITDA per unit, in this last quarter, blew analysts’ expectations away. Dividend yield of 4.55%.

Price:
$13.100
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-24 TOP PICK Sandvine-Corp.
SVC-T
James Telfser

Believes in their revenue growth story. This deep packet inspection, in being able to charge for different areas of your mobility and data plans, will ultimately benefit them down the road. Companies like Netflix or HBO will want to offer some kind of services, where they can pay for your data usage on those plans. World class products. 10% of their sales in the last quarter were from IBM (IBM-N). At these levels, your downside risk is very limited.

Price:
$2.780
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-23 TOP PICK Algonquin-Power--and--Utilities-Corp
AQN-T
Greg Newman

(A Top Pick Oct 2/13. 45.6%.) This is an interest-rate call. Also, based on the view that markets are not going to be easy over the next 12 months as they were over the last 12. This is a power/utility, a kind of gentle place to be. Yet they've got 30% adjusted earnings growth that he models over the next couple of years. Cheap at 8X versus its peers of around 7.7. He models a 10% dividend growth over the next couple of years. Dividend yield of 4.39%.

Price:
$8.890
Subject:
CANADIAN DIVIDEND & DEFENSIVE STRATEGIES
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-23 TOP PICK Canadian-Natural-Rsrcs
CNQ-T
Bill Harris, CFA

Take advantage of this oil price selloff to pick this up.  Throws out an incredible wall of cash.  4 years out it will be extraordinary.

Price:
$39.550
Subject:
RESOURCE
Bias:
BULL on OIL
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-23 TOP PICK Enbridge
ENB-T
Greg Newman

The view was that falling oil would mean less Alberta production. To really impact their growth visibility you're going to have to have enormous change in Alberta production. For that you probably need $60 oil. He sees EPS growth of 12% for the next 5 years. Low payout ratio of 43%, so they have plenty of room to revisit their dividend policy, which they might. There is a lot of growth coming from drop-downs. Their earnings are exceptionally high quality. Yield of 2.67%.

Price:
$52.370
Subject:
CANADIAN DIVIDEND & DEFENSIVE STRATEGIES
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-23 TOP PICK Gear-Energy
GXE-T
Bill Harris, CFA

Looks like it can grow 20% organically. Great operating numbers.  3 times next year’s cash flow.  The heavy oil price is still sticking in. 

Price:
$4.230
Subject:
RESOURCE
Bias:
BULL on OIL
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-23 TOP PICK Magna-Int-l.--A-
MG-T
Greg Newman

He sees 23% earnings-per-share growth and 11% free cash flow growth over the next couple of years. Has modeled them buying back almost 13% of their float over the next couple of years. Q2 was a beat. Margins are improving. There is a European story, but he is somewhat constructive that Europe will make it work. Cheaper than its peers. Yield of 1.56%.

Price:
$106.310
Subject:
CANADIAN DIVIDEND & DEFENSIVE STRATEGIES
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-23 TOP PICK Roxgold-Inc
ROG-X
Bill Harris, CFA

He always likes to be in the gold space, but it has been hard recently.  This is a great way to stay invested in the space. These guys have raised their money and should have the mine in production within 18 months.

Price:
$0.700
Subject:
RESOURCE
Bias:
BULL on OIL
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-22 TOP PICK Concordia-Healthcare
CXR-T
Bruce Campbell (2)

Management team has pretty well done everything that they said they would. They continue to drive the numbers. There is probably more in it from an acquisition standpoint. Has a small dividend as well. Trading at 28X earnings, which is not cheap, but is growing at a fairly significant rate, and that ratio will come down over time.

Price:
$39.480
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-22 TOP PICK Patient-Home-Monitoring
PHM-X
Bruce Campbell (2)

This is a great business. They have been growing by acquisition, but even better they have been growing even stronger organically. Have great growth and great bottom line. A stock that he thinks will continue to grow. They don’t have much competition from an acquisition standpoint. They buy small operators, and merge them into their business, allowing them to cross sell and generate a lot of organic growth.

Price:
$0.430
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-22 TOP PICK SLYCE-Inc.
SLC-X
Bruce Campbell (2)

Very, very neat technology. It basically identifies certain items. For example if you see a sink that you like, you take a picture of it which immediately brings up the retailer and the price, and you can buy it immediately. They are getting paid on a number of differetnt avenues.

Price:
$0.710
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-21 TOP PICK Callidus-Capital-Corp
CBL-T
Jerome Hass

Long. A Pairs trade with a Short on Laurentian Bank (LB-T). This is an asset based lender, which he feels is an underserved niche in Canada. Although the big banks have them, it’s not something they really embrace. They don’t like high risk lending. An attractive growth story.

Price:
$20.770
Subject:
CANADIAN MID-LARGE & SHORT-LONG STRATEGIES
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-21 TOP PICK Catamaran-Corp
CCT-T
John Zechner

This is just a good growth story in healthcare management. Basically going online to manage all your pharmacies and health care needs. Obama care is driving everything to these private and public exchanges these guys own. Have been kicking out excess cash flow which has been used to make acquisitions. You are getting all of this for about a 20 multiple.

Price:
$46.800
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-21 TOP PICK Cineplex-Inc
CGX-T
Jerome Hass

Short. They have a 77% market share in Canada, so there is not much scope for them to grow by acquisition. This was the worst summer in North American cinemas in 17 years on an inflation adjusted basis. Thinks they are going to have some issues in their Q3 numbers. When attendance goes down 13%, it is going to have a big impact on profitability. There are also longer-term structural issues that they face. Netflix is competing against them. There is going to be Pick & Pay on cable TV. There was a recent announcement that HBO is going to have direct offering, so Netflix is looking to bypass some movies. Yield of 3.6%. Valuation is at 30X earnings and 13.5X EBITDA, which to him is very expensive.

Price:
$41.330
Subject:
CANADIAN MID-LARGE & SHORT-LONG STRATEGIES
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-21 TOP PICK Currency-Exchange-Intl.
CXI-T
Jerome Hass

This is a name that he has held since the IPO. It is a great core holding. They are a wholesaler of foreign exchange, so they provide physical currencies to any financial institution. They are in the supply and logistics business. Likes this as a low risk business. Feels they are going to be growing at about 30%. Have applied for a bank license, which would be a catalyst for them in terms of both marketing and improving profitability. Has a lot of growth potential.

Price:
$16.500
Subject:
CANADIAN MID-LARGE & SHORT-LONG STRATEGIES
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-21 TOP PICK Google
GOOGL-Q
John Zechner

Some people were disappointed with the earnings last week, but he still thinks this company is better positioned than almost anybody at technology. People keep forgetting that they own the Android operating system, the most powerful OS and the one that is running better than 70% of the global cell phones right now. At some point they are going to monetize that. They own search, and when he looks at where data and data management is going, he feels they have tremendous value. Making very good acquisitions. You get all of this for about a market multiple or a little bit more.

Price:
$538.030
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-21 TOP PICK Laurentian-Bank
LB-T
Jerome Hass

Short. A Pairs trade going Long on Callidus Capital (CBL-T). He put this one on just to hedge some financial risk. Nothing against the bank, it’s just that they have the smallest capital markets group, so if markets go up, this is the least likely to participate. It also takes off some market risk for him.

Price:
$49.360
Subject:
CANADIAN MID-LARGE & SHORT-LONG STRATEGIES
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-21 TOP PICK Trinidad-Drilling-Ltd
TDG-T
John Zechner

Stock has dropped 40%. There was a bit of an earning’s miss last quarter, but it was very explainable as they were in the process of moving some rigs to new locations. They have tremendous growth, especially with their joint venture they have with Halliburton on a global basis for deep rigs. Dividend yield of 2.63%.

Price:
$7.610
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-20 TOP PICK Bank-of-Nova-Scotia
BNS-T
David Baskin

A laggard.  It is difficult for Canadian banks to grow so each has its strategy.  It is in Mexico, Chili and others.  ROE is very high and dividend is attractive.

Price:
$67.270
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-20 TOP PICK Empire-Company--A-
EMP.A-T
Chris Hensen

Just purchased Safeway.  Control close to 20% of grocery business in Canada as well as owning Crombie REIT (CRR.UN-T).  They compounded share growth at 10% over the last 10 years. 

Price:
$75.040
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
SELECTIVELY BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-20 TOP PICK Moody-s-Corp.
MCO-N
Chris Hensen

Credit/debt rating agency.  Control close to 40% of the market.  You can’t issue debt without a rating.  A lot of their revenues are recurring in nature.  They buy back stock as well.

Price:
$91.490
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
SELECTIVELY BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-20 TOP PICK Magna-Int-l.--A-
MG-T
David Baskin

Bought some today.  It is down significantly over the last 7 weeks.  He knew there were going to be a lot of cars sold and therefore a lot of car parts.  There are another 2-3 years of good growth in North America in the auto industry and then after that it will repeat in Europe.  A PE of 10 so it is a perfect value stock.  Earnings growth exceeded the growth in the stock.

Price:
$101.140
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-20 TOP PICK MTY-Food-Group
MTY-T
Chris Hensen

Has been around for a long time.  They are Thai Express, Mr. Sub, Jugo Juice and Extreme Pita.  They have close to 30 brands in their portfolio.  They have done a fantastic job growing the business.  He sees this as a tremendous opportunity.  They can double their revenues in the next 7 years as they roll out into the US.

Price:
$28.970
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
SELECTIVELY BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-20 TOP PICK Trans-Canada-Corp
TRP-T
David Baskin

Keystone XL does not matter anymore.  Growth of the company will happen inside Canada.  They may spin out their power generating assets and release value.  This is a dividend grower. 

Price:
$53.540
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-17 TOP PICK Ikkuma-Resources
IKM-X
James Hodgins

They did a share consolidation.  It is trading ridiculously cheap here.  TD is estimating 80 cents of cash flow next year.  Great balance sheet and good growth.

Price:
$1.740
Subject:
MARKET NEUTRAL INVESTING: SMALL/MID-CAP
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-17 TOP PICK Merus-Labs-International
MSL-T
James Hodgins

(Top Pick Sept 30/13, Up 5.71%) The new CEO is better than the prior.  They have expanded the drug base to 3 in the portfolio.  The new CEO will be much more aggressive at growing the portfolio of drugs from 3 to 6 next year to 12 the following year.  It is ridiculously cheap.Thinks you will see a double in the next while.

Price:
$1.480
Subject:
MARKET NEUTRAL INVESTING: SMALL/MID-CAP
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-17 TOP PICK The-Score-Inc.
SCR-X
James Hodgins

The application for the phone is just so slick.  People also check the app for movement in the odds.  Their growth is accelerating.  Up 151% year over year.  They are just getting to the point where the size of audience is starting to kick in to attract very big advertisers.

Price:
$0.350
Subject:
MARKET NEUTRAL INVESTING: SMALL/MID-CAP
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-17 TOP PICK Spartan-Energy-Corp
SPE-T
Eric Nuttall

Best prospects of any North American oil company.  This is part of a flight to quality.  They have so little debt.  They have a seven year inventory of wells.  There is a possibility they could be a full year ahead of their production success. Can grow cash flow at 29%.  They could massively surprise to the upside if the remainder of their drilling program come in as expected.  Strong balance sheet.

Price:
$3.180
Subject:
OIL & GAS
Bias:
BULLISH on OIL
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-17 TOP PICK Torc-Oil--and--Gas-Ltd
TOG-T
Eric Nuttall

(Top Pick Sep 25/13, Up 46.03%) He bought last week. Nothing has changed fundamentally except for the recent correction.  This is the one in the list of most safe.  Clean balance sheet and plenty of plays.  Management team owns a lot of the company and can surprise to the upside.  They have not bought a lot of other assets. but if share price goes up they could do some wildly accretive acquisitions.  A light oil name.  Was buying two to three days ago.

Price:
$11.500
Subject:
OIL & GAS
Bias:
BULLISH on OIL
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-17 TOP PICK Whitecap-Resources
WCP-T
Eric Nuttall

Will see some early money.  Dividend is one of the most sustainable dividends.  At $80 oil can grow production by 15%.  Their balance sheet is very under levered.  They have low decline.  They can bring on production very efficiently.  CEO and directors are buying stock actively.

Price:
$14.890
Subject:
OIL & GAS
Bias:
BULLISH on OIL
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-16 TOP PICK Artis-Real-Estate-Investment-Trust
AX.UN-T
Michael Missaghie

Large proportion (20%) of their assets are in the US and the rest in the four western Canadian provinces.  Took advantage of very open capital markets to grow its portfolio on the asset side accretively.  They brought down the payout ratio and the leverage.  The distribution is over 7%.  Thinks the NAV is approximately $17.

Price:
$15.130
Subject:
REIT's
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-16 TOP PICK CVS-Health
CVS-N
Stan Wong

Feels it is important to stick with names that have high US revenues, and this one has 100% of its revenues from the US. The largest healthcare provider in the US. They are going to benefit from an aging US population, an increase in generic drugs and an increase in growth in specialty prescription drugs. Trading at 17X Forward Earnings and has a 14%-15% growth rate. A pretty cheap 1.2%X PEG ratio relative to the other consumer staple names.

Price:
$78.810
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-16 TOP PICK Walt-Disney
DIS-N
Stan Wong

If you can pick up a world-class name like this on a pull back like this that is a good thing. They have a multiplatform strategy. They bring out a movie or a character, and put it in their theme parks. Their content is unrivalled by any of the other competitors, so it deserves a premium multiple. Expects the stock to grow in earnings by 12%-15% long-term.

Price:
$81.740
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-16 TOP PICK First-Capital-Realty
FCR-T
Michael Missaghie

Very high quality business.  Management team is very well aligned.  Asset quality has improved.  Payout ratio and leverage that are almost the best in the business.  The valuation is very undemanding.  There is an overhang because of an equity issue done recently.  NAV is about $18-$18.25.  It is a core position in his opinion.  He would add to it right now.

Price:
$17.620
Subject:
REIT's
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-16 TOP PICK Southwest-Airlines
LUV-N
Stan Wong

Fourth-largest US airline. Mainly short-haul type of flights. 100% of its revenues are from the US. They have the most conservative and probably the healthiest balance sheet in terms of debt to capital ratio. Feels recent fears about the spreading Ebola epidemic has moved the stock downwards. Good valuation.

Price:
$30.940
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-16 TOP PICK Prologis
PLD-N
Michael Missaghie

The largest global industrial REIT.  Majority of assets in North America, but they have exposure to Europe and Asia.  They had a 12 quarter plan that they achieved in 10 quarters with respect to their leverage, quality of assets and the land they have on their balance sheet.  Thinks the market is not recognizing the quality of business and the upside to free cash flow growth.  This is a unique opportunity to buy this one.

Price:
$38.420
Subject:
REIT's
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-15 TOP PICK Diversified-Royalty-Corp
DIV-T
Fabrice Taylor

Acquired a royalty on a restaurant chain out West. The current free cash flow yield is about 8%, and they will start paying a dividend soon. They are planning on acquiring as many royalties as they can and fund a dividend with that. CEO is very smart and was involved in a lot of the restaurant royalties 10-15 years ago, so he knows the business. Likes the cash flow and the yield, and it should hold up well. They have been (unable?) to finance which is why the stock is off a little bit, but once that is done he thinks you are going to see analysts’ coverage and a lot more eyeballs on the stock.

Price:
$2.360
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-15 TOP PICK Delavaco-Residential-Prop.
DVO.U-X
Fabrice Taylor

This company was formed about 3 years ago to acquire US houses on the cheap. They did that and then went public. Their houses have appreciated a lot in value. They are starting to sell down their health portfolio, and their plan is to reinvest the cash into multifamily (apartment buildings), which is a very interesting and attractive space. He believes this is trading for less than the value than what you would get if it were liquidated. Expects they will start paying a dividend in the next couple of quarters.

Price:
$0.920
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-15 TOP PICK Empire-Company--A-
EMP.A-T
Barry Schwartz

The Sobey’s chain is excellent. There was worry that there was going to be a lot of new grocery chain retail space in Canada. Wal-Mart seems to be not growing as fast and Target is not doing well. Feels the NAV is $85-$90, so you are paying a discount for this company. Dividend yield of 1.44%.

Price:
$74.270
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-15 TOP PICK High-Liner-Foods
HLF-T
Barry Schwartz

Distributor of frozen food as well as value added. The company is slowly, but surely gaining more presence in the US through the retail chain, as well as selling into restaurants and hospitality. Likes their recent acquisition, and expects they did this to get more into Wal-Mart and Sam’s Clubs, and that would be more of a jumping point to try and sell more of its existing retail products and get a better relationship with Wal-Mart. Thinks they will earn between $1.50 and $1.60 in 2015. Yield of 2.1%.

Price:
$20.000
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-15 TOP PICK National-Bank-of-Canada
NA-T
Barry Schwartz

Best managed bank in Canada. Since 2003 their performance has outpaced every other bank. They have raised the dividend the fastest. Yet it trades at the lowest valuation of any of the Canadian banks. He sees the company earning $4.75 to $4.80 next year, so you are paying 10X earnings. Yield of 3.78%.

Price:
$49.870
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-15 TOP PICK Vecima-Networks-Inc.
VCM-T
Fabrice Taylor

A nice little company that makes Network Equipment. Very stable and very well run. Churns out cash. What is interesting to him is that they have almost $15 million in cash and tend to pay out special dividends. Always seems to have a lot of hidden value. Family that runs this and owns a lot of stock is very shrewd. Expects a special dividend this year.

Price:
$7.430
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-14 TOP PICK Apple
AAPL-Q
Bruce Tatters

Valuation, net of cash, is about 11 times. This compares against the market of about 14 times. Thinks you could easily see 20%-25% earnings growth over the next year. When you see a company trading at 30%-35% discount to the market, with double its growth, this is quality on sale.

Price:
$98.750
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-14 TOP PICK Abbott-Labs
ABT-N
Brian Acker, CA

Spinning off another division. He loves the drug space, which is free of volatility. His model price is $45, a 10% upside.

Price:
$41.060
Subject:
AGRICULTURE, DIVIDEND & FIXED INCOME
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-14 TOP PICK Hi-Crush-Partners-LP
HCLP-N
Bruce Tatters

There are 3 major players in the US in frac sand and this is one of them. They have all been down in the last 3 months. This one is now at 10X next years earnings. It is going to grow its earnings at about 35%-40% over the next 2 to 3 years. Basically every shale oil or gas well that is ever drilled has a 60% decline ratio in its 1st year. In order to keep production flat, they must drill a bunch of wells. The growth rate of the use of frac sand is going up. This is a high growth play, and an interesting way to invest in energy.

Price:
$44.820
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-14 TOP PICK InvenSense--Inc.
INVN-N
Bruce Tatters

The leading player in motion chips so it is in most of the cell phones around the world. This is a small company, growing very, very fast. It is also suspected to be in the Apple (AAPL-Q) watch in the coming year.

Price:
$19.780
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-14 TOP PICK Target-Corp
TGT-N
Brian Acker, CA

He wants more consumer discretionary in his portfolios. This is because energy prices have been coming down and the US consumer has been deleveraging and holding back. If the US$ goes up, that means cheap goods. Likes their new CEO. His model price is $64.30, a 6% upside. He would love to see it pull back more, maybe to $55. Yield of 3.4%.

Price:
$61.690
Subject:
AGRICULTURE, DIVIDEND & FIXED INCOME
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-14 TOP PICK Exxon-Mobil
XOM-N
Brian Acker, CA

The best run company in the US. His model price is $111.55, a 23% upside. People are basically jettisoning these oil names out of their portfolios. As a Value manager, he wants to be there.

Price:
$90.550
Subject:
AGRICULTURE, DIVIDEND & FIXED INCOME
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-10 TOP PICK Bank-of-Nova-Scotia
BNS-T
David Cockfield

This gotten beaten up a little bit more than the other banks recently. Feels there is too much concern about their earnings in central and south America. He still sees them as economically doing quite well. A conservative bank. Yield of 3.87%.

Price:
$67.990
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-10 TOP PICK Baytex-Energy-Corp
BTE-T
David Cockfield

A heavy oil producer. They have been leaders in oil by rail. Management has shown themselves to be heads up in terms of marketing in the US and he thinks they will continue to do that. Yield of 7.88%.

Price:
$37.100
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-10 TOP PICK Vangrd-Dividend-Appr.-E.T.F.
VIG-N
David Cockfield

He sees the US market as offering specific opportunities at specific times. The dividend appreciation is one that he has used extensively with his clients who want exposure. A very high quality company. Well diversified and quite a conservative portfolio. A good place to have a piece of the US market. Yield of 2.45%.

Price:
$75.150
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-09 TOP PICK Hengan-International--HEGIY.PK-
1044-HK
Darren Sissons

This is the #1 brand for tissues and napkins in China. Sold off recently because Hong Kong is the center of a democracy drive. This is causing a lot of the stocks in the Hong Kong market to be depressed. In actuality, Hong Kong is actually the booking place for these stocks. All the money is made in China. Company has historically grown its revenues by double digits. Yield of 2.37%.

Price:
$0.000
Subject:
GLOBAL LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-09 TOP PICK American-Tower
AMT-N
David Burrows

Performed particularly well. They rent out space on towers.  They have great customers and no bad debts.  They keep getting demands for more bandwidth.  Raised dividend every quarter.  Almost no cap-X.  Dividend should increase every quarter. 

Price:
$94.750
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-09 TOP PICK BHP-Billiton-Ltd.
BHP-N
Darren Sissons

Balance sheet is good and it is a dividend growth profile story. They were the 1st to rebalance their portfolio. They are obviously trying to deal with the slow demand of the Chinese. They are going to ramp up iron ore production and use their high balance sheet to drive the high cost producers out of the market and ultimately lead to more consolidation. They will then start to pick up some of the weaker players. There could be some near term downside. Yield of 4.33%.

Price:
$57.280
Subject:
GLOBAL LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-09 TOP PICK FedEx
FDX-N
David Burrows

The big tailwind is falling energy costs.  They have been taking costs out of the business and he thinks there is another $billion further to take out.  Christmas looks good for them.

Price:
$156.510
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-09 TOP PICK Corning-Inc
GLW-N
Darren Sissons

The recession deferred a lot of aging TV replacements, so there is going to start to be a replacement cycle in terms of new TVs. This will probably occurs 1st in the US and then as the global economy broadens out, there will be opportunities in other parts of the globe. Also their main competitor for gorilla glass just declared bankruptcy so there should be higher or more stable prices. Very strong balance sheet. Yield of 2.15%.

Price:
$18.580
Subject:
GLOBAL LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-09 TOP PICK Home-Depot
HD-N
David Burrows

Consumer theme.  Natural tailwind, immune to disruption from e-commence.  They have expanding margins (10-12%)  Friendly to shareholders. Returning capital and buying back stock.  Dividend went way up, but it is costing them less to pay it because they bought back so many shares.  Almost all revenue from Canada and US.

Price:
$93.070
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on US MARKET
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-08 TOP PICK Agrium
AGU-T
Michael Sprung

Under $100, this is definitely a good Buy. They have been affected by slowing economies and low crop prices have been postponing some purchases. The most diversified of the fertilizer companies in Canada. Dividend yield of 3.54%.

Price:
$96.080
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-08 TOP PICK Bank-of-Nova-Scotia
BNS-T
Michael Sprung

This is the most diversified international Canadian bank. They have operations in the Caribbean, South and Central America. Has always been a very well managed bank from a credit perspective. All of the banks have pulled back a little. 3.9% yield. Thinks earnings over the next couple of years are going to go over $6 a share. This is at a very reasonable price and he is expecting 10X future earnings in a couple of years.

Price:
$69.150
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-08 TOP PICK CASH
CASH
Benj Gallander

He does most of his buying in November and December. For people who like the contrarian method that he uses, that is a great time to pick up bargains. He likes having the cash horde ready so that he can put it on the table and buy the bargains when they appear.

Price:
$0.010
Subject:
CONTRARIAN INVESTING
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-08 TOP PICK Harmony-Gold-Mining-Co-Ltd
HMY-N
Benj Gallander

This is in South Africa and there are union problems. Their cost of production is about $1275, which is higher than the current cost of gold. They have 10 underground mines and one above ground. Have been around for a long time and management is very, very experienced. They’ve been cutting costs. They produce over 1 million ounces a year. Trades at a third of BV without any good will. Feels it has a good chance of recovery with upside potential. He has a Sell target of $16+. Gold is a very contrarian space right now and he could see adding another 1 or 2 gold stocks before the end of the year.

Price:
$2.130
Subject:
CONTRARIAN INVESTING
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-08 TOP PICK Iteris-Inc
ITI-A
Benj Gallander

Traffic management solutions. We need more traffic planning. There is more and more traffic. A negative is that the NYSE market has cited the company and has said they have to get their financial statements up-to-date, because in March they were behind in their filing. That should happen this month, which should give the company a boost. Their plan was approved in terms of becoming compliant again. Insiders own about 28%. They are profitable year after year. His initial sell target is $3.49.

Price:
$1.640
Subject:
CONTRARIAN INVESTING
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-08 TOP PICK Suncor-Energy-Inc
SU-T
Michael Sprung

Canada’s largest integrated oil/gas company. With energy being hit the way it has, this is a really good opportunity to step in. We are going to see some cash flow estimates come down, but nonetheless, this company should be earning around $5 or $5 plus cash flow over the next couple of years. A very inexpensive stock. You are getting the benefit of both the upstream and the downstream operations. Dividend yield of 2.99%.

Price:
$38.240
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-07 TOP PICK Emerson-Electric
EMR-N
Christine Poole

A very well managed diversified, industrial company. About 44% of their revenues are in North America and the rest are in Europe and Asia. Their products and services measure, regulate, monitor and automate various manufacturing processes across various end markets and industries. They provide power distribution and power generation to data centers, any sort of environment that needs un-interruptible power sources. Good management. Increases their dividends every year. Dividend yield of 2.82%.

Price:
$61.000
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-07 TOP PICK Enbridge
ENB-T
Christine Poole

Stock has pulled back by about 8%. They have very good earnings visibility on projects that they have in their $33 billion secured backlog with long-term contracts in place. With that backlog, they have now extended their 10%-12% compounded annual growth EPS out to 2018. Along with that, dividend increases, at a minimum, are going to be at the same pace.

Price:
$51.860
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-07 TOP PICK Manulife-Financial
MFC-T
Christine Poole

Part of her investment thesis on this is that interest-rates are going to go up, which will help this company’s investment portfolio. The fallout from the 2008-2009 collapse is largely behind them now. The new CEO seems to be relatively more conservative than the previous one. Increased their dividend by 19% last quarter. Acquired Standard Life which will expand their presence in the low volatility business and gives him a good share in Québec. There will be some cross-selling of product later this year or early next year. Dividend yield of 2.92%.

Price:
$21.240
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-07 TOP PICK Magna-Int-l.--A-
MG-T
Rob Stabile

What caught his attention was the recent selloff. Market started selling off and Ford (F-N) had some negative news as well as some investigation into some of the Brazilian operations. Brazil is a small part of their business and the automobile volumes are still robust. This is a world-class business. Dividend yield of 1.55%.

Price:
$104.760
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-07 TOP PICK RMP-Energy
RMP-T
Rob Stabile

Have some very prolific wells and are some of the best that are drilled in Alberta in the last year. They spin off significant amounts of cash flow right away, so the paybacks are very rapid. In a choppy oil price market, they are still going to generate significant cash flow. Basically debt-free at the moment.

Price:
$6.280
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-07 TOP PICK Tri-Point-Homes--|Inc
TPH-N
Rob Stabile

This is now one of the top 10 homebuilders in the US. Have a great management team. Very under covered. Just put out their 1st consolidated earnings guidance for 2015. Has a large inventory of high-quality building lots concentrated in California and Colorado.

Price:
$13.420
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-06 TOP PICK Aon-Corp.
AON-N
Mike MacBain

Long AON Senior Unsecured Debentures 4.760%, Short Government of Canada 1.25% of March 2018.  Likes the company because it is a very highly rated investment grade bond, the only one they have in Canada.  A strong company with good credit that generates stable earnings and has good growth potential.  Bond trades at a higher spread than all their other bonds.(Stock price will not match as this is a bond.)

Price:
$87.270
Subject:
FIXED INCOME
Bias:
CAUTIOUS on BONDS
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-06 TOP PICK Google
GOOGL-Q
Zachary Curry

A great company. The cash flow that is coming out of them is fantastic. It allows for investing in other sectors. The transition to mobile has been wonderful. Super balance sheet. Management team has been consistent. They have lots of new developments. This is going to be one of the game changers as it has been in the past.

Price:
$587.780
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-06 TOP PICK Loblaw-Companies-Ltd
L-T
Mike MacBain

Long Loblaw 4.86% Senior Unsecured Debentures due 2023, Short Government of Canada 1.5% of June 2023.  The longer bond exposure is taken out by the short position.  Loblaw’s is going to grow out their small stores in urban centers and they will be cross selling with Shoppers Drug Mart.  They are a cash flow machine.  They are committed to reducing leverage.(Stock price will not match as this is a bond.)

Price:
$56.330
Subject:
FIXED INCOME
Bias:
CAUTIOUS on BONDS
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-06 TOP PICK Leisureworld-Senior-Care-Corp
LW-T
Mike MacBain

Long Leisureworld Seniors Care 3.474% Secured Debentures due 2021, Short Gov’t of Canada 3.5% Jun 2020 Bond.  He only cares about LW-T and the short is to take care of interest rate exposure.  There is the potential for a very big capital gain on LW-T.  The government has stopped giving new licenses for this business.  It reduces competition.  There are 80k long term care beds in Ontario and a waiting list of 21k.  They will be 100% occupied because of the waiting list.  It is like a regulated utility with increasing profit.(Stock price will not match as this is a bond.)

Price:
$13.430
Subject:
FIXED INCOME
Bias:
CAUTIOUS on BONDS
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-06 TOP PICK McDonalds
MCD-N
Zachary Curry

This kind of reflects his view of where the markets are. The volatility is there. People will continue to eat here, through thick and thin. A couple of things that have put short-term pressure on them are the tainted meat scare in China and the Russian geopolitical issues. Over the long-term, those have not proven to be factors in the share price. The lower current price is a positive. This is really a defensive name. Have been in a huge rebranding kick.

Price:
$93.840
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-06 TOP PICK Tourmaline-Oil-Corp
TOU-T
Zachary Curry

(A Top Pick Nov 19/13. Up 18.82%.) Very, very experienced strong management team that has delivered. Had a very marginal miss last quarter. Cash flow growth and production growth is going to be great over the next 2 years. Their forecasts show the debt being repaid. They are always expanding and building their infrastructure.

Price:
$48.180
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-03 TOP PICK Enbridge
ENB-T
Bruce Campbell (1)

In the future (about 2018), earnings growth will go up to 25% according to their investor day recently.  It could double by 2020-21.  They will probably raise the dividend by December.  It will be a safe place to be.

Price:
$52.500
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-03 TOP PICK Legacy-Oil-and-Gas-Inc.
LEG-T
Bruce Campbell (1)

They are down to 2.4 times cash flow.  Trading at half of NAV.  We should start to see M&A if prices don`t come back up.  They fixed the balance sheet.  It is compelling value.  44% cheaper than the peak a few months ago.

Price:
$5.590
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-03 TOP PICK -Leucrotta-Exploration-Inc.
LXE-X
Bill Bonner

180 sections in the Montney. The most economic play of any in Western Canada. Liquids rich Nat Gas. It is going to be a great performer this year.

Price:
$2.180
Subject:
CANADIAN ENERGY
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-03 TOP PICK Pine-Cliff-Energy
PNE-X
Bill Bonner

Gassy asset.  Management from Bonterra.  Lots of gas assets for sale.  90% natural gas.  Their assets are very low decline rate.  Likes their acquisition theme.  Will be a bellwether gas stock to own over the next 12 months.

Price:
$1.670
Subject:
CANADIAN ENERGY
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-03 TOP PICK Storm-Resources-Ltd.
SRX-X
Bill Bonner

BC, Fort St. John.  LNG.  One of the operators that has a very large land base.  There are other bigger players in the area.  There are 2-3 thousand drill locations on the property.  Ultimately there could be a takeout potential.  Management knows their way through this game.

Price:
$5.860
Subject:
CANADIAN ENERGY
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-03 TOP PICK Verizon-Communications
VZ-N
Bruce Campbell (1)

4.5% yield. There is no government of Canada impact like the Canadian telecoms.  A trend in the US is for towers to be purchased from the providers.  That would be $6 billion for VZ-N.  They actually have subscriber growth.

Price:
$49.710
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-02 TOP PICK AbbVie-Inc.
ABBV-N
Andy Nasr

The acquisition should be accretive.  They were a one drug portfolio before this.  Their HEP-C drug competes well with Gilead’s.

Price:
$56.670
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDEND & REITs
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-02 TOP PICK Bank-of-Nova-Scotia
BNS-T
Ryan Bushell

It’s hard to say how much further this correction will last.  BNS-T has been the worst performing Canadian bank by quite a margin.  He thinks it is a top tier Canadian Bank.  It is in the top three in terms of business model and the second highest yield of the group.

Price:
$68.920
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE (DIVIDENDS)
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-02 TOP PICK Cargojet-Inc
CJT-T
Andy Nasr

Good operating momentum that will double within two years.  Significant contract with Purolator that kicks in at the end of 2015 and is not factored in to the stock price.  They are expanding their fleet.  3% dividend yield and will likely be bumped up next year.

Price:
$21.740
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDEND & REITs
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2014-10-02 TOP PICK Cenovus-Energy
CVE-T
Ryan Bushell

A couple of bad years in terms of an oil sands asset to be developed over decades are okay.  They doubled production since being spun out of ECA-T.  The company is going in the right direction, but the stock price has not followed.  Their commitment to their dividend is superior.

Price:
$29.520
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE (DIVIDENDS)
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-02 TOP PICK Freehold-Royalties
FRU-T
Ryan Bushell

Stable, boring company for some time.  With Prairy Sky, there has been more attention in the space so they can pick up more assets in the market space.  They are unhedged, but have very little capital that they spend.  It makes for a good business model where you don’t put much capital in the ground.  Thinks people will switch from Prairie Sky into this one.

Price:
$22.530
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE (DIVIDENDS)
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
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