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

Recent Top Picks

Date Signal Company Expert Opinion Price
2014-04-16 TOP PICK General-Electric
GE-N
Rick Stuchberry

This is a lagging play. Almost a proxy for the US economy, which hasn’t caught fire yet. With this company, you have finance, industrial, transportation, power, etc. If he is wrong and the market backs off a little bit, this will hold its own with its yield of 3.39%.

Price:
$0.000
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE & ADRs
Bias:
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-16 TOP PICK Banco-Santander-SA
SAN-N
Rick Stuchberry

This bank did not take any government money through all the bailout in Europe. In the last 5 years, it has been a buyer of other banks. Positioned in Europe at about 40%, 10% in the US but very big in Brazil and Mexico. Likes the mix between developed and emerging-market exposure. Growth should come as Latin America turns around. Yield of 8.48%.

Price:
$0.000
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE & ADRs
Bias:
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-16 TOP PICK Starbucks
SBUX-Q
Rick Stuchberry

Doesn’t have as much yield as he likes, but growth is quite phenomenal, especially in Asia. They have really focused on growing in China and India and the demographics are really positive for them there. It continues to reinvent itself. Acquired Teavana because in a lot of the emerging markets, tea is more popular than coffee. Looking out 5 years, this company has the growth that he wants.

Price:
$0.000
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE & ADRs
Bias:
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-15 TOP PICK Brookfield-Infrastucture-Partners
BIP.UN-T
Keith Richards

This is one where if it breaks down to its trend line, you can buy it. Great management. Infrastructure itself can be a reasonably defensive play. They have a history of raising their dividends. Low beta stock. Yield of 4.93%.

Price:
$43.310
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-15 TOP PICK CASH
CASH
Keith Richards

For the past 2 years, the market has been kind of volatile usually from around April or May and often troughing or making some kind of the summer bottom between June and September. He is looking to deploy some cash into some cheap stocks over the next few months.

Price:
$0.010
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-15 TOP PICK KKR--and--Co.-LP
KKR-N
Jennifer Radman

Their business is firing on all cylinders.  There was a pullback with the market.  They sell assets into the strong market, which allows them to collect their performance bonus.  The challenge will be investing in it, but with conservative return assumptions she gets pretty decent upside on it.  It also invests some of its own money in its investments and that contributes to the net asset value of the company.

Price:
$22.110
Subject:
US LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-15 TOP PICK Kohl-s-Corp
KSS-N
Jennifer Radman

(Top Pick April 18’13, Up 17.83%) The whole group sold off because of the weather.  It’s a temporary issue.  They will be able to fire on all cylinders at some point then they get a re-rating.  A good entry point.  It seems to be the one that is being ignored.  They have tough competition, but she thinks they can compete.  At some point she thinks you will see everything firing and you will get a much higher share price.

Price:
$54.430
Subject:
US LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-15 TOP PICK Varian-Medical-Systems
VAR-N
Jennifer Radman

Cancer rates are expected to increase across the world as the population ages.  The issue had been slow growth in the US, but she thought it was the shifting of the healthcare system.  Last quarter we saw an uptick.  They are also now selling their machines into developing markets.  A lot of room for growth here.

Price:
$82.060
Subject:
US LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-15 TOP PICK SPDR-Consumer-Staples-ETF
XLP-N
Keith Richards

This is a seasonal play. Staples tend to do better over the summer. Also, from a technical perspective, it doesn’t look too bad. Chart is just starting to see a breakout right now of the highs of 2013. Thinks this will be a good position to hold for the next 3-6 months.

Price:
$43.200
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-14 TOP PICK Apple
AAPL-Q
John O'Connell, CFA

He is excited that there are new products later this year that will move the needle.  IPhone 6, for example.  IPhone watch is going to come out.  It will be popular.  New Ipads and new Macbook.  Technology in the phone will become an important part of payment technology.

Price:
$521.680
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-14 TOP PICK CASH
CASH
Josef Schachter

Keep 20-25% cash in oil weighted part of portfolio.  We could have a 20-30% correction.  There will be another great buying opportunity soon.

Price:
$0.010
Subject:
OIL & GAS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-14 TOP PICK Google
GOOGL-Q
John O'Connell, CFA

The voting shares.  You should always own the voting shares.  They don’t want control to fall to someone in the marketplace if one of the top guys dies.  A great company.

Price:
$548.700
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-14 TOP PICK Long-Run-Exploration
LRE-T
Josef Schachter

(Top Pick May 21/13, Up 31.81%) They made another acquisition last week.  They went into a dividend model, but they aren’t paying out that much of their cash flow.  50% Nat Gas.  Raised their dividend to 7.44% late last year and he thinks the dividend could be increased again in 2015.

Price:
$5.440
Subject:
OIL & GAS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-14 TOP PICK Sterling-Resources
SLG-X
Josef Schachter

He owned it in the past.  Significant discovery in the UK north sea in 2010.  Then he felt there would be delays and recommended selling it.  In Q4 2013 they brought it online.  They get a rig to start with this month.  Under 2 times cash flow.  Another field comes on Q2, 2015.  The management is on a road show this week in Canada.

Price:
$0.720
Subject:
OIL & GAS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2014-04-14 TOP PICK Spartan-Energy-Corp
SPE-X
John O'Connell, CFA

Picking off companies that pay out too much in dividends.  It is fairly valued to modestly cheap.  Lots of low hanging fruit.  They are going to create shareholder value. 

Price:
$3.870
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-11 TOP PICK Canyon-Services-Group
FRC-T
Martin Davies

They frack oil and gas reservoirs extremely well and in Canada.  Squeaky clean balance sheet.  Pays a nice dividend.  We had a falling off of utilization rates in 2013.  They were also dragged down with problems of Trican.  They then weaseled into some new work with Progress in Northeast BC.  Massive operational efficiencies with this company. 

Price:
$14.020
Subject:
CANADIAN OIL & GAS
Bias:
BULLISH on NATURAL GAS
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-11 TOP PICK Tourmaline-Oil-Corp
TOU-T
Martin Davies

Cash flow is going to double this year.  That is huge.  They have found new ways to tweak old reservoirs through pad drilling, new science, and fracking.  They are targeting formations where there is a lot of condensate which is very valuable.  This company has a growing production from condensate.  Only 10 times cash flow.  It is cheap.

Price:
$54.520
Subject:
CANADIAN OIL & GAS
Bias:
BULLISH on NATURAL GAS
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-11 TOP PICK Whitecap-Resources
WCP-T
Martin Davies

A yield company.  Very, very sharp at clever acquisitions.  They just purchased an imperial oil asset and now can grow at a very good rate.  5.1% yield.

Price:
$13.230
Subject:
CANADIAN OIL & GAS
Bias:
BULLISH on NATURAL GAS
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-10 TOP PICK Apple
AAPL-Q
Don Lato

Valuation is still compelling.  The big knock lately was no new products.  But with an increased R&D budget for the last several years and the greatest engineering team in the world, he believes we will see something before the end of the year.

Price:
$523.480
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
BULLISH on CANADIAN MARKET
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-10 TOP PICK Agnico-Eagle-Mines
AEM-T
Philippe Capelle

If you need to own a precious metal you need one that delivers.  This one has a great growth profile.  It is THE company of size that benefits from the Canadian dollar weakness.

Price:
$34.320
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE (RESOURCE)
Bias:
BULLISH on ENERGY
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-10 TOP PICK Bauer-Performance-Sports-Ltd.
BAU-T
Don Lato

18% increase in bookings for next quarter.  12 times earnings and could easily be at 14-15 times.

Price:
$14.790
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
BULLISH on CANADIAN MARKET
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-10 TOP PICK Calfrac-Well-Services-Ltd
CFW-T
Philippe Capelle

Loves oil service industry.  Pressure pumping sector has more upside from here.  These guys specialize in it.  They are at the international level.  There will be increased utilization that should lead to pricing power in 2014/15.  Don’t go by ‘Sell in May’ on this one.  You might be okay waiting until the end of June.

Price:
$35.150
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE (RESOURCE)
Bias:
BULLISH on ENERGY
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-10 TOP PICK Canadian-Natural-Rsrcs
CNQ-T
Philippe Capelle

There are a number of catalysts.  40% unhedged Natural Gas.  One of the names that will benefit most from the differentials decreasing.  XL would benefit them.  High single digit growth profile can allow the dividend to continue to grow.

Price:
$44.010
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE (RESOURCE)
Bias:
BULLISH on ENERGY
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-10 TOP PICK NCR-Corp.
NCR-N
Don Lato

Does not understand why this stock has lagged so much.  They took on additional debt.  More and more the business is moving to software and the recurring revenue model.

Price:
$33.940
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
BULLISH on CANADIAN MARKET
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-09 TOP PICK Prada
1913-HK
Mark Grammer

Prada - Has avoided this company since the IPO, but it has now sold off dramatically. Feels the market has unduly punished them. Merchandising has been fantastic. Yield of 2.05%.

Price:
$0.000
Subject:
GLOBAL
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-09 TOP PICK Adidas
ADS-DAX
Stan Wong

Mr. Wong referred to the symbol AADDYY-O.  A new position.  Will do quite well with the economic recovery in Europe and the FIFA world cup.  They will get a lot of press and a lot of purchases.  Are under pressure in share price due to exposure to emerging markets, but he thinks emerging markets will be a big beneficiary for this one.  15% earnings growth expected.

Price:
$0.001
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-09 TOP PICK Estee-Lauder
EL-N
Mark Grammer

His screens show a 7%+ top line growth, bottom line growth even faster. Over the next 3 years he would expect at least 100 basis points of margin expansion per annum. This gives him a top line growth with an accelerating bottom line growth. Where he really sees leverage is on the travel side. More and more Chinese, for example, are traveling abroad. Travel retail accounts for 12% of sales, but he estimates it accounts for up to 25% of their profits. Lots of room for margin improvement. Yield of 1.15%.

Price:
$69.710
Subject:
GLOBAL
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-09 TOP PICK Gilead-Sciences-Inc.
GILD-Q
Stan Wong

A Top Pick last time.  Has been beaten up.  Has a blockbuster drug where earnings will explode.  18 times earnings, 25% earnings growth.

Price:
$70.650
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-09 TOP PICK Intertek-Group-plc
ITRK-LON
Mark Grammer

(London Exchange) Had a pretty weak year. The overall testing, inspecting, certification business has been challenged because of commodities. Out of the big 3, this is the most exposed to the consumer. The catalyst for them is that China is considering opening up its market to foreign tech companies. Right now the big 3 do Chinese testing, but all for exports, none for the domestic market. There is talk they are going to be allowed. If so, he is looking at 12% additional top line growth. Yield of 1.75%.

Price:
$0.010
Subject:
GLOBAL
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-09 TOP PICK Mastercard-Inc.
MA-N
Stan Wong

Contrarian call.  Beaten up YTD.  Will benefit from the trend to electronic payments.  Have more exposure to international markets, which are faster growing, than Visa has. 

Price:
$73.560
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-08 TOP PICK Bank-of-Nova-Scotia
BNS-T
David Cockfield

One of the better banks in Canada. Going back to the crisis, it didn’t seem to get stuck with holding bad assets. Internationally oriented. Big in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and into South America. Normally, because of that exposure, they trade at a premium to their peers. Trading at a discount which he thinks is wrong as he feels those countries are going to do quite well. The kind of growth you get in these emerging countries is so much easier and so much larger than what you are going to get in other banks in Canada or even in the US.

Price:
$64.890
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
BULLISH on CANADIAN MARKET
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-08 TOP PICK Baytex-Energy-Corp
BTE-T
David Cockfield

Have issued licenses so Canadians can export Canadian oil through US ports and he wants to see how this all plays out. If that does, we are in even better shape. The company has been running well for years. In the Seal area. Very predictable flat line. Heavy oil which they are great at extracting. Pays a good dividend.

Price:
$45.150
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
BULLISH on CANADIAN MARKET
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-08 TOP PICK Canacol-Energy-Ltd.
CNE-T
Brian Huen

Primarily in Colombia. Extremely prospective. Oil and gas. Cash flow growth of 40%+ year-over-year. Thinks the production guidance is conservative and will be re-rated. Extremely strong balance sheet that allows them to execute their business plan. Have big partners that will help them finance growth going forward. It will be volatile, but for somebody who is patient and likes growth, this is one you definitely want to own.

Price:
$6.950
Subject:
MATERIALS, CONSUMERS & RISK-ARBITRAGE
Bias:
BULLISH on EUROPE
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-08 TOP PICK Crescent-Point-Energy-Corp
CPG-T
David Cockfield

As usual, it beat the forecasts in its last quarter. Had given people problems because they had a lot of takeovers, which they paid for with stocks giving ongoing dilution. Continues to pay an excellent dividend of 6.8%. Their water flood is working well. In the Bakken and North Dakota. Big in the rail. Thinks we are going to finally see some capital appreciation in the stock. It finally managed to get through $40. He can see it up to $46.

Price:
$40.990
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
BULLISH on CANADIAN MARKET
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-08 TOP PICK Gildan-Activewear-Inc.
GIL-T
Brian Huen

Very rare when you have a Canadian company that is a world leader in what they do. 70%+ market share which has being growing. Low margins, but they have the volumes and he believes they are going to continue to grow that space. What is really exciting about the story is that they are manufacturing everything that they can sell. Demand is the key driver here. Have a fully funded growth pipeline that allows them to grow bottom line 15%-20% in the next 3 years. Trading at 15-16 times forward earnings and should trade at about 18 times. Yield of 0.86%.

Price:
$54.410
Subject:
MATERIALS, CONSUMERS & RISK-ARBITRAGE
Bias:
BULLISH on EUROPE
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-08 TOP PICK Redknee-Solutions
RKN-T
Brian Huen

An excellent buying opportunity at these levels. Company recently raised equity at $5.85 to shore up its balance sheet to show its customers that it is an extremely sound financial situation to assist them with their growth plans. Most of its customers are large telcos, utilities and railways and their product allows their customers to segment their customer base so they pay for every little thing. Trades at less than 1.5X EBITDA to sales.

Price:
$5.340
Subject:
MATERIALS, CONSUMERS & RISK-ARBITRAGE
Bias:
BULLISH on EUROPE
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-07 TOP PICK American-Electric-Power-Company-Inc
AEP-N
Hap (Robert) Sneddon FCSI

At a previous high last May that he would like to see it gets through, but more importantly it has a strong upper trend. Utilities are starting to move up on the weeklies so when you see this action happening, we have a longer-term negative/sideways trend and a shorter trend, this really peaks his interest. Great dividend. Sells at a little bit of a discount to its peers.

Price:
$50.690
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & MACRO STRATEGY
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-07 TOP PICK JP-Morgan-Chase--and--Co
JPM-N
Zachary Curry

Under 10 times earnings.  Fingers in all the pieces of the pie.  Consumer, business and asset management.  Payout around 40% and he sees this as growing.  2.6% yield could be better.  Potential for international growth.  He hopes the litigation issues are all behind them.  Thinks there is less uncertainty with them. 

Price:
$59.000
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-07 TOP PICK Spartan-Energy-Corp
SPE-X
Zachary Curry

South East Saskatchewan producer.  Good drilling prospects.  Management has built and sold two businesses in the same location.  You could put this one away for a while so management can grow the business.

Price:
$3.360
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-07 TOP PICK Stryker-Corp.
SYK-N
Zachary Curry

Sector that has come up a little in value.  Great long term demographic.  Knees and Hips, expanding into Shoulders and Feet.  4-6% organic growth plus any acquisitions.  Yield is marginal, 1.5%, but returning something.

Price:
$81.230
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-07 TOP PICK George-Weston-Ltd.
WN-T
Hap (Robert) Sneddon FCSI

(A Top Pick March 1/13. Up 13.08%.) The big thing that caught his eye was the technicals. Chart shows a big downtrend channel from last August. The little move up from mid-February is positive. He is looking for a time to add more to his holdings.

Price:
$81.400
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & MACRO STRATEGY
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-07 TOP PICK SPDR-Consumer-Staples-ETF
XLP-N
Hap (Robert) Sneddon FCSI

Started to move up on a shorter-term view and held in pretty good today. This is a defensive theme. The market is telling you that the risk/reward for these names is pretty good on a monthly basis. On a longer-term basis it is still ranking near the bottom and it still had a positive 8% return over the last year. Chart shows support at around $42. Over the next year, no matter what happens with the macro picture, this will be a core investment holding for at least the next year.

Price:
$42.990
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & MACRO STRATEGY
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-04 TOP PICK Altagas-Ltd
ALA-T
Genevieve Roch-Decter

(A Top Pick May 23/13. Up 22.79%.) Growth over the next year is going to become more utility-like making it more conservative and lower risk which should give them a multiple expansion. Thinks there is 25%-30% upside to the stock price over the next few years because of the LNG opportunities. Contemplating a project on the West Coast to export propane. Sees a 25% further upside to the stock price. Yield of 3.32%.

Price:
$45.930
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE
Bias:
BULL on ENERGY
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-04 TOP PICK Chicago-Bridge--and--Iron-Co.
CBI-N
Genevieve Roch-Decter

One of the oldest and largest energy infrastructure companies globally. They do everything from the front-end engineering work to construction, operations, maintenance and reclamation. In the last 10 years they’ve been on a bit of an acquisition spree and bought a lot of companies to gain access to new areas that they did not have. They were the 1st ones to build import LNG facilities in the US. Have won some big projects recently and their backlog is very large. Earnings have doubled over the last 4 years which should continue. Yield of 0.32%.

Price:
$86.070
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE
Bias:
BULL on ENERGY
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-04 TOP PICK Union-Pacific-Corp
UNP-N
Genevieve Roch-Decter

Second-largest railroad company in the US. Have done a really good job over the last few years of controlling their costs, so their bottom line is actually growing faster than their top line. Operating ratio is 2 years ahead of schedule. Have good exposure to the crude by rail theme. Sees 20%-30% upside over the next 2 years based on a growth profitability outlook. Yield of 1.92%.

Price:
$188.050
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE
Bias:
BULL on ENERGY
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-03 TOP PICK Ceres-Global-Ag
CRP-T
Jaime Carrasco

Likes this company because it grows food in Canada and ships it in its own railroads down to the Chicago area where there are grain elevators. This is a food play, mostly because of the drought in California. This is the third-year and we are already starting to feel price shock in the food cycle.

Price:
$7.000
Subject:
RESOURCE, UTILITY & REITs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-03 TOP PICK CWC-Well-Services
CWC-X
Dennis Da Silva

Unique in that it is small.  Were oil services and just purchased a driller.  Top tier client base.  No dividend, but it will be capable as it starts to grow.

Price:
$2.800
Subject:
RESOURCE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-03 TOP PICK Paramount-Resources
POU-T
Dennis Da Silva

Nat Gas.  This is a big step change company.  Gas plant goes operational May 1.  Can grow from 20k to 70k barrels by end of 2015.  It backfills the valuation.  A repeatable play.  $1.2 billion in debt, however, but it does not worry him.

Price:
$49.950
Subject:
RESOURCE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-03 TOP PICK RMP-Energy
RMP-T
Dennis Da Silva

He has known the management team back into the 80s.  A step change in operations.  6k barrels a day to 15k by middle of next year.  Land base there to support much more growth.

Price:
$7.690
Subject:
RESOURCE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-03 TOP PICK Silver-Standard-Resources-Inc.
SSO-T
Jaime Carrasco

He is realigning his portfolio into the stocks that have the best performance. This one went from $5 to $14 and is now at $11. Thinks this is just beginning. Both 80% of silver production globally comes from a by-product of other mines. Pure silver producers are a rarity and this is one of the biggest in the world. Has a massive mine coming online in about 1.5 years in Mexico and Peru. This will bring them an extra 10,000,000 ounces a year. Current cost of production is about $9 an ounce.

Price:
$11.220
Subject:
RESOURCE, UTILITY & REITs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-03 TOP PICK Veresen-Inc
VSN-T
Jaime Carrasco

Has just been granted permission to build an LNG plant in North America. We have to ship natural gas out and LNG will be a main component of those exports.

Price:
$16.680
Subject:
RESOURCE, UTILITY & REITs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-02 TOP PICK iShares-Global-Infrastructure-E.T.F.
CIF-T
Michael Bowman

A global infrastructure ETF. Looking at $14 billion in infrastructure spending by the federal government, more by the provincials and in the US we have the P3’s. Thinks the trend of infrastructure is going to be not only in North America, but expects it to be worldwide.

Price:
$24.350
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-02 TOP PICK GX-Guru-Small-Cap
GURX-N
Michael Bowman

Looking at hedge funds in the US, every 3 months they have to submit their portfolios to the SEC. This small cap ETF buys companies that hedge funds own. If a hedge fund has a high turnover rate, it is not included.

Price:
$15.160
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
2014-04-02 TOP PICK Microsoft
MSFT-Q
David Burrows

He looks for companies that are good, but are getting better. This is a company that has been going through a change in management and in focus. Changing their business model from a subscription model to a Cloud-based monthly pay. Ultimately he likes companies that benefit from improving capital spending at the corporate level. Have lots of cash and trades at a very low valuation.

Price:
$41.350
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-02 TOP PICK Matador-Resources
MTDR-N
David Burrows

About a 3 billion-dollar market. They will come out of this year with about 22,000 barrels a day and will likely double their production over the next 2 years. They are using technology to do that. Have spent about $440 million next year on CapX. Benefiting from a big drop in the cost of drilling. Bringing on wells in as little as 8 days. They are both in the Permian and Eagle Ford basins. Have over 10 years of drilling targets going forward.

Price:
$25.570
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-02 TOP PICK PowerShares-Dynamic-Leisure--and--Entertainment-ETF
PEJ-N
Michael Bowman

This is a whole mix of entertainment and leisure type companies. If we are considering an economic recovery, then consumer discretionary stocks should do very well. This ETF is composed of hotels, restaurants, cruise lines, gaming houses. Has about 30 companies and they are all rebalanced quarterly. They are looked at by management actions, price momentum, earnings momentum and a number of value criteria.

Price:
$34.840
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-02 TOP PICK United-Technologies
UTX-N
David Burrows

Has liked the aerospace sector for a long time and this company owns Pratt and Whitney which manufactures jet engines. Have gone through a major restructuring. The other big part of their business is more focused in the non-residential construction area such as Otis elevators and climate control. Have grown their dividend 10% year for the last 5 years.

Price:
$119.870
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-01 TOP PICK AgJunction-Inc
AJX-T
Benj Gallander

(BNN has dates shown as April 1/14. April Fools’ joke? I’m taking their word for it because I can’t match anything!!! Bill.)

(A Top Pick April 1/14. Up 13.75%.) Past quarter was really good. Revenues were up 37%. What scared a lot of people was the viewpoint going forward that things were slowing down a bit and management perceived it was going to be slow in the near future and tough slogging.

Price:
$0.960
Subject:
CONTRARIAN INVESTING
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-01 TOP PICK Boeing
BA-N
Christine Poole

Gave conservative guidance when they reported their 4th quarter. Company historically has always beaten on their earnings and cash flow by a wide margin. Have a very strong backlog support, cash flow and earnings for the next few years. Can see big demand out of emerging markets as air travel demand increases. Within developed markets, she is seeing replacement demand for aging planes. Have committed to returning 80% of free cash flow to shareholders and they don’t expect free cash flow to peak until 2015-2016 at the earliest.

Price:
$128.210
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-01 TOP PICK Capstone-Infrastructure
CSE-T
Benj Gallander

Have a plant called Cardinal in Ontario and the terms of their contract with the Ontario Power Authority was just until the end of the year. Just announced a new 20 year agreement, which helps to assure a certain amount of income, which should help to ensure the dividend. Over the past number of years, this company has typically over promised and under delivered. Yield of 7.52%. Possible takeover target at some point.

Price:
$4.000
Subject:
CONTRARIAN INVESTING
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-01 TOP PICK Flextronic-International
FLEX-Q
Benj Gallander

Feels they might be finally having a breakout. Revenues have climbed dramatically and are over $7 billion. Have recovered since they lost the huge contract of Research in Motion. In the 1st three quarters of the year, they bought back about $363 million of shares. Has a sell target of $18.74.

Price:
$9.290
Subject:
CONTRARIAN INVESTING
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-01 TOP PICK CGI-Group--A-
GIB.A-T
Christine Poole

Attractively priced, trading at about 12.5X forward earnings, a discount to its peer group. The European acquisition they did about 1.5 years ago has worked out well. Slowly changing the mix of their business so the margins would appreciate over time. Very attractive entry point.

Price:
$34.180
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-04-01 TOP PICK Loblaw-Companies-Ltd
L-T
Christine Poole

Grocery business is intensely competitive, but she really likes the Shoppers acquisition. Conditions set out by the review board were well within expectations. It puts them into a health/wellness sector that she likes. Internally, the company is coming off a heavy investment repair period in their stores. Their logistic system is largely behind them. This will give them close to a 25% share in the Pharma business.

Price:
$46.820
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-31 TOP PICK AutoCanada-Inc.
ACQ-T
Michael Smedley

(Top Pick Mar 20’13, Up 241.53%) Good news today – an acquisition today.  The Detroit big three did not want to sell to them in the past, but are more open to it now.  Lots of scope to keep going.  Will double again in the next few years because of their relationships with dealerships across Canada.  They gain the trust of dealerships ready for when the owners want to retire.

Price:
$61.500
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-31 TOP PICK Aurora-Spine
ASG-X
Michael Smedley

Patented, approved technology.  A Spinal fusion clamp.  50 or so operations completed. 

Price:
$4.590
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-31 TOP PICK Knight-Therapeutics
GUD-X
Michael Smedley

Only on the market a couple of months.  There are only two people in the company.  A drug has just been approved.  Thinks it will be very exciting.

Price:
$5.280
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-31 TOP PICK Qualcomm
QCOM-Q
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

This is a case where you don’t have to buy the handset maker; you buy the chipset maker who supplies to everybody. The rapid expansion in China, including low-end phones, is alive and well and is a great opportunity for this company. Have $18 billion in cash. Authorized repurchasing of almost $8 billion in stock for 2014. Raised their dividend by 20%. Yield of 2.2%.

Price:
$78.860
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-31 TOP PICK Splunk-Inc
SPLK-Q
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

Big data is not only big, it is massive and is getting syrupy and hard to figure out. This company is the undisputed leader in operational intelligence. Detects software glitches in your network. Cleanses everything and puts it in a usable format. Has corrected quite a bit because high growth names are coming down. Great buy here.

Price:
$71.490
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-31 TOP PICK WesternOne-Inc
WEQ-T
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

Oil field services and infrastructure. Every once in a while there is an opportunity to buy a great company name that is going through some difficulty. Has never missed a dividend payment. Their latest difficulty has been their Britco acquisition in Australia. Britco is a modular mobile housing for setting up permanent and transient housing. Also, had a lot of debt. Just rolled over one of their 8.5% convertible debts. Payout ratio is 60%. Yield of 8.45%. Really cheap name.

Price:
$7.100
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-28 TOP PICK AutoCanada-Inc.
ACQ-T
Veronika Hirsch

Has 33 dealerships and there are 3400-3500 that are potentially for sale. Her assumption is that they only Buy 3% of all available dealerships over the next 10 years. That would be 100 dealerships. That is triple their existing holdings. Have also talked about being in negotiations to Buy a company that owns a multiple of these dealerships, which would be nice. Yield of 1.55%.

Price:
$56.840
Subject:
CANADIAN & ALTERNATIVE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-28 TOP PICK Avigilon-Corp
AVO-T
Veronika Hirsch

A high tech name so the price is reflecting in what is happening in the US, which is having a correction. Also, just did an issue so a lot of demand has been satisfied. These are the 2 reasons why the stock is pausing. This is a good opportunity for people to get in. Has a new product, a high definition camera that has very similar pricing and yet much better performance and a much better quality product. Management is aggressively pursuing global expansion.

Price:
$28.250
Subject:
CANADIAN & ALTERNATIVE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-28 TOP PICK Boyd-Group-Income-Fund
BYD.UN-T
Veronika Hirsch

(A Top Pick March 22/13. Up 83.33%.) Consolidation of collision repair shops. Now predominantly in the US, this is a much larger market. Still not anywhere near in all the states so have a lot of running room ahead of them. Just renegotiated the paint contract to a lower price, which will flow through to the margins this year.

Price:
$34.650
Subject:
CANADIAN & ALTERNATIVE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-27 TOP PICK American-International-Group
AIG-N
Andy Nasr

Great return of capital story.  Property and casualty company.  About $5 billion to buy back stock and increase dividend.  75% of income from premiums.  Cheap multiple.

Price:
$49.410
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-27 TOP PICK American-International-Group
AIG-N
Barry Schwartz

Now paying for past transgressions, but in the mean time it is trading at a deep discount to BV. Insurance is a necessity business and you can’t run a business, own a home or drive a car without insurance. They need to improve their combined ratio, so they are still losing money selling insurance overall, but you are getting paid for it with a long of margin of safety in the discount to BV. Clearly management feels good about this company as they are buying back stock and have just raised the dividend.

Price:
$49.410
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-27 TOP PICK Brookfield-Office-Properties-Ltd
BOX.UN-T
Andy Nasr

Preferred Canadian REIT.  Thinks it gets acquired by BPY. Thinks it will be taken out.

Price:
$26.200
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-27 TOP PICK Kraft-Foods-Group
KRFT-Q
Andy Nasr

Likes it for the 3.7% dividend.  Lots of restructuring and margin improvements.

Price:
$55.540
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-27 TOP PICK Morguard-Corporation
MRC-T
Barry Schwartz

A deep value pick. Continues to trade at a huge discount to BV. If it sold all its real estate, it would probably get over $200 a share before tax. It is arguably worth $150-$175 a share. It continues to grow. They keep buying back stock. Anything to do with real estate right now is reasonably priced in Canada, because he does not see interest rates going up for years.

Price:
$126.550
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-27 TOP PICK Tim-Hortons
THI-T
Barry Schwartz

One of the things that hurt the price is a big hedge fund that was an activist in the company that sold a lot of shares. In the meantime, this company is doing everything right and going to build another 500-800 stores in Canada. They are going to keep trying in the US. Adding new products. Management is doing all the right things.

Price:
$60.200
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-26 TOP PICK Bank-of-America
BAC-N
Paul Harris, CFA

A great story. Has a great franchise in the US on the retail side. Has a great investment banking franchise through Merrill Lynch. Has a great asset management business from the broker business. He can see them executing incredibly well through 2014, especially if the stock market continues to do well. Earning power potential is very strong.

Price:
$17.180
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN/GLOBAL
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-26 TOP PICK Chevron-Texaco
CVX-N
Brian Acker, CA

(A Top Pick May 31/13. Down 1.4%.) Oils are starting to move in Canada, but not in the US. Money is going to the smaller cap names. He sees an upside of about $168, a 41% upside. Everyone hates big oil. Lots of value, but you have to be patient. Yield of 3.39%.

Price:
$117.710
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-26 TOP PICK Deere--and--Co.
DE-N
Paul Harris, CFA

Has underperformed in the last little while. Nice dividend yield of 2.31%. Trading at about 10X earnings, which is pretty cheap. The stock has a real opportunity in the next little while to move higher, simply because you are going to see good growth globally and the agricultural sector is going to do a little bit better.

Price:
$88.330
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN/GLOBAL
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-26 TOP PICK Intel
INTC-Q
Brian Acker, CA

Huge value in these names. Maybe we get a normal market where money actually stays in the market, but it rotates through value. Model price is $37.73, a 50% upside to its current price. 3.4% dividend yield.

Price:
$25.377
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-26 TOP PICK Metlife
MET-N
Brian Acker, CA

His model price is $74, a 36% upside. In the financials, you have to be patient with them, but they are in merging out of the financial crisis and the market is giving their A-OK in the sense of beginning to like what is on their balance sheet. Yield of 2.03%.

Price:
$53.580
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-26 TOP PICK Target-Corp
TGT-N
Paul Harris, CFA

The credit card issue that they had and the Canadian business issues are already built into the stock price. Stock has been knocked down. 2.9% dividend yield. Trading at 14X earnings. This is an execution issue rather than a brand issue.

Price:
$59.200
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN/GLOBAL
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-25 TOP PICK Eldorado-Gold
ELD-T
Charles Oliver, HBSc CFA

Over the last 10-15 years has been one of the best performing gold stocks in terms of building mines, low cost of production and making profits. In the last couple of years all these stocks went down. Off about 70% from its highs. Still growing their production and are at about 720,000 ounces right now. Ultimately they will be doubling that.

Price:
$6.650
Subject:
PRECIOUS & BASE METAL
Bias:
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-25 TOP PICK Kirkland-Lake-Gold
KGI-T
Charles Oliver, HBSc CFA

Ontario is a safe jurisdiction. Has been some time increasing the shaft which can hoist about 3000 tons, up from about 1200 tons. They have a new management team in place. Hasn’t done it yet, but feels they are going to get close to that tipping point where this thing can make an awful lot of money. Very high-grade north of .4 ounces a ton.

Price:
$3.740
Subject:
PRECIOUS & BASE METAL
Bias:
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-25 TOP PICK TorstarCorp--B-
TS.B-T
Patrick Horan

On their last earnings call, they had a decent earnings surprise with over 10% on earnings. Payout ratio is only around 50%-60%. Modestly leveraged and their pensions are completely paid for. Likes that there is a 3.5 million share Short position on it and he doesn’t know if there are any other sellers left as he was calling for blocks and couldn’t find anybody. Also, have Harlequin-based book publishing, which is primarily US$ based. Looking for another earnings surprise. Yield of 8.33%.

Price:
$6.290
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-25 TOP PICK Torex-Gold-Resources
TXG-T
Charles Oliver, HBSc CFA

Going to have a mine with an enterprise value of about $1 billion when all is said and done. Will be producing about 358,000 ounces of gold and that is a lot of cash flow and earnings that come from that. Good jurisdiction and good location.

Price:
$1.070
Subject:
PRECIOUS & BASE METAL
Bias:
CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-25 TOP PICK Wal-Mart-Stores-Inc.
WMT-N
Patrick Horan

(A Top Pick March 7/13. Up 8.11%.) Cheap stock. Likes this because it has actually underperformed. Just starting to break out of its 200 day with volume which is a very important indicator. Feels the smart money is gravitating towards it as they want to get into it before the analysts upgrade on the earnings.

Price:
$76.870
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-25 TOP PICK Canadian-Satellite-Radio
XSR-T
Patrick Horan

Performed really well last year and has come off very hard. Turns out that CBC had converted their multi-share voting to single share, indicating to the street that they were going to Sell their position. This was overdone. This is probably the best dividend growth play in Canada right now. Very high free cash flow. Yield of 5.23%.

Price:
$8.030
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-24 TOP PICK Alaris-Royalty
AD-T
Alex Ruus

A really good niche finance company. They help private companies finance. Have been doing this for 5-10 years very successfully. Got hit in the last 4 months because of an investment that went bad last fall. It represented only 3% of their portfolio and the stock should have dropped 3%-4%, but instead of that it dropped 30% because a lot of Short managers jumped on it with allegations about it being just the start of a whole series of write-offs.

Price:
$29.930
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-24 TOP PICK Agrium
AGU-T
Peter Brieger

It has to do with what’s going on in the Ukraine.  They were the fourth largest exporter of corn in the world and about to jump to number 3.  You could have a major disruption in corn and wheat and it could be beneficial to producers in other parts of the world.

Price:
$104.770
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-24 TOP PICK Hertz-Global-Holdings
HTZ-N
Peter Brieger

Potential spin off its metal business.  Then it can move up to the level of Avis.  A great business.  Airport rentals, then insurance rentals and finally personal rentals are their biggest areas of business.  It is a premium brand, but they took over Thrifty.  As job growth continues, he sees the travel business improving.

Price:
$26.670
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-24 TOP PICK LyondellBasell-Industries
LYB-N
Alex Ruus

Global petrochemical company. Primarily in base petrochemical materials like polyethylene. A really good play on energy in North America. There is a glut of natural gas in North America and we are trying to find ways for it to get out. One of the bigger beneficiaries is households getting cheaper gas prices. But petrochemical companies use natural gas to produce chemicals and this is probably one of the best plays on that. Very cheap. Trading at under 10X 2015 earnings. 8% free cash flow yield. 2.7% dividend yield.

Price:
$89.570
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-24 TOP PICK Magna-Int-l.--A-
MG-T
Alex Ruus

Has held this for quite a long time and it has done extremely well. Has a lot of respect for it as a leading global auto parts company. Had a great run over the last year, but despite that, it is still cheap. Trading at about 10.5X 2015 earnings. Pays 1.5% yield. Clean balance sheet. Growing their business in all areas of the world. Europe looks like it has finally bottomed and is coming up. Has a target of $130.

Price:
$104.900
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-24 TOP PICK Royal-Bank
RY-T
Peter Brieger

A great story going forward.  50% in the non-interest spread business.  Came off a little recently because of some allegations of mess-ups in the states so now is the time to buy them.

Price:
$72.430
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-21 TOP PICK CCL-Industries--B-
CCL.B-T
Norman Levine

Packaging. World’s largest converter of pressure sensitive labels. Clients are the major consumer goods companies of the world. Got bigger last year when they acquired Avery pressure sensitive business. Earnings this year and next are exploding because of that. Also, in aluminum aerosol cans as well as the plastic laminate tubes that cosmetics come in. Yield of 1.07%.

Price:
$93.000
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-21 TOP PICK Canadian-Oil-Sands
COS-T
Norman Levine

Oil sands producers in general have been treading water. In this company’s case, it has been largely because Syncrude has been expanding a lot and there have been huge capital expenditures so the debt level has gone up a lot and the dividend has not gone. Starting next year, capital expenditures start to plummet as the expansion becomes complete. Thinks production will start to go up. Unlike a lot of other producers, Syncrude produces light sweet crude, which gets a slight premium to market price, not a discounted price. They are not subject to Keystone. 6.4% dividend yield.

Price:
$21.990
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-21 TOP PICK Kone-Oyj
KNEBV-OMX
Norman Levine

Finnish company. Third-largest elevator/escalator company globally. Trades in Helsinki, but also in New York in the Pink Sheets. Has 2 distinct businesses. One is the new elevator and elevator construction business and the other part is the maintenance business. In the developing world, the big business is new elevators, new escalators and construction. In the developed world, the big business is on maintenance contracts. Margins on these are humongous. Yield of 3.44%.

Price:
$0.000
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-20 TOP PICK Bank-of-America
BAC-N
Greg Newman

Will find out next week if they will be able to boost their dividends. If they don’t get to do it this time, it is coming eventually. In the meantime, you can Buy this at just over 1.25% tangible Book Value. This is a play on the US housing market which, if it is not recovery now, it is going to recover soon. US economy is normalizing. Strong investment banking, very good expense control, good loan growth last quarter, great deposit growth and good execution of their Merrill Lynch asset.

Price:
$17.920
Subject:
CANADIAN DIVIDEND & DEFENSIVE STRATEGIES
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-20 TOP PICK Baytex-Energy-Corp
BTE-T
Greg Newman

(A Top Pick April 10/13. Up 11.85%.) Just made a deal to acquire Aurora (AEF-T) and he thinks there was value there before this. Feels this is a transformative deal for them. He boosted his target price from $50 to $57.50. Sees their cash flow growing now at 13.5% for each of the next 2 years if the deal closes. Company will be a lot more diversified going from 75% heavy oil to 53%. Also, their production base almost rises by about 50%. Balance sheet was very clean before the deal. Not quite as clean now, but still very reasonable.

Price:
$43.950
Subject:
CANADIAN DIVIDEND & DEFENSIVE STRATEGIES
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-20 TOP PICK FT-AlphaDEX-European-Div.-ETF
EUR-T
John Hood

Rules based ETF and a good way to play the EU market.  Dividend oriented.  CAD$. 

Price:
$20.250
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-20 TOP PICK Vangrd-European-E.T.F.
VGK-N
John Hood

0.14% MER.  Large components of France, German and UK.  It is more comprehensive than some of the others.  Very consumer focused. 

Price:
$58.460
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-20 TOP PICK Vangrd-European-E.T.F.
VGK-N
Greg Newman

Gives a broad exposure to European stocks. Europe is trading at around 12.5X PE versus the US at 16X. Projected earnings growth over 2014 for European companies is currently about 12% versus 8% for the US. European PMI’s (manufacturing) are turning up. You are seeing growth in Germany. You are even starting to see them turn up in Italy. Pays a nice dividend of just under 3%. Weighted to the UK by about 30%, which is a particularly good place. A bit of a slam dunk over the next 5 years if the bull market continues.

Price:
$58.460
Subject:
CANADIAN DIVIDEND & DEFENSIVE STRATEGIES
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-20 TOP PICK Vanguard-Large-Cap-ETF
VV-N
John Hood

(Top Pick Feb 7/13, Up 26.84%) We will see a continuation of the bull market in the US with the continued volatility.  A pullback is a buying opportunity.  Very low expense ratio.  Likes it.  He has always been 25% US in general.  Uses this for new clients for their US component because it is unhedged.

Price:
$86.410
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-19 TOP PICK Alere-Inc
ALR-N
Gordon Reid

In diagnostic, monitoring testing for healthcare. About 75% of the business is aimed at the professional market and about 25% at the consumer market. Came out with a very, very interesting diagnostic tool for professionals just recently. Within 15 minutes it can diagnose the flu. Inexpensive at about 13X earnings. Growing at about 15% per year.

Price:
$36.590
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-19 TOP PICK Boeing
BA-N
Gordon Reid

Really loves the idea of the predictability for many years to come. Right through to the end of the decade, they have an order book of $374 billion, representing over 5000 airplanes. Airlines need the new airplanes because from an operations standpoint, they are anywhere from 10% to 15% more fuel-efficient than the older fleets. That really represents the bread-and-butter of the airlines. 787 is now in full production. Also, have the 737 Max in full production. They will be busy for the next 5-7 years. Not expensive.

Price:
$122.240
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-19 TOP PICK Chartwell-Seniors-Housing
CSH.UN-T
Michael Missaghie

Likes management and what they have done to the business. This has been one of the REITs that has taken advantage of the climate that we saw coming out of the financial crisis with the demand for REITs. They have right sized the business when it comes to the quality of the assets, the balance sheet and their payout ratio. Looking at the business from what it was 5-6 years ago, it is a completely different business. A few years ago they had to cut the distribution twice because it was not sustainable. Had to get out of a mezzanine lending business for developments that were being done in the retirement space. Improved the quality of their assets by selling a portion of their portfolio. They do have some work to do in decreasing their leverage. Above average free cash flow growth forecast going into 2014. Dividend yield of 5.25%.

Price:
$10.240
Subject:
REIT's
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-19 TOP PICK First-Capital-Realty
FCR-T
Michael Missaghie

One of the highest quality real estate businesses that he owns. Have moved to more of an unsecured debt structure, which allows a large proportion of their assets to be unencumbered. Also, brought down their payout ratio which allows them to give consistent dividend increases. The most important thing to him is the “value add”. There is a large development and redevelopment program that is underappreciated by the market. Dividend yield of 4.76%.

Price:
$17.670
Subject:
REIT's
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-19 TOP PICK Google
GOOG-Q
Gordon Reid

Has done very well from a price standpoint. Has kept up in terms of fundamentals. Going to earn somewhere in the area of $50 a share this year. Not inexpensive, but growing very nicely at around 20% on both the revenue line and the earnings line. The story here is the mobility aspect.

Price:
$1199.250
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-19 TOP PICK Prologis
PLD-N
Michael Missaghie

World’s largest owner, operator and developer of industrial assets. Majority of assets continue to be in the US, which is growing at a clip much higher than any other developed country. Benefiting that, there has been very little in the way of new supply of industrial real estate in the US. As well, they operate in some of the core coastal markets as well as the core markets where there are transportation hubs and delivery hubs. They are seeing occupancy and rental increases. The most important thing going forward is that they have right sized the business from a balance sheet and payout ratio as well. Dividend yield of 3.24%.

Price:
$40.020
Subject:
REIT's
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-18 TOP PICK Alliance-Grain-Traders-Inc.
AGT-T
Bill Carrigan

Rather than getting into the food futures, he just wants to get into a play where he is benefiting from grain prices, grain activity, etc. This is a beneficiary of a long-term boom in food demand. Chart shows a long downtrend from 2011 followed by a new advance in early 2013. There is a growth channel and if the price gets down to the lower part of the growth channel, he would be a buyer. Yield of 3.23%.

Price:
$18.500
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-18 TOP PICK CAE-Inc
CAE-T
Bill Carrigan

An over-looked aerospace play currently trying to break to all-time highs above price peaks spanning 15 years. CAE provides modeling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defense.

Price:
$0.020
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
Unknown
2014-03-18 TOP PICK Constellation-Software-Inc.
CSU-T
Jason Donville

(A Top Pick April 3/13. Up 113.04%.) Continues to rock. One of the best capital allocators in the market. A superb franchise. Fantastic management team. A stock that you could sleep at nights with. It should certainly be able to continue to outperform the market for the foreseeable future. Generates a lot of cash flow. Can see $350 in a year.

Price:
$264.110
Subject:
GROWTH & FINANCIALS
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-18 TOP PICK Delphi-Energy-Corp.
DEE-T
Jason Donville

Has a high ROE, but it is a little more complex when you are looking at energy companies. Has a great profile in north-western Alberta and the market is starting to recognize that. Production is ramping up and it is all fully funded so there is not a lot of dilution going forward. Primarily a gas story. Well-positioned if gas stays at $4.50, but he could see a nice move upwards in gas in the coming 2-3 years based on lower-than-expected yields on some of the big plays in the US.

Price:
$2.700
Subject:
GROWTH & FINANCIALS
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-18 TOP PICK Mentor-Corp.
MNT-N
Bill Carrigan

He wants to be in the gold space. Everybody should have a little bit of gold component in their portfolio. Gold has been acting inversely to other assets. Chart shows a breakdown starting in late 2012 followed by a new bull cycle in late 2013. In Canada there are not a lot of places to own physical gold, but this is one of them.

Price:
$31.010
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-18 TOP PICK Pulse-Seismic
PSD-T
Jason Donville

Great company. A long-term play. If you look at the last 6 months, the share price has done terrible, but it also creates an opportunity. Last year they generated $37 million of cash flow, so there is a lot of cash flow coming from the company. This correction is one that he feels people have been waiting for. Doesn’t know what kind of a year 2014-2015 will be, but last year was an incredibly quiet year and it is hard to imagine it will stay that quiet. Trading at around 5X earnings right now. You’ll have to be patient with it.

Price:
$3.280
Subject:
GROWTH & FINANCIALS
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-17 TOP PICK Allied-Properties-REIT
AP.UN-T
Gavin Graham

Has gone nowhere over the last year because of the rise in interest rates. A specialty brick and beam, former warehouses on the fringes of Montréal and Toronto. One of the biggest Internet hotels in North America with the CBC. Also moving into Calgary, Kitchener and Waterloo. About 90% occupancy so they are well covered. 4.2% yield. A nice play on lower-cost office space, geographical expansion.

Price:
$33.650
Subject:
GLOBAL & NORTH AMERICAN LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-17 TOP PICK Corus-Entertainment--B-
CJR.B-T
Gavin Graham

A specialty the media company, part of the Shaw Empire, and it’s primarily children programming and Oprah. Advertising has not been great, but they bought the other half of Teletoon, 2 specialty French language TV stations and a couple of English language radio stations in Ottawa from Astral, as a condition of Astral being allowed to merge with BCE. Down about 5% over the last year. 4.2% yield. There will be some growth from the efficiencies coming.

Price:
$24.150
Subject:
GLOBAL & NORTH AMERICAN LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-03-17 TOP PICK Capital-Power
CPX-T
Gavin Graham

A spin off from Epcor in 2009 and did nothing for the last 4 years because Epcor was selling down its stake, which is now down to under 20%. Raised some money to build a big new power station outside of Calgary along with a bunch of wind farms. Because of this, it hasn’t gone anywhere over the last 4-5 years, but now there is starting to be some movement as the CapX falls off. 5.6% yield. Trading at 15X PE. You have good spread by both our source and geography.

Price:
$24.890
Subject:
GLOBAL & NORTH AMERICAN LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
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