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Recent Top Picks

Date Signal Company Expert Opinion Price
2016-12-02 TOP PICK Badger-Daylighting
BAD-T
Fabrice Taylor

Oil and gas activity is only about 40% of their business. That 40% should probably grow because we are seeing more activity. Their construction business is pretty steady at this stage. Also, there is a different angle on this. There is a massive Short position with 37 million shares outstanding, and 10 million of them are sold Short. Every day that the stock goes up, there is more agony for them. There are not a lot of Sellers, because it is very institutionally held. Dividend yield of 1.23%. With any luck, the stock could go to $40. (Analysts’ price target is $31.74.)

Price:
$32.300
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - SMALL
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-12-02 TOP PICK BCE-Inc.
BCE-T
David Cockfield

Good company, good dividend, good yield, solid record, and the stock has come off almost 10%. This gives you a yield and a tax dividend credit that you can’t get anywhere in the fixed income market. A safe stock. Dividend yield of 4.76%. (Analysts’ price target is $62.39.)

Price:
$57.370
Subject:
CANADIAN & ETF's
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-12-02 TOP PICK Ceapro-Inc.
CZO-X
Fabrice Taylor

A biotech company, but they produce materials from oats. CEO is very impressive. Biotechs sometimes scares people, because they think they don’t make any money. This one actually makes money and is very profitable. They do 70% gross margins. Trading at about 12X earnings, and yet there is significant upside. The new plant can do 10X the revenue they currently do, so there is no CapX. As they fill the capacity use in that plant, it is going to be a free cash flow play. They are also testing different uses for the compound. Currently being used by Aveeno, but are also doing trial testing for combating high cholesterol. You are getting the stock for a very low multiple. Has $10 million cash in the bank.

Price:
$1.420
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - SMALL
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-12-02 TOP PICK Colabor-Group-Inc.
GCL-T
Fabrice Taylor

This is a food distributor, and is a turnaround idea. In a turnaround, there are a few things he likes to see. 1.) It should be a really simple business, because he doesn’t want some tech company that could be supplanted by something else. The company distributes food to restaurants and grocers, very simple and easy to understand. 2.) He also likes a long history, because then you could look at past financials and figure out where it might go. The stock price used to be much higher, $12, and now $1. 3.) 3.) Signs of improvement. Their business got hurt because they acquired debts, bought businesses, and didn’t pay attention to their margins which got crushed. We have now seen 2 quarters of improving margins. There has been a rights issue to fix the balance sheet to pay off some debt. They brought in an insider, someone with an impeccable 25-year track record in that business, which put $5.5 million of his own money into the rights issue. (Analysts’ price target is $0.95.)

Price:
$1.380
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - SMALL
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-12-02 TOP PICK Toronto-Dominion
TD-T
David Cockfield

He was a little disappointed in their last result. The Canadian results were a bit soft. His disappointment was that the US numbers weren’t better, but thinks they are going to get better. The US regulatory climate looks like it is going to get better. Dividend yield of 3.47%. (Analysts’ price target is $65.43.)

Price:
$63.320
Subject:
CANADIAN & ETF's
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-12-02 TOP PICK Vermilion-Energy-Inc
VET-T
David Cockfield

This is a strange one. It is a Canadian company, but the majority of assets are in Europe and off Ireland’s coast. It’s not North America so you don’t have some of the problems there. Runs a very tight shop in Europe. They’ve managed to keep their balance sheet in good shape. With higher oil prices, that is just going to add. The dividend yield of 4.62% looks safe. (Analysts’ price target is $57.50.)

Price:
$55.880
Subject:
CANADIAN & ETF's
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-12-01 TOP PICK Bank-of-America
BAC-N
Ross Healy

He likes the US banks across the board. This is trading at about its nominal Book Value, a discount to what he would call his Fair Market Book Value. It has huge upside potential, and he thinks that potential is going to grow under the Trump administration. Dividend yield of 1.37%. (Analysts’ price target is $20.07.)

Price:
$21.500
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-12-01 TOP PICK Chicago-Bridge--and--Iron-Co.
CBI-N
Ross Healy

Essentially an infrastructure stock with about 60% of their business focused on energy, of which LNG is a big part. They also do a lot of general infrastructure work. The stock is cheap. Dividend yield of 0.83%. (Analysts’ price target is $36.08.)

Price:
$33.680
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-12-01 TOP PICK Fairfax-Financial
FFH-T
Colin Stewart

This has come off quite a bit recently, giving investors an opportunity to buy a high quality, global property/casualty insurance business. It is firing on all cylinders. For a long time, they’ve had an incredible long-term track record, but for the last number of years returns haven’t been as good. You have the insurance business operating at low 90%-91% combined ratio, so they are earning a lot of money there. Recently took off a lot of their equity hedges and got out of a lot of their bonds just before the election. There are now in an enviable position where they can redeploy their huge amount of cash into higher yielding investments. Trading at close to BV. Dividend yield of 2.28%. (Analysts’ price target is $764.97.)

Price:
$637.600
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE (LONG/SHORT STRATEGIES)
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2016-12-01 TOP PICK Manulife-Financial
MFC-T
Ross Healy

This is definitely a beneficiary if bond yields go up. They’ve had some lovely earnings. This is basically a global company that happens to be headquartered in Canada. It will be a beneficiary of rising interest rates. Dividend yield of 3.13%. (Analysts’ price target is $24.03.)

Price:
$23.440
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-12-01 TOP PICK StorageVault-Canada
SVI-X
Colin Stewart

Management are very astute investors in the sector of storage. Not a cheap stock, trading at a fairly low cap rate. For public storage units, all the trends are going in the right direction. People living in smaller spaces like condominiums with less storage space available, people accumulating more and more junk over time. This is a leader in Canada and they are consolidating and growing. Dividend yield of 0.85%. (Analysts’ price target is $1.47.)

Price:
$0.000
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE (LONG/SHORT STRATEGIES)
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2016-12-01 TOP PICK Wells-Fargo
WFC-N
Colin Stewart

He likes the US banks. This one, in particular, has lagged the group because of some of the problems they had earlier this year. Trading at a pretty reasonable valuation multiple. As interest rates move up, the net interest margins are going to expand significantly. Doesn’t think people appreciate how much earnings upside these banks have if net interest margins normalize. Over the next few years, there could be 50%+ upside on earnings per share. It is only trading at 12.5-13 times earnings. Dividend yield of 2.8%. (Analysts’ price target is $53.10.)

Price:
$54.340
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE (LONG/SHORT STRATEGIES)
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-30 TOP PICK Bank-of-America
BAC-N
Gordon Reid

Probably the most levered money centred bank to the change in interest rates. The CEO was quoted that a 1% move in interest rates would lead to about a $5 billion net income for the company. That represents about $.50 a share. If you put a 10, 11 or 12 multiple on that, you have some serious movements of the stock. Dividend yield of 1.42%. (Analysts’ price target is $19.90.)

Price:
$21.120
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-30 TOP PICK Celgene-Corp
CELG-Q
Gordon Reid

We are in a much more favourable regulatory environment, and feels this company is a wonderful entry. This is a bio pharma, as opposed to a chemical pharma. Unlike past years where they traded at a 2X and 3X multiple, they are now trading at or below the multiples of the traditional pharmas. Also, growth metrics are much, much better and much more exciting. Feels this has a long way to go. (Analysts’ price target is $139.08.)

Price:
$118.510
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-30 TOP PICK Goldcorp-Inc
G-T
Lyle Stein

This was always considered a growth name, the well capitalized financial name. They brought in a new CEO who cleaned house. Nobody believes they are going to actually meet the targets they have set, and he believes that they will. Had a good 3rd quarter and the 4th quarter is shaping up well. Dividend yield of 0.62%. (Analysts’ price target is $26.15.)

Price:
$17.730
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-30 TOP PICK Northland-Power-Inc
NPI-T
Lyle Stein

Wind player in the North Sea. They’ve spent a lot of money building capacity up, and now they are going to start benefiting from the cash flow in the income stream. Dividend yield of 4.99%. He expects significant dividend increases as the cash flow goes up 60%-65% over the next 2-3 years. (Analysts’ price target is $25.60.)

Price:
$21.720
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-30 TOP PICK Tutor-Perini
TPC-N
Gordon Reid

This has a $6.7 billion backlog, which represents about 1.5 years of revenue, and it is only going to increase because all of these infrastructure programs are going to be out for tender and they have already geared up. They are one of the main players in this arena. (Analysts’ price target is $29.)

Price:
$26.100
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-30 TOP PICK Wells-Fargo
WFC-N
Lyle Stein

This had been a traditional blue-chip name in banking. It has the largest mortgage book in the US. Rising interest rates are good for banks. The problem was when they got hit with opening false accounts. Trading at about 11-12 times earnings, and historically has traded at 16 times. This is a multiple expansion play just to get back to normal. Also, Trump wants to reduce banking regulations. Dividend yield of 2.88%. (Analysts’ price target is $52.81.)

Price:
$52.920
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-29 TOP PICK AutoCanada-Inc.
ACQ-T
Paul Harris, CFA

A stock that ran up from literally nothing to almost $90. They bought a lot of auto dealerships. Dealerships make lots of money, because they sell a lot of other products as well. The company did 14 acquisitions in one year, but never integrated them properly, so the stock collapsed. New management has come in and are integrating them properly, and only doing 2-3 acquisitions a year. Trading at 12X earnings. Dividend yield of 1.97%. (Analysts’ price target is $24.25.)

Price:
$20.300
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN/GLOBAL
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-29 TOP PICK Allergan-PLC.
AGN-N
John Petrides

The healthcare sector has been the worst sector of the S&P 500 year-to-date, and yet the long-term fundamentals are still very strong. You have a growing global population and an aging population. That means the healthcare system, from a utilization standpoint, is going to continue to be under a lot of pressure regardless of Obama care. The valuation on the healthcare sector in general has not been this low since 2009 and back in 1994 for the past 25 years. They recently sold their generic business to Teva (TEVA-N) and got $40 billion. They are using the cash to buy back debt and to buy back stock. This owns Botox, one of the largest consumer drugs in the world. They are using the cash they got, to make small acquisitions to bolster their drug pipeline. Dividend yield of 1.44%. (Analysts’ price target is $266.11.)

Price:
$192.640
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-29 TOP PICK Baker-Hughes
BHI-N
John Petrides

Fairly recently acquired by General Electric (GE-N) to form an oil/gas partnership using the GE oil and gas service business. If you are a Baker Hughes shareholder, you get a one-time $17.50 dividend. This company has a really strong balance sheet. Presuming the deal is approved mid-2017, the new partnership will be the 2nd largest oil/gas service company in the world on a revenue basis. Thinks energy is starting to form a bottom. As long as oil prices don’t collapse, the combined entity will be very strong. If the deal doesn’t go through, this company will receive a break up fee, of about $1.3 billion. Dividend yield of 1.12%. (Analysts’ price target is $62.17.)

Price:
$60.480
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-29 TOP PICK Gilead-Sciences-Inc.
GILD-Q
Paul Harris, CFA

A very unique company. Trading at 6X earnings with a 2.5% dividend yield. They have 2 very important drugs. One is an HIV drug, which is very, very good and is growing nicely. What has caused the stock to be down about 20% on the year, is their Hep C drug. The drug is so good that it is actually curing a lot of people. Although there is still growth on the Hep C side, the market is implying that they are not going to make money. That is wrong as they will continue to make money, but at a much slower rate. He feels the market is giving them zero credit for their pipeline of drugs. Also, feels the market is not giving them credit for the HIV drug which continues to do very, very well. They have lots of cash, so can actually make an acquisition. Dividend yield of 2.51%. (Analysts’ price target is $95.16.)

Price:
$74.870
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN/GLOBAL
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-29 TOP PICK Nike-Inc
NKE-N
Paul Harris, CFA

This has been a very expensive company for many years, and doesn’t pay a big dividend, only 1.42%. Trading at around 20X earnings. It has a great brand and a great technology, and they have a great online business. The stock has done poorly because of 1) inventory issues and 2) because of some marketing issues. Buying a global brand that is growing internationally at these levels is good. (Analysts’ price target is $63.52.)

Price:
$50.630
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN/GLOBAL
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-29 TOP PICK Nestles
NSRGY-OTC
John Petrides

Post the election, although the stock market has risen, certain sectors have not. One of those has been the consumer staples. This company is down about 6% since the election, about 9% since the BREXIT vote in July. Trading about in line with the market, where it usually gets a very substantial premium. One of the largest makers of snack foods globally. They’ve grown their dividend 14% annually for the past 10 years. Very strong balance sheet. Generates about $10 billion in free cash flow per year. Dividend yield of 3.44%. (Analysts’ price target is $97.80.)

Price:
$0.001
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-28 TOP PICK CitiGroup
C-N
John Stephenson

Trading below Book, which is $65, so you have some upside. Trading at a very low multiple. Had a great run lately, but thinks it goes much higher. It is into a multi-year turnaround story. CEO is one of the best. This is going to be an increasingly ROC story. You are attaching it at exactly the right time, where rates are going higher, growth is returning to the market, and you may have less of a regulatory overburden which had just killed the banks. Dividend yield of 1.15%. (Analysts’ price target is $58.26.)

Price:
$55.470
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & RESOURCE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-28 TOP PICK Facebook
FB-Q
Teal Linde

The selloff from the Trump election is a great entry point for anyone who has been watching the stock and looking for the time to buy. Last quarter, revenues were up 56%. Next year revenues are expected to go 35%, earnings per share 27%. For that type of growth, you typically have to pay a pretty rich multiple. Because of the selloff, it is currently trading at 23X next year’s earnings. They have room to expand. The average Facebook user in the US generates about $14 in advertising revenue per month. In Europe, it is about $5. In Asia it is $2. (Analysts’ price target is $155.10.)

Price:
$120.410
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE/MID CAPS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-28 TOP PICK Facebook
FB-Q
John Stephenson

One of the ones that hasn’t participated in any meaningful way, and had a few stumbles of late, but when you look at the franchise, it is incredible. They have huge margins of over 60%. They haven’t really done anything with video advertising. You have 1.7 billion people who are active monthly users, a huge number. They’ve really proven that they can monetize mobile, and really are the place to go online. Now is a pretty good time to get in, when you have had large cap tech really not participating in this rally. (Analysts’ price target is $55.10.)

Price:
$120.410
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & RESOURCE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-28 TOP PICK Five-Below-Inc
FIVE-Q
Teal Linde

A stock for those who wished they had bought Dollarama (DOL-T). Dollarama is successful because it is basically moving its price point up from $1 up to $2, $3 and to $4. This company simply started selling items at $5 or less. Secondly, they cater to the teenage market. Thirdly, they only have 500 stores in the US, and want to get to 2000. They are growing at 20% on the top and bottom lines, faster than Dollarama with more runway. Trading at only 26-27 times next year’s earnings. (Analysts’ price target is $49.07.)

Price:
$42.330
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE/MID CAPS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-28 TOP PICK Alphabet-Inc.--A-
GOOGL-Q
Teal Linde

This sold off after the election. In terms of growth rate and valuations, the revenues next year are expected to grow 16%, EPS growth of 19%, and you only have to pay 19X earnings to get that. Consumer staple stocks are trading at 20, 21, 22 times earnings, and the revenue growth is only 2%. (Analysts’ price target is $967.70.)

Price:
$780.230
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE/MID CAPS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-28 TOP PICK Gap
GPS-N
John Stephenson

*Short* Had a good run last quarter, and is up quite substantially, but is up substantially on not a lot of news, and with not anything particularly encouraging. Margins have dropped from 2014, where they were roughly 17%, and are now trending around 10%. Margins are contracting and they are struggling with e-commerce. The bright spot has been Old Navy which has done relatively well. This industry is very fickle in terms of fashion and getting that brand layup. Dividend yield of 3.61%. (Analysts’ price target is $26.20.)

Price:
$25.480
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & RESOURCE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-25 TOP PICK Walt-Disney
DIS-N
Jon Vialoux

This has had very favourable seasonality. It has actually been higher 40 of the past 50 years between October and April. The average gain is about 23.5%. A large gain and a tremendous frequency of success. The chart shows that the trend of lower highs and lower lows has finally broken. It has broken above its 200-day moving average, which is a good line of support if it can hold. Dividend yield of 1.44%. (Analysts’ price target is $107.35.)

Price:
$98.820
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-25 TOP PICK CGI-Group--A-
GIB.A-T
Jon Vialoux

One of the larger Canadian tech companies. If Donald Trump is going to make America great again, you would assume IT services would follow suit as well. Between Nov 27 and Feb 8 it has gained about 20.25%. A very positive backdrop. The trend is higher highs and higher lows, and has not shown any signs of fading. If you can buy it closer to support, now is a favourable time to get in. We have seen a bit of a neutral performance. It has not outperformed the market, but it has outperformed the technology sector. (Analysts’ price target is $71.11.)

Price:
$64.550
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2016-11-25 TOP PICK Sun-Life-Financial-Inc
SLF-T
Ryan Modesto

This is a pick more for the exposure than the company itself. Fundamentally he thinks it is going to do very well. They are beating analysts’ estimates. Increased their dividend recently. They are also growing their US asset management business. They have exposure to growing US interest rates. As long as the fundamentals are working out, the interest rate story should also help support the shares. Dividend yield of 3.14%. (Analysts’ price target is $52.05.)

Price:
$53.490
Subject:
CANADIAN SMALL & MIDCAPS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-11-25 TOP PICK Stantec-Inc
STN-T
Ryan Modesto

Infrastructure company. This is going with the Trump theme. They have 60% of revenues coming out of the US. An interesting name if you want exposure to the Canadian infrastructure budget, and the potential US infrastructure budget. Trading a bit lower than its peers, so a cheaper name that might pull back less if the infrastructure story doesn’t play out. They’ve also done an acquisition of a water infrastructure company. Dividend yield of 1.25%. (Analysts’ price target is $36.38.)

Price:
$35.850
Subject:
CANADIAN SMALL & MIDCAPS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-11-25 TOP PICK Tio-Networks-Corp
TNC-X
Ryan Modesto

Essentially processes utility bills, taking a processing fee off the bill. They partner with big utility companies such as Cricket Wireless. His big concern initially was customer concentration, but they have now done an acquisition that has been fully integrated with the company. They’ve really managed what he saw as a key risk, so they now have the potential where they can cross sell between the company they newly acquired. (Analysts’ price target is $3.09.)

Price:
$2.600
Subject:
CANADIAN SMALL & MIDCAPS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-11-25 TOP PICK iShares-S-and-P-Global-Timber--and--Forestry-ETF
WOOD-Q
Jon Vialoux

Forestry stocks tend to do well between November all the way through to February. This is the run-up to the spring home building season. There was a bit of chatter of possible litigation with Canadian softwood producers, so he is avoiding that and going with the broad ETF. West Fraser Timber (WFT-T) is the top holding which, between the start of November and the end of April, it has been higher 83% of the time over the past 29 years, with an average gain of about 17%. Technically, West Fraser had a short-term head and shoulders bottoming pattern and it broke out to the upside. He would expect neckline resistance of about $44 would act as support now.

Price:
$52.590
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-24 TOP PICK Aida-Engineering
6118-JP
Lorne Steinberg

This is huge in industrial automation. One of the global themes is robotics and automation. The Japanese are probably the global leaders in that area. The company has been around for over 60 years. One of these great Japanese companies where a good chunk of the market cap is simply cash and working capital. The dividend has doubled over the last 5 years. Still throwing off free cash flow. A compelling growth story. Dividend yield of 2.96%. (Analysts’ price target is ¥940.)

Price:
$0.000
Subject:
Global Value & High Yield Bonds
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-24 TOP PICK Cisco
CSCO-Q
Lorne Steinberg

With a $150 billion market cap, has $40 billion in net cash, and throwing off $11-$12 billion a year of free excess cash flow. Selling for 9 or 10 times free cash flow. Every year the dividend goes up by double digits, and with all that cash, this dividend will double in the next 6-7 years or so. They remain as #1 in the world in each of their businesses. To buy a company like this at 10 or 11 times earnings and free cash flow, it is truly being given away for a company of this quality. Dividend yield of 3.5%. (Analysts’ price target is $33.15.)

Price:
$29.710
Subject:
Global Value & High Yield Bonds
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-24 TOP PICK ING-Groep-NV
ING-N
Lorne Steinberg

This bank got itself in trouble during the financial crisis. Took a $10 billion-euro loan from the Dutch government. They’ve sold off all of the bad stuff, paid off all their debt. They are purely a retail bank, unlike the rest. Trading at 10X earnings, less than tangible BV, and a 5%+ dividend yield easily covered by earnings. He forecasts an earnings growth in the high single digits to 10% in the next few years. Compellingly cheap. Dividend yield of 3.97%. (Analysts’ price target is $14.47.)

Price:
$13.500
Subject:
Global Value & High Yield Bonds
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-24 TOP PICK Sphere-FTSE-Emerging-Sustainable-Yield-ETF
SHZ-T
John DeGoey

He is a big fan of emerging markets in general. The thing about Sphere is that they have quality screens. You’re getting exposure to emerging markets with the sustainable yield as basically being a value tilt. You are getting a chance to be a value investor while investing in emerging markets.

Price:
$9.800
Subject:
PERSONAL FINANCE & ETFs
Bias:
BEARISH on BONDS
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-24 TOP PICK Vanguard-Global-Momentum-Factor-ETF
VMO-T
John DeGoey

Momentum is a factor that has only gotten some airplay in the past 2-3 years. It is one of the relatively new factors. This is for those people who want to buy things based on momentum.

Price:
$27.500
Subject:
PERSONAL FINANCE & ETFs
Bias:
BEARISH on BONDS
Owned:
No
2016-11-24 TOP PICK Vanguard-Global-Value-Factor-ETF
VVL-T
John DeGoey

He is a fan of factor based investing. Blackrock builds products that take into account a number of factors at once, where this company isolates its individual factors. If there was one factor he would want to isolate, it would be value.

Price:
$30.290
Subject:
PERSONAL FINANCE & ETFs
Bias:
BEARISH on BONDS
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-23 TOP PICK SMC-Corporation
6273-JP
David Fingold

One of the largest global producers of hydraulic and pneumatic systems and fittings. They have more pneumatics than hydraulics. Pneumatics grow faster. In particular, you see them used in robots, particularly in semiconductor plants. They also have a business where they make fittings and valves that go into semiconductor plants. There is a lot of cash on the balance sheet, so a pretty healthy ability to raise the dividend. They have some of the strongest margins of any large cap industrial company in the world. Dividend yield of 0.64%. (Analysts’ price target is ¥3132O.)

Price:
$0.000
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN/GLOBAL
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-23 TOP PICK Belimo-Holding-AG
BEAN-SW
David Fingold

This is based in Switzerland. They produce intelligent building controls. This company invented the Directly Connected Actuator for a damper or water valve in heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Direct Connect is very important because it means the installer doesn’t need to fabricate a push rod to actuate the device. Dividend yield of 2.2%. (Analysts’ price target is 3300 CHF.)

Price:
$0.000
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN/GLOBAL
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-23 TOP PICK Alphabet-Inc.--A-
GOOGL-Q
Andy Nasr

He tries to gravitate towards companies that have very good defensible businesses with dominant positions. This is definitely one of those, if you think of how much of the mobile ad market they dominate. Also, their participation in the oligopoly of the Cloud. Very rarely can you get exposure to a company like this, at a multiple that is close to the market multiple. They are demonstrating relatively resilient growth. Mobile ad sales growth is going to slow, which should be offset by an increase in Cloud spending which should go up quite significantly for the next 5 years. (Analysts’ price target is $967.70.)

Price:
$779.000
Subject:
REITS, GLOBAL & MACRO STRATEGY
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-23 TOP PICK Inficon
IFCN-SW
David Fingold

The company is doing well, and thinks it is going to do better. They have new products for frac fluid analysis in oil and gas, which are not generating any sales right now, but certainly can generate sales. It is a product they didn’t have 3 or 4 years ago, so they are very innovative. Another new product that is in the process of launching is a device that allows dairies to find out if there is inert gas left in a bag of shredded cheese. (Analysts’ price target is 366.40 CHF.)

Price:
$0.000
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN/GLOBAL
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-23 TOP PICK Loblaw-Companies-Ltd
L-T
Andy Nasr

The largest food and drug retailer in Canada. The stock has come off a lot. Rebounded very recently. The concerns regarding food price deflation are a little overdone, in that they are somewhat self-inflicted. This company lowered prices to try to be a little bit more competitive, and are going to start to demand concessions from some of their suppliers which should stabilize things. They generate a substantial amount of free cash flow. Dividend yield of 1.5%. (Analysts’ price target is $79.31.)

Price:
$69.270
Subject:
REITS, GLOBAL & MACRO STRATEGY
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-23 TOP PICK Newell-Rubbermaid-Inc.
NWL-N
Andy Nasr

Merged with Jarden which also made a lot of household consumer oriented goods. That merger is important, because it gives them an opportunity to look at the Jarden business, which historically had been very acquisitive. They will be able to streamline it, rationalize the product skew, and derive significant synergies of over $500 million, which should result in significant earnings growth, and hopefully dividend growth down the road. A great way to play improved household formation in the US with increasing wages and rising consumer spending. Dividend yield of 1.57%. (Analysts’ price target is $60.)

Price:
$48.170
Subject:
REITS, GLOBAL & MACRO STRATEGY
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-22 TOP PICK Borg-Warner
BWA-N
Matt Kacur

An auto part manufacturer with a global footprint, which gives it diversity with currency. They are strong in combustion engines, but also strong in electric vehicles. The stock has been down over the last year by about 15%, but his results have shown that it has actually gotten better. (Analysts’ price target is $37.43.)

Price:
$35.810
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-11-22 TOP PICK Ingersoll-Rand-Co
IR-N
David Burrows

An industrial company. They’ve grown their earnings 15% a year over the last 5 years, in a world where companies have not been spending on capital spending. They have a compressor business which is industrial. They have HVAC. If there was a pickup in spending in infrastructure in the US, this company will win. If there is a pickup in non-residential construction they will win. They are already performing and making new highs. Dividend yield of 2.12%. (Analysts’ price target is $77.72.)

Price:
$75.620
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-22 TOP PICK JP-Morgan-Chase--and--Co
JPM-N
David Burrows

One of the biggest banks in the world. 75% of their revenue comes from the US, very domestic focused. They are the largest bank asset manager. Have a very significant capital markets business. 2nd only to Wells Fargo (WFC-N) in consumer lending. They’ve been gaining market share in every one of their businesses. Very good revenue growth, the only bank with a 10% return on equity, and this is in the face of significant regulations. Technically it made the 1st new all-time high this week since 1999, a very significant technical break out, and it will probably rally for years. Dividend yield of 2.45%. (Analysts’ price target is $77.38.)

Price:
$78.530
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-22 TOP PICK MTY-Food-Group
MTY-T
Matt Kacur

A food franchisor. An unbelievable company. ROC is very high. Dividend yield of 0.94%. (Analysts’ price target is $47.67.)

Price:
$49.470
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-11-22 TOP PICK Suncor-Energy-Inc
SU-T
Matt Kacur

A classic way to play a stronger oil market. Fully integrated, exploration all the way up to the pump. Very consistent company. However, at the moment it has the lowest ROC it has ever produced at -1%. If it can return to a 10% ROC, he thinks it is worth in the mid-$50s. Dividend yield of 2.7%. (Analysts’ price target is $46.09.)

Price:
$42.630
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-11-22 TOP PICK Texas-Instruments
TXN-Q
David Burrows

After basing all summer long, this has broken out technically. They make integrated circuits that go into almost everything. The “internet of things” is where we are going to connect machines and appliances to each other through the Internet for control, measurement, etc. The company designs specific chips that get designed into a product, and then they are there for as long as the product is made. This gives them good, long lasting margins. It has about 15% of its revenue from the auto industry. Dividend yield of 2.69%. (Analysts’ price target is $74.27.)

Price:
$74.400
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-21 TOP PICK Bank-of-America
BAC-N
Bruce Tatters

The election is creating tailwinds for the banks.  A steeper yield curve is extremely good for banks.  Yields moving off zero are extremely good for banks.  If you think of banks as toll businesses in a growing economy, collecting fees, it is fantastic for US banks.  US Banks all pay high taxes and those tax bills make cut in half.  IT will have much less risk than elsewhere ein the market.  (Analysts’ target:  $19.70)

Price:
$20.330
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-21 TOP PICK JetBlue-Airways-Corp.
JBLU-Q
Bruce Tatters

The will get tax relief from the election.  For decades airlines were hated businesses because they were so competitive.  Now the top 4 airlines represent 91% of the industry in the US.  They are almost an oligopoly.  They now have pricing power.   (Analysts’ target: $22.42)

Price:
$20.670
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-21 TOP PICK Nevsun-Resources
NSU-T
Craig Porter

This has a company in Africa that they have operated for the last 5 years, and has been spinning off a lot of cash, and they still have about $200 million cash on the balance sheet. They went out and bought another asset, Reservoir Minerals which had a high-grade copper and gold deposit in Serbia. They are going to take the cash flow from their existing mine to help develop this new mine of zinc, and it will be a great little company. He can see this going to $5 over the next year or so. Dividend yield of 5.15%. (Analysts’ price target of $5.69.)

Price:
$4.110
Subject:
RESOURCE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-21 TOP PICK Tourmaline-Oil-Corp
TOU-T
Craig Porter

He is positively disposed to natural gas. Because of the quality of the team, he still thinks you can see 25% upside in the next year. They are at 230,000 barrels a day now, and over the next 2 years they are getting up to 320,000 barrels. (Analysts’ price target of $43.59.)

Price:
$37.590
Subject:
RESOURCE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-21 TOP PICK Seven-Generations-Energy-Ltd
VII-T
Craig Porter

This is in the Montney and they are drilling liquids rich gas. They know how to keep the costs down. Almost 200,000 barrels a day. This is a management team that has built companies before and are doing it again. One of the lowest cost plays in the Montney. Although they are producing natural gas, there are a lot of liquids that come along with it. (Analysts’ price target of $38.16.)

Price:
$31.300
Subject:
RESOURCE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-21 TOP PICK Valero-Energy-Corp
VLO-N
Bruce Tatters

Every US refiner had to buy Renewable Energy Identification Number credits for its business and it destroyed their profitability.  The new administration could be of a huge benefit to this industry.  There have been 2 M&A deals in the refining industry in the last two weeks.  (Analysts’ target: $66.88)

Price:
$64.540
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-18 TOP PICK Celgene-Corp
CELG-Q
Stan Wong

This is a beneficiary of the mandate coming from the Trump administration. With the Hillary Clinton overhang being out of the way, he likes this. This continues to have very, very strong growth prospects and will benefit from aging demographics. This is more in the cancer drug type of space and have a good pipeline of drugs that are coming through. They have a growth plan to double their revenues to more than $21 billion by 2020. Trading at 18X forward earnings with a long-term growth rate of 20%. (Analysts’ price target is $139.)

Price:
$121.970
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-18 TOP PICK Crew-Energy-Inc.
CR-T
Frank Holmes

They like it for the energy exposure.  An extremely unleveraged company.  (Analysts’ Target: $8.48)

Price:
$7.200
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
BULLISH on INFRASTRUCTURE
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-18 TOP PICK Franco-Nevada-Corp.
FNV-T
Frank Holmes

He has always loved the royalty model.  They have done a remarkable job.  (Analysts Target: $77.65)  Their recent results were spectacular.  Buy it in Canada.

Price:
$77.700
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
BULLISH on INFRASTRUCTURE
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-18 TOP PICK Manulife-Financial
MFC-T
Stan Wong

This is the 1st time he has selected a Top Pick, which he just sold. Likes this long-term, but it took off and the RSI is up. He likes the name and would buy it back if it just dropped a couple of dollars lower, which it will when things calm down. Interest rates are moving higher and equity markets are steadying, but more importantly they have really done well with their organic growth and have made a very good series of successful acquisitions. They are in the very fast growing part of the world in terms of the insurance market. Over 40% of their revenues are coming from Asia. Trading very cheaply at about 11X forward earnings. Dividend yield of 3.22%. (Analysts’ price target is $23.76.)

Price:
$22.950
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
2016-11-18 TOP PICK Vanguard-Financials-ETF
VHF-N (Not list
Stan Wong

Sold this into the market with this Trump bump rally, but intends to buy it back when things calm down. This owns a basket of US financial names, including J.P. Morgan, Berkshire Hathaway, Bank of America, Citigroup, etc. With improving economic fundamentals in the US and globally, and rising interest rates, US financials should continue to do quite well. If we see some sort of repeal or amendment of the Dodd-Frank act, that should help the financials. There will be a decline in regulatory scrutiny. Trading at about 14X earnings. Dividend yield of about 2%.

Price:
$0.000
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
2016-11-18 TOP PICK WPT-Industrial-REIT
WIR.U-T
Frank Holmes

A great way for Canadians to have exposure to a stronger US dollar, have assets in the US and get paid just under 7% on a monthly basis.  There is more room to run and it is industrial.  This category is only going to rise in overall value. (Analysts’ Target: $12.56)

Price:
$11.730
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
BULLISH on INFRASTRUCTURE
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-17 TOP PICK Pure-Industrial-Real-Estatetrust-Trust
AAR.UN-T
Derek Warren

A very high quality income. You are getting a good yield of 6.13%. They have US assets, so you are getting some US exposure. High quality industrial assets will continue to benefit from our US partners. Also, they have a lot of logistics type of tenants, such as FedEx. (Analysts’ price target is $5.91.)

Price:
$5.090
Subject:
REIT's
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-17 TOP PICK Amazon.com
AMZN-Q
Zachary Curry

No Dividend.  Cloud computing is a strong grower.  The Alexa device will allow you to yell at it that you need something and it will be delivered in one day.  The web services are a huge growth engine.  (Analysts’ target:  $940.37)

Price:
$756.400
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-17 TOP PICK Facebook
FB-Q
Zachary Curry

It comes down to the number of users and monetizing that.  Whatsapp and Messenger are the drivers.  No dividend.  (Analysts Target $155.14)  He is happy with the move to video. 

Price:
$117.790
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-17 TOP PICK First-Capital-Realty
FCR-T
Derek Warren

Retail focused, but it owns a lot of Yorkville and assets in areas of high income. They came out with a perfect quarter, raised guidance, and the stock dropped 5%, so he was buying aggressively that day. This is a rare opportunity to buy a very high quality high end retail at a very reasonable price. Yield of 4.31%. (Analysts’ price target is $23.81.)

Price:
$19.950
Subject:
REIT's
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-17 TOP PICK Keyera-Corp
KEY-T
Zachary Curry

Management is exceptional.  It is a natural gas and processing company.  Take or pay contracts, with storage.  Dividend yield is 4.13%, low payout ratio.  (Analysts’ Target: $44.43)

Price:
$38.700
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-17 TOP PICK Smart-REIT
SRU.UN-T
Derek Warren

Walmart anchored properties. The stock came off sharply as their earnings weren’t as exciting and didn’t show as much growth. It is true that retail will see a little bit of pressure as consumers are deleveraging, but his view is that in the $30 range, this is a very attractive price. Where are people going to go to shop? They are going to go to Walmart and the areas around there. Yield of 5.66%. (Analysts’ price target is $36.13.)

Price:
$30.030
Subject:
REIT's
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-16 TOP PICK Grande-West-Transportation
BUS-X
Bruce Campbell (2)

Manufactures 30 foot buses which replace traditional cutaway buses, or can be run on routes that don’t have as many people as is needed for a 40-foot bus. Super efficient for a transit system, etc. Management is really hitting their stride and are starting to pick up orders. They’ve also had their 1st order in the US, and are expanding into airporter transportation business in the US. (Analysts’ price target is $1.29.)

Price:
$1.390
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-16 TOP PICK Caterpillar
CAT-N
John Zechner

*Short* This has a little over $3 in earnings, and is trading at over 30X forward earnings. They’ve missed earnings in the past couple of quarters. The machinery capital spending business is slowing down because the mining industry has slowed down. They are starting to sell their own used equipment on their website, because there is not as much demand for the new stuff. The price is dropping at a 5% annual rate on what they are selling,. Dividend yield of 3.3%. (Analysts’ price target is $82.17.)

Price:
$93.350
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-16 TOP PICK CRH-Medical-Corp.
CRH-T
Bruce Campbell (2)

This continues to grow by acquisition. They have 2 different product lines, but the anaesthesiology side is where they are really starting to grow. Generating between $5-$6 million in cash flow per quarter, along with a line that allows them to continue to make acquisitions. They’ve been pretty disciplined about how they have done this. (Analysts’ price target is $7.52.)

Price:
$7.390
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-16 TOP PICK DHX-Media
DHX.B-T
John Zechner

Content is still king. This is one of the best growth stories in media. Kids’ content lasts forever. They actually did a reselling agreement into China not too long ago. Some of this stuff does well internationally. They are paying down the debt and generating free cash flow. Dividend yield of 1.03%. (Analysts’ price target is $9.72.)

Price:
$6.990
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-16 TOP PICK Martinrea
MRE-T
John Zechner

They continue to deliver on earnings. Trading at 5X earnings. When you see that, it tells you that nobody believes there is any growth in the industry. They are paying down debt. Has great exposure to the growth of aluminum in the car. They’ve spent money on new platforms in the last couple of years, and are starting to reap the benefits. Probably not a lot of downside. The additional worry for them is the Trump election. They have plants in Mexico and do a lot of business with Ford (F-N). (Analysts’ price target is $11.11.)

Price:
$7.020
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-16 TOP PICK Premium-Brands-Holdings-Corp
PBH-T
Bruce Campbell (2)

This is the distribution and specialty foods business, and is a combination of organic and acquisition growth. Their sandwich side continues to be their big organic growth side. Dividend yield of 2.28%. (Analysts’ price target is $70.36.)

Price:
$67.330
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-15 TOP PICK Chartwell-Seniors-Housing
CSH.UN-T
Christine Poole

The stock has done quite well, and has recently pulled back because of the scare of interest rate sensitivity. While this is classified as a healthcare name, it does have a yield of just under 4%. It is the largest operator in Canada. Some money has come out of this space as a whole. She likes the seniors housing industry. Has a target price of $16, plus the yield. (Analysts’ price target is $16.18.)

Price:
$14.390
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-15 TOP PICK Alphabet-Inc.--A-
GOOGL-Q
Christine Poole

This is a shift to secular online advertising. Having the largest search engine, they usually garner a large percentage of any company’s advertising. In terms of actual online advertising, it only represents about 35% of their overall budget, so there is still a lot more room to grow as companies shift out of some of the more traditional forms of media on to online. Trading at about 22X forward earnings, and feels they can grow their earnings in the double-digit range. (Analysts’ price target is $967.70.)

Price:
$775.160
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-15 TOP PICK Home-Depot
HD-N
Christine Poole

Reported this morning with strong numbers and a strong quarter, but the stock was off a couple of dollars. Higher interest rates may mean higher mortgage rates with increased borrowing costs. However, the Company made some good points. They looked at the affordability Index, which is currently above 150. An average median household can buy a medium-priced home at an 80% mortgage, and as the rate goes up, it is more positive. Employment growth is strong, consumer confidence is strong and the economy is growing. All of these things work in their favour. (Analysts’ price target is $148.80.)

Price:
$124.400
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-15 TOP PICK Manulife-Financial
MFC-T
John Burke

(Or MFC-N in the US.) This gets business from 3 different geographic sectors. Canada represents about a 3rd of their profits, Asia represents about a 3rd, and the US represents the other 3rd. This does mainly life insurance sales in all 3 areas. They have tremendous growth in Asia. The company has tremendous free cash flow yield of over 20%. With interest rates going up, they should be able to deploy their free cash flow at higher rates. Dividend yield of 3.54%. (Analysts’ price target is $23.76.)

Price:
$23.060
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-15 TOP PICK Walgreen-Boots-Alliance
WBA-Q
John Burke

Has had a difficult time with client’s portfolios because he has been moving out of consumer staples stocks which have done poorly with rising rates since July. That is uncomfortable, because this is the most stable sector, and he is trying to find names within that sector that he feels are going to grow and they are hard to find. Consumer staple stocks sales do not go down during recessions, which would be the same case with this company. This has a free cash flow yield of over 7%. The company thinks they can grow their top line revenues by 10% per year over the next 3 years. Dividend yield of 1.83%. (Analysts’ price target is $92.80.)

Price:
$83.280
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-15 TOP PICK Wyndham-Worldwide-Corp
WYN-N
John Burke

This is really 2 companies in one. One that he loves, and one that he doesn’t love so much. The one he loves is the timeshare business, a very profitable and stable business, where they build timeshares, and then sell them and collect the fees they are paid to maintain the properties. A very lucrative and steady business and one that benefits from the growth of Asians, especially those that are looking to invest money overseas. The other half of the business is a hotel business, and the reason the stock has been somewhat of a laggard this year. This has tremendous free cash flow yield of 9%, which he thinks is enough to sustain them. Dividend yield of 2.8%. (Analysts’ price target is $82.69.)

Price:
$71.620
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-14 TOP PICK Amazon.com
AMZN-Q
Keith Richards

Trump thinks they have dominance.  It is going to be tough to keep a growth engine like this down.  It is bouncing off the trend line.  He started buying last week.  If it breaks $700 for two to three weeks he would get out again.  No Dividend.  (Analysts’ Target: $940.46).

Price:
$719.070
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-14 TOP PICK BCE-Inc.
BCE-T
Keith Richards

A 3 year chart shows it is in a longer term uptrend and is bouncing off the trend line.  You need a one year or longer time horizon.  $56-$57 is a good entry point.  Dividend is currently 4.79%.  (Analysts’ Target: $62.39). 

Price:
$56.950
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-14 TOP PICK Halma-plc
HLMA-LN
David Driscoll

A little British company that does protection services. It does CO2 emissions testing, fire alarms, smoke detectors, etc. Their future is really protection and safety, which is a big theme moving forward, because of government regulations, and the need to offset litigation. This is mostly with new builds, non-discretionary income. From a free cash flow standpoint, this has been growing at roughly 10%-15% a year. Dividend yield of 1.3%. (Analysts’ price target is GBP 1077.33.)

Price:
$0.000
Subject:
GLOBAL
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-14 TOP PICK Parkland-Fuel-Corp
PKI-T
Keith Richards

A longer term pick: it was going sideways forever.  It broke out and pulled back to the neckline ($28).  You will collect a 4.1% dividend.  Investment time horizon is one year or longer.  (Analysts’ Target: $32.03).

Price:
$27.010
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-14 TOP PICK Stantec-Inc
STN-T
David Driscoll

Construction and architecture. They’ve turned the corner for the 1st time in 3 years. They’ve made an acquisition that is in the water business. Creating environmental as well as infrastructure for water is going to be a big theme going forward. Dividend yield of 1.31%. (Analysts’ price target is $36.25.)

Price:
$34.340
Subject:
GLOBAL
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-14 TOP PICK Thermo-Fisher-Scientific
TMO-N
David Driscoll

Life sciences is the big theme here. There has been a lot of consolidation in the industry. They acquired FEI Corp, which was in electron microscopes and major mass spectrometry. This has analysis, chemical analysis so that you can do DNA testing. They have so many ins around the world, so it is really their offshore business outside of the US that is driving the growth forward. Dividend yield of 0.41%.

Price:
$148.020
Subject:
GLOBAL
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-11 TOP PICK Callinex-Mines
CNX-X
Rick Rule

He wants to caution people on this. It is a small-cap company, and he hates recommending small caps on BNN. It is an exploration company. They drilled a spectacular hole in Flin Flon Manitoba, which traditionally has been a good place for zinc VMS deposits. They have a wonderful, deep, geophysical whole, but now need to drill some delineation holes. This is either going to work or it is not going to work.

Price:
$0.630
Subject:
PRECIOUS METALS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-11 TOP PICK Ivanhoe-Mines
IVN-T
Rick Rule

There are 2 drivers for this. 1.) An absolute tier 1 platinum project in  South Africa, and 2) the largest, highest grade copper discovery, unfortunately in the Congo. This is fronted by the most successful mining financier of this epoch. In his experience, tier 1 deposits succeed, despite politics, and they financed themselves irrespective of where they are. In the preliminary economic assessment, the upgrade for this deposit was 3%, 6 times the average grade worldwide. (Analysts price target is $2.38.)

Price:
$2.420
Subject:
PRECIOUS METALS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-11 TOP PICK Nestles
NSRGY-OTC
Darren Sissons

This has generated a 9.5% return for the last 10 years. Very attractive dividend. It has some corporate catalysts that are going to be positive for the stock. A new CEO, first outsider sincerity 1900s. They are going through a zero-based budgeting to reduce costs. Becoming quite effective at taking costs out through a working capital restructuring. The balance sheet is great. They are probably going to be looking to buying something fairly soon as the balance sheet is much under levered. Dividend yield of 3.28%. (Analysts’ price target is $82.80.)

Price:
$0.001
Subject:
GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-11 TOP PICK Nevsun-Resources
NSU-T
Rick Rule

This is a copper stock, but relatively low cost producer, so it is competitive. Also, it is the best zinc producer globally. (Analysts price target is $5.69.) Dividend yield of 5.16%.

Price:
$4.150
Subject:
PRECIOUS METALS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-11 TOP PICK Royal-Dutch-Shell-PLC--B-
RDS.B-N
Darren Sissons

This is a call on higher energy prices. Super majors have done really well since the collapse of the oil price by cutting costs and CapX. This should hit cash or break even some time next year. Any modest upside in oil prices over time, will lead to higher dividends. A multiyear story, but will have some upside. Dividend yield of 7.19%. (Analysts’ price target is $62.70.)

Price:
$52.280
Subject:
GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-11 TOP PICK Trans-Canada-Corp
TRP-T
Darren Sissons

The key story here is that they have repositioned the portfolio fairly recently. Made an acquisition, raised some capital, and are going to lock in 8%-10% dividend growth through 2020. Dividend yield of 3.84%. The type of company you just buy and put in your portfolio, and it will continue to reward. (Analysts’ price target is $67.13.)

Price:
$58.910
Subject:
GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-10 TOP PICK Agrium
AGU-T
Ryan Bushell

He likes the deal with Potash (POT-T). He is a Potash shareholder and has suffered alongside it. Started buying it on its initial dip, and it has gone south from there. Now we are seeing commodity prices turn up. This will be an agricultural giant on the world stage. Dividend yield of 3.51%.

Price:
$131.940
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE (DIVIDENDS)
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-10 TOP PICK Altagas-Ltd
ALA-T
Ryan Bushell

The great thing about this is that he recommended it exactly a year ago today, and it hasn’t moved much, so you can buy it for the same price and they have increased their dividend. He can’t figure this one out. It is a great company with solid assets. It is actually 60% utilities and power generation. Good cash flow, and the dividend yield of 6.54% is well covered.

Price:
$32.090
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE (DIVIDENDS)
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-10 TOP PICK Boralex-Inc.
BLX-T
Gerard Ferguson

Their operations in the US are limited.  They have a number of projects in Europe.  He expects them to bounce back after a difficult quarter due to weather.  There are revenue streams to bring online in the next couple of years.

Price:
$17.180
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-10 TOP PICK Constellation-Brands-Inc
STZ-N
Gerard Ferguson

A big product is Corona out of Mexico with a tariff potentially going from 2 to 35% under Trump.  This stock sold off overnight and he thinks it is overdone. 

Price:
$152.870
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-10 TOP PICK Vermilion-Energy-Inc
VET-T
Ryan Bushell

Has been watching this for a long time. They had this core project in Ireland, which is going to be a big part of their production coming online, so there was a fair amount of risk. They brought the project on this winter and have since grown the company, so it is smaller relative to the rest of the company. There was a selloff last year followed by another one in September, which is where he took positions at around $47.50. It has moved up significantly from there, but you are still getting a dividend yield of 4.8% with potential for dividend growth down the road. Even if oil prices drop temporarily, this company has never cut its dividend.

Price:
$53.310
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE (DIVIDENDS)
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-10 TOP PICK Seven-Generations-Energy-Ltd
VII-T
Gerard Ferguson

They spend heavily and are in an area where you have to.  It is operated US style where you have to spend heavily and quickly.  He expects good quarters out of them.  It is a plumbing play where they spend money and get production out of the ground.

Price:
$29.560
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-09 TOP PICK Cott-Corp
BCB-T
Daniel Lloyd

He had sold around Brexit and just added it back.  A solid free cash flow story.  Once it crossed 10% free cash flow he was interested.  They can harvest the cash flow to pay down debt and then you have more value accruing for the shareholders and away from lenders.  1.75% dividend. 

Price:
$17.650
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-09 TOP PICK CI-Financial-Corp
CIX-T
Daniel Lloyd

*Short* He recently added to his short position.  It was the first real pop in the stock since he started shorting it.  The earnings were particularly bad and the firm sees net outflows from their funds.  CRM2 is forcing brokers to disclose what they are paid by mutual fund companies.  He thinks it is a secular bear story.  There is somewhat of a risk that they get bought out.

Price:
$25.310
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-09 TOP PICK Walt-Disney
DIS-N
Liz Miller

Down 30% from its high a year ago, with cord cutting because of ESPN. It was a $120 stock very recently. Year-to-date it is only down about 12%, but that is in a market that has been flat to up, so far. On a relative basis, we have seen the stock reflect uncertainty, but doesn’t think that uncertainty is a third of the value of the company. You are seeing other companies trying to get into the content and media industry, who may not be experts at running that. There is no question that this company is an expert on cross content. Dividend yield of 1.51%.

Price:
$94.640
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-09 TOP PICK Emera-Inc
EMA-T
Daniel Lloyd

*Short* It is a call on interest rates and he has been right so far.  It is in a low growth/high debt situation.  They acquired a utility in Florida and the result is an enormous amount of debt. 

Price:
$45.920
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-09 TOP PICK Lincoln-National-Corp.
LNC-N
Liz Miller

This is still on her buying list, and one that she thinks has great upside to go.

Price:
$57.510
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-09 TOP PICK Starbucks
SBUX-Q
Liz Miller

This is still on her buying list, and one that she thinks has great upside to go.

Price:
$54.580
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-08 TOP PICK Allied-Properties-REIT
AP.UN-T
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

This is known as the niche brick and beam landlord in Toronto. 40% of their properties are in the downtown core. The name has pulled back recently, mostly related to the pullback in REITs. Also, 10 year bonds are backing up a bit giving a bit of consternation in the space. The name has come down to a level where it is trading around its NAV, and you are basically getting a bunch of undeveloped land for free. There is some pretty good upside. It very rarely comes down to this level where you can buy it. Dividend yield of 4.34%.

Price:
$34.570
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-08 TOP PICK Arc-Resources-Ltd
ARX-T
Norman Levine

About 60% natural gas and 40% oil, with most of its holdings in BC, not Alberta. He likes the outlook for gas. Gas is currently weak because it is warm, but that will change when we get a colder than normal winter. He likes management and the balance sheet. This is a low-cost producer. Dividend yield of 2.6%.

Price:
$22.560
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-08 TOP PICK Digital-Realty-Trust
DLR-N
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

A datacentre REIT, taking advantage of this whole iCloud phenomenon. It has gone down, completely in line with the broader REIT space. The demand in that space continues to completely outpace the capacity of the Digital Realty Trust. This is one opportunity presenting itself because of the election. Dividend yield of 3.71%.

Price:
$94.880
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-08 TOP PICK Metlife
MET-N
Norman Levine

The biggest lifeco in the US. This is going to be a big ROE stock. It will be a beneficiary of rising interest rates, but more importantly, there are 2 things going on. 1.) They’ve announced they are about to spin out the retail insurance business which is very capital intensive. They want to stick to doing group life insurance, annuities, pensions, etc. 2.) They are currently under the watchful eye of the government as a special investment company, and are going to be getting out of this, which will give them more flexibility. Dividend yield of 3.35%.

Price:
$47.880
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-08 TOP PICK Roper-Technologies-Inc.
ROP-N
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

An industrial company. It has been chugging along sideways. Owns a bunch of different high-tech industrial equipment and analytical instruments. There are 43 independent businesses run under the same sort of program the way Warren Buffett runs Berkshire Hathaway. Scientific imaging is about 35% of the business, all the way down to energy and controls. Thinks this is a sneaky little smart play. Dividend yield of 0.69%.

Price:
$174.040
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-08 TOP PICK Stantec-Inc
STN-T
Norman Levine

Engineering companies will eventually benefit from infrastructure spending in Canada and the US, but it is not going to be overnight. This is a Tomorrow stock. It may even go down a bit. Dividend yield of 1.56%.

Price:
$28.930
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-07 TOP PICK Cisco
CSCO-Q
Brian Acker, CA

Old style tech.  Tremendous upside of 42%.  It could come back to EBV+3 in bad markets.  It is a dividend play also. 

Price:
$30.940
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BEAR
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-07 TOP PICK iShares-Dow-Jones-Transport-ETF
IYT-N
Don Vialoux

Seasonally, transportation has done very well from about the middle of October right through until the 1st week in January. This just broke to a new high today, and completed a reverse head and shoulders pattern. On a fundamental basis, lower energy costs are going to help the companies going forward.

Price:
$149.910
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-11-07 TOP PICK Market-Vectors-Agribusinesses-ETF
MOO-N
Don Vialoux

He chose the US agriculture because you can take advantage that the Cdn$ is going to be coming down. Seasonally this goes from about the end of September right through until the beginning of January. Technicals also look very encouraging. This is currently in an upward trend and is outperforming the market. It is doing well because we are finally seeing grain prices move higher, which means more money in the jeans of the farmers, which they can spend on fertilizers and equipment.

Price:
$50.050
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-11-07 TOP PICK Union-Pacific-Corp
UNP-N
Brian Acker, CA

The recommendation is a valuation call.  He is deploying US cash.  If the market craps out it will only be down a bit.  $108.26 model price, 21% upside.  CN and CP do not get anywhere near this valuation.

Price:
$90.750
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BEAR
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-07 TOP PICK Wal-Mart-Stores-Inc.
WMT-N
Brian Acker, CA

15.5% upside to model price.  Consumer discretionary has been decimated.  It plods along.  It will not go down 30-50% on bad news.

Price:
$69.780
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BEAR
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-07 TOP PICK BMO-S-and-P-TSX-Base-Metals-ETF
ZMT-T
Don Vialoux

The period of seasonal strength for base metal stocks in general, is normally from right around now. Technically, base metal prices have been going higher over the last few weeks. The chart shows this is in a distinct upward trend. It is outperforming the market. The reason is because earnings, beginning in the 4th quarter for base metal companies, will increase dramatically.

Price:
$8.520
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
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