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Recent Top Picks

Date Signal Company Expert Opinion Price
2014-10-23 TOP PICK Algonquin-Power--and--Utilities-Corp
AQN-T
Greg Newman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Price:
$78.810
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
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