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

Recent Top Picks

Date Signal Company Expert Opinion Price
2014-12-22 TOP PICK Arc-Resources-Ltd
ARX-T
Darren Sissons

Regarded as one of the premier oil names. Oil is cheap and you can buy quality oil names and eventually you will do well. This one is a little more gassy. He likes the location, the market it is exposed to, the management team and the balance sheet. At some point, maybe we’ll get the pipeline to the east. Dividend yield of 4.62%.

Price:
$0.000
Subject:
GLOBAL LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-22 TOP PICK BHP-Billiton-Ltd.
BHP-N
Darren Sissons

The whole mining sector has rolled over, and as a value investor, he likes to buy commodities when they are cheap. They could get a little cheaper, but there are some structural stories here. One is that some non-core assets are being spun out. Its balance sheet will enable it to take advantage of some of the weaker players, particularly in the iron ore/copper plays. Also, have some energy exposure. Likes the rising dividend yield. Dividend yield of 5.23%.

Price:
$0.000
Subject:
GLOBAL LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-22 TOP PICK Royal-Dutch-Shell-PLC--B-
RDS.B-N
Darren Sissons

Commodities are so beaten up in general, and if you are going to buy an energy name at this point in the cycle, you want to buy the one with the best balance sheet with a very good management team, and diversified operations. This is on sale right now. He expects dividend growth as well. Yield of 5.34%.

Price:
$0.000
Subject:
GLOBAL LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-19 TOP PICK Walt-Disney
DIS-N
John Zechner

When you look at what they own and what they have, this is what everybody wants to be. They want content, they want integrated content. Their acquisitions have been phenomenal. Yield of 1.24%. A multiple of 20 times, in this environment, is not expensive.

Price:
$92.890
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-19 TOP PICK Martinrea
MRE-T
John Zechner

He is looking for things that are more deep value oriented. This has some growth over the next couple of years, and is trading at a fairly discounted multiple. There has been some disappointment over the management shuffle and infightings over the past years, but in terms of the programs they have put in place and the spending, he can see an earnings growth over the next couple of years of 35%-40%. Also, they have great exposure to aluminum, and using this in cars is a trend going forward. Yield of 1.21%. Can see it 40%-50%-60% higher in a couple of years.

Price:
$9.770
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-19 TOP PICK Talisman-Energy
TLM-T
John Zechner

When he sees what Repsol is paying for this company, he wonders what they are doing. If you own, take your money and run.

Price:
$9.140
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2014-12-19 TOP PICK Transat-A.T.-Inc--B-
TRZ.B-T
John Zechner

Not really an airline per se, but is really a travel company. They own the hotels and the destinations. That has always been a lumpier business which has impacted the stock. They are sitting on almost as much cash per share as the current share price, so you are getting almost the operating company for free, and it is generating $100 million in operating earnings. Have done a restructuring on their transatlantic routes because they were losing money in France, but have done a lot to drop the costs there. Now they have to fix their winter destinations a little bit. Very cheap.

Price:
$8.530
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-19 TOP PICK WSP-Global-Inc.
WSP-T
Keith Richards

An engineering and international success story. There has been a long-term consolidation on this, in or around the high $20 area. It broke out in 2013 and broke through the previous high of around $33. It is now coming back to test. He bought on the breakout, which it is testing right now. It is probably a buying opportunity again. This stock should do well over the next few years.

Price:
$34.900
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-19 TOP PICK SPDR-Technology-ETF
XLK-N
Keith Richards

(A Top Pick Nov 7/14. Up 2.32%.) Managing to hold its head above water. Technology stocks are bullish, usually until around the end of January, but sometimes he will hold them right through to the spring. The trend on the stock has been great for 3-4 years. He is very bullish on technology. The seasonal trade ends at around the end of January, but he’ll hold this right to the spring if the trend keeps going up.

Price:
$41.570
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-19 TOP PICK BMO-Equal-Weight-US-Banks-Hedged-to-CAD-ETF
ZUB-T
Keith Richards

From a seasonal perspective, you tend to get a bit of a pop from December to around April or so. Chart shows an uptrend through 2013 followed by a consolidation in 2014. It is now just starting to break out. He will play this for the next 4-5 months.

Price:
$21.320
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-18 TOP PICK iShares-Global-Agriculture-ETF
COW-T
John DeGoey

Agricultural commodities and agricultural products are his favourite assets. The thesis is that farmland is being eaten up by urbanization. Global population is now over 7 billion. As farmland goes down and population goes up, it is a supply/demand thing. There are very few hard assets that have such a steady, but consistently positive upward sloping growth chart like this one has.

Price:
$30.950
Subject:
PERSONAL FINANCE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-18 TOP PICK iShares-MSCI-ACWI-Low-Carbon-Target
CRBN-N
John DeGoey

This is a global product with a low carbon footprint. (A brand new product.) Exposure to high carbon things can be a real drag on your portfolio performance. It doesn’t exclude carbon products; it just significantly underweight’s them, while getting exposure to the rest of the world.

Price:
$92.550
Subject:
PERSONAL FINANCE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2014-12-18 TOP PICK Walt-Disney
DIS-N
David Burrows

One of the first places people spend money when they have more.  They are opening a new theme park in China.  Their media businesses are doing well.  Strong balance sheet and they are likely to win in a better environment.

Price:
$92.610
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-18 TOP PICK Electronics-Arts-Inc
EA-Q
David Burrows

The consumer has more money in their pockets now.  EA-Q has a broad range of customers from young to old.  They will now spend more money in gaming.  Now more and more sales are being done online so that a retailer is being cut out.  The customers are repeat customers, constantly upgrading their games.  Their business model is changing and their margins are going higher.

Price:
$47.240
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-18 TOP PICK Morgan-Stanley
MS-N
David Burrows

There was a lot of regulation coming out of the recession.  MS-N is moving rapidly towards asset management (55% of revenue).  It is a stable business where they deal with a very high end client.  Thinks their dividend could go up 100-150% over the next year.  Believes investors will be prepared to pay a higher multiple as they recognize that risk levels have come down due to new regulations.

Price:
$38.100
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-18 TOP PICK Vanguard-US-Total-Mkt-Ind-ETF
VUN-T
John DeGoey

(A Top Pick Dec 31/13. Up 22.19%.) He likes the US market probably more than any other market in the world. It gets you out of Canada. It is extremely broad with over 1000 names. There are a lot of small-cap names in it, which generally outperforms large cap stocks.

Price:
$33.500
Subject:
PERSONAL FINANCE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-17 TOP PICK Boeing
BA-N
Gordon Reid

Traded down a little on the oil story. This is kind of illogical. The thesis is that with lower oil prices, the drive for new fuel efficient airplanes will be lessened, which doesn’t make a lot of sense to him. It is the competitive landscape that matters. One airline against another as beneficial margins and competitive margins lead to pricing decisions. They have a $375 billion backlog, which is pretty much clear sailing through the end of the decade in terms of their delivery schedule. Thinks you could probably see a mid-teens type long-term growth. Dividend yield of 2.95%.

Price:
$125.060
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-17 TOP PICK Google
GOOGL-Q
David Baskin

A very impressive company. Preeminent in search and preeminent software for mobile devices with their android software. They are the “go to” for advertisers who want to get their message out on any kind of computing device, including mobile devices. You also get what he calls lottery tickets, with the driverless car or whatever they might be developing. This company has almost $100 per share in cash and trading at probably 19X or so 2015 earnings. If you take away the cash, it is trading more like 15X or 16X. Doesn’t pay a dividend but are sitting on $62 billion, which will be burning a hole in their pocket. Feels they are either going to start to pay a dividend or are going to start to buy back shares.

Price:
$506.450
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-17 TOP PICK Hexcel-Corp
HXL-N
Gordon Reid

A derivative play and they are in the structural materials business. They do the carbon fibre material, and two thirds of their business is with Boeing and Airbus. Between the 2 they have over $1 trillion of airplanes that have been ordered and on the block to be assembled. This company makes about $5 million an airplane, and there are thousands and thousands of them that will be produced over the next decade. Trading at a very reasonable multiple and has a good growth rate of around 15% per year. A fine cash flow company with a cash flow of about 7.5% yield.

Price:
$39.910
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-17 TOP PICK Lear-Corp.
LEA-N
Gordon Reid

Primarily automotive seating or interior work. Basically provides to all the major producers around the world. The run rate in North America is around 17 million units. Over 20 million units in Europe and over 21 million in Asia. Trading at a very modest multiple of around 10X earnings and has good growth ahead of it. Dividend yield of 0.87%.

Price:
$0.480
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-17 TOP PICK National-Bank-of-Canada
NA-T
David Baskin

Tremendously oversold, along with all the other Canadian banks. At today’s closing price, it is paying about a 4.2% yield and trading at around 9.5X of what he expects they will earn in 2015. Sold off because it has been computed that it has the largest exposure to the Canadian oil industry in its wholesale banking of any of the Canadian banks. He doesn’t see many Canadian oil companies going bankrupt in the next little while. Oil companies are cutting their dividends and cutting their CapX, but that doesn’t mean they are not paying their bank loans. This bank probably has less exposure on loans to oilfield workers and mortgages in Alberta, then the other Canadian banks.

Price:
$47.210
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-17 TOP PICK Suncor-Energy-Inc
SU-T
David Baskin

(A Top Pick Jan 9/14. Down 1.74%.) Had looked pretty good in the summer, but not so good now. When you play with commodities, this is what you have to live with. He likes this over all the other oil companies in Canada because it is vertically integrated. It not only has production, but also has refining and retailing. There are no exploration risks. Yield of 3.14%, which is not only sustainable, but might have room to go up.

Price:
$35.710
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-16 TOP PICK Canadian-National-R.R.
CNR-T
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

This is trading off in sympathy with what is happening in oil. This is a great derivative play. What he finds interesting is that crude by rail and fracing sand shipments are about 9% of their business. They do a lot of merchandise, a lot of international intermodal with the best operating margins at about 37%. Yield of 1.31%.

Price:
$76.590
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-16 TOP PICK Newalta-Corp
NAL-T
Stephen Takacsy, B. Eng, MBA

Oil and Gas.  One of the biggest recyclers of waste in the business.  They clean up tailing ponds.  Very little business is tied to the price of oil.  Stock is really beaten up.  Good short term upside. To the $19s.

Price:
$15.480
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-16 TOP PICK Park-Lawn-Income-Trust
PLC-X
Stephen Takacsy, B. Eng, MBA

Only publicly traded company in this industry.  40 years capacity in cemeteries.  Great dividend yield.  Great way to play demographics.

Price:
$12.300
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-16 TOP PICK Starbucks
SBUX-Q
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

Hasn’t been a spectacular performer this year, but is moving into food and wine with a big movement into China and eventually into India. Have great metrics and great earnings. Yield of 1.62%.

Price:
$79.130
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-16 TOP PICK Tesla-Motors-Inc
TSLA-Q
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI

A name that most serious investors don’t take seriously. Thinks we will look back at this and wonder why we haven’t been accumulating for the future. Extremely innovative. Thinks this is going to be like the iPod was 6-7 years ago. He is accumulating this on the margin. There is no perfect time to be buying this. Take very small baby steps with a maximum weighting of about 2.5%, (maybe 1%, 1% followed by 0.5%) and see how it goes over the next couple of months.

Price:
$197.810
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-16 TOP PICK Canadian-Satellite-Radio
XSR-T
Stephen Takacsy, B. Eng, MBA

Held since the merger.  Losers merged to make a massive money maker.  Stock came down when they paid a special dividend.  2.6 Million subscribers, recurring revenue, hardly any cap x.  Cash flow multiples are 50-70% more than it is trading at.  Number of cars equipped to receive the signal is growing dramatically.  Very cheap right now.

Price:
$5.890
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-15 TOP PICK Altagas-Ltd
ALA-T
Gajan Kulasingam

It is a diversified business model of power, gas and regulated utilities.  This will be one of the highest dividend growers (10% over next 3 years).  Projects they commissioned will be coming on line.  Have one of the lowest payout ratios amongst their peers.  You will see a bump up in cash flows and payout ratio.  They have the quickest chance to get a LNG projects up and running. 

Price:
$36.960
Subject:
INDUSTRIALS, UTILITIES and ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-15 TOP PICK American-Tower
AMT-N
Michael Bowman

Is actually a REIT.  65,000 towers around the world.  Great balance sheet and great management.  They are always profitable. 

Price:
$97.450
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
DEFENSIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-15 TOP PICK Aecon-Group-Inc
ARE-T
Michael Bowman

Convertible debentures from Aecon.  He is looking for a more conservative way to play an equity.  5.6% yield.  You get back 100% in three years.  Not a lot of downside.  It has been hurt along with the oil situation.

Price:
$9.770
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
DEFENSIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-15 TOP PICK Gibson-Energy
GEI-T
Michael Bowman

They came out in the last few days and announced increased capital expenditures.  Payout ratio of 60% and relatively modest exposure to oil.  A great company.  They are not cutting the dividend.

Price:
$23.840
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
DEFENSIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-15 TOP PICK MacQuarie-Infrastructure-LLC
MIC-N
Gajan Kulasingam

A favourite name.  There is significant value here.  They bought out their bulk liquids business from a partner.  6% dividend yield that will grow.

Price:
$63.780
Subject:
INDUSTRIALS, UTILITIES and ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-15 TOP PICK Pattern-Energy-Group-Inc
PEGI-Q
Gajan Kulasingam

One of the more resilient business models.  Thinks the dividend can grow at 12% for the next 2 to 3 years.  Share price is volatile because of hedge fund ownership.  Thinks the stock market will eventually get the right investor base for the right valuation.

Price:
$23.470
Subject:
INDUSTRIALS, UTILITIES and ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-12 TOP PICK Apple
AAPL-Q
Bruce Tatters

(A Top Pick Oct 14/14. Up 12.49%.) He is looking for about 20%-25% earnings growth for 2015. For 2015, we are probably going to see 20%-25% earnings growth year-over-year. The following year, it will probably be 10%-15%. A wildcard is how well the wearable category is going to do for them. Thinks there are some new categories coming. Yield of 1.7%.

Price:
$109.730
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-12 TOP PICK Agnico-Eagle-Mines
AEM-T
Jaime Carrasco

(A Top Pick Dec 20/13. Up 5.29%.) A low cost gold producer. What he likes is that they are acquiring a lot of the competition. Well positioned to going forward. Cost of production is below $800, so they are actually making a lot of money in this environment. He has faith that the monetary madness we are going through will have its consequences. Gold is the ultimate money, not as a fiat currency.

Price:
$28.050
Subject:
RESOURCE, UTILITY & REITs
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2014-12-12 TOP PICK Bank-of-America
BAC-N
Bruce Tatters

One of the banks that came out with that very large deal with the US government, paying off a bunch of the charges against it. Sees any of the banks that cleaned out their lawsuits with the US government as generating capital, getting back to more normalized dividend levels with an opportunity to buy back their shares. If housing really starts to recover in the US and the mortgage market starts to recover, they might actually start to do some lending. Dividend yield of 1.16%.

Price:
$17.130
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-12 TOP PICK CASH
CASH
Jaime Carrasco

He is setting this aside for new IPO (HHL.UN-T) on an ETF on healthcare. This will contain global companies with about a 7% dividend.

Price:
$0.010
Subject:
RESOURCE, UTILITY & REITs
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-12 TOP PICK Home-Depot
HD-N
Bruce Tatters

There is beginning to be a real estate recovery in the US. Over the next 3-4 years, there is going to continue to be a recovery in US real estate. In early 2008, many people’s houses went underwater versus their mortgage. One of the 1st things you stop doing when that happens, is renovating your home. When home prices recover and you start getting equity value back into your home, you start renovating again. Free cash flow is about 20%-25% higher than its actual earnings because they are not opening a lot of new stores. Dividend yield of 1.88%.

Price:
$99.780
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-12 TOP PICK Pembina-Pipeline-Corp
PPL-T
Jaime Carrasco

This is a sector that he has never sold in this decline. It will be a good entry point come January.

Price:
$37.140
Subject:
RESOURCE, UTILITY & REITs
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-11 TOP PICK Air-Lease
AL-N
Teal Linde

All the planes before 9/11 were built on $30 oil.  They buy planes and lease them around the world.

Price:
$34.700
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-11 TOP PICK Arht-Media
ART-X
Michael Smedley

(Formerly Vast Exploration.) ARHT means Augmented Reality Holographic Technology platform. The chairman is Paul Anka. This is going to be three-dimensional things.

Price:
$0.450
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-11 TOP PICK Google
GOOGL-Q
Teal Linde

17-18 percent earnings growth.  Android is finally cashing in.  Google play will allow them to take part in online gaming.  They are at a 52 week baseline.

Price:
$532.110
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-11 TOP PICK Painted-Pony-Petroleum
PPY-T
Teal Linde

Fastest growing rate of growth in the sector.  They are 90% natural gas.  Zero debt.  There is a bit of a takeover premium because of the selloff. 

Price:
$9.550
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-11 TOP PICK Domtar-Corp.
UFS-T
Michael Smedley

This intrigues him. The stock has been pretty steady. It is in US dollars. It has a nice switch going on, gently into consumer product materials, away from trees. Nice dividend of 3.72%. There is some serious talk about turning part of it into an MLP in the US. Thinks this one is reasonably safe here.

Price:
$46.520
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-11 TOP PICK Seven-Generations-Energy-Ltd
VII-T
Michael Smedley

Has an absolutely fabulous track record of accumulation of a massive amount of land in the southern Montney of about 350,000 acres, with what appears to be an extremely sharp management. Their target is 100,000 barrels a day in 2 years.

Price:
$15.910
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-10 TOP PICK CGI-Group--A-
GIB.A-T
Bruce Campbell (2)

One of the largest technology companies in Canada. Have done a phenomenal job of growing earnings at about 20% per year over the last 5 years. Stock is trading at only 13X earnings. Company is really focused and disciplined on that earnings growth, so much so that they are not even going to get bonuses this year, because they haven’t met their targets. The Logica acquisition is going really well and there could be more synergies there. There also could be more acquisitions going forward, which will drive the share price and the growth.

Price:
$40.910
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-10 TOP PICK Gilead-Sciences-Inc.
GILD-Q
Alex Ruus

Loves this company and thinks it is going a lot higher. A fantastic story in so many ways. A great stock and is generating a ton of shareholder wealth for owners. It is solving a lot of big health problems in the world. This has been the HIV drug leader globally for many years. Continues to produce better medicine in the HIV category. Launched a new revolutionary hepatitis drug called Solvaldi in January, and it looks like it is going to be the most successful 1st year launch of a drug in history. Over $10 billion in sales over 1 drug is pretty rare. They have followed that up by a 2nd hepatitis drug in October, and between the 2, the company is growing like a weed. While the stock has done well, it has not caught up with the fundamentals. Stock is trading at 10X next year’s earnings and generates a ton of free cash flow. They are buying back stock.

Price:
$104.840
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-10 TOP PICK Magna-Int-l.--A-
MG-T
Alex Ruus

(A Top Pick Dec 6/13. Up 44.45%.) Has a couple of more years to run. Really well positioned strategically internationally and benefiting from a growing auto business world worldwide. In baseball terminology, this would be in the 4th-5th inning for the auto cycle. Europe is still bottoming. They are gaining share globally because they are great manufacturers at low cost and they manage their balance sheet really well.

Price:
$122.160
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-10 TOP PICK Nobilis-Health-Corp
NHC-T
Bruce Campbell (2)

(Formerly Northstar Healthcare) Just changed their name today, because they are doing a NYSE listing, which has a number of other Northstar Healthcares. A growth by acquisition story. They are partnering with physicians to buy surgical centres in the US. Also, have great organic growth. Over the last 4 years they have grown their revenue at about 100%. From an earnings standpoint, based on the latest acquisition they did, they could earn somewhere between $0.35 and $0.40 next year. If you put a conservative 10X multiple on that stock, this is a $4 stock. Thinks there is more acquisition and organic growth to come.

Price:
$2.970
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-10 TOP PICK Neptune-Tech--and--Bioresource
NTB-T
Alex Ruus

Krill oil. They own half of Acasti Pharmaceutical (APO-X), so you have the upside from Acasti through Capri going into phase 3 trials this year. This company has great resources with the plant producing Neptune Krill oil, being sold through Natural stores, which has a beneficial health effect. 2 years ago their plant blew up in Sherbrooke Quebec. The plant just came on stream this year and will be profitable this month or next. If that starts generating cash flow, investors will start to recognize this. A new CEO will be able to start talking to investors and will be getting a bunch of new institutions involved. $150 million market, which he views as worth over $1 billion.

Price:
$2.070
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-10 TOP PICK Patient-Home-Monitoring
PHM-X
Bruce Campbell (2)

Regarding the stock price actions, they had accelerated some warrants they had, which expire at the end of this month, and thinks a lot of people were selling the stock to exercise the warrants. That is probably all done now and has lifted the supply off of the stock allowing it to move up. A “growth by acquisition” story, but we are now seeing some fantastic organic growth. They have been buying all these little monitoring businesses, and have been able to cross sell. Numbers will be coming out mid to late January. This will be their 1st quarter where they didn’t actually do a transaction, so he will be able to compare last quarter to the current quarter in order to see where their growth is. Thinks their phenomenal 20% organic growth could actually double. Because of this he expects that quarter over quarter they will probably see 10%-11% growth, which works on a run rate of about 40%-50% organic growth. They have a ton of deals they are still working on. Believes they have signed over 100 nondisclosure agreements, and understands they have several letters of intent they are working on. At any point in time, he expects we could see the stock halted and an announcement of another transaction. Looking into 2015 and given the transactions they have done and the cash flow they are generating, they could have free cash somewhere in the $800,000 to the $1 million range per month, which would allow them to pay a dividend.

Price:
$0.640
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-09 TOP PICK Chartwell-Seniors-Housing
CSH.UN-T
Christine Poole

A seniors’ home operator, and she likes that space because of aging demographics. The seniors population in Canada is going to be growing at a faster rate than the general population over the next 10 years. Also, seniors are living longer and need more care. Before the 2008 recession, occupancy was in the 94%-95% range, and currently is at around 90%. So there is no reason why occupancy can’t improve. A nice place to hide to get the dividend yield of 4.6%.

Price:
$11.730
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-09 TOP PICK Google
GOOGL-Q
Christine Poole

The leading search engine provider with about an 89% global share. Online advertising is primarily how they generate revenues. Stock has done nothing this year, and is actually down. Part of the problem she thinks is that when you are the big gorilla and you have such a huge share, your share is only going to start to decline over time as more competition comes in, but they haven’t really seen huge competition. Feels there is very strong secular growth in digital advertising and only accounts for 20% of total media spend, and this will increase over time. Google has about 70% share of global internet ad spending. As the whole space grows, they are going to benefit as the overall growth continues.

Price:
$536.110
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-09 TOP PICK JP-Morgan-Chase--and--Co
JPM-N
Patrick Horan

This gives you the double edge of a super regional bank exposed to the average person and a pretty good investment bank. Thinks the investment banking cycle is about to start, which involves M&A, new issues and an IPO market as the US market continues to take leadership and the bull market is extended out. When that happens, brokers make a lot of money. Yield of 2.57%.

Price:
$62.450
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-09 TOP PICK Mondelez-International
MDLZ-Q
Christine Poole

A global snacking company. The #1 share in biscuits, chocolate and candy. #2 in chewing gum. 44% of their earnings are from emerging markets where there is the expanding middle-class. Consumption per capita in that category is very low, so she sees a lot of growth as the middle-class expands. The company is improving their margins. Yield of 1.56%.

Price:
$38.560
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH on US ECONOMY
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-09 TOP PICK Sandvine-Corp.
SVC-T
Patrick Horan

From a macro standpoint, we are approaching full employment. When that happens, companies have a decision to make. They can either bid up for new labour, (basically stealing it away from another company), or they can figure out ways to improve productivity, which means CapX. Feels that the CapX cycle, which has been very muted for this cycle, is going to increase and re-correct on the upside. This company is a leader in its industry, and benefiting from a weak Cdn$ and trading at 5.5X EBITDA. Their industry is growing at 15%-20% on a revenue basis.

Price:
$3.070
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-09 TOP PICK Toromont-Industries
TIH-T
Patrick Horan

*Short.* The only Caterpillar dealer in Ontario as well as having a small business in arenas. Have benefited for years from an increasing mining sector, and in Ontario it is primarily gold related, and gold miners are not doing that well. Also trading at a pretty hefty premium to the competition. A strengthening US$ means that new equipment coming into the market is going to get re-priced at an expensive US$, and then a lot of used equipment will start competing. Yield of 2.17%.

Price:
$27.850
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-08 TOP PICK Cognizant-Technology-Solutions-Corp.
CTSH-Q
Jennifer Radman

They do consulting in IT sort of business process outsourcing. Big in financial services but recently made an acquisition on the healthcare side. Had bought into this on an “earnings warn”, which was followed by a big pop in the stock when they did better than what they had warned. Have the ability to make companies more efficient. Historically it has been all about cost-cutting, efficiency, etc. but now it is about how to use technology to differentiate and grow your business and generate revenue. Technology has a lot of room to grow and this company is at the heart of it.

Price:
$52.550
Subject:
US LARGE
Bias:
BULL on US EQUITIES
Owned:
Yes
2014-12-08 TOP PICK Gildan-Activewear-Inc.
GIL-T
Jeff Young

35% annualized dividend increases.  They had a messy quarter so are weak right now.  They are a low cost producer.  They are set up for outsized growth later on.

Price:
$61.570
Subject:
CANADIAN DIVIDEND
Bias:
BEAR on ENERGY
Owned:
Yes
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