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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
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