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Recent Top Picks

Date Signal Company Expert Opinion Price
2005-10-12 TOP PICK Ensign-Resource-Service-Group
ESI-T
David Cockfield One of the largest drillers. Hasn't moved up as fast as the oil/gas companies. A good diversification in the energy sector. Their fleet is growing and are building new amazing drilling rigs. Drilling rates are going up and they are fully booked. Pays a dividend. Price:
$37.700
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE (OIL/GAS)
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2005-10-12 TOP PICK Penn-West-Petroleum
PWT-T
David Cockfield Has come off a bit and is in a buy range. One of the largest oil/gas income trusts. Have 5 million acres of undeveloped land which they are now farming out. Price:
$33.970
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE (OIL/GAS)
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2005-10-12 TOP PICK Sun-Life-Financial-Inc
SLF-T
Bruce Campbell (1) Less than 12 X next year's earnings. 2.5% yield. Cheap price to book, but lower ROE. Good Canadian base. Has one of the largest mutual fund firms in the US. Price:
$42.000
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2005-10-11 TOP PICK Bank-of-Nova-Scotia
BNS-T
Michael Sprung Earning a return on equity of about 20%. Dividend has been consistantly increased. Very well positioned internationally. Relatively safe place to be. 3% dividend. Price:
$42.050
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2005-10-11 TOP PICK Interfor-Corp
IFP-T
Michael Sprung In the midst of controversy with the softwood lumber. No one knows which side it's going to win. If in Canada's favour, this company probably has more to gain than any other forest product company. Probably worth a couple of $'s a share. Likes lumber right now and there's probably going to be a strong demand for the next few years. Earnings are about $0.50 this year and closer to $1 next year. Price:
$6.750
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2005-10-11 TOP PICK Penn-West-Petroleum
PWT-T
Michael Smedley You will see higher dividend distribution. Now achieving higher production. Tremendous land holding. Price:
$34.270
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2005-10-11 TOP PICK Shore-Gold-Inc.
SGF-T
Michael Smedley Merging with Kensington (KRT-X) which is next door. On a combined basis, he believes they will have the largest or 2nd largest, by tonnage, excavation diamond mine in the world. An absolutely phenominal story. Price:
$6.530
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2005-10-11 TOP PICK Stantec-Inc
STN-T
Michael Sprung An engineering company that does not take on any construction risks. They are involved in the design phase and up to the construction. Growing by leaps and bounds in the North American market. Just made a fairly large US acquisition. Expects they will earn around $1.90 this year and as much as $2.25 next year. Extremely well managed. Price:
$38.330
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2005-10-11 TOP PICK West-Energy-Ltd.
WTL-T (Dead)
Michael Smedley Impressive operators in the Nisku trend in the Pembina. Sweet light oil. Has about a 77% success rate. Had hoped to have 10 holes, but will probably get to 8. Great drilling program ahead of them. Price:
$7.310
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2005-10-07 TOP PICK Hungtingdon-Capital
HNT-T (Dead)
Michael Simpson, CFA Average cost was about $2.85. NAV is about $3.25. Good exposure to Manitoba and Western Canada. Much cheaper than the larger REIT's. Price:
$2.900
Subject:
INCOME TRUSTS
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2005-10-07 TOP PICK Oilexco-Inc
OIL-X
Josef Schachter They are going to bring in the Brenda field in the central North Sea in July/06. This could bring on production over 20,000 BOE's a day. They have a semi-submersible rig which is a key asset as they can farm it out to other companies. Will be drilling 4 wells in the North Sea before year end on different partnerships. Price:
$4.000
Subject:
ENERGY
Bias:
BULL on ENERGY
Owned:
Yes
2005-10-07 TOP PICK Solana-Resources-Ltd.
SOR-X
Josef Schachter Have a very aggressive exploration program in front of them. Have done 5 wells so far this year with 3 successes and 2 D&A. Their Puma well is going to be logged this week and, if successful, could have a potential of $2 NAV. In the next 4 months, they have 5 more wells. Price:
$2.190
Subject:
ENERGY
Bias:
BULL on ENERGY
Owned:
Yes
2005-10-07 TOP PICK Tree-Island-Steel
TSL-T
Michael Simpson, CFA A business trust based in Richmond B.C. Produces nails, wires, bolts, etc. Has low debt to cash flow. Should get some upside from construction products in Vancouver. Their wire rod costs are coming down. Price:
$11.950
Subject:
INCOME TRUSTS
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2005-10-07 TOP PICK Tyler-Resources-Inc
TYS-X
Josef Schachter Have been going deeper with more success. Copper has gone nuts to the upside. Has 2 rigs working, one a deep rig and one shallow. Expecting to have a couple more rigs in the next week or so and then will have enough rigs to make this thing go. Expects tremendous upside over the next 6 to 9 months. Price:
$1.440
Subject:
ENERGY
Bias:
BULL on ENERGY
Owned:
Yes
2005-10-07 TOP PICK Vermilion-Energy-Inc
VET-T
Michael Simpson, CFA Likes it because it is geographically diversified. Located in Canada, France, Netherlands and Australia. Modest debt levels. Very strong management. At about a 50% payout so they can increase it. Have an interest in a junior oil/gas in North Africa and Glacier drilling for coal bed methane in Alberta and these are not reflected in the price. Price:
$26.830
Subject:
INCOME TRUSTS
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
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