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Recent Top Picks

Date Signal Company Expert Opinion Price
2005-06-08 TOP PICK National-Bank-of-Canada
NA-T
Gavin Graham Has managed to move away from its Quebec base. Built its brokerage side very successfully. Substantially reduced its exposure to the Quebec economy. You are getting 12/15% growth plus a 3.2% dividend. Price:
$54.150
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2005-06-08 TOP PICK Precision-Drilling
PD-T
Gavin Graham Selling their international drilling operations and non-trustable assets and looking to convert into an income trust. Price:
$47.900
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2005-06-08 TOP PICK Precision-Drilling
PD-T
Michael Smedley It seems almost a certainty that you can get $5/10 out of this. Fell today because US holders and mutual funds who just don't want to get mixed up with the income trust sector. Selling off their international operations. Price:
$47.900
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2005-06-08 TOP PICK Potash-Corp-of-Saskatchewan
POT-T
Gavin Graham Has just bought 10% stake in China's Sinochem Corp's fertilizer business. Saskatchewan has opened up new potash mining to increase supply. It will all get taken up. Price:
$113.210
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2005-06-07 TOP PICK Analysts-International-Corp
ANLY-Q (Dead)
Benj Gallander Paid $2.82 in Dec/03. In the IT field, do a lot of staffing with about $300 million in sales. Basically in a break even mode. In the midst of a merger or takeover with Computer Horizons (CHRZ-Q) which does about $250/280 million sales. Both companies have pristine balance sheets with virtually no debt. Will probably lose money because of the merger costs. Longer term they have a chance to be bigger players in the industry. A long term play. Price:
$3.400
Subject:
CONTRARIAN INVESTING
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2005-06-07 TOP PICK CASH
CASH
Benj Gallander This is the time of year they don't like buying a lot of stocks. Prefers waiting for the end of the year when tax loss selling is going on. Price:
$20.900
Subject:
CONTRARIAN INVESTING
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2005-06-07 TOP PICK Duvernay-Oil-Corp
DDV-T
Glenn MacNeill, P.Eng. Producing about 11,000 barrels a day now. Have had a consitent track record of growing production per share. Well managed. Expensive, but you are getting good future value for it. Price:
$29.000
Subject:
CANADIAN RESOURCE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias:
BULL on OIL
Owned:
Yes
2005-06-07 TOP PICK Highpine-Oil--and--Gas
HPX-T
Glenn MacNeill, P.Eng. The best slate of drilling prospects in front of them than he's seen in a long time. Have 60 locations that look very interesting. Some wells that they have already hit tend to be very prolific. Price:
$19.280
Subject:
CANADIAN RESOURCE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias:
BULL on OIL
Owned:
Yes
2005-06-07 TOP PICK Service-Corp-International
SCI-N
Benj Gallander Bought it at around $4.81. Has moved up gradually over time. Pared their huge debt back by about 33%. Do about $1.8 billion in sales. Have started to have a dividend. In the last quarter they had a loss of almost $190 million, but most of that was because of accounting adjustments. Otherwise they would have made about $30 million. Price:
$7.480
Subject:
CONTRARIAN INVESTING
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2005-06-07 TOP PICK Trilogy-Energy-Corp
TET-T
Glenn MacNeill, P.Eng. A spin off from Paramoun Energy Trust. A high quality group of assets. Well managed and management owns about 50%. Still has some room to move. Price:
$16.300
Subject:
CANADIAN RESOURCE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias:
BULL on OIL
Owned:
Yes
2005-06-06 TOP PICK Newmont-Mining--US-
NEM-N
Norman Levine The world's largest gold mining company. The best managed, the best financed. Stock has been hit in the last few months as gold has been hit. Outlook for gold is OK. Now seems to be moving up with the US$ which is odd. Price:
$37.610
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2005-06-06 TOP PICK Transalta-Corp
TA-T
Norman Levine The utility stock that all the analysts hate and yet it continues to go up. Has an attractive yield. Had some business problems last year and the year before, but those are in the past now and things are getting better for them. Sees next year's earnings and the year after starting to accelerate. Price:
$19.390
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2005-06-06 TOP PICK Trinidad-Energy-Services
TDG.UN-T
Norman Levine An oil service company. Raised funds through a new issue and is using the money to build new rigs in Canada and the US. The rigs are pre-sold to major players, so they know what their revenues/costs are ahead of time. Price:
$12.310
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2005-06-06 TOP PICK iShares-S-and-P-TSX-Global-Gold
XGD-T
Bill Carrigan Euro recently broke support, while gold held. Feels that gold has now taken the position where the Euro used to be. Feels that the bear in gold is over. Price:
$46.790
Subject:
TECHNICAL INVESTING
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2005-06-06 TOP PICK iShares-S-and-P-TSX-Information-Technology-Capped
XIT-T
Bill Carrigan Much too risky to pick individual tech stocks. Price:
$7.100
Subject:
TECHNICAL INVESTING
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
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