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Recent Top Picks

Date Signal Company Expert Opinion Price
2005-12-13 TOP PICK Manulife-Financial
MFC-T
Norman Levine Likes it for its international exposure. Probably the best managed life insurance company in North America. Lots of room for them to increase their dividends. Price:
$67.670
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2005-12-13 TOP PICK Pfizer-Inc
PFE-N
Norman Levine He has a 2-pronged approach to the pharmaceutical area. Has a growth segment through Teva (TEVA-Q) and this one is his value play. Dividend is now about 4.5%. It’s selling at about 12/13 X next year’s earnings. Have a great pipeline coming along. Price:
$22.310
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2005-12-13 TOP PICK Teck-Resources-Ltd.--B-
TECK.B-T
Ross Healy The stock has recently broken out over one of his technical resistance points and has a nice potential upside move. Exposed to everything in the metals sector, including gold. Price:
$57.140
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULL on ENERGY
Owned:
Yes
2005-12-13 TOP PICK iUnits-S-and-P-TSX-Capped-Energy-ETF
XEG-T
Ross Healy Would be extremely surprised if energy prices pulled back this winter. Broadly bullish on the energy sector. Price:
$83.200
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULL on ENERGY
Owned:
Yes
2005-12-12 TOP PICK Alcan-Aluminum
AL-T (Dead)
Laura Wallace The price of aluminum has finally started to catch up to the price of other commodities. Also, China has made some announcements to curtail production, which is positive for the global supply demand picture. Trades at about 12 X next year's earnings. Peak earnings will probably be in the range of $5.50 Cdn. Price:
$47.700
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2005-12-12 TOP PICK Bank-of-Nova-Scotia
BNS-T
Laura Wallace An extremely well run bank. Likes their international diversification. It’s the most over capitalized bank, i.e. it has $5 to $6 billion in excess capital. With the dividend tax credit, this is a really attractive investment. Price:
$45.650
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2005-12-12 TOP PICK Microsoft
MSFT-Q
Laura Wallace Has been in a flat line for 5 years. As a result of being in a flat line and continuing to grow earnings, it is now quite reasonably priced at 18/19 X earnings. Also it’s releasing a slew of new products. Has started returning money to the shareholders and there is a possibility of a higher sustained dividend or a special one. Price:
$27.450
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2005-12-12 TOP PICK Rogers-Communcations--B-
RCI.B-T
John Zechner (A Top Pick Sept 29/05. Down 4.5%.) A great valuation and is still growing. In better shape than he has ever seen it in terms of its cash generation. Really starting to take share from the telephone companies. Price:
$44.930
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
DEFENSIVE
Owned:
Yes
2005-12-12 TOP PICK Transat-A.T.-Inc--A-
TRZ.A-T
John Zechner Expect oil prices will start to come down which should benefit the travel companies. Also the stronger Cdn$ should benefit them. The stock has been hurt by the hurricane related issues. Valuations are low. Company has been buying back stock. Looking for them to do an accretive acquisition soon. Price:
$17.900
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
DEFENSIVE
Owned:
Yes
2005-12-09 TOP PICK Cineplex-Inc
CGX-T
Ravi Sood (A Top Pick Oct 14/05. Up 6%.) Has one of the best management teams of anyone in Canada. Have a merger with Famous Players Canada. Huge synergy potential on both revenue and costs. Also have just come off a terrible year for movies and going into a great year. Price:
$14.840
Subject:
INCOME TRUSTS
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2005-12-09 TOP PICK Imperial-Oil
IMO-T
Peter Gibson Feels that oil prices are going to take another run at $70/75 in 2006. This stock has corrected quite significantly, about 30%. Fundamentals look great. Almost a 39% ROE. Because it pays out only a nominal dividend yield, it’s probably growing its book value at 25% per annum. Price:
$117.810
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
BULL on GOLD
Owned:
Yes
2005-12-09 TOP PICK Royal-Bank
RY-T
Peter Gibson Not for a short-term trade but for 6 or 12 months there are a lot of good things. Very high ROE of 20%. A dividend of almost 3%. After the big run up, it might even pull back a little bit. Be alert to any shock in the US banking system. Price:
$87.850
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
BULL on GOLD
Owned:
Yes
2005-12-09 TOP PICK Shoppers-Drug-Mart-Corp
SC-T (Dead)
Peter Gibson For a long time, this stock looked great to him with great profit growth, but at the beginning of this year profitability deteriorated and he backed away from it. Profitability has improved and he is now back with it. A defensive business. Expects there will be further positive earning surprises come up. Price:
$43.220
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
BULL on GOLD
Owned:
Yes
2005-12-09 TOP PICK Trinidad-Energy-Services
TDG.UN-T
Ravi Sood Likes the energy service sector. This is one of his favourites. Recently did an acquisition. Have tremendous growth in their increase of distributions. Low multiple on distributable cash flow. Price:
$16.430
Subject:
INCOME TRUSTS
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2005-12-09 TOP PICK XS-Cargo-Income-Fund
XSC.UN-X (Dead)
Ravi Sood (A Top Pick Oct 14/05. Down 3%.) Tremendous growth opportunities in their distributable cash flows, going from current $1 per unit to $1.40 by the end of ‘06 and maybe $1.80 exiting ’07. Price:
$13.900
Subject:
INCOME TRUSTS
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
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