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Recent Top Picks

Date Signal Company Expert Opinion Price
2005-07-19 TOP PICK IBM
IBM-N
Laura Wallace Well positioned for when corporations start to spend the cash they have in their balance sheets. Price:
$83.700
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
BULL on OIL & GAS
Owned:
Yes
2005-07-19 TOP PICK Toronto-Dominion
TD-T
Laura Wallace Quietly, without a lot of fanfare has developed the best US strategy of all the Canadian banks. The Ameritrade transaction is going to be very positive. The BankNorth looks to be a very good incremental strategy to increase the exposure to retail in the US. Price:
$56.040
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
BULL on OIL & GAS
Owned:
Yes
2005-07-19 TOP PICK Toronto-Dominion
TD-T
Jonathen Wellum, B. Comm, B. Sc On a longer term view, they have a great strategy in the US. Doing a great job in building their retail franchise. Price:
$56.040
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2005-07-18 TOP PICK Aastra-Technologies
AAH-T (Dead)
Jean-Francois Tardif About a year ago they were running about $250 million in sales. Made an acquisition in the last year which boosted their sales to $450 million. Have just acquired another business of about $200 million which takes them to $650 million. Haven't seen the results yet of these acquisitions. Just on the $250 million they were earning about $2.50 per share. Very cheap. Price:
$23.340
Subject:
ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
Yes
2005-07-18 TOP PICK Bank-of-America
BAC-N
John Sinkins, CFA Stock has dropped a bit because of the acquisition of NBNA they made as well as their recent numbers. Over 4% yield. Only 10.5 X next year's earnings which is cheaper than any Canadian bank right now. Price:
$45.080
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2005-07-18 TOP PICK DirectCash-Payments-Inc
DCI-T (Dead)
Jean-Francois Tardif Have ATM's in stores. 3rd largest in Canada. Now into selling cash cards which has tripled in growth. Expects them to grow another 100% next year. Price:
$18.350
Subject:
ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
Yes
2005-07-18 TOP PICK Hewlett-Packard-Co
HPQ-N
John Sinkins, CFA New CEO. Restructuring. Expecting some cost savings to be created. Price:
$24.920
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2005-07-18 TOP PICK The-Second-Cup-Ltd
SCU-T
Jean-Francois Tardif 2nd Cup Coffee shops. Stock may not do great percentage wise, but the risk is very low. The company doesn't own the stores, but gets a % of the top line, so there's no expense, just revenues. Yield of 9.1%. New management should increase sales. Price:
$11.380
Subject:
ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
Yes
2005-07-18 TOP PICK Telus-Corp
T-T
John Sinkins, CFA Likes the fundamentals. 2% dividend yield. Wireless side has really taken off. Potential labour unrest might create a little weakness in the stock, but labour issues tend to be short term. This will be a good opportunity to pick it up. Price:
$42.800
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2005-07-15 TOP PICK Arc-Resources-Ltd
ARX-T
Matt Baillie A blue chip in the trust sector. Payout ratio is getting down to around 55% which means it has a lot of extra cash to invest and exploitation which is very profitable when energy prices are so high. Down the road they are going to have to increase distributions. Price:
$21.250
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2005-07-15 TOP PICK Connors-Bros.-Income-Fund
CBF.UN-T
Michele Robitaille (A Top Pick Apr 15/05. Down 13%.) Had a disappointing 1st quarter which was due to a short term phenomina of high costs in tuna. Very stable demand for the product. Price:
$15.800
Subject:
INCOME TRUSTS
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2005-07-15 TOP PICK DH-Corporation
DH-T
Michele Robitaille A very high quality trust. Have long term contracts and relationships with all 6 of the major banks. Very stable business. Have combatted the decline in cheque usage by decreasing the size of the bundles clients order and adding additional features. Conservative payout ratio. A great Buy under $21. Price:
$21.500
Subject:
INCOME TRUSTS
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2005-07-15 TOP PICK Gamehost-Inc
GH-T
Matt Baillie Owns 2 casinos in ALberts. Opening a new one in Calgary which is very high end with good entertainment facilities. This should increase cash flow by about 40%. Only about a 5.5% yield, but this should go up when the casino gets finished. Price:
$29.400
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2005-07-15 TOP PICK Petro-Canada
PCA-T
Matt Baillie Most energy stocks are fairly valued in the E & P companies, but this one hasn't gone up nearly as much as the others. More of a defensive oil with their refineries and retail. Feels that production will be up next year by about 5% and 10% the following year. Price:
$82.460
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE & INCOME TRUSTS
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2005-07-15 TOP PICK Waste-Connections
WCN-T
Michele Robitaille (A Top Pick Apr 15/05. Up 9.2%.) A full service waste management company. A recession resistant industry. Very strong organic growth in Canada and the US. Very conservative payout ratio (mid 80's). Not really cheap, but given the growth prospects and conservative payout ratio, a great buy. Price:
$28.420
Subject:
INCOME TRUSTS
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
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