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Compiling comments that experts make about stocks while on public TV.

Recent Top Picks

Date Signal Company Expert Opinion Price
2015-08-28 TOP PICK McDonalds
MCD-N
John O'Connell, CFA

In this environment with a lot of volatility, he likes the 3.53%.dividend support. Thinks the new CEO is going to turn the business around. They say they are getting good traction in China again, and in spite of all the currency headwinds, it is a very strong dynamic franchise. Thinks the company will be much more aggressive regarding its balance sheet and increasing its dividend. Will have a lot more capital discipline in terms of how many stores they own, versus how many stores they franchise.

Price:
$96.250
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-08-28 TOP PICK Royal-Bank
RY-T
John O'Connell, CFA

Trading at around 10X forward earnings. Has an amazing Canadian retail franchise and an amazing Canadian wealth management franchise. Its wealth management franchise in the US is bigger than it is in Canada now. Has an exceptionally strong capital markets franchise. The new CEO really gets technology. Thinks the banks are going to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of technology. It’s a threat for them, but also a huge opportunity to bring down their cost structure. Dividend yield of 4.29%.

Price:
$73.700
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-08-28 TOP PICK Sleep-Country-Canada-Holdings
ZZZ-T
Don Lato

Trading below its IPO price. Stock did very well in its incarnation as an income trust. Trading at 15X earnings. This is a dominant mattress company in Canada. Not a bad yield at just under 2%.

Price:
$15.250
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2015-08-27 TOP PICK American-Tower
AMT-N
Michael Bowman

We all love to hate the towers that are out there, but this company owns about 70,000 of them, mostly in the US. They just picked up another 4,000 international towers. Earnings were up about 13% last quarter. They secured another $649 million in acquisitions. There is a consolidation going on in the industry and this company leads the way. The dividend is only 1.89%, so he is looking at it for capital gain. The dividend did increase 29% last quarter and the company has targeted a 20% dividend growth going forward.

Price:
$93.870
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-08-27 TOP PICK Walt-Disney
DIS-N
Stan Wong

The selloff on this began with their cable subscribers being reported to have fallen a bit. However, when you look at their other 3 parts of their business, studios, theme parks and consumer products, those are doing extremely well. They are very integrated company that can produce a film, put it out to TV, sell you a whole bunch of toys, and also put it in their theme parks. These parts override what is happening on the cable side. Cable is only 30% and ESPN is only a fraction of that. Dividend yield of 1.29%.

Price:
$102.170
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-08-27 TOP PICK Facebook
FB-Q
Stan Wong

1.5 billion users, which is part of the thesis of why he owns the stock. It is the best stock to own in the social media space. It gives you the opportunity to accumulate ownership in the world’s largest social media company. They are forecasted to grow their long-term earnings by 25% a year.

Price:
$89.730
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-08-27 TOP PICK iShares-Nasdaq-BioTech-ETF
IBB-Q
Michael Bowman

Everybody should have some biotech in their portfolio. These are companies that develop drugs that help our friends and relatives, and are a very important part of the economy. Extremely volatile. There is probably no other sector out there that will give you such huge potential over such a short period of time. Of the companies with over $500 million market cap, 81% of them are 10% below their 52 week high, and this is a great time to buy it.

Price:
$350.910
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-08-27 TOP PICK Nike-Inc
NKE-N
Michael Bowman

The best performing Dow component this year. They had a very good year last year, which was basically because of the World Cup. It was doubtful that they would outperform on the earnings side this year, but they have. Had some issues in China and he thinks China is going to be the growth area for them. Dividend yield of 1.01%.

Price:
$112.620
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-08-27 TOP PICK UnitedHealth-Group-Inc
UNH-N
Stan Wong

The largest diversified health care services company providing healthcare benefits and assistance to people in the US and Brazil. Positioned to benefit from Obama care and the aging US population. Growth rate relative to its peers is quite strong. They are going to grow in terms of membership because of what is happening with insurance in the US. Dividend yield of 1.7%.

Price:
$117.770
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2015-08-26 TOP PICK Apple
AAPL-Q
Gordon Reid

Valuation is barely over 10X earnings. $202 billion of cash on a $635 billion market cap. 89% of that cash is offshore and hard to access, but this is a company that is just a cash machine and doing extremely well. The street forever wants to find a fault, and this month it is China. Their growth in China is dramatic, $13 billion last quarter, up 100% year-over-year, but people are worried. He thinks that in 5 years the iWatch will have proven to be so much more revolutionary than the iPhone, iPad or the iPod. It is not a watch, it is a sensory device. It is going to change our lives. Dividend yield of 1.9%.

Price:
$109.690
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2015-08-26 TOP PICK Boeing
BA-N
Gordon Reid

The visibility on this is fantastic. They have come through their development stage with the 787, a revolutionary airplane. They have developed the 737MAX and the 770X. These are all airplanes that are designed to be more fuel efficient. Fuel efficiency is golden to airlines. They have over a $5 billion backlog, which is about 7 years of sales. This is a cash flow machine. All they are doing right now is spitting out airplanes and delivering them. Not trading at a high multiple. Dividend yield of 2.81%.

Price:
$129.340
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2015-08-26 TOP PICK Badger-Daylighting
BAD-T
Stephen Takacsy, B. Eng, MBA

This is a great company. The biggest fleet of hydro-vac trucks in North America, mostly in Canada initially. Have been growing tremendously in the US over the last few years. Got whacked because they had exposure to the oil/gas industry in Western Canada. Very high margin free cash flow business. They are really targeting the utility and municipal segment, and their reliance on the oil/gas segment has come way down. Dividend yield of 1.89%.

Price:
$19.290
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2015-08-26 TOP PICK DirectCash-Payments-Inc
DCI-T
Stephen Takacsy, B. Eng, MBA

Trading at about 5.5X EBITDA for a company with low CapX, high free cash flow and recurring cash flow. They made some acquisitions. The biggest ATM network in Canada and Australia, and the 3rd biggest in England. Through their Threshold acquisition they manage the exchange network which manages transactions at thousands of ATM machines. Dividend yield of 12.12% is sustainable with a payout ratio under 60%. In the next quarter and going forward you are going to be seeing increases year-over-year in profitability.

Price:
$12.590
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2015-08-26 TOP PICK La-Z-Boy-Inc.
LZB-N
Gordon Reid

A derivative play on the housing recovery. This company does well when the housing market does well. They are managing their business very well. Not only growing revenue, but are expanding margin. He is expecting about a 250 basis point expansion and margin over the next few years, which will go straight to profits, because it is operating leverage. Dividend yield of 1.17%.

Price:
$27.320
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2015-08-26 TOP PICK Ten-Peaks-Coffee-Co
TPK-T
Stephen Takacsy, B. Eng, MBA

In a strong growth position now. Their decaf, which is chemical free and organic, is the only one that can use the words Swiss Water in it. They supply big chains like Tim Hortons and McDonald’s in Canada. They are just starting with McDonald’s USA. There is a whole 3rd wave of specialty coffee retailers developing in the US. They have perfected their technology so that you cannot tell the difference between decaf and caffeinated anymore. They are not able to retain the caffeine and resell it, but if they were ever able to do that, it would be icing on the cake. Thinks they can easily do $10 million EBITDA. A very unique, high margin, high barrier to entry, pre-cash flow generating company, that is going to be building a new plant and doubling its capacity. Dividend yield of 3.29%.

Price:
$8.200
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
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