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Recent Top Picks

Date Signal Company Expert Opinion Price
2014-10-21 TOP PICK Callidus-Capital-Corp
CBL-T
Jerome Hass

Long. A Pairs trade with a Short on Laurentian Bank (LB-T). This is an asset based lender, which he feels is an underserved niche in Canada. Although the big banks have them, it’s not something they really embrace. They don’t like high risk lending. An attractive growth story.

Price:
$20.770
Subject:
CANADIAN MID-LARGE & SHORT-LONG STRATEGIES
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-21 TOP PICK Catamaran-Corp
CCT-T
John Zechner

This is just a good growth story in healthcare management. Basically going online to manage all your pharmacies and health care needs. Obama care is driving everything to these private and public exchanges these guys own. Have been kicking out excess cash flow which has been used to make acquisitions. You are getting all of this for about a 20 multiple.

Price:
$46.800
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-21 TOP PICK Cineplex-Inc
CGX-T
Jerome Hass

Short. They have a 77% market share in Canada, so there is not much scope for them to grow by acquisition. This was the worst summer in North American cinemas in 17 years on an inflation adjusted basis. Thinks they are going to have some issues in their Q3 numbers. When attendance goes down 13%, it is going to have a big impact on profitability. There are also longer-term structural issues that they face. Netflix is competing against them. There is going to be Pick & Pay on cable TV. There was a recent announcement that HBO is going to have direct offering, so Netflix is looking to bypass some movies. Yield of 3.6%. Valuation is at 30X earnings and 13.5X EBITDA, which to him is very expensive.

Price:
$41.330
Subject:
CANADIAN MID-LARGE & SHORT-LONG STRATEGIES
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-21 TOP PICK Currency-Exchange-Intl.
CXI-T
Jerome Hass

This is a name that he has held since the IPO. It is a great core holding. They are a wholesaler of foreign exchange, so they provide physical currencies to any financial institution. They are in the supply and logistics business. Likes this as a low risk business. Feels they are going to be growing at about 30%. Have applied for a bank license, which would be a catalyst for them in terms of both marketing and improving profitability. Has a lot of growth potential.

Price:
$16.500
Subject:
CANADIAN MID-LARGE & SHORT-LONG STRATEGIES
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-21 TOP PICK Google
GOOGL-Q
John Zechner

Some people were disappointed with the earnings last week, but he still thinks this company is better positioned than almost anybody at technology. People keep forgetting that they own the Android operating system, the most powerful OS and the one that is running better than 70% of the global cell phones right now. At some point they are going to monetize that. They own search, and when he looks at where data and data management is going, he feels they have tremendous value. Making very good acquisitions. You get all of this for about a market multiple or a little bit more.

Price:
$538.030
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-21 TOP PICK Laurentian-Bank
LB-T
Jerome Hass

Short. A Pairs trade going Long on Callidus Capital (CBL-T). He put this one on just to hedge some financial risk. Nothing against the bank, it’s just that they have the smallest capital markets group, so if markets go up, this is the least likely to participate. It also takes off some market risk for him.

Price:
$49.360
Subject:
CANADIAN MID-LARGE & SHORT-LONG STRATEGIES
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-21 TOP PICK Trinidad-Drilling-Ltd
TDG-T
John Zechner

Stock has dropped 40%. There was a bit of an earning’s miss last quarter, but it was very explainable as they were in the process of moving some rigs to new locations. They have tremendous growth, especially with their joint venture they have with Halliburton on a global basis for deep rigs. Dividend yield of 2.63%.

Price:
$7.610
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-20 TOP PICK Bank-of-Nova-Scotia
BNS-T
David Baskin

A laggard.  It is difficult for Canadian banks to grow so each has its strategy.  It is in Mexico, Chili and others.  ROE is very high and dividend is attractive.

Price:
$67.270
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-20 TOP PICK Empire-Company--A-
EMP.A-T
Chris Hensen

Just purchased Safeway.  Control close to 20% of grocery business in Canada as well as owning Crombie REIT (CRR.UN-T).  They compounded share growth at 10% over the last 10 years. 

Price:
$75.040
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
SELECTIVELY BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-20 TOP PICK Moody-s-Corp.
MCO-N
Chris Hensen

Credit/debt rating agency.  Control close to 40% of the market.  You can’t issue debt without a rating.  A lot of their revenues are recurring in nature.  They buy back stock as well.

Price:
$91.490
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
SELECTIVELY BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-20 TOP PICK Magna-Int-l.--A-
MG-T
David Baskin

Bought some today.  It is down significantly over the last 7 weeks.  He knew there were going to be a lot of cars sold and therefore a lot of car parts.  There are another 2-3 years of good growth in North America in the auto industry and then after that it will repeat in Europe.  A PE of 10 so it is a perfect value stock.  Earnings growth exceeded the growth in the stock.

Price:
$101.140
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-20 TOP PICK MTY-Food-Group
MTY-T
Chris Hensen

Has been around for a long time.  They are Thai Express, Mr. Sub, Jugo Juice and Extreme Pita.  They have close to 30 brands in their portfolio.  They have done a fantastic job growing the business.  He sees this as a tremendous opportunity.  They can double their revenues in the next 7 years as they roll out into the US.

Price:
$28.970
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
SELECTIVELY BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-20 TOP PICK Trans-Canada-Corp
TRP-T
David Baskin

Keystone XL does not matter anymore.  Growth of the company will happen inside Canada.  They may spin out their power generating assets and release value.  This is a dividend grower. 

Price:
$53.540
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-17 TOP PICK Ikkuma-Resources
IKM-X
James Hodgins

They did a share consolidation.  It is trading ridiculously cheap here.  TD is estimating 80 cents of cash flow next year.  Great balance sheet and good growth.

Price:
$1.740
Subject:
MARKET NEUTRAL INVESTING: SMALL/MID-CAP
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2014-10-17 TOP PICK Merus-Labs-International
MSL-T
James Hodgins

(Top Pick Sept 30/13, Up 5.71%) The new CEO is better than the prior.  They have expanded the drug base to 3 in the portfolio.  The new CEO will be much more aggressive at growing the portfolio of drugs from 3 to 6 next year to 12 the following year.  It is ridiculously cheap.Thinks you will see a double in the next while.

Price:
$1.480
Subject:
MARKET NEUTRAL INVESTING: SMALL/MID-CAP
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
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