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Recent Top Picks

Date Signal Company Expert Opinion Price
2017-01-20 TOP PICK CASH
CASH
Don Vialoux

There is a lot of uncertainty coming our way over the next 2-3 months, because of what is happening in the US. It could have an impact on Canada as well. It is nice to have some cash in the kitty just in case something should happen in the next 2-3 months with the new Trump president.

Price:
$0.010
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-20 TOP PICK CVS-Health-Corp
CVS-N
Michael Simpson, CFA

The 2nd largest drugstore in the US, but also a PBM, (Pharmacy Benefit Manager). PBM’s are a little misunderstood in the US. They were set up because corporations didn’t want to deal with managing employees’ drug benefits. PBM’s actually save companies money. Depending on the contract, they can pass through 85%-100% of their money. CVS is going to buy back about 5 billion of shares. Good dividend growth rate and free cash flow. This is trading much lower than the market. Dividend yield of 2.44%. (Analysts’ price target is $88.74.)

Price:
$81.560
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDENDS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-20 TOP PICK Gildan-Activewear-Inc.
GIL-T
Michael Simpson, CFA

T-shirts, underwear, socks, sweatshirts. Low cost producers with operations globally. The US does not produce a lot of T-shirts, underwear or socks, and this company has a plant in Georgia that spins the yarn for socks. Trading at 14X earnings. Debt to cash flow is 1.3X. They have a great history of growing their dividends. There is a lot of negative sentiment in the stock. As a low-cost producer, they will be able to compete efficiently. Recently bought the name of American Apparel, not the manufacturing. Dividend yield of 1.24%. (Analysts’ price target is $42.11.)

Price:
$33.440
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDENDS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-20 TOP PICK Information-Services
ISV-T
Michael Simpson, CFA

Located in Saskatchewan with a monopoly for land and property registration for the next 17 years. Trading at about 9.5X EBITDA. There is no debt. Bought a small company about 18 months ago, that provides services for law firms that are involved in real estate transactions in Ontario and Québec. Good management. He expects modest dividend increases over time. Dividend yield of about 4.5%. (Analysts’ price target is $19.67.)

Price:
$17.950
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDENDS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-20 TOP PICK ETFS-Physical-Platinum-Shares
PPLT-N
Don Vialoux

Platinum is used for catalytic converters in cars, and we are just about to go into the auto buying season. Also, platinum is a precious metal, and they do very well at this particular time. Historically the best time to own platinum is from the beginning of January right through until probably March. The chart shows that this has already started bottoming out now and is showing an upward trend. There is a pretty good chance you will get a shot at the high of $110.

Price:
$93.720
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2017-01-20 TOP PICK iShares-S-and-P-TSX-Global-Gold
XGD-T
Don Vialoux

Historically, gold stocks do very well from approximately the middle of December right through until the 1st week in March, which is the miners’ PDAC conference. At that time, you take your profits. Technicals on gold are all lined up at the same time that the seasonality is just coming together.

Price:
$13.220
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-19 TOP PICK Amazon.com
AMZN-Q
John O'Connell, CFA

The fact that it has made all these vast investments in infrastructure, they have very little debt. They continue to grow like mad. Moving into India and internationally. They may not be making any money because they are reinvesting the money in growth. It is hard to find good management that is fearless. In 2006, they were using an incredible amount of computer power. Decided to overinvest in computers, and rent out computer space, and are now the largest Cloud computer company globally. (Analysts’ price target is $945.03.)

Price:
$809.040
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BEAR
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-19 TOP PICK Bank-of-America
BAC-N
Ross Healy

Their earnings came out the other day and were block buster.  This happened with only one interest rate bump.  Clearly there is some nice momentum going.  They ought to be creating excitement amongst investors.  He is hoping Trump will take a look at what the banks are allowed to pay out.  There should be room for dividend growth.  (Analysts’ target: $24.72). 

Price:
$22.530
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-19 TOP PICK Imperial-Oil
IMO-T
Ross Healy

This is cheap.  If you want diversification then he likes this one.  They have this huge guardian angel in the form of Exxon Mobil.  It has not had the big bounce that some of the oil companies have had.  He thinks only good things can happen with this one.

Price:
$44.290
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-19 TOP PICK Kelt-Exploration
KEL-T
John O'Connell, CFA

This has done a fantastic job of growing production. They recently acquired about 700 sections of land in the Montney area. Fantastic management team. A super strong balance sheet. Growing well within its cash flow now. They have one of the largest land bases in Alberta and Northeast British Columbia. (Analysts’ price target is $8.72.)

Price:
$6.800
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BEAR
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-19 TOP PICK Power-Financial-Corp
PWF-T
Ross Healy

They own an insurance company and a mutual fund company.  Both have good yields. They should benefit from rising interest rates.  All together it is so cheap that you have to tuck it away and enjoy the dividend while you wait for a nice big gain. (Analysts’ target: $35.00).

Price:
$33.490
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-19 TOP PICK Stanley-Works--The
SWK-N
John O'Connell, CFA

This has done a phenomenal job of integrating and consolidating their hand tool business. Most of their tools are made in the US, which is going to be loved by Donald Trump. About 55% of sales are made in the US. There are 3 major divisions, hand tools, power tools and security systems. A very innovative company. Growing at about 12% per annum. Dividend yield of 1.94%. (Analysts’ price target is $131.)

Price:
$119.660
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BEAR
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-18 TOP PICK Aecon-Group-Inc
ARE-T
Greg Newman

Stumbled a little, giving you an opportunity. Management believes that municipal and provincial spend are really going to kick in later in 2017. Any weakness in oil and gas is outweighed from an increase in oil and gas distribution and from their nuclear refurbishment. Their mining segment is really poised for recovery. He is modelling 24% EPS growth from 2016 to 2018 with a 57% payout ratio. Trading below its five-year average. Dividend yield of 2.94%. (Analysts’ price target is $18.12.)

Price:
$15.650
Subject:
CANADIAN DIVIDEND
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-18 TOP PICK goeasy
GSY-T
Peter Hodson

This helps people finance purchases of furniture and appliances as well as giving short term loans. The short-term loan business is growing really, really quickly, and they get to charge a lot of money to the consumers that have to borrow money. Last year they attempted to make a big acquisition but failed, and they took a $5 million charge to earnings, a very significant hit. However, earnings still grew 41%, and this year will look much, much better, on a stock that is trading at 10X earnings and growing at a very, very rapid rate. Dividend yield of 1.92%. (Analysts’ price target is $32.33.)

Price:
$26.010
Subject:
CANADIAN SMALL & MIDCAPS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-01-18 TOP PICK High-Arctic-Energy-Services-Inc
HWO-T
Peter Hodson

They have Papua New Guinea operations and Canadian operations. All through the energy downturn, this company kept a clean balance sheet, and most years they had an excess cash position. Last year, they took advantage of it and bought 68 new rigs in Canada. Now the cycle starts to turn. Trading at 8X earnings. Dividend yield of 3.65%. (Analysts’ price target is $6.29.)

Price:
$5.590
Subject:
CANADIAN SMALL & MIDCAPS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
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