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CGI Group (A) Stock Symbol: GIB.A-T

Notes:Parent company = BCE

Last Price Recorded: $63.0400 on 2017-02-23

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2017-02-13 PAST TOP PICK John Zechner

(A Top Pick Feb 16/16. Up 13.14%.) This just continues to grow. Single digit organic growth, but they’ve added well with acquisitions. New management is talking about a lot more opportunities going forward and being able to derive higher margins. Somewhat expensive at these levels, but he still likes it.


Price:
$64.020
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-01 TOP PICK Brendan Caldwell

Computer consulting and services provider. Consulting is a big growth area. He likes this one in particular because they are exiting a lot of their lower margin contracts, so he expects a margin improvement over the next several months. They have been on the acquisition trail. (Analysts’ price target is $70.32.)


Price:
$63.850
Subject:
CANADIAN VALUE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-30 HOLD Larry Berman CFA, CMT, CTA

The long term trend is pretty good, but in the last year it has been pretty flat.  He would not be too worried about it until the long term trend is broken.  (Analysts target: $70).  You want to trim near $70.


Price:
$63.130
Subject:
AGRICULTURE, DIVIDEND & FIXED INCOME
Bias:
BEAR
Owned:
Unknown
2017-01-11 TOP PICK Christine Poole

Half their business is outsourcing and the other half is consulting. The outsourcing part is long-term contracts with a nice recurring revenue stream. Their last acquisition was Logitech a few years ago, so their exposure to Europe is quite high. They are in a position to make another acquisition to grow a vertical market or geographically, and she thinks their preference is in the US. They are quite stringent on guidelines as to how much they are going to pay. Meanwhile they are actually seen some nice organic growth in the financial vertical. That industry is experiencing new competition in terms of new FinTech start-up companies, which is stirring the incumbents to increase productivity, cut costs and outsource, which all benefits CGI. On the whole digital arena, they provide fibre safe security. (Analysts’ price target is $70.55.)


Price:
$65.270
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-11 COMMENT Brian Madden

Canada’s leading outsourcer and IT services company. They got a new CEO in October. A great track record of growing. Organic growth is somewhat tepid, so the company has a history of being a “growth by acquisition” story. This gets a limited trading multiple relative to some of the other more dynamic growth stories in the technology space. Their last large deal was done in 2012, which was a game changer, and was massively accretive to earnings. The company has now almost fully deleveraged their balance sheet, so looks like they are ready to go again. A good, backdoor way to play the rest of the world.


Price:
$65.270
Subject:
CANADIAN & FIXED INCOME
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-01-06 COMMENT Robert McWhirter

This has done well. A very consistent company. They have very long-term contracts with companies that want to outsource their server farms and other capabilities on the computer side. As a result, this company has roughly 7-9 years’ contracts of a lot of money in advance. Extremely good visibility. Year-over-year sales growth has been fairly modest. About a 5% lift in earnings. Extremely disciplined in their acquisitions, so he expects the stock will mark time for the moment, waiting for another significant acquisition opportunity.


Price:
$65.700
Subject:
CANADIAN DIVIDEND & GROWTH
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2016-12-14 PAST TOP PICK Christine Poole

(A Top Pick Jan 12/16. Up 17.96%.) A systems integration and outsourcing firm, about half and half. The outsourcing portion is very stable with a recurring revenue stream. They grow organically, but do make big acquisitions every few years. Their 2012 Logica acquisition really expanded their geography into Europe. It was a very low margin business when they bought it, and those are now almost back up to their corporate level. They are ready to make another acquisition, but management is very disciplined on how much they are going to pay for the returns that they want. They are seeing pretty strong demand from their financial verticals because of increasing competition, and FINTECH because a lot of financial institutions are trying to improve their legacy systems through productivity and client servicing. There are also opportunities in cyber security in digital commerce, which they provide.


Price:
$64.340
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-12-09 BUY Greg Newman

Not cheap, trading ahead of its 5-year average. Also, doesn’t have a dividend, but has a lot of growth. They are transitioning maturing contracts to higher end solutions. Growing from their IP 30 digital solutions and from new outsourcing contracts i.e. the city of Edinburgh. Q3 was largely in line. A very rich backlog. Margins are strong. Strong free cash flow. He sees growth at about 8% EPS over the next couple of years. A pretty fragmented space, so there is a lot of upside from acquisitions.


Price:
$61.990
Subject:
CANADIAN DIVIDEND & DEFENSIVE STRATEGIES
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2016-12-02 WAIT David Cockfield

Has a nice upward trend on technicals, but is very volatile. You really have to catch this in one of their down swings. A difficult company to analyse because it is sort of like an advertising agency, i.e. it’s mental talent in there that is doing it. Have done an excellent job and got all sorts of contracts. Big in Europe. Wait until it sells off before stepping in. Trading at almost 17X forward earnings.


Price:
$62.530
Subject:
CANADIAN & ETF's
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-11-25 TOP PICK Jon Vialoux

One of the larger Canadian tech companies. If Donald Trump is going to make America great again, you would assume IT services would follow suit as well. Between Nov 27 and Feb 8 it has gained about 20.25%. A very positive backdrop. The trend is higher highs and higher lows, and has not shown any signs of fading. If you can buy it closer to support, now is a favourable time to get in. We have seen a bit of a neutral performance. It has not outperformed the market, but it has outperformed the technology sector. (Analysts’ price target is $71.11.)


Price:
$64.550
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2016-10-31 BUY Brian Madden

This is legitimately still a buy.  It is a great Canadian growth story.  It has limited organic growth prospects but is a serial acquirer.  It has been about 4 years since their last transformational deal.  They deleveraged since then.  You can sleep well at night with this one.


Price:
$63.680
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
BULL
Owned:
Unknown
2016-10-21 BUY on WEAKNESS Greg Newman

Has some pretty good growth. This company can grow by acquisition. It is still a very fragmented space. He expects there will be consolidation, and this will really benefit from that. He is modelling a 4.5% EPS for 2016-2018. However, it is trading ahead of its five-year at around 18X. On a pullback, you can buy this name.


Price:
$62.410
Subject:
CANADIAN DIVIDEND & DEFENSIVE STRATEGIES
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2016-10-17 COMMENT David Burrows

Cognizant (CTSH-Q) or CGI Group (GIB.A-T)? This is in IT consulting to financial institutions and other big organizations. Both are growing at about the same rate, about 10%. When looking at the multiple they are trading at, they are virtually the same, 15 or 16 times next year’s earnings. This company is in Canada and the US. Of the 2, he would prefer this one as the stock is behaving much better and the price performance is much stronger. He prefers Fiserv (FISV-Q) and Fidelity (FIS-N), which are both specifically in financial technology, which is the right space as digital transactions are growing 10% every year. Banks have held back on spending on technology over many years, and are now re-accelerating their spend.


Price:
$61.210
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2016-10-14 COMMENT Don Vialoux

This has bothered him a little in the last few days. Usually, on a seasonal basis, this stock does very well along with other technology stocks, from around the 1st week in October right through until at least the 1st week in January. What concerns him is that the stock is not acting the way it should be. It broke a support level last week. The stock would normally continue moving higher at this time of year, but it has stalled. There are better opportunities within the high Tech sector.


Price:
$61.840
Subject:
SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2016-10-12 PAST TOP PICK Christine Poole

(Top Pick Nov 25/16, Up 7.01%) Nice reoccurring revenue stream.  Their last acquisition was in 2012 and they have improved the already attractive margins of that one.  They are now ready for another acquisition for expansion.  They say they just have not seen the right deal yet.  They don’t pay a dividend.  They would rather buy back their stock or grow their business.  They have done well in terms of share price appreciation.


Price:
$62.060
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
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