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Alex Ruus , Portfolio Manager

Arrow Capital Management

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Date Signal Chart Symbol Company Opinion Price
2017-08-01 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Market. We are in a kind of Goldilocks environment in that there is slow economic growth. The one problem is that central banks are inclined to be raising rates. It has been a while since we have had a correction, and that could be the catalyst for our first 5% correction for some time. The US and Chinese economies are growing probably as strong as they have for a year or 2. That gives central banks the ability to start to slowly taper back to a tighter monetary policy. There are certain areas of the market that are being left behind because of the craze over ETF’s that are flooding their market into a smaller and smaller cadre of really big large cap companies that are leading the market. There is a lot of stuff getting left behind, and there is a lot of value there. It shows up in terms of takeover activity.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
_N/A
2017-08-01 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart AAPL-Q Apple

Just reported and looks like they had a pretty decent quarter. He would caution that on a very long-term perspective, leaders eventually always get toppled. This one probably has a more sustainable handset model than any of the previous leaders. Sales climbed like crazy for many years, but are basically flat lining now. They will be under margin pressure because they’ve filled the market with their high-priced phones, but the broader population in the emerging markets can’t afford an iPhone. He sees Android taking a bigger and bigger market share. He would be cautious.


Price:
$150.050
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-08-01 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart AD-T Alaris Royalty

This became public about 10 years ago and has done extremely well over the long-term. They’ve had a few issues in the last couple of years, and the stock has struggled because of that. Dividend yield of 7.1%. (Analysts’ price target is $24.00.)


Price:
$22.680
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-08-01 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart ANTM-N Anthem Inc

(A Top Pick Sept 6/16. Up 53%.) The number 2 health insurer in the US. They are primarily in 13-14 states and tend to be the #1 provider. Has about a 2% dividend yield. Trading at only around 14X earnings.


Price:
$186.670
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-08-01 SELL Must be logged in to use chart BA-N Boeing

(Market Call Minute.) Good solid company, but not a big grower and is super expensive now.


Price:
$239.440
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-01 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart BB-T BlackBerry

(Market Call Minute.) There is an interesting revival happening here. He is still doing a lot of homework on this. There is a lot of technology risk here.


Price:
$11.910
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-08-01 HOLD Must be logged in to use chart CAE-T CAE Inc

The world leader in aircraft simulators. They have a dominant market share in that sector. Most of the major airlines buy from this company. Stock is starting to get a little pricey.


Price:
$21.290
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-01 BUY on WEAKNESS Must be logged in to use chart CP-T Canadian Pacific Rail

(Market Call Minute.) Rails are a great business, and this one has corrected a bit. Would prefer something like Union Pacific (UNP-N) or Canadian National (CNR-T).


Price:
$195.930
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-01 BUY Must be logged in to use chart CSCO-Q Cisco

He likes this. As far as network deployment, they are still in the thick of things, central to everything that is going on. It had a slight correction after the last quarter after coming out with a fairly dour forecast.


Price:
$31.650
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-01 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart CVS-N CVS Health Corp

A solid company. The #2 drug store in the US, as well as being involved in the pharmacy benefits management business, which has been a super profitable business over time, but is now under pressure. Feels the whole PBM business could be under a bit of profit pressure for the next several years. He would prefer a health insurer.


Price:
$79.700
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-01 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart ECN-T ECN Capital

(A Top Pick Sept 6/16.) Split into 2 companies. ECN Capital (ECN-T) was up 21%, while Element Fleet Management (EFN-T) was down 11%. He likes both.


Price:
$3.950
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-08-01 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart EFN-T Element Fleet Management

(A Top Pick Sept 6/16.) Split into 2 companies. ECN Capital (ECN-T) was up 21%, while Element Fleet Management (EFN-T) was down 11%. He likes both.


Price:
$9.650
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-08-01 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart FLY-X Flyht Aerospace Solutions

A great little Calgary-based company. An Infotech provider to aerospace. It has been around for about 15 years, and just recently emerged into profitability. This is the type of leader of tomorrow that he likes to invest in. A very cheap stock. It provides smart black box streaming off planes. They sell their product to the airlines as a streaming service, which helps the airlines maximize profitability of their planes.


Price:
$2.420
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-01 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart FRU-T Freehold Royalties

Very similar characteristics to PrairieSky (PSK-T). Historically people preferred PrairieSky because it was bigger and was absolutely a 100% pure royalty story. This one has had some working interest properties, and they are now getting rid of those, and is already 90% royalties, and will soon be 100%. Dividend yield of 4.2%. (Analysts’ price target is $16.50.)


Price:
$14.020
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-08-01 WAIT Must be logged in to use chart GD-N General Dynamics Corp.

This has had a great run. It has done really well since Mr. Trump was elected in November. He would stay away over the next 3 months. We are coming up to the US debt ceiling limit in the fall, and it is going to be very interesting to see what happens. One of the worst places to be, could be defence stocks. The stock did really well over the past year, so it is really expensive now.


Price:
$196.530
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-01 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart GILD-Q Gilead Sciences Inc.

(A Top Pick Sept 6/16. Down 0.4%.) This was in a downtrend, but has finally broken into an uptrend. A cheap, cheap stock, trading at a single digit PE. The #1 provider of HIV drugs globally, and the #1 provider of hepatitis drugs. About 2-3 years ago, they introduced a revolutionary Hepatitis C drug which cured, so the inflow of patients dropped off. Pays about a 3% dividend. Cheap, cheap stock.


Price:
$75.700
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-08-01 HOLD Must be logged in to use chart HD-N Home Depot

(Market Call Minute.) A leader in home improvement retail. A little ahead of where he would like to buy it. Weak Buy to a Hold.


Price:
$149.850
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-01 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart LUN-T Lundin Mining Corp.

Mining is a difficult business. When he is investing in resources, he much prefers oil and gas. The companies tend to be much more diversified on a property perspective. This company is an example of one that has been well-managed. They keep their capital allocation hat on and really go after the best properties. He would have this as a Hold to a Buy.


Price:
$9.160
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-01 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart MSFT-Q Microsoft

He likes the Web services. This has had a good run over the last year, but thinks it is justified by the evolution of the company picking up LinkedIn. A real competitor to Amazon and Web services. Dividend yield of 2.1%. (Analysts’ price target is $82.00.)


Price:
$72.580
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-08-01 BUY Must be logged in to use chart NEPT-T Neptune Tech & Bioresource

A super frustrating stock. It has been discarded by the market because it has taken much longer to recover. New management came in about 2 years ago, and have done an excellent job. Last year they more than doubled revenues and turned it profitable after a number of years of struggling. The really exciting part is that they own 35% of Acasti Pharmaceuticals. In his viewpoint, this is a huge opportunity. The stock is trading around a $25 million market cap, and they have almost $10 million in cash. Going into phase 3 trials, and thinks their drug has multi-billion-dollar potential.


Price:
$1.080
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-01 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart NVDA-Q Nvidia Corp

Great tech company, but really expensive. It has had a huge run and he would stay on the sidelines until there is a huge ramp up in earnings to justify the ramp up in the stock price.


Price:
$164.490
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-01 BUY on WEAKNESS Must be logged in to use chart ORCL-N Oracle

He likes this, but doesn’t own it. A leader in databases and a number of other areas in software. They are starting to make some progress, and he would categorize this as a more conservative way to play technology. It has had a run, so he wouldn’t be a buyer here. In the lower $40, it would be quite interesting.


Price:
$50.160
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-08-01 HOLD Must be logged in to use chart SBUX-Q Starbucks

(Market Call Minute.) A great company, and he would classify it as a Weak Buy to a Hold. If it dropped another 10% he would definitely be a buyer.


Price:
$54.730
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-01 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart SHOP-T Shopify Inc.

The market leader in what it does. They help small businesses get an online presence effectively. They’ll become profitable eventually. At these levels, you are factoring in 10-20 years of growth, and taking a lot of risk. The company has not made a penny of earnings yet. If it went down 50%-60% he would be interested, but not at these levels.


Price:
$130.610
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-08-01 BUY Must be logged in to use chart SPE-T Spartan Energy Corp

A solid Junior to intermediate oil producer. The energy sector took quite a beating in the 1st half. Feels energy is probably in a bottoming process. This is one of the companies that has kept themselves in good shape from a balance sheet perspective. A relatively low cost operation. Good properties in southern Saskatchewan.


Price:
$6.010
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-01 HOLD Must be logged in to use chart V-N Visa Inc.

Great, great company. One of the central players in the electronic commerce. Purchases of anything are happening increasingly electronically, and the credit cards are right at the front of that. Great franchise and great business, but it is trading at a 52-week all-time high. Expensive.


Price:
$100.870
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-01 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart WFC-N Wells Fargo

(Market Call Minute.) There is an interesting revival happening here. He is still doing a lot of homework on this. There is a lot of technology risk here.


Price:
$54.080
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-01 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart WMT-N Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Widely viewed as an old time conventional huge retailer. He is positively predisposed towards it. They are one of the biggest Internet retailers. Feels this is going to be right up there as being one of the successful long-term e-retailers.


Price:
$80.500
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-05-15 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Market. The 3 US government houses are aligned, which is a big deal. That is good for the economy, and we have already seen a pickup in business in consumer confidence. We are starting to see a pickup in economic growth in the US. When the US gets better, that is great for Canada as its biggest trading partner, and that will be positive for stock markets. The corporate tax cut plan of 35% to 15% could probably be brought down to 20%. The direction is the important part. Probably most important from a tax perspective is some movement on the repatriation of capital from foreign subsidiaries.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
_N/A
2017-05-15 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart AABA-Q Altaba Inc

From a sum of the parts basis, this is undervalued. The risk is that you have to be careful of Chinese companies. The primary value in this company is there shareholding in Ali Baba (BABA-N). There is a lot of great growth in China, but Ali Baba does not pay a dividend. If something bad happens in China, the primary determinant in this stock is going to get hit.


Price:
$49.860
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
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