Viewing Expert Christine Poole | StockChase
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Viewing Expert

Christine Poole , CEO & Managing Director

GlobeInvest Capital Management


Date Signal Chart Symbol Company Opinion Price
2017-02-17 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Markets.  We have priced a lot of things in.  The S&P is up almost 10% since the election, with the TSX up 9%.  The market is anticipating the pro-growth policies being implemented and ignoring the anti-trade comments.  If there are delays in implementation we could easily get a pullback.  The US economy has been improving all along even before Trump.  Unemployment has been at 5% or lower for 16 months.  She likes what she sees for the earnings season.  Tax cuts will help to bring price to earnings ratios down.  We need to see policies implemented now. 


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
_N/A
2017-02-17 BUY on WEAKNESS Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

US Banks.  They have all done quite well post- the election due to the potential of less regulation.  She owns WFC-N.  There is nothing wrong with the others, but WFC-N has lagged and was better managed during the financial crisis.  JPM-N is the second best one.  Wait for a pullback before buying or adding to a position.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-17 HOLD Must be logged in to use chart AAPL-Q Apple

(Market Call Minute) It has done well, but don’t chase it.


Price:
$135.720
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-02-17 HOLD Must be logged in to use chart AGU-T Agrium

She has held it for a number of years.  It was always her preferred play in that area.  Nutrients should have a good long term demand.  But this industry can get quite cyclical because using them can be put off for a number of years.  They have a retail operation which cushions them more than POT-T.  POT-T is buying them at the trough of the commodity price.  (Analysts’ Target: $141.06).


Price:
$135.640
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-02-17 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart AIG-N American International Group

They will benefit from higher interest rates.  They ran into difficulty during the financial crisis and had to restructure.  They are trying to grow their return on equity.  She keeps her insurance exposure in Canada.


Price:
$62.500
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2017-02-17 BUY Must be logged in to use chart BAC-N Bank of America

(Market Call Minute) You could buy it for exposure to the US economy.


Price:
$24.520
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-02-17 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart CAR-Q Avis Budget Group

The whole rental business is going through a difficult period.  The popularity of Uber is actually a negative for car rentals.  It is quite competitive in terms of pricing.  The business is pretty difficult and she would not invest there.


Price:
$33.760
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2017-02-17 HOLD Must be logged in to use chart CAT-N Caterpillar

Things are slowly improving post- the election.  It is one of the highest quality players in this area. 


Price:
$98.850
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2017-02-17 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart CGX-T Cineplex Inc

(Top Pick Feb 9/16, Up 8.49%) She still likes it.  She bought it for the 3-3.5% yield and capital return of 5-8%.  She still likes it.  They are the largest theatre operator in Canada with a 77% market share.  They can’t control what happens at the box office, but they are really good at things they can control such as concessions spending.  They have advertising in their theatres and advertising signage.  They also have ‘rec room’ which offers gaming, etc.  They are a well managed company and will continue to grow.  She will be continuing to hold it.


Price:
$51.250
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-17 HOLD Must be logged in to use chart CPG-T Crescent Point Energy Corp

She has been adding to the name for at least the last year and a half.  It is 90% oil and is leveraged to its price.  They are in Saskatchewan and Alberta.  Prior to the down turn in energy they were criticized for continually issuing equity to fund acquisitions.  In September of 2016, they came again to the market, but to strengthen their balance sheet and fund Cap-X.  They have lagged in this rally because of this.  We will hear more about what the activist investor wants to do.  She is going to hold on to it.


Price:
$16.240
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-17 HOLD Must be logged in to use chart CSH.UN-T Chartwell Seniors Housing

She has owned it for quite a number of years.  It is the largest seniors housing player in Canada.  She likes the demographics play.  The company sold off all their US properties and they have been developing and re-investing the money.  It has a 3.5% yield.  It has been strong over the past three weeks.  She would not buy it here, but hold it.  Wait for a pullback if you want to imitate a position.


Price:
$15.870
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-17 BUY Must be logged in to use chart CVX-N Chevron Texaco

(Market Call Minute) Large integrated company paying a nice yield.


Price:
$110.330
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-02-17 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart DH-T DH Corporation

(Market Call Minute) They are having troubles in the US.


Price:
$23.600
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-02-17 WEAK BUY Must be logged in to use chart ENF-T Enbridge Income Fund Holdings

She owns ENB-T because it is the bigger company.  She likes that company and the Spectra acquisition.  There is more growth in ENB-T.  ENF-T pays a higher yield.  When the Spectra deal closes they are bumping up the dividend.


Price:
$34.260
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2017-02-17 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart FFH-T Fairfax Financial

(Market Call Minute) She prefers to have more direct plays in the sectors or industries FFH-T is in.


Price:
$618.000
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-02-17 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart FRII-T Freshii Inc

(Market Call Minute) It is high growth and high multiple so she can’t get around the valuation.  The industry is highly competitive.


Price:
$14.010
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-02-17 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart FTS-T Fortis Inc.

She likes it for the income, growth and the defensive nature of the business.  They just bought ITC corp. which is out of the US and expands their presence there.  ITC is a regulated electric utility.  Over 60% of FTS-T’s earnings are going to be coming from the US now.  They have good visibility post- the acquisition to grow their dividend 6% per year until 2021.  It has lagged the market, so all in, you should get 12% on this name. (Analysts’ target: $48.55).


Price:
$43.200
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-17 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart GILD-Q Gilead Sciences Inc.

They brought guidance down going forward.  They have a key HEP-C drug which is getting competition.  They have to figure out a way to grow their pipeline and then their revenue and earnings.  She would not be buying it for Pharma exposure.  See her top picks and she also likes ABT-N.


Price:
$69.850
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2017-02-17 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart GOOGL-Q Alphabet Inc. (A)

(Top Pick Feb 9/16, Up 20.76%) She still likes it.  It has lagged the rally, only up at 4% vs. the market being up 10%.  It is the 28th consecutive quarter of organic growth over 20% year over year.  That trend of digital advertising is going to continue to grow as only about 35% of advertising budgets are allocated to it.  They got a new CFO a couple of years ago who has brought a lot of financial discipline to the company so more growth is dropping to the bottom line.  They have been buying back stock even though they don’t yet pay a dividend.  They have a lot of cash off shore so policy changes in repatriation of cash will benefit them.


Price:
$846.550
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-17 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart HD-N Home Depot

(Top Pick Feb 9/16, Up 28.27%) She still likes it. It is a play on the US economy.  As employment and GDP improve people may spend more on home improvement. With a third of the age group 18-36 still living at home and as the job environment improves they tend to move out into a home of their own. The company is well managed and always increases their dividend. They report later on this month.


Price:
$143.000
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-17 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart IBM-N IBM

MSFT-Q vs. IBM-N.  If she had to choose, her preference would be MSFT-Q because of their cloud business which will grow.  IBM has not been able to figure out how to grow their top line.  Both have cash overseas and will benefit if there is repatriation of cash policy changes.


Price:
$180.670
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2017-02-17 BUY Must be logged in to use chart IPL-T Inter Pipeline

(Market Call Minute) She likes it and it has a nice yield.  It just reported a good quarter.


Price:
$29.510
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-17 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart JNJ-N Johnson & Johnson

They have done well in the pharma side.  They just announced the acquisition of a Swiss based pharma company.  They grow organically also.  They have identified about 10 products they are going to launch in the next three years that have about $1 Billion each.  They trade at 16 times earnings and have increased their dividend for 54 consecutive years.  (Analysts’ target: $126.32).


Price:
$118.860
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-17 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart MCD-N McDonalds

It has done very well.  But she prefers Yum Brands in that space.  She holds both the companies after YUM split.  MCD-N has brought in some growth with menu innovation.  They have room to grow outside of the US, but YUM China is a more direct play.  MCD-N is probably fairly valued.


Price:
$127.800
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-02-17 BUY Must be logged in to use chart MFC-T Manulife Financial

MFC vs. SLF-T (Market Call Minute) MFC-T is her preferred because it is at a lower multiple.  They can improve their ROE and garner a higher multiple.


Price:
$24.830
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-02-17 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart MSFT-Q Microsoft

MSFT-Q vs. IBM-N.  If she had to choose, her preference would be MSFT-Q because of their cloud business which will grow.  IBM has not been able to figure out how to grow their top line.  Both have cash overseas and will benefit if there is repatriation of cash policy changes.


Price:
$64.620
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2017-02-17 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart PM-N Philip Morris International

(Market Call Minute) Their product is in a secular decline.


Price:
$103.660
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-02-17 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart SLF-T Sun Life Financial Inc

MFC vs. SLF-T (Market Call Minute) MFC-T is her preferred because it is at a lower multiple.  They can improve their ROE and garner a higher multiple.


Price:
$49.890
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-02-17 HOLD Must be logged in to use chart T-T Telus Corp

(Market Call Minute) Not her preferred play, but it is an oligopoly.


Price:
$43.930
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-02-17 BUY on WEAKNESS Must be logged in to use chart TECK.B-T Teck Resources Ltd. (B)

They had a very strong fourth quarter and their guidance for the first quarter of this year because of pre-buying of Iron Ore in the fourth quarter on fears of prices spiking.  They had a big run.  Iron ore prices are not going to go back to the levels they were before.  The zinc outlook is quite favourable.  It is now getting back down to levels where she may pick up some more.


Price:
$27.980
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-17 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart UL-N Unilever PLC

She has owned UL-N for 4 years.  She thinks the price is significantly too low.  She owns it because 15% of revenues is from emerging markets.  That is where the growth is in consumer goods. 


Price:
$48.530
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-02-17 HOLD Must be logged in to use chart UNH-N UnitedHealth Group Inc

A very high quality health care provider in the US.  If you want exposure there, it is one of the best companies to hold.  She likes healthcare as a secular theme due to the aging demographics.  There is not one specific reason why is has gone up recently.  Keep holding it.


Price:
$157.620
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-02-17 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart XYL-N Xylem Inc.

They are in the business of transportation, testing and treatment of water.  Drinkable water is a very scarce commodity.  21% of revenues are from emerging markets.  They are trying to give people access to sanitation.  In the US there is a lot of overhaul required on the existing systems.  In 2012 state governments cut back because there was no funding.  XYL-N also have exposure in the UK.  They just acquired a smart metering company and will do some cross selling.  (Analysts’ target: $54.00).


Price:
$47.800
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-11 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Market. The P/E ratio for the S&P 500 is at about 17X 2017 estimated earnings, above the long-term historical averages of 14X or 15X. Some strategists have upwardly revised numbers for this year on the premise that Trump is able to get through his corporate tax cuts, from 35% down to 15%. For every 1% cut, it adds about $1.80 to earnings, so if he even does 5% and brings it to 20%, that could potentially add $20 to 2017 earnings. We do need the profit growth to come through. Right now, the expectation for the 4th quarter earnings is that they are going to grow about 4.5% year-over-year. Usually they surprise to the upside because companies are cautious. We should have less headwinds with energy.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
_N/A
2017-01-11 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart AAPL-Q Apple

The PE multiple is low at about 10 or 11 times. Not a lot of growth and clarity, because the iPhone’s market penetration has probably been saturated. They are coming out with a new phone later this year, which is supposed to be quite a new design compared to the prior ones. They have a lot of cash sitting overseas, so if Trump is successful in reducing the repatriation tax from 35% to 10%, this company will be a natural beneficiary. Then the question is, what do they do with that money.


Price:
$119.750
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-01-11 HOLD Must be logged in to use chart AQN-T Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp

Primarily renewable power, and she likes that space. A well-managed company. Quite attractive to some of the other utility stocks out there. 5.1% dividend yield.


Price:
$11.230
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-01-11 PARTIAL BUY Must be logged in to use chart ARX-T Arc Resources Ltd

67% natural gas liquids, and their properties are in very low cost regions, Northeast BC. Like many other producers, they’ve cut the CapX budgets from a few years ago, and are kind of repositioning where they want to focus. They are increasing their CapX budgets this year. At these price levels, she would start nibbling.


Price:
$21.440
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-11 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart ATD.B-T Alimentation Couche-Tard (B)

A great operator of convenience stores, as well as being good acquisitors. As a value manager, she has always had difficulty on the valuation, but it is always on her watch list. This $10 pull back could just be with the postelection rally, where we saw money flowing from groups that had done fairly well into the more cyclical areas. If you are more of a growthier investor, you could start picking away at this.


Price:
$60.100
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-01-11 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart BTE-T Baytex Energy Corp

She is more constructive on crude oil than she was last year, but at $51-$52 it is probably range bound. She hadn’t increased her exposure in the energy sector last year, but is starting to add a bit more now. This particular company is not on her list.


Price:
$6.100
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-01-11 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart CCO-T Cameco Corporation

There has recently been a rally in uranium stocks. The general impression is that uranium prices have probably troughed at the $20 spot level. There is no near term catalyst to get the prices going up. It is unprofitable at this level for mines to be producing, and mines have been shutting down. Nuclear reactors have been very slow to start up with very weak demand for uranium.


Price:
$16.370
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-01-11 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart CGX-T Cineplex Inc

(A Top Pick Feb 9/16. Up 8.6%.) They are doing very well on their theatre side. They have no controls on the movie slate, but have made a lot of good effort on diversifying the revenue stream. We are seeing that with the opening of the rec rooms. The media side, which is about 20% of their revenue, is increasing with all the digital signage. They got the A&W across North America. Yield of 3%.


Price:
$51.690
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-11 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart CJR.B-T Corus Entertainment (B)

Just reported and results were a bit weak. They bought the media assets of Shaw Communication (SJR.B-T) last year, and are really in the process of integrating those assets. Media is going through a lot of change in terms of how people watch the various stations and networks. She doesn’t have any Canadian media plays. 8.7% dividend yield, which is always a flag that they may cut.


Price:
$12.870
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-01-11 HOLD Must be logged in to use chart CVS-N CVS Health Corp

This pulled back because it had to reduce its earnings guidance for this upcoming year. They had been guiding for 10%-14% growth for the next few years, and have had to reduce that to 10% going forward. This is because their drug retail side has been excluded in certain pharmacy networks. The valuation is very attractive at about 13 or 14 times forward earnings. A well-managed company.


Price:
$82.770
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-11 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart GE-N General Electric

This has been repositioning its portfolios businesses over the last 5-6 years since the financial crisis. They were decreasing their exposure in GE Capital, retrenching in those businesses and selling off some. In October they announced a joint venture with Baker Hughes where GE is going to own 60%. They still have 8 different reporting segments, with none accounting for 20% of their earnings. Still very diversified. Trading at about 20X forward earnings, so it is not really that attractive. With divesting of assets, they have to replace the earnings those assets were generating. They’ve been putting some of that money into share buybacks, but that can only go on so long. She prefers others.


Price:
$31.470
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-01-11 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart GIB.A-T CGI Group (A)

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 Must be logged in to use chart GILD-Q Gilead Sciences Inc.

Trading at a pretty low PE multiple, but are experiencing a lot of competition on a few of their key branded drugs. There is not a lot of visibility going forward on what earnings are going to look like. The pharmacy industry seems to be going through a transition. We are seeing consolidation, because that is a way to grow where they can get synergies and cut costs. Not only does this have uncertainty regarding pricing, but are also experiencing competition in their own branded drugs.


Price:
$73.770
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-01-11 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart GOOGL-Q Alphabet Inc. (A)

(A Top Pick Feb 9/16. Up 17.52%.) She still likes this. It actually lagged during the whole post election rally. She likes the secular play on online advertising, which is a growing trend. Of all the digital ads in the US, this company takes about 40%, and she expects this to continue. Trading at about 21X forward earnings, which is reasonable given that she thinks their earnings can grow in the 18%-20% range over the foreseeable future.


Price:
$804.570
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-11 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart HD-N Home Depot

(A Top Pick Feb 9/16. Up 21.74%.) This is really a play on the US economy, US GDP growth, employment growth, etc. They are all trending up and are reasonably healthy. As housing starts and turnovers improve, that will promote housing renovations and repair. About two thirds of US housing is over 30 years old, which means more repair and renovations. Good dividend yield of 2.1% and always increase it every year.


Price:
$135.700
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-11 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart L-T Loblaw Companies Ltd

Competition is fierce, but in terms of square footage growth, it has moderated from prior years. Loblaw owns Shopper Drugs as well, and she likes the drug retail. Also they both have the best locations. The company has gone through a period where they introduced new IT systems, refurbished larger stores, and are seeing the benefit of that flow through now.


Price:
$70.140
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-11 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart OSB-T Norbord Inc

An Oriented Strand Board producer which is primarily used in housing construction. Kind of a play on US housing, and even China where they export to. Tends to be a very cyclical play. Prefers using less cyclical names.


Price:
$34.010
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-01-11 PARTIAL SELL Must be logged in to use chart POW-T Power Corp

Partial Sell to buy Toronto Dominion (TD-T)? A conglomerate holding Industrial Group and Great West Life (GWO-T). Conglomerates tend to trade at a discount, and you are never going to fully realize the value of all their holdings underneath. 4.4% dividend yield. It is not a bad idea to take some profits and put it into TD, a more direct play on banking and on the US and Canadian economies.


Price:
$30.850
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-01-11 BUY Must be logged in to use chart RY-T Royal Bank

Canadian Banks? They’ve had a very good 2016, but remember that 2015 was a negative year for banks. They were down about 11% on average because of concerns on energy, housing crisis, etc. Earnings were revised upwards and multiple expansions back to historical averages. She still likes them, because she is constructive on the Canadian and US economy. Her long-time favourites have been Royal Bank (RY-T) and Toronto Dominion (TD-T), and also owns Bank of Montréal (BMO-T). TD and Royal have exposure to the US with TD at about 25%-30%, and Royal at 22%. Thinks Royal’s is going to increase as they are now integrating City National. These both are trading at reasonable valuations.


Price:
$93.890
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-11 HOLD Must be logged in to use chart SHOP-T Shopify Inc.

This has done well since going public. There is a lot of momentum behind it. They are in the right space in terms of providing all the back-office systems for online retail, a sector that is growing very strongly. As a value manager, it is difficult for her to buy names like this, because there is so much momentum and the valuation is very high.


Price:
$58.720
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-01-11 BUY Must be logged in to use chart TD-T Toronto Dominion

Canadian Banks? They’ve had a very good 2016, but remember that 2015 was a negative year for banks. They were down about 11% on average because of concerns on energy, housing crisis, etc. Earnings were revised upwards and multiple expansions back to historical averages. She still likes them, because she is constructive on the Canadian and US economy. Her long-time favourites have been Royal Bank (RY-T) and Toronto Dominion (TD-T), and also owns Bank of Montréal (BMO-T). TD and Royal have exposure to the US with TD at about 25%-30%, and Royal at 22%. Thinks Royal’s is going to increase as they are now integrating City National. These both are trading at reasonable valuations.


Price:
$67.350
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-11 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart TEVA-N Teva Pharmaceutical

A generic manufacturer, but do have some branded drugs. The company has been experiencing quite a bit of competition on one of their key branded drugs, so the profit growth is very uncertain, and the share price responded accordingly. There is just not enough clarity going forward.


Price:
$34.280
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-01-11 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart V-N Visa Inc.

Operates the largest global payment network, and will continue to benefit from online retail commerce, the whole transition into digital online payments. Cash still represents 85% of total payments globally, so there is still a lot of growth going forward. Recently acquired Visa Europe, and as they integrate that, that is going to contribute to earnings this year. Dividend yield of 0.81%. (Analysts’ price target is $94.28.)


Price:
$81.800
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-11 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart WBA-Q Walgreen Boots Alliance

She would prefer CVS (CVS-N), especially given the pullback they’ve had. CVS is trading at a more attractive valuation, and feels they can turn themselves around and get growing again in 2018.


Price:
$84.430
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-01-11 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart XYL-N Xylem Inc.

This was a spin out from ITT Corp in 2011. They make water equipment and sources to the water industry. Their products encompass anywhere from water transportation (pumps, valves, controls), treatment and testing. Their end markets include municipalities, utilities, industrial clients, building services, commercial clients, and even the agricultural industry. 70% of the globe is made up of water, but only 1% is actually drinkable or potable. There is the issue of emerging markets, where they are still building out their water infrastructure. In the developed markets, there is the problem of aging infrastructure which needs replacement. Dividend yield of 1.26%. (Analysts’ price target is $53.58.)


Price:
$47.000
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-12-14 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Market. The US economy was growing even before Donald Trump was elected. We’ve had very steady employment gains, and are starting to see some wage increases. For Canada, there was a bounce back in GDP, and things are improving. She constructive on equities, because the profit growth is there. It turned positive in the 3rd quarter. If Trump reduces corporate taxes and repatriates funds, it is something that he will do quickly, which will improve after-tax profits for US corporations. Longer-term, she believes the secular growth is in emerging markets, so now might be a good time to look at names that have not moved. Emerging markets have been lumpy, and a stronger US$ puts them in a difficult position.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
_N/A
2016-12-14 HOLD Must be logged in to use chart ALA-T Altagas Ltd

Energy infrastructure, and there is always a need for these types of companies. As oil and gas companies drill they need to process the natural gas and liquids. Prefers Pembina (PPL-T) and Inter Pipeline (IPL-T). As natural gas prices improve, there will be increasing demand for what they do. Dividend yield of 6.2%.


Price:
$33.860
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
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