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Zachary Curry

Chief Operating Officer & Portfolio Manager

ON STOCKCHASE SINCE May 2013

Davis-Rea Ltd.

http://www.davisrea.com/contact/

456
Zachary Curry

Chief Operating Officer & Portfolio Manager

ON STOCKCHASE SINCE May 2013

Davis-Rea Ltd.

http://www.davisrea.com/contact/


Opinions by Zachary Curry


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General Market Comment 

September 20, 2017

Market. Feels the growth trajectory will slow down towards the end of the year. There are some headwinds facing Canada. However, it is a good place to be, notwithstanding it slowing. Thinks it will be more opportunistic towards the back half of the year, so he is positive on Canadian equities. There was a report out of the EIA lowering the Q2 and Q3 forecasts for shale producers. You could see it about $50 for sustained period of time. Doesn’t feel there will be a further rush to increase interest rates in Canada.

Market. Feels the growth trajectory will slow down towards the end of the year. There are some headwinds facing Canada. However, it is a good place to be, notwithstanding it slowing. Thinks it will be more opportunistic towards the back half of the year, so he is positive on Canadian equities. There was a report out of the EIA lowering the Q2 and Q3 forecasts for shale producers. You could see it about $50 for sustained period of time. Doesn’t feel there will be a further rush to increase interest rates in Canada.

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TOP PICK
Apple(AAPL-Q) 

September 20, 2017

This keeps you in the eco system, which is extremely profitable for them. The apps and the music side is keeping you in there. The iPhone 8 and iPhone X should be positive heading into the holiday season. Also, it is not trading at an outrageous multiple. Dividend yield of 1.6%. (Analysts’ price target is $180.)

electrical/electronic

This keeps you in the eco system, which is extremely profitable for them. The apps and the music side is keeping you in there. The iPhone 8 and iPhone X should be positive heading into the holiday season. Also, it is not trading at an outrageous multiple. Dividend yield of 1.6%. (Analysts’ price target is $180.)

electrical/electronic
Zachary Curry

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TOP PICK
Accenture Ltd.(ACN-N) 

September 20, 2017

More and more people are moving to the Cloud and not knowing how to do it. Production for this company is helping companies do it. That will grow, grow and grow in his view. Has a huge cash horde, and are very good at integrating acquisitions. Sees it in the $150-$160 range in a year. Dividend yield of 1.8%. (Analysts’ price target is $138.)

other services

More and more people are moving to the Cloud and not knowing how to do it. Production for this company is helping companies do it. That will grow, grow and grow in his view. Has a huge cash horde, and are very good at integrating acquisitions. Sees it in the $150-$160 range in a year. Dividend yield of 1.8%. (Analysts’ price target is $138.)

other services
Zachary Curry

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TOP PICK
Altagas Ltd(ALA-T) 

September 20, 2017

Subscription Receipts. They did a big deal with the WGL in Washington, and there is a bit of pressure there, but positive and the fact that you get your $31 back if the deal doesn’t work, and a 7% monthly income to wait. Dividend yield of 7.3%. (Analysts’ price target is $33.)

oil/gas

Subscription Receipts. They did a big deal with the WGL in Washington, and there is a bit of pressure there, but positive and the fact that you get your $31 back if the deal doesn’t work, and a 7% monthly income to wait. Dividend yield of 7.3%. (Analysts’ price target is $33.)

oil/gas
Zachary Curry

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COMMENT
American Express(AXP-N) 

September 20, 2017

MasterCard (MA-N), Visa (V-N) or American Express (AXP-N)? Of the 3, he prefers Visa, the largest of the 3. This one is not a favourable one in his view.

investment companies/funds

MasterCard (MA-N), Visa (V-N) or American Express (AXP-N)? Of the 3, he prefers Visa, the largest of the 3. This one is not a favourable one in his view.

investment companies/funds
Zachary Curry

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COMMENT
BCE Inc.(BCE-T) 

September 20, 2017

He is holding this for the income, which could be under pressure. Doesn’t think you are going to see dramatic increases in the underlying price, but the fundamentals are there. You potentially have a new wireless refresh cycle going on.

telephone utilities

He is holding this for the income, which could be under pressure. Doesn’t think you are going to see dramatic increases in the underlying price, but the fundamentals are there. You potentially have a new wireless refresh cycle going on.

telephone utilities
Zachary Curry

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COMMENT
CitiGroup(C-N) 

September 20, 2017

He would prefer Wells Fargo (WFC-N) or J.P. Morgan (JPM-N). Wells Fargo is more of a retail focused bank and has been under pressure because of some of the news items on opening of accounts. J.P. Morgan is more of a conglomerate bank of investment and retail. It is less focused on international markets, which he views as a positive.

insurance

He would prefer Wells Fargo (WFC-N) or J.P. Morgan (JPM-N). Wells Fargo is more of a retail focused bank and has been under pressure because of some of the news items on opening of accounts. J.P. Morgan is more of a conglomerate bank of investment and retail. It is less focused on international markets, which he views as a positive.

insurance
Zachary Curry

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COMMENT
Canadian National R.R.(CNR-T) 

September 20, 2017

This is really predicated on economic growth. There are 2 facets to their model. One is price increases and the other is volume increases. They have been able to pass on price increases fairly consistently. On the volume side, it is economic growth. A very well-run rail with a low operating ratio.

Transportation

This is really predicated on economic growth. There are 2 facets to their model. One is price increases and the other is volume increases. They have been able to pass on price increases fairly consistently. On the volume side, it is economic growth. A very well-run rail with a low operating ratio.

Transportation
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PAST TOP PICK

(A Top Pick June 21/16. Down 95%.) He sold this before the end of last year.

Pharma & Healthcare

(A Top Pick June 21/16. Down 95%.) He sold this before the end of last year.

Pharma & Healthcare
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HOLD
Walt Disney(DIS-N) 

September 20, 2017

There has been a lot of news lately on the cable side of things, which has been an overhang. They recently released some news on their plans to move away from partnering with Netflix in terms of streaming. They have the content and it will be positive. It would take a couple of years to get there. Has an amazing library of content as well as potentially having the cable side of ESPN, which could fold into that. In the meantime, they have great movie franchises.

entertainment services

There has been a lot of news lately on the cable side of things, which has been an overhang. They recently released some news on their plans to move away from partnering with Netflix in terms of streaming. They have the content and it will be positive. It would take a couple of years to get there. Has an amazing library of content as well as potentially having the cable side of ESPN, which could fold into that. In the meantime, they have great movie franchises.

entertainment services
Zachary Curry

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HOLD
Fortis Inc.(FTS-T) 

September 20, 2017

An electrical utility company, generating electricity. You are not going to get a massive up-spike in that kind of company. You will get great and stable income as well as growth over the longer-term. Has been very successful in going into the US and buying assets. Extremely well-managed. They raise their dividend consistently.

electrical utilities

An electrical utility company, generating electricity. You are not going to get a massive up-spike in that kind of company. You will get great and stable income as well as growth over the longer-term. Has been very successful in going into the US and buying assets. Extremely well-managed. They raise their dividend consistently.

electrical utilities
Zachary Curry

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COMMENT
General Electric(GE-N) 

September 20, 2017

An interesting company. Selling off the finance side out of the last recession has clearly focused them on healthcare, infrastructure technology and energy. He is not constructive on this company yet, in terms of a conglomerate being in all sectors. You are better off picking and choosing specific companies for those sectors.

electrical/electronic

An interesting company. Selling off the finance side out of the last recession has clearly focused them on healthcare, infrastructure technology and energy. He is not constructive on this company yet, in terms of a conglomerate being in all sectors. You are better off picking and choosing specific companies for those sectors.

electrical/electronic
Zachary Curry

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$24.320
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COMMENT
Hydro One(H-T) 

September 20, 2017

He is pretty positive on this. You see a lot of trend of Canadian companies going down to the US to buy assets. It is a very long cycle, which is why the receipts are a good thing in terms of if it doesn’t happen. The conversion will result in dilution, but you are getting paid to wait. Thinks it will work out well.

electrical utilities

He is pretty positive on this. You see a lot of trend of Canadian companies going down to the US to buy assets. It is a very long cycle, which is why the receipts are a good thing in terms of if it doesn’t happen. The conversion will result in dilution, but you are getting paid to wait. Thinks it will work out well.

electrical utilities
Zachary Curry

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WATCH

A well-managed REIT. There are a number of headwinds with interest rates going up, potential debt maturities coming due. They have some office space in Calgary which is a bit under pressure, but not catastrophic. Good income. A “wait and see” situation.

property mngmnt/investment

A well-managed REIT. There are a number of headwinds with interest rates going up, potential debt maturities coming due. They have some office space in Calgary which is a bit under pressure, but not catastrophic. Good income. A “wait and see” situation.

property mngmnt/investment
Zachary Curry

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COMMENT
Inter Pipeline(IPL-T) 

September 20, 2017

This has been caught up on the energy component, even though it has great contracts with bigger oil companies. Doesn’t consider it to be a dramatic high-yielder, so is not concerned about the payout ratio. They have some great, long term contracts, specifically with Imperial Oil (IMO-T). A good portion of it is shipping condensate for the oil sands. Notwithstanding the low energy prices, he doesn’t believe the oil sands projects are going to stop. Condensate will be needed and those contracts are long-term in nature.

oil pipelines

This has been caught up on the energy component, even though it has great contracts with bigger oil companies. Doesn’t consider it to be a dramatic high-yielder, so is not concerned about the payout ratio. They have some great, long term contracts, specifically with Imperial Oil (IMO-T). A good portion of it is shipping condensate for the oil sands. Notwithstanding the low energy prices, he doesn’t believe the oil sands projects are going to stop. Condensate will be needed and those contracts are long-term in nature.

oil pipelines
Zachary Curry

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PAST TOP PICK
Keyera Corp(KEY-T) 

September 20, 2017

(A Top Pick June 21/16. Up 7%.) He still likes the name. A very well-managed company. Conservative debt metrics. Provides good income.

oil/gas

(A Top Pick June 21/16. Up 7%.) He still likes the name. A very well-managed company. Conservative debt metrics. Provides good income.

oil/gas
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COMMENT
Mastercard Inc.(MA-N) 

September 20, 2017

MasterCard (MA-N), Visa (V-N) or American Express (AXP-N)? Of the 3, he prefers Visa, the largest of the 3. This one is a bit more international, but trades a little higher on a multiple basis. American Express is not a favourable one in his view.

other services

MasterCard (MA-N), Visa (V-N) or American Express (AXP-N)? Of the 3, he prefers Visa, the largest of the 3. This one is a bit more international, but trades a little higher on a multiple basis. American Express is not a favourable one in his view.

other services
Zachary Curry

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$142.240
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PAST TOP PICK
McDonalds(MCD-N) 

September 20, 2017

(A Top Pick June 21/16. Up 34%.) This continues to fire on all cylinders. New management has brought in new initiatives, new menus, technologies in the stores. It trades at a pretty hefty multiple now.

food services

(A Top Pick June 21/16. Up 34%.) This continues to fire on all cylinders. New management has brought in new initiatives, new menus, technologies in the stores. It trades at a pretty hefty multiple now.

food services
Zachary Curry

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$159.880
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HOLD
Manulife Financial(MFC-T) 

September 20, 2017

The best in class in Canada. There are always 2 components with the insurance companies, insurance and investments. A rising rate environment should be beneficial over the longer-term. Product sales are good. They are branching out into Asia. It has been well-managed.

insurance

The best in class in Canada. There are always 2 components with the insurance companies, insurance and investments. A rising rate environment should be beneficial over the longer-term. Product sales are good. They are branching out into Asia. It has been well-managed.

insurance
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BUY
PPG Industries(PPG-N) 

September 20, 2017

Produces chemicals and products which are chemically-based, and is in a great sweet spot. There will be continued demand on the infrastructure side and input prices are low. A good company to be in.

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS

Produces chemicals and products which are chemically-based, and is in a great sweet spot. There will be continued demand on the infrastructure side and input prices are low. A good company to be in.

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS
Zachary Curry

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COMMENT
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.(SNC-T) 

September 20, 2017

A great name for exposure to infrastructure spending, which seems to be going on in every country globally. The concerns over the bribery, etc. is largely behind them. They could gain meaningfully out of some of the contracts going forward on infrastructure spending. He prefers Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP.UN-T)

contractors

A great name for exposure to infrastructure spending, which seems to be going on in every country globally. The concerns over the bribery, etc. is largely behind them. They could gain meaningfully out of some of the contracts going forward on infrastructure spending. He prefers Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP.UN-T)

contractors
Zachary Curry

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$55.200
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COMMENT
Tesla Motors Inc(TSLA-Q) 

September 20, 2017

This is going to need a lot of cash. They advertise model 3 at $35,000, and when it comes to Canada, it will be in the $70,000 range. Need a lot of money to get production up and running to the levels they want to go to. The cash burn rate is very high. Thinks you will have lots of opportunities to back up the truck going forward. A large part of the company is due to subsidies. Not a company he would be looking to own at this time. A momentum play rather than an investment.

This is going to need a lot of cash. They advertise model 3 at $35,000, and when it comes to Canada, it will be in the $70,000 range. Need a lot of money to get production up and running to the levels they want to go to. The cash burn rate is very high. Thinks you will have lots of opportunities to back up the truck going forward. A large part of the company is due to subsidies. Not a company he would be looking to own at this time. A momentum play rather than an investment.

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SELL
Under Armour Inc.(UAA-N) 

September 20, 2017

A good company. CEO had not been super forthcoming in terms of his dealings with the company. It really comes down to their footwear. That is where a lot of their growth was expected to come from, which has not happened. It is extremely difficult competing with Nike (NKE-N). Also, Adidas is coming in, a huge player. He would look at this as a Sell candidate.

Consumer Products

A good company. CEO had not been super forthcoming in terms of his dealings with the company. It really comes down to their footwear. That is where a lot of their growth was expected to come from, which has not happened. It is extremely difficult competing with Nike (NKE-N). Also, Adidas is coming in, a huge player. He would look at this as a Sell candidate.

Consumer Products
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COMMENT
Visa Inc.(V-N) 

September 20, 2017

MasterCard (MA-N), Visa (V-N) or American Express (AXP-N)? Of the 3, he prefers this, the largest of the 3. Their recent acquisition of Visa Europe is positive. MasterCard is a bit more international, but trades a little higher on a multiple basis. American Express is not a favourable one in his view.

other services

MasterCard (MA-N), Visa (V-N) or American Express (AXP-N)? Of the 3, he prefers this, the largest of the 3. Their recent acquisition of Visa Europe is positive. MasterCard is a bit more international, but trades a little higher on a multiple basis. American Express is not a favourable one in his view.

other services
Zachary Curry

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$104.970
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COMMENT
Westjet Airlines(WJA-T) 

September 20, 2017

Airlines really come down to being a high fixed cost model. On borrowing money, interest rates are low. Also, oil prices are low. They’ve had good growth. Announced they are going to launch an ultra low-cost carrier, which should bode well for them. Be aware that when rates go up and energy prices increase, that will have an effect on airlines.

Transportation

Airlines really come down to being a high fixed cost model. On borrowing money, interest rates are low. Also, oil prices are low. They’ve had good growth. Announced they are going to launch an ultra low-cost carrier, which should bode well for them. Be aware that when rates go up and energy prices increase, that will have an effect on airlines.

Transportation
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General Market Comment 

May 24, 2017

Economy. Global growth is still there, but is starting to plateau. Positive global growth is good for commodities. There has been a good deal of growth in 2016, plateauing a bit in 2017. A “steady as she goes” market, and a “steady as she goes” economy. He is not expecting any wild swings up or down. Oil is trading in a range, anywhere from $45-$55 is a good range.

Economy. Global growth is still there, but is starting to plateau. Positive global growth is good for commodities. There has been a good deal of growth in 2016, plateauing a bit in 2017. A “steady as she goes” market, and a “steady as she goes” economy. He is not expecting any wild swings up or down. Oil is trading in a range, anywhere from $45-$55 is a good range.

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General Market Comment 

May 24, 2017

US Treasury Bonds? These are viewed as one of the safest things in the world. Any time there is market uncertainty, there is usually a flock to US Treasury Bonds. The demand is there, which is why you see yields come down from the 2.5%-2.6% level to where they are now. He views that as being a bit overdone.

US Treasury Bonds? These are viewed as one of the safest things in the world. Any time there is market uncertainty, there is usually a flock to US Treasury Bonds. The demand is there, which is why you see yields come down from the 2.5%-2.6% level to where they are now. He views that as being a bit overdone.

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TOP PICK
Altagas Ltd(ALA-T) 

May 24, 2017

(ALA.R-T Subscription Receipts. 9/4/18.) This is part of a financing that was done in February in a deal to acquired WGL for $8.5 billion. This is scheduled to close in 2018, and subscription receipts are a way to play that. Should the deal fall apart, you get your money back. He looks at this as a “no lose” as you get close to 7% to wait.

oil/gas

(ALA.R-T Subscription Receipts. 9/4/18.) This is part of a financing that was done in February in a deal to acquired WGL for $8.5 billion. This is scheduled to close in 2018, and subscription receipts are a way to play that. Should the deal fall apart, you get your money back. He looks at this as a “no lose” as you get close to 7% to wait.

oil/gas
Zachary Curry

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$30.590
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COMMENT
BCE Inc.(BCE-T) 

May 24, 2017

With rates as low as they are, he is generally positive on the income, however, cautious on the sector because of media content. The real work is around the land lines. Over half their EBITDA is generated from land lines, and he would like to make sure that cord cutting does not accelerate. A large part of the driver on this company is on the income side of things. Sold half his position a long while ago. A good generator of income.

telephone utilities

With rates as low as they are, he is generally positive on the income, however, cautious on the sector because of media content. The real work is around the land lines. Over half their EBITDA is generated from land lines, and he would like to make sure that cord cutting does not accelerate. A large part of the driver on this company is on the income side of things. Sold half his position a long while ago. A good generator of income.

telephone utilities
Zachary Curry

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$60.590
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PAST TOP PICK
Cerner Corp.(CERN-Q) 

May 24, 2017

(A Top Pick April 5/16. Up 19%.) Two of his favourite sectors are Information Technology and Healthcare, and this company borders both of those. It is a company in the healthcare space that basically takes records from paper to digital, which is a mandatory event in the US.

medical services

(A Top Pick April 5/16. Up 19%.) Two of his favourite sectors are Information Technology and Healthcare, and this company borders both of those. It is a company in the healthcare space that basically takes records from paper to digital, which is a mandatory event in the US.

medical services
Zachary Curry

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$64.360
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