Latest Expert Opinions

Signal
Opinion
Expert
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
February 5, 2008
Own a large part of office buildings in major cities in US and Canada. Trades at a 20% discount to its NAV. Has been hurt by the financial crisis because about 50% of their tenants are in the financial industry. Trades at 11X price to FFO, which is cheap. Manhattan space has very low vacancy rates and Merrill Lynch has confirmed they will be staying.
Own a large part of office buildings in major cities in US and Canada. Trades at a 20% discount to its NAV. Has been hurt by the financial crisis because about 50% of their tenants are in the financial industry. Trades at 11X price to FFO, which is cheap. Manhattan space has very low vacancy rates and Merrill Lynch has confirmed they will be staying.
Paul Gardner, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Avenue Investment Management
Price
$20.750
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
February 5, 2008
Largest landlord in Canada and anchored by large stable tenants. Cheap, relative to the last couple of years. Also have green development, which adds to their bottom line. Also, because they own so much space, anyone coming up from the US would be dealing with them. Lease rollovers in the next couple of years with increased rents.
Largest landlord in Canada and anchored by large stable tenants. Cheap, relative to the last couple of years. Also have green development, which adds to their bottom line. Also, because they own so much space, anyone coming up from the US would be dealing with them. Lease rollovers in the next couple of years with increased rents.
Paul Gardner, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Avenue Investment Management
Price
$21.250
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
February 5, 2008
Will have a tough time over the next couple of months. Think they stole Countrywide in their acquisition because, it was any other time, the antitrust laws would kick in. 2 years from now they will make a lot of money. 6% dividend.
Bank of America (BAC-N)
February 5, 2008
Will have a tough time over the next couple of months. Think they stole Countrywide in their acquisition because, it was any other time, the antitrust laws would kick in. 2 years from now they will make a lot of money. 6% dividend.
Paul Gardner, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Avenue Investment Management
Price
$42.370
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
February 5, 2008
(A Top Pick Feb 5/07. Up 9.8% including dividends.) Great margins. Terrific management. A great consistent regulated company. Interest-rate sensitive, which is positive currently.
Enbridge (ENB-T)
February 5, 2008
(A Top Pick Feb 5/07. Up 9.8% including dividends.) Great margins. Terrific management. A great consistent regulated company. Interest-rate sensitive, which is positive currently.
Paul Gardner, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Avenue Investment Management
Price
$40.200
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
February 5, 2008
Midst of a takeover with Montreal exchange (MXX-T). Because of the political situation, difficult to tell if this will actually work. CEO just left. Some market pressure because they have cut fees in order to stay competitive. Very consistent business. Volatility helps their underlying business with the extra trading revenue. Over 3% yield.
TMX Group (X-T)
February 5, 2008
Midst of a takeover with Montreal exchange (MXX-T). Because of the political situation, difficult to tell if this will actually work. CEO just left. Some market pressure because they have cut fees in order to stay competitive. Very consistent business. Volatility helps their underlying business with the extra trading revenue. Over 3% yield.
Paul Gardner, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Avenue Investment Management
Price
$45.580
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
February 5, 2008
Falls under the small cap REITs space, which is having a really tough time. Contemporaries in the US have had valuations dropped from 16X AFFO down to 13X. During this volatility, he would stay away from the small caps because of funding issues. Because of distribution stability he would rather up his portfolio to large-cap REITs.
InStorage REIT (IS.UN-T)
February 5, 2008
Falls under the small cap REITs space, which is having a really tough time. Contemporaries in the US have had valuations dropped from 16X AFFO down to 13X. During this volatility, he would stay away from the small caps because of funding issues. Because of distribution stability he would rather up his portfolio to large-cap REITs.
Paul Gardner, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Avenue Investment Management
Price
$0.700
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
February 5, 2008
Because the Cigar Lake, this will be dead for a couple of years. However, there will still be the ultimate demand for uranium and this is the only play out their at reasonable levels. Good long-term assets and management.
Cameco Corporation (CCO-T)
February 5, 2008
Because the Cigar Lake, this will be dead for a couple of years. However, there will still be the ultimate demand for uranium and this is the only play out their at reasonable levels. Good long-term assets and management.
Paul Gardner, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Avenue Investment Management
Price
$32.320
Owned
Yes