Latest Expert Opinions

Signal
Opinion
Expert
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 19, 2008
(A Top Pick Dec 10/07. Down 46%.) Great assets and well diversified. Potential to make money at the wellhead as well as at retail distribution. Incredibly inexpensive. Even with low oil prices, cash flow should be in excess of $10 over the next couple of years.
Petro-Canada (PCA-T)
December 19, 2008
(A Top Pick Dec 10/07. Down 46%.) Great assets and well diversified. Potential to make money at the wellhead as well as at retail distribution. Incredibly inexpensive. Even with low oil prices, cash flow should be in excess of $10 over the next couple of years.
Michael Sprung
President, Sprung Investment Management
Price
$27.050
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 19, 2008
Finally seeing some improvements in Loblaws (L-T) and the beginning of a turn. Recently sold their US bakery division. Speculation that they could privatize Loblaws.
George Weston Ltd. (WN-T)
December 19, 2008
Finally seeing some improvements in Loblaws (L-T) and the beginning of a turn. Recently sold their US bakery division. Speculation that they could privatize Loblaws.
Michael Sprung
President, Sprung Investment Management
Price
$59.000
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 19, 2008
North American engineering firm. Infrastructure play. Recently purchased a largely environmental engineering firm. Earnings over the next 2 years should be around 2.25 or higher.
Stantec Inc (STN-T)
December 19, 2008
North American engineering firm. Infrastructure play. Recently purchased a largely environmental engineering firm. Earnings over the next 2 years should be around 2.25 or higher.
Michael Sprung
President, Sprung Investment Management
Price
$27.250
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
December 19, 2008
(A Top Pick Dec 10/07. Down 7%.) Exposure to financial markets is substantial but in a position where they are integrating Reuters acquisition and will have competitive products with Bloomberg. Also have legal, scientific and information sites.
(A Top Pick Dec 10/07. Down 7%.) Exposure to financial markets is substantial but in a position where they are integrating Reuters acquisition and will have competitive products with Bloomberg. Also have legal, scientific and information sites.
Michael Sprung
President, Sprung Investment Management
Price
$35.630
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
December 19, 2008
(A Top Pick Dec 10/07. Down 42%.) Of all the banks, it seems to have the most conservative accounting. Relatively strong capital base. Yield of over 6.5%.
Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS-T)
December 19, 2008
(A Top Pick Dec 10/07. Down 42%.) Of all the banks, it seems to have the most conservative accounting. Relatively strong capital base. Yield of over 6.5%.
Michael Sprung
President, Sprung Investment Management
Price
$29.400
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
December 19, 2008
Good holding for longer than 3 or 5 years. Excellent assets through Great West Lifeco (GWO-T), Investors Group (IGM-T), etc. Have got hurt in this market but for the long-term is a relatively safe place to be.
Good holding for longer than 3 or 5 years. Excellent assets through Great West Lifeco (GWO-T), Investors Group (IGM-T), etc. Have got hurt in this market but for the long-term is a relatively safe place to be.
Michael Sprung
President, Sprung Investment Management
Price
$22.190
Owned
Unknown
SELL
SELL
December 19, 2008
Takeover is probably one of the only things that will pull this company out but people might wait for it to go into receivership and then go for the assets.
Oilexco Inc (OIL-X)
December 19, 2008
Takeover is probably one of the only things that will pull this company out but people might wait for it to go into receivership and then go for the assets.
Michael Sprung
President, Sprung Investment Management
Price
$0.800
Owned
Unknown