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TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 6, 2009
(A Top Pick Dec 27/07. Down 36%.) New strategy cut a ton of costs and a lot of management layers. Earnings numbers will offset some of the slowdown in wire line business. Looking for stronger earnings growth than the market is expecting.
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BCE Inc. (BCE-T)
January 6, 2009
(A Top Pick Dec 27/07. Down 36%.) New strategy cut a ton of costs and a lot of management layers. Earnings numbers will offset some of the slowdown in wire line business. Looking for stronger earnings growth than the market is expecting.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 6, 2009
Great free cash flow company. A much better balanced company than it was. Another way to play this is to take out the ADR (Thomson Reuters PLC (TRIN-Q)) listed in the US, which gives you about a 20% discount to the Canadian price.
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Great free cash flow company. A much better balanced company than it was. Another way to play this is to take out the ADR (Thomson Reuters PLC (TRIN-Q)) listed in the US, which gives you about a 20% discount to the Canadian price.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 6, 2009
Likes Canadian banks. This one has been more heavily impacted. Bank with a 10% capital and a 8.5%-9% yield and trading at 8X earnings, is a fairly attractive place to put your money.
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Bank of Montreal (BMO-T)
January 6, 2009
Likes Canadian banks. This one has been more heavily impacted. Bank with a 10% capital and a 8.5%-9% yield and trading at 8X earnings, is a fairly attractive place to put your money.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 6, 2009
(A Top Pick Dec 27/07. Down 30%.) Still likes. Quality management. Strong retail focus. One of the few banks that grew its dividends. Still a Buy.
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Toronto Dominion (TD-T)
January 6, 2009
(A Top Pick Dec 27/07. Down 30%.) Still likes. Quality management. Strong retail focus. One of the few banks that grew its dividends. Still a Buy.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 6, 2009
(A Top Pick Dec 27/07. Down 42%.) 12% yield is safe. Wal-Mart is the anchor for the bulk of their malls. Still very well positioned. Still a Buy.
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Smart REIT (SRU.UN-T)
January 6, 2009
(A Top Pick Dec 27/07. Down 42%.) 12% yield is safe. Wal-Mart is the anchor for the bulk of their malls. Still very well positioned. Still a Buy.
BUY
BUY
January 6, 2009
Have regularly beat numbers. Probably one of the best management teams in Canada. Challenge is that they are in the midst of a transition from print to an online model.
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Yellow Pages Ltd. (Y-T)
January 6, 2009
Have regularly beat numbers. Probably one of the best management teams in Canada. Challenge is that they are in the midst of a transition from print to an online model.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 6, 2009
Took on a large debt to acquire Fording Coal. A fine line whether they will be able to skate through their bank lines. Depends on your call on zinc, metallurgical coal and their other commodities. Inherently a call on the Asian economies. Risky.
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Took on a large debt to acquire Fording Coal. A fine line whether they will be able to skate through their bank lines. Depends on your call on zinc, metallurgical coal and their other commodities. Inherently a call on the Asian economies. Risky.