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COMMENT
May 3, 2016

Just reported and had quite good earnings. They are reeling, of course, from the government decision to not allow the Allergan deal to go through. There is a lot of debate because the 2 companies were within the law, but the tax inversion issue is a big one, and the way it was done is leaving a bad taste in people’s mouths. Pfizer is just starting to move out of the issue of Lipitor coming off patent. It was a blockbuster drug before, but when it goes generic you see sales drop dramatically. Their pipeline has been building. This company has had basically flat revenues and earnings for 4 or 5 years, and is trading at about 20X earnings. A bit of a “show me” stock, and that goes for most pharmaceuticals. You are better off going into biotechs. Prices have come down quite dramatically, and are trading at cheaper multiples than Pharma drug companies. Have a look at Biogen (BIIB-Q) or Celgene (CELG-Q).

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Pfizer Inc (PFE-N)
May 3, 2016

Just reported and had quite good earnings. They are reeling, of course, from the government decision to not allow the Allergan deal to go through. There is a lot of debate because the 2 companies were within the law, but the tax inversion issue is a big one, and the way it was done is leaving a bad taste in people’s mouths. Pfizer is just starting to move out of the issue of Lipitor coming off patent. It was a blockbuster drug before, but when it goes generic you see sales drop dramatically. Their pipeline has been building. This company has had basically flat revenues and earnings for 4 or 5 years, and is trading at about 20X earnings. A bit of a “show me” stock, and that goes for most pharmaceuticals. You are better off going into biotechs. Prices have come down quite dramatically, and are trading at cheaper multiples than Pharma drug companies. Have a look at Biogen (BIIB-Q) or Celgene (CELG-Q).

BUY
BUY
May 3, 2016

A large money centred bank, and a little more mature and stable than a Citigroup (C-N) or Bank of America (BAC-N) coming off the ‘08 experience. Not as inexpensive as the others, but more stable. He likes this bank. Citi is trading well below its tangible BV.

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A large money centred bank, and a little more mature and stable than a Citigroup (C-N) or Bank of America (BAC-N) coming off the ‘08 experience. Not as inexpensive as the others, but more stable. He likes this bank. Citi is trading well below its tangible BV.

COMMENT
COMMENT
May 3, 2016

This has been a great stock and has done very well over the years. They are buying Visa Europe, which is a terrific purchase for them. They do more business than MasterCard, American Express and Discovery combined.

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Visa Inc. (V-N)
May 3, 2016

This has been a great stock and has done very well over the years. They are buying Visa Europe, which is a terrific purchase for them. They do more business than MasterCard, American Express and Discovery combined.

COMMENT
COMMENT
May 3, 2016

The future is very, very bright. You are paying up on the expectation of future growth. Their numbers are astounding. They have 1.65 billion monthly users and well over 1 billion of active daily users.

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Facebook (FB-Q)
May 3, 2016

The future is very, very bright. You are paying up on the expectation of future growth. Their numbers are astounding. They have 1.65 billion monthly users and well over 1 billion of active daily users.

HOLD
HOLD
May 3, 2016

People either love it or really dislike it. He continues to like it. In the last 15 years, this stock has been halved 3 times. It’s not like it is different this time, but you always have to look into the future. This company, over time, is growing well. The latest quarter, which was an off cycle quarter, didn’t grow so well. While everybody wants to fit the equation of quarter to quarter, the product cycle of this company doesn’t work quarter to quarter. Had a fantastic introduction of the S model iPhone, where units grew 40%-45%, followed by the off cycle. Putting the 2 together you had a pretty good progression.

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Apple (AAPL-Q)
May 3, 2016

People either love it or really dislike it. He continues to like it. In the last 15 years, this stock has been halved 3 times. It’s not like it is different this time, but you always have to look into the future. This company, over time, is growing well. The latest quarter, which was an off cycle quarter, didn’t grow so well. While everybody wants to fit the equation of quarter to quarter, the product cycle of this company doesn’t work quarter to quarter. Had a fantastic introduction of the S model iPhone, where units grew 40%-45%, followed by the off cycle. Putting the 2 together you had a pretty good progression.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 3, 2016

(A Top Pick May 5/15. Down 18.53%.) In the air ambulance business. They have 2 areas of operation, contracting with people that need an air ambulance, and the community side where they work for hospitals transporting patients. Things tend to be fairly lumpy, but looking at a long-term progression it is a really good story. Not expensive.

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(A Top Pick May 5/15. Down 18.53%.) In the air ambulance business. They have 2 areas of operation, contracting with people that need an air ambulance, and the community side where they work for hospitals transporting patients. Things tend to be fairly lumpy, but looking at a long-term progression it is a really good story. Not expensive.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 3, 2016

(A Top Pick May 5/15. Up 26.91%.), Have doubled their net profit margin over the last 7 years. Same-store sales are at around 7%, and total sales at around 10%. With low interest rates, people are forming homes at a faster rate. The company is in new homes as well as renovations and repairs.

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Home Depot (HD-N)
May 3, 2016

(A Top Pick May 5/15. Up 26.91%.), Have doubled their net profit margin over the last 7 years. Same-store sales are at around 7%, and total sales at around 10%. With low interest rates, people are forming homes at a faster rate. The company is in new homes as well as renovations and repairs.