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COMMENT
COMMENT
May 20, 2016

Currently there has been a ratcheting higher of expectations for a rate increase, which would be positive for financials. People think a higher rate will push the yield curve on the short end higher, which should reflect higher inflation expectations in the out years, lifting the long end of the curve. There is a feeling that everyone is currently dramatically underweight on financials. There is probably some short term life to financials. Doesn’t feel rates are going to go high quickly. He holds a neutral to bearish views on financials.

Currently there has been a ratcheting higher of expectations for a rate increase, which would be positive for financials. People think a higher rate will push the yield curve on the short end higher, which should reflect higher inflation expectations in the out years, lifting the long end of the curve. There is a feeling that everyone is currently dramatically underweight on financials. There is probably some short term life to financials. Doesn’t feel rates are going to go high quickly. He holds a neutral to bearish views on financials.

Cameron Hurst
Chief Investment Officer, Equium Capital Management
Price
$77.670
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
May 20, 2016

One of the big, global energy plays. It does look like energy is turning, which is the single most important driver for this company. Prefers Schlumberger (SLB-N). Feels the theme is very early, but the right stability factors seem to be in play. All these companies have technical formations that gets him interested. (See Top Picks.)

One of the big, global energy plays. It does look like energy is turning, which is the single most important driver for this company. Prefers Schlumberger (SLB-N). Feels the theme is very early, but the right stability factors seem to be in play. All these companies have technical formations that gets him interested. (See Top Picks.)

Cameron Hurst
Chief Investment Officer, Equium Capital Management
Price
$49.220
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 20, 2016

Chart does not look strong. You have to validate as many factors as you can to raise the odds of success, and he does this by using technicals. This company gets tripped out of his process by the technicals. A great company, but not a great stock right now. This company is not really strong in the higher growth segment. 4.25% dividend yield.

Chart does not look strong. You have to validate as many factors as you can to raise the odds of success, and he does this by using technicals. This company gets tripped out of his process by the technicals. A great company, but not a great stock right now. This company is not really strong in the higher growth segment. 4.25% dividend yield.

Cameron Hurst
Chief Investment Officer, Equium Capital Management
Price
$11.660
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
May 20, 2016

You are dealing with a staple, so you have a rich valuation. Likes their diversified model with the retail component and the PBM (Pharmacy Benefits Management). They put up very consistent double digit growth. Trading at 15-17 times, so you are paying for it, but you are also paying for its consistency. He would be very comfortable with this name.

You are dealing with a staple, so you have a rich valuation. Likes their diversified model with the retail component and the PBM (Pharmacy Benefits Management). They put up very consistent double digit growth. Trading at 15-17 times, so you are paying for it, but you are also paying for its consistency. He would be very comfortable with this name.

Cameron Hurst
Chief Investment Officer, Equium Capital Management
Price
$99.460
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
May 20, 2016

This was one of the driving forces behind the upgrade in content on TV and they did really well. From his perspective, it looks good. Trading strongly and has come off the bottom. Because the stock had such a huge run last year, it probably needs some time to work that off, and might become investable again. If you are nervous, this is the kind of name that you could trim back for now, and then on a break out go back in.

This was one of the driving forces behind the upgrade in content on TV and they did really well. From his perspective, it looks good. Trading strongly and has come off the bottom. Because the stock had such a huge run last year, it probably needs some time to work that off, and might become investable again. If you are nervous, this is the kind of name that you could trim back for now, and then on a break out go back in.

Cameron Hurst
Chief Investment Officer, Equium Capital Management
Price
$92.490
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 20, 2016

(A Top Pick Aug 21/15. Up 15.92%.) Feels very comfortable with this. It just continues to tick along in the band of top growth rate. US housing market is doing really well and this feeds into both sides of this company, the Pro and the DYI.

Home Depot (HD-N)
May 20, 2016

(A Top Pick Aug 21/15. Up 15.92%.) Feels very comfortable with this. It just continues to tick along in the band of top growth rate. US housing market is doing really well and this feeds into both sides of this company, the Pro and the DYI.

Cameron Hurst
Chief Investment Officer, Equium Capital Management
Price
$131.850
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 20, 2016

(A Top Pick Aug 21/15. Up 6.68%.) Coke (KO-N) has a 20% stake, and that ultimately opened up international distribution in a big way. Also, pulled in some margin accretive aspects of the business, such as concentrates and syrups. Thinks this ultimately become part of Coca-Cola.

(A Top Pick Aug 21/15. Up 6.68%.) Coke (KO-N) has a 20% stake, and that ultimately opened up international distribution in a big way. Also, pulled in some margin accretive aspects of the business, such as concentrates and syrups. Thinks this ultimately become part of Coca-Cola.

Cameron Hurst
Chief Investment Officer, Equium Capital Management
Price
$147.900
Owned
Yes