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TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 11, 2017

Half their business is outsourcing and the other half is consulting. The outsourcing part is long-term contracts with a nice recurring revenue stream. Their last acquisition was Logitech a few years ago, so their exposure to Europe is quite high. They are in a position to make another acquisition to grow a vertical market or geographically, and she thinks their preference is in the US. They are quite stringent on guidelines as to how much they are going to pay. Meanwhile they are actually seen some nice organic growth in the financial vertical. That industry is experiencing new competition in terms of new FinTech start-up companies, which is stirring the incumbents to increase productivity, cut costs and outsource, which all benefits CGI. On the whole digital arena, they provide fibre safe security. (Analysts’ price target is $70.55.)

CGI Group (A) (GIB.A-T)
January 11, 2017

Half their business is outsourcing and the other half is consulting. The outsourcing part is long-term contracts with a nice recurring revenue stream. Their last acquisition was Logitech a few years ago, so their exposure to Europe is quite high. They are in a position to make another acquisition to grow a vertical market or geographically, and she thinks their preference is in the US. They are quite stringent on guidelines as to how much they are going to pay. Meanwhile they are actually seen some nice organic growth in the financial vertical. That industry is experiencing new competition in terms of new FinTech start-up companies, which is stirring the incumbents to increase productivity, cut costs and outsource, which all benefits CGI. On the whole digital arena, they provide fibre safe security. (Analysts’ price target is $70.55.)

Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$65.270
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 11, 2017

Operates the largest global payment network, and will continue to benefit from online retail commerce, the whole transition into digital online payments. Cash still represents 85% of total payments globally, so there is still a lot of growth going forward. Recently acquired Visa Europe, and as they integrate that, that is going to contribute to earnings this year. Dividend yield of 0.81%. (Analysts’ price target is $94.28.)

Visa Inc. (V-N)
January 11, 2017

Operates the largest global payment network, and will continue to benefit from online retail commerce, the whole transition into digital online payments. Cash still represents 85% of total payments globally, so there is still a lot of growth going forward. Recently acquired Visa Europe, and as they integrate that, that is going to contribute to earnings this year. Dividend yield of 0.81%. (Analysts’ price target is $94.28.)

Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$81.800
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 11, 2017

This was a spin out from ITT Corp in 2011. They make water equipment and sources to the water industry. Their products encompass anywhere from water transportation (pumps, valves, controls), treatment and testing. Their end markets include municipalities, utilities, industrial clients, building services, commercial clients, and even the agricultural industry. 70% of the globe is made up of water, but only 1% is actually drinkable or potable. There is the issue of emerging markets, where they are still building out their water infrastructure. In the developed markets, there is the problem of aging infrastructure which needs replacement. Dividend yield of 1.26%. (Analysts’ price target is $53.58.)

Xylem Inc. (XYL-N)
January 11, 2017

This was a spin out from ITT Corp in 2011. They make water equipment and sources to the water industry. Their products encompass anywhere from water transportation (pumps, valves, controls), treatment and testing. Their end markets include municipalities, utilities, industrial clients, building services, commercial clients, and even the agricultural industry. 70% of the globe is made up of water, but only 1% is actually drinkable or potable. There is the issue of emerging markets, where they are still building out their water infrastructure. In the developed markets, there is the problem of aging infrastructure which needs replacement. Dividend yield of 1.26%. (Analysts’ price target is $53.58.)

Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$47.000
Owned
Yes
HOLD
HOLD
January 11, 2017

Gas station and convenience stores operator. Its primary base has been in Western Canada, but are on the verge of a transformational deal. Alimentation Couche-Tard (ATD.B-T) is making a $4.5 billion acquisition of CST Brands (CST-N), and in order to allay the fears of the competition Bureau, Parkland is going to be buying a few hundred of the CST Brands Canadian stores. It looks like it is going to be about 13% accretive to earnings. His preferred way of playing convenience stores remains Alimentation Couche-Tard as it is larger and more geographically diverse with a better and more established management team. If you own this, he would Sell above $30. In the mid-$20, it looks more compelling. (See Top Picks)

Parkland Fuel Corp (PKI-T)
January 11, 2017

Gas station and convenience stores operator. Its primary base has been in Western Canada, but are on the verge of a transformational deal. Alimentation Couche-Tard (ATD.B-T) is making a $4.5 billion acquisition of CST Brands (CST-N), and in order to allay the fears of the competition Bureau, Parkland is going to be buying a few hundred of the CST Brands Canadian stores. It looks like it is going to be about 13% accretive to earnings. His preferred way of playing convenience stores remains Alimentation Couche-Tard as it is larger and more geographically diverse with a better and more established management team. If you own this, he would Sell above $30. In the mid-$20, it looks more compelling. (See Top Picks)

Brian Madden
Senior VP & Portfolio Manager, Goodreid Investment Council
Price
$28.010
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
January 11, 2017

He likes the energy complex. This company is a leader and a low-cost producer in the Canadian Western sedimentary basin. Great assets and great management with a really rigid strategy of managing costs.

He likes the energy complex. This company is a leader and a low-cost producer in the Canadian Western sedimentary basin. Great assets and great management with a really rigid strategy of managing costs.

Brian Madden
Senior VP & Portfolio Manager, Goodreid Investment Council
Price
$29.570
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
January 11, 2017

A uranium exploration play. They are sitting on about 200-220 million pounds of uranium. It is very likely this is an asset that will get developed. A world-class deposit, which may attract the attention of some major developers. Uranium has been a dark cloud for a long time, and prices have been trading below the cash cost of production until very recently. At higher uranium prices, this is a stock that is likely going to be a take out. He likes the company.

NexGen Energy (NXE-T)
January 11, 2017

A uranium exploration play. They are sitting on about 200-220 million pounds of uranium. It is very likely this is an asset that will get developed. A world-class deposit, which may attract the attention of some major developers. Uranium has been a dark cloud for a long time, and prices have been trading below the cash cost of production until very recently. At higher uranium prices, this is a stock that is likely going to be a take out. He likes the company.

Brian Madden
Senior VP & Portfolio Manager, Goodreid Investment Council
Price
$2.270
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
January 11, 2017

Owned this in the past, but sold it last fall. If bullish on uranium, this is one of the very, very few ways to play the trade. Physical uranium, unlike most other commodities, is restricted because it is dangerous and has uses in weapons production. This is the most liquid way to play an improving uranium market. It looks like the supply/demand balance is shifting heavily and moving closer to balance, and this company should benefit from that.

Cameco Corporation (CCO-T)
January 11, 2017

Owned this in the past, but sold it last fall. If bullish on uranium, this is one of the very, very few ways to play the trade. Physical uranium, unlike most other commodities, is restricted because it is dangerous and has uses in weapons production. This is the most liquid way to play an improving uranium market. It looks like the supply/demand balance is shifting heavily and moving closer to balance, and this company should benefit from that.

Brian Madden
Senior VP & Portfolio Manager, Goodreid Investment Council
Price
$16.370
Owned
No