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March 8, 2017

Doesn’t own airlines, because he always felt it was a difficult sector. Too many variables that can hurt the stock. This has done well over the last little while, better than in the past. If he were going to look at an airline, it would probably be Westjet (WJA-T), because Calgary and oil are slowly getting better. These are hard stocks to own, and he would suggest you use them as a trade, rather than a hold for the long-term.

Air Canada (AC-T)
March 8, 2017

Doesn’t own airlines, because he always felt it was a difficult sector. Too many variables that can hurt the stock. This has done well over the last little while, better than in the past. If he were going to look at an airline, it would probably be Westjet (WJA-T), because Calgary and oil are slowly getting better. These are hard stocks to own, and he would suggest you use them as a trade, rather than a hold for the long-term.

Paul Harris, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Harris Douglas Asset Management
Price
$13.100
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
March 8, 2017

Doesn’t own airlines, because he always felt it was a difficult sector. Too many variables that can hurt the stock. This has been hurt because of Alberta. If he were going to look at an airline, it would probably be this one, because you are seeing Calgary and oil slowly getting better. These are hard stocks to own, and would suggest using them as a trade, rather than a hold for the long-term.

Doesn’t own airlines, because he always felt it was a difficult sector. Too many variables that can hurt the stock. This has been hurt because of Alberta. If he were going to look at an airline, it would probably be this one, because you are seeing Calgary and oil slowly getting better. These are hard stocks to own, and would suggest using them as a trade, rather than a hold for the long-term.

Paul Harris, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Harris Douglas Asset Management
Price
$21.870
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
March 8, 2017

This is in a very awkward situation. They missed the boat on smart phones and those areas. ARM is a company that has done incredibly well. Even Microsoft recently announced that they may be using ARM in some of their products. Thinks this will continue. You are not going to see the growth that they had many, many years ago.

Intel (INTC-Q)
March 8, 2017

This is in a very awkward situation. They missed the boat on smart phones and those areas. ARM is a company that has done incredibly well. Even Microsoft recently announced that they may be using ARM in some of their products. Thinks this will continue. You are not going to see the growth that they had many, many years ago.

Paul Harris, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Harris Douglas Asset Management
Price
$35.620
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
March 8, 2017

(A Top Pick March 24/16. Up 13.61%.)

(A Top Pick March 24/16. Up 13.61%.)

Paul Harris, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Harris Douglas Asset Management
Price
$0.000
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
March 8, 2017

(A Top Pick March 24/16. Up 40.87%.) They own College Pro Painters and California Closets. They also have a property management business, taking care of apartment buildings and gated communities in the US. They have a great way of growing their business, and there is lots of room to grow. When they start a contract with somebody, it is for a couple of years. It has run up a lot, so wait for a pullback before buying.

(A Top Pick March 24/16. Up 40.87%.) They own College Pro Painters and California Closets. They also have a property management business, taking care of apartment buildings and gated communities in the US. They have a great way of growing their business, and there is lots of room to grow. When they start a contract with somebody, it is for a couple of years. It has run up a lot, so wait for a pullback before buying.

Paul Harris, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Harris Douglas Asset Management
Price
$74.280
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
March 8, 2017

(A Top Pick March 24/16. Up 22.19%.) You have a lot of top line growth, but they are really good at cutting costs. They have some of the highest margins in the industry. He thinks he can see some top line growth at some point and will give some really great margin expansion and some great bottom line. They are going to do another deal, even though it may not be with Unilever. Still a Buy.

(A Top Pick March 24/16. Up 22.19%.) You have a lot of top line growth, but they are really good at cutting costs. They have some of the highest margins in the industry. He thinks he can see some top line growth at some point and will give some really great margin expansion and some great bottom line. They are going to do another deal, even though it may not be with Unilever. Still a Buy.

Paul Harris, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Harris Douglas Asset Management
Price
$90.900
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
March 8, 2017

This is a stock he has stayed away from. Prior to 2007, when they owned GE Capital, everybody paid a higher multiple for it because of the earnings and the high return on equity, but a lot of that came from GE Capital. Now they’ve gotten rid of GE Capital, so why would you pay a much higher multiple for a company that has a lot more cyclicality than people think. It is fairly valued at these levels, so it is not going to go up dramatically.

This is a stock he has stayed away from. Prior to 2007, when they owned GE Capital, everybody paid a higher multiple for it because of the earnings and the high return on equity, but a lot of that came from GE Capital. Now they’ve gotten rid of GE Capital, so why would you pay a much higher multiple for a company that has a lot more cyclicality than people think. It is fairly valued at these levels, so it is not going to go up dramatically.

Paul Harris, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Harris Douglas Asset Management
Price
$29.800
Owned
No