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TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 27, 2017

Has been suffering lately. It went from being overpriced to being hugely underpriced. Part of the reason is that they have a good set of their operations in Alberta, and the weakness in the energy patch has hurt sales. Recently they’ve suffered by negative same store sales, which apparently has now turned positive. They’ll be hurt by rising minimum wages in Alberta and Ontario. Dividend yield 1.7%. (Analysts’ price target is $27.)

Has been suffering lately. It went from being overpriced to being hugely underpriced. Part of the reason is that they have a good set of their operations in Alberta, and the weakness in the energy patch has hurt sales. Recently they’ve suffered by negative same store sales, which apparently has now turned positive. They’ll be hurt by rising minimum wages in Alberta and Ontario. Dividend yield 1.7%. (Analysts’ price target is $27.)

Norman Levine
Managing Director, Portfolio Management Corp
Price
$23.720
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 27, 2017

This is in the enterprise software business. It is a consolidator, buying up competitors and companies such as itself, and growing their earnings. Their latest quarter was only so-so, and the market has taken it out on them and driven the stock down to what he thinks are bargain levels. Dividend yield of 1.7%. (Analysts’ price target is $40.)

Open Text (OTEX-T)
September 27, 2017

This is in the enterprise software business. It is a consolidator, buying up competitors and companies such as itself, and growing their earnings. Their latest quarter was only so-so, and the market has taken it out on them and driven the stock down to what he thinks are bargain levels. Dividend yield of 1.7%. (Analysts’ price target is $40.)

Norman Levine
Managing Director, Portfolio Management Corp
Price
$39.470
Owned
Yes
SELL
SELL
September 27, 2017

There is a lot of focus around this company and Bombardier. A very interesting political issue. Dirty politics are being played. As an investment, it has done really well over the last 2 years. The world’s leader and biggest commercial aerospace company. It has had a heck of a run, and his target price was around $240. If he owned this, he would definitely be selling it.

Boeing (BA-N)
September 27, 2017

There is a lot of focus around this company and Bombardier. A very interesting political issue. Dirty politics are being played. As an investment, it has done really well over the last 2 years. The world’s leader and biggest commercial aerospace company. It has had a heck of a run, and his target price was around $240. If he owned this, he would definitely be selling it.

Alex Ruus
Portfolio Manager, Arrow Capital Management
Price
$255.280
Owned
No
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 27, 2017

Has been an under performer over the last several years. However, it is moving forward and they’ve grown over the last year. New management came in about 1.5 years ago made all the right changes in moving the company forward. Unfortunately, the stock hasn’t performed. They’ve been caught up in this money flow issue of a flow away from small-cap companies. There will be a catalyst that comes along. Management and the board have been buyers of the stock over the last year, which is a pretty positive signal.

Has been an under performer over the last several years. However, it is moving forward and they’ve grown over the last year. New management came in about 1.5 years ago made all the right changes in moving the company forward. Unfortunately, the stock hasn’t performed. They’ve been caught up in this money flow issue of a flow away from small-cap companies. There will be a catalyst that comes along. Management and the board have been buyers of the stock over the last year, which is a pretty positive signal.

Alex Ruus
Portfolio Manager, Arrow Capital Management
Price
$1.080
Owned
Yes
WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
September 27, 2017

A good combination of a mid-streamer as well as a utility. They’ve migrated more into the power producer and utility area. They continued to make that migration by making a big US acquisition, which should close some time next year. The stock has been in neutral as investors wait to make sure the deal closes. Pays a good dividend. Will probably move sideways until the deal closes, and then do better after that.

Altagas Ltd (ALA-T)
September 27, 2017

A good combination of a mid-streamer as well as a utility. They’ve migrated more into the power producer and utility area. They continued to make that migration by making a big US acquisition, which should close some time next year. The stock has been in neutral as investors wait to make sure the deal closes. Pays a good dividend. Will probably move sideways until the deal closes, and then do better after that.

Alex Ruus
Portfolio Manager, Arrow Capital Management
Price
$28.720
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
September 27, 2017

A spin-out out of Neptune (NEPT-T), which still owns 35% of the company. There are positive developments going on and they are getting very close to going forward with phase 3. Discussions have been going on with the FDA. It’s fallen off the radar screen and there isn’t much in terms of analysts’ coverage. Expects there will be news this fall and winter which should really catalyze the stock. A good time to accumulate the stock.

Acasti Pharma (ACST-X)
September 27, 2017

A spin-out out of Neptune (NEPT-T), which still owns 35% of the company. There are positive developments going on and they are getting very close to going forward with phase 3. Discussions have been going on with the FDA. It’s fallen off the radar screen and there isn’t much in terms of analysts’ coverage. Expects there will be news this fall and winter which should really catalyze the stock. A good time to accumulate the stock.

Alex Ruus
Portfolio Manager, Arrow Capital Management
Price
$1.630
Owned
Unknown
HOLD
HOLD
September 27, 2017

Favourite defence stock?He likes defence, but a lot of them have had huge runs in the last year. You need to be cautious. They are probably “Holds” at best. Trading at pretty close to 52-week highs, and he wouldn’t be a buyer. You probably would be okay holding them, but wait for a pullback. His favourite is Hexcel, but it has had a big, big run and he would treat it as a hold.

Hexcel Corp (HXL-N)
September 27, 2017

Favourite defence stock?He likes defence, but a lot of them have had huge runs in the last year. You need to be cautious. They are probably “Holds” at best. Trading at pretty close to 52-week highs, and he wouldn’t be a buyer. You probably would be okay holding them, but wait for a pullback. His favourite is Hexcel, but it has had a big, big run and he would treat it as a hold.

Alex Ruus
Portfolio Manager, Arrow Capital Management
Price
$57.560
Owned
Unknown