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COMMENT
COMMENT
January 16, 2018

He likes what John Chen has been doing. Recent results were quite good and exceeded analysts' targets. He likes the company. It has a lot of analysts following it, which means that when it continues to turn, they are going to upgrade recommendations. This could easily go up another 50%.

BlackBerry (BB-T)
January 16, 2018

He likes what John Chen has been doing. Recent results were quite good and exceeded analysts' targets. He likes the company. It has a lot of analysts following it, which means that when it continues to turn, they are going to upgrade recommendations. This could easily go up another 50%.

Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$17.180
Owned
Yes
HOLD
HOLD
January 16, 2018

Wouldn't be a buyer at this level. He paid $6+, and it has done very, very well. There is still upside, partially because US interest rates are going up and partially because corporations will do better in the short run with better regulations. His initial sell target is $38+. He is happy to hold this.

Bank of America (BAC-N)
January 16, 2018

Wouldn't be a buyer at this level. He paid $6+, and it has done very, very well. There is still upside, partially because US interest rates are going up and partially because corporations will do better in the short run with better regulations. His initial sell target is $38+. He is happy to hold this.

Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$31.240
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
January 16, 2018

This has been dropping, but doesn't know who has been selling. This pays $.04 a month in dividends. The payout ratio is pretty reasonable compared to what it used to be. He’s happy to hold it. It’s a bit like clipping coupons. This is a huge demographic play. The population is getting older, and there is going to be more demand for their services.

Extendicare Inc (EXE-T)
January 16, 2018

This has been dropping, but doesn't know who has been selling. This pays $.04 a month in dividends. The payout ratio is pretty reasonable compared to what it used to be. He’s happy to hold it. It’s a bit like clipping coupons. This is a huge demographic play. The population is getting older, and there is going to be more demand for their services.

Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$8.890
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
January 16, 2018

Crypto currency and Bitcoin is a brand-new field. You are seeing a huge proliferation of companies. The question is, who is going to survive. He doesn't know this company, but does know the space reasonably well, and you have to choose very, very wisely. There is a bubble going on here. If people choose the wrong companies, they are going to lose a lot of money. Blockchain is here to stay, and that makes sense. Look carefully at the balance sheet, income statement and management.

Crypto currency and Bitcoin is a brand-new field. You are seeing a huge proliferation of companies. The question is, who is going to survive. He doesn't know this company, but does know the space reasonably well, and you have to choose very, very wisely. There is a bubble going on here. If people choose the wrong companies, they are going to lose a lot of money. Blockchain is here to stay, and that makes sense. Look carefully at the balance sheet, income statement and management.

Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$2.960
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
January 16, 2018

This is funny in terms of a long-term outlook. They have a buildings supplies business, and the hospital protection business. Whenever there is a pandemic in the works, this company takes off. It has been moving around $4 per share, and thinks it could go a fair bit higher. He would like to get $6+ on it. When it moves, it could move very quickly.

Alpha Pro Tech (APT-A)
January 16, 2018

This is funny in terms of a long-term outlook. They have a buildings supplies business, and the hospital protection business. Whenever there is a pandemic in the works, this company takes off. It has been moving around $4 per share, and thinks it could go a fair bit higher. He would like to get $6+ on it. When it moves, it could move very quickly.

Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$3.800
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 16, 2018

(A Top Pick Feb 7/17. Up 5%.) Hasn't done that well, but does have tremendous potential. Pays a dividend of $.02 a quarter. Prior to the recession, it paid over $.20 a quarter. The stock didn’t dilute during the recession, so there are just over 6 million shares outstanding. There is a good chance of a dividend increase this year. This stock could double.

(A Top Pick Feb 7/17. Up 5%.) Hasn't done that well, but does have tremendous potential. Pays a dividend of $.02 a quarter. Prior to the recession, it paid over $.20 a quarter. The stock didn’t dilute during the recession, so there are just over 6 million shares outstanding. There is a good chance of a dividend increase this year. This stock could double.

Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$12.850
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 16, 2018

(A Top Pick Feb 7/17. Down 5%.) This does GPS's in agricultural. Has lost money most years. He made quite a bit of change before, buying it at $.50 and selling it for around $1.30. Last quarter revenues went up 35%. The balance sheet has no debt, and they have $16 million in the bank.

AgJunction Inc (AJX-T)
January 16, 2018

(A Top Pick Feb 7/17. Down 5%.) This does GPS's in agricultural. Has lost money most years. He made quite a bit of change before, buying it at $.50 and selling it for around $1.30. Last quarter revenues went up 35%. The balance sheet has no debt, and they have $16 million in the bank.

Benj Gallander
President, Contra the Heard Investment Letter
Price
$0.520
Owned
Yes