The Top 200: All-Star Stocks

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From the December 2014 issue of the magazine.

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Nine stocks made it into the All-Star list this year by earning at least one A and one B on our value and growth tests.

Two of this year’s top stocks, Cervus Equipment (CVL) and WestJet Airlines (WJA), were also in the All-Star team last year. Cervus runs the largest group of John Deere dealerships in Canada and has a presence in the commercial, industrial and equip- ment sectors. WestJet is well-known as one of the larger airlines in Canada.

Fairfax Financial (FFH) is the only stock to get both an A for value and an A for growth. It’s a sprawling insurance-focused conglomerate run by noted value investor Prem Watsa from its headquarters in To- ronto. Much like Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A), the firm has added non- insurance companies to its family of companies in recent times. (I own both stocks.)

The other All-Stars with the best value grades are Capital Power (CPX) and Maple Leaf Foods (MFI). Those on the growth roster are Canadian Tire (CTC.A), CCL Indus- tries (CCL.B), Cogeco (CGO), and Western Forest Products (WEF).

Before rushing out to buy any stock, do your own due diligence. Make sure its situation hasn’t changed in some important way. Read the latest press releases and regulatory filings. Scan newspaper stories to make sure you’re up to speed and be careful when buying or selling stocks that trade infrequently. If you take these important steps, you’ll be a more comfortable—and successful—investor for years to come.

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Norm Rothery, CFA, PhD, is the founder of StingyInvestor.com and tweets as @NormanRothery. He may hold some of the securities mentioned in this article.

10 comments on “The Top 200: All-Star Stocks

  1. Is there a premium excel spreadsheet to download to subscribers?

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      • Do you have a target for when the spreadsheet will be available for download? thnx

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    • Due to popular demand, we’ve decided to make the downloadable spreadsheets available to subscribers free of charge and to non subscribers for $14.95 in addition to making the lists available online earlier than ever before. See above for links.

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  2. When I hit “checkout” I shows the cost is 14.95? But i am a subscriber? so should it not be free?

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  3. I appreciate this being posted online to get the picks faster, however from screen date to online date, the all star picks had already outperformed the tsx by about 1%.

    In addition, last year’s picks suffered a decline after Oct 20, while waiting for the “new” picks to roll into.

    You guys need to get these picks out even faster from the screen date. 3+ weeks is too long. Try to narrow it down to one week at least.

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  4. When I try to download “The Top 200 Premuim Package” I get and “internal server error”. Help

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