Investor 500: Canada’s Best Large Cap Stocks for 2014

A new batch of superstars for 2014

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We packed a plethora of information on Canada’s largest stocks into the Investor 500 tables. They’ll help you learn more about this year’s five-star stocks and show you how your holdings measure up.

In the table below you can see the list of companies, ranked according to total one-year returns. Be sure to use these tables as merely a starting point for your own investigations, and focus on the characteristics of each stock that mean the most to you. Click or tap any row in the table to reveal more details about the company. Here are some of the metrics you’ll find.

Metric Notes
1-Year Return Both return figures include reinvested dividends, with the five-year numbers representing cumulative rather than annualized gains.
5-Year Return
Last Year’s Rank The stock’s ranking in the 2013 Investor 500 rankings.
Industry The stock’s industry sector.
Stock Price Price is as of market close on April 11, 2014
Dividend Yield The stock’s dividend yield as a percentage.
Price/Earnings Ratios for each company’s stock price measured against its earnings, revenue, and book value per share. All three ratios factor into our star rating system, which favours stocks with modest ratios.
Price/Sales
Price/Book
Revenue The company’s total revenue for the most recent fiscal year (in millions of dollars) and the percentage change compared to the previous fiscal year.
Revenue Change (%)
EPS Total earnings per share for the most recent fiscal year, and the percentage change compared to the previous fiscal year.
EPS Change (%)
Operating Margin The company’s operating income compared to sales
Profit Margin The company’s net earnings compared to sales
Return on Common Equity Net earnings compared to shareholders’ equity
Return on Assets Net earnings divided by assets
I-500 Superstar Rating Our proprietary ranking system, from zero to five stars. A zero indicates the lowest ranking; a hyphen indicates that the stock is not ranked.

Rank
(2014)
Last Year’s Rank
(2013)
Company Total
Return
(%, 1 yr)
Total
Return
(%, 5 yr)
Stock
Price
Dividend
Yield (%)
Market
Cap
($mil.)
Price/
Earnings
Price/
Sales
Price/
Book
Revenue ($mil.) Revenue
change
(%, 1 yr)
EPS EPS
change
(%, 1 yr)
Operating
margin
(%)
Profit
margin
(%)
Return on
Common
Equity
(%)
Return on
assets (%)
Industry I-500
Superstar
Rating
1 6 Magna International Inc. (MG) 80.5% 474.2% $106.08 1.6% 23,464 13.4 0.6 2.2 $35,886 13.0% $7.44 26.1% 5.4% 4.5% 16.4% 8.9% auto components ★★★★★
2 4 Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (VRX) 74.9% 949.3% $130.49 - 43,472 - 6.7 7.1 $5,944 65.8% $0.03 -97.8% 4.6% -15.0% -19.6% -3.8% pharmaceuticals
3 1 Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (ATD.B) 57.6% 638.3% $89.21 0.4% 16,890 20.4 0.4 4.1 $35,659 54.7% $2.93 20.2% 2.4% 1.6% 23.4% 7.8% food & staples retailing ★★★★
4 27 Manulife Financial Corp. (MFC) 43.7% 29.3% $20.14 2.6% 37,238 13.4 2.1 1.4 $17,500 -50.4% $1.51 64.1% 27.4% 17.9% 12.5% 0.6% insurance ★★★★
5 20 Pembina Pipeline Corp. (PPL) 38.6% 336.7% $42.04 4.0% 13,443 40.8 2.6 2.8 $5,025 46.6% $0.99 20.7% 13.0% 7.0% 7.7% 4.0% oil, gas & consumable fuels ★★★★
6 40 Suncor Energy Inc. (SU) 38.2% 32.9% $39.47 2.3% 58,066 12.7 1.5 1.4 $40,297 4.6% $3.13 0.2% 18.4% 9.7% 9.7% 5.1% oil, gas & consumable fuels ★★★★½
7 M8 Tourmaline Oil Corp. (TOU) 36.8% - $54.52 - 10,638 97.4 13.7 3.1 $731 74.3% $0.56 600.0% 21.9% 20.3% 4.9% 3.6% oil, gas & consumable fuels ★★★
8 18 Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) 36.2% 74.6% $36.08 4.0% 21,999 11.3 1.6 1.5 $13,874 -21.0% $3.21 28.9% 17.6% 7.6% 6.6% 0.5% insurance ★★½
9 39 Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNQ) 35.9% 68.0% $43.30 2.1% 47,227 20.4 2.9 1.8 $16,145 11.9% $2.11 26.3% 19.6% 14.1% 9.1% 4.5% oil, gas & consumable fuels ★★★★★
10 36 Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) 29.8% 161.0% $51.04 3.7% 94,028 13.5 3.0 1.9 $24,206 4.7% $3.77 2.9% 31.7% 27.1% 14.0% 0.8% banks ★★★★
11 M54 CGI Group Inc. (GIB.A) 29.7% 238.4% $35.19 - 10,898 15.0 1.1 2.5 $10,085 111.3% $2.11 95.4% 10.6% 4.5% 16.0% 5.5% IT services
12 43 Imperial Oil Ltd. (IMO) 29.6% 18.7% $51.67 1.0% 43,795 14.8 1.4 2.2 $31,506 6.0% $3.51 -19.1% 11.9% 9.0% 15.8% 8.5% oil, gas & consumable fuels ★★★★
13 22 Encana Corp. (ECA) 29.1% -1.7% $24.65 1.3% 18,262 34.1 2.8 3.2 $6,035 13.5% $0.89 230.8% 15.2% 4.0% 4.5% 1.3% oil, gas & consumable fuels ★★★★½
14 2 Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (CP) 27.8% 336.8% $158.00 0.9% 27,757 24.4 4.5 3.9 $6,133 7.7% $6.42 60.5% 30.1% 14.3% 14.4% 5.5% road & rail ★½
15 29 Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM) 27.6% 142.4% $95.56 4.1% 38,020 10.8 2.2 2.2 $12,783 1.9% $8.32 5.3% 32.0% 26.6% 22.8% 1.0% banks ★★★★
16 37 National Bank of Canada (NA) 25.4% 160.3% $45.02 4.1% 14,730 9.6 2.0 1.9 $5,163 -2.8% $4.21 9.5% 35.2% 28.6% 20.6% 0.8% banks ★★★★
17 23 Bank of Montreal (BMO) 24.4% 165.5% $75.11 4.0% 48,426 11.6 2.3 1.6 $16,263 0.8% $6.29 -6.5% 33.1% 25.7% 14.7% 0.7% banks ★★★★
18 14 Husky Energy Inc. (HSE) 24.3% 55.2% $35.12 3.4% 34,540 19.2 1.5 1.7 $23,317 4.8% $1.85 -10.2% 11.7% 7.8% 9.4% 5.1% oil, gas & consumable fuels ★★★★★
19 9 Brookfield Asset Management (BAM.A) 23.9% 167.4% $45.49 2.0% 28,477 13.3 1.2 1.4 $21,458 11.0% $3.21 58.4% 25.4% 10.2% 11.2% 1.9% real estate ★★★★★
20 23 Royal Bank of Canada (RY) 23.6% 123.9% $72.85 3.9% 105,069 13.0 2.9 2.3 $28,083 7.5% $5.57 10.7% 37.8% 29.7% 18.9% 1.0% banks ★★★★
21 7 Canadian National Railway Co. (CNR) 23.5% 164.9% $60.02 1.7% 49,620 19.6 4.8 3.8 $10,575 6.6% $3.06 9.1% 36.6% 24.7% 21.8% 9.2% road & rail ★★
22 28 Brookfield Office Properties (BPO) 22.9% 228.6% $21.48 2.9% 10,889 10.4 4.3 0.9 $2,374 5.0% $1.95 -15.2% 22.4% 47.4% 9.7% 3.7% real estate ★★★★½
23 M22 ARC Resources Ltd. (ARX) 22.6% 171.1% $32.02 3.7% 10,084 47.1 7.1 3.0 $1,401 17.4% $0.69 46.8% 24.3% 17.2% 7.1% 4.2% oil, gas & consumable fuels ★★★½
24 42 Crescent Point Energy Corp. (CPG) 21.9% 116.0% $42.03 6.6% 16,696 73.7 5.6 2.0 $2,882 30.5% $0.56 133.3% 19.9% 5.0% 1.7% 1.2% oil, gas & consumable fuels ★★★½
25 33 IGM Financial Inc. (IGM) 20.9% 82.9% $51.67 4.2% 13,039 17.1 5.0 2.9 $2,504 3.8% $3.02 1.7% 35.4% 29.7% 17.2% 6.2% capital markets
26 33 Power Financial Corp. (PWF) 20.6% 97.5% $33.47 4.2% 23,803 13.4 0.8 1.8 $28,830 -12.5% $2.37 0.9% 13.7% 7.0% 15.3% 0.7% insurance ★★★
27 M94 Fairfax Financial Hldgs Ltd. (FFH) 19.4% 67.7% $465.01 2.4% 10,423 22.9 1.5 1.3 $6,025 -27.0% $19.37 786.8% -15.2% -9.8% -8.5% -1.6% insurance ★★½
28 35 Power Corp. of Canada (POW) 18.5% 74.7% $29.89 3.9% 13,760 14.4 0.5 1.4 $29,642 -11.4% $2.08 18.2% 12.8% 3.5% 10.2% 0.3% insurance ★★★
29 32 Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. (COS) 18.2% 5.1% $22.55 6.2% 10,927 12.2 2.7 2.3 $4,208 7.8% $1.84 -7.1% 29.6% 19.8% 18.0% 8.2% oil, gas & consumable fuels ★★★★
30 16 Thomson Reuters Corp. (TRI) 16.2% 33.1% $37.23 3.9% 30,371 23.1 2.2 1.7 $13,085 -3.3% $1.49 -32.2% 11.9% 1.1% 0.8% 0.4% media
31 29 Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) 15.5% 141.2% $64.24 4.0% 78,044 12.5 2.7 1.8 $21,343 8.3% $5.08 8.3% 39.6% 30.1% 15.9% 0.9% banks ★★½
32 25 Great-West Lifeco Inc. (GWO) 14.8% 108.0% $29.66 4.1% 29,635 13.7 1.1 1.9 $26,446 -13.6% $2.14 4.3% 12.0% 9.1% 16.7% 0.8% insurance ★★½
33 13 Enbridge Inc. (ENB) 13.7% 227.5% $51.17 2.7% 42,553 94.2 1.2 5.1 $32,918 33.5% $0.55 -36.3% 4.1% 1.9% 6.0% 1.2% oil, gas & consumable fuels ★★★½
34 10 Telus Corp. (T) 13.6% 200.4% $38.05 3.8% 23,679 17.7 2.1 3.0 $11,404 4.4% $2.15 15.3% 19.4% 11.3% 16.5% 6.2% diversified telecommunication ★★★
35 21 Saputo Inc. (SAP) 13.3% 184.9% $55.30 1.7% 10,775 20.2 1.2 4.2 $7,298 5.3% $2.55 3.2% 10.2% 6.6% 21.4% 11.2% food products ★★
36 8 Loblaw Cos. Ltd. (L) 11.0% 66.3% $45.73 2.1% 18,863 20.5 0.4 1.8 $32,371 2.4% $2.40 -1.4% 4.1% 1.9% 9.4% 3.3% food & staples retailing ★★
37 12 Weston (George) Ltd. (WN) 10.7% 76.9% $80.84 2.1% 10,339 18.1 0.3 1.9 $33,582 2.6% $4.43 3.0% 4.8% 2.0% 11.0% 2.7% food & staples retailing ★★
38 14 Shaw Communications Inc. (SJR.B) 10.6% 68.4% $26.16 4.2% 11,998 16.6 2.3 2.9 $5,142 2.9% $1.55 -4.3% 26.6% 14.5% 19.9% 6.3% media ★★★
39 19 TransCanada Corp. (TRP) 9.5% 110.1% $51.35 3.7% 36,335 22.7 4.1 2.2 $8,797 9.9% $2.24 19.1% 32.7% 20.3% 10.6% 3.5% oil, gas & consumable fuels ★★★
40 47 First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (FM) 8.1% 154.9% $20.13 0.9% 11,894 19.3 2.9 1.4 $3,660 20.4% $0.90 -57.6% 26.0% 12.9% 6.9% 4.0% metals & mining ★★
41 26 Agrium Inc. (AGU) 8.1% 125.0% $100.62 3.3% 14,460 12.8 0.9 1.9 $16,201 -1.9% $7.53 -24.4% 10.0% 6.8% 15.5% 6.7% chemicals ★★★½
42 11 BCE Inc. (BCE) 8.1% 146.6% $48.18 5.1% 37,430 16.3 1.8 3.2 $20,400 2.1% $2.98 0.7% 22.3% 10.3% 17.9% 4.9% diversified telecommunication ★★★★
43 44 Cenovus Energy Inc. (CVE) 6.6% - $31.90 3.3% 24,133 24.9 1.3 2.4 $18,657 10.8% $1.30 0.8% 9.3% 3.5% 6.7% 2.7% oil, gas & consumable fuels ★★½
44 17 Canadian Utilities Ltd. (CU) 4.8% 173.2% $41.01 2.6% 10,693 17.7 3.1 2.7 $3,381 11.3% $2.20 9.5% 31.0% 17.9% 15.0% 4.3% multi-utilities ★★★★
45 38 Talisman Energy Inc. (TLM) -4.0% -17.4% $11.46 2.6% 11,871 - 2.3 1.3 $4,905 -30.5% -$0.36 - 8.0% -24.7% -13.0% -6.1% oil, gas & consumable fuels ½
46 41 Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (POT) -5.3% 12.9% $36.63 4.2% 31,193 16.1 4.0 3.0 $7,525 -7.8% $2.15 -20.5% 32.4% 24.4% 18.3% 9.9% chemicals ★½
47 5 Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI.B) -10.4% 100.7% $44.80 4.1% 23,309 13.8 1.8 4.9 $12,706 1.8% $3.27 -7.6% 23.7% 13.1% 38.4% 7.7% wireless telecommunication ser ★½
48 48 Teck Resources Ltd. (TCK.B) -10.9% 171.4% $24.64 3.7% 14,216 14.2 1.5 0.8 $9,382 -9.3% $1.73 -42.9% 21.1% 10.2% 5.2% 2.7% metals & mining ★★
49 49 Goldcorp. Inc. (G) -14.1% -22.5% $26.45 2.5% 21,502 - 5.2 1.0 $3,798 -20.9% -$0.88 - 21.2% -73.5% -12.8% -8.9% metals & mining ½
50 50 Barrick Gold Corp. (ABX) -16.7% -36.9% $20.45 1.1% 23,817 7.5 1.5 1.6 $12,888 -13.1% $2.56 -33.5% 30.3% -82.9% -58.4% -24.4% metals & mining ★★★


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