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Q: Hi Peter, Ryan, and Team,

The last question about NOA was on April 21. Do you still hold the same views?

I'm wondering why this stock is classified as 100% energy. When I look at their website, they seem to have a large stake in non-energy sectors, like metals and mining.

Finally, does 5i hold much stock (sorry) in the "Recent Breakouts" column in the Globe and Mail? NOA was recently featured.

Read Answer Asked by Jerry on June 23, 2023
Q: If you held the following smaller cap stocks in positions of 0.5% to 1.0% of your total stock portfolio, and wanted to reduce the number of holdings by selling several of them and using the money to add to others, which ones would you sell and which ones would you add to: ACQ, ADEN, AEP, AND, CHW, CJ, DCM, ECN, GEO, HPS.A, LNF, NOA, PRL, QIPT, RCH, RET.A, SFC, STLC, SVI, TVE, WELL, XTC. Assume overall portfolio is well diversified so sectors not a consideration, and that this is the riskier part of portfolio, so, higher risk is fine. Would be great if you could pare this list of 22 stocks down to about 10-15. Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Dan on April 24, 2023
Q: Chesswood, North American Construction and Hammond Power Systems all produced some very good Q3 results. All look very cheap on a p/e basis. Would like to hear some comments about each as possible purchases in a diversified portfolio. I hold some HPS, but not the other 2.
Read Answer Asked by Dan on November 09, 2022
Q: If you had a well balanced portfolio and were looking to add some medium to small sized companies that were involved in industrial activity of various types, how would you feel about each of these companies on a scale of 1 to 10, with a 10 being a stock you definitely want to add right now, a 1 being a stock you have absolutely no interest in, and a 5 being a stock you thought was not bad, but not good enough to want to buy it. Say you have a risk tolerance of about a 7, with 10 being high and 1 being low. Looking for long term total return. ANRG, DIR.UN, FTT, GDI, HDI, ITP, NOA, XTC.
Read Answer Asked by Dan on January 09, 2022
Q: Which of the above companies do you see as performing quite well when the market picks up over the upcoming year and over a longer term of 2-3 years?
Thank you for considering my question, I look forward as always to you answer.

Thanks, Jim

Read Answer Asked by Jim on April 06, 2021
Q: Is this a good time to get into North American Construction Group? It seems to be stabilizing a bit, and wondered if its more stable trajectory is due to the recent blip uptick in oil/energy, or whether it's more company-specific? I note that in a comment last month you had said that its oil sands exposure was balanced by non-oil sands projects. What percentage, for instance, would projects in non-oil be compared to oil sands projects?
Read Answer Asked by Sylvia on August 01, 2019