The Canadian small cap stocks we’ve picked out have rallied on average ~12.3% over the past 30 days on significant insider buying during the last three months
SmallCapPower | February 11, 2020: Insiders are defined as any person with access to key company information before it is released to the public, or someone who owns more than 10% of a company’s shares. Insiders include individuals such as management, officers, and directors. Government bodies require companies to report this information, in a timely manner, giving investors a sense of insider activity within a company. The Canadian small cap stocks we have discovered today have rallied over the past 30 days on significant insider buying during the past three months.
*Share prices as at February 7, 2020, data obtained from S&P Capital IQ
Dream Office Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:D.UN) – $33.04
Dream Office REIT is a commercial landlord focused on office properties across primary urban markets in Canada, with a portfolio totaling ~6.1M sq. ft as of Q3/19. The REIT’s largest geographic exposure is the Greater Toronto Area (~89% of portfolio fair value at Q3/19). Dream Office has completed its strategic disposition plan that began in Q1/16 and reduced overall portfolio size as well as exposure to non-core markets. The REIT’s strategy has since shifted towards intensifications and redevelopments in core markets, particularly the GTA, where it seeks to increase mixed-use density.
- Market Cap: $1,858.0M
- YTD-Return: +6.4%
- 30-Day Return: +5.1%
- 90-Day Average Trading Volume: 132,290
- Insider: Michael J. Copper – President
- Shares Bought: ~2M
- Price paid: ~$30.15/share
- Date: January 2020
TerraVest Industries Inc. (TSX:TVK) – $15.20
Oil and Gas Equipment Services
TerraVest is a service and equipment provider to the energy, agriculture, mining, and transportation sectors in Canada and the United States. The Company operates three main business segments: Fuel Containment, Processing Equipment, and Service. The Fuel Containment segment manufactures bulk liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) transport trailers, LPG delivery and service trucks, and LPG storage tanks. The Processing Equipment segment manufactures and sells a range of equipment, such as wellhead processing equipment and tanks, wellhead desanding units, central facilities processing equipment, natural gas liquids (NGL) and LPG storage tanks. The Service segment provides well servicing to the oil and gas sector in Southwest and Central Saskatchewan. This segment operates 21 service rigs.
- Market Cap: $278.3M
- YTD-Return: +17.7%
- 30-Day Return: +17.2%
- 90-Day Average Trading Volume: 7,150
- Insider: Blair Cook – CFO
- Shares Bought: ~12K
- Price paid: ~$12.80/share
- Date: December 2019
Patriot One Technologies Inc. (TSX:PAT) – $1.45
Aerospace & Defense
Patriot One Technologies aims to deliver innovative threat detection and counter-terrorism solutions to promote safer communities. Through its PATSCANTM Multi-Sensor Covert Threat Detection Platform, the Company is able to gather a network of advanced sensor technologies with AI/machine learning software, which can detect and report threats wherever required. On February 5, 2020, Patriot One announced that it had received a $975K government contract with Canada’s Department of Defense for a project related to improving situational awareness for the Canadian Armed Forces and security personnel using video analytics, artificial intelligence and augmented reality.
- Market Cap: $217.8M
- YTD-Return: +9.3%
- 30-Day Return: +14.6%
- 90-Day Average Trading Volume: 353,630
- Insider: Martin Cronin – CEO
- Shares Bought: ~50K
- Price paid: ~$1.28/share
- Date: January 2020
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