Stockwatch 2014 Chart

The best-performing Alberta-based stocks of 2014

Sure, The stock market has been a nightmare in recent months, but that’s happened before. It will bottom out and start to rise again. The trick is to be able to tell when it’s time to buy. On the premise that a good company is a good company and will recover well when the market picks up, we dissect the recent performance of the 50 largest public corporations in Alberta.

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2014
Rank
Company Location Market Capitalization
(Billions)
Enterprise Value
(Billions)
Trailing P/E
(ttm, intraday)
Price/Book Ratio Revenue Per
Share (ttm)
52-Week Change
(per cent)
1ConocoPhillips Canada Calgary90.26n/a9.511.6346.50-1.23 %
2Suncor EnergyCalgary51.8565.1419.131.4027.728.43 %
3Imperial Oil Calgary46.6952.8511.242.0941.2323.83 %
4Canadian Natural Resources Calgary45.8659.5314.641.6416.9022.55 %
5Enbridge Calgary44.5276.3055.404.1545.1120.91 %
6Canadian Pacific Railway Calgary40.0144.5837.235.6537.1236.98 %
7TransCanada Calgary39.6565.9523.122.3114.0018.29 %
8Apache Canada Calgary28.5439.05n/a0.9337.58-20.30 %
9Devon Energy Canada Calgary27.1235.7711.931.2240.306.95 %
10Husky Energy Calgary26.3230.3113.041.2624.72-11.07 %
11Cenovus Energy Calgary21.25n/a18.301.9826.64-9.33 %
12Agrium Calgary16.1620.8321.032.34112.3317.23 %
13Crescent Point Energy Calgary16.0218.5838.791.578.47-10.09 %
14Encana Calgary15.2914.905.151.619.701.14 %
15Shaw Communications Calgary14.1718.1016.593.21n/a25.65 %
16Pembina Pipeline Calgary14.1716.2136.632.6919.0651.81 %
17Weatherford Canada Edmonton12.5620.70n/a1.5519.241.22 %
18Inter Pipeline Calgary11.2615.5732.464.41n/a48.95 %
19Fluor Canada Calgary10.679.1324.023.02140.21-12.14 %
20Canadian Utilities Calgary10.5017.1016.732.4913.7110.64 %
21Murphy Oil Company Calgary9.41n/a15.761.1129.90-19.43 %
22Arc Resources Calgary8.969.9432.102.575.66-0.63 %
23Canadian Oil Sands Calgary8.2910.0313.221.777.9513.52 %
24Tourmaline Oil Calgary8.198.9529.262.016.1333.13 %
25Keyera Calgary7.728.8332.085.9144.7669.01 %
26Talisman Energy Calgary6.9711.78n/a0.774.82-47.11 %
27Vermilion Energy Calgary6.42n/a20.273.2012.8625.25 %
28Jacobs Canada Calgary6.326.3819.491.43n/a-19.23 %
29AltaGas Calgary5.948.7540.962.2218.8517.66 %
30MEG Energy Calgary5.75n/an/a1.1611.51-16.89 %
31Peyto Exploration and Development Calgary5.466.3323.503.825.2228.74 %
32Baytex Energy Calgary5.127.1016.401.8110.3213.88 %
33Finning Canada Edmonton4.806.1215.962.3840.1514.80 %
34WestJet Airlines Calgary3.933.7314.852.2530.499.01 %
35Gibson Energy Calgary3.774.7937.962.6469.2116.89 %
36Enerplus Calgary3.524.6119.901.717.5338.47 %
37Stantec Edmonton3.193.3719.793.0921.51-0.28 %
38TransAlta Calgary3.147.05n/a1.479.18-18.33 %
39Brookfield Residential Properties Calgary3.074.2913.482.0512.3316.26 %
40Canadian Western Bank Edmonton3.013.4714.311.977.389.17 %
41Precision Drilling Calgary2.633.8712.031.017.94-10.51 %
42Penn West Petroleum Calgary2.554.74n/a0.344.43-34.23 %
43Secure Energy Services Calgary2.362.7042.233.0617.8520.19 %
44Pengrowth Energy Calgary2.344.02n/a0.682.4216.17 %
45Bonavista Energy Calgary2.343.3430.570.944.7410.55 %
46Capital Power Edmonton2.313.7236.890.9713.7932.20 %
47Mullen Group Okotoks2.032.4023.242.3215.92-17.74 %
48Canadian Energy Services & Technology Calgary1.782.1128.013.364.3715.70 %
49Parkland FuelRed Deer1.672.0627.043.43100.5119.48 %
50Superior Plus Calgary1.652.6068.583.2132.1117.07 %
Definitions

Enterprise Value A measure of a company’s value, calculated by adding market capitalization, debt, minority interest and preferred shares, and subtracting total cash and cash equivalents.

Trailing Price-to-Earnings (P/E) The sum of a company’s price-to-earnings. It is calculated by dividing the current stock price by trailing earnings per share for the past year.

Trailing Twelve Months (TTM) The last 12 months.

Intraday Price Movements during the span of a day.

Price-to-Book Ratio A ratio comparing a stock’s market value to its book value. It is also known as the price-quality ratio. Price-to-book ratio is calculated by dividing the current closing price of the stock by the latest quarter’s book.

Most Recent Quarter (MRQ) The measurement of a performance metric using data from a previous quarter. Often used to figure out how a metric has changed over time.

Revenue per Share A ratio of the total revenue earned per share over a 12-month period. It can be calculated by dividing total earned revenue in a fiscal year by the average of shares outstanding for that fiscal year.

52-Week Change The change in a company’s stock price over the last 52 weeks.

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