April was a pretty good month for our stocks. Only two of them are in negative territory, and some of them are doing spectacularly well. The juggernaut for April is Research in Motion, up a walloping 40% since the beginning of the year. However, Cott Corp. isn’t far behind at 36%, followed by WestJet at 25% and Magna International at 22%. It’s also worth mentioning that Sherwin Williams has gained almost $30 per share, with Canadian Tire and Magna International gaining more than $10 per share in the last four months.
The Canadian stocks are still outperforming the US ones, and that gap is starting to widen.
On the down side, AEterna Zentaris is still lagging. The company appointed a new CEO two weeks ago — we’ll see if this can produce some positive impact in May and June.
|Company Name||Closing Price
|AEterna Zentaris Inc.||2.38 CDN||1.85 CDN||-22%|
|Bombardier Inc.||3.76 CDN||4.00 CDN||+6%|
|Callaway Golf Co.||6.50 US||6.70 US||+3%|
|Cameron International Corp.||56.46 US||61.55 US||+9%|
|Canadian Tire Corp.||81.00 CDN||91.50 CDN||+13%|
|Cott Corp.||8.03 US||10.95 US||+36%|
|Indigo Books & Music||10.68 CDN||11.49 CDN||+8%|
|Koninlijke Philips Electronics||26.54 US||27.60 US||+4%|
|Magna International Inc.||49.68 CDN||60.60 CDN||+22%|
|Research in Motion Ltd.||11.80 CDN||16.50 CDN||+40%|
|Ryder Systems Inc.||49.93 US||58.07 US||+16%|
|Sherwin-Williams Co.||153.82 US||183.11 US||+19%|
|Sparton Corp.||13.87 US||13.89 US||0%|
|USG Corp.||28.07 US||25.99 US||-7%|
|Westjet Airlines Ltd.||19.81 CDN||24.68 CDN||+25%|
|Total Value $CDN||$179.11||$210.62||+18%|
|Total Value $US||$343.22||$387.86||+13%|