Two speculatives to hold, two to sell

COMPTON PETROLEUM $0.80 (Toronto symbol CMT; SI Rating: Speculative) (403-237-9400; www.comptonpetroleum.com; Shares outstanding: 125.6 million; Market cap: $100.5 million) explores for oil and natural gas in western Canada. Its $829.3-million debt is over eight times its $100.5-million market cap. However, most of its debt is… Read More

Three Juniors With Above-average Prospects

CELTIC MINERALS $0.31 (Toronto symbol CME; SI Rating: Start-up) (403-261-2890; www.celticminerals.com; Shares outstanding: 73.8 million; Market cap: $22.9 million) has as its main asset a 100% interest in the Kingurutik property, 85 kilometers northeast of Vale Inco’s Voisey’s Bay nickel mine and property in Labrador… Read More

The Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, April 11, 2008

BROADRIDGE FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS, $16.76, symbol BR on New York, fell more than 7% this week after Standard & Poor’s lowered its credit rating on certain of the company’s obligations. S&P is concerned that Broadridge is taking on too much risk, especially at its Ridge Clearing… Read More

Two Buys: One Start-Up, One ’Spec’

ARIAN SILVER $0.57 (Toronto symbol AGQ; SI Rating: Start up) (1-800-917-4102; www.ariansilver.com; Shares outstanding: 105.4 million; Market cap: $60.1 million) is active in silver exploration and development in Mexico. The company is headquartered in the UK.

Arian’s current focus is on the Calicanto and San Celso… Read More

Here’s a New Penny Buy

ARIAN SILVER $0.37 (Toronto symbol AGQ; SI Rating: Start up) (1-800-917-4102; www.ariansilver.com; Shares outstanding: 100.7 million; Market cap: $37.3 million) is active in silver exploration and development in Mexico. The company is headquartered in the UK.

Arian’s current focus is on the Calicanto and San Celso… Read More