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#1 - Adam Twa, Peters & Co.

Sector: Oil, gas and consumable fuels Performance: Beat benchmark by 20.9 per cent Best call: Kept a "sector outperform" rating on Duvernay Oil as it soared from $29.04 to $82.80, a gain of 187 per cent, as its shares rallied on a takeover offer from Royal Dutch Shell.

#2 - Cameron Doerksen, Versant Partners

Sector: Diversified industrials Performance: Beat benchmark by 19.4 per cent Best call: Stayed bearish on Ace Aviation Holdings , which would go on to lose 87 per cent on weakness in the airline sector.

#3 - David Tyerman, Scotia Capital (now at Genuity Capital Markets)

Sector: Diversified industrials, auto components Performance: Beat benchmark by 16.4 per cent Best call: Maintained a "sector underperform" on Wescast Industries for more than 11 months as it fell 89 per cent.

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#4 - Patrick Kenny, National Bank Financial

Sector: Chemicals and utilities Performance: Beat benchmark by 16 per cent Best call: Held an "underperform" on Algonquin Power Income Fund through the end of the year as it fell 67 per cent and under-performed the benchmark by 12 per cent.

#5 - Menal Patel, National Bank Financial

Sector: Oil and gas, royalty trusts Performance: Beat benchmark by 16 per cent Best call: Remained bullish on Trilogy Energy Trust for almost four months as it shot up 71 per cent to outperform the benchmark by 74 per cent.

#6 - David Martin, Dundee Securities

Sector: Health care Performance: Beat benchmark by 11.1 per cent Best call: Was bullish on Labopharm for 44 days as it shot up 359 per cent and outperformed the benchmark by 351 per cent.

#7 - Sumit Malhotra, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch (now at Macquarie Research Equities)

Sector: Commercial bank, financial service Performance: Beat benchmark by 10.9 per cent Best call: Held an "underperform" on GMP Capital Trust as it dropped 68 per cent and under-performed the benchmark by 20 per cent.

#8 - Steven Li, Raymond James

Sector: IT equipment, software and IT services Performance: Beat benchmark by 10.5 per cent Best call: Remained bullish on Q9 Networks from the outset of the year through August as it gained 25 per cent and outperformed the benchmark by 64 per cent.

#9 - Adam Shine, National Bank Financial

Sector: Media, diversified industrials Performance: Beat benchmark by 9.3 per cent Best call: Had an "underperform" on Cinram International Income Fund for 11 months as it fell 75 per cent and under-performed the benchmark by 32 per cent.

#10 - Peter Doig, Scotia Capital

Sector: Oil, gas and consumable fuels; energy equipment and services Performance: Beat benchmark by 8.7 per cent Best call: Bearish on Compton Petroleum for more than seven months as it slid by 87 per cent and under-performed the benchmark by 52 per cent

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More top-ranked analysts: Top ten earnings estimators

Rank

Analyst

Broker

Primary Coverage Industries

1

Lampard, Gary

Canaccord Adams

Metals & Mining; Diversified Industrials

2

Barnes, Greg

TD Securities

Metals & Mining; Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels

3

MacArthur, Brian

UBS

Metals & Mining; Chemicals & Utilities; Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels

4

Tse, Richard

National Bank Financial

Software & IT Services; Health Care; IT Equipment

5

Mazar, Michael

BMO Capital Markets

Energy Equipment & Services

6

Fairbanks, Andrew

BAS-ML

Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels

7

Kwan, Robert

RBC Capital Markets

Chemicals & Utilities; Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels

8

Courtright, Tony

Scotia Capital

Chemicals & Utilities; Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels; Consumer Services

9

Granger, Jason

BMO Capital Markets

Diversified Industrials

10

Bastien, Frederic

Raymond James

Diversified Industrials; Energy Equipment & Services



Top ranked brokers

Rank

Broker

Total number of awards

1

BMO Capital Markets

17

2

RBC Capital Markets

14

3

Scotia Capital

14

4

TD Securities

13

5

National Bank Financial

11

6

CIBC World Markets

8

7

Dundee Securities

7

8

BAS-ML

6

9

Cormark Securities

6

10

Raymond James

5







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