Investment Recommendations

Based on our research, our investment recommendations are made with exacting standards that come from hours of examination. We pour over every detail and nuance. Our recommendations are based on independent thought and decades of experience.

Rating System

Research Capital's Rating System

Speculative Buy

The total annualized return from the investment is expected to be equal to or greater than 15%; however, there are risks in the fundamentals of the security that could cause price volatility, and the potential for a significant loss exists.


The total annualized return from the investment is expected to be 15% or more.

Market Perform

This rating is a neutral call; if the stock has underperformed, this may imply that the stock is expected to improve relative to sector/market averages.


The total annualized return falls in the range of 0% up to (but less than) 15%.


The total annualized return is expected to be less than 0%.


Shareholders submit their shares or securities in response to a takeover bid or offer.

Under Review

The analyst is reconsidering the rating. This may be due to significant new information or events.

Percentage Distribution of Research Ratings

As required by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, Research Capital provides a summary of the percentage of its recommendations that fall into each category of our ratings. The summary below shows those percentages as of the current business day. Please note that the primary objective of Research Capital's analysts is to find opportunities for its clients to make profits from purchasing investments. Research Capital typically does not initiate coverage on companies unless they meet this objective. Consequently, under most market conditions one should expect that more of the company's recommendations will fall into the BUY category than those in the HOLD, or SELL categories.

Distribution Policy

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