|By Marketwired .||
|September 4, 2014 04:07 PM EDT||
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/04/14 -- Canadian General Investments, Limited (TSX: CGI) (TSX: CGI.PR.C) (TSX: CGI.PR.D) (LSE: CGI) (CGI) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at August 31, 2014 was $29.20, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 15.3% and 35.9%, respectively. These compare with the 16.9% and 27.1% returns of the benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index on a total return basis for the same periods.
The closing price for CGI's common shares at August 31, 2014 was $20.50, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month share price returns, with dividends reinvested, of 13.6% and 42.4%, respectively.
The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of August 31, 2014 were as follows:
Financials 23.1% Energy 23.1% Industrials 15.1% Consumer Discretionary 14.4% Materials 12.1% Information Technology 5.4% Telecommunication Services 2.9% Cash & Cash Equivalents 1.1% Consumer Staples 1.0% Utilities 1.0% Health Care 0.8%
The top ten investments which comprised 29.8% of the investment portfolio at market as of August 31, 2014 were as follows:
Dollarama Inc. 4.4% Canadian Pacific Railway Limited 3.7% Enbridge Inc. 3.6% Bank of Montreal 3.0% Element Financial Corporation 2.6% Methanex Corporation 2.6% Royal Bank of Canada 2.6% Home Capital Group Inc. 2.5% Stantec Inc. 2.4% Raging River Exploration Inc. 2.4%
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