Sector Expert: John Chu

Alta Corp Capital

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John Chu, CFA, is managing director of agri-industry institutional equity research at AltaCorp Capital Inc. He was previously senior vice president in agriculture and industrials research at Mackie Research Capital and also worked for Scotia Capital and HSBC Securities. He holds a bachelor's degree with honors in economics from Queens University, and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Western Ontario.



Recent Interviews

How Healthier Food Boosts Margins for Ag Companies and Investors: AltaCorp's John Chu (3/19/15)
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More people are eating better, and demanding food with no gluten, more fiber, less fat and more protein. According to John Chu of AltaCorp Capital Inc., this trend equals tremendous growth potential for companies specializing in high-margin foodstuffs. In this interview with The Energy Report, Chu highlights one such specialty food stock, examines the effects of low oil and natural gas prices on the fertilizer space, and explains why he prefers the prospects of nitrogen-based fertilizers over potash.

John Chu: Investors Can Feast on Fertilizer Yields (7/29/14)

As the world grows ever larger, its people demand more and better food. This trend will continue to benefit investors in fertilizer companies, declares John Chu of AltaCorp Capital Inc. In this interview with The Mining Report, Chu explains that a near-term supply crunch is good news for juniors and highlights four companies with projects than can meet demand, as well as a revolutionary Canadian company that is pioneering agricultural streaming.

Recent Quotes

"We maintain our Outperform rating on INP."

— John Chu, Alta Corp Capital (5/5/15)
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"INP is a 2015 top pick."

— John Chu, Alta Corp Capital (4/28/15)
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"We reiterate INP as one of our top picks for 2015."

— John Chu, Alta Corp Capital (4/8/15)
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"We reiterate INP as one of our Top Picks with an Outperform rating."

— John Chu, Alta Corp Capital (4/1/15)
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"There's one particular company we like: INP."

The Energy Report Interview with John Chu (3/19/15)
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"We reiterate INP as one of our top picks for 2015."

— John Chu, Alta Corp Capital (2/9/15)
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"We see 2015 as the breakout year for INP."

— John Chu, Alta Corp Capital (2/3/15)
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"INP should deploy capital into new streaming contracts in H1/15."

— John Chu, Alta Corp Capital (1/13/15)
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"We are impressed with the deployment momentum that INP is showing."

— John Chu, Alta Corp Capital (1/7/15)
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