TORONTO, CANADA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/05/12 -- Canadian General Investments, Limited (CGI)(TSX: CGI)(TSX: CGI.PR.B)(TSX: CGI.PR.C)(LSE: CGI) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at February 29, 2012 was $22.93, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 12.2% and -4.9%, respectively. These compare with the 6.1% and -8.1% 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 February 29, 2012 was $17.40, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns, with dividends reinvested, of 8.7% and -7.9%, respectively.
The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of February 29, 2012 were as follows:
Energy 26.7% Materials 22.8% Financials 19.0% Industrials 8.8% Consumer Discretionary 8.2% Information Technology 8.0% Telecommunication Services 3.0% Utilities 2.8% Consumer Staples 0.7% Cash & Cash Equivalents 0.5% Health Care 0.3%
The top ten investments which comprised 31.1% of the investment portfolio at market as of February 29, 2012 were as follows:
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation 4.5% SXC Health Solutions Corp. 3.3% Apple Inc. 3.3% Enbridge Inc. 3.3% Brookfield Canada Office Properties 3.1% BMTC Group Inc. 3.0% Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. 2.9% Franco-Nevada Corporation 2.7% Bank of Montreal 2.5% Dollarama Inc. 2.5%
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