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Here comes value: Photos of companies that hit the investor sweet spot

John Daly spots companies from the Top 1000 that offer steady returns and a price that's not heady

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Black Diamond Group Ltd.
Top 1000 Rank: 221
Revenue: $264-million
Profit: $47.4-million
Three-year share price gain: 200%
Calgary-based Black Diamond Group rents out and sells temporary housing and offices.

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Rogers Sugar Inc.
Top 1000 Rank: 274
Revenue: $620-million
Profit: $30.3-million
Three-year share price gain: 70%
Rogers Sugar operates three major refineries – two processors of imported cane sugar in Vancouver and Montreal, and a refiner of domestically grown beet sugar in Taber, Alberta.

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Pulse Seismic Inc.
Top 1000 Rank: 291
Revenue: $86-million
Profit: $27.4-million
Three-year share price gain: 181%
Calgary-based Pulse Seismic is an entirely digital oil and gas company. It owns licenses and the second-largest library of 2-D and 3-D exploration data in Canada, behind Olympic Seismic, a subsidiary of Texas-based Seitel Inc.

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Andrew Peller Ltd.
Top 1000 Rank: 371
Revenue: $277-million
Profit: $13.0-million
Three-year share price gain: 71%
Andrew Peller is the only publicly traded Canadian winemaker, and its shares are modestly priced, trading recently at about 11 times trailing earnings, and delivering a dividend yield of about 3 per cent.

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Russel Metals Inc.
Top 1000 Rank: 145
Revenue: $3-billion
Profit: $98.8-million
Three-year share price gain: 67%
Russel Metals is a distributor and processor of metal products, such as pipe for oil and gas drilling and I-beams for construction.

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