TORONTO, Dec. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canadian General Investments, Limited (CGI) (TSX: CGI) (TSX: CGI.PR.D) (LSE: CGI) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at November 30, 2019 was $36.19 resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 28.2% and 15.0%, respectively.  These compare with the 22.3% and 15.7% 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 November 30, 2019 was $24.30, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month share price returns, with dividends reinvested, of 22.5% and 13.6%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI’s investment portfolio at market as of November 30, 2019 were as follows:

 Information Technology25.3%
 Industrials19.1%
 Materials14.0%
 Consumer Discretionary13.1%
 Financials10.4%
 Energy7.7%
 Communication Services2.9%
 Cash & Cash Equivalents2.6%
 Health Care2.5%
 Real Estate1.6%
 Utilities0.8%
    

The top ten investments which comprised 39.1% of the investment portfolio at market as of November 30, 2019 were as follows:

 Shopify Inc.6.9%
 Air Canada5.6%
 Mastercard Incorporated, class A4.4%
 Franco-Nevada Corporation4.1%
 Canadian Pacific Railway Limited3.9%
 Bank of Montreal3.0%
 Amazon.com, Inc.2.9%
 Royal Bank of Canada2.9%
 NVIDIA Corporation2.8%
 Cash2.6%
    

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Canadian General Investments, Limited
Jonathan A. Morgan
President and CEO
Phone: (416) 366-2931
Fax: (416) 366-2729
e-mail: cgifund@mmainvestments.com
website: www.canadiangeneralinvestments.ca