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Last week, we looked at one of Canada’s leading blue chip stocks, BCE Inc. (BCE aims for faster networks, higher dividends). Today, we examine rival telecom Telus Corp. Like BCE, Telus has made a massive investment in boosting the speed and capacity of its networks. With demand for wireless services increasing, this investment promises to pay off in rising earnings and further dividend increases.
Since 2000, Telus has spent $27 billion—roughly its current market cap—to boost the speed and capacity of …read more »
Today, a look at how good companies deal with adverse circumstances. Two dominant Japanese carmakers, Toyota and Honda, have had to deal with massive recalls and repairs from faulty airbag inflators. But both continue to benefit from strong international sales and a lower Japanese yen.
Faulty airbag inflators made by Takata Corp. have forced Toyota to recall 8.1 million vehicles since 2008, while Honda has had to fix 20 million cars.
However, these recalls likely won’t damage Toyota and Honda’s reputations or sales, as other …read more »
Today, we have a question from a member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle about astock on the rise. Savaria Corp. makes products for limited mobility that should attract growing demand from an aging population with longer life expectancy. While acknowledging the company’s strong position in its market, Pat also looks at the risk of its growth-by-acquisition strategy.
Q: Mr. McKeough: Would you please share your opinion on Savaria Corp.? Thank you in anticipation.
A: Savaria Corp. (symbol SIS on Toronto; www.savaria.com) makes products …read more »
Today, we look at exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as a low-cost, efficient way of investing in the stock market. With ETFs, we recommend that investors keep it simple. Invest only in “plain vanilla” ETFs that mimic the performance of a leading stock market index. The three ETFs we feature here—Dow Jones ETF, S&P 500 ETF and Powershares ETF covering Nasdaq—offer a secure way to invest in each of the major U.S. stock indexes.
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are set up to mirror the performance of …read more »
Today, we review one of Canada’s leading blue chip stocks, BCE Inc. In the highly competitive telecom industry, BCE manages to keep increasing its value and raising its dividend—which it has done 11 times since 2008. The company’s strong assets let it spend money on crucial projects like speeding up its Fibe networks.
BCE is speeding up its networks to profit from demand for faster downloads—both through high-speed Internet and wirelessly.
It can easily afford to make this investments and maintain its …read more »
Two weeks ago, we looked at one utility in Atlantic Canada with a strong dividend record and a growth strategy that includes takeovers (Takeovers across Canada are the trademark of this blue chip stock). Today we look at Emera, another utility based in the Maritimes that aims to boost its profits and keep its dividend growing with the help of a series of new projects.
EMERA INC. (Toronto symbol EMA; www.emera.com) owns 100% of Nova Scotia Power, that province’s main electricity supplier. This …read more »
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