Dividend Stocks

Dividend stocks make cash payouts that serve as a way for companies to share the wealth they’ve accumulated.  These payouts are drawn from earnings and cash flow and paid to the shareholders of the company. Typically, these dividends are paid quarterly, although they may be paid annually or even monthly as well.

Dividends can produce as much as a third of your total return over long periods, and you can even retire on dividends.

There are 4 key stock dividend dates that are involved with dividend payments:

1- The Declaration Date is several weeks in advance of a dividend payment—it’s when company’s board of directors sets the amount and timing of the proposed payment.
2- The Payable Date is the date set by the board on which the dividend will actually be paid out to shareholders.
3- The Record Date is for shareholders who hold the stock before the payable date and receive the dividend payment. That date is set any number of weeks before the payable date.
4-The Ex-Dividend Date is two business days before the record date and it’s when the shares begin to trade without their dividend. If you buy stocks one day or more before their ex-dividend date, you will still get the dividend. That’s when a stock is said to trade cum-dividend. If you buy on the ex-dividend date or later, you won’t get the dividend. The ex-dividend date is in place to allow pending stock trades to settle.

We think very highly of stocks that have been paying dividends for five or more years, at TSI Network. Many of these stocks fit in well with our three-part Successful Investor philosophy:

1- Invest mainly in well-established companies;
2- Spread your money out across most if not all of the five main economic sectors (Manufacturing & Industry; Resources & Commodities; Consumer; Finance; and Utilities);
3- Downplay or avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight.

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Sobeys Inc. $38 – Toronto symbol SBY

Sobeys has undergone significant changes since this article was published in 2006. see below for a June 2016 update.

2006:

SOBEYS INC. $38 (Toronto symbol SBY; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; SI Rating: Average) operates 1,300 company-owned and franchised retail grocery stores in 10 provinces,… Read More

Never underestimate the power of Canadian dividend stocks

Never underestimate the power of Canadian dividend stocks

Canadian dividend stocks can produce as much as a third of your total return over your investing lifetime.

We think that Canadian dividend stocks rarely get the respect they deserve from investors. But with today’s low interest rates, savvy investors are paying more attention… Read More

The pros and cons of Dividend Reinvestment Plans

The pros and cons of Dividend Reinvestment Plans

You enjoy certain advantages with Dividend Reinvestment Plans, but don’t overrate them—they shouldn’t be the sole reason you invest in a stock.

Dividends are in fashion with investors right now, and that’s always a good thing. As well, some companies provide dividend reinvestment plans,… Read More

How to tell a high dividend yield from a risky one

How to tell a high dividend yield from a risky one

You can’t fake a record of dividends, but a high dividend yield can be grounds for caution.

You can’t fake a record of dividends. That’s why we place a high value on a sustained history of dividend payments. And when you’re looking for income-producing… Read More

PROCTER & GAMBLE CO. $80

PROCTER & GAMBLE CO. $80 (New York symbol PG; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 2.7 billion; Market cap: $216.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 3.0; Dividend yield: 3.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.pg.com) is one of the world’s largest makers of household and personal care… Read More

GANNETT CO., INC. $18

GANNETT CO., INC. $18 (New York symbol GCI; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector: Shares outstanding: 116.5 million; Market cap: $2.1 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.7; Dividend yield: 3.6%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.gannett.com) publishes daily newspapers in 107 U.S. markets, including its flagship newspaper, USAToday. It also… Read More

KRAFT HEINZ CO. $79

KRAFT HEINZ CO. $79 (Nasdaq symbol KHC; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 1.2 billion; Market cap: $94.8 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 5.2; Dividend yield: 2.9%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.kraftheinzcompany.com) makes condiments and sauces (such as Heinz Ketchup) as well as other… Read More

MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL INC. $44

MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL INC. $44 (Nasdaq symbol MDLZ; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 1.6 billion; Market cap: $70.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.3; Dividend yield: 1.5%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.mondelezinternational.com) makes cookies and biscuits (Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, Ritz), chocolate bars (Cadbury, Toblerone), gum and… Read More

GENERAL MILLS INC. $61

GENERAL MILLS INC. $61 (New York symbol GIS, Conservative Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 594.4 million; Market cap: $36.3 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.1; Dividend yield: 3.0%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.generalmills.com) is one of the world’s largest food makers. Its top brands include Cheerios,… Read More