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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Major acquisition spurs earnings for AT&T

Major acquisition spurs earnings for AT&T

The telecom’s acquisition of DirecTV spurred both revenue and earnings in the latest quarter; but it’s also behind plans to boost the stock’s already high dividend.
AT&T INC.  (New York symbol T; www.att.com) will buy media company Time Warner Inc. (New York symbol TWX) for $85.4… Read More

Top telecoms find new ways to grow

Demand for wireless and TV services has slowed at both AT&T and Verizon. To spur long-term earnings, the two are buying firms that complement their main businesses. These acquisitions add risk, but we feel they will ultimately pay off with more cash for dividends.
AT&T INC… Read More

5 top Canadian dividend stocks to invest in

5 top Canadian dividend stocks to invest in

Here are 5 Canadian dividend stocks we recommend holding in your portfolio
One of the key points in our three-part investment advice is to invest mainly in well-established dividend-paying stocks.
Successful investors pay a lot of attention to dividend yields from Canadian dividend stocks. Dividends can contribute… Read More

Growth ahead for H&R REIT

Growth ahead for H&R REIT

The REIT has made strategic cuts to its holdings in order to fund new projects expected to further improve its cash flow.

H&R REIT (Toronto symbol HR.UN; www.hr-reit.com) owns or has a stake in 518 office buildings, industrial properties and shopping malls in Canada and the… Read More

Acquisition lifts cash flow for income trust

Acquisition lifts cash flow for income trust

A key purchase for this 104-year-old packaging giant helped lift sales and cash flow in the latest quarter.

RICHARDS PACKAGING INCOME FUND (symbol RPI.UN on Toronto (Units outstanding: 10.9 million; Market cap: $269.8 million; www.richardspackaging.com) is a full-service packaging distributor to small-… Read More