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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Dividend Stocks: Intact Financial raises its dividend

Dividend Stocks: Intact Financial raises its dividend

The leading insurer has strengthened its revenue with higher premiums and better fraud detection—developments that have also helped to raise its dividend.
INTACT FINANCIAL (Toronto symbol IFC; www.intactfc.com) is Canada’s largest provider of property and casualty insurance. The company insures more than five million individuals and… Read More

Wal-Mart offers dividend growth and value

WAL-MART STORES INC. $67 (New York symbol WMT; Conservative Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 3.1 billion; Market cap: $207.7 billion; Dividend yield: 3.0%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.walmart.com) is the world’s biggest retailer, with 11,633 outlets in 28 countries. These stores serve… Read More

Strong Sustainability for Pfizer dividend

For our December issue of TSI Dividend Advisor we reported on Pfizer’s research spending and recent acquisitions. They will contribute significantly to its future growth.

PFIZER INC. $31 (New York symbol PFE; Income Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 6.1 billion; Market cap: $189.1 billion;… Read More

TransCanada; high TSI Dividend Sustainability

 Recently, TSI Dividend Advisor reported on TransCanada’s completed acquisition of U.S.-based Columbia Pipeline Group. Combined with other projects underway, Columbia’s operations have spurred the company’s revenue and earnings, and should  give TransCanada more cash for dividends.

TRANSCANADA CORP. $61 (Toronto symbol TRP; Income-Growth Dividend Payer… Read More

GWO acquisitions add risk

GREAT-WEST LIFECO $35.36 (Toronto symbol GWO; Shares outstanding: 986.1 million; Market cap: $35.1 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Yield: 3.9%; www. greatwestlifeco.com) is Canada’s second-largest insurance company, after Manulife Financial (Toronto symbol MFC and a buy recommendation of Canadian Wealth Advisor). It also offers mutual… Read More

Dividend Stocks: Canadian REIT focuses on development

Dividend Stocks: Canadian REIT focuses on development

Higher rents and occupancy levels helped lift cash flow in the latest quarter as the trust continued to plan for 12 new developments.
CANADIAN REIT (Toronto symbol REF.UN; www.creit.ca) owns 198 properties across Canada and Chicago, including retail (85), industrial (96) and office (17) buildings. These… Read More

REITs: Canada still offers tax advantages for these investments

REITs: Canada still offers tax advantages for these investments

Investing in REITs Canada can help you minimize risk in owning investment property
REITs, Canada’s remaining category of income trusts, continue to pay distributions before they pay tax—and that’s good for unitholders. The 2011 law that put an end to tax privileges for other income trusts… Read More