Great-West grows at home and abroad

GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. $35 (Toronto symbol GWO; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 996.9 million; Market cap: $35.0 billion; Priceto- sales ratio: 1.0; Dividend Yield: 3.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.greatwestlifeco.com) is Canada’s second-largest insurance company, after Manulife Financial (Toronto symbol MFC)… Read More

GREAT-WEST LIFECO $36.57 – Toronto symbol GWO

GREAT-WEST LIFECO $36.57 (Toronto symbol GWO; Shares outstanding: 997.4 million; Market cap: $36.7 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Yield: 3.6%; www.greatwestlifeco.com) is one of Canada’s largest insurance firms. It also offers mutual funds and wealth management. Power Financial owns 67.1% of Great-West.

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Smart acquisitions fuel Great-West

In recent years, Great-West has bought companies in Ireland and the U.S. that have added new business lines and boosted its profits. Growth by acquisition can be risky, but Great-West’s large size lets it take advantage of opportunities with strong chances of success.

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GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. $37 – Toronto symbol GWO

GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. $37 (Toronto symbol GWO; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 997.5 million; Market cap: $36.9 billion; Priceto- sales ratio: 0.9; Dividend Yield: 3.5%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.greatwestlifeco.com) is one of Canada’s largest insurance companies, with $1.2 trillion of… Read More

Two top non-bank financial buys

A great way to diversify your Finance sector holdings beyond the big banks is to buy shares of Great-West Lifeco and IGM Financial. Both companies lead their fields, trade at low multiples to earnings and have a history of rising dividends.

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GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. – Toronto symbol GWO

GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. $35 (Toronto symbol GWO; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 996.7 million; Market cap: $34.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.9; Dividend yield: 3.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.greatwestlifeco.com) is paying an undisclosed sum for the Irish operations of Legal &… Read More

More Irish gains for Great-West

GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. $35 (Toronto symbol GWO; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 996.7 million; Market cap: $34.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.9; Dividend yield: 3.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.greatwestlifeco.com) is paying an undisclosed sum for the Irish operations of Legal &.. Read More

Irish buildup pays off

GREAT-WEST LIFECO $34.92 (Toronto symbol GWO; Shares outstanding: 996.7 million; Market cap: $35.2 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Yield: 3.7%; www.greatwestlifeco.com) has reported strong results in its latest quarter and raised its dividend.

Great-West is Canada’s largest insurance company. It also offers mutual funds and… Read More