GREAT-WEST LIFECO $30.77 – Toronto symbol GWO

GREAT-WEST LIFECO $30.77 (Toronto symbol GWO; Shares outstanding: 999.4 million; Market cap: $30.7 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Yield: 4.0%; www.greatwestlifeco.com) bought Irish Life Group, Ireland’s largest pension manager and life insurance provider, for $1.75 billion last year.

Excluding costs to integrate Irish Life, earnings per… Read More

Great-West stands out

This month we single out Bank of Nova Scotia as our #1 pick for 2014 (see at left). But we also considered a number of other stocks, including Great-West Lifeco. GREAT-WEST LIFECO $30.77 (Toronto symbol GWO; Shares outstanding: 999.4 million; Market cap: $30.7 billion; TSINetwork… Read More

The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, February 7, 2014

BCE INC., $46.58, Toronto symbol BCE, reported higher-than-expected earnings and raised its dividend this week.

In the three months ended December 31, 2013, the company’s earnings rose 16.4%, to $540 million, or $0.70 a share. These figures exclude unusual items, such as costs to integrate recently… Read More

GREAT-WEST LIFECO $32.20 – Toronto symbol GWO

GREAT-WEST LIFECO $32.20 (Toronto symbol GWO; Shares outstanding: 999.5 million; Market cap: $32.7 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Yield: 3.8%; www.greatwestlifeco.com) is Canada’s largest insurance company. It also offers mutual funds and wealth management. Power Financial owns 68.1% of Great-West.

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Irish acquisition spurs Great-West

Great-West completed its $1.75-billion purchase of Irish Life Group, Ireland’s largest pension manager and life insurance provider, in July 2013. Great-West has a long history of operating in Ireland, which cuts this deal’s risk. Moreover, Irish Life is immediately adding to Great-West’s earnings. GREAT-WEST LIFECO… Read More

GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. $32 – Toronto symbol GWO

GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. $32 (Toronto symbol GWO; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 1.0 billion; Market cap: $32.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.3; Dividend Yield: 3.8%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.greatwestlifeco.com) is one of Canada’s largest insurance companies, with $705.1 billion of assets under administration… Read More

Go beyond the big banks with these three

We continue to recommend that all investors aim to own two or more of Canada’s big five banks. In addition, conservative investors should diversify their Finance-sector holdings with Great-West and IGM. Investors who can accept more risk may also want to consider Home Capital (see… Read More

GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. $30 – Toronto symbol GWO;

GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. $30 (Toronto symbol GWO; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 1.1 billion; Market cap: $33.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.1; Dividend yield: 4.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.greatwestlifeco.com) earned $521 million in the three months ended June 30, 2013, up 6.8% from… Read More

Updating GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC., SNC-LAVALIN GROUP INC., and DUNDEE CORP.

GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. $30 (Toronto symbol GWO; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 1.1 billion; Market cap: $33.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.1; Dividend yield: 4.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.greatwestlifeco.com) earned $521 million in the three months ended June 30, 2013, up 6.8% from… Read More

GREAT-WEST LIFECO $30.31 – Toronto symbol GWO

GREAT-WEST LIFECO $30.31 (Toronto symbol GWO; Shares outstanding: 951.5 million; Market cap: $29.0 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Yield: 4.1%; www.greatwestlifeco.com) is Canada’s largest insurance company. It also offers mutual funds, retirement planning and wealth management. Power Financial owns 68.2% of Great-West.

In the quarter ended… Read More