Updating TransCanada Corp., Power Corp. and Telus

TRANSCANADA CORP. $56.04 (Toronto symbol TRP; Shares outstanding: 708.9 million; Market cap: $40.4 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 3.7%; www.transcanada.com) has announced a new deal with Magellan Midstream Partners (New York symbol MMP).

The two firms have formed a 50/50 partnership to build… Read More

POWER CORP. $33.52 – Toronto symbol POW

POWER CORP. $33.52 (Toronto symbol POW; Shares outstanding: 412.6 million; Market cap: $15.5 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Div. yield: 3.5%; www.powercorporation.com) is a diversified holding company. It holds its financial assets through 65.7%-owned Power Financial.

These financial assets include 68.1% of Great- West Lifeco, one… Read More

Please give me your thoughts on Gluskin Sheff + Associates. I enjoy your weekly comments. Thank you for the valuable advice through the past decade.

Gluskin Sheff + Associates, $27.25, symbol GS on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 31.7 million; Market cap: $839.5 million; www.gluskinsheff.com), is a Toronto-based wealth management firm that serves high-net-worth individuals and institutional investors. It has around $8.2 billion in assets under management.

In August 2014, the company acquired… Read More

Updating Molson Coors Canada Inc., Atco Ltd. and IGM Financial Inc.

MOLSON COORS CANADA INC. (Toronto symbols TPX.A $94 and TPX.B $99; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 185.9 million; Market cap: $18.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 3.5; Dividend yield: 2.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.molson coors.com) has paid an undisclosed sum for Mount Shivalik… Read More

Our latest advice on six popular ETFs

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are set up to mirror the performance of a stock market index or sub-index. They hold a more or less fixed selection of securities that represent the holdings that go into the calculation of the index or sub-index.

ETFs trade on… Read More

Updating Power Corp., Pengrowth Energy and TD Bank

POWER CORP. $33.52 (Toronto symbol POW; Shares outstanding: 412.6 million; Market cap: $15.5 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Div. yield: 3.5%; www.powercorporation.com) is a diversified holding company. It holds its financial assets through 65.7%-owned Power Financial.

These financial assets include 68.1% of Great- West Lifeco,… Read More

Pat: What do you think about these three ETFs: iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF, iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index (CAD-Hedged) ETF and the iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index ETF?

iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF, $6.99, symbol FIE on Toronto (Units outstanding: 45.0 million; Market cap: $314.6 million; www.blackrock.com), is a balanced fund with 16% of its assets in bonds and 16% in preferred shares. The other 68% is in common stocks.

We don’t generally… Read More