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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Get a 4.3% yield from North West Company

Get a 4.3% yield from North West Company

This firm’s food stores remained open during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic as they provide essential products to remote communities. The company maintained its dividend and the stock has rebounded strongly from its March 2020 low of $22.

The sound balance sheet and dominant market… Read More

Earnings are up 7.9% at Cisco Systems Inc.

Earnings are up 7.9% at Cisco Systems Inc.

Improved software sales led to an 8.1% revenue jump and overcame semiconductor-shortage difficulties in the hardware aspect of the business.

Recurring security software subscriptions should help the firm weather the chip shortage and sustain the dividend payout.

The stock trades at 17.5 times the company’s 2022 earnings… Read More

Is a higher dividend yield better? Not Always. Learn how to spot the good from the bad to avoid this costly mistake.

Is a higher dividend yield better? Not Always. Learn how to spot the good from the bad to avoid this costly mistake.

Investors interested in dividends should only buy the highest-yielding Canadian dividend stocks if they meet these criteria—and don’t have these risk factors
Dividend yield is the percentage you get when you divide a company’s current yearly payment by its share price.

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Learn everything you need to know in '7 Winning Strategies for Dividend Investors' for FREE from The Successful Investor.

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Get a 4.1% yield from Wajax Corp.

Get a 4.1% yield from Wajax Corp.

Improved business conditions led to a 17.8% revenue jump for this company during the quarter ended September 30.

Meanwhile, cost-cutting is helping the company conserve cash as its customers continue to recover from the pandemic.

The stock trades at just 9.1 times the company’s 2022 earnings forecast.

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Get a 4.0% yield from Conagra Brands Inc.

Get a 4.0% yield from Conagra Brands Inc.

Declining sales weren’t completely offset by higher selling prices and led to a 1% drop in revenue for this company during the most-recent quarter.

However, recent asset disposals and a cost-cutting plan should help the company continue to adjust to the post-COVID-19 era.

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Earnings just rocketed 84.2% at Leon’s Furniture

Earnings just rocketed 84.2% at Leon’s Furniture

Improved online sales contributed to a 41.1% revenue boost for this company during the second quarter.

A rebounding economy has also let the company restore its dividend to pre-COVID-19 levels.

The stock trades at 9.1 times the company’s 2022 earnings forecast.

LEON’S FURNITURE LTD. (Toronto symbol LNF; www.leons.ca)… Read More