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 5.2% yield from Dream Office REIT

Get a 5.2% yield from Dream Office REIT

The pandemic presented this firm with unique challenges. However, it’s remained profitable and is well positioned to keep weathering the crisis—and to increasingly prosper as the economy reopens and rebounds. Meanwhile, the high yield adds appeal.

The shares trade at 17.1 times the 2022 forecast cash… Read More

Get a 4.1% yield from North West Company

Get a 4.1% yield from North West Company

A higher-than-usual dividend yield can be a sign that the payout exceeds the company’s earning capacity. However, we feel the dividends from this stock is sustainable. That’s because it’s a leader in its niche market.

Meanwhile, the company also plans to buy back 10% of its… Read More

9 keys to picking the best Canadian REITs

9 keys to picking the best Canadian REITs

Look for Canadian REITs that meet these 9 key criteria
Top-quality Canadian REITs are among the most stable and highest-yielding real estate investments. That’s because many REITs hold high-quality, non-depleting assets, and have taken advantage of low interest rates to lock in financing costs for long… Read More

5 top Canadian dividend stocks to invest in

5 top Canadian dividend stocks to invest in

Here are 5 Canadian dividend stocks we recommend holding in your portfolio during and after COVID-19
One of the key points in our three-part investment advice is to invest mainly in well-established dividend-paying stocks. The COVID-19 pandemic and the downturn it spurred in March 2020 highlight… Read More

Sobeys Inc. $38 – Toronto symbol SBY

Sobeys Inc. $38 – Toronto symbol SBY

Sobeys has undergone significant changes since this article was published in 2006, including its delisting by owner Empire Company LTD. See below for that June 2016 update, following an Oct. 2019 update on Empire.
2019:

Empire Company Ltd., $30.50, symbol EMP.A on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 269.1… Read More

Enjoy a 6.7% yield from Extendicare Inc.

Enjoy a 6.7% yield from Extendicare Inc.

This company enjoyed a major benefit during COVID-19 uncertainty as more than 90% of its long-term care business was government funded. The recent sale of its retirement living operations will help the firm focus on its core segments.

Meanwhile, the stock trades at 15.5 times the… Read More

Enjoy a 5.2% yield from Wajax Corp.

Enjoy a 5.2% yield from Wajax Corp.

An acquisition is set to add long-established customer and supplier relationships, technical expertise and customer service to the firm’s offerings.

The stock trades at just 7.6 times the company’s 2022 earnings forecast.

WAJAX CORP. (Toronto symbol WJX; www.wajax.ca) specializes in the sales and servicing of cranes, forklifts… Read More