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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Loblaw Companies Ltd. just lifted earnings 15.6%

Loblaw Companies Ltd. just lifted earnings 15.6%

Improved same-store sales for its supermarkets (8.6%) and drugstores (3.7%) are contributing to an overall increase in the 2021earnings forecast.

In the meantime, the stock trades at a reasonable 14.6 times that forecast.

LOBLAW COMPANIES LTD. (Toronto symbol L; www.loblaw.ca) operates 1,092 supermarkets under several banners, including… Read More

Pembina Pipeline Corp. yields 7.4%

Pembina Pipeline Corp. yields 7.4%

This company’s payout looks safe due to secure cash flow from its long-term contracts.

A recent acquisition should also help diversify its operations, and add to its earnings and cut its costs.

PEMBINA PIPELINE, (Toronto symbol PPL; www.pembina.com) operates pipelines that carry half of Alberta’s… Read More

Get a 7.4% yield from Enbridge Inc.

Get a 7.4% yield from Enbridge Inc.

This company is bringing new projects online as oil and gas prices improve while 98% of revenue comes from regulated projects or take-or-pay contracts.

The recent cancellation of TC Energy’s Keystone XL pipeline also strengthens the power of the company’s new Line 3 pipeline to fuel… Read More

Get a 4.7% yield from Dream Office REIT

Get a 4.7% yield from Dream Office REIT

Deferred rents have contributed to a 10.6% revenue decline and a 9.5% cash flow drop from a year earlier.

But while COVID-19 has hurt this REIT, current distributions look sustainable.

DREAM OFFICE REIT (Toronto symbol D.UN; www.dream.ca) launched a three-year strategic initiative in 2016. As part… Read More

Petro-Canada $29 – Toronto symbol PCA

Petro-Canada $29 – Toronto symbol PCA

PETRO-CANADA was acquired by rival Suncor Energy Inc. (Toronto symbol SU) in August 2009.

Under the terms of the deal, Petro-Canada shareholders received 1.28 common shares of Suncor for each share they held, while Suncor investors got one share of the new company for each Suncor… 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

Get a 4.3% yield from North West Company

Get a 4.3% yield from North West Company

The company has decided to provide healthcare services in an underserved area of the country.

This should benefit both the firm’s bottom line and its customers as patients use much-needed services and, in turn, boost sales, profit and dividends.

NORTH WEST COMPANY (Toronto symbol NWC; www.northwest.ca) sells… Read More