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Dividend Advisor Hotline – Friday, April 12, 2024

PROCTER & GAMBLE CO., $155.33, New York symbol PG, is a buy.

The company is one of the world’s largest makers of household and personal-care goods. Major brands include Tide (laundry detergent), Pampers (diapers), Gillette (razors), Crest (toothpaste) and Vicks (cold remedies).

Procter will now raise your quarterly… Read More

Merging divisions should cut costs

MAPLE LEAF FOODS INC. $24 is a hold. The company (Toronto symbol MFI; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 122.7 million; Market cap: $2.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.6; Dividend yield: 3.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; sells fresh and prepared meats under the Maple Leaf and Schneider labels.
Maple… Read More

TD has a long history with AI

TORONTO-DOMINION BANK $79 is a buy. The bank (Toronto symbol TD; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 1.8 billion; Market cap: $142.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.7; Dividend yield: 5.2%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; acquired artificial intelligence (AI) software specialist Layer 6 Inc. in September… Read More

IGM is still your better pick

Parent company Power Corp. is now simplifying the operations of its two main subsidiaries—Great-West Lifeco and IGM Financial. The plan will benefit investors in both firms, but we still prefer IGM for your new buying.
GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. $41 is a hold. The insurer (Toronto symbol GWO; Conservative… Read More

Stantec has more gains ahead

Engineering firm Stantec is now up roughly 200% since we promoted the company to our Successful Investor Aggressive Growth Portfolio (in the April 2020 issue) from our Power Growth Investor newsletter. That’s mainly because higher government spending on new infrastructure projects is spurring demand for… Read More

Leon’s unlocks value with REIT plan

LEON’S FURNITURE LTD. $22 is a buy for aggressive investors. The retailer (Toronto symbol LNF; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 68.0 million; Market cap: $1.5 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.6; Dividend yield: 3.3%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; sells furniture and appliances through 303 stores, mainly under the… Read More

CPKC adds more green locomotives

CANADIAN PACIFIC KANSAS CITY LTD. $120 is your #1 Conservative Buy for 2024. The railway (Toronto symbol CP; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 932.6 million; Market cap: $111.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 9.0; Dividend yield: 0.6%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; aims to cut its… Read More

Teck shifts away from coal

TECK RESOURCES LTD. $68 remains a buy. The company (Toronto symbol TECK.B; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 517.5 million; Market cap: $35.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.3; Dividend yield: 0.8%; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; sold 5.9 million tonnes of metallurgical coal (a key ingredient in the… Read More

The five sector approach is a key TSI concept

A key aspect of our TSI investment philosophy is portfolio diversification across the five main economic sectors (Manufacturing & Industry; Resources & Commodities; Consumer; Finance; and Utilities).
That way, investors can avoid overloading their portfolios with stocks in one sector that are about to slump simply because… Read More