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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Dividend Stocks Library Archives

RioCan lifts your distribution

RIOCAN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $22 is a buy. The REIT (Toronto symbol REI.UN; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Units outstanding: 309.9 million; Market cap: $6.8 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 5.4; Distribution yield: 4.9%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.riocan.com) owns all or part of 193 shopping centres and… Read More

Sun Life partners for growth

SUN LIFE FINANCIAL, $66.30, is a buy. This Canadian insurance giant (Toronto symbol SLF; Shares outstanding: 586.3 million; Market cap: $38.7 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 4.3%; www.sunlife.ca) has formed an exclusive 15-year partnership in Hong Kong.
Sun Life will be the exclusive provider of life insurance solutions… Read More

Primaris is a top REIT

PRIMARIS REIT, $15.07, is a buy. The trust (Toronto symbol PMZ.UN; Units outstanding: 97.3 million; Market cap: $1.5 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Yield: 5.4%; www.primarisreit.com) owns 35 enclosed and open air shopping malls in Canada totalling 11.3 million square feet. The occupancy rate is 87.5%.
Primaris is working with… Read More

These REITs have focused growth plans

The market plunge at the start of the COVID-19 crisis lowered the unit price of most REITs. That’s because the pandemic forced many businesses—and REIT tenants—to temporarily close. However, the pandemic has waned, and rental markets are recovering. That will let these two REITs maintain,… Read More

TD shines in the U.S.

TD BANK, $90.66, (Toronto symbol TD; Shares outstanding: 1.8 billion; Market cap: $165.5 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 4.0%; www.td.com) closed the acquisition of U.S. investment bank Cowen Inc. (Nasdaq symbol COWN) for $1.3 billion U.S. on March 1, 2023.
Cowen gives TD access to its… Read More

Telus offers you multifaceted growth

The plan to upgrade Telus wireless networks to high-speed 5G is nearing completion after several years. The investment promises to lift long-term earnings—as will Telus’s other growth businesses. They include the now-independent call-centre business Telus International, as well as the ADT smart-home security unit. Telus… Read More

Updating your Income-Growth Payer: Fortis

FORTIS INC. $55 is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol FTS; Income-Growth Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 482.2 million; Market cap: $26.5 billion; Dividend yield 4.1%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.fortisinc.com) is the main supplier of electrical power in Newfoundland and PEI. It also owns electrical and gas utilities… Read More

Falling steel prices weigh on Russel

RUSSEL METALS INC. $36 is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol RUS; Cyclical-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 62.1 million; Market cap: $2.2 billion; Dividend yield: 4.2%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.russelmetals.com) is one of the largest metals distributors in North America with more… Read More

Here are key updates on 3 dividend payers: Andrew Peller, Broadridge & Kraft Heinz

ANDREW PELLER LTD. $5.01 (A shares) remains a buy. Canada’s second-largest winemaker (Toronto symbol ADW.A; Conservative Growth Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 43.1 million; Market cap: $215.9 million; Dividend yield: 4.9%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.andrewpeller.com) last raised your quarterly dividend by 10% with the July 2021… Read More

New contracts will lift its revenue

TRANSCONTINENTAL INC. $15 is still a buy. Canada’s largest commercial printing company (Toronto symbol TCL.A; Cyclical-Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 86.6 million; Market cap: $1.3 billion; Dividend yield: 6.0%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.tctranscontinental.com) last raised your dividend with the April 2020 payment. Investors now receive $0.225… Read More

Earn steady income from cyclical upswing

The improving outlook for cyclical commodity prices is prompting mining firms to order more equipment from Finning and Toromont. Both firms are also benefitting as governments spend more on infrastructure projects. Those higher orders will fuel their profits—and your dividends.

New businesses let them reward investors

Top insurers Manulife and Sun Life recently rewarded investors with sizeable dividend hikes. That’s partly due to the contributions of recent acquisitions. We feel these purchases will continue to pay off. Moreover, both stocks trade at attractive multiples to their projected earnings.

More outlets should fuel more hikes

MCDONALD’S CORP. $269 is a buy. This company (New York symbol MCD; Income-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 732.4 million; Market cap: $197.0 billion; Dividend yield: 2.3%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.mcdonalds.com) is the world’s largest fast-food chain with over 40,000 restaurants in 119 countries. It serves… Read More

T. Rowe Price lifts your dividend

T. ROWE PRICE GROUP INC. $112 is a buy. The asset manager (Nasdaq symbol TROW; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 224.3 million; Market cap: $25.1 billion; Dividend yield: 4.4%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.troweprice.com) provides financial advice and products to individuals and institutions worldwide.
The company… Read More

These REITs just raised their distributions

Thanks to the re-opening of offices and shopping malls with the end of COVID-19 restrictions, these two REITs are rewarding investors with higher distributions.
ALLIED PROPERTIES REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $28 is a buy. The REIT (Toronto symbol AP.UN; Cyclical-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing sector; Units outstanding: 128.0… Read More