TC ENERGY INC., $61.60, is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol TRP; Shares outstanding: 978.2 million; Market cap: $59.7 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 5.7%; www.tcenergy.com) generates steady cash flow for investors mainly through a 93,300-kilometre pipeline network that pumps natural gas from… Read More
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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TELUS, $25.85, is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol T; Shares outstanding: 1.3 billion; Market cap: $34.7 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 4.8%; www.telus.com) owns Telus Health, which helps clinics, pharmacies and hospitals manage electronic patient records.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spur demand… Read More
With their clean, renewable power, these two companies have strong conceptual appeal for investors. But just as important—especially in the wake of the coronavirus—they have stable cash flows from their diverse mix of hydroelectric, wind and solar power. That diversity, plus their long-term contracts, will… Read More
IBM, $145.22, is still a buy. The stock (New York symbol IBM; Shares outstanding: 893.5 million; Market cap: $130.2 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Yield: 4.5%) is one of the world’s largest computer companies, with operations in over 175 countries.
Thanks to rising demand for its… Read More
PEMBINA PIPELINE CORP. $38 is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol PPL; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio; Utilities sector; Shares o/s: 550.0 million; Market cap: $20.9 billion; Divd. yield: 6.6%; Divd. Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.pembina.com) operates pipelines that carry half of Alberta’s conventional oil and almost all of B.C.’s… Read More
We recently added pharmaceutical maker AbbVie to our coverage. The company has strong appeal for income-seeking investors, as it has increased its dividend each year since it became a public company in 2013. As well, AbbVie could spin off part of its recent acquisition of… Read More
GENUINE PARTS CO. $125 is a buy. The company (New York symbol GPC; Income-Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 144.5 million; Market cap: $18.1 billion; Dividend yield: 2.6%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.genpt.com) is a leading seller of replacement auto parts. It has 1,100 company-owned… Read More
3M COMPANY $196 is a buy. The company (New York symbol MMM; Income Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 579.4 million; Market cap: $113.6 billion; Dividend yield: 3.0%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.3m.com) raised your quarterly dividend by 0.7% with the March 2021 payment… Read More
CAE INC. $39 is still a buy for patient investors. The company (Toronto symbol CAE; Conservative-Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 266.2 million; Market cap: $10.4 billion; Dividend suspended in March 2020; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Average; www.cae.com) suspended its $0.11-a-share quarterly dividend in 2020 as COVID-19… Read More
Oil prices continue to improve as the global economy rebounds from COVID-19 shutdowns. That should support the current dividends from these two producers. They are also cheap in relation to their cash flow.
SUNCOR ENERGY INC. $27 remains a buy. The company (Toronto symbol SU; Cyclical-Growth Payer Portfolio,… Read More
WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS INC. $75 remains a buy. The company (New York symbol WH; Cyclical-Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares o/s: 93.4 million; Market cap: $7.0 billion; Divd. yield: 0.9%; Divd. Sustainability Rating: Average, www.wyndhamhotels.com) is a hotel franchiser with 8,900 hotels (796,000 rooms) in 95 countries.
The stock has… Read More
These two firms continue to benefit from recent restructuring plans to focus to their most-profitable products. However, Procter is in a better position to cope if retailers have to close again due to COVID-19.
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO. $131 is a buy. The company (New York symbol PG;… Read More
The Finance sector offers income-seeking investors many options beyond Canadian and U.S. banks. Those include high-quality dividend payers such as insurer Intact and mutual fund-operator T. Rowe Price.
INTACT FINANCIAL CORP. $163 is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol IFC; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding:… Read More
ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND CO. $63 is a buy. The stock (New York symbol ADM; High-Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 558.5 million; Market cap: $35.2 billion; Dividend yield: 2.3%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.adm.com) processes corn, wheat, soybeans, flax seed, peanuts and other crops into… Read More
As concern over the environment has grown over the last several years so, too, has interest in green energy investing. Here are two good choices for environmentally conscious investors seeking long-term gains and reliable dividends from green energy holdings.
BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE PARTNERS LP $50 remains a.. Read More
Investors who hold dividend-paying Canadian stocks get an additional bonus: their dividends may be eligible for the tax credit reserved for the dividends of Canadian corporations.
This means those dividends get taxed at a lower rate than the same amount of interest income; for example, investors… Read More
We have selected Choice Properties REIT as one of our three top picks for 2021 (BCE and Pfizer are the other two picks).
The units held up well last year—and the trust maintained its distributions—despite retail shutdowns due to COVID-19. That’s mainly because its high-quality tenants,… Read More
DIVIDEND 15 SPLIT CORP. $8.06 (Toronto symbol DFN; Shares outstanding: 65.5 million; Market cap: $527.9 million; Dividend yield: 14.9%; www.quadravest.com) holds shares of 15 big Canadian companies.
These include BCE, Bank of Nova Scotia, Thomson Reuters, TC Energy, Sun Life Financial, Enbridge and Telus. It can also invest… Read More
Long-time readers know that we keep you informed of important news about the stocks we cover. That means highlighting developments that promise to brighten your prospects. Here are two buys that stand out this month:
WAJAX CORP. $19.68 (Toronto symbol WJX; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (www.wajax.ca; Shares outstanding:… Read More
RUSSEL METALS $27.84 (Toronto symbol RUS; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (www.russelmetals.com; Shares outstanding: 62.3 million; Market cap: $1.7 billion; Dividend yield: 5.5%) and Japan’s Marubeni-Itochu Tubulars America have agreed to combine their respective Canadian OCTG/line pipe businesses. These units sell pipe to oil and gas companies.
Over the past… Read More
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