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

Shift to green energy will benefit investors

Emera’s embrace to renewable sources of power puts it in a strong position to comply with increasingly stringent environmental regulations. That should lift its appeal with big institutional investors, who are targeting firms with high environmental, social, and governance (ESG) scores. Moreover, the company gets… Read More

Tap 48 years of rising dividends

FORTIS INC. $56 is your #1 Income Buy for 2021. The company (Toronto symbol FTS; Conservative & Income Portfolios, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 471.2 million; Market cap: $26.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.9; Dividend yield 3.8%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.fortisinc.com) has raised its dividend each year for the past… Read More

Renewables cut Enbridge’s emissions

ENBRIDGE INC. $51 is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol ENB; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 2.0 billion; Market cap: $102.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.5; Dividend yield: 6.5%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.enbridge.com) has agreed to buy 2 billion cubic feet of renewable natural… Read More

GWO offers growth & risk

GREAT-WEST LIFECO, $38.51, is still a hold. The insurer (Toronto symbol GWO; shares o/s: 928.4 million; Market cap: $35.6 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 4.6%), has announced a series of acquisitions in the past few months as part of a plan to diversify… Read More

ENB makes a key purchase

ENBRIDGE $50.79 is a #1 Buy for 2021. The firm (Toronto symbol ENB; Shares outstanding: 2.0 billion; Market cap: $102.4 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 6.6%; www.enbridge.com) is now buying Moda Midstream Operating, LLC, which owns North America’s largest crude oil export terminal… Read More

5G investments prepare them for growth

BCE and Telus are high-quality telecoms, and their businesses were well-prepared to withstand COVID-19 slowdowns. Longer term, recent launches of their new ultrafast 5G wireless networks provide strong growth prospects and should boost cash flow to pay for dividend increases.
TELUS, $27.86 (Toronto symbol T;… Read More

IBM teams up with Verizon

IBM, $139.18, is still a buy. The stock (New York symbol IBM; Shares outstanding: 896.3 million; Market cap: $123.2 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Yield: 4.7%) is one of the world’s largest computer companies, with operations in over 175 countries.
IBM paid $34 billion for… Read More

TC projects will add to your gains

TC Energy’s future remains bright despite U.S. President Joe Biden’s decision this year to cancel the company’s controversial Keystone XL pipeline project. That was a setback, but the pipeline operator continues to work on other key projects to further boost its cash flow and meet… Read More

Faster networks will fuel this dividend

U.S. telecommunications giant Verizon recently sold its Internet media business as it shifts its focus to building out its ultrafast 5G wireless networks. Despite the high cost of these projects, the additional revenue and profits should let Verizon keep raising your dividend.

NortonLifeLock buys rival Avast

NORTONLIFELOCK INC. $25 is a buy. The company (Nasdaq symbol NLOK; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 581.3 million; Market cap: $14.5 billion; Dividend yield: 2.0%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Average; www.nortonlifelock.com) sold its Enterprise Security business to Broadcom (Nasdaq symbol AVGO) in late… Read More

Key updates for dividend-focused investors

MCDONALD’S CORP. $243 is a buy. The fast-food giant (New York symbol MCD; Income-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 746.8 million; Market cap: $181.5 billion; Dividend yield: 2.1%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.mcdonalds.com) now has 39,396 restaurants in about 120 countries. It last… Read More

Kraft Heinz settles with the SEC

KRAFT HEINZ CO. $36 is a hold. The foodmaker (Nasdaq symbol KHC, Conservative-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio; Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 1.2 billion; Market cap: $43.2 billion; Dividend yield: 4.4%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Average; www.kraftheinzcompany.com) cut its quarterly dividend by 36.5% with the March 2019 payment,… Read More

Both of these dividend payments look safe

Foodmakers Campbell Soup and General Mills are now facing two challenges—slowing sales as restaurants re-open, and rising costs for ingredients and transportation. While their dividends look secure, we feel Campbell Soup is in a better position to overcome these setbacks with cost savings and investments… Read More

Delta variant could hurt Molson

MOLSON COORS CANADA INC. is still a hold. The beer brewer (Toronto symbols TPX.A $63 and TPX.B $58; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares o/s: 216.8 million; Market cap: $12.6 billion; Dividend yield: 2.8%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Below Average; www.molsoncoors.com) resumed quarterly dividend payments of… Read More

Saputo lifts your dividend

SAPUTO INC. $33 is still a hold. The company (Toronto symbol SAP; High-Growth Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 413.6 million; Market cap: $13.6 billion; Dividend yield: 2.2%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.saputo.com) raised its quarterly dividend by 2.9% with the September 2021 payment… Read More

Their high occupancy rates offset your risk

These two retail-focused REITs continue to benefit as many of their tenants remained open despite COVID-19 shutdowns. Those steady cash flows continue to support their distributions.
CHOICE PROPERTIES REIT $15 is a top pick for 2021. Canada’s biggest REIT (Toronto symbol CHP.UN; Cyclical-Growth Payer Portfolio; Manufacturing… Read More