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

Two of these picks just raised your dividends

GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. $24 remains a hold. The company (Toronto symbol GWO; Conservative Growth Payer Portfolio, Finance sector; shares outstanding: 928.9 million; Market cap: $22.3 billion; Dividend yield: 7.3%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.greatwestlifeco.com) is Canada’s second-largest life insurer, after Manulife Financial. It also offers mutual funds and… Read More

Virtual meetings should spur your income

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many companies are now shifting their annual shareholder meetings away from physical locations to the Internet. Even after the current crisis ends, it’s likely many firms will continue these “virtual” meetings.
That’s good news for Broadridge investors, as it helps businesses… Read More

Better networks help investors

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. $50 remains a buy. The company (New York symbol VZ; Income-Growth Dividend Portfolio, Utilities sector, Shares o/s: 4.1 billion; Market cap: $205.0 billion; Dividend yield: 4.9%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.verizon.com) raised the dividend for its investors by 2.1% with the November 2019 payment. The new… Read More

Medical app could fuel your shares

TELUS CORP. $21 is a buy. This leading telecom company (Toronto symbol T; Income-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 1.3 billion; Market cap: $27.3 billion; Dividend yield: 5.5%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.telus.com) rewarded its investors with a 3.6% increase to its quarterly dividend with the January… Read More

Lower costs should protect your dividends

As demand for their traditional products slows due to changing consumer tastes, Saputo and Molson are cutting their costs. Those savings will help them develop new products, and let them keep raising your dividends.
SAPUTO INC. $33 is still a hold. The company (Toronto symbol SAP; High-Growth Payer… Read More

Insurers still a top choice for income seekers

The COVID-19 outbreak will slow the growth of these top insurance companies, particularly in Asia. The shock to their investment portfolios will also limit their earnings.
However, both firms should rebound quickly once the outbreak eases. That should also let them keep raising your dividends.

Work-at-home trend will pad your portfolio

The coronavirus has highlighted the importance of big technology companies to the overall economy as employees shift to working from home. That trend will likely continue after the crisis as businesses gain from higher employee productivity and satisfaction.
Here are two leading tech firms that are… Read More

This investor payment still looks safe

T. ROWE PRICE GROUP INC. $93 is a buy for the Financial sector portion of your portfolio. The company (Nasdaq symbol TROW; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 236.0 million; Market cap: $21.9 billion; Dividend yield: 3.9%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.troweprice.com) is a leading seller of… Read More

High-yielding REITs will fuel your returns

These two REITs have recently completed multi-year restructuring plans that shifted their focus to much more promising properties. Moreover, both have held your distributions steady during their restructuring, and we feel they’re poised to add to your income following the current COVID-19 crisis.

A Yield to Caution

Stock prices have dropped sharply in anticipation of a much wider spread of the coronavirus, and the deep economic setback that could result from its spread. That could happen—no one can predict the future. However, most sharp market downturns are temporary. Due to modern medicine… Read More

Count on its dividend sustainability

We designed our Dividend Sustainability Rating to help our readers zero in on companies that can continue to pay you dividends (or even raise them) during economic downturns.
The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has already forced many firms to cut or suspend their dividends. However, most of… Read More

You should opt for IGM over Great-West

Interest rate cuts in Canada and the U.S., along with coronavirus fears, will continue to hurt the performance of Great-West’s investment portfolio. The insurer relies on strong returns on those investments to help pay future claims. On the other hand, low rates should increase demand… Read More

Our #1 Income stock pays you more

We selected TC Energy as the top 2020 stock for income-seeking investors mainly because its regulated pipelines and power plants generate plenty of steady cash flow for dividends. In fact, the company has raised the payment each year for the past two decades.
Sharply lower oil… Read More

Their dividends add to your long-term value

We think it’s realistic to assume dividends from blue-chip companies will continue to contribute around a third of a conservative investor’s portfolio returns (see the box on this page for more info). Both Pembina and Innergex (see below) offer you high, sustainable dividend yields. What’s… Read More

Algonquin adds to your 48% gain

Algonquin Power has soared 48.0% for our subscribers over the past year—even with the recent market downturn. We think it can go higher. The company aims to add value for investors through big acquisitions. While that adds risk, Algonquin focuses on making purchases that immediately contribute… Read More

Updating your Cyclical-Growth Payers: Genuine Parts Co.

GENUINE PARTS CO. $90 is a buy. The company (New York symbol GPC; Income-Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 145.9 million; Market cap: $13.1 billion; Dividend yield: 3.5%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.genpt.com) sells replacement auto parts through company-owned stores (under the NAPA banner) and… Read More

Brookfield rewards you in 2 ways

BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE PARTNERS L.P. $70 is a buy. Through units in the partnership (Toronto symbol BEP.UN; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Utilities sector; Units outstanding: 308.6 million; Market cap: $21.6 billion; Dividend yield: 4.1%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.bep.brookfield.com) you gain a stake in 219 hydroelectric generating stations, 108… Read More

We have key updates on your dividend payers: Intact Financial Corp., Calian Group Ltd. and Newell Brands Inc.

INTACT FINANCIAL CORP. $151 is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol IFC; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 143.0 million; Market cap: $21.6 billion; Dividend yield: 2.2%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.intactfc.com) will raise its quarterly dividend with the March 2020 payment. Investors will then receive… Read More