BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA $56.18, is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol BNS; Shares outstanding: 1.2 billion; Market cap: $68.1 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 6.4%; www.scotiabank.com) has agreed to sell its operations in Belize. That business operates nine bank branches, along with ATMs, in the… 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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BCE INC. $56.62, is a buy. Through your shares (Toronto symbol BCE; Shares o/s: 904.3 million; Market cap: $51.2 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Divd. yield: 5.9%) you tap Canada’s largest traditional telephone service provider. In addition, it offers high-speed Internet, TV and wireless services. The company also owns… Read More
Both Pembina and Algonquin offer you a high, sustainable dividend yield. What’s more, the two companies keep making timely acquisitions to boost their cash flow. That should also lift your future dividends.
PEMBINA PIPELINE, $33.94, is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol PPL; Shares outstanding: 549.8 million; Market cap:… Read More
This month, we’re adding a new buy for our Canadian Wealth Advisor subscribers. TransAlta Renewables supports its high dividend for investors by selling wind power under long-term guaranteed contracts. That includes electricity sales to its top-quality parent, TransAlta Corp. The company further cuts risk for investors by… Read More
ENBRIDGE INC. $41 is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol ENB; Income-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares o/s: 2.0 billion; Market cap: $82.0 billion; Divd. yield: 7.9%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.enbridge.com) operates pipelines that pump oil and natural gas from Western Canada to eastern Canada and the… Read More
GENUINE PARTS CO. $85 is a buy. Through your shares (New York symbol GPC; Income-Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 145.9 million; Market cap: $12.4 billion; Dividend yield: 3.7%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.genpt.com) you tap this leading seller of replacement auto parts. It also… Read More
AT&T is using steady cash flow from its wireless subscribers to build its new 5G networks and launch its HBO Max streaming service. Those moves should help it attract more users and generate additional cash for dividends.
AT&T INC. $29 is a top pick for 2020. The… Read More
POWER CORP. $25 is a buy. The conglomerate (Toronto symbol POW; Conservative-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 621.4 million; Market cap: $15.5 billion; Dividend yield: 7.2%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.powercorporation.com) last raised its quarterly dividend by 10.5% with the May 2020 payment, to $0.4475 a.. Read More
T. ROWE PRICE GROUP INC. $121 is a buy. The company (Nasdaq symbol TROW; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 227.5 million; Market cap: $27.5 billion; Divd yield: 3.0%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.troweprice.com) is a leading seller of mutual funds and wealth management services.
With the March… Read More
Canadian Utilities and its parent company ATCO offer investors two ways to profit from the same high-quality assets. In fact, both stocks now pay the same dividend per share. However, income seekers should stick with Canadian Utilities. It’s focus on regulated businesses cuts its risk… Read More
These two U.S. technology firms have held up well during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s thanks to their increasingly essential products. It’s also a good sign that their dividends are safe and that investors can look forward to more increases.
NORTONLIFELOCK INC. $20 is a buy. The company (Nasdaq… Read More
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP. $116 is a buy. The company (New York symbol IBM; Conservative-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 887.9 million; Market cap: $103.0 billion; Divd. yield: 5.6%; Divd. Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.ibm.com) raised its quarterly dividend by 0.6% in June 2020. The… Read More
U.S. regulators have now directed banks to stop share buybacks and delay any planned dividend increases until the end of September. That would help shield their capital reserves in light of COVID-19’s economic disruption. However, their strong dividends should start rising again in 2021 as… Read More
The high-quality properties of these top REITs—along with their high yields—enhance your long-term returns. While COVID-19 has increased their risk, their long-term strategies should continue to pay off. Their current distributions also look sustainable.
DREAM OFFICE REIT $20 is a buy. The REIT (Toronto symbol D.UN; Cyclical-Growth Dividend… Read More
SAPUTO INC. $32 is still a hold. The company (Toronto symbol SAP; High-Growth Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares o/s: 408.0 million; Market cap: $13.1 billion; Divd. yield: 2.1%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.saputo.com) is Canada’s largest producer of dairy products. It also operates dairies in the U.S., Australia… Read More
RioCan recently assured investors that its current distribution is sustainable. Its confidence is partly due to government loans to help businesses, including RioCan’s mall tenants, pay their rent during the COVID-19 shutdown. In addition, the REIT’s new residential properties help cut its reliance on the… Read More
AMEREN CORP. $69 is still a hold. The company (New York symbol AEE; Income Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 246.9 million; Market cap: $17.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 3.1; Dividend yield: 2.8%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.ameren.com) continues to expand its renewable energy operations. It’s now spending $1.2 billion on… Read More
RIOCAN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $17 is still a buy. The REIT (Toronto symbol REI.UN; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Units outstanding: 317.7 million; Market cap: $5.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 4.1; Dividend yield: 8.5%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.riocan.com) owns all or part of 220 shopping centres… Read More
STANTEC INC. $41 is a buy. The stock (Toronto symbol STN; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 111.5 million; Market cap: $4.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.2; Dividend yield: 1.5%; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; www.stantec.com) offers you exposure to this leading seller of consulting, project-delivery, design… Read More
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