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

GWO expands in Ireland

GREAT-WEST LIFECO, $36.69, is still a hold. The insurer (Toronto symbol GWO; shares outstanding: 928.4 million; Market cap: $34.2 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 4.8%; www.greatwestlifeco.com) has steadily expanded its operations in Ireland in the past few years. That includes its $1.75 billion… Read More

Let our updates keep you on track

NEWMONT CORP., $63.63, remains a buy for long-term growth and as a hedge against inflation. The company (New York symbol NEM; Shares outstanding: 801.2 million; Market cap: $51.2 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 3.5%; www.newmont.com) has now completed its acquisition of the 85.1% of… Read More

Telus sells green bonds

TELUS, $27.90 (Toronto symbol T; Shares outstanding: 1.4 billion; Market cap: $37.6 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 4.5%; www.telus.com) plans to spend roughly $3.5 billion on upgrades to its networks in 2021. That includes the ongoing rollout of its new 5G wireless systems,… Read More

CRTC gives BCE a boost

BCE INC., $61.94 is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol BCE; Shares o/s: 904.6 million; Market cap: $55.7 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 5.7%) now benefits from a move by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to reverse a rate cut for… Read More

Updating your Income-Growth Payers: TC Energy Corp.

TC ENERGY CORP. $63 is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol TRP; Income-Growth Payer Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 979.0 million; Market cap: $63.6 billion; Dividend yield: 5.3%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.tcenergy.com) operates a 93,300-kilometre pipeline network that pumps natural gas from Alberta to… Read More

IBM investors profit in two ways

IBM’s investors continue to benefit from its strong commitment to keep raising your dividend. They should also gain from its shift to cloud computing and the spinoff of a legacy business. While the company has yet to announce the details, it’s likely this new firm… Read More

Key deal set to lift Russel dividend

RUSSEL METALS $34 is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol RUS; Cyclical-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 62.3 million; Market cap: $2.1 billion; Dividend yield: 4.5%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.russelmetals.com) has paid regular quarterly dividends of $0.38 a share… Read More

Here are key updates on 3 dividend payers

INTEL CORP. $56 remains a buy. The computer chip maker (Nasdaq symbol INTC; Conservative-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 4.0 billion; Market cap: $224.0 billion; Dividend yield: 2.5%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.intel.com) last raised your quarterly dividend by 5.3%… Read More

McDonald’s continues to expand

MCDONALD’S CORP. $234 is a buy. The fast-food giant (New York symbol MCD; Income-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 745.1 million; Market cap: $174.4 billion; Dividend yield: 2.2%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.mcdonalds.com) now has 39,160 restaurants in 119 countries. It last raised… Read More

Their moves to satisfy consumers carry risk

These two leading U.S. foodmakers continue to adjust their product portfolios as consumers shift to healthier products. However, relying on acquisitions to expand adds to their risk.
KRAFT HEINZ CO. $40 is a hold. The firm (Nasdaq symbol KHC, Conservative-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio; Consumer sector; Shares… Read More

A good pick for post-COVID gains

TRANSCONTINENTAL INC. $24 is a buy. Canada’s largest commercial printing company (Toronto symbol TCL.A; Cyclical-Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 77.1 million; Market cap: $1.9 billion; Dividend yield: 3.8%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.tctranscontinental.com) last raised your dividend with the April 2020 payment. Investors… Read More

Lower costs set stage for dividend hike

MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORP. $24 is a buy. The insurer (Toronto symbol MFC; Conservative-Growth Payer Portfolio; Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 1.9 billion; Market cap: $45.6 billion; Dividend yield: 4.7%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.manulife.ca) last raised its quarterly dividend by 12.0% with the March 2020… Read More

Their new developments cut your risk

Choice Properties and RioCan continue to build new residential and industrial properties to cut their exposure to the retail industry. Their new properties—along with store reopenings as the pandemic eases—should help both REITs raise their distributions in the next few years.
CHOICE PROPERTIES REIT $14 is… Read More

A Yield to Caution

CANOE EIT INCOME FUND $11.92 (Toronto symbol EIT.UN; Units o/s: 124.7 million; Market cap: $1.5 billion; Divd. yield: 10.1%; www.canoefinancial.com) is a closed-end fund that invests in a portfolio of dividend paying stocks. Canadian stocks account for 59.3% of its holdings, followed by the U.S…. Read More

The need for food fuels this dividend

The world’s population will probably expand from 7.6 billion people in 2021 to around 10 billion in 2050. That increases the need for more and better food, which will drive demand for Nutrien’s fertilizers.
What’s more, the company has already raised its dividend four times since… Read More

Merck unlocks more value for investors

MERCK & CO. INC., $76.61 is a #1 Power Buy for your 2021 investing. The drugmaker (New York symbol MRK; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average) (www.merck.com; Shares o/s: 2.5 billion; Market cap: $191.7 billion; Divd. yield: 3.4%) completed the spinoff of its Organon & Co. (symbol… Read More

AbbVie expands in the medical aesthetics market

We continue to see attractive investment opportunities for our subscribers in top drug stocks—and that includes AbbVie Inc. Meanwhile, the company is also a major player in medical aesthetics—a profitable niche between the beauty industry and plastic surgery.
ABBVIE INC., $115.53, (New York symbol ABBV; TSINetwork… Read More