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

These current holdings aim to give you more

NUTRIEN LTD. $61 is a buy for investors. The stock (Toronto symbol NTR; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares o/s: 572.9 million; Market cap: $34.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.8; Dividend yield: 3.9%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.nutrien.com) lets you tap the world’s largest producer of agricultural fertilizers, shipping about… Read More

New plan will add to your rewards

It isn’t often we can confidently recommend to you a stock with a high 5.3% distribution yield. But, RioCan is one exception as its high-quality properties generate plenty of cash flow to keep your distributions steady. What’s more, the REIT continues to make moves designed… Read More

Investors can expect more raises

NORTH WEST COMPANY $28 is still a buy. The company (Toronto symbol NWC; High-Growth Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares o/s: 46.9 million; Market cap: $1.3 billion; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 4.7%; www.northwest.ca) last raised your quarterly dividend in April 2019. Investors now receive $0.33 a share,… Read More

Key updates on your dividend payers: Thomson Reuters, Saputo Inc. and Pepsico Inc.

THOMSON REUTERS CORP. $94 remains a buy. The company (Toronto symbol TRI; Conservative Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 500.0 million; Market cap: $47.0 billion; Dividend yield: 2.0%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.thomsonreuters.com) last raised its quarterly dividend with the March 2019 payment. Investors now receive $0.36… Read More

This bank’s dividend still looks safe

WELLS FARGO & CO. $53 remains a solid pick for investors. The bank (Conservative Growth Payer Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares o/s: 4.6 billion; Market cap: $243.8 billion; Dividend yield: 3.8%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.wellsfargo.com) raised its quarterly dividend with the September 2019 payment. Investors now receive $0.51… Read More

Savings should boost your dividend

CAMPBELL SOUP CO. $48 is a buy. The company (New York symbol CPB; Conservative-Growth Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares o/s: 300.7 million; Market cap: $14.4 billion; Dividend yield: 2.9%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.campbellsoupcompany.com) last raised your quarterly dividend by 12.2% with the October 2016 payment. The… Read More

A Yield to Caution: PetMed Express

Welcome to your latest issue of Dividend Advisor. This month, we highlight several attractive, high-yield stocks we recommend to you as buys. For instance, just to the left, read about Dream Office REIT. It has completed its restructuring and paid down debt. The REIT yields 3.2%, and it’s ready to grow… Read More

New buildings are a big plus for investors

Today’s low interest rates continue to help Canadian REITs reduce interest expenses. That, in turn, steadies their cash flow and sustains their distributions for investors. In fact, most REITs have already moved to refinance much of their debt at today’s low fixed rates. This helps to… Read More

Pembina lets you tap top pipelines

In 2017, some of our subscribers worried that Pembina’s $9.7 billion acquisition of Veresen Inc. was too big and too risky. We’ve long alerted you to the potential dangers of a growth-by-acquisition strategy, but were confident this one would lead to real gains. Indeed, it… Read More

Updating Our Conservative-Growth Payers: Snap-On Inc.

SNAP-ON INC., $162, is still a high-quality hold for your portfolio.
The company (New York symbol SNA; Conservative-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 54.9 million; Market cap: $8.9 billion; Dividend yield: 2.7%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.snapon.com) makes tools for auto mechanics and sells… Read More

U.S. unit helps you to a 25% gain

INTACT FINANCIAL CORP., $138, is a buy. The stock (Toronto symbol IFC; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares o/s: 139.2 million; Market cap: $19.2 billion; Dividend yield: 2.2%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.intactfc.com) gives you exposure to Canada’s largest provider of property and casualty insurance.
In March 2019,… Read More