The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, February 5, 2010

BCE INC., $28.60, Toronto symbol BCE, is starting to see the benefits of its restructuring plan, which began in July 2008. The plan included cutting jobs, relocating employees and selling extra real estate. The restructuring should save the company $400 million a year by the… Read More

Stable income trusts with growth ahead

BELL ALIANT REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS INCOME FUND $28.28 (Toronto symbol BA.UN: Units outstanding: 127.3 million; Market cap: $3.6 billion; SI Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 10.3%) has over 3.1 million telephone customers in Atlantic Canada and rural parts of Ontario and Quebec. BCE owns 44.1% of… Read More

Lower costs will help Bell Aliant compete

BELL ALIANT REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS INCOME FUND $27 (Toronto symbol BA.UN; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Utilities sector; Units outstanding: 127.2 million; Market cap: $3.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.2; SI Rating: Above Average) will cut 5% of its workforce as part of a plan to lower its costs… Read More

Bell Aliant plans an upgrade

BELL ALIANT REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS INCOME FUND $26.30 (Toronto symbol BA.UN: SI Rating: Above Average) plans to spend $60 million to convert its network, which connects 70,000 homes and businesses in Saint John and Fredericton, New Brunswick, to fibre-optic cable.

Switching to fibre-optic cable will allow for… Read More

Two Canadian income trusts well positioned for 2011 tax changes

In 2011, the Canadian government will begin taxing income trusts (with the exception of real estate investment trusts, or REITs). The effect the tax change will have on Canadian investors’ portfolios is something we’ve often discussed in our Canadian Wealth Advisor newsletter.

When the income-tax benefits… Read More

Well positioned for 2011 tax changes

BELL ALIANT REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS INCOME FUND $26.60 (Toronto symbol BA.UN: SI Rating: Above Average) has over 3.1 million telephone customers in Atlantic Canada and rural parts of Ontario and Quebec. BCE owns 44.1% of Bell Aliant.

In the three months ended March 31, 2009, the fund’s… Read More