The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, October 17, 2014

CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY LTD., $224.99, Toronto symbol CP, recently offered to merge with CSX Corp. (New York symbol CSX), the third-largest railway in the U.S. CSX has rejected the proposal.

A merger would help CP ship more crude oil from producers in North Dakota’s Bakken region… Read More

Long-term contracts cut their risk

ALGONQUIN POWER & UTILITIES CORP. $7.88 (Toronto symbol AQN; Shares outstanding: 206.9 million; Market cap: $1.6 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 4.3%; www.algonquinpower.com) has nearly tripled in size over the past two years through acquisitions.

Algonquin bought four companies in 2012, and seven more… Read More

Income and gains from renewable power

ALGONQUIN POWER & UTILITIES CORP. $7.24 (Toronto symbol AQN; Shares outstanding: 206.3 million; Market cap: $1.5 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 4.7%; www.algonquinpower.com) has nearly tripled in size over the last two years through acquisitions. Algonquin bought four companies in 2012 and another… Read More

Growth strategies differ for these two high-yielding power firms

ALGONQUIN POWER & UTILITIES CORP. (Toronto symbol AQN; www.algonquinpower.com) has nearly tripled in size over the last year through a series of acquisitions.

Algonquin made four acquisitions in 2012, and it has completed another four so far in 2013. Most recently, it paid $140.7 million U.S…. Read More

Two lower-risk renewable power buys

ALGONQUIN POWER & UTILITIES CORP. $6.79 (Toronto symbol AQN; Shares outstanding: 205.6 million; Market cap: $1.4 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 5.0%) has nearly tripled in size over the last year through a series of acquisitions. Algonquin made four acquisitions in 2012, and… Read More

Algonquin Power triples in size with rapid series of acquisitions

ALGONQUIN POWER & UTILITIES CORP. (Toronto symbol AQN; www.algonquinpower.com) has nearly tripled in size over the last year through a series of acquisitions.

The company’s regulated utility businesses now provide water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 470,000 customers, up from 120,000 a year… Read More