High-quality operations offset acquisition risk

ALGONQUIN POWER & UTILITIES CORP. $14 (Toronto symbol AQN; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 473.9 million; Market cap: $6.6 billion; Dividend yield: 4.9%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.algonquinpower.com) operates through two main businesses: The Generation Group produces and sells electricity from 35 clean energy… Read More

Algonquin balances risk and growth

Algonquin Power continues to expand through big acquisitions, which adds risk. Still, it partially offsets that with acquisitions that add immediately to its cash flow—plus, its renewable energy projects sell their power under long-term government-guaranteed contracts. The company’s international expansion also reduces its geographic risk.

Updating Tupperware Brands Corp., Andrew Peller Ltd., and Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.

TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP. $33 (New York symbol TUP; Conservative-Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 50.0 million; Market cap: $1.7 billion; Dividend yield: 8.2%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.tupperwarebrands.com) makes consumer goods such as plastic food and beverage containers, and cosmetics and fragrances.
The company last… Read More

Diversify with these mid-cap ETFs

For most investors, we still think large-cap companies, or the ETFs that hold them, should form the core of their stock portfolios. However, while a lot of investors look to add a few small companies with high growth potential, many overlook medium-sized companies, or “mid… Read More