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

Guaranteed contracts cut its risk

Algonquin Power continues to expand through big acquisitions, which adds risk. Still, the company cuts its risk by buying utilities that add immediately to its cash flow. Algonquin’s renewable energy projects also sell their power under long-term government-guaranteed contracts.
ALGONQUIN POWER & UTILITIES $12.62 (Toronto symbol AQN; Shares… Read More

Savvy acquisitions continue to spur dividends

ALGONQUIN POWER & UTILITIES CORP. $13 (Toronto symbol AQN; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 472.1 million; Market cap: $6.1 billion; Dividend yield: 5.1%; 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

Updates Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., Newmont Mining Corp., and Innergex Renewable Energy Inc.

ALGONQUIN POWER & UTILITIES $12.71 (Toronto symbol AQN; Shares o/sanding: 472.1 million; Market cap: $6.0 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 4.8%; www.algonquinpower.com) operates through two main businesses: The Generation Group produces and sells electricity from 35 clean energy facilities across North America; the Distribution Group… Read More

Algonquin adds key assets

ALGONQUIN POWER & UTILITIES $12.82 (Toronto symbol AQN; Shares o/sanding: 273.3 million; Market cap: $5.6 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 4.6%; www.algonquinpower.com) continues to expand through big acquisitions, which adds risk. But the company cuts that risk by buying profitable utilities. Algonquin’s renewable energy projects… Read More

Smart acquisitions power this stock’s high yield

Smart acquisitions power this stock’s high yield

Long-term security is the key to this Canadian stock’s successful acquisition strategy.

The company buys profitable utilities that can make immediate contributions to revenue, like the Missouri-based electric utility it bought a year ago. Plus, it sells clean energy through long-term guaranteed government contracts. Its shares… Read More