The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, July 25, 2014

BCE INC., $49.32, Toronto symbol BCE, has agreed to buy the 56% of BELL ALIANT INC., $30.93, Toronto symbol BA, that it doesn’t already own.

Bell Aliant sells phone and Internet services to 2.3 million customers in Atlantic Canada and rural Ontario and Quebec. It also… Read More


BELL ALIANT REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS INCOME FUND $25 (Toronto symbol BA.UN; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 228.4 million; Market cap: $5.7 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.8; Dividend yield: 11.6%; SI Rating: Above Average) provides telephone services in Atlantic Canada, as well as rural parts of… Read More

Big telcos ready to face new competitors

Canada’s big telephone companies have faced strong competition from cable companies for years. This experience will help them deal with three new entrants in the wireless field. One of these new competitors, Wind Mobile, is already operating. Two more, Mobilicity and Public Mobile, should launch… Read More

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

Pat: I own equal shares of BCE and Bell Aliant. Do they complement each other? I was thinking of selling BCE and buying more Bell Aliant for increased yield. Your opinion please. Thanks.

BCE, $24.99, symbol BCE on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 767.8 million; Market cap: $19.2 billion), has over 7.5 million telephone and Internet customers in Ontario and Quebec. It also has 6.5 million wireless subscribers across Canada. BCE continues to lose traditional phone customers, but these losses… Read More