The best choices for BCE and Bell Aliant shareholders

The best choices for BCE and Bell Aliant shareholders

This special edition of “Best Canadian Stocks”  was posted in 2014 and focused a key acquisition for BCE at the time – the remaining shares of Bell Aliant Inc.
BCE INC. (Toronto symbol BCE; www.bce.ca) has agreed to pay $3.95 billion in cash and stock for the 56% of… Read More

Tax on Zayo spinoff limits its appeal

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ZAYO GROUP HOLDINGS INC. $22 (New York symbol ZAYO; Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 236.6 million; Market cap: $5.2 billion; Takeover Target Rating: Highest; No dividends paid; www.zayo.com) operates a fibre… Read More

Investing in stocks: The hidden drawbacks of split-share corporations

Investing in stocks: The hidden drawbacks of split-share corporations

Split-share corporations come with inherent drawbacks that can hand investors unexpected and unwelcomed costs before they’d planned
Split-share corporations: they’re just one of the areas that Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle can tap into our investment research. Members also get to ask investment questions of Pat and his… Read More

Trade pact helps BCE

BCE INC. $53.59 (Toronto symbol BCE; Shares ooutstanding: 898.0 million; Market cap: $47.5 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 5.6%; www.bce.ca) stands to gain from the new trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada (called USMCA).
The new agreement overturns broadcast regulations that let Canadian cable… Read More

Wireless growth will fuel dividend increases

BCE INC. $53 (Toronto symbol BCE; Income-Growth Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 898.0 million; Market cap: $47.6 billion; Dividend yield: 5.7%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.bce.ca) is Canada’s largest traditional telephone service provider: it has 3.1 million residential customers in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and the Atlantic provinces. It… Read More