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

The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, August 7, 2015

BCE INC., $54.14, Toronto symbol BCE, continues to see strong demand for its wireless, high-speed Internet and Fibe TV services.

In the three months ended June 30, 2015, the company’s earnings rose 14.8%, to $735 million from $640 million a year earlier. Per-share profits gained just… Read More

The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, May 01, 2015

BCE INC., $53.88, Toronto symbol BCE, reported higher-than-expected quarterly results this week.

In the three months ended March 31, 2015, the company’s overall earnings rose 12.6%, to $705 million from $626 million a year earlier. But per-share profits gained just 3.7%, to $0.84 from $0.81, on… Read More

BCE INC. $56 – Toronto symbol BCE

BCE INC. $56 (Toronto symbol BCE; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 840.3 million; Market cap: $47.1 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.2; Dividend yield: 4.6%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.bce.ca) is Canada’s largest telephone provider, with 5.0 million customers in Ontario and Quebec… Read More

Telecoms still a top choice for income

Low interest rates continue to spur incomeseeking investors to buy high-yielding stocks, like these three telecoms. All three should keep benefiting as more people upgrade their wireless plans and mobile phones. New services, like Internet-based TV, are also fuelling their growth. But not all are… Read More

BELL ALIANT INC. $27 – Toronto symbol BA

BELL ALIANT INC. $27 (Toronto symbol BA, Conservative Growth Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 227.8 million; Market cap: $6.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.2; Dividend yield: 7.0%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.bellaliant.ca) ells telephone and Internet services to 2.5 million customers in Atlantic Canada, as well as… Read More

BCE INC. $51.08 – Toronto symbol BCE

BCE INC. $51.08 (Toronto symbol BCE; Shares outstanding: 778.1 million; Market cap: $41.8 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 4.8%; www.bce.ca) is Canada’s largest provider of telephone, Internet and wireless services. It also offers satellite and Internet TV across the country.

In the three months… Read More

Timely acquisitions spur BCE

Growth by acquisition can be risky, but BCE’s size lets it take advantage of attractive opportunities with a strong chance of success. Some, like its $3.2-billion purchase of Astral Media, further diversify its operations. Others, such as Bell Aliant, offer a low-risk way to expand… Read More