Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (Toronto symbol CM) is one of Canada's largest banks to invest in, offering a high-dividend yield of 4.8%. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce recently agreed to sell its 41% stake in U.S.-based wealth management firm American Century Investments (ACI) for $1 billion U.S. CIBC was unable to gain full control over ACI, which is why it decided to sell this investment. CIBC expects to realize a gain of $170 million U.S. when it completes the sale in mid-2016. The deal also frees up cash the bank can use to pursue other acquisitions. Meanwhile, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce has announced several plans to spur its growth, including spending less on branches and expanding its online and mobile-banking systems. It will also consolidate 120 data centres into a single facility. In all, the bank expects to spend $400 million on these moves over the next three years. But they will cut $600 million from its annual costs by 2019. These savings will also offset any potential losses on loans to oil and gas producers. At last report, these loans totalled $17.3 billion, which is a moderate 6% of CIBC's outstanding loans and credit commitments. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is also seeing lower losses from credit cards, mainly because it sold half of its Aeroplan accounts to TD Bank when TD took over the plan in 2014. As a result, it set aside $771 million for potential bad loans in 2015, down 17.7% from $937 million in 2014. We consider CIBC a buy, and feel that most Canadian investor should own at least two of Canada's big-five banks To determine which stocks are best to invest in, use our three-part Successful Investor philosophy:
Invest mainly in well-established companies;
Spread your money out across most if not all of the five main economic sectors (Manufacturing & Industry; Resources & Commodities; Consumer; Finance; Utilities);
Downplay or avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight.
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GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. $32 (www.greatwestlifeco.com) is a hold. The insurer recently completed its $4.45 billion acquisition of the full-service retirement services unit of Prudential Financial (New York symbol PRU). Despite that purchase, revenue in the second quarter of 2022 fell 48.8%, to $9.19 billion from $18.00 billion a.. Read More
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CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE $165 (www.cibc.com) is a buy. The bank increased your quarterly dividend by 10.3% with the January 2022 payment. The new annual rate of $6.44 yields a high 3.9%. Based on CIBC’s projected earnings for the fiscal year ending October 31, 2022, of $14.58… Read More
PFIZER INC., $46.84, New York symbol PFE, is a top pick for 2021.
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TORONTO-DOMINION BANK, $87.96, Toronto symbol TD, is a buy.
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MCDONALD’S CORP. $213 is a buy. The fast-food giant (New York symbol MCD; Income-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 745.1 million; Market cap: $158.7 billion; Dividend yield: 2.4%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.mcdonalds.com) raised your quarterly dividend by 3.2% in December 2020, to $1.29 a share from… Read More
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