5 top Canadian dividend stocks to invest in

5 top Canadian dividend stocks to invest in

Here are 5 Canadian dividend stocks we recommend holding in your portfolio during and after COVID-19
One of the key points in our three-part investment advice is to invest mainly in well-established dividend-paying stocks. The COVID-19 pandemic and the downturn it spurred in March 2020 highlight… Read More

Online sales help offset lockdowns

CANADIAN TIRE CORP. is a buy. The retailer (Toronto symbols CTC (voting) $205 and CTC.A (non-voting) $168; Conservative Growth Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 60.8 million; Market cap: $10.2 billion; Dividend yield: 2.8%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.canadiantire.ca) will increase its quarterly dividend by 3.3% with the March… Read More

Resilient retailer adapts to COVID-19

Canadian Tire’s class A shares have rebounded strongly after falling to $67.15 in March with the first wave of COVID-19. That’s mainly because the pandemic has spurred strong demand for home improvement products and exercise equipment.
The stock is poised to go even higher, particularly… Read More

Q: I would like your opinion on why it seems companies don’t seem to split their shares as much as they did in the past, when values exceed a threshold amount of, say, $100.00 a share. If they did, it would make it much easier for small investors, like myself, to afford good quality stocks that have become too expensive. Can you explain why it seems that stocks very rarely split these days?

A: When a company splits its shares, it is simply cutting itself up into a different number of pieces, without changing its fundamental value. It wants its stock to trade in a price-per-share range that seems reasonable to investors.

Mechanics of a split: If a stock’s… Read More