Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, June 21, 2019

ALTAGAS LTD., $19.81, symbol ALA on Toronto, processes, transports, stores and markets natural gas for producers. The company also operates natural gas utilities; and it is a power generator, with gas-fired, coal-fired, wind, biomass and hydroelectric plants.

AltaGas recently opened Canada’s first marine propane export terminal… Read More

Dividend increase: CN Rail

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY CO. $113 (Toronto symbol CNR; Conservative Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 726.0 million; Market cap: $82.0 billion; Dividend yield: 1.9%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.cn.ca) operates Canada’s largest railway. Its 32,200-kilometre network stretches across the country, and reaches the U.S. Midwest… Read More

Five North American ETF buys and one sell

The six ETFs we update below mainly hold high-quality stocks that are widely traded on Canadian and U.S. exchanges. Each fund tracks the performance of a major stock market index. That’s different from ETFs focused on narrower indexes or themes such as cryptocurrencies or biotechnology.
Of… Read More

Alberta’s rail plan will benefit CN

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY CO. $106 (Toronto symbol CNR; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 728.3 million; Market cap: $77.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 5.6; Dividend yield: 1.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.cn.ca) recently signed a three-year contract to ship 50,000 to 60,000 barrels of Cenvous’s… Read More

Here’s a top conservative ETF buy

ISHARES S&P/TSX 60 INDEX ETF $22.97 (Toronto symbol XIU; TSINetwork ETF Rating: Conservative; Market cap: $8.6 billion) is a low-fee way to buy the top Canadian listed stocks. Specifically, the ETF holds stocks that represent the S&P/TSX 60 Index—the largest, most heavily traded equities on the TSX.
The… Read More