Heavy investments spur customer growth

BCE INC. $53.59 (Toronto symbol BCE; Shares outstanding: 898.0 million; Market cap: $48.1 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 5.6%; www.bce.ca) is Canada’s largest traditional telephone service provider: it has 3.2 residential million customers in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and the Atlantic provinces. The company also… Read More

Narrower focus works for Telus

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Telus—unlike its main competitors, BCE and Rogers—prefers to concentrate on its core telecom businesses instead of diversifying into other areas such as TV broadcasting and sports teams. That strategy has let it focus on improving customer service and getting subscribers to buy more services… Read More

A Yield to Caution

DIVIDEND 15 SPLIT CORP. $10.74 (Toronto symbol DFN; Shares outstanding: 43.9 million; Market cap: $471.5 million; Dividend yield: 11.2%; www.puremultifamily.com) holds shares of 15 big Canadian companies. These include BCE, Bank of Nova Scotia, Thomson Reuters, Loblaw Cos., Sun Life Financial, Enbridge and Telus. It… Read More