Faster networks spur BCE’s dividend

Canada and the U.K. are considering joining other members of the “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing group (U.S., Australia and New Zealand) in banning equipment from China’s Huawei for their planned ultrafast 5G wireless networks.
That could increase future costs for BCE, which has profited in the past… Read More

Investing in stocks: The hidden drawbacks of split-share corporations

Investing in stocks: The hidden drawbacks of split-share corporations

Split-share corporations come with inherent drawbacks that can hand investors unexpected and unwelcomed costs before they’d planned
Split-share corporations: they’re just one of the areas that Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle can tap into our investment research. Members also get to ask investment questions of Pat and his… Read More

Updating BCE Inc. and Telus

BCE INC. $52.14 (Toronto symbol BCE; Shares o/s: 898.0 million; Market cap: $46.8 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Divd. yield: 5.8%; www.bce.ca) is Canada’s largest traditional telephone service provider: it has 3.1 residential million customers in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and the Atlantic provinces. The company also has… Read More

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