Strong quarter sets the stage for breakup

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. $72 (New York symbol BAX; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 542.0 million; Market cap: $39.0 billion; Priceto- sales ratio: 2.4; Dividend yield: 2.9%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.baxter.com) earned $1.35 a share in the three months ended September 30,… Read More

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. $72 – New York symbol BAX

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. $72 (New York symbol BAX; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 542.0 million; Market cap: $39.0 billion; Priceto- sales ratio: 2.4; Dividend yield: 2.9%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.baxter.com) earned $1.35 a share in the three months ended September 30,… Read More

ATCO LTD. – Toronto symbols ACO.X $77 and ACO.Y $77

ATCO LTD. (Toronto symbols ACO.X [class I non-voting] $77 and ACO.Y [class II voting] $77; Income Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 57.5 million; Market cap: $4.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.0; Dividend yield: 1.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.atco.com) gets two-thirds of its earnings from its… Read More

Two ways to profit in CU

We’ve long admired Canadian Utilities for its decades of steady earnings and dividend growth. In September 2009, we also began recommending ATCO, its parent company.

Due to its holding company discount, ATCO gives investors a cheaper way to invest in Canadian Utilities. However, it pays a.. Read More