These insurers continue to reward investors

SUN LIFE FINANCIAL INC. $50 (Toronto symbol SLF; Conservative- Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 597.2 million; Market cap: $29.9 billion; Dividend yield: 4.0%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.sunlife.ca) is Canada’s third-largest life insurance company by market cap, behind Manulife Financial (No. 1) and Great-West… Read More

These two insurers just raised their dividends

MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORP. $22 (Toronto symbol MFC; Conservative-Growth Payer Portfolio; Finance sector; Shares o/s: 2.0 billion; Market cap: $44.0 billion; Dividend yield: 4.5%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.manulife.ca) is Canada’s largest life insurance provider. It also sells other forms of insurance, including health, dental and travel plans… Read More

This REIT has many good days at the office

This REIT has many good days at the office

This REIT has built a strong niche in commercial real estate through its concentration on converting century-old industrial buildings into contemporary offices. Focusing on Canada’s major urban centres, the company has followed a growth by acquisition strategy that has reinforced its revenue and cash flow.

While… Read More

Veresen focuses on its strengths

After agreeing to sell its power plants, Veresen is once again focused on its true area of expertise—pipelines. With lots of renewable energy projects starting up, new competition threatened to cut the returns the company could make from power generation.
Veresen will use the proceeds to… Read More