Growing utility’s new target cuts risk

Growing utility’s new target cuts risk

This diversified Canadian utility plans to raise its annual dividend rate between 4% and 5% each year through 2021. That’s down from its previous 8% target, but this more modest growth conserves cash for new projects and pays down debt.

That’s why this company has our… Read More

What are blue chip companies?

What are blue chip companies?

A blue chip company definition and some examples of blue chip companies we recommend
You may be surprised to find out that the root of the term “blue chip” stems from the game of poker, as the blue chips represent the highest value. At TSI Network,… Read More

The pros and cons of stocks with high dividend yield

The pros and cons of stocks with high dividend yield

Are stocks with high dividend yield the most prized finds or bad investments in disguise?
Stocks with high dividend yield are a key part of a successful portfolio—but at the same time, they can give investors a false sense of security. That’s because some investors tend… Read More

Updating Torstar Corp., Restaurant Brands International Inc., and IGM Financial Inc.

TORSTAR CORP. $0.91 (Toronto symbol TS.B; Aggressive Growth Portfolio; Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 80.7 million; Market cap: $73.4 million; Price-to sales ratio: 0.1; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 11.0%; www.torstar.com) publishes The Toronto Star, along with StarMetro commuter dailies in Toronto and four other major markets. Its other holdings include… Read More

Two aggressive stocks—1 buy & 1 hold

SHAWCOR LTD. $22 (Toronto symbol SCL; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 70.1 million; Market cap: $1.5 billion; Price-to- sales ratio: 1.0; Dividend yield: 2.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.shawcor.com) is a leading producer of sealants and coatings to keep oil and gas pipelines from… Read More