Stormy weather to impact Intact

INTACT FINANCIAL CORP. $96 (Toronto symbol IFC; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 139.2 million; Market cap: $13.4 billion; Dividend yield: 2.9%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.intactfc.com) is Canada’s largest provider of property and casualty insurance. Its major brands are Intact Insurance, Canada BrokerLink and… Read More

Focus on Asia will help buoy these dividends

MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORP. $24 (Toronto symbol MFC; Conservative-Growth Payer Portfolio; Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 2.0 billion; Market cap: $48.0 billion; Dividend yield: 3.7%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.manulife.ca) is Canada’s largest life insurance provider. It also offers other forms of insurance, including health, dental and travel plans,… Read More

Auto-related stocks report higher earnings

GENUINE PARTS CO. $97 (New York symbol GPC; Income-Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Indus try sector; Shares outstanding: 146.8 million; Market cap: $14.2 billion; Dividend yield: 3.0%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.genpt.com) sells replacement auto parts through 1,100 outlets under the NAPA banner; and the company’s distribution… Read More

New markets position their dividends for growth

CAE INC. $27 (Toronto symbol CAE; Conservative Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 267.7 million; Market cap: $7.2 billion; Dividend Yield: 1.3%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.cae.com) is a leading maker of flight simulators for commercial and military aircraft. It also operates pilot-training schools… Read More

Dividend increase: Stanley

STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC. $140 (New York symbol SWK; Conservative-Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 153.0 million; Market cap: $21.4 billion; Dividend yield: 1.9%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.stanleyblackanddecker.com) is one of the world’s largest makers of hand and power tools for consumers… Read More

New projects will lift these REIT distributions

ALLIED PROPERTIES REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $43 (Toronto symbol AP.UN; Cyclical-Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Units outstanding: 93.0 million; Market cap: $4.0 billion; Dividend yield: 3.6%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.alliedreit.com) owns 146 office buildings, mainly in major Canadian cities. Together, they comprise over 10.9… Read More

A Yield to Caution

SENIOR SECURED FLOATING RATE LOAN FUND $9.47 (Toronto symbol FRL.UN; Units o/s: 5.6 million; Market cap: $53.0 million; Dividend yield: 7.0%; www.fieracapital.com) is a closed-end fund that invests in senior secured floating-rate corporate bonds. The fund’s MER is 1.25%, and it trades at a slight discount to the value… Read More

Efficiency gains will spur its dividend

Agrium (old symbol AGU; a recommendation of TSI Dividend Advisor) completed its merger with rival fertilizer producer Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (old symbol POT) at the start of 2018.
Potash Corp. investors received 0.40 shares in Nutrien for each POT share; and Agrium investors received 2.23… Read More