TD profits from both sides of the border

TORONTO-DOMINION BANK $79 (Toronto symbol TD; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 1.8 billion; Market cap: $142.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 4.0; Dividend yield: 3.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.td.com) gets 58% of its earnings from its Canadian retail business, which operates 1,108 branches. In… Read More

Higher defence budgets help CAE

CAE INC. $27 (Toronto symbol CAE; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 267.9 million; Market cap: $7.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.5; Dividend yield: 1.5%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.cae.com) is the world’s largest maker of flight simulators for commercial airlines and military clients. It also… Read More

Updating Telus Corp., Saputo Inc., and SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.

TELUS CORP. $48 (Toronto symbol T; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 596.0 million; Market cap: $28.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.1; Dividend yield: 4.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.telus.com) has 8.9 million subscribers and is Canada’s third-largest wireless carrier, after Rogers Communications (No. 1)… Read More

Teck wants a partner for new mine

TECK RESOURCES LTD. $30 (Toronto symbol TECK.B; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 573.6 million; Market cap: $17.2 billion; Price-to sales ratio: 1.4; Dividend yield: 0.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; www.teck.com) owns 90% of the Quebrada Blanca copper mine in northern Chile; the Chilean government owns… Read More

Nutrien exceeds a key target

NUTRIEN LTD. $73 (Toronto symbol NTR; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 619.4 million; Market cap: $45.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 3.4; Dividend yield: 2.9%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.nutrien.com) took its current form on January 1, 2018, through the merger of Agrium (old symbol AGU) and rival… Read More

Merging businesses will cut costs

ENBRIDGE INC. $44 (Toronto symbol ENB; Conservative Growth and Income Portfolios, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 1.6 billion; Market cap: $70.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.7; Dividend yield: 6.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.enbridge.com) operates pipelines in Canada and the U.S. In addition, it owns oil and gas storage… Read More

Diversify with these non-bank financials

Most investors typically hold two, three or more of the big five Canadian banks. That makes sense given their steady profit growth and rising dividends. They also give investors exposure to a wide variety of financial services, including mutual funds, retirement planning and insurance.
Even so,… Read More

Deal helps move more oil

CENOVUS ENERGY INC. $12 (Toronto symbol CVE; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 1.2 billion; Market cap: $14.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.7; Dividend yield: 1.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; www.cenovus.com) acquired 100% of its main oil sands properties in Alberta—Christina Lake and Foster Creek—in May 2017… Read More

Imperial is still our top oil pick

Imperial Oil has already seen the benefits of recent expansions at its Kearl oil sands property. The company is also doing a good job of controlling its operating costs.
Still, its focus on Canada adds risk. Specifically, a lack of new pipeline capacity continues to depress… Read More

Cenovus is a top oil buy

CENOVUS ENERGY $11.83 (Toronto symbol CVE; Shares o/s: 1.2 billion; Market cap: $14.5 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 1.7%; www.cenovus.com) acquired 100% of its main oil sands properties in Alberta in May 2017. It did that through the purchase of the 50% stake held by… Read More