Wireless growth will fuel dividend increases

BCE INC. $53 (Toronto symbol BCE; Income-Growth Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 898.0 million; Market cap: $47.6 billion; Dividend yield: 5.7%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.bce.ca) is Canada’s largest traditional telephone service provider: it has 3.1 million residential customers in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and the Atlantic provinces. It… Read More

These high yields reflect cyclical pressures

Russel Metals and Ford offer investors above average dividend yields. That’s mainly because they operate in cyclical industries with uneven cash flows. Even so, we feel their current dividends are sustainable.
RUSSEL METALS INC. $29 (Toronto symbol RUS; Cyclical-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares… Read More

These high-yielding automakers are still buys

TOYOTA MOTOR CO. ADRs $127 (New York symbol TM; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; ADRs outstanding: 1.5 billion; Market cap: $190.5 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.7; Dividend yield: 3.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.toyota. com) sold 2.24 million vehicles in its fiscal 2016 first quarter, ended June… Read More