Dividend Advisor Hotline – Friday, February 19, 2021

INTACT FINANCIAL CORP., $144.33, Toronto symbol IFC, is a buy.

The company is Canada’s largest provider of property and casualty insurance. Intact insures more than five million individuals and businesses. Its major brands are Intact Insurance, Canada BrokerLink and belairdirect.

Intact last raised its quarterly dividend by… Read More

Anti-trust concerns threaten these deals

Takeovers are a great way for companies to enter new markets and add value. We like Visa’s takeover of a small fintech company, but anti-trust regulators could kill the deal. Another deal to acquire railroad operator Kansas City Southern would also likely face regulatory hurdles.
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Warren Buffett buys into Japan

On the day of his 90th birthday—August 30, 2020—Warren Buffett announced that his Berkshire Hathaway holding company (symbol BRK.B on New York) had acquired just over a 5% stake in of each of Japan’s five trading companies, or “Sogo Shosha.” The companies are Itochu Corp.,… Read More