Pengrowth may seek buyer

PENGROWTH ENERGY $0.25 (Toronto symbol PGF; Shares outstanding: 547.4 million; Market cap: $145.6 million; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative; No dividends paid; www.pengrowth.com) has two main properties: its Lindbergh oil sands project in Alberta, and its Groundbirch natural gas property in northeastern B.C.

Pengrowth produced an average of… Read More

Choice lifts its outlook

CHOICE PROPERTIES REIT $14.49 (Toronto symbol CHP.UN; Units o/s: 309.6 million; Mkt. cap: $10.2 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Divd. yield: 5.1%; www.choicereit.ca) is Canada’s largest real estate investment trust, with 756 properties, including 20 under development. Altogether, that makes for 68.0 million square feet… Read More

These ETFs offer investors global exposure

Pennsylvania-based Vanguard Group is one of the world’s largest investment management companies. In all, it administers over $5.3 trillion U.S., spread across 415 mutual funds and ETFs.
Generally speaking, Canadians are blocked from buying mutual funds that are registered in the U.S. unless those funds are… Read More

Asia’s growth supports their high dividends

MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORP. $21.91 (Toronto symbol MFC; Shares o/s: 2.0 billion; Market cap: $42.9 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 4.6%; www.manulife.ca) is Canada’s largest life insurer.
The company also sells other forms of insurance, including health, dental and travel plans; in addition, it offers mutual funds… Read More