Dividend hikes are only part of their appeal

IMPERIAL OIL LTD. $33.93 (Toronto symbol IMO; Shares outstanding: 764.2 million; Market cap: $26.3 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 2.6%; www.imperialoil.ca) is Canada’s third-largest publicly traded oil company, after Suncor (No. 1) and Canadian Natural Resources. U.S.-based ExxonMobil (New York symbol XOM) owns 69.6%… Read More

These renewables are expanding worldwide

INNERGEX RENEWABLE ENERGY $15.27 (Toronto symbol INE; Shares outstanding: 133.6 million; Market cap: $2.0 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield 4.6%; www.innergex.com) operates 37 hydroelectric plants, 25 wind farms and four solar power fields. Those operations are spread across the provinces of Quebec, Ontario and B.C.,… Read More

Updating Great-West Lifeco Inc., Newell Brands Inc. and Campbell Soup Co.

GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. $28 (Toronto symbol GWO; Conservative Growth Payer Portfolio, Finance sector; shares outstanding: 987.7 million; Market cap: $27.7 billion; Dividend yield: 5.9%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.greatwestlifeco.com) is Canada’s second-largest insurance company, after Manulife Financial. It also offers mutual funds and wealth management services. Power… Read More

Income seekers can depend on these trusts

BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE PARTNERS L.P. $50 (Toronto symbol BEP.UN; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Utilities sector; Units outstanding: 308.6 million; Market cap: $15.4 billion; Dividend yield: 5.5%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.bep.brookfield.com) has interests in 219 hydroelectric generating stations, 106 wind farms and 547 solar-power facilities. In total, it… Read More

Tax on Zayo spinoff limits its appeal


ZAYO GROUP HOLDINGS INC. $22 (New York symbol ZAYO; Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 236.6 million; Market cap: $5.2 billion; Takeover Target Rating: Highest; No dividends paid; www.zayo.com) operates a fibre… Read More