The best choices for BCE and Bell Aliant shareholders

The best choices for BCE and Bell Aliant shareholders

This special edition of “Best Canadian Stocks”  was posted in 2014 and focused a key acquisition for BCE at the time – the remaining shares of Bell Aliant Inc.
BCE INC. (Toronto symbol BCE; www.bce.ca) has agreed to pay $3.95 billion in cash and stock for the 56% of… Read More

Three top picks for 2018

Here are our #1 stocks for 2018. There’s one for each of our portfolios— Conservative, Aggressive and Income.

Each of the three offers a particularly attractive combination of long-term growth at a reasonable price. We expect their plans to keep expanding will further spur their… Read More

Two high-yield utilities: 1 buy, 1 hold

BCE INC. $59.41 (Toronto symbol BCE; Shares outstanding: 899.5 million; Market cap: $53.1 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 4.8%; www.bce. ca) is Canada’s largest telephone service provider, with 21.9 million customers in Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces. This includes 3.7 million… Read More

What to do with MBT

BCE INC. $57.82 (Toronto symbol BCE; Shares outstanding: 870.7 million; Market cap: $50.3 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Divd. yield: 5.0%; www.bce.ca) has now received the final regulatory approvals for its acquisition of MANITOBA TELECOM SERVICES INC., $39.21, Toronto symbol MBT.
Under the terms of the… Read More

Payout Boost: BCE raises its dividend

BCE INC. $59 (Toronto symbol BCE; Income-Growth Payer Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 870.7 million; Market cap: $51.4 billion; Dividend yield: 4.9%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.bce.ca) is Canada’s largest traditional telephone service provider, with 6.3 million customers in Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces… Read More

This stalwart has long-term appeal

Dear client:
BCE continues to invest heavily in its networks. Those improvements have helped the company attract more high-speed Internet customers. They’ve also helped BCE add more wireless subscribers as an increasing number of Canadian households give up their landlines.
The company’s upcoming $3.9 billion acquisition of… Read More