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