Dividend Advisor Hotline – Friday, June 19, 2020

TRANSCONTINENTAL INC., $14.67, Toronto symbol TCL.A, is a buy for aggressive investors.

The company is Canada’s leading commercial printer. It also makes plastic packaging for consumer and industrial products.

With the April 2020 payment, Transcontinental raised your quarterly dividend by 2.3%. Investors now receive $0.225 a share,… Read More

Investing in stocks: The hidden drawbacks of split-share corporations

Investing in stocks: The hidden drawbacks of split-share corporations

Split-share corporations come with inherent drawbacks that can hand investors unexpected and unwelcomed costs before they’d planned
Split-share corporations: they’re just one of the areas that Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle can tap into our investment research. Members also get to ask investment questions of Pat and his… Read More

Two Canadian ETFs hold most of Canada’s best stocks

Two Canadian ETFs hold most of Canada’s best stocks

Today, we look at two Canadian ETFs that hold many of the Canadian stocks we recommend for 2020. iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF and iShares Canada Select Dividend Index ETF mirror, respectively, sub-indexes holding the 60 most-heavily trades stocks and 30 of the highest-yielding dividend stocks… Read More

Insurers still a top choice for income seekers

The COVID-19 outbreak will slow the growth of these top insurance companies, particularly in Asia. The shock to their investment portfolios will also limit their earnings.
However, both firms should rebound quickly once the outbreak eases. That should also let them keep raising your dividends.
MANULIFE FINANCIAL… Read More

Sun Life Financial and Manulife Financial Corp. yields 3.5 and 3.8% plus Asian exposure

Sun Life Financial and Manulife Financial Corp. yields 3.5 and 3.8% plus Asian exposure

Improved sales in Asia led to a 1.3% and 14.2% earnings gains for these two companies during their most-recent quarter.

Both firms recently raised their dividend payouts.

The stocks trade at just 8.3 and 11.6 times each company’s 2020 earnings forecast.


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MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORP. (Toronto symbol MFC; www.manulife.ca)… Read More

Asia just adds to their strong investor appeal

Canada’s top insurance firms remain great choices for investors seeking blue-chip growth plus solid yields. They’re also a great way for you to tap into fast-growing Asian demand for insurance and wealth management services.
MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORP., $26.36, is a buy. This safety-conscious blue-chip company (Toronto symbol MFC; Shares… Read More

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

More and more, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are finding their way into the portfolios of investors.
That’s because, unlike many other financial innovations, they don’t load you up with heavy management fees, or tie you down with high redemption charges if you decide to get out of them… 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