Get a sustainable 5.4% yield from North West Company

Get a sustainable 5.4% yield from North West Company

This firm’s focus on remote regions helps protect it from bigger brick-and-mortar chains as well as online sellers.

A recent deal to sell certain stores should also protect future cash for investor dividends. 


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