These two are less risky than they appear

These two small-cap firms entail higher risk than larger companies such as banks and utilities. However, strong positions in their niche markets support their current high dividends.
NORTH WEST COMPANY $34 is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol NWC; High-Growth Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 47.9 million;… Read More

North West prospers in its remote niche markets

The long-term outlook for North West Co. and its investors remains positive. That’s especially so for its operations in the North, including Alaska, where the company holds a dominant market position.
NORTH WEST COMPANY, $35.16, is a buy. This retailer (Toronto symbol NWC; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (www.northwest.ca;… Read More

Get a 4.1% yield from North West Company

Get a 4.1% yield from North West Company

A higher-than-usual dividend yield can be a sign that the payout exceeds the company’s earning capacity. However, we feel the dividends from this stock is sustainable. That’s because it’s a leader in its niche market.

Meanwhile, the company also plans to buy back 10% of its… Read More

Get a 4.3% yield from North West Company

Get a 4.3% yield from North West Company

This firm’s food stores remained open during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic as they provide essential products to remote communities. The company maintained its dividend and the stock has rebounded strongly from its March 2020 low of $22.

The sound balance sheet and dominant market… Read More