Tourism has room to grow in Brazil

Tourism is already important business for Brazil, but it could be even bigger. According to World Bank data, the country welcomed 6.6 million tourists in 2016 (boosted by the Rio Olympics). This ranks the country 43rd in the world, far behind the 83 million visitors… Read More

Cenovus is a top oil buy

CENOVUS ENERGY $11.83 (Toronto symbol CVE; Shares o/s: 1.2 billion; Market cap: $14.5 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 1.7%; www.cenovus.com) acquired 100% of its main oil sands properties in Alberta in May 2017. It did that through the purchase of the 50% stake held by… Read More

Dividend increase: Leon’s

LEON’S FURNITURE LTD. $18 (Toronto symbol LNF; High-Growth Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; s/o: 76.2 million; Market cap: $1.4 billion; Dividend yield: 2.7%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.leons.ca) has increased the number of stores under its name from 27 in 2003 to today’s 86. In March 2013, it… Read More

Updating Gannett Co., Inc., Calian Group Ltd., and SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.

GANNETT CO., INC. $11 (New York symbol GCI; Cyclical- Growth Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector: Shares outstanding: 113.7 million; Market cap: $1.3 billion; Dividend yield: 5.8%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Average; www.gannett.com) publishes newspapers in the U.S. and U.K., including its flagship daily, USAToday.
The company pays a quarterly dividend of $0.16… Read More

These yields are high and sustainable

CHEMTRADE LOGISTICS INCOME FUND $16 (Toronto symbol CHE.UN; High-Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Units o/s: 110.4 million; Market cap: $1.8 billion; Divd. yield: 7.5%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Average; www.chemtradelogistics.com) is one of the largest removal-service providers for firms that create acids and sulphur as by-products. The… Read More

Rising dividend offsets a modest yield

Broadridge’s rising revenue and earnings give it lots for room to keep increasing its dividend. With its higher share price, the current dividend yields a modest 1.4%.
Until April 2007, the company was a subsidiary of Automatic Data Processing (ADP) . That’s when ADP set it… Read More

SYMC offers good value

SYMANTEC CORP. $19.70 (Nasdaq symbol SYMC; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (650-527-8000; www.symantec.com; Shares o/s: 621.5 million; Market cap: $12.1 billion; Dividend yield: 1.5%) sells computer-security technology, including antivirus and email-filtering software, to businesses and consumers.
In its fiscal 2019 first quarter, ended June 29, 2018, the company’s revenue fell 1.6%,… Read More