They plan to boost gains with healthier snacks

These top foodmakers are adjusting their product portfolios to appeal to increasingly health-conscious consumers. That will help protect their dividends, but we feel their immediate outlooks remain cloudy.
PEPSICO INC. $139 remains a worthwhile hold. The company (Nasdaq symbol PEP; Conservative-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares o/s:… Read More

Dividend Advisor Hotline – Friday, February 19, 2021

INTACT FINANCIAL CORP., $144.33, Toronto symbol IFC, is a buy.

The company is Canada’s largest provider of property and casualty insurance. Intact insures more than five million individuals and businesses. Its major brands are Intact Insurance, Canada BrokerLink and belairdirect.

Intact last raised its quarterly dividend by… Read More

PepsiCo has two risk factors

PEPSICO INC. $145 is still a hold. The company (Nasdaq symbol PEP; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares o/s: 1.4 billion; Market cap: $203.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.9; Divd. yield: 2.8%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.pepsico.com) has spent $10 billion in the past two years buying makers of… Read More