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

Eat-at-home foodmakers have an edge

Consumers stocking up on canned foods and snacks as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns have pushed up the shares of all four of these foodmakers. However, for new buying, we recommend investors stick with companies that have little exposure to restaurants. Eateries may have to… Read More