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PEPSICO INC. $156 is a hold. The soft drink maker (Nasdaq symbol PEP; Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 1.4 billion; Market cap: $218.4 billion; Dividend yield: 2.8%; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; www.pepsico.com) has agreed to sell a 61% controlling stake in its Tropicana juice business to… Read More

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