This facilities operator offers a 6.7% yield

This facilities operator offers a 6.7% yield

This operator of senior-care facilities owns or manages more than 120 properties as well as home health-care branches.

The company enjoys steady cash flow in a growing business and recent acquisitions to expand its private-pay luxury facilities should help to offset a key risk for the… Read More

Green energy demand spurs their dividends

BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE PARTNERS L.P. $38 (Toronto symbol BEP.UN; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Utilities sector; Units outstanding: 310.0 million; Market cap: $11.8 billion; Dividend yield: 6.9%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.bep.brookfield.com) has interests in 218 hydroelectric generating stations, 544 solar power fields, 105 wind farms, four biomass facilities… Read More

New businesses enhance their prospects

The shares of Finning and Toromont have moved down lately in response to lower commodity prices. However, recent acquisitions put both companies in a strong position to expand their earnings when commodity prices rebound.
FINNING INTERNATIONAL INC. $25 (Toronto symbol FTT; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry… Read More

Good time to buy Canada’s big banks

The shares of Canada’s big five banks have moved down recently, mainly due to fears that a slowing economy and rising interest rates will cut demand for new loans. However, each of the five continue to lower their costs and expand outside of Canada. That… Read More

Hold on to these service providers

FIRSTSERVICE CORP. $92.24 (Toronto symbol FSV; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (416-960-9500; www.firstservice.com; Shares outstanding: 34.6 million; Market cap: $3.2 billion; Dividend yield: 0.8%) set up its commercial real estate business, Colliers International Group, as a separate company on June 1, 2015. It then handed out shares to its… Read More