Q: May I have your recommendation on the ETF trading under the symbol XDIV? I am considering it for its dividend income. Thanks.

A: iShares Core MSCI Canadian Quality Dividend Index ETF, $23.46, symbol XDIV on Toronto (Units outstanding: 30.4 million; Market cap: $713.2 million; www.blackrock.com/ca), tracks the MSCI Canada High Dividend Yield 10% Security Capped Index.

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APA CORP. $35 is a hold. The oil producer (New York symbol APA; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 338.2 million; Market cap: $11.8 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.4; Dividend yield: 1.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.apacorp.com) and its partner Total SA recently announced a major offshore discovery near… Read More

RBI steps back from Russia

RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. $57 is a buy. The company (New York symbol, Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 460.3 million; Market cap: $26.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 5.8; Dividend yield: 3.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.rbi.com) is the world’s third-largest fast-food operator after McDonald’s (No. 1) and Yum… Read More