Get a 4.3% yield from RioCan REIT

Get a 4.3% yield from RioCan REIT

This firm cut its distributions as retail lockdowns in its key Ontario market hurt rental revenue. However, new developments will cut its exposure to retailers, which should push the units higher in the next few years. 

The REIT still collected 93.9% of its rents in the… Read More

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GREAT-WEST LIFECO, $36.51, is still a hold. The insurer (Toronto symbol GWO; shares outstanding: 928.4 million; Market cap: $34.3 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 4.8%; www.greatwestlifeco.com) recently paid $4.4 billion for the retirement services business of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company.
Due to… Read More

Dividend Advisor Hotline – Friday, May 14, 2021

ALGONQUIN POWER & UTILITIES CORP., $18.60, Toronto symbol AQN, is a buy.

Algonquin has two main businesses: the Regulated Services Group provides regulated electricity, gas, water distribution and wastewater collection services to 1.9 million customers in Canada, the U.S., Chile and Bermuda; and the Renewable Power… Read More

RioCan taps #1 market

RIOCAN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST, $19.77, is a buy. The REIT (Toronto symbol REI.UN; Units o/s: 317.7 million; Market cap: $6.2 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Divd. yield: 4.9%; www.riocan.com) continues to make strong progress on The Well, a major mixed-use project in downtown Toronto.
The Well comprises… Read More

RioCan REIT offers a high 9.9% yield

RioCan REIT offers a high 9.9% yield

The market plunge in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis lowered prices for most REITs as the pandemic forced many businesses to temporarily close. That hurt rent collection and cut cash available for distributions.

However, this REIT’s distribution payments look secure thanks to high-quality properties… Read More

RioCan cuts its risk

RIOCAN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST, $14.06, is a buy. The REIT (Toronto symbol REI.UN; Units o/s: 317.7 million; Market cap: $4.4 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Divd. yield: 10.2%; www.riocan.com) offers you a stake in 221 shopping centres and other properties across Canada. They include 15 projects… Read More

Hold off on new buying

ISHARES S&P/TSX REIT INDEX ETF, $14.53, is a hold. The ETF (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) lets you tap all 21 Canadian real estate investment trusts in the S&P/TSX REIT Index. Investors pay a MER of 0.61%, and the REIT fund gives you a.. Read More