Key updates on your dividend payers: Thomson Reuters, Saputo Inc. and Pepsico Inc.

THOMSON REUTERS CORP. $94 remains a buy. The company (Toronto symbol TRI; Conservative Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 500.0 million; Market cap: $47.0 billion; Dividend yield: 2.0%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.thomsonreuters.com) last raised its quarterly dividend with the March 2019 payment. Investors now receive $0.36… Read More

Higher costs outpace revenue gain

SAPUTO INC. $40 (Toronto symbol SAP; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 390.9 million; Market cap: $15.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.2; Dividend yield: 1.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.saputo.com) is Canada’s largest producer of dairy products. It also operates dairies in the U.S., Australia and Argentina.
Due to… Read More

Updating Stantec Inc., Saputo Inc. & Intact Financial Corp.

STANTEC INC. $31 (Toronto symbol STN; Cyclical-Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 111.7 million; Market cap: $3.5 billion; Dividend yield: 1.9%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.stantec.com) sells a range of consulting, design and technology services to clients in the oil and gas, transportation and… Read More