Lower costs should protect your dividends

As demand for their traditional products slows due to changing consumer tastes, Saputo and Molson are cutting their costs. Those savings will help them develop new products, and let them keep raising your dividends.
SAPUTO INC. $33 is still a hold. The company (Toronto symbol SAP; High-Growth Payer… Read More

SNC aims to cut your risk

SNC-LAVALIN GROUP INC. $27 is still a hold. The engineering company (Toronto symbol SNC; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 175.6 million; Market cap: $4.7 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.5; Divd. yield: 0.3%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.snclavalin.com) is following a new strategy that mainly involves exiting… Read More

Saputo needs a new catalyst

SAPUTO INC. $41 is still a hold. Canada’s leading dairy producer (Toronto symbol SAP; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 407.7 million; Market cap: $16.7 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.2; Dividend yield: 1.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.saputo.com) continues to face growing competition from plant-based products such as almond… Read More

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