These cyclicals offer investors stable income

SHAWCOR LTD. $16 (Toronto symbol SCL; Cyclical-Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 70.2 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion; Dividend yield: 3.8%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.shawcor.com) produces sealants and coatings to keep oil and gas pipelines from rusting. It also makes electrical wire and… Read More

Savings will cut ShawCor’s debt

SHAWCOR LTD. $16 (Toronto symbol SCL; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 70.1 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.8; Dividend yield: 3.8%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.shawcor.com) acquired Edmonton-based ZCL Composites in April 2019. That firm makes fibreglass-reinforced plastic underground tanks… Read More

Aggressive stocks have a key role to play

Aggressive stocks, such as those featured in the portfolio on page 80, can lead to big returns. However, due to the risky or cyclical nature of their businesses, investment in higher-growth stocks can also produce big losses. That’s why you should limit your aggressive holdings… Read More