Focus on Asia will help buoy these dividends

MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORP. $24 (Toronto symbol MFC; Conservative-Growth Payer Portfolio; Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 2.0 billion; Market cap: $48.0 billion; Dividend yield: 3.7%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.manulife.ca) is Canada’s largest life insurance provider. It also offers other forms of insurance, including health, dental and travel plans,… Read More

Asia’s middle class drives these insurers

MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORP. $24.36 (Toronto symbol MFC; Shares o/s: 2.0 billion; Market cap: $49.3 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 3.6%; www.manulife.ca) is Canada’s largest life insurer.
The company also sells other forms of insurance, including health, dental and travel plans; in addition, it offers mutual… Read More

Dividend Advisor Hotline – Friday, May 18, 2018

SUN LIFE FINANCIAL INC., $55.83, Toronto symbol SLF, provides several financial services, including life insurance, individual wealth management and institutional asset management. Its clients are spread across North America and Asia.

With the June 2018 payment, the company will increase its quarterly dividend by 4.4%, to… Read More

A Yield to Caution

DIVIDEND 15 SPLIT CORP. $10.74 (Toronto symbol DFN; Shares outstanding: 43.9 million; Market cap: $471.5 million; Dividend yield: 11.2%; www.puremultifamily.com) holds shares of 15 big Canadian companies. These include BCE, Bank of Nova Scotia, Thomson Reuters, Loblaw Cos., Sun Life Financial, Enbridge and Telus. It… Read More