Spinoffs & Takeovers Hotline – Friday, April 9, 2021

RESIDEO TECHNOLOGIES INC., $28.06, symbol REZI on New York, makes heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment. It also distributes fire protection and building security products.

Honeywell International Inc. (symbol HON on New York) spun off Resideo in October 2018. Honeywell shareholders received one share of Resideo for… Read More

These insurers offer you income and growth

Business for our two top Canadian insurance recommendations remains steady, although COVID-19 has slowed their share-price growth. Still, both firms should rebound quickly once the coronavirus outbreak eases. That will lift the value of their shares. Meanwhile, each insurer offers you a high, sustainable dividend… Read More

Sun Life offers tele-health

SUN LIFE FINANCIAL, $55.77, is a buy. This Canadian insurance giant (Toronto symbol SLF; Shares o/s: 584.8 million; Market cap: $32.1 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Divd. yield: 3.9%; www.sunlife.ca) is making an equity investment of $32.7 million in privately held Canadian telemedicine provider Dialogue. The transaction also gives… Read More

Q: We are holding a position in Blue Ribbon Income Fund (RBN.UN). We are considering building on that position. May I have your thoughts, please?

A: Blue Ribbon Income Fund, $8.37, symbol RBN.UT on Toronto (Units outstanding: 12.8 million; Market cap: $107.1 million; www.bromptongroup.com), was formerly called the Citadel Diversified Investment Trust.

This fund holds a lot of former oil and gas trusts, pipeline or other utility trusts (most if not… Read More

Sun Life Financial and Manulife Financial Corp. yields 3.5 and 3.8% plus Asian exposure

Sun Life Financial and Manulife Financial Corp. yields 3.5 and 3.8% plus Asian exposure

Improved sales in Asia led to a 1.3% and 14.2% earnings gains for these two companies during their most-recent quarter.

Both firms recently raised their dividend payouts.

The stocks trade at just 8.3 and 11.6 times each company’s 2020 earnings forecast.

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MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORP. (Toronto symbol MFC; www.manulife.ca)… Read More