This dividend is up for the 16th time since 2011

This dividend is up for the 16th time since 2011

Significant investments in its high-speed networks continue to help Canada’s third largest wireless carrier attract new customers while hanging onto old ones. They’ve also helped support earnings and revenue growth and have boosted cash flow.

The company has just raised its dividend—the 16th time since 2011—and… Read More

Investing in stocks: The hidden drawbacks of split-share corporations

Investing in stocks: The hidden drawbacks of split-share corporations

Split-share corporations come with inherent drawbacks that can hand investors unexpected and unwelcomed costs before they’d planned
Split-share corporations: they’re just one of the areas that Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle can tap into our investment research. Members also get to ask investment questions of Pat and his… Read More

Q: Pat, could I get your recommendation on the BMO Canadian High Dividend Covered Call ETF (TSX: ZWC)? Thanks.

A: BMO Canadian High Dividend Covered Call ETF, $18.36, symbol ZWC on Toronto (Units outstanding: 21.1 million; Market cap: $387.4 million; www.bmo.com/gam/ca/investor/products/etfs), focuses on mostly high-quality Canadian stocks. Its top holdings are BCE at 4.2%; Pembina Pipeline, 4.0%; CIBC, 3.8%; Enbridge, 3.7%; Nutrien, 3.6%; Telus… Read More

5 top Canadian dividend stocks to invest in

5 top Canadian dividend stocks to invest in

Here are 5 Canadian dividend stocks we recommend holding in your portfolio
One of the key points in our three-part investment advice is to invest mainly in well-established dividend-paying stocks. Successful investors pay a lot of attention to dividend yields from Canadian dividend stocks. Dividends can… Read More

Market leadership is a big plus

A key factor in determining a company’s Dividend Sustainability Rating is the position it holds in its industry. The market leaders of any industry are strongly placed to fend off new entrants and expand their earnings. That enhances their ability to raise their dividends.
Market leadership could also… Read More

Wireless growth will fuel dividend increases

BCE INC. $53 (Toronto symbol BCE; Income-Growth Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 898.0 million; Market cap: $47.6 billion; Dividend yield: 5.7%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.bce.ca) is Canada’s largest traditional telephone service provider: it has 3.1 million residential customers in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and the Atlantic provinces. It… Read More

Updating BCE Inc. and Telus

BCE INC. $52.14 (Toronto symbol BCE; Shares o/s: 898.0 million; Market cap: $46.8 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Divd. yield: 5.8%; www.bce.ca) is Canada’s largest traditional telephone service provider: it has 3.1 residential million customers in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and the Atlantic provinces. The company also has… Read More