Two tech leaders with reliable dividends

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC. $111 (Nasdaq symbol TXN; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 981.7 million; Market cap: $109.0 billion; Dividend yield: 2.2%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.ti.com) is a leading maker of analog computer chips. They convert inputs, such as touch, sound and… Read More

TD Science & Technology Fund $14.89

TD Science & Technology Fund $14.89

TD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FUND $14.89 (CWA Rating: Aggressive) (TD Asset Management, P.O. Box 7500, Station A, Toronto, Ontario. M5W1P9. 1-800-461-38 63; Web site: www.tdcanadatrust.com. No load — deal directly with the company) invests mostly in U.S. firms engaged in the research, development, production or… Read More

Chipmakers still have room to rise

In the past few years, these two computer-chip makers have diversified their product lines, mainly through acquisitions. That move has reduced their dependence on traditional chips, which continue to see stagnant demand.
As a result of two big purchases, Intel is now less reliant on consumers… Read More

Dividend increase: Texas Instruments

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC. $110 (Nasdaq symbol TXN; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 983.2 million; Market cap: $108.2 billion; Dividend yield: 2.3%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.ti.com) is a leading maker of analog chips. They convert inputs, such as touch,… Read More

New ETFs for the Canadian market

ETFs are flooding the market and Canadians are increasingly spoiled for choice. Here’s four new, or upcoming, launches. We’re not entirely convinced of their investment merits, but we are impressed by the diversity and creativity.

WISDOMTREE EMERGING MARKETS DIVIDEND INDEX ETF $27 (Toronto symbol EMV.B; Market… Read More

Chipmaker’s dividend jumps 24%

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC. $96 (Nasdaq symbol TXN; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 990.0 million; Market cap: $95.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 6.7; Dividend yield: 2.6%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.ti.com) is a leading maker of analog chips that convert inputs, such as touch,… Read More

Top U.S. techs offer rising income

These two U.S. tech firms have moved up sharply in the past year. For some investors that makes them expensive in relation to their earnings. However, each dominates its industry, and that means both should continue to raise their dividends.
MICROSOFT CORP. $69 (Nasdaq symbol MSFT;… Read More