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

These two renewables deliver high yields

BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE PARTNERS L.P. $44.13 (Toronto symbol BEP.UN; Units outstanding: 296.3 million; Market cap: $13.1 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 6.3%; www.brookfieldrenewable.com) has interests in 219 hydroelectric generating stations, 106 wind farms and 545 solar-power facilities. In all, it operates over 17,400 megawatts of generating… Read More

These two renewables deliver high yields

These two renewables deliver high yields

BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE PARTNERS L.P. $44.13 (Toronto symbol BEP.UN; Units outstanding: 296.3 million; Market cap: $13.1 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 6.3%; www.brookfieldrenewable.com) has interests in 219 hydroelectric generating stations, 106 wind farms and 545 solar-power facilities. In all, it operates over 17,400 megawatts of generating… Read More

New investments keep its distributions high

BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE PARTNERS L.P. $45 (Toronto symbol BEP.UN; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Utilities sector; Units outstanding: 308.5 million; Market cap: $13.9 billion; Dividend yield: 6.2%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.bep.brookfield.com) has interests in 219 hydroelectric generating stations, 106 wind farms and 545 solar-power facilities. In total, it… Read More

TransAlta Renewables’ 7% yield is powered by wind

TransAlta Renewables’ 7% yield is powered by wind

A Member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle recently asked for his views on one of Canada’s largest generators of wind power. The company is also among the country’s largest publicly traded renewable power firms.

Pat notes that renewable energy relies heavily on government subsidies, although the… Read More

Their high yields come with steady gains

While they sometimes lack high-growth potential, utilities are generally stable, profitable businesses with limited competition—and they offer investors high yields. As a result, as a group, they have a better long-term stock market performance than the overall market and come with less volatility and risk.
The… Read More