Potash Corp. & Agrium Inc. merger should pay off

Agrium Inc. has now completed its merger with Potash Corp. The new combined company, Nutrien, has benefited from higher commodity prices and better-than-expected cost cutting following the merger. This industry giant has also made strategic acquisitions to further spur its earnings.

The company has raised its… Read More

Q: I was wondering, Pat, about your thoughts on holding Aecon (ARE Toronto) since the government blocked its takeover by China’s CCCC Ltd. Thanks.

A: Aecon Group Inc., $18.79, symbol ARE on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 60.8 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion; www.aecon.com), is one of Canada’s largest construction companies. The firm and its predecessors helped to build Canadian landmarks such as the CN Tower, the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Halifax… Read More

Dividend Advisor Hotline – Friday, August 9, 2019

BROADRIDGE FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS INC., $125.75, New York symbol BR, serves the investment industry in three main areas: investor communications, securities processing and transaction clearing.

Starting with the October 2019 payment, Broadridge will raise its quarterly dividend by 11.3%. Investors will then receive $0.54 a share instead… Read More