Updating Tupperware Brands Corp., Andrew Peller Ltd., and Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.

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TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP. $33 (New York symbol TUP; Conservative-Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 50.0 million; Market cap: $1.7 billion; Dividend yield: 8.2%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.tupperwarebrands.com) makes consumer goods such as plastic food and beverage containers, and cosmetics and fragrances. The company last raised its quarterly dividend by 9.7% with the April 2014 payment. The current annual rate of $2.72 a share yields a high 8.2%. The stock is down about 45% in the past year. That’s largely due to the negative impact of the rising U.S. dollar. Tupperware gets around 90% of its sales and earnings from international markets, and a higher dollar hurts their contribution to the company’s overall results. However, Tupperware continued to cut jobs and improve efficiency. That should let it maintain the current dividend rate. Tupperware is still a buy. ANDREW PELLER LTD. (Toronto symbols ADW.A $16 and ADW.B $16; Conservative Growth Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 42.6 million; Market cap: $681.6 million; Dividend yield: 1.3%; Dividend…

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