Topic: How To Invest

Dividend Advisor Hotline – Friday, March 23, 2018

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SUNCOR ENERGY INC., $42.90, Toronto symbol SU, is Canada’s largest integrated oil company, with its major projects in the Alberta oil sands. It also owns four refineries (three in Canada and one in Colorado), along with 1,500 Petro-Canada gas stations. With the March 26, 2018 payment, Suncor raises its quarterly dividend by 12.5%. Investors will receive $0.36 a share, up from $0.32. The new annual rate of $1.44 yields 3.4%. Suncor recently increased its stake in the Syncrude oil sands project in northern Alberta, from 53.74% to 58.74%. It purchased that additional interest from Mocal Energy. The project’s other partners include Imperial Oil (25%), Sinopec Oil Sands Partnership (9.03%) and Nexen Oil Sands Partnership (7.23%). The company paid $925 million for its additional stake. To put that price in context, Suncor’s market cap (the value of all outstanding shares) is $70.3 billion. Due to a small operational problem at Syncrude, the company has decided to begin a scheduled maintenance project immediately. The work will…

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