Topic: How To Invest

The Successful Investor Hotline – Friday, May 5, 2023

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TORONTO-DOMINION BANK, $83.80, Toronto symbol TD, remains a buy. Due to delays securing the necessary regulatory approvals, TD has cancelled its deal to acquire First Horizon Corporation (New York symbol FHN) for $13.4 billion U.S. The purchase would have made TD’s banking operations the sixth largest in the U.S. As a result, the bank will pay $225 million U.S. in termination and other fees to First Horizon. To put that in context, it earned $4.07 billion (Canadian), or $2.23 a share, in the three months ended January 31, 2023. Big acquisitions like First Horizon add risk, particularly in light of the current turmoil in the U.S. banking system, which is why TD’s shares rose 2% on the news. They now trade at 9.5 times the $8.80 a share that the bank will probably earn in the fiscal year ending October 31, 2023. The $3.84 dividend yields a high 4.6%. TD Bank is a buy. TD Bank recent coverage: May 2023 issue Hotline for April 21, 2023 TELUS…