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BCE Inc. tops the list

Dividend investors may want to consider the following companies since they outperform the S&P 500 Index in terms of a higher dividend yield. As of March 20, the benchmark for the U.S. market yields 2.53%.

These stocks also represent long-term dividend payers.


The first company to consider is BCE Inc. (BCE).

The Canadian telecommunication services company closed at a price of $35.9 per share on March 20 for a market capitalization of $32.42 billion.

Based on Friday's closing price, BCE offers a trailing 12-month dividend yield of 6.71% and a forward dividend yield of 6.62%. On April 15, the

328 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2020-03-22 21:07
Marriott International on the list

According to the GuruFocus All-In-One Screener, as of Tuesday, the following companies look cheap since they are trading with low price-sales ratios.

Marriott International Inc. (MAR) is trading around $120.77 per share with a price-sales ratio of 2.12 and a price-earnings ratio of 29.60.

The company has a market cap of $39.78 billion. The stock has risen at an annualized rate of 18.12% over the past decade.


The discounted cash flow calculator gives the stock a fair value of $43.66, suggesting it is overpriced by 176%. The Peter Lynch value gives the

89 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2019-10-01 16:53
Bank of Nova Scotia, Toyota Motor

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, the following stocks with market caps above $5 billion look cheap since they are trading with low price-sales ratios.

Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) is trading around $56.6 per share with a price-sales ratio of 3.34, a price-earnings ratio of 10.95 and a forward price-earnings ratio of 10.66. The company has a market cap of $69.92 billion and the stock price has risen at an annualized rate of 5.1% over the last 10 years.


The company provides international bank and financial services. The discounted cash flow calculator

175 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2018-06-29 16:53
Fund increases several other holdings

The Mawer Canadian Equity Fund (Trades, Portfolio) disclosed in a second-quarter portfolio update this week it purchased two new stocks and increased several other holdings by at least 30%.

Managed by Jim Hall and Vijay Viswanathan, the fund invests in large-cap Canadian companies with the potential for long-term, above-average growth. The current portfolio of 44 holdings is mainly composed of financial services stocks, which represent 30.7% of the portfolio.

The fund established positions in The Descartes Systems Group Inc. (TSX:DSG) and Trisura Group Ltd. (TSX:TSU).

Descartes Systems

In its largest trade for the quarter, the fund purchased

199 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2017-09-14 21:58
The investment prospects of Canadian telecom BCE analyzed in detail

(Published by Nick McCullum on July 12)

When investors think of high-quality dividend stocks in the telecommunications sector, the first two businesses that come to mind are likely AT&T (T) and Verizon Communications (VZ).

But there are plenty of other appealing investment opportunities in this sector.

Surprisingly, the Canadian telecommunications industry is a fantastic source of high-yield dividend stocks.

BCE Inc. (BCE) – or Bell, for short – stands out as the undisputed leader in the Canadian telecommunications industry.

This blue-chip stock is held in the portfolio of many self-directed Canadian investors. If you’re looking for information on additional blue-chip

260 Views    Ben Reynolds    2017-07-12 21:42
A look at the current benefits of investing in high quality Canadian dividend growth stocks

This is a guest contribution by Ryan Modesto. Ryan Modesto is the Managing Partner at 5i Research, a conflict-free investment research provider, covering small to mid-cap Canadian equities.

The U.S. is a big, prosperous place so it is easy to understand how a U.S. investor may overlook their chilly friends to the North when constructing a dividend portfolio.

While there are plenty of investment options in the U.S., Canada offers some unique benefits that may be worth considering from a U.S. perspective:

Canada is on ‘Sale’!

The recent decline in the Canadian dollar means your U.S. dollars can

508 Views    Ben Reynolds    2016-10-05 19:28
Fund quadruples stake in Toronto-based electric company

Mawer Canadian Equity Fund (Trades, Portfolio)’s top 10 transactions of the second quarter leaned toward energy companies, but the fund bought or sold shares in Canadian banking, communication, real estate, railroad and packaging companies as well.

In its largest second-quarter transaction, the fund nearly quadrupled its stake in Hydro One Ltd. (TSX:H), a Toronto-based electric company, with the purchase of 1,371,531 shares for an average price of 23.51 Canadian dollars ($17.93 in U.S. currency) per share. The deal had a 1.72% impact on the fund’s portfolio.

The fund’s stake, now 1,857,741 shares, is 0.31% of Hydro One’s

1011 Views    David Goodloe    2016-09-02 21:36
5 companies have achieved milestones

According to GuruFocus' list of 52-week highs, these stocks have reached their 52-week highs.

Applied Materials reached the 52-week high of $26.37

Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT) provides manufacturing equipment, services and software to the semiconductor, flat panel display, solar photovoltaic and related industries. The company operates in four reportable segments: Silicon Systems Group, Applied Global Services, Display and Energy and Environmental Solutions.

The price of Applied Materials shares has reached $26.37, which is 1.7% off the 52-week high of $26.82. Applied Materials has a market cap of $28.72 billion; its shares were traded around $26.37 with a

525 Views    yifan900    2016-07-26 14:56
Fund buys stakes in Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca

True to its name, Signature Select Canadian Fund (Trades, Portfolio) dealt in Canadian companies in the third quarter – although its portfolio was dotted here and there with investments elsewhere, most notably in the U.S. and the United Kingdom.

For the most part, its investment activity was in Canada.

Signature Select’s most significant third-quarter transaction was the divestiture of its 634,500-share stake in SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) [GLD] for an average price of $107.82 per share. The transaction had a -5.48% impact on Signature Select’s portfolio.

John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio), First Eagle Investment

2265 Views    David Goodloe    2015-12-14 02:07

Canada has a population of over 35 million. The wireless telecommunications industry in Canada is similar to that in the United States. The difference is the Canadian wireless telecommunications industry is smaller by a factor of about 10 – due to the differences in population between the two countries.

Two large players dominate the United States wireless telecommunications industry: Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T). Each company has greater than 30% market share. T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S) combine with Verizon & AT&T to control around 90% of the United States telecommunications market.

Characteristics of the Wireless Telecommunications Industry


1888 Views    Ben Reynolds    2015-07-31 22:19

According to GuruFocus' list of 3-year lows, PetroChina Co Ltd (PTR), Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), ConocoPhillips (COP) and BCE Inc (BCE) have all reached their 3-year lows.

PetroChina Co Ltd reached $95.17

The prices of PetroChina Co Ltd shares have declined to $95.17, which is 37.2% off the 3-year high of $150.80.

Petrochina Co Ltd has a market cap of $174.18 billion; its shares were traded at around $95.17 with a P/E ratio of 30.30 and P/S ratio of 1.11. The dividend yield of Petrochina Co Ltd stocks is 4.47%. The company had an annual average earnings growth of

630 Views    Jimmy Xiao    2015-07-28 14:42

While the domestic stock market is getting hotter and hotter, internationals look cheaper.
I've written in the past about stock opportunities from abroad and like to go forward with this theme today.

Below are 9 international dividend dogs with attractive fundamentals for income investors. Which do you like?

You also may like: 4 Great Dividend Value Picks From The Old Country

9 international dividend dogs are....

#1 Eni SpA -- Yield: 7.09%Eni SpA (E) employs 84,405 people, generates revenue of $122,446.80 million and has a net income of $947.50 million. The current market capitalization

511 Views    Dividend    2015-05-22 19:48

In his book, One Up on Wall Street, legendary investor Peter Lynch told us one of the secrets to his success was finding companies that have successfully penetrated our daily lives. He calls it The Power of Common Knowledge.

One example he cites is L’eggs stockings, found not through his own sophisticated market research, but by his wife Carolyn near the checkout counter in a grocery store.

Chances are, the T-shirt or socks you’re wearing today also come in under the heading of The Power of Common Knowledge. Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL), the company that makes and sells so many

1231 Views    Robert Abbott    2014-11-12 22:25

It has not been a good year for Canada's telecommunications sector. As of the close of trading on Friday, the S&P/TSX Capped Telecom Services Index was ahead only 2.3% for the year - barely above break-even. That placed it in the unenviable position of being the worst performing sector on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

What's happened? It's not as if our telecom companies are going broke - in fact, in broad terms they're performing reasonably well. Part of the problem is that investors don't see a lot of upside potential in the shares right now. Much of the blame for

695 Views    Gordon Pape    2014-08-21 17:07

Since 2009, two Canadian sectors had proven to the world the Canadian market can provide strong dividend growth stocks. It’s not by luck that four out of the ten Best Canadian Dividend Stocks for the Next Decade come from these two sectors.

Both sectors are quite similar on many fronts. They both oligopolies, this is a mature market, but natural growth is still available and federal laws protect them from other competitors (mind you, it has become less protected for telecoms in recent years). In my opinion, they are the backbone of dividend stocks in Canada and all dividend

837 Views    The Dividend Guy Blog    2014-08-20 12:05

Founded in 1920, Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI) has grown to become the largest communications and media company in Canada. The firm provides wireless voice and data communications services, telephony, cable TV, Internet access and video retailing. It also has a business solutions division, which offers data networking, voice communications services and broadband Internet connectivity to businesses.

A Leadership Trajectory

Right from the beginning, the company’s founder Ted Rogers built the firm upon aggressive investments and acquisitions, thus giving it a solid structure. Being a visionary, he then positioned it in the telecommunications forefront through continuous innovations and a successful diversification

623 Views    Vanina Egea    2014-04-18 15:26

Bell Canada Enterprises Inc. (BCE) is the largest communications company in Canada. The firm supplies customers with wireless, home phone, internet, and television services. It also conducts a content media business comprised of brands such as CTV, TSN, BNN, Much Music, and The Globe and Mail. Moreover, it owns 45% of Bell Aliant Inc. (BLIAF), which is a small version of BCE operating exclusively in Canada’s Atlantic Provinces and in rural Ontario and Quebec.


BCE is the largest local exchange carrier, internet service, and digital television provider. As such, the firm boasts a large customer base, infrastructure, and distribution

421 Views    Vanina Egea    2014-03-25 22:01

Welcome to my February 2014 monthly passive income update. This is part of the series where I track my monthly dividends and other sources of passive income. Passive income for the month of February 2014 was $339.87.

My passive income YTD is $646.33 and achieves 16.15% of my 2014 goal of $4,000. This month's passive income is 301.41% higher than a year ago (my February 2013 passive income was $84.67).

Passive income contributing entities:


  • Cineplex Inc (CGX.TO)
  • Inter Pipeline Ltd (IPL.TO)
  • Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI)
  • Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (OHI)
  • Realty Income Corp (O)
1163 Views    Roadmap2Retire    2014-03-06 19:54

Often referred to as "Canada’s Warren Buffett," Prem Watsa is the founder, chairman and chief executive of Fairfax Financial Holdings.  His portfolio currently lists 42 stocks, six of them new, and a total value of $1.59 billion with a quarter-over-quarter turnover of 0%.

Watsa’s partner in starting the investment firm, Tony Hamblin, once commented, “It doesn't take a lot of money to start up an investment counseling company. The cost of entry is qualitative. You need to have a track record, contacts and credibility, and fortunately Prem and I had all three.”

After buying Markel Financial in

1308 Views    Sally Jones    2013-12-26 16:20
Idea generation is [b]passive[/b]. Investment ideas are scarce and hard to come by at times. People constantly ask me about companies they work for (Bell) or businesses they purchase a lot of product from (P&G or Coca-Cola), and what I think about the prospects/valuation. When it is not the blue chips in the limelight it certainly is the Netflix’s,Tesla's, 3-D printing, and other companies I would classify as speculative. It is not that I am a Grinch, but I do not like giving out investment ideas. Rather, I attempt to give lessons. As Maimonides said, [i] [b]“Give a man a
1923 Views    Tannor Pilatzke    2013-10-25 21:39

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2020-06-12 $ 42.21 (-0.4%)
2020-06-03 $ 43.35 (1.69%)
2020-06-02 $ 42.63 (1.33%)
2020-05-27 $ 40.91 (1.29%)
2020-05-18 $ 39.43 (1.36%)
2020-05-08 $ 40.77 (0.94%)
2020-05-07 $ 40.39 (0.57%)
2020-05-05 $ 40.25 (0.7%)
2020-04-30 $ 40.44 (-1.96%)
2020-04-06 $ 40.66 (0.57%)
2019-11-07 $ 48.05 (0.84%)
2019-10-17 $ 48.87 (-0.08%)
2019-10-01 $ 48.52 (0.23%)
2019-02-15 $ 43.32 (0.7%)
2018-06-29 $ 40.49 (0.37%)
2017-07-12 $ 45.48 (1.54%)
2015-07-31 $ 41.14 (0.19%)
2014-03-06 $ 43.97 (0.46%)
2013-12-26 $ 43.26 (0.32%)
2013-10-25 $ 43.27 (-0.25%)
2010-06-28 $ 30.25 (0.13%)
2009-03-18 $ 19.81 (0.97%)
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