Dividend stocks are companies that pay out a portion of their revenues to stakeholders. They make for a great income investment and if done right, can become an integral part of your revenue streams. For dividend investors, it is a good strategy to DRIP, where dividend payments are reinvested to purchase more shares in the company. This is a good strategy for the “set it and forget it” investment style.
Furthermore, in times of economic slowdown, dividend stocks are a boon in your portfolio. These companies will pay you to wait it out. Dividend stocks are seen as income generators combined with capital gains.
🛢 Basic Materials
Methanex Corp (MX-T)
A methanol producer and distributor. Energy commodity prices have come down and general global economic growth is stalling. The dividend is considered safe by analysts and the stock has become cheaper. They are a global leader with operations across the globe. They pay a dividend of 3.3%
(A Top Pick Jan 09/20, Up 23%) A recovery play, very cyclical. Has moved dramatically since March lows, but there's still upside. Largest producer of methanol in the world. Continues to buy.
Canadian Natural Rsrcs (CNQ-T)
A Canadian oil and gas exploration and production company. They are generating a lot of free cash flow and is managed well. They do not have a debt problem. CNQ also has an impressive history of 17 years of dividend growth. The dividend is at 4.19%
We have been going through a unique time when the small cap players outperform the large caps. You can own large caps with the likelihood of upside fairly large. At $50 oil, they are trading at a 16% free cashflow yield and 23% at $60. (Analysts’ price target is $33.77)
Suncor Energy Inc (SU-T)
An integrated energy company based in Canada. Suncor is considered a good way to dip your toe in the energy sector since they are so big and should do alright. They pay a dividend yield of 4%
(A Top Pick Oct 01/20, Up 32.9%)Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly Our PAST TOP PICK with SU is advancing nicely. We recommend trailing the stop up to $17.75 (currently at $13.50). This would all but guarantee a minimum return over 9%.
An energy transportation company that is looking to complete Line 3 by 2020. This is considered a good income play but not a share appreciation name. The dividend is safe at 6.5%
It may have gone down today because the market is viewing all pipeline stocks as a group. Their line 3 was finally approved in Minnesota, so the company is going to start construction to complete this expansion and to have it in service by December of this year. The yield is over 7%.
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM-T)
One of the Big Five banks in Canada. Some analysts consider this bank to be particularly under valued. They pay a dividend of 5.4%
The banks lagged this past year, but their earnings delivered as capital markets delivered. Interest rates have hurt this year, but should tick higher in the future. The banks hold excess capital. They've more than covered loan-loss provisions. They will buy back shares again and do acquisitions. He now likes Canadian banks for the first…
Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS-T)
The third largest bank in Canada. They are one of the most global Canadian banks with operations particularly in Latin America. They have been the lagger of the Canadian banks and offer good value right now. The dividend yield is 5%.
He owns many Canadian banks. Pays a higher dividend than peers and is exposed to Latin America, which offers growth. The Canadian banking sector is undervalued and offers dividend growth. Banks are well capitalized and in great shape.
Magna Int’l. (A) (MG-T)
A global automotive supplier. They were hit hard due to reduced guidance, slow-down in Europe. They also made an acquisition that many think they paid too much for. They are investing in autonomous technology and may be planning to buy back shares.
It has done quite well in the last quarter, making headlines in deals with electric vehicles. This is the one in the space she would own. Wait for a pullback.
Colgate Palmolive (CL-N)
An American consumer products company. Analysts are pessimistic about this as they were negatively impacted by rising interest rates. Before, it was considered a bond proxy. However, in the long term it is considered a safe investment. The yield is 2.47%
Global consumer products that dominates in oral personal care products. They have grown well in the past in emerging markets, but this space is quite competitive. The stock has always traded at high multiples, which has kept her out of this stock and continues to do so.
Genuine Parts Company (GPC-N)
A service organization for automotive parts and other replacement materials. They are the biggest auto parts manufacturer in North America. In slower economic times, people tend to repair cars more. They have a good history of increasing dividends annually. A dividend yield of 2.96%.
Stockchase Editor: Michael O'Reilly GPC has increased its dividend for 63 consecutive years -- a real Dividend star. The company focuses on aftermarket and replacement car parts -- a rising trend given that new car sales are stagnating. Technically, the stock is riding an up trend with higher lows being made regularly. We would use…
Hormel Foods Corp (HRL-N)
A well managed food company. They have been struggling with growing earnings and protein prices due to livestock epidemics. They raise dividends annually and it is currently at 2%.
It reports next week. He expects sales to rise as they did in the spring lockdown because restaurants were closed.
Coca-Cola Company (KO-N)
The famous beverage company that everyone knows. They are diversifying away from their main activity to include energy drinks and coffee. There is still a lot of room to grow. They pay a dividend of 3.44%.
Consumer staples have lagged. Global, iconic brand. Expanded into coffee market to diversify and expand growth prospects. Disproportionately exposed to soda category, which is facing headwinds. Own it for income, but not growth. Yield is 3.3%.
Lowes Companies Inc. (LOW-N)
A home improvement store. The company has profited from the DIY movement. They recently brought in new management as the company has underperformed. They pay a dividend of 1.99%.
He believes in the CEO as he turns around the company. It's been difficult, but is moving in the right direction. Once he executes his vision, Lowe's will rival Home Depot in profits and growth.
Procter & Gamble (PG-N)
A multinational consumer goods company that was trading at a discount until a bump up recently. It is in a slow growth space and growth is expected to be around 10%. They pay a dividend of 2.7%.
Reports Wednesday. For once, their numbers will be boosted by a strong US dollar, not pressured by a weak one. They move a ton of merchandise overseas.
Exco Technologies (XTC-T)
A Canadian multinational developer and manufacturer for automobiles and equipment. They have a good history of buying back shares and increasing dividends. A well run company with good capital allocations. They pay a dividend of 4.48%.
This had disappointing results. Had come to the Street about a year ago talking about their new high tech Japanese equipment. Their big business is making moulds for automobile engines. It’s a purchase that auto companies would only make once or twice in a cycle. They hadn’t delivered in the latest quarter and the stock…
Toromont Industries (TIH-T)
They surprised investors with a dividend increase of 21% in the last quarter. One of the biggest Caterpillar distributors in the world with focus in Ontario. They do well in tandem with construction and mining. They pay a dividend yield of 1.8%.
(A Top Pick Nov 01/19, Up 29%) A mystery since it has done well despite the pandemic. Distributor for Caterpillar equipment, constructions, power systems, etc. Home building is doing well and construction is doing well. Gold mining is also back in full swing. Their customers are having a good year. Scores well on all 3…
Emerson Electric (EMR-N)
An industry company that has pulled back due to concerns over the trade war and their exposure to oil. It is well managed. The dividend payout is 3.1%
The uptrend from 2016 to 2018 broke late last year, then has seen a head and shoulders bottom. It's a safe bet from here--should return to old highs, but doesn't know if it will rise even higher.
3M Co. (MMM-N)
An industrial company across many sectors including consumer, industrials and materials. They bought back stocks last year but added debt. They have significant international operations who’s profitability is hurt by a strengthening US dollar. Their dividend yield is 3.4%
Fits and starts. Some issues in revenue growth. Has done well more on the back of a trend in the sector. Litigation re carcinogens, and need to be quite careful with that. His favourite in the space is Raytheon, in aerospace and defence. RTX is undervalued and should do well.
Parker Hannifin Corp (PH-N)
A specialist in motion and control technology. A good long term play as they have a good history of generating ROI for a long time. They are a key part of the industrial economy in a relative oligopolistic environment. They pay a 2.1% dividend.
A great company that he has owned before. A candidate to buy-hold- and forget about it. The problem is that, in the short term, it is highly correlated to the Purchasing Manufacturing Index (PMI). You need to call the bottom of the economic cycle to time the proper entry. A recent acquisition has increased their…
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ-N)
A multinational medical, pharmaceutical and consumer goods company. They are currently facing a lawsuit over talcum powder. They have good demographic support and analysts expect dividends to continue to grow. They pay a dividend of 2.72%.
(A Top Pick Dec 16/19, Up 16%) Has gained some altitude. There has been no shortage of negative headlines over the years. Pharmaceuticals is a litigious industry in general. A well diversified company. A slower growth pharma company. However, it is a wonderful company looking at durability. Valuation is just above their buy price of…
Altagas Ltd (ALA-T)
An energy infrastructure company. A good place to keep your money for dividends and a quality utility name. They have settled down after their takeover although there may be other outcomes that are yet to be seen. They pay a 5% dividend.
(A Top Pick Jan 06/20, Up 2%) Represents good value here. Will get solid, steady returns on their Washington utility. Will participate in the changes to NA electrical grid. Offshore nat gas in BC is at capacity. Firing on all cylinders. Increased dividend in December, ahead of schedule.