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.
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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%
Global methanol player. Quite cyclical, follows the economy and oil prices. Comes off in a recession. Could get back to the $90s, but she avoids the cyclical names.
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%
The Painted Pony transaction is immaterial in the grand scheme of things for CNQ. CNQ is a well-run company. It could probably double from here with their cashflow break even being at $27 for maintenance cap-ex. A very well-run and cheap large cap. He just prefers small cap.
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%
Shorting this has been a good play. There have been operational challenges and there were mine depletions. ESG forces are also a headwind. A well-owned company still being the largest in Canada. If oil prices inflect soon, Suncor will be a beneficiary.
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%
An income stock. Yield is about 8%, and thinks the dividend is safe. Payout ratio from operations is around 70%. Anything energy is out of favour. Disconnect between fundamentals and valuation. Attractive here. Reaffirmed cashflow targets for the year. It does have higher debt, but it continues to be investment grade.
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%
(A Top Pick Jul 16/19, Up 1%) It's the best performer of the big 5 banks and pays the second-highest dividend that'll make up most of returns. Don't expect share appreciation in banks, but still a solid business with banks getting a piece of the equity management business. But the lending spread will be challenged…
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%.
Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. It has better yield than some other banks and is slightly cheaper. It has underperformed but historically the worst performer during a period turns better in the next period and reverts to the mean. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free
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.
Had a very good run. Positive surprises globally on cars sold. Good international exposure. Valuation makes it hard to get excited about buying today. Future headwinds from electrification, so the multiple will be capped. Should produce a decent quarter, so hold it if you have it.
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's always been a good company due to their ability to allocate capital appropriately. They were struggling before due to pork prices for SPAM. They're also in the spreads business like Skippy's. 5 year dividend growth is 16%. If they continue to keep margins up, it is a good company.
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%.
Home Depot vs. Lowes He's come close to buying HD in the past. It pays a 2.1% yield vs. Lowes' 1.3%, and HD boasts better metrics elsewhere. Key point it that scale matters in this business, and the 3x bigger HD enjoys a size advantage and has a wider moat (can get better pricing and…
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%.
There's a bull market in hygiene, given Covid. The PG CFO expects such clean habits to continue after the pandemic--hygiene won't go away. Consumer habits die hard.
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 very well run company with a pristine track record. It pays a low yield, and he looks for higher ones. He needs a sustained income. If the company pays a low yield, you expect the company to somehow raise its share price. Tailwinds for TIH are rising infrastructure spends in Quebec and Ontario plus…
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%
The manufacturing sector has run up because there are few American industrial stocks. Pays a fine 3.5% dividend, down nearly 4% YTD, held back by possible pollution lawsuits. This will likely do better if Trump wins, who doesn't care about the environment. Though, 3M has a lot of China exposure. Overall, a high-quality company.
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%.
JNJ vs. ABT Similar businesses. You absolutely need exposure to healthcare. He holds JNJ for the dividend aristocrat qualities. ABT has been impressive. Testing platform has been phenomenal and will continue to ramp up. It's a great addition to portfolios at these levels. Tough choice between the two, but ABT probably has more immediate upside.
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.
For income investors He sold this at $18. It's likely safe to own again and the yield is safe. Stable earnings, though only single-digit growth. He's comfortable with this. It pays a 5.8% yield, paid monthly.