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%
(A Top Pick Mar 21/18, Down 1%) It produces a fuel octane booster. He sold out on a gain of 9.5%. It does not rank as high today as sales are increasing but earnings are falling. Not a candidate for purchase today.
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%
CNQ vs SU? He thinks oil prices will be flat for the next period. There continues to be a flood of oil out the US and there is growth globally as well. In Canada, we are anti-trade outside of Canada. CNQ-T has been the best managed company in the space since 1990. SU-T is also…
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 Jun 18/19, Down 9%) July to the present, energy got crushed globally. In early June it looked like they were bottoming. Oil is starting to recover, so he is now cautious.
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%
He likes both companies. There was always a concern about ENB-T being able to finance their projects but they keep proving they can. He believes they will continue to perform fairly well. They are an attractive yield play.
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 whole Canadian banking system has traded down. He loves being an owner of it and thinks we are getting an opportunity. Housing market fears are laying hard on the markets. There are short positions in the US on Canadian Banks. The banks are starting to look very attractive.
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%.
(A Top Pick Sep 18/18, Down 8%) Well-run and pays a good dividend. They spent a lot buying asset management firms. Some investors aren't happy with BNS's spending or management. He sold it out of frustration. Latin America may be interesting...long term. Their capital markets division is struggling.
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 broke through the down trend back in early 2019 and had been making some motions to see a reversal. However, the recent new lows below $60 may be signalling a resumption of the longer term bear trend. Key support near $60. He would be out if that level is breached. A rally with 10-15%…
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%
Has been more of a defensive stock. A little rich at 15X earnings. Won’t grow much with a growing US economy.
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%.
North America's largest auto parts wholesale distributor. Profit margins are increasing. A 3% yield. Well managed. Generates lots of cash.
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%.
Spam and peanut butter manufacturer. A great company and has done a great job of executing, but it is expensive. Trading at nearly 24X.
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%.
This has been diversifying into other beverages including water and new age beverages. Prefers PepsiCo (PEP-N) which can do foods with snack foods where their focus on growth is. In the short term, both are going to be a little weak. The consumer staples group has done well, but now people are looking to get…
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%.
This one is coming on and improving their operations. They expanded their presence in Canada by buying Rona. They are in Canada, Mexico and the US. As millennials move out of parents’ basements, this stock should do well.
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%.
One of the great consumer product companies. However, we’ve seen the entire retail sector come under pressure, mainly generic brands coming out of the supermarkets nibbling away at the super brands. The company has implemented cost cutting, going from a growth company to more of a stable company. This is one you can put away…
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%.
He really likes the company. It is in the same business as LNR-T and MG-T, but growing faster. It is too small to be a takeover target. There is a lot to like about the stock. 1.65% yield.
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%.
Finning (FTT-T) or Toromont (TIH-T) for long-term growth and dividends? This area is a little tough right now. Industrial equipment has been pretty beaten up in the last few weeks. He would prefer Finning, which has the oil Sands in Alberta as well as South America where they have a ton of mining. Toromont more…
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%
In an industrial complex, it would be comparable to a General Electric (GE-T) or something similar. Feels the whole industrial complex in that space will move higher. Not as keen on this business simply because of the emerging-market exposure it has. In different segments of their businesses, there is fairly flat to slightly negative growth.…
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%
A very well-managed, diversified, industrial company based out of the US. It is very global. The global economy is starting to improve.
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.
This Top pick consists of a basket of U.S. large caps, Gardner Denver (GDI-N), Corning (GLW-N) and Ingersoll-Rand (IR-N) Parker Hannifin (PH-N) and Timken (TKR-N). Infrastructure spending has lagged severely. On the corporate side, there is lots of cash on hand, debt has declined
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%.
Buy on a pullback, not now. Their pharma division is doing very well with products in the pipeline and wide margins. A strong balance sheet. Their dividend is almost 3% with a long history of increasing. A diversified, global name. This is quite defensive and good to hold in a weak economy. Lawsuits remain an…
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.
He doesn't think we have seen the final outcome of their takeover yet, so would wait to see how that materializes. There may be some regulation hurdles to still overcome.