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%
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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%
(A Top Pick Mar 04/20, Up 21%) He'll own this for a long time and will still buy it in the low-30s. They increased their dividend last year and for the last 30 years or so. Super management enduring in a tough environment. Managers focus on free cash flow.
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%
Attractively valued, trading at around 12% free cashflow yield at $60 oil. Would go up to 17% at $70 oil. Big underperformance relative to CNQ. Good upside, even up to 50%. More than that at $70 oil. Sold to buy small cap oil companies. Preference for other names.
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%
Essential to our way of life. One of the companies that moves oil. Pipelines are very hard to build. A scarce resource that has coveted assets. Has a much better balance sheet, moving to ESG, and line 3 is getting support. Trading at 14.9x PE 2023 with an 8% EPS growth rate. (Analysts’ price target…
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%
It's a lot more competitively priced than Royal. It trades at 1.4x book and pays a safe dividend over 4.5%. He expects growth in the coming years. The banks have been unable to raise dividends, but that's likely to change if the recovery takes hold.
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%.
In a transformation to digital by investing in wealth business acuiqistions. International exposure is being retooled too. Likes it in general since banks have tail winds like yield curve steepening, ability to buy back stocks again, etc. One of the cheaper banks. The wealth business is showing good returns. Good value and volatility measures. (Analysts’…
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.
Auto stocks are a great place to be right now. Tesla, GM, Ford, etc. MG had their investor day and they are well positioned to profit from EV and other auto innovations. The stock is still trading reasonably. 10.4x 2022, with 43% modelled EPS growth. The best is probably still to come.
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%.
(A Top Pick Jul 30/20, Up 25.3%)Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly Our PAST TOP PICK with GPC has achieved its objective of $115. To remain disciplined we now recommend covering 50% of the position and trailing up the stop (from $82) to $97. If triggered, this would all but guarantee a minimum investment return exceeding…
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%.
During lockdown, at-home consumption benefited, but away-from-home dropped. This should recover with reopening. Overhang is a tax dispute with the IRS. If the case goes against them, it will be a significant one-time hit as well as higher tax rate going forward. She owns MDLZ instead.
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%.
It's still worth buying home improvement stocks like this despite a big run-up. People will continue to spend on their homes, seeing it as an investment, not as an expense. In any home boom, like now, people spend on home improvement. Also, we're entering gardening season.
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%.
They report Tuesday. They face tough comps vs. the stay-at-home numbers, and too much competition to pass higher costs to consumers.
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%.
Tremendous respect for management. Build more power and torque for EVs. Has shown its potential for commercialization. Stock recently shorted, and management responded well. Buy or wait for weakness.
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%.
TIH vs. CAT Instead of Caterpillar, he prefers Toromont, which has higher dividend growth and better price performance.
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%
Has new managers. A well-diversified industrial. He wants to know what their China exposure is. They report Tuesday and he expects good things.
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%
Many other industrials are positioned better. 3M has been struggling for a direction. Profit growth and revenue growth are slow, and they face litigation risk with PFAS. Avoid.
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%.
They report Tuesday. The CDC, he feels, has unfairly punished JNJ over its Covid vaccine. He expects JNJ to release a strong quarter and pipeline of drugs.
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 quiet stock that no one is paying attention to. Trades at 12.4x 2022 expected earnings which is very reasonable. Dividend is nice and well covered. 11% EPS growth modelled. Balance sheet is not great, but it trades as a mid-stream. However, 66% of their business is utilities. A good buy at these levels.