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December 6, 2017

He likes this over Manulife (MFC-T), because it is basically flat year-over-year. A good insurance business. Their challenge is their US mutual fund MFF which has had big redemptions, because of everybody going into ETF’s. That seems to have turned now. Expects there will be a dividend increase in 2018 along with better results from MFF. Dividend yield of 3.5%. (Analysts’ price target is $54.)

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He likes this over Manulife (MFC-T), because it is basically flat year-over-year. A good insurance business. Their challenge is their US mutual fund MFF which has had big redemptions, because of everybody going into ETF’s. That seems to have turned now. Expects there will be a dividend increase in 2018 along with better results from MFF. Dividend yield of 3.5%. (Analysts’ price target is $54.)

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December 6, 2017

This has been flat year-over-year. They are merging with Potash (POT-T), so will be able to take some synergies out. Because of the regulators globally, they have to sell about a net amount of $4.5 billion of assets. They’ll probably invest some of those proceeds in the retail part of the business, which is more stable. They’ll also probably buy back shares, as well as increasing dividends in about 3 years. Dividend yield of 3.2%. (Analysts’ price target is $111.20.)

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Agrium (AGU-T)
December 6, 2017

This has been flat year-over-year. They are merging with Potash (POT-T), so will be able to take some synergies out. Because of the regulators globally, they have to sell about a net amount of $4.5 billion of assets. They’ll probably invest some of those proceeds in the retail part of the business, which is more stable. They’ll also probably buy back shares, as well as increasing dividends in about 3 years. Dividend yield of 3.2%. (Analysts’ price target is $111.20.)