Category Archives: Dividend Ideas

Top U.S. Dividend Growth Stocks for January

The U.S. stock market, using SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE:SPY) as a proxy, has bounced about 8% from a low in December. The ETF has some strong resistance at the US$270 range. It needs to break that range and make a new high to indicate that the correction that started in October won’t continue.

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Despite the market rebounding, there are still some good-value quality U.S. dividend growth stocks for long-term investing. Here are two out of seven top U.S. dividend ideas I wrote about here in December. They’re still great buys today.

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Top Canadian Dividend Growth Stocks for January

Long-term investors should welcome the market correction that we’ve been experiencing. The Canadian market is down by about 11% in the last 12 months, creating opportunities to buy quality stocks at cheaper valuations.

Here are two out of seven top Canadian dividend ideas I wrote about here in December. They’re still excellent buys today. Both businesses actually report in U.S. dollars and trade on the U.S. market as well as on the TSX.

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3 Depressed Income Stocks as Trading Ideas

Two of the three stocks discussed in this article can be strong turnaround ideas with short-term double-digit returns if management executes well. Right now, all three are trading at near their 52-week lows. So, investors who are looking for some excitement and income should look into them.

Entertainment Stock with a Big Monthly Dividend

At under $26 per share, Cineplex (TSX:CGX) yields about 6.7%. With a recent payout ratio of roughly 64% based on adjusted free cash flow, the yield should be safe.

Cineplex generates about 74% of its total revenues from moviegoers via their spending on movie tickets and food & drinks. The entertainment company has been investing in areas outside of the theatres, including in The Rec Room, Topgolf, Playdium, and virtual reality installations in some of its locations.

Currently, Cineplex trades at more than a 20% discount from its normal cash flow multiple. If management executes well and the investments turn out to be successful, the discounted stock can experience growth that will boost the stock price to the $35-39 level over the next one to two years for 35-51% upside, while paying a yield of nearly 7%.

Increasing Interest Rates has Depressed Many REITs

There’s increased danger of dividend cuts from real estate investment trusts (REITs) because of their inherent natures of having large debt levels from their mortgages. Additionally, they tend to pay out most of their cash flows as dividends, which makes it more dangerous if there’s any decreased demand for their properties.

That’s why you’ve seen top-tier REITs, which have properties in the best locations, including Canadian Apartment Properties REIT (TSX:CAR.UN) and Allied Properties Real Estate Investment (TSX:AP.UN), doing much better than their peers.

In the last five years, the stock of Canadian Apartment Properties REIT more than doubled from the $20 to $46 per unit, while Allied Properties has appreciated 38% and has been a much more stable stock than its peers.

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