Category Archives: Dividends & Income

3 Top Dividend Stocks For February 2020

Summary

  • Restaurant Brands, Nutrien, and Simon Property are undervalued.
  • They offer decent yields of about 3-6% and long-term total returns potential that’d beat the market.
  • Returns will come from dividends, growing profitability, and valuation expansion over the long run.

Are you looking for dividend stocks to generate some nice passive income and market-beating long-term returns? Let’s get some insight from Peter Lynch. 

Are you looking for dividend stocks to generate some nice passive income and market-beating long-term returns? Let’s get some insight from Peter Lynch. 

He’s the incredible mutual fund manager who returned about 29% per year for his investors between 1977 and 1990 — essentially, transforming a $10,000 investment into about $280,000 over 13 years.

Source: Author

Lynch is also the author of The New York Times bestseller, One Up on Wall Street.

One of his famous quotes is

Invest in what you know.

So, what do we know? We come into contact with many companies every day. For example, in the past week, you might have gotten a quick bite at Burger King, Tim Hortons, or Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and notice that the quick-service restaurant was buzzing with people.

This triggers you to do more research and realize that these franchises are actually all under the same company, Restaurant Brands (TSX:QSR)(NYSE:QSR).

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Fortis (TSX:FTS) Stock: Is It a Buy?

Fortis (TSX:FTS)(NYSE:FTS) stock is as stable as stocks go. It’s perfect for conservative and risk-averse investors. Its predictable profitability has allowed it to be one of two Canadian Dividend Aristocrats with continuous dividend increases for 46 years or longer.

Dividend Safety

Fortis stock has a 10-year dividend growth rate of about 6%. The top North American utility is so confident about its growth that it already announced its intention to continue increasing its dividend at an average annual growth rate of 6% through 2024.

Its payout ratio has been at about 70%, and that’s not about to change.

Predictable Business & Profitability

Fortis has 10 utility operations diversified across Canada, the U.S., and the Caribbean. It’s a regulated utility with a focus on electricity/natural gas transmission and distribution assets and highly predictable earnings.

Thanks to management’s excellent decisions in making strategic U.S. acquisitions: Central Hudson (in 2013), UNS Energy (in 2014), and ITC Holdings (in 2016), especially when the loonie was super strong against the greenback in 2013 and 2014, Fortis has greatly diversified its operations and now earns about 65% of its earnings from the U.S.

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3 Top Dividend Stocks For January 2020

Summary

  • 13 authors chose 1 top stock each for January 2020.
  • If I were to choose 3 top stocks from the group, I’d consider Enbridge, Suncor, and Stella-Jones.

Thirteen contributors at Motley Fool Canada put together a list of top Canadian stocks for January 2020. If I were to choose three top stocks from the list, it’d be Enbridge (TSX:ENB)(NYSE:ENB), Suncor Energy (TSX:SU)(NYSE:SU), and Stella-Jones (TSX:SJ).

Enbridge

Enbridge is a great income stock. If you’re looking to stash away some cash for at least five years, consider picking up some shares for a juicy yield of about 6.3%. This is way better than the interest income provided by GICs or CDs. 

A dividend growth streak of 24 years with a three-year dividend growth rate of 11.7% puts Enbridge at the top of the list for safe dividends. Although the leading North American energy infrastructure company will experience slower growth compared to the last 20 years, it will still make a decent investment with its big yield and stable growth profile. 

Enbridge anticipates growing its distributable cash flow by 5-7% over the next few years. So, it’s logical to anticipate dividend growth of about 5% per year in the foreseeable future.

The difference from Enbridge common stock and GICs or CDs, of course, is that Enbridge comes with greater volatility. That’s why investors must have a long-term investment horizon if they’re considering Enbridge. The yield on cost can grow to 8% in five years assuming a 5% dividend growth rate!

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