Thursday, January 17, 2019

Long Term Returns

Say you bought just over $1000 ($1,000.40) worth of stock 42 years ago in TD bank you would currently have shares of 1220. Your shares would be worth $84,021.40 and you would have collected another $34,187.27 in dividends.

If you bought Metro Inc (TSX-MRU), 25 years ago and paid just over $1,000 ($1007.25) for shares, you would currently have 1275 shares that are worth $ $60,358.50 and you would have collected dividends of $6,390.22.

If you had bought Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX-BNS) 25 years ago for around $1,000 ($997.50) you would today have 280 shares worth $19,958.40. You would also have collected $10,987.20 in dividends.

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX-BNS, NYSE-BNS) ... learn more. Next, I will write about National Bank of Canada (TSX-NA, OTC-NTIOF) ... learn more on Friday, January 18, 2019 around 5 pm.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only, and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my site for an index to these blog entries and for stocks followed. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk. The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter. I am on Instagram. Or you can just Google #walktoronto spbrunner8166 to see my pictures.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Choice Properties REIT

Advise for Investors have published an article about this REIT. I got some of this REIT because I owned Canadian REIT. They rate this REIT as a current buy. The article talks about Loblaws spinning off Choice Properties and this being bought by George Weston Ltd.

Another article on this is by the Canadian Press on the Financial Post and by Rachelle Younglai and Marina Strauss in the Globe and Mail

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Toronto Dominion Bank (TSX-TD, NYSE-TD) ... learn more. Next, I will write about Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX-BNS, NYSE-BNS) ... learn more on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 around 5 pm.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my site for an index to these blog entries and for stocks followed. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk. The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter. I am on Instagram. Or you can just Google #walktoronto spbrunner8166 to see my pictures.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Why Buy Food Stocks

In November of last year Daily Adviser from MPL Communications talk about why to buy food stocks. Four stocks of High Liner Foods (TSX-HLF), Loblaw Companies (TSX-L), Metro Inc. (TSX-MRU) and Saputo Inc. (TSX-SAP) are Key stocks for them.

I own both Metro Inc and Saputo Inc. I recently reviewed Metro Inc (TSX-MRU, OTC-MTRAF) ... here. You can see from the following table that shareholders have done fine with this stock. The lowest total return period was for 15 years and it was 14.76% with 13.27% from capital gains and 1.48% from dividends. A high percentage of the return is in capital gains, but dividend increases, as shown in the second column are quite good. Data is to the end of September 30, 2018 financial year.

From Years Div. Gth Tot Ret Cap Gain Div.
2013 5 16.91% 18.74% 16.96% 1.78%
2008 10 15.71% 15.98% 14.40% 1.58%
2003 15 14.82% 14.76% 13.27% 1.48%
1998 20 16.32% 16.00% 14.44% 1.56%
1993 25 20.31% 18.77% 16.97% 1.80%
1992 26 18.78% 17.05% 1.73%


For Saputo Inc. (TSX-SAP, OTC-SAPIF) chart below shows the same sort of information to the end of the March 2018 financial year. Here again most of the total return is capital gains. Their dividend growth until recently was good and in the past 5 years have dropped to moderate.

From Years Div. Gth Tot Ret Cap Gain Div.
2013 5 8.97% 14.12% 12.43% 1.69%
2008 10 20.78% 13.43% 11.72% 1.71%
2003 15 10.50% 16.14% 14.14% 2.00%
1998 20 13.05% 15.97% 14.20% 1.77%


I follow High Liner Foods (TSX-HLF, OTC-HLNFF). The following chart shows information to the end of 2017. They have been paying dividends since 2004. Their dividend growth is good. The total return dropped for the last 5 years because the stock price fell in 2016 and 2017. They have a checkered pass for total returns.

From Years Div. Gth Tot Ret Cap Gain Div.
2012 5 21.89% 1.77% -1.22% 2.99%
2007 10 18.91% 15.28% 11.88% 3.40%
2002 13-15 14.25% 11.46% 8.95% 2.51%
1997 20 7.70% 6.14% 1.55%
1992 25 6.56% 5.38% 1.17%
1997 30 -2.20% -2.84% 0.64%
1983 33 0.72% 0.07% 0.65%


The last stock is Loblaw Companies (TSX-L, OTC-LBLCF) and the chart is below with information to the end of 2017. I owned this stock from 1996 to 2007. I sold it in 2007 because they had flatted their dividend and it did not look like they would have their new supply management system working anytime soon.

From Years Div. Gth Tot Ret Cap Gain Div.
2012 5 4.71% 12.20% 10.22% 1.98%
2007 10 2.45% 9.21% 7.21% 2.00%
2002 15 5.49% 3.78% 1.57% 2.21%
1997 20 9.97% 2.93% 1.69% 1.24%
1992 25 10.93% 12.32% 9.86% 2.46%
1999 27 10.63% 11.55% 9.33% 2.22%


On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Rogers Sugar Inc (TSX-RSI, OTC-RSGUF) ... learn more. Next, I will write about Calian Group Ltd (TSX-CGY, OTC- CLNFF) ... learn more on Friday, January 11, 2018 around 5 pm.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my site for an index to these blog entries and for stocks followed. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk. The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter. I am on Instagram. Or you can just Google #walktoronto spbrunner8166 to see my pictures.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Capital Compounders by Robin Speziale

This book’s full title is Capital Compounders: How to Bet the Market and Make Money Investing in Growth Stock. On my book blog I have put a review of the book Capital Compounders by Robin Speziale here.

Robin Speziale seems to always have been ambitious. He has had dreams of being rich since having a paper route as a kid. He has built up his money from an early age. With me, I also had a paper route as a kid and I did save money. However, in the end I used my money to buy my parents old car when I want to move back to Toronto (all the way from a then suburb of Thornhill.)

I never wanted to be rich, but just to live comfortably and do the things I wanted to do. My investment goals are not to be rich but to cover my expenses. I look at money as freedom. I am earning enough to live life as I want, so I am satisfied with my investments.

Robin’s idea is to buy growth stocks. I have had some experience in growth stocks and buys in the depths of a bear market. And, I have made some money here and there. I am certainly not a value investor. I believe in growth stocks, but the ones I favour is dividend growth stocks. Although when I was growing my portfolio, I did have some stocks for purely growth reasons.

Robin talks about buying only consumer, tech, and diversified industrials. I like these, but also like utilities, financials, and Real Estate (REITs). Robins likes stock buy backs rather than dividends, I am the opposite where I do not like buy backs at all, but love dividends.

He believes in GARP (Growth at Reasonable Price) and I certainly cannot argue against that concept. I believe if you overpay for a stock it can certainly damage your long term gains.

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Royal Bank of Canada (TSX-RY, NYSE-RY) ... learn more. Next, I will write about Rogers Sugar Inc (TSX-RSI, OTC-RSGUF) ... learn more on January 9, 2019 around 5 pm.

An index of the books I have reviewed are on my website at Books. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk . The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Something to Buy January 2019

There is always something to buy in the stock market. On Tuesday, I put out a list of the stocks that I covered and showed what stock might be a good deal based on dividend yield. Now I am trying to categorize what sorts of stocks may be a good deal based on dividend yield.

The advantages to using dividend yield to judge how cheap or expensive a stock is, is that you are not using estimates or old data (like last reported quarter's data). You are using today's stock price and today's dividend yield.

For other testing, like using P/E Ratios and Price/Graham Price Ratios, you use EPS estimates or from the last reported financial quarter. When using P/S Ratios, P/CF Ratios or P/BV Ratios you are using data from the last reported financial quarter.

This system does not work well for old Income Trust companies. These companies had quite high Dividend Yields which will probably never be seen again. So, I started a column called VT (for Valid Test) and this applies to checking stock price using dividend yield. If it is not a valid test I use N to show this. For these stocks, you might be better comparing the current dividend yield to the 5 year median dividend yield.

However, no system is perfect. But if you are interested in buying a stock a list of stocks cheap or reasonable using dividend yield data might be a good place to start.

Categorizing stocks is not as simple as it might seem. Every site you go to has categorized stocks a bit differently. I try to keep this as simple as possible. See Something to Buy January 2019 Spreadsheet to see what stocks are showing whether a stock is relatively cheap based on historical high dividend yields (P/Hi), historical average dividend yields (P/Ave), historical median dividend yields (P/Med) or on 5 year median dividend yields (P/5Yr). As in other spreadsheets, you can highlight a line or a number of lines for better viewing.

In the following notes I am only going to list stocks showing as cheap using the historical high dividend yields (P/Hi) and historical median dividend yields (P/Med).

I now follow 22 stocks in the Consumer Discretionary category. I have added the Consumer Discretionary stock of Richards Packaging Income Fund (TSX-RPI, OTC-RPKIF) to this list. Four of these stocks (18%) are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield and they are Dorel Industries (TSX-DII.B, OTC-DIIBF), High Liner Foods (TSX-HLF, OTC-HLNFF), Leon's Furniture (TSX-LNF, OTC-LEFUF), and Stingray Digital Group Inc (TSX-RAY.A). There is no change from last month.

Twelve (or 55%) of Consumer Discretionary are showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Alcanna Inc (TSX-CLIQ, OTC-LQSIF), Canadian Tire Corp (TSX-CTC.A, OTC-CDNAF), Dorel Industries (TSX-DII.B, OTC-DIIBF), Goeasy Ltd (TSX-GSY, OTC-EHMEF), High Liner Foods (TSX-HLF, OTC-HLNFF), Leon's Furniture (TSX-LNF, OTC-LEFUF), Magna International Inc. (TSX-MG, NYSE-MGA), Molson Coors Canada (TSX-TPX.B, NYSE-TAP), Pizza Pizza Royalty Corp (TSX-PZA, OTC-PZRIF), Reitmans (Canada) Ltd. (TSX-RET.A, OTC-RTMAF), Stingray Digital Group Inc (TSX-RAY.A) and Thomson Reuters Corp (TSX-TRI, NYSE-TRI) . Alcanna Inc (TSX-CLIQ, OTC-LQSIF), Goeasy Ltd (TSX-GSY, OTC-EHMEF) and Thomson Reuters Corp (TSX-TRI, NYSE-TRI has been added to this list.

I follow 11 Consumer Staples stocks. No companies are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. There is no change from last month.

Five stocks (or 45%) are showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. These are AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. (TSX-AGT, OTC-AGXXF), Empire Company Ltd (TSX-EMP.A, OTC-EMLAF), Loblaw Companies (TSX-L, OTC-LBLCF), Metro Inc. (TSX-MRU, OTC-MTRAF) and Saputo Inc. (TSX-SAP, OTC-SAPIF). Saputo Inc. (TSX-SAP, OTC-SAPIF) has added back to this list.

I only follow three Health Care stocks. One stock (or 33%) of these stocks is showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. That stock is HLS Therapeutics Inc (TSX-HLS, OTC-HLTRF).

Three or 100% are cheap by the historical median dividend yield. The stocks are Johnson and Johnson (NYSE-JNJ), Medtronic Inc. (NYSE-MDT) and HLS Therapeutics Inc (TSX-HLS, OTC-HLTRF). There is no change from last month

I follow 10 Energy stocks. Four stock or 40% are showing as cheap by the historical high dividend yield. They are Canadian Natural Resources (TSX-CNQ, NYSE-CNQ), Mullen Group (TSX-MTL, OTC-MLLGF), Ensign Energy Services (TSX-ESI, OTC-ESVIF) and Suncor Energy (TSX-SU, NYSE-SU). Suncor Energy (TSX-SU, NYSE-SU) has been added to this list.

There are Six stocks (or 60%) showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Canadian Natural Resources (TSX-CNQ, NYSE-CNQ), Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX-CVE, NYSE-CVE), Crescent Point Energy Corp (TSX-CPG, NYSE-CPG), Ensign Energy Services (TSX-ESI, OTC-ESVIF), Mullen Group (TSX-MTL, OTC-MLLGF) and Suncor Energy (TSX-SU, NYSE-SU). Suncor Energy (TSX-SU, NYSE-SU) has been added to this list.

I follow 8 Bank stocks. None are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. Seven stocks (or 88%) are showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Bank of Montreal (TSX-BMO, NYSE-BMO), Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX-BNS, NYSE-BNS), Barclays PLC (LSE-BARC, NYSE-BCS), CIBC (TSX-CM, NYSE-CM), National Bank of Canada (TSX-NA, OTC-NTIOF), Royal Bank (TSX-RY, NYSE-RY), and Toronto Dominion Bank (TSX-TD, NYSE-TD). Bank of Montreal (TSX-BMO, NYSE-BMO), and Barclays PLC (LSE-BARC, NYSE-BCS were added to this list.

I follow 15 Financial Service stocks. I have added Element Fleet Management Corp (TSX-EFN, OTC-ELEEF) to this list. Three or 20% are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. These are Element Fleet Management Corp (TSX-EFN, OTC-ELEEF), Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. (TSX-GS, OTC-GLUSF) and Power Corp (TSX-POW, OTC-PWCDF). Element Fleet Management Corp (TSX-EFN, OTC-ELEEF) has been added to this list.

Eleven (or 73%) stocks are showing cheap by the historical median dividend yield. These stocks are Accord Financial Corp (TSX-ACD, OTC-ACCFF), AGF Management Ltd (TSX-AGF.B, OTC-AGFMF), Alaris Royalty Corp (TSX-AD, OTC-ALARF), Chesswood Group (TSX-CHW, OTC-CHWWF), CI Financial (TSX-CIX, OTC-CIFAF), Element Fleet Management Corp (TSX-EFN, OTC-ELEEF), Equitable Group Inc. (TSX-EQB, OTC-EQGPF), Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. (TSX-GS, OTC-GLUSF), IGM Financial (TSX-IGM, OTC-IGIFF), Power Corp (TSX-POW, OTC-PWCDF), and TMX Group Ltd. (TSX-X, OTC-TMXXF). Chesswood Group (TSX-CHW, OTC-CHWWF), Element Fleet Management Corp (TSX-EFN, OTC-ELEEF), TMX Group Ltd. (TSX-X, OTC-TMXXF) has been added from this list.

I follow 6 Insurance stocks. One (or 17%) is showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. That stock is Power Financial Corp (TSX-PWF, OTC-POFNF). There is no change from last month.

Six stocks (or 100%) are showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. These stocks are Great-West Lifeco Inc. (TSX-GWO, OTC-GWLIF), Industrial Alliance Ins. and Fin. (TSX-IAG, OTC-IDLLF), Intact Financial Corp. (TSX-IFC, OTC-IFCZF), Manulife Financial Corp (TSX-MFC, NYSE-MFC), Power Financial Corp (TSX-PWF, OTC-POFNF) and Sun Life Financial (TSX-SLF, NYSE-SLF). Intact Financial Corp. (TSX-IFC, OTC-IFCZF) has been added from this list.

I follow 32 Industrial stocks. Because I have so many and Industrial is not very descriptive, I have divided my Industrial stocks into 4 separate categories under Industrial. They are Construction, Industrial, Manufacturing and (Business) Services.

I have 6 Construction stocks. None are cheap by the historically high dividend yield. This has not changed from last month.

Three stocks or 50% are showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Bird Construction Inc (TSX-BDT, OTC-BIRDF), SNC-Lavalin (TSX-SNC, OTC-SNCAF) and Stantec Inc. (TSX-STN, NYSE-STN). Bird Construction Inc (TSX-BDT, OTC-BIRDF) has been added to this list.

I have 3 stocks I have left with the sub-index of Industrial. None are cheap by the historically high dividend yield. Two stocks or 67% are showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Finning International Inc. (TSX-FTT, OTC-FINGF), and Russel Metals (TSX-RUS, OTC-RUSMF). There is no change from last month.

I have 7 Manufacturing stocks. None are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. This has not changed from last month.

Four stocks or 57% are showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Exco Technologies Ltd. (TSX-XTC, OTC-EXCOF), Hammond Power Solutions Inc. (TSX-HPS.A, OTC-HMDPF), Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (TSX-ITP, OTC-ITPOF) and PFB Corp (TSX-PFB, OTC-PFBOF). There is no change from last month.

I follow 16 Services stocks. None are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. This has not changed from last month.

Five stocks or 31% are showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. These stocks are Canadian National Railway (TSX-CNR, NYSE-CNI), Pason Systems Inc. (TSX-PSI, OTC-PSYTF), Ritchie Bros Auctioneers Inc. (TSX-RBA, NYSE-RBA), Transcontinental Inc. (TSX-TCL.A, OTC-TCLAF) and Wajax Corp (TSX-WJX, OTC-WJXFF). There is no change from last month.

I follow 8 Material stocks. None are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. This has not changed from last month.

Five stock or 63% are showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. The stocks are Barrick Gold Corp (TSX-ABX, NYSE-ABX), Chemtrade Logistics Inc. Fund (TSX-CHE.UN, OTC-CGIFF), Hardwoods Distribution Inc. (TSX-HDI, OTC-HDIUF), Methanex Corp (TSX-MX, NASDAQ- MEOH) and Stella-Jones (TSX-SJ, OTC-STLJF). Barrick Gold Corp (TSX-ABX, NYSE-ABX) has been added to this list.

I follow 10 Real Estate stocks. One (or 10%) of these stocks is showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. That stock is Choice Properties REIT (TSX-CHP.UN, OTC-PPRQF). Four stocks (or 40%) are showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Choice Properties REIT (TSX-CHP.UN, OTC-PPRQF), Granite Real Estate (TSX-GRT.UN, NYSE-GRP.U), H & R REIT (TSX-HR.UN, OTC-HRUFF), and Melcor Developments Inc. (TSX-MRD, OTC-MODVF). This list has not changed from last month.

I follow 4 of the Telecom Servicestocks. No stocks are showing as cheap by historically high dividend yield. This has not changed from last month.

Four stocks (or 100%) are showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. These stocks are BCE (TSX-BCE, NYSE-BCE), Quarterhaill Inc (TSX-QTRH, NASDAQ-QTRH), Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX-SJR.B, NYSE-SJR) and Telus Corp (TSX-T, NYSE-TU). This has not changed from last month.

I follow 8 Info Tech stocks. One is showing as cheap by historical high dividend yield and that is Maxar Technologies Ltd (TSX-MAXR-NYSE-MAXR). There is no change from last month.

Five stocks (or 63%) are showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Absolute Software Corporation (TSX-ABT, OTC-ALSWF) Computer Modelling Group Ltd. (TSX-CMG, OTC-CMDXF), Evertz Technologies (TSX-ET, OTC-EVTZF), Maxar Technologies Ltd (TSX-MAXR-NYSE-MAXR), and Sylogist Ltd (TSXV-SYZ, OTC-SYZLF).

I follow 6 of the Infrastructure type utility companies. None are showing as cheap by historical high dividend yield. This has not changed from last month.

Five stocks (or 83%) are showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are AltaGas Ltd (TSX-ALA, OTC-ATGFF), Enbridge Inc. (TSX-ENB, NYSE-ENB), OTC-EBGUF), Inter Pipeline Ltd (TSX-IPL, OTC-IPPLF), Keyera Corp (TSX-KEY, OTC-KEYUF) and TransCanada Corp (TSX-TRP, NYSE-TRP). Inter Pipeline Ltd (TSX-IPL, OTC-IPPLF) has been added to this list.

I follow 11 of the Power type utility companies. Only ATCO Ltd (TSX-ACO.X, OTC-ACLLF) is showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. This has not changed from last month.

Five stocks (or 45%) are showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. Those stocks are ATCO Ltd (TSX-ACO.X, OTC-ACLLF), Canadian Utilities Ltd (TSX-CU, OTC-CDUAF) and Emera Inc. (TSX-EMA, OTC-EMRAF), Fortis Inc. (TSX-FTS, OTC-FRTSF) and Just Energy Group Inc. (TSX-JE, NYSE-JE). This has not changed from last month.

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Metro Inc (TSX-MRU, OTC-MTRAF) ... learn more. Next, I will write about Bank of Montreal (TSX-BMO, NYSE-BMO) ... learn more on Friday, January 4, 2019 around 5 pm.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my site for an index to these blog entries and for stocks followed. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk . The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter. I am on Instagram. Or you can just Google #walktoronto spbrunner8166 to see my pictures.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Dividend Stocks January 2019

First, I want to point out that not all of the stocks I follow are great investments. I follow a diverse selection of stocks. There are some that I would never invest in personally. I follow a number of resource stocks even though I personally have little invested in this area. I follow what I find interesting and with resource stocks, I think it is important for Canadians to know what is happening in the resource area. On the other hand, I do follow of good number of great dividend growth stocks.

The theory is that you should use the dividend yield to see if a dividend stock is selling at a stock price that is relatively cheap. A stock price is considered cheap if it is selling at a dividend yield higher than the historical high yield or higher than the historical average yield or historical median yield. See my spreadsheet at dividend growth stocks that I just updated for January 2019. On this list,
  • I have 17 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the historical high dividend yield,
  • I have 59 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the historical average dividend yield
  • I have 92 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the historical median dividend yield and
  • 110 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the 5 year average dividend yield.
When I did my list last list in December 2018,
  • I have 13 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the historical high dividend yield,
  • I have 51 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the historical average dividend yield
  • I have 77 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the historical median dividend yield and
  • 89 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the 5 year average dividend yield.
When I did my list in January 2014,
  • I had 9 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the historical high dividend yield,
  • I had 45 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the historical average dividend yield and
  • 39 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the 5 year average dividend yield.
If you had one share of each stock, total dividends last month would be $168.25. This month dividends would be $170.08 which is a reset figure after the changes noted below. Of the stock that I follow 8 stocks has raised their dividends since last month.

Allied Properties REIT (TSX-AP.UN, OTC-APYRF)
Bank of Montreal (TSX-BMO, NYSE-BMO)
Barrick Gold Corp (TSX-ABX, NYSE-ABX)
Enbridge Inc. (TSX-ENB, NYSE-ENB)
Granite Real Estate (TSX-GRT.UN, NYSE-GRP.U)

National Bank of Canada (TSX-NA, OTC-NTIOF)
TECSYS Inc. (TSX-TCS, OTC-TCYSF)
TFI International Inc (TSX-NFI, OTC-TFIFF)

Thomson Reuters Corp (TSX-TRI, NYSE-TRI) dividend appears to have increased, but has not. The company did a return of capital transaction which resulted in a reverse stock split of at a ratio of 1 pre-consolidated share for 0.9079 post-consolidated shares. This results in higher dividend per share.

Of the stocks I follow, one stock has cut their dividends. Unfortunately, a cut to AltaGas dividend has been expected for a while.

AltaGas Ltd (TSX-ALA, OTC-ATGFF)

Most of my stocks started out as Dividend Payers. Currently 13 stocks are not paying any dividends and this would be some 8.39% of the stocks that I follow. Four of these stocks never had dividends, so 5.81% of the stocks I follow have suspended their dividends. The three stocks that never paid dividends are Ballard Power Systems Inc. (TSX-BLD, NASDAQ-BLDP), Blackberry Ltd. (TSX-BB, NASDAQ-BBRY) and Trigon Metals Inc. (TSX-TM, OTC-PNTZF).

I am showing whether a stock is relatively cheap based on historical high dividend yields (P/Hi), historical average dividend yields (P/Ave), historical median dividend yields (P/Med) or on 5 year median dividend yields (P/5Yr). See these fields on the right side of the file. You can highlight a particular stock using your cursor to highlight the appropriate line.

There are always some stocks to buy because they are priced reasonably. There are always stocks to currently avoid because they are overpriced. Looking at dividend growth stocks that are selling at stock prices that give them a dividend yield above the historical median dividend yield are probably the best bet.

The stocks that are selling at prices that give them a dividend yield above the historical high yield could be good stocks to buy. However, these stocks may be selling so cheap because of current troubles, especially financial troubles and should be treated with caution. Do not forget that I have all the stocks I follow on this spreadsheet and some are much better investments than others.

You should always investigate a stock before you buy. Sometimes different stocks in certain sectors are just out of favour or the stock market is just in one of its declines. However, a stock may be relatively cheap because it has problems. That is why you should always investigate a stock before buying.

Looking at stock this way is equivalent to a stock filter. A main problem I know of is for the old income trusts. These companies have generally lowered their dividend yields forever and they will probably never get back to the old dividend yield highs they made as an income trust company. For these stocks, you might be better comparing the current dividend yield to the 5 year median dividend yield. I also started a column called VT (for Valid Test) and this applies to checking stock price using dividend yield. If it is not a valid test I use N to show this.

Also, on some stocks I have a lot more information years in my spreadsheets than for other stocks. So, finding a stock on the list as "cheap" is only the first step in finding a stock to buy. This is the same with any other sort of stock filters that you can use.

The last thing to remember is that I have entering figures into a spreadsheet. I could put them in incorrectly, I can transpose figures and I can misread figures. This is another great reason why you should check a stock out before investing. As this is just a filter, it works better on some stocks than on others.

See my entry on my methodology in establishing the historical dividend yield highs and lows for the stocks that I cover. I have an entry on my introduction to Dividend Growth. You might want to look at my original entry on Dividend Growth Stocks. I have also written about why I like Dividend Growth companies.

On my other blog I wrote today about Metro Inc (TSX-MRU, OTC-MTRAF) ... learn more. Next, I will write about Bank of Montreal (TSX-BMO, NYSE-BMO) ... learn more on Friday, January 4, 2019 around 5 pm.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my website for stocks followed and investment notes. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk. The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter or StockTwits. I am on Instagram with #walktoronto.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Top Dividend Definitions

Ned Piplovic on Dividend Investor Site gives a list of important definitions that he feels people should know about. Any dividend investor should be familiar with these terms.

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Richards Packaging Income Fund (TSX-RPI.UN, OTC- RPKIF) ... learn more. Next, I will write Bird Construction Inc. (TSX-BDT, OTC- BIRDF)... learn more on December 28, 2018 around 5 pm.

This blog is meant for educational purposes only and is not to provide investment advice. Before making any investment decision, you should always do your own research or consult an investment professional. I do research for my own edification and I am willing to share. I write what I think and I may or may not be correct.

See my site for an index to these blog entries and for stocks followed. I have three blogs. The first talks only about specific stocks and is called Investment Talk. The second one contains information on mostly investing and is called Investing Economics Mostly. My last blog is for my book reviews and it is called Non-Fiction Mostly. Follow me on Twitter. I am on Instagram. Or you can just Google #walktoronto spbrunner8166 to see my pictures.