Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Home Capital Group

Because I had bought some TD stock in 2009 and have made a lot of money on it, I sold some and bought some Home Capital Group on 6 March 2017 at $25.96 per share. The company had wobbled a bit when the company announced in February 2017 that it received an enforcement notice from staff of the Ontario Securities Commission.

It basically fell off a cliff in mid-March after the company reported several of its current and former executives have been served with enforcement notices from the Ontario Securities Commission over the company’s disclosure of its investigation into fraudulent mortgage documents. It hit a low of $5.85 in May 2017. This notice basically set up a run on this bank. On its way down I bought some more shares at $6.85 each and that would give me an ACB of $22.14.

The stock hit a high of $19 when Warren Buffet rode to its rescue in June 2017. It headed south again after the announcement and now resides at $14.00 plus.

At its lowest point I would have lost some 73.6% of my investment. At $19.00, my loss would have been around 14%. With today’s prices I am down some 36%. Currently analysts’ 12 month stock price ranges from $23.00 (gain of 3.9%) or a low of $12.13 (a loss of 45%) to an average of $17.69 (a loss of 20%).

I need to decide what to do with this. I will take my time and think about it. If I had panicked in May, I would have loss considerable more than I will currently lose. The thing with financials is that you can earn a lot of money investing in them but they are subject to runs. People can panic and pull out money. Banks and Financials are really confidence plays.

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Lassonde Industries Inc. (TSX-LAS.A, OTC-LSDAF)... learn more. Tomorrow, I will write about Obsidian Energy Ltd TSX-OBE, NYSE-OBE)... learn more on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 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, July 20, 2017

Canadian Banks

This is a great article on Canadian Banks by 5iResearch. It gives lots of great reasons why Canadian bank stocks should be part of every Canadian stock portfolio.

The Canadian banks would not make the US dividend achievers list because they have not grown their dividends for the past 10 years because they all stopped increases because of the 2008 crisis. However, they do have a very long history of dividends and dividend growth.

The banks are now on back on the Canadian Dividend Aristocrats because in Canada we have lower standards for our lists. For the Canadian Dividend Aristocrats list a company need only increase the dividends for the past 5 years.

The reason we have lower standards on dividend achievers is that there are far fewer stocks in Canada than in the US. We do have companies that have increased their dividends for the past 10 or even 25 years, but our lists are very short.

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Atlantic Power Corp (TSX-ATP, NYSE-AT)... learn more. Tomorrow, I will write about Alaris Royalty Corp (TSX-AD, OTC-ALARF)... learn more on Friday, July 21, 2017 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, July 18, 2017

Do Not Panic

The best advice when investing in stocks is never ever panic. Let the stock market or your individual stock do what it wants, but do not panic no matter what happens. That is how you lose money on the stock market. I was at lunch the other day and a lady said she was worried about the stock market and so she sold all her shares. This is exactly how you lose money on the stock market.

I have been through a number of bear markets and individual stocks that tanked, but overall my portfolio has done well over the years. Maybe I left it late to sell stocks that have tanked, but still over all I did well and my dividend income has only gone up.

More to the point maybe is my son's portfolio which is relatively small. He has investments in some 15 stocks. So far he has two duds in stocks, Reitmans and TransAlta. His portfolio was increasing in value and in dividend income. When problems occurred in Reitmans and TransAlta the increase in dividends and value paused and then continued even though he still kept these stocks.

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Artis REIT (TSX-AX.UN, OTC-ARESF)... learn more. Tomorrow, I will write about Atlantic Power Corp (TSX-ATP, NYSE-AT)... learn more on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 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, July 13, 2017

Dividend Achievers

You can find a great list of Canadian Dividend Achievers with the blogger Instagram. He gives a list Canadian Stocks with at least 10 years of dividend growth. If you are looking for some Canadian Stocks to buy, this would be a great place to starting looking for a stock.

There is a lot of really good information on quite a number of Canadian Stocks on this site. It is worthwhile downloading his spreadsheets to have a look at them and the information he has on quite a number of Canadian stocks. If you want to follow him on twitter go to @DividendEarner.

In the US, the Dividend Aristocrats have to have 25 years of dividend growth and the Dividend Achievers have to have 10 years of dividend growth. In Canada the Dividend Aristocrats list on the TSX have to only have 5 years of dividend growth. The list that is here is for 10 years of dividend growth.

I personally like dividend growth companies. I do not insist that they increase their dividends every year, but I like to see some nice growth over time.

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Inter Pipeline Ltd (TSX-IPL, OTC-IPPLF)... learn more. Tomorrow, I will write about TMX Group Ltd (TSX-X, OTC-TMXXF)... learn more on Friday, July 14, 2017 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, July 11, 2017

New Flyer Industries Inc.

I started to look at this stock of New Flyer Industries Inc. (TSX-NFI, OTC- NFYEF) but ran into problems in for the year of 2011. Basically what seemed to have happen is that people who held subordinate notes got some 89% of the company while the original shareholders got 11% of the company.

It is difficult to reconstruct what was going on with the company prior to 2011. There is not much information online about dividends or stock prices prior to this and lots of it makes no sense. I do not like stocks that are overly complex and I have already spent too much time on this stock trying to sort out how the changes in 2011 affect the shareholders. Certainly it was not a good outcome for the shareholders.

If I only do a spreadsheet on what happened after 2011, this will not give a full picture of this stock. It certainly seems to be doing well currently, but past history does count and I do not think it I can ignore it. If I do just from after 2011 it would appear to be a far better stock in the past than it actually was. It would give a very false impression of this company.

I am not willing to spend any more time on this stock. They obviously had difficulties in 2011 for the people holding subordinate notes to really take over the company. It is not a company I would want to invest in so this will not be one of the new companies I will be covering in the future.

I have started to investigate Logistec Corp which was also on my list of stock suggestions .

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Morneau Shepell Inc. (TSX-MSI, OTC-MSIXF)... learn more. Tomorrow, I will write about Inter Pipeline Ltd (TSX-IPL, OTC-IPPLF)... learn more on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 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, July 6, 2017

Dividend Stocks July 2017

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 July 2017.
  • I have 1 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the historical high dividend yield,
  • I have 36 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the historical average dividend yield
  • I have 64 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the historical median dividend yield and
  • 61 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the 5 year average dividend yield.
When I did my list last list in January,
  • I have 2 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the historical high dividend yield,
  • I have 40 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the historical average dividend yield
  • I have 64 stocks with a dividend yield higher than the historical median dividend yield and
  • 54 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 $161.34. This month dividends would be $157.56. However this is being reset because of splits occurring this month. Of the stock that I follow 4 stocks has raised their dividends since last month. Dividends raises are denoted in green. Those stocks are shown below.

Andrew Peller Ltd (TSX-ADW.A, OTC-ADWPF)
Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX-CP, NYSE-CP)
Empire Company Ltd. (TSX-EMP.A, (OTC-EMLAF)
Medtronic PCL (NYSE-MDT)

Of the stocks that I follow no company has decreased their dividends. Of the stocks that I follow one company has suspended their dividends because as I understand it, the HCG has suspended their dividend although site like TD and G&M are still showing a dividend.

Home Capital Group (TSX-HCG, OTC-HMCBF).

For Power Corp (TSX-POW, OTC-PWCDF) I had dividends as $1.34 on the spreadsheet last month and they should be $1.43. CCL Industries (TSX-CCL.B, OTC-CCDBF) has done a 5 to 1 split. Waste Connections Inc. (TSX-WCN, NYSE-WCN) has done a 3 to 2 split. Penn West Petroleum (TSX-PWT, NYSE-PWE) is now Obsidian Energy Ltd. (TSX-OBE, NYSE-OBE)

Canyon Services Group (TSX-FRC, OTC-CYSVF) has a plan of arrangement with Trican Well Service Ltd (TSX-TCW, OTC-TOLWF) for 1.7 shares of Trican for each share of Canyon. So now I am following Trican from Canyon stock. DH Corporation (TSX-DH, OTC-DHIFF) has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners and so deleted from my list.

Most of my stocks started out as Dividend Payers. Currently 13 stocks are not paying any dividends and this would be some 10.3% of the stocks that I follow. Three of these stocks never had dividends, so 8.39% of the stocks I follow have suspended their dividends. The three stocks that never paid dividends are Ballard Power Systems Inc. (TSX-BLD, NASDAQ-BLDP0, Blackberry Ltd. (TSX-BB, NASDAQ-BBRY) and Trigon Metals Inc. (TSX-TM, OTC-PNTZF) (that used to be Kombat Copper Inc. (TSX-KBT, 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 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 yesterday about Premium Brands Holdings Corp (TSX-PBH, OTC-PRBZF)... learn more. Tomorrow, I will write about Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX-SU, NYSE-SU)... learn more on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 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

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Something to Buy July 2017

Since I cannot seem to upload the spreadsheet to my website, I am putting up the second part of my review of my stocks and if they are cheap or not via Dividend Yield testing.

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 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 July 2017 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 follow 22 stocks in the Consumer Discretionary category. None of these stocks are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. Nine (or 41%) are showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Canadian Tire Corp (TSX-CTC.A, OTC-CDNAF), DHX Media Ltd. (TSX-DHX.A, OTC-DHXMF), Dorel Industries (TSX-DII.B), Goeasy Ltd. (TSX-GSY, OTC-EHMEF), High Liner Foods (TSX-HLF, OTC-HLNFF), Leon's Furniture (TSX-LNF); Magna International Inc. (TSX-MG), Newfoundland Capital Corp (TSX-NCC.A) and Reitmans (Canada) Ltd. (TSX-RET.A). Goeasy Ltd. (TSX-GSY, OTC-EHMEF), is new to this list.

I follow 12 Consumer Staples stocks. There no companies showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. Three stocks (or 25%) are showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. These are Empire Company Ltd (TSX-EMP.A, OTC-EMLAF), Jean Coutu Group Inc. (TSX-PJC.A, OTC-JCOUF) and Loblaw Companies (TSX-L, OTC-LBLCF). This is the same as last month.

I only follow two Health Care stocks and both are US stocks. None of these stocks are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. They are both cheap by the historical median dividend yield. The stocks are Johnson and Johnson (NYSE-JNJ) and Medtronic Inc. (NYSE-MDT). This is the same as for last month.

I follow 12 Real Estate stocks. None of these stocks are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. Three stocks (or 25%) are showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Artis REIT (TSX-AX.UN); Granite Real Estate (TSX-GRT.UN) and Melcor Developments Inc. (TSX-MRD. This is the same as last month.

I follow 8 Bank stocks. None are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. Three stocks (or 37%) are showing cheap by the historical median dividend yield. These stocks are CIBC (TSX-CM, NYSE-CM), National Bank of Canada (TSX-NA, OTC-NTIOF) and Toronto Dominion Bank (TSX-TD, NYSE-TD). Home Capital Group (TSX-HCG, OTC-HMCBF) is no longer cheap by historically high dividend yield or by historical median dividend yield. Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX-BNS, NYSE-BNS) is no longer cheap by historical median dividend yield.

I follow 12 Financial Service stocks. None are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. Eight (or 67%) 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), Alaris Royalty Corp (TSX-AD, OTC-ALARF), CI Financial (TSX-CIX), Equitable Group Inc. (TSX-EQB, OTC-EQGPF), Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. (TSX-GS), IGM Financial (TSX-IGM) and Power Corp (TSX-POW). DH Corporation (TSX-DH, OTC-DHIFF) has been removed from the TSX.

I follow 5 Insurance stocks. None are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. Four stocks (or 80%) are showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. These stocks are Great-West Lifeco Inc. (TSX-GWO); Manulife Financial Corp (TSX-MFC), Power Financial Corp (TSX-PWF) and Sun Life Financial (TSX-SLF, NYSE-SLF). There is no change from last month.

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. Two stocks or 33% are showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are and SNC-Lavalin (TSX-SNC, OTC-SNCAF) and Stantec Inc. (TSX-STN, NYSE-STN). There is no change from last month.

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 8 Manufacturing stocks. None are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. Four stocks or 50% are showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Canam Group Inc. (TSX-CAM, OTC-CNMGA), Exco Technologies Ltd. (TSX-XTC, OTC-EXCOF), Hammond Power Solutions Inc. (TSX-HPS.A, OTC-HMDPF) and PFB Corp (TSX-PFB, OTC-PFBOF). Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (TSX-ITP, OTC-ITPOF) has been removed from the list.

I have 15 Services stocks. None are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. Three stocks or 20% 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) and Transcontinental Inc. (TSX-TCL.A, OTC-TCLAF). Canyon Services Group (TSX-FRC, OTC-CYSVF) has a plan of arrangement with Trican Well Service Ltd (TSX-TCW, OTC-TOLWF). So now I am following Trican from Canyon stock

I follow 8 Material stocks. I am now following Hardwoods Distribution Inc. (TSX-HWD, OTC-HDIUF). None are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. One stock or 14% is showing as cheap by historical median dividend yield and that stock is Methanex Corp (TSX-MX, NASDAQ-MEOH). This is the same as for last month.

I follow 10 Energy stocks. One Stock or (10%) is showing as cheap by the historical high dividend yield. It is Suncor Energy (TSX-SU, NYSE-SU). There are five stocks (or 50%) showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are Canadian Natural Resources (TSX-CNQ, NYSE-CNQ), Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX-CVE, NYSE-CVE), Ensign Energy Services (TSX-ESI, OTC-ESVIF); Mullen Group (TSX-MTL, OTC-MLLGF) and Suncor Energy (TSX-SU, NYSE-SU). Last month it was Ensign Energy Services (TSX-ESI, OTC-ESVIF) showing as cheap by the historical high dividend yield.

I follow 8 Tech stocks. None are showing as cheap by historical high dividend yield. 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), MacDonald Dettwiler & Assoc. (TSX-MDA, OTC-MDDWF), and Sylogist Ltd (TSXV-SYZ, OTC-SYZLF). There is no change from last month.

I follow 8 of the Infrastructure type utility companies. None are showing as cheap by historical high dividend yield. Two stocks (or 25%) are showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. They are AltaGas Ltd (TSX-ALA, OTC-ATGFF) and Enbridge Inc. (TSX-ENB, NYSE-ENB). This is the same as last month.

I follow 12 of the Power type utility companies. None are showing as cheap by the historically high dividend yield. Three stock (or 25%) is showing cheap by historical median dividend yield. Those stocks are Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp (TSX-AQN, NYSE-AQN), ATCO Ltd (TSX-ACO.X, OTC-ACLLF) and Emera Inc. (TSX-EMA, OTC-EMRAF). Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp (TSX-AQN, NYSE-AQN) has been added to this list. Last month only two showed a cheap by historical median dividend yield and they were ATCO and Emera.

I follow 4 of the Telecom Service type utility companies. No stock is showing cheap by the historical high dividend yield. 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). There is no change from last month.

On my other blog I wrote yesterday about Premium Brands Holdings Corp (TSX-PBH, OTC-PRBZF)... learn more. Tomorrow, I will write about Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX-SU, NYSE-SU)... learn more on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 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.