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Q: Good evening 5i.

The Marketbeat site indicates dividend increases for these companies (amongst others) during the month of May. I do not see the same increases on the 5i Dividend Updates page. Is Marketbeat correct?


Read Answer Asked by Dave on May 26, 2023

Q: I usually look at EPS, company debt, payout ratio and their # of common stocks while reviewing a company financials.
How would you justify Telus's 135% payout ratio ?
Company earned 1.22 (2021) and 1.15 (2022) and paid dividend of 1.27 (2021) and 1.36 (2022)
Long term debt is increasing and they have almost doubled their common stocks in last few years. All leads me to believe there may not be much growth in terms of the stock price in next 2-3 years.
Their cash flow doesn't looks sufficient to cover their dividend unless I am missing something here.
Thank you for your guidance.

Read Answer Asked by Jabs on May 25, 2023

Q: Good morning,
May I have 5is opinion (pros and cons) regarding the following please.
I have just rolled my RSP into a RIF and am thinking of selling AQN and SPB and consolidating into ZWU. My thinking is that this will in a simpler more stable way of provide equal to better performance (income with some growth) over time. Do my thoughts have merit? I also hold BEP.UN as well as FTS.

Thank you for your thoughts and opinion.

Read Answer Asked by Brian on May 24, 2023

Q: 9:04 AM 5/19/2023
Good Morning
Looking at the price graph for Decisive Dividend since 2014 the price essentially drifted until the Covid Crash. Then it started up steadily to the present.
What changed things in October 2020? Did the company restructure or get new management? Please explain.
We really like the company and they seem to be very good at acquiring and integrating successful family-owned smaller businesses.
Do you believe this is a strong long-term hold growth stock
Thank you.......... Paul W. K.

Read Answer Asked by Paul on May 23, 2023

Q: Re your question to Lee on drips. Do any of them grant stock at a discount?



Read Answer Asked by Sheldon on May 23, 2023

Q: Is there an easy way of calculating the dividend yield if the company issues special dividend during the year. I know the present yield is 1.74%, but what would be the dividend yield if you include the special dividends it has issued during the last year. Or if there is a site that does the calculation for you I would appreciate getting it. Many tnx for all your hard work.

Read Answer Asked by Jacques on May 20, 2023

Q: How would you rank these companies in terms of overall growth going forward in the energy sector. I'm currently holding TOU, WCP, TVE and KEL.

Largest position is in TOU at around 3% (+44%) and smaller positions in WCP (+69%), TVE (-9%) and KEL (-14%) . I could add to any of these names. How does TOU compare vs AR in terms of natural gas companies? AR has pulled back in the last year and today it was up close to 9% which I couldn't find any news. I'm thinking of selling some TOU or just starting a new position in AR. I also like that AR is buying back shares, have strong insider ownership, founder operated, strong margins and balance sheet. All metrics seem pretty strong with AR, any red flags that you see? Thoughts?

Read Answer Asked by Keith on May 19, 2023

Q: I would like to invest in a number of Canadian companies that have DRIP eligibility. Keeping the need for diversity in mind, would you please suggest 10 companies that run DRIP programs that you believe would provide a me with a solid core of companies that can maintain their dividends and hopefully some level of capital gains on a long term basis. Thanks for your support.

Read Answer Asked by Les on May 18, 2023

Q: Hi Peter
this stock has dropped about 5% in a week or so
is there any fundamental reason for it
I am looking for stocks for income and some appreciation in my rrif
have an existing position , can add
is $ 50 a good entry point? or you think I could wait for it to slide more?

thanks for your expert opinion
I am aware that 5i prefers ENB over TC energy

Read Answer Asked by Michael on May 18, 2023