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Q: What are your total return estimates (per year) for the above Utilities over the medium term (3-5 yrs.)?
Pls. include any utility that I have missed that would crack the top 3.
Are there any of the top 3 that would come with elevated risk?
Thanks, Hugh

Read Answer Asked by Hugh on February 21, 2024
Q: I own these energy stocks and some are on the plus side and others are on the losing side. I've been waiting for quite some time for the Chinese economy to take off, but it seems to go nowhere ? I would like to trim some of my holdings. Please place them in order of what you would keep down to some you would let go. Maybe you could code them as 10 being the best and 1 as being the worst. Thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Frank on January 30, 2024
Q: I have ENB & BNS I my portfolio, for the dividend plus with the talk of reduced interest rates, I thought their stock value will increase. With this in mind, do you concur. I was looking at GEI, but I was wondering if they are not paying out more than they are bringing in. Do you feel this is a wise move.
Read Answer Asked by Earl on December 22, 2023
Q: Own both. Looking to add funds to increase Energy exposure.
Which would you prefer and what are the Free Cash Flow numbers for each?

Is there another Energy stock that you prefer having comparable growth prospects and attractive reliable dividends?

Thanks again m
Read Answer Asked by Donald on November 02, 2023
Q: In a world where indebted dividend-payers are being stressed by higher rates, how would you rank the following Canadian companies in terms of the sustainability of their dividend?

Read Answer Asked by Brian on October 03, 2023
Q: How would you rank these? What is their free cash flow if any? Please advise whether they are buy, hold or sell rating..
Read Answer Asked by David on September 05, 2023
Q: 1:17 PM 8/30/2023
Hello Peter

I am trying to decide if it is worth investing in either Keyera or Gibson Energy as both seem to be attractive stable little companies that just go about their businesses.

I would appreciate your comparative analysis of Keyera and Gibson Energy for a very long term hold. Can you comment on debt levels, quality of management, possibility of a takeover, liklihood looking forward of regular dividend increases, and the potential of each company for future growth.

Both companies have nice dividend yields now. but no meaningful increases in share prices so the only reason to own either one is for the annual dividends, but Keyera's share price has fallen from about $50 in 2014 to about $34 at present so the dividends barely make up for the capital loss. Similarly Gibson's share price now [about $20] is the same as it was in 2011 so no growth there either but at least you did get to collect some dividends along the way.

Gibson's dividend was up each year since 2012 but was flat from 2017 to 2019, and Keyera's dividend was raised annually from 2004 till 2020 with twice with no raises, and no raises from 2020 to the present so one wonders if the cash flows are a bit weak some years.

It seems to me that of the two Gibson, although a much smaller company than Keyera, may the better bet.

So in your opinion is there any economic justification in investing in either of these two little companies?

On the other hand maybe this is a wild goose chase looking at Keyera and Gibson and maybe it is better to just stick to PPL, ENB, and TRP.

Thank you.......... Paul W. K.

Read Answer Asked by Paul on September 01, 2023
Q: Hi 5i Team, I'm a retired dividend investor supported by portfolio dividends.

Currently, I'm holding positions in ENB and TRP for my pipeline weighting. I'm concerned about the lagging performance of TRP. What are your thoughts on trading TRP for PPL? Alternatively could also consider GEI or KEY.

Can you please list your favorite pipeline selections in order of growth and safety?

I like to hold 2 sector companies for diversification. Also, as TRP has been flat there are no cap gains. Please advise.

Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Maury on June 28, 2023
Q: Hi Peter and Team
I still hold AQN in a LIF account and would like to replace it with something that pays a decent dividend and will in time recover the more than 40% loss. What do you think of GEI, BEP.un, BIR, TD, or BAM as a replacement? Please rank order. Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Obviously no regard to sector.
Thanks for your guidance, Gary
Read Answer Asked by Gary on June 19, 2023
Q: What are your thoughts on the announced acquisition? Do you feel its a good value pick vs. say Enbridge as the short term price may drop to near the subscription pricing around $20 and the acquisition is roughly 15% accretive. It would appear to me that one would get better downside protection and potentially an extra 20% share price increase over the mid term after the transaction closes.
Read Answer Asked by Husseinali on June 15, 2023
Q: I would like to add to above existing positions.
I believe that CSU dropped enough to make it interesting after recent new highs. LIN looks like a steady large company with a good future. GEI has a nice dividend and good analyst reports.
Please give me your opinions on each.
Thank you
Read Answer Asked by ALBERT on June 08, 2023
Q: Hello 5i Team

I currently hold Enbridge (ENB) and looking selling 50 % of my ENB holdings and purchasing Gibson Energy (GEI). The resulting portfolio would have 2 GEI shares for every 1 ENB

Overall my total dividends do not change significantly as the ratio of ENB dividend to GEI dividend is 2.28 (0.8875 / 0.39 = 2.28).

ENB raised their dividend 3.20 % in 2023 versus GEI which raised their dividend 5.48 %. My thoughts are ENB will continue to raise their dividend by 3 % per year (slower growth) and GEI will continue to raise their dividend by 5 % per year.

Is this a reasonable course of action or should I continue to hold a larger portion of ENB and ignore GEI?

Read Answer Asked by Stephen on March 27, 2023
Q: Hi 5I. I have bought Gibson Energy around $21 a few times and within 6 months it gets up to $24/25 or more and I sell it. I see it as a safe risk/reward play. At sub $22 per share Gibson pays a 7 per cent plus dividend that I think is pretty safe (what is the current pay out ratio?) I am happy to collect a decent dividend and patiently wait for the stock to appreciate. If it languishes I am fine with the divvy. I don't see that much more downside to Gibson. A couple of years ago it did dip under $20 VERY briefly. What is your opinion on Gibson Energy as a safe place to park some money when it trades under $22?
Read Answer Asked by Paul on March 17, 2023
Q: Please recommend 5 CAN and 5 US companies who have good both P/E/G and P/FCF ratios. Thank you.
Read Answer Asked by Dev on March 13, 2023
Q: Good Morning,
I am under water with both isv and et and would like your opinion on their growth profile for the coming year. Also is there any possibility that they might increase their dividends this year? Do you think that et might give a special dividend this year?
Also, I am considering investing in gei. What do you think of this company?
Thanks for your advice.
Read Answer Asked by Jane on February 01, 2023