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Q: Good Morning,

I was thinking of buying the listed companies for a 6 month hold. What is your opinion on expected total returns. Your suggestions for better total return cdn stocks are welcome. Thank you
Read Answer Asked by David on July 15, 2024
Q: Hello 5i Team,
I was thinking about adding to my EMA position until I read last week's dividend growth forecast reduction to only 1% - 2% per year instead of its historical 4% increase. While the "going in" yield is attractive at over 6% now, would the reduction in dividend growth stop you from putting more money into this company's stock?
As an alternative, I was also considering adding to Keyera - lower initial yield, but dividend growth in the 4-5% range annually.
How would you compare these two in terms of payout ratio, debt management, and total return prospects over the long term?
Many thanks,
Read Answer Asked by Brian on July 04, 2024
Q: We own Emera, BCE and Telus in a dividend portfolio and notes these three stocks were down today by around 3 percent. Should we be concerned holding any of these three over the next three years primarily for dividend income? Are their dividends safe and valuations reasonable to hold and/or accumulate?
Read Answer Asked by Gerry on July 03, 2024
Q: I hold the above in a taxable account focused on dividend income. I also hold FTS separately. Increasingly I believe that there will be increased demand for renewable power to drive AI, electric charging cars etc... Do you have any recommendations that are dividend payers that would play into this theme of increased power demand?
Would you add to or remove any of the above based upon company fundamentals?

Read Answer Asked by Robert on May 10, 2024
Q: Thank you for your ranking of Canadian utilities last week-our investment club had a lengthy discussion yesterday afternoon over the rankings. I found it difficult to defend BIP.UN as first pick with 6:1 debt, meagre/erratic EPS, and growing share dilution vs CPX having similar posted growth rates, 1.5:1 debt, decent EPS and slower share dilution. Any assistance and clarification on this greatly appreciated. Thank you
Read Answer Asked by Delbert on April 16, 2024
Q: Hello,

Thank you for all you do.

For a 5-10 yr hold, could you rank the above on total shareholder return vs risk (I am thinking debt exposure/interest rate risk), but there may be others.

Thank you
Read Answer Asked by Delbert on April 12, 2024
Q: Hi,
Today (April 04) you answered Jacques' question by suggesting a switch from EMA to FTS. Would you suggest the same for BEPC/and H? I am trying to "replicate" the performance of an ETF by holding some of the utility companies. Hence this question.
Read Answer Asked by Savalai on April 04, 2024
Q: Hi
Accumulated these utilities as part of my non-correlated asset mix. BEPC has been the worst performer. Down 16%. Hydro One is the best performer so far. Up 6%. EMA/FTS are nearly neutral.
I followed your pragmatic and practical suggestions and took only a partial position in each of these stocks.

Time to add ? In what order would you add? My plan is to add equal amounts.
Many thanks.
Read Answer Asked by Savalai on March 12, 2024
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: hi,
I hold all these, several fro many years. they are all in the red. many are (former) stalwart blue chip dividend plays. I am basically comfortable holding them, and I do expect a good rebound in prices when rates start to fall. 1) am I missing something? are there any in the list that you think the dividend may be in jeopardy, or you see no runway for growth ( small or large). 2) are there any in the list you would be comfortable adding to ( which is what I am wanting to do)?
cheers, Chris
Read Answer Asked by chris on January 26, 2024