Annual Canadian Dividend All-Star List Update Coming Soon & 2016 Popular Posts

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I hope everyone is enjoying the Holidays so far. I’ve got about a week off from work and I’m really looking forward to some relaxing time with the family over the Holidays. On the theme of relaxing I thought I would write a cop-out article on my most popular posts in 2016 ;). This is an annual tradition for most bloggers, lol. So without further ado here they are…

Most Popular Page Canadian Dividend All-Star List

The Canadian Dividend All-Star List is a free excel spreadsheet of Canadian companies that have recorded 5 or more years of consecutive dividend increases. The list is updated monthly, contains an abundance of stock information and is used by most as a screening tool for Canadian dividend growth stocks. This page gets more page views than my home page and continues to be the most popular part of my blog. When I first started this blog I thought about what I could do that would add real value to my readers and this was one of the ideas I had. At the time I used (and continue to use) David

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Canadian Dividend All-Star List – September 2015 Update

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The Canadian Dividend All-Star List has been updated for September 30th. The list contains Canadian companies that have increased their recorded dividends for five or more calendar years in a row. The list also contains an “Others” tab to include some other companies that have a dividend streak of less than 5 years.

The list has an array of stock information that includes over 10 years’ worth of dividend data, the highest dividend yield for each year, and a wealth of other stock information. The list can be useful when screening for Canadian dividend growth companies. Once a month I update the list and it can be downloaded free here.

In this month’s list one company was added to the All-Star List and there were a number of September dividend increases announced.

Melcor Developments Ltd. [TSE:MRD Trend] was added to the Canadian Dividend All-Star List as it has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive calendar years and currently yields 4.1%. They have 5 and 10 year dividend growth rates of 18.3% and 17.1% respectively.

Melcor Developments Ltd is a real estate development company. It is engaged in

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Canadian Dividend All-Star List – July 2015 Update

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The Canadian Dividend All-Star List has been updated for July 31st. The Canadian Dividend All-Star List is a list/spreadsheet of Canadian companies that have increased their recorded dividends for five or more calendar years in a row. I added an “Others” tab to include some other companies that don’t have the five year dividend streak.

The list contains an array of stock information that includes over 10 years’ worth of dividend data, the highest dividend yield for each year, and a wealth of other stock information. The list can be useful when screening for Canadian dividend growth companies. Once a month I update the list and it can be downloaded free here.

In this month’s list one company was added to the All-Star List and there were a number of July dividend increases announced.

Chesswood Group Ltd. [TSE:CHW Trend] was added to the Canadian Dividend All-Star List as it has a dividend streak of 5 years. The company is a small cap stock in the industrials sector providing rental and leasing services in equipment financing, legal financing and automotive operations.

Chesswood Group Ltd.’s last dividend increase was

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June 2015 Canadian Dividend All-Star List Update

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The Canadian Dividend All-Star List is a list that started as an excel spreadsheet of Canadian companies that have increased their dividend for 5 or more consecutive calendar years in a row. The list has expanded a bit beyond the original criteria and includes companies with a dividend streak of less than 5 years in the “Others” tab. The “Others” tab was meant to help identify other Canadian dividend growth companies with streaks under 5 years. Think of the big Canadian banks.

I typically update the list on a monthly basis, but I’ve recently added a July 3, 2015 version after the June 30th one. When I ran my macro for the June 30th version it was missing the PEG ratios and 5 year growth estimates. The macro started working properly a few days later, so I released the July 3rd version. Hopefully these technical problems don’t continue.

As I’m already talking about the Canadian Dividend All-Star List I thought it might be a good time to talk about some of the dividend increases that were announced in June 2015. When I went through the list I found

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Canadian Dividend All-Star List Update: March 1, 2014 – New tab that includes the Canadian Banks!

So you turned your back

The Canadian Dividend All-Star List has been updated for the month, and I think you’ll like this update as I’ve added a whole bunch more information. The update I’m most excited about is the addition of the “Others” tab. In this tab I’ve added more dividend paying companies with a dividend streak of less than 5 years which includes the big six Canadian banks!

When the financial crisis hit in 2008 and 2009 there were a number of companies that kept there dividend steady for a few years, before increasing the dividend again. This knocked a lot of companies off the Canadian Dividend All-Star List as they no longer had the required five or more years of increasing dividends each calendar year in a row. The big six Canadian banks all failed to increase their dividend which is why you don’t see them in the Canadian Dividend All-Star List. I think if you talk with most Canadian dividend growth investors you will find they own at least one of the big six banks in their portfolio. I’d wager it’s a significant component of their portfolio too. This is the main reason I wanted to include the “Others”

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Updated Canadian Dividend All-Star List: January 1, 2014

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It’s a few days late, but I’ve updated the Canadian Dividend All-Star List for the month (or maybe I should say the year). You can download the latest version here. As you know the Canadian Dividend All-Star List is a list of Canadian companies that have increased their dividend for 5 or more years in a row. With the new year upon us, I had to identify companies that had new streaks of 5 years or more. Those that were unable to increase their dividend were removed from the list.

Additions:

  • BCE Inc was added with a dividend streak of 5 years.
  • Genworth MI Canada Inc was added with a dividend streak of 5 years.
  • Gluskin Sheff + Associates was added with a dividend streak of 8 years.
  • High Liner Foods Inc was added with a dividend streak of 6 years.
  • Franco-Nevada Corp was added with a dividend streak of 6 years.
  • If you find any other companies that should be added because they have a 5 year or more streak, please let me know.

    Deletions:

  • AGF Management Ltd was removed from the Canadian Dividend

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  • I’m Back with Expansion Plans for the Canadian Dividend All-Star List

    Winter Road

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    I’m back!

    If you’ve been following this blog, you will have noticed that I haven’t posted an entry since September! In September I came back to work after taking a year off to travel with my fiancé. My work has fairly strict conflict of interest rules and I had to have the blog activities reviewed. It took some time to get approval from the higher ups, but I’ve been given the go ahead. You can expect more regular articles again now that I have this approval.

    It was a little frustrating to have the review go on for so long, but I have a great job and it’s not worth losing it over this blog. Don’t get me wrong I love my blog, but I have bills to pay! Only a select few can make a decent living blogging, currently I am not one of those people.

    What have I been up to?

    When it comes to my portfolio, not much. The market has been performing quite well recently, which has kept me out of it.

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    Updated Canadian Dividend All-Star List: June 30, 2013

    Siem Reap Cambodia

    For the past week I’ve been in Cambodia checking out the temples in Siem Reap. As you can see from the picture above, it has been a great adventure. I’ll be heading over to Thailand shortly, but happy Canada Day weekend to all the folks back home. I’ve been traveling since October 2012 and it has been a great experience, but it will be nice to come home in late July. Now onto dividends and such…

    I’ve updated the Canadian Dividend All-Star List for the month. You can download the latest version here.

    There are few updates this month.

  • A reader pointed out that I was missing Transcontinental Inc. I added Transcontinental Inc to the list as it has a dividend streak of 11 years.
  • A reader pointed out that I was missing Royal Gold Inc. I added Royal Gold Inc to the list as it also has a dividend streak of 11 years. Royal Gold is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, but dividends are paid out in US dollars.
  • A reader previously commented that the market capitalization wasn’t a number in

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  • Quickly Identifying Undervalued Dividend Growth Stocks in the May 31, 2013 Updated Canadian Dividend All-Star List

    I Spy

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    I’ve updated the Canadian Dividend All-Star List for the month. You can download the latest version here. For awhile now I’ve wanted to add some extra information to the list. It took quite awhile, but I was finally able to finish it. I’m quite excited about these changes as I think they add real value to the list.

    The list now includes the low stock price for every year for the past decade. This information allowed me to determine the highest yield for each of the past 10 years and the 3, 5, and 10 year average highest yield amounts. I’ve also included columns that compare the current yield to the averages so that you can quickly see if there are any companies that look undervalued based on yield. You’ll find more details in the Notes tab of this month’s downloadable list.

    The low stock prices and highest yield averages are the biggest changes this month, but there were also some smaller changes that have been updated in the list:

    The Lesser Known Canadian Dividend All-Stars

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    When scanning the Canadian market for dividend growth stocks there are two common places that investors start:

    • The S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats
      • To be included in the list the company must be common stock or income trust listed on the TSX and in the S&P Canada Broad Market Index (BMI).
      • They must have increased ordinary cash dividends every year for 5 years, but can maintain the same dividend for a maximum of 5 consecutive years within that 5-year period.
      • The company must have a minimum C$ 300 million float-adjusted market cap.
    • Canadian Dividend Achievers™ Index
      • “Constituents must be incorporated in Canada, trade on a major exchange in Canada and must have paid increasing regular cash dividends for five or more consecutive years. The average daily cash volume must exceed CD$500k in CAD$ in the November and December prior to reconstitution.”

    These two lists are a great starting point and when I started creating the Canadian Dividend All-Star List this is where I started. The Canadian Dividend All-Star List is a Microsoft Excel list

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