TELUS Dividend Stock Analysis: Good, But I Prefer Rogers Communications

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Before I start the dividend stock analysis I want to mention to new readers that there is another article that you may want to read first. The other article better explains what I’m looking for in a company from a dividend growth perspective and why I analyze specific company components and ratios. The other article is meant more as an educational tool so that readers can better understand my dividend stock analyses. This dividend stock analysis will look at the company to identify if it is a good dividend growth candidate to invest in.

TELUS Dividend Stock Analysis

Canadian Telecom stocks have been dropping in price ever since Verizon Communications announced that they plan to buy WIND Mobile. Rogers Communications and TELUS have been hit the hardest because a larger portion of their income is from wireless communications, which Verizon would compete for. With this recent drop, Rogers Communications is close to my target price, so I thought it would be a good time to review TELUS.

Company Description

From Google Finance:

“TELUS Corporation (TELUS), incorporated on

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Looking for Dividend Growth in the Canadian Communication Industry: Shaw Communications

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The Canadian Communications Industry is made up of only a few key players. Today I’ll be looking into Shaw Communications and seeing how its future expected dividend growth compares to some of its competitors, namely Telus, Rogers Communications and BCE.

Dividends

A quick look at the Canadian Dividend All-Star List tells me that Shaw Communications has increased their dividend for 10 consecutive calendar years in a row. For a Canadian company this is an impressive streak. Telus has a streak of 9 years, Rogers Communications has a streak of 8 years, and BCE has a streak of 4 years. All of these companies have increased their dividend within the last year so when the year is over I expect them to move up one year on the list. For Shaw Communications this would make 11 consecutive years of increasing dividends.

Dividends have been steadily increasing over the years which are good signs, but it looks like the significant dividend growth occurred

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Shaw Communications: Dividend Stock Analysis

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Before I go into my dividend stock analysis of Shaw Communications I’d like to mention another important article that can be used in conjunction with my dividend stock analyses. To get an understanding of why I look at various measures and what I’m looking for in a company read Deciding Which Stocks To Buy: Dividend Growth Investing Criteria first. And now onto Shaw Communications…

Company Description

Here is the business summary from Yahoo Finance:

Shaw Communications Inc. provides broadband cable television, Internet, home phone, telecommunication, and satellite direct-to-home services in Canada and the United States. It offers cable television services, such as on demand programming comprising pay-per-view and video-on-demand services; digital programming; high definition (HD) television, including three dimensional HD; and Internet access services. The company also provides digital phone services, such as long distance and calling features; and managed and hosted PBX, and primary rate interface services. In addition, it develops and manages fiber network that carries digital phone capacity and video signals, as well as provides services to small

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