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Is Manulife back on track?

While the financial sector got hit pretty hard in 2009, I feel the Canadian life insurance companies got hit really hard. Some of them only just recently started increasing dividends. Manulife Summary Manulife (NYSE:MFC, TSX:MFC) is more than just a life insurance business. It also offers a variety of financial services with John Hancock providing many of the same services for Americans. The two companies merged in 2004. Earlier this year, Manulife acquired Standard Life’s Canadian business which should boost it’s insurance business.Stock Price: $22.78 CDN Market Cap: $44.88 B P/E: 13.17 Dividend Yield: 2.99% Dividend Payout Ratio: 39.31%Credit ratings for Manulife services are outlined below.Core Metric #1: DIVIDEND GROWTH Dividend growth is not really good when you include ...
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Dividend Stocks Research Weekly

I missed a couple of weeks of sharing research from others as I was busy with the launch of Dividend Snapshot. I hope you had a chance to check it out. I currently have some money to invest and I will add to my TFSA to reach the $10K limit and invest the rest in my non-registered account. Dividend Stocks Research The Dividend Stocks Weekly is about sharing dividend stock research that may be pertinent to you.  Sure Dividend reviews Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) and General Mills (NYSE:GIS). I am already a GIS owner. The Dividend Guy looks at Boardwalk (TSX:BEI.UN) and RioCan (TSX:REI.UN) as well as General Mills (NYSE:GIS). Dividend Growth Investor looks at McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD). DGIR reviews Home Capital Group (TSX:HCG). You either love what this company has done or you either fear ...
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26 Stocks With Strong Dividend Growth

We all know that historical data is not an indicator of future performance but it certainly can highlight the seriousness of management and the company’s policies towards paying dividends and rewarding investors. I am a big fan of the 10 – 10 dividend rule where a company must have increased their dividends for 10 consecutive years with an average dividend growth of 10%. In fact, I use Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) to calculate the average growth which means that the dividend will more than double in the 10 year timeline. 26 Strong Dividend Growers Below are 26 stocks with a 10 year dividend streak and over 10% average dividend growth. SNC can be a value trap or a great play in the short term. I personally find that the business is too tied to government but it doesn’t ...
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