Canada’s Top 5 Dividend Ranked Stocks So Far for 2013



The Canadian Stock Channel has just named their top 25 rated stocks via by dividend rank. The report also cited the strong monthly dividend history at Boardwalk Real Estate Investment Trust, and favorable long-term multi-year growth rates in key fundamental data points.

Toronto Stock Exchange - courtesy nodomain.cc

Toronto Stock Exchange – courtesy nodomain.cc

Here is a brief synopsis of the top five rated stocks ranked fifth through first.

Five – Toronto Dominion Bank (TSE:TD.CA) — 3.8% YIELD

The Toronto Dominion Bank is a retail and commercial banking concern that also provides wealth management and other banking functions. With Canadian banking and global insurance businesses included the business has some C$1.49 billion in assets in total.

Toronto Dominion Bank Building Vancouver

Toronto Dominion Bank Building Vancouver – Courtesy rommy ghaly

Four – Laurentian Bank of Canada (TSE:LB.CA) — 4.4% YIELD

Laurentian Bank is focused on small and medium sized enterprise, as well as various brokerages. Assets for the company were last estimated at just over C$42 million. Already this year Laurentian has reported (PDF) positive earnings from Q1 with Net income of $34.1 million.

As of this writing - courtesy http://globeinvestor.sympatico.ca

As of this writing – courtesy http://globeinvestor.sympatico.ca

Three – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSE:CM.CA) — 4.6% YIELD

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM), usually called CIBC, is one of Canada’s Big Five Banks. CIBC had significant exposure to U.S. capital and real estate markets and was hit hard by the property bubble bust having had write-offs of C$6.8 billion in 2008.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce - courtesy Wikipedia

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce – courtesy Wikipedia

Two – BCE Inc. (TSE:BCE.CA) — 5.0% YIELD

BCE is Canada’s largest communications service provider and serves as the holding company for Bell Canada. The company provides local and long-distance phone service for about seventy percent of Canada’s people. Wireless and other communications businesses are also key elements of the firm’s value.

One – National Bank of Canada (TSE:NA.CA) — 4.3% YIELD

This is Canada’s eighth largest financial institution used primarily by French speaking citizens in Canada. The bank operates across basically three business segments; Personal and Commercial, Wealth Management, and Financial Markets.