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