We are in the heart of earnings season and it has been a very busy few weeks. May 7 th, 2020 - RECP suspended its dividend . Only 1 All-Star is expected to raise dividends this coming week. To report a factual error in this article. Sleep Country suspended the dividend and it loses All Star status after a only few brief months on the list. I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article. Finally, Industrial Alliance came through with a slightly higher than expected raise. It has consistently raised the dividend along with first quarter results. Research Alert: CFRA Upgrades Opinion On Shares Of Domtar Corporation To Hold From Sell, Domtar Signs Agreement With Voith to Supply Equipment for Kingsport Mill Conversion to Containerboard. Media Advisory: Domtar Corporation Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results. Notes: Unless specified otherwise, all figures in this article were taken from Domtar’s Q1 2020 10-Q, 2019 10-K and 2017 10-K SEC Filings, all calculated figures were performed by the author. Given the continued uncertainty, it is likely that many companies will opt to keep the dividend steady if COVID-19 mitigation efforts are having a material impact on operations. Companies that pay dividends tend to have consistent positive net income. Editor's Note: This article discusses one or more securities that do not trade on a major U.S. exchange. Since the dividend growth streak began, it has consistently raised in the mid-teens. Admittedly the timeline for this is still rather uncertain, but this risk is partly mitigated as they appear well-positioned to ride out this downturn by only seeing minimal damage to their financial position. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). Some of these are favorites of dividend growth investors or investors seeking income. Thankfully during their first quarter of 2020 results conference call, when questioned, the management stated that once operating conditions allow “…we would very much feel, the majority of free cash going back to shareholders is absolutely what we’d stick to.” This is yet another positive indicator, however, just because management has an intention does not automatically mean that they are in a suitable position and thus there are still other important considerations. The company’s new quarterly dividend is now $0.485 per share. 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For its part, Suncor wasn’t expected to raise dividends but all eyes were on the company. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. Of note, ONEX pays the dividend in U.S. The third and final important consideration is their financial position, however, estimating the potential impact throughout the short-term is first required to frame the analysis of their current leverage and liquidity. An unfortunate turn of events considering the company raised the dividend by 11% in February. For its part, Suncor wasn’t expected to raise dividends but all eyes were on the company. In my write-ups from last week I explained how both Sleep Country and Domtar were likely to cut or suspend the dividend. While Franco-Nevada (FNV)[TSX:FNV], Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN)[TSX:AQN] and Industrial Alliance (IDLLF)[TSX:IAG] came through with their annual raise. The graph included below summarizes their cash flows from the last quarter and previous three years. The recent coronavirus economic crisis spelled the end for vast waves of dividends, one such example is the paper company Domtar (NYSE:UFS). In depth view into Domtar Dividend Yield including historical data from 1995, charts, stats and industry comps. The dividend yield measures the ratio of dividends paid / share price. 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