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A diversified mix of the highest dividend payers in Canada.

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For many investors, dividends make up an important part of their income. For equity markets, dividends have also been responsible for a significant portion of equity returns over all. Over the past 10 years ended May 31, 2017, for example, the S&P/TSX composite index has increased by 9.2 per cent (0.88 per cent annualized). Including reinvested dividends, the S&P/TSX composite total return index has posted a gain of 46.4 per cent (3.88 per cent annualized). Going back to Jan. 31, 1956, the earliest month-end available for the index, the S&P/TSX composite has since risen 2,820 per cent (5.65 per cent annualized) compared with 20,260 per cent (9.05 per cent annualized) when including reinvested dividends.

Canadian dividend darlings

RankCompanyTickerMarket Cap ($Bil)Total Dividends ($Mil)EPS Payout (%)CF Payout (%)3M EPS Revision (%)Dividend Yield (%)
1Royal Bank of CanadaRY-T135.7 5,070.6 45.838.02.93.7
2Toronto-Dominion BankTD-T118.8 4,433.3 44.928.21.83.7
3Bank of Nova ScotiaBNS-T92.1 3,654.1 46.730.20.84.0
4BCE Inc.BCE-T54.3 2,581.7 84.935.9-3.74.8
5TransCanada Corp.TRP-T54.7 2,167.5 87.442.40.74.0
6Suncor Energy Inc.SU-T68.7 2,135.7 65.823.311.03.1
7Cdn National RailwayCNR-T79.9 1,249.4 32.423.02.21.6
8Telus Corp.T-T26.6 1,163.6 71.429.70.04.4
9Rogers CommunicationsRCI.B-T32.3 988.4 57.524.34.43.1
10Fortis Inc.FTS-T18.8 664.9 64.825.1-1.23.5
11Agrium Inc. AGU-T17.0 651.4 69.234.2-4.13.8
12Magna Intl. Inc. MG-T23.6 564.2 19.012.54.32.4
13Hydro One Ltd.H-T14.1 523.6 74.933.1-3.33.7
14Potash Corp. of Sask. POT-T18.4 453.2 64.027.825.02.5
15Emera Inc.EMA-T10.3 441.2 79.028.1-0.24.3

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