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National Bank of Canada And Two More Dividend Stocks For Reliable Income

Amidst a backdrop of fluctuating inflation trends and cautious monetary policy signals from the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Canadian market remains a point of focus for investors seeking stability through dividend stocks. As global economic dynamics influence market sentiments, dividend-paying stocks in Canada may offer a semblance of predictable income in uncertain times.

Top 10 Dividend Stocks In Canada


Dividend Yield

Dividend Rating

Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS)



Whitecap Resources (TSX:WCP)



Secure Energy Services (TSX:SES)



Enghouse Systems (TSX:ENGH)



iA Financial (TSX:IAG)



Russel Metals (TSX:RUS)



Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY)



Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ)



Sun Life Financial (TSX:SLF)



Acadian Timber (TSX:ADN)



Click here to see the full list of 35 stocks from our Top Dividend Stocks screener.


Underneath we present a selection of stocks filtered out by our screen.

National Bank of Canada

Simply Wall St Dividend Rating: ★★★★★☆

Overview: National Bank of Canada offers a range of financial services to individuals, businesses, institutional clients, and governments both in Canada and globally, with a market capitalization of approximately CA$38.61 billion.

Operations: National Bank of Canada generates revenue through three primary segments: Wealth Management (CA$2.54 billion), Personal and Commercial Banking (CA$4.32 billion), and Financial Markets, excluding U.S. Specialty Finance and International (CA$2.66 billion), along with U.S. Specialty Finance and International contributing CA$1.10 billion.

Dividend Yield: 3.7%

National Bank of Canada maintains a stable dividend with a 3.73% yield, underpinned by a conservative payout ratio of 42.5%, ensuring dividends are well-covered by earnings. Despite this, its yield trails the top quartile of Canadian dividend stocks, which stands at 6.41%. The bank's revenue is projected to grow by 8.49% annually, supporting future dividend sustainability with an anticipated payout ratio of 46.5% in three years. Recent strategic moves include a €500 million fixed-income offering and stable board leadership additions promising governance continuity and expertise expansion.

TSX:NA Dividend History as at May 2024
TSX:NA Dividend History as at May 2024

Royal Bank of Canada

Simply Wall St Dividend Rating: ★★★★★☆

Overview: Royal Bank of Canada, with a market capitalization of CA$196.05 billion, operates globally as a diversified financial services company.

Operations: Royal Bank of Canada generates revenue through various segments including Personal & Commercial Banking (CA$20.56 billion), Wealth Management (CA$17.25 billion), Capital Markets (CA$10.19 billion), and Insurance (CA$5.88 billion).

Dividend Yield: 4%

Royal Bank of Canada offers a modest dividend yield of 3.98%, which is lower than the top quartile in the Canadian market at 6.41%. Its dividends are well-supported by earnings, with a stable payout ratio of 50.1% that is expected to remain consistent over the next three years at 50.9%. Over the past decade, RY's dividends have shown stability and growth, reflecting its reliable payment history. Despite trading 29.3% below estimated fair value, recent legal settlements related to price-fixing allegations in the SSA Bond market indicate potential reputational risks, although RY has denied wrongdoing.

TSX:RY Dividend History as at May 2024
TSX:RY Dividend History as at May 2024


Simply Wall St Dividend Rating: ★★★★☆☆

Overview: PetroTal Corp. is a company focused on the development and exploration of oil and natural gas in Peru, South America, with a market capitalization of approximately CA$759.39 million.

Operations: PetroTal Corp. generates its revenue primarily from the exploration and production of oil and gas, amounting to CA$286.26 million.

Dividend Yield: 9.9%

PetroTal's dividend yield of 9.92% ranks in the top 25% of Canadian dividend payers, supported by a payout ratio of 48.9% and a cash payout ratio of 41.9%, indicating that dividends are well-covered by both earnings and cash flow. Despite this, the company has an unstable dividend track record with volatile payments over its short four-year history of dividend distribution. Additionally, profit margins have declined from last year, posing potential concerns for future sustainability. Recent executive changes with Camilo McAllister joining as CFO could influence strategic financial management moving forward.

TSX:TAL Dividend History as at May 2024
TSX:TAL Dividend History as at May 2024

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Companies discussed in this article include TSX:NA TSX:RY and TSX:TAL.

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