New Stock Purchase

Hello everybody how are you? Today I am writing about a new purchase I made on June 27, 2016. Being a dividend investor I am in it for the long run and on the day of the purchase the stock market was getting hammered by the Brexit vote. Instead of panicking and selling I chose to see if any stocks were on sale. The stock I purchased was Corus Entertainment.

Corus Entertainment is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world.

Television

The company’s portfolio of television services encompasses 45 speciality channels and 15 conventional television stations. Corus’ collection of premium brands include Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada.

Radio

Corus owns 39 radio stations that represent the most listened to stations in Canada, located in 8 out of the 10 top markets.

Shaw Media Acquisition

On April 1st, 2016 Corus completed the acquisition of Shaw Media assets  for the price of $2.65 billion. Shaw Media’s assets consisted of 19 speciality channels including the Food Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Slice, Lifetime Canada, History Channel, National Geographic Canada and BBC Canada as well as Global’s conventional stations in Vancouver, Okanagon, Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and Saint John. The acquisition more than doubles Corus’ size creating a portfolio of brands that encompass 45 speciality television services, 15 conventional television channels; 39 radio stations.

Dividend

Corus currently pays a monthly dividend of $0.0950 and yields 9%. I know that is a very high dividend and made me think twice about this stock. However I believe that with the purchase of Shaw’s Media assets the company’s revenue and earnings will grow quite a bit which will propel the stock price higher.

The dividend has increased for 5 straight years.

Stock Purchase Details

As mentioned above on June 27th, 2016 I purchased the stock, I was able to purchase 69 shares @ $12.68 for a total cost of $884.87. I will begin to receive dividends in July and will pay me a total of $39.30 for the remainder of the barring any increases or decreases to the dividend.
So what do you think of my purchase please let me know 🙂
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3 thoughts on “New Stock Purchase

  1. I do not know much about this company either but that high yield has me raising an eyebrow. As long as there is enough cash to continue to pay it you should be fine but it's just something that I find uncomfortable for my investing taste. Also, I'm not really a fan of media stocks. Just my 2 cents. Thanks for sharing.

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