Last week, when Enbridge Income shares were down 4% for no apparent reason, I decided to scoop some up in my RRSP. I was able to buy my shares of Enbridge Income with a dividend yield of 5.3% (dividends paid monthly) and at a very reasonable P/E of 18.5X (vs their 2015 YTD average P/E of 22.7X). Since an Enbridge subsidiary, Gazifere provides the natural gas that heats my house in the winter, this buy also provides me with a "life hedge"; where my increasing stream of dividends from the company help pay my monthly gas bill.
Speaking of increasing streams of dividends, at the start of September, Enbridge Income Fund's management raised their dividend by 10% after completing a $30B acquisition of assets from Enbridge Inc. Management indicated it plans to raise the dividend another 10% in January 2016 and each year their after through 2019. If it this sounds familiar, it's very similar to the intentions of Richard Kinder at Kinder Morgan (albeit his planned increases run through 2020).
I'll admit that this might be a short term trade. The shares have already recovered a couple percentage points from when I bought them, and I might be tempted to sell and reinvest in a long-term holding (i.e. the companies on my September watch list at their target prices). Either way, I'll keep you posted.
Are there companies that you would consider adding to your positions even if they represent a disproportionately large share of your portfolio?