Got $500? 5 Top TSX Stocks to Buy Now

An investment in the stock market can be rewarding if one can consistently participate and stay invested for the long term.

| More on:

Image source: Getty Images

One doesn’t require a sizeable amount to start investing in stock markets. An investment in the stock market can be rewarding if one can consistently participate in the market and stay invested for the long term. With solid growth in mind, let’s dig deeper into five top TSX stocks that one can buy with $500.    

Scotiabank

Scotiabank (TSX:BNS)(NYSE:BNS) is one of the top stocks to play the recovery in the banking sector. Though its stock has appreciated significantly in the recent past, I see further room for growth. Its exposure to the high-quality and high-growth banking markets positions it well to gain from the steady improvement in the economy and uptick in loan volumes. 

Its diversified revenue base, solid deposit volumes, lower provisions, and operating leverage could significantly boost its earnings and, in turn, its stock price. Also, Scotiabank stock is trading cheaper on the valuation front and offers a solid dividend yield of 4.7%. 

Cineplex

Speaking of top stocks, Cineplex (TSX:CGX) could deliver solid returns in a medium- to long-term period. While its stock has surged significantly from the last year’s low, it continues to trade at a meaningful discount to the pre-COVID price levels. 

I believe the accelerated pace of vaccination could soon lead to the normalization of its operations, which could considerably boost its financial and operating performance. Meanwhile, strong liquidity, a lower cost base, and expansion of food-delivery services could continue to support its operations. I expect Cineplex’s cash-burn rate to show a gradual decline, while its operating capacity could start to improve and support the recovery in its stock. 

Enbridge

Enbridge (TSX:ENB)(NYSE:ENB) is one of the most reliable stocks to consistently generate healthy income and growth. Its diversified cash flows, contractual arrangements, momentum in the gas business, and strong growth opportunities in the renewable power segment could continue to drive its earnings and dividend payments. 

Meanwhile, improving economic activities, recovery in its mainline volumes, higher utilization of its assets, and multi-billion-dollar capital program augur well for future growth. Enbridge is a Dividend Aristocrat and offers a stellar dividend yield of 6.9%. 

AltaGas

AltaGas (TSX:ALA) is a solid long-term growth and income stock. Its low-risk utility business generates stable cash flows and drives its dividend payments. Furthermore, its midstream business is growing at a breakneck pace and supports the overall revenues and earnings. 

I believe AltaGas’s new rate base, growing global export tolling volumes, the addition of new customers, and integration of Petrogas position it well to deliver robust revenue and earnings growth. Meanwhile, its access to the premium Asian market, cost-reduction initiatives, and long-term contractual arrangements augur well for future growth.

Absolute Software 

Absolute Software (TSX:ABST)(NASDAQ:ABST) continues to grow its revenues at an accelerated pace, which could continue to drive its stock. The stock is trading cheaper than peers on the valuation front and is well within reach of every investor (priced under $20). 

With its growing customer base, large addressable market, favourable industry trends, and high customer retention rate, Absolute Software could continue to grow its annual recurring revenues at a healthy pace. Furthermore, growing global footprint, channel expansion, new products, solid balance sheet, and cross-selling opportunities provide a solid base for outsized growth in its stock. 

This article represents the opinion of the writer, who may disagree with the “official” recommendation position of a Motley Fool premium service or advisor. We’re Motley! Questioning an investing thesis — even one of our own — helps us all think critically about investing and make decisions that help us become smarter, happier, and richer, so we sometimes publish articles that may not be in line with recommendations, rankings or other content.

Fool contributor Sneha Nahata has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Enbridge. The Motley Fool recommends ALTAGAS LTD., Absolute Software Corporation, BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA, and CINEPLEX INC.

More on Dividend Stocks

A bull outlined against a field
Dividend Stocks

3 Cheap Stocks I’d Buy Before the Bull Market Arrives

Undervalued TSX stocks such as Savaria and Well Health can help investors generate market-beating gains when markets recover.

Read more »

Increasing yield
Dividend Stocks

5 Canadian Dividend Stocks With Yields of 4% or More

If you want dividends that yield over 4%, you don't have to look far. Here are five large-cap Canadian stocks…

Read more »

A worker drinks out of a mug in an office.
Dividend Stocks

3 Blue-Chip Dividend Stocks I’d Buy Over and Over

These three dividend stocks are some of the best stocks to buy right now to create strong income not just…

Read more »

calculate and analyze stock
Dividend Stocks

TFSA: Invest $20,000 and Get $867/Year Without Lifting a Finger

Compound passive income by investing tax-free in your TFSA. Check out this mini-portfolio that could turn $20K into $867/year in…

Read more »

retirees and finances
Dividend Stocks

How to Create a Million-Dollar TFSA in Two Decades

Your TFSA could create riches you didn't know were possible, but only if you commit again and again to your…

Read more »

A plant grows from coins.
Dividend Stocks

TFSA Top Stocks: 2 Cheap Dividend-Payers to Buy Before January Ends

TFSA investors can appreciate dividend-paying stocks like Barrick Gold at these modest valuations.

Read more »

analyze data
Dividend Stocks

3 Top Small-Cap Dividend Stocks to Buy in January 2023

Given their high dividend yields and attractive valuations, the following three small-cap stocks would be excellent buys.

Read more »

exchange-traded funds
Dividend Stocks

2 Ways to Score a Richer Monthly TFSA Payout

These two Vanguard ETFs pay high yields and are steady-paying holdings in a TFSA.

Read more »