‘Software as a service’ will spur their growth

ACI WORLDWIDE $17.87 (Nasdaq symbol ACIW; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative) (402-390-7600; www.aciworldwide.com; Shares o/s: 117.2 million; Market cap: $2.1 billion; No dividends paid) makes software for processing transactions by credit cards, debit cards, automated teller machines, point-of-sale terminals and interbank systems. Its products also work to… Read More

Software stocks—1 buy & 1 hold

These two leading software makers continue to aggressively expand their cloud computing operations. While each is enhancing its long-term prospects, we feel Symantec is the better choice right now.

ADOBE SYSTEMS INC. $98 (Nasdaq symbol ADBE; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding:… Read More

Adobe Systems Inc. $98 – Nasdaq symbol ADBE

ADOBE SYSTEMS INC. $98 (Nasdaq symbol ADBE; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 499.0 million; Market cap: $48.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 9.2; No dividends paid since June 2005; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.adobe.com) continues to benefit from rising demand for its online subscription… Read More

ADOBE SYSTEMS INC. $96.70

ADOBE SYSTEMS INC. $96.70 (Nasdaq symbol ADBE; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (408-536-6000; www.adobe.com; Shares outstanding: 500.2 million; Market cap: $48.0 billion; No dividends paid) makes software that lets computer users create, edit and share documents in the popular PDF format. Graphic designers also use its programs… Read More

Keep holding these two tech leaders

ACI WORLDWIDE $19.41 (Nasdaq symbol ACIW; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative) (402-390-7600; www.aciworldwide.com; Shares outstanding: 119.1 million; Market cap: $2.3 billion; No dividends paid) makes software for processing transactions through credit cards, debit cards, automated teller machines, point-of-sale terminals and interbank systems. Its products also work to… Read More

ADOBE SYSTEMS INC. $93

ADOBE SYSTEMS INC. $93 (Nasdaq symbol ADBE; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 497.8 million; Market cap: $46.3 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 9.6; No dividends paid since June 2005; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.adobe.com) continues to see strong demand for its subscription services, particularly… Read More