Wall Street Stock Forecaster Hotline – Friday, June 17, 2011

J.C. PENNEY CO. INC., $34.29, New York symbol JCP, jumped 15% this week after it named Ron Johnson as its new chief executive officer, effective November 1, 2011. Mr. Johnson helped develop computer maker Apple Inc.’s hugely successful retail stores.

Shoppers have shifted away from department… Read More

Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, June 17, 2011

BREAKWATER RESOURCES, $7.41, symbol BWR on Toronto, is now the subject of a $663-million friendly takeover bid from Belgium-based Nyrstar, a major global producer of zinc and lead, as well as silver, gold and copper.

The offer is for $7.00 a share in cash for… Read More

Wall Street Stock Forecaster Hotline – Friday, April 7, 2011

PLEASE NOTE: Our next Hotline will go out on Friday, April 15, 2011.

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC., $35.24, New York symbol TXN, is buying rival chipmaker National Semiconductor Corp. (New York symbol NSM) in a friendly takeover.

Texas Instruments is paying $6.5 billion, which is equal to 15%… Read More

Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, April 7, 2011

PLEASE NOTE: Our next Hotline will go out on Friday, April 15, 2011.

NEW GOLD INC., $10.81, symbol NGD on Toronto, has agreed to buy Richfield Ventures (symbol RVC on Toronto) for $550 million in New Gold shares.

New Gold holds cash of $491 million, or $1.25… Read More

Hold on to this spinoff

VERIGY LTD. $14 (Nasdaq symbol VRGY; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 60.7 million; Market cap: $849.8 million; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.6; No dividends paid; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; www.verigy.com) jumped to $29 in its first year following its spinoff from Agilent in… Read More

Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, March 11, 201

YAMANA GOLD, $12.36, symbol YRI on Toronto, has entered into an agreement with Goldcorp Inc. (Toronto symbol G) and Switzerland-based Xstrata plc. Under the deal, Yamana will sell its 100%-owned Agua Rica copper/gold property in Argentina to mining firm Minera Alumbrera.

Agua Rica is about 35… Read More

Top stock picks: 5 takeovers in 11 weeks — a new record!

Our top stock picks seem to attract way more than an average number of takeover bids. We think this is because we zero in on a company’s earnings potential, rather than basing decisions on predictions for next year’s earnings.

Corporate buyers and big investors usually… Read More

Even we’re impressed!

Our stock recommendations seem to attract way more than an average number of takeover bids. We think this is because we zero in on a company’s earnings potential, rather than basing decisions on predictions for next year’s earnings. Corporate buyers and big investors usually see… Read More

Hold Verigy for a higher bid

VERIGY LTD. $13.49 (Nasdaq symbol VRGY; SI Rating: Extra Risk) (1-800-447-8378; www.verigy.com; Shs. outstanding: 60 million; Market cap: $807.7 million; No dividends paid) is now the subject of a $12.15-a-share takeover offer from Japan-based Advantest Corp. Advantest is the world’s largest maker of systems that… Read More