Updating ABB Ltd. ADRs, Fair Isaac Corp. and Snap-On Inc.

ABB LTD. ADRs $22 (New York symbol ABB; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; ADRs outstanding: 2.1 billion; Market cap: $46.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.4; Dividend yield: 3.8%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.abb.com) makes transformers, transmission systems and circuit breakers for electrical utilities. It also produces… Read More

Two ETFs for the robotics revolution

The growing commercial use of robots and computers with sophisticated learning and problem-solving skills will change manufacturing and service sectors over the next decade (see supplement page 9). Here is a look at two exchange-traded funds that provide easy access to those companies now leading… Read More

This deal lifts GE and ABB

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO. $24 (New York symbol GE; Income Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 8.7 billion; Market cap: $208.8 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.8; Dividend yield: 4.0%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.ge.com) is another target of activist investor Nelson Peltz; his Trian Partners (see… Read More