Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, October 19, 2018

WAJAX CORP., $24.22, symbol WJX on Toronto, sells and services cranes, forklifts and other heavy equipment. It also provides related parts and systems such as ball bearings, hoses, diesel engines and transmissions.

Wajax’s customers are spread across the resources, construction, manufacturing and transportation industries.

The company has… Read More

Keep holding these software leaders

FAIR ISAAC CORP. $222.02 (New York symbol FICO; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (415-472-2211;; Shares outstanding: 29.1 million; Market cap: $6.4 billion; No dividends paid) makes FICO Scores. It’s the dominant software program used by U.S. businesses to evaluate customer creditworthiness. Fair Isaac also profits by selling programs that help… Read More

Hold on to these two tech leaders

ACI WORLDWIDE $23.26 (Nasdaq symbol ACIW; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (402-390-7600;; Shares outstanding: 116.4 million; Market cap: $2.7 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 cut fraud.
The… Read More

Two U.S. software makers: 1 buy, 1 hold

SYMANTEC CORP. $27.71 (Nasdaq symbol SYMC; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (650-527-8000; com; Shares outstanding: 614.5 million; Market cap: $17.4 billion; Dividend yield: 1.1%) sells computer-security technology, including antivirus and email-filtering software, to businesses and consumers.

Last year, the company bought Blue Coat for $4.65 billion. That… Read More