Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, June 21, 2019

ALTAGAS LTD., $19.81, symbol ALA on Toronto, processes, transports, stores and markets natural gas for producers. The company also operates natural gas utilities; and it is a power generator, with gas-fired, coal-fired, wind, biomass and hydroelectric plants.

AltaGas recently opened Canada’s first marine propane export terminal… Read More

Adobe makes a smart acquisition

ADOBE SYSTEMS INC. $245 (Nasdaq symbol ADBE; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 488.1 million; Market cap: $119.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 13.2; No dividends paid since June 2005; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.adobe.com) continues to benefit from its switch to selling its software as ongoing… Read More

Sierra is the better buy right now

SIERRA WIRELESS $18.19 (Toronto symbol SW; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (604-231-1100; www.sierrawireless.com; Shares outstanding: 36.1 million; Market cap: $645.7 million; No dividends paid) makes digital components that connect products, including smart electricity meters, automobiles, fleet and transit vehicles, and home security systems, to the Internet. That machine-to-machine networking… Read More

Adobe makes a big buy

ADOBE SYSTEMS INC. $258.91 (Nasdaq symbol ADBE; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (408-536-6000; www.adobe.com; Shares o/s: 488.1 million; Market cap: $126.4 billion; No dividends paid) has agreed to buy marketing-automation firm Marketo for $4.75 billion.
Marketo helps brands track their customers’ actions online, from the time they get an email to… Read More

Research spending keeps these techs on top

These three tech leaders continue to hit new highs. Those gains are mainly due to high research spending, which helps them develop new products and fuel their future growth. While that spending hurts their current earnings, recent acquisitions further enhance their long-term prospects. We see… Read More

Adobe hits highs

ADOBE SYSTEMS INC. $264.88 (Nasdaq symbol ADBE; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (408-536-6000; www.adobe.com; Shares outstanding: 489.7 million; Market cap: $132.6 billion; No dividends paid) makes software to create and share electronic documents as well as digitial media.
The company’s decision a few years ago to switch to selling its programs… Read More