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