Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

More and more, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are finding their way into the portfolios of investors.
That’s because, unlike many other financial innovations, they don’t load you up with heavy management fees, or tie you down with high redemption charges if you decide to get out of them… Read More

Sierra is the better tech buy right now

ADOBE SYSTEMS INC. $309.39 (Nasdaq symbol ADBE; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (408-536-6000; www.adobe.com; Shares outstanding: 485.4 million; Market cap: $148.4 billion; No dividends paid) makes software that lets computer users create, edit and share documents in the popular PDF format.
The company’s decision a few years ago to switch to… Read More

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

Buy Broadridge, hold on to Adobe

BROADRIDGE FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS $113.25 (New York symbol BR; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (201-714-3000; www.broadridge.com; Shares o/s: 115.7 million; Market cap: $13.0 billion; Dividend yield: 1.7%) serves the investment industry in three main areas: investor communications, securities processing and transaction clearing.
In its fiscal 2019 second quarter, ended December 31, 2018,… Read More

Adobe adds a 3D leader

ADOBE SYSTEMS INC. $260.23 (Nasdaq symbol ADBE; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (408-536-6000; www.adobe.com; Shares outstanding: 487.7 million; Market cap: $126.9 billion; No dividends paid) has acquired Allegorithmic for an undisclosed price.
That privately held firm is based in France and specializes in 3D backgrounds and material creation for video games… 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