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

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

Profit from cybersecurity with these ETFs

Cybercrime can have disastrous consequences for individuals, corporations and governments alike—the 2017 hacking of Equifax provides a good example (see box on page 104). As a result, the multi-billion-dollar cyber-security industry is growing quickly as hackers and organized cybercriminals become ever more sophisticated.
Here are three… Read More