Here are three key updates for your portfolio: Briggs & Stratton Corp., Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. and Alliant Energy Corp.

BRIGGS & STRATTON CORP. $2.28 is still a hold. The company (New York symbol BGG; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 42.5 million; Market cap: $96.9 million; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.1; Dividend suspended in March 2020; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; www.briggsandstratton.com) makes lawnmower engines, portable power… Read More

Cintas offers you strong rebound potential

Cintas investors already expect the COVID-19 pandemic to hurt demand for the company’s uniform services, particularly from restaurants and hotels.
However, invests will benefit from higher demand for uniforms, including scrubs, from hospitals and healthcare providers. That should help offset reduced demand elsewhere. The outbreak should… Read More

Archer Daniels lifts your income

ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND CO. $33 is a buy. This company (New York symbol ADM; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 556.7 million; Market cap: $18.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.3; Divd. yield: 4.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.adm.com) is a leading processor of corn, wheat, soybeans,… Read More

Fast-food still a good pick for your portfolio

In response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, these four fast-food operators have closed their dine-in areas. However, they continue to serve customers with take-out and drive-thru facilities. Recent investments in their home-delivery operations have proven timely, as those upgrades are now helping them cope as… Read More

Its outlook will boost your 57% gain

FAIR ISAAC CORP. $390 is a buy, but only for highly aggressive investors. The company (New York symbol FICO; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 28.9 million; Market cap: $11.3 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 9.5; Dividend suspended June 2017; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.fico.com) is best known… Read More

Investors should profit from their smaller size

These two industrial giants are aggressively shrinking their operations. That should improve their outlook as investors tend to prefer smaller, easier-to-understand businesses. Even so, we prefer ABB over GE for your new buying.
ABB LTD. ADRs $22 is a buy. The stock (New York symbol ABB; Conservative Growth… Read More