We prefer the parents, not the spinoffs

These two overseas firms are spinning off some of their smaller businesses, which helps unlock value. For your new buying, we still like their shares, but we suggest holding off for now on buying additional shares in their spinoffs.
ABB LTD. ADRs $27 is a buy. This… Read More

BHP spins off oil business

BHP GROUP LTD. (ADR) $56 is a buy. This company (New York symbol BHP; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; ADRs outstanding: 2.5 billion; Market cap: $140.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.3; Dividend yield: 12.5%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.bhp.com) is a leading producer of iron ore (supplying about 75% of… Read More

Drugmaker opts for spinoff over sale

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline recently rejected a takeover offer from Unilever for its consumer drug business and will continue with its original plan to spin it off as a separate company.
The spinoff will let Glaxo better focus on its main prescription drug and vaccine operations. We… Read More