Online subscribers spur these software stocks

These three leading software makers continue to profit from their growing number of subscription sales over the Internet. That has steadied their income from product upgrades.
We like the outlook for all three, but recommend just two of them for new buying.
MICROSOFT CORP. $99 (Nasdaq symbol MSFT;… Read More

Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, May 11, 2018

SYMANTEC CORP., $19.52, symbol SYMC on Nasdaq, sells computer-security technology, including antivirus and email-filtering software, to businesses and consumers.

The stock dropped 32% today after the company unexpectedly said it was looking into unspecified financial issues. It also warned it may have to amend financial results… Read More

Q: Hi Pat: What do you think about Deutsche Bank. When is the right time to buy? Also, I do not understand the rights issue it is offering. Are the rights separate shares? Thank you very much for your insights.

A: Deutsche Bank AG (ADR), $18.52, symbol DB on New York (ADRs outstanding: 2.1 billion; Market cap: $35.1 billion; www.db.com), is a German global banking and financial services company with its headquarters in Frankfurt.
Deutsche Bank has been among the worst performers in the European banking… Read More

MTS Systems delays annual report

MTS SYSTEMS CORP. $56 (Nasdaq symbol MTSC; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 16.7 million; Market cap: $935.2 million; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.6; Dividend yield: 2.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.mts.com) makes equipment and software that manufacturers use to test the behaviour of materials,… Read More

Dividend reinvestment plans

Dividend reinvestment plans (or DRIPs) are plans offered by some companies that let shareholders receive additional shares in lieu of cash dividends.

DRIPs can be a good way to slowly build wealth over a long period, for a number of reasons. First, they eliminate the… Read More

Updating Centerra Gold, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and ACI Worldwide

CENTERRA GOLD $5.93 (Toronto symbol CG; SI Rating: Speculative) (416-204-1953; www.centerragold.com; Shares outstanding: 216.2 million; Market cap: $2.5 billion) dropped recently after it said it now expects 2007 gold production at its Kumtor mine in Kyrgyzstan to fall about a third below previous forecasts.

The pit… Read More