How Corporate Spinoffs Are Different From New Stock Issues

How Corporate Spinoffs Are Different From New Stock Issues

New corporate spinoffs are often the target for value seekers, while new stock issues often pose problems
You can contrast corporate spinoffs with new stock issues, which is when a company first sells shares to the public.

The two situations are like two sides of a coin—one… Read More

Q: Pat: What is your view on Home Depot? Thanks.

A: Home Depot Inc., $221.77, symbol HD on New York (Shares outstanding: 1.1 billion; Market cap: $245.4 billion; www.homedepot.com), operates warehouse-style home-improvement stores that average 104,000 square feet, plus an additional 24,000 square-foot garden centre. Each outlet typically carries 30,000 to 40,000 items.

The company has 2,291… Read More

Q: Pat: What is your view on Costco? Thanks.

A: Costco Wholesale Corp., $287.35, symbol COST on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 439.8 million; Market cap: $122.5 billion; www.costco.com), owns and operates warehouse-sized stores that sell a wide variety of consumer goods and services.

The company charges its customers an annual membership fee to shop at its locations… Read More