ATM makers adapt to a cashless world

Demand for ATMs has slowed considerably in the past few years, as consumers increasingly pay for purchases with credit cards instead of cash. In response, these top ATM makers has expanded into other businesses like self-serve checkout terminals and software.
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Updating Idexx Laboratories Inc., Philips Electronics N.V. ADRs, and Diebold Nixdorf Inc.

IDEXX LABORATORIES INC. $202 (Nasdaq symbol IDXX; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 86.2 million; Market cap: $17.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 8.0; No dividends paid; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.idexx.com) makes equipment that veterinarians use to detect diseases in pets and farm animals.
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Updating Gannett Co. Inc., Kraft Heinz Co., and Diebold Nixdorf Inc.

GANNETT CO., INC. $9.45 (New York symbol GCI; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector: Shares outstanding: 112.8 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.4; Dividend yield: 6.8%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.gannett.com) publishes over 100 U.S. daily newspapers and their associated websites. That includes the company’s flagship daily USAToday… Read More

American Express adds 10 million new accounts

American Express adds 10 million new accounts

Payment-card issuer saw its revenue and earnings slip in the latest quarter, but added millions of new accounts in 2016.
AMERICAN EXPRESS CO. (New York symbol AXP, www.americanexpress.com) is one of the world’s largest issuers of payment cards, with 109.9 million cards in use across 130… Read More

Activists enhance the appeal of ATM makers

Both Diebold and NCR have recently attracted activist investors. That involvement should accelerate their growth plans and draw investor attention to their strong prospects.
NCR CORP. $31 (New York symbol NCR; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 118.6 million; Market cap: $3.7 billion; Price-to-sales… Read More

Activists target these two industrials

TENNANT CO. $73 (New York symbol TNC; Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 17.9 million; Market cap: $1.3 billion; Takeover Target Rating: Highest; Dividend yield: 1.2%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www. tennantco.com) makes industrial floor and street-cleaning equipment, including scrubbers, sweepers and polishers. The stock is… Read More