Wall Street Stock Forecaster Hotline – Thursday, May 13, 2016

MONSANTO CORP., $99.94, New York symbol MON, develops and sells technology-based agricultural products, such as genetically modified seeds, to farmers, grain processors and food companies. It also sells weed- and pest-control products.

The stock jumped 11% this week on speculation that German chemical and pharmaceutical maker… Read More

DUN & BRADSTREET CORP. $94

DUN & BRADSTREET CORP. $94(New York symbol DNB; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 36.1 million; Market cap: $3.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.1; Dividend yield: 2.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.dnb.com) is the world’s largest provider of credit reports on individual companies.

Established in 1841, its… Read More

D&B’s cloud shift will pay off

DUN & BRADSTREET CORP. $94 (New York symbol DNB; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 36.1 million; Market cap: $3.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.1; Dividend yield: 2.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.dnb.com) is the world’s largest provider of credit reports on individual companies.

Established in… Read More

Financial innovators: 2 buys and 1 hold

These three companies are trading near their alltime highs. That’s partly because the improving economy is giving their main clients— banks and financial services firms— more to spend on their hard-toreplace services. As well, all three are tapping into the “big data” trend, helping businesses… Read More

Wall Street Stock Forecaster Hotline – Friday, May 08, 2015

DUN & BRADSTREET CORP., $125.84, New York symbol DNB, provides credit reports on over 230 million companies. Its clients use this information to make lending and buying decisions.

In 2010, the company sold subsidiary Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. (DBCC) to private investors. DBCC sells credit… Read More

Financial companies rely on these three

All three of the companies we analyze below provide vital services to banks, credit card issuers and other financial services firms.

They’re also benefiting as the improving economy spurs loan demand, prompting their clients to buy more of their products. What’s more, they all dominate… Read More

Niche finance leaders: 3 buys and 1 hold

These four firms provide vital services to banks, credit card companies and other financial clients. They’re also market leaders with well-established brands, which makes it hard for competitors to lure away their customers. Even so, not all of them are buys right now.

STATE STREET… Read More