Keep holding these software leaders

FAIR ISAAC CORP. $222.02 (New York symbol FICO; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (415-472-2211; www.fairisaac.com; Shares outstanding: 29.1 million; Market cap: $6.4 billion; No dividends paid) makes FICO Scores. It’s the dominant software program used by U.S. businesses to evaluate customer creditworthiness. Fair Isaac also profits by selling programs that help… Read More

Updating ABB Ltd. ADRs, Fair Isaac Corp. and Snap-On Inc.

ABB LTD. ADRs $22 (New York symbol ABB; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; ADRs outstanding: 2.1 billion; Market cap: $46.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.4; Dividend yield: 3.8%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.abb.com) makes transformers, transmission systems and circuit breakers for electrical utilities. It also produces… Read More

Hold on to these two tech leaders

ACI WORLDWIDE $23.26 (Nasdaq symbol ACIW; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (402-390-7600; www.aciworldwide.com; Shares outstanding: 116.4 million; Market cap: $2.7 billion; No dividends paid) makes software for processing transactions by credit cards, debit cards, automated teller machines, point-of-sale terminals and interbank systems. Its products also work to cut fraud.
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These three come with a tech advantage

In addition to big banks, we recommend investors widen their Finance holdings with non-bank stocks like these three. Each dominates its niche market, and should continue to profit from the rise in e-commerce as well as online payment systems. We like all three, and see… Read More

Sales drive FICO’s profit

FAIR ISAAC CORP. $163.72 (New York symbol FICO; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (415-472- 2211; www.fairisaac.com; Shares outstanding: 30.1 million; Market cap: $4.8 billion; No dividends paid) reports that in its first quarter ended December 31, 2017, revenue rose 7.2%, to $235.3 million from $219.6 million a.. Read More

Research keeps these two techs ahead

ADOBE SYSTEMS INC. $196.45 (Nasdaq symbol ADBE; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (408-536-6000; www.adobe.com; Shares outstanding: 492.9 million; Market cap: $96.9 billion; No dividends paid) makes software that lets computer users create, edit and share documents in the popular PDF format. Graphic designers also use its programs… Read More