Non-bank stocks diversify your portfolio

Most investors limit their U.S. Finance-sector holdings to big banks like J.P. Morgan. That’s mainly due to the high dividends of those industry leaders.
However, the American market offers a variety of non-banking stocks in the Finance sector such as the three we analyze below. While… Read More

Research spending keeps them on top

ACI WORLDWIDE $28.43 (Nasdaq symbol ACIW; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (402-390-7600; www.aciworldwide.com; Shares outstanding: 115.8 million; Market cap: $3.3 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.
The… Read More

FICO brand goes north reaches Canada

FAIR ISAAC CORP. $212.76 (New York symbol FICO; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (415-472-2211; www.fairisaac.com; Shares outstanding: 29.1 million; Market cap: $6.2 billion; No dividends paid) has extended its multi-year agreement with Equifax Canada to distribute FICO Scores to lenders, consumers and businesses in Canada. Equifax Canada’s BEACON score will also… Read More