These upcoming spinoffs show promise

DANAHER CORP. $101 (New York symbol DHR; Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 696.6 million; Market cap: $70.4 billion; Dividend yield: 0.6%; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; www.danaher.com) makes precision-testing equipment and tools. Its major customers include medical research labs, dentists and municipal water utilities. Its brands include Beckman… Read More

Spinoff Spotlight

GLAXOSMITHKLINE PLC (ADR) $42 (New York symbol GSK; Manufacturing & Industry sector; ADRs outstanding: 2.5 billion; Market cap: $105.0 billion; Dividend yield: 3.8%; Takeover Target Rating: Low; www.gsk.com) is a U.K.-based global health-care company that develops, makes and sells products in three main markets: pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer… Read More

The Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF limits political risk

The Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF limits political risk

The political risk associated with European investment appears to be increasing, but the focus of this low-fee ETF may help to reduce that risk.
THE VANGUARD FTSE EUROPE ETF (symbol VGK on New York; www.vanguard.com) holds stocks of companies located in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland,… Read More

Wall Street Stock Forecaster Hotline – Friday, July 31, 2015

PFIZER INC., $36.07, New York symbol PFE, rose 5% this week after reporting better-than-expected results. It also raised its revenue and earnings forecast for all of 2015.

Before unusual items, the company earned $3.5 billion in the three months ended June 30, 2015, down 6.5% from… Read More