Canon investors need patience

CANON INC. ADRs $25 is still worth holding. The company (New York symbol CAJ; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; ADRs o/s: 1.1 billion; Market cap: $27.5 billion; P.S. ratio: 1.0; Divd. yield: 5.2%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.canon.com) is a leader in printers, copiers and other… Read More

Use these ADRs to tap foreign growth

American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) are certificates held by a designated U.S. bank and representing a stock that trades on a foreign exchange. ADRs make its easier for investors to hold some of the world’s biggest companies such as Japan’s Toyota, Honda and Canon (see box)… Read More

Newell’s new focus should pay off

NEWELL BRANDS INC. $17 remains a hold. The company (Nasdaq symbol NWL; Income Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 423.4 million; Market cap: $7.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.7; Dividend yield: 5.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.newellbrands.com) recently completed a plan to fuel long-term gains for investors by narrowing its focus… Read More

These four offer investors healthy returns

Consumers continue to shift to more-healthful foods with less sugar and salt. That has forced many makers of packaged foods to improve the quality of their products—and so protect value for investors. Industry leaders are also using acquisitions to bolster their current offerings. The moves… Read More

More ways you can profit

We start this issue with a look back at eBay  as it approaches the fifth anniversary of the spinoff of PayPal. While the new firm has soared, the parent has lagged. However, under pressure from high-profit activist firms, eBay is now considering more ways to lift… Read More

There’s more beyond your 187% gain

We often remind our readers that spinoffs are a great way for companies to unlock hidden value. A good example is eBay’s move in 2015 to set up its payment-processing business, PayPal, as a separate company.
That spinoff has worked out very well for PayPal shareholders,… Read More

Cost cuts should add to your 66% gain

ARCONIC INC. $31 is still a buy. The company (New York symbol ARNC; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; shares o/s: 432.9 million; Market cap: $13.4 billion; P.S. ratio: 1.0; Divd. yield: 0.3%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.arconic.com) is a leader in engineered aluminum for cars, buildings and… Read More