Updating Symantec Corp., Nissan Motor (ADR), and Stuart Olson Inc.

SYMANTEC CORP. $20.72 (Nasdaq symbol SYMC; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (650-527-8000; www.symantec.com; Shares outstanding: 638.9 million; Market cap: $13.2 billion; Dividend yield: 1.5%) sells computer-security technology, including antivirus and email-filtering software, to businesses and consumers.
The company has now formed a partnership with Fortinet, symbol FTNT on Nasdaq. Both companies… Read More

Nissan ousts its CEO

NISSAN MOTOR (ADR) $17.07 (Nasdaq symbol NSANY; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average) (310-771-3111; www.nissan-global.com; ADRs o/s: 2.1 billion; Market cap: $35.6 billion; Dividend yield: 3.5%) now plans to fire its CEO Carlos Ghosn after his arrest in Japan. Nissan went to authorities with details of an internal probe prompted by… Read More

Nissan picks Android

NISSAN MOTOR (ADR) $17.95 (Nasdaq symbol NSANY; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average) (310-771-3111; www.nissan-global.com; ADRs o/s: 2.1 billion; Market cap: $38.0 billion; Dividend yield: 3.3%) will now adopt Android infotainment systems by Alphabet’s Google for its next generation of in-car systems and dashboard displays. They launch in 2021.
Drivers will… Read More

Q: Pat, may I have your thoughts on WPT Industrial REIT and Dream Industrial REIT? I was a shareholder of Pure Industrial REIT with great success until it was bought out. These warehouse REITs appear to be a great way to gain exposure to the online shopping phenomenon.

A: WPT Industrial REIT, $12.78, symbol WIR.U on Toronto (Units outstanding: 44.5 million; Market cap: $568.7 million; www.wptreit.com), is a Canadian REIT that owns and manages industrial properties in the U.S.

Right now, WPT has 54 properties in 15 states. In all, they include 18.1 million… Read More

Nissan builds a China EV

NISSAN MOTOR (ADR) $19.41 (Nasdaq symbol NSANY; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average) (310-771-3111; www.nissan-global.com; ADRs outstanding: 2.1 billion; Market cap: $40.4 billion; Dividend yield: 3.0%) is Japan’s second-largest automaker, after Toyota Motor and ahead of Honda.
The company has started manufacturing its first electric sedan, Sylphy Zero Emission, for the… Read More