Selling LSE stake will spur the stock

THOMSON REUTERS CORP. $148 is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol TRI; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 485.8 million; Market cap: $71.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 8.4; Dividend yield: 1.6%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.thomsonreuters.com) sells specialized information (mainly through electronic channels) to professionals in… Read More

Use these updates to boost your returns

NEWELL BRANDS INC. $20 remains a hold. The consumer products maker (Nasdaq symbol NWL; Conservative-Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 413.6 million; Market cap: $8.3 billion; Dividend yield: 4.6%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.newellbrands.com) last raised its quarterly dividend with the June 2017 payment. The… Read More

Thomson continues to unlock value

Thomson Reuters has held up well during the current downturn—the stock is up 10% in the past year compared to the 8% decline for the S&P/TSX Composite Index. That’s partly because it’s using the proceeds from the sale of its financial information business (Refinitiv) to… Read More

LSE stake will spur this dividend

THOMSON REUTERS CORP. $134 is still a buy. The company (Toronto symbol TRI; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing sector; Shares outstanding: 486.2 million; Market cap: $65.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 7.9; Dividend yield: 1.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.thomsonreuters.com) sells specialized information and software to the legal, tax and accounting… Read More

Two ways to diversify your Finance holdings

The Finance sector offers investors a wide variety of options beyond traditional banks. Here are two great picks to expand your holdings in this sector.
EBAY INC. $55 is a buy. The company (Nasdaq symbol EBAY; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 626.0 million; Market cap: $34.4… Read More