Q: I am looking for your thoughts on whether to buy PPG Industries. I have followed your sound advice for a long time. Thanks.

A: PPG Industries Inc., $127.77, symbol PPG on New York (Shares outstanding: 235.0 million; Market cap: $30.0 billion; Manufacturing sector; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.ppg.com), is the world’s largest producer of coatings and paints for the automotive, aerospace, construction, and industrial markets. Its paint brands include… Read More

Savvy purchases enhance their outlook

Expanding by acquisition is always riskier than growth from existing operations. Still, here are two companies that we feel will benefit from their latest purchases.
DYE & DURHAM LTD. $43 is a buy. The company (Toronto symbol DND, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 46.7 million; Market cap:… Read More

More ways to boost your post-COVID returns

While some businesses—and especially “work-from-home” stocks like Zoom—have thrived during the pandemic, others continue to suffer. This includes airlines, hotels, movie theatres, automakers, oil and gas producers and many brick-and-mortar retailers.
Here’s a look at several ETFs that generally hold stocks that have underperformed in the… Read More