Q: Pat, I notice that you recommend some ADRs in Wall Street Stock Forecaster (like Toyota and Honda). What exactly are the fees charged to investors by U.S.-listed ADRs? Thanks.

A: An American Depositary Receipt, or ADR, is a proxy for a foreign stock that trades in the U.S. and represents a specified number of shares in the foreign corporation. ADRs also qualify as ‘investment products’, like the shares of ‘split corps’ (see above).

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Activists want Exxon to go green

EXXON MOBIL CORP. $53 is a hold. The oil giant (New York symbol XOM; Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 4.2 billion; Market cap: $222.6 billion; Dividend yield: 6.9%; Takeover Target Rating: Lowest; www.exxonmobil.com) has come under fire from two activist firms—D.E. Shaw Group and Engine No. 1.
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Broadridge lifts your dividend

BROADRIDGE FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS INC. $139 is a buy. The company (New York symbol BR; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares o/s: 115.2 million; Market cap: $16.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 3.5; Div. yield: 1.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.broadridge.com) serves the investment industry in three main areas: investor communications, securities… Read More