Updating Symantec Corp., Snap-on Inc., and North West Co.

SYMANTEC CORP. $23 (Nasdaq symbol SYMC; High Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing sector; Shares outstanding: 638.9 million; Market cap: $14.7 billion; Dividend yield: 1.3%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Average; www.symantec.com) sells computer-security technology, including antivirus and email-filtering software, to both businesses and consumers.
The company pays a quarterly dividend of… Read More

Auto-related stocks: 1 buy & 1 hold

A good way to profit from slowing sales of new cars is with companies that help drivers extend the lives of their older vehicles. Right now, we see Genuine Parts as a better choice over Snap-On.
GENUINE PARTS CO. $100 (New York symbol GPC; Income Portfolio, Manufacturing… Read More

Our portfolio investing advice on 3 Canadian stocks

Members of our Inner Circle service often ask for our portfolio investing advice on stocks they are thinking of buying that we don’t cover in our newsletters. These companies range from the most speculative penny mines to large multinational corporations.

Many of these stocks fall into… Read More