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