WYN’s writedown risk rises; TPX is pricey

WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE $74.20 (New York symbol WYN; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (973- 753-6000; www.wyndhamworldwide.com; Shares outstanding: 116.1 million; Market cap: $8.5 billion; Dividend yield: 2.3%) is one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, with 7,700 franchised hotels worldwide.

Wyndham also manages vacation resorts, rental properties,… Read More

TEMPUR SEALY $75.57 – New York symbol TPX

TEMPUR SEALY $75.57 (New York symbol TPX; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative) (800-878-8889; www.tempursealy.com; Shares outstanding: 62.2 million; Market cap: $4.6 billion; No dividends paid) completed its $1.3- billion purchase of rival Sealy in 2013. This was a major acquisition for Tempur Sealy (formerly Tempur- Pedic), but… Read More

Growth by acquisition adds to their risk

WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE $86.49 (New York symbol WYN; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (973- 753-6000; www.wyndhamworldwide.com; Shares outstanding: 120.0 million; Market cap: $10.4 billion; Dividend yield: 1.9%) is one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, with 7,670 franchised hotels worldwide.

Wyndham also manages vacation resorts, rental properties,… Read More

TEMPUR SEALY $60.78 – New York symbol TPX

TEMPUR SEALY $60.78 (New York symbol TPX; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative)(800-878-8889; www.tempursealy.com; Shares outstanding: 61.0 million; Market cap: $3.8 billion; No dividends paid) completed its $1.3- billion purchase of rival Sealy in 2013. This was a major acquisition for Tempur Sealy (formerly Tempur- Pedic), but it… Read More

Industry leaders face unique risks

WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE $91.39 (New York symbol WYN; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (973- 753-6000; www.wyndhamworldwide.com; Shares outstanding: 123.3 million; Market cap: $10.9 billion; Dividend yield: 1.5%) is one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, with 7,650 franchised hotels and over 661,000 rooms worldwide.

Wyndham also manages… Read More

TEMPUR SEALY $55.01 – New York symbol TPX

TEMPUR SEALY $55.01 (New York symbol TPX; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative)(800-878-8889; www.tempursealy.com; Shares outstanding: 60.9 million; Market cap: $3.4 billion; No dividends paid) completed its $1.3- billion purchase of rival Sealy in 2013. This was a major acquisition for Tempur Sealy (formerly Tempur- Pedic), but it… Read More

These two look vulnerable right now

TEMPUR SEALY $53.95 (New York symbol TPX; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative) (800-878-8889; www.tempursealy.com; Shares outstanding: 60.9 million; Market cap: $3.3 billion; No dividends paid) completed its $1.3- billion purchase of rival Sealy in March 2013. This was a major acquisition for Tempur Sealy (formerly Tempur-Pedic), but… Read More

Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, November 14, 2014

CHEMTRADE LOGISTICS INCOME FUND, $21.40, symbol CHE.UN on Toronto, is one of North America’s largest providers of removal services for resource firms, such as oil refineries and base metal processors, whose operations create sulphur, acid and other by-products. Chemtrade converts these substances into useful chemicals,… Read More

TEMPUR SEALY $53.95 – New York symbol TPX

TEMPUR SEALY $53.95 (New York symbol TPX; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative)(800-878-8889; www.tempursealy.com; Shares outstanding: 60.9 million; Market cap: $3.3 billion; No dividends paid) completed its $1.3- billion purchase of rival Sealy in March 2013. This was a major acquisition for Tempur Sealy (formerly Tempur-Pedic), but it… Read More

Hold off on these two for now

ATLANTIC TELE-NETWORK $58.24 (Nasdaq symbol ATNI; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative) (340-777-8000; www.atni.com; Shares outstanding: 15.9 million; Market cap: $929.5 million; Yield: 1.8%) closed the sale of its Alltel wireless business to AT&T (symbol T on New York) late last year. As a result, it now holds… Read More