Tighter focus will benefit Archer Daniels

ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND CO. $41 (New York symbol ADM; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 559.2 million; Market cap: $22.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.4; Divd. yield: 3.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.adm.com) processes corn, wheat, soybeans, flaxseed, peanuts and other crops to make a.. Read More

IPO first step in eventual sale

MCKESSON CORP. $139 (New York symbol MCK; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 186.4 million; Market cap: $25.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.1; Dividend yield 1.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.mckesson.com) is the largest wholesale drug distributor in the U.S. and Canada. It also operates drugstores in… Read More

Updating Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc., Gannett Co. Inc. and Restaurant Brands International Inc.

BROADRIDGE FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS INC. $133 (New York symbol BR; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 116.4 million; Market cap: $15.5 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 3.5; Dividend yield: 1.5%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.broadridge.com) has completed the acquisition of the retirement plan custody and trust assets of TD Ameritrade… Read More

MTS acquisition set to boost earnings

MTS SYSTEMS CORP. $56 (Nasdaq symbol MTSC; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 18.0 million; Market cap: $1.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.2; Dividend yield: 2.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.mts.com) paid $80.0 million for E2M Technologies B.V. Based in the Netherlands, E2M makes hydraulic platforms… Read More

Keysight adds a new niche

KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES INC. $94 (New York symbol KEYS; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 188.2 million; Market cap: $17.7 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 4.2; No dividends paid; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.keysight. com) makes devices for testing electronic equipment.
The company is now offering its automotive customers… Read More

Higher profits despite currency rates

SNAP-ON INC. $156 (New York symbol SNA; Income Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 55.4 million; Market cap: $8.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.6; Dividend yield: 2.5%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.snapon.com) makes tools for auto mechanics and sells them through a fleet of franchised vans that visit… Read More

Moves should cut Apple’s tariff risk

APPLE INC. $208 (Nasdaq symbol AAPL; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 4.6 billion; Market cap: $956.8 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 3.7; Dividend yield: 1.5%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.apple.com) is now moving some of its production away from China to other countries in Asia to… Read More