Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

More and more, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are finding their way into the portfolios of investors.
That’s because, unlike many other financial innovations, they don’t load you up with heavy management fees, or tie you down with high redemption charges if you decide to get out of them… Read More

UTX transformation should boost dividend

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. $137 (New York symbol UTX; Conservative-Growth Payer Portfolio; Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 862.8 million; Market cap: $118.2 billion; Dividend yield: 2.1%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.utc.com) is leading maker of jet engines (Pratt & Whitney), aircraft controls (Collins Aerospace Systems), heating and… Read More

Merger set to enhance this top pick

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. $137 (New York symbol UTX; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 862.8 million; Market cap: $118.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.6; Dividend yield: 2.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.utc.com) is merging with Raytheon Co. (New York symbol RTN), a leading maker of… Read More

Big transformation includes two spinoffs

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. $127 (New York symbol UTX; Manufacturing & Industry Sector; Shares outstanding: 862.8 million; Market cap: $109.6 billion; Dividend yield: 2.3%; Takeover Target Rating: Low; www.utc.com) has four main divisions: Pratt & Whitney manufactures aircraft engines (29% of 2018 revenue, 14% of earnings);… Read More

UTX moves will spur gains

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. $135 (New York symbol UTX; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 862.3 million; Market cap: $116.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.6; Dividend yield: 2.2%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.utc.com) completed its acquisition of Rockwell Collins in November 2018, for $30.6 billion in… Read More