Hold on to this spinoff

VERIGY LTD. $14 (Nasdaq symbol VRGY; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 60.7 million; Market cap: $849.8 million; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.6; No dividends paid; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; www.verigy.com) jumped to $29 in its first year following its spinoff from Agilent in… Read More

Even we’re impressed!

Our stock recommendations seem to attract way more than an average number of takeover bids. We think this is because we zero in on a company’s earnings potential, rather than basing decisions on predictions for next year’s earnings. Corporate buyers and big investors usually see… Read More

Hold Verigy for a higher bid

VERIGY LTD. $13.49 (Nasdaq symbol VRGY; SI Rating: Extra Risk) (1-800-447-8378; www.verigy.com; Shs. outstanding: 60 million; Market cap: $807.7 million; No dividends paid) is now the subject of a $12.15-a-share takeover offer from Japan-based Advantest Corp. Advantest is the world’s largest maker of systems that… Read More