Time to sell these three

We constantly reevaluate our stock picks, to single out those with the best ratio of low risk and strong potential. These three no longer pass this test, and we now see them as sells.

WEYERHAEUSER CO. $28 (New York symbol WY; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector;… Read More

WEYERHAEUSER CO. $28 – New York symbol WY

WEYERHAEUSER CO. $28 (New York symbol WY; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 537.8 million; Market cap: $15.1 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.3; Dividend yield: 2.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; www.weyerhaeuser.com) is a leading maker of forest products, including paper and packaging.

The stock is up… Read More

Waiting for a U.S. housing rebound

WEYERHAEUSER CO. $20 (New York symbol WY; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 537.5 million; Market cap: $10.8 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.7; Dividend yield: 3.0%; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; www.weyerhaeuser.com) is a leading maker of forest products, including paper and packaging. The company owns… Read More

WEYERHAEUSER CO. $20 – New York symbol WY

WEYERHAEUSER CO. $20 (New York symbol WY; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 537.5 million; Market cap: $10.8 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.7; Dividend yield: 3.0%; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; www.weyerhaeuser.com) is a leading maker of forest products, including paper and packaging. The company owns… Read More

This new REIT needs a housing rebound

WEYERHAEUSER CO. $17 (New York symbol WY; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 538.7 million; Market cap: $9.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.4; Dividend yield: 3.5%; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; www.weyerhaeuser.com) is a leading maker of forest products. It owns or leases over 21 million… Read More

Updating C.R. BARD INC., WEYERHAEUSER CO. and 3M COMPANY

C.R. BARD INC. $109 (www.crbard.com) has raised its quarterly dividend by 5.6%, to $0.19 a share from $0.18. The new annual rate of $0.76 yields 0.7%. The medical-device maker has now raised its dividend each year for the past 38 years. Buy.

WEYERHAEUSER CO. $21 (www.weyerhaeuser.com)… Read More

Weyerhaeuser sets post-REIT dividend

WEYERHAEUSER CO. $18 (New York symbol WY; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 535.9 million; Market cap: $9.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.7; Dividend yield: 3.3%; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; www.weyerhaeuser.com) will convert to a real estate investment trust in 2011. That will lower the… Read More

Wall Street Stock Forecaster Hotline – Friday, September 3, 2010

3M COMPANY, $83.84, New York symbol MMM, announced two acquisitions this week. Both purchases will strengthen 3M’s position in the fast-growing security-products industry.

The company is buying California-based based Cogent Inc. (Nasdaq symbol COGT). Cogent specializes in biometric technologies, such as devices that scan fingerprints before… Read More

The Wall Street Stock Forecaster Hotline – Friday, July 16, 2010

INTEL CORP., $21.02, Nasdaq symbol INTC, reported better-than-expected second-quarter earnings and sales this week. That pushed up the stock by 4%.

In the three months ended June 26, 2010, the computer-chip maker earned $2.9 billion, or $0.51 a share. That beat the consensus earnings estimate of… Read More