Wall Street Stock Forecaster Hotline – Friday, May 29, 2015

NORDSTROM INC., $72.64, New York symbol JWN, has formed an alliance with Toronto-Dominion Bank (Toronto symbol TD), a recommendation of The Successful Investor, our newsletter that focuses on conservative Canadian stocks.

Under the deal, TD will purchase Nordstrom’s credit card loans, which total $2.2 billion. To… Read More

Spinoff Stock Investigator Report for Inner Circle Members

Here are some spinoff stocks that we still think have gains ahead.

Symantec Corp., $25.26, symbol SYMC on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 690.1 million; Market cap: $17.2 billion; www.symantec.com), sells computer-security technology, including antivirus and email-filtering software, to businesses and consumers.

Symantec plans to… Read More

Wall Street Stock Forecaster Hotline – Friday, January 9, 2015

MONSANTO CO., $119.04, New York symbol MON, sells technology-based agricultural products, such as genetically modified seeds, to farmers, grain processors and food companies. It also sells weed- and pest-control products.

In the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year, which ended November 30, 2014, Monsanto earned… Read More

Small telcos with different growth plans

Windstream is spinning off some of its real estate assets, while Frontier (see box) recently expanded by acquisition. Both approaches should let these telecoms maintain their above-average dividend yields.

However, their heavy focus on rural areas, plus the rising cost of expanding and upgrading their… Read More

WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS INC. $10 – Nasdaq symbol WIN

WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS INC. $10 (Nasdaq symbol WIN; Income Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 602.8 million; Market cap: $6.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.0; Dividend yield: 10.0%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.windstream.com) gets 73% of its revenue by selling high-speed Internet and other communication services to 357,700 businesses.

The… Read More

Spinoff lifts Windstream

WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS INC. $11 (Nasdaq symbol WIN; Income Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 602.7 million; Market cap: $6.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.2; Dividend yield: 9.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.windstream.com) gets 73% of its revenue from high-speed Internet and business telecommunications. It also sells regular phone… Read More

WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS INC. $11 – Nasdaq symbol WIN

WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS INC. $11 (Nasdaq symbol WIN; Income Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 602.7 million; Market cap: $6.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.2; Dividend yield: 9.1%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.windstream.com) gets 73% of its revenue from high-speed Internet and business telecommunications. It also sells regular phone… Read More

These two have limited growth prospects

These two telecom firms are expanding through acquisitions. The cash flow from their new operations will help them maintain their high dividends. However, they’re both heavily reliant on traditional telephone services, which limits their growth potential.

FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS CORP. $5.95 (Nasdaq symbol FTR; Income Portfolio, Utilities… Read More

WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS INC. $9.69 – Nasdaq symbol WIN

WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS INC. $9.69 (Nasdaq symbol WIN; Income Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 602.7 million; Market cap: $5.8 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.9; Dividend yield: 10.3%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.windstream.com) provides telephone and other communication services to 3.7 million consumers and businesses, mainly in rural parts… Read More