Activist attention can boost their appeal

Most activist investors have a spotty history of actually increasing shareholder value. Still, it’s worthwhile to keep an eye on them as they tend to zero in on companies with under-appreciated assets that can be sold or spun off. That kind of attention jives with… Read More

These stock updates will help direct you

TOURMALINE OIL CORP. $18 is a hold. The company (Toronto symbol TOU; Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 272.3 million; Market cap: $4.9 billion; Dividend yield: 3.1%; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; www.tourmalineoil.com) is a Canadian oil and natural gas exploration, development and production company. Its properties are… Read More

These updates help direct your investing

HP INC. $15 is a hold. The company (New York symbol HPQ; Manufacturing sector; Shares outstanding: 1.4 billion; Market cap: $21.0 billion; Dividend yield 4.5%; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; www.hp.com) took its current form on November 1, 2015, when the old Hewlett-Packard Co. split into two firms—HP Inc. (which… Read More

Here are key updates on 2 of your buys

TENNECO INC. $10 is a buy for aggressive investors. The stock (New York symbol TEN; Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 80.9 million; Market cap: $809.0 million; Dividend yield: 9.5%; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; www.tenneco.com) lets you tap a leading maker of auto parts. Those products include emission and… Read More