Take advantage of these outsource spinoffs

BROADRIDGE FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS INC. $89 (New York symbol BR; Finance Sector; Shares o/s: 116.6 million; Market cap: $10.4 billion; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; Divd. yield 2.2%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.broadridge.com) began trading on April 2, 2007, after it was spun off from New York-listed Automatic… Read More

Pat: I would appreciate your opinion of Lexmark International. Thanks.

Lexmark International, $21.60, symbol LXK on New York (Shares outstanding: 70.3 million; Market cap: $1.5 billion; www.lexmark.com), makes and services a wide range of printers. It also sells related consumable supplies, such as toner cartridges.

Printers contribute about 23% of the company’s revenue. Supplies account for… Read More

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

XEROX CORP. $6.48 – New York symbol XRX

XEROX CORP. $6.48 (New York symbol XRX; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 1.3 billion; Market cap: $8.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.4; Dividend yield: 2.6%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.xerox.com) now gets half of its sales from managing certain tasks, such as billing… Read More

Wall Street Stock Forecaster Hotline – Friday, July 13, 2012

ALCOA INC., $8.42, New York symbol AA, reported better-than-expected revenue and earnings this week. Even so, the aluminum producer’s shares fell 4%.

In the three months ended June 30, 2012, Alcoa earned $61 million, or $0.06 a share. These figures exclude several unusual items, such as… Read More

Services steady Xerox's revenue

XEROX CORP. $7.19 (New York symbol XRX; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 1.4 billion; Market cap: $10.1 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.4; Dividend yield: 2.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.xerox.com) recently started providing services to businesses, such as processing credit card applications and… Read More