Spinoffs & Takeovers Hotline – Friday, February 18, 2022

VONTIER CORP., $24.48, symbol VNT on New York, is focused on transportation and mobility solutions. The company’s portfolio of brands includes mobility technologies, retail and commercial fuelling, fleet management, telematics (vehicle communication systems), and vehicle diagnostics and repair.

Vontier reports that its products and services keep… Read More

Spinoffs & Takeovers Hotline – Friday, June 11, 2021

DENTALCORP HOLDINGS LTD., $14.38, symbol DNTL on Toronto, is Canada’s largest dental practice network. The company currently has 412 practices nationwide (434 including pending acquisitions). The network includes over 1,300 dentists, over 1,600 hygienists and over 4,000 auxiliary dental health professionals. Currently 1.5 million patients… Read More

Sony unlocks value for investors

SONY CORP. ADRs, $64, is still a hold. The Japanese conglomerate (New York symbol SNE; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; ADRs outstanding: 1.3 billion; Market cap: $83.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 0.8; Dividend yield: 0.6%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.sony.net) plans to sell some of its shares in… Read More

Earnings from the cloud sustain this 4.7% yield

Earnings from the cloud sustain this 4.7% yield

Slowing demand for traditional mainframe computers has also slowed earnings growth for this computer software titan, but a big acquisition in cloud computing and analytics software positions it for future gains that exceed forecasts.

The company also continues to invest heavily in new technologies; in the… Read More

Here’s an update on IBM and Newmont Mining

IBM $154.03 (New York symbol IBM; Shares outstanding: 931.9 million; Market cap: $142.6 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 3.9%; www.ibm. com) is one of the world’s largest computer companies, with operations in over 175 countries.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2017, earnings, excluding… Read More