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

Updating Newmont Mining and IBM

NEWMONT MINING $36.87 (New York symbol NEM; Shares o/s: 533.2 million; Market cap: $19.7 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Divd. yield: 0.8%; www.newmont.com) is a major gold and copper producer, with mines in the U.S., Peru, Suriname, Australia and Ghana.
In the three months ended June 30,… Read More