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