Its outlook will boost your 57% gain

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FAIR ISAAC CORP. $390 is a buy, but only for highly aggressive investors. The company (New York symbol FICO; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 28.9 million; Market cap: $11.3 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 9.5; Dividend suspended June 2017; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.fico.com) is best known for its FICO Scores software. Lenders use it to make decisions about customer creditworthiness. The stock has handed you a 57% gain in the past year in large part because of the strong performance of Fair Isaac’s largest division, Applications. That unit continues to gain from rising demand for fraud and digital security software—a big growth area for the company. Using AI, the company can now better detect potentially fraudulent transactions by weighing them against other transactions across its FICO network. This avoids flagging legitimate transactions, which helps reduce the number of false positives for its clients. That should spur your gains. gains…

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