More ways you can profit

Article Excerpt

We start this issue with a look back at eBay  as it approaches the fifth anniversary of the spinoff of PayPal. While the new firm has soared, the parent has lagged. However, under pressure from high-profit activist firms, eBay is now considering more ways to lift your shares, including another spinoff. We also evaluate PayPal’s long-term outlook. In light of the recent coronavirus-related market turmoil, more investors are looking to cut their risk with consumer stocks such as the four foodmakers we have analyzed. All of them are solid holdings in any portfolio, but not all of them are suitable for your new buying right now. We also examine the prospects for Cisco Systems, one of our top high-technology stocks. Cisco continues to successfully pivot to software in response to strong competition from low-cost routers and switches. We agree with this strategy, as it will help Cisco investors profit from the rollout of 5G networks and the Internet of Things. The company also rewards…

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