Topic: How To Invest

Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, December 1, 2017

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SYMANTEC CORP., $29.11, symbol SYMC on Nasdaq, sells computer-security technology, including antivirus and email-filtering software, to businesses and consumers. The company will now buy SurfEasy Inc. from Opera Software for a reported $38.5 million. SurfEasy is a leading provider of Virtual Private Network (VPN) software for the online privacy and security of smartphones, tablets and computers. SurfEasy will become part of Symantec’s Consumer Business Unit, which includes the Norton and LifeLock brands. Symantec is already familiar with SurfEasy—the firm’s software is now bundled with the company’s Norton WiFi Privacy product. VPN technology encrypts consumers’ online communications, including sensitive information such as passwords and credit-card information. That helps to protect the information from being intercepted by cybercriminals.  In using a secure VPN, consumers are better protected when they use free Wi-Fi in cafes and other public locations. OUR RECOMMENDATION: Symantec is a top pick for 2017. Symantec recent coverage December 2017 issue November 2017 issue SASOL LTD. (ADR), $31.66, symbol SSL on New York, has developed a technology…

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