Best Tech Stocks For 2019

Currently, Quality Systems Inc (NASDAQ:QSII) has a Sell using the approach of Louis Navellier for investing and his Portfolio Grader stock evaluator. The current Portfolio Grader recommendation on the shares has been in place for the last month.

The company is classified as a component of the 24 company Health Care Technology GICS industry group, which is part of the 781 company GICS Health Care sector. The market value of QSII is $0.9 billion which places it in the top half of its industry group The stock’s current Portfolio Grader ranking places it 21 among the 24 companies in this industry group, a position that is well below-average.

Portfolio Grader currently ranks the Health Care sector number 10 among the 12 sectors in its universe putting it in the bottom quartile of all the GICS sectors. The Health Care Technology industry group is ranked 31 among the 69 industry groups within the GICS sectors, placing it near the average in terms of the Navellier scoring system.

Best Tech Stocks For 2019: Communications Systems Inc.(JCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) shares surged 42.76 percent to close at $16.56 on Wednesday in reaction to a new licensing agreement with Europe-based Vifor Pharma. As part of the agreement, the biopharmaceutical company that alleviates pain licensed worldwide rights (except U.S., Japan, and South Korea) to Vifor Pharma to commercialize its KORSUVA therapy to Vifor $70 million.
    Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited (NASDAQ: YRIV) gained 31.28 percent to close at $7.05 on Wednesday.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) climbed 23.29 percent to close at $126.05 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    EVO Payments, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOP) gained 18.88 percent to close at $19.02. EVO Payments priced its IPO at $16 per share.
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) rose 16.1 percent to close at $6.85.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) gained 15.68 percent to close at $13.65 after announcing pricing of public offering.
    eXp World Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPI) shares jumped 15.01 percent to close at $17.70.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 14.99 percent to close at $4.68.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) rose 14.62 percent to close at $19.36.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) shares rose 14.34 percent to close at $133.33 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) jumped 13.26 percent to close at $17.34 on Wednesday. Turtle Beach S-3 showed registration for 1.857 million share common stock offering via selling holders.
    Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCS) rose 13.18 percent to close at $3.95. Communications Systems reported establishment of special committee to explore strategic alternatives.
    Immutep Limited (NASDAQ: IMMP) shares climbed 12.95 percent to close at $2.53.
    xG Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: XGTI) rose 12.64 percent to close at $0.8561 after the company&rsq

Best Tech Stocks For 2019: ArQule Inc.(ARQL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL) Director Ronald M. Lindsay acquired 23,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $2.67 per share, for a total transaction of $63,813.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 43,900 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $117,213. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    What’s behind these dramatic gains? Read on to find out.

    Company Gain in H1 2018 Market Cap
    Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARWR) 270% $1.19 billion
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL) 235% $482 million
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECYT) 222% $959 million
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDGL) 205% $3.99 billion

    Data source: YCharts.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on ArQule (ARQL)

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Best Tech Stocks For 2019: Square, Inc.(SQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Matthew Frankel, and Dan Caplinger]

    So, which stocks do we think can put up Facebook-like returns in the years ahead? We asked a team of top Motley Fool investors to weigh in, and they picked Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Square (NYSE:SQ), and MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI). 

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of financial technology company Square (NYSE:SQ) shot higher on Tuesday, rising as much as 9.9%. As of 2:13 p.m. EDT, shares were up 9.3%.

    The stock’s gain follows the launch of the company’s new payroll mobile app, which is now available on iOS and Android. 

  • [By Chris Hill]

    No power? No problem. In today’s episode of Market Foolery, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool contributor Matt Argersinger come to you from the powerless Fool HQ studio with a show that’s all about listener questions. Is now the time to buy big Chinese companies like Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) and Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU)? Or is there still a heck of a lot farther the Chinese stock market can fall from here? What would Square (NYSE:SQ) have to gain from chomping up eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY)? Is there any downside to a no-fee, super-diversified portfolio, like one you might build on Robinhood? Tune in for answers to these questions, some advice on setting up a winning portfolio, and much more.

  • [By Neha Chamaria, Jason Hall, and Dan Caplinger]

    So we asked three Motley Fool contributors to identify a stock they believe could be potential multibaggers that could put even Shopify’s returns to shame. Here’s why they chose NV5 Global Inc. (NASDAQ:NVEE), Raven Industries (NASDAQ:RAVN), and Square Inc. (NYSE:SQ).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Square (NYSE:SQ) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning.

    Several other analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Guggenheim reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $73.00 target price on shares of Square in a report on Friday, July 13th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $100.00 target price (up previously from $76.00) on shares of Square in a report on Wednesday, September 19th. Oppenheimer downgraded shares of Square from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a report on Tuesday, July 10th. Nomura boosted their price objective on shares of Square from $65.00 to $82.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Thursday, June 21st. Finally, Deutsche Bank boosted their price objective on shares of Square from $78.00 to $98.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Friday, September 14th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating, eighteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $67.01.

Best Tech Stocks For 2019: Lam Research Corporation(LRCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Lam Research Co. (NASDAQ:LRCX) hit a new 52-week low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $153.19 and last traded at $155.21, with a volume of 131385 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $155.62.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lam Research (NASDAQ: LRCX) and IHI Corp/ADR (OTCMKTS:IHICY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of Stockton bought a new stake in Lam Research Co. (NASDAQ:LRCX) in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 1,520 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $230,000.

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