Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

U.S. stocks have trounced their foreign counterparts over the course of the current bull market, but the era of American stock market dominance began to wane this year. “For the first time in years, we’re seeing a broad-based global ecnomic recovery,” says Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Leuthold Group. And although the U.S. is in the late stages of the recovery, foreign economies have more ground to make up—a boon for stocks in those countries.

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Paulsen favors stocks from emerging nations over those from overseas developed markets, but he expects both to outpace gains in U.S. stocks for the remainder of the bull market.

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: United Microelectronics Corporation(UMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    United Microelectronics Corp (NYSE:UMC) shares hit a new 52-week low on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $2.31 and last traded at $2.32, with a volume of 12700 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $2.34.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    UMC stays focused on profitability (digitimes.com) BRIEF-UMC’s Shareholders Approve Subsidiary Hejian Technology (Suzhou) To Apply For Shanghai Listing (sg.finance.yahoo.com) Shareholders approve Taiwan chipmaker’s Shanghai listing plan (asia.nikkei.com) UMC – United Microelectronics Corporation: UMC Shareholders Approve Agenda Items at Company’s 2018 First Extraordinary General Meeting (twst.com) United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) Short Interest Down 53.5% in July (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Sanford C. Bernstein raised United Microelectronics from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and upped their target price for the company from $2.10 to $2.60 in a research report on Sunday, June 10th. Mizuho raised United Microelectronics from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, July 9th. ValuEngine downgraded United Microelectronics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised United Microelectronics from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, July 2nd. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $2.60.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    United Microelectronics Corp. (NYSE: UMC) is a semiconductor company based in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

    Founded as Taiwan’s first semiconductor company in 1980, UMC is best known for manufacturing integrated circuits used by larger semiconductor companies like Nvidia Corp. (Nasdaq: NVDA) in their products.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) UMC and Avalanche partner for MRAM development (evertiq.com) INSIGHT-China lures chip talent from Taiwan with fat salaries, perks (news.trust.org) Taiwanese engineers lured to mainland China as chip makers go into overdrive (scmp.com) Eight-inch fab capacity remains tight, says UMC president (digitimes.com)

    A number of research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Mizuho upgraded shares of United Microelectronics from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, July 9th. Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of United Microelectronics from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, July 2nd. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded shares of United Microelectronics from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and boosted their price target for the company from $2.10 to $2.60 in a research report on Sunday, June 10th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $2.60.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Speaking of trade wars, the one looming between the world’s two largest economies, the U.S. and China, has been under the microscope. To kick off July, a court in China suspended sales of 26 products from semiconductor manufacturer Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU). The Idaho-based maker of memory chips has been embroiled in a patent infringement dispute with Taiwan-based United Microelectronics (NYSE: UMC), and this latest turn is a point in favor of the latter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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    UMC – United Microelectronics Corporation: UMC Shareholders Elect 14th Term of Directors at Annual Shareholders Meeting (twst.com) UPDATE: Bernstein Upgrades United Microelectronics (UMC) to Market Perform (streetinsider.com) UMC’s new burn center fills three-decade need in New Orleans (neworleanscitybusiness.com) Community breakfast at Sparta UMC is open to all (mlive.com) Shopper News blog: Beaver Ridge UMC youth — ‘we’re there to help’ (knoxnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently commented on UMC. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded shares of UMC from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $2.10 to $2.60 in a research report on Sunday. ValuEngine cut shares of UMC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. UMC presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $2.60.

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: General Employment Enterprises, Inc.(JOB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares jumped 17 percent to $3.65.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares rose 13.5 percent to $11.70.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) gained 11.6 percent to $6.75 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares jumped 11.2 percent to $14.95. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares gained 11 percent to $2.2199.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) surged 10.8 percent to $4.50.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) rose 10.1 percent to $3.39.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) climbed 9.6 percent to $32.10. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares jumped 9.1 percent to $25.66. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 8.4 percent to $75.65 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Command Security Corporation (NYSE: MOC) shares gained 6.4 percent to $3.0960 after the company disclosed a $23 million five-year contract with LaGuardia Gateway Partners for LaGuardia Airport New Central Terminal Building.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) rose 6.2 percent to $2.41 after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 5.7 percent to $69.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) gained 4.9 percent to $18.035. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Hanesbrands from Hold to Buy.
    M
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 78.82 percent to close at $7.26 on Monday.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares jumped 18 percent to close at $2.36.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) climbed 15.7 percent to close at $7.00 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) gained 17.21 percent to close at $3.61.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) rose 14.16 percent to close at $33.45. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares jumped 12.79 percent to close at $25.58.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares gained 11.52 percent to close at $15.00. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 10.94 percent to close at $22.91.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares rose 10.76 percent to close at $26.05. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares rose 10.02 percent to close at $6.48.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares gained 8.37 percent to close at $2.46 on Monday after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares gained 7.81 percent to close at $11.11.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 7.26 percent to close at $70.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 6.66 percent to close at $74.45 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Hanesbrands Inc.
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares jumped 26.5 percent to $6.9042. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares climbed 17.4 percent to $3.11. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BDL) shares jumped 17 percent to $27.97 following Q2 results. Flanigan's Enterprises posted Q2 earnings of $0.75 per share on sales of $29.456 million.
    Borqs Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRQS) rose 15.8 percent to $8.05 after reporting Q1 results.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) jumped 15.3 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 15.1 percent to $6.33.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) rose 13.8 percent to $6.27.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) gained 12.8 percent to $5.98. H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Enphase Energy with a Buy rating.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares surged 12.1 percent to $21.68 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) climbed 11.6 percent to $2.399.
    Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: AHPI) surged 11.4 percent to $3.0643.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) gained 11.1 percent to $24.40 after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) rose 10.9 percent to $3.16.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) gained 10.1 percent to $11.71 after reporting Q1 results.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) climbed 7.9 percent to $2.61 following Q2 results.
    The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKS) gained 7.6 percent to $2.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX) rose 7.3 percent to $0.8798 after the company was granted a patent approval. The clinical-st

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Texas Instruments Incorporated(TXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    With so many stocks trading at pricey valuations, are you looking for solid dividend stocks to round out your portfolio? Two all-star dividend stocks are semiconductor company Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) and home improvement retailer Home Depot (NYSE:HD). Both stocks benefit from meaningful dividend yields and exceptionally strong dividend growth.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Semiconductor giant Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) and data storage specialist Seagate (NASDAQ:STX) are vastly different businesses. Texas Instruments builds a diverse array of chips that go into a wide variety of devices, including cars, smartphones, PCs, TVs, and more. The company also makes those calculators that you probably had to use at some point in your academic career. Seagate, on the other hand, builds storage products — mainly hard disk drives.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. raised its stake in shares of Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) by 1.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 2,934,955 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 39,041 shares during the quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc.’s holdings in Texas Instruments were worth $304,912,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Computer Programs and Systems Inc.(CPSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation, one has given a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $30.80.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    KBC Group NV bought a new stake in Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor bought 5,156 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $170,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PDF Solutions (NASDAQ: CPSI) and Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ:CPSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Millrace Asset Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund acquired 45,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,314,000. Millrace Asset Group Inc. owned about 0.32% of Computer Programs & Systems at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ: CPSI) and Perion Network Ltd Common Stock (NASDAQ:PERI) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc.(STAF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: STAF) $2.58 96.35%
    IZEA Inc. (Nasdaq: IZEA) $1.65 85.19%
    ShiftPixy Inc. (Nasdaq: PIXY) $3.35 78.38%
    MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq: MTSL) $3.31 41.07%
    IsoRay Inc. (NYSE: ISR) $0.60 38.64%
    TransGlobe Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: TGA) $3.74 37.76%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.27 26.31%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.56 24.58%
    Bridgeline Digital Inc. (Nasdaq: BLIN) $1.51 24.51%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $0.91 24.03%

    While these penny stocks generated strong returns last week, they’re unlikely to produce the same level of profit again anytime soon.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Staffing 360 Solutions (NASDAQ: STAF) and ADECCO Grp AG/ADR (OTCMKTS:AHEXY) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Staffing 360 Solutions (STAF)

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