Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

It’s been a long, hard road for investors in small-town convenience outfit Casey’s General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY). While the company’s focus on pizza delivery produced huge gains coming out of the Great Recession, the stock has trailed the broader market by over 50 percentage points since July 2016.

A perfect storm of factors contributed, including weak farming economies where the company operates, massive expansion plans that have been confronted with heavy competition, and a management team that has done a subpar job of managing investor expectations.

With the company’s fiscal first-quarter earnings report this week, however, there’s a respite — and signs of hope.

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Casey’s General Stores earnings: The raw numbers

Before we dive into what made the quarter such a success, let’s look at how the company performed on the headline numbers.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Liberty Global plc(LBTYA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is one of 32 public companies in the “Cable & other pay television services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Liberty Global to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Tuesday.

    LBTYA has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Jefferies Group reiterated a buy rating on shares of Liberty Global in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded Liberty Global from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and set a $41.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. ValuEngine downgraded Liberty Global from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Citigroup set a $43.00 price objective on Liberty Global and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, Macquarie reiterated an outperform rating and set a $45.00 price objective (up previously from $41.00) on shares of Liberty Global in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $41.46.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) by 37.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 515,191 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 139,156 shares during the quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Liberty Global PLC Class A were worth $14,188,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Arc Wireless Solutions Inc.(ARCW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Barnes Group (NYSE: B) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Watts Water Technologies (NYSE: WTS) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The technology company reported ($0.12) earnings per share for the quarter, MarketWatch Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $20.91 million during the quarter. ARC Group WorldWide had a negative return on equity of 30.03% and a negative net margin of 13.64%.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: TRACON Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(TCON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation(CCMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Cabot Microelectronics Co. (NASDAQ:CCMP) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $114.80.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Cabot Microelectronics Co. (NASDAQ:CCMP) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $112.25.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Cabot Microelectronics (NASDAQ:CCMP) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cabot Microelectronics earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.640513544039 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cabot Microelectronics (NASDAQ: CCMP) and Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and dividends.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Churchill Downs, Incorporated(CHDN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Churchill Downs (NASDAQ:CHDN) had its price objective lifted by equities research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group to $325.00 in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, The Fly reports. The firm currently has a “hold” rating on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group’s price target suggests a potential upside of 17.67% from the company’s previous close. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    Churchill Downs (CHDN) : “This has been a big winner for a long time. I’d wait for a dip, then buy some.”

    Devon Energy (DVN) : “They shot the lights out. They’ve got growth and are bigger than ever.”

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: VOC Energy Trust(VOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Deutsche Bank AG reduced its position in VOC Energy Trust (NYSE:VOC) by 64.5% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 19,000 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after selling 34,500 shares during the period. Deutsche Bank AG’s holdings in VOC Energy Trust were worth $112,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

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