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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021

One solution gaining popularity: Get rid of the bolivar and replace it with the US dollar.

The idea is called dollarization. Ecuador, El Salvador and some small island nations have done it. Now it could be coming to Venezuela, widely considered the world’s worst economy not mired in an armed conflict.

Venezuela has a presidential election this spring, and Henri Falcon is seen as the top opposition candidate to the incumbent, Nicolas Maduro. Francisco Rodriguez, a former Wall Street economist who advises Falcon, says he would shift the nation to the dollar to cure its biggest problem, soaring inflation.

Prices are rising much faster than wages. Venezuelans are going hungry and hospitals are ill-equipped because of widespread shortages of medicine and food. The average Venezuelan living in poverty last year lost 25 pounds, according to a recently published study.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: WSFS Financial Corporation(WSFS)

WSFS Financial Corporation (the Company, our Company, we, our or us) is parent to Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB (WSFS Bank or the Bank), the seventh oldest bank and trust company in the United States continuously operating under the same name. At $5.6 billion in assets and $13.2 billion in fiduciary assets, WSFS Bank is also the largest bank and trust company headquartered in Delaware and the Delaware Valley. WSFS Bank has been in operation for 184 years. In addition to its focus on stellar customer service, the Bank has continued to fuel growth and remain a leader in our community. We are a relationship-focused, locally-managed, banking institution. For the tenth consecutive year, our Associates (what we call our employees) ranked us a “Top Workplace” in Delaware and for the fifth year in a row the readers of the Delaware News Journal voted us the “Top Bank” in the state. We state our mission simply: “We Stand for Service.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    WSFS Financial Co. (NASDAQ:WSFS) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $59.20.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about WSFS Financial (NASDAQ:WSFS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WSFS Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.7493461022814 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Canon, Inc.(CAJ)

Canon Inc. (Canon), incorporated on August 10, 1937, is a manufacturer of office multifunction devices (MFDs), plain paper copying machines, laser printers, inkjet printers, cameras and lithography equipment. Canon sells its products principally under the Canon brand name and through sales subsidiaries. The Company earns revenues primarily from the manufacture and sale of these products domestically and internationally. Canon has manufacturing subsidiaries in a variety of countries, including the United States, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. Canon operates its business in three segments: the Office Business Unit, the Imaging System Business Unit, and the Industry and Others Business Unit.

Office Business Unit

Canon manufactures, markets and services a range of MFDs, printers, copying machines for personal and office use and production print products for print professionals. The Office Business Unit includes MFDs, laser multifunction printers (MFPs), laser printers, digital production printing systems, feed printers, wide-format printers and document solutions. The Company also delivers added value to customers through software, services and solutions. Its offerings cover a range of markets from Small Office Home Office (SOHO), and Small and Midsize Business (SMB) to large enterprises and professional graphic arts. Canon has launched its A4-size color device imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350iF/C250iF. Canon has also launched imageRUNNER 2202/2002, which is a low-end A3-size monochrome device tailored to the emerging market.

In software, services and solutions, Canon’s application development platform, the Multifunctional Embedded Application Platform (MEAP), allows the creation of customized applications for Canon MFDs. Canon is engaged in reinforcing its solutions capability through offerings, such as imageWARE software suite, business process automation software Enterprise Imaging Platform (EIP) and Canon! MDS, which is a device management solution. Canon’s consolidated net sales, for the years ended December 31, 2014, were 55.8% for the Office Business Unit.

The Company competes with Xerox Corporation/Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.; Ricoh Company, Ltd.; Konica Minolta Inc.; Hewlett-Packard Company; Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Toshiba TEC Corporation, Sharp Corporation and Lexmark International, Inc.

Imaging System Business Unit

Canon manufactures and markets digital cameras and digital video camcorders, as well as lenses and various related accessories. The Imaging System Business Unit includes interchangeable lens digital cameras, digital compact cameras, digital camcorders, digital cinema cameras, interchangeable lenses, inkjet printers, large-format inkjet printers, commercial photo printers, image scanners, multimedia projectors, broadcast equipment and calculators.

The Company has launched two new digital single-lens reflex camera (SLR) cameras. The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is designed to meet the demands of photographers and videographers who want a camera that can provide a range of artistic opportunities. It shoots up to 10 frames per second and has a 65-point all cross-type AF system. The number of available autofocus (AF) points, and whether single line or cross-type, varies depending on the lens. Canon also launched seven new lens products for digital SLR. The interchangeable lens lineup exceeds 90 products, including Cinema Lenses (EF-Mount).

The Company has introduced fourteen new models to the compact digital camera market across the world. Canon offers a range of products to meet needs based on its core technology Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE). For home use, Canon offers printer solutions as PIXMA Cloud Link and PIXMA Printing to tighten the connection with cloud computing, smartphone and tablet personal computers (PC). It also offers My Image Garden, enabling a range of photo-print, an Intelligent Touch Syst! em and XL! ink tank & ink cartridge.

Canon launched the brand MAXIFY in the business inkjet printer segment. In the professional printing market, the Company offers three professional photo inkjet printers: the PIXMA PRO-1 with a 12 LUCIA ink system of pigment-based inks, PIXMA PRO-10 with a 10 LUCIA ink system, and the PIXMA PRO-100 with eight dye inks to produce colorful and vivid prints. Canon’s large-format inkjet printers are based on FINE head technology and employ its image processor, L-COA, developed for LUCIA pigment inks. Canon’s lineup also includes CanoScan LiDE, the flatbed scanners which use Contact Image Sensor (CIS), and a scanner with Charge-Coupled Devices (CCD) for high resolution. Canon’s consolidated net sales, for the years ended December 31, 2014, were 36.0% for the Imaging System Business Unit.

The Company competes with Sony Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Nikon Corporation; Panasonic Corporation; JVC Kenwood Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company and Seiko Epson Corporation.

Industry and Others Business Unit

The Company’s Industry and Others Business Unit segment includes semiconductor lithography equipment, Flat panel display (FPD) lithography equipment, digital radiography systems, ophthalmic equipment, vacuum thin-film deposition equipment, organic light emitting diode (OLED) panel manufacturing equipment, die bonders, micromotors, network cameras, handy terminals and document scanners. Canon’s consolidated net sales for the years ended December 31, 2014, were 10.7% for the Industry and Others Business Unit.

The Company competes with Nikon Corporation and ASML Holding N.V.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Canon Inc (NYSE:CAJ) – Analysts at Jefferies Financial Group upped their FY2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Canon in a research report issued on Tuesday, February 12th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst M. Nakanomyo now anticipates that the technology company will post earnings per share of $1.89 for the year, up from their prior estimate of $1.76. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Canon’s FY2020 earnings at $1.99 EPS.

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Anders Bylund, and Maxx Chatsko]

    So which stocks should these investors check out? We posed that question to a team of Motley Fool contributors, and they called out Canon (NYSE:CAJ), Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE:EPD), and Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX). 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Canon Inc (NYSE:CAJ) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Financial Group raised their FY2020 earnings estimates for shares of Canon in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, July 11th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst M. Nakanomyo now forecasts that the technology company will post earnings of $2.60 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $2.59.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.(HOT)

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., incorporated on March 27, 1980, is a hotel and leisure company. The Company’s hotel business is focused on the global operation of hotels and resorts primarily in the luxury and upper upscale segments of the lodging industry. The Company manages and operates its hotel business in three hotel segments: the Americas; Europe, Africa and the Middle East (EAME), and Asia Pacific. Its vacation ownership and residential business is a separate segment. The Company conducts its hotel and leisure business both directly and through its subsidiaries. The Company owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a provider of vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and access to Starwood brands. The Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program is the Company’s traveler, customer loyalty and multi-brand marketing program. This program allows members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and airline flights, with no blackout dates. The SPG program is rewarding loyalty program in the hospitality industry. The Company also develops, owns and operates vacation ownership resorts, markets and sells the vacation ownership Interests (VOIs) in the resorts and, in many cases, provides financing to customers who purchase such ownership interests.

The Company has approximately 1,297 properties providing over 370,000 rooms in approximately 100 countries. The Company’s hotel business include approximately 1,282 owned, managed or franchised hotels with over 362,300 rooms, comprising 30 hotels that it owns or leases or in which the Company has a majority equity interest, over 610 hotels managed by the Company on behalf of third-party owners and approximately 640 hotels for which it receives franchise fees. The Company’s approximately 30 hotels include The St. Regis, San Francisco; The St. Regis, New York; W New York-Times Square; The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta; The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali; Sheraton Kauai Resort; Sheraton Steamboat Resort; The Trem! ont Chicago Hotel at Magnificent Mile; Park Tower, Buenos Aires; Hotel Goldener Hirsch, Salzburg; The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta; The Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos; Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center; Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport, and Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel & Conference Centre, among others. In addition, the Company’s vacation ownership and residential business includes approximately 15 stand-alone vacation ownership resorts and residential properties.

The Company’s brands include St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W, Westin, Le Meridien, Sheraton, Four Points, Aloft, Element and Tribute Portfolio. All brands (other than the Four Points by Sheraton, the Aloft and Element brands) represent full-service properties that range in amenities from luxury hotels to priced hotels. Its Four Points by Sheraton, Aloft and Element brands are select-service properties that cater to consumers.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hydro Protocol (CURRENCY:HOT) traded 3.1% higher against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on March 12th. Over the last week, Hydro Protocol has traded up 14.6% against the US dollar. Hydro Protocol has a market cap of $2.22 million and approximately $29,910.00 worth of Hydro Protocol was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Hydro Protocol token can currently be bought for $0.0032 or 0.00000081 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including OKEx, DDEX, Bancor Network and Bgogo.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Hydro Protocol (CURRENCY:HOT) traded 0.2% higher against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 0:00 AM ET on October 5th. Over the last seven days, Hydro Protocol has traded 2.8% lower against the U.S. dollar. Hydro Protocol has a total market cap of $7.33 million and $54,859.00 worth of Hydro Protocol was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Hydro Protocol token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0104 or 0.00000158 BTC on major exchanges including DDEX, Bancor Network, HADAX and Ethfinex.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Holo (CURRENCY:HOT) traded 0.8% lower against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on September 22nd. Holo has a market cap of $148.52 million and approximately $5.90 million worth of Holo was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Holo token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0011 or 0.00000017 BTC on major exchanges including IDEX, LATOKEN, Binance and Hotbit. In the last seven days, Holo has traded up 0.1% against the US dollar.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation(CCMP)

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells polishing slurries and pads used in the manufacture of advanced integrated circuit (IC) devices in the semiconductor industry in a process called chemical mechanical planarization (CMP). The CMP technology is a polishing process used by IC device manufacturers to planarize or flatten the multiple layers of material that are deposited upon silicon wafers. The company offers CMP slurries, which are liquid solutions composed of high-purity deionized water, proprietary chemical additives, and engineered abrasives that chemically and mechanically interact with the surface material of the IC device at an atomic level; and CMP pads that are engineered polymeric materials designed to distribute and transport the slurry to the surface of the wafer and distribute it evenly across the wafer. Its CMP slurries are used for polishing various materials that conduct electrical signals, including tungsten, copper, tantalum, and aluminum; and certain materials that are used in the production of rigid disks and magnetic heads for hard disk drives, as well as used in the dielectric insulating materials that separate conductive layers within logic and memory IC devices. The company also designs and produces precision polishing and metrology systems to attain near-perfect shape and surface finish on various optical components, such as mirrors, lenses, and prisms. It serves the producers of logic IC devices or memory IC devices, and providers of IC foundry services. The company operates in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Cabot Microelectronics Corporation was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 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 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.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.(ARR)

ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. invests in residential mortgage backed securities in the United States. The company is managed by ARMOUR Capital Management LP. Its securities portfolio primarily consists of agency securities backed by fixed rate, hybrid adjustable rate, and adjustable rate home loans, as well as unsecured notes and bonds issued by the government-sponsored entities and the United States treasuries; and money market instruments. The company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust under the Internal Revenue Code. As a result, it would not be subject to corporate income tax on that portion of its net income that is distributed to shareholders. ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Vero Beach, Florida.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    ARMOUR Residential REIT (NYSE:ARR) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 15, 2019 8:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    IndexIQ Advisors LLC trimmed its stake in ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) by 6.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 37,484 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,444 shares during the period. IndexIQ Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.09% of ARMOUR Residential REIT worth $855,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Ishares Trust Dj Us Financial (IYF)

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financial Sector Index Fund (the Fund) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Financials Index (the Index). The Index measures the performance of the financial sector of the United States equity market. The Index includes companies in sectors, such as banks, non-life insurance, life insurance, real estate and general finance. Barclays Global Fund Advisors (BGFA) manages the investment of the Fund.

The Fund invests in a representative sample of securities included in the Index that collectively has an investment profile similar to the Index. Due to the use of representative sampling, the Fund may, or may not, hold all of the securities that are included in the Index.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The challenges facing EUFN may indicate the ETF will be challenged to deliver compelling risk-reward for investors. EUFN's three-year standard deviation is 18.23 percent, or more than 500 basis points above the same metric on the iShares U.S. Financials ETF (NYSE: IYF).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Orchid Island Capital, Inc.(ORC)

Orchid Island Capital, Inc. (Orchid), incorporated on August 17, 2010, is a specialty finance company that invests in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). The Company’s business objective is to provide risk-adjusted total returns to its investors over the long term through a combination of capital appreciation and the payment of regular monthly distributions. The Company’s portfolio consists of two categories of Agency RMBS: traditional pass-through Agency RMBS and structured Agency RMBS. The Company operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is managed and advised by Bimini Advisors, LLC.

Pass-through Agency RMBS

The Company invests in pass-through securities, which are securities secured by residential real property in which payments of both interest and principal on the securities are generally made monthly. The mortgage loans underlying pass-through certificates include fixed-rate mortgages, where the borrower pays an interest rate that is constant throughout the term of the loan; adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs), where the borrower pays an interest rate that varies over the term of the loan, and Hybrid ARMs, which has a fixed-rate for approximately first few years of the loan and thereafter reset periodically similar to a traditional ARM.

Structured Agency RMBS

The Company also invests in structured Agency RMBS, which consists of collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs), interest only securities (IOs), inverse interest only securities (IIOs) and principal only securities (POs), among other types of structured Agency RMBS. CMOs are a type of RMBS where the principal and interest of which are paid, on a monthly basis. IOs and IIOs represent the interest payments on a pool of mortgages, either fixed-rate mortgages or hybrid ARMs. POs represent principal payments on a pool of mortgages.

The Company competes with the Federal Reserve Bank.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Orchid Island Capital, Inc.  (NYSE:ORC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 22, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Orchid Island Capital (NYSE:ORC) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Thursday.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Orchid Island Capital from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, July 3rd.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    One Liberty Properties (NYSE: ORC) and Orchid Island Capital (NYSE:ORC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Rockwell Collins, Inc.(COL)

Rockwell Collins, Inc. designs, produces, and supports communications and aviation systems worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Commercial Systems, Government Systems, and Information Management Services. The Commercial Systems segment provides communications, navigation, and situational awareness and surveillance systems and products, as well as integrated avionics and cabin electronics, electro-mechanical, and simulation and training systems. It also offers satellite-based global voice and data communication products and services; wireless information distribution technologies; and maintenance, repairs, parts, after-sales support services, and aftermarket used equipment. This segment serves original equipment manufacturers of commercial air transport, business and regional aircraft, commercial airlines, and business aircraft operators. The Government Systems segment provides defense-related systems, products, and services comprising communications systems and products; avionics sub-systems; precision targeting, electronic warfare, and range and training systems; and visual system products, and training systems and services. This segment serves U.S. Department of Defense, other ministries of defense, other government agencies, and defense contractors. The Information Management Services segment offers voice and data communication services; flight support services; airport communications and information systems; train dispatching and information systems; mission critical security systems; and backup communications services. This segment serves commercial airlines, business aircraft operators, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, airport and critical infrastructure operators, and passenger and freight railroads. The company markets its products directly to customers, as well as through sales force, dealers, and sales representatives. Rockwell Collins, Inc. was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors bought 1,159 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,367% compared to the typical daily volume of 79 call options.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Investors in United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) should prepare for some pretty big changes at the conglomerate. It’s been a long time coming, but the company’s acquisition of Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) should be completed by the end of September, and within a couple of months, management will publicly outline the results of its review of strategic options. They are widely expected to deliver a breakup plan. Here’s the lowdown, and why splitting up the business makes sense.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Raymond James & Associates raised its stake in Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) by 1.0% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 43,229 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after purchasing an additional 441 shares during the quarter. Raymond James & Associates’ holdings in Rockwell Collins were worth $5,822,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Synnex Corporation(SNX)

SYNNEX Corporation provides business process services to resellers, retailers, original equipment manufacturers, and financial and insurance institutions in the United States, North and South America, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Technology Solutions and Concentrix. The Technology Solutions segment distributes peripherals; information technology systems, including data center server and storage solutions; system components; software; networking/communications/security equipment; consumer electronics; and complementary products. This segment also provides systems design and integration solutions, build-to-order, and configure-to-order assembly capabilities for data center servers, and storage and networking solutions. The Concentrix segment offers a portfolio of strategic solutions and end-to-end business services focused on customer engagement strategy, process optimization, technology innovation, front and back-office automation, and business transformation services. The company also provides logistics services that include outsourced fulfillment, virtual distribution, and direct ship to end-users; financing services comprising net terms, third party leasing, floor plan financing, and letters of credit backed financing and arrangements; marketing services, such as direct mail, external media advertising, reseller product training, targeted telemarketing campaigns, trade shows, trade groups, database analysis, print on demand services, and Web-based marketing; online services; and technical support services. The company was formerly known as SYNNEX Information Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to SYNNEX Corporation in October 2003. SYNNEX Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Synthetix Network Token (CURRENCY:SNX) traded down 16.6% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM ET on February 18th. One Synthetix Network Token token can currently be purchased for $0.0475 or 0.00001214 BTC on exchanges including Liquid, IDEX, Kucoin and Gate.io. During the last week, Synthetix Network Token has traded 12.8% higher against the US dollar. Synthetix Network Token has a market capitalization of $3.25 million and $934.00 worth of Synthetix Network Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Synnex Corporation (NYSE:SNX)Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallOct. 3, 2018, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: America’s Car-Mart Inc.(CRMT)

America?s Car-Mart, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. It primarily sells older model used vehicles and provides financing for its customers. As of February 3, 2012, the company operated 112 automotive dealerships in 9 states. The company was founded in 1981 and is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    America’s Car-Mart Inc  (NASDAQ:CRMT)Q3 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 20, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    America’s Car-Mart (NASDAQ:CRMT) was downgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    America’s Car-Mart (NASDAQ:CRMT) and Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE:ABG) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

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.

Image source: Getty Images.

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.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

China now has one of the world’s most valuable brands.

Shenzhen-based tech firm Tencent has broken into a ranking of the top 10 most valuable brands published by BrandZ.

The annual ranking is typically dominated by American companies with global reach, making the inclusion of a Chinese firm notable.

Tencent specializes in popular online games, apps, instant messaging services and online payments. It boasts a market capitalization of $330 billion, making it worth more than America’s most valuable bank: JPMorgan Chase (JPM).

Here’s a round-up of the world’s 10 most valuable brands:

1. Google

Google (GOOGL, Tech30) is still the most valuable brand in the world; a title it has retained for seven out of the past 11 years.

It’s brand value — worth just over $245 billion — increased by 7% from 2016.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc.(TYPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) and Monotype Imaging (NASDAQ:TYPE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    Should You Be Holding Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:TYPE)? (finance.yahoo.com) Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (TYPE) Forecasted to Earn Q1 2019 Earnings of $0.07 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Monotype Partners with PKU Founder Information Industry Group to Bring Latin Typefaces to Enterprise Brands and Creative Professionals in China (finance.yahoo.com) $59.42 Million in Sales Expected for Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (TYPE) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Introducing the Walbaum Typeface: the Restoration of a Warm and Stylish Serif Design That Has Nearly Limitless Applications (finance.yahoo.com)

    TYPE has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. B. Riley raised shares of Monotype Imaging from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $24.50 to $31.00 in a research report on Tuesday, February 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Monotype Imaging from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $27.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. ValuEngine raised shares of Monotype Imaging from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 20th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Monotype Imaging from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Friday, April 27th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Monotype Imaging from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Monotype Imaging presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average p

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Cerner Corporation(CERN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Shineco, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYHT) rose 34.7 percent to $2.29 in pre-market trading following Q3 results. Shineco posted Q3 earnings of $0.21 per share on sales of $13.3 million.
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) rose 15.8 percent to $12.74 in pre-market trading after surging 201.37 percent on Thursday.
    LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) shares rose 11.5 percent to $7.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 64.50 percent on Thursday.
    Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: EIGR) rose 9 percent to $18.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 41.77 percent on Thursday.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) rose 6.2 percent to $14.25 in pre-market trading after a 13D filing from Carl Icahn shows a new 9.38 percent stake in the company. The filing also shows language from Icahn that strongly opposes a go-private transaction.
    Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN) rose 5.6 percent to $64.02 in pre-market trading after the Department of Veterans Affairs reported an agreement with Cerner Government Services, Inc. to provide seamless care for veterans.
    PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE: PTR) shares rose 5.3 percent to $82.05 in pre-market trading.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) shares rose 5.2 percent to $26.59 in the pre-market trading session.
    IQVIA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: IQV) shares rose 4.8 percent to $102.50 in pre-market trading as the company pulled secondary offering 'in light of recent market conditions'.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) rose 4.5 percent to $59.70 in pre-market trading. On Thursday, Axon priced its 4.3 million share offering of common stock at $53 per share.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 4.5 percent to $84 in pre-market trading.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) rose 3.9 percent to $18.96 in pre-market trading after a 13G filing shows a new 5.05 percent stake by the State of New Jersey's Division of Investment.
    Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) shares rose 3.7 percent to $15.85 in pre-market
  • [By Steve Symington]

    But several individual stocks lagged the broader market. Read on to see why Cerner (NASDAQ:CERN), Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB), and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL) slumped today.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Insperity, Inc.(NSP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Insperity Inc  (NYSE:NSP)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 11, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN trimmed its holdings in shares of Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP) by 17.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 176,365 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 37,265 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned about 0.42% of Insperity worth $12,266,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Atlantic Trust Group LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP) by 16.3% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 28,152 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 5,491 shares during the period. Atlantic Trust Group LLC owned approximately 0.07% of Insperity worth $1,958,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP) shares saw unusually-strong trading volume on Friday . Approximately 690,800 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 140% from the previous session’s volume of 287,758 shares.The stock last traded at $117.95 and had previously closed at $115.50.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mackay Shields LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP) by 29.9% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 30,670 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 13,100 shares during the period. Mackay Shields LLC’s holdings in Insperity were worth $2,921,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd (CVE:NSP) insider Sead Hamzagic sold 141,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$0.21, for a total value of C$29,715.00.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Ambarella, Inc.(AMBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Transforming a business can be difficult. Just ask video- and image-processing chipmaker Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA), which has been weaning itself from the action-camera and broader consumer electronics industry over the last couple of years. The company has been doubling down on industrial end markets instead, but stiff opposition awaits there, too.

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    Ambarella’s (NASDAQ:AMBA) stock has has plummeted about 36% since the beginning of this year, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The company’s share price slide started when one of its main semiconductor customers reported weak sales, and the drop continued later in the year after the company issued disappointing guidance for its fiscal second quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Ambarella (AMBA) Receives $60.83 Average Price Target from Analysts” was first published by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this story on another website, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of United States and international copyright law. The original version of this story can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3379592/ambarella-amba-receives-60-83-average-price-target-from-analysts.html.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    On the other side of the overreaction coin, video-processing chipmaker Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) dropped a whopping 13% on its quarterly report, but the company’s long-term outlook is a bit less rosy. The mysterious JPHathAzon healthcare company has reportedly decided on a CEO, but further details haven’t yet been released. And Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon are weighing in on quarterly expectations culture. Click play and find out more.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Ambarella Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA) also is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results Thursday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.37 in EPS and $70.3 million in revenue. Shares closed at $48.89. The consensus price target is $57.50, and the 52-week range is $40.06 to $66.23.

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    Tech investors who are looking for their next stock pick may have come across semiconductor companies Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBA) and NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA). Ambarella makes chips that process visual information for many types of cameras, including for security automotive cameras, and for GoPro’s action cameras. In fiscal 2018, about 12% of the company’s top line came from selling chips to GoPro.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc.(CNSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL) is one of 74 public companies in the “Telephone communication, except radio” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Consolidated Communications to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL) and Liberty Braves Group Series C (NASDAQ:BATRK) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) and Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ:CNSL) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Just look at the first stock on our list. Its dividend is yielding 13.62%, and it’s loaded with the potential to return 80% gains over the next 12 months…

    Best Dividend Stocks for Growth, No. 3: Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: CNSL)

    Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: CNSL) is an Internet service provider (ISP) specializing in high-speed, broadband Internet networks in the northeastern United States.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ:CNSL) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Medidata Solutions, Inc.(MDSO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Medidata Solutions Inc  (NASDAQ:MDSO)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 12, 2019, 8:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ:MDSO) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

    Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Plantronics Inc.(PLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Brian S. Dexheimer Sells 500 Shares of Plantronics (PLT) Stock” was originally posted by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this piece on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US and international copyright & trademark law. The original version of this piece can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3355123/brian-s-dexheimer-sells-500-shares-of-plantronics-plt-stock.html.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lapides Asset Management LLC reduced its position in shares of Plantronics Inc (NYSE:PLT) by 36.3% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 42,200 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 24,100 shares during the quarter. Lapides Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Plantronics were worth $3,218,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Plantronics Inc  (NYSE:PLT)Q3 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 05, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) and Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation(CCMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [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.

  • [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 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 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.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Xilinx, Inc.(XLNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This top chip company blew away earnings estimates and the shares soared higher. Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) is a leading fabless supplier of high-density programmable logic devices, which are standard integrated circuits that offer significant advantages over custom logic chips, such as application-specific integrated circuits. They are used extensively in key end markets such as communications.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Xilinx (NASDAQ: XLNX) and NeoPhotonics (NYSE:NPTN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Silicon Graphics International Corp(SGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Superior Gold (CVE:SGI) will be releasing its earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, August 21st. Analysts expect Superior Gold to post earnings of C$0.05 per share for the quarter.

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Note: Subscribers to Avisol Capital Partners Total Pharma Tracker got an early look at this publication.

Welcome to another edition of “3 Things In Biotech You Should Learn Today,” a daily digest dedicated to helping you keep pace with the fast-moving world of pharmaceutical and biotechnology research.

And before we get started, if you haven’t already, be sure to check out this Progenics article that has drawn some interesting conversation from stakeholders!

Pfizer heads for gold with biosimilar rituximab

Company: Pfizer (PFE)

Therapy: Biosimilar rituximab

Disease: Indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma

News: PFE announced that its randomized, double-blind clinical trial comparing PF-05280586 to Roche’s (OTCQX:RHHBY) rituximab has reached its primary endpoint, which was equivalence in terms of overall response rate in first-line treatment of low burden follicular lymphoma. This will likely be one of the last hurdles to be cleared before PFE moves forward with a marketing application.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: 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 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 Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cabot Microelectronics (CCMP)

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  • [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.

  • [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.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Synchronoss Technologies Inc.(SNCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ:SNCR) slumped on Thursday after the company said in a press release Wednesday that it would be unable to comply with Nasdaq listing requirements by the May 10 deadline. Synchronoss was threatened with delisting last November after the company failed to file quarterly results with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The stock was down about 18.5% at 12:30 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter and agreed to acquire Frutarom for $7.1 billion.
    Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) announced plans to acquire Tate's Bake Shop for $500 million.
    ynchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) reported a deal to buy honeybee.
    DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc (NASDAQ: XRAY) reported Q1 adjusted earnings of $0.45 per share on sales of $956.1 million. The company updated its 2018 adjusted earnings guidance to $2.55 to 2.65 per share.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market had a generally solid performance on Monday, with large-cap indexes posting modest gains even as benchmarks that track the changes of smaller stocks underperformed. The big news of the day came on the trade front, where the White House intervened to reverse previous policy with respect to Chinese smartphone giant ZTE in an apparent effort to gain favor with the world’s most populous nation and second-largest economic power. Investors looked for potential winners from the thawing of relations with China, but not all stocks were able to avoid significant losses. Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB), Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ:SNCR), and DHX Media (NASDAQ:DHXM) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNCR) Director William J. Cadogan bought 96,152 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 6th. The shares were bought at an average price of $5.87 per share, with a total value of $564,412.24. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Attunity Ltd.(ATTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Attunity Ltd (NASDAQ:ATTU) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $12.33.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Attunity (ATTU)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: FormFactor, Inc.(FORM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SG Americas Securities LLC grew its position in FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM) by 237.1% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 27,817 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 19,565 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in FormFactor were worth $370,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM) Director Michael W. Zellner sold 11,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.49, for a total value of $148,390.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 41,875 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $564,893.75. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    FormFactor (NASDAQ:FORM), which manufactures testing equipment for semiconductor components, reported its second-quarter results on Wednesday, and as expected, the company posted year-over-year declines in revenue and profits. However, the declines were not as bad as management had projected. Margins also held up well during the trying period. Traders bid up the stock in response to the better-than-expected quarterly results and on the hope that the bottom is in the rearview mirror.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, four have given a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $17.90.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution Holding Ltd(KONE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    While a 209% gain is exciting, FunctionX’s gains are in the past. After looking at the 10 top penny stocks to watch this week, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with serious profit potential ahead of it…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    FunctionX Inc. (OTCMKTS: FNCX) $0.03 209%
    Turtle Beach Corp. (Nasdaq: HEAR) $4.48 52.73%
    DPW Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DPW) $1.16 51.31%
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast Inc. (Nasdaq: EGC) $5.62 49.33%
    MYnd Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: MYND) $1.91 49.21%
    Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solutions Holding Ltd. (Nasdaq: KONE) $6.43 48.42%
    Rennova Health Inc. (OTCMKTS: RNVA) $0.02 44.30%
    International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. (NYSE: THM) $0.72 41.64%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.13 41.14%
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: BLCM) $8.87 40.53%

    As the gains above suggest, penny stocks can provides tremendous returns for investors very quickly. However, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also inherently risky.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019

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The NASDAQ is generally not thought of as home sweet home for value stocks. Typically, if you&s;re looking at a NASDAQ situation, you&s;re looking for growth.&a;nbsp; But if you&s;re willing to take a deep dive sometimes you can find interesting potential candidates just under the growth-oriented surface. Are companies trading there which might still be thought of as &q;undervalued?&q;

I found this group that might fit by screening for those with price/earnings ratios of below 15 and which are trading for less than book value. Anything that failed to show positive earnings over the past half-decade is ignored. With all of that in mind and acknowledging that there may be significant issues underlying such stocks, here&s;s the list of those that fit the basic requirements:

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: PDC Energy, Inc.(PDCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PDCE) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. PDC Energy earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the energy producer an impact score of 46.6251700229584 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Genfit SA (GNFTF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In a recent article, we discussed what makes Genfits (OTCPK:GNFTF) Elafibranor one of the most promising candidates in the NASH treatment development space. Given the unmet need (no approved therapies), Elafibranors mechanism of action and the potential it has shown in clinical stages, we see a strong chance of approval if the pivotal Phase 3 study succeeds. In this article, we will briefly discuss the chances of Elafibranors success in clinical stages and Genfits valuation based on the potential of its lead product candidate. We will briefly also discuss the risks to the investment thesis.

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    This phase 2 data for Madrigal was phenomenal, which is why I think it will do well in a phase 3 trial. The other side of the trade is that Intercept Pharmaceuticals (ICPT) and Genfit (OTCPK:GNFTF) are further along with phase 3 trials, which are expected to read out NASH results by 2019/2020. Intercept has a good drug with Ocaliva, however, it suffers from toxicity issues when Doctors prescribe higher than necessary dosing. On the flip side, Ocaliva has shown a greater difference in fibrosis reduction for NASH in its phase 2 FLINT trial compared to MGL-3196. What do I mean by that? Well, as you can see above MGL-3196 obtained a fibrosis reduction in NASH patients of 29% compared to 23% for those on placebo creating a difference of only 6%. If you look at Ocaliva from the FLINT trial, from Intercept Pharmaceuticals, it had a fibrosis reduction of 35% compared to 19% of those NASH patients on placebo. It is just something to keep in mind. I still believe that MGL-3196 will eventually be approved. The question that should be asked is how well will it do compared to other competitors in the same space with better fibrosis reductions? That will be key, because NASH causes fibrosis (scarring) of the liver. Fibrosis eventually turns into cirrhosis of the liver, which can eventually lead to liver failure. That’s why, in my opinion, a drug that will have the most impact on NASH will be one that shows a major reduction in fibrosis. The good news is that the NASH market is expected to reach between $20 to $30 billion in the coming years. It is a large market for plenty of players in this space. The other endpoints are important as well, but in a competitive market such as NASH, fibrosis reduction will make the difference in terms of more sales. This is just an important factor to keep in mind.

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    Heres what we wrote: With GR-MD-02, Galectin is also targeting a different spectrum of NASH. The companys programs with GR-MD-02 are focusing on NASH treatment in individuals with advanced fibrosis and cirrhosis. As we mentioned before, Genfit (OTCPK:GNFTF) and Intercept (ICPT) are targeting what can be termed as the sweet spot of the NASH spectrum. Galecctin is one of the few companies targeting advanced stage of the disease. This makes it both an interesting and at the same time risky bet in the NASH space.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own 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 Shane Hupp]

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  • [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.

  • [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.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Templeton Dragon Fund Inc.(TDF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Templeton Dragon Fund Inc common stock (NYSE:TDF) major shareholder City Of London Investment Grou bought 8,155 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 12th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $22.87 per share, with a total value of $186,504.85. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Forward Pharma A/S(FWP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) shares gained 88.18 percent to close at $4.14 on Tuesday.
    Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHE) shares jumped 18.04 percent to close at $0.3010 on Tuesday.
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares gained 16.61 percent to close at $0.49 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.
    Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd. (NASDAQ: ARCT) rose 16.09 percent to close at $7.00 on Tuesday.
    America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) gained 14.53 percent to close at $62.65 after reporting upbeat Q4 results.
    NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSTG) shares surged 12.64 percent to close at $13.19.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 12.12 percent to close at $4.07 on Tuesday.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) shares climbed 11.58 percent to close at $6.55 on Tuesday.
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) rose 11.23 percent to close at $32.28 following a report from Reuters that the company is looking for a sale.
    iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) gained 11.15 percent to close at $22.52.
    Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT) rose 10.4 percent to close at $7.11.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) gained 10.26 percent to close at $3.33. Stein Mart is expected to release quarterly earnings on May 23.
    MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG) shares rose 10.11 percent to close at $8.06.
    The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) gained 8.2 percent to close at $8.18. Container Store reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter after the closing bell.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares gained 7.69 percent to close at $9.10 after the company reported upbeat Q2 results.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 6.4 percent to close at $59.03 after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) fell 15.2 percent to $3.51 in pre-market trading after surging 88.18 percent on Tuesday.
    Pfenex Inc. (NASDAQ: PFNX) shares fell 15 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after the company announced an offering of common stock.
    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB) fell 17.6 percent to $47.75 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat results for its first quarter and issued a weak earnings forecast for the second quarter.
    Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) fell 13 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading after reporting weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) shares fell 12.1 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after reporting pricing of public offering of common stock.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) shares fell 9.8 percent to $27.31 in pre-market trading.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) fell 6.5 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) shares fell 5.8 percent to $71.02 in pre-market trading. Target reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter, while sales exceeded estimates.
    PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE: PBF) shares fell 5.7 percent to $42.42 in pre-market trading

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Earnings season is well underway. And if you’re looking to make real money, the time to get started is now. Money MorningQuantitative Specialist Chris Johnson argues the markets are at a tipping point. And with just a few smart plays in today’s classic stock picker’s market… you can pull in triple-digit gains with just a small investment. Read those picks right here.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Thursday
    This morning, the U.S. Department of Labor said that weekly jobless claims came in at 207,000 for the week. That figure is below the 220,000 jobless claims expected by economists and brings U.S. unemployment claims to a 48.5-year low. It’s a big day of earnings reports, as dozens of blue chip companies will report results from the June-ending quarter. The biggest name today will be Microsoft Corp.(Nasdaq: MSFT), which reports earnings after the bell. Wall Street expects that the technology giant will report earnings of $1.07 per share. Analysts project quarterly revenue of $29.17 billion.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: PM, IBM, AA
    International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) stock added 2.5% in pre-market hours after Big Blue topped Wall Street earnings and revenue expectations. The tech giant continues to post positive results as it accelerates its turnaround efforts. IBM reported earnings per share of $3.08, a figure that beat estimates by $0.04 per share. It also reported quarterly revenue of $20.0 billion, a figure that surpassed estimates of $19.85 billion. Shares of Alcoa Corp. (NYSE: AA) fell 2% this morning. The aluminum manufacturer slashed its 2018 outlook due to falling prices and the recent round of metals tariffs introduced by the Trump administration. But there could be more pain in sight. Today, the U.S. Justice Department will hold a hearing that aims to determine whether vehicle and light truck imports present a national security threat to the United States. The hearing is due to President Trump’s pledge to hit European auto man

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    This ETF holds shares of 30 stocks that are major players in the cloud computing market. Chief among them is Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), who leads all other cloud services with its AWS service. Another is Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), whose Azure cloud service is now the second largest of its kind in the world.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has been given a $125.00 target price by analysts at Credit Suisse Group in a research report issued on Friday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the software giant’s stock. Credit Suisse Group’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 17.62% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Chuck Saletta]

    As Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos famously said, “Your margin is my opportunity.”Amazon’s own margin is coming from computing services — an area where it faces stiff competition from the likes of Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). Microsoft is no stranger to aggressive competitive practices, and it doesn’t have to support a massive retail business with the revenue from cloud computing.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    In addition to reports from T and VZ, these are some of the other major companies reporting earnings this week:

    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) report before market open on Tuesday, Apr. 24
    Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) reports before the open on Wednesday, Apr. 25
    Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) reports before the open Wednesday, Apr. 25 and Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reports after the close the same day
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) reports after market close Wednesday, Apr. 25 and General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) reports before the open Thursday, Apr. 26
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) all report after market close Thursday, Apr. 26
    Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) report before the open Friday, Apr. 27

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Milestone Resources Group LtdAccenture PLC (ACN) – 762,770 shares, 13.26% of the total portfolio. Microsoft Corp (MSFT) – 1,100,825 shares, 11.54% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 8.69%Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) – 92,032 shares, 11.04% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 9.52%S&P Global Inc (SPGI) – 463,802 shares, 10.05% of the total portfolio. Zoetis Inc (ZTS) – 1,065,914 shares, 9.6

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Pain Therapeutics(PTIE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Pain Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: PTIE) shares were destroyed on Wednesday after a vote from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was announced. As we have said before, the FDA has the potential to make or break biopharmaceutical companies. In this case, Pain Therapeutics has been broken.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    DURECT Corp. (NASDAQ:DRRX) is down 9.2% at 12:45 p.m. EDT after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s advisory committee voted14 to 3 recommending the agency not approve Remoxy ER, an abuse-deterrent extended-release pain medication being developed by its partner Pain Therapeutics(NASDAQ: PTIE).

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap pain stock Pain Therapeutics (NASDAQ: PTIE) has elevated short interest of 35.77% according to Highshortinterest.com. Pain Therapeuticsdevelops proprietary drugs that offer significant improvements to patients and physicians.The Companysexpertise consists of developing new drugs and guiding these through various regulatory and development pathways in preparation for their eventual commercialization with a focuson drug development efforts around disorders of the nervous system.The FDA has not yet established the safety or efficacy ofany drug candidates. Pain Therapeuticspipeline of drug assets includes:

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: International Speedway Corporation(ISCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ: ISCA)Q2 2018 Earnings Conference callJul. 05, 2018, 1:00 pm ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: BHP Billiton plc(BBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) gapped down before the market opened on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $43.47, but opened at $43.83. BHP Billiton shares last traded at $44.17, with a volume of 117112 shares.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. raised its position in shares of BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) by 10.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 11,996 shares of the mining company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,113 shares during the quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in BHP Billiton were worth $477,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hallador Energy (NASDAQ: HNRG) and BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: VALE S.A.(VALE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) gapped down before the market opened on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $13.11, but opened at $12.82. Vale shares last traded at $12.49, with a volume of 13924600 shares.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Westwood Holdings Group Inc. purchased a new position in Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 11,796 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $150,000.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    Wheaton’s new streaming deal is with Brazilian miner Vale (NYSE:VALE)at its Voisey Bay nickel mine in Newfoundland, Canada. Wheaton, along with smaller Canadian streaming company Cobalt 27 Capital Corp., will invest a combined $690 million in Vale’s $1.7 billion expansion of the mine. Vale’s initial plans have been delayed since last August, when the price of nickel declined; however, thanks to Wheaton and Cobalt 27, the mine will be expanded and will begin producing cobalt by 2021.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D increased its stake in shares of Vale (NYSE:VALE) by 12.4% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 781,510 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 86,443 shares during the quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D’s holdings in Vale were worth $9,941,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rational Advisors LLC grew its position in Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) by 49.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 14,951 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,951 shares during the period. Rational Advisors LLC’s holdings in Vale were worth $191,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Brookfield Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 40,493 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $515,000.