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Hot Stocks For 2019

The 2018 Social Security trustees’ report was recently released, and it reiterated what we already knew — that Social Security is going to be in serious trouble unless we take action.

However, there’s a little more to the story than that. For example, did you know that Social Security has nearly $3 trillion in reserves right now? Or do you know why Social Security is expected to be in trouble and what we could do about it?

With that in mind, here are five key takeaways from the 2018 Social Security trustees’ report that help paint a clearer picture of the current and future state of Social Security, and what we could do to fix it.

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Social Security added $44 billion to its reserves in 2017

Social Security’s program expenditures were $952 billion in 2017. Meanwhile, the program generated a total of $997 billion in income — $911 billion of this came from non-interest sources (mainly payroll taxes), and another $85 billion came from interest income on Social Security’s reserves. (Note: Numbers may not add perfectly due to rounding.)

Hot Stocks For 2019: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(CHKP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) plies its trade in the fast-growing cybersecurity market — a market that’s expected to hit $96 billion in revenue this year, an increase of 8% over 2017, according to Gartner’s estimates. However, one look at the cybersecurity specialist’s recent performance indicates that it hasn’t been able to capitalize on that vast potential.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest decreased to 8.24 million shares from the previous reading of 8.45 million. Shares were trading at $102.91, in a 52-week range of $95.03 to $119.20.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest increased to 11.56 million shares from the previous reading of 10.59 million. Shares were trading at $97.55, in a 52-week range of $93.76 to $119.20.

Hot Stocks For 2019: Computer Programs and Systems Inc.(CPSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Hot Stocks For 2019: InterOil Corporation(IOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    I/O Coin (CURRENCY:IOC) traded 26.1% higher against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on August 17th. Over the last seven days, I/O Coin has traded up 50% against the US dollar. One I/O Coin coin can now be purchased for $0.39 or 0.00005901 BTC on exchanges. I/O Coin has a market capitalization of $6.55 million and approximately $14,268.00 worth of I/O Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about InterOil (NYSE:IOC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring 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. InterOil earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.5148763796823 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

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

SEE ALSO: 5 Emerging-Markets Funds That Are Crushing U.S. Stock

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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

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

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

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

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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

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

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

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

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019

Pedevco (NYSEAMERICAN:PED) — and PED stock — looked like another casualty of the changing oil and gas landscape. But Pedevco aka Pacific Energy Development, looks to have saved itself… for now. Thanks to a debt restructuring agreement at the end of June, Pedevco has avoided immediate insolvency. As a result, PED stock has gone on a tear, rising as much as 1,000% in recent weeks. So what now? Well, the PED stock forecast is far from sunny.

The past few years has been a terrible time for American oil and gas companies. The plunge in oil prices from ~$100/barrel to as low as $27 in 2016 wiped out many exploration and production companies’ balance sheets. The persistently low price of natural gas hasn’t helped matters. As a result, small oil and gas companies like Pedevco have been going bust at a rapid pace in recent times.

And Pedevco hasn’t escaped that fate. As PED stock owners are likely to discover in coming months, merely avoiding bankruptcy doesn’t mean the common stock is suddenly a bargain. Due to the terms of the debt restructuring, Pedevco is likely to see its stock diluted to a massive degree. This will put inexorable downward pressure on PED stock going forward.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC(CQH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    I wouldn’t personally buy Cheniere Energy — it has a complex corporate structure that includes not just Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. but also Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC (NYSE: CQH), where the only asset is an ownership stake in Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. Cheniere Energy is attempting to resolve this issue by acquiring Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings. Until that process is complete, however, that’s just too much corporate complexity for my taste.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: LNG) announced Thursday morning that it is acquiring the approximately 8.1% of subsidiary Cheniere Energy Partners Holdings LLC (NYSEAMERICAN: CQH) that it does not already own in an all-stock deal valued at $28.24 per share of Cheniere Partners Holdings.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: LNG) has agreed to acquire all publicly traded shares that it does not already own in Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC (NYSEAMERICAN: CQH) for $30.93 per share in Cheniere Energy stock. The transaction is expected to be tax-free to Cheniere Holdings shareholders. The proposed acquisition was first announced on May 17.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Gabelli Funds LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC (NYSEAMERICAN:CQH) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 18,263 shares of the energy company’s stock, valued at approximately $574,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cheniere Energy Partners (NYSEAMERICAN:CQH) – Equities research analysts at US Capital Advisors boosted their Q2 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Cheniere Energy Partners in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, May 14th. US Capital Advisors analyst J. Carreker now expects that the energy company will post earnings of $0.57 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.54. US Capital Advisors also issued estimates for Cheniere Energy Partners’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.57 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.57 EPS.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Also, after grappling with the issue for several quarters, management was finally able to finalize a deal to acquire the remaining shares outstanding in Cheniere Energy Partners Holdings (NYSEMKT:CQH). Management made an initial offer to acquire the subsidiary holding company back in 2016 as a way to simplify its corporate structure, but it was hung up in a conflicts committee with the board for some time. The new deal is now finalized and set to close this quarter.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Neovasc Inc.(NVCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Neovasc Inc. (NASDAQ: NVCN) fell about 21% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $0.26 after closing at $0.33 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $2.12. Volume of about 7.3 million was around 7 times the daily average. The medical device maker had no specific news.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neovasc Inc (NASDAQ:NVCN) (TSE:NVC) traded down 14.3% during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $2.60 and last traded at $2.69. 1,108,600 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 141% from the average session volume of 459,569 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.14.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Neovasc
    On May 15, medical device maker Neovasc Inc. (NASDAQ: NVCN) asked shareholders to approve a 1-for-100 reverse stock split at the company’s June 4 annual general meeting. Short interest in the stock soared more than 34% in the two-week period until May 31. Short sellers piled in and amassed nearly 98 million shares, about half of the company’s float. Shares closed $0.03 on Monday in a 52-week range of $0.03 to $1.89.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Dover Corporation(DOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) which traded up 5% at $78.05. The stock’s 52-week range is $66.16 to $88.09. Volume was nearly 4 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.7 million.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dover Co. (NYSE:DOV) shares fell 0.4% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $75.74 and last traded at $76.69. 47,494 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 97% from the average session volume of 1,892,556 shares. The stock had previously closed at $77.02.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Apergy (NYSE: APY) and Dover (NYSE:DOV) are both construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Dover (NYSE:DOV) had its price objective raised by investment analysts at Royal Bank of Canada to $86.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, The Fly reports. The firm currently has a “sector perform” rating on the industrial products company’s stock. Royal Bank of Canada’s price target suggests a potential downside of 2.27% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    The first list of Dividend Aristocrats published in 1989 comprised 26 stocks. Remarkably, nine of the 26 stocks are still part of the Dividend Aristocrat group.

    Dividend Aristocrat No. of Years of Consecutive Dividend Increases Payout Ratio (Last 12 Months) Current Dividend Yield
    Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) 55 67.6% 2.7%
    Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) 62 37.4% 2%
    Emerson Electric (NYSE: EMR) 60 69% 2.62%
    Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) 62 62.7% 3.12%
    Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) 55 724.9% 2.57%
    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) 55 440.7% 3.5%
    Lowe’s Companies (NYSE: LOW) 55 37.4% 1.97%
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) 60 70.4% 2.65%
    Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) 62 72.2% 3.94%

    Data source: S&P Global Market Intelligence, company financials, Yahoo Finance. Table by author. 

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Suffice to note that Welbilt stock also had a strong month and other companies with segments exposed to the food sector, such as Dover (NYSE:DOV) and Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW), had pretty good months as well.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Computer Programs and Systems Inc.(CPSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Fuel Tech, Inc.(FTEK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fuel Tech (NASDAQ:FTEK) issued its earnings results on Monday. The industrial products company reported ($0.06) earnings per share for the quarter, reports. Fuel Tech had a negative net margin of 17.57% and a negative return on equity of 2.86%.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Nu Skin Enterprises Inc.(NUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $81.72 and last traded at $81.25, with a volume of 3382 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $80.34.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares of Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:NUS) were looking attractive today after the beauty and skin-care company turned in better-than-expected results in its second-quarter earnings report. As a result, the stock was up 12.8% as of 11:56 a.m. EDT.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS) and PetIQ (NASDAQ:PETQ) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) General Counsel D Matthew Dorny sold 2,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.90, for a total value of $199,750.00. Following the transaction, the general counsel now owns 33,871 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,706,292.90. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

The January jobs report showed more than 100,000 jobs were created last month than economists expected. Beats of that magnitude usually spark a lot of optimism about the economy, driving stocks higher over the subsequent days and months and benefiting energy, industrial and banking stocks the most, history shows.

CNBC analysis using the Kensho tool looked at all the times in the last 20 years when the jobs report exceeded estimates by 100,000 or more and what happens to stocks and certain sectors the day of the report, as well as one week and three months later.

Day of:
S&P 500 jumps 0.6 percent on averageBest stocks: Industrials (+1.1 percent avg. gain), Energy (+0.9 percent), Technology (+0.8 percent) One week later:
S&P 500 adds 0.6 percent on averageBest stocks: Industrials (+1.5 percent avg. gain), Energy (+1.2 percent), Technology (+0.9 percent) Three months later:
S&P 500 adds 1.8 percentBest stocks: Energy (+6.9 percent) Materials (+4.2 percent avg. gain), Industrials (+3.4 percent), Financials (+3.2 percent)

This historical data via Kensho fits with the fundamental case. A much stronger-than-expected jobs report signals the economy is doing better than we thought, so investors pile into economically sensitive stocks like energy and industrial shares. Bank stocks do well as yields jump, as they were on Friday.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Travelzoo Inc.(TZOO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares jumped 56.69 percent to close at $1.27 on Wednesday on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 26.84 percent to close at $37.10. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) climbed 25.56 percent to close at $10.61.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) gained 24.7 percent to close at $9.75 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) shares climbed 19.24 percent to close at $4.71.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 18.73 percent to close at $18.64.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 18.28 percent to close at $5.89. Genprex expanded its operations to Cambridge, Mass.
    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) rose 13.92 percent to close at $2.70 following Q1 results.
    Rocky Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCKY) shares surged 13.57 percent to close at $23.85 after reporting Q1 results.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) shares rose 12.5 percent to close at $4.14 on Wednesday.
    USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) jumped 11.24 percent to close at $106.85 following Q1 results.
    SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) rose 11.16 percent to close at $16.24 after the company reported Q4 results and agreed to sell and leaseback eight distribution centers for an aggregate purchase price of $483 million.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares gained 10.74 percent to close at $15.36 following Q3 results.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) rose 9.15 percent to close at $46.28 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares climbed 8.49 percent to close at $64.18 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) gained 8.2 percent to close at $107.94 af
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares climbed 54.2 percent to $1.25 on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) climbed 21.3 percent to $9.40 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) gained 16.5 percent to $4.60.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares rose 11.2 percent to $15.4206 following Q3 results.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) shares rose 11 percent to $15.3289. McDermott issued a release reiterating rejection of Subsea 7's offer.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares gained 9.2 percent to $64.61 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) surged 8.5 percent to $46.00 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) climbed 7.5 percent to $107.22 after reporting Q1 results.
    Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNA) rose 6.1 percent to $14.78. B. Riley initiated coverage on Allena Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.6 percent to $102.90 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 4.5 percent to $17.03 following strong Q1 results.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 4.2 percent to $22.20 after reporting Q1 results.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Travelzoo (NASDAQ:TZOO) major shareholder Azzurro Capital Inc sold 69,758 shares of Travelzoo stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.13, for a total transaction of $1,264,712.54. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) got a boost, shooting up 30 percent to $10.16 following strong Q1 results.

    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares were also up, gaining 8 percent to $64.01 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Headlines about Travelzoo (NASDAQ:TZOO) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Travelzoo earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the information services provider an impact score of 45.7844951553237 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: IEC Electronics Corp.(IEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares jumped 31.6 percent to $12.18 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 26.5 percent to $14.55 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares gained 25 percent to $4.0234 following Q1 beat.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) jumped 23.5 percent to $55.12 following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) gained 23.3 percent to $59.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 22.5 percent to $47.51 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares surged 21.7 percent to $3.36. Amazon.com's partnership with Sears started in 2017 with an agreement to sell Kenmore-branded appliances online. On Wednesday, the companies announced an extension of their relationship to now include tire delivery and installations.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) jumped 21.3 percent to $2.68 following Q1 results.
    LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) surged 20.4 percent to $3.395 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE: SUP) gained 19 percent to $15.82 after reporting Q1 results.
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLCM) shares rose 18.5 percent to $8.13 following Q1 results.
    Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) rose 18.3 percent to $52.47 after the company posted strong quarterly results.
    Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) shares jumped 18.3 percent to $6.47 following quarterly results.
    IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE: IEC) shares climbed 17 percent to $4.68 after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 16.8 percent to $90.10 following Q4 results.
    Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR)

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Jack Henry & Associates Inc.(JKHY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. raised its position in Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ:JKHY) by 42.5% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 3,154 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 940 shares during the period. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc.’s holdings in Jack Henry & Associates were worth $381,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Computer Programs and Systems Inc.(CPSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Model N, Inc.(MODN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Model N (NYSE: MODN) and Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Model N (NYSE:MODN) and Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Arista Networks, Inc.(ANET)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    D.A. Davidson & CO. boosted its holdings in Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) by 35.4% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,368 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 358 shares during the quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings in Arista Networks were worth $349,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) slumped on Friday after the networking hardware company reported its first-quarter results. While Arista beat analyst estimates for both revenue and earnings, guidance calling for a slowdown in revenue growth and gross margin deterioration seems to have overshadowed an otherwise positive report. As of 11:25 a.m. EDT, Arista stock was down about 9.2%.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Yesterday, the Fed Open Market Committee announced it would not raise interest rates this session. The central bank committee, which is in charge of monetary policy, said that inflation is rising and that the U.S. economy is getting better. Markets are now looking forward to the next meeting on June 12 for the U.S. Federal Reserve to bump rates higher for the second time in 2018. Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) slumped more than 4.5% after Tesla CEO Elon Musk held an highly unusual earnings call. After announcing that his firm burned through $700 million in cash during the quarter of 2018, Musk refused to take any more questions on the company’s fiscal health, dismissing analysts’ questions as “boring.” Musk instead spent the rest of the quarterly call taking questions from a YouTuber named Gali Russell who had lobbied Musk on Twitter to let him partake in the earnings call. This morning, the U.S. Labor Department reported initial jobless claims rose by 2,000, to 211,000. Analysts had projected 225,000 for the week. The tightening U.S. labor market has now seen the total number of Americans receiving benefits fall to the lowest level since 1973. America’s unemployment rate is sitting at 4.1%, the lowest figure in 17 years. Tomorrow, the Labor Department will release the April jobs report.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: GPRO, SPOT, CI
    GoPro Inc. (Nasdaq: GPRO) will lead another busy day of earnings reports on Wall Street. The firm will report earnings after the bell Thursday. Wall Street expects that the tech firm is about to report a loss of -$0.40 per share on top of $175.40 billion in revenue. Here’s a way to make a lot of money in a short time during earnings season. Spotify Technology SA (NYSE: SPOT) did not have a very good first earnings report. Shares plunged more than 8% after the firm’s music-streaming forecasts fell well short of expectations. During its earnings report, signals indicated that the firm’s growth could slow despite news that its

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Traders sold shares of Arista Networks Inc (NYSE:ANET) on strength during trading on Tuesday. $45.83 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $98.10 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $52.27 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Arista Networks had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Arista Networks traded up $0.11 for the day and closed at $255.86

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Westpac Banking Corp raised its stake in shares of Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) by 19.7% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 3,651 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 602 shares during the period. Westpac Banking Corp’s holdings in Arista Networks were worth $932,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 3rd. The technology company reported $1.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.51 by $0.15. The business had revenue of $472.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $463.39 million. Arista Networks had a net margin of 27.19% and a return on equity of 28.72%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 40.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.93 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Arista Networks will post 6.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Lam Research Corporation(LRCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ: LRCX) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy and the price target was cut to $180 from $224 (versus a $155.40 close) by analyst Toshiya Hari at Goldman Sachs. The downgrade warns that semiconductor capex was going to face a larger fallout from a broad-based correction in 2019. Lam Research’s stock was trading down another 3.2% at $150.50 on Wednesday morning, and previously it had a consensus target price of $239.30. The shares are now down over 35% from the 52-week high.

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    But to the extent that investors are on edge about weakening demand, it’s worth noting that earnings news flow has been encouraging for some parts of the industry. Here are some takeaways from the March quarter reports delivered so far by the likes of Texas Instruments (TXN) , STMicroelectronics (STM) , Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) , Lam Research (LRCX) , Teradyne (TER) and SK Hynix (HXSCL) .

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Friday.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    As a result Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) and Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ: LRCX) were downgraded to Neutral from Buy on muted earnings growth, owing to softening WFE and limited operating leverage. At the same time, Merrill Lynch maintained a Buy on KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ: KLAC,) which is more defensive due to higher logic/foundry and technology exposure versus memory and production.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: StarTek, Inc.(SRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sartorius (ETR:SRT) received a €100.00 ($116.28) price target from research analysts at Commerzbank in a report released on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “sell” rating on the stock. Commerzbank’s target price suggests a potential downside of 17.36% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ: CCRN) and StarTek (NYSE:SRT) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) and StarTek (NYSE:SRT) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    Startek’s (SRT) CEO Chad Carlson on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) -$0.01 Earnings Per Share Expected for StarTek (SRT) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) StarTek (SRT) Downgraded by ValuEngine to Sell (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: StarTek (SRT) Given $13.50 Consensus Price Target by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Edited Transcript of SRT earnings conference call or presentation 8-May-18 8:30pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com)

    StarTek traded down $0.03, hitting $6.98, during trading hours on Friday, according to MarketBeat. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 199,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 114,323. StarTek has a 12 month low of $6.57 and a 12 month high of $14.78. The company has a market capitalization of $108.16 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -87.25 and a beta of 0.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70, a quick ratio of 2.24 and a current ratio of 2.41.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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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 Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sphere 3D Corp.(ANY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    MINDBODY (NASDAQ: MB) and Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Sphere 3D Corp (NASDAQ:ANY) were down 9.4% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $0.29 and last traded at $0.29. Approximately 2,010 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 100% from the average daily volume of 769,788 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.32.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sphere 3D Corp (NASDAQ:ANY) was down 0% during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $0.31 and last traded at $0.34. Approximately 6,746 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 99% from the average daily volume of 962,980 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.34.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DST Systems (NASDAQ: ANY) and Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY) 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, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Active Stock of Yesterday— Sphere 3D Corp. (ANY) (stockmarketstop.com) Sphere 3D Corp. (NasdaqCM:ANY): A Look at the 60.00000 Margin Score (zeelandpress.com) Hot Aspects to Watch Out: Sphere 3D Corp. (ANY) (nysedaily.com) How the Internet Caused Explosive Growth in the Flat Earth Theory (innotechtoday.com) Visualizing Toxicity in Twitter Conversations (medium.com)

    Shares of NASDAQ ANY remained flat at $$0.27 during trading hours on Friday. The company had a trading volume of 418,237 shares, compared to its average volume of 548,559. Sphere 3D has a 1 year low of $0.13 and a 1 year high of $4.80.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

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In particular, García is eager to help minority and Latino families like the one he grew up in, and make the case for good financial habits over the long haul to create stronger families and communities.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: j2 Global, Inc.(JCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    J2 Global (NASDAQ:JCOM) Director W Brian Kretzmer sold 5,942 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.25, for a total value of $518,439.50. Following the transaction, the director now owns 6,764 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $590,159. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Ringcentral, Inc.(RNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RingCentral (NYSE: RNG) and Inovalon (NASDAQ:INOV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of RingCentral (NYSE:RNG) were up 2.9% during trading on Friday after SunTrust Banks raised their price target on the stock to $80.00. SunTrust Banks currently has a buy rating on the stock. RingCentral traded as high as $81.20 and last traded at $74.55. Approximately 19,219 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 96% from the average daily volume of 485,528 shares. The stock had previously closed at $76.80.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: AU Optronics Corp(AUO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Corning Incorporated in a largely steady uptrend since we recommended the stock while Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) skyrocketed last yearand LG Display Co Ltd (NYSE: LPL) and AU Optronics Corp (NYSE: AUO) have not done much:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AU Optronics (NYSE: AUO) and DSP Group (NASDAQ:DSPG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten brokerages that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a hold rating to the company.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Tucows Inc.(TCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of INVESTMENTAKTIENGESELLSCHAFT FUER LANGFRISTIGE INVESTOREN TGVBerkshire Hathaway Inc (BRK.A) – 521 shares, 23.36% of the total portfolio. Microsoft Corp (MSFT) – 1,578,000 shares, 20.34% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 1%Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) – 86,580 shares, 13.74% of the total portfolio. Tucows Inc (TCX) – 904,292 shares, 9.54% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 1.12%Fastenal Co (FAS

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Sean Williams, and Maxx Chatsko]

    So, which stocks do we think are capable of delivering gains like that for shareholders who buy today? We asked a team of investors to weigh in, and they pickedSolarEdge Technologies(NASDAQ:SEDG),Proto Labs(NYSE:PRLB), and Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX).

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Online services veteran Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) reported first-quarter earnings last night, and the mixed results failed to impress investors. The stock fell as much as 9.4% Thursday morning before bouncing back to a smaller 6% drop.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) (TSE:TC) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Thursday.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Harmonic Inc.(HLIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) and Commscope (NASDAQ:COMM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ:HLIT) Director William F. Reddersen acquired 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 21st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $3.99 per share, with a total value of $19,950.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 199,574 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $796,300.26. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ:HLIT) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $5.33.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Computer Programs and Systems Inc.(CPSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM) were up 15.3% as of 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday after the database marketing company confirmed it will sell its Acxiom Marketing Solutions (AMS) business to Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) for $2.3 billion in cash.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ARGI Investment Services LLC grew its position in Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) by 85.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 96,494 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 44,331 shares during the period. ARGI Investment Services LLC’s holdings in Interpublic Group of Companies were worth $2,222,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. boosted its position in shares of Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE:IPG) by 5.2% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 122,213 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,018 shares during the period. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in Interpublic Group of Companies were worth $2,815,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas cut its stake in Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) by 1.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 334,571 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 4,261 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas owned about 0.09% of Interpublic Group of Companies worth $7,705,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Baidu Inc.(BIDU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) recently authorized a buyback of upto $1 billion in shares over the next 12 months. The buyback, which will be funded with the company’s existing cash, could reduce Baidu’s float by about 1% based on its current market cap of $85 billion.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Chinese tech giant Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) recently posted solid second quarter numbers that topped analyst expectations. Its revenue rose 32% annually to 26 billion RMB ($3.93 billion), beating estimates by $40 million.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Shares of Baidu(NASDAQ:BIDU)were hitting all-time highs last week, but after they tumbled 15% over the past three trading days, it’s easy to wonder if they will be revisiting Wednesday’s high-water mark anytime soon. China’s leading search engine has seen its stock come under pressure after its COO announced late last week that he would be stepping down.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    On this episode of Industry Focus: Tech, host Dylan Lewis is joined by Fool.com contributor Danny Vena to discuss how iQiyi’s(NASDAQ:IQ) connection to Baidu(NASDAQ:BIDU) may give investors an advantage compared to a traditional start-up.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    The United States is only one problem of many Ford faces. Among others is tumbling sales in China, the world’s largest car market. It has set a partnership with Chinese tech company Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU). From the Ford press release, it is hard to see how this will work:

  • [By Anders Bylund, Jason Hall, Danny Vena, Jordan Wathen, and Brian Feroldi]

    In that spirit, we asked a few of our Motley Fool investors what they see as the best investment ideas at the start of July, 2018. They were quick to suggest Chinese e-commerce giantBaidu(NASDAQ:BIDU), coffee giant Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX), clean energy specialist TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP), semiconductor veteran Intel, (NASDAQ:INTC), and Texan bankCullen/Frost Bankers(NYSE:CFR).

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: MAM Software Group, Inc.(MAMS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Lexmark International, Inc.(LXK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Lexmark International (NYSE:LXK) has been trending somewhat negative on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lexmark International earned a coverage optimism score of -0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 42.9230217304115 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.