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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019

When Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) introduced the iPhone 6 series smartphones back in September 2014, the devices came in two different screen options. The standard-sized model with a 4.7-inch display was called iPhone 6 and the larger one with a 5.5-inch display was marketed as the iPhone 6 Plus. 

Apple continued to offer both screen sizes for several subsequent generations, including the iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, and iPhone 8 product families.

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Last year, alongside the iPhone 8 product family, Apple introduced a radically redesigned device, called the iPhone X. This device came in only a single screen size: 5.8 inches. While the iPhone X has done well for the company, there’s clearly an opportunity for Apple to appeal to a broader set of potential customers by introducing a larger-screen version of the iPhone X. 

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Veritiv Corporation(VRTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Veritiv (NYSE:VRTV) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

    Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Veritiv Corp (NYSE:VRTV) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $33.50.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Synacor, Inc.(SYNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SVMK (NASDAQ:SVMK) and Synacor (NASDAQ:SYNC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Syncona Ltd (LON:SYNC) announced a dividend on Thursday, June 14th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, June 21st will be paid a dividend of GBX 2.30 ($0.03) per share on Monday, July 30th. This represents a yield of 1.02%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 21st. The official announcement can be seen at this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about Synacor (NASDAQ:SYNC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog 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. Synacor earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the information services provider an impact score of 47.6409011491603 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HealthStream (NASDAQ: SYNC) and Synacor (NASDAQ:SYNC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and profitability.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.(MDRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDRX) saw unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 1,317 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 2,211% compared to the typical daily volume of 57 put options.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDRX) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eighteen ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $16.51.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 34.7 percent to $45.50 in pre-market trading following news that the FDA has approved Andexxa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 15.7 percent to $6.65 in pre-market trading after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    China Recycling Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CREG) rose 14.7 percent to $2.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 57.89 percent on Thursday.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 11 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) rose 9.2 percent to $1.90 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 9.1 percent to $51.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) rose 9 percent to $12.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted Q1 results and agreed to acquire HealthGrid.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) rose 7.6 percent to $75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7.5 percent to $10.15 in pre-market trading following Q3 results.
    Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) rose 4.5 percent to $11.83 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly earnings.
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) shares rose 4.4 percent to $190.50 in the pre-market trading session as the company posted upbeat Q4 results.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) shares rose 3.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.98 percent on Thursday.
    Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL) shares rose 3.6 percent to $27.65 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: H
  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Shares of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ:MDRX), an information technology company focused on the healthcare industry, are up 11% as of 11:30 a.m. EDT. The double-digit gain is attributable to its release of mostly positive second-quarter results. 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ:MDRX) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Thursday.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Smith Micro Software Inc.(SMSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Okta (NASDAQ: OKTA) and Smith Micro Software (NASDAQ:SMSI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Short Interest in Smith Micro Software (SMSI) Increases By 51.9% (americanbankingnews.com) Smith Micro Software’s (SMSI) CEO Bill Smith on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) Smith Micro Software (SMSI) Reports Q1 Loss of $0.10 (streetinsider.com) Smith Micro Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results (finance.yahoo.com) Smith Micro announces above market USD 7.0m private placement offering (financial-news.co.uk)

    Separately, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Smith Micro Software from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Connecture (OTCMKTS: CNXR) and Smith Micro Software (NASDAQ:SMSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: PGT, Inc.(PGTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    There is also a boost to windows, doors, and roofing. JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. (NYSE: JELD) was up 2.4% at $26.05 late on Tuesday, but that is a gain of over 5% from last Friday for the doors and windows maker. PGI Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGTI) had been up as high as $26.40 earlier on Tuesday, but the last look of being down 1% at $25.95 was still up over 2% from last Friday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Laurion Capital Management LP lessened its stake in PGT Innovations Inc (NYSE:PGTI) by 52.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 40,603 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 45,000 shares during the quarter. Laurion Capital Management LP owned 0.08% of PGT Innovations worth $847,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PGT Innovations (NYSE:PGTI) and Griffon (NYSE:GFF) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Griffon (NYSE:GFF) and PGT Innovations (NYSE:PGTI) are both small-cap multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and risk.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: TGC Industries Inc.(TGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo, Travis Hoium, and Todd Campbell]

    Three stocks that aren’t even on Wall Street’s radar yet are Tallgrass Energy (NYSE:TGE), Invitae Corporation (NYSE:NVTA), and MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM). Here’s why these three Motley Fool contributors think these stocks could open up the door for investors who are looking where others aren’t to potentially earn some outsized gains. 

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Tallgrass Energy (NYSE:TGE) is one of several pipeline companies that emerged from the rubble of the oil market downturn very different from how they entered it. Like many of its peers, Tallgrass recently consolidated its corporate structure by acquiring its master limited partnership (MLP). That transaction strengthened its financial profile. And that positions the company to deliver a sustainable income stream with significant upside potential from expansion projects coming down the pipeline, making it a much more appealing option for income seekers.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Tallgrass Energy (NYSE:TGE) is a relative unknown in the energy sector. While the company operates one of the more important natural gas pipelines in the country, investors have yet to catch on to its story. Because of that, shares of the pipeline company are cheap, which positions investors to potentially capture meaningful gains if the discount between its peers narrows. Add in a monster dividend and significant upside from some expansion projects it has in development, and Tallgrass Energy could deliver attention-grabbing returns in the coming years.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tallgrass Energy (NYSE: TGE) is one of 34 publicly-traded companies in the “Natural gas transmission” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Tallgrass Energy to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.(WMS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Advanced Drainage Systems (NYSE:WMS) had its target price hoisted by equities researchers at Robert W. Baird from $29.00 to $32.00 in a report issued on Wednesday. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the construction company’s stock. Robert W. Baird’s price target points to a potential upside of 10.15% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Advanced Drainage Systems (NYSE:WMS) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 29, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE: BAH) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $1.67 billion.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $396.17 million.
    Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ: LABL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of $424.96 million.
    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.15 per share on revenue of $382.4 million.
    The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE: BNS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $5.46 billion.
    Jianpu Technology Inc. (NYSE: JT) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $47.51 million.
    Trans World Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: TWMC) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (NYSE: WMS) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $249.44 million.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.48 per share on revenue of $5.73 million.
    Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) is projected to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) is expected to report earnings for its first quarter.

     

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: TG Therapeutics, Inc.(TGTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    TG Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: TGTX) has final Phase 2 data from its trial of ublituximab (TG-1101) in relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis in October. The company will make an oral presentation at the upcoming 34th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS), which will be held on October 10 to 12.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    The closing weeks of summer could heat up for a few biotechs with experimental new therapies getting close to the finish line. TG Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:TGTX) and Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGMO) will reveal some hotly anticipated clinical trial results in the weeks ahead. Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKCA) is a lot closer to commercializing its first product in the U.S., but it’s still relying on two approval decisions in its near future.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After reporting that it will no longer consider an accelerated pathway to approval of a combination drug therapy in clinical trials, TG Therapeutics (NASDAQ:TGTX) shares are tumbling 34% at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday.

  • [By George Budwell]

    Shares of the B-cell malignancy and autoimmune disease specialist TG Therapeutics (NASDAQ:TGTX) fell by an eye-popping 55.9% last month, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. What triggered this dramatic sell-off?

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    This year’s biggest oncology conference delivered some surprises and gave investors plenty to look forward to in the months ahead. Loxo Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ:LOXO), and TG Therapeutics (NASDAQ:TGTX) are already having a great year that could get a lot better, while recently beaten down Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) will get a chance to redeem itself.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: ESSA Pharma Inc.(EPIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Avid Bioservices (NASDAQ:CDMO) and ESSA Pharma (NASDAQ:EPIX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Neuralstem, Inc.(CUR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Pluristem Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CUR) and Neuralstem (NASDAQ:CUR) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Neuralstem, Inc. (NASDAQ:CUR) were down 16% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $1.24 and last traded at $1.37. Approximately 595,500 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 205% from the average daily volume of 195,111 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.63.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

Here we go again. The Dow Jones Industrial Average cracked through 24,000 this morning as investors will have all the symptoms of Buyers Fever heading into the last trading day of the month.  This month will mark the eighth positive month for the market, suggesting that the rally should be getting too long in the tooth. Nonetheless, the reality is that money is still pouring into stocks and the robust market is providing ample opportunities for the bulls and bears.

This morning’s three big stock charts reviews the technicals of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) as this trio is putting traders in an uneasy spot with recent underperformance.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: 1-800 FLOWERS.COM Inc.(FLWS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    1-800-Flowers.com Inc (NASDAQ:FLWS)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallAug. 23, 2018, 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    1-800-Flowers (NASDAQ:FLWS) had its price target hoisted by DA Davidson from $10.00 to $11.00 in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the specialty retailer’s stock. DA Davidson also issued estimates for 1-800-Flowers’ FY2018 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at ($0.24) EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $1.02 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at ($0.16) EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at ($0.10) EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.54 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: JAKKS Pacific, Inc.(JAKK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Jakks Pacific (NASDAQ:JAKK) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Saturday.

    Several other brokerages have also recently weighed in on JAKK. Stifel Nicolaus lowered their target price on Jakks Pacific from $2.70 to $2.50 and set a hold rating on the stock in a report on Friday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research cut Jakks Pacific from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Monday, April 30th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a market perform rating and set a $2.50 target price (down from $3.50) on shares of Jakks Pacific in a report on Friday, February 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a hold rating to the company. Jakks Pacific has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $2.69.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Headlines about JAKKS Pacific (NASDAQ:JAKK) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. JAKKS Pacific earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.746095708984 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAKK) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest in the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,973,265 shares, a decline of 38.2% from the July 31st total of 3,191,567 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 91,634 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 21.5 days. Approximately 11.4% of the company’s shares are sold short.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAKK) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group raised their Q2 2018 EPS estimates for JAKKS Pacific in a report issued on Monday, June 18th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst S. Wissink now expects that the company will earn ($0.50) per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of ($0.63). Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for JAKKS Pacific’s Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.31) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($0.56) EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.50 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.05 EPS.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.(TROW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in T. Rowe Price Group Inc (NASDAQ:TROW) by 2.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 402,221 shares of the asset manager’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,746 shares during the quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned approximately 0.17% of T. Rowe Price Group worth $43,428,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    T. Rowe Price Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW), which manages mutual funds and manages assets globally under the same T. Rowe Price name, has seen its shares rise 2% in the past week and rise 14% year to date. Its market cap is about $29 billion.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Transocean Inc.(RIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Spencer Israel]

    Oil companies were popular sells for the month, including ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), BP p.l.c. (NYSE: BP), and Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) all net sold. Investors also net sold Alcoa Corp. (NYSE: AA), Starbucks Corporation (NYSE: CMG). and Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) in the midst of CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Congress. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ocean Rig UDW (NYSE: RIG) and Transocean (NYSE:RIG) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    An issue of Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) debt fell 2.8% as a percentage of its face value during trading on Thursday. The high-yield debt issue has a 6.8% coupon and will mature on March 15, 2038. The bonds in the issue are now trading at $82.13 and were trading at $84.00 one week ago. Price changes in a company’s debt in credit markets often predict parallel changes in its stock price.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    On June 27, shares of Seadrill Ltd (NYSE:SDRL), Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc (NYSE:DO), and Ensco PLC (NYSE:ESV) traded up more than 10% at various points. And while they’ve cooled off a bit — up 9.9%, 10.3%, and 8.9%, respectively, at recent prices — they continue to march toward today’s close with big gains. And while not quite as much as the three aforementioned companies, shares of Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) and Noble Corporation PLC (NYSE:NE) are showing big days as well, up 6.4% and 7.2% in late-afternoon trading. 

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Frankly, today’s big drop shouldn’t be a surprise for anyone. The company told us many months ago that common equity investors would only retain 2% — at most — of the company when it completed its bankruptcy proceedings, yet investors continued to pay a price for its stock that, at one point, would have made Seadrill worth nearly as much as competitors Transocean (NYSE:RIG), Diamond Offshore (NYSE:DO), and Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) combined. But a relatively steady decline in the share price, combined with today’s big drop, seems to be finally putting Seadrill more in line with its peers. 

  • [By Neha Chamaria, Jason Hall, and Ashraf Eassa]

    When we asked three Motley Fool contributors to identify a stock they believe is absurdly cheap right now given its prospects, they picked Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP), Transocean (NYSE:RIG), and Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC). Here’s why.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Neuralstem, Inc.(CUR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Neuralstem, Inc. (NASDAQ:CUR) were down 16% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $1.24 and last traded at $1.37. Approximately 595,500 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 205% from the average daily volume of 195,111 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.63.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Pluristem Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CUR) and Neuralstem (NASDAQ:CUR) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: MBIA, Inc.(MBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market finished lower on Friday, with triple-digit losses for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and modest declines of as much as half a percent for other major benchmarks. A mix of economic and political news kept investors on their toes to end the week, as fears of a possible attack on Syria watered down some of the potential upside that could have stemmed from solid earnings results from the banking sector during the morning. Even though many investors have pretty positive expectations going into earnings season, some companies suffered from disappointing news that sent their shares lower. Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET), Dropbox (NASDAQ:DBX), and MBIA (NYSE:MBI) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Monster Byte (CURRENCY:MBI) traded flat against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 12:00 PM E.T. on October 5th. Monster Byte has a market cap of $888,357.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Monster Byte was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, Monster Byte has traded up 49.2% against the US dollar. One Monster Byte token can currently be purchased for about $0.0528 or 0.00000800 BTC on major exchanges.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Monster Byte (CURRENCY:MBI) traded 14.3% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 20:00 PM ET on July 22nd. During the last week, Monster Byte has traded 37.2% lower against the US dollar. Monster Byte has a market capitalization of $632,676.00 and $0.00 worth of Monster Byte was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Monster Byte token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0376 or 0.00000500 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Monster Byte (CURRENCY:MBI) traded up 32.2% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 8:00 AM E.T. on June 8th. Monster Byte has a market cap of $851,113.00 and $940.00 worth of Monster Byte was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Monster Byte token can now be purchased for about $0.0506 or 0.00000668 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. In the last week, Monster Byte has traded flat against the dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    MBIA Inc. (NYSE:MBI) saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 13,349 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,714% compared to the average daily volume of 736 call options.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.(NAVB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    After looking at last week’s top performing penny stocks, we’ll show you a penny stock that’s on the verge of bringing you triple-digit returns…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Orchids Paper Products Co. (NYSE: TIS) $2.60 218.83%
    China Rapid Finance Ltd. (NYSE: XRF) $2.69 69.01%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $1.21 42.17%
    Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: RGLS) $0.29 33.40%
    Farmmi Inc. (Nasdaq: FAMI) $3.82 30.51%
    Biolase Inc. (Nasdaq: BIOL) $1.85 29.93%
    Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: NAVB) $0.18 26.99%
    Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: BLPH) $0.92 25.56%
    Inpixon (Nasdaq: INPX) $0.14 24.36%
    JMU Ltd. (Nasdaq: JMU) $1.58 24.05%

    While some of those returns look spectacular, we’re not convinced these penny stocks will keep growing.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    After looking at last week’s top performing penny stocks, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with real growth potential that just popped up on our radar…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    New Age Beverage Corp. (NADAQ: NBEV) $3.94 286.79%
    India Globalization Capital Inc. (NYSE: IGC) $2.18 181.55%
    Ascent Capital Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ASCMA) $2.16 103.85%
    Netlist Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST) $0.73 80.56%
    Oragenics Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) $0.92 71.63%
    Astrotech Corp. (NASDAQ: ASTC) $3.44 68.37%
    Command Security Corp. (NYSE: MOC) $2.77 51.09%
    Oasmia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: OASM) $3.57 50.66%
    NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: NBY) $2.10 48.15%
    Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: NAVB) $0.25 45.72%

    While the gains these stocks made are exciting, they also highlight the danger of investing in penny stocks.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Foresight Energy LP(FELP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Foresight Energy (NYSE:FELP) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Foresight Energy Partners LP is a producer and marketer of thermal coal. It operates four underground mining complexes, all in the Illinois Basin region of the United States. The Company’s mining complexes consist of: Williamson Energy, LLC, Sugar Camp Energy, LLC, Hillsboro Energy, LLC and Macoupin Energy, LLC. It markets and sells its coal to a diverse customer base including electric utility and industrial companies in the eastern United States, as well as the seaborne thermal coal market. Foresight Energy Partners LP is based in St. Louis, Missouri. “

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Press coverage about Foresight Energy (NYSE:FELP) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Foresight Energy earned a news sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the energy company an impact score of 49.1393651374458 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Foresight Energy (NYSE:FELP) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The energy company reported ($0.15) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.07) by ($0.08), reports. Foresight Energy had a negative net margin of 18.78% and a negative return on equity of 3.93%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about Foresight Energy (NYSE:FELP) have been trending somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Foresight Energy earned a coverage optimism score of -0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the energy company an impact score of 49.7617312910306 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Foresight Energy (NYSE:FELP) – Analysts at B. Riley lifted their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Foresight Energy in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, May 9th. B. Riley analyst L. Pipes now forecasts that the energy company will post earnings of ($0.08) per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of ($0.12). B. Riley has a “Neutral” rating and a $4.00 price objective on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Foresight Energy’s Q3 2018 earnings at ($0.07) EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.08) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($0.35) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($0.26) EPS and FY2020 earnings at ($0.39) EPS.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: First Internet Bancorp(INBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. lowered its stake in First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK) by 22.2% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 87,312 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 24,888 shares during the period. Penn Capital Management Co. Inc.’s holdings in First Internet Bancorp were worth $3,231,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    JBF Capital Inc. boosted its position in First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK) by 6.0% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 115,120 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,490 shares during the period. First Internet Bancorp makes up about 0.6% of JBF Capital Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 13th largest holding. JBF Capital Inc.’s holdings in First Internet Bancorp were worth $3,926,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Internet Bancorp (INBK)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Craig Hallum began coverage on shares of First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK). They issued a buy rating and a $50.00 target price on the stock.

    Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $213.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “We are optimistic on Intuit’s growing SMB exposure and believe that its strategic acquisitions will fortify this segment. Due to the continuously emerging new technologies and current market trends, cloud-based business and financial software solutions have been gaining momentum. As Intuit is already a market leader in this segment, the increased adoption helped it gain new customers, in turn, boosting the overall performance. Estimates have been stable for Intuit of late. Moreover, the company’s strategy of shifting its business to cloud-based subscription model will help generate more stable revenues over the long run. Intuit’s shares have outperformed the industry in a year’s time.”

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Qiagen N.V.(QGEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    QIAGEN’s (NYSE:QGEN) second-quarter revenue came in at the high end of management’s guidance, while adjusted earnings per share exceeded the company’s expectations.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Qiagen (NYSE:QGEN) provides technology used in analyzing liquid biopsies. The company’s CEO, Peer Schatz, specifically cited processing samples for liquid biopsy as a key growth area for Qiagen in his remarks during the company’s Q3 conference call in October.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Qiagen N.V. (NYSE:QGEN) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 5, 2019 9:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Qiagen (NYSE:QGEN), the molecular testing and lab supply company, started the year off with growth at the low end of its yearly guidance, although the first-quarter sales number was in line with where management expected to start the year.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019

What happened

Shares of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ:CLNE) moved up as much as 12.7% in morning trading on Thursday. As of 12:16 p.m. EDT, they have cooled off, but are still up 4% on a day when many stocks are down.  

So what

As is often the case, today’s increase isn’t tied to anything material that’s been reported about the company itself. Clean Energy hasn’t issued a press release or made an SEC filing of any note in about a week. And there aren’t any rumors — substantiated or otherwise — floating around that are directly tied to the company’s prospects. 

Image source: Clean Energy Fuels.

However, there is some potentially positive big-picture news. After word came out late last week that OPEC and Russia were considering increasing their oil output later this year, a more-recent source has indicated that may not be the case after all — at least not before year-end. And while oil prices haven’t exactly surged on the news, they have stabilized after multiple down days since peaking at almost $80 on May 23. Brent Crude futures are at $77.87, up from a low of $75.30 early this week. West Texas Intermediate crude, a major U.S. benchmark, peaked above $72 on May 21, and trades for $67.10 at recent prices. 

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Callaway Golf Company(ELY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Elysian (CURRENCY:ELY) traded up 1.5% against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 16:00 PM E.T. on September 20th. Elysian has a total market capitalization of $283,765.00 and $184,894.00 worth of Elysian was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last seven days, Elysian has traded up 5.8% against the US dollar. One Elysian token can currently be bought for $0.0035 or 0.00000055 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Liquid, YoBit, IDEX and Hotbit.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Elysian (CURRENCY:ELY) traded 2.8% higher against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 23:00 PM Eastern on July 20th. In the last seven days, Elysian has traded flat against the dollar. One Elysian token can now be bought for about $0.0206 or 0.00000282 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Hotbit, Qryptos, BitForex and IDEX. Elysian has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $6.33 million worth of Elysian was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fox Run Management L.L.C. trimmed its holdings in Callaway Golf Co (NYSE:ELY) by 42.4% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 29,001 shares of the company’s stock after selling 21,329 shares during the period. Fox Run Management L.L.C.’s holdings in Callaway Golf were worth $550,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment of Motley Fool Money, host Chris Hill asks senior analysts Jason Moser, Matt Argersinger, and Ron Gross to share which companies have been interesting them lately. Their responses run the investing gamut: alternative asset management firm Oaktree Capital (NYSE:OAK), sporting goods specialist Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY), and media empire Disney (NYSE:DIS).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Granite Springs Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) by 7.4% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 72,500 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 5,000 shares during the quarter. Granite Springs Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Callaway Golf were worth $1,186,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Neuralstem, Inc.(CUR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Neuralstem, Inc. (NASDAQ:CUR) were down 16% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $1.24 and last traded at $1.37. Approximately 595,500 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 205% from the average daily volume of 195,111 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.63.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Pluristem Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CUR) and Neuralstem (NASDAQ:CUR) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Virtusa Corporation(VRTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $279.85 million.

    Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ: KMDA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $24.02 million.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Virtusa (VRTU)

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Retail stocks are in focus after the U.S. Census Bureau released monthly sales figures before the bell Tuesday. The bureau said that retail sales increased by 0.3% in April, a figure that matched trade expectations. Markets had expected consumer spending to increase, however home improvement sales were not the major factor that most expected. This was evident from The Home Depot’s earnings report. Markets are increasingly optimistic over U.S. trade negotiations with China. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s No. 1 economic advisor will visit the United States this week to continue the nation’s dialogue with America. In addition, roughly 100 companies and trade associations will be sounding off to the Trump administration about the potential impact of tariffs in the Chinese markets.
    Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, AMZN, GS
    Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is in focus thanks to tax policy in Seattle. On Monday, the Seattle’s City Council passed a bill that will tax Amazon and 131 other companies $275 per employee each year in order to create a fund to address homelessness in the Seattle. The tax is half what was originally proposed and remains a contentious issue for Amazon, which is the city’s biggest employer. Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) is sounding the alarm about the state of the markets. The company warned that the U.S. budget deficit is increasing while America’s unemployment rate is falling. This hasn’t occurred since the World War II. The bank believes that the combination of the two could cause the Fed to spike interest rates in the near future. This comes at a time when the Fed has already lost control of interest rates. Look for additional earnings reports from Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE: EXP), Bitauto Holding Ltd. (Nasdaq: BITA), Virtusa Corp. (Nasdaq: VRTU), Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: ENT), and Kamada Ltd. (Nasdaq: KMDA).

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Virtusa (NASDAQ:VRTU) had its target price lifted by equities research analysts at Wedbush from $60.00 to $70.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. The brokerage currently has an “outperform” rating on the information technology services provider’s stock. Wedbush’s price target suggests a potential upside of 23.09% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Voya Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in Virtusa Co. (NASDAQ:VRTU) by 105.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 280,742 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 144,258 shares during the period. Voya Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Virtusa were worth $13,666,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Virtusa (NASDAQ:VRTU) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks issued their Q1 2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Virtusa in a report released on Wednesday, May 16th. SunTrust Banks analyst F. Atkins expects that the information technology services provider will post earnings of $0.33 per share for the quarter. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Hold” rating on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Virtusa’s Q2 2020 earnings at $0.46 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.56 EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at $0.60 EPS.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Nobilis Health Corp.(HLTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Nobilis Health (NYSEAMERICAN:HLTH) (TSE:NHC) traded down 15.6% during mid-day trading on Tuesday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The company traded as low as $1.35 and last traded at $1.35. 1,239,040 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 331% from the average session volume of 287,252 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.60.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: North American Energy Partners, Inc.(NOA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Core Laboratories (NYSE: CLB) and North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    North American Construction Group (TSE:NOA) (NYSE:NOA) had its price objective boosted by Canaccord Genuity from C$11.00 to C$14.00 in a research note released on Tuesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Franks International (NYSE: NOA) and North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mammoth Energy Services (NASDAQ: TUSK) and North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.