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Best Value Stocks For 2019

We’re often told of the importance of investing in stocks, especially when it comes to long-term savings goals, like retirement. But new data suggests that there may be another way to generate comparable returns over a lengthy period of time: becoming a landlord.

Researchers from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and Structured Portfolio Management in Stamford, Connecticut recently found that single-family homes in large U.S. cities generated average annual returns of roughly 9% between 1986 and 2014. In the study, about half of those returns stemmed from rental income, and the other half from increases in property value.

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Why is that significant? Because the stock market has historically delivered returns in the 9% ballpark as well. This data therefore suggests that you can make about as much money being a landlord as you can managing a stock portfolio over time. It also indicates that owning a rental property can be far more lucrative than conservative investments such as bonds. The question therefore becomes: Should you divert some of your investment dollars away from the stock market and buy property instead?

Best Value Stocks For 2019: Actuant Corporation(ATU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Actuant Co. (NYSE:ATU) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have issued a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $23.63.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    After 111 years as a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) has been replaced on the index by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NYSE: WBA). According to David Blitzer, managing director and chair of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, the change is part of an effort to increase value and prominence of consumer goods, finance, healthcare, and technology firms on the U.S. economy. GE is the last original member to be removed from the index. Shares of Boeing Co. (NYSE BA), DowDuPont Inc. (NYSE: DOW), and Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) are getting pounded on concerns that a full-blown trade war may accelerate and hurt major exporters to China. Yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced he may seek tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods. Trump has asked U.S. trade representatives to identify potential products on which the United States could implement a 10% tariff. Recent trade volatility has erased all gains in the Dow Jones in 2018. Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) has raised its bid for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NYSE: FOXA) assets to $71.3 billion in cash and stock. The new offer tops the $35 all-cash offer proposed last week by cable and telecom giant Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA).
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: MU, ORCL, SBUX
    Micron Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MU) will lead a light day of earnings reports Wednesday. The Chinese semiconductor giant is expected to report earnings per share (EPS) of $3.14 on top of $7.75 billion in revenue. While markets will be interested in this report, the greater focus will likely center on the impact of U.S. tariffs on the company’s forward guidance. Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) stock was off 3.7% despite news that the cloud computing giant topped Wall Street earnings expectations yesterday. The firm reported adjusted EPS of $0.99 on top of $11.25 billion in revenue. Those numbers beat average expectations of $0.94 on $11.18 billion. The stock slumped after

Best Value Stocks For 2019: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. lowered its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 7,463 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 1,109 shares during the quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $859,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Strategic Global Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 2,269 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $261,000.

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    2. Staffing firms could do well as employees look to other options if their employers won’t raise rates along with the trend. Firms like Robert Half International (NYSE: RHI) and ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) would also benefit from higher wages through the fees the companies collect when they place an employee contract.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [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]

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Best Value Stocks For 2019: Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited(APWC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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Best Value Stocks For 2019: Landstar System, Inc.(LSTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    US Xpress Enterprises (NYSE: USX) and Landstar System (NASDAQ:LSTR) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    WARNING: “Capco Asset Management LLC Grows Holdings in Landstar System, Inc. (LSTR)” was posted by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this story on another website, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of United States & international copyright and trademark law. The correct version of this story can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4153649/capco-asset-management-llc-grows-holdings-in-landstar-system-inc-lstr.html.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best Value Stocks For 2019: Ellie Mae, Inc.(ELLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ellie Mae Inc (NYSE:ELLI) Director Sigmund Anderman sold 200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $100.19, for a total value of $20,038.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 42,901 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,298,251.19. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Elliot Coin (CURRENCY:ELLI) traded 24.2% lower against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 7:00 AM ET on September 29th. Elliot Coin has a market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $271.00 worth of Elliot Coin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Elliot Coin coin can currently be bought for $0.0039 or 0.00000059 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including CryptoBridge and Graviex. Over the last seven days, Elliot Coin has traded 13.4% higher against the US dollar.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    One of the things I’ve always tried to do with this podcast is save the best for last. It’s fun to go back in time and see how things have done, especially when you have a lot of time. Let’s talk about Five Stocks to Feed the Bear. Emily, here they are, alphabetically: Carter’s (NYSE:CRI), Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI), IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP), MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI), and Planet Fitness. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. reduced its holdings in Ellie Mae Inc (NYSE:ELLI) by 30.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 311,010 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 135,860 shares during the period. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. owned about 0.90% of Ellie Mae worth $32,295,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Ellie Mae Inc (NYSE:ELLI) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seventeen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have assigned a hold recommendation and eight have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $108.54.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday saw a solid start to the week for the stock market, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a triple-digit gain and the Nasdaq Composite managed to rise more than 1%. Earnings season continues to move forward, and many investors are looking to Tuesday’s State of the Union address as an opportunity to see whether the Trump administration changes course with its plans following the Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives in January. Meanwhile, though, consolidation is taking hold in several key sectors of the economy, and many companies are seeing their share prices move dramatically in response to potential deals. Ultimate Software Group (NASDAQ:ULTI), Cronos Group (NASDAQ:CRON), and Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI) were among the top performers today. Here’s why they did so well.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019

Intersect Capital LLC trimmed its stake in shares of Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) by 2.7% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 51,680 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,439 shares during the period. Merck & Co., Inc. makes up 1.5% of Intersect Capital LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 15th biggest position. Intersect Capital LLC’s holdings in Merck & Co., Inc. were worth $3,137,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Clearwater Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Merck & Co., Inc. during the 1st quarter worth about $103,000. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of Merck & Co., Inc. by 208.4% during the 1st quarter. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. now owns 1,983 shares of the company’s stock worth $108,000 after acquiring an additional 1,340 shares in the last quarter. Taylor Wealth Management Partners acquired a new position in shares of Merck & Co., Inc. during the 2nd quarter worth about $110,000. Creative Financial Designs Inc. ADV boosted its position in shares of Merck & Co., Inc. by 155.2% during the 2nd quarter. Creative Financial Designs Inc. ADV now owns 1,832 shares of the company’s stock worth $111,000 after acquiring an additional 1,114 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Well Done LLC acquired a new position in shares of Merck & Co., Inc. during the 1st quarter worth about $115,000. 72.20% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Koppers Holdings Inc.(KOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Mackay Shields LLC reduced its holdings in shares of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) by 61.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 22,786 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 36,800 shares during the period. Mackay Shields LLC owned about 0.11% of Koppers worth $874,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Koppers (NYSE:KOP) was upgraded by equities research analysts at TheStreet from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report released on Friday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Koppers (NYSE:KOP) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: BancFirst Corporation(BANF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Community Bank System (NYSE: CBU) and BancFirst (NASDAQ:BANF) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of BancFirst (NASDAQ:BANF) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday.

    BANF has been the subject of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BancFirst from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $65.00 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of BancFirst from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a hold rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of BancFirst in a research report on Friday, April 20th.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Golden Entertainment, Inc.(GDEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Golden Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:GDEN) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $36.67.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Golden Entertainment (NASDAQ:GDEN) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Golden Entertainment earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 47.4533629478547 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about Golden Entertainment (NASDAQ:GDEN) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Golden Entertainment earned a news sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 45.5212527362401 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Golden Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:GDEN) shares traded up 7.2% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $25.31 and last traded at $25.29. 501,759 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 47% from the average session volume of 341,759 shares. The stock had previously closed at $23.59.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Ellie Mae, Inc.(ELLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Ellie Mae Inc (NYSE:ELLI) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seventeen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have assigned a hold recommendation and eight have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $108.54.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Investors are scared about the state of the mortgage market, and that’s created consternation about mortgage software platform provider Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI) and its ability to keep producing the huge growth that it has seen in recent years. Concerns about rising interest rates have been around for a year now, but only recently have rate increases from the Federal Reserve on the short-term end of the yield curve actually started to have a substantial upward impact on longer-term fixed mortgage rates.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Ellie Mae Inc (NYSE:ELLI) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eighteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $108.54.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Wellesley Bancorp, Inc.(WEBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wellesley Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:WEBK) CEO Thomas J. Fontaine sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.26, for a total transaction of $33,260.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Wellesley Bancorp (NASDAQ:WEBK) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Wellesley Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.9511251966149 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about Wellesley Bancorp (NASDAQ:WEBK) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Wellesley Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.4011157327553 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wellesley Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:WEBK) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 23rd, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 5th will be paid a dividend of 0.055 per share by the bank on Wednesday, September 19th. This represents a $0.22 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.65%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, September 4th.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Biotricity (BTCY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    According to a recent report (“Internet of Medical Things Enabling Hospitals of the Future”) from Frost & Sullivan, the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is helping to drive the home healthcare industry into new innovations that are clustered around wearables and eSkin devices – the type of devices that small cap Biotricity Inc (OTCQB: BTCY) is developing. To begin with, the Internet of Medical Things is part of the much bigger Internet of Things (IoT) idea with IoMT consisting connected medical devices or applications feeding medical or patient data into the cloud via online networks. In addition and aside from Internet of Medical Things, there is also another trend in healthcare to move away from “reactive” healthcare where a patient visits a healthcare facility to deal with a problem and to instead move toward “proactive” healthcare care where the patient takes a degree of responsibility for their own health through the use of health monitoring systems (enabled by IoMT). 

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    MedicalResearch.com recently interviewed Waqaas Al-Siddiq, the Founder and CEO of small cap Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) company Biotricity Inc (OTCQB: BTCY), about the future of medical wearables and their interaction with deep data and artificial intelligence (AI). Biotricity itself is specialized in remote monitoring solutions for chronic illnesses who’s platform is comprised of three key components tailored to a variety of diagnostic and post-diagnostic applications:  

  • [By Peter Graham]

    On Tuesday, small cap Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) stock Biotricity Inc (OTCQB: BTCY) announced the expansion of its sales team to cover two additional geographic centers in the US that are key to driving faster adoption of its flagship Bioflux product – the first application of a platform where the Company has tailored Internet of Things (IoT) hardware, Real Time Operating System (RTOS) and the cloud for the diagnostic cardiac market.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) company Biotricity Inc (OTCQB: BTCY), which is building a remote patient monitoring platform, has just released operational updates for fiscal Q2 2018 (which ended September 30, 2018). To begin with, Bioflux 1.0 (which is a high-precision, single-unit mobile cardiac telemetry or MCT device that provides real-time monitoring and transmission of ambulatory patients’ ECG information) experienced record high sales growth and market expansion during the fiscal Q2 2018 – including a 150% increase in total device sales and a 75% increase in new customers from Q1. Existing customers continued to purchase additional units leading to a 62% increase in repeat customer orders from Q1.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) company Biotricity, Inc (OTCBB: BTCY) has just announced that it will be expanding the scope of a previously approved clinical investigation of fetal heart rate variability (fHRV) to include maternal HRV and other key physiologic metrics for maximum predictive accuracy and efficiency. This is potentially a good area to be in due to the fact that high-risk pregnancies require extensive monitoring and care during the gestational period. High-risk pregnancies are also on the rise and now account for 6 – 8% of all pregnancies in the U.S. due in part to a rise in existing maternal health conditions (such as high blood pressure and obesity) and older parental age at the time of pregnancy. This means that the maternal and fetal monitoring market is growing rapidly and is expected to be worth $2.3 Billion by 2019. 

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Investment Technology Group, Inc.(ITG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SEI Investments (NASDAQ: SEIC) and Investment Technology Group (NYSE:ITG) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Investment Technology Group (NYSE:ITG) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 17th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 30th will be given a dividend of 0.07 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.23%.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Semgroup Corporation(SEMG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Barclays PLC grew its holdings in SemGroup Corp (NYSE:SEMG) by 32.4% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 20,779 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,090 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in SemGroup were worth $444,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    SemGroup (NYSE:SEMG) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

    Signet Jewelers (NYSE:SIG) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about SemGroup (NYSE:SEMG) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SemGroup earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the pipeline company an impact score of 45.1707332632932 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of SemGroup Corp (NYSE:SEMG) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the fourteen analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $27.63.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SemGroup (NYSE: SEMG) and Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NCS Multistage (NASDAQ:NCSM) and SemGroup (NYSE:SEMG) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Argan, Inc.(AGX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA raised its position in Argan, Inc. (NYSE:AGX) by 26.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 99,678 shares of the construction company’s stock after buying an additional 20,936 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in Argan were worth $4,282,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System decreased its holdings in Argan, Inc. (NYSE:AGX) by 26.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 5,343 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 1,907 shares during the quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System’s holdings in Argan were worth $229,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Argan (NYSE:AGX) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. 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. Argan earned a daily sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the construction company an impact score of 45.7492523122329 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: AdvanSix Inc. (ASIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    AdvanSix Inc (NYSE:ASIX) shares hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $32.23 and last traded at $32.33, with a volume of 2848 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $32.70.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AdvanSix (NYSE:ASIX) Director Michael Marberry bought 1,398 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $35.74 per share, for a total transaction of $49,964.52. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP reduced its holdings in AdvanSix Inc (NYSE:ASIX) by 36.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 24,620 shares of the company’s stock after selling 14,277 shares during the quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP owned about 0.08% of AdvanSix worth $856,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now

Analysts expect that Silicon Motion (NASDAQ:SIMO) will post $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have made estimates for Silicon Motion’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.47 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.70. Silicon Motion posted earnings of $0.70 per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 7.1%. The company is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 26th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Silicon Motion will report full year earnings of $3.30 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.27 to $3.36. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of $3.49 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.93 to $4.00. Zacks’ EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover Silicon Motion.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Northrop Grumman Corporation(NOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Cramer and Moreno next looked at Northrop Grumman (NOC) . Shares have behaved better than Boeing amid concerns over a potential trade war with China. The stock sold off with everything else in February, but quickly bounced back to new highs. For the past couple of months, the stock has been trading sideways between $336 and $359. Now, Moreno’s methodology here is to look at the height of the channel, then use that to come up with a projection of where the stock might be headed. On a breakout to the upside, he could see Northrop Grumman going to $383, up $32 from where it’s now trading. On a breakdown, though, it could sink to $312.

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Code Pink takes issue with BlackRock's investments in aerospace and defense companies such as General Dynamics Corp.(NYSE: GD), Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC).

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Defense stocks enjoyed impressive gains in 2017, with Raytheon (NYSE:RTN), up 32%, and Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), up 31.9%, two of the highest fliers. This year, however, has been a different story, with each company down about 4% year to date and down more than 10% since mid-April.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Ellie Mae, Inc.(ELLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ellie Mae (ELLI)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Ellie Mae Inc (NYSE:ELLI) by 3.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 166,934 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,916 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Ellie Mae were worth $15,348,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Investors are scared about the state of the mortgage market, and that’s created consternation about mortgage software platform provider Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI) and its ability to keep producing the huge growth that it has seen in recent years. Concerns about rising interest rates have been around for a year now, but only recently have rate increases from the Federal Reserve on the short-term end of the yield curve actually started to have a substantial upward impact on longer-term fixed mortgage rates.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Another big deal announced by First Data during the conference call was the exclusive right to process payments for the mortgage software platform powered by Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI). All future appraisal and application fees collected by Ellie Mae will be facilitated by First Data. Ellie Mae’s software processes more than a third of all mortgage loan applications in the U.S.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ellie Mae (ELLI)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Trustmark Corporation(TRMK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Trustmark (NASDAQ: TRMK) and Valley National Bank (NYSE:VLY) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Trustmark (TRMK)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rhumbline Advisers lowered its position in Trustmark Corp (NASDAQ:TRMK) by 5.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 122,924 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 7,773 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.18% of Trustmark worth $3,830,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Freshpet, Inc.(FRPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the consumer staples shares surged 0.62 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV), up 5 percent, and Freshpet, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRPT) up 4 percent.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ:FRPT) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eleven research firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, three have issued a buy recommendation and two have given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $20.60.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Freshpet (NASDAQ:FRPT) – Research analysts at William Blair reduced their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Freshpet in a research note issued to investors on Monday, May 7th. William Blair analyst J. Andersen now expects that the company will post earnings per share of ($0.09) for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of ($0.04). William Blair also issued estimates for Freshpet’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.10 EPS and FY2018 earnings at ($0.07) EPS.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Petmed Express and pet stock peerCentral Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) being outstanding performers over the last year or two while pet food stocks Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF) and Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) have not yet lived up to investor expectations:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ:FRPT) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $22.75 and last traded at $22.65, with a volume of 5950 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $22.35.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.(LLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on L3 Technologies (LLL)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    L-3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) missed out on much of the rally enjoyed by other defense contractors over the last year. The reason for the lagging performance was because the company was in the middle of a transformation plan aimed at propelling it into the ranks of those larger rivals. Judging by its first-quarter results, the efforts are already beginning to show results.

  • [By ]

    The primary companies identified fitting the bill are Hubbell (NYSE: HUBB), Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP), and L3 (NYSE: LLL).

    2. Short Semiconductors
    Domestic companies with high exposure to the Chinese market are in danger due to the proposed tariffs. High technology is on the top of the sector list with Chinese exposure. Digging deeper into the high tech sector, semiconductor companies have the highest Chinese exposure.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $223.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    NEXT Financial Group Inc purchased a new position in shares of L3 Technologies Inc (NYSE:LLL) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 978 shares of the aerospace company’s stock, valued at approximately $203,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Prudential Financial Inc. decreased its stake in L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) by 20.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 87,847 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 21,981 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. owned approximately 0.11% of L3 Technologies worth $18,272,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: The Rubicon Project, Inc.(RUBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rubicon Project (NYSE:RUBI) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Rubicon Project Inc. (NYSE: RUBI) dropped about 29% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $5.96 after closing Tuesday at $8.39. Volume of more than 6.1 million shares was more than 10 times the daily average of less than 600,000. The company named a new CEO and reported weak results after markets closed Tuesday.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Rubicon Project Inc. (NYSE: RUBI) dropped about 2.4% on Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $8.64 against a 52-week high of $20.37. Volume of around 680,000 million was about 15% below the daily average of around 780,000. The stock closed at $8.85 on Monday night. The ad marketplace has formed a strategic alliance with Flipboard that will allow advertisers to buy ad space on Flipboard.

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: 2U, Inc.(TWOU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    2U Inc.(NASDAQ:TWOU)announced first-quarter 2018 results on Thursday after the market closed, highlighting not only the strength of its core Graduate Program business, but also the growing influence of its short-course offerings following its acquisition of GetSmarter last year. Shares were up more than 6% on Friday as of this writing, so let’s settle in to learn more about what drove the online education-platform company this quarter, as well as what investors should be watching in the year ahead.

  • [By David Kretzmann]

    Since its IPO in March 2014, 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU) stock is up over 160% as the company forges partnerships with famous schools, including Georgetown, Yale, Berkeley, and New York University.

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: Polycom Inc.(PLCM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Emily Stewart]

     Polycom (PLCM) is Soros’ top tech holding. As of the end of the second quarter, he owns 7.9 million shares valued at $89.2 million.

    Polycom provides collaboration solutions for voice, video, and content sharing. It has a $1.7 billion market cap and trades at a P/E of 73.24.

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: Ellie Mae, Inc.(ELLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Ellie Mae (ELLI) was downgraded to sector perform from outperform at RBC Capital. $90 price target. The company is leveraged to lower expected refinance activity, RBC said. 

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider selling last week:Corcept Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CORT), Customers Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: CUBI), Ellie Mae Inc. (NYSE: ELLI), Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) and Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA).

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    We’ll cover each of those below for these five growth stocks.

    Company What it does…
    Mercadolibre(NASDAQ:MELI) Leading e-commerce player in Latin America
    Axon Enterprises(NASDAQ:AAXN) Develops products for police forces: TASERs, body cameras, and a database to store and analyze footage
    Shopify(NYSE:SHOP) Helps merchants create an e-commerce presence
    Ellie Mae(NYSE:ELLI) Offers platform to help streamline mortgage origination and refinancing business
    Paycom Solutions(NYSE:PAYC) Maintains and develops cloud solutions for HR departments

    Chart by author.

  • [By Jason Hall, Brian Stoffel, and Brian Feroldi]

    With that idea in mind, we asked three of our top contributors to write about a stock they see as being a bargain today, and they gave us mortgage industry software lynchpinEllie Mae Inc(NYSE:ELLI), real estate holding companyStore Capital Corp(NYSE:STOR), and steelmaker extraordinaireNucor Corporation(NYSE:NUE).

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: RadiSys Corporation(RSYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    RadiSys Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS) was down, falling around 18 percent to $2.97 after the company lowered its sales forecast for the second quarter. The company now expects Q2 sales of $35 million, versus earlier outlook of $41 million to $47 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    RadiSys Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS) was down, falling around 18 percent to $2.95 after the company lowered its sales forecast for the second quarter. The company now expects Q2 sales of $35 million, versus earlier outlook of $41 million to $47 million.

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Nuveens chief equity strategist expects stocks will outperform bonds but peak in the first half of the year.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ellie Mae, Inc.(ELLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider selling last week:Corcept Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CORT), Customers Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: CUBI), Ellie Mae Inc. (NYSE: ELLI), Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) and Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA).

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Ellie Mae (ELLI) was downgraded to sector perform from outperform at RBC Capital. $90 price target. The company is leveraged to lower expected refinance activity, RBC said. 

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    For a long time, low rates were a huge boon to Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI), which offers subscribers access to the Encompass platform. Encompass helps streamline the mortgage origination process.

  • [By Jason Hall, Brian Stoffel, and Brian Feroldi]

    With that idea in mind, we asked three of our top contributors to write about a stock they see as being a bargain today, and they gave us mortgage industry software lynchpinEllie Mae Inc(NYSE:ELLI), real estate holding companyStore Capital Corp(NYSE:STOR), and steelmaker extraordinaireNucor Corporation(NYSE:NUE).

  • [By Jason Moser]

     Not intimidated by the Fed’s 25-basis-point rate hike in December, Jason chose Ellie Mae (ELLI), a company with a leading cloud productthat facilitates and streamlines the mortgage originations process.

    “Its primary offering, Encompass, is a cloud-based one-stop shop for mortgage originators, allowing them to manage the loan process from start to finish,” Moser says. And by streamlining the process, Ellie Mae’s Encompass “increases efficiency and loan quality, reduces documentation errors, and helps keep everyone out of regulatory trouble.”

    With trailing revenues just below $250 million, Moser pegs the market opportunity as a $5 billion pie, and thinks ELLI will prove to be one of the best stocks to buy for 2016.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (HQCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    We’ve compiled a list of the most heavily shorted stocks to show you which stocks have the most negative sentiment on the market…

    Company Name (Ticker)Short FloatShare PriceHanwha Q Cells Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq ADR: HQCL)98.52%$ 8.88Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN)91.59%$ 8.53Weight Watchers International Inc. (NYSE: WTW)67.92%$12.57INSYS Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: INSY)66.71%$10.74Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO)66.34%$33.17Nutanix Inc. (Nasdaq: NTNX)65.65%$31.96Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT)55.15%$ 6.06Weibo Corp. (Nasdaq ADR: WB)53.83%$55.26RPC Inc. (NYSE: RES)53.62%$21.19Straight Path Communications Inc. (NYSEMKT: STRP)49.27%$34.79Momo Inc. (Nasdaq ADR: MOMO)48.63%$26.80Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE: SRG)46.91%$44.87Lannett Company Inc. (NYSE: LCI)45.46%$23.00Gogo Inc. (Nasdaq: GOGO)43.98%$ 9.10Altisource Portfolio Solutions SA (Nasdaq: ASPS)42.78%$22.73Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE ADR: CMCM)40.86%$10.00

    Some investors think the only way to profit from the stock market is to buy stocks and wait for the price to rise. However, these investors are missing out on the massive profit opportunity that comes from shorting stocks.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.(TSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    A while back, DigiTimes reported that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM), a major contract chip manufacturer, planned to introduce an enhanced variant of its 16nm manufacturing technology dubbed “12nm.”

  • [By ]

    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 Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET) fell 41.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading. ACETO board disclosed that it is taking proactive steps to address business and financial challenges. Canaccord Genuity downgraded Aceto from Buy to Sell.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) fell 25.3 percent to $2.86 in pre-market trading after reporting an ATM offering of $150 million.
    Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) fell 17.4 percent to $2.86 in pre-market trading after reporting a fourth quarter sales miss. Comps were down 7.5 percent in the quarter.
    Sleep Number Corporation (NASDAQ: SNBR) fell 12.4 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading following a first quarter earnings miss.
    Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTK) fell 10.2 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading on news of $125 million convertible debt offering.
    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACK) shares fell 8 percent to $8.02 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.02 percent on Wednesday.
    Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPO) shares fell 5.6 percent to $80 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares fell 4.8 percent to $60.00 in pre-market trading after rising 1.78 percent on Wednesday.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) fell 4.6 percent to $2.10 in pre-market trading after surging 84.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE: TSM) shares fell 4.5 percent to $40.07 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results.
    Align Technology, Inc.. (NASDAQ: ALGN) fell 3.5 percent to $267.40 in pre-market trading after rising 1.61 percent on Wednesday.
    Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) shares fell 3.5 percent to $12 in pre-market trading after the company issued quarterly fleet status report.
    GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) fell 3.2 percent to $4.90 in pre-market trading.
    Unilever PLC (NYSE: UL) fell 2.6 percent to $54.73 in pre-market

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    To illustrate my point, Intel’s chief competitor, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM), has said that its 7-nanometer technology, which should go into mass production in the first half of 2018, delivers a roughly 1.63-fold density improvement over its 10-nanometer technology.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Contract-chip manufacturing giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM) recently announced its earnings results, provided forward guidance for the current quarter, and provided a lot of insight on the ramp-up of its next-generation chip-manufacturing technology, called 10-nanometers (10nm for short).

  • [By ]

    Though it was hardly a secret going into April that iPhone X sales have come under pressure following a strong start, chip giant Taiwan Semiconductor’s (TSM) guidance and earnings call commentary suggests the slump is even more pronounced than many previously believed.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS(TKC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, telecommunications services shares slipped by 0.08 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (ADR) (NYSE: TKC), down 2 percent, and Telefonica Brasil SA (ADR) (NYSE: VIV), down 2.5 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) fell 13.4 percent to $51.10 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 9.8 percent to $28.97 in pre-market trading after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 8.2 percent to $8.81 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 7.5 percent to $3.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET) fell 7.4 percent to $248.00 in pre-market trading following first-quarter earnings.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 6.7 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Varex Imaging Corporation (NASDAQ: VREX) fell 5.2 percent to $34 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 results.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) shares fell 5.2 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 3.02 percent on Thursday.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $61.70 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) fell 4.6 percent to $25.15 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) shares fell 4 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.86 percent on Thursday.
    Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ: MLCO) fell 4 percent to $30.65 in pre-market trading.
    Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ: CENX) fell 4 percent to $15.76 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSBC) shares fell 3.5 percent to $48.10 in pre-market tr

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: AirMedia Group Inc(AMCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    AirMedia Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCN) posted a 52-week low of $1.04 after closing down 23% on Wednesday at $1.35. The 52-week high is $3.30. Volume was about 4 million, nearly 20 times the daily average of around 230,000 million shares. The Chinese outdoor advertising company said yesterday that it is terminating a potential go-private transaction.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: 3D Systems Corporation(DDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Voxeljet AGalong with other small cap 3D printing stocks like ExOne Co (NASDAQ: XONE), 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) and Stratasys, Ltd (NASDAQ: SSYS) all peaking around 2013-2014 when the bubble burst:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows ExOne Co along with other small cap 3D printing stocks like3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD), Stratasys, Ltd (NASDAQ: SSYS) and Voxeljet AG (NYSE: VJET) all peaking in 2013/2014 with the bubble clearly bursting since then:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) slipped by 1.7% to 27.25 million shares. Some 25.7% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover fell from 11 to seven. In the two-week short interest period, the share price rose by 1.1%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $6.00 to $19.76, and shares closed at $14.88 on Friday, down about 1.6% on the day.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) is expected to report its third-quarter results late on Tuesday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.12 in earnings per share (EPS) and revenue of $162.77 million. Shares of 3D ended last week at $11.54. The consensus analyst price target is $15.40. The 52-week trading range is $11.38 to $23.70.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is thefifth mostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 47.69% according to Highshortnterest.com.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR) got a boost, shooting up 30 percent to $8.38 after the company posted upbeat Q4 results.

    Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY) shares were also up, gaining 17 percent to $56.39 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its third quarter and boosted its full year net income guidance.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is themostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Inphi Corporation(IPHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Technology shares rose by 1.9 percent in the US market on Friday. Top gainers in the sector included Fabrinet (NYSE: FN), and Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Inphi Corp. (NYSE: IPHI) fell about 8.6% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $32.36 after closing at $35.40 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $51.78. Volume of about 3 million was roughly five times the daily average of around 680,000 shares traded. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    Inphi (IPHI) provides high-speed analog and mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications, datacenter and computing markets. This stock closed up 4.7% at $13.25 in Monday’s trading session.

    Monday’s Volume: 838,000

    Three-Month Average Volume: 202,080

    Volume % Change: 378%

    From a technical perspective, IPHI jumped higher here right above some near-term support at $12.44 with heavy upside volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last five months, with shares soaring higher from its low of $8.62 to its intraday high of $13.85. During that uptrend, shares of IPHI have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move briefly pushed shares of IPHI into breakout territory, since the stock flirted with some near-term overhead resistance at $13.50.

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades in IPHI as long as it’s trending above some near-term support at $12.44 and then once it sustains a move or close above its new 52-week high at $13.85 with volume that hits near or above 202,080 shares. If we get that move soon, then IPHI will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that move are its next major overhead resistance levels at $14.79 to $16.94, or possibly even $18.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Abdul Jawula]

    BlackBerry (NSDQ:BBRY) had a smartphones market share of 20% in 2009, which has dropped off a cliff to 0.1% in present day. Blackberry has tried to revive the brand many times. However, they had a similar problem likeMicrosoft (NSDQ:MSFT)hadwith the Windows Phone project. Their refusal to adopt Android resulted in their smartphones becoming less-and-less desirable.

  • [By ]

    According to data from ISS Analytics, the data intelligence arm of Institutional Shareholder Services, Facebook’s current board of nine directors includes just two women and one person of color. The boards of the other FAANG companies, along with Microsoft Inc. (MSFT) , have a similar breakdown.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    When asked about competition, Levie said that Box is the only platform that can scale to meet the needs of all enterprise use cases, but they also partner with many companies, including IBM (IBM) , Microsoft (MSFT) and Google.

  • [By Vikram Nagarkar]

    For starters, the data center space has been dominated by AMD’s arch-rival Nvidia for a long time now. By virtue of its early lead, Nvidia has found its way into some of the most popular cloud platforms, like Amazon’s (NSDQ:AMZN)AWS, andMicrosoft’s (NSDQ:MSFT)Azure and IBM’s (NYSE:IBM)Bluemix. The Google deal represents AMD’s first breakthrough among US based cloud biggies. It’s also AMD’s first move in deep learning or machine learning, which is expected to play an increasingly important role in shaping the future of technology and its applications.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    When Skype was launched in 2003, the notion that people could connect via video call was something new, particularly because the service was free. It was a time when long distance calls, particularly those made overseas, could still be expensive, and video call technology was not available to most people at all. The innovations of the product were great enough thateBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) bought the company for over $2.5 billion in 2005. That made it a father of the “unicorn” category. After it passed through other hands, Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) paid $8.5 billion for it in 2011.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Samsung also unveiled the Galaxy Book 10 and 12, a pair of Microsoft  (MSFT) Surface rivals that run Windows 10, have detachable keyboards and also support the S Pen. Samsung no doubt caught wind of the fact the Surface line has gradually become a hit for Microsoft, thanks in part to strong corporate demand. The Surface Pro 5, a tablet/notebook convertible believed to feature a 4K display and run on Intel Kaby Lake CPUs, is expected in March.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Identiv, Inc.(INVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    The industries that are driving the market today are:

    Cement: This industry gained 3.4 percent by 2:30 pm. The top stock within the industry was Cemex SAB de CV (ADR) (NYSE: CX), which gained 4.7 percent. Cemex’s PEG ratio is 0.16.
    Computer Peripherals: This industry rose 2.6 percent by 2:30 pm ET. The top performer in this industry was Identiv Inc (NASDAQ: INVE), which gained 13.5 percent. Identiv shares have climbed 44.83 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has increased 8.61 percent in the same period.
    Internet Service Providers: The industry gained 2 percent by 2:30 pm. The top performer in this industry was TrueCar Inc (NASDAQ: TRUE) which gained 3.4 percent. TrueCar shares have jumped 60.90 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has increased 8.61 percent in the same period.
    Regional – Southwest Banks: This industry moved up 1.9 percent by 2:30 pm. The top performer in this industry was Veritex Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: VBTX), which rose 6.6 percent