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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021

Shares of Tivity Health Inc (NASDAQ:TVTY) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the ten ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $47.57.

Several research analysts have commented on TVTY shares. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 price objective on shares of Tivity Health in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Tivity Health from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 18th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Tivity Health from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 27th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Tivity Health from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 2nd. Finally, Chardan Capital upgraded shares of Tivity Health from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, June 4th.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation(APC)

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is among the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, with approximately 2.1 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) of proved reserves at December 31, 2015. Anadarko’s mission is to deliver a competitive and sustainable rate of return to shareholders by developing, acquiring, and exploring for oil and natural-gas resources vital to the world’s health and welfare. Anadarko’s asset portfolio is aimed at delivering long-term value to stakeholders by combining a large inventory of development opportunities in the U.S. onshore with high-potential worldwide offshore exploration and development activities. Anadarko’s asset portfolio includes U.S. onshore resource plays in the Rocky Mountains, the southern United States, the Appalachian basin, and Alaska.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Last month, Chevron (NYSE: CVX) unveiled plans to acquire Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE: APC) for $33 billion in cash and stock. Anadarko execs signed on the dotted line, agreeing to a $1 billion breakup fee should the deal be scuttled for any reason. That was a mistake, particularly knowing there was another interested suitor.

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021: Fitbit, Inc.(FIT)

Fitbit, Inc. provides wearable health and fitness tracking devices. It offers various products, including Fitbit Zip, an entry-level wireless tracker that allows users to track daily activity statistics, such as steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes; Fitbit One, a clippable wireless tracker, which tracks floors climbed and sleep, as well as daily steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes; Fitbit Flex, a wristband-style tracker that tracks steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, and sleep; and Fitbit Charge, an activity and sleep wristband, which tracks steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, floors climbed, and sleep. The company also provides Fitbit Alta, a customizable wristband that offers call, text, and calendar notifications when paired with the users phone and SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition; and Fitbit Charge HR, a wireless heart rate and activity wristband. In addition, it offers Fitbit Blaze, a smart fitness watch that provides multi-sport functionality, tracks outdoor cycling activity, and provides run cues; Fitbit Surge, a fitness watch that features a GPS watch, heart rate tracker, activity tracker, and smartwatch; Aria, a Wi-Fi connected scale that tracks weight, body fat percentage, and body mass index; and Fitbit accessories that include bands and frames for Fitbit Blaze, bands for Fitbit Alta, colored bands for Fitbit Flex, colored clips for Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip, device charging cables, wireless sync dongles, band clasps, sleep bands, and Fitbit apparel. The company offers its products through consumer electronics and specialty retailers, e-Commerce retailers, sporting goods and outdoors retailers, and wireless carriers; and corporate wellness channels, as well as directly worldwide. The company was formerly known as Healthy Metrics Research, Inc. and changed its name to Fitbit, Inc. in October 2007. Fitbit, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Google has so far struggled in making a name for itself in wearables and smartwatches, as Wear OS (initially named Android Wear) failed to gain any meaningful traction and many prominent hardware partners ditched the platform. Apple and Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) currently lead the way in smartwatches, but Google hopes to take another swing with its forthcoming Pixel Watch. As part of those efforts, Google recently bought smartwatch tech and acqui-hired employees from Fossil for $40 million.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Three stories in tech stood out this week.

    Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) showed off new devices with an emphasis on affordability. Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared the company’s plans to beef up messaging and stories on its platforms. Eventbrite’s (NYSE:EB) stock took a big hit after its quarterly results came out.

    Here’s a closer look.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Fitbit earned a coverage optimism score of 2.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company an news buzz score of 4 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    After a couple challenging years, Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) has started to mount a turnaround. The company has already returned to profitability. In no uncertain terms, the Versa is driving that progress, positioned as a mainstream smartwatch that can appeal to average consumers. Versa’s predecessor, the Iconic, in contrast, was a flop because it was priced too high and targeted a smaller niche of performance users.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021: Natus Medical Incorporated(BABY)

Natus Medical Incorporated provides neurodiagnostic and newborn care products worldwide. The company offers healthcare products used for the screening, detection, treatment, monitoring, and tracking of common medical ailments in newborn care, hearing impairment, neurological dysfunction, epilepsy, sleep disorders, and balance and mobility disorders. Its product offerings include neurodiagnostic systems for audiology, neurology, polysomnography, and neonatology; newborn care products, such as hearing screening systems, phototherapy devices for the treatment of newborn jaundice, head-cooling products for the treatment of brain injury in newborns, and incubators to control the newborn?s environment; and software systems for managing and tracking disorders and diseases. The company provides newborn hearing screening product lines consisting of the ALGO, ABaer, AuDX, and Echo-Screen newborn hearing screeners; and hearing screening supply products that are used with newborn hea ring screening devices. It also offers diagnostic hearing assessment product lines, which include the Navigator Pro system, the Scout sport portable diagnostic device, and the AuDX PRO; and diagnostic hearing supply products. In addition, the company provides monitoring systems, balance and mobility products, newborn brain injury diagnostic products, thermoregulation products, and jaundice management products. Further, it offers photometers, radiometers, patient warming lamps, neonatal heatshields, pediatric scales, blanket warming cabinets, exam lights, oxygen hoods, restraining boards, and newborn circumstraints; neonatal noise attenuators, phototherapy eye masks, and x-ray shields for reproductive organs; and newborn screening data management products. The company serves hospitals, clinics, laboratories, physicians, nurses, audiologists, and governmental agencies. Natus Medical Incorporated was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in San Carlos, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Natus Medical Inc (NASDAQ:BABY) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the five analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $36.00.

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021: MobileIron, Inc.(MOBL)

MobileIron, Inc. provides a purpose-built mobile IT platform that enables enterprises to secure and manage mobile applications, content, and devices while providing their employees with device choice, privacy, and a native user experience. Its MobileIron platform offers mobile device management capabilities that enable IT to securely manage mobile devices across mobile operating systems and provide secure corporate email, automatic device configuration, and certificate-based security; and mobile application management functionality, which helps IT manage the entire apps lifecycle, from making apps available in the enterprise app storefront, securing applications on the device, enforcing user authentication, isolating them from personal apps, and retiring them as necessary. The companys platform also provides mobile content management that enables IT to provide secure mobile access to enterprise documents residing in SharePoint, file shares, and other enterprise and cloud content repositories, as well as secures email attachments. In addition, its platform offers advanced mobile security services, comprising VPN functions, which allows mobile apps to access enterprise resources through a secure application communication channel, eliminating the need for device VPN; Single Sign-On that provide access to multiple enterprise apps with a single authentication; and Help@Work, which mirrors the users screen onto the IT management console that enables IT support personnel to resolve the issue. The company serves financial service, government, healthcare, legal, manufacturing, professional service, retail, technology, and telecommunication industries in the United States and internationally. MobileIron, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021: Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc.(NXST)

Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., a television broadcasting and digital media company, focuses on the acquisition, development, and operation of television stations and interactive community Websites in medium-sized markets in the United States. It provides free over-the-air programming to television viewing audiences. The company, through various local service agreements, also offers sales, programming, and other services to stations and digital multi-cast channels owned and/or operated by independent third parties. As of December 31, 2011, it owned, operated, programmed, or provided sales and other services to 55 television stations and 11 digital multi-cast channels in 32 markets in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Texas, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, New York, Florida, Wisconsin, and Michigan. The company?s stations reach approximately 10.6 million viewers. Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is based in Irving, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Barrington Research reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ:NXST) in a report issued on Tuesday. They currently have a $110.00 target price on the stock. Barrington Research also issued estimates for Nexstar Media Group’s Q2 2019 earnings at $1.84 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.67 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $2.07 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $1.51 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $2.40 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $2.96 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $4.49 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $9.10 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nexstar Media Group Inc (NASDAQ:NXST) – Research analysts at B. Riley decreased their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for Nexstar Media Group in a research note issued on Thursday, September 6th. B. Riley analyst B. Crockett now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of $2.07 for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $2.19. B. Riley currently has a “Buy” rating and a $92.00 price objective on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Nexstar Media Group’s Q4 2018 earnings at $3.22 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $8.14 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $7.14 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $10.51 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Nexstar Media Group Inc (NXST) Given Consensus Rating of “Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Nexstar Media Group Inc (NXST) Insider Sells $11,956.50 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Nexstar Media Group (NXST) Cut to “Hold” at Noble Financial (americanbankingnews.com) Nexstar Media Group Inc to Post Q3 2018 Earnings of $1.94 Per Share, Barrington Research Forecasts (NXST) (americanbankingnews.com) Get Active Home Medical and Mobility (wdtn.com)

    Shares of NXST opened at $81.40 on Thursday. Nexstar Media Group has a 52-week low of $56.65 and a 52-week high of $89.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.59, a quick ratio of 2.43 and a current ratio of 2.43. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.57 billion, a PE ratio of 20.45, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.61 and a beta of 1.88.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021: GlycoMimetics, Inc.(GLYC)

We are a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of novel glycomimetic drugs to address unmet medical needs resulting from diseases in which carbohydrate biology plays a key role. Glycomimetics are molecules that mimic the structure of carbohydrates involved in important biological processes. Using our expertise in carbohydrate chemistry and knowledge of carbohydrate biology, we are developing a pipeline of proprietary glycomimetics that may inhibit disease-related functions of carbohydrates, such as the roles they play in inflammation, cancer and infection. We believe this represents an innovative approach to drug discovery to treat a wide range of diseases.
We are focusing our initial efforts on drug candidates for rare diseases that we believe will qualify for orphan drug designation.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GlycoMimetics (NASDAQ:GLYC) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of GlycoMimetics (NASDAQ:GLYC) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Saturday morning.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    GlycoMimetics (NASDAQ:GLYC)’s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at Stifel Nicolaus in a research report issued to clients and investors on Sunday. They presently have a $24.00 price target on the biotechnology company’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ target price would suggest a potential upside of 64.16% from the company’s previous close.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021: Caladrius Biosciences, Inc.(CLBS)

Caladrius Biosciences, Inc. (“we,” “us,” “our,” “Caladrius” or the “Company”), through its subsidiary, PCT, LLC, a Caladrius CompanyTM (“PCT”), is a leading provider of development and manufacturing services to the cell therapy industry (which includes cell-based gene therapy). PCT has significant cell therapy-specific experience and expertise, an expansive list of noteworthy clients and significant revenue growth over the past two years. Notably, PCT and Hitachi Chemical Co. America, Ltd. and Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. ( collectively “Hitachi Chemical”) recently entered into a strategic collaboration to accelerate the creation of a global commercial cell therapy development and manufacturing enterprise with deep engineering expertise.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about Caladrius Biosciences (NASDAQ:CLBS) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Caladrius Biosciences earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 45.4362129030389 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021: Home Federal Bancorp Inc.(HOME)

Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Home Federal Bank that provides financial products and services to consumers and businesses. The company?s deposit products include checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, savings accounts, and certificates of deposits. Its loan products portfolio comprises one-to-four family residential real estate, real estate construction, and commercial and multifamily real estate loans; commercial business loans for various business purposes, such as working capital and equipment financing, and capital and general investment; and consumer loans, including home equity loans and lines of credit, savings account loans, automobile loans, recreational vehicle loans, and personal unsecured loans. The company offers its products and services in the Treasure Valley region of southwestern Idaho, including Ada, Canyon, Elmore, and Gem counties; the Tri-County region of Central Oregon comprising the counties of Crook, Desc hutes, and Jefferson, as well as the communities of Eugene, Grants Pass, and Medford; and Lane, Josephine, Jackson, and Multnomah counties in Western Oregon. As of January 27, 2012, it operated 28 full-service banking offices. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Nampa, Idaho.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of At Home Group Inc (NYSE:HOME) have been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the twelve analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $32.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021: 8×8 Inc(EGHT)

8×8, Inc. develops and markets telecommunications services for Internet protocol (IP), telephony, and video applications. The company offers 8×8 Virtual Office Business Telephone Service, an alternative to traditional private branch exchange systems that offers automated attendants to assist callers; extension-to-extension dialing services; direct inward dial; conference bridge, 3-way calling, music on hold, call park/pick-up, call transfer, hunt groups, and do not disturb services; voice mail, including email alerts and direct transfer to mailbox; call waiting/caller-ID; distinctive tone ringing; and optional receptionist console applications. Its products also include 8×8 Complete Contact Center, an integrated hosted call center solution that consists of skill-based routing, multi-media management, real time monitoring and reporting, voice recording and logging, historical reporting, interactive voice response, CRM integration, and contact and case management tools; 8×8 IP Telephones; 8×8 Virtual Meeting, a video Web conferencing service; and 8×8 Managed Hosting and Cloud-Based Computing Solutions. In addition, the company offers 8×8 Virtual Office Pro Unified Communications that allows subscribers to manage business communications functions online and delivers various tools, such as Microsoft Outlook contacts and corporate directory integration; virtual meeting; Virtual Office Mobile extension; fax; call recording; presence management; and a view of voicemails, recordings, FAX messages, calls, and chat history. The company markets its services under 8×8 brand to end users through direct sales force, Web site, and third party resellers primarily in the United States. As of June 30, 2011, it had approximately 25,000 business customers. 8×8, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Equities research analysts at William Blair started coverage on shares of 8X8 (NASDAQ:EGHT) in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, The Fly reports. The firm set a “buy” rating on the technology company’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Anders Bylund]

    RingCentral (NYSE:RNG) led the way with a 26.3% surge, followed by 8×8 (NYSE:EGHT) at 13.8% and Vonage Holdings (NYSE:VG) scoring a 10.7% gain. All of these one-month returns crushed the broader market, as the S&P 500 benchmark notched just a 3% gain last month.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2021: Danaos Corporation(DAC)

Danaos Corporation is an international owner of containerships, chartering its vessels to many of the world’s largest liner companies. We are a corporation domesticated in the Republic of The Marshall Islands on October 7, 2005, under the Marshall Islands Business Corporations Act, after having been incorporated as a Liberian company in 1998 in connection with the consolidation of our assets under Danaos Holdings Limited. In connection with our domestication in the Marshall Islands we changed our name from Danaos Holdings Limited to Danaos Corporation. Our manager, Danaos Shipping Company Limited, or Danaos Shipping, was founded by Dimitris Coustas in 1972 and since that time it has continuously provided seaborne transportation services under the management of the Coustas family. Dr. John Coustas, our chief executive officer, assumed responsibility for our management in 1987. Dr.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC purchased a new stake in shares of Danaos during the third quarter worth $42,286,000. Greenwich Wealth Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Danaos during the fourth quarter worth $393,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its position in shares of Danaos by 209.5% during the third quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 284,320 shares of the shipping company’s stock worth $341,000 after acquiring an additional 192,456 shares in the last quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Danaos during the third quarter worth $176,000. Finally, Acadian Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Danaos during the third quarter worth $112,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 17.85% of the company’s stock.

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Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) released its most recent quarterly report before the markets opened on Tuesday. At the same time, the firm announced that it would also be changing its name sometime in the very near future.

In July 2018, Valeant will become Bausch Health Companies and it will trade under a new ticker BHC on the New York Stock Exchange. The firm will maintain its present symbol for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

As for the earnings, the firm said that it had $0.89 in earnings per share (EPS) on $2.0 billion in revenue. That compares with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters of $0.60 in EPS on revenue of $1.95 billion. In the first quarter of last year, Valeant said it had EPS of $0.78 and $2.11 billion in revenue.

Valeant listed some quarterly highlights:

Reported revenue in the Bausch + Lomb/International segment decreased by 3% compared to the first quarter of 2017 primarily due to divestitures and discontinuations; revenue in this segment grew organically by 2% compared to the first quarter of 2017 Reported revenue in the Branded Rx segment decreased by 6% compared to the first quarter of 2017 primarily due to divestitures and discontinuations, and declines in the Ortho Dermatologics business; revenue in this segment grew organically by 8% compared to the first quarter of 2017

In terms of the outlook for the 2018 full year, the company expects to see revenues between $8.15 billion and $8.35 billion, with EBITDA in the range of $3.15 billion to $3.30 billion. The consensus estimates call for $3.13 in EPS on $8.23 billion in revenue for the year.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Dover Corporation(DOV)

Dover Corporation manufactures and sells a range of equipment and components, specialty systems, and support services in the United States and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. The Energy segment provides solutions and services for the production and processing of oil, natural gas liquids, and gas to drilling and production, bearings and compression, and automation end markets. The Engineered Systems segment offers precision marking and coding, digital textile, soldering and dispensing equipment, and related consumables and services; and automation components, including manual clamps, power clamps, rotary and linear mechanical indexers, conveyors, pick and place units, glove ports, and manipulators, as well as end-of-arm robotic grippers, slides, and end effectors for fast-moving consumer goods, digital textile printing, vehicle service, environmental solutions, and industrials end markets. The Fluids segment focuses on the safe handling of critical fluids across the retail fueling, chemical, hygienic, and industrial markets. It also manufactures connectors for use in various bio-processing applications; and displacement and centrifugal pumps for demanding and specialized fluid transfer process applications. The Refrigeration & Food Equipment segment provides refrigeration systems, refrigeration display cases, specialty glass, commercial glass refrigerator and freezer doors, and brazed heat exchangers; and electrical distribution products and engineering services, commercial food service equipment, cook-chill production systems, custom food storage and preparation products, kitchen ventilation systems, conveyer systems, beverage can-making machinery, and packaging machines used for meat, poultry, and other food products. The company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois.

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    Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) spans multiple industries for equipment and components, pumps, conveyors and other items used by manufacturers and goods-producing companies. Its dividend hike in August 2018 marked the 63rd consecutive year of dividend hikes since its founding in 1947.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Prudential Financial Inc. lowered its holdings in Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) by 2.1% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 181,580 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,896 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in Dover were worth $12,883,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd.(MTSL)

Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and supports a line of telecommunication expense management (TEM), and customer care and billing solutions for business organizations and other enterprises worldwide. Its TEM solutions assist enterprises and organizations in the allocation of costs, budget control, fraud detection, processing of payments, and spending forecasting. The company also offers converged billing solutions, including applications for charging and invoicing customers, interconnect billing, and partner revenue management through pre-pay and post-pay schemes for wireless providers, voice over Internet protocol, Internet protocol television, and content service providers. Its products provide telecommunication and information technology managers with tools to reduce communication costs, recover charges payable by third parties, and to detect and prevent abuse and misuse of telephone networks comprising fault telecommunication usage. The company markets its products through its direct sales force, distributors, and business telephone switching systems manufacturers and vendors. Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Raanana, Israel.

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  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

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

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about MER Telemanagement Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSL) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MER Telemanagement Solutions earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the technology company an impact score of 45.5243579518781 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Pegasystems Inc.(PEGA)

Pegasystems Inc. develops, markets, licenses, and supports software to automate complex and changing business processes in the United States and internationally. It provides Pega 7, a unified platform that enables clients to build enterprise applications; and software applications for marketing, sales and on boarding, customer service and support, and operations, as well as industry-specific business processes. The company also offers customer relationship management applications, including Pega Marketing to manage customer relationships across inbound and outbound channels; Pega Customer Service to deliver consistent interactions across channels, improve employee productivity, and adapt changing business requirements; Pega Sales Automation to capture practices and guides sales teams through the sales and customer on boarding processes; and operations applications to support exceptions and investigations, order fulfillment, claims processing, insurance underwriting, and product development, as well as risk, fraud, and compliance management. In addition, it provides Pega Cloud to create and deploy its software applications using an Internet-based infrastructure; consulting and implementation support, technical support, and hosting services; and instructor-led and online training courses for process architects, system architects, and system administrators under the PegaACADEMY name. The company primarily markets its software and services to financial services, healthcare, insurance, communications and media, public sector, manufacturing, life sciences, and other markets through a direct sales force, as well as through a network of business and technology alliances. Pegasystems Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Trust Advisors LP grew its position in shares of Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) by 1,661.6% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 147,781 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 139,392 shares during the quarter. First Trust Advisors LP’s holdings in Pegasystems were worth $7,068,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) stock outpaced the market last month, when it gained 17% compared to a 3% rise in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) just closed out a fiscal year that was warped by a dramatic shift in its business model. The stampede by the software specialist’s clients toward cloud-based and subscription services pressured reported sales and profits. But it also put the company in a good position to generate predictable, growing cash flow in the years to come.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: TeleNav Inc.(TNAV)

TeleNav, Inc. provides personalized navigation and location based services (LBS) in the United States and internationally. It offers GPS Navigator, a voice guided, real time, turn by turn mobile navigation service on a white label basis, such as Sprint Navigation and AT&T Navigator, as well as under the TeleNav brand. The company also provides mobile resource management solutions that allow enterprises to monitor and manage mobile workforces and assets by using its LBS platform to track job status and the location of workers, field assets, and equipment. Its enterprise solutions include TeleNav Track service, as well as TeleNav Vehicle Manager, TeleNav Vehicle Tracker, and TeleNav Asset Tracker. In addition, the company offers mobile navigation services through on-board and connected systems. Further, it focuses on developing LBS to new device platforms, such as tablet devices, as well as new LBS for mobile phones, including location based mobile advertising, commerce, and social networking. The company distributes its services to consumers, wireless carriers, enterprises and automobile manufacturers, and original equipment manufacturers through its wireless carrier partners, as well as through its Web site and mobile phone application stores. TeleNav, Inc. is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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    TNAV has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. ValuEngine raised shares of Telenav from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 2nd. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Telenav in a research report on Monday, July 23rd. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Telenav from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.25.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Fitbit, Inc.(FIT)

Fitbit, Inc. provides wearable health and fitness tracking devices. It offers various products, including Fitbit Zip, an entry-level wireless tracker that allows users to track daily activity statistics, such as steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes; Fitbit One, a clippable wireless tracker, which tracks floors climbed and sleep, as well as daily steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes; Fitbit Flex, a wristband-style tracker that tracks steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, and sleep; and Fitbit Charge, an activity and sleep wristband, which tracks steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, floors climbed, and sleep. The company also provides Fitbit Alta, a customizable wristband that offers call, text, and calendar notifications when paired with the user’s phone and SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition; and Fitbit Charge HR, a wireless heart rate and activity wristband. In addition, it offers Fitbit Blaze, a smart fitness watch that provides multi-sport functionality, tracks outdoor cycling activity, and provides run cues; Fitbit Surge, a fitness watch that features a GPS watch, heart rate tracker, activity tracker, and smartwatch; Aria, a Wi-Fi connected scale that tracks weight, body fat percentage, and body mass index; and Fitbit accessories that include bands and frames for Fitbit Blaze, bands for Fitbit Alta, colored bands for Fitbit Flex, colored clips for Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip, device charging cables, wireless sync dongles, band clasps, sleep bands, and Fitbit apparel. The company offers its products through consumer electronics and specialty retailers, e-Commerce retailers, sporting goods and outdoors retailers, and wireless carriers; and corporate wellness channels, as well as directly worldwide. The company was formerly known as Healthy Metrics Research, Inc. and changed its name to Fitbit, Inc. in October 2007. Fitbit, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Google has so far struggled in making a name for itself in wearables and smartwatches, as Wear OS (initially named Android Wear) failed to gain any meaningful traction and many prominent hardware partners ditched the platform. Apple and Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) currently lead the way in smartwatches, but Google hopes to take another swing with its forthcoming Pixel Watch. As part of those efforts, Google recently bought smartwatch tech and acqui-hired employees from Fossil for $40 million.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Three stories in tech stood out this week.

    Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) showed off new devices with an emphasis on affordability. Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared the company’s plans to beef up messaging and stories on its platforms. Eventbrite’s (NYSE:EB) stock took a big hit after its quarterly results came out.

    Here’s a closer look.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Fitbit earned a coverage optimism score of 2.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company an news buzz score of 4 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    After a couple challenging years, Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) has started to mount a turnaround. The company has already returned to profitability. In no uncertain terms, the Versa is driving that progress, positioned as a mainstream smartwatch that can appeal to average consumers. Versa’s predecessor, the Iconic, in contrast, was a flop because it was priced too high and targeted a smaller niche of performance users.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: AirMedia Group Inc(AMCN)

AirMedia Group Inc., incorporated on April 12, 2007, is an operator of out-of-home advertising platforms in China. The Company is engaged in selling advertising time slots on its network, primarily air travel advertising network, across the People’s Republic of China. The Company holds concession rights to install and operate wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) systems on trains administered by over eight regional railway administrative bureaus in China. It also holds concession rights to install and operate Wi-Fi systems on various long-haul buses in China. The Company operates approximately 71,900 digital television screens on airplanes operated by over five airlines, including Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Xiamen Airlines. It also holds concession rights to operate the advertising media platforms at Sinopec gas stations across China. It provides in-flight advertising and non-advertising contents.

The Company combines advertising content with non-advertising content, such as weather, sports and comedy clips, in its digital television screen programs. It has contracts with various Chinese television stations, such as Dragon TV, the Travel Channel and CCTV-5, to show video clips of their programs in airports and on airplanes. It also obtains television programs, such as documentaries and hidden camera type reality shows from other third-party content providers.

The Company offers advertising services from the platforms, digital television screens on airplanes and gas station media displays. The programs are placed on digital television screens on planes operated by over five airlines in China. The displays on its network airplanes, which have been installed by aircraft manufacturers, are located at the top of passenger compartments and on the back of passenger seats. The digital television screens at the top of passenger compartments typically range from 9 to 15 inches in size, while the display screens on the back of passenger seats ! typically range from 7 to 9 inches in size. There are approximately 10 to 280 on an airplane. The television system installed on each plane differs from one another according to the requirements of each specific airline.

The Company’s airplane display programs are played once for approximately 45 minutes to an hour per flight. Approximately 4.5 to 15 minutes of each program consists of advertising content provided to the Company by its advertisers and the rest of the program consists of non-advertising content. The non-advertising content on these planes includes travel shows, documentaries, sports and other content similar to that shown on its airport programs. The Company also promotes brand names of its advertisers through its programs by naming its programs after their brand names or displaying their logos on the corner of the screens during the programs. The Gas Station Media Network consists of outdoor advertising platforms placed in Sinopec gas stations. These outdoor advertising platforms consist of light-emitting diode (LED) screens, as well as traditional advertising formats, such as light boxes and billboards, and display advertising content in week-long slots.

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 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec decreased its position in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) by 21.3% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,921 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after selling 520 shares during the period. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec’s holdings in Intuitive Surgical were worth $793,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of ISRG. Trustcore Financial Services LLC bought a new position in Intuitive Surgical in the 4th quarter worth about $125,000. Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC bought a new position in Intuitive Surgical in the 4th quarter worth about $146,000. Edge Advisors LLC grew its position in Intuitive Surgical by 206.7% in the 4th quarter. Edge Advisors LLC now owns 414 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $150,000 after purchasing an additional 279 shares during the last quarter. Signaturefd LLC bought a new position in shares of Intuitive Surgical in the first quarter valued at approximately $171,000. Finally, MUFG Americas Holdings Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Intuitive Surgical by 175.9% in the fourth quarter. MUFG Americas Holdings Corp now owns 549 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock valued at $200,000 after acquiring an additional 350 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.52% of the company’s stock.

Top Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Trinity Industries Inc.(TRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Clearline Capital LP boosted its position in shares of Trinity Industries Inc (NYSE:TRN) by 306.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 241,769 shares of the transportation company’s stock after acquiring an additional 182,296 shares during the quarter. Trinity Industries accounts for 7.3% of Clearline Capital LP’s portfolio, making the stock its 4th biggest holding. Clearline Capital LP’s holdings in Trinity Industries were worth $7,889,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    5. Trinity Industries (NYSE: TRN)
    This industrial company is trading lower by over 15% in 2018. A substantial shareholder named Valueact Holdings has purchased over one million shares in the $32.00 range.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Trinity Industries Inc (NYSE:TRN) – Stock analysts at KeyCorp issued their FY2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Trinity Industries in a research note issued on Thursday, August 16th. KeyCorp analyst S. Barger expects that the transportation company will post earnings per share of $2.45 for the year.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Trinity Industries Inc  (NYSE:TRN)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Trinity Industries (NYSE:TRN) updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Wednesday. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.15-1.35 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.28.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Trinity Industries Inc (NYSE:TRN) – Research analysts at Seaport Global Securities reduced their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Trinity Industries in a report issued on Tuesday, October 9th. Seaport Global Securities analyst W. Milby now forecasts that the transportation company will post earnings of $0.37 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.40.

Top Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: China Commercial Credit, Inc.(CCCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about China Commercial Credit (NASDAQ:CCCR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. 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 negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. China Commercial Credit earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 47.8379000547292 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Fitbit, Inc.(FIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Stocks to Watch Today: NKE, GRMN, FIT, FOSL, NAVI
    Nike Inc. (NYSE: NYSE) is facing a public relations problem this morning and shares are off nearly 2%. Last night, Duke University star basketball player Zion Williamson was injured in the opening minute of a marquee game against the University of North Carolina. Williamson slipped while dribbling and his Nike shoe split apart, causing him to fall and injure his knee. The No. 1 ranked Duke Blue Devils, who were favorites against their rivals at home, were blown out after Williamson was forced to leave the game. The game was heavily televised, attended by celebrities and former President Barack Obama, and fetched ticket prices upwards of $10,000. Williamson is likely the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft this year. The company called the event an “isolated occurrence.” Shares of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) popped to an 11-year high thanks to a strong earnings report and forward guidance on Wednesday. The fitness and navigation device manufacturer reported that smartwatch sales are “on fire” from outdoor enthusiasts. The firm’s outdoor segment experienced a 25% jump in revenue for the quarter, while the firm hiked its 2019 revenue outlook and topped analysts’ expectations. The news helped boost shares of Fossil (NASDAQ: FOSL) and Fitbit (NYSE: FIT). Shares of Navient Corp. (NASDAQ: NAVI) slid 4.2% after hedge fund Canyon Capital withdrew its bid from earlier this week to buy the student loan servicing giant for $12.50 per share. The hedge fund announced it will now launch a proxy fight to replace many of the company’s board of directors. While this might be bad news for NAVI in the short term, there are still 1.5 trillion reasons to own this stock. Look for other earnings reports from Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS), Boyd Gaming (NYSE: BYD), Domino’s Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), Dropbox (NYSE: DBX), First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE), Kraft Hein

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Fitbit earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 44.9310146174473 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Fitness trackers for kids have generally been a hard sell as a product category. Niche leader Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) introduced Ace in March, its first foray into child-geared fitness trackers. Fitbit hasn’t put out any initial sales metrics for the kid-friendly wristband that offers up virtual badges for achievements and an app to keep parents in the know and the kids engaged. Fitbit only mentioned that Ace is generating positive momentum and market reception in its second-quarter earnings call, but it wasn’t enough to lift Fitbit sales out of what is now nearly two years of declines. 

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) investors, prepare to experience an attack of whiplash.

    Item 1: Your company just crushed its fourth-quarter earnings report, posting twice as much profit as analysts had predicted.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) stock has surged more than 35% over the past couple of weeks. A slew of much-needed good news has been released, offering relief for shareholders after results from the first quarter of 2018 failed to impress. While recent events may be the proof many investors have been looking for that the worst is history, the stock has rallied before, only to fizzle. This time around, though, things may actually be different.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) shares are trading at their highest level of 2018 after Citron Research put out a bullish report on the leading maker of fitness wristbands. Citron is arguing that the stock will hit $15 later this year if it isn’t bought out first. 

Top Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Texas Instruments Incorporated(TXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: TXN) will share its most recent quarterly results late Tuesday. The consensus estimates are $1.32 in EPS and $3.97 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $115.48 on Friday, in a 52-week range of $79.60 to $120.75. The stock has a consensus price target of $122.14.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Charter Trust Co. lessened its holdings in shares of Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) by 4.1% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 37,489 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 1,598 shares during the quarter. Charter Trust Co.’s holdings in Texas Instruments were worth $4,134,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Traders sold shares of Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) on strength during trading on Wednesday. $53.39 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $93.02 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $39.63 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Texas Instruments had the 29th highest net out-flow for the day. Texas Instruments traded up $0.21 for the day and closed at $111.07

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN) and AXT (NASDAQ:AXTI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.

Top Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CRH Medical Corporation(CRHM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp lessened its holdings in shares of CRH Medical Corp (NYSEAMERICAN:CRHM) by 36.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 867,243 shares of the company’s stock after selling 495,404 shares during the period. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp owned about 1.19% of CRH Medical worth $3,564,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

Ricoh (OTCMKTS: RICOY) and Canon (NYSE:CAJ) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Profitability

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This table compares Ricoh and Canon’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ricoh 0.80% 1.45% 0.59%
Canon 6.00% 8.75% 5.13%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Ricoh and Canon, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ricoh 0 0 0 0 N/A
Canon 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Insperity, Inc.(NSP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Insperity (NYSE: NSP) and ASGN (NYSE:ASGN) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP) have been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the six analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has assigned a hold recommendation, three have issued a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $86.75.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Fitbit, Inc.(FIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), which lost its crown to Apple last year, continues to lose market share due to waning demand for basic and mid-range fitness trackers. It was also the only market leader to post a year-over-year drop in shipments. However, IDC said that Fitbit’s Versa smartwatch was still the world’s “second largest smartwatch brand” with 1.1 million units shipped.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment from the Market Foolery podcast, host Chris Hill and David Kretzmann of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Supernova weigh in on the latest numbers and guidance from Fitbit (NYSE:FIT): The wearables leader beat expectations — but still lost money — in the first quarter. And with revenue and device sales down by double-digit percentages, there are real questions about how long its fitness bands can hold consumers’ interest.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    As Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) transitions from being a maker of fitness trackers to a developer of smartwatches, efforts toward becoming a leading digital health provider will become more important for the device maker.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Those figures suggest that Huami, which sells Xiaomi-branded and self-branded devices, might be a better wearables play than Fitbit (NYSE:FIT). Yet its stock remains below its IPO price of $11 — indicating that investors think that it could still suffer Fitbit’s fate.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.(MRVL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ETRADE Capital Management LLC raised its position in Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL) by 51.5% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 59,214 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 20,122 shares during the period. ETRADE Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Marvell Technology Group were worth $1,243,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty-eight ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and twenty have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $26.16.

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    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL)Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallSept. 6, 2018, 4:45 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Chris Lange]

    When Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) released its fiscal first-quarter financial results late on Thursday, the company said that it had $0.32 in earnings per share (EPS) and $604.6 million in revenue. Consensus estimates had called for $0.31 in EPS on revenue of $602.01 million. In the same period of last year, Marvell said it had EPS of $0.24 and $579.18 million in revenue.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL) had its price target dropped by Citigroup from $23.00 to $20.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday, Stock Target Advisor reports. The brokerage currently has a “neutral” rating on the semiconductor company’s stock. Citigroup’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 5.43% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL) hasn’t received much love from Wall Street this year. The chipmaker has underperformed the broader NASDAQ-100 Technology Sector index by a wide margin even though it has been pulling the right strings to secure long-term growth.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: TTM Technologies, Inc.(TTMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI) rose as much as 13.6% higher on Thursday morning thanks to a strong second-quarter earnings report. By 1:30 p.m. EDT, the stock had cooled down somewhat to an 11.7% gain above Wednesday’s closing prices.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares gained 51 percent to $33.1365. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) shares jumped 34 percent to $3.00.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares rose 28.2 percent to $4.51 after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares jumped 27.8 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 20.5 percent to $8.920 after climbing 107.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) gained 19.5 percent to $ 5.97. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) rose 18.9 percent to $10.035 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) gained 18.3 percent to $3.0177. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to report Q1 results on May 15.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) rose 18.1 percent to $35.85 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares jumped 16 percent to $30.75 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
    Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) shares surged 12 percent to $40.06 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) rose 11.8 percent to $40.93 following Q1 results.
    Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) surged 11.2 percent to $27.36. Engility reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
    Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $19.80.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTMI) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation, four have issued a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $20.40.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Monday.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Investment company Bridge Creek Capital Management LLC buys Stag Industrial Inc, BHP Billiton PLC, Henry Schein Inc, Costco Wholesale Corp, Honeywell International Inc, sells Asia Tigers Fund (The), Asia Tigers Fund (The), Teva Pharmaceutical Industries during the 3-months ended 2017-12-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Bridge Creek Capital Management LLC. As of 2017-12-31, Bridge Creek Capital Management LLC owns 82 stocks with a total value of $199 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: STAG, BBL, COST, HON, Added Positions: HSIC, GE, CMCSA, T, DWDP, GM, CVS, K, DIS, MFC, Reduced Positions: CAT, TFX, XOM, MSFT, INTC, AAPL, BAC, F, CVX, TEVA, Sold Out: GRR, GRR,

For the details of Bridge Creek Capital Management LLC’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Bridge+Creek+Capital+Management+LLC

These are the top 5 holdings of Bridge Creek Capital Management LLCExxon Mobil Corp (XOM) – 77,930 shares, 3.27% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 4.81%JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) – 50,639 shares, 2.72% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.55%Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) – 37,507 shares, 2.63% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.47%Stag Industrial Inc (STAG) – 188,257 shares, 2.58% of the total portfolio. New PositionApple Inc (AAPL) – 29,720 shares, 2.52% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 6.21%New Purchase: Stag Industrial Inc (STAG)

Bridge Creek Capital Management LLC initiated holdings in Stag Industrial Inc. The purchase prices were between $27.19 and $28.82, with an estimated average price of $27.95. The stock is now traded at around $25.42. The impact to the portfolio due to this purchase was 2.58%. The holdings were 188,257 shares as of 2017-12-31.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: OCI Partners LP(OCIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Ingevity (NYSE: NGVT) and OCI Partners (NYSE:OCIP) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    OCI Partners (NYSE:OCIP) shares hit a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $10.45 and last traded at $10.45, with a volume of 1357 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $10.40.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ASAHI KASEI Cor/ADR (NYSE: OCIP) and OCI Partners (NYSE:OCIP) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: FS Bancorp, Inc.(FSBW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on FS Bancorp (FSBW)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on FS Bancorp (FSBW)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    FS Bancorp (NASDAQ: FSBW) and Anchor (NASDAQ:ANCB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on FS Bancorp (FSBW)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on FS Bancorp (FSBW)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Williams Partners L.P.(WPZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market stayed in a pretty narrow range on Thursday, climbing early in the session but then slowly drifting lower through the afternoon hours. In the absence of major news, investors largely looked forward to key events like trade negotiations among the world’s largest economies. Other financial markets saw mixed moves as well, with 10-year Treasury yields climbing above 3.1% while oil prices stayed comfortably above $70 per barrel. Despite the quiet day, some companies had good news that pushed their shares sharply higher. World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE), Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK), and Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Williams Pipeline Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ) – US Capital Advisors decreased their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Williams Pipeline Partners in a research note issued to investors on Monday, May 14th. US Capital Advisors analyst B. Followill now forecasts that the pipeline company will post earnings per share of $0.39 for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.41. US Capital Advisors also issued estimates for Williams Pipeline Partners’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.45 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.87 EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Loxo Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOXO) rose 17.1 percent to $163.30 in pre-market trading as the company disclosed that LOXO-292 Phase 1 trial abstract was selected for 'Best of ASCO'.
    CytomX Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTMX) rose 11.5 percent to $27.15 in pre-market trading after the company announced presentations at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) rose 12.3 percent to $5.47 in pre-market trading after reporting narrower-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares rose 7.1 percent to $3.62 in the pre-market trading session.
    Baozun Inc. (NASDAQ: BZUN) shares rose 5.8 percent to $47.65 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) rose 5.5 percent to $46.00 in pre-market trading.
    Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) rose 5.3 percent to $40.50 in pre-market trading after The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMB) announced agreement to acquire all public equity of Williams Partners in a $10.5 billion deal.
    Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS) shares rose 4.6 percent to $2.72 in pre-market trading after surging 12.55 percent on Wednesday.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) rose 4.5 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.66 percent on Wednesday.
    Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) rose 4.1 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after climbing 7.90 percent on Wednesday.
    Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) rose 4 percent to $7.70 in pre-market trading.

     

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Fitbit, Inc.(FIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Facebook acquired the Moves fitness app in 2014. It seemed like a smart purchase at the time, since surging demand for Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) devices had sparked a land grab in the wearables market. Move tracked a user’s location, recorded different movements (like walking, running, and cycling) between locations, and logged the number of steps taken. The app had scored about 40 million downloads at the time of Facebook’s buyout.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) EVP Andy Missan sold 10,000 shares of Fitbit stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.43, for a total transaction of $54,300.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 154,381 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $838,288.83. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    It’s still early days for Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) in smartwatches, but there’s no denying that the company has been pulling the right strings to make a name for itself in the space. The wearables specialist has made a solid transition from selling fitness trackers to smartwatches in a very short time.

  • [By Anders Bylund, Timothy Green, and Dan Caplinger]

    But it’s not always easy to find these high-growth opportunities. That’s why we asked for some help from your fellow investors here at The Motley Fool. Our panelists believe that International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), and Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) are primed to double your investment in relatively short order.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    The pieces of Fitbit’s (NYSE:FIT) turnaround are falling into place. The wearables company has found success with its inexpensive Versa smartwatch, selling more than 1 million units within two months of launch. And its recently announced Charge 3 fitness tracker brings enough improvements to the table to potentially return that part of the business to growth.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Telecom Italia S.P.A.(TI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Titan Mining Corp (TSE:TI) Director Richard William Warke purchased 13,600 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 22nd. The shares were bought at an average price of C$1.40 per share, with a total value of C$19,040.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barclays cut shares of Telecom Italia (NYSE:TI) from an equal weight rating to an underweight rating in a report issued on Monday morning, Marketbeat Ratings reports.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Telecom Italia (NYSE:TI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “The Telecom Italia Group is engaged principally in the communication sector that operates mainly in Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and South America. This includes telephone and data services on fixed lines (for final retail customers and wholesale providers), the development of fiber optic networks for wholesale customers, BroadBand services, Internet services, domestic and international mobile telecommunications (especially in Brazil), and the television sector using both analog and digital terrestrial technology. The Group also operates businesses in the office products sector. “

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Titan Mining Corp (TSE:TI) – National Bank Financial issued their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for Titan Mining in a report released on Wednesday, August 15th. National Bank Financial analyst S. Nagle expects that the company will post earnings of ($0.03) per share for the quarter. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for Titan Mining’s Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.03) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($0.10) EPS, FY2019 earnings at $0.00 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.34 EPS.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: RPX Corporation(RPXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    RPX Co. (NASDAQ:RPXC) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has assigned a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $14.50.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Patent litigation abuse is a major problem in the tech industry, and policymakers have looked for ways to fight it. RPX (NASDAQ:RPXC) came up with a unique approach to patent protection involving purchases of various intellectual property to deter would-be plaintiffs from challenging ownership. Yet the market for those services hasn’t grown the way some had anticipated, and even after diversifying into legal discovery services, RPX saw little choice but to start pursuing strategic alternatives to come up with a future direction for its business.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Research Frontiers (NASDAQ: REFR) and RPX (NASDAQ:RPXC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    RPX (NASDAQ:RPXC) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of RPX Co. (NASDAQ:RPXC) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $14.50.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC lifted its position in RPX Co. (NASDAQ:RPXC) by 32.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 787,377 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 192,430 shares during the period. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC owned about 1.58% of RPX worth $8,417,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Hercules Offshore Inc.(HERO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sovereign Hero (CURRENCY:HERO) traded up 3% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 16:00 PM ET on October 5th. Over the last week, Sovereign Hero has traded 0.8% lower against the US dollar. Sovereign Hero has a total market capitalization of $832,088.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Sovereign Hero was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Sovereign Hero token can now be purchased for about $174.33 or 0.02659568 BTC on exchanges.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sovereign Hero (CURRENCY:HERO) traded 11.4% higher against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 21:00 PM ET on August 14th. In the last seven days, Sovereign Hero has traded 20.8% higher against the US dollar. Sovereign Hero has a total market cap of $943,185.00 and $10,745.00 worth of Sovereign Hero was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Sovereign Hero token can now be bought for $197.61 or 0.03169189 BTC on exchanges.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sovereign Hero (CURRENCY:HERO) traded 5.2% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 18:00 PM ET on October 7th. One Sovereign Hero token can now be purchased for about $163.39 or 0.02498335 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. During the last seven days, Sovereign Hero has traded down 8.8% against the US dollar. Sovereign Hero has a total market capitalization of $779,881.00 and approximately $2,640.00 worth of Sovereign Hero was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Hero (CURRENCY:HERO) traded down 8.9% against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on September 10th. Hero has a market capitalization of $0.00 and $21.00 worth of Hero was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Hero has traded 26.6% lower against the US dollar. One Hero token can currently be bought for about $0.0512 or 0.00000804 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Hero (CURRENCY:HERO) traded up 11.3% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 10:00 AM Eastern on February 2nd. One Hero token can now be purchased for $0.0256 or 0.00000654 BTC on popular exchanges. In the last seven days, Hero has traded down 11.2% against the US dollar. Hero has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $30.00 worth of Hero was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Iteris, Inc.(ITI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Iteris (ITI)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Iteris (NASDAQ: ITI) and UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Iteris (NASDAQ:ITI) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Saturday.

    Several other research analysts have also commented on the company. JMP Securities initiated coverage on Iteris in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $10.50 price objective on the stock. B. Riley set a $9.00 price objective on Iteris and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Iteris from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 4th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Iteris has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $8.75.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Iteris (NASDAQ: ITI) and Napco Security Technologies (NASDAQ:NSSC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 75.31 percent to close at $9.94 after reporting Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 40.62 percent to close at $4.50 on Tuesday after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) gained 34.39 percent to close at $3.40.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) gained 32.74 percent to close at $1.50 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) surged 31.15 percent to close at $8.00 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) rose 21.07 percent to close at $11.09. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 20.23 percent to close at $10.58.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) shares gained 17.62 percent to close at $17.82.
    Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: APVO) rose 17.1 percent to close at $5.82.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) shares jumped 16.23 percent to close at $4.87 following Q1 earnings.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 16.04 percent to close at $3.69.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) climbed 15.99 percent to close at $7.98 following Q1 results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.93 percent to close at $3.42.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) gained 15.59 percent to close at $0.5532 following Q1 results.
    Sophiris Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPHS) gained 13.92 percent to close at $3.52 on Tuesday following Q1 results.
    Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) jumped 13.4 percent to close at $2.37.
    Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI) shares surged 13.05 percent to close
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    iTicoin (CURRENCY:ITI) traded 21.2% higher against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 20:00 PM Eastern on June 2nd. iTicoin has a total market capitalization of $543,370.00 and approximately $61.00 worth of iTicoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last week, iTicoin has traded up 20.2% against the U.S. dollar. One iTicoin coin can currently be bought for approximately $16.98 or 0.00222465 BTC on major exchanges including BTC Trade UA, BTC-Alpha, Cryptopia and Livecoin.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Semler Scientific, Inc.(SMLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Biosig Technologies (NASDAQ:BSGM) and Semler Scientific (OTCMKTS:SMLR) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Visteon Corporation(VC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    VirtualCoin (CURRENCY:VC) traded flat against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on August 14th. One VirtualCoin coin can now be bought for $0.0119 or 0.00000144 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. VirtualCoin has a market cap of $120,251.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of VirtualCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, VirtualCoin has traded down 33.1% against the dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    VirtualCoin (CURRENCY:VC) traded flat against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 21:00 PM ET on August 16th. VirtualCoin has a total market capitalization of $120,251.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of VirtualCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One VirtualCoin coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0119 or 0.00000144 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last seven days, VirtualCoin has traded down 33.1% against the US dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Visteon Corp (NYSE:VC) – Equities research analysts at B. Riley increased their FY2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Visteon in a report issued on Tuesday, October 2nd. B. Riley analyst C. Horn now expects that the auto parts company will earn $6.83 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $6.00.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

Mid cap oil and gas services stock RPC Inc (NYSE: RES) is the second most shorted stock on the NYSE with short interest of 57.72% according toHighshortinterest.com. RPC Inc provides a broad range of specialized oilfield services and equipment primarily to independent and major oilfield companies engaged in the exploration, production and development of oil and gas properties throughout the United States, including the Gulf of Mexico, mid-continent, southwest, Appalachian and Rocky Mountain regions, and in selected international markets.RPC Inc was spun off from Rollins Inc (NYSE: ROL) in 1984 when the oilfield sector was in another severe cyclical downturn.

Right now, RPC Incs technical chart is showing conflicting trend lines with shares up another 2.61% to $19.28 on Monday:

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) had its price objective raised by research analysts at Deutsche Bank to $260.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the semiconductor company’s stock. Deutsche Bank’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 36.56% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lam Research (NASDAQ: LRCX) and IHI Corp/ADR (OTCMKTS:IHICY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

    ACM Research Shares Could Fall When IPO Lockup Expires (seekingalpha.com) Applied Materials and Lam Research Fell on April 19 (finance.yahoo.com) The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: IBM, McDonald's, Gilead, Phillips 66 and Lam Research (finance.yahoo.com) FY2019 Earnings Estimate for Lam Research Issued By KeyCorp (LRCX) (americanbankingnews.com) Q4 2018 Earnings Forecast for Lam Research (LRCX) Issued By B. Riley (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of LRCX stock traded up $1.52 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $191.91. 4,980,703 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,910,779. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 2.09 and a current ratio of 2.64. The stock has a market capitalization of $33,204.83, a PE ratio of 19.23, a PEG ratio of 0.67 and a beta of 1.41. Lam Research has a 52 week low of $137.55 and a 52 week high of $234.88.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    Like the semiconductor and memory industries, the semiconductor equipment industry has consolidated, to a handful of key global players. Two of the largest are U.S. companies Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) and Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT).

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) is not a well-known company. The semiconductor packaging equipment specialist is valued at just $1.65 billion, and it recorded just $809 million of revenue last year. That’s a much smaller number than those posted by semiconductor equipment giants like Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC), and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX).

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Market fears of an escalating Middle Eastern conflict abated thanks to last week’s military strikes against the Syrian government. On Friday, April 13, U.S. forces joined the United Kingdom and France in retaliation for a chemical gas attack carried out by the Syrian government. The military exercise came at a time that tensions are also rising in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
    Today, several members of the U.S. Federal Reserve will be speaking at events around the globe, including San Francisco Fed President John Williams and Chicago Fed Bank President Charles Evans. But no one will be more watched today than Fed Gov. Randal Quarles, who will testify before the U.S. House Financial Services Commission. Quarles will provide testimony on the central bank’s plans to regulate and oversee the financial system. Expect a wealth of questions about the Fed’s plans to raise interest rates and manage its massive balance sheet. Money MorningLiquidity SpecialistLee Adler offers you advice on how to play the Fed’s problems, right here.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: GS, NFLX, TSLA, and ROKU
    Shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) added 0.6% after the Wall Street bank easily topped Q1 earnings and revenue estimates. The firm reportedearnings per share (EPS) of $6.95 on top of more than $10 billion in revenue. Analysts projected EPS of $5.67 on top of $8.89 billion. The investment bank hiked its quarterly dividend and said that revenue from equity trading rallied thanks to an uptick in recent market volatility.
    Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) are flat on the news that the firm will suspend production of its Model 3 vehicles. The firm said the temporary halt in production will aim to “improve automation” and address ongoing bottlenecks in its production process.
    Shares of Roku Inc. (Nasdaq: ROKU) popped more than 8.2% on news that Steven Cohen’s family office has taken a passive 5.1% stake in the company. The streaming device manufactur

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: United Microelectronics Corporation(UMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Jabil Circuit Inc.(JBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Thursday
    On Thursday, the European Central Bank held its meeting in Latvia to discuss the future of its quantitative easing program. The central bank of the world’s largest economic bloc said that it will likely end its quantitative easing program in December. This represents an extension beyond the current plan to end the stimulus program in September. ECB President Mario Draghi said the program would be reduced to 15 billion euros each month during the final three months of the year. Yesterday, the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the second time in 2018. The central bank said that economic growth has been rising at a solid rate and hinted that it could raise rates two more times this year. Fed Chair Jerome Powell did raise an alarm on Wednesday after stating that companies are holding back on investment due to ongoing concerns about U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade policies. Trump is expected to decide this week on whether to proceed with tariffs on about $50 billion in Chinese goods. Trade tensions are heating up again. This morning, China announced it would call off its deal to avoid a trade war if the Trump administration proceeds with tariffs on Friday morning. Tomorrow, the Trump team will decide if it will hit China with tariffs on roughly $50 billion in goods.
    Stocks to Watch Today: ADBE, CMCSA, TSLA, MSFT
    Adobe Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: ADBE) will report earnings after the bell Thursday. The software giant is expected to report earnings per share of $1.54 on top of $2.15 billion in revenue. Insider buying is alive and well at Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA). Chair and CEO Elon Musk purchased $25 million in company stock, according to a

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Natixis decreased its holdings in shares of Jabil Inc (NYSE:JBL) by 35.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 12,664 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 6,862 shares during the quarter. Natixis’ holdings in Jabil were worth $364,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    And the licensing deal with Jabil (NYSE: JBL), which makes GoPro cameras, to have the camera tech added into third-party devices, expands the window of opportunity further.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Nevertheless, a long term performance chart shows Sanmina Corp previously being an outperformer, but now falling off whilepotential large cap peer Flextronics International Ltd (NASDAQ: FLEX) has given a steady performance over the last two years and small capCelestica Inc (NYSE: CLS) and mid capJabil Circuit, Inc (NYSE: JBL) have similar unaspiring charts:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Great West Life Assurance Co. Can reduced its holdings in shares of Jabil Inc (NYSE:JBL) by 2.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 146,625 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 4,303 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can owned about 0.08% of Jabil worth $4,216,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Glu Mobile Inc.(GLUU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Glu Mobile (GLUU)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Zoe’s Kitchen(NYSE:ZOES),Sogou(NYSE:SOGO), and Glu Mobile(NASDAQ:GLUU) are three names currently trading on the wrong side of $10, but their prospects are brighter than their sticker prices. Let’s go over why they may be among the top stocks under $10.

  • [By Jamal Carnette, CFA]

    Although it’s far beneath Wall Street’s radar, Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) stock has quietly had an amazing year. On a year-over-year basis, shares of the mobile app game developer have advanced 120% versus 19% for the Russell 2000 small-cap index. Still, it would be a folly to call Glu Mobile’s public-market performance a success. Shares are down 45% since its 2007 IPO, while the index has increased 140%.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: ASML Holding N.V.(ASML)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ASML (NASDAQ:ASML)‘s stock had its “sell” rating reiterated by research analysts at DZ Bank in a note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ: ASML) was down 2.6% to $197.02 on Friday morning. The stock has a 52-week trading range of $126.03 to $216.00 and a consensus analyst target price of $196.81.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. decreased its position in shares of ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) by 28.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 9,760 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 3,855 shares during the quarter. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co.’s holdings in ASML were worth $1,938,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: SPX FLOW, Inc.(FLOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Spx Flow (FLOW)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Flow International (FLOW)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Flowgroup PLC (LON:FLOW) were up 5% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as GBX 0.01 ($0.00) and last traded at GBX 0.01 ($0.00). Approximately 27,087,413 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 20% from the average daily volume of 34,010,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 0.01 ($0.00).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd increased its position in shares of SPX Flow Inc (NYSE:FLOW) by 38.6% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 9,824 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 2,738 shares during the quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd’s holdings in SPX Flow were worth $483,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    FLOW stock traded up $0.73 on Wednesday, hitting $49.98. The company had a trading volume of 169,639 shares, compared to its average volume of 297,149. Flow International has a 12-month low of $31.10 and a 12-month high of $54.92.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Fitbit, Inc.(FIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) Director Steven Joseph Murray sold 500,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.97, for a total transaction of $2,485,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 11,442 shares in the company, valued at $56,866.74. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) has been paying a big price for being late to the smartwatch game. The company missed the shift in consumer preferences and surrendered its lead in the wearables market to a big shark like Apple, which didn’t waste much time in stamping its authority on this still-growing space.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) plunged 12% toan all-time low after the wearables maker posted its first quarter numbers. The company beat Wall Street’s low expectations, but its guidance for the current quarter calls for steeper revenue declines and wider losses.

  • [By Brian Withers]

    Fitbit(NYSE:FIT)has had a tough go of it lately.The fitness tracker wearables manufacturer postednegative revenue growthin Q1-2018 of 17%, widening losses, and declared its transition year has been extended into amulti-year transformational effort. It would not be a surprise if even die-hard investors were getting impatient with the stock down over 80% since its IPO in June 2015.

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) became the world’s top maker of wearable tech just a few quarters ago, when it outpaced Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) for the first time. Apple Watch sales are still a small portion of its total revenues (the company doesn’t break out Watch sales in its reports), but the growth rate of the consumer IoT device market indicates that there’s still plenty of room for Apple to expand its wearable business.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) is set to release its first-quarter results after the closing bell on Wednesday. The consensus forecast calls for a net loss of $0.20 per share and $247.56 million in revenue. Shares traded on Fridays close at $5.30. The consensus price target is $6.13, and the 52-week range is $4.51 to $7.32.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Bridgeline Digital, Inc.(BLIN )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

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

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Bridgeline Digital (NASDAQ:BLIN) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bridgeline Digital earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the software maker an impact score of 46.3358005969314 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Bridgeline Digital (BLIN)

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Wipro Limited(WIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group issued their FY2019 earnings per share estimates for Wipro in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, June 19th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst A. Sen expects that the information technology services provider will post earnings of $0.29 per share for the year. Jefferies Financial Group currently has a “Underperform” rating on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Wipro’s FY2020 earnings at $0.30 EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to
  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.4 per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million.
    Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $22.75 billion.
    General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $7.6 billion.
    The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion.
    Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $4.91 per share on revenue of $22.52 billion.
    Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.
    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.61 per share on revenue of $6.61 billion.
    Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.15 billion.
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.82 billion.
    Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SI

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Web.com Group, Inc.(WEB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Web.com Group (NASDAQ:WEB) soared as much as 13.5% higher in Monday’s trading session, following the disclosure of an activist investor taking a larger financial interest in the company. By 3:30 p.m. EDT, the stock had settled down at a milder 11.2% gain.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Online marketing solutions company Web.com(NASDAQ:WEB) saw its stock jump as much as 12.1% on Thursday. The stock finished the trading day up 11.4%.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares dipped 47.8 percent to $4.60. Check-Cap priced its upsized underwritten offering of public units at $5.50 per unit.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) shares fell 41.5 percent to $2.57.
    Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) dropped 35.1 percent to $29.50 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) dropped 34.8 percent to $3.75 after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 25.2 percent to $24.01 after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) dropped 22.5 percent to $45.73 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 19.6 percent to $52.075 following Q1 earnings.
    Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVM) shares declined 18.1 percent to $5.20. Adverum Biotech disclosed that its CEO Amber Salzman is stepping down.
    Newater Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWA) dropped 17.2 percent to $12.83.
    Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS) fell 17.2 percent to $13.65 following Q1 results.
    Xperi Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) declined 15.8 percent to $19.40 after announcing Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.649 after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) dropped 14.2 percent to $2.65.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 13.2 percent to $8.32 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.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) dropped 12.2 percent to $5.05.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 9.7 percent

The Bear Case for Apple Inc. Stock: An In-Depth Look

There’s a seeming contradiction when it comes to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Apple stock now sits just off an all-time high. Last Thursday, its market capitalization hit $934 billion — the highest ever for a U.S. company. The iPhone is the most profitable product ever created — and it’s driven huge returns in AAPL stock, which has nearly tripled over the past five years and risen 600%+ over the past decade.

And yet Apple stock remains cheap. Dirt-cheap, it would seem. At these all-time highs, AAPL still is valued at a little over 14x FY19 (ending September) consensus EPS estimates. The figure is even lower when considering Apple’s huge cash balance.

The S&P 500 as a whole trades at more than 17x forward earnings, according to data compiled by Birinyi Associates. In other words, the world’s most valuable company, and the world’s most profitable company — ever — trades at a discount to the overall stock market. How can that be?

But looking closely at Apple’s financials and its outlook, there are good reasons why AAPL stock looks so cheap. Apple is the world’s most valuable company — and it’s also one of the most analyzed. The cheap multiple here isn’t due to the market not paying attention. Real risks lie ahead for Apple.

Given the importance of AAPL stock to the market as a whole, investors of all stripes need to understand those risks. And even AAPL bulls should understand who’s on the other side of the trade — and what the downside could be in AAPL stock.

How Cheap is Apple Stock?

At the moment, AAPL stock trades at about 16.5x consensus EPS for fiscal 2018. That’s a relatively cheap multiple — but it’s even cheaper considering the company still has about $31 per share in net cash, roughly one-sixth of its market capitalization. Backing out that cash, Apple stock trades at what seems like a ridiculously low multiple: 13.8x earnings.

It’s a number that seems like an outlier, particularly among large-cap tech. Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL,GOOG), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) all trade at at least 20x 2018 earnings, even backing out their own net cash balances. And of course Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) trade at nose-bleed valuations (80x forward earnings for AMZN, 71x for NFLX).

Simply applying a 20x earnings multiple — still below most of its large-cap tech rivals, which by the way all make much less money than Apple — would value AAPL stock at about $260, 38% higher than current levels. Even the 24x multiple (again, excluding net cash) assigned to Microsoft stock doesn’t seem particularly out of line for Apple. It’s not as if Microsoft is a growth juggernaut. In fact, the Street projects Apple to grow revenue faster than Microsoft in their respective fiscal years. 24x earnings plus the $31 per share in cash would value Apple stock at over $300, 62% higher than current levels.

AAPL stock isn’t just being treated by the market as an average stock. It’s being valued well below the average stock, and sharply less than its similarly well-known and widely-owned tech peers. And this isn’t a new development: Apple’s forward P/E actually is toward the higher end of its multi-year range. AAPL on several occasions has traded below 12x forward earnings — a multiple that suggests its business actually is headed for a decline.

Why? Why is the market acting as if Apple’s earnings growth is going to come to an end?

4 Big Risks for Apple Stock: Source: Oaxis

Risk #1: The Commoditization Risk

There are a number of reasons why investors are skeptical toward Apple’s long-term growth prospects. Most notably, the company remains reliant on the iPhone. And the history of tech hardware shows that eventually even the best products eventually become commoditized.

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It happened to IBM (NYSE:IBM) in mainframes. It happened to Dell Technologies Inc (NYSE:DVMT) and HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ) in PCs — after the Windows operating system helped end Apple’s early leadership in that category. BlackBerry Ltd (NYSE:BB) once was the world’s leader in smartphones; its stock has fallen more than 90% from its June 2008 peak.

All of these companies were victims of commoditization (though all four, notably BlackBerry, also have their share of self-inflicted wounds as well). As hardware products improve, incremental upgrades become less compelling — lengthening replacement cycles. Meanwhile, low-cost competitors inevitably enter with a “good enough” product, undercutting pricing — and margins.

In fact, commoditization already has hit Apple — on multiple fronts. The iPad was introduced in 2010, and basically created the tablet category. It was a massive hit. Revenue neared $5 billion in fiscal 2010 – in less than nine months. By fiscal 2012, sales had exploded to $31 billion — 20% of Apple’s total revenue. But less than three years after its launch, the iPad already had peaked. With cheaper Android alternatives proliferating, iPad revenue would fall 40% over the next four years.

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A worse fate has befallen the iPod. A decade ago, that product drove over $9 billion in revenue. Apple no longer breaks out revenue from the product, but the company now sells just a single model. All of the iPod’s features are built into the iPhone. And consumers can buy a product roughly equal to last decade’s iPods in memory and performance for just a few dollars.

The qualitative driver behind the bear case for AAPL stock is based on the idea that eventually, competition and time come for even the best hardware products. And that process may already have begun for the iPhone as well.

Risk #2: Apple Stock’s iPhone Reliance

The launch of the iPhone X has received intense scrutiny from the media and investors for months now. Reports of potential delays raised initial fears. Concerns about demand seemingly were assuaged by a better-than-expected fiscal Q2 earnings report that has pushed AAPL stock to its new highs.

The focus on the X makes sense. The world’s most valuable company remains heavily reliant on the iPhone.

Source: Apple

62% of Apple’s total fiscal 2017 revenue came from the iPhone, per figures from the 10-K. That proportion has risen to two-thirds through the first half of fiscal 2018.

So the seemingly endless discussion of the prospects for the iPhone X aren’t a matter of investors and analysts having nothing better to do. If the iPhone starts to decline, Apple almost certainly follows. And in fact, the iPhone is showing signs of weakness.

Unit sales peaked in 2015 at 231.2 million. Over the past twelve months, the figure is about 6% lower, at 217.2 million. And in fact, iPhone revenue has declined over that period as well, by about 1%. The strong dollar has been a headwind — constant-currency revenue almost certainly is positive — but what growth Apple is grinding out comes from pricing.

So the bear case for Apple stock starts to become a bit more clear. The iPhone is driving 60%+ of revenue. Increasingly, it looks as if unit sales may already have peaked. The X, then, is a test case for whether Apple can continue its growth by increasing prices – which the entire history of hardware suggests should be impossible to do forever.

That’s why the Street was seemingly so negative on AAPL heading into the report. Weakness in the X suggested the end of revenue growth for the iPhone — for good. And it’s why the better-than-expected numbers on that front in Q2 have led Apple stock to bounce back so sharply. Despite the ecosystem it has built, and despite its other offerings, Apple stock still comes down to the iPhone.

Risk #3: The Rest of Apple

The reliance on the iPhone is magnified by the fact that the rest of Apple’s business has growth challenges of its own. As I pointed out last year, from fiscal 2012 to fiscal 2016, non-iPhone revenue barely moved. iPad growth was offset by declines in the iPod and the Mac line. As the Apple Watch came online, the iPad started to fade.

Apple is making some progress of late. According to SEC filings, non-iPhone revenue rose 11% in fiscal 2017, and another 14% in the first half of FY18. Still, hardware represents an issue beyond the iPhone as well. iPad revenue actually has risen through the first half of fiscal 2018 — somewhat surprisingly. Mac sales rose a sharp 13% in 2017 — but declined over the previous four years and are down again in the first six months of this year.

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Looking forward, growth in tablets, desktops, and laptops seems likely to be muted at best. Indeed, given longer replacement cycles, declines wouldn’t be a surprise.

The only two potential growth categories are Services and Other Products. There’s a reason why CEO Tim Cook has targeted $50 billion in services revenue by 2021, up from roughly $30 billion in FY17. Other Products — a category which includes Apple Watch, Beats, the iPod, Apple TV, and the recently released HomePod — has posted consistent double-digit growth since 2015.

But the concern is that those businesses simply aren’t that big. Combined, they generated about 20% of the company’s revenue over the past twelve months. Even assuming the Services business hits its $50 billion target, and is valued at an aggressive 4x revenue, it still would drive barely 20% of the value of Apple stock.

Source: Apple

Apple Watch has been a success — it’s the clear leader in smartwatches, and its growth has sent shares of rival Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) plunging. Yet the product is not even big enough for Apple to break out its contribution. It just doesn’t materially change the company-wide financials.

This is the flip side of the iPhone’s success. It has made Apple so big, and so valuable, that what would be a massive hit for any other company simply doesn’t even move the needle.

The distribution of revenue by product seems to support the bear case that Apple’s growth will end at some point relatively soon. 60%+ of sales come from the iPhone. Unless pricing can go to $1,199 and beyond in perpetuity, revenue from that product is going to peak at some point. Another ~18% of revenue comes from the Mac lines and the iPad. Both of which are in clearly flattish long-term trends that could turn negative. Services and Other Products, then, are going to have to offset any weakness in iPhones on their own.  That’s a big ask given that their contribution to revenue is less than one-third that of the iPhone.

Risk #4: International Concerns

The breakdown of revenue by country, meanwhile, raises its own set of concerns.

42% of sales come from the Americas, the majority of that from the U.S. Apple continues to drive growth in that region, with a 12% increase in sales in FY17 followed by 13% growth in the first half. Still, the core concerns about iPhone growth would seem to apply heavily to the U.S. market, particularly with the end of subsidies from carriers like Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) and AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).

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Sales in the company’s Europe segment continue to rise — though that business also includes the Middle East, Africa, and the key Indian market. On the Continent, Apple has lost share in the four largest markets. It’s in developed markets where the commoditization concerns are likely to have the most impact. And in terms of unit sales, the iPhone already has started to stumble there.

Meanwhile, Apple could miss out on the two key developing markets.

Revenue in Greater China dropped 24% between 2015 and 2017. Strong performance in that region admittedly has been a big piece of good news this year. Sales have grown 15% through the first two quarters. But Apple still is losing share in that market to lower-priced in-country competitors. Additionally, trade war concerns are mounting. And at almost 20% of total sales, China is too important for Apple to lose.

In India, meanwhile, a twice-raised import tax makes the iPhone prohibitive. That leaves Apple mostly on the outside looking into the one of the world’s most important markets.

Looking geographically, then, an investor can see the risk to Apple’s revenue. The iPhone has to at least hold sales flat. But that will be a challenge in developed markets. And developing markets aren’t driving the growth needed. And it’s not as if consumers in those markets don’t have phones. They do. They just don’t have iPhones, and even the growing middle classes may not be able to afford them.

Combining the Risks for Apple Stock

Tying all the risks together for Apple creates a model in which revenue is currently at a peak — and earnings likely are as well. The iPhone drives 60%+ of revenue, and its unit sales may already have peaked. That figure has risen just 0.4% year-over-year so far in 2018 — and over the last four quarters remains below fiscal 2015 levels.

The U.S. market is saturated. Estimates suggest that on a unit basis, the U.S. drives about one-third of iPhone sales. China is the second-largest market — and has been negative over the past few years. Add in weakness in large European markets and something in the range of two-thirds of iPhone revenue — thus ~40% of Apple’s total revenue — is at risk of declining if and when Apple no longer can hike prices so aggressively.

Another 20% or so comes from developing markets where the iPhone is falling behind. Apple did post record first-half sales in India, according to the Q2 conference call — but most estimates suggest its presence in that country is small. The iPhone is #1 in China, according to the same call, but in a fragmented market, and revenue has been falling even accounting for currency headwinds.

20% of overall revenue is derived from the iPad and Mac lines, which are unlikely to grow much, if at all, going forward. The last 20% comes from Services and Other Products.

And so the calculation here becomes clear. Apple’s low-teen P/E and P/FCF multiples imply that the company’s growth is about done. But from a revenue standpoint, that’s potentially right.

Barring an acceleration in iPhone sales in China and/or India, the Services and Other Products business have to grow faster than the developed market iPhone business declines. But those businesses combined are half the size. So they’d need to grow twice as fast to account for iPhone declines.

The Bearish Scenario for Apple Stock

Understanding the distribution of revenue across products and geographies highlights the bearish scenario for Apple stock. Here’s how it could happen:

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In developed markets, the iPhone has peaked. The X launch becomes the last major release that drives real buzz — and pricing power. Unit sales fall double-digits in 2019, in line with past performance after major launches. (iPhone unit sales fell 8% worldwide in FY16, for instance.)

Developing markets can’t pick up the slack. In Africa, and the Middle East, iPhone sales grow, but off a small base. Import taxes continue to drive Indian customers to in-country manufacturers as the government intended. Trade war rhetoric and low-cost competitors mean sales in China fall off in FY19 after a rebound year driven by the X.

Apple raises its prices modestly. But a shift to lower-priced models, particularly overseas, leads average selling prices downward. (This, too, is what happened in fiscal 2016: iPhone revenue fell 12%.) iPhone revenue drops from a record $160 billion in fiscal 2018 to $140 billion in fiscal 2019.

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Now, the narrative has changed. iPhone sales in both units and dollars are below their levels from four years ago. Apple breaks out Watch revenue for the first time: it has risen from ~$7 billion in FY19 to $9.5 billion in fiscal 2020. Investors point out that the figure is roughly 4% of Apple’s total sales.

The Services business is growing nicely — still at a double-digit pace — but slowing iPhone unit sales suggest little growth in the user count driving that revenue. A renewed decline in the iPad offsets modest growth in Mac sales. Apple’s overall revenue falls 5% in fiscal 2019 — and investors start asking how the decline will be reversed.

Again, this scenario is one in which most things go wrong for Apple. And I’d argue it’s more likely to occur (if it does) in fiscal 2021 than fiscal 2019. But it’s hardly based on outlandish assumptions.

Developed market iPhone revenues are going to turn south at some point. To offset those losses will require growth elsewhere. Services seems the most likely candidate — but even double-digit growth there only adds 2-3 points to the overall growth rate. The iPhone either needs better performance in developing markets — or the Watch, AirPods, and/or HomePod have to be multi-year winners.

A Cyclical Business

Some version of that bear case has surrounded Apple stock for years now. And, on occasion, it has gained some traction. In late 2012, Apple stock broke $700 (it has since split 7-for-1) for the first time. Within a matter of months, it had lost over 40% of its value. (iPad sales surprisingly turned south and investors worried the iPhone wouldn’t pick up the slack.) In 2015, cyclical worries again hit the stock. AAPL stock dropped about 35% over the next 15 months.

And it’s not just a matter of perception, either. Apple’s earnings have grown, but hardly in a consistent manner. Net income dipped between 2012 and 2014 before jumping in 2015. It fell again over the next two years, before heading to what seems likely to be a new peak in 2018.

It’s easy at the moment to assume AAPL bears (myself included) simply have been wrong the whole time. Apple stock is at an all-time high. The X looks set to perform better than skeptics believed. Services is growing nicely, and diversifying Apple away for the hardware business. Long-time (and well-respected) Apple analyst Gene Munster argued this month that we have entered a new “Apple story”. But investors need to remember that bulls thought the same in 2012 and 2015 as well.

Does The Bear Case Hold Water?

Admittedly, I’ve been proven wrong on Apple stock. And I’m not sure the bear case is that compelling at this point.

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I do see long-term risk to the iPhone, but there’s also a scenario where Apple can offset any declines in that product. Services, Watch, and maybe AirPods and the HomePod can pick up some of the slack. Apple’s immense cash hoard is setting up a windfall for shareholders, as I wrote back in January. Even ~zero revenue growth likely leads to some profit growth, given that gross margins in the Service segment are higher than those in hardware categories. At 14x earnings, ‘some’ profit growth is enough to justify the current valuation.

Apple’s performance so far in 2018 also has undercut the bear case. I wrote after the Q2 report that even a skeptic like myself had to be impressed. The growth in China so far this year is important. So is the performance of the X. The Services business, as Munster pointed out, is becoming a bigger part of the narrative as it becomes a larger part of revenue. And somewhat quietly, margin pressures from a stronger U.S. dollar and higher memory prices are starting to reverse in Apple’s favor.

Still, from a long-term perspective, I do believe the bill is going to come due for Apple at some point.

Every hardware manufacturer has lost its technological advantage eventually. And I do believe the bear case merits consideration — even from ardent Apple bulls. There’s a reason why Apple stock looks cheap, and why it’s looked cheap for years. While the company may be able to grind out earnings growth, and upside in Apple stock, going forward, the long-term risks to the business model suggest that Apple stock never will get a market-level earnings multiple again.

As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any sec

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

I. Introduction – The Capital Raise Details

We begin with a quick review of the capital raise.

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) agreement with its underwriters called for issuance of 1,335,978 shares, with an over-allotment option of up to 200,281 shares, all to be sold at $262.

That option was exercised, so the total share issuance was 1,536,259, resulting in total proceeds (after costs) of $400 million.

Additionally, the underwriters agreed to sell $850 million of 2.375% convertible notes due March 15, 2022, with an over-allotment option for up to an additional 127.5 million of such notes.

It’s unclear whether or to what extent the underwriters have exercised the over-allotment options on the notes (and the option period runs through April 20).

Let’s assume the underwriters also exercise options on the notes. Tesla’s net proceeds from the notes would then be about $967 million, for total net proceeds (stock plus notes) of about $1.37 billion.

However, Tesla entered into hedges, courtesy of its investment banker underwriters, who are collecting trading fees and, most likely, are also the counterparties. Netting the costs and receipts from the hedging, the net cost of the hedges will be close to $150 million.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Methanex Corporation(MEOH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Back in February of last year, we suggested Methanex Corporation (MEOH), which ended up providing us with some pretty good gains in a fairly short amount of time, and based on what’s happening with the stock technically right now, it could be another gainer over the next several days to few weeks.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Advisors Preferred LLC bought a new stake in shares of Methanex (NASDAQ:MEOH) (TSE:MX) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 1,703 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock, valued at approximately $103,000.

  • [By VantagePoint]

    Methanex Corporation (NASDAQ: MEOH) has experienced some recent weakness, but according to the chart below the stock is still in a clear uptrend. Since experiencing a bullish crossover on March 16 following some consolidation, the stock is up 20 percent. Look out for its next earnings report on April 26. 

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: US Ecology, Inc.(ECOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    US Ecology (NASDAQ: ECOL) and Republic Services (NYSE:RSG) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Success can be defined as small wins that accumulate over time. That definition helps to put the slow-and-steady progress made by US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) in the first quarter of 2018 into perspective. Revenue and profits grew for both of the environmental services leader’s segments compared to the prior-year period, which resulted in another solid quarter.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Franco-Nevada Corporation(FNV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Gold streaming company Franco-Nevada Corporation (NYSE:FNV) offers investors a unique way to gain exposure to precious metals, but when you compare it to peers Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD) and Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (NYSE:WPM)it looks relatively expensive. That said, if you are looking to gold for diversification you might still find that Franco-Nevada Corporation stock is a buy.

  • [By Alex McGuire]

    This list ranks gold dividend stocks in the mining sector by dividend yield. And it also includes one of our top gold stock recommendations of 2017…

    Gold Dividend Stock Share Price Year-to-Date Performance Dividend Yield (as of June 30)
    DRDGOLD Ltd. (NYSE ADR: DRD) $3.19 -39.7% 10.24%
    Sibanye Gold Ltd. (NYSE ADR: SBGL) $4.70 -33.4% 5.98%
    Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE ADR: HMY) $1.62 -26.7% 4.56%
    Gold Fields Limited (NYSE ADR: GFI) $3.41 +13.3% 2.73%
    Randgold Resources Ltd. (Nasdaq ADR: GOLD) $87.68 +14.9% 1.89%
    Franco Nevada Corp. (NYSE: FNV) $72.39 +21.1% 1.27%
    Royal Gold Inc. (Nasdaq: RGLD) $76.85 +21.3% 1.25%
    Eldorado Gold Corp. (NYSE: EGO) $2.58 -19.9% 1.16%
    Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE: ABX) $15.90 -0.5% 0.75%
    Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG) $13.02 -4.4% 0.62%

    Six of the 10 gold stocks listed above have posted negative returns so far in 2017. The main reason behind their losses has to do with gold price volatility.

  • [By Alex McGuire]

    This list shows the top-performing gold stocks this month, which we’ll be watching in September 2017. While these stocks posted gains in August, we still aren’t recommending them. Instead, we’re going to show you Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth’s pick for the best gold stock to buy this year…

    Top Gold Stock Share Price August 2017 Gain
    Sibanye Gold Ltd. (NYSE ADR: SBGL) $6.35 +22.9%
    Iamgold Corp. (NYSE: IAG) $6.49 +20%
    Alamos Gold Inc. (NYSE: AGI) $8.17 +15.1%
    Franco Nevada Corp. (NYSE: FNV) $81.20 +11.6%
    Hudbay Minerals Inc. (NYSE: HBM) $8.70 +11.5%
    Gold Fields Ltd. (NYSE ADR: GFI) $4.42 +10.9%
    Randgold Resources Ltd. (Nasdaq ADR: GOLD) $101.90 +9.6%
    Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE ADR: HMY) $1.97 +8.8%
    Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. (NYSE: AEM) $50.60 +8.4%
    Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE: AUY) $2.81 +7.9%

    Life-Changing Profits: This investing strategy has racked up 30 triple-digit wins so far this year – and 46 in the last 12 months. To learn how to get in position for the next one, click here now…

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Franco-Nevada (NYSE:FNV) went public in the U.S. market more than a decade ago, and over that time, the company has established itself as a major player in an important niche in the natural resources industry. Franco-Nevada neither mines gold nor drills for oil, but by helping to finance projects that mining companies and oil drillers want to pursue, it ensures it can get a cut of the profits. That’s been a winning business model lately, and throughout its history as a publicly traded company, Franco-Nevada has stood out for one thing that it’s done consistently well: paying and raising its dividend regularly over time.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ARP Americas LP cut its position in Franco-Nevada (NYSE:FNV) (TSE:FNV) by 35.9% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 7,441 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 4,167 shares during the period. ARP Americas LP’s holdings in Franco-Nevada were worth $507,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc.(BUFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid cap pet stock Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF)reportedQ1 2017 earnings after the market closed Tuesday.Net sales increased 7.9% to $302.0 million driven primarily by volume growth. Net sales of Dry Foods increased 6.4% to $245.2 million while net sales of Wet Foods, Treats and Other Products increased15.1% to $56.8 million. Net income increased 18.1% to $44.1 million and cash and cash equivalents were $338.2 million as of March31, 2017 versus $292.7 million as of December31, 2016. The CEO commented:

  • [By Monica Gerson] Related BUFF Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Crude Oil Rises 3.5%; Zagg Shares Fall Following Weak Q4 Results Mid-Day Market Update: Blue Buffalo Pet Products Rises Following Strong Q4 Results; Ocean Rig UDW Shares Slide Blue Buffalo Pet Products' (BUFF) CEO Kurt Schmidt on Q1 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha)
    Related ARMK Earnings Scheduled For May 11, 2016 Earnings Scheduled For February 10, 2016

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Petmed Express giving a steady performance before jolting higher this yearand pet stock peerCentral Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) also being agood performer 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 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 Peter Graham]

    The Q3 2016 earnings report formid cap pet stock Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF)is scheduled for after the market closes onThursday (November 10th) with earnings beating expectations the last time around.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Vanguard Natural Resources LLC(VNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cameron Swinehart]

    Going forward I will be looking to add investments on my watchlist and trim other positions. It will be interesting to see how an overweight commodity portfolio will perform relative to the rest of the market.

     Cost Basis# SharesCurrent Price% of PortfolioCurrent ValueReturnMetal/Miners      Sprott Physical Gold Trust (PHYS)$12.4985$11.043.75%$938.40-13.13%Sprott Physical Silver Trust (PSLV)$7.95125$8.744.37%$1,092.509.04%FreePort-McMoran (FCX)$31.6731$33.874.20%$1,049.976.50%Ishares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (RING)$13.0695$10.644.04%$1,010.80-22.74%Energy      Statoil ASA(STO)$21.7940$22.683.63%$907.203.92%Vanguard Natural Resources LLC (VNR)$27.5636$27.874.01%$1,003.321.11%ConocoPhillips (COP)$63.6822.43$71.006.37%$1,592.5310.31%Agriculture      CVR Partner LP (UAN)$26.3630.9$18.932.34%$584.94-39.25%Adecoagro$6.78125$7.443.72%$930.008.87%Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM)$34.8030$37.244.47%$1,117.206.55%Mixed Commodity      Powershares DB Commodity Index (DBC)$26.3540$25.954.15%$1,038.00-1.54%Sprott Resource Corp$3.34400$2.714.34%$1,084.00-23.25%    Total % of portfolio49.40%               Cost Basis12,666.00      Current Value12,348.86      Return-2.50%  Source: Investing For The Future Surge In Commodity Prices

    Disclosure: I am long ADM, FCX, UAN, AGRO, RING, VNR, SCPZF.PK, COP, DBC, PHYS, PSLV. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article. (More…)

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Pound/Rand(PX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The last twelve months haven’t been kind to Praxair (PX) and Air Products & Chemicals (APD), but UBS analyst John Roberts and team argue that’s about to change, as they upgrade their shares to Buy from Neutral arguing that their earnings can withstand a slowing global economy:

    In our view, the two stocks are more alike than different. NTM P/Es are within ~0.5 pts of each other. Both stocks have declined ~20% from their historical highs the largest corrections in 20+ years aside from the financial crisis…

    Industrial gas stocks have normally grown through changes in FX, oil & China demand within normal historical ranges. And investor concerns around China forAir Products & Chemicals may still prove much bigger than reality. Nevertheless, the combination of FX & oil sector impacts on Praxair, and FX & China issues for Air Products & Chemicals, have been much larger than previously seen. With oil already down, the dollar already appreciated, & China concerns already heightened we believe forward basis would appear to carry only normal risks (& lower if FX & oil are mean-reverting, which some theories support).

    Normal high single digit EPS growth projected for both in 2017 vs 2016: Four large firms serve 70%+ of the global merchant gas market, and price normally contributes ~2% to growth. Customer older captive units being outsourced contributes another 2%. Secular drivers for oxygen include energy savings (i.e. O2 burns more efficiently than air), life sciences (healthcare & microbial processes) nitrogen secular drivers include increasing purity requirements (food freezing & semiconductors). Topline growth ~2x global GDP more normal, with EPS growth ~2x sales growth due to high fixed costs (key variable costs are inexpensive air & power).

    Financial crisis demand drop was only a few %, in line with global GDP drop Most chemicals volumes dropped 10%+ (some 40%

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Safeway Inc.(SWY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of small cap SUPERVALU now underperforming large cap Kroger Co (NYSE: KR) while shares of large cap Whole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) and mid cap Safeway Inc (NYSE: SWY) appear to be back to where they started at:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of SUPERVALU underperforming the underperformance ofmid caps Whole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) and Safeway Inc (NYSE: SWY). while large capKroger Co (NYSE: KR)had outperformed up until the last two years when performance has been more mixed:

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc.(GLPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Penn National was the first major gaming company to launch a real estate investment trust, aka a REIT, known as Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (NASDAQ:GLPI). The REIT has acquired most of Penn National Gaming’s real estate along with the real estate of Pinnacle Entertainment and other gaming companies as well.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (NASDAQ: GLPI) shares fell 3.25 percent to $31.90 in pre-market trading. Gaming and Leisure Properties priced offering of 10.53 million shares of common stock for gross proceeds of $333 million.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is all but exiting the casino industry, selling his stake in Tropicana Entertainment for $1.85 billion. But maybe Eldorado Resorts (NASDAQ:ERI)– which will operate the properties bought by real estate investment trust (REIT)Gaming & Leisure Properties (NASDAQ:GLPI)– shouldn’t be going all in.

  • [By Seth McNew]

    One way Penn has been able to unlock extra value is by spinning off a portion of operations as a real estate investment trust (REIT) as a way to split up the physical property from the gaming operations. Following that 2013 creation of Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc(NASDAQ:GLPI),Penn essentially pays leasing fees to the REIT so it can focus on operations with a leaner balance sheet. Here’s a more in-depth analysis of the upside of Penn’s REIT model.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Fitbit, Inc.(FIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Fitbit, Inc. (NYSE: FIT) reported fourth-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Wednesday. So far year to date the stock is down about 20%, and down even further when looking at the past 52-weeks.Theres no doubt that this stock has taken a beating in this time, but are traders finally coming around and calling a bottom to this stock?

  • [By Dustin Blitchok]

    The NBA authorized jersey sponsorships last year, and Flagstar joins companies such as Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (NASDAQ: GT), Fitbit Inc (NYSE: FIT), eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY) and General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) in sponsoring a team’s jersey.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    When it comes to personal electronics, market darling Fitbit (FIT) has clearly lost its mojo, while navigation giant Garmin (GRMN) has made a miraculous turnaround.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Costco Wholesale Corporation(COST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Costco Wholesale (COST) has risen 9% during the past 12 months of trading, less than half the S&P 500′s 21% gain during the same period. But that underperformance didn’t stop Barron’s Teresa Rivas from urging investors to “put Costco in your shopping cart” in December, or Oppenheimer from calling Costco one of the most intriguing names in large-cap retail last week. Now Goldman Sachs analyst Matthew Fassler and team have added Costco to the firm’s Conviction List, while reiterating their Buy rating. They explain why:

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    We believe the company is on the cusp of the earnings acceleration we cited when we upgraded the stock to Buy last spring, aided by its recent credit card deal both the incremental traffic associated with more attractive cashback incentives and expense cushion associated with new terms. We also like the firms attractive positioning as a low-cost/low-priced operator in the challenging retail environment. Our estimates stand above consensus. The stock is trading below long-run relative P/E averages despite the anticipated earnings recovery. Our $187, 12-month price target implies 14% upside.

    Shares of Costco Wholesale aren’t getting a boost from the upgrade this morning, however. Its shares have dipped 0.2% to $163.98 at 10:17 a.m. today.

  • [By Isaac Pino, CPA]

    The membership model is not a new concept, but it’s one that has been dramatically underutilized by retail. The low-price warehouseCostco (NASDAQ:COST), for example, has been crushing the market’s returns for 30-plus years with its simple membership club formula. And if you need more evidence of Costco’s merits, Warren Buffett’s investing sidekick Charlie Munger has called it “one of the most admirable capitalistic institutions in the world.”

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Costco (COST) is lower after hours, following its mixed first-quarter earnings report.

    Costco said that it earned $1.24 a share, a nickel ahead of analysts expectations.

    Its revenue of $28.1 billion was slightly below the $28.3 billion analysts were expecting. However, it was above the $27.5 billion it said that it expected to earn in its Nov. 30 pre-announcement.

    Costco is down 1% to $152.36 after hours, after closing up 1.9% during regular trading. The shares are down 4.7% year to date.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The retail industry has gone through major disruptions lately, and even warehouse giant Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) hasn’t been immune to the difficult conditions. Yet last quarter, Costco said that it would implement membership-fee increases as of the beginning of June in an attempt to bolster a key source of revenue, and it hoped that improving conditions in the consumer economy would lead to better shopping results.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) released fiscal first-quarter earnings report after markets closed on Wednesday. The company posted $1.24 in earnings per share (EPS) and $28.1 billion in revenue. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters called for $1.19 in EPS and $28.3 billion in revenue. The same period of last year reportedly had EPS of $1.09 and $27.22 billion in revenue.

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    Costco (NASDAQ:COST) has not raised membership fees in the United States and Canada since November 2011, and CFO RIchard Galanti hinted during its Q1 earnings call in December 2016 that an increase was coming this year.Those hints will become reality on June 1.

Garmin Finds Its Way With Solid First-Quarter Results

Brutal competition in the consumer electronics industry tends to hold back profitability for all but the most innovative companies. Rapidly changing tastes, meanwhile, can crush even a successful player if it relies too heavily on one product or a single device lineup.

Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN) is navigating those challenges better than most industry participants. With help from a wide portfolio that spans fitness wearables, GPS-enabled hiking watches, and products aimed at fishing fans and aviation enthusiasts, the company showed this past week how its business approach can deliver steady revenue and profit growth in a tough selling environment.

A hiker checks her smartwatch.

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Solid revenue growth as profitability improves

Sales jumped 11% to reach $711 million. As has been the case for the past few years now, Garmin’s automotive division shrank as that industry niche contracted. But the company easily offset that decline with solid growth in its fitness, outdoor, aviation, and marine segments.

A 20% spike in the fitness wearables niche was particularly good news, considering rival Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) saw its unit volume plunge during the period. Like Fitbit, Garmin has noticed a dramatic shift in consumer demand toward more premium trackers like smartwatches. Yet Garmin’s bigger product line scratched that itch for fitness fans thanks to popular new releases like the Forerunner and Edge franchises. Its lineup allowed fitness sales to rise 20% even as Fitbit’s revenue fell 18%.

Garmin managed healthy profitability, too. Gross profit margin jumped to 60% of sales from 58% a year ago, mainly thanks to a shift toward fully featured smartwatches and fitness trackers. Gross profit in the fitness segment — 58% of sales — was just slightly below the company average. It also compares favorably to Fitbit’s 47% gross margin.

The company held the line on overall operating expenses. While directing more cash toward research and development, advertising spending dipped. As a result, overall operating income improved to $142 million, or 20% of sales, from $117 million, or 18.2% of sales, a year ago. “We are pleased with our first quarter results,” CEO Cliff Pemble said in a press release, “and look forward to launching new, compelling products throughout the remainder of the year.”

Affirming a steady outlook

Executives took a cautious approach to their 2018 outlook. Given that the first quarter is Garmin’s seasonally slowest period, the recent 11% revenue spike wasn’t enough to nudge management from its full-year target, which predicts 4% gains in both sales and profits this year. Garmin still believes it will post its third straight year of improving profitability as gross margin rises to about 59% of sales from 58% last year and 56% back in 2016.

A lot will depend on how enthusiastically consumers react to its steady stream of new product introductions — especially during the critical holiday shopping sales period in the fourth quarter. It’s possible that any number of those devices fail to gain the traction that management had hoped they would.

However, Garmin’s diverse portfolio, its strong track record for quick innovation, and its healthy finances all suggest this company will continue to outpace other industry participants. That bright potential, plus a dividend payment that currently amounts to a 3.5%-plus annual yield, could make the stock an attractive option for investors seeking exposure to the wearables market.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018

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As of today’s trading session (Tuesday, Nov. 7), the biggest penny stock gainer of 2017 is Marinus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNS). Shares of the company are up 556.4% this year thanks to a medical breakthrough.

While MRNS stock is up triple-digits this year, we’re not recommending it as a stock to buy right now. Here at Money Morning, we’re more interested in recommending stocks with profit potential ahead of them instead of big gains behind them.

Today, we’re going to show you a different stock to buy and hold for 2018. It’s a company in the rapidly growing mobile banking industry. According to Money Morning Small-Cap Specialist Sid Riggs, this industry is expected to grow by a whopping 716% over just the next four years.

First, here’s why MRNS is the top penny stock of 2017 so far…

Why Marinus Is the Biggest Penny Stock Gainer of 2017

About 116.3% of MRNS’s 2017 rally has happened since September. That was when the company announced trials for its newest epilepsy drug were successful.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: priceline.com Incorporated(PCLN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Eric Volkman]

    The seemingly endless string of acquisitions in the online travel industry (OTA) will soon be one deal longer. Priceline Group (NASDAQ:PCLN) announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire European peer Momondo Group for $550 million in cash.

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    Here is a table of the 10 most expensive stocks trading on U.S. markets today:

    Company (Ticker)Price per ShareMarket CapBerkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A)$ 257,227.52$ 419.50 billionSeaboard Corp. (NYSEMKT: SEB)$ 3,760.00$ 4.48 billionNVR Inc. (NYSE: NVR)$ 1,944.23$ 7.19 billionThe Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN)$ 1,727.94$ 80.82 billionMarkel Corp. (NYSE: MKL)$ 978.51$ 13.78 billionWhite Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. (NYSE: WTM)$ 935.01$ 4.25 billionAmazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN)$ 846.08$ 408.27 billionAlphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL)$ 844.06$ 582.85 billionAutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO)$ 744.26$ 21.04 billionIntuitive Surgical Inc. (Nasdaq: ISRG)$ 735.63$ 28.41 billion

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart does show Tripadvisor Inctrending downward since 2014 whilelarge cap travel stocksExpedia Inc (NASDAQ: EXPE)and Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ: PCLN) have both been in strong uptrends since early last year:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    The next few trading days include highly anticipated earnings reports from some of the biggest names in their respective industries, including Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B), Costco (NASDAQ:COST), and Priceline (NASDAQ:PCLN).

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Year to date, the company’s stock price has fallen over 42%. Meanwhile, its competitors’ share prices have increased during the same period. The Travelzoo Inc. (Nasdaq: TZOO) share price has gained 41% YTD, and Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN) has gained over 19%.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: Fitbit, Inc.(FIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) dropped about 3.3% on Thursday to record a new 52-week low of $5.62. The stock closed at $5.81 on Wednesday. Volume was about 35% below the daily average of around 11.6 million shares. The company had no news, but the ripples are still spreading from the charges leveled by competitor Jawbone over Fitbit’s theft of trade secrets.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) lost about 2.4% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $8.20 after closing Monday at $8.40. The 52-week high is $34.68. Volume of around 7.1 million was about 30% below the daily average of around 1 million shares traded. The company had no specific news Tuesday.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) dropped about 1.9% on Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $7.30 after closing at $7.44 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $30.96. Volume was about 10% below the daily average of around 10 million shares. Analysts at Pacific Crest said that the company’s inventory continues increasing and lowered the firm’s expectations for unit sales in the first fiscal quarter of 2017.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) is set to release its first-quarter results after the closing bell on Wednesday. The consensus forecast calls for a net loss of $0.20 per share and $247.56 million in revenue. Shares traded on Fridays close at $5.30. The consensus price target is $6.13, and the 52-week range is $4.51 to $7.32.

  • [By Bryan Murphy]

    To say Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) went from being a hero to being a zero would be a considerable understatement. In 2015 shortly after its IPO, the world was certain its wearable device was going to revolutionize fitness. Less than two years later, you can barely give the things away.

    It’s enough to convince an investor to mentally write-off the idea of wearables forever. Don’t let the rise and fall (and then more fall) of FIT deter you from the industry though. Fitbit had the right idea, more or less. It just failed to adapt and improve even when it became clear its first wave of products weren’t quite what they were hoped to be for the average fitness-minded consumers (a target market that was part of the problem). There’s a young-and-hungry company called CardioComm Solutions Inc. (OTCMKTS:EKGGF, CVE:EKG) that understands exactly why Fitbit was largely sidelines, and this company has responded before committing to products that miss the mark.

    CardioComm Solutions is the name that makes wellness technology sold under the HeartCheck brand. Those devices are small, handheld ECG (electrocardiogram) readers that put the power of a doctor’s or hospital’s heart-monitoring hardware in the hands of individuals who can use them just as effectively. Its flagship products are the HeartCheck ECG Pen, for consumers – which is available without a prescription – and the HeartCheck ECG monitoring device (available only by prescription) which is a higher-functioning technology.

    More products are on the way too. The ECG ‘Card’ is a credit-card sized device that syncs up with (and is powered by) being in close proximity to a smartphone. Also on the way is the HeartCheck band, worn on the wrist. It does a lot of the same things Fitbit bands do, but with the added benefit of being able to produce clinical-grade ECG readouts viewable not just by the user, but by a doctor, clinic, or call center if that user chooses to deliver them remotely using the comp

  • [By Brian Withers]

    Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) was started in 2006 after now-CEO James Park was inspired by the Nintendo Wii with its combination of sensors, hardware, and software that created an engaging, physically active, and fun gaming experience. Park wanted to use this same combination to help people become more active and healthy, and the idea of Fitbit was born. Since then, the company has sold 76 million wearable devices, but wants to be known for more than its fitness trackers.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: Autobytel Inc.(ABTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Autobytel Inc. (NASDAQ: ABTL) were down 26 percent to $8.05 as the company posted downbeat Q2 results and lowered its FY17 outlook. Barrington Research downgraded Autobytel from Outperform to Market Perform.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: First Horizon National Corporation(FHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    In this environment, investors should be looking to add the banks to their portfolios. He likes Goldman Sachs (GS) and First Horizon National (FHN) , which appeared on “Mad Money” last week. He would avoid any high-yielding stock however, as they are getting increased competition from risk-free Treasuries.

  • [By ]

    In an “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer sat down with Bryan Jordan, chairman, president and CEO of First Horizon National (FHN) , the Tennessee-based regional bank that just posted a three-cents-a-share earnings beat with net interest margins up 52 basis points.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related WFC Why Bank ETFs Fell On Friday Despite Decent Earnings Phil's Stock World: Funtime Friday Earnings Season Starts Today Rising Book Values and Margins of Safety (GuruFocus)
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    Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $22.51 billion.
    Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.26 per share on revenue of $17.71 billion.
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.65 per share on revenue of $25.61 billion.
    PNC Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE: PNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.02 per share on revenue of $4.00 billion.
    First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.1 per share on revenue of $675.70 million.
    First Horizon National Corp (NYSE: FHN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $337.89 million.

     

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: Guaranty Bancorp(GBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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    These are the top 5 holdings of PATRIOT FINANCIAL PARTNERS GP, LPBanc of California Inc (BANC) – 2,850,564 shares, 27.82% of the total portfolio. Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK) – 1,891,767 shares, 23.36% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 19.22%Meta Financial Group Inc (CASH) – 347,069 shares, 14.02% of the total portfolio. Sterling Bancorp (STL) – 1,048,980 shares, 11.07% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 16.01%MBT Financial Corp (MBTF) – 2,060,302 sha

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: Plains All American Pipeline L.P.(PAA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE: PAA) controls 4 million barrels of crude oil and natural gas a day.

    And with higher oil prices and fewer restrictions leading to more drilling, PAA’s pipelines will be in demand in 2017.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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

  • [By John Bromels]

    That’s what happened to U.S. oil and gas pipeline operatorsKinder Morgan, Inc.(NYSE:KMI) and master limited partnership(MLP)Plains All American Pipeline(NYSE:PAA) in 2016. Both made a major dividend/distribution cut. Both stocks took a hit. And neither one has recovered: Plains All American is down 53.3% over the last three years, while Kinder Morgan is down a painful 63.1%.

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    We think Plains All American Pipeline L.P. (NYSE: PAA) is one of the best oil stocks to buy this year. In fact, we see a scenario where PAA stock could jump 20% in 2017.