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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) reported fiscal first-quarter financial results after markets closed Tuesday. The company posted $2.45 in earnings per share (EPS) and $6.8 billion in revenue, compared with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for $2.19 in EPS and $6.41 billion in revenue. The same period from last year had $0.32 in EPS and $3.97 billion in revenue.

During the quarter, revenues increased 11% compared to the fourth quarter of 2017, reflecting increased demand for our mobile, server, and SSD products.

Also consolidated gross margin grew to 55.1% from 50.7%, sequentially, reflecting margin expansion for both DRAM and Trade NAND products supported by ongoing strength in the pricing environment and a favorable product mix.

Looking ahead to the fiscal second-quarter, Micron expects to see EPS in the range of $2.51 to $2.65 and revenues in the range of $6.8 billion to $7.2 billion. The consensus estimates are calling for earnings to be in the range of $2.51 to $2.65 per share in the coming quarter.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ServiceNow, Inc.(NOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares of ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW) climbed last month after the cloud-based IT solutions provider delivered another blowout earnings report. According to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, the stock finished January up 24%. 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cabot Wealth Management Inc. purchased a new stake in ServiceNow Inc (NYSE:NOW) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 12,505 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,069,000.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This red-hot momentum stock has had an outstanding year. ServiceNow Inc. (NYSE: NOW) develops and sells a hosted, subscription-based suite of services designed to automate various IT department functions, such as help desk, operations management and change/release management.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Castlight Health, inc.(CSLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gagnon Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Castlight Health Inc (NYSE:CSLT) by 29.7% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,169,056 shares of the software maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 267,662 shares during the period. Castlight Health makes up approximately 3.1% of Gagnon Advisors LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 17th largest position. Gagnon Advisors LLC’s holdings in Castlight Health were worth $4,968,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Zendesk (NYSE: ZEN) and Castlight Health (NYSE:CSLT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Castlight Health Inc (NYSE:CSLT) shot up 2.6% on Monday . The stock traded as high as $3.10 and last traded at $2.97. 6,914 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 99% from the average session volume of 535,927 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.05.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Inovalon (NASDAQ:INOV) and Castlight Health (NYSE:CSLT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: DSP Group Inc.(DSPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Needham & Company LLC restated their buy rating on shares of DSP Group (NASDAQ:DSPG) in a report issued on Friday morning. The firm currently has a $15.00 price objective on the semiconductor company’s stock.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Enphase Energy, Inc.(ENPH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) saw shares up sharply on Wednesday after the firm announced that it would be acquiring SunPower Corp.’s (NASDAQ: SPWR) microinverter business. The transaction is expected to close at the end of the third quarter of 2018.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of microinverter manufacturer Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH) jumped as much as 14.8% in trading Thursday after announcing a new residential solar partner. Shares settled down somewhat late in the day but were still up 8.8% at 3:40 p.m. EDT. 

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    A year ago, Enphase Energy (NASDAQ:ENPH) was on the brink of collapse. The company was reporting unsustainable losses and revenue was falling as competition in the module-level electronics business picked up. 

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of microinverter Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH) jumped as much as 38.4% in trading Wednesday after the company announced an important acquisition of SunPower’s (NASDAQ:SPWR) microinverter business. Shares held steady with their gains throughout the day and were up 34% at 11:50 a.m. EDT. 

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares climbed 31.68 percent to close at $7.19 on Wednesday. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares gained 24.15 percent to close at $3.29. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) shares surged 24 percent to close at $6.82.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 20.25 percent to close at $4.87.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) shares surged 18.42 percent to close at $22.50
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 16.15 percent to close at $83.34. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTIE) shares jumped 16.07 percent to close at $10.62.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) rose 16.04 percent to close at $14.11.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) gained 14.88 percent to close at $6.33.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) rose 13.96 percent to close at $5.55.
    Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) jumped 13.88 percent to close at $67.27 on Wednesday.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) jumped 12.59 percent to close at $11.98 after reporting Q1 results.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) rose 12.01 percent to close at $5.13.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) gained 11.93 percent to close at $3.19.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) climbed 11.66 percent to close at $24.52 on Wednesday after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) rose 10.83 percent to close at $33.17 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter and lifted guidance.
    ChemoCentryx, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCXI) gained 9.36 percent to close at $12.50. Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on ChemoCentryx with a Buy rating.
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  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of microinverter manufacturer Enphase Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH) jumped as much as 13.4% in trading Tuesday after one of its customers got some positive tariff news. At 3:10 p.m. EDT, shares were trading 13% higher and seem poised to end the day up double digits. 

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Internap Network Services Corporation(INAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    GDS (NASDAQ: INAP) and Internap (NASDAQ:INAP) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Internap (NASDAQ:INAP) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The information technology services provider reported ($0.70) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.57) by ($0.13), MarketWatch Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $74.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $73.99 million. Internap had a negative return on equity of 271.76% and a negative net margin of 16.15%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted ($0.02) earnings per share.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Internap Corp (NASDAQ:INAP) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Tuesday . Approximately 1,086,029 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 306% from the previous session’s volume of 267,673 shares.The stock last traded at $5.85 and had previously closed at $5.32.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: GigaMedia Limited(GIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Deutsche Bank AG grew its position in GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ:GIGM) by 69.3% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 46,885 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 19,185 shares during the quarter. Deutsche Bank AG’s holdings in GigaMedia were worth $142,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CSG Systems International Inc.(CSGS)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB boosted its holdings in CSG Systems International, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGS) by 29.6% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 6,130 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 1,400 shares during the period. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB’s holdings in CSG Systems International were worth $278,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about CSG Systems International (NASDAQ:CSGS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. CSG Systems International earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.8716525043945 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    B. Riley began coverage on shares of CSG Systems International (NASDAQ:CSGS) in a report released on Thursday morning, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The firm issued a buy rating and a $51.00 target price on the technology company’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Microvision Inc.(MVIS)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    IMPINJ (NASDAQ: PI) and MicroVision (NASDAQ:MVIS) 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 dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Digital Ally Inc.(DGLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Digital Ally (NASDAQ:DGLY)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at Westpark Capital in a research note issued on Wednesday. They currently have a $5.00 target price on the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock. Westpark Capital’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 17.65% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Digital Ally (NASDAQ:DGLY) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Digital Ally (NASDAQ:DGLY) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring 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. Digital Ally earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.1932077082068 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Materialise NV(MTLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Materialise earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the software maker an impact score of 46.5867221134452 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report report published on Thursday.

    Several other brokerages have also commented on MTLS. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Materialise from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, August 28th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Materialise from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Friday, August 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Materialise from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Thursday, August 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $19.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

    Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE:RCL) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019

Clearside Biomedical (NASDAQ:CLSD) is scheduled to release its earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, August 8th. Analysts expect Clearside Biomedical to post earnings of ($0.57) per share for the quarter.

Clearside Biomedical (NASDAQ:CLSD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 9th. The company reported ($0.62) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.57) by ($0.05). Clearside Biomedical had a negative net margin of 17,094.20% and a negative return on equity of 131.37%. On average, analysts expect Clearside Biomedical to post $-2 EPS for the current fiscal year and $-2 EPS for the next fiscal year.

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Shares of Clearside Biomedical traded down $0.34, reaching $7.91, during trading hours on Thursday, Marketbeat reports. The company had a trading volume of 14,483 shares, compared to its average volume of 196,616. Clearside Biomedical has a 12 month low of $5.30 and a 12 month high of $15.33. The company has a quick ratio of 7.46, a current ratio of 7.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05. The firm has a market capitalization of $284.65 million, a PE ratio of -3.39 and a beta of -7.33.

Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: United States Cellular Corporation(USM)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    $962.41 Million in Sales Expected for U.S. Cellular (USM) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) $0.21 Earnings Per Share Expected for U.S. Cellular (USM) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) OneNeck IT Solutions named to CRN’s 2018 Solution Provider 500 list (prweb.com) U.S. Cellular Unveils Offers on iPhones With New Connections (zacks.com)

    USM has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Raymond James raised shares of U.S. Cellular from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. ValuEngine raised shares of U.S. Cellular from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of U.S. Cellular from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong (OTCMKTS:HTHKY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: GigaMedia Limited(GIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Deutsche Bank AG grew its position in GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ:GIGM) by 69.3% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 46,885 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 19,185 shares during the quarter. Deutsche Bank AG’s holdings in GigaMedia were worth $142,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: PennantPark Investment Corporation(PNNT)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of PennantPark Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:PNNT) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $8.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Garrison Capital (NASDAQ: GARS) and PennantPark Investment (NASDAQ:PNNT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

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Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: Urban Outfitters Inc.(URBN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) also will report its most recent quarterly results on Tuesday. The consensus estimates call for $0.63 in EPS and $1.08 billion in revenue. Shares were last seen trading at $36.48, in a 52-week range of $16.19 to $38.06. The consensus price target is $34.62.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    When Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) released its first-quarter earnings report late on Tuesday, the retailer said that it had $0.38 in earnings per share (EPS) and $855.7 million in revenue. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters had called for $0.30 in EPS on revenue of $836.23 million. In the same period of last year, it said it had EPS of $0.10 and $761.19 million in revenue.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) is scheduled to share its quarterly report late on Tuesday. The consensus estimates are $0.77 in EPS on revenue of $979.22 million. Shares were last seen trading at $46.62. The stock has a 52-week range of $18.72 to $49.00, and the consensus price target is $47.56.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) EPS are expected to see a 15.5% gain in the next five years, much better than the 1.0% decline in the past five years. The fashion retailer posted record revenue in the first quarter, but investors were wary. Even so, the share price now is more than 27% higher than at the beginning of the year. The earnings release date is August 21.

  • [By VantagePoint]

    Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) has a similar story. Despite some red days recently, the stock has been in a clear uptrend. This will be one to watch closely though, as it appears the trend has softened this week. There could be a bearish crossover coming in a few days. 

Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: Gogo Inc.(GOGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Gogo (NASDAQ:GOGO) last issued its earnings results on Friday, May 4th. The technology company reported ($0.34) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.58) by $0.24. The firm had revenue of $231.83 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $221.48 million. The firm’s revenue was up 40.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned ($0.52) EPS. analysts predict that Gogo Inc will post -2.21 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Gogo (NASDAQ:GOGO) stock gained 38.1% in January, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The in-flight broadband company’s stock fell roughly 44% from October through December, but shares saw substantial recovery early in 2019 thanks to a hardware performance fix, raised full-year guidance, and a rebound for the broader market after 2018’s turbulent close. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Inflight internet service provider Gogo (NASDAQ:GOGO) trailed the market last month by shedding 26% compared to a 3.6% increase in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) traded down more than 34% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $5.46 after closing Monday at $8.33. The stock’s 52-week high is $14.76. Volume was about 10 times the daily average of around 1.1 million shares. The in-flight WiFi provider had its credit rating downgraded and its outlook cut to negative this morning.

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A crucial GOP senator says that after weeks of effort, there’s not enough agreement among lawmakers to advance a small package of bipartisan changes that would stabilize the Affordable Care Act public health insurance exchange system.

“We have worked hard and in good faith, but have not found the necessary consensus among Republicans and Democrats to put a bill in the Senate leaders’ hands that could be enacted,” said Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Tennessee Republican who leads the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee.

Alexander had been working with Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington on a package of fixes, such as making payments to health insurers to help poorer people afford to use their coverage, and giving states flexibility in how they run the Affordable Care Act.

Best Insurance Stocks To Own For 2019: Lantronix, Inc.(LTRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lantronix (NASDAQ:LTRX) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $3.24 and last traded at $3.20, with a volume of 2090 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $3.21.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Best Insurance Stocks To Own For 2019: Acorn International, Inc.(ATV)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) shares surged 20.6 percent to $6.39. WBB Securities upgraded Melinta Therapeutics from Hold to Speculative Buy.
    Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) shares climbed 17.2 percent to $30.87 after the company reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares rose 15.2 percent to $28.804 after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) gained 15 percent to $53.35 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) surged 14.2 percent to $2.625.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) rose 13 percent to $5.12 after gaining 4.86 percent on Thursday.
    Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) gained 12.8 percent to $16.97 after the company posted better-than-expected FQ4 results.
    Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima (NYSE: LOMA) shares rose 12 percent to $12.94.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) shares rose 12 percent to $5.07.
    Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRTX) climbed 11.4 percent to $43.50.
    Zai Lab Limited (NASDAQ: ZLAB) gained 11.3 percent to $24.7000.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 9.7 percent to $19.64.
    Park City Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCYG) climbed 9 percent to $7.90.
    Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) gained 7.9 percent to $38.82 after Citron reversed previously bearish position on the stock.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares jumped 7.3 percent to $3.55.
    Deckers Outdoor Corp (NYSE: DECK) rose 3.5 percent to $107.27 after reporting better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) got a boost, shooting up 15 percent to $28.6813 after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NASDAQ: AXON) shares rose 23.7 percent to $1.49. Axovant announced strengthening of management team and completion of organization restructuring which "enhanced capabilities in research and business development" and reduced internal headcount by 43 percent.
    Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUSK) shares jumped 19.8 percent to $37.3148. Mammoth Energy’s subsidiary Cobra signed a new $900 million contract to finish the restoration of critical electrical services and support the initial phase of reconstruction of the electrical utility system in Puerto Rico.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares gained 19 percent to $34.0201. Acorn shares rose Friday after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) shares surged 19 percent to $2.20.
    My Size, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYSZ) climbed 16.8 percent to $1.18 after the company received a Notice of Allowance from the USPTO for measurement technology patent.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) gained 16.6 percent to $2.32.
    Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE: LEJU) gained 16.5 percent to $1.34 following Q1 beat.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16.5 percent to $26.1499. Evolus named Lauren Silvernail as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares gained 15 percent to $26.29 after reporting Q1 results.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares gained 15 percent to $44.7702 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN) rose 15 percent to $7.075.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) gained 14.4 percent to $2.746.
    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) climbed 14.2 percent to $101.10 after the company reported upbeat Q4 results.
    Savara Inc. (NAS

Best Insurance Stocks To Own For 2019: GigaMedia Limited(GIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Deutsche Bank AG grew its position in GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ:GIGM) by 69.3% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 46,885 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 19,185 shares during the quarter. Deutsche Bank AG’s holdings in GigaMedia were worth $142,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

Google CEO Sundar Pichai and other California tech titans have been up in arms over immigration because they fear the Trump administration will target a visa program they cherish for bringing in engineers and other specialized workers from other countries, primarily India. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)

If Silicon Valley thought that crackdowns on immigration in the U.S. would mean their favorite foreign worker would be hightailing it back to Bangalore, they are wrong.  First, India as an outsourcing power and exporter of human capital isn’t going away anytime soon. Second, the H-1B visa issue that is overwhelmingly going to Indian computer geeks at Indian companies may see more Indian computer geeks going to American ones like Amazon instead; and three, the big Indian outsourcers would have to totally revamp their business model if they were to repatriate. To date, most of the profits at places like Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro are all coming from the U.S. and Europe. They need workers here.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Guidewire Software, Inc.(GWRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Guidewire Software Inc (NYSE: GWRE) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $92.43 million.

    Analogic Corporation (NASDAQ: ALOG) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $127.30 million.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Insider Selling: Guidewire Software (GWRE) Insider Sells 209 Shares of Stock” was first posted by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this story on another site, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of international copyright and trademark laws. The correct version of this story can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3365485/insider-selling-guidewire-software-gwre-insider-sells-209-shares-of-stock.html.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Ebix Inc actually performing well since the end of 2014 while mid cap peer Guidewire Software Inc (NYSE: GWRE) has been outperforming over a longer period of time and small cap Benefitfocus Inc (NASDAQ: BNFT) has underperformed:

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Rudolph Technologies Inc.(RTEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
    Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
    Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. 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.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
    Ca

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: GigaMedia Limited(GIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap online gaming and cloud computing GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ: GIGM) as a bullish long trade:

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Intersil Corporation(ISIL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Scott Rubin]

    Big gainers on the day included Intersil Corp (NASDAQ: ISIL), which jumped 20 percent on news of a buyout, and Medivation (NASDAQ: MDVN), which added 20 percent on a deal with Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) related to its cancer drug. Cotiviti Holdings Inc (NYSE: COTV) lost around 9 percent in the wake of a mid-day sell-off and Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) fell 7 percent in the wake of a management shakeup.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Finisar Corporation(FNSR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Finisar(NASDAQ:FNSR) followed in AAOI’s footsteps in March, surging more than 10% higher around the announcement of Lumentum’s Oclaro deal, but losing it all amid deafening radio silence. By the end of March, the stock had fallen 12.2% lower, and Finisar has not enjoyed any glowing analyst analyses in April.

  • [By Peter Graham]

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

  • [By Peter Graham]

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

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR) posted a new 52-week low of $17.81 Monday, down about 7.5% after closing at $19.26 on Friday. The 52-week high is $36.85. Volume was about 6.4 million, nearly double the daily average of around 3.4 million shares. The optical technology company had no specific news.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market had a negative tone on Wednesday, although major benchmarks moved in different directions. The Dow Jones Industrials took the biggest hit, falling triple digits as one of its most influential components suffered an earnings-related drop. Relative strength in the Nasdaq Composite showed cross-currents in the overall market, but several individual stocks had substantial declines for the day, andRite Aid (NYSE:RAD), Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX), and Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR) were among the worst performers. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Equinix Inc.(EQIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is one of the larger capitalization companies in the data center industry. Equinix Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX)provides data center services to protect and connect the information assets for the enterprises, financial services companies, and content and network providers primarily in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific.

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) reported robust first-quarter 2018 financial results after the market close on Wednesday.

    Shares closed down 6.1% on Thursday, which we can probably attribute to the company revising slightly downward its full-year 2018 adjusted funds from operations (AFFO) outlook, as we’ll get to in a moment. (AFFO is aclosely watched metric for companies organized as real estate investment trusts, or REITs. It’s akin to “earnings” for REITs.)

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018

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As the amount of renewable energy in global electricity networks continues to surge, a new question arises &a;ndash; when will renewables become the dominant source of energy?

A new report, the &l;a href=&q;https://www.lr.org/techradar&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;Lloyd&a;rsquo;s Register 2018 Technology Radar&l;/a&g;, examines this issue and also looks at which technologies are likely to have the biggest impact in different countries and what are the key drivers and barriers to success.

A survey of 800 key industry figures found that China would be the first country to achieve grid parity, in 2022, followed by Spain and the United Arab Emirates two years later in 2024. This is the same year that Germany and the UK are expected to see grid parity for wind power, followed a year later by Denmark and the USA. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) &l;a href=&q;http://www.irena.org/newsroom/pressreleases/2018/Jan/Onshore-Wind-Power-Now-as-Affordable-as-Any-Other-Source&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;said recently&l;/a&g; that clean energy sources will be cheaper than fossil fuels by 2020.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Peak Resorts, Inc.(SKIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Peak Resorts Inc (NASDAQ: SKIS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.40 per share on revenue of $42.59 million.

    BMC Stock Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: STCK) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $449.59 million.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Occidental Petroleum Corporation(OXY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Occidental Petroleum Corp.s (NYSE: OXY) short interest decreased to 11.44 million shares from the previous reading of 11.77 million. Shares recently traded at $69.65, in a 52-week range of $57.20 to $78.09.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Stocks that made the cut include General Motors (GM), Coca-Cola Company (KO), Occidental Petroleum (OXY), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), and General Electric (GE).

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    Early on Monday, analysts at Deutsche Bank lowered their price target on Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) to reflect a lower-than-expected valuation of an asset that the oil and gas exploration company is trying to sell.

    Though the analysts lowered OXY’s price target from $114 to $109, they still maintain a “Buy” rating on the stock. The new price target suggests a 22% upside to the stock’s Friday closing price of $89.49.

    Deutsche Bank analyst Paul Sankey said, “Bloomberg Finance LP reports that Oxy is seeking sale of 40% of Mideast operations for around $8bn, which would imply $20bn total value for the unit. However reportedly some suitors are valuing the asset at around $15bn. This is a relatively negative valuation against our previous view that Oxy would be seeking $25+bn for its MENA business. We are cutting our price target to $109/share to reflect this lower implied valuation.”

    Occidental Petroleum shares were up 96 cents, or 1.07%, during pre-market trading on Monday. The stock is up 16.81% year-to-date.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Carrizo Oil and Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO), Medifast Inc. (NYSE: MED), Medley Capital Corp. (NYSE: MCC), Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY) and Sothebys (NYSE: BID).

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc.(ATRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Atara Biotherapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATRA) shares surged on Friday after the firm announced that it received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate two Phase 3 clinical studies. Specifically these mid-stage studies deal with tabelecleucel in patients with rituximab-refractory Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (EBV+PTLD).

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: GigaMedia Limited(GIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap online gaming and cloud computing GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ: GIGM) as a bullish long trade: