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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg plans to donate all of her shares in SurveyMonkey to charity when it goes public.

The “Lean In” author owns 9.9% of the company. She joined the startup’s board after her late-husband Dave Goldberg died suddenly while on vacation in Mexico in 2015. Goldberg was the CEO.

SurveyMonkey revealed the planned donation in its IPO filing on Wednesday.

“Ms. Sandberg plans to donate all shares beneficially owned by her (or the proceeds from the sale thereof) to the Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg Family Foundation as part of fulfilling their philanthropic commitment to the Giving Pledge,” the filing said.

The Giving Pledge is an initiative created Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates to encourage the wealthy to donate some of their money to charitable causes.

Sandberg’s foundation supports her causes Lean In and Option B. The former creates programs that “advance opportunities for all women” and the latter supports people deal with grief after a loss, according to the website.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Littelfuse Inc.(LFUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Timothy Green]

    Circuit-protection product manufacturer Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) reported its second-quarter results before the market opened on Aug. 1. Revenue soared thanks to the acquisition of IXYS and double-digit organic growth, while adjusted earnings grew at a slower rate. The company provided guidance calling for strong growth in the third quarter, despite the impact from tariffs.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) SVP Matthew Cole sold 150 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $227.26, for a total transaction of $34,089.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 4,163 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $946,083.38. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    KAMES CAPITAL plc lessened its holdings in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) by 0.8% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 315,223 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 2,678 shares during the period. Littelfuse comprises approximately 1.5% of KAMES CAPITAL plc’s portfolio, making the stock its 27th biggest position. KAMES CAPITAL plc owned about 1.26% of Littelfuse worth $62,373,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: UniSource Energy Corporation(UNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Uni Select (TSE:UNS) had its price target lifted by investment analysts at Macquarie from C$24.00 to C$25.00 in a report released on Wednesday. Macquarie’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 18.32% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Uni Select (TSE:UNS)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities research analysts at TD Securities in a report issued on Friday. They currently have a C$24.00 price objective on the stock. TD Securities’ price target points to a potential upside of 8.21% from the stock’s current price.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Qualys, Inc.(QLYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Asset Management One Co. Ltd. grew its stake in shares of Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) by 32.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 8,110 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,980 shares during the quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Qualys were worth $590,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The stock traded as low as $86.00 and last traded at $85.60, with a volume of 20160 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $83.55.

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    Qualys (QLYS) : “I think this is a good company, but everything is coming down, so let’s wait to buy some more.”

    HEICO (HEI) : “We’re not buying anything at a 52-week high — but on a pullback, you bet.”

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Safe Bulkers Inc(SB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Ocean-going bulk shipper Safe Bulkers (NYSE:SB) reported its fiscal Q1 2018 earnings results on Tuesday — an “earnings beat” that nudged the company’s shares up 2%. But it took until Thursday for the real good news to arrive. Today, all of the sudden, the stock jumped out of its berth and closed 12.2% higher.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) shares surged 144.96 percent to close at $265.61 on Thursday in reaction to an encouraging Phase 2 clinical trial update. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company said its liver-directed, thyroid hormone receptor called MGL-3196 showed a statistical significance in the primary endpoint of lowering liver fat at 12 weeks and also 36 weeks.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) shares rose 101.01 percent to close at $9.99 on Thursday after falling 4.42 percent on Wednesday.
    Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) jumped 45.58 percent to close at $0.474. The developer of rapid health information technologies said Wednesday afternoon it was granted a 180-day extension from the Nasdaq Stock Market to meet the requirement of a minimum $1.00 per share closing bid price for 10 straight days.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) gained 40.93 percent to close at $3.03 after the FDA approved Kitov's Consensi for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain and hypertension.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 28.21 percent to close at $19.86.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) climbed 26.45 percent to close at $7.84 after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) shares climbed 21.93 percent to close at $2.78 in reaction to an encouraging FDA update. The biotechnology company that focuses on therapies for the treatment of cancer said the FDA granted a Fast Track designation for fimepinostat (CUDC-907) in patients with relapsed or refractory.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 21.23 percent to close at $7.48.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) rose 16.21 percent to close at $12.83 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    The Brink's Company (NYSE: BCO) jumped 16.2 percent to close at $79.25 as the company announced plans to acquire Dunbar Armored for $520 million in cash.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) rose 15.14 percent to c
  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    SpartanNash Company (NASDAQ: SPTN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.53 per share on revenue of $2.38 billion.
    HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.48 per share on revenue of $13.57 billion.
    salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE: CRM) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    HEICO Corporation (NYSE: HEI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.53 per share on revenue of $424.96 million.
    Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $41.10 million

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Safe Bulkers, Inc. Agrees with Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. to Install Alfa Laval PureSOx Scrubbers (finance.yahoo.com) Analysts Anticipate Safe Bulkers, Inc. (SB) to Post $0.06 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Safe Bulkers Inc.: Safe Bulkers, Inc. Announces Election of Class I Directors at 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (twst.com) Critical Analysis: Dorian LPG (LPG) & Safe Bulkers (SB) (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of analysts have recently weighed in on SB shares. TheStreet cut Safe Bulkers from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Thursday. Maxim Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 price target on shares of Safe Bulkers in a research report on Monday, July 23rd. Zacks Investment Research cut Safe Bulkers from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 12th. ValuEngine upgraded Safe Bulkers from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 1st. Finally, Seaport Global Securities upgraded Safe Bulkers from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $3.50 to $5.00 in a research report on Tuesday, July 31st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $3.79.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: XO Group, Inc.(XOXO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SinglePoint, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE: XOXO) and XO Group, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE:XOXO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday was a mixed day on Wall Street, with tech stocks picking up modest amounts of ground even as broader market measures declined. Investors had a number of events to focus on, including harsh words from President Trump on the trade front and the beginning of a two-day meeting of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy committee to discuss a potential interest rate hike. Even with popular indexes generally staying close to where they began the session, a few stocks posted big gains. Square (NYSE:SQ), XO Group (NYSE:XOXO), and The Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SinglePoint, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE: XOXO) and XO Group, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE:XOXO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SinglePoint (NYSE: XOXO) and XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on XO Group, Inc. Common Stock (XOXO)

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Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

1. Big Tech in Senate: Big Tech executives are coming to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to testify about election meddling.

Facebook (FB) COO Sheryl Sandberg and Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter (TWTR), will appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss actions their companies have taken to thwart foreign influence campaigns targeting the 2018 midterm elections.

The committee requested that a high-profile executive from Google, which owns YouTube, also appear to testify. Google (GOOGL) and its parent company Alphabet, however, declined to send one of their top people.

2. Emerging markets fears: Emerging markets currencies tumbled against the dollar on Wednesday, with the Mexican peso, South African rand, Indian rupee and Indonesian rupiah among the biggest losers.

Rising US interest rates, political clashes and the global trade war have in recent months exposed frailties in multiple emerging markets. Turkey and Argentina have been hardest hit, but investors are now worried about contagion.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Benchmark Electronics, Inc.(BHE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, September 17th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 28th will be given a dividend of 0.15 per share by the technology company on Thursday, October 11th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 27th.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CSP Inc.(CSPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about CSP (NASDAQ:CSPI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CSP earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the information technology services provider an impact score of 44.9831568716707 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.(AAOI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Fiber-optic networking specialist Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) slashed its third-quarter revenue guidance early Friday morning, sending its shares sharply lower. As of 10:35 a.m. EDT, Applied Optoelectronics traded 14.5% below Thursday’s closing price.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) fell 26 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.
    Caesarstone Ltd. (NASDAQ: CSTE) shares fell 12.5 percent to $16.15 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 results and lowered its FY18 sales forecast.
    MINDBODY, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB) fell 11.7 percent to $38.65 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE: VSLR) fell 10 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 miss.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) shares fell 10 percent to $31.63 in pre-market trading after reporting a Q1 earnings miss at 28 cents per share, 5 cents below estimates.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) fell 7.7 percent to $49.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL) fell 6.1 percent to $22.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) fell 5.3 percent to $31.1604 in pre-market trading after announcing a 15 million share common stock secondary offering.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) shares fell 4.7 percent to $56 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat Q1 earnings

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) fell 4.3 percent and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR) 1.1 percent, while Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ: AAOI) and Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE) dipped marginally.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Applied Optoelectronics Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) were down 10.3% as of 3:15 p.m. EDT Thursday after an analyst downgraded shares of the fiber-optic networking products specialist.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Qualys, Inc.(QLYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The stock traded as low as $86.00 and last traded at $85.60, with a volume of 20160 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $83.55.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Asset Management One Co. Ltd. grew its stake in shares of Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) by 32.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 8,110 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,980 shares during the quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Qualys were worth $590,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Lexmark International, Inc.(LXK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Lexmark International (NYSE:LXK) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Lexmark International earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 42.803224128124 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

Denver, CO, based Investment company Paradice Investment Management LLC buys Ferroglobe PLC, Faro Technologies Inc, Orthofix International NV, VeriFone Systems Inc, Dorman Products Inc, sells Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA, Eastman Kodak Co during the 3-months ended 2018-03-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Paradice Investment Management LLC. As of 2018-03-31, Paradice Investment Management LLC owns 32 stocks with a total value of $1.4 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

Added Positions: GSM, FARO, OFIX, PAY, DORM, ITT, GME, CMO, ANF, CNO, Reduced Positions: KODK, GPN, KLXI, KFY, KALU, HSII, Sold Out: BLX,

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

These are the top 5 holdings of Paradice Investment Management LLCKLX Inc (KLXI) – 1,441,405 shares, 7.42% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 5.45%International Speedway Corp (ISCA) – 1,986,267 shares, 6.34% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 1.95%Lear Corp (LEA) – 443,104 shares, 5.97% of the total portfolio. ITT Inc (ITT) – 1,665,843 shares, 5.9% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 3.44%DST Systems Inc (DST) – 972,463 shares, 5.89% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.31%Added: Ferroglobe PLC (GSM)

Paradice Investment Management LLC added to a holding in Ferroglobe PLC by 26.57%. The purchase prices were between $10.5 and $16.76, with an estimated average price of $15.25. The stock is now traded at around $11.54. The impact to a portfolio due to this purchase was 0.72%. The holding were 4,446,354 shares as of 2018-03-31.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about EMCORE (NASDAQ:EMKR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. EMCORE earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.6118508960632 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Peter Graham]

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

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Qualys, Inc.(QLYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The stock traded as low as $86.00 and last traded at $85.60, with a volume of 20160 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $83.55.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Fiera Capital Corp lessened its position in Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) by 11.5% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 118,581 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 15,347 shares during the quarter. Fiera Capital Corp owned approximately 0.30% of Qualys worth $8,627,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    Qualys (QLYS) : “I think this is a good company, but everything is coming down, so let’s wait to buy some more.”

    HEICO (HEI) : “We’re not buying anything at a 52-week high — but on a pullback, you bet.”

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Itron Inc.(ITRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: COP, HD, HSBC
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) has seized assets from the Venezuelan-owned firm PDVSA in the Caribbean. The company won a court case that will allow it to take over assets owned by the Venezuelan government. The court enabled the seizures as part of a broader plan to allow the firm to recoup roughly $2 billion following the 2007 nationalization of its assets in Venezuela by the huge Castro-led government.
    Monday will be a quiet day on the earnings front. Investors are looking to Tuesday’s calendar, when The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) reports earnings. Tomorrow, Wall Street analysts expect that Home Depot will report earnings per share of $2.07 on top of $25.2 billion in revenue. Investors will be hoping that the company reports strong profits thanks to an improving U.S. economy and the recent tax reform law.
    Expect a lot of chatter today about blockchain technology. That’s because ING Bank and HSBC Holdings Plc.(NYSE: HSBC) announced over the weekend that they engaged in their first trade ever using blockchain technology. The two engaged in a trade on behalf of Cargill to finance a shipment of soybeans from Argentina to Malaysia.
    Today, look for earnings reports from Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A), Itron Inc.(Nasdaq: ITRI), Vipshop Holdings Ltd.(Nasdaq: VIPS), Amyris Biotechnologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRS), Sky Solar Holdings Ltd.(Nasdaq: SKYS), Mazor Robotics Ltd.(Nasdaq: MZOR), China Lodging Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: HTHT), and Mimecast Ltd.(Nasdaq: MIME).

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) major shareholder Scopia Capital Management Lp purchased 114,129 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 21st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $59.34 per share, for a total transaction of $6,772,414.86. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Itron (NASDAQ: ITRI) and Data I/O (NASDAQ:DAIO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Square, Inc.(SQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    The stock market has been a bit volatile this year, but there are some sectors that are still experiencing significant share price gains. For example, the Nasdaq 100 Technology Sectoris up about 22% over the past 12 months.Those gains are pretty impressive, but a handful of tech stocks, including Square (NYSE:SQ) and Netflix(NASDAQ:NFLX), have seen their share price jump about five times as much.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Square Inc’s (NYSE:SQ) first-quarter earnings provided the latest confirmation that the company was firing on all cylinders. Adjusted revenue, the best metric to judge Square’s performance because it subtracts out fees the company pays to the credit card networks and banks, rose to $307 million, a 51% increase year over year. Adjusted EBITDA grew to $36 million, a 33% increase year over year. This strong top- and bottom-line growth was powered by the company’s strong business-segment growth. The company’s gross payment volume, the total dollar amount of all purchases facilitated through Square’s payment platform, rose 31% to $17.8 billion.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    More than half of Square’s (NYSE:SQ) large sellers used two or more Square products during 2017, according to comments from CEO Jack Dorsey on the company’s first-quarter earnings call.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Electronic payment company Square Inc. (NYSE:SQ) has been one of the hottest stocks on the market in the past year, up 185% as of this writing. This is despite the company having lost $72 million over the past year, so investors must think its future is bright.

  • [By Todd Campbell, Leo Sun, and Daniel Miller]

    Long-term investing has been shown to be a much better way to building wealth than short-term trading, but figuring out what stocks are worth owning in portfolios for the long haul is challenging. If you’re struggling to decide what companies to buy, these three Motley Fool contributors can help. Here’s why they thinkIllumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN), The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA), and Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ) could be perfect stocks to buy and hold for decades.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Black Box Corporation(BBOX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Black Box (NASDAQ:BBOX) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Black Box earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 48.0509907143742 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Black Box Corp. (NASDAQ: BBOX) traded flat Thursday to match its 52-week low of $0.75 after closing Tuesday at $0.75. The stock’s 52-week high is $8.45. Volume was more than 40 times the daily average of about 180,000 shares. The company warned on Tuesday that it could face bankruptcy. Shares rose in Thursday trading and are on track to post a gain of about 30% for the day.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) and Black Box (NASDAQ:BBOX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Black Box Co. (NASDAQ:BBOX) gapped down before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $1.88, but opened at $1.95. Black Box shares last traded at $2.08, with a volume of 51479 shares trading hands.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019

1. It’s been at least a decade since things were going this well for Wall Street.

The stock market is on fire, corporate profits are roaring thanks to a healthy economy, and President Trump has installed new financial watchdogs who have promised to take a lighter regulatory approach. The tax bills now moving through Congress also go easy on some big players on Wall Street, such as private equity managers, despite Trump’s promises during the campaign to crack down on one of their favorite tax loopholes. Even the IPO market is coming back to life.

Clearly, Wall Street already has a ton to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. The GOP tax cut would only add to the feast.

The House bill that passed last week would slash the corporate tax rate to 20% from 35%. The tax cut would lift big bank earnings by 15%, according to KBW. Profits at Wells Fargo (WFC), Bank of America (BAC) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) could soar by 20% or more.

Of course, the tax overhaul still faces obstacles in the Senate. And even if it gets through there, it’ll have to be reconciled with the starkly different version passed by the House.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Astrotech Corporation(ASTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Astrotech Corp (NASDAQ: ASTC) shares shot up 70 percent to $4.83. Astrotech reported that it has completed its successful 1st Detect demo with Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration personnel.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Astrotech Corp (NASDAQ: ASTC) shares shot up 60 percent to $4.37. Astrotech reported that it has completed its successful 1st Detect demo with Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration personnel.

  • [By William Romov]

    Last Wednesday (Dec. 6), the company received a patent for certain methods of production of its phase 2 antidepressant, AV-101.

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Dec. 4 – Dec. 8 Gain (as of Dec. 8)
    VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN) $1.80 135%
    FXCM Inc. (Nasdaq: GLBR) $1.12 124%
    Neuralstem Inc. (Nasdaq: CUR) $2.00 75.44%
    Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: OHRP) $1.49 75.29%
    ClearSign Combustion Corp. (Nasdaq: CLIR) $3.50 53.85%
    Astrotech Corp. (Nasdaq: ASTC) $4.21 51.99%
    Burcon NutraScience Corp. (Nasdaq: BUR) $0.72 44%
    LM Funding America Inc. (Nasdaq: LMFA) $3.72 42.53%
    Second Sight Medical Products Inc. (Nasdaq: EYES) $1.75 42.28%
    Globus Maritime Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLBS) $1.47 41.35%

    As a result, its share price shot up from $0.92 to $2.52 on Wednesday. The stock pulled back to $1.80 by the end of the week, for a total gain of 135% for the week.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: CGG(CGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jonas Elmerraji]

    First up is French oil service firm CGG Veritas (CGG)
    . The Eurozone-based energy stock hasn’t exactly posted blockbuster performance in 2013, but investors who ignore CGG for the final stretch of the year could be making a big mistake. That’s because of a bullish technical pattern that’s emerging in shares right now.

    CGG spent most of the last eight months looking anything but bullish. But an ascending triangle pattern is changing that. The pattern is formed by horizontal resistance to the upside at $26, and uptrending support to the below shares. Basically, as CGG bounces in between those two technical levels, it’s getting squeezed closer and closer to a breakout above $26. When that happens, traders have a buy signal.

    The ascending triangle pattern in CGG Veritas isn’t exactly textbook. That’s because the setup is forming at the bottom of a downtrend, rather than in the middle of an uptrend – but it’s a mistake to get caught up on the textbook pictures of what trading patterns are supposed to look like. On a move through $26, the trading implications are just as actionable.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    CGG SA (ADR) (NYSE: CGG) shares shot up 32 percent to $7.15 after the company reported an agreement in principle on financial restructuring plan with main creditors and DNCA.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from CGG SA (ADR) (NYSE: CGG) and Geospace Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: GEOS).

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: BB&T Corporation(BBT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    BB&T Bank (BBT) : “They report next week and I think the story will be a good one. I’d only buy into weakness. It’s still not down enough from it’s high.”

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on FMC Corp (FMC) , Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust  (PEI) , Cisco Systems (CSCO) , HP (HPQ) , BB&T Bank (BBT) and HCA Holdings (HCA) .

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BB&T (NYSE:BBT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 19th. The insurance provider reported $0.94 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.92 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $2.81 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.85 billion. BB&T had a net margin of 21.63% and a return on equity of 10.38%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.46 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that BB&T will post 4 EPS for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Jordan Wathen, Matthew Frankel, and Dan Caplinger]

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(LXRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) – Analysts at Wedbush issued their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Lexicon Pharmaceuticals in a note issued to investors on Monday, May 7th. Wedbush analyst L. Moussatos expects that the biopharmaceutical company will earn ($0.28) per share for the quarter. Wedbush currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $40.00 target price on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Lexicon Pharmaceuticals’ Q2 2019 earnings at ($0.25) EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at ($0.13) EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at ($0.06) EPS, FY2020 earnings at $0.53 EPS, FY2021 earnings at $2.22 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $3.81 EPS.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: LXRX) dropped about 12.3% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $12.93 after closing at $14.74 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $19.62. Volume of around 2.8 million was nearly 5 times the daily average. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Duke Energy Corporation(DUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]

    Duke Energy Corp. (DUK), the largest generator of electricity in the nation, is awfully steady.

    DUK has more than 7.4 million customers located in hotbeds of growth, and it boasts a generating capacity of 52,697 megawatts. The firm also provides natural gas distribution in many of its main service areas, so Duke is a double threat in that way. Cold winter? Nat gas provides more oomph. Hot summer? Electricity demand spikes.

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    Another interesting trend is big energy companies like Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) offering their own rebate programs to spark sales of rooftop solar installations — a trend that would certainly help SEDG.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Watch for Duke Energy Corp.’s (NYSE: DUK) first-quarter report on Thursday. The consensus forecast is $1.14 in EPS on $5.81 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $79.89. The consensus price target is $82.20, and shares have traded between $72.93 and $91.80 in the past 52 weeks.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Investing in retirement requires a different focus, usually one that includes a prominent place for dividend income. If dividend-paying stocks are what you’re looking for, then you should take a closer look at high-yielding Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK), ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE), and W.P. Carey Inc. (NYSE:WPC). They offer dividend yields of 4%, 5%, and 6%, respectively… income that could materially increase your retirement “paycheck” and help to supplement Social Security.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Duke Energy Corp.’s (NYSE: DUK) fourth-quarter results are scheduled for Tuesday. The consensus estimates are calling for $0.92 in earnings per share (EPS) on $6.17 billion in revenue. The shares traded on Friday’s close at $76.70. The consensus price target is $85.67, and the 52-week trading range is $72.93 to $91.80.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited(MPSX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Bradley Seth McNew]

    Multi Packaging Solutions International Ltd. (NYSE:MPSX) shares jumped 23% as of noon EST today, on the news that the packaging company would be acquired by WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) in a deal worth $2.3 billion, including nearly $900 million of debt.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Qualys, Inc.(QLYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Qualys (QLYS) : “I think this is a good company, but everything is coming down, so let’s wait to buy some more.”

    HEICO (HEI) : “We’re not buying anything at a 52-week high — but on a pullback, you bet.”

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Align Technology (ALGN) , Regions Financial (RF) , Edwards Lifesciences (EW) , Qualys (QLYS) and HEICO (HEI) .

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Denison Mine Corp(DNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Last Thursday, small cap uranium mining stock Denison Mines Corp (NYSEAMERICAN: DNN), which is alsofocused on the Athabasca Basin of Saskatchewan, reported 2017 earnings and gave its outlook for 2018 with the outlook coming with extensive commentary about the uranium market and Athabasca. David Cates, the President and CEO of Denison Mines Corp,gave the following commentary:

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Kingstone Companies, Inc(KINS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Illinois Tool Works Inc.(ITW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Cramer and the AAP team are trimming Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and Danaher (DHR) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

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    Illinois Tools Works (ITW) shares fell after the company’s earnings report, but Cramer and the AAP team see it as an opportunity to buy more shares. Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

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    Cramer and the AAP team are trimming Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and Danaher (DHR) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    There are lots of stories like that out there these days. People were perplexed about the Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and Cummins Engine (CMI) and Caterpillar (CAT) quarters, but they turned out to be classic buying opportunities after years of being sell opportunities if the stocks had run. I can’t explain to you how amazing that is. Here are three stocks that have spent months and months in purgatory when they have missed or guided down or slashed forecasts. Now they are up gigantically.