Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

What happened

Shares of Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE:FL) were up 13.5% as of 11:00 a.m. EDT Friday after the footwear retailer announced better-than-expected fiscal first-quarter 2018 results.

That’s not to say Foot Locker’s performance looked encouraging at first glance. Quarterly revenue increased 1.2% year over year to $2.025 billion, as a 2.8% decline in comparable-store sales was more than offset by favorable foreign exchange rates. On the bottom line, that translated to net income of $165 million, or $1.38 per share, compared to $180 million, or $1.36 per share in the same year-ago period.

Still, analysts’ consensus estimates predicted lower earnings of $1.25 per share on revenue of $1.96 billion.

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So what

“The flow of premium product continues to improve, with increasing breadth and depth in the most sought after styles from our key vendors,” said Foot Locker Chairman and CEO Richard Johnson. “This led to first quarter results which were above our expectations.”

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MicroStrategy Incorporated(MSTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    MicroStrategy Incorporated (NASDAQ:MSTR) was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 419 call options on the company. This is an increase of 610% compared to the typical volume of 59 call options.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Point72 Asset Management L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of MicroStrategy Incorporated (NASDAQ:MSTR) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 1,500 shares of the software maker’s stock, valued at approximately $192,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Focus Media Holding Limited(FMCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    An issue of Focus Media Holding Limited (NASDAQ:FMCN) bonds fell 0.9% against their face value during trading on Monday. The high-yield debt issue has a 7.25% coupon and will mature on April 1, 2023. The bonds in the issue are now trading at $99.13 and were trading at $98.13 last week. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets sometimes anticipate parallel moves in its share price.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    An issue of Focus Media Holding Limited (NASDAQ:FMCN) debt fell 1.1% against its face value during trading on Tuesday. The debt issue has a 7.5% coupon and is set to mature on April 1, 2025. The debt is now trading at $97.63 and was trading at $98.50 last week. Price changes in a company’s debt in credit markets sometimes anticipate parallel changes in its stock price.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Brunswick Corporation(BC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Brunswick (NYSE:BC) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJan. 31, 2019 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cellectis S.A.(CLLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Cellectis SA (NASDAQ:CLLS) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $42.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Cellectis (NASDAQ:CLLS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cellectis earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the biotechnology company an impact score of 47.0875412676142 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Union Pacific Corporation(UNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Union Pacific (UNP) Price Target Raised to $155.00 at Robert W. Baird (americanbankingnews.com) Seaport Global Securities Comments on Union Pacific Co.’s FY2019 Earnings (UNP) (americanbankingnews.com) Union Pacific Co. (UNP) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $5.54 Billion (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Union Pacific Co. (UNP) Will Post Earnings of $1.88 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Jobs report shows we have 'perfect economy' for stocks (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on Union Pacific from $125.00 to $136.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday. Cowen reissued a “market perform” rating and issued a $153.00 target price (up previously from $140.00) on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Friday. Robert W. Baird lifted their target price on Union Pacific from $144.00 to $155.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday. TD Securities dropped their target price on Union Pacific from $155.00 to $150.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, April 27th. Finally, Loop Capital lifted their target price on Union Pacific to $153.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $146.70.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Union Pacific earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the railroad operator an impact score of 46.138597756114 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP)’s share price hit a new 52-week high on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $164.58 and last traded at $164.03, with a volume of 345461 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $163.26.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan Index Fund(AAXJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF (NASDAQ:AAXJ) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of September. As of September 14th, there was short interest totalling 875,043 shares, a growth of 53.0% from the August 31st total of 571,842 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,752,942 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.5 days.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Camden Property Trust(CPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Camden Property Trust  (NYSE:CPT)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 01, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT) was upgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report released on Thursday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT) by 8.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 291,582 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 21,627 shares during the period. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. owned approximately 0.31% of Camden Property Trust worth $24,545,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Franklin Financial Network, Inc.(FSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Franklin Financial Network Inc (NYSE:FSB) – Stock analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies raised their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Franklin Financial Network in a note issued to investors on Monday, July 30th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst W. Curtiss now expects that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.68 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.66. Piper Jaffray Companies currently has a “Hold” rating and a $39.00 price target on the stock.

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pilgrim's Pride Corporation(PPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
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  • [By Max Byerly]

    FinnCap restated their corporate rating on shares of President Energy (LON:PPC) in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

    Separately, Peel Hunt boosted their target price on President Energy from GBX 13 ($0.17) to GBX 13.50 ($0.18) and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Monday, May 21st.

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    Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC) : “There are so many things wrong with this one. I’d go with Tyson Foods (TSN) .”

    JB Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) : “I’m sticking with it.”

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Encore Wire Corporation(WIRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Encore Wire (NASDAQ:WIRE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

    A number of other research analysts also recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Encore Wire from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, August 10th. DA Davidson set a $60.00 target price on Encore Wire and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Encore Wire presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $60.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Encore Wire (NASDAQ: WIRE) and Arconic (NYSE:ARNC) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

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