Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

*For simplicity purposes, I reference the ticker GOOG as the Class C stock throughout the report, which is priced at about $806 as of 1/18/2017. The fundamental valuation principles and investment thesis still apply in the same way as Class A stock.

Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is a long opportunity capable of generating high shareholder returns over the next 12 to 18 months as well as for the long term. The company’s stock is currently trading at a slightly lower price relative to its own historic level and compared to its peers, priced at LTM P/E of 29.3x versus 10-year median of 31.3x for GOOG and current median of 49x for its peers (see the full list in the later section). Although the valuations for these information technology (IT) firms are overpriced in comparison to 17.07x LTM P/E for S&P 500 IT sector index, the market is not realizing its potential growth opportunities in the coming years, as reflected in GOOG’s current price level. GOOG’s competitive moat and fundamental value proposition remain intact, and the stock is very susceptible to significant increase in price via catalysts such as the next earnings call.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Sina Corporation(SINA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of SINA Corp. (NASDAQ:SINA) were down 10.2% as of 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday despite strong first-quarter 2018 results from the Chinese internet media company.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SINA Corp (NASDAQ:SINA) shares hit a new 52-week low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $83.39 and last traded at $82.78, with a volume of 41597 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $85.15.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of SINA (NASDAQ:SINA) and Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) have both tumbled this year, mainly due to escalating trade tensions between the United States and China. Yet their sell-offs seem overdone, since both tech companies are well insulated from a potential trade war.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eagle Global Advisors LLC decreased its position in Sina Corp (NASDAQ:SINA) by 1.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 84,875 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 1,595 shares during the period. Eagle Global Advisors LLC owned about 0.12% of Sina worth $8,850,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Insperity, Inc.(NSP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN trimmed its holdings in shares of Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP) by 17.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 176,365 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 37,265 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned about 0.42% of Insperity worth $12,266,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: NVE Corporation(NVEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NVE Co. (NASDAQ:NVEC) shares hit a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $105.88 and last traded at $103.80, with a volume of 52 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $104.57.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC increased its holdings in NVE Co. (NASDAQ:NVEC) by 1.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 741,605 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,645 shares during the period. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC owned approximately 15.32% of NVE worth $61,635,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Pointer Telocation Ltd.(PNTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pointer Telocation (NASDAQ: PNTR) and Mitel Networks (NASDAQ:MITL) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pointer Telocation Ltd (NASDAQ:PNTR) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $21.33.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Pointer Telocation Ltd. (NASDAQ: PNTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $20.22 million.

    Tecogen Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $9.43 million.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc.(UCTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of Ultra Clean Holdings (NASDAQ:UCTT) have skyrocketed today, up by 17% as of 12 p.m. EDT, after the company reportedfirst-quarter earnings. Its bottom-line profit easily toppedanalyst expectations.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    BioTelemetry,
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares shot up 52 percent to $7.235 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares gained 24.2 percent to $21.80 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 22 percent to $2.625 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) jumped 21.3 percent to $411.871 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 17 percent to $3.10 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) rose 15.9 percent to $18.34 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) gained 15.6 percent to $12.20 following Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) surged 14.4 percent to $260.3901 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) gained 13.8 percent to $3.70.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 13.5 percent to $29.815 after reporting strong Q1 results.
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 13.5 percent to $38.30 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 13.1 percent to $10.985 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) shares gained 11.8 percent to $63.59 following Q1 results. California Water Service Group made an offer for SJW.
    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) climbed 9.8 percent to $278.40 following Q1 results.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS)
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about Ultra Clean (NASDAQ:UCTT) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ultra Clean earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.3293552269826 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Live Ventures Incorporated(LIVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Live Stars (CURRENCY:LIVE) traded up 2.3% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM Eastern on June 25th. Over the last seven days, Live Stars has traded down 10.1% against the dollar. One Live Stars token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0249 or 0.00000400 BTC on major exchanges. Live Stars has a total market cap of $990,922.00 and $25,651.00 worth of Live Stars was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund, Chris Neiger, and Ashraf Eassa]

    We asked a handful of your fellow tech investors here at The Motley Fool what they see as the best tech investments in early May. Read on to see why our panelists recommendTaiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing(NYSE:TSM),PayPal(NASDAQ:PYPL), andCrown Castle International(NYSE:CCI) at this moment in time.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    If you’re looking to add a major semiconductor stock to your portfolio, then it’s likely that you’ve at least considered both Intel(NASDAQ:INTC) andTaiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company(NYSE:TSM).

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Rex Shares launched the REX BKCM ETF (NYSE: BKC) on Wednesday. The fund currently holds shares of 32 different stocks working to develop blockchain technology, including Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: TSM) and Global Unichip.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: LinkedIn Corporation(LNKD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Private Equity
    This is where Yale’s earned the best returns. Private equity is ownership in companies. That dramatic 93% in annual returns for the past 20 years all came from Yale’s private equity investments. Early Investments in Google (now Alphabet) (Nasdaq: GOOG) and LinkedIn (Nasdaq: LNKD) helped create these massive returns. Private equity currently makes up about 16% of Yale’s holdings.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: MDC Partners Inc.(MDCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) were down 30 percent to $4.78 after a first-quarter earnings miss.

    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) was down, falling around 25 percent to $3.07 after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) were down 33 percent to $ 4.575 after a first-quarter earnings miss.

    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) was down, falling around 32 percent to $2.7799 after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) were down 37 percent to $4.32 after a first-quarter earnings miss.

    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.9199 after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on MDC Partners (MDCA)

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: The Middleby Corporation(MIDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    History repeated itself. For the second earnings quarter in a row, shares of commercial oven-maker Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD)are down 13.7% as of 11 a.m. EDT after the company reported Q1 sales and earnings that fell short of Wall Street estimates.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Jane Street Group LLC decreased its position in shares of Middleby Corp (NASDAQ:MIDD) by 83.7% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 7,578 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 39,022 shares during the period. Jane Street Group LLC’s holdings in Middleby were worth $938,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment of the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill asks Fool analysts Jason Moser, Andy Cross, and Ron Gross to tell us about the companies they have their eyes on this week and why: Titan International(NYSE:TWI), Middleby(NASDAQ:MIDD), and Idexx Laboratories(NASDAQ:IDXX).

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    A maker of commercial and industrial kitchen equipment may seem like an unusual company for Tom and David Gardner to fall in love with — no matter how how high-quality those ovens and food processors are — but Middleby(NASDAQ:MIDD) is a bit more than that. And the biggest reason why has a lot to do with its CEO, Selim Bassoul, who was brought in specifically to give the company a culture.

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