&l;p&g;This past week &l;a href=&q;https://www.wsj.com/articles/theranos-lays-off-most-of-its-remaining-workforce-1523382373&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;Theranos laid off all but a sliver of its workforce&l;/a&g;. This marks a sad event for a medical technology firm whose &l;a href=&q;https://www.wsj.com/articles/theranos-lays-off-most-of-its-remaining-workforce-1523382373&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;board once included prominent people&l;/a&g; such as Henry Kissinger, George Schultz, Larry Ellison, and the country&a;rsquo;s current Secretary of Defense General Jim Mattis. Moreover, Theranos was backed by luminary Silicon Valley venture capitalists such as Tim Draper and Don Lucas.
&l;img class=&q;dam-image getty size-large wp-image-491568882&q; src=&q;https://specials-images.forbesimg.com/dam/imageserve/491568882/960×0.jpg?fit=scale&q; data-height=&q;680&q; data-width=&q;960&q;&g; SAN FRANCISCO, CA – OCTOBER 06: NBC News Special Anchor Maria Shriver (L) and Theranos Founder and C.E.O. Elizabeth Holmes speak onstage during &s;True Blood&a;#151;Diagnostics in the New Age&s; at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 6, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (VLKAY)
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Volkswagen’s (VLKAY) Audi A8 will be the first production vehicle to claim Level 3 driving capabilities.
In Level 3 autonomous driving, the car can monitor its environment, but needs the driver’s attention for safety. In Level 4 autonomous driving, that’s no longer the case. Drivers can read, sleep or simply watch the landscape as the car drives by.
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Prosecutors in Munich, Germany, who have been investigating Volkswagen AG’s (NASDAQOTH:VLKAY) diesel-emissions cheating scandal searched the homes of Audi CEO Rupert Stadler and another member of Audi’s executive team on Monday, according to multiple reports.
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Volkswagen Group (OTCPK:VLKAY) / Audi (OTCPK:AUDVF) / Porsche (OTCPK:POAHF)
Volkswagen is currently ranked the number 6 top-selling global electric car manufacturer with 6% market share. In Europe Volkswagen is the number 2 electric car seller with a 14% market share.
Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Hitachi Ltd (HTHIF)
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Some of the larger companies that have begun incorporating blockchain into their industries include:
Overstock.com (OSTK) , once a retail company, has become one of the biggest blockchain options on the stock market. The company has developed tZERO, a cryptocurrency and blockchain-based registry that complies with the regulations of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. IBM (IBM) has developed blockchain technology that they are using with a large variety of partners in a large variety of industries. One example is their partnership with food retailers, most notably Walmart, to help quickly, efficiently, and securely track the supply chain to help ensure ideal food safety. They have also partnered with Maersk to work on a blockchain platform for global trade. Hitachi (HTHIF) , the Japanese conglomerate that has worked on social infrastructure and IT systems, among other industries, has begun dabbling in blockchain. It has released reports about how it believes the technology can positively impact the financial sector, and how it could potentially be used to create new services for businesses.
There are also ETFs that one can invest in that hold a number of stocks related to blockchain. For example, the Reality Shares Nasdaq NextGen Economy ETF (BLCN) holds stocks in all of the examples above, as well as Intel (INTC) and Cisco Systems (CSCO) .
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The vast dealer network, built up over the more than 90 years that Caterpillar has been in operation, is the key competitive advantage that the company possesses. While Caterpillar’s products are renowned for quality and low downtime, it is the availability of the support service on an international level in tandem with a reputation for product quality is what gives Caterpillar its edge, and has given it pole position among the world’s construction machinery manufacturers in 2017 based on construction equipment sales, outranking Komatsu Ltd. (OTCPK:KMTUF) (OTCPK:KMTUY), Hitachi Ltd. (OTCPK:HTHIF) (OTCPK:HTHIY), Volvo (OTCPK:VOLVF) (OTCPK:VOLVY), the privately-held Liebherr group, the Chinese government-owned XCMG Group, the Doosan Infracore subsidiary of the Doosan Group conglomerate, Sany (OTCPK:SNYYF) (OTC:SNYYY), and John Deere & Co.
Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Apple Inc.(AAPL)
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Revenues generated by mobile apps and game sales rose 35% year over year in 2017 to $58.6 billion. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) nabbed $38.5 billion in sales at its App Store through in-app purchases, subscriptions, and premium apps, almost double the $20.1 billion total generated by Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) at Google Play.
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This is one of the busiest weeks for earnings this quarter. In addition to TWTR and FB, there are quite a few other tech companies reporting this week. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) all report after market close on Thursday, Apr. 26. Next week, we’ll see a few other major tech reports with both Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) on the docket.
- [By Evan Niu, CFA]
Priced at $120, Fire TV Cube will be the most expensive Fire TV device, but more affordable than competing products like the Apple(NASDAQ:AAPL) TV 4K, which is only now about to receive Dolby Atmos supportand starts at $179. However, Amazon is already discounting Fire TV Cube for Prime members, who can purchase it for $90 for a limited time. Fire TV Cube will ship later this month on June 21.
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That’s why it’s important to think about adding some dividend stocks to your retirement portfolio so that you can not only receive some additional income but also build wealth at the same time. To help you get started, let’s take a look at why three very different companies — 3M (NYSE:MMM), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), American Tower (NYSE:AMT) — could be great long-term investments for your retirement.
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Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management CO. LTD. boosted its holdings in shares of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 19.9% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 94,822 shares of the iPhone maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 15,710 shares during the period. Apple makes up 2.3% of Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management CO. LTD.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 8th largest holding. Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management CO. LTD.’s holdings in Apple were worth $16,047,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Analog Devices, Inc.(ADI)
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Crutcher added that TI’s own chip manufacturing teams have been pushing equipment suppliers to make their machinery smarter. “We want it to tell us sooner if there’s an issue with the [chip] wafer that’s going through that machine,” he said as an example. Fellow analog chip and microcontroller (MCU) suppliers such as Analog Devices (ADI) and Microchip (MCHP) also have strong industrial exposure.
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Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. increased its stake in shares of Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) by 3.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 175,419 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 5,091 shares during the quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Analog Devices were worth $15,986,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
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Ardevora Asset Management LLP reduced its stake in shares of Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) by 0.7% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 346,931 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 2,369 shares during the period. Ardevora Asset Management LLP’s holdings in Analog Devices were worth $31,616,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
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Aditus (CURRENCY:ADI) traded 3% lower against the dollar during the one day period ending at 20:00 PM Eastern on June 17th. In the last week, Aditus has traded 9.7% lower against the dollar. Aditus has a total market capitalization of $3.81 million and $461,918.00 worth of Aditus was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Aditus token can currently be purchased for about $0.0163 or 0.00000251 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including IDEX, COSS and CoinBene.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Aditus (CURRENCY:ADI) traded 0.3% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 14:00 PM E.T. on May 14th. In the last seven days, Aditus has traded 164.5% higher against the U.S. dollar. Aditus has a market cap of $9.93 million and approximately $1.63 million worth of Aditus was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Aditus token can now be purchased for $0.0424 or 0.00000485 BTC on exchanges including CoinBene, COSS and IDEX.
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Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its position in shares of Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) by 6.6% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 8,608,728 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 532,620 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Analog Devices were worth $784,513,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Western Asset Bond Fund(WEA)
- [By Shane Hupp]
Western Asset Premier Bond Fund (NYSE:WEA) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday following a dividend announcement from the company. The stock traded as low as $12.63 and last traded at $12.63, with a volume of 12970 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $12.63.