Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

Several other analysts also recently commented on LOGI. ValuEngine raised Logitech from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. DA Davidson assumed coverage on Logitech in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $46.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Logitech from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $47.00 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, May 16th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $46.00.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: AXT Inc(AXTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN) and AXT (NASDAQ:AXTI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    Gallium Arsenide Global Market Players by 2023- Sumitomo Electric, AXT and China Crystal Technologies (newspharmaceuticals.com) TheStreet Downgrades AXT (AXTI) to C+ (americanbankingnews.com) Is this stock is Overbought? AXT, Inc. (AXTI) (stockquote.review) What Investors Should Know? AXT, Inc. (AXTI) (mostvolatilestocks.com) Community rallies around valley high school, putting on its first musical in 20 years (yourcentralvalley.com)

    Several analysts have recently issued reports on AXTI shares. BidaskClub upgraded AXT from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. Dougherty & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of AXT in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. B. Riley decreased their price target on AXT from $8.75 to $8.25 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded AXT from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 1st. Finally, BWS Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of AXT in a research note on Tuesday, April 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $10.44.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHCI) shares climbed 154.95 percent to close at $5.15 on Thursday. Comstock reported conversion of the majority of its unsecured, short-term debt into non-convertible preferred equity.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) jumped 33.45 percent to close at $3.87.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) gained 29.72 percent to close at $62.85 after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares rose 22.93 percent to close at $23.80.
    nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR) jumped 21.52 percent to close at $36.37 following Q1 results.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) gained 20.28 percent to close at $2.61.
    The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) shares rose 19.57 percent to close at $21.45 after the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.
    AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI) gained 18.8 percent to close at $7.90.
    Catasys, Inc. (NASDAQ: CATS) rose 16.33 percent to close at $6.41.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) rose 15.68 percent to close at $23.09 on Thursday.
    Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNS) climbed 15.11 percent to close at $6.02 on Thursday after gaining 6.30 percent on Wednesday. Baird initiated coverage on Marinus Pharmaceuticals with an Outperform rating.
    Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ: DEST) shares rose 14.48 percent to close at $3.32 after the board announced late Wednesday the election of four activist-backed director nominees. Three women and one man comprise the selected group championed by NGM Capital’s Nathan Miller and Kenosis Capital’s Peter O’Malley. Destination Maternity had advocated for another slate of three men and interim CEO Melissa Payner-Gregor. The new directors are Holly Alden, Marla Ryan, Anne-Charlotte Windal and Christopher Morgan.
    China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF) gained 11.53 percent to close at $3.29 after announcing preliminary Q1 results.
    Bilibili Inc.. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 11.33 pe

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: MINDBODY, Inc.(MB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    MINDBODY (NASDAQ: MB) and Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    MINDBODY (NASDAQ:MB) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [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 Brian Withers]

    Mindbody (NASDAQ:MB) has been busy with acquisitions in the last three years, scooping up five different wellness-focused tech companies. These buyouts have helped enhance and extend Mindbody’s platform for small business owners to run their salons, spas, fitness studios, and integrated health facilities. 

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Timothy Green, and Danny Vena]

    Thankfully, even in times like these, there are still great stocks to buy. We reached out to a team of Motley Fool contributors and asked them to highlight a tech stock that they think is a smart buy right now. Here’s why they called out Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO), and Mindbody (NASDAQ:MB). 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Mindbody Inc. (NASDAQ:MB) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $36.72.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: American Superconductor Corporation(AMSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    American Superconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: AMSC), based in Massachusetts, manufactures two-megawatt wind turbines and supplies for the construction of electrical power grids.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, February 5th. The technology company reported ($0.11) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.29) by $0.18. The company had revenue of $14.13 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15.13 million. American Superconductor had a net margin of 52.83% and a negative return on equity of 29.09%. As a group, analysts anticipate that American Superconductor Co. will post -1.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Superconductor earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 47.29145037575 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Rick’s Cabaret International Inc.(RICK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Zacks: RCI Hospitality Holdings Inc (RICK) Given Average Recommendation of “Strong Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) RCI Hospitality Holdings Inc (RICK) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $41.13 Million (americanbankingnews.com) 2018 Family Business Achievement Awards (sbnonline.com) Analysts Expect RCI Hospitality Holdings Inc (RICK) to Announce $0.47 EPS (americanbankingnews.com)

    RCI Hospitality stock traded up $0.12 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $32.63. 510 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 28,111. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 1.14 and a current ratio of 1.24. The company has a market capitalization of $313.31 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.82 and a beta of 0.49. RCI Hospitality has a 12-month low of $21.91 and a 12-month high of $34.84.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ:RICK) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The restaurant operator reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.05, Fidelity Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $42.63 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $40.97 million. RCI Hospitality had a net margin of 12.95% and a return on equity of 13.51%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: 2U, Inc.(TWOU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Piper Jaffray Companies assumed coverage on shares of 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU) in a research note published on Thursday morning, MarketBeat reports. The firm issued a neutral rating and a $94.00 price objective on the software maker’s stock.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU) climbed 17.8% in the month of May, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the online education platform specialist delivered exceptional first-quarter 2018 results.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    2U Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) announced better-than-expected second-quarter 2018 results late Thursday, detailing a particularly busy quarter for new domestic graduate-program announcements. 2U also increased its full-year financial guidance.

  • [By Brian Withers]

    2U (NASDAQ:TWOU) has built a fast-growing business on the back of the digital graduate programs it creates for colleges and universities. Because the company bears the upfront development costs for these programs and enters into a long-term revenue sharing contract, 2U’s customers stand to benefit significantly from this relationship.

  • [By Steve Symington, Reuben Gregg Brewer, and Sean Williams]

    So, we asked three top Motley Fool contributors to each find a growth stock for the long term. Read on to learn why they like 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU), Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI), and Eaton (NYSE:ETN).

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Astro-Med, Inc.(ALOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    AstroNova (NASDAQ:ALOT) will be issuing its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, August 22nd. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.12 per share for the quarter.

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