Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019

Ignore the negative sentiment around Qualcomm. Use any pullbacks in QCOM stock to go long.

Qualcomm’s (NSDQ:QCOM) brand new smartphone chip “Snapdragon 835” illustrated to me that this company will remain strong for the long haul. Recent negative commentary regarding the South Korean $850M antitrust fine has raised doubts about the future earnings growth of Qualcomm and its potential negative impact on QCOM stock. The latest fine has come on the back of a similar fine in China ($975 million) where governing bodies are stating that Qualcomm is refusing to license parts of its technology to selective manufacturers. Qualcomm has decided to appeal as it knows its lucrative licensing business may be at risk here as a negative ruling in South Korea may open up a path for other countries to follow. Revenues which Qualcomm receives off its patents came in at around 34% of the total take last year, so this area definitely is the breadwinner for the company and a key driver of the Qualcomm stock price.

Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Materialise NV(MTLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

    Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE:RCL) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

    Navigator (NYSE:NVGS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report report published on Thursday.

    Several other brokerages have also commented on MTLS. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Materialise from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, August 28th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Materialise from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Friday, August 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Materialise from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Thursday, August 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $19.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Materialise earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the software maker an impact score of 46.5867221134452 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Mastercard Incorporated(MA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Would you like to pay for that with Mastercard (NYSE:MA), Visa (NYSE:V), or PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL)?

    That’s the question Sears Outlet’s website asked me earlier this week. And here’s the funny bit: I actually wanted to pay with my new American Express (NYSE:AXP) card, but because of a coding glitch on Sears’ website, the field wasn’t big enough to enter all the required numbers. To work around that snafu, I was forced to add my AmEx card to my PayPal account, then charge my new dishwasher to the AmEx card on PayPal.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    The EMV chip was named for its developers: Europay, Mastercard Inc. (NYSE:MA), and Visa. Cards without this chip store all pertinent data on the magnetic stripe on the back of the card, including the cardholder’s name, credit card number, expiration date, and CVV number. Once the information is written on this stripe, however, it is forever static, meaning it will never change.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the thirty-three analysts that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-seven have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $210.42.

Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Echelon Corporation(ELON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Xplore Technologies (NASDAQ: XPLR) and Echelon (NASDAQ:ELON) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Echelon (NASDAQ: ELON) and Lantronix (NASDAQ:LTRX) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Echelon Co. (NASDAQ:ELON) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $4.07 and last traded at $4.18, with a volume of 9600 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $4.31.

Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: 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 Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of MDC Partners (NASDAQ:MDCA) have gotten crushed today, down by a whopping 36% as of 11:45 a.m. EDT, after the company reported first-quarter earnings results and lowered its outlook for organic revenue growth this year.

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