Best High Tech Stocks For 2018

Joydeep Sen

Inthis articlepublished earlier, we discussed that both the markets, equity and debt, look stretched on valuations. At that point of time, the yield on the 10-year government security was approx 6.5% and the overnight interest rate, represented by the RBI repo rate, was 6.25%. The spread was only 25 basis points between overnight and 10-years. This was an anomaly as per the theory of time value of money because the compensation was only 25 basis points for sparing money for 10 years.

Since then, the RBI has cut policy rate in August 17, thereby bringing the overnight rate to 6%. The bond market has corrected and the 10-year G-Sec yield currently is at around 7.35%, taking the average of the existing benchmark 6.79% GoI 2027 and the new benchmark 7.17% GoI 2028. The 10-year to overnight spread at approx 1.35% is attractive.

The equity market has run up further since July ’17. The PE Ratio in July 17 was approx 25 on trailing EPS basis. Currently, it is approx 27.5 on trailing EPS basis. As per the thumb rule to figure out the relative attractiveness between the two markets i.e. equity and debt, the inverse of the 10-year bond yield is compared with the equity PE. Inverse of 7.35% is 13.6, which denotes that if the equity PE is at or less than 13.6, equity is very attractive. Now that equity PE is at approx 27.5, it is not cheap. However, the equity market may witness a PE rerating driven by better earnings growth. Since there is a discounting of future growth in equities, which is not the case with bonds, some premium is justified.

Best High Tech Stocks For 2018: TravelCenters of America LLC(TA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, energy shares dipped by 0.70 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included TravelCenters of America LLC (NYSE: TA), down 18 percent, and Alon USA Energy, Inc. (NYSE: ALJ), down 8 percent.

Best High Tech Stocks For 2018: Quality Systems, Inc.(QSII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Tuesday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested small cap health care technology stock Quality Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: QSII) as a short-term trading opportunity after popping sharply on news:

Best High Tech Stocks For 2018: ONEOK Inc.(OKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Cook]

    Citi maintains Buy ratings on Targa Resources (NYSE: TRGP), ONEOK (NYSE: OKE) and Oneok Partners (NYSE: OKS) citing the companies stories around natural gas liquids (NGLs).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Energy infrastructure companies ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) and TransCanada (NYSE:TRP) are both emerging from the energy market downturn as stronger entities. Each made smart acquisitions, with TransCanada buying U.S. gas pipeline company Columbia Pipeline Group, while ONEOK is in the process of gobbling up its MLP,ONEOK Partners (NYSE:OKS). While these deals enhanced the growth profiles of both companies, TransCanada still stands out as the better buy for long-term income investors. Here’s why.

Best High Tech Stocks For 2018: Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated(CORT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider selling last week:Corcept Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CORT), Customers Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: CUBI), Ellie Mae Inc. (NYSE: ELLI), Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) and Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA).

Best High Tech Stocks For 2018: Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund, Inc.(NRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund (NYSE: NRO)
    While focusing on primarily the United States, NRO also has limited retail exposure, with just 9.4% allocated to regional malls and 6.7% allocated to shopping centers for a total of just 16.1% retail exposure. For investors seeking low volatility, a 5-year chart of NRO’s share price is shockingly similar to the EKG of a cabbage, remaining in a tight band between $5 and $6 a share. The current share price is on the lower end at around $5.15, a 12% discount to NAV, and yields 10.5%.

Best High Tech Stocks For 2018: Old National Bancorp Capital Trust I(ONB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The twenty stocks in Worth’s basket are: Ameriprise Financial (AMP) Bank of America, Banner (BANR), Citigroup, Citizens Financial Group (CFG), East West Bancorp (EWBC), First NBC Bank Holding (FNBC), HFF (HF), KeyCorp(KEY), Legacy Texas Financial Group (LTXB), Lincoln National (LNC), Morgan Stanley, Old National Bancorp (ONB), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), Principal Financial Group (PFG), Stifel Financial (SF), SVB Financial Group (SIVB), TCF Financial (TCB), and Wells Fargo.

  • [By kiplinger]

     Old National Bancorp (ONB) is a 181-year-old financial institution with 195 branches, mainly in the Midwest. The stock, which is still down by about one-third from its prerecession high, trades at just 13 times projected 2016 earnings and yields an attractive 3.4%. If interest rates ever rise, the bank should benefit from a widening spread between its cost of funds and the interest rates borrowers pay.

    It’s a favorite of David Dreman, author of the classic 1980 book Contrarian Investment Strategy. His philosophy: “We believe that the markets are not perfectly efficient.” Some stocks, in other words, are judged by the market to be cheaper than their actual worth.

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