Three IPOs raised $363 million in the past week. The two biotechs and a Chinese school operator popped an average of 21%, helping raise the year-to-date average to 8.3%.
Just one company joined the calendar, micro-cap gunshot detector ShotSpotter (Pending:SSTI), and one micro-cap company filed, DJ Basin E&P PetroShare (OTCQB:PRHR). We had expected more JOBS-Act filers this week as Monday marked the first day to file for companies preparing for post-Memorial Day launches.
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Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Tencent Holdings Ltd (700)
- [By Belinda Cao]
Sohu.com Inc. (SOHU), which sold a stake in its search unit to Tencent Holdings Ltd. (700), advanced 11 percent for the week to $72.06. It retreated 5.9 percent Sept. 20. Tencent, Chinas biggest Internet company by market value, paid $448 million for a 36.5 percent stake in Sohus Sogou unit last week and merge its own search service with Sogou.
Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Intuit Inc.(INTU)
- [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]
As for individual stocks, Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) and Tiffany (NYSE:TIF) saw heavy trading following the companies’ quarterly earnings announcements.
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- [By Alex Jordon]
A variety of acquisitions ramps up Oracle’s presence in cloud computing, like deals with RightNow, Taleo, and Eloqua. The annual run-rate of their cloud business is already over $1 billion, larger than Workday (WDAY) and SAP (SAP) combined. New customers include British Telecom (BT), BMC Software (BMC), Siemens (SI), Yahoo (YHOO), and Intuit (INTU).
- [By Chris Lange]
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) which jumped nearly 7% to $137.88. The stocks 52-week range is $101.81 to $140.25. Volume was 4.8 million on the day compared to the average of 1.9 million.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Thursday’s regular session.
- [By Asit Sharma]
It’s tax season — the four months when tax and small-business software providerIntuit Inc.(NASDAQ:INTU) makes most of its profit for the year. On Thursday, Intuit filed its fiscal second-quarter 2017 earnings report and issued a progress report on its tax business so far this year.Tax volumes are well off last year’s pace: Let’s review the details, as well as management’s interpretation, after a look at the headline numbers.
Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: priceline.com Incorporated(PCLN)
- [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]
The next few trading days include highly anticipated earnings reports from some of the biggest names in their respective industries, including Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B), Costco (NASDAQ:COST), and Priceline (NASDAQ:PCLN).
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Also on Monday, Priceline (PCLN) will be reporting and Cramer remained bullish, while warning about the company’s historically cautious forecasts.
On Tuesday, it’s Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) , Target (TGT) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) reporting. Cramer was bullish on Domino’s but warned it may be a target for short sellers. He was also cautiously optimistic on both Target and Valeant.
- [By Jim Robertson]
Thanks to a thinly sourced story out of Canada, actor William Shatner is suddenly being proclaimed a financial genius on the Internet, because of his quirky commercials for Priceline.com (PCLN), which reportedly helped him amass a fortune of $600 million. But odds are that the captain of the Starship Enterprise isn’t quite that fortunate.
- [By Ashley Moore]
Here is a table of the 10 most expensive stocks trading on U.S. markets today:
Company (Ticker)Price per ShareMarket CapBerkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A)$ 257,227.52$ 419.50 billionSeaboard Corp. (NYSEMKT: SEB)$ 3,760.00$ 4.48 billionNVR Inc. (NYSE: NVR)$ 1,944.23$ 7.19 billionThe Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN)$ 1,727.94$ 80.82 billionMarkel Corp. (NYSE: MKL)$ 978.51$ 13.78 billionWhite Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. (NYSE: WTM)$ 935.01$ 4.25 billionAmazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN)$ 846.08$ 408.27 billionAlphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL)$ 844.06$ 582.85 billionAutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO)$ 744.26$ 21.04 billionIntuitive Surgical Inc. (Nasdaq: ISRG)$ 735.63$ 28.41 billion
- [By Seth McNew]
However, while focus on the lodging industry and regulation around it is heating up, Airbnb is quickly expanding its business in a way that should put more industries than hotels on alert. Here’s why companies in other industries, such as Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE), Priceline (NASDAQ:PCLN), and TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP), should be watching Airbnb’s growth closely as well.
- [By Casey Wilson]
Year to date, the company’s stock price has fallen over 42%. Meanwhile, its competitors’ share prices have increased during the same period. The Travelzoo Inc. (Nasdaq: TZOO) share price has gained 41% YTD, and Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN) has gained over 19%.
Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: MDC Partners Inc.(MDCA)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of MDC Partners Inc (NASDAQ: MDCA) were down 31 percent to $12.52 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results and lowered its FY16 sales outlook.
- [By Lisa Levin]
MDC Partners Inc (NASDAQ: MDCA) shares dropped 60 percent to $3.38. MDC Partners reported a Q3 loss of $0.64 per share on revenue of $349.3 million.
Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Computer Sciences Corporation(CSC)
- [By R. Chandrasekaran]
Some of the outperforming stocks:
NVDIA Corp (NASDAQ: NVDA) trading up about 5.7 percent with a range between $69.50 and $71.72.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is gaining about 4 percent. The stock ranged between $770.94 and $787.73.
Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC) is gaining about 3.3 percent with the stock trading between $56.10 and $58.01.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) is adding about 3 percent with the stock ranging $59.78-$60.52.
Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) is gaining about 2.9 percent with the stock trading between $792.90 and $805.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) is adding approximately 2.9 percent with shares trading in the range of $34.15-$34.60.
Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) is gaining about 2.8 percent as the stock traded between $30.61 and $31.05.
Salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE: CRM) is adding about 2.8 percent with the shares traded in the range of $75.41-$77.00
- [By Monica Gerson] Related CSC Earnings Scheduled For May 24, 2016 8 Stocks You Should Be Watching Today Computer Sciences' (CSC) CEO Mike Lawrie on Q4 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha)
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Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:
Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: EchoStar Corporation(SATS)
- [By Shanthi Rexaline]
Incidentally, Facebook has secured shareholder approval for issuing Class C share at its shareholder meeting in June 2016, although it is yet to issue the shares.
Other Companies With Dual-class Voting Shares
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) and (NYSE: BRK-A), with Class A shares having 1/10th interest in the company but only 1/200th of voting power. Echostar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS)’s CEO Charlie Ergen owns a 43.4 percent stake in the company through his holding of Class B shares but has 63.6 percent of the voting rights. Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) uses the dual-class structure to give its founding family more voting power.