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Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Logitech International S.A.(LOGI)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (USA) (NYSE: MCZ) shares were also up, gaining 35 percent to $0.260 as the company disclosed that it has sold its Saitek simulation product line to Logitech International SA (USA) (NASDAQ: LOGI) for $13 million in cash.
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
For his “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer once again sat down with Bracken Darrell, president and CEO of Logitech (LOGI) , the computer accessory maker with shares that are up 27% since Cramer last checked in back in November.
Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: GigaMedia Limited(GIGM)
- [By Jim Robertson]
Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap online gaming and cloud computing GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ: GIGM) as a bullish long trade:
Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Actuant Corporation(ATU)
- [By Monica Gerson]
Actuant Corporation (NYSE: ATU) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $267.64 million. Actuant shares dropped 3.73 percent to close at $22.98 yesterday.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Actuant Corporation (NYSE: ATU) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $267.64 million.
Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.60 per share on revenue of $4.50 billion.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Flexing the barbell strategy to balance Safe Havens with more cyclical exposures. In our view, industrials investors should be positioning their portfolio with a barbell strategy, with half of the exposure in Safe Havens like General Electric, Xylem (XYL), Danaher, Honeywell International, Roper Technologies (ROP), and AMETEK (AME), and the other half selectively in the cyclical names that are better positioned today, such as Pentair, HD Supply Holdings (HDS),Actuant (ATU), Atkore International Group (ATKR), Ingersoll-Rand, and Eaton (ETN). We still believe risk-reward is mostly balanced and that the macro will remain choppy into 2017, supporting a positioning in the defensive names. But if investor sentiment improves on not-worse news and earnings results, the more cyclical names could fare better.
Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Cerner Corporation(CERN)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Cerner (CERN) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after thehealth care information technology company reported better-than-expected earnings and revenue.
Cernergained 7.8% to $64.75 at 5:03 p.m. today, while the S&P 500 declined 0.2% to 2,384.20.
Canaccord Genuity’s Richard Close and Brian Hoffman contend Cerner may be “rediscovered its mojo.” They explain:
We reiterate our BUY rating and raise our PT to $66 (was $59) as the company finally
appears to have provided quarterly and annual targets that it can meet. Possibly more important, analyst expectations sit near the mid-point of guidance, portending upside potential. The outlook appears solid as the company (1) rebuilds a track record of delivering on expectations, (2) reaffirmed confidence in 2017 bookings growth, and (3) has a strengthened pipeline for ITWorks and revenue cycle. CERN may have rediscovered its mojo.
Cerner’s market capitalization rose to $21.4 billion today from $19.8 billion yesterday.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Cerner (CERN) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after meetings earnings forecasts but offering below-consensus guidance.
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Cerner dropped 4.4% to $51.50 today, while the S&P 500 rose 0.4% to 2,316.10.
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey’s Sandy Draper and team contend that “most of the bad news is already priced in.” They explain:
Although we expect this news to weigh on the stock…we think the market has remained cautious on CERN shares heading into the 4Q16 print given the uneven execution throughout 2016 and the post-election regulatory uncertainty that has broadly weighed on the HCIT space as a whole. We observe that CERN shares closed about 3% below the level they traded at this time last year, while the S&P was up over 21% in that time. The muted 12-month performance in the stock suggests the market rightly anticipated unattractive year-end results and 2017 guidance, which suggests to us that downside to CERN shares should be limited.
Cerner’s market capitalization fell to $17.5 billion today from $18.3 billion yesterday.
Barron’s Vito Racanelli recommended shares of Cerner on March 16, 2016, when the stock traded at $51.46.
Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Yandex N.V.(YNDX)
- [By Steve Symington]
Yandex N.V.(NASDAQ:YNDX)announced exceptional first-quarter 2017 results on Thursday, highlighted by a recent antitrust deal with Google, stabilizing market share in its core search segment, and strong growth from its various other business units.
- [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]
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These are the top 5 holdings of Somerset Capital Management LLPFomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV (FMX) – 1,268,818 shares, 36.15% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 9.36%Yandex NV (YNDX) – 3,352,412 shares, 25.48% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 3.61%ICICI Bank Ltd (IBN) – 5,074,899 shares, 13.19% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 11.08%Infosys Ltd (INFY) – 1,596,414 shares, 6.95% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 15.58%KT Corp (KT) – 1,330,431 shares, 6.41% of the
- [By Lee Jackson]
Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ: YNDX) is the Google of Russia. It was very bold on the growing marketplace there, and its beta tests of a new back end have been very positive and should be rolled out soon. Deutsche Bank has a $38 price target, and the consensus is $40, in U.S. dollars.
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows Alphabet Inc being in a relatively steadyuptrend compared withsearch engine peerslike Yahoo! Inc (NASDAQ: YHOO), China basedBaidu Inc (NASDAQ: BIDU) and Russiafocused mid cap Yandex NV (NASDAQ: YNDX):
Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Trina Solar Limited(TSL)
- [By Spencer Israel]
Axiom Capital Managing Director Gordon Johnson upgraded the entire alternative energy sector from Market Underweight to Market Overweight and upgraded SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ: SCTY) from Sell to Hold and Trina Solar Limited (ADR) (NYSE: TSL), Yingli Green Energy Holding Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: YGE) and JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: JASO) from Sell to Buy.
- [By Elizabeth Balboa]
The firm has a Sell rating on First Solar, JA Solar Holdings and Trina Solar Limited (ADR) (NYSE: TSL). It maintains a NC rating on SunPower Corporation, Canadian Solar and JinkoSolar Holding.
- [By Roberto Pedone]
Another potential earnings short-squeeze candidate is integrated solar-power products maker Trina Solar (TSL), which is set to release numbers on next Monday before the market open. Wall Street analysts, on average, expect Trina Solar to report revenue of $645.68 million on earnings of 15 cents per share.
The current short interest as a percentage of the float for Trina Solar is extremely high at 24.5%. That means that out of the 76.94 million shares in the tradable float, 18.88 million shares are sold short by the bears. If the bulls get the earnings news they’re looking for, then shares of TSL could easily rip sharply higher post-earnings as the bears move to cover some of their positions.
From a technical perspective, TSL is currently trending below both its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, which is bearish. This stock recently formed a double bottom chart pattern at $8.67 to $9.04 a share. Shares of TSL have now started to rebound off those support levels and it’s quickly moving within range of triggering a major breakout trade post-earnings above some key near-term overhead resistance levels.
If you’re bullish on TSL, then I would wait until after its report and look for long-biased trades if this stock manages to break out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $10.72 to $11.19 a share and then above its 50-day moving average of $11.17 a share with high volume. Look for volume on that move that hits near or above its three-month average action of 5.17 million shares. If that breakout materializes post-earnings, then TSL will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at its 200-day moving average of $12.49 to $14 a share, or even $14.50 to $15 a share.
I would avoid TSL or look for short-biased trades if after earnings it fails to trigger that breakout and then drops back below some near-term support levels at $10 a share to those double bottom support levels at $9.04 to $8