Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019

Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL lowered its stake in shares of Crescent Point Energy Corp (NYSE:CPG) (TSE:CPG) by 43.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 293,973 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after selling 225,500 shares during the quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL’s holdings in Crescent Point Energy were worth $2,159,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in CPG. Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new stake in Crescent Point Energy in the first quarter valued at about $135,000. Atlas Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Crescent Point Energy in the second quarter valued at about $177,000. Neuberger Berman Group LLC acquired a new stake in Crescent Point Energy in the first quarter valued at about $187,000. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd acquired a new stake in Crescent Point Energy in the first quarter valued at about $273,000. Finally, ARP Americas LP acquired a new stake in Crescent Point Energy in the first quarter valued at about $395,000. 37.41% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: The Middleby Corporation(MIDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    A maker of commercial and industrial kitchen equipment may seem like an unusual company for Tom and David Gardner to fall in love with — no matter how how high-quality those ovens and food processors are — but Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) is a bit more than that. And the biggest reason why has a lot to do with its CEO, Selim Bassoul, who was brought in specifically to give the company a culture.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a strong day on Wall Street, and major benchmarks posted solid gains of around 1%. Market participants were generally happy about oil prices moving back into the $70s, hoping for a rebound in hard-hit areas of the country that had taken advantage of the triple-digit oil prices of the early 2010s by dramatically ramping up production of shale plays and similar opportunities. Yet even with the generally favorable mood, some stocks weren’t able to join the rally. Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC), Weibo (NASDAQ:WB), and Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Buckingham Research upgraded shares of Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday, Marketbeat.com reports. Buckingham Research currently has $174.00 price objective on the industrial products company’s stock, up from their previous price objective of $115.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Swiss National Bank raised its stake in shares of Middleby Corp (NASDAQ:MIDD) by 3.1% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 185,000 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 5,600 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in Middleby were worth $19,318,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.(GILT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gilat Satellite Networks (NASDAQ: GILT) and Ceragon Networks (NASDAQ:CRNT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Gilat Satellite Networks (NASDAQ:GILT) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Saturday.

    Separately, TheStreet raised Gilat Satellite Networks from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report on Thursday, August 30th.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Last month, Visa (NYSE:V) revealed it was in the process of buying a smallish British payments company called Earthport for 198 million pounds — about $250 million. Not so fast, said Mastercard (NYSE:MA), which just swooped in and bid 233 million pounds — about $305 million. That’s pocket change for either one — the smaller Mastercard has a market cap north of $200 billion — but that doesn’t mean it’s an insignificant purchase.

  • [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.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Rubicon Technology, Inc.(RBCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing 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. Rubicon Technology earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 43.6568126847622 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: FEI Company(FEIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about FEI (NASDAQ:FEIC) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. FEI earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 43.5801711111494 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: NVE Corporation(NVEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    NVE (NASDAQ:NVEC) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallJul. 18, 2018 4:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NVE (NASDAQ:NVEC) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC increased its holdings in NVE Co. (NASDAQ:NVEC) by 1.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 741,605 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,645 shares during the period. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC owned approximately 15.32% of NVE worth $61,635,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NVE Co. (NASDAQ:NVEC) shares hit a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $105.88 and last traded at $103.80, with a volume of 52 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $104.57.

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