Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

JCPenney (JCP) announced that it would look to sell and lease back its quarters today, a decision Citigroup’s Jenna Giannelli and Joshua Joseph demonstrate the department-store chain’s “commitment to not only grow EBITDA but also trim its balance sheet.” They explain:

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JCPenney announced plans this morning to explore the sale of its Plano, Texas headquarters in efforts to reduce its debt burden. We estimate the 1.8mm square foot property is worth somewhere near $250mm, based on a range of lease per square foot and cap rate range assumptions. Recall the property was mortgaged to the $2.2bn real estate term loan back in 2013 and we therefore expect proceeds will be used to reduce the outstanding debt burden of the term loan.

These efforts underpin JCPenney’s commitment to not only grow EBITDA but also trim its balance sheet. We think the company will continue to opportunistically look to refinance the real estate term loan pending market conditions, in addition to recent efforts to reduce interest by repaying the $500mm 2nd lien ABL loan with revolver proceeds. Further, we forecast the company generating nearly $500mm of FCF over the next two years which we believe will be used to retire near term maturities, further reducing interest expense and manage its maturity wall. The company also intimated at ICR that they would be open to tendering for long dated bonds trading at a discount, a move we would view as a positive for all parts of the capital structure.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc.(CFR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Cullen/Frost Bankers (NYSE:CFR), a regional bank based in Texas, reported its second-quarter results on Thursday, July 26. A favorable lending environment combined with rising interest rates to drive earnings-per-share growth of 30%.

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    In that spirit, we asked a few of our Motley Fool investors what they see as the best investment ideas at the start of July, 2018. They were quick to suggest Chinese e-commerce giant Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), coffee giant Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX), clean energy specialist TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP), semiconductor veteran Intel, (NASDAQ:INTC), and Texan bank Cullen/Frost Bankers (NYSE:CFR).

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Cullen/Frost Bankers (NYSE:CFR), the holding-company parent of the Texas-based regional banking institution Frost Bank, reported its fourth-quarter and full-year results on Thursday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in shares of Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE:CFR) by 2.8% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 5,251,719 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 140,956 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned about 8.23% of Cullen/Frost Bankers worth $557,051,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National Bank (NYSE:NBHC) and Cullen/Frost Bankers (NYSE:CFR) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Carter's, Inc.(CRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fifteen ratings firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $120.27.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the fifteen research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $119.33.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    UBS Group initiated coverage on shares of Carter’s (NYSE:CRI) in a research note published on Thursday morning, www.benzinga.com reports. The firm issued a neutral rating and a $114.00 price target on the textile maker’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 2,108 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,560% compared to the average daily volume of 127 put options.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: (LGF.A)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Class A (NYSE:LGF.A) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A) and Genius Brands (NASDAQ:GNUS) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF.A) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE:LGF.A) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Class A (NYSE:LGF.A) had its price target decreased by analysts at Barrington Research to $27.00 in a research note issued to investors on Friday, The Fly reports. The firm presently has an “outperform” rating on the stock. Barrington Research’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 17.60% from the stock’s previous close.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation(EW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sanford C. Bernstein began coverage on shares of Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW). Sanford C. Bernstein issued a market perform rating on the stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bank of America Corp DE lessened its position in shares of Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW) by 5.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 2,404,861 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 133,563 shares during the quarter. Bank of America Corp DE owned about 1.15% of Edwards Lifesciences worth $350,075,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Rick’s Cabaret International Inc.(RICK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Papa Murphy’s (NASDAQ:FRSH) and RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ:RICK) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ:RICK) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The restaurant operator reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.05, Fidelity Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $42.63 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $40.97 million. RCI Hospitality had a net margin of 12.95% and a return on equity of 13.51%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    Zacks: RCI Hospitality Holdings Inc (RICK) Given Average Recommendation of “Strong Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) RCI Hospitality Holdings Inc (RICK) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $41.13 Million (americanbankingnews.com) 2018 Family Business Achievement Awards (sbnonline.com) Analysts Expect RCI Hospitality Holdings Inc (RICK) to Announce $0.47 EPS (americanbankingnews.com)

    RCI Hospitality stock traded up $0.12 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $32.63. 510 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 28,111. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 1.14 and a current ratio of 1.24. The company has a market capitalization of $313.31 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.82 and a beta of 0.49. RCI Hospitality has a 12-month low of $21.91 and a 12-month high of $34.84.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ:RICK) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd.(HOLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bloom Energy (NASDAQ: HOLI) and Hollysys Automation Technologies (NASDAQ:HOLI) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ideal Power (NASDAQ: IPWR) and Hollysys Automation Technologies (NASDAQ:HOLI) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Hollysys Automation Technologies (NASDAQ: HOLI) and GrafTech (NYSE:EAF) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares were also up, gaining 24 percent to $27.3947 following Q3 results.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Hollysys Automation Technologies (NASDAQ:HOLI) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

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