Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

Shopify Inc (NYSE:SHOP) has become the virtual go-to destination for aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses when they need to set up shop. The company helps merchants of all sizes establish an omnichannel retail presence quickly and affordably, with the primary focus on a branded website and third-party online marketplaces. Even though the company’s stock has appreciated over 800% in the last three years, Shopify might still have a long runway of growth ahead of it if its 2018 fourth-quarter results are any indication.

In Q4, revenue grew to $343.9 billion, a 54% increase year over year, and adjusted earnings per share (EPS) rose to $0.26, a 73% increase year over year. The strong top- and bottom-line growth is being driven by the surge of merchandise being sold by merchants on Shopify’s platform.

This quarter, gross merchandise volume (GMV) increased 54%, to $14 billion. But make no mistake: Shopify is not a story about pushing products — it’s a story about empowering merchants. That might be a subtle difference, but it’s not a case of splitting hairs.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Argo Group International Holdings Ltd.(AGII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barclays PLC raised its stake in Argo Group (NASDAQ:AGII) by 25.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 8,691 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,754 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in Argo Group were worth $499,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Lord Abbett & CO. LLC purchased a new position in shares of Argo Group (NASDAQ:AGII) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 840,251 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $48,230,000. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC owned approximately 2.49% of Argo Group as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Argo Group (NASDAQ: AGII) and Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Helen of Troy Limited(HELE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE)Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallOct. 9, 2018, 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Deer Consumer Products (OTCMKTS: DEER) and Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and risk.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: (VIAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Viacom, Inc. Class B (NASDAQ:VIAB) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The company reported $1.18 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.11, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $3.24 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.27 billion. Viacom, Inc. Class B had a return on equity of 24.97% and a net margin of 16.74%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.17 earnings per share.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Shari Redstone, the daughter of Sumner Redstone who controls CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) and Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIAB), wants to merge the two companies, according to The Wall Street Journal.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Viacom’s (NASDAQ:VIAB) Digital Studios also plans to launch ten new series for the platform, including MTV’s Clean Slate and Filthy Living, and syndicate 500 episodes from its content library. Viacom’s decision to partner with Snap isn’t surprising, as it’s been desperately trying to reach younger viewers who are shunning its core MTV, VH1, and Comedy Central cable networks.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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    Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE: EW) reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter, but issued weak earnings guidance for the second quarter. Edwards Lifesciences shares tumbled 7.80 percent to $124.17 in the after-hour

  • [By John Ballard]

    A few analysts upgraded the stock citing potential catalysts that could remove uncertainty overhanging the shares in recent months. Specifically, a MoffettNathanson analyst mentioned a possible merger with Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) (NASDAQ:VIAB) as a near-term catalyst. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rational Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Viacom, Inc. Class B (NASDAQ:VIAB) by 95,431.8% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 21,017 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 20,995 shares during the period. Rational Advisors LLC’s holdings in Viacom, Inc. Class B were worth $634,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

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