Hot Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

On Tuesday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested small cap social media stock MeetMe Inc (NASDAQ: MEET) as an attractive long-term investing idea that did extremely wellfor usseveral months ago:

Although this isn’t what I would consider any sort of an overly attractive long-term investing idea, the last time we suggested MEET for a trade, the stock went on a parabolic run for months, as displayed by the weekly chart below. Then, like most small caps, it took a big breather, which brings us to where we are now…

As you can see in the weekly chart below, the stock has traded in fairly volatile fashion within a pretty wide range ever since about October of last year. However, nothing has really fundamentally changed all that much with the Company since it went on a tear months ago. Actually, things have gotten a bit better

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: MAM Software Group, Inc.(MAMS)

MAM Software Group, Inc., incorporated on April 17, 2003, is a technology holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides information management solutions and services, and cloud-based software solutions for the automotive aftermarket sector of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland. The Company’s customer base consists of wholesale parts and tire distributors, retailers, franchisees, cooperatives, auto service chains and single-location auto service businesses. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the Company also provides management solutions to businesses involved in the wholesale of construction materials. The Company operates through two subsidiaries: MAM Software, Inc. (MAM US) and MAM Software Limited (MAM Ltd.). The Company provides professional informational technology (IT) services to its customers, including software and hardware installation, data conversion, training and product modifications. The Company’s solutions are available as both on-premise applications (sold through the traditional perpetual licensing model) and cloud solutions that are delivered as a service over the Internet on a subscription basis.

The Company’s products and services include business management systems, information products, online services, and customer support, consulting and training. The Company’s business management systems consist of its software applications, implementation and training, and third-party hardware and peripherals. The Company’s information products include an accessible catalog database related to parts, tires, labor estimates, scheduled maintenance, repair information, technical service bulletins, pricing and product features and benefits that are used by the different participants in the automotive aftermarket. The Company’s online services and products provide online connectivity between manufacturers, warehouse distributors, retailers and automotive service providers. These products enable electronic data interchange throughout the autom! otive aftermarket supply chain between the different trading partners. The Company’s customer support, consulting and training service provides phone and online support, implementation and training. The Company’s business management systems meet the needs of warehouse distributors, part stores and automotive service providers.

The Company’s Autopart product is developed in the United Kingdom that is sold and promoted both in the Unites States and in the United Kingdom. In the Unites States, Autopart is sold by MAM US and in the United Kingdom, it is sold by MAM Ltd. The Autopart product is designed for and targeted at warehouse distributors that seek to manage multiple locations and inventories on a single system for a regional area, and it is also suited for managing single-location franchisees or buying group members. The Autopart product provides point of sale, inventory management, an accounting module, a warehouse management module and a business intelligence reporting module. Autopart also allows the distributor to connect with their customers through its OpenWebs e-commerce solutions.

The Company’s VAST product is designed for and targeted at large- to medium-sized automotive service and tire chains that seek to manage multiple locations and inventories for a regional area. It is also suited for managing single-location stores that are part of a franchise or a buying group. VAST provides point-of-sale, inventory management, electronic purchasing and customer relationship management capabilities. VAST also allows the service provider to connect with parts and tires warehouse distributors and parts stores either through VAST’s online services and products or through other industry connectivity solutions. The Company’s Autowork Online is developed in the United Kingdom and is sold both in the Unites States and in the United Kingdom. In the Unites States, Autowork Online is sold by MAM Software, Inc. and in the United Kingdom, it is sold by MAM Software Limited. The Autowork! Online p! roduct is designed for and targeted at small single-location automotive installers. The Autowork Online product provides estimate, job card, parts procurement and invoice capabilities. It also allows the automotive installer to connect with parts distributors to purchase components. Autowork Online is delivered as a service over the Internet, commonly known as software as a service (SaaS), allowing customers to purchase the solution on a monthly basis. The Company’s Trader product is designed for and targeted at generic wholesalers and distributors.

The Company provides product catalog and vehicle repair information required to enable point-of-sale transactions. The principal information service for both MAM Software, Inc. and MAM Software Limited is Autocat+, an auto parts catalog that uses the data-as-a-service (DaaS) distribution model. Autocat+ provides access to a database of automobile vehicle applications for the Unites States and in the United Kingdom markets that enables users to access information about parts. The Autocat+ service is centrally hosted and data is accessed by users through the Company’s business management software, a desktop application, or Web application. In addition, information products developed or resold by MAM Software, Inc. include Interchange Catalog, a database that provides cross references of original equipment manufacturer part numbers to aftermarket manufacturer part numbers; Price Updating, a service that provides electronic price updates; Labor Guide, a database used by automotive service providers to estimate labor hours for purposes of providing written estimates of repair costs to customers; Scheduled Service Intervals, a database of maintenance intervals, and Tire Sizing, a database that cross-references various tire products and applications.

Both MAM Software, Inc. and MAM Software Limited offer online e-commerce services in the form of business-to-business and business-to-consumer implementations. The Company’s online services in! clude Ope! nWebs e-Commerce Gateway Services and OpenWebs e-Commerce Browser Services. In the United States and Canada, VAST’s e-commerce gateway services use automotive industry standard messaging specifications to deliver online services that connect the automotive aftermarket supply chain for the purpose of purchasing parts and tires, fleet and national account transaction processing, online product and price updating for parts and tires. In the United States and Canada, VAST’s e-commerce browser services enable warehouse distributors and parts stores to provide an online service to automotive service providers for the purpose of purchasing parts and tires, accessing account information and other browser-based channel management services.

In the United Kingdom, MAM Ltd.’s Autonet online services connect manufacturers, warehouse distributors, parts stores and automotive service providers for the purpose of purchasing parts and tires, fleet and national account transaction processing, and product information and price distribution. The Company also offers phone and online support service for its customers. Both MAM Software, Inc. and MAM Software Limited provide a customer-only support portal that provides customers direct access to tutorials, online documentation and information related to products and services. The Company offers training at both MAM Software, Inc.’s and MAM Software Limited’s facilities, as well as at the customers’ facilities and online for product updates.

MAM US has two divisions: VAST and Autopart. The VAST Division develops open business management systems and distribution channel e-commerce systems for the automotive aftermarket supply chain. The Autopart Division provides software solutions to the North American automotive aftermarket. The Autopart division focuses on jobbers and warehouse distributors, supplying a localized version of the Autopart software.

The Company’s MAM Ltd. is a provider of software to the automotive aftermarket in the Unite! d Kingdom! and Ireland. MAM Ltd. specializes in providing business management solutions to the motor factor (also known as jobber), retailing and wholesale distribution sectors. MAM Ltd. also develops applications for vehicle repair management and provides solutions to the retail and wholesale tire industry.

The Company competes with Epicor Inc., WHI, Autologue, DST, Fuse 5, Maddenco, ASA, Tasco, RO Writer, AutoZone, Inc., Genuine Parts Company, Advance Auto Parts, CAM Systems, Tyreman, Team Systems, Kerridge, Chatsworth, EDP, Blue Rock, OGL and Ramtac.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    B. Riley reiterated their neutral rating on shares of MAM Software Group (NASDAQ:MAMS) in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about MAM Software Group (NASDAQ:MAMS) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MAM Software Group earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 44.8819326255956 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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Hot Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: InterXion Holding N.V.(INXN)

We are a leading provider of carrier and cloud neutral colocation data center services in Europe. We support approximately 1,600 customers through 41 data centers in 11 countries enabling them to physically protect, connect, process and distribute their most valuable information. Within our data centers, we enable our customers to connect to a broad range of telecommunications carriers, Internet service providers and other customers. Our data centers act as content, cloud and connectivity hubs that facilitate the processing, storage, sharing and distribution of data, content, applications and media between carriers and customers, creating an environment that we refer to as a community of interest.
Our core offering of carrier and cloud neutral colocation services includes space, power, cooling and a physically secure environment in which to house our customers’ computing, network, storage and IT infrastructure.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    InterXion (NYSE:INXN) had its target price reduced by Credit Suisse Group from $70.00 to $69.00 in a report published on Thursday morning. They currently have an outperform rating on the technology company’s stock.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Interxion Holding N.V (NYSE:INXN)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 06, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Applied Materials, Inc. (Applied), incorporated on March 18, 1987, provides manufacturing equipment, services and software to the semiconductor, display, solar photovoltaic (PV) and related industries across the world. The Company operates in four segments: Silicon Systems, Applied Global Services, Display, and Energy and Environmental Solutions. Its manufacturing activities consist of assembly, test and integration of various commercial parts, components and subassemblies that are used to manufacture systems. The Company caters to customers, including manufacturers of semiconductor chips, liquid crystal and other displays, solar PV cells, and other electronic devices. It has implemented a distributed manufacturing model under which manufacturing and supply chain activities are conducted in various countries, including Germany, Israel, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan, the United States and other countries in Asia.

Silicon Systems

The Company’s Silicon Systems segment develops, manufactures and sells a range of manufacturing equipment used to fabricate semiconductor chips, also referred to as integrated circuits (ICs). The Silicon Systems segment includes semiconductor capital equipment for deposition, etch, ion implantation, rapid thermal processing, chemical mechanical planarization, metrology and inspection, and wafer packaging. The majority of its new equipment sales are to integrated device manufacturers and foundries across the world. Its transistor and interconnect products and technologies have enabled various generations of device scaling from planar transistors to three-dimensional (3D) multi-gate FinFET transistors. It offers products and technologies for transistor and interconnect fabrication, including epitaxy, ion implantation, oxidation and nitridation, rapid thermal processing, chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, chemical mechanical planarization and electrochemical deposition. Many of these process steps are used multiple times throughout the semic! onductor chip fabrication process. Its Transistor and Interconnect Technologies’ products include Centura RP Epi, VIISta Systems, Vantage Systems and Raider Platform. It offers patterning and packaging products and systems that enable the transfer of patterns onto device structures, making it possible to etch masks used for photolithography, and perform deposition, etching and related processes. Its Patterning and Packaging Technologies’ include Olympia System, Producer Systems, and Centris and Producer Systems. It offers a suite of metrology, inspection and review systems for front- and back-end-of-line applications. These systems’ imaging capabilities and algorithms employ optical and e-beam technologies to meet the technical demands, such as self-aligned double and quad patterning, extreme ultraviolet layers, measurement-intensive optimal proximity correction mask qualification, and 3D architectures. The Company delivers capabilities that enable chipmakers to establish statistical process control, ramp up production runs rapidly and achieve high production yields. Its Imaging and Process Control Technologies’ products include SEMVision G6 Defect Analysis and Aera4 Mask Inspection.

Applied Global Services

The Company’s Applied Global Services (AGS) segment provides integrated solutions to optimize equipment and fab performance and productivity, including spares, upgrades, services, remanufactured earlier generation equipment and factory automation software for semiconductor, display and solar products. Customer demand for products and services is fulfilled through a global distribution system with trained service engineers located in close proximity to customer sites in various countries to support approximately 33,000 installed Applied semiconductor, display and solar manufacturing systems across the world. It offers various services and products under the Applied Global Services segment, including certified services, fab consulting, parts programs, subfab equipment, legacy ! equipment! and automation software.

Display

The Company’s Display segment consists of products for manufacturing liquid crystal displays (LCDs), organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), and other display technologies for televisions, personal computers (PCs), tablets, smart phones and other consumer-oriented devices. The Display segment offers various technologies and products, including array test, chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and physical vapor deposition (PVD). Its products include Electron Beam Array Tester, AKT PECVD Systems, AKT Aristo and PiVot Systems.

Energy and Environmental Solutions

The Company’s Energy and Environmental Solutions segment includes products for fabricating crystalline-silicon (c-Si) solar PV cells, as well as high throughput roll-to-roll deposition equipment for flexible electronics, packaging and other applications. The technologies and products offered in the Energy and Environmental Solutions segment include Cell Manufacturing and Roll-to-Roll WEB Coating. It offers fine Line Double Print process, which enables solar manufacturers to produce cells with less paste. Its Roll-to-Roll coating systems provide production solutions for packaging, flexible electronics and security industries. WEB systems utilize physical vapor deposition, thermal evaporation, chemical vapor deposition and e-beam technology to deposit tiny layers of metal onto flexible substrates. Its products include Baccini Systems, TopBeam, TopMet and SmartWeb Systems.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    BothUniversal Display(NASDAQ:OLED) andApplied Materials(NASDAQ:AMAT) generate revenue by providing display manufacturers with products required to build display panels.

  • [By John Bromels, Rich Smith, and Tyler Crowe]

    We asked three of our Motley Fool contributors what solar stocks they’d keep an eye on this month, and they came back withEnphase Energy(NASDAQ:ENPH),Applied Materials(NASDAQ:AMAT), andSolarEdge Technologies(NASDAQ:SEDG). Here’s why they think you should keep these solar companies on your radar.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest in Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) decreased to 13.14 million shares. The previous reading was 13.87 million. Shares were trading at $38.78, in a 52-week range of $28.79 to $62.40.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference Call Feb. 14, 2018, 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Amtech Systems Inc.(ASYS)

Amtech Systems, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, assembly, sale, and installation of capital equipment and related consumables used in the manufacture of wafers, primarily for the solar and semiconductor industries. The company produces and sells horizontal diffusion furnaces used for various steps in the solar and semiconductor manufacturing processes, including diffusion, phosphorus tetrachloride doping, boron tribromide, low-pressure chemical vapor deposition, oxidation, and annealing; solar automation equipment, including mass wafer transfer systems, sorters, long-boat transfer systems, load station elevators, buffers, and conveyers; phosphorus silicate glass dry etch process equipment; plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition products, which applies an anti-reflective coating to solar wafers; semiconductor automation products; and small batch vertical furnaces. It also offers thermal processing systems, including related automation, parts, and s ervices to the solar/photovoltaic, semiconductor, silicon wafer, and microelectromechanical industries. In addition, the company manufactures and supplies polishing supplies that comprise wafer carriers, polishing templates, and double-sided polishing and lapping machines to the fabricators of light emitting diodes, optics, quartz, ceramics, and metal parts, as well as to manufacturers of medical equipment components and computer hard disks under the PR Hoffman brand name. Amtech Systems, Inc. markets its products primarily through sales personnel, as well as through a network of domestic and international independent sales representatives and distributors primarily in China, Taiwan, the United States, and Europe. The company was formerly known as Quartz Engineering & Materials, Inc. and changed its name to Amtech Systems, Inc. in 1987. Amtech Systems, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is based in Tempe, Arizona.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SUMITOMO HEAVY/ADR (NASDAQ: ASYS) and Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brooks Automation (NASDAQ: BRKS) and Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

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