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Hot Tech Stocks For 2019

Google — owned by Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG,NASDAQ:GOOGL) — announced that it would be selling its restaurant review company Zagat.

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The tech giant said it will be selling the restaurant review juggernaut to The Infatuation, a review site that was founded in 2009 by former music executives. It is unclear how much Google is selling Zagat for, but the company first acquired the recommendation service in 2011 for $151 million.

Hot Tech Stocks For 2019: JA Solar Holdings, Co., Ltd.(JASO)

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Monday
    Tariffs are overshadowing the start of earnings season. This week, a variety of Wall Street banks, consumer goods, and airline companies report for the previous quarter. While profits are expected to remain strong, the outlook for the rest of the year is expected to take into account the impact of tariffs on global trade. This is likely to weigh on investor sentiment. According to a report from real estate giant REIS Inc., mall vacancies have hit a six-year high at 8.6% last quarter. The fall of brick-and-mortar stores has been fueled by the rise of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), which continues to see its stock surge to new highs. It’s not too late to get in on Amazon at a fraction of the cost of today’s shares. We’ll show you how… right here. Speaking of Amazon, the e-commerce giant recently made a big splash in the pharmacy benefits business after its purchase of online benefits provider PillPack. This purchase has many analysts convinced that Amazon is about to do to pharmacies what it has done to malls over the last decade. And while Amazon is going to be a major player in the drug-delivery business in the future, there is one stock that is going to stave off any further attack from Amazon and the delivery business. Best of all, this stock has an incredible VQScore, and it’s trading at a huge discount.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: HOG, TM, TWTR
    A number of companies are reporting that earnings could have a dramatic impact on their future balance sheets. That’s especially true in the transportation business. Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG) has said the tariffs will cost up to $100 million per year and add $2,200 per vehicle. Now, Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM) has said the tariffs wi

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    The Euro has plunged to its lowest point against the U.S. dollar in 2018 thanks to political problems in Europe. The breakdown of power in Italy has raised new concerns about the nation’s ability to repay its debts, as the spread between German and Italian bonds has widened. Market instability has also spread to Spain where the nation’s parliament is preparing to vote on whether to oust Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and his party. Oil prices slid one news that OPEC and Russia will consider hikes in production during a meeting in Vienna, Austria on June 22nd. The news accompanied reports that U.S. production is expected to rise throughout the summer. The price of WTI oil sat at $67.20 per barrel. The Brent crude oil price recovered this morning, adding 1% to hit $76.12. Canadian banks are under pressure this morning over a major breach by cyber criminals. The Bank of Montreal (NYSE: BMO) and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM) – the two largest banking institutions in the country – announced that roughly 90,000 customers’ data may have been stolen. This would be the first major cybersecurity event to happen in Canada involving financial firms.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: CRM, SBUX, MOMO
    com (NYSE: CRM) will lead a busy day of earnings reports on Wall Street. The cloud computing giant is set to report fiscal first quarter 2019 numbers after the bell on Tuesday. The average analyst projection calls for a 46% jump in EPS of $0.46 on top of a 23% gain in revenue to $2.94 billion. Starbucks’ Corporation (Nasdaq: SBUX) will temporarily close about 8,000 locations on Tuesday to train roughly 175,000 employees on racial bias. The training sessions were

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Fearing that prospects for the solar industry are dimming, yesterday analysts at Roth Capital bailed on the solar industry wholesale, downgrading shares of Hanwha Q Cells, JA Solar Holdings (NASDAQ:JASO), and ReneSola to sell. This morning, Merrill Lynch showed signs it’s planning to join the rush to the exits as well, downgrading American solar manufacturer First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) to neutral.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    JA Solar (NASDAQ:JASO) is scheduled to be posting its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Monday, July 2nd. Analysts expect JA Solar to post earnings of $0.20 per share for the quarter.

Hot Tech Stocks For 2019: CIENA Corporation(CIEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    For a great example, look no further than the recent note from MKM analyst Michael Genovese. Genovese anticipates large systems vendor Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) may end up stealing away large customer CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) from smaller competitor Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN). That could be a huge win for Ciena and a huge blow to Infinera, and the episode is emblematic of this period in the industry.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) reacted very favorably to earnings this week, as it turns out that analysts and investors seem like they just can’t get enough of Ciena, given the upgrades and target hikes that were seen. The massive trading volume on the day after the earnings report with the strong gains indicated that it’s much more than just analysts who see clear skies ahead for Ciena.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Michael Genovese, an analyst at MKM Research, downgraded Infinera’s stock to “sell” today. Genovese made the move in response to a channel check that showed that Infinera’s competitor Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) is close to stealing away CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) as a customer.

Hot Tech Stocks For 2019: Actuant Corporation(ATU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Champlain Investment Partners LLC lowered its position in Actuant (NYSE:ATU) by 3.5% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,975,305 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 71,860 shares during the period. Champlain Investment Partners LLC’s holdings in Actuant were worth $45,926,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    The U.S. markets are preparing for the eighth interest rate hike since 2015, and the Federal Reserve may not be done yet. Markets are weighing the possibility that the Fed may raise rates one more time this year (in December). The hikes come as the Fed is attempting to shrink its $4.5 trillion balance sheet. When Powell speaks this afternoon, expect a few questions about the impact of the trade war between the United States and China. Reporters will also likely want to know about geopolitical risks to the U.S. economy and how they might affect growth in a higher-interest-rate environment. Yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump gave a speech before the United Nations General Assembly. During his talk, Trump praised the U.S. economy and defended his administration’s actions this year on trade. Trump said that the United States will no longer endure “abuse” from other trade partners. The U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer also said Tuesday that the U.S. is prepared to proceed on a new trade deal with Mexico without the participation of Canada. Oil prices are in focus after President Trump called out OPEC members before the U.N. on Tuesday. During his talk, Trump accused OPEC and non-OPEC participants in collusion efforts on production and prices of ripping off the rest of the world.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: NKE, SVMK, DB
    Shares of Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) fell 3.5% after the sports apparel giant reported earnings after the bell. The company topped earnings expectations and reported profit growth of 15%. However, investors took some profits off the table. Shares of Nike stock are up more than 35% on the year. SVMK, the parent company of SurveyMonkey, has priced its upcoming IPO at $12 per share. That figure is above analysts’ initial range expectation of $9 to $11 per share. The firm expects to reach a market capitalization of $1.46 bil

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Actuant Co. (NYSE:ATU) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have issued a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $23.63.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot Tech Stocks For 2019: PDF Solutions Inc.(PDFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report released on Tuesday.

    PDFS has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded PDF Solutions from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. BidaskClub upgraded PDF Solutions from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. Finally, DA Davidson reduced their price objective on PDF Solutions to $26.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $22.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    PDF Solutions Inc  (NASDAQ:PDFS)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. lowered its stake in PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) by 73.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 50,102 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 141,811 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned 0.16% of PDF Solutions worth $600,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019

Van ECK Associates Corp boosted its stake in shares of Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP) by 24.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 902,672 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 176,737 shares during the quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp owned 0.39% of Microchip Technology worth $82,468,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in MCHP. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in Microchip Technology by 4.8% during the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 773,400 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $67,967,000 after acquiring an additional 35,374 shares in the last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc raised its stake in Microchip Technology by 87.8% during the fourth quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 8,173 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $718,000 after acquiring an additional 3,822 shares in the last quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. raised its stake in Microchip Technology by 12.2% during the fourth quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 136,279 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $11,977,000 after acquiring an additional 14,796 shares in the last quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI raised its stake in Microchip Technology by 14.2% during the fourth quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 23,706 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $2,083,000 after acquiring an additional 2,952 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BB&T Corp raised its stake in Microchip Technology by 8.8% during the fourth quarter. BB&T Corp now owns 56,885 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $4,999,000 after acquiring an additional 4,592 shares in the last quarter.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Synnex Corporation(SNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Thursday
    A leaked report from a Chinese government think tank warned of “financial panic” across the country. In addition to concerns about the ongoing trade battle with the United States, the National Institution for Finance & Development warned about the ongoing use of leverage in the stock market. The think tank argued that China’s central bank must be ready to step in and support the nation’s markets (the Shanghai Composite is off 20% since January) in the event of a liquidity crisis. This morning, the U.S. Department of Commerce said that Q1 gross domestic product (GDP) growth slowed far more than analysts had expected. During January through March, we saw the weakest levels of consumer spending in roughly five years. GDP clocked in at just 2.0%, a downturn from the 2.2% reported by the agency last month. Markets appear to believe that the economy has rebounded during the second quarter thanks in part to the massive tax cuts in January. However, ongoing trade tensions and increasing uncertainty around the globe could potentially spur a panic at any time. In 2018, major telecom carriers will begin rolling out 5G networks across the country, and the development could be one of the biggest ever. This technological leap is creating some incredible profit opportunities for tech stocks. According to Swedish network equipment manufacturer Ericsson ADR (Nasdaq: ERIC), new 5G-related features could produce as much as $1.3 trillion annually in additional revenue for carriers by 2026. Just imagine how much money you could make if you get in early and invest right now in the top 5G stocks. It would be a fortune. Today, we show you the undervalued stock that is going to lead this revolution, and it could make you rich.
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  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Synnex Corporation (NYSE:SNX)Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallOct. 3, 2018, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Actuant Corporation(ATU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Actuant Co. (NYSE:ATU) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have issued a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $23.63.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    After 111 years as a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) has been replaced on the index by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NYSE: WBA). According to David Blitzer, managing director and chair of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, the change is part of an effort to increase value and prominence of consumer goods, finance, healthcare, and technology firms on the U.S. economy. GE is the last original member to be removed from the index. Shares of Boeing Co. (NYSE BA), DowDuPont Inc. (NYSE: DOW), and Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) are getting pounded on concerns that a full-blown trade war may accelerate and hurt major exporters to China. Yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced he may seek tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods. Trump has asked U.S. trade representatives to identify potential products on which the United States could implement a 10% tariff. Recent trade volatility has erased all gains in the Dow Jones in 2018. Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) has raised its bid for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NYSE: FOXA) assets to $71.3 billion in cash and stock. The new offer tops the $35 all-cash offer proposed last week by cable and telecom giant Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA).
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: MU, ORCL, SBUX
    Micron Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MU) will lead a light day of earnings reports Wednesday. The Chinese semiconductor giant is expected to report earnings per share (EPS) of $3.14 on top of $7.75 billion in revenue. While markets will be interested in this report, the greater focus will likely center on the impact of U.S. tariffs on the company’s forward guidance. Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) stock was off 3.7% despite news that the cloud computing giant topped Wall Street earnings expectations yesterday. The firm reported adjusted EPS of $0.99 on top of $11.25 billion in revenue. Those numbers beat average expectations of $0.94 on $11.18 billion. The stock slumped after

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    The U.S. markets are preparing for the eighth interest rate hike since 2015, and the Federal Reserve may not be done yet. Markets are weighing the possibility that the Fed may raise rates one more time this year (in December). The hikes come as the Fed is attempting to shrink its $4.5 trillion balance sheet. When Powell speaks this afternoon, expect a few questions about the impact of the trade war between the United States and China. Reporters will also likely want to know about geopolitical risks to the U.S. economy and how they might affect growth in a higher-interest-rate environment. Yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump gave a speech before the United Nations General Assembly. During his talk, Trump praised the U.S. economy and defended his administration’s actions this year on trade. Trump said that the United States will no longer endure “abuse” from other trade partners. The U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer also said Tuesday that the U.S. is prepared to proceed on a new trade deal with Mexico without the participation of Canada. Oil prices are in focus after President Trump called out OPEC members before the U.N. on Tuesday. During his talk, Trump accused OPEC and non-OPEC participants in collusion efforts on production and prices of ripping off the rest of the world.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: NKE, SVMK, DB
    Shares of Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) fell 3.5% after the sports apparel giant reported earnings after the bell. The company topped earnings expectations and reported profit growth of 15%. However, investors took some profits off the table. Shares of Nike stock are up more than 35% on the year. SVMK, the parent company of SurveyMonkey, has priced its upcoming IPO at $12 per share. That figure is above analysts’ initial range expectation of $9 to $11 per share. The firm expects to reach a market capitalization of $1.46 bil

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU)Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallJune 20, 2018, 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Champlain Investment Partners LLC lowered its position in Actuant (NYSE:ATU) by 3.5% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,975,305 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 71,860 shares during the period. Champlain Investment Partners LLC’s holdings in Actuant were worth $45,926,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Avago Technologies Limited(AVGO)

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    But now, if the Bloomberg story is correct, it’s not only positive for NXP and Qualcomm shareholders, it’s great news for what had been the red-hot semiconductor mergers-and-acquisition market. Blockage of the QCOM/NXPI deal and a heavy regulatory hand both here and in China that nixed a bid by Broadcom (AVGO) to buy Qualcomm had marked a high-water mark for the group. Until then, the market had seen most semiconductor stocks as “in play,” with multiple buyers looking to diversify away from what’s perceived as a slowdown in global cell-phone sales.

  • [By Chris Neiger, Ashraf Eassa, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    If you’re in the market for some high-yield stocks that you can hold forever, then you may want to consider Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO), and 3M (NYSE:MMM).  Read on to find out why three Motley Fool investors view these companies as fantastic dividend stocks to own over the long haul.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    With a market capitalization in the neighborhood of $100 billion today, Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) is one of the most valuable publicly-traded chip companies in the world. It raked in about $17.64 billion in net revenue and $2.38 billion in operating income during its 2017 fiscal year. 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sigma Planning Corp purchased a new stake in Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ:AVGO) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm purchased 2,346 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock, valued at approximately $569,000.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO) is scheduled to release its fiscal second-quarter financial results after the markets close on Thursday. The consensus estimates call for $4.76 in earnings per share (EPS) and $5.0 billion in revenue. The same period of last year had $3.69 in EPS and $4.2 billion in revenue.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Bruker Corporation(BRKR)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Progress Software Corporation(PRGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Progress Software Corp (NASDAQ:PRGS) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders bought 775 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,170% compared to the typical daily volume of 61 put options.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Progress Software Inc. (NASDAQ:PRGS) are plunging, down 16.7% as of 1:45 p.m. EDT, after the strategic business applications specialist announced mixed third-quarter 2018 results and reduced its full-year guidance.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Progress Software Corp (NASDAQ:PRGS) saw a large growth in short interest in September. As of September 14th, there was short interest totalling 1,252,744 shares, a growth of 39.0% from the August 31st total of 901,413 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 440,053 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.8 days. Currently, 2.8% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP trimmed its holdings in shares of Progress Software Co. (NASDAQ:PRGS) by 21.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 58,142 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 16,052 shares during the quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP owned about 0.13% of Progress Software worth $2,257,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Smith Asset Management Group LP cut its holdings in shares of Progress Software (NASDAQ:PRGS) by 45.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 61,653 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 52,380 shares during the period. Smith Asset Management Group LP owned 0.14% of Progress Software worth $2,371,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    U.S. President Donald Trump is facing criticism after threatening to ramp up taxes on Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG). The iconic motorcycle producer said it will move parts of its production overseas in order to avoid tariffs from the European Union. Trump threatened to increase taxes on the firm. “Surprised that Harley-Davidson, of all companies, would be the first to wave the White Flag,” Trump tweeted Tuesday. “I fought hard for them and ultimately they will not pay tariffs selling into the E.U., which has hurt us badly on trade, down $151 Billion. Taxes just a Harley excuse – be patient!” Earlier this month, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) launched a $7.5 billion takeover of the web-based hosting service GitHub. The acquisition, orchestrated by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, brought out critics who claim that GitHub lacks any real profit potential for Microsoft stock. Here’s why those critics are wrong… and why MSFT is a buy. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has reversed its policy on cryptocurrency ads. The social media giant says that it will permit marketing from “pre-approved advisers.” According to TechCrunch, the company will still ban ads pushing binary options and initial coin offerings. The report goes on to explain that cryptocurrency scams cost customers more than $500 million in just January and February 2018 alone.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: ORCL, FB, GOOGL, BA
    Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) were largely flat despite a strong earnings report after the bell yesterday. The cloud computing giant reported EPS of $0.99

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Inphi Corporation(IPHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Inphi Corp. (NYSE:IPHI) dropped on Wednesday following a mixed first-quarter report and a subsequent analyst downgrade. The company’s revenue declined sharply and came in just short of analyst expectations. The stock was down about 9.5% at 2:45 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Several other optics stocks stand to gain. In a Monday note, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya also highlighlited the semiconductor space as one that could benefit from the news. Other stocks to watch include:

    Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE)
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN)
    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR)
    II-VI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IIVI)
    Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI)
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS)
    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI)
    Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO)
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX)
    Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ: AVGO)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Inphi Co. (NYSE:IPHI) VP Ron Torten sold 12,342 shares of Inphi stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.00, for a total value of $431,970.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 64,386 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,253,510. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Autohome Inc.(ATHM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Autohome (NYSE: ATHM) and Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Raymond James & Associates reduced its stake in shares of Autohome Inc (NYSE:ATHM) by 3.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 229,347 shares of the information services provider’s stock after selling 7,721 shares during the quarter. Raymond James & Associates owned 0.19% of Autohome worth $23,164,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    Dow Jones Falls Before Trump’s Iran Decision; These 2 IBD 50 Stocks Jump (investors.com) Autohome Quarterly Earnings Beat Estimates, Guides Higher (finance.yahoo.com) Autohome (ATHM) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.11 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Earnings Reaction History: Autohome Inc., 44.4% Follow-Through Indicator, 4.6% Sensitive (nasdaq.com) BRIEF-Autohome Reports Qtrly Earnings Per Share Of RMB 4.05 (reuters.com)

    Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Autohome from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Autohome from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $99.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, March 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $73.97.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Tencent’s and JD’s investments in Bitauto, which date back over three years, allow the two companies to expand their ecosystems into the online automotive market. By tethering itself to Tencent’s WeChat and JD’s online marketplace, Bitauto widens its moat against Autohome (NYSE:ATHM), its primary rival.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Autohome Inc (NYSE:ATHM)’s share price fell 6.5% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $76.95 and last traded at $77.41. 1,384,400 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 64% from the average session volume of 842,765 shares. The stock had previously closed at $82.76.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DnB Asset Management AS grew its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 18.3% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 29,058 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,500 shares during the period. DnB Asset Management AS’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $2,501,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Macquarie downgraded shares of ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) from an outperform rating to a neutral rating in a report issued on Tuesday morning, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Macquarie currently has $91.00 target price on the business services provider’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) EVP Mara E. Swan sold 11,192 shares of ManpowerGroup stock in a transaction on Friday, August 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $93.77, for a total value of $1,049,473.84. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 13,493 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,265,238.61. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bank of New York Mellon Corp trimmed its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 2.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 855,745 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 24,469 shares during the quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp owned approximately 1.30% of ManpowerGroup worth $73,646,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Toronto Dominion Bank increased its position in ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 45.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 6,594 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,058 shares during the quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $568,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation(CCMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cabot Microelectronics (NASDAQ: CCMP) and Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Cabot Microelectronics (NASDAQ:CCMP) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cabot Microelectronics earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.640513544039 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Cabot Microelectronics Co. (NASDAQ:CCMP) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $112.25.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: MINDBODY, Inc.(MB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    MINDBODY (NASDAQ:MB) was upgraded by stock analysts at TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research note issued on Monday.

  • [By Brian Withers]

    Running a small business is tough. Competing against larger competitors with deep pockets is a constant challenge on a shoestring budget. Four companies making it easier for small businesses thrive are Q2 Holdings (NYSE:QTWO), Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Square (NYSE:SQ) and Mindbody (NASDAQ:MB). These fast-growing tech companies provide cloud-based platforms that handle key functions for small businesses at a low cost, and their shareholders are enjoying the results. 

  • [By Chris Lange]

    MindBody, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB) reported its fourth quarter results after the markets closed on Wednesday. The company said that it had $0.03 in EPS on $49.7 million in revenue. The consensus estimates were looking for $0.01 in EPS and $48.9 million in revenue. Analysts had this to say about MindBody after earnings:

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Nuveen Amt-Free Municipal Value Fund (NYSE:NUW) declared a monthly dividend on Tuesday, October 2nd, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.056 per share on Thursday, November 1st. This represents a $0.67 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.57%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 12th.

Nuveen Amt-Free Municipal Value Fund has increased its dividend by an average of 4.0% per year over the last three years.

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Shares of NYSE NUW traded up $0.01 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $14.70. 65,277 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 33,863. Nuveen Amt-Free Municipal Value Fund has a twelve month low of $14.66 and a twelve month high of $18.59.

Best Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation(KS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. (NYSE:KS) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders acquired 1,489 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,227% compared to the typical daily volume of 64 put options.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. Deutsche Bank cut Kapstone from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $35.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, February 8th. ValuEngine raised Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Citigroup reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $26.00 price target on shares of Kapstone in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut Kapstone from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Kapstone currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.17.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Kapstone (NYSE:KS) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the twelve ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $32.60.

Best Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: NetSol Technologies Inc.(NTWK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of NetSol Technologies (NASDAQ:NTWK) from a d+ rating to a c- rating in a research note published on Tuesday morning.

    Separately, ValuEngine raised shares of NetSol Technologies from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, May 17th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NetSol Technologies (NASDAQ:NTWK) CEO Najeeb Ghauri purchased 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 25th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $6.20 per share, with a total value of $15,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) jumped 43.3 percent to $0.5447 after the micro-cap specialty diagnostics company reported preliminary first-quarter results. The company said its first quarter revenue rose 286 percent from the same quarter a year ago to $712,000.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) gained 34.5 percent to $4.52 after the company announced it would proceed with Phase 3 development of GR-MD-02 for NASH Cirrhosis following the FDA meeting.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) shares rose 21.9 percent to $8.1063.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16 percent to $15.65.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares jumped 15.5 percent to $3.6263 after the company disclosed that its application for Medicare codes received favorable preliminary decision.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) rose 13.7 percent to $10.12.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 13.7 percent to $4.6743.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares gained 12.2 percent to $35.34 as optical sector is seeing strength following President Trump's announcement that he would work with China related to ZTE Corp.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) shares rose 11.3 percent to $35.17. Jefferies upgraded Tailored Brands from Hold to Buy.
    Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: KONA) jumped 10.6 percent to $2.875.
    Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ: FNHC) shares rose 10.6 percent to $20.29. Raymond James upgraded Federated National Holding from Outperform to Strong Buy.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) climbed 10.2 percent to $15.15. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) shares climbed 10.1 percent to $3.16. Stein Mart is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 23.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 9.7 percent to $108.60 after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restar
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sapiens International (NASDAQ: SPNS) and NetSol Technologies (NASDAQ:NTWK) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NetSol Technologies (NASDAQ:NTWK) CEO Najeeb Ghauri acquired 2,500 shares of NetSol Technologies stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 30th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $6.50 per share, with a total value of $16,250.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Best Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc.(COLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Collegium Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:COLL) – Piper Jaffray lowered their FY2021 EPS estimates for shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, May 9th. Piper Jaffray analyst D. Amsellem now forecasts that the specialty pharmaceutical company will post earnings per share of $2.06 for the year, down from their previous forecast of $2.32. Piper Jaffray has a “Buy” rating and a $33.00 price target on the stock.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Depomed is in the middle of a restructuring of its business that includes out-licensing its lead drug, Nucynta. In December, Collegium (NASDAQ:COLL) cut a licensing deal for Nucynta that guarantees Depomed $135 million in annual royalties, paid quarterly in arrears, for four years. If sales exceed $233 million per year, then Collegium Pharmaceutical will also pay Depomed a double-digit royalty on top of the minimum license fee. After four years, Depomed will receive double-digit royalties on all net Nucynta sales.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. acquired a new position in Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc (NASDAQ:COLL) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 16,100 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock, valued at approximately $384,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System acquired a new stake in shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc (NASDAQ:COLL) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 10,174 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock, valued at approximately $260,000.

Best Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Sony Corp Ord(SNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Sony (NYSE:SNE) recently confirmed that it’s developing a next-generation PlayStation console. In an interview with The Financial Times, Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida stated that it was “necessary” for Sony to develop a next-gen console, but declined to call the upcoming device the “PlayStation 5.”

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    At long last, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series has jumped from the printed page to a high-budget video production. Sony (NYSE:SNE) will portion up the 14 books into a multi-season timeline, aided by an all-star team of screenwriters. The final destination is Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN).

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    In 2000, Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE: SNE) released the Playstation 2 gaming system in Japan. In Bush vs. Gore, the Supreme Court ruled to end the presidential vote recount in Florida following the 2000 election, making George W. Bush president. Average annual U.S. income was $40,343.

Best Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Actuant Corporation(ATU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Actuant Co. (NYSE:ATU) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have issued a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $23.63.

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    The U.S. markets are preparing for the eighth interest rate hike since 2015, and the Federal Reserve may not be done yet. Markets are weighing the possibility that the Fed may raise rates one more time this year (in December). The hikes come as the Fed is attempting to shrink its $4.5 trillion balance sheet. When Powell speaks this afternoon, expect a few questions about the impact of the trade war between the United States and China. Reporters will also likely want to know about geopolitical risks to the U.S. economy and how they might affect growth in a higher-interest-rate environment. Yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump gave a speech before the United Nations General Assembly. During his talk, Trump praised the U.S. economy and defended his administration’s actions this year on trade. Trump said that the United States will no longer endure “abuse” from other trade partners. The U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer also said Tuesday that the U.S. is prepared to proceed on a new trade deal with Mexico without the participation of Canada. Oil prices are in focus after President Trump called out OPEC members before the U.N. on Tuesday. During his talk, Trump accused OPEC and non-OPEC participants in collusion efforts on production and prices of ripping off the rest of the world.
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    Shares of Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) fell 3.5% after the sports apparel giant reported earnings after the bell. The company topped earnings expectations and reported profit growth of 15%. However, investors took some profits off the table. Shares of Nike stock are up more than 35% on the year. SVMK, the parent company of SurveyMonkey, has priced its upcoming IPO at $12 per share. That figure is above analysts’ initial range expectation of $9 to $11 per share. The firm expects to reach a market capitalization of $1.46 bil

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Champlain Investment Partners LLC lowered its position in Actuant (NYSE:ATU) by 3.5% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,975,305 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 71,860 shares during the period. Champlain Investment Partners LLC’s holdings in Actuant were worth $45,926,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eaton (NYSE: ETN) and Actuant (NYSE:ATU) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

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I read the recent news of the big names who wrote $100 million checks to Theranos and wondered how they could have made such gigantic bad bets. Are there parallels to the Madoff scandal?

A veteran medical technology investor concludes that there may be two big reasons they agreed to invest in Theranos — it seemed to offer a compelling mission to the managers of their family offices and they assumed that with all the luminaries associated with Theranos, someone must have done due diligence on its product.

Before getting into that, let’s look at the latest developments at Theranos — whose valuation increased from 15 cents per share in December 2004 to $17 in March 2015 according to the Wall Street Journal.  Investors who put a total of $632 million into Theranos in its latest funding round from 2014 to 2015 included “Rupert Murdoch and family-controlled Cox Enterprises Inc., which put about $100 million each,” the Journal reported.

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Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Internet Initiative Japan Inc.(IIJI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, telecommunications services shares fell 0.29 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (ADR) (NYSE: CHU), down 6 percent, and Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ: IIJI), down 2 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, telecommunications services shares fell by 0.29 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Telecom Italia SpA (ADR) (NYSE: TI), down 4 percent, and Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ: IIJI), down 3 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, telecommunications services shares rose by just 0.03 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ: IIJI), down 4 percent, and DigitalGlobe Inc (NYSE: DGI), down 2 percent.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Logitech International S.A.(LOGI)

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    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.

  • [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.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Silicon Laboratories Inc.(SLAB)

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Gainers

    Pyxis Tankers Inc. (NYSE: PXS) rose 47.48 percent to $$5.56, after the company announced it has entered into a definitive securities purchase agreement with a group of investors, which will result in gross proceeds of $4.8 million.
    Sigma Designs Inc (NASDAQ: SIGM) rose 22.77 percent to $6.88. Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ: SLAB) announced plans to buy Sigma Designs for $7.05 per share in cash.
    Steadymed Ltd (NASDAQ: STDY) rose 19.35 percent to $3.70, after the company reported that no clinical trials were required for Trevyent and that the FDA had agreed to the pathway for the drug candidate's NDA resubmission.
    Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI) rose 15.73 percent to $7.06. Earlier in the week, Zacks Investment Research had upgraded the company from "Sell" to "Hold".
    Science Applications International Corp (NYSE: SAIC) rose 13.71 percent to $85.77 as the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) rose 12.41 percent to $6.07, after having risen sharply in pre-marketing trading.
    Radius Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDUS) rose 12.41 percent to $30.81 after the company provided an update on data from the Phase 1 005 clinical study of elacestrant in patients with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer during the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 12.32 percent to $25.80 after the company reported its third quarter financial results.
    Prana Biotechnology Limited (NASDAQ: PRAN) rose 11.36 percent to $3.43, as the company announced a research collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceuticals to study the ability of movement disorders compound, PBT434 to slow or prevent neurodegeneration of the gastrointestinal system.
    Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBIO) rose 10.49 percent to $7.90 as the company announced the appointment of Arwa Shurrab and Jamie Ellen Siegel in its clinical hemophilia

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Actuant Corporation(ATU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    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.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Computer Programs and Systems Inc.(CPSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPSI) were down 31 percent to $27.00 after the company posted weaker-than-expected Q2 results.

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March 20, 2017: Here are four stocks trading with relatively heavy volume among 72 equities making new 52-week lows in Monday’s session. On the NYSE, decliners led advancers by about 4 to 3 and on the Nasdaq decliners led advancers by nearly the same margin.

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) posted a new 52-week low of $1.23 on Monday, down about 26% compared with Friday’s closing price of $167. Volume was more than double the daily average of around 25 million shares. The shipping firm completed a $200 million secondary offering last Friday, further diluting existing shareholders. The company also said last week that it will pay a fourth-quarter 2016 dividend of $0.017412

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) dropped about 3.7% Monday, to post a new 52-week low of $5.77 after closing at $5.99 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $11.73. Volume was about a third below the daily average of around 21 million shares. The company had no specific news to add to its announcement Friday that it would close 138 stores.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) got a boost, shooting up 32 percent to $8.20 as the company agreed to be acquired by AE Industrial Partners for $8.25 per share in cash.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 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 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 way to invest: Terra Nitrogen Company L.P.(TNH)

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  • [By Robert Rapier] While the MLP space is dominated by the oil and gas sector, in last week’s article we began to explore some of the more exotic master limited partnership offerings. This week we continue our exploration of nontraditional MLPs by looking at the partnerships supplying fertilizer.

    Rentech (Nasdaq: RTK) has been around for more than a decade, and it has shifted strategies several times. Full disclosure: Rentech’s Chief Technology Officer Harold Wright is a former manager of mine when we were both at ConocoPhillips, and I have visited Rentech’s facility in Commerce City, Colorado.

    For most of Rentech’s existence, the company has sought to commercialize alternative fuels. At one time it had ambitions to build a large coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant, but federal legislation ultimately nudged it instead into the biomass-to-liquids (BTL) space. The company did build a BTL demonstration plant, but ultimately shut it down and has now refocused its efforts on becoming “one of the largest wood processing companies in the world.”

    During its interesting journey as a company, Rentech acquired two ammonia nitrogen fertilizer facilities, which turned out to be a profit center that funded the alternative energy research. In November 2011, Rentech spun off this fertilizer business into an MLP called Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP (NYSE: RNF).

    In the months leading to the spin-off, RTK’s market capitalization was about $200 million. Rentech maintained 60 percent ownership of RNF, and three months after the spin-off RTK’s market cap had risen to $400 million, while investors had bid RNF up to $1 billion. Interestingly, RTK’s share of RNF was worth more than RTK’s entire market cap, a situation that persists. The market currently values Rentech at $482 million, while the valuation of Rentech Nitrogen Partners makes RTK’s 60 percent stake in RNF worth slightly more than $600 million — another illu

best way to invest: Newell Rubbermaid Inc.(NWL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) which traded downover 3% at $47.10. The stocks 52-week range is $43.43 to $55.08. Volume was nearly 17 million versus the daily average of 3.3 million shares.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) dropped about 1.2% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $40.89 after closing Friday at $41.39. The 52-week high is $55.08. Volume of around 3.6 million shares traded was about equal to the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Chris Dier-Scalise]

    Despite reaching a high of $62, a level it hasn't reached since the 2008 financial crisis, Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) was a net sell during May. Consumer goods company Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL) was also net sold despite nearing a 52-week high during the month after spiking on a solid earnings report, a level it has maintained into June.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) dropped about 1.5% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $42.54 after closing Friday at $43.20. The 52-week high is $55.08. Volume of around 3.5 million shares traded was about 10% above the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NWL) announced on Wednesday that it has finalized the sale of its Hardware business.

    The sale, which was first reported on August 9, was completed on Wednesday. Nova Capital has acquired NWL’s Hardware business which includes the Amerock, Ashland, Bulldog and Shur-Line brands.

    NWL will receive approximately $175 million in after-tax proceeds from the sale.

    Newell Rubbermaid shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Wednesday. The stock has increased 18% YTD.