Tag Archives: BBOX

Top Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Investors had a few big concerns about Winnebago’s (NYSE:WGO) business trends heading into this past week’s report. For one thing, the recreational vehicle market is slowing in 2018 after expanding at a double-digit pace in each of the last eight years. And three months ago the manufacturer revealed profitability struggles in its motorized RV segment that could worsen due to rising prices on steel and aluminum.

The company put those concerns to rest in its fiscal third-quarter report last Wednesday, at least for the short term. 

Image source: Getty Images.

Growth is holding up just fine

Winnebago posted slowing backlog growth in late March, and that led Wall Street to project just a 14% sales uptick for the quarter. Winnebago outpaced that result, landing on an 18% revenue gain, up to $562 million. 

The growth was mainly due to a 33% spike in its towables division as both the Winnebago brand and the newly acquired Grand Designs brand gained market share. The motorized RV segment sped up slightly, too, rising to a 3% increase from 2% in the prior quarter. Most importantly, executives noticed healthy demand for Winnebago’s latest product lineup. “Our new product launches are performing well,” CEO Michael Happe said in a press release. 

Top Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Summit Midstream Partners, LP(SMLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Three high-yield dividend stocks that seem to be in danger of a dividend reduction are Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP), Enbridge Energy Partners (NYSE:EEP), and Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN). Investors are better off steering clear of this trio and considering safer options instead.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The pipeline company reported ($0.18) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.12 by ($0.30), MarketWatch Earnings reports. Summit Midstream Partners had a return on equity of 12.62% and a net margin of 17.59%. The business had revenue of $117.32 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $106.68 million.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One of the many companies working to solve the Permian’s pipeline problems is Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP). The master limited partnership (MLP) is currently working on a long-haul pipeline that would transport natural gas from the northwest portion of the region to a major hub in Texas. The project would not only provide needle-moving growth for Summit — and help support its sky-high 14.5%-yielding distribution — but it could be a crucial supply link for the industry.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP) insider Brad N. Graves sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.53, for a total transaction of $77,650.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 61,225 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $950,824.25. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Summit Midstream Partners (SMLP)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

    Get Summit Midstream Partners alerts:

    Brad N. Graves Sells 5,000 Shares of Summit Midstream Partners (SMLP) Stock (americanbankingnews.com) US Capital Advisors Analysts Lift Earnings Estimates for Summit Midstream Partners (SMLP) (americanbankingnews.com) Summit Midstream Partners LP (SMLP): Shares Climb 4.56% (parkcitycaller.com) Summit Midstream Partners to Post FY2019 Earnings of $1.64 Per Share, US Capital Advisors Forecasts (SMLP) (americanbankingnews.com)

    NYSE:SMLP opened at $15.75 on Friday. Summit Midstream Partners has a one year low of $13.10 and a one year high of $24.75. The company has a quick ratio of 1.02, a current ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.05. The company has a market capitalization of $1.18 billion, a P/E ratio of 9.60 and a beta of 1.76.

Top Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Polaris Industries Inc.(PII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII) is the premier powersports vehicle manufacturer with its off-road vehicles, motorcycles, snowmobiles, utility vehicles, and boats. It’s even in the aftermarket parts and accessories market for Jeeps and trucks.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SevenBridge Financial Group LLC lowered its stake in shares of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) by 31.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 2,432 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,129 shares during the quarter. SevenBridge Financial Group LLC’s holdings in Polaris Industries were worth $279,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Polaris Industries (PII)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to

Top Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: UTStarcom Holdings Corp(UTSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TheStreet cut shares of UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI) from a c rating to a d+ rating in a report issued on Monday morning.

    UTStarcom opened at $4.93 on Monday, MarketBeat reports. UTStarcom has a 52-week low of $4.95 and a 52-week high of $4.99.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ADVA Optical Networking (OTCMKTS: ADVOF) and UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ADVA Optical Networking (OTCMKTS: ADVOF) and UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and risk.

Top Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Black Box Corporation(BBOX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) and Black Box (NASDAQ:BBOX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Black Box (NASDAQ:BBOX) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Black Box earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 48.0509907143742 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Black Box Corp. (NASDAQ: BBOX) traded flat Thursday to match its 52-week low of $0.75 after closing Tuesday at $0.75. The stock’s 52-week high is $8.45. Volume was more than 40 times the daily average of about 180,000 shares. The company warned on Tuesday that it could face bankruptcy. Shares rose in Thursday trading and are on track to post a gain of about 30% for the day.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Liberum Capital reiterated their hold rating on shares of Tritax Big Box REIT (LON:BBOX) in a report published on Friday morning.

    A number of other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Numis Securities boosted their price target on shares of Tritax Big Box REIT from GBX 150 ($1.96) to GBX 153 ($2.00) and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Monday, August 20th. Barclays started coverage on shares of Tritax Big Box REIT in a research note on Tuesday, October 2nd. They issued an equal weight rating and a GBX 160 ($2.09) price target on the stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Liberum Capital reissued their hold rating on shares of Tritax Big Box REIT (LON:BBOX) in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

    Separately, Numis Securities lifted their target price on Tritax Big Box REIT from GBX 150 ($1.95) to GBX 153 ($1.99) and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Monday, August 20th.

Top Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Coherus BioSciences, Inc.(CHRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Coherus BioSciences (NASDAQ:CHRS) gained nearly 49% last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The company announced a global settlement with AbbVie that will allow the small-cap biopharma to commercialize a biosimilar to Humira, which was developed as CHS-1420. The pair had previously sparred over patents related to formulating the antibody.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Coherus Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:CHRS) insider Barbara K. Finck sold 1,760 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.58, for a total value of $32,700.80. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 38,803 shares in the company, valued at $720,959.74. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Coherus Biosciences (CHRS)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
    Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
    Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
    Ca
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Coherus Biosciences (NASDAQ: CHRS) and Allena Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNA) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Coherus Biosciences (CHRS)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now

Capricoin (CURRENCY:CPC) traded up 7.6% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 8:00 AM E.T. on May 26th. Capricoin has a market cap of $1.57 million and approximately $73,486.00 worth of Capricoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Capricoin has traded down 8.4% against the U.S. dollar. One Capricoin coin can now be purchased for $0.79 or 0.00010489 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including YoBit and Livecoin.

Here is how similar cryptocurrencies have performed in the last day:

Get Capricoin alerts:

Tao (XTO) traded down 9.1% against the dollar and now trades at $0.45 or 0.00006008 BTC. Syndicate (SYNX) traded 7.8% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.33 or 0.00004365 BTC. Monkey Project (MONK) traded up 0.8% against the dollar and now trades at $3.01 or 0.00040036 BTC. TrustPlus (TRUST) traded 0.5% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0644 or 0.00000855 BTC. Magnet (MAG) traded up 0.3% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0542 or 0.00000720 BTC. Centurion (CNT) traded down 0.8% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0159 or 0.00000212 BTC. SuperCoin (SUPER) traded up 55.2% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0219 or 0.00000290 BTC. Piggycoin (PIGGY) traded 5.2% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.0013 or 0.00000017 BTC. Regalcoin (REC) traded up 33.1% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0378 or 0.00000502 BTC. Impact (IMX) traded 31.8% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.0026 or 0.00000034 BTC.

Capricoin Profile

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: L Brands, Inc.(LB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, retailer Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) reported good sales growth, while L Brands (NYSE:LB) continued to struggle.

    Image source: Getty Images.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.73 billion before the opening bell. Best Buy shares rose 0.07 percent to $76.00 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $3.54 billion. Ross Stores shares gained 0.12 percent to $82.71 in after-hours trading.
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance. Williams-Sonoma shares climbed 14.88 percent to $56.50 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.39 per share on revenue of $8.00 billion. Medtronic shares rose 1.08 percent to $86.18 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) to have earned $3.56 per share on revenue of $51.25 billion in the latest quarter. McKesson will release earnings before the markets open. McKesson shares gained 0.27 percent to close at $146.83 on Wednesday.
    L Brands Inc (NYSE: LB) reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company issued weak second quarter and FY18 earnings guidance. L Brands shares dropped 4.85 percent to $32.40 in the after-hours trading session.

    Find out what's going on in today's market and bring any questions you have to Benzinga's PreMarket Prep.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    When L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LB) reported its most recent quarterly results after the markets closed on Wednesday, the company said that it had $0.36 in earnings per share (EPS) and $2.98 billion in revenue. That compares to consensus estimates of $0.34 in EPS and $2.98 billion in revenue, as well as the $0.48 per share and $2.76 billion reported in the fiscal second quarter of last year.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Teekay Offshore Partners L.P.(TOO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Teekay Offshore Partners (TOO)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $120.51 billion.
    J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.2 per share on revenue of $2.63 billion.
    Dillard's, Inc. (NYSE: DDS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $1.46 billion.
    The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.21 per share on revenue of $444.14 million.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is expected to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $296.76 million.
    KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $306.72 million.
    Vascular Biogenics Ltd. (NASDAQ: VBLT) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.21 per share.
    Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE: TOO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $272.04 million.
    Albireo Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALBO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.77 per share on revenue of $31.32 million.

     

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teekay Offshore Partners (NYSE:TOO) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Saturday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teekay Offshore Partners (NYSE: TOO) and Golden Ocean Group (NASDAQ:GOGL) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Teekay Offshore Partners (TOO)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: CommunityOne Bancorp(COB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cobinhood (CURRENCY:COB) traded up 1.6% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 17:00 PM ET on September 3rd. During the last seven days, Cobinhood has traded up 13.8% against the dollar. One Cobinhood token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0354 or 0.00000486 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Mercatox and Cobinhood. Cobinhood has a total market capitalization of $13.14 million and $26,663.00 worth of Cobinhood was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cobinhood (CURRENCY:COB) traded up 4.7% against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 23:00 PM Eastern on May 16th. One Cobinhood token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0862 or 0.00001024 BTC on exchanges including Mercatox, Cobinhood and EtherDelta (ForkDelta). During the last week, Cobinhood has traded 9.9% lower against the U.S. dollar. Cobinhood has a total market capitalization of $31.24 million and $16,592.00 worth of Cobinhood was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cobinhood (CURRENCY:COB) traded 6.8% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 7:00 AM ET on June 19th. One Cobinhood token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0409 or 0.00000607 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Mercatox, EtherDelta (ForkDelta) and Cobinhood. Cobinhood has a total market cap of $14.88 million and approximately $13,374.00 worth of Cobinhood was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, Cobinhood has traded down 13.9% against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cobinhood (CURRENCY:COB) traded up 12.3% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 12:00 PM Eastern on October 13th. During the last week, Cobinhood has traded 0.4% higher against the U.S. dollar. Cobinhood has a total market cap of $10.06 million and $24,249.00 worth of Cobinhood was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Cobinhood token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0268 or 0.00000430 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Cobinhood and Mercatox.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Black Box Corporation(BBOX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Black Box (NASDAQ:BBOX) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Black Box earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 48.0509907143742 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Black Box Co. (NASDAQ:BBOX) gapped down before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $1.88, but opened at $1.95. Black Box shares last traded at $2.08, with a volume of 51479 shares trading hands.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Black Box Corp. (NASDAQ: BBOX) traded flat Thursday to match its 52-week low of $0.75 after closing Tuesday at $0.75. The stock’s 52-week high is $8.45. Volume was more than 40 times the daily average of about 180,000 shares. The company warned on Tuesday that it could face bankruptcy. Shares rose in Thursday trading and are on track to post a gain of about 30% for the day.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Liberum Capital reiterated their hold rating on shares of Tritax Big Box REIT (LON:BBOX) in a report published on Friday morning.

    A number of other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Numis Securities boosted their price target on shares of Tritax Big Box REIT from GBX 150 ($1.96) to GBX 153 ($2.00) and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Monday, August 20th. Barclays started coverage on shares of Tritax Big Box REIT in a research note on Tuesday, October 2nd. They issued an equal weight rating and a GBX 160 ($2.09) price target on the stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Liberum Capital reissued their hold rating on shares of Tritax Big Box REIT (LON:BBOX) in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

    Separately, Numis Securities lifted their target price on Tritax Big Box REIT from GBX 150 ($1.95) to GBX 153 ($1.99) and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Monday, August 20th.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) and Black Box (NASDAQ:BBOX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Federated Investors, Inc.(FII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Gabelli Funds LLC trimmed its stake in Federated Investors Inc (NYSE:FII) by 35.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 65,000 shares of the asset manager’s stock after selling 35,000 shares during the quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC’s holdings in Federated Investors were worth $2,171,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    California Public Employees Retirement System reduced its position in Federated Investors Inc (NYSE:FII) by 3.3% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 232,169 shares of the asset manager’s stock after selling 8,016 shares during the quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System owned approximately 0.23% of Federated Investors worth $7,754,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Federated Investors Inc (NYSE:FII) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Financial Group reduced their Q2 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Federated Investors in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, July 11th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst S. Thind now forecasts that the asset manager will post earnings of $0.61 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.70. Jefferies Financial Group has a “Hold” rating and a $32.00 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Federated Investors’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.56 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.60 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.61 EPS.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Maybe AT&T’s (NYSE: T) $85 billion merger with Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) is in trouble, after all: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    USA S&P/CS HPI Composite – 20 n.s.a. (YoY) for Mar 6.80% vs 6.40% Est; Prior 6.80%
    The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index for May will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Dallas Fed manufacturing index for May is schedule for release at 10:30 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury will auction 4-week bills at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Morgan Stanley upgrades Roku (NASDAQ: ROKU) from Underweight to Equal-Weight
    KBW upgrades Federated Investors (NYSE: FII) from Underperform to Market Perform
    HSBC downgrades Novartis (NYSE: NVS) from Buy to Hold
    Jefferies downgrades Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) from Hold to Underperform

    This is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day — it's a look at everything happening in the market, in five minutes. To get the full version of this note every morning, click here.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Deckers Outdoor Corporation(DECK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Deckers Outdoor (NYSE:DECK) received a $99.00 price objective from research analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. The firm currently has a “hold” rating on the textile maker’s stock. Piper Jaffray Companies’ price target suggests a potential downside of 4.50% from the company’s previous close. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Sheepskin-lined boots can be cozy and warm during the winter months, and the popular Ugg line of footwear has been the biggest contributor to Deckers Outdoor’s (NYSE:DECK) success over the years. Fashion trends can be fickle, though, and a slump from 2015 until last year left some shareholders looking for better alternatives for Deckers to pursue.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Deckers Outdoor (NYSE:DECK) had its price objective increased by equities researchers at Telsey Advisory Group from $101.00 to $115.00 in a research note issued to investors on Monday. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the textile maker’s stock. Telsey Advisory Group’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 12.43% from the stock’s current price.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018

BMO Capital Markets set a $23.00 target price on Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM) in a report published on Friday. The brokerage currently has a hold rating on the stock.

A number of other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on SFM. Gordon Haskett downgraded Sprouts Farmers Market from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, May 3rd. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $27.00 target price on Sprouts Farmers Market and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, May 3rd. ValuEngine downgraded Sprouts Farmers Market from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Thursday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised Sprouts Farmers Market from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $28.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, Deutsche Bank upped their target price on Sprouts Farmers Market from $24.00 to $27.00 and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $26.42.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Black Box Corporation(BBOX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Black Box (NASDAQ:BBOX) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Black Box earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 48.0509907143742 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Viacom Inc.(VIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Also, the two dive into the ongoing soap opera that is CBS (NYSE:CBS) (NYSE:CBS-A)and Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) (NASDAQ:VIAB). Shari Redstone and the CBS board continue to duke it out, and an upcoming court hearing will tip the scales for their most recent battle for control.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Pebblebrook Hotel Trust(PEB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Pebblebrook Hotel (PEB)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Improving business travel demand during the first quarter drove Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB) to update its outlook earlier this month. Those travel trends turned out to be stronger than even its more optimistic expectations, helping the company to deliver results that were above the updated forecast. Because of that, the company is even more encouraged about what lies ahead in 2018.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

    Get Pebblebrook Hotel alerts:

    Pebblebrook Hotel (PEB) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $206.07 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Keep Company Secrets Safe With a Strong Publishing Process (cmswire.com) Analysts Anticipate Pebblebrook Hotel (PEB) to Post $0.73 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Pebblebrook Hotel Forecasted to Earn Q2 2018 Earnings of $0.72 Per Share (PEB) (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently issued reports on PEB. Boenning Scattergood restated a “hold” rating on shares of Pebblebrook Hotel in a report on Monday, April 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Pebblebrook Hotel from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $40.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Robert W. Baird lifted their target price on Pebblebrook Hotel from $37.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. Finally, ValuEngine cut Pebblebrook Hotel from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Pebblebrook Hotel presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $36.61.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: FuelCell Energy Inc.(FCEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    FuelCell Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: FCEL) posted an increase of 17.8% in short interest during the period. Some 6.9 million shares were short as of May 15. The stock closed at $1.88 on Thursday, down about 1.1% for the day, in a 52-week range of $0.93 to $2.49. Shares traded up about 1.4% in the short interest period, and days to cover rose from eight to 14.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    FuelCell Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: FCEL) posted a decrease of 25.7% in short interest during the period. Some 5.86 million shares were short as of April 30. The stock closed at $1.93 on Wednesday, up about 1.6% for the day, in a 52-week range of $0.80 to $2.49. Shares traded down about 7.8% in the short interest period, and days to cover rose from six to eight.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ: ESIO) and FuelCell Energy (NASDAQ:FCEL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    FuelCell Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: FCEL) posted an increase of 8% in short interest during the two-week period. Some 7.45 million shares were short as of May 31. The stock’s price was $1.76 at Monday’s market close, a spike of about 1.1% for the day, within a 52-week range of $1.08 to $2.49. Shares traded up about 2.5% in the two-week short interest period, and the number of days to cover rose from 14 to 17.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

If you run a small business, youre likely seeing a flood of offers for easy-to-get loans through direct mail, pop-up ads, even TV adspromising fast money to pay your bills or buy new equipment. But that new world of fast cash can come with some costly catches.

Its been the wild west, said Karen Gordon Mills, co-author of a just-released Harvard Business School study exploring the promise and challenges of alternative small-business lending. The sector has exploded in the last few years as a new industry emerged, referred to as fintech (for financial technology).

Typically, to get a loan, a small-business owner needs to provide a bank with tax returns, personal and business financial statementsand a pile of other documents and data. You have to wait weeks or months, said Mills, who co-wrote the reportSmall Business Lending: Innovation and Technology and the Implications for Regulation withBrayden McCarthy.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Astro-Med, Inc.(ALOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $25.50 million.

    Bellatrix Exploration Ltd (NYSE: BXE) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.10 per share on revenue of $71.27 million.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: 58.com Inc.(WUBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $9.86 billion.
    Aecom (NYSE: ACM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $4.67 billion.
    JD.Com Inc(ADR) (NASDAQ: JD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $12.60 billion.
    58.com Inc (ADR) (NYSE: WUBA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $383.60 million.
    Kamada Ltd (NASDAQ: KMDA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $25.00 million.
    Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: PTN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $28.00 million.
    TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: TST) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $15.81 million.
    Atlantica Yield PLC (NASDAQ: ABY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $290.80 million.
    Asure Software Inc (NASDAQ: ASUR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $15.26 million.
    Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $7.90 million.
    Viewray Inc (NASDAQ: VRAY) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $18.58 million.

     

  • [By ]

    Then theres 58.com Inc. (NASDAQ:WUBA), the Craigslist of China. This stock exceeded our wildest expectations when we jumped into a trade in late June. After beating earnings expectations, shares rallied double-digits and didnt look back. We were able to unload the trade for gains north of 50%.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Sigma Designs, Inc.(SIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sigma Designs Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGM) dropped about 34% on Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $5.20 against a 52-week high of $8.60 and a Tuesday close of $7.75. Volume of about 6.2 million was about 25 times the daily average of around 280,000. The company reported so-so earnings on Tuesday and the stock was downgraded and price targets lowered by several analysts.

  • [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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sigma Designs Inc (NASDAQ: SIGM) shares dropped 30 percent to $5.43. Sigma Designs reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $221,000 on revenue of $62.7 million.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: HP Inc.(HPQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) which rose over 6% to $23.49. The stocks 52-week range is $17.03 to $24.10. Volume was almost 20 million compared to the daily average volume of about 10 million.

  • [By Alex Cho]

    That being the case, it wouldnt take substantial market share gains for AMD to reverse the multi-year decline in its processor business, as performance/watt is what will drive adoption from key PC makers like Dell, HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ)and Lenovo. AMD hasnt been very competitive in the MPU (microprocessor unit) segment for quite a while, but given the recent node shift to 14nm FinFET over at GlobalFoundries, and mention of new architecture by AMD earlier this year at COMPUTEX Taiwan, I get the impression that performance of Summit Ridge, i.e. Zen will match Skylake and will perhaps come in slightly slower than Kaby Lake.

  • [By Matt Hogan]

    Apple EBITDA Margins vs Peers Chart Apple's EBITDA margins vs technology peers: Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ), Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (NYSE: HPE) and NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP).

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: ePlus Inc.(PLUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    ePlus Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUS) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $284.62 million.

    Tilly’s Inc (NYSE: TLYS) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $119.93 million.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Globalstar Inc.(GSAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Globalstar (NYSEMKT:GSAT) has been growing its total sales, but still struggles with its bottom line. 2016 revenue increased 7%,but another round of financing could be needed to keep things afloat, as operating margin is still deep in the red. The company is making some headway, but time could be running out for the satellite communications provider.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Globalstar Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: GSAT) traded down about 12.5% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $0.77 after closing Monday at $0.88. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.59. Volume was about 70% above the daily average of around 3.7 million shares. The had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Globalstar Inc. (NASDAQ: GSAT) fell by about 3.6% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $0.53 after closing at $0.55 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $2.59. Volume of about 5.2 million was around 30% above the daily average. The company had no specific news and shares are on now track to post a gain of around 3% for the day.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS(TKC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, telecommunications services shares slipped by 0.08 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (ADR) (NYSE: TKC), down 2 percent, and Telefonica Brasil SA (ADR) (NYSE: VIV), down 2.5 percent.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: GigaMedia Limited(GIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap online gaming and cloud computing GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ: GIGM) as a bullish long trade:

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Black Box Corporation(BBOX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ: BBOX) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $218.41 million.

    Posted-In: Earnings scheduleEarnings News Pre-Market Outlook Markets

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Diodes Incorporated(DIOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small capsemiconductor stock Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ: DIOD) has produced a double top on its technical chart with shares just below breakout levels:

10 Tech Stocks That Arent Worth the Risk

While the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 is up 24% over the past year, it’s only up 3.7% year to date.

Sure, it’s outperforming the S&P 500 in 2018, but when you look at the chart, you can see it hasn’t been a steady journey by any means.

Volatility is back, and given the state of affairs in Washington and some of the things going on around the world, volatility is likely to increase rather than decrease in coming months.

What’s more, the beloved tech sector is going through its own changes. Everything from major chip companies to up-and-coming cloud companies are getting their comeuppance after a couple years of strong growth.

So, in a time of rising risk, I thought it would be a good idea to share with you 10 tech stocks that aren’t worth the risk, especially right now. Most of these firms are on the smaller end of the tech sector and while they have potential, now isn’t the time to be looking for them to make a run to greatness.

Compare Brokers

Tech Stocks to Avoid: Network-1 (NTIP) Tech Stocks to Avoid: Network-1 (NTIP)Source: Shutterstock

Network-1 Technologies Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:NTIP) has a market cap of $65 million, so it isn’t a game changer at this point. And from the looks of things, it may not get the opportunity to even try its hand becoming a force.

Its specialty is protecting intellectual property assets. Granted this is huge deal in the tech sector where knowledge is almost as important as products. If you don’t have the ability to keep your new tech ideas out of the hands of competitors, you don’t have a chance.

Most of NTIP’s IP portfolio deals with networks and Quality of Service (QoS) patents for delivering content over the internet.

It’s off 42% in the past year, but there’s no reason to go bargain hunting now.

Compare Brokers

Tech Stocks to Avoid: Black Box (BBOX) Tech Stocks to Avoid: Black Box (BBOX)Source: Shutterstock

Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX) has been around since 1976, so it has seen the growth in the IT infrastructure sector.

And that may be its biggest challenge. Now there are scores of companies that do what it does, and as with most of this electronics-focused business, much of the hardware is basically commoditized after a while. That means margins get slimmer and slimmer.

If you don’t have something really unique that you can charge a premium for, you are constantly competing on price. And that isn’t good when you don’t have a very big footprint.

It’s off 80% in the past year. Don’t try to catch this falling knife.

Compare Brokers

Tech Stocks to Avoid: Leju Holdings (LEJU) Tech Stocks to Avoid: Leju Holdings (LEJU)Source: Shutterstock

Leju Holdings Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:LEJU) has gotten some attention over the years because it’s one of China’s largest online and offline real estate companies.

When real estate was hot in China, and the tech firms were rolling out like donuts off a Krispy Kreme line, LEJU was one of the speculative darlings that were getting a fair amount of attention in the U.S.

It still has a $149 million market cap, which isn’t huge, but is decent for a tech start-up.

However, the real estate boom is China has cooled and the government is looking to keep things on the cool side moving forward until it can sort out the strength of the recovery. LEJU is off 65% in the past year as a result.

There are plenty of better ideas out there now to take advantage of China’s long-term growth.

Compare Brokers

Tech Stocks to Avoid: Perion (PERI) Tech Stocks to Avoid: Perion (PERI)Source: Jeff4379 via Flickr (Modified)

Perion Network Ltd (NASDAQ:PERI) is an Israel-based company that has lost 58% in the past year.

Some of that has to do with internal issues in Israel on the political and economic fronts, but it also has to do with the constant flux of the sector it’s in — digital media advertising.

Most of its work is in the U.S., Europe and other international markets, but digital advertising is still a challenging space. There are so many channels and technologies are changing so rapidly that it’s tough to stay relevant. On the other hand, to find the balance between the familiar and the new and different is also difficult.

Long term, the hope here may be that a bigger firm buys them out.

Compare Brokers

Tech Stocks to Avoid: Aware (AWRE) Tech Stocks to Avoid: Aware (AWRE)Source: Karlis Dambrans via Flickr

Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ:AWRE) is biometrics software company based outside of Boston.

Biometrics is one of the hot new sectors now. Just look at you smartphone — most are now sporting fingerprint recognition or facial recognition software. That’s the heart of biometrics.

If you’re a frequent traveler, you can bypass security and check in with a retinal scan. Soon this security will be commonplace on houses and offices, even vehicles.

AWRE has also been in this game since the mid-1980s, so it’s no johnny-come-lately.

However, bigger players, especially in the defense and homeland security sector, are tough competitors on quality and volume, so it isn’t just about being in the right sector.

Off nearly 12% in the past year, there’s better upside elsewhere.

Compare Brokers

Tech Stocks to Avoid: Takung (TKAT) Tech Stocks to Avoid: Takung (TKAT)Source: Janet Ramsden via Flickr

Takung Art Co Ltd (NYSEAMERICAN:TKAT) looked like it was on to something when it launched. It built an online platform for artists, art dealers and art investors from around the world to display their art and also to sell it.

Given the fact that many Chinese have become wealthy over the past couple decades and it’s difficult to move money out of the country, one smart store of wealth is a hard asset like art.

The problem now is, the free-wheeling days of the Chinese economy are slowing and much of the growth is being driving by an expanding middle class that isn’t particularly interested in fine art.

TKAT is off 41% from its IPO in 2016 and more than 70% in the past year. No masterpiece here.

Compare Brokers

Tech Stocks to Avoid: Manhattan Associated (MANH) Tech Stocks to Avoid: Manhattan Associated (MANH)Source: Shutterstock

Manhattan Associates Inc (NASDAQ:MANH) is up nearly 150% in the past five years, which is a very respectable run.

However, in the past two years it’s off nearly 30% with about half of that happening in the past year. The trend in MANH’s case, at this point, is not your friend.

The problem is, MANH is an SaaS that specializes in supply chain, inventory and omnichannel management for retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers. There has been such a cross pollination in recent years regarding the challenges that can be addressed with software systems, that niche firms, or firms that could do one thing well have to pivot.

Some are making that pivot and others are losing ground. None of its sectors are doing well enough to justify its forward P/E of 30.

Compare Brokers

Tech Stocks to Avoid: Edgewater (EDGW) Tech Stocks to Avoid: Edgewater (EDGW)Source: Shutterstock

Edgewater Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:EDGW) had a good run during the dotcom bubble.

It was a leading strategic consulting group that engaged in helping businesses integrate technology solutions into their corporate processes. As the digital age began, this was an industry with huge potential because there was enormous need.

Nowadays, not so much.

And that’s reflected in its stock price. The stock is off 56% since its IPO in 1996. The S&P 500 is up almost 280% over the same timeframe. In the past year, EDGW is off 25%.

It’s going to be a tough road back from here.

Compare Brokers

Tech Stocks to Avoid: RealNetworks (RNWK) Tech Stocks to Avoid: RealNetworks (RNWK)Source: Shutterstock

RealNetworks Inc (NASDAQ:RNWK) is the company that launched RealPlayer, a digital music service, back in the bygone dotcom era.

And it had a quite a run back then.

But the music and media business has been challenging, with new players gaining attention of younger listeners, and new platforms leapfrogging over older ones as Gen Zs choose new options.

To its credit, RNWK has stayed in the game, adapting to new technologies and finding ways to remain relevant in the cloud, with messaging and mobile. But the stock continues to wither, off 22% in the past year, and that’s after a continued slide over the years.

It lost its traction years ago and can’t seem to get it back.

Compare Brokers

Tech Stocks to Avoid: Broadvision (BVSN) Tech Stocks to Avoid: Broadvision (BVSN)Source: Shutterstock

BroadVision, Inc. (NASDAQ:BVSN) is another company that got its start in the heady days of the late 1990s. Launched in 1993, its first ecommerce product went on sale in 1995 and it IPO’d in 1996.

After surviving the great bubble burst, BVSN expanded into China with new SaaS products in 2006 and was already upping its cloud game by 2010.

It continues to develop new products but the problem is, it never really found its niche over the years. Now it is just one more SaaS firm with one unique product. This is a tough sell now that SaaS solutions are common and the market is well populated.

Off 50% in the past year, it may not be the end for BVSN, but the road back is going to be tough.

Louis Navellier is a renowned growth investor. He is the editor of five investing newsletters: Blue Chip Growth, Emerging Growth, Ultimate Growth, Family Trust and Platinum Growth. His most popular service, Blue Chip Growth, has a track record of beating the market 3:1 over the last 14 years. He uses a combination of quantitative and fundamental analysis to identify market-beating stocks. Mr. Navellier has made his proven formula accessible to investors via his free, online stock rating tool, PortfolioGrader.com. Louis Navellier may hold some of the aforementioned securities in one or more o