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Why Is It Trending? Dogecoin (CRYPTO: DOGE) now has a manifesto that contains a public declaration of the cryptocurrency’s four aims and people cannot stop talking about it on Twitter Inc.'s (NYSE:TWTR) social media platform.

The Dogecoin Manifesto was released by the now re-invigorated Dogecoin Foundation. 

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The Manifesto sets out four cardinal values: Being useful, being personable, being welcoming, and being reliable.

The document makes it clear that these four values take precedence over technical brilliance, profit-driven economics, competition and exclusivity, and speed of delivery.

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— Ross Nicoll  (@JRossNicoll) August 17, 2021

Who’s Signing Up? Signatories include Dogecoin co-creator Billy Markus, Decentralized Dance Party-founder Gary Lachance, and Dogecoin core developer Ross Nicoll. 

While Lachance and Nicoll are on the board of the Dogecoin Foundation, Markus and Ethereum (CRYPTO: ETH) co-creator Vitalik Buterin are advisors.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG)

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. provides advertising and marketing services worldwide. It operates through two segments, Integrated Agency Networks and Constituency Management Group. The company offers consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations, and specialized communications disciplines. It also provides various diversified services, including public relations, meeting and event production, sports and entertainment marketing, corporate and brand identity, and strategic marketing consulting. The companys brands comprise McCann, MullenLowe, IPG Mediabrands, Carmichael Lynch, Deutsch, Hill Holliday, and The Martin Agency, as well as Foote, Cone & Belding. The company was formerly known as McCann-Erickson Incorporated and changed its name to The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. in January 1961. The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE:IPG)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 13, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Interpublic is benefitting from higher organic revenue growth. The company's  digital capabilities, diversified business model and geographic reach offer a distinctive competitive advantage. It continues to look for strategic investments and buyouts to expand in high-growth regions and key world markets. Interpublic’s consistent efforts to reward its shareholders with dividend and share repurchases are appreciable. Shares of the company have outperformed its industry in the past year. However, the company’s global presence makes it vulnerable to foreign currency fluctuations. Its cash position is affected by seasonality in business.  Client concentration can be a major hindrance to Interpublic’s business. A debt-laden balance sheet is another concern.”

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Autodesk, Inc.(ADSK)

Autodesk, Inc. operates as a design software and services company worldwide. The companys Architecture, Engineering and Construction segment offers Autodesk Building Design Suites to manage various phases of design and construction; Autodesk Revit products that provide model-based design and documentation systems; Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suites; AutoCAD Civil 3D products that offer a surveying, design, analysis, and documentation solution; and AutoCAD Map 3D software, which offers direct access to data needed for infrastructure planning, design, and management. Its Platform Solutions and Emerging Business segment offers AutoCAD software, a computer-aided design application for professional design, drafting, detailing, and visualization; and AutoCAD LT, a professional drafting and detailing software. The companys Manufacturing segment provides Autodesk Product Design Suites for digital prototyping; Autodesk Inventor that allows manufacturers to go beyond 3D design to digital prototyping; AutoCAD Mechanical software to accelerate the mechanical design process; and Autodesk Moldflow family of injection molding simulation software. Its Media and Entertainment segment provides Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max software products that offer 3D modeling, animation, effects, rendering, and compositing solutions; and Autodesk Flame, Autodesk Smoke, and Autodesk Lustre software applications that offer editing, finishing, and visual effects design and color grading solutions. Autodesk, Inc. also sells consumer products for digital art, personal design and creativity, and home design in various digital storefronts and over the Internet. The company licenses or sells its products to customers in the architecture, engineering, and construction; manufacturing; and digital media, consumer, and entertainment industries directly, as well as through a network of resellers and distributors. Autodesk, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San Rafael, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    Shares of Autodesk(NASDAQ:ADSK), a design software and services company, jumped 10.7% in February, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the company received some positive notes from analysts. Investors were also likely buying up shares ahead of the company’s fourth-quarter results, which were released at the end of last month.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CIBC Asset Management Inc lifted its holdings in Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) by 1.7% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 29,906 shares of the software company’s stock after buying an additional 498 shares during the period. CIBC Asset Management Inc’s holdings in Autodesk were worth $3,846,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Bumble Inc.(BMBL)

Bumble Inc. provides online dating and social networking platforms in North America, Europe, internationally. It owns and operates websites and applications that offers subscription and credit-based dating products. The company operates two apps, Bumble and Badoo with approximately 40 million users on monthly basis. Bumble Inc. was founded in 2014 in and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun (TMFSunLion)]

    Bumble’s (NASDAQ:BMBL) stock price rallied on Aug. 12 after the online dating company posted its second-quarter numbers. Investors seemed to like what they saw in the report. But is the stock worth buying after that post-earnings pop?

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    The small-cap Russell 2000fell 0.3% to 2,244.Palantir Technologies(PLTR) got a jolt after earnings, closing the day up 11.4%. While the data analytics specialist's second-quarter adjusted earnings of 4 cents per share matched analysts' consensus estimate, revenues of $376 million were more than expected. Plus, it was the second quarter in a row the company reported top-line year-over-year growth of 49%.Bumble (BMBL) was another post-earnings winner, gaining 6.6%. The online dating app recorded an unexpected per-share loss of 6 cents in its second quarter, but revenues of $186.2 million came in above the consensus estimate. The company also increased its current-quarter and full-year guidance.U.S. crude oil futuresshed 0.2% to end at $69.09 per barrel.Gold futuressettled marginally lower at $1,751.80 an ounce.The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) fell 2.9% to 15.59.Bitcoinprices fell 4.4% to $44,433.35. (Bitcoin trades 24 hours a day; prices reported here are as of 4 p.m. each trading day.).imgHideOnJavaScriptDisabled_3r92eqksa31197 { display: none !important; }

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Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: SailPoint Technologies Holdings(SAIL)

SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. provides enterprise identity security solutions in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. The company offers software and software as a service (SaaS) solutions, which help organizations to govern the digital identities of employees, contractors, business partners, software bots, and other human and non-human users, as well as manage their constantly changing access rights to enterprise applications and data across hybrid IT environments, spanning on-premises, cloud and mobile applications, and file storage platforms. Its solutions include IdentityNow, a cloud-based multi-tenant identity security platform; IdentityIQ, an on-premises identity security solution; and SailPoint Identity Services, a multi-tenant SaaS subscription service. The company sells its products and solutions to commercial enterprises, financial institutions, and governments directly, as well as through system integrators, technology partners, and value-added resellers. SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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    Sailpoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SAIL) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 5, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

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    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sailpoint Technologies Holdings Inc (NYSE:SAIL) Director William G. Bock sold 4,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.00, for a total transaction of $128,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Appian Corporation(APPN)

Appian Corporation provides low-code automation platform in the United States and internationally. The company's platform automates the creation of forms, workflows, data structures, reports, and other software elements that are needed to be manually coded. The company also offers professional and customer support services. Its customers financial services, government, life sciences, education, technology, media and telecommunications, consumer, and industrials. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jeremy Bowman (TMFHobo)]

    Despite strong results, shares of Appian (NASDAQ:APPN) slipped following the company’s second-quarter earnings on Aug. 6.

    The cloud-based low-code software company reported a 24% increase in overall revenue to $83 million, ahead of estimates at $79.1 million. Cloud-based subscription revenue — the part of the business the company is most focused on — jumped 44% to $42.5 million, its fastest growth in that category in several quarters.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation(CCMP)

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells polishing slurries and pads used in the manufacture of advanced integrated circuit (IC) devices in the semiconductor industry in a process called chemical mechanical planarization (CMP). The CMP technology is a polishing process used by IC device manufacturers to planarize or flatten the multiple layers of material that are deposited upon silicon wafers. The company offers CMP slurries, which are liquid solutions composed of high-purity deionized water, proprietary chemical additives, and engineered abrasives that chemically and mechanically interact with the surface material of the IC device at an atomic level; and CMP pads that are engineered polymeric materials designed to distribute and transport the slurry to the surface of the wafer and distribute it evenly across the wafer. Its CMP slurries are used for polishing various materials that conduct electrical signals, including tungsten, copper, tantalum, and aluminum; and certain materials that are used in the production of rigid disks and magnetic heads for hard disk drives, as well as used in the dielectric insulating materials that separate conductive layers within logic and memory IC devices. The company also designs and produces precision polishing and metrology systems to attain near-perfect shape and surface finish on various optical components, such as mirrors, lenses, and prisms. It serves the producers of logic IC devices or memory IC devices, and providers of IC foundry services. The company operates in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Cabot Microelectronics Corporation was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Cabot Microelectronics Co. (NASDAQ:CCMP) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $114.80.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021

Red Robin (NASDAQ:RRGB) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 2,155 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 790% compared to the average volume of 242 put options.

NASDAQ:RRGB opened at $48.00 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $614.85 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.28, a P/E/G ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 0.30. Red Robin has a 1 year low of $45.70 and a 1 year high of $73.75. The company has a current ratio of 0.52, a quick ratio of 0.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61.

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Red Robin (NASDAQ:RRGB) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, May 22nd. The restaurant operator reported $0.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.76 by ($0.07). The company had revenue of $421.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $427.01 million. Red Robin had a return on equity of 7.80% and a net margin of 1.65%. The company’s revenue was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.89 EPS. analysts predict that Red Robin will post 2.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.(MDRX)

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. provides information technology and services to healthcare organizations in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It offers electronic health records, connectivity, hosting, outsourcing, analytics, patient engagement, clinical decision support, and population health management solutions. The companys Clinical and Financial Solutions segment provides integrated clinical software applications and financial and information solutions, which primarily include EHR-related, and financial and practice management software solutions, as well as related installation, support and maintenance, outsourcing, hosting, revenue cycle management, training, and electronic claims administration services. Its Population Health segment offers health management and coordinated care solutions that enable hospitals, health systems, accountable care organizations, and other care facilities to connect, transition, analyze, and coordinate care across the entire care community. The company serves physicians, hospitals, governments, health systems, health plans, life-sciences companies, retail clinics, retail pharmacies, pharmacy benefit managers, insurance companies, and employer wellness clinics, as well as post-acute organizations, such as home health and hospice agencies. It has a strategic partnership with Nant Health, LLC. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ:MDRX) and Convergys (NYSE:CVG) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and dividends.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    In response to announcing fourth-quarter results, shares ofAllscriptsHealthcare Solutions(NASDAQ:MDRX),a healthcare information technology company, fell 11% as of 3:25 p.m. EST on Friday.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDRX)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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    Operator

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Exterran Corporation(EXTN)

Exterran Corporation engages in the compression, production, and processing of various products and services for the oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Contract Operations, Aftermarket Services, and Product Sales. The Contract Operations segment provides contract operations services, including provision of personnel, equipment, tools, materials, and supplies. The Aftermarket Services segment sells parts and components; and provides operation, maintenance, overhaul, and reconfiguration services, as well as integrated infrastructure solutions. The Product Sales segment designs, engineers, manufactures, sells, and installs a range of oil and natural gas production and processing equipment designed to heat, separate, dehydrate, and condition crude oil and natural gas. Its products include line heaters, oil and natural gas separators, glycol dehydration units, condensate stabilizers, dew point control plants, water treatment, mechanical refrigeration, and cryogenic plants and skid-mounted production packages designed for onshore and offshore production facilities. This segment also sells custom-engineered and built-to-specification production and processing equipment, including designing facilities. In addition, it provides engineering, procurement, and manufacturing services related to the manufacture of critical process equipment for refinery and petrochemical facilities, tanks for tank farms and evaporators, and brine heaters for desalination plants. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of Exterran Corp (NYSE:EXTN) by 5.3% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 4,885,496 shares of the energy company’s stock after buying an additional 244,903 shares during the quarter. BlackRock Inc. owned 0.14% of Exterran worth $122,333,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Robotti Robert lowered its holdings in Exterran Corp (NYSE:EXTN) by 0.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 365,072 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 2,670 shares during the quarter. Exterran accounts for about 2.4% of Robotti Robert’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 13th largest position. Robotti Robert’s holdings in Exterran were worth $9,141,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Biogen Idec Inc(BIIB)

Biogen Idec Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets therapies for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, hemophilia, and autoimmune disorders in the United States and internationally. Its marketed products include the AVONEX for the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS); RITUXAN for treating relapsed or refractory, CD20-positive, and B-cell Non-Hodgkin?s lymphoma (NHL); TYSABRI to treat relapsing MS; FUMADERM for the treatment of severe plaque psoriasis in adult patients; and FAMPYRA, an oral compound for the improvement of walking in adult patients with MS with walking disability. Biogen Idec Inc.?s products under Phase III consist of PEGylated interferon beta-1a designed to prolong the effects and reduce the dosing frequency of interferon beta-1a; BG-12 for the treatment of MS; Daclizumab, a monoclonal antibody in relapsing MS; Long-lasting factor IX and VIII fusion protein for the treatment of hemophilia B; GA101, a monoclonal antibody for t he treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia and NHL; and Dexpramipexole, an orally administered small molecule for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The company?s Phase I clinical trial products include Anti-LINGO for use in multiple sclerosis, Neublastin for use in neuropathic pain, CD40L for use in systemic lupus erythematosus, ANTI-TWAEK humanized monoclonal antibody for TWEAK, and BIIB037 for use in Alzheimer’s disease; and Phase II clinical trial product comprises OCRELIZUMAB, a humanized monoclonal antibody for treating CD20. It has collaboration agreements with Genentech, Inc.; Elan Pharma International, Ltd; Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.; Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB; Abbott Biotherapeutics Corp; and Vernalis plc. The company was formerly known as IDEC Pharmaceuticals Corporation and changed its name to Biogen Idec Inc. in November 2003. Biogen Idec Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Weston, Massachusetts.

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    Just last Thursday, March 21, Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB) and its partner, Japanese biopharmaceutical company Eisai (OTC: ESALY), said that their experimental Alzheimer’s therapy, which at that time was at the second stage of clinical trials, was a bust. BIIB dropped 29.2% on the day, and ESALY by 35% on the same day.

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    In this episode ofMotley Fool Money, host Chris Hill and analysts Emily Flippen, Jim Mueller, and Jason Moser hit on some of the biggest recent news in the market. Disney (NYSE:DIS)finishes up its merger with Fox, and it’s ready to take on a crowded streaming space. CVS Health(NYSE:CVS) diversifies into CBD lotion. Levi Strauss(NYSE:LEVI) enters the public markets with a bafflingly high market cap, while Nike (NYSE:NKE)sells off on higher-than-expected revenue and profits. Biogen’s (NASDAQ:BIIB) biggest trial bombs, and the stock tanks along with it. Papa John’s(NASDAQ:PZZA) welcomes Shaq into its board of directors. And, as always, the analysts share some stocks on their radar. Plus, stay tuned for an interview with Lake House Capital’s Joe Magyer about investing in Australia — the biggest trends, biggest worries, and some Aussie picks to add to your watch list.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Facebook, Inc.(FB)

Facebook, Inc. operates as a mobile application and Website that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate each other on mobile devices and personal computers worldwide. Its solutions also include Instagram, a mobile application that enables people to take photos or videos, customize them with filter effects, and share them with friends and followers in a photo feed or send them directly to friends; Messenger, a messaging application for mobile and Web on various platforms and devices, which enable people to reach others instantly, as well as enable businesses to engage with customers; and WhatsApp Messenger, a mobile messaging application. The company also develops Oculus virtual reality technology and content platform, which allow people to enter an immersive and interactive environment to play games, consume content, and connect with others. As of December 31, 2015, it had 1.04 billion daily active users (DAUs) and 934 million DAUs who accessed Facebook from a mobile device. Facebook, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation(CCMP)

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells polishing slurries and pads used in the manufacture of advanced integrated circuit (IC) devices in the semiconductor industry in a process called chemical mechanical planarization (CMP). The CMP technology is a polishing process used by IC device manufacturers to planarize or flatten the multiple layers of material that are deposited upon silicon wafers. The company offers CMP slurries, which are liquid solutions composed of high-purity deionized water, proprietary chemical additives, and engineered abrasives that chemically and mechanically interact with the surface material of the IC device at an atomic level; and CMP pads that are engineered polymeric materials designed to distribute and transport the slurry to the surface of the wafer and distribute it evenly across the wafer. Its CMP slurries are used for polishing various materials that conduct electrical signals, including tungsten, copper, tantalum, and aluminum; and certain materials that are used in the production of rigid disks and magnetic heads for hard disk drives, as well as used in the dielectric insulating materials that separate conductive layers within logic and memory IC devices. The company also designs and produces precision polishing and metrology systems to attain near-perfect shape and surface finish on various optical components, such as mirrors, lenses, and prisms. It serves the producers of logic IC devices or memory IC devices, and providers of IC foundry services. The company operates in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Cabot Microelectronics Corporation was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Cabot Microelectronics Co. (NASDAQ:CCMP) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $114.80.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Ebix, Inc.(EBIX)

Ebix, Inc. (Ebix), incorporated on December 29, 2003, is a supplier of software and e-commerce solutions to the insurance, finance and healthcare industries. The Company provides application software products for the insurance industry, including carrier systems, agency systems and exchanges, as well as custom software development. The Company conducts its operations through four channels, which include Exchanges, Carrier Systems, Broker Systems and Risk Compliance Solutions (RCS). Ebix operates data exchanges in the areas of life insurance, annuities, employee health benefits, risk management, workers compensation, and property and casualty (P&C) insurance. Ebix’s focus in the area of broker systems is on designing and deploying back-end systems for international P&C insurance brokers across the world. Ebix’s focus in the area of carrier systems is on designing and deploying on-demand and back-end systems for P&C insurance companies. Ebix focus in RCS channel pertains to business process outsourcing services that include providing domain intensive project management, time and material consulting to clients across the world, and claims adjudication/settlement services, in addition to the creation and tracking of certificates of insurance issued in the United States and Australian markets. Ebix also provides software development, customization and consulting services to various entities in the insurance industry, including carriers, brokers, exchanges and standard making bodies.

Exchanges

The Company’s data exchanges connect various entities within the insurance markets enabling the participant to carry and process data from one end to another. Its life, annuity and employee health benefit exchanges operate primarily in the United States, while the P&C exchanges operates primarily in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Brazil. Ebix operates a processing end-to-end Life Exchange service that has over three life insurance exchanges in the United States, such as Winfle! x, TPP and LifeSpeed. Winflex is an exchange for pre-sale life insurance illustrations between brokers and carriers; TPP is an underwriting and customized electronic application platform for Life insurance, and LifeSpeed is an order entry platform for life insurance. Ebix operates a processing end-to-end Annuity Exchange service that has over three life insurance exchanges in the United States, such as Annuitynet, AMP and AN4. The Company’s exchanges are platforms for annuity transactions between brokers, carriers, broker general agents (BGA’s) and other entities involved in annuity transactions. Ebix’s customer relationship management (CRM) exchange, SmartOffice, is designed for insurance companies, general agents, banks, financial advisors and investment dealers. Smart Office is integrated into EbixExchange Life, Health, P&C and Annuity exchanges.

The Company provides employee benefit and health insurance exchange services using over four platforms, such as Facts, LumininX, HealthConnect and EbixEnterprise. Ebix’s platforms are sold to health carriers and third party administrators. The platforms provide a range of services, such as employee enrollment, claims adjudication, accounting, employee benefits administration accounting and compliance. The HealthConnect insurance quoting portals service the individual and small group marketplace. Through A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix provides multimedia health content, training, patient education and continuing education for various Websites, doctors, consumer health portals, country governments, hospitals, healthcare, biomedical, medical device, pharmaceutical and education organizations. Ebix operates P&C exchanges in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The Company competes with iPipeline, Salesforce.com, Redtail, Trizetto, BenefitFocus, Ultimate Software, Krames Staywell, Red Nucleus and Anatomy One.

Broker P&C Systems

The Company offers a number of broker system offerings ! for P&C b! rokers across the world, which include eGlobal, which targets multinational P&C insurance brokers; WinBeat, which targets P&C brokers in the Australian and New Zealand markets, and EbixASP, which is a system for the P&C insurance brokers in the United States. eGlobal is multilingual and multicurrency, and is available in various languages, such as English, Chinese, Japanese, French, Portuguese and Spanish. EbixASP is designed around the Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD) insurance standards used in the United States. The Company’s main focus in the broker systems channel is on markets outside the United States.

The Company competes with Lumley, SSP, Vertafore, Applied Systems and XDimensional.

Risk Compliance Solutions

The Company’s RCS channel focuses on helping its clients outsource any specific service or manpower to the Company on an onsite or offshore basis. Ebix’s RCS certificate outsourcing business services are enabled by the Company’s software as a service (SaaS)-based software. Ebix’s RCS service offerings cater to a number of companies in the United States. Ebix provides a software-based service for issuance of certificates of insurance that adheres to industry standards, such as ACORD.

The Company competes with Applied Systems, Datamonitor, CMS and Exigis.

Carrier P&C Systems

The Company has various carrier system offerings for P&C carriers, such as Ebix Advantage and Ebix AdvantageWeb. Ebix Advantage is targeted at P&C carriers in the United States that operate in the personal, commercial and specialty line areas of insurance. Ebix AdvantageWeb is designed for the international markets, and is targeted at the small, medium and large P&C carriers in the international markets that operate in the personal, commercial and specialty line areas of insurance. Ebix AdvantageWeb is designed to be multicurrency and multilingual, and is deployed in Brazil, the United Kingdom and the Unite! d States.!

The Company competes with CSC, Guidewire, Xchanging, Accenture and Delphi.

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  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of Indian travel website Yatra Online (NASDAQ:YTRA) surged roughly 31% Monday after on-demand software company Ebix (NASDAQ:EBIX) — which earlier this month reported strong sales growth but drastically reduced profits — launched an effort to diversify its business by making an offer to buy Yatra.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Ebix Inc (NASDAQ:EBIX) were down 5.8% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $57.66 and last traded at $61.47. Approximately 18,499 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 90% from the average daily volume of 189,931 shares. The stock had previously closed at $58.10.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Cellcom Israel Ltd.(CEL)

Cellcom Israel Ltd. provides cellular communications services in Israel. It offers basic and advanced cellular telephone services, text and multimedia messaging services, and advanced cellular content and data services. The company?s basic cellular telephony services include voice mail, cellular fax, call waiting, call forwarding, caller identification, collect call, conference calling, ?Talk 2?, additional number services, and collect call services; and outbound and inbound roaming services. It also provides value-added services comprising Cellcom volume that includes downloadable content, such as music, games, on-net-reality programs, drama series, and video games; SMS and MMS services to send and receive text, photos, multimedia, and animation messages; access to third party application providers for notification of roadway speed detectors, mange vehicle fleets, and enable subscribers to manage and operate time clocks and various controllers for industrial, agricultural , and commercial purposes; video calls to communicate with each other through video applications; zone services for calls initiated from a specific location; location-based services; voice-based information services; text-based information services and interactive information services, including news headlines, sports results, and traffic and weather reports; and data services to access handsets, cellular modems, laptops, tablets, and cellular routers, as well as Internet based payment services. In addition, the company sells handsets, modems, routers, tablets, and laptops, as well as provides repair and replacement services; and offers landline telephony, transmission, and data services through its approximately 1,500 kilometers of inland fiber-optic infrastructure and complementary microwave links to selected business customers. As of March 31, 2011, it provided its services to approximately 3.395 million subscribers. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Netanya, Israel.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Hellenic Telecom Organization (NYSE: CEL) and Cellcom Israel (NYSE:CEL) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Partner Communications (NASDAQ: PTNR) and Cellcom Israel (NYSE:CEL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Millicom (OTCMKTS: MIICF) and Cellcom Israel (NYSE:CEL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares surged 0.58 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 5 percent, and Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) up 2.5 percent.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited(YGE)

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, manufactures, sells, and installs photovoltaic (PV) products in the Peoples Republic of China and internationally. The company offers polysilicon ingots and blocks, polysilicon wafers, PV cells, PV modules, and integrated PV systems; and develops and operates solar projects. It primarily sells its PV modules to distributors, wholesalers, power plant developers and operators, and PV system integrators under the brand names Yingli and Yingli Solar. Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Baoding, the Peoples Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Yingli Green Energy (NYSE:YGE) had its target price raised by S&P Equity Research from $0.45 to $0.62 in a research report released on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Yingli Green Energy (NYSE: YGE) and Netlist (NASDAQ:NLST) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Qualys, Inc.(QLYS)

Qualys, Inc. provides cloud-based security and compliance solutions in the United States and internationally. The company offers Qualys Cloud Suite, which includes Vulnerability Management, Policy Compliance, PCI Compliance, Web Application Scanning, Malware Detection Service, Web Application Firewall, and Qualys SECURE Seal. Its integrated suite of security and compliance solutions delivered on its Qualys Cloud Platform enables customers to identify their IT assets, collect and analyze large amounts of IT security data, discover and prioritize vulnerabilities, recommend remediation actions, and verify the implementation of such actions. It also provides core services, including asset tagging and management, reporting and dashboards, questionnaires and collaboration, remediation and workflow, big data correlation and analytics engine, and alerts and notifications, which enable integrated workflows, management and real-time analysis, and reporting across IT security and compliance solutions. In addition, the company offers cloud infrastructure services that include the data, data processing capabilities, software and hardware infrastructure, and infrastructure management capabilities. Qualys, Inc. markets and sells its IT security and compliance solutions to customers directly through its sales teams, as well as indirectly through its network of channel partners, such as security consulting organizations, managed service providers, value added resellers, and consulting firms. It serves enterprises, government entities, and small and medium-sized businesses in various industries, including education, financial services, government, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, media, retail, technology, and utilities. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    QualysInc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) was up 1.7% at $96.41 ahead of earnings, but the guidance had the shares down almost 16% at $81.00 on Wednesday morning. JPMorgandowngradedit to Underweight from Neutral and cut the price target to $82 from $90. Wedbushmaintained its Outperform rating with a $95 price target, but noted that guidance was nothing to write home about and addresses whether guidance was conservative or if there is a slowing demand.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Five9, Inc.(FIVN)

Five9 is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud software for contact centers. Since our inception, we have exclusively focused on delivering our platform in the cloud and are disrupting a significantly large market by replacing legacy on-premise contact center systems. Contact centers are vital hubs of interaction between organizations and their customers and, therefore, are essential to delivering successful customer service, sales and marketing strategies. Our mission is to empower organizations to transform their contact centers into customer engagement centers of excellence, while improving business agility and significantly lowering the cost and complexity of their contact center operations. Our purpose-built, highly scalable and secure Virtual Contact Center (“VCC”) cloud platform delivers a comprehensive suite of easy-to-use applications that enable the breadth of contact center-related customer service, sales and marketing functions.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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    MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU): Stock Trending Alert (thenewsbloom.org) These Stocks’s might change the Kismet of Investors: Five9, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVN), MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE … (journalfinance.net) Is this stock Watchful?: MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU), Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (DDE) (newsregistrar.com) MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU) crosses above SMA-50 with 0.40% (nasdaqplace.com)

    NYSE MDU opened at $28.48 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $5.59 billion, a PE ratio of 22.10, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.17 and a beta of 0.64. The company has a current ratio of 1.39, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. MDU Resources Group has a one year low of $24.29 and a one year high of $29.62.

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Medical Transcription Billing (NASDAQ:MTBC) has been assigned a $5.00 target price by analysts at HC Wainwright in a report released on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the technology company’s stock. HC Wainwright’s price target suggests a potential upside of 46.63% from the company’s previous close.

MTBC has been the subject of a number of other research reports. ValuEngine raised Medical Transcription Billing from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Chardan Capital reissued a “buy” rating and set a $2.75 price target on shares of Medical Transcription Billing in a research report on Saturday, May 5th. Finally, Summer Street reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Medical Transcription Billing in a research report on Saturday, May 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $3.58.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM) were up 15.3% as of 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday after the database marketing company confirmed it will sell its Acxiom Marketing Solutions (AMS) business to Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) for $2.3 billion in cash. 

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Finally, Acxiom stock climbed 14.2% after Reuters reported early in the day that Interpublic Group (NYSE:IPG) was close to a deal to buy the database marketing company’s core marketing solutions unit.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas cut its stake in Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) by 1.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 334,571 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 4,261 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas owned about 0.09% of Interpublic Group of Companies worth $7,705,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Yandex N.V.(YNDX)

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  • [By Leo Sun]

    JD’s previous effort featured partnerships with payment providers Qiwi (NASDAQ:QIWI) and Yandex’s (NASDAQ:YNDX) Yandex.Money, logistics provider SPSR-Express, and online retailer Ulmart. This time around, JD.com could partner with AlfaGroup’s X5 Retail Group, which owns a nationwide network of Pyaterochka discount stores, Perekrestok supermarkets, and Carousel hypermarkets.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX) owns Russia’s top search engine, but its lead over Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google always had a caveat: Yandex was more popular on desktop PCs, but Google consistently beat Yandex on tablets and smartphones, sparking concerns about Yandex’s mobile growth.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS purchased a new stake in shares of Yandex NV (NASDAQ:YNDX) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 78,843 shares of the information services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,830,000.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation(CCMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [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 Max Byerly]

    Shares of Cabot Microelectronics Co. (NASDAQ:CCMP) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $114.80.

  • [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.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Rick’s Cabaret International Inc.(RICK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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

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

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bravo Brio Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: RICK) and RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ:RICK) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Evolving Systems, Inc.(EVOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Evolving Systems (NASDAQ: EVOL) and Zscaler (NASDAQ:ZS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.(TTWO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its holdings in shares of TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC (NASDAQ:TTWO) by 720.1% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 221,850 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 194,800 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC’s holdings in TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE were worth $26,258,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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  • [By John Ballard]

    Since Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), and Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO) don’t as of yet have any games that feature a “battle royale” mode, there’s naturally been concern from investors that games like Fortnite are peeling gamers away from these companies’ core franchises.

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    Wednesday sees earnings from Macy’s (M) , Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) and Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Cramer has positive things to say about all three companies.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) was started as Outperform and assigned a $175 target price (versus a $127.95 close) at Sanford Bernstein. The shares were indicated up 1.5% at $129.90 on Wednesday.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Sohu.com Inc.(SOHU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) is still struggling to fire on all cylinders, but investors nonetheless bid shares of the dot-com pioneer higher on Friday after it posted mixed fourth-quarter results. Revenue clocked in at $482.2 million for the final three months of 2018, a 5% decline from a year earlier, but a 5% sequential improvement. 

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    It’s now been seven months since Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) completed its objective of spinning off Sogou. Sogou had been the fastest growing component at Sohu for years. It should have taken off after trading on its own merits, but that failed to happen. Though the shares inched slightly higher in their first few days of trading, Sogou has spent most of its time since late November as a broken IPO until it finally cracked the $13 ceiling today in intraday trading.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    The market isn’t warming up to Sohu.com’s (NASDAQ:SOHU) latest financial report. Its shares are hitting their lowest levels since the summer of 2007 after the Chinese online advertising, search, and gaming specialist posted disappointing first-quarter results on Wednesday morning. 

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Sogou’s shares are prone to big swings for a couple of simple reasons.

    As a Chinese business, many American investors don’t feel connected to Sogou’s business and might not have access to some important sources of information about this company and its stock. Though Sogou has been around for nearly a decade now, it only entered the public markets in November of 2017. It’s a new ticker, untested on the market, and not always easily understood through year-over-year or longer-term analyses. At the IPO, Chinese internet giants Tencent (NASDAQOTH:TCEHY) and Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) combined for a total ownership of 82% of Sogu’s business. Those stakes later declined to 71%, but Sohu and Tencent remain Sogou’s largest shareholders, with 96% of the voting power in shareholder elections and votes. Regular investors hold a very small stake in Sogou, which tends to boost the stock’s volatility.

    Moreover, Chinese regulators launched an investigation of Sogou in June, forcing the company to shut down parts of its online advertising operations for 10 days in early July. The company is accused of showing video ads that insulted a national hero. That blackout will reduce Sogou’s third-quarter revenues by a significant but unannounced amount.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.(LTRPA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares shot up 31 percent to $12.10 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.

    Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 34 percent to $15.3628 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares shot up 32 percent to $12.175 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.

    Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 27 percent to $14.60 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Engineers Gate Manager LP acquired a new position in Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A (NASDAQ:LTRPA) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund acquired 102,003 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,642,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A (NASDAQ:LTRPA) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,070,644 shares, an increase of 47.7% from the May 15th total of 1,402,097 shares. Currently, 2.9% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 839,315 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.5 days.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: AirMedia Group Inc(AMCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    AirMedia Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCN) posted a 52-week low of $1.04 after closing down 23% on Wednesday at $1.35. The 52-week high is $3.30. Volume was about 4 million, nearly 20 times the daily average of around 230,000 million shares. The Chinese outdoor advertising company said yesterday that it is terminating a potential go-private transaction.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Lantronix, Inc.(LTRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lantronix Inc (NASDAQ:LTRX)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $4.03 and last traded at $3.90, with a volume of 768 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $3.85.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Echelon (NASDAQ: ELON) and Lantronix (NASDAQ:LTRX) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lantronix (NASDAQ:LTRX) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lantronix (NASDAQ:LTRX) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $3.24 and last traded at $3.20, with a volume of 2090 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $3.21.

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:

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

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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

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

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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)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

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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.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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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:

Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2019

Thanks to the invention of cupholders, we can all safely drink coffee while we drive.

And now, thanks to a new app from GM, we can safely order coffee from Starbucks (SBUX) and Dunkin’ Donuts (DNKN) while we drive.

The new technology will let drivers do everything from ordering hot wings to booking a hotel room or reserving a table at Applebee’s — all without even having to pull over.

If you own a 2017 or 2018 model year Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac, you might see a new icon on your vehicle’s central computer screen Tuesday morning. It’s labeled Marketplace.

With a few pokes of your finger you can order food or drinks, or reserve a table at one of several restaurants that have teamed up with GM.

The new GM Marketplace App will allow users to make purchases and reservations from behind the wheel.

“For most retailers and consumer brands the daily commute is the only time not accessible in a consumers’ day,” said Santiago Chamorro, GM’s vice president for Connected Customer Experience, in an announcement. “Marketplace gives merchants the ability to more safely engage with drivers and passengers in a meaningful way that provides true value for our customers.”

Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2019: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation(CCMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

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Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2019: Fitbit, Inc.(FIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Fitbit (NYSE:FIT)has shipped some 1 million Versa smartwatches in a little over a month’s time.That indicates it not only got its product right this time, but that it is finally also a worthy competitor to Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL).

  • [By Brian Withers]

    Fitbit(NYSE:FIT)has had a tough go of it lately.The fitness tracker wearables manufacturer postednegative revenue growthin Q1-2018 of 17%, widening losses, and declared its transition year has been extended into amulti-year transformational effort. It would not be a surprise if even die-hard investors were getting impatient with the stock down over 80% since its IPO in June 2015.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Wednesday.

    A number of other analysts have also commented on FIT. Craig Hallum initiated coverage on Fitbit in a report on Monday, March 19th. They set a buy rating on the stock. Roth Capital assumed coverage on shares of Fitbit in a research note on Friday, January 5th. They set a buy rating and a $10.00 price target for the company. Bank of America reaffirmed an underperform rating on shares of Fitbit in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of Fitbit from an equal weight rating to an underweight rating and decreased their price target for the company from $5.00 to $4.00 in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Fitbit from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Fitbit has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $6.16.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Just three years ago, Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) was a dominant player in the wearables space thanks to the popularity of fitness trackers. Investors scrambled to get a piece of Fitbit as it looked all set to conquer the wearables market with a variety of fitness bands that were constantly updatedto stay ahead of the competition, giving the company an 80% shareof fitness trackers in the U.S.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Lewis:Yeah,I think that this is a company that has a lot of things going for it that maybe aGoPro(NASDAQ:GPRO) orFitbit(NYSE:FIT) wouldn’tin the hardware space. They have ubiquity andseemingly a very strong brand attachment with their offering. I think that there’sreally something there on the services side. But, when they’re capping margins to make their prices more accessible, that only gives themso much cash to operate with. You see the precedent that Apple has set withcommanding really good margins andcreating a cash cow business with their iPhone segment. I worry that Xiaomimight struggle to do that, particularly because services is such a tiny portion of the overall business. If that starts to change, then I think the interest level for me is a little higher.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) dropped 11.6% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $4.51. Shares closed at $5.10 on Thursday and the stock’s 52-week high is $7.32. Volume was more than double the daily average of around 6 million shares. The company took a ratings downgrade to Sell from Morgan Stanley this morning.

Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2019: Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.(UBNT)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
    AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
    Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion.
    Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
    Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion.
    Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $255.60 million.
    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $457.67 million.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
    Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $1.32 billion.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $10.14 billion.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
    NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
    World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
    MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $616.04 million.
    Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CH
  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ:UBNT) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 10, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Ubiquiti Networks Inc.(NASDAQ:UBNT) climbed 15.9% in May, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence, after the wireless networking products leader delivered stronger-than-expected quarterly results.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) reported earnings for the third time since going public, and Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ:UBNT) jumped after announcing higher sales and improving profits.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Ubiquiti Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:UBNT) were up 13.6% as of 3:30 p.m. EDT Thursday after the wireless networking products specialist announced better-than-expected fiscal third-quarter 2018 results.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Ubiquiti Networks(NASDAQ:UBNT)announced fiscal third-quarter 2018 results early Thursday, highlighting strong demand from its Enterprise Technology product lines and a large new share-repurchase plan. Shares of the wireless networking technology company climbed 11% Thursday when all was said and done.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Echostar Holding Corp (NASDAQ:SATS) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $51.33 and last traded at $52.44, with a volume of 104714 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $51.79.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Teachers Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Echostar Co. (NASDAQ:SATS) by 9.2% in the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 59,929 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 5,059 shares during the quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC’s holdings in Echostar were worth $3,590,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ:MGRC) VP Kay Dashner sold 1,993 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.30, for a total transaction of $130,142.90. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 4,891 shares in the company, valued at approximately $319,382.30. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ: MGRC) and Triton International (NYSE:TRTN) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.