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You might assume that chats sent on Facebook Messenger are completely private. But you’d be wrong.

Facebook confirmed Thursday that it uses automated tools to scan Messenger chats for malware links and child porn images. It also allows users to report chats that may violate community standards.

The company’s moderators can review any messages that are flagged by users or the automated systems.

Facebook has long been clear that its workers can review posts to ensure they comply with its community standards. But many users had assumed their chats on Messenger were private.

Facebook (FB) said in a statement on Thursday that keeping messages private is its priority, but it also defended the automated tools as being “very similar to those that other internet companies use today.”

“The content of messages between people is not used for ads targeting,” a company spokesperson said. “We do not listen to your voice and video calls.”

Facebook has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks after news broke that Cambridge Analytica, a data firm with ties to President Donald Trump’s campaign, may have had information on millions of Facebook users without their knowledge.

Top Stocks For 2019: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation(CTSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Oil prices are at levels we haven’t seen in years. U.S. crude topped $70 for the first since 2014, as U.S. President Donald Trump appeared increasingly likely to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and reinforce sanctions on Tehran. In addition, OPEC has announced plans to bolster prices and cap production. For oil investors, Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says it’s time to buckle up. According to Moors, revoking the Iran deal would cause “price chaos” around the globe. And that’s right as driving season starts in the United States. Here’s more on the coming chaos for oil. In deal news, Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) announced it will purchase Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) for $7.6 billion in cash. Grammercy manages commercial real estate. While this may seem like a boring deal, Blackstone is buying a business that churns out cold hard cash for its investors. We want to keep this deal on your radar, because there are many other deals like this coming down the pipeline. We’re going to be discussing one of the best real estate opportunities available very soon – so keep an eye out for updates.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, AAPL, TSN, SBUX
    Shareholders of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) cheered statements made by Warren Buffett over the weekend. The Oracle of Omaha said he messed up by not investing in Amazon and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL). “I made the wrong decisions on Google and Amazon,” Buffett said on Saturday. “We’ve looked at it. I made the mistake in not being able to come to a conclusion where I really felt that at the present prices that the prospects were far better than the prices indicated.” Buffett says he now has a “very, very, very high opinion” of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Oracle believes that Bezos has created something that is “close to a miracle.” Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) added another 0.6% Monday, to reach $185.00 per share – a new 52-week high. The uptick came after Warren Buffett announced

  • [By John Ballard]

    Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) has been around for about 25 years, providing essential consulting services that help other companies compete more effectively in their industries. In the early 2000s, Cognizant experienced exponential growth as it helped companies navigate the disruptions being caused by the growth of the internet and e-commerce. The stock has absolutely crushed the S&P 500 index since its initial public offering in the late 1990s, returning roughly 30,000% to shareholders.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top Stocks For 2019: Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc.(DPLO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Diplomat Pharmacy (NYSE:DPLO) started the first quarter with decent revenue growth. This is due in part to its new pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) business, now rebranded as CastiaRx, although the acquisition and integration are cutting into the bottom line — for now.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) traded down about 5.8% to $25.74. The 52-week range is $28.74 to $14.24. Diplomat’s market cap dropped by about $80 million.

Top Stocks For 2019: Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd.(OSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News articles about Ossen Innovation (NASDAQ:OSN) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ossen Innovation earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the construction company an impact score of 45.9401388856467 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares jumped 29.86 percent to close at $2.87 on Friday.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares gained 28.87 percent to close at $8.75 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Mexco Energy Corporation (NYSE: MXC) gained 27.02 percent to close at $5.4744.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) climbed 26 percent to close at $23.94. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 25.64 percent to close at $42.44 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.19 percent to close at $8.50 after reporting Q2 results.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares gained 22.45 percent to close at $31.58 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) gained 22.31 percent to close at $6.25 after reporting Q1 results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares jumped 22.27 percent to close at $121.46 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Jerash Holdings (US), Inc. (NASDAQ: JRSH) gained 20.86 percent to close at $8.46.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 19.83 percent to close at $6.89 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 18.01 percent to close at $55.95 on Friday after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 17.73 percent to close at $21.25 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMIT) rose 17.41 percent to close at $2.36.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares gained 16.78 percent to close at $12.25 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares rose 14.23 percent to close at $63.40 following Q1 result

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019

Chevrolet has been performing magic lately, making hundreds of pounds of vehicles weight disappear without reducing their comfort or features. The 2018 Equinox compact SUV may be its best hat trick yet.

The new Equinox shed 400 pounds and 4.7 inches versus its predecessor, but it remains one of the most accommodating and best-equipped vehicles in the red-hot compact SUV class.

The Equinox is all new for 2018, and engineered to face some of the auto industrys fiercest competition. Compact SUV sales rose 73% in the past five years to 2.6 million last year. Its Americas top-selling vehicle class.

The Equinox faces the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Tucson, Kia Sportage and Sorento, Mazda CX-5, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: ACI Worldwide, Inc.(ACIW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Q2 (NYSE: QTWO) and ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:ACIW) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: American States Water Company(AWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AWARE (CURRENCY:AWR) traded 3.3% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 9:00 AM E.T. on June 5th. During the last week, AWARE has traded down 0.7% against the U.S. dollar. One AWARE token can now be bought for about $0.0294 or 0.00000396 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including BigONE, Bibox and Allcoin. AWARE has a total market cap of $0.00 and $1.37 million worth of AWARE was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    In terms of dividend growth, only four of the above stocks — 3M, Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, and Procter & Gamble — feature among the 10 fastest dividend-growth kings. In other words, there are six other stocks from the dividend kings list that have grown their dividends at a faster pace than most stocks in the above table in the past decade, some even at double-digits.

    Six top dividend kings by dividend growth

    Dividend King 10-Year Dividend CAGR Current Dividend Yield Payout Ratio (TTM)
    Lowe’s Companies 18.5% 2% 34.5%
    Hormel Foods 16.3% 2.1% 39.2%
    Parker-Hannifin Corp(NYSE:PH) 14% 1.7% 35.2%
    Nordson Corporation 12.2% 0.9% 13.3%
    Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) 9% 2% 37.4%
    American States Water(NYSE:AWR) 7.6% 1.9% 54.8%

    TTM: Trailing 12 months. Data sources: YCharts and Yahoo! Finance. Table by author.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) has increased its dividend each and every year for 63 consecutive years. That’s a feat unmatched by its water utility rivals, and most other companies for that matter. But that incredible run of dividend hikes doesn’t mean that American States is a good investment. Here’s the background you need in order to make a better call here.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Contrary to what many believe, it’s easier to find stocks to invest in when you’re in your 60s. That’s because your choices narrow down significantly as you filter out young, aggressive companies that typically carry higher risk. As you near retirement, you need a portfolio choc-a-block with mature, established businesses that have a visible growth path and preferably offer solid dividends to supplement your income. Three interesting stocks that fit the bill are American States Water (NYSE:AWR), A.O. Smith (NYSE:AOS), and Realty Income (NYSE:O).

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Open Text Corporation(OTEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in shares of Open Text Corp (NASDAQ:OTEX) (TSE:OTC) by 4.2% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 99,321 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,003 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Open Text were worth $3,456,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Cloud computing has seen amazing growth in recent years, but that’s also made investors extremely demanding when it comes to the success of players in the cloud space. Like many of its peers, OpenText (NASDAQ:OTEX) promises to help enterprise customers use their information more effectively in achieving key business objectives. Those familiar with the space acknowledge OpenText’s approach to the industry, but that doesn’t make them any more forgiving when the company hasn’t lived up to their ambitious expectations for growth.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    Box was an early mover in the content and file management space in enterprise markets. In its annual report, the company highlights Alphabet(Nasdaq: GOOG), Microsoft,Dropbox, and Canadian software giant Open Text Corporation (Nasdaq: OTEX) as competitors. Those may seem like daunting foes, but Box’s cloud-neutral platform (unlike Alphabet and Microsoft) has allowed it to succeed, and it also has an edge in the high-touch enterprise over the more consumer and SMB-focused Dropbox. These factors, combined with excellent execution, has allowed Box to win nearly 70% of the Fortune 500 as customers, and generate very low churn of only around 4%, showing the “stickiness” of Box’s software.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation(CTSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Highland Capital Management LP increased its position in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 49.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 162,000 shares of the information technology service provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 53,500 shares during the period. Highland Capital Management LP’s holdings in Cognizant Technology Solutions were worth $13,041,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC reduced its stake in Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 6.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 31,900 shares of the information technology service provider’s stock after selling 2,100 shares during the period. Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC’s holdings in Cognizant were worth $2,568,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) has been a key player in the technology revolution over the past 25 years. By providing much-needed information technology consulting services, Cognizant has been able to succeed in helping clients join the digital age effectively and competitively. Even with some of its rivals having competitive advantages in the form of lower labor costs, Cognizant nevertheless has found ways to keep expanding and growing its footprint.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    From an investing standpoint, Foresi said IT Services stocks such as IBM (NYSE: IBM), Accenture Plc (NYSE: ACN) and Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ: CTSH) could benefit from a rise in blockchain projects.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Oil prices are at levels we haven’t seen in years. U.S. crude topped $70 for the first since 2014, as U.S. President Donald Trump appeared increasingly likely to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and reinforce sanctions on Tehran. In addition, OPEC has announced plans to bolster prices and cap production. For oil investors, Money MorningGlobal Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says it’s time to buckle up. According to Moors, revoking the Iran deal would cause “price chaos” around the globe. And that’s right as driving season starts in the United States. Here’s more on the coming chaos for oil. In deal news, Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) announced it will purchase Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) for $7.6 billion in cash. Grammercy manages commercial real estate. While this may seem like a boring deal, Blackstone is buying a business that churns out cold hard cash for its investors. We want to keep this deal on your radar, because there are many other deals like this coming down the pipeline. We’re going to be discussing one of the best real estate opportunities available very soon – so keep an eye out for updates.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, AAPL, TSN, SBUX
    Shareholders of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) cheered statements made by Warren Buffett over the weekend. The Oracle of Omaha said he messed up by not investing in Amazon and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL). “I made the wrong decisions on Google and Amazon,” Buffett said on Saturday. “We’ve looked at it. I made the mistake in not being able to come to a conclusion where I really felt that at the present prices that the prospects were far better than the prices indicated.” Buffett says he now has a “very, very, very high opinion” of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Oracle believes that Bezos has created something that is “close to a miracle.” Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) added another 0.6% Monday, to reach $185.00 per share – a new 52-week high. The uptick came after Warren Buffett announced

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Equinix Inc.(EQIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) reported robust first-quarter 2018 financial results after the market close on Wednesday.

    Shares closed down 6.1% on Thursday, which we can probably attribute to the company revising slightly downward its full-year 2018 adjusted funds from operations (AFFO) outlook, as we’ll get to in a moment. (AFFO is aclosely watched metric for companies organized as real estate investment trusts, or REITs. It’s akin to “earnings” for REITs.)

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is one of the larger capitalization companies in the data center industry. Equinix Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX)provides data center services to protect and connect the information assets for the enterprises, financial services companies, and content and network providers primarily in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Equinix Inc (EQIX) Insider Charles J. Meyers Sells 400 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Equinix Selects AT&T as 2018 Americas Partner of the Year (finance.yahoo.com) Equinix Inc (EQIX) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $1.26 Billion (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Equinix Inc (EQIX) Will Announce Earnings of $5.10 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) NetActuate Deployment to Equinix SP3 IBX庐 Data Center in Brazil Brings Faster Connections and New Services in … (benzinga.com)

    Several research analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Equinix from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 8th. Credit Suisse Group set a $525.00 price objective on shares of Equinix and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 31st. Deutsche Bank lowered their price objective on shares of Equinix from $550.00 to $540.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, May 31st. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Equinix from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Equinix from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 8th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and eighteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $504.29.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Optical Cable Corporation(OCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Octoin Coin (CURRENCY:OCC) traded up 7% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 8:00 AM ET on June 28th. One Octoin Coin coin can currently be purchased for $0.32 or 0.00005167 BTC on exchanges including Exrates and YoBit. During the last week, Octoin Coin has traded 17% lower against the US dollar. Octoin Coin has a market capitalization of $131,298.00 and $1.10 million worth of Octoin Coin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Octoin Coin (CURRENCY:OCC) traded 7% higher against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 19:00 PM Eastern on May 12th. One Octoin Coin coin can now be bought for approximately $2.51 or 0.00029499 BTC on popular exchanges including Exrates and YoBit. Octoin Coin has a market cap of $926,548.00 and approximately $1.02 million worth of Octoin Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, Octoin Coin has traded 23.4% lower against the US dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Optical Cable Co. (NASDAQ:OCC) Chairman Neil D. Wilkin, Jr. sold 10,000 shares of Optical Cable stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.50, for a total transaction of $35,000.00. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 1,074,405 shares in the company, valued at $3,760,417.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: BankFinancial Corporation(BFIN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of BankFinancial from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, April 3rd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $17.58.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Data I/O Corporation(DAIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Data I/O (NASDAQ: DAIO) and Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) were down 16 percent to $6.12 following Q1 results.

    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) was down, falling around 15 percent to $14.20 after a mixed fourth quarter report.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Analogic (NASDAQ: ALOG) and Data I/O (NASDAQ:DAIO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Materialise NV(MTLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Materialise earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the software maker an impact score of 46.5867221134452 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A.(CCU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Beverage stocks have been a hit-or-miss proposition in the U.S., both for megabrewers and for smaller players in the craft beer, spirits, and soft drink industries. But there are plenty of opportunities internationally to invest in the companies that produce drinks. In Chile, Compania Cervecerias Unidas (NYSE:CCU) produces beer, wine, and soft drinks for several South American countries, and after having seen a slow period to finish 2017, CCU had hoped to find ways to bounce back to start the new year.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News coverage about Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. Common Stock (NYSE:CCU) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. Common Stock earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 45.6257635339829 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

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Citadel Advisors LLC bought a new stake in WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm bought 16,074 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $729,000.

Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Financial Gravity Wealth Inc. bought a new stake in shares of WNS during the first quarter valued at about $136,000. Citigroup Inc. raised its stake in shares of WNS by 89.4% during the first quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 3,278 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $149,000 after purchasing an additional 1,547 shares in the last quarter. Optimum Investment Advisors bought a new stake in shares of WNS during the first quarter valued at about $154,000. Fiera Capital Corp bought a new stake in shares of WNS during the first quarter valued at about $212,000. Finally, Castleark Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of WNS during the fourth quarter valued at about $217,000. Institutional investors own 86.38% of the company’s stock.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.(VNDA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:VNDA) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven 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 $22.40.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Vanda Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VNDA) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vanda Pharmaceuticals earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 46.3857713397213 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Lisa Levin]

    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares shot up 30 percent to $12.05 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.

    Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 26 percent to $14.48 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares jumped 31.6 percent to $12.18 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 26.5 percent to $14.55 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares gained 25 percent to $4.0234 following Q1 beat.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) jumped 23.5 percent to $55.12 following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) gained 23.3 percent to $59.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 22.5 percent to $47.51 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares surged 21.7 percent to $3.36. Amazon.com's partnership with Sears started in 2017 with an agreement to sell Kenmore-branded appliances online. On Wednesday, the companies announced an extension of their relationship to now include tire delivery and installations.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) jumped 21.3 percent to $2.68 following Q1 results.
    LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) surged 20.4 percent to $3.395 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE: SUP) gained 19 percent to $15.82 after reporting Q1 results.
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLCM) shares rose 18.5 percent to $8.13 following Q1 results.
    Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) rose 18.3 percent to $52.47 after the company posted strong quarterly results.
    Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) shares jumped 18.3 percent to $6.47 following quarterly results.
    IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE: IEC) shares climbed 17 percent to $4.68 after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 16.8 percent to $90.10 following Q4 results.
    Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR)
  • [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 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ryder System Inc.(R)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mackay Shields LLC bought a new stake in shares of Ryder (NYSE:R) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 97,749 shares of the transportation company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,115,000. Mackay Shields LLC owned about 0.18% of Ryder at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Ryder (R) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $1.87 Billion” was first posted by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are reading this news story on another domain, it was stolen and reposted in violation of US & international trademark & copyright law. The original version of this news story can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3377804/zacks-brokerages-anticipate-ryder-r-will-post-quarterly-sales-of-1-87-billion.html.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Revain (CURRENCY:R) traded up 4.9% against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 16:00 PM Eastern on July 1st. One Revain token can currently be bought for approximately $0.34 or 0.00005370 BTC on popular exchanges including YoBit, HitBTC, Mercatox and BTC-Alpha. During the last seven days, Revain has traded up 0.1% against the US dollar. Revain has a total market capitalization of $63.79 million and approximately $3.56 million worth of Revain was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Earnest Partners LLC increased its position in shares of Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R) by 3.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 265,257 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,653 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC’s holdings in Ryder System were worth $19,308,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: China Commercial Credit, Inc.(CCCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about China Commercial Credit (NASDAQ:CCCR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. China Commercial Credit earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 47.8379000547292 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation(CTSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cognizant earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the information technology service provider an impact score of 46.6851487556046 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $9.89 billion.
    Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $14.34 billion.
    Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $692.63 million.
    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSH) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of 3.90 billion.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $3.24 billion.
    Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NYSE: WLTW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.01 per share on revenue of $2.23 billion.
    Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.28 per share on revenue of $922.42 million.
    TravelCenters of America LLC (NASDAQ: TA) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.16 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $723.93 million.
    Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE: WBT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $329.71 million.
    Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ: HZNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $234.17 million.

     

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Oil prices are at levels we haven’t seen in years. U.S. crude topped $70 for the first since 2014, as U.S. President Donald Trump appeared increasingly likely to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and reinforce sanctions on Tehran. In addition, OPEC has announced plans to bolster prices and cap production. For oil investors, Money MorningGlobal Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says it’s time to buckle up. According to Moors, revoking the Iran deal would cause “price chaos” around the globe. And that’s right as driving season starts in the United States. Here’s more on the coming chaos for oil. In deal news, Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) announced it will purchase Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) for $7.6 billion in cash. Grammercy manages commercial real estate. While this may seem like a boring deal, Blackstone is buying a business that churns out cold hard cash for its investors. We want to keep this deal on your radar, because there are many other deals like this coming down the pipeline. We’re going to be discussing one of the best real estate opportunities available very soon – so keep an eye out for updates.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, AAPL, TSN, SBUX
    Shareholders of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) cheered statements made by Warren Buffett over the weekend. The Oracle of Omaha said he messed up by not investing in Amazon and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL). “I made the wrong decisions on Google and Amazon,” Buffett said on Saturday. “We’ve looked at it. I made the mistake in not being able to come to a conclusion where I really felt that at the present prices that the prospects were far better than the prices indicated.” Buffett says he now has a “very, very, very high opinion” of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Oracle believes that Bezos has created something that is “close to a miracle.” Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) added another 0.6% Monday, to reach $185.00 per share – a new 52-week high. The uptick came after Warren Buffett announced

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Teekay Offshore Partners L.P.(TOO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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

     

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Datawatch Corporation(DWCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, the information technology shares surged 0.29 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), up 12 percent, and Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ: DWCH) up 6 percent.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Macquarie Infrastructure Company(MIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE: MIC) and Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (NYSE:ANW) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Atria Investments LLC raised its holdings in Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC) by 59.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 8,737 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,251 shares during the quarter. Atria Investments LLC’s holdings in Macquarie Infrastructure were worth $323,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sunoco (NYSE: SUN) and Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC) Director Infrastructure Manag Macquarie acquired 430,648 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 21st. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $37.36 per share, with a total value of $16,089,009.28. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 6,690,969 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $249,974,601.84. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

    Get Macquarie Infrastructure alerts:

    EQUITY ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Shareholders of Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation of a Class Action Lawsuit and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of June 25, 2018 MIC (finance.yahoo.com) Macquarie Infrastructure (MIC) Director Acquires $7,136,892.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Rohatyn Group acquires JP Morgan’s Asia infrastructure portfolio (dealstreetasia.com) Form 8-K Macquarie Infrastructure For: May 16 (streetinsider.com) Macquarie Infrastructure Partners amasses over $3.84 bln for fourth fund (pehub.com)

    Several brokerages have recently commented on MIC. Zacks Investment Research raised Macquarie Infrastructure from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. ValuEngine lowered Macquarie Infrastructure from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Royal Bank of Canada decreased their price target on Macquarie Infrastructure to $55.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Macquarie Infrastructure from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, SunTrust Banks lowered Macquarie Infrastructure from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $57.00.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Red Lion Hotels Corporation(RLH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    Contrasting Hilton Worldwide (HLT) and Red Lion Hotels (RLH) (americanbankingnews.com) Red Lion Hotels Co. (RLH) Director Sells $838,969.60 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Insider Selling: Red Lion Hotels Co. (RLH) Director Sells 178,000 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Red Lion Hotels Co. (RLH) Major Shareholder Sells $5,099,986.65 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) RLH Corporation Promotes Paul Sacco to Executive Vice President, President of Global Development (finance.yahoo.com)

    Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Red Lion Hotels from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Red Lion Hotels from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 30th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Red Lion Hotels (NYSE: RLH) and Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and earnings.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Addus HomeCare Corporation(ADUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Addus Homecare (NASDAQ:ADUS) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report published on Saturday.

    Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Stephens set a $56.00 price target on shares of Addus Homecare and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Robert W. Baird set a $43.00 price target on shares of Addus Homecare and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. ValuEngine raised shares of Addus Homecare from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Addus Homecare from a buy rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Monday, June 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $51.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Addus Homecare (ADUS)

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Addus HomeCare (NASDAQ:ADUS) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Saturday.

Cantor's CoinDesk Consensus Conference Takeaways

Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Joseph Foresi attended this week’s Consensus 2018 blockchain conference in New York and released a note on Wednesday discussing the investment implications of blockchain.

Early Stages

Foresi said blockchain technology is still in its embryonic phase, with few limited functional applications. However, he said there are many promising ideas, particularly in financial services. A recent Deloitte survey found that 43 percent of companies are calling blockchain a top five strategic opportunity.

At the same time, Foresi said the cryptocurrency hype associated with the Consensus conference was bigger than ever this year, with attendance tripling to 8,500. Still, with more than 1,900 cryptocurrencies out there, Foresi says the future of crypto remains up in the air.

“It remains undetermined whether crypto is reliable, can hold value, and how credible the promises are for future issues,” he said.

Regulatory Pressure

Foresi said cryptocurrencies must compete with the U.S. dollar and face an uncertain regulatory future.

From an investing standpoint, Foresi said IT Services stocks such as IBM (NYSE: IBM), Accenture Plc (NYSE: ACN) and Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ: CTSH) could benefit from a rise in blockchain projects.

Foresi said merchant acquirers and payment processors could potentially have their business disrupted by blockchain tech in the long-term. These stocks include Global Payments Inc (NYSE: GPN), First Data Corp (NYSE: FDC), Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL) and Square Inc (NYSE: SQ).

Foresi also said core bank processing and accounting could also be impacted by blockchain technology, but he doesn’t see any material threat to those businesses at this time.

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On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Jon Najarian spoke about high options activity in Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN). Traders were buying the June 19 calls for $1. The trade breaks even at $20 or 2.20 percent above the closing price on Wednesday. Najarian followed the trade and he is going to hold the position for two weeks.

Pete Najarian was watching Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR). He said that the stock has been trading in a range between $8 and $18 over the last 52 weeks and although it spiked 2.82 percent on Wednesday, it's still close to the lower end of the range. Anticipating a move higher, traders were buying the June 11 calls for $0.30. Around 6,000 contracts were bought in the first half of the session. The trade breaks even at $11.30 or 10.78 percent above the current market price. Pete Najarian decided to buy the calls and he is going to hold them for 4-5 weeks.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation(CTSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ: CTSH) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.23 billion.

    CIGNA Corporation (NYSE: CI) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $2.15 per share on revenue of $10.00 billion.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (NASDAQ: CTSH) dropped more than 17% on Friday to post a new 52-week low of $45.44 after closing at $55.00 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $69.80. Volume was more than 10 times the daily average of around 4.2 million shares. The company’s president has been replaced as an investigation into possible corruption charges begins.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (NASDAQ: CTSH) is starting to show up as a stock to buy for many of the Wall Street firms we cover. The company was very bullish at the conference and cited a very solid demand environment that is expected to continue through next year. The Deutsche Bank target for the stock is placed at $92, while the consensus number is at $87.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Finisar Corporation(FNSR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of optical component companies have dropped today, includingOclaro (NASDAQ:OCLR), Acacia (NASDAQ:ACIA), Lumentum (NASDAQ:LITE), and Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR), whose shares were down 11%, 11%, 6%, and 3%, respectively, as of 3:30 p.m. EDT, after the U.S. broadened its investigation regarding compliance with sanctions programs.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Thursday’s regular session.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Foresight Autonomous Holdings ADR (NASDAQ: FNSR) were down 8 percent to $4.34. On Friday, Foresight posted Q3 non-GAAP net loss of $2,086,000, versus a year-ago non-GAAP net loss of $879,000.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) reported in-line earnings for its fourth quarter, but issued a weak forecast for the current quarter. Finisar shares jumped 7.76 percent to $27.63 in the after-hours trading session.
    Shares of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE: BAH) dropped over 13 percent in after-hours trading as the company reported a DoJ civil and criminal investigation regarding cost accounting and cost charging practices. Booz Allen shares dipped 13.30 percent to $34.10 in the after-hours trading session.
    Bob Evans Farms Inc (NASDAQ: BOBE) shares declined over 4 percent Thursday after the company reported results for its fourth quarter. The company posted better-than-expected Q4 earnings, while sales missed estimates. Bob Evans shares dropped 4.26 percent to close at $68.99 on Thursday.

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

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of fiber optic components maker Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR) fell 17% in April due to a big third-quarter miss in mid-March. Its revenue rose 23% annually to $380.6 million, but that missed expectations by $9 million. Earnings rose136% to $0.59 per share, but that also missed estimates by three cents. Finisar’s top and bottom line guidance for the fourth quarter (16% sales growth and 83% earnings growth at the midpoints) also came in below Wall Street estimates.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR) posted a new 52-week low of $17.81 Monday, down about 7.5% after closing at $19.26 on Friday. The 52-week high is $36.85. Volume was about 6.4 million, nearly double the daily average of around 3.4 million shares. The optical technology company had no specific news.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Autohome Inc.(ATHM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Autohome Inc (ADR) (NYSE: ATHM) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $1.05 billion.

    Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRA) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $106.75 million.

  • [By R. Chandrasekaran]

    The following stocks are rated with Neutral:

    JD.Com Inc(ADR) (NASDAQ: JD). Vipshop Holdings Ltd – ADR (NYSE: VIPS). Autohome Inc (ADR) (NYSE: ATHM). SouFun Holdings Ltd (NYSE: SFUN). Leju Holdings Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: LEJU).
    Underweight Names

    The following stocks are rated Underweight:

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Fitbit, Inc.(FIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    We’ve compiled a list of the most heavily shorted stocks to show you which stocks have the most negative sentiment on the market…

    Company Name (Ticker)Short FloatShare PriceHanwha Q Cells Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq ADR: HQCL)98.52%$ 8.88Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN)91.59%$ 8.53Weight Watchers International Inc. (NYSE: WTW)67.92%$12.57INSYS Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: INSY)66.71%$10.74Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO)66.34%$33.17Nutanix Inc. (Nasdaq: NTNX)65.65%$31.96Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT)55.15%$ 6.06Weibo Corp. (Nasdaq ADR: WB)53.83%$55.26RPC Inc. (NYSE: RES)53.62%$21.19Straight Path Communications Inc. (NYSEMKT: STRP)49.27%$34.79Momo Inc. (Nasdaq ADR: MOMO)48.63%$26.80Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE: SRG)46.91%$44.87Lannett Company Inc. (NYSE: LCI)45.46%$23.00Gogo Inc. (Nasdaq: GOGO)43.98%$ 9.10Altisource Portfolio Solutions SA (Nasdaq: ASPS)42.78%$22.73Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE ADR: CMCM)40.86%$10.00

    Some investors think the only way to profit from the stock market is to buy stocks and wait for the price to rise. However, these investors are missing out on the massive profit opportunity that comes from shorting stocks.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) dropped about 1.9% on Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $7.30 after closing at $7.44 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $30.96. Volume was about 10% below the daily average of around 10 million shares. Analysts at Pacific Crest said that the company’s inventory continues increasing and lowered the firm’s expectations for unit sales in the first fiscal quarter of 2017.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap Fitbit Inc (NYSE: FIT), which designs products that track everyday health and fitness,is probably the most well know pure play wearables focused stock to investorsin part because is started off as a high flying pioneer in the space and shares had taken off after its 2015 IPO. However, thatshare performance has not lived up to the lofty investor expectations expected of a stock that became synonymous with wearables:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Leveraging data to transform healthcare is only in its infancy, but we’re already seeing examples of how wearable technology may help patients. For example, Fitbit(NYSE:FIT)and Apple(NASDAQ:AAPL)sell consumer-electronics devices that measure and report health information, such as activity levels and heart rate, so that people cantrack the progress they’re making toward their health goals, such as weight loss. Soon, data that these wearable devices collect could become even more useful as more sophisticated sensors are incorporated into them.

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    We saw it with GoPro Inc. (Nasdaq: GPRO) and Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT). Both are trading about 90% below their post-IPO peak prices.

    “The thought that any sane investor would buy Snapchat is frightening,” said Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani. “Buying shares in SNAP is like trying to pick up nickels in front of buses.”

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: EPAM Systems, Inc.(EPAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    Read on to see why they pickedAllstate(NYSE:ALL),EPAM Systems(NYSE:EPAM), andUniversal Display(NASDAQ:OLED).

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Axcelis Technologies Inc.(ACLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Dier-Scalise]

    "We have three stocks that we have identified, Excelis Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: ACLS), Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHU), and Entegris Inc (NASDAQ: ENTG). All of these companies spiked up on their recent positive earnings surprises and they’ve now pulled back to the point that we think they‘re attractive"

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) gained 21.7% in March 2017, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

    So what

    The maker of manufacturing equipment for semiconductor factories is largely following the medium-term trajectory of the industry-tracking PHLX Semiconductor index. Being a small-cap player in that large sector, Axcelis saw its share prices falling in early March only to whipsaw back to a strong gain on heavy trading volume.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Molex Incorporated(MOLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Shares of electronic connector maker Molex Incorporated (MOLX) skyrocketed on Monday morning after reports that the company will be acquired by Koch Industries.

    Koch Industries has agreed to acquire Molex for a total of $7.2 billion. This deal will include all outstanding shares of the company’s Common Stock, Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock for $38.50 per share.

    The deal has been approved by the board of directors of both companies. Molex will continue to maintain its current management team and its current headquarters in Lisle, IL.

    Molex shares were up $9.15, or 31.17%, during Monday morning trading. The stock is up 41% YTD.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Rackspace Hosting Inc(RAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE: RAX) reported better-than-expected earnings for the first quarter, but the company missed analysts’ sales estimates. Rackspace shares dropped 7.72 percent to $20.80 in the after-hours trading session.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Netlist, Inc.(NLST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Friday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested small cap data/memory solutions stocksNetlist, Inc (NASDAQ: NLST) as a long/bullish position for our short term portfolio:

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Novellus Systems Inc.(NVLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Nivalis Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: NVLS) dropped 60% on Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $2.50 after closing at $6.25 on Monday. The stock’s 52-week high is $9.45. Volume of about 4.2million was about 60 times the daily average of around 75,000 shares. The company reported a failed mid-stage trial on its treatment for cystic fibrosis.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Nivalis Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVLS) is watching its shares crumble on Tuesday after the company gave an update on its mid-stage Cystic Fibrosis (CF) trial. Specifically, the company announced topline results from the its Phase 2 trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of two doses of cavosonstat, in adult patients with CF who had two copies of the F508del-CFTR mutation and were being treated with Orkambi.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Nivalis Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: NVLS) shares dropped 59 percent to $2.58 after the company reported it failed to demonstrate benefit in absolute change in predicted FEV1 or in Sweat Chloride Reduction at 12 weeks. The failed trial has prompted four Wall Street firms to downgrade the issue including Raymond James, Cowen, Baird and Stifel.