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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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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.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    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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    Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)Q12019 Earnings CallApril 24, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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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.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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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.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Ebix Inc (NASDAQ:EBIX)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 01, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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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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Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019

While the past year has been very up and down for Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) investors, anyone who bought shares of the electric car, solar panel, and energy storage company before April 2017 — or more recently, since April 2018 — has enjoyed market-beating returns. But with a market capitalization above $60 billion at recent prices, investors seem to have already banked heavily that the company will accomplish much bigger ambitions, based on the current valuation. 

And while investors shouldn’t count Elon Musk and Tesla out, it’s never wise to put all your hopes — and money — on a single company. We asked three investors who write for The Motley Fool — one of whom is a Tesla shareholder — for alternative ideas — stocks they think could put Tesla’s future returns to shame. They put together compelling arguments for Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ:CLNE), Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B), and Codexis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDXS). 

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Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Facebook, Inc.(FB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levy]

    More importantly, those costs aren’t going to come down over time, as the company faces regulatory and security challenges similar to Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), and Twitter also needs to keep investing in things like video content to further its live video strategy.

  • [By Mac Greer]

    President Trump continues his Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) railing against Alphabet’s Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG), which raises some bigger questions. How much danger are big tech companies like Alphabet and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) really in right now? And how much will Facebook’s decision to curate its platform cost it in the long run? Finally, news broke of an insider trading scandal…in the NFL, of all places. Tune in to find out more.

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    Job growth topped expectations, and the U.S. unemployment rate fell to a multi-decade low of 3.9%. The agency said that nonfarm payrolls increased by 201,000 new jobs. The average estimate was set at 191,000 jobs before the report. Average hourly earnings increased by 2.9% for the month on an annualized basis. The U.S. economy added 157,000 new jobs in July, and it has averaged 221,000 new positions during the previous five months. Twitter Inc. (Nasdaq: TWTR) has permanently banned Alex Jones and his website Infowars from its social media platform. Jack Dorsey’s firm said that Jones had repeatedly violated Twitter’s content policy. The announcement comes shortly after Jones heckled Dorsey outside of congressional hearings about online election interference, social media and political bias, and censorship. Jones had also live-streamed a very heated interaction with CNN reporter Oliver Darcy. Alphabet’s (Nasdaq: GOOGL) YouTube, Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), and Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) have also banned Jones in recent weeks. The price of Bitcoin is off more than 20% in the last two days. The plunge has also spread to Litecoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and the rest of the cryptocurrency sector. The sharp downturn came after Business Insider released a report that Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) may abandon its plan to launch a trading desk around the cryptocurrency sector. Goldman has since publicly said that no decision is final. However, the jitters have fueled yet another panicked sell-off in a very volatile sector.
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    Some of Facebook Inc.’s (NASDAQ: FB) Instagram users were unable to access their accounts briefly. According to Reuters:

    Facebook Inc’s  photo-sharing social network Instagram was not working on Wednesday for users across several cities, including London, San Francisco and Singapore.

  • [By ] Facebook’s (NASDAQ: FB) Cambridge Analytica scandal, which compromised the personal data of up to 87 million users, caused many Americans to question tech companies’ data-sharing practices. Therefore, it isn’t surprising that a recent survey by Sailthru found that the majority of 1,000 American adults polled were “uncomfortable” with brands buying or selling their personal data.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Regency Centers Corporation(REG)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Regency Centers (NYSE:REG) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Friday.

    Several other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on REG. Jefferies Financial Group set a $64.00 price objective on shares of Regency Centers and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated an outperform rating and set a $65.00 price objective (down from $76.00) on shares of Regency Centers in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. SunTrust Banks set a $67.00 price objective on shares of Regency Centers and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Deutsche Bank decreased their price objective on shares of Regency Centers from $73.00 to $72.00 and set a hold rating for the company in a research note on Monday, March 19th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a buy rating and set a $68.00 price objective on shares of Regency Centers in a research note on Wednesday, March 21st. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Regency Centers presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $68.32.

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Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Kirby Corporation(KEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kirby (NYSE: KEX) and Teekay Tankers (NYSE:TNK) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock traders purchased 807 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,394% compared to the average daily volume of 54 put options.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. bought a new position in Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 8,325 shares of the shipping company’s stock, valued at approximately $696,000.

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    A number of analysts have commented on the company. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their target price on Kirby from $96.00 to $103.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kirby from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Wells Fargo & Co boosted their target price on Kirby from $89.00 to $100.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. ValuEngine downgraded Kirby from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. Finally, OTR Global upgraded Kirby to a “positive” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Kirby has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $86.44.

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Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: CubeSmart(CUBE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    DigiCube (CURRENCY:CUBE) traded flat against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 18:00 PM ET on June 28th. DigiCube has a total market capitalization of $148,754.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of DigiCube was traded on exchanges in the last day. One DigiCube coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0001 or 0.00000001 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last week, DigiCube has traded down 8.6% against the dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northern Trust Corp lowered its stake in shares of CubeSmart (NYSE:CUBE) by 1.3% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,910,162 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 25,329 shares during the quarter. Northern Trust Corp’s holdings in CubeSmart were worth $61,545,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    DigiCube (CURRENCY:CUBE) traded 0.4% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 13:00 PM E.T. on May 25th. DigiCube has a total market cap of $363,954.00 and approximately $783.00 worth of DigiCube was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, DigiCube has traded 0.6% higher against the US dollar. One DigiCube coin can currently be purchased for $0.0001 or 0.00000002 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Westell Technologies, Inc.(WSTL)

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

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    Recro Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: REPH) fell 50.3 percent to $6.17 in pre-market trading after the company received a Complete Response Letter from the FDA. The FDA declined to approve the company’s New Drug Application for IV meloxicam.
    Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL) shares fell 16.5 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after the company announced Q4 results.
    Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) fell 16.5 percent to $5.20 in pre-market trading after reporting pricing of public offering of common stock.
    Westmoreland Resource Partners, LP (NYSE: WMLP) fell 11 percent to $3.49 in pre-market trading after surging 194.03 percent on Wednesday.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) shares fell 11 percent to $13.45 in pre-market trading. Petrobras announced plans to lower the cost of diesel by 10 percent.
    Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) shares fell 9.4 percent to $97 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter.
    Zealand Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: ZEAL) fell 6.9 percent to $15.55 in pre-market trading after rising 2.71 percent on Wednesday.
    L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB) shares fell 6.7 percent to $31.76 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company issued weak second quarter and FY18 earnings guidance.
    ReTo Eco-Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: RETO) shares fell 5.9 percent to $4.78 in pre-market trading.
    Qiwi plc (NASDAQ: QIWI) fell 5.9 percent to $17.52 in pre-market trading.
    Eiger Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: EIGR) fell 5 percent to $13.25 in pre-market trading after reporting a proposed offering of common stock.
    Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY) shares fell 4.3 percent to $72.66 in pre-market trading. Best Buy reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) fell 4.1 percent to $64.

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    Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL) was down, falling around 19 percent to $2.815 after reporting a fourth-quarter earnings miss.

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    Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL) was down, falling around 19 percent to $2.81 after reporting a fourth-quarter earnings miss.

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Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

Konami (NASDAQ: MANH) and Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ:MANH) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.

Dividends

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Konami pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Manhattan Associates does not pay a dividend. Konami pays out 23.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Konami and Manhattan Associates’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Konami $2.16 billion 2.66 $275.48 million $2.01 21.14
Manhattan Associates $594.60 million 6.05 $116.48 million $1.72 31.82

Konami has higher revenue and earnings than Manhattan Associates. Konami is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Manhattan Associates, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Merck & Company, Inc.(MRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. reduced its position in shares of Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) by 2.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 2,313,056 shares of the company’s stock after selling 66,848 shares during the quarter. Merck & Co., Inc. comprises 0.7% of Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.’s portfolio, making the stock its 26th largest holding. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. owned about 0.09% of Merck & Co., Inc. worth $140,417,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    Two Stocks to Watch Today: XOM, DB
    Shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) jumped more than 2.6% in pre-market hours after the energy giant reported earnings before the bell. The oil major reported earnings per share of $1.41, easily topping Wall Street forecasts of $1.08. Its $7.2 billion in quarterly profits were a 72% jump from the same period last year. However, the firm did fall a bit short on the revenue front. Investors liked the news that Exxon plans to restructure its upstream business to reduce costs and bolster operating cash flow by 2025. On the European front, shares of Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB) were off another 3.72% after the German banking giant reported earnings. The embattled financial institution reported its first annual profit since 2014. However, broader uncertainty remains from investors. On Friday, look for earnings reports from Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), Cigna Holding Co. (NYSE: CI), Weatherford International Plc. (NYSE: WFT), Roper Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ROP), Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK), Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON), and Johnson Controls International Plc. (NYSE: JCI).
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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Two of those leaders are Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and Merck (NYSE:MRK). J&J has the broadest possible coverage across the spectrum of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and over-the-counter products for consumers. Merck drills down more on drug development. Both have medications that save countless lives, but which one makes the smarter investment for would-be shareholders right now? A look at some basic fundamental measures of success can shed some light on that question.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    At recent prices, Immunogen sports a $1.78 billion market cap that could swell if top-line Forward I results are good enough to bring potential marketing partners to the negotiating table. During a recent proof-of-concept trial, five of eight of ovarian cancer patients with high levels of folate receptor alpha expression responded to treatment with a combination of mirvetuximab and Merck & Co.’s (NYSE:MRK) Keytruda. Immunogen enrolled 35 more patients with similar characteristics, and a similar response rate could result in offers for more than a simple partnership.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Diamond Hill Investment Group Inc.(DHIL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MAN Grp PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS: MNGPY) and Diamond Hill Investment Group (NASDAQ:DHIL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Facebook, Inc.(FB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Wednesday.

    The social media company reported Q1 EPS of $1.69 vs. $1.35 estimates and sales of $11.97 billion vs. $11.41 billion estimates. Q1 MAUs came in just ahead of estimates at 2.2 billion.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Manning & Napier Group LLC trimmed its position in shares of Facebook, Inc. Common Stock (NASDAQ:FB) by 36.6% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,340,906 shares of the social networking company’s stock after selling 773,388 shares during the quarter. Facebook, Inc. Common Stock comprises approximately 2.1% of Manning & Napier Group LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 10th biggest position. Manning & Napier Group LLC’s holdings in Facebook, Inc. Common Stock were worth $214,261,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    The uproar over Facebook Inc.’s (Nasdaq: FB) handling – or mishandling ­– of user data is just the latest in a string of incidents triggering anxieties about data security and privacy protection.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    And despite the growth in competition over the last few years, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary Google continue to completely dominate the space, combining to take the majority of digital ad sales in the United States. What’s more, by some estimates, the companies continue to gain market share despite their dominant positions.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC lifted its stake in Facebook, Inc. Common Stock (NASDAQ:FB) by 99.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 11,099 shares of the social networking company’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,522 shares during the quarter. Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC’s holdings in Facebook, Inc. Common Stock were worth $1,774,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    In April, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg inadvertently triggered some speculation that the social network was considering a paid version of the service when he responded to a lawmaker, “Yes, there will always be a version of Facebook that is free.” The subtle implication there was that at some point in the future, maybe there would be a version that isn’t free. In a separate interview, COO Sheryl Sandberg noted that being able to opt out of targeted advertising “at the highest level” would “be a paid product.” With all of the recent scrutiny over Facebook’s data practices, demand for such a product is likely as high as it’s ever been.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation(WAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp (NYSE:WAB) were down 12.4% on Friday . The company traded as low as $96.56 and last traded at $98.21. Approximately 6,582,509 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 707% from the average daily volume of 815,360 shares. The stock had previously closed at $112.12.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    And last month, GE signed a complex deal to sell its transportation business — which specializes in building freight locomotives — to Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (NYSE:WAB), better known as Wabtec.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The company has already shed its Distributed Power, Industrial Solutions and Value-Based Care divisions and has agreed to combine its Transportation business with Wabtec Corp. (NYSE: WAB) in a new company. These deals have substantially achieved CEO John Flannery’s promise to divest $20 billion in assets.

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) announced Monday morning that Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp.(NYSE: WAB), also known as Wabtec, has agreed to combine with GE’s Transportation division in a deal to create a new company that will make and sell rail equipment, software and services. GE will receive $2.9 billion in cash when the deal closes, now expected to occur early next year.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.(PLAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Four Stocks to Watch Today: ADBE, NIO, SHLD, PLAY
    Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE) is generating buzz after the firm reported earnings after the bell Thursday. Shares were off 2% after the firm reported EPS of $1.73, a figure that beat Wall Street expectations by $0.04. The producer of Photoshop announced that its third-quarter revenue increased by 24% and set a new quarterly record. Shares of electric car manufacturer NIO Ltd. (NYSE: NIO) are rallying again on up another 15% in pre-market hours. The Shanghai-based rival to Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) popped another 76% on Thursday and pushed its market capitalization well above $12 billion. Shares of Sears Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) are rallying after a difficult day on Thursday turned into a positive earnings report after the bell. The company had initially delayed its earnings report, causing the stock to plunge by 9% during the trading session. But the stock has rallied more than 16% after Sears reported its smallest drop in same-store sales in three years. The firm did report a large loss of $4.68 per share, while revenue came in at $3.18. Look for an earnings report from Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY) today. The entertainment giant is expected to report earnings per share of $0.84, a figure that topped estimates by $0.20. Its $319.9 million in revenue also surpassed Wall Street analysts’ expectations by $10 million. The company is benefiting from an uptick in consumer confidence and spending as wages rise and the unemployment rate declines.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dave & Buster’s (NASDAQ: PLAY) is one of 56 public companies in the “Eating places” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Dave & Buster’s to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Brokerages expect Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:PLAY) to announce sales of $311.08 million for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Six analysts have provided estimates for Dave & Buster’s Entertainment’s earnings. The highest sales estimate is $318.70 million and the lowest is $299.70 million. Dave & Buster’s Entertainment reported sales of $280.75 million in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 10.8%. The firm is expected to issue its next earnings report on Tuesday, September 4th.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    If all you did was glance at your portfolio, you might think that Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) had bucked the industry trend of declining in-store traffic and somehow found a way to woo more patrons inside with its proprietary games. The stock, after all, was up by 16% at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday following the previous evening’s release of the company’s first-quarter earnings report.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Investors reacted positively to the latest earnings report from Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) after the restaurant chain announced improving sales trends while initiating a regular dividend.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of entertainment company Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY) jumped as much as 16.7% in trading Tuesday after reporting better-than-expected first-quarter fiscal 2018 results. Shares settled down slightly mid-day and were up 13.7% at 11:15 a.m. EDT. 

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

Glenmede Trust Co. NA lowered its stake in shares of FedEx Co. (NYSE:FDX) by 22.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 62,843 shares of the shipping service provider’s stock after selling 18,127 shares during the period. Glenmede Trust Co. NA’s holdings in FedEx were worth $14,270,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Argent Trust Co boosted its stake in shares of FedEx by 212.8% during the second quarter. Argent Trust Co now owns 15,839 shares of the shipping service provider’s stock valued at $3,596,000 after acquiring an additional 10,775 shares during the last quarter. Castleark Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of FedEx by 147.0% during the second quarter. Castleark Management LLC now owns 72,338 shares of the shipping service provider’s stock valued at $16,425,000 after acquiring an additional 43,057 shares during the last quarter. Bruderman Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of FedEx by 654.8% during the second quarter. Bruderman Asset Management LLC now owns 15,405 shares of the shipping service provider’s stock valued at $3,498,000 after acquiring an additional 13,364 shares during the last quarter. Qube Research & Technologies Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of FedEx during the second quarter valued at $129,000. Finally, HRT Financial LLC acquired a new stake in shares of FedEx during the second quarter valued at $986,000. 72.48% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Facebook, Inc.(FB)

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    Social media and tech stocks remain front and center as Facebook (FB) CEO Zuckerberg testified before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees this afternoon.

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    Facebook Inc. (FB) continues to open up the spending spigots, and investors don’t seem to mind.

    Shares have been soaring after the social network soundly beat earnings and revenue expectations after the close on Wednesday. Capital expenditures in the first quarter amounted to $2.8 billion and full year expenses in 2018 are estimated to be around $15 billion, CFO David Wehner said during the earnings call Wednesday.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    As earnings season continues, a host of big tech companies are about to report earnings, including Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Microsoft, and Apple. But Facebook will be one of the most interesting earnings reports to watch. Not only is it among the most valuable companies in the world, but it’s growing at an extraordinary pace. In Facebook’s fourth quarter, revenue and earnings per share jumped 47% and 83% year over year when adjusted to exclude the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    7. Facebook (NASDAQ:FB): $472.9 billion market cap, down 14.2%.

    The social-networking leader experienced the largest stock gain among the top 10 this past week, soaring 11.2% after the company came through with a better-than-expected quarter. Beating revenue and profit goals is certainly healthy news, but the real gem is that active user numbers are growing sequentially again. Facebook’s daily and monthly active users increased 9% on a year-over-year basis, and there was also improvement from the third quarter’s showing. Other successes included topping 500 million daily active users for Instagram Stories and more than 90 million small businesses using its products. 

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has a new in-house lobbyist. According to CNBC:

    Facebook is shuffling around its senior leadership in the wake of increased regulatory scrutiny following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    The survey is bad news for Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), which is losing younger users as it tries to regain the public’s trust after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The company still retains younger users through Instagram, but a survey this spring from Hill Holliday’s Origin found that 34% of Gen Zers planned to leave social media due to time management, privacy, and self-esteem concerns.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Quality Systems, Inc.(QSII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) got a boost, shooting up 14 percent to $17.08 after the company posted better-than-expected FQ4 results.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) shares surged 20.6 percent to $6.39. WBB Securities upgraded Melinta Therapeutics from Hold to Speculative Buy.
    Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) shares climbed 17.2 percent to $30.87 after the company reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares rose 15.2 percent to $28.804 after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) gained 15 percent to $53.35 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) surged 14.2 percent to $2.625.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) rose 13 percent to $5.12 after gaining 4.86 percent on Thursday.
    Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) gained 12.8 percent to $16.97 after the company posted better-than-expected FQ4 results.
    Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima (NYSE: LOMA) shares rose 12 percent to $12.94.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) shares rose 12 percent to $5.07.
    Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRTX) climbed 11.4 percent to $43.50.
    Zai Lab Limited (NASDAQ: ZLAB) gained 11.3 percent to $24.7000.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 9.7 percent to $19.64.
    Park City Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCYG) climbed 9 percent to $7.90.
    Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) gained 7.9 percent to $38.82 after Citron reversed previously bearish position on the stock.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares jumped 7.3 percent to $3.55.
    Deckers Outdoor Corp (NYSE: DECK) rose 3.5 percent to $107.27 after reporting better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter.

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  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Quality Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII) jumped on Friday following the company’s fiscal fourth-quarter report. The provider of software and services to the healthcare industry beat analyst estimates on all fronts. The stock was up 13% at market close.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Quality Systems (NASDAQ:QSII) shares saw unusually-strong trading volume on Friday following a stronger than expected earnings report. Approximately 2,338,700 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 593% from the previous session’s volume of 337,438 shares.The stock last traded at $16.99 and had previously closed at $15.05.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Qorvo, Inc.(QRVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Jafra Capital Management LP acquired a new position in Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ:QRVO) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 30,000 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,405,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Royal Bank of Canada lowered its stake in shares of Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ:QRVO) by 9.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 203,696 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 21,545 shares during the quarter. Royal Bank of Canada’s holdings in Qorvo were worth $14,351,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH trimmed its stake in shares of Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) by 55.9% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 5,956 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 7,553 shares during the quarter. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH’s holdings in Qorvo were worth $420,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ:QRVO) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the twenty-seven analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $83.41.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy 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.

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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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Progress Software (NASDAQ:PRGS) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The software maker reported $0.60 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.53 by $0.07, RTT News reports. Progress Software had a net margin of 13.86% and a return on equity of 25.03%. The firm had revenue of $96.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $95.03 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.42 earnings per share. Progress Software’s quarterly revenue was up 3.1% on a year-over-year basis. Progress Software updated its Q3 guidance to $0.56-$0.58 EPS and its FY18 guidance to $2.45-$2.50 EPS.

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

  • [By 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.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Open Text Corporation(OTEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    These are the top 5 holdings of CDAM (UK) LtdAlphabet Inc (GOOGL) – 57,687 shares, 13.61% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 22.65%Open Text Corp (OTEX) – 1,703,053 shares, 12.52% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 57.24%EchoStar Corp (SATS) – 1,291,355 shares, 11.98% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 32.53%Athene Holding Ltd (ATH) – 1,339,253 shares, 11.64% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 22.45%Hilltop Holdings Inc (HTH) – 2,345,728

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Acxiom Corporation(ACXM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ: ACXM) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $239.88 million.

    Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $449.88 million.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Acxiom Corp. (NASDAQ: ACXM) traded down more than 33% Thursday and posted a new 52-week low of $18.60 after closing Wednesday at $28.05. The stock’s 52-week high is $32.93. Volume was about 25 times the daily average of around 600,000 shares. The company is being hammered after social media giant Facebook said it would change its relationship with data brokers.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    But several individual companies delivered outsized gains for shareholders. Read on to learn why Perry Ellis (NASDAQ:PERY), BRF S.A. (NYSE:BRFS), and Acxiom (NASDAQ:ACXM) soared today.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. increased its position in Acxiom Co. (NASDAQ:ACXM) by 20.7% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 171,050 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 29,350 shares during the quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. owned approximately 0.22% of Acxiom worth $3,885,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Changyou.com Limited(CYOU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Noonan, George Budwell, and Maxx Chatsko]

    We asked three Motley Fool contributors to profile a stock that they believe is trading at a substantial discount and has what it takes to be a long-term winner. Read on to see why they identified A.O. Smith (NYSE:AOS), GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK), and Changyou.com (NASDAQ:CYOU) as top value stocks to buy this September. 

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ: CYOU) fell 27.5 percent to $21.35 in pre-market trading.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) fell 19.7 percent to $13.36 in pre-market trading after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 10.5 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) fell 8.1 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8 percent to $110.05 in pre-market trading. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) fell 6.2 percent to $35.36 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: DB) fell 5 percent to $13.63 in pre-market trading.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 4.3 percent to $48.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 results.
    Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) shares fell 4 percent to $64.00 in pre-market trading. Colgate-Palmolive posted upbeat Q1 earnings, while sales missed estimates

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Changyou.Com Ltd (NASDAQ:CYOU)’s share price reached a new 52-week low during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $15.57 and last traded at $15.67, with a volume of 2540 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $15.83.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Continuing its turnaround may seem to be an applause-worthy event. This is the third quarter in a row that year-over-year revenue growth tops 20%. However, weak guidance and continuing softness in its flagship display advertising business are sending the stock that was hitting two-year highs just six months ago to fresh 10-year lows. Spun-off subsidiaries Sogou (NYSE:SOGO) and Changyou.com (NASDAQ:CYOU) are also moving lower on Wednesday. 

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Bridgeline Digital, Inc.(BLIN )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Bridgeline Digital (NASDAQ:BLIN) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bridgeline Digital earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the software maker an impact score of 46.3358005969314 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: STAF) $2.58 96.35%
    IZEA Inc. (Nasdaq: IZEA) $1.65 85.19%
    ShiftPixy Inc. (Nasdaq: PIXY) $3.35 78.38%
    MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq: MTSL) $3.31 41.07%
    IsoRay Inc. (NYSE: ISR) $0.60 38.64%
    TransGlobe Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: TGA) $3.74 37.76%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.27 26.31%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.56 24.58%
    Bridgeline Digital Inc. (Nasdaq: BLIN) $1.51 24.51%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $0.91 24.03%

    While these penny stocks generated strong returns last week, they’re unlikely to produce the same level of profit again anytime soon.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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    Zacks: Bridgeline Digital Inc (BLIN) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Bridgeline Digital Shares Shoot Ahead on New Customer (baystreet.ca) Bridgeline Digital sees shares soar after its web analytics software welcomes a new user (proactiveinvestors.com) Procurement Services Provider Chooses the Bridgeline Unbound Insights Product for Web Analytics Solution (finance.yahoo.com)

    BLIN traded down $0.12 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $1.04. 455,300 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 548,370. The company has a current ratio of 0.98, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. Bridgeline Digital has a 12-month low of $0.79 and a 12-month high of $4.45. The company has a market cap of $4.92 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.33 and a beta of 0.14.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: The Middleby Corporation(MIDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    As this episode drops, we are three years into that very first sampler, which he dubbed simply “Five Stocks for the Next Five Years.” The picks were Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), Casey’s General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY), FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE), MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI), and Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) — and we’ll tell you up front that at this stage, David’s far from batting a thousand on the set.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Buckingham Research upgraded shares of Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday, Marketbeat.com reports. Buckingham Research currently has $174.00 price objective on the industrial products company’s stock, up from their previous price objective of $115.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas cut its holdings in shares of Middleby Corp (NASDAQ:MIDD) by 8.4% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 11,343 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 1,038 shares during the quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Middleby were worth $1,184,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE: BUD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $13.06 billion.
    SINA Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $433.32 million.
    Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ: WB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $342.39 million.
    Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.55 billion.
    Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.98 per share on revenue of $2.75 billion.
    Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.51 billion.
    ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $1.11 billion.
    Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.18 billion.
    Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $644.94 million.
    Conduent Incorporated (NYSE: CNDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $1.44 billion.
    Delphi Technologies PLC (NYSE: DLPH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.33 billion.
    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $530.99 million.
    Performance Food Group Company (NYSE: PFGC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $4.46 billion.
    Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) is projected to report

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited(YGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Yingli (NYSE:YGE) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report published on Saturday morning.

    Yingli stock opened at $1.60 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $30.36 million, a PE ratio of -0.17 and a beta of 1.98. Yingli has a twelve month low of $1.43 and a twelve month high of $2.86. The company has a quick ratio of 0.33, a current ratio of 0.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -0.11.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Yingli Green Energy Holding Co Ltd (NYSE:YGE) shares reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $1.40 and last traded at $1.53, with a volume of 75280 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.57.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: YGE) slipped about 1.2% to post a new 52-week low of $1.68 Friday after closing at $1.70 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $3.35. Volume of about 5.9 million was more than 15 times the daily average of around 88,000. The company had no specific news.

  • [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.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd decreased its position in shares of Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) by 90.4% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 12,100 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 114,167 shares during the period. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd’s holdings in Chico’s FAS were worth $110,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of CHS. Elkfork Partners LLC acquired a new position in Chico’s FAS during the 4th quarter worth about $124,000. Element Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Chico’s FAS during the 1st quarter worth about $139,000. Royal Bank of Canada lifted its stake in Chico’s FAS by 208.2% during the 1st quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 18,186 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $164,000 after acquiring an additional 12,286 shares in the last quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB acquired a new position in Chico’s FAS during the 4th quarter worth about $167,000. Finally, Asset Management One Co. Ltd. acquired a new position in Chico’s FAS during the 1st quarter worth about $184,000. 95.39% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Medidata Solutions, Inc.(MDSO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Jabil Circuit Inc.(JBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mackay Shields LLC acquired a new stake in Jabil (NYSE:JBL) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 743,100 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $21,349,000.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    And the licensing deal with Jabil (NYSE: JBL), which makes GoPro cameras, to have the camera tech added into third-party devices, expands the window of opportunity further.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, Jabil (NYSE:JBL) stumbled following an analyst’s negative comments, and Canada Goose Holdings (NYSE:GOOS) soared after posting a stunningly good quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Natixis decreased its holdings in shares of Jabil Inc (NYSE:JBL) by 35.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 12,664 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 6,862 shares during the quarter. Natixis’ holdings in Jabil were worth $364,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Facebook, Inc.(FB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    In many ways, Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) Instagram property is among the most exciting and promising growth avenues the social media conglomerate has going for it. The popular photo- and video-sharing service is now estimated to represent over a sixth of Facebook’s entire market cap, for instance. From ramping ad sales to e-commerce to IGTV, Instagram has no shortage of levers it can pull going forward to monetize its 1 billion users.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Wednesday.

    The social media company reported Q1 EPS of $1.69 vs. $1.35 estimates and sales of $11.97 billion vs. $11.41 billion estimates. Q1 MAUs came in just ahead of estimates at 2.2 billion.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has reshuffled management as it tries to pull its way out of the scandal involving the use of member information by a firm that may have attempted to influence the outcome of the 2016 election. Perhaps just as important was a major shift in the composition and duties of members of the Facebook board of directors.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    The Mirage Solo is the second stand-alone VR headset to be launched this month afterFacebook’s (NASDAQ:FB)Oculus Go. These two headsets might initially seem similar, but they’re actually quite different.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    It’s now been over a year and a half since social networking juggernaut Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) rolled out Marketplace, its second shot at local commercethat competes with Craigslist as a classifieds service. Much like Craigslist, Marketplace is merely a listing service and does not directly facilitate the transaction or process payments, which both limits its liability because Facebook plays a limited role and reduces its monetization potential since the company is not entitled to a cut of transactions.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: 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.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: TripAdvisor, Inc.(TRIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    TripAdvisor’s (NASDAQ:TRIP) 62% spike makes it the fifth-best performer on the S&P 500 to date. The travel booking giant has delivered plenty of good news to investors lately. In February it announced that it had ended a brutal streak of profitability declines in its core hotel booking business even as management promised stronger earnings ahead. Executives delivered on that goal with a solid first-quarter report that sent shares soaring by 39% in May. To keep the good times rolling, TripAdvisor will need to show that it can sustain its sales growth even as it slashes spending in key areas like marketing.

  • [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)
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Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Echelon Corporation(ELON)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Echelon Co. (NASDAQ:ELON) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $4.07 and last traded at $4.18, with a volume of 9600 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $4.31.

  • [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 Ethan Ryder]

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