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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now

As forward thinking as Warren Buffett is, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B) — the multinational conglomerate holding company Buffett spearheads — has never invested in Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA). That has led some folks to question whether he likes Tesla or even electric vehicles. But look beyond the noise, and you’ll find that the Oracle is quite bullish on EV battery stocks.

First, to clarify Buffett’s position on Tesla, in 2019, he stated during an interview with Yahoo Finance regarding Tesla CEO Elon Musk that “I think he has room for improvement, and he would say the same thing.” Furthermore, Buffett mentioned that Buffett would benefit from a little more discretion on social media. Nevertheless, Buffett called Musk “a remarkable guy.” Perhaps the only thing more remarkable is the possible upside trajectory of battery stocks.

Indeed, as InsideHook detailed, Buffett has been betting big on EV battery stocks since 2008. Coincidentally, this was the first year that Tesla released its Roadster, proving to onlookers that EVs can be environmentally friendly and desirable. While Tesla has more than established itself as the dominant leader in the EV space, Buffett’s investments in batteries hasn’t exactly been a slouch.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: National Western Life Group, Inc.(NWLI)

National Western Life Insurance Company (hereinafter referred to as “National Western” or “company” where insurance operations are being discussed) is a stock life insurance company, chartered in the State of Colorado in 1956, and doing business in forty-nine states, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories or possessions. National Western is also licensed in Haiti, and although not otherwise licensed, accepts applications from and issues policies to residents of various international countries. Such policies are underwritten, accepted, and issued in the United States based upon applications submitted by independent contractors. National Western provides life insurance products for the savings and protection needs of approximately 123,000 policyholders and for the asset accumulation and retirement needs of 137,900 annuity contract holders.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    National Western Life Group (NASDAQ:NWLI) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Millennium Management LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of National Western Life Group Inc (NASDAQ:NWLI) by 64.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,115 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,993 shares during the period. Millennium Management LLC’s holdings in National Western Life Group were worth $340,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National Western Life (NASDAQ: NWLI) and Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and dividends.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Pure Cycle Corporation(PCYO)

Pure Cycle Corporation, a vertically integrated water and wastewater service provider, engages in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of water and wastewater systems in the Denver metropolitan area. The company contracts with landowners, developers, home builders, cities, and municipalities using a water portfolio consisting of surface and ground water supplies, surface and aquifer storage, and reclaimed water supplies. It withdraws, treats, stores, and delivers water to customers; collects, treats, stores, and reuses wastewater; and treats and delivers reclaimed water for irrigation use by customers. The company offers water services to approximately 258 single family equivalent (SFE) water connections, as well as 157 SFE wastewater connections located in southeastern metropolitan area of Denver. It has water assets in the Denver metropolitan area, Colorado; Arkansas River Valley in southern Colorado; and on the western slope of Colorado. The company was founded in 1976 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Pure Cycle (NASDAQ:PCYO) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

    Pure Cycle stock opened at $11.55 on Tuesday. Pure Cycle has a 12-month low of $6.65 and a 12-month high of $11.74.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media headlines about Pure Cycle (NASDAQ:PCYO) have been trending somewhat negative recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of 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. Pure Cycle earned a news impact score of -0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.6210374255656 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Daktronics, Inc.(DAKT)

Daktronics, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells various electronic display systems and related products worldwide. It operates through five segments: Commercial, Live Events, High School Park and Recreation, Transportation, and International. The company offers video display systems, such as displays to show various levels of video, graphics, and animation, as well as controllers; LED ribbon board displays; mobile and modular display systems; freeform LED displays, which include architectural lighting and display products; indoor and outdoor scoreboards for various sports, digit displays, scoring and timing controllers, statistics software, and other related products; and timing systems for sports events, primarily aquatics and track competitions, as well as swimming touchpads, race start systems, and relay take-off platforms. It also provides message displays; ITS dynamic message signs, including LED displays for road management, mass transit, and aviation applications; and digit and directional displays for use in parking facilities; audio systems for outdoor sports venues. In addition, the company offers static and digital billboards used to display static images which change at regular intervals for the out-of-home (OOH) advertising industry; Visiconn system, a software application for controlling content and playback loops for digital billboard applications; and street furniture comprising advertising light boxes for static, scrolling, and digital OOH campaigns. Further, it provides digit and price displays, such as outdoor time and temperature displays, as well as Fuelight digit displays for the petroleum industry; and maintenance and professional services related to its products. The company sells its products through direct sales and resellers. Daktronics, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is based in Brookings, South Dakota.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Daktronics Inc (NASDAQ:DAKT)Q32019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 20, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAKT) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $10.00.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Allstate Corporation (ALL)

The Allstate Corporation was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware on November 5, 1992 to serve as the holding company for Allstate Insurance Company. Its business is conducted principally through Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Life Insurance Company and other subsidiaries (collectively, including The Allstate Corporation, “Allstate”). Allstate is primarily engaged in the property-liability insurance and life insurance business. It offers its products in the United States and Canada. The Allstate Corporation is the largest publicly held personal lines insurer in the United States. Allstate’s strategy is to serve distinct customer segments with differentiated offerings. The Allstate brand is widely known through the “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate庐” slogan. Allstate is the 2nd largest personal property and casualty insurer in the United States on the basis of 2014 statutory direct premiums written according to A.M. Best. In addition, according to A.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HL Financial Services LLC raised its holdings in Allstate Corp (NYSE:ALL) by 7.1% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,953 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 660 shares during the period. HL Financial Services LLC’s holdings in Allstate were worth $822,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Porsche Automobil Holding SE (POAHY)

Porsche Automobil Holding SE is a Germany-based holding company engaged in the automobile manufacture industry. The Company is engaged in the holding and managing of its investments in Volkswagen AG, through which the Company manages twelve motor brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, Skoda, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN. In addition, the Company is also active in parts distribution, after sales and invests in the automotive value chain, this comprises the spectrum of basic technologies geared to supporting the development and production process through to vehicle- and mobility-related services. The Company operates one wholly owned subsidiary, Porsche Beteiligung GmbH, and one majority owned subsidiary, Volkswagen AG. Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The Model X also experienced extremely high demand, with 12,000 vehicles sold in Europe, outselling such popular Models as BMWs X6. According to research the Model X was purchased about as often as the extremely popular Porsche (OTCPK:POAHY) Cayenne vehicle in Europe last year.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: FormFactor, Inc.(FORM)

FormFactor, Inc., incorporated on April 15, 1993, designs, develops, manufactures, sells and supports semiconductor probe card products. The Company is a supplier of probe cards to the manufacturers of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM), flash memory devices, microprocessor, chipset and other system on chip (SoC) devices. Semiconductor manufacturers use its probe cards to perform wafer test (also known as wafer sort), which is the testing of the semiconductor die, or chips. The Company’s products utilize a range of technologies, including micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technologies, automation systems, various product architectures and design tools. Its MEMS technologies enable manufacturing of multi-material composite spring-like electrically-conductive contact elements. These contact elements, such as its MicroSpring contacts, optimize the relative amounts of force on, and across, a chip’s bond pad, solder bump, or copper pillar during the test process, and maintain their shape and position over a range of compression. The Company’s product and technology names include Apollo, ATRE, DC-Boost, Matrix, MicroProbe, the MicroProbe logo, MicroSpring, Mx-FinePitch, OneTouch, QiLin, RapidSoak, SmartMatrix, SMART Matrix 100, TouchMatrix, Takumi, TRE, TrueScale and TrueScale Lite, Vector, Vx-MP and Vx-RF. Its technologies enable probe cards to be populated with over 100,000 contact elements, with contact element spacing of approximately 40 microns, distributed over extents of 300 millimeters (mm).

The Company’s customers use its probe cards to test DRAM chips, including low power double data rate 2 (LPDDR2), low power double data rate 3 (LPDDR3), low power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4), double data rate (DDR), double data rate 2 (DDR2), double data rate 3 (DDR3), double data rate 4 (DDR4), synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM), pseudo-static random access memory (PSRAM) and graphic dynamic random access memory (DRAM), and NOR, pulse-code modulation (PCM) and negative-AND (NAND)! flash memory chips. Its customers also use probe cards to test SoC devices, including microprocessors, mobile application processors, microcontrollers, graphic processors, radio frequency (RF), and analog and mixed-signal devices. Its primary manufacturing facilities are located in Livermore, San Jose, and Carlsbad, California, the United States. The Company also performs certain probe card manufacturing operations in its facilities in Suzhou, China, and Yokohama, Japan. The Company maintains repair and service capabilities in Livermore, San Jose, and Carlsbad, California, the United States; Dresden, Germany; Bundang, South Korea; Yokohama City and Hiroshima, Japan; Suzhou, China; Hsinchu, Taiwan, and Singapore. The Company’s product and technology names include Apollo, ATRE, DC-Boost, Matrix, MicroProbe, the MicroProbe logo, MicroSpring, Mx-FinePitch, OneTouch, QiLin, RapidSoak, SmartMatrix, SMART Matrix 100, TouchMatrix, Takumi, TRE, TrueScale and TrueScale Lite, Vector, Vx-MP and Vx-RF.

The Company competes with AMST Co., Ltd., Cascade Microtech, Inc., Feinmetall GmbH, Japan Electronic Materials Corporation, Korea Instrument Co., Ltd., M2N Co., Ltd., Microfriend Inc., Micronics Japan Co., Ltd., MPI Corporation, NHK Spring Co., Ltd., Soulbrain Engineering, SV Probe, Inc., Synergie CAD, Technoprobe, TSE Co., Ltd. and WILL-Technology Co., Ltd.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 6, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    FormFactor (NASDAQ:FORM) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Monday.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

Originally, when the novel coronavirus first became a thing, Novavax (NASDAQ:NVAX) showed great promise. While other vaccine developers were experimenting with pioneering nucleic-acid-based technologies, Novavax went with a subunit mechanism, a proven approach used in the hepatitis B vaccine. Theoretically, that should have been great news for NVAX stock and it was, at least for a while.

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No matter how you look at it, Novavax is a Covid-19 winner. Prior to the pandemic, the company was staring at a complete implosion, having failed to deliver much of substance to stakeholders.

Throughout most of 2019 and going into the early months of 2020, NVAX stock traded in single-digit territory. Historically, shares have seen dramatic surges to triple digits.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: FormFactor, Inc.(FORM)

FormFactor, Inc., incorporated on April 15, 1993, designs, develops, manufactures, sells and supports semiconductor probe card products. The Company is a supplier of probe cards to the manufacturers of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM), flash memory devices, microprocessor, chipset and other system on chip (SoC) devices. Semiconductor manufacturers use its probe cards to perform wafer test (also known as wafer sort), which is the testing of the semiconductor die, or chips. The Company’s products utilize a range of technologies, including micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technologies, automation systems, various product architectures and design tools. Its MEMS technologies enable manufacturing of multi-material composite spring-like electrically-conductive contact elements. These contact elements, such as its MicroSpring contacts, optimize the relative amounts of force on, and across, a chip’s bond pad, solder bump, or copper pillar during the test process, and maintain their shape and position over a range of compression. The Company’s product and technology names include Apollo, ATRE, DC-Boost, Matrix, MicroProbe, the MicroProbe logo, MicroSpring, Mx-FinePitch, OneTouch, QiLin, RapidSoak, SmartMatrix, SMART Matrix 100, TouchMatrix, Takumi, TRE, TrueScale and TrueScale Lite, Vector, Vx-MP and Vx-RF. Its technologies enable probe cards to be populated with over 100,000 contact elements, with contact element spacing of approximately 40 microns, distributed over extents of 300 millimeters (mm).

The Company’s customers use its probe cards to test DRAM chips, including low power double data rate 2 (LPDDR2), low power double data rate 3 (LPDDR3), low power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4), double data rate (DDR), double data rate 2 (DDR2), double data rate 3 (DDR3), double data rate 4 (DDR4), synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM), pseudo-static random access memory (PSRAM) and graphic dynamic random access memory (DRAM), and NOR, pulse-code modulation (PCM) and negative-AND (NAND)! flash memory chips. Its customers also use probe cards to test SoC devices, including microprocessors, mobile application processors, microcontrollers, graphic processors, radio frequency (RF), and analog and mixed-signal devices. Its primary manufacturing facilities are located in Livermore, San Jose, and Carlsbad, California, the United States. The Company also performs certain probe card manufacturing operations in its facilities in Suzhou, China, and Yokohama, Japan. The Company maintains repair and service capabilities in Livermore, San Jose, and Carlsbad, California, the United States; Dresden, Germany; Bundang, South Korea; Yokohama City and Hiroshima, Japan; Suzhou, China; Hsinchu, Taiwan, and Singapore. The Company’s product and technology names include Apollo, ATRE, DC-Boost, Matrix, MicroProbe, the MicroProbe logo, MicroSpring, Mx-FinePitch, OneTouch, QiLin, RapidSoak, SmartMatrix, SMART Matrix 100, TouchMatrix, Takumi, TRE, TrueScale and TrueScale Lite, Vector, Vx-MP and Vx-RF.

The Company competes with AMST Co., Ltd., Cascade Microtech, Inc., Feinmetall GmbH, Japan Electronic Materials Corporation, Korea Instrument Co., Ltd., M2N Co., Ltd., Microfriend Inc., Micronics Japan Co., Ltd., MPI Corporation, NHK Spring Co., Ltd., Soulbrain Engineering, SV Probe, Inc., Synergie CAD, Technoprobe, TSE Co., Ltd. and WILL-Technology Co., Ltd.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 6, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    FormFactor (NASDAQ:FORM) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Monday.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Wipro Limited(WIT)

Wipro Limited provides information technology (IT) products and services, consumer care and lighting products, and infrastructure engineering services primarily in India, the United States, and Europe. The company?s IT Services segment offers IT and IT enabled services, including software application development, application maintenance, research, and development services for hardware and software design, data center outsourcing services, and business process outsourcing services. Its IT Products segment produces and sells a range of Wipro personal desktop computers, Wipro servers, and Wipro notebooks. This segment also operates as a reseller of desktops, servers, notebooks, storage products, networking solutions, and packaged software for various international brands. The company?s Consumer Care and Lighting segment manufactures, distributes, and sells personal care products, baby care products, lighting products, and hydrogenated cooking oils in India and rest of Asia. Wipro Limited also manufactures and sells hydraulic cylinders, truck cylinders, and their components and solutions to original equipment manufacturers, as well as provides water treatment systems and solutions. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Bangalore, India.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wipro (NYSE:WIT) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “WIPRO LTD-ADR provides comprehensive IT solutions and services, including systems integration, Information Systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research and development services to corporations globally. Wipro Limited is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level certified IT Services Company globally. “

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ClariVest Asset Management LLC cut its stake in shares of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) by 16.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 857,900 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after selling 174,300 shares during the period. ClariVest Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Wipro were worth $4,110,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)

EMCORE Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides compound semiconductor-based products for the broadband, fiber optics, satellite, and solar power markets. The company operates in two segments, Fiber Optics and Photovoltaics. The Fiber Optics segment offers broadband products, including cable television, fiber-to-the-premises, satellite communication, video transport, and defense and homeland security products; and digital products comprising telecom optical, enterprise, laser/photodetector component, parallel optical transceiver and cable, and fiber channel transceiver products. This segment?s products enable information that is encoded on light signals to be transmitted, routed, and received in communication systems and networks. The Photovoltaics segment provides gallium arsenide (GaAs) multi-junction solar cells, covered interconnected cells, and solar panels for satellite applications; and concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) power systems for commercial and utility scale solar applications, as well as GaAs solar cells and integrated CPV components for use in other solar power concentrator systems. The company markets its products through its direct sales force, external sales representatives and distributors, and application engineers worldwide. EMCORE Corporation was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    EMCORE Co. (NASDAQ:EMKR) traded up 8% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $5.10 and last traded at $5.26. 11,341 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 95% from the average session volume of 216,974 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.87.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    EMCORE Co. (NASDAQ:EMKR) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $6.00.

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

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. engages in establishing and operating a global system for mobile communications network in Turkey. It provides mobile voice, and Internet services over its mobile communications network; voice services, which include wireless telephone services on a prepaid and postpaid basis; mobile Internet and 3G services; consumer services; Telco services; TV and video services; music services; infotainment services; social community and other services; and mobile financial services The company also offers Turkcell enablers and platforms; corporate (B2B); corporate telco; authentication; location based; mobile marketing; machine-to-machine communications; and international roaming services. In addition, it provides Mobile Signature, a GSM service that enables customers to sign electronic documents and transactions with a legally-accepted digital signature using GSM SIM cards; and Mobile Billboard, which enables brands to reach their targeted customers . As of December 31, 2010, the company had approximately 23.3 million prepaid subscribers and 10.1 million postpaid subscribers. It sells its products and services through its distribution network consists of distributors, Turkcell distribution centers, corporate solution centers, non exclusive dealers, Turkcell communication centers, Turkcell stores, and consumer electronic Chains, as well as points of sale for prepaid airtime, including ATMs, POS, Web, call centers, supermarkets, and kiosks. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS is a subsidiary of Turkcell Holding A.S.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE:TKC) and CHORUS LTD/S (OTCMKTS:CHRYY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of Turkish telecom Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri (NYSE:TKC) plummeted 10% to close at $4.42 per share on Thursday — then proceeded to slide more after-hours. Perhaps worse for investors trying to figure out how to react to this news: There was no obvious reason for the decline.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Turkish telco Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri (NYSE:TKC)closed up 11.6% on Thursday after the country’s central bank announced a big boost to interest rates — 24%, or 6.25 percentage points more than previously — boosting the Turkish lira’s value against the U.S. dollar for the third straight day.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: SPX FLOW, Inc.(FLOW)

SPX FLOW, Inc. provides various engineered solutions worldwide. The company engineers, designs, manufactures, and markets products and solutions used to process, blend, filter, dry, meter, and transport fluids with a focus on original equipment installation, including turn-key systems, modular systems, and components, as well as aftermarket components and support services. It operates through three segments: Food and Beverage, Power and Energy, and Industrial. The Food and Beverage segment offers mixing, drying, evaporation, and separation systems and components, as well as heat exchangers, and reciprocating and centrifugal pump technologies primarily under the Anhydro, APV, Bran+Luebbe, Gerstenberg Schroeder, LIGHTNIN, Seital, and Waukesha Cherry-Burrell brands. The Power and Energy segment provides pumps, valves, and related accessories, principally for use in oil extraction, production, and transportation at wells, as well as for pipeline applications under the APV, Bran+Luebbe, ClydeUnion Pumps, Copes-Vulcan, Dollinger Filtration, LIGHTNIN, M&J Valve, Plenty, and Vokes brands. This segment primarily serves customers in the oil and gas industry, as well as in nuclear and other conventional power industries. The Industrial segment offers air dryers, filtration equipment, mixers, pumps, hydraulic technologies, and heat exchangers under the Airpel, APV, Bolting Systems, Delair, Deltech, Hankison, Jemaco, Johnson Pump, LIGHTNIN, Power Team, and Stone brands. This segment principally serves customers in the chemical, air treatment, mining, pharmaceutical, marine, shipbuilding, infrastructure construction, and general industrial and water treatment industries. The company is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SPX Flow (NYSE:FLOW) and NIPPON Stl & SU/S (OTCMKTS:NSSMY) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    SPX Flow (NYSE:FLOW) and NIPPON Stl & SU/S (OTCMKTS:NSSMY) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and risk.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Flextronics International Ltd.(FLEX)

Flextronics International Ltd. provides design and electronics manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers. The company offers its services to a range of products in the infrastructure, mobile communication devices, computing, consumer digital devices, industrial, semiconductor capital equipment, clean technology, aerospace and defense, white goods, automotive and marine, and medical devices markets. Its services include design and engineering services, such as contract design, joint development manufacturing, and original design and manufacturing services in a range of technical competencies that include system architecture, user interface and industrial design, mechanical engineering, enclosure systems, thermal and tooling design, electronic system design, reliability and failure analysis, and component level development engineering; and systems assembly and manufacturing services, including enclosures, testing, and materials procurement and inventory mana gement services. The company also offers various component product solutions comprising rigid and flexible printed circuit board fabrication, display and touch solutions, optomechatronics, and power supplies; after market supply chain logistics services; and reverse logistics and repair services, such as returns management, exchange programs, complex repair, asset recovery, recycling, and e-waste management services for consumer and midrange products, printers, PDA’s, mobile phones, consumer medical devices, notebooks, PC’s, set-top boxes, game consoles, and infrastructure products. It has operations in Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Flextronics International Ltd. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Singapore.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    United Services Automobile Association raised its stake in Flex Ltd (NASDAQ:FLEX) by 9.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,605,523 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 133,118 shares during the quarter. United Services Automobile Association owned approximately 0.30% of Flex worth $22,654,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Flex Ltd (NASDAQ:FLEX) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 2,686 put options on the company. This is an increase of 721% compared to the typical volume of 327 put options.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Arista Networks, Inc.(ANET)

Arista Networks, Inc. provides cloud networking solutions. The company offers extensible operating systems, a set of network applications, and Ethernet switches. It serves a range of industries, including Internet companies, service providers, financial services organizations, government agencies, media and entertainment companies, and others. Arista Networks, Inc. markets its products through direct sales force and channel partners, such as distributors, value-added resellers, systems integrators, and original equipment manufacturer partners. The company was formerly known as Arastra, Inc. and changed its name to Arista Networks, Inc. in October 2008. Arista Networks, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Summit Trail Advisors LLC lowered its holdings in shares of Arista Networks Inc (NYSE:ANET) by 1.7% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 21,300 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 374 shares during the quarter. Arista Networks makes up approximately 1.6% of Summit Trail Advisors LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 17th biggest position. Summit Trail Advisors LLC’s holdings in Arista Networks were worth $4,488,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Arista Networks(NYSE:ANET) climbed 32.8% in February, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence, after the networking products company announced strong fourth-quarter 2018 results.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Though 2018 ended on a sour note, shares of cloud-computing hardware provider Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) have been rallying on strong results. It has become a leader in data center and related technology — including 100G and the new 400G speed standards — and the hardware company continues to post growth rates well into the double digits. With momentum at its back and the internet only growing in importance in the global economy, it’s not too late to jump aboard the Arista Networks train.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of networking company Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) jumped on Friday following a solid fourth-quarter report. Arista beat analyst estimates for both revenue and earnings and provided guidance that was ahead of expectations. The stock was up about 9.5% at 2:30 p.m. EST.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Computer Sciences Corporation(CSC)

Computer Sciences Corporation provides information technology (IT) and professional services and solutions primarily in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company operates through Global Business Services and Global Infrastructure Services segments. The Global Business Services segment provides technology solutions, including consulting, applications services, and software. This segment offers applications services that optimize and modernize clients’ business and technical environments enabling clients to capitalize on emerging services, such as cloud, mobility, and big data within new commercial models, such as the as a Service and digital economies; consulting services that help organizations innovate, transform, and create sustainable competitive advantage; and vertically-aligned software solutions and process-based intellectual property power mission-critical transaction engines in insurance, banking, healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, and various other industries. The Global Infrastructure Services segment provides managed and virtual desktop solutions, unified communications and collaboration services, data center management, cyber security, and compute and managed storage solutions to commercial clients. This segment also delivers next-generation cloud offerings, including infrastructure as a service, private cloud solutions, CloudMail, and storage as a service. The company has a strategic partnership with HCL Technologies to create an applications modernization delivery network. The company was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CasinoCoin (CURRENCY:CSC) traded 11.7% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 21:00 PM ET on May 27th. In the last week, CasinoCoin has traded down 44.1% against the U.S. dollar. One CasinoCoin coin can currently be purchased for $0.0005 or 0.00000007 BTC on popular exchanges including cfinex and BitFlip. CasinoCoin has a market cap of $18.55 million and approximately $27,292.00 worth of CasinoCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated(SYKE)

Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated and consolidated subsidiaries (“SYKES,” “our,” “us” or “we”) is a global leader in providing comprehensive outsourced customer contact management solutions and services in the business process outsourcing (“BPO”) arena. We provide an array of sophisticated customer contact management solutions to a wide range of clients including Global 2000 companies, medium-sized businesses and public institutions around the world, primarily in the communications, financial services, technology/consumer, transportation and leisure, healthcare and other industry verticals. We serve our clients through two geographic operating regions: the Americas (United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia and the Asia Pacific Rim) and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa).   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Sykes Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ:SYKE)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Raymond James & Associates boosted its position in shares of Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) by 29.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 67,982 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 15,471 shares during the period. Raymond James & Associates owned about 0.16% of Sykes Enterprises worth $1,957,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) by 0.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,209,615 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after buying an additional 5,839 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned approximately 2.83% of Sykes Enterprises worth $34,813,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: MIND C.T.I. Ltd.(MNDO)

MIND C.T.I. Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, implements, and markets real-time and off-line billing and customer care software solutions in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe, and Israel. The company offers billing and customer care solution that supports services, such as voice, data, and content services, as well as prepaid, postpaid, and pay-in-advance payment models in a single platform. Its solution also includes a workflow engine to support the implementation of business processes, including subscriber registration, order management, trouble ticket, and debt collection; and an integral point of sale solution that covers all dealer, store and cashier management, and sales processes. In addition, the company offers professional services comprising installation, turnkey project implementation services, customer support, training and maintenance services, software and process customization, and project management, as well as managed services, including day to day billing operational tasks primarily to its billing and customer care customers. Further, it provides call management systems comprising PhonEX and MEIPS, which collects, records, and stores call information in a customized database; and enterprise software products, such as PhonEX-Ten and PhonEX-ONE that are used by corporations for telecom expense management, call accounting, traffic analysis, and fraud detection. The company offers its products directly; and through network equipment vendors and systems integrators, and resellers primarily to communication providers, such as traditional wireline and wireless, voice over IP, broadband IP network operators, LTE operators, cable operators, and mobile virtual network operators. MIND C.T.I. Ltd. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Yokneam Illit, Israel.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

Warren Buffett attends the world premiere screening of HBO’s “Becoming Warren Buffett” at The Museum of Modern Art on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Warren Buffett rarely likes technology stocks.

His rationale? Stick with what you know. Buffett readily admits that he does not understand technology so he has avoided investments in the technology sector.

Over the years, there have been exceptions to this rule – including Buffett’s investments in IBM and Microsoft, among others.

Perhaps chief among these exceptions is Buffett’s investment in Apple. Over the past year, Buffett, through his holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, has amassed more than 61 million shares in Apple, making Berkshire a top 10 Apple shareholder with its 1% stake.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Broadcom Corporation(BRCM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Headlines about Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Broadcom earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the semiconductor manufacturer an impact score of 43.7335359332371 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCM) traded down about 1.4% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $222.00 after closing Thursday at $225.25. The stock’s 52-week high is $285.68. Volume totaled around 3.9 million, just under the daily average of about 4.1 million. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Ambarella, Inc.(AMBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Ambarella Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA) is scheduled to report its fiscal fourth-quarter results after trading closes on Tuesday. The consensus estimates call for EPS of $0.04 and $51.08 million in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $40.02 on Friday’s close. The consensus price target is $44.56, and the 52-week trading range is $30.00 to $55.50.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Starbuck’s Corp. (Nasdaq: SBUX) Executive Chair Howard Schultz announced he will depart the company. Many are speculating he will pursue a career in politics and potentially seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. Schultz had previously denied any speculation around a role in government; but his recent comments suggest that “public service” will be a part of his future plans. Gold prices dipped below $1,300 per ounce as markets continue to speculate on the likelihood of additional interest rate hikes in 2018. We believe this is solid buying opportunity for investors. The reason why gold is going to get a nice boost: ongoing trade tensions between the United States and the rest of the globe. Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth provides his insight on where gold prices are heading next and how you can make big gains in the weeks ahead.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AAPL, TWTR, SCGLF
    Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is on the verge of becoming the world’s first $1 trillion company. The stock pushed above $192.60 per share in pre-market hours after its first day at the Worldwide Developers Conference. During the event, the company unveiled its new mobile operating system, called iOS 12. The firm also unveiled a suite of tools designed to combat technology addiction. Shares of Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) jumped nearly 4% on news that the social media company is about to join the S&P 500. The company will join on Thursday morning and will replace agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON). The news comes as Monsanto is in the final steps of its merger with German chemical giant Bayer AG (Nasdaq: BAYRY). Shares of Societe Generale SA (ADR) (OTCMKTS: SCGLF) are in focus after the U.S. Justice Department announced the French investment bank will pay $1.3 billion to settle two ongoing legal headaches. The company bribed Libyan officials and manipulated LIBOR, a benchmark interest rate on which most financing is based. Legg Mason Inc. (NYSE: L

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Video chip maker Ambarella’s (NASDAQ:AMBA) claim to fame was making crucial hardware for action camera company GoPro. That main business has been in decline, though, leaving Ambarella shareholders with a stock that has been stuck in a rut the last few years. However, a new technology — computer vision — has management optimistic that a new revenue source is in the works.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Shares of video processing and computer vision chip maker Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) rallied after the company reported results for its fiscal year 2019 fourth quarter (the year ended January 31, 2019). The stock’s rise should give long-suffering shareholders reason to breathe a little easier after a bruising year. Shares were down 25% from the beginning of 2018 through the day of the report on March 5, 2019.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Silicon Graphics International Corp(SGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Superior Gold (CVE:SGI) will be releasing its earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, August 21st. Analysts expect Superior Gold to post earnings of C$0.05 per share for the quarter.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: GRAVITY Co. Ltd.(GRVY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cooper Creagan]

    For example, if you had taken five minutes to set up a Night Trade on Gravity Co. (Nasdaq: GRVY) in October, you could’ve tripled your money, and then some.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Gravity (NASDAQ:GRVY) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Sify Technologies Limited(SIFY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares rose 2.1 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 11 percent, and Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: SIFY) up 4 percent.

  • [By Money Morning Reports]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Shopify Inc.(SHOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Shares of Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) hit all-time highs two weeks ago, but a swift correction finds the dot-com darling kicking off this new trading week 17% below those peak levels. The sell-off is creating a tempting buying opportunity for investors that have missed out on one of last year’s hottest stocks, but it’s always difficult to time an entry point in a stock that’s correcting. 

  • [By Sean Williams]

    A third stock that could see significant benefits from the marijuana industry, but that has a safety net built into its business model, is Shopify (NYSE:SHOP).

  • [By Steve Symington, Anders Bylund, and Rich Duprey]

    Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) stock has proven an overwhelming success for early investors, soaring more than fivefold since its IPO in mid-2015. And it’s not hard to make the case that the e-commerce platform company is only just getting started. 

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Shopify Inc. (NYSE: SHOP) was up 1.4% at $175.55 on Tuesday in reaction to earnings and shares were indicated up another 2% at $179.00 on Wednesday. RBC Capital Markets upgraded it to Outperform from Sector Perform and raised the target price to $230 from $180. Wedbush Securities reiterated its Outperform rating and $200 price target, noting that Shopify is well positioned to keep gaining its share of e-commerce wallets over time and to capture more merchants across the entire spectrum of size from aspirational to established companies to enterprise level.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Square’s plans with Weebly could also fall short of challenging Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), which leads the market in “digitizing” offline businesses. Shopify already helps businesses launch e-commerce platforms, design websites, process payments, launch marketing campaigns, handle deliveries, and more — so Square still has a lot of catching up to do.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Amid the S&P 500’s nearly 5% gain over the past six months, one subsector has done exceptionally well: software-as-a-service (SaaS) stocks, particularly those providing platforms and applications to help businesses. The market seems head over heels for these stocks. Cloud-based customer relationship management company salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), financial software company Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU), e-commerce platform Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), and payment processor Square (NYSE:SQ) have all soared 30% or more during the last six months alone.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Axcelis Technologies Inc.(ACLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    3. Axcelis Technologies (Nasdaq: ACLS)
    It is the technical price pattern that first caught my eye with this $800 million market cap small cap.  Shares dropped to a $22.00 low in mid-February but have since been slowly and steadily moving higher toward resistance at both the 50- and 200-day SMAs. In and of itself, this is not enough impetus to get long. However, when combined with the fundamental picture, a compelling long thesis emerges.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 7, 2019 8:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the nine analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $30.50.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Alps Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Axcelis Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:ACLS) by 13.4% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 20,773 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,457 shares during the period. Alps Advisors Inc. owned approximately 0.06% of Axcelis Technologies worth $596,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Aerohive Networks, Inc.(HIVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) and Aerohive Networks (NYSE:HIVE) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

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    Our Biggest Loser… And A Bunch Of Big Wins
    Our biggest loser was back in January when we closed out of small communications equipment firm Aerohive Networks (Nasdaq: HIVE). On January 17, the company made a statement about its upcoming fourth-quarter earnings release, warning that revenue would likely be near the lower end of its guidance range. Investors didn’t take kindly to the news and sent shares tumbling by roughly 30%… well below our 15% trailing stop-loss. We ended up closing out with a 35% loss on the trade.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: FormFactor, Inc.(FORM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 6, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM) – Equities researchers at B. Riley dropped their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for FormFactor in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, July 30th. B. Riley analyst C. Ellis now anticipates that the semiconductor company will post earnings of $0.74 per share for the year, down from their prior forecast of $0.98. B. Riley currently has a “Buy” rating and a $18.00 target price on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for FormFactor’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.27 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.31 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.07 EPS.

  • [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 Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SG Americas Securities LLC grew its position in FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM) by 237.1% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 27,817 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 19,565 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in FormFactor were worth $370,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    FormFactor (NASDAQ:FORM) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Monday.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Lexmark International, Inc.(LXK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Lexmark International (NYSE:LXK) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Lexmark International earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 42.803224128124 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Lexmark International (NYSE:LXK) has been trending somewhat negative on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lexmark International earned a coverage optimism score of -0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 42.9230217304115 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: FormFactor, Inc.(FORM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM) by 12.1% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 1,884,057 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 203,451 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in FormFactor were worth $25,058,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    FormFactor (NASDAQ:FORM), which manufactures testing equipment for semiconductor components, reported its second-quarter results on Wednesday, and as expected, the company posted year-over-year declines in revenue and profits. However, the declines were not as bad as management had projected. Margins also held up well during the trying period. Traders bid up the stock in response to the better-than-expected quarterly results and on the hope that the bottom is in the rearview mirror.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, four have given a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $17.90.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    FormFactor (NASDAQ:FORM) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Monday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Caladrius Biosciences, Inc.(CLBS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about Caladrius Biosciences (NASDAQ:CLBS) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Caladrius Biosciences earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 45.4362129030389 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Performing 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 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]

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

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: China Pharma Holdings Inc.(CPHI)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    Steady Activities: SCYNEXIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCYX), LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA) (oracleexaminer.com) Do Analysts Think You Should Buy – SCYNEXIS Inc (NASDAQ: SCYX) (stockspen.com) Notable Runner: SCYNEXIS, Inc. (SCYX) (nasdaqplace.com) Most Active Stocks Now: SCYNEXIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCYX), China Pharma Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CPHI), Kala … (journalfinance.net) Overview on price to free cash flow: SCYNEXIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCYX), InfuSystem Holdings Inc. (NYSE:INFU) (stocksnewspoint.com)

    Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Roth Capital assumed coverage on Scynexis in a research note on Tuesday, May 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a $6.00 price target for the company. Seaport Global Securities assumed coverage on Scynexis in a research note on Tuesday, April 10th. They set a “buy” rating and a $4.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Scynexis from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.25 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, May 8th. HC Wainwright assumed coverage on Scynexis in a research note on Monday, May 7th. They set a “buy” rating and a $5.00 price target for the company. Finally, ValuEngine raised Scynexis from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Scynexis currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $4.45.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Liquidity Services Inc.(LQDT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Most people who think about retail focus on the hot products that are always in demand. Yet at the other end of the spectrum are the products that perhaps were once needed but now find themselves either out of fashion or no longer necessary for the typical customer. That’s where Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT) comes in, offering a way for government and private sector clients to dispose of surplus inventory effectively and efficiently. That niche has challenges of its own, but the company has been making moves to build its business back up and hopefully return to profitability.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. grew its stake in Liquidity Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:LQDT) by 4.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 307,736 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 12,917 shares during the quarter. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. owned approximately 0.96% of Liquidity Services worth $2,015,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 3rd. The business services provider reported ($0.12) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.14) by $0.02. Liquidity Services had a negative net margin of 12.72% and a negative return on equity of 19.31%. The company had revenue of $43.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $60.16 million. equities analysts forecast that Liquidity Services, Inc. will post -0.71 earnings per share for the current year.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: DBV Technologies S.A.(DBVT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of DBV Technologies (NASDAQ:DBVT) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $44.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of DBV Technologies (NASDAQ:DBVT) hit a new 52-week low on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $20.00 and last traded at $20.31, with a volume of 2187 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $20.07.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Exelon Corporation(EXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Skba Capital Management LLC reduced its stake in Exelon Co. (NYSE:EXC) by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 199,350 shares of the energy giant’s stock after selling 2,000 shares during the quarter. Skba Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Exelon were worth $8,492,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    US Bancorp DE trimmed its position in shares of Exelon (NYSE:EXC) by 9.0% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 157,712 shares of the energy giant’s stock after selling 15,626 shares during the quarter. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in Exelon were worth $6,153,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Investors sold shares of Exelon Co. (NYSE:EXC) on strength during trading hours on Thursday. $15.04 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $55.72 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $40.68 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Exelon had the 21st highest net out-flow for the day. Exelon traded up $0.32 for the day and closed at $44.44

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: FB, AAPL, TSLA
    Shares of Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) are under pressure after another government took action on the social media giant’s data policies. German regulators announced yesterday that they would limit the company’s ability to collect and combine consumer data and target advertising across all of its services. This ruling could make it far more difficult for the firm if it integrates the messaging platforms of Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp. Shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) are in focus after news broke that it shifted its modem chip engineering team from its supply chain to its internal hardware group. Reuters suggests that it is aiming to develop modem chips in-house after years of buying them from companies like Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) and Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC). Such a change could bolster company profits in a big way in the future. Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald argues that Apple stock is a bargain right now. It’s just one of several that tap into the unstoppable investment trends that can make you very rich. Learn more right here. On Monday (Feb. 4), Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) announced it was acquiring Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL), a battery and ultra-capacitor company. This might seem like a typical acquisition where a larger company scales its output by buying a smaller competitor. This is a much different move… On Friday, look for earnings reports from Arconic Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNC), Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC), Hasbro Inc. (NYSE: HAS), Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX), and Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR).
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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Moelis & Company(MC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Moelis & Co (NYSE:MC) shares traded down 8.7% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $60.85 and last traded at $61.10. 920,800 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 131% from the average session volume of 398,993 shares. The stock had previously closed at $66.95.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Moelis & Co (NYSE:MC) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $62.17.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CME Group Inc.(CME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Epoch Investment Partners Inc. grew its holdings in shares of CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) by 51.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,545,562 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 528,198 shares during the period. Epoch Investment Partners Inc.’s holdings in CME Group were worth $249,980,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) Director Ronald A. Pankau sold 260 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $163.17, for a total transaction of $42,424.20. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 3,900 shares in the company, valued at approximately $636,363. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia raised its holdings in CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) by 18.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 26,969 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,160 shares during the period. Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s holdings in CME Group were worth $4,413,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Simon Erickson]

    The fourth quarter brought significant market volatility, as investors saw stock prices fall during the final few months of 2018. But CME Group (NASDAQ:CME), the operator of one of America’s largest options and derivatives exchanges, handsomely benefited. Trading volumes related to equity and interest-rate futures tend to spike during volatile times, which is why CME Group enjoyed a boost to its top and bottom lines. 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Investors sold shares of CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) on strength during trading hours on Wednesday. $43.03 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $84.28 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $41.25 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, CME Group had the 11th highest net out-flow for the day. CME Group traded up $0.26 for the day and closed at $170.48

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Qorvo, Inc.(QRVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Investors didn’t waste any time expressing their disappointment after Qorvo’s (NASDAQ:QRVO) fourth-quarter 2018 results came out. The chipmaker failed to offer strong guidance for the current quarter, which was enough to blind investors to the fact that it did well to turn its business around to some extent in the previous quarter.

  • [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 Joseph Griffin]

    Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Saturday.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) was one of the first Apple suppliers to issue a warning in mid-November, making it clear that weak demand for flagship smartphones will affect its fiscal third-quarter performance. That wasn’t surprising, as Apple supplied more than a third of the chipmaker’s revenue last fiscal year. But there’s a chance of Qorvo surprising investors with a sunny forecast when it releases its official fiscal third-quarter results on Feb. 7. Here’s why.

Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019

By Emily Gurnon, Next Avenue Contributor 

When Sol Moran, 63, left her home in Puerto Rico to move to Minneapolis, things initially went well. She enjoyed being closer to her son, who lived in a nearby suburb, and she had a job she enjoyed. Then Moran got hit with a constellation of serious illnesses. She wasn’t able to keep up her work as an interpreter and home health aide and didn’t have the energy to get out of her apartment for anything other than medical visits.

Her world became very small.

“I had given up on life,” Moran said last week. “I was wondering sometimes why I had a phone,” since the only calls she received were about doctors’ appointments.

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‘A Potent Killer’

Loneliness and social isolation are not merely a source of sadness for many older adults. Studies have shown that isolation increases the risk of mental and physical illnesses. In fact, the health risks of prolonged isolation are equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day, according to the AARP Foundation.

Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: FormFactor, Inc.(FORM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM) – Equities researchers at B. Riley dropped their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for FormFactor in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, July 30th. B. Riley analyst C. Ellis now anticipates that the semiconductor company will post earnings of $0.74 per share for the year, down from their prior forecast of $0.98. B. Riley currently has a “Buy” rating and a $18.00 target price on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for FormFactor’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.27 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.31 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.07 EPS.

  • [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 Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: Pegasystems Inc.(PEGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Stock No. 2: Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA), ticker symbol PEGA.Pegasystems is a company that, for a long time, that has been in the AIbusiness. This is an important technology. This is a small-capcompany. It can’t bring the kinds ofGoogle- likeresources to AI. Google is the one that created AlphaGo, the amazing game-playing AI beating the world’s Go champion. That’s not going to come fromPegasystems.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) was upgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Yext (NYSE: YEXT) and Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Pegasystems(NASDAQ:PEGA) announced first-quarter results this week that paired a significant slowdown in sales growth with plummeting earnings. The declines were driven by a shift toward cloud-based revenue that had a more pronounced impact on the books because of the implementation of new accounting rules.

Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: Boot Barn Holdings, Inc.(BOOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos, Jeremy Bowman, and Steve Symington]

    With that in mind, Motley Fool investors scoured the industry for examples of retailers that boast attractive long-run growth opportunities. Read on to find out why Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE), lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU), and Boot Barn (NYSE:BOOT) topped that list.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 15.6 percent to $25.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 15.3 percent to $82.75 in pre-market trading. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) rose 12.6 percent to $8.95 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Micro Focus International plc (NYSE: MFGP) shares rose 8.8 percent to $18.59 in the pre-market trading session after the company issued strong revenue forecast for the first fiscal half of 2018.
    HC2 Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCHC) rose 5.6 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares rose 5.3 percent to $2.79 in pre-market trading. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IMMY) rose 5.2 percent to $2.52 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 4.1 percent to $10.35 in pre-market trading after climbing 75.31 percent on Tuesday.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 3.8 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading. The stock rose over 10 percent Tuesday after reporting its Phase 1 clinical update on XEN901 demonstrated a favorable PK profile.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) rose 3.5 percent to $11.01 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE: TEVA) shares rose 3.4 percent to $20.98 in pre-market trading after Buffett's Berkshire more than doubled its stake in Teva.
    China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $31.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported results for its fourth quarter.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares rose 3.4 percent to $20.00 in pre-market t
  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    That only makes it more important to be selective about the stocks you choose to own. Even under more difficult market conditions, some stocks have continued to push sharply higher. HollyFrontier (NYSE:HFC), Boot Barn Holdings (NYSE:BOOT), and Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT) have each tripled since this time last year, and bullish shareholders think that there could be further gains in store for the three companies if some key things keep going right.

Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: Whiting Petroleum Corporation(WLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL)’s share price gapped down before the market opened on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $46.75, but opened at $48.93. Whiting Petroleum shares last traded at $50.12, with a volume of 80658 shares trading hands.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TCW Group Inc. raised its stake in Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) by 21.9% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 25,733 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,618 shares during the period. TCW Group Inc.’s holdings in Whiting Petroleum were worth $871,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) – Analysts at Jefferies Financial Group increased their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Whiting Petroleum in a research note issued on Monday, July 9th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst M. Lear now forecasts that the oil and gas exploration company will earn $0.64 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.63. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Whiting Petroleum’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.61 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.86 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $3.02 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $1.24 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.97 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.64 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.72 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.57 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.78 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.77 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.15 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Whiting Petroleum Co. (NYSE:WLL) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies lifted their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Whiting Petroleum in a research note issued on Sunday, May 20th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst K. Harrison now forecasts that the oil and gas exploration company will earn $0.85 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.33. Piper Jaffray Companies currently has a “Hold” rating and a $46.00 target price on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Whiting Petroleum’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.97 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $1.16 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $3.90 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $1.70 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $1.48 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.47 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.59 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $6.24 EPS.

Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: Diodes Incorporated(DIOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. lessened its stake in shares of Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) by 67.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 23,610 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 47,902 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s holdings in Diodes were worth $719,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) VP Francis Tang sold 8,600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.41, for a total value of $287,326.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 86,279 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,882,581.39. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    That’s a great way to cash in on the growth of technology without buying into overhyped (and overpriced) semiconductor stocks, like Diodes Inc. (Nasdaq: DIOD), which trades for 111 times earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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