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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019

Tesla (NSDQ:TSLA)announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Grohmann Engineering, a German engineering company, which will become Tesla Grohmann Automation and pave the way for the Tesla Advanced Automation Germany headquarters, with other locations to follow. The company plans to add over 1,000 advanced engineering and skilled technician jobs in Germany over the next two years.

The Tesla news release describes Grohmann Engineering as a world-renowned engineering company and one of the world leaders in highly automated methods of manufacturing. The company, based in Pr眉m, Germany, develops, supplies, and services highly automated production systems and tools for the automotive, telecommunications, consumer electronics, and biotechnical industries.

 

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: 21Vianet Group, Inc.(VNET)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about 21Vianet Group (NASDAQ:VNET) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. 21Vianet Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the information technology services provider an impact score of 46.0521661520356 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    21Vianet Group (NASDAQ:VNET) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares jumped 113.5 percent to $0.6737 after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares rose 35.34 percent to close at $3.32.
    Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW) shares gained 30.36 percent to $3.65.
    Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: XTNT) shares jumped 25.6 percent to $7.4701 after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for InTice™-C Porous Titanium Cervical Interbody System.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares surged 20 percent to $2.495.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) surged 17.04 percent to $2.61.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 15 percent to $8.32 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the development of next generation interactive educational activities.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) gained 15 percent to $3.39.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 13.7 percent to $49.64. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    FRONTEO, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEO) shares rose 11.8 percent to $20.956.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares jumped 11.1 percent to $3.38.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) rose 10.6 percent to $7.41.
    NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) shares gained 9 percent to $2.32.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) rose 7.6 percent to $24.19. Northcoast Research upgraded Kelly Services from Neutral to Buy.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $33.70. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX) gained 5.5 percent to $32.56. KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx from Sector Weight to Overweight.
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    21Vianet Group Inc (NASDAQ:VNET) rose 5.8% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $8.30 and last traded at $8.27. Approximately 927,613 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 101% from the average daily volume of 460,831 shares. The stock had previously closed at $7.82.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares jumped 26.5 percent to $6.9042. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares climbed 17.4 percent to $3.11. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BDL) shares jumped 17 percent to $27.97 following Q2 results. Flanigan's Enterprises posted Q2 earnings of $0.75 per share on sales of $29.456 million.
    Borqs Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRQS) rose 15.8 percent to $8.05 after reporting Q1 results.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) jumped 15.3 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 15.1 percent to $6.33.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) rose 13.8 percent to $6.27.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) gained 12.8 percent to $5.98. H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Enphase Energy with a Buy rating.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares surged 12.1 percent to $21.68 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) climbed 11.6 percent to $2.399.
    Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: AHPI) surged 11.4 percent to $3.0643.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) gained 11.1 percent to $24.40 after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) rose 10.9 percent to $3.16.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) gained 10.1 percent to $11.71 after reporting Q1 results.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) climbed 7.9 percent to $2.61 following Q2 results.
    The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKS) gained 7.6 percent to $2.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX) rose 7.3 percent to $0.8798 after the company was granted a patent approval. The clinical-st
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares climbed 31.68 percent to close at $7.19 on Wednesday. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares gained 24.15 percent to close at $3.29. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) shares surged 24 percent to close at $6.82.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 20.25 percent to close at $4.87.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) shares surged 18.42 percent to close at $22.50
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 16.15 percent to close at $83.34. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTIE) shares jumped 16.07 percent to close at $10.62.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) rose 16.04 percent to close at $14.11.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) gained 14.88 percent to close at $6.33.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) rose 13.96 percent to close at $5.55.
    Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) jumped 13.88 percent to close at $67.27 on Wednesday.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) jumped 12.59 percent to close at $11.98 after reporting Q1 results.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) rose 12.01 percent to close at $5.13.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) gained 11.93 percent to close at $3.19.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) climbed 11.66 percent to close at $24.52 on Wednesday after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) rose 10.83 percent to close at $33.17 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter and lifted guidance.
    ChemoCentryx, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCXI) gained 9.36 percent to close at $12.50. Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on ChemoCentryx with a Buy rating.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX)

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Equinix Inc.(EQIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Beth McKenna]

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

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

  • [By Lee Jackson]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Equinix Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 8,888 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $3,716,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Front Row Advisors LLC increased its position in Equinix Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX) by 7.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,175 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 150 shares during the quarter. Front Row Advisors LLC’s holdings in Equinix were worth $909,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Evertec, Inc.(EVTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Equities research analysts at Raymond James initiated coverage on shares of Evertec (NYSE:EVTC) in a report released on Friday, MarketBeat reports. The firm set a “market perform” rating on the business services provider’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Evertec (NYSE:EVTC) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Saturday.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Materialise NV(MTLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Alphabet Inc.(GOOGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary Google has just announcedthat it plans to acquire Israel-based Velostrata, a start-up that specializes in helping enterprises migrate to the cloud. The cloud infrastructure market is booming, as newer companies increasingly realize they can utilize third-party infrastructure in the early days to great benefit, while more mature companies often supplement first-party infrastructure with third-party offerings to bolster performance and reliability.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    It’s well known that digital advertising is a megatrend fueling the growth of companies like Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG), the parent company of Google. IAB estimates U.S. ad spend grew nearly 22% last year. eMarketer expects the market to grow another 16% this year, reaching $83 billion.

  • [By ]

    (1) For you stock chart fans, Facebook’s stock has found support at the March 27 intraday low at $150.75 (current price: $157.93); (2) Chip stocks on the move off a big new JPMorgan note titled: “The Data Era Becomes Investable.” Nvidia and Seagate (STX) likely to gt a boost off the report’s upgrades on each. Positive mentions included Cisco (CSCO) , Action Alerts PLUS holdings Alphabet (GOOGL) and Amazon (AMZN) , and Alibaba (BABA) ; (3) M&A activity in the consumer space has been muted of late, but TheStreet’s sister publication, The Deal, reported that is poised to change soon; (4) Billionaire Mark Cuban is no Trump fan, but he tells TheStreet he does dig Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    The two tech giants have sucked most of the oxygen out of the room, owning a combined 94% share of the smart-speaker market.But Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google continues to flood the space with cheap Home and Home Mini devices that could help it become the dominant provider sooner than many expect.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Google parent Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) reports first-quarter earnings after the closing bell on Monday, Apr. 23.

    Monday’s release will look a little different than previous ones as a result of GOOGL’s recently announced changes to how it’ll report. Those changes include moving Nest, its division that produces smart home appliances, from the “Other Bets” segment into the “Google Other” segment; showing unrealized gains or losses from investments on its income statement as a result of new accounting standards; and transitioning Google Network revenue metrics to percentage change in impressions and cost-per-impression, instead of percentage change in paid clicks and cost-per-click.

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    TheStreet’s founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer weighs in on Friday’s trending stocks including Apple (AAPL) , Amazon (AMZN) , Alphabet (GOOGL) and Nucor (NUC) .

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

Apple is promising free repairs for faulty MacBook keyboards after waves of complaints about malfunctions.

The company said it has “determined that a small percentage” of MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards may have misfiring keys that unexpectedly repeat or do not produce characters or have keys that feel “sticky.”

The company’s own technicians or authorized service providers can provide the remedy. It may include replacing one or more keys or the entire keyboard, Apple says.

Laptops eligible for free service include certain 12″ to 15″ laptops made between early 2015 and 2017. A full list of models can be found here.

Apple says customers who have one of the affected laptops and already paid for a repair can contact the company for a refund.

Reports of issues with Apple’s butterfly-style keyboards, first introduced on the MacBook in 2015, have been common online.

Apple said the butterfly design was 40% slimmer than older versions and would provide more precision. But tech site The Verge has called the keyboards “famously problematic.” A piece from the online publication The Outline also declared: “the new MacBook keyboard is ruining my life.”

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: TripAdvisor, Inc.(TRIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion after the closing bell. Booking Holdings shares gained 0.99 percent to $2,183.00 in after-hours trading.
    Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday. Tripadvisor shares climbed 20.55 percent to $46.75 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE: BUD) to have earned $0.89 per share on revenue of $13.06 billion in the latest quarter. Anheuser-Busch will release earnings before the markets open. Anheuser-Busch shares gained 0.77 percent to $99.00 in after-hours trading.
    Extreme Networks, Inc (NASDAQ: EXTR) reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance. Extreme Networks shares fell 28.51 percent to $8.40 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the opening bell, Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.55 billion. Ameren shares dropped 2.78 percent to close at $56.91 on Tuesday.

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  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    There are many reasons an investor might be attracted to TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) stock. It boasts an enviable position in the online hotel booking space, after all, and the travel specialist is cultivating new business lines that might soon become significant revenue streams in their own rights.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:TRIP) by 16.1% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 633,261 shares of the travel company’s stock after purchasing an additional 87,859 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned 0.46% of Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock worth $25,895,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:TRIP) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor acquired 6,024 shares of the travel company’s stock, valued at approximately $246,000.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Datawatch Corporation(DWCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: MicroStrategy Incorporated(MSTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Alphabet Inc.(GOOGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    The new partnership sounds similar to one that Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary Waymo inked withFiat Chrysler a while back, which was just recently extended, with Waymo agreeing to purchase “thousands” morePacifica hybrid minivans. One of the most practical applications for autonomous cars will be shuttling larger groups of people, which is why some companies are focusing on minivan form factors.

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    Much of the progress in the space has been made, unsurprisingly, by big tech companies andAlphabet’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google is a prime example. Google positioned itself prominently by purchasing the Nest smart thermostat company in 2014, introducing new smart devices through that brand, and by releasing its own smart speakers, called Home, to control other connected devices around the home.

  • [By ]

    Because SpaceX is a private company, we can’t buy shares in it. The closest we can get is via a publicly traded company that has invested in it, like Alphabet (GOOGL)  or Fidelity funds. This also means we don’t have open access to its financials. That makes evaluating the company rather difficult, although it’s plain as day to see its disruptions. Its competitors include Boeing Co (BA)  , Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT)  and among others, Blue Origin, a company founded by Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.  

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [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 30 percent to $12.05 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.

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

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

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: TransAct Technologies Incorporated(TACT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Logitech (NASDAQ: LOGI) and TransAct Technologies (NASDAQ:TACT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and profitability.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    21Vianet Group (NASDAQ: VNET) and 58.com (NYSE:WUBA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.73 billion.
    McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $3.56 per share on revenue of $51.25 billion.
    Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.39 per share on revenue of $8.00 billion.
    Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $2.39 billion.
    Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $291.47 million.
    Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $841.75 million.
    The Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE: TD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $6.86 billion.
    Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.61 per share on revenue of $8.05 billion.
    58.com Inc. (NYSE: WUBA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $372.49 million.
    Luxoft Holding, Inc. (NYSE: LXFT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $228.53 million.
    The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $916.73 million.
    StealthGas Inc. (NASDAQ: GASS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $37.75 million.
    Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: THR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $96.24 million.
    Tuniu Corporation (NASDAQ: TOUR) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.03 per share on revenue of $76.72 million.

     

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sabre (NASDAQ: SABR) and 58.com (NYSE:WUBA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    58.com (NYSE:WUBA) was downgraded by TheStreet from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    US Bancorp DE cut its stake in 58.com Inc (NYSE:WUBA) by 23.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,088 shares of the information services provider’s stock after selling 646 shares during the quarter. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in 58.com were worth $167,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: ServiceNow, Inc.(NOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Investors sold shares of ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW) on strength during trading hours on Thursday following insider selling activity. $69.52 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $101.61 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $32.09 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, ServiceNow had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. ServiceNow traded up $3.23 for the day and closed at $168.73Specifically, Director Susan L. Bostrom sold 19,673 shares of ServiceNow stock in a transaction on Friday, February 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $142.24, for a total transaction of $2,798,287.52. Following the transaction, the director now owns 7,079 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,006,916.96. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Frank Slootman sold 100,000 shares of ServiceNow stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $146.27, for a total value of $14,627,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 201,776 shares in the company, valued at approximately $29,513,775.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 621,172 shares of company stock worth $98,285,013. 3.30% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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    In addition, Corvex Management’s Keith Meister reported owning new significant stakes in Intercontinental Exchange Inc. ( (ICE) ), Microsoft Corp.  (MSFT) , Monsanto Co. (MON) , Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) , Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM) and Servicenow Inc. (NOW)

  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

    With that in mind, let’s look closer at ServiceNow Inc. (Nasdaq: NOW)…

    The company formed in San Diego in 2004 when a group of techies and surfers banded together with a simple mission. They wanted to make the complex and all-consuming tasks of running an IT department easy to manage from the cloud.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This red-hot momentum stock has had an outstanding year. ServiceNow Inc. (NYSE: NOW) develops and sells a hosted, subscription-based suite of services designed to automate various IT department functions, such as help desk, operations management and change/release management.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cabot Wealth Management Inc. purchased a new stake in ServiceNow Inc (NYSE:NOW) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 12,505 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,069,000.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is another red-hot momentum stock that has had an outstanding year.ServiceNow Inc. (NYSE: NOW) develops and sells a hosted, subscription-based suite of services designed to automate various IT department functions, such as help desk, operations management and change/release management.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.(MRVL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ETRADE Capital Management LLC raised its position in Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL) by 51.5% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 59,214 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 20,122 shares during the period. ETRADE Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Marvell Technology Group were worth $1,243,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Last year the company announced a bold $6 billion bid to buy Cavium.Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a fabless supplier of mixed-signal and analog semiconductor products to a number of storage, computing and communication applications, including hard disk drives, personal computers, servers, Ethernet switches, printers and connectivity markets.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) is expected to post its most recent quarterly results Thursday as well. The consensus estimates are $0.31 in EPS and $610.99 million in revenue. Shares ended the week at $23.42 apiece. The consensus price target is $27.26, and the 52-week range is $14.58 to $24.22.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company has made a bold $6 billion bid to buy Cavium.Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a fabless supplier of mixed signal and analog semiconductor products to a number of storage, computing and communication applications, including hard disk drives, personal computers, servers, Ethernet switches, printers and connectivity markets.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: CommVault Systems, Inc.(CVLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CommVault Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLT) VP Brian Carolan sold 5,484 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $71.90, for a total transaction of $394,299.60. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 102,796 shares in the company, valued at $7,391,032.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

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    In addition, Elliott Management, which often pushes for M&A and other strategic transactions at targeted companies, made investments in EQT Corp. (EQT) , CommVault Systems Inc. (CVLT) , Sabre Corp. (SABR) , Teradyne Inc. (TER)  and Windstream Holdings Inc. (WIN)

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on CommVault Systems (CVLT)

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Best Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019

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Disclosure: I have no positions in Chevron, IBM, Coca Cola, Merck, Procter & Gamble, Verizon, Pfizer, ExxonMobil or any other stock mentioned in this article.

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Boeing (BA) must be removed from the dogs as it was the best performing Dow component for the year with a gain of 89.4%. Its dividend yield fell to just 2.31%, so if you bought this stock a year ago as a dog, book the huge gain now.

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Best Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Bravo Brio Restaurant Group Inc.(BBRG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about Bravo Brio Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:BBRG) has trended positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bravo Brio Restaurant Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.39 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.847415840944 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Best Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ormat Technologies, Inc.(ORA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Orange (EPA:ORA) has been assigned a €20.00 ($24.69) price target by equities researchers at Barclays in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Barclays’ price target indicates a potential upside of 42.55% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. lessened its stake in shares of Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ORA) by 9.3% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 225,381 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 23,000 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s holdings in Ormat Technologies were worth $12,708,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Scott Levine]

    When talk around the water cooler turns to energy investments, it’s oil and gas companies that represent the usual suspects. Renewable energy companies like Vestas Wind Systems (NASDAQOTH:VWDRY), First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), and Ormat Technologies (NYSE:ORA) — companies whose names are far less recognizable than those like ExxonMobil and Chevron — may not be on most investors’ radars. However, there are certainly reasons to believe that they should be.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    JPMorgan Chase lowered shares of Ormat Technologies (NYSE:ORA) from an overweight rating to a neutral rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday, MarketBeat.com reports. They currently have $62.00 price target on the energy company’s stock.

Best Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(CASI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of CASI Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CASI) jumped nearly 32% today after the small-cap pharma announced a new contract drug-manufacturing pact in China. The company now will rely on Yiling Wanzhou International Pharmaceuticals for manufacturing two drugs: entecavir and cilostazol.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of CASI Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CASI) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report released on Saturday morning.

Best Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Alphabet Inc.(GOOGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    President Trump’s Department of Justice gave its expert witness a second chance on Tuesday to make a convincing case against AT&T’s (NYSE: T) proposed $85 billion buyout of CNN-owner Time Warner (NYSE: TWX): Link

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    The Treasury is set to auction 5-year notes at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    BMO upgraded Disney (NYSE: DIS) from Underperform to Market Perform
    Stifel upgraded Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) from Hold to Buy
    Jefferies downgraded Fiat Chrysler (NYSE: FCAU) from Buy to Hold
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  • [By Sean Williams]

    As an example, in 2014, Google, which is now known as Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL), issued a new class of stock. The pre-existing Class C shares (GOOG) have no voting rights, while the 2014-issued Class A shares (GOOGL) have one vote per share. Because Alphabet is such a mammoth of a company, its inclusion in the S&P 500 makes sense…but only if both classes of its stock are tracked by the S&P 500.

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    Here’s everything you must know before Monday’s opening bell:

    Investors will analyze earnings from Alphabet (GOOGL) , T-Mobile (TMUS) and more.  Fresenius dropped its planned $5 billion takeover of generic drug-maker Akorn (AKRX) .  Southwest (LUV) has canceled 40 flights a day since announcing its voluntary inspection program. UBS (UBS) disappointed investors with a tepid forecast for the year ahead.  U.S. stock futures pointed lower as bond yields rose. 

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    Until it’s lifted, the ban stands to impact everyone from optical component/module suppliers such as Acacia Communications (ACIA)  and Oclaro to telecom/networking chip suppliers such as Cavium (CAVM)  and Xilinx (XLNX) to mobile chip suppliers such as Qualcomm (QCOM)  and Skyworks (SWKS) . Some of the damage will, of course, be offset by share losses ZTE is likely to see on account of the ban. This could particularly hold for mobile suppliers, given that the ban could prevent ZTE from shipping phones running Alphabet/Google’s (GOOGL) version of Android.

Hot Bank Stocks To Buy For 2019

NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) shares reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $79.75 and last traded at $78.53, with a volume of 3296451 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $77.31.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on NTAP shares. Morgan Stanley raised their target price on shares of NetApp from $62.00 to $64.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, April 6th. DA Davidson set a $79.00 price target on shares of NetApp and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 6th. Cross Research lowered shares of NetApp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. William Blair upgraded shares of NetApp from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 17th. Finally, Deutsche Bank raised their price target on shares of NetApp from $40.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 24th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, twenty-one have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $67.50.

Hot Bank Stocks To Buy For 2019: Alphabet Inc.(GOOGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    When it comes to Walmart (WMT) , pay attention to any breaking news over the next week or so regarding Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart. The expectation is that Walmart will pay up to $12 billion for a stake of 60% to 80% of that firm. Rumors are rampant that once Walmart takes a controlling stake in Flipkart that Action Alerts PLUS holding Alphabet (GOOGL)  will likely invest in the development of this business.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google couldcontrol 29.5% of the smart speaker market with its Home devices this year, according to eMarketer’s latest estimates. However, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) will still control 66.6% of that market with its Echo speakers and Alexa-enabled devices.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) trend of strong growth continued in the company’s first quarter, with revenue rising 26% year over year, faster than the online search company’s 24% growth in its thirdand fourth quarters of 2017.”Our ongoing strong revenue growth reflects our momentum globally,” said Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat about the results.

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    From CEO Jensen Huang’s response to a question regarding data center chip competition, particularly from Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google unit:

Hot Bank Stocks To Buy For 2019: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.(IDTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Several other optics stocks stand to gain. In a Monday note, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya also highlighlited the semiconductor space as one that could benefit from the news. Other stocks to watch include:

    Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE)
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN)
    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR)
    II-VI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IIVI)
    Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI)
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS)
    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI)
    Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO)
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX)
    Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ: AVGO)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Integrated Device Technology (NASDAQ:IDTI) CEO Gregory L. Waters sold 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.66, for a total transaction of $504,900.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 796,129 shares in the company, valued at $26,797,702.14. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. reduced its stake in shares of Integrated Device Technology (NASDAQ:IDTI) by 71.2% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 7,410 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 18,353 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Integrated Device Technology were worth $226,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Integrated Device Technology (IDTI)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Integrated Device Technology (NASDAQ:IDTI) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 6,328,357 shares, a drop of 24.6% from the April 30th total of 8,395,638 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,373,188 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.6 days. Currently, 4.8% of the company’s stock are sold short.

Hot Bank Stocks To Buy For 2019: Corium International, Inc.(CORI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Analysts Expect Corium International Inc (CORI) Will Post Earnings of -$0.39 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Aequus and Corium Join Forces to Advance Anti-Nausea Transdermal Patch (globenewswire.com) Corium International Inc (CORI) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $6.72 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Corium International Inc (CORI) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)

    CORI has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Corium International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $14.00 price objective on shares of Corium International in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. ValuEngine upgraded Corium International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub cut Corium International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $13.00.

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Apple's HomePod Makes a Small Dent in Smart Speaker Market During Debut Quarter

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) officially jumped into the smart speaker market in the first quarter with the HomePod, and analysts believe that sales thus far are “underwhelming.” Siri remains less capable than its competing counterparts, HomePod only supports Apple Music for full functionality, and the $350 price tag positions it at a significant premium. With HomePod being included in the company’s catch-all “Other Products” segment, investors aren’t likely to get much official data from Apple anytime soon.

That’s where third-party estimates come in.

HomePod on a shelf

Image source: Apple.

Apple shipped 600,000 HomePods in the first quarter

Market researcher Strategy Analyticsis out with its estimates on the smart speaker market for the first quarter, estimating that Apple shipped approximately 600,000 units after HomePod launched in February. Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) is maintaining its strong grip on the market, although its share did drop quite a bit. But the overall market is simply growing so quickly that the e-commerce giant still doubled unit shipments of Echo devices. Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary Google continues to make headway as well.

Vendor

Q1 2017 Units

Q1 2017 Market Share

Q1 2018 Units

Q1 2018 Market Share

Amazon

2 million

81.8%

4 million

43.6%

Google

0.3 million

12.4%

2.4 million

26.5%

Alibaba

0

0%

0.7 million

7.6%

Apple

0

0%

0.6 million

6%

Xiaomi

0

0%

0.2 million

2.4%

Others

0.1 million

5.8%

1.3 million

13.9%

Total

2.4 million

100%

9.2 million

100%

Data source: Strategy Analytics. Figures rounded.

The Chinese market for smart speakers continues to grow, with local vendors like Alibaba and Xiaomi (which is preparingto go public soon) stepping up to meet the demand, according to Strategy Analytics. Amazon, Google, and Apple do not currently ship smart speakers into the Middle Kingdom. On the earnings callearlier this month, CEO Tim Cook noted that HomePod is only available in the U.S., U.K., and Australia right now, with availability in more markets coming soon.

While Apple generally does not place much value in unit share, it’s clear that Amazon and Google are enjoying unit growth thanks to broader portfolios of devices offered at lower price points. That’s why the “HomePod Mini” that Apple is rumored to have in the pipeline has a lot of potential, as it would make the idea of buying multiple devices a more tenable proposition for consumers.

Of course, HomePod was only available for about half of the quarter, so its performance isn’t all that representative quite yet.Let’s see how the Mac maker fares in the quarters ahead.