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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019

Dollar General (DG) marked its 27th consecutive year of same-store sales growth in fiscal 2016. It followed this milestone up with a beat on both the top and bottom lines during its first quarter of 2017, with comps once again growing – but by only about 0.7%. As I was sifting through the retail carnage, Dollar General was one of the companies that stood out as above average, so I decided to take a closer look with this article.

The business

The company’s primary niche seems to come from its low cost operating structure. The majority of its stores are rural, with roughly 70% of them located in towns of 20,000 people or less. It constantly seeks ways to reduce (or at least control) costs that won’t affect the shopping experience for its customers, many of whom are primarily in a lower income bracket. This is exhibited by its low prices, where 80% of its stock-keeping units are set at $5 or less.

Source: 2016 10-K

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Nuveen New York Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund(NAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nuveen New York Dividend Advntg Mncpl Fd (NYSE:NAN) announced a monthly dividend on Tuesday, October 2nd, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Monday, October 15th will be given a dividend of 0.048 per share by the financial services provider on Thursday, November 1st. This represents a $0.58 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.69%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 12th.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Stag Industrial, Inc.(STAG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    With these basic requirements in mind, I just added two dividend stocks I think will fit this mold well in my retirement account: renewable power asset owner TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP) and industrial real estate investment trust STAG Industrial (NYSE:STAG). Here’s why I think these stocks fit my mold for high-yield dividend stocks — and why you may want to consider them for your own portfolio.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA grew its position in shares of STAG Indl Inc/SH SH (NYSE:STAG) by 35.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 29,048 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 7,604 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA’s holdings in STAG Indl Inc/SH SH were worth $695,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    The S&P 500 might be on one of its strongest bull runs ever, but there are several solid dividend stocks out there that haven’t quite kept pace with the market and are now yielding 4% or higher.  If you’re wondering where to find such high-yield stocks, waste no time in adding these five to your watchlist: utility Dominion Energy (NYSE:D), real estate investment trusts (REIT) Welltower Inc (NYSE:WELL) and STAG Industrial (NYSE:STAG), infrastructure giant Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP), and midstream energy major Enbridge Inc. (NYSE:ENB). 

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    To be able to cut a check each month and maintain or raise the payout requires a company to have tenable confidence in its profit-making and cash-generating capabilities. It’s easier said than done, which is why while most companies pay dividends quarterly, and only around 40 publicly listed companies pay a dividend every month. Three such companies worth watching are STAG Industrial (NYSE:STAG), Realty Income (NYSE:O), and Pembina Pipeline (NYSE:PBA).

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: LookSmart Ltd.(LOOK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lookers (LON:LOOK)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by investment analysts at Peel Hunt in a note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Peel Hunt reissued their buy rating on shares of Lookers (LON:LOOK) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning.

    A number of other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Numis Securities reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 130 ($1.76) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. JPMorgan Chase upped their price target on shares of Lookers from GBX 109 ($1.48) to GBX 130 ($1.76) and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 145 ($1.97) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 146 ($1.98) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Monday, March 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Lookers has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 137.71 ($1.87).

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc(LOAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CyrusOne (NASDAQ:CONE) and Manhattan Bridge Capital (NASDAQ:LOAN) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) and Manhattan Bridge Capital (NASDAQ:LOAN) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) fell 13.2 percent to $10.95 in pre-market trading after dropping 1.33 percent on Friday.
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    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) fell 7 percent to $31.83 in pre-market trading.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares fell 6.5 percent to $30.29 in pre-market trading after dropping 10.60 percent on Friday.
    Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOAN) fell 6.2 percent to $6.85 in pre-market trading.
    RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: RDHL) fell 6 percent to $6.67 in pre-market trading.
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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MDGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Keith Speights]

    Viking and Madrigal Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MDGL) both have thyroid receptor beta agonists. Madrigal reported positive phase 2 results in December 2017 for its lead candidate MGL-3196. The two biotechs appear to be top acquisition targets for bigger players seeking to bolster their NASH pipelines. But since Viking’s market cap is only one-third that of Madrigal’s, it would be the cheaper alternative for a major drugmaker to acquire — perhaps even Gilead.

  • [By George Budwell]

    Second, Vikings shares got a boost from the positive midstage trial results for Madrigal Pharmaceuticals’ (NASDAQ:MDGL) MGL-3196 not long ago. As VK2809 and MGL-3196 share a similar mechanism of action, Wall Street apparently believes MGL-3196’s midstage results will turn out to be a preview for VK2809’s midstage trial that’s scheduled to readout later this year. While speculative, the bottom line here is that Viking could be developing a drug capable of generating over $1 billion in annual sales at its peak. That’s a sizable revenue stream for a company with a market cap of only $617 million right now. 

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Invesco High Income Trust II(VLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Veltor (VLT) uses the hashing algorithm. It launched on August 12th, 2016. Veltor’s total supply is 554,855 coins. Veltor’s official Twitter account is @j_veltor.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Veltor (VLT) uses the hashing algorithm. Its launch date was August 12th, 2016. Veltor’s total supply is 554,855 coins. Veltor’s official Twitter account is @j_veltor.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    UBS Group AG lessened its holdings in shares of Invesco Van Kampen High Income Trust II (NYSE:VLT) by 36.9% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 10,013 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 5,867 shares during the period. UBS Group AG owned 0.12% of Invesco Van Kampen High Income Trust II worth $139,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Veltor (CURRENCY:VLT) traded flat against the dollar during the one day period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on October 13th. In the last seven days, Veltor has traded down 16.1% against the dollar. One Veltor coin can now be bought for about $0.0307 or 0.00000491 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Veltor has a total market capitalization of $17,044.00 and $0.00 worth of Veltor was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Veltor (CURRENCY:VLT) traded down 27.9% against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 19:00 PM Eastern on August 16th. Veltor has a market capitalization of $30,067.00 and approximately $75.00 worth of Veltor was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Veltor coin can currently be purchased for $0.0542 or 0.00000861 BTC on popular exchanges. In the last week, Veltor has traded 32% lower against the U.S. dollar.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Keysight Technologies Inc.(KEYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Keysight Technologies Inc. (NYSE:KEYS)Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay 30, 2017, 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Danaher (NYSE: DHR) and Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) are both large-cap multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday morning, the information technology shares surged 0.34 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), up 14 percent, and Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) up 8 percent.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Barings LLC raised its position in Keysight (NYSE:KEYS) by 3.2% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 73,271 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 2,300 shares during the quarter. Barings LLC’s holdings in Keysight were worth $3,839,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) shares surged 144.96 percent to close at $265.61 on Thursday in reaction to an encouraging Phase 2 clinical trial update. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company said its liver-directed, thyroid hormone receptor called MGL-3196 showed a statistical significance in the primary endpoint of lowering liver fat at 12 weeks and also 36 weeks.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) shares rose 101.01 percent to close at $9.99 on Thursday after falling 4.42 percent on Wednesday.
    Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) jumped 45.58 percent to close at $0.474. The developer of rapid health information technologies said Wednesday afternoon it was granted a 180-day extension from the Nasdaq Stock Market to meet the requirement of a minimum $1.00 per share closing bid price for 10 straight days.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) gained 40.93 percent to close at $3.03 after the FDA approved Kitov's Consensi for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain and hypertension.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 28.21 percent to close at $19.86.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) climbed 26.45 percent to close at $7.84 after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) shares climbed 21.93 percent to close at $2.78 in reaction to an encouraging FDA update. The biotechnology company that focuses on therapies for the treatment of cancer said the FDA granted a Fast Track designation for fimepinostat (CUDC-907) in patients with relapsed or refractory.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 21.23 percent to close at $7.48.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) rose 16.21 percent to close at $12.83 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    The Brink's Company (NYSE: BCO) jumped 16.2 percent to close at $79.25 as the company announced plans to acquire Dunbar Armored for $520 million in cash.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) rose 15.14 percent to c

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.(ARR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) declared a monthly dividend on Wednesday, May 30th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.19 per share by the real estate investment trust on Thursday, June 28th. This represents a $2.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.72%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 14th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN decreased its position in shares of ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) by 19.9% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 201,989 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 50,292 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned about 0.48% of ARMOUR Residential REIT worth $4,703,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas lowered its stake in ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) by 35.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,270 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 4,991 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in ARMOUR Residential REIT were worth $216,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    IndexIQ Advisors LLC trimmed its stake in ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) by 6.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 37,484 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,444 shares during the period. IndexIQ Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.09% of ARMOUR Residential REIT worth $855,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ARMOUR Residential REIT (NYSE:ARR) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 657 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,163% compared to the typical volume of 52 call options.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Allete, Inc.(ALE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mason Street Advisors LLC increased its stake in ALLETE Inc (NYSE:ALE) by 93.1% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 25,545 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 12,317 shares during the period. Mason Street Advisors LLC’s holdings in ALLETE were worth $1,846,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Susquehanna Fundamental Investments LLC bought a new stake in shares of ALLETE Inc (NYSE:ALE) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 14,236 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,029,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in shares of ALLETE Inc (NYSE:ALE) in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm acquired 16,011 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,157,000.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Pacific Mercantile Bancorp(PMBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) and Hope Bancorp (NASDAQ:HOPE) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pacific Mercantile Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 47.2552381134184 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PNC Financial Services (NYSE: PNC) and Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

    Pzena Investment Management (NYSE:PZN) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Investors should buy CBS on the dip, because it is a very attractive acquisition target for companies outside of the television industry, B. Riley FBR managing director and analyst Barton Crockett told CNBC on Monday.

“CBS is a huge brand; it’s the most watched network on TV. They also have Showtime, which is big and kind of direct-to-consumer. I think that CBS could be an interesting bolt onto a larger platform,” Crockett said on CNBC’s “Power Lunch.”

On Sunday evening, CBS announced Les Moonves will depart as chairman, president and chief executive officer “effective immediately,” following numerous allegations of sexual misconduct that spanned much of his career. The company said COO Joseph Ianniello will now act as CEO “while the Board conducts a search for a permanent successor.”

Also on Sunday came news of a board reshuffling and an end to hostility between CBS and National Amusements (NAI), which owns a controlling stake in CBS. The two companies will drop their lawsuit against each other, and NAI will not pursue the merger of CBS and Viacom for at least two years. NAI also said it would consider “any business combination transaction or other strategic alternative that the independent directors believe are in the best interests of the Company.”

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Neuralstem, Inc.(CUR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Pluristem Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CUR) and Neuralstem (NASDAQ:CUR) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Neuralstem, Inc. (NASDAQ:CUR) were down 16% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $1.24 and last traded at $1.37. Approximately 595,500 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 205% from the average daily volume of 195,111 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.63.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ABAXIS Inc.(ABAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Abaxis Inc (NASDAQ:ABAX) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have issued a hold recommendation, two have given a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $67.00.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Abaxis Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) shares hit an all-time high early on Wednesday after it was announced that Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) would be acquiring the firm. The acquisition is expected to enhance Zoetis’ presence in veterinary diagnostics, a category of the animal health industry with approximately 10% compound annual growth over the past three years.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Tiedemann Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 3,000 shares of the medical research company’s stock, valued at approximately $213,000.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a generally favorable day for the stock market, with modest gains for most major benchmarks even as the Russell 2000 once again hit intraday record highs. Most investors’ attention was focused on the retail sector, where an especially strong performance from department store giant Macy’s suggested that the long period of difficult conditions for brick-and-mortar retailers might finally have come to an end. Ongoing concerns about other factors — including the move in the 10-year Treasury yield above the 3% mark and the outcome of a possible summit between U.S. and North Korean leaders — helped keep the gains somewhat in check. But some companies had good news that sent their shares sharply higher. Under Armour (NYSE:UA) (NYSE:UAA), Boot Barn Holdings (NYSE:BOOT), and Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (SSNLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    It seems that chip giant Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) can’t catch a break, dealing with relatively minor challenges like temporarily losing the applications processor spot in some of Samsung’s (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) Galaxy S-series smartphones thanks to an overheating chip and existential threats to its wireless technology licensing business — its main source of profit.

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    Besides payment solutions, Adyen also provides analytics and risk management capabilities. Today, Adyen has more than 5,000 customers globally including Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Samsung (OTC:SSNLF), LinkedIn, Spotify (NYSE:SPOT), Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Casper, Bonobos, L’Oreal SA, and Burberry Group, to name a few.

  • [By ]

    All of the major semiconductor manufacturers, including Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), TSMC, Samsung (OTC:SSNLF), GlobalFoundries, have announced plans to use EUV in 7 nm and below process nodes. There simply is no other path forward to continue Moore’s Law. ASML is the only source for EUV lithography tools.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Packaging Corporation of America(PKG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Packaging Co. of America (NYSE: PKG) and Sonoco (NYSE:SON) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Packaging Corp Of America (NYSE:PKG) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the eleven analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have assigned a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $128.67.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Packaging Corp Of America (NYSE:PKG) was the target of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 1,456 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 804% compared to the average volume of 161 call options.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    People s United Financial Inc. lowered its position in shares of Packaging Corp Of America (NYSE:PKG) by 42.2% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 10,941 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 7,973 shares during the quarter. People s United Financial Inc.’s holdings in Packaging Corp Of America were worth $1,223,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Capricor Therapeutics, Inc.(CAPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media headlines about Capricor Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CAPR) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Capricor Therapeutics earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.8406921113539 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Liberty Expedia Holdings, Inc. (LEXEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Tyers Asset Management LLC reduced its holdings in shares of Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A (NASDAQ:LEXEA) by 54.9% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 3,192 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 3,892 shares during the quarter. Tyers Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A were worth $140,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.(BONT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Not long ago, liquidation seemed inevitable for bankrupt department store operator Bon-Ton Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT). The company’s desperate attempt to restructure outside the bankruptcy process failed earlier this year when it couldn’t find an investor willing to finance a comeback effort.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Last week, bankrupt department store operator Bon-Ton Stores (NASDAQ:BONT) made one last desperate bid to survive. A group led by mall owners Namdar Realty Group and Washington Prime Group (NYSE:WPG) signed a letter of intent to buy the company out of bankruptcy and continue operating at least some of its stores.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    However, the outlook for J.C. Penney stock could be improving as competition in the department store sector starts to wane. Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD) recently revealed another round of store closures. Furthermore, Bon-Ton (NASDAQ:BONT) announced this week that it will liquidate after its attempt to emerge from bankruptcy as a going concern failed.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    In 2018, TJX will benefit from a lower tax rate and easier year-over-year comparisons. It is also likely to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of Bon-Ton Stores’ (NASDAQ:BONT) pending liquidation. This could send TJX stock to new heights later this year.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: LookSmart Ltd.(LOOK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Peel Hunt reissued their buy rating on shares of Lookers (LON:LOOK) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning.

    A number of other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Numis Securities reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 130 ($1.76) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. JPMorgan Chase upped their price target on shares of Lookers from GBX 109 ($1.48) to GBX 130 ($1.76) and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 145 ($1.97) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 146 ($1.98) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Monday, March 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Lookers has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 137.71 ($1.87).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lookers (LON:LOOK)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by investment analysts at Peel Hunt in a note issued to investors on Friday.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Just Hold Your Nose and Dive Into Under Armour Inc (UAA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UAA) is set to release its most recent quarterly results Tuesday. The consensus forecast calls for breakeven earnings and $1.31 billion in revenue. Shares ended the week at $13.75. The consensus price target is $13.08, and the 52-week range is $11.40 to $23.46.

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

    We asked three top Motley Fool investors to weigh in to that end. Here’s why they like Under Armour (NYSE:UA)(NYSE:UAA), Helios & Matheson (NASDAQ:HMNY), and Zillow Group (NASDAQ:Z)(NASDAQ:ZG).

  • [By Brian Withers]

    No meeting transcript was published. The slide presentation is unavailable. No call-in number was provided. The only way to know what happened at the Under Armour (NYSE:UA) (NYSE:UAA) shareholder meeting was to show up in person in May with proof that you own shares.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. lessened its holdings in Under Armour Inc Class A (NYSE:UAA) by 5.5% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 775,000 shares of the company’s stock after selling 45,000 shares during the period. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc.’s holdings in Under Armour Inc Class A were worth $17,422,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: (REAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    REAL (CURRENCY:REAL) traded down 14.6% against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 22:00 PM ET on May 14th. One REAL token can currently be purchased for about $0.32 or 0.00003633 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including EtherDelta (ForkDelta) and BitFlip. REAL has a total market cap of $3.17 million and approximately $6,871.00 worth of REAL was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, REAL has traded 24.7% lower against the US dollar.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    REAL (CURRENCY:REAL) traded down 13.4% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 18:00 PM Eastern on June 23rd. One REAL token can now be bought for $0.34 or 0.00005397 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including EtherDelta (ForkDelta) and BitFlip. Over the last week, REAL has traded 10% lower against the US dollar. REAL has a market capitalization of $3.39 million and $5,895.00 worth of REAL was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    REAL (CURRENCY:REAL) traded down 6.1% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on May 31st. REAL has a market capitalization of $4.59 million and approximately $4,914.00 worth of REAL was traded on exchanges in the last day. One REAL token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.46 or 0.00006075 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including BitFlip and EtherDelta (ForkDelta). Over the last seven days, REAL has traded up 13.8% against the US dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Real Matters (TSE:REAL) had its price target lowered by research analysts at Canaccord Genuity from C$8.00 to C$7.50 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. Canaccord Genuity’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 46.77% from the stock’s current price.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019

PTC Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) watched its shares make a massive gain early on Monday after the firm presented updated preliminary results from its study investigating risdiplam (RG7916) in babies with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), at the 22nd Annual SMA Researcher Meeting. The SMA program is a collaboration between PTC, Roche and the SMA Foundation.

The data come from the first part of the study and demonstrated that at Day 182, over 90% of the babies achieved a greater than a four-point increase in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Infant Test of Neuromuscular Disorders (CHOP-INTEND) score compared to baseline.

As for the specific results, in the FIREFISH study the median increases in CHOP-INTEND scores were 5.5 points at Day 56, 12.5 points at Day 119 and 14.0 points at Day 182 of treatment. The proportion of patients achieving greater than a four-point increase from baseline in CHOP-INTEND scores was 75% at Day 56, 94% at Day 119 and 91% at Day 182.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Alphabet Inc.(GOOGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Google, the Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary, are dominant forces in digital advertising. Even as the public becomes more aware of how these two internet giants handle (or mishandle) user data, consumers can’t seem to stop using their services and marketers can’t find better places to put their ads.

  • [By Tim Melvin]

    They expect me to say Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL), or any other popular tech giant trading at multiples so high that owning the stock probably gives you vertigo…

  • [By ]

    The New York Stock Exchange announced that shares of Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) , Booking Holdings Inc. (BKNG) , Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) and (GOOGL) and Zion Oil & Gas Inc. (ZNWAA) have been suspended from trading for the remainder of Wednesday, April 25.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    In no uncertain terms, smart speakers are taking over the home speaker market, with major tech giants all investing heavily in the product category. Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary Google, and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) are all players at this point, with Amazon and Google clearly leading the way with their Echo and Home products, respectively.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The inside track for the contract is believed to be held by Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), which already has a contract to provide classified cloud services with its Amazon Web Services (AWS) to the Central Intelligence Agency. Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL), Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) and others are expected to submit bids on the contract. But there have been suggestions that the competition may be rigged.

  • [By ]

    Amazon isn’t the only player in this game but they have a good head start, having sold more than 30 million Amazon Echos. Alphabet (Nasdaq: GOOGL) has its own line called Google Home, of which an estimated 14 million units have been sold, and now Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) has entered the market with its HomePod, which it started delivering last month.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: LookSmart Ltd.(LOOK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Peel Hunt reissued their buy rating on shares of Lookers (LON:LOOK) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning.

    A number of other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Numis Securities reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 130 ($1.76) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. JPMorgan Chase upped their price target on shares of Lookers from GBX 109 ($1.48) to GBX 130 ($1.76) and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 145 ($1.97) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 146 ($1.98) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Monday, March 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Lookers has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 137.71 ($1.87).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lookers (LON:LOOK)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by investment analysts at Peel Hunt in a note issued to investors on Friday.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Air T, Inc.(AIRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about Air T (NASDAQ:AIRT) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Air T earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 46.6995978620286 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: DSP Group Inc.(DSPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    DSP Group Inc  (NASDAQ:DSPG)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 04, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Needham & Company LLC restated their buy rating on shares of DSP Group (NASDAQ:DSPG) in a report issued on Friday morning. The firm currently has a $15.00 price objective on the semiconductor company’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AU Optronics (NYSE: AUO) and DSP Group (NASDAQ:DSPG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk and valuation.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: WellCare Helath Plans Inc.(WCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    WellCare Health Plans Inc. (NYSE: WCG) was reiterated as Overweight and the price target was raised to $275 from $235 at Cantor Fitzgerald.

    Tuesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Amazon, Albermarle, Chevron, CVS, PepsiCo, Roku, United Continental, VMware and Zafgen.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA lessened its holdings in WellCare (NYSE:WCG) by 17.0% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 50,260 shares of the company’s stock after selling 10,275 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA owned about 0.11% of WellCare worth $9,732,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Wellcare Health Plans Inc  (NYSE:WCG)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 05, 2019, 9:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019

Becker Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Waste Management (NYSE:WM) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 10,320 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $868,000.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in WM. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of Waste Management by 0.5% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 32,153,839 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,774,876,000 after purchasing an additional 155,373 shares in the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Waste Management by 10.9% in the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 4,374,435 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $376,732,000 after buying an additional 428,690 shares in the last quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. increased its stake in Waste Management by 74.7% in the 4th quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 4,222,539 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $303,469,000 after buying an additional 1,805,408 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its stake in Waste Management by 15.5% in the 4th quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 3,808,600 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $328,682,000 after buying an additional 511,700 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in Waste Management by 2.3% in the 4th quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 3,124,886 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $269,677,000 after buying an additional 69,553 shares in the last quarter. 77.07% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: ServiceNow, Inc.(NOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Opko Health (OPK) , Zendesk (ZEN) , ServiceNow (NOW) , Box (BOX) and Constellation Brands (STZ) .

    Cramer was bearish on Thor Industries (THO) and Hain Celestial Group (HAIN) .

  • [By ]

    But Netflix signifies more than just great content, it’s also a beacon for the rapid adoption of the cloud. Netflix is built on the back of Amazon’s web services and also cloud infrastructure from Google. Amazon rallies 4.3% today, while Google was up 3.1%. All of this is good news for a host of other cloud names, Cramer said, including Red Hat (RHT) , ServiceNOW (NOW) , Splunk (SPLK) and Workday (WDAY) .

  • [By ]

    Cramer said he’ll be listening to Tyson Foods (TSN) on Monday, but with rising input costs, the bears are likely to keep winning in the short-term. On a positive note, Service Now (NOW) will be holding an analyst day, which will be sure to ignite the cloud stocks.

  • [By ]

    But Amazon and Facebook aren’t even the cheapest of the FANG stocks. That honor goes to Alphabet, another Cramer favorite. He also noted strong earnings from cloud king Service Now (NOW) , up 4.5%, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) , up 13.7% and Intel (INTC) .

  • [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.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: TE Connectivity Ltd.(TEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TE Connectivity Ltd (NYSE:TEL) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 1,536 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,296% compared to the typical daily volume of 110 call options.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Achmea Investment Management B.V. increased its stake in TE Connectivity Ltd (NYSE:TEL) by 2.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 235,540 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,726 shares during the quarter. Achmea Investment Management B.V. owned approximately 0.07% of TE Connectivity worth $18,665,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TE Connectivity Ltd (NYSE:TEL) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the fourteen research firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and nine have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $114.30.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    United Capital Financial Advisers LLC boosted its position in TE Connectivity Ltd (NYSE:TEL) by 18.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 11,098 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,736 shares during the quarter. United Capital Financial Advisers LLC’s holdings in TE Connectivity were worth $1,109,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Motorola Solutions, Inc.(MSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp lowered its holdings in Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) by 4.6% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 434,200 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after selling 20,800 shares during the quarter. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp’s holdings in Motorola Solutions were worth $45,721,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Qualcomm breaking even whilepotential peers Cisco Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE: MSI) have performed better with theirheir share of volatility:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Element Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 98,736 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock, valued at approximately $10,397,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Amtech Systems Inc.(ASYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 66.67 percent to close at $2.00 on Wednesday after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares jumped 49.24 percent to close at $1.97 on Wednesday. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) rose 34.45 percent to close at $9.21. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares rose 25.82 percent to close at $38.35 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) rose 24.15 percent to close at $5.09. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) jumped 23.3 percent to close at $5.98 on Wednesday.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) gained 22.92 percent to close at $1.18 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) rose 21.95 percent to close at $4.00.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) gained 21.4 percent to close at $22.92 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) rose 17.14 percent to close at $5.40.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 16.59 percent to close at $49.20 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP) climbed 15.61 percent to close at $8.22. Oramed Pharma disclosed that its patent has been allowed in the US for oral administration of proteins.
    Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE: LPG) rose 14.89 percent to close at $8.41. Dorian LPG confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal fr
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Amtech Systems from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, April 16th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $14.88.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brooks Automation (NASDAQ: BRKS) and Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares rose 90.9 percent to $2.52. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 58.4 percent to $1.9005 after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $37.5370 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) rose 21.9 percent to $1.17 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) jumped 18.8 percent to $4.87. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 17.2 percent to $49.45 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) jumped 16.2 percent to $7.96. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) rose 15.5 percent to $5.6011.
    InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE: NSPR) gained 13.3 percent to $1.36 following PR announcing sustained benefit of CGuard EPS.
    Immutep Limited (NASDAQ: IMMP) shares climbed 13.2 percent to $2.7724 after the company reported new data from its ongoing TACTI-mel Phase I trial, which evaluated the combination of eftilagimod alpha, its lead compound, with Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK)'s Keytruda in unresectable or metastatic melanoma patients, who have had a suboptimal response or had disease progression with keytruda monotherapy..
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) rose 12.2 percent to $21.20 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 12.1 percent to

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Exterran Corporation(EXTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    United Rentals (NYSE: URI) and Exterran (NYSE:EXTN) are both construction companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: LookSmart Ltd.(LOOK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Peel Hunt reissued their buy rating on shares of Lookers (LON:LOOK) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning.

    A number of other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Numis Securities reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 130 ($1.76) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. JPMorgan Chase upped their price target on shares of Lookers from GBX 109 ($1.48) to GBX 130 ($1.76) and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 145 ($1.97) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 146 ($1.98) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Monday, March 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Lookers has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 137.71 ($1.87).

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

After more than a year of bitter rhetoric attacking pharmaceutical companies and the cost of medicines, President Donald Trump is scheduled to finally release his plans to combat drug pricing on Friday.

The near-term implications for biotechnology and pharmaceutical stocks remain murky on Wall Street. Cowen analysts said in a research note Thursday that they expect Trump’s speech will “be relatively benign, with more drastic proposals coming at a later date or not at all.” Wells Fargo & Co.’s David Maris, meanwhile, has cautioned that calls for lower prices and greater transparency have “never been louder.

Trump’s prolific tweets sank drugmaker stocks in January 2017 when he accused the companies of “getting away with murder” with their pricing. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said last week that Trump’s plan will be based on the 2019 budget proposal, but go “further, much further” in attacking high list prices and out-of-pocket costs. Investor fears deepened when Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb suggested the government could re-examine the safe harbor that drug rebates have under federal anti-kickback laws.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Identiv, Inc.(INVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: LookSmart Ltd.(LOOK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Peel Hunt reissued their buy rating on shares of Lookers (LON:LOOK) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning.

    A number of other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Numis Securities reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 130 ($1.76) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. JPMorgan Chase upped their price target on shares of Lookers from GBX 109 ($1.48) to GBX 130 ($1.76) and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 145 ($1.97) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 146 ($1.98) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Monday, March 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Lookers has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 137.71 ($1.87).

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on FormFactor (FORM)

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  • [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

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Kopin Corporation(KOPN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about Kopin (NASDAQ:KOPN) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kopin earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 45.9996934088004 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Shares of Kopin traded up $0.03, reaching $3.34, on Monday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The stock had a trading volume of 101,064 shares, compared to its average volume of 263,988. Kopin has a fifty-two week low of $2.80 and a fifty-two week high of $4.60.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. (NYSE: TSM) and Kopin (NASDAQ:KOPN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Sykes Enterprises (NASDAQ:SYKE) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $31.00.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
    General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
    Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
    Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
    National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
    The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
    Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
    Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
    Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Barrington Research reiterated their hold rating on shares of Sykes Enterprises (NASDAQ:SYKE) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday morning.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Jabil Circuit Inc.(JBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

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

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of small cap Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM), a previous Elite Opportunity Pro (EOP) newsletter suggestion as the next breakout stock, andmid cap Flextronics International being bigger winners (albeit FLEX has steadily risen for two years while SANM has already peaked) compared with the moderately positive performance of mid cap Jabil Circuit, Inc (NYSE: JBL) and small cap Celestica Inc (NYSE: CLS):

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Nevertheless, a long term performance chart shows Sanmina Corp previously being an outperformer, but now falling off whilepotential large cap peer Flextronics International Ltd (NASDAQ: FLEX) has given a steady performance over the last two years and small capCelestica Inc (NYSE: CLS) and mid capJabil Circuit, Inc (NYSE: JBL) have similar unaspiring charts:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Jabil (NYSE:JBL)Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallJune 14, 2018, 4:30 p.m. ET

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Communications Systems Inc.(JCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) shares surged 42.76 percent to close at $16.56 on Wednesday in reaction to a new licensing agreement with Europe-based Vifor Pharma. As part of the agreement, the biopharmaceutical company that alleviates pain licensed worldwide rights (except U.S., Japan, and South Korea) to Vifor Pharma to commercialize its KORSUVA therapy to Vifor $70 million.
    Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited (NASDAQ: YRIV) gained 31.28 percent to close at $7.05 on Wednesday.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) climbed 23.29 percent to close at $126.05 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    EVO Payments, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOP) gained 18.88 percent to close at $19.02. EVO Payments priced its IPO at $16 per share.
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) rose 16.1 percent to close at $6.85.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) gained 15.68 percent to close at $13.65 after announcing pricing of public offering.
    eXp World Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPI) shares jumped 15.01 percent to close at $17.70.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 14.99 percent to close at $4.68.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) rose 14.62 percent to close at $19.36.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) shares rose 14.34 percent to close at $133.33 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) jumped 13.26 percent to close at $17.34 on Wednesday. Turtle Beach S-3 showed registration for 1.857 million share common stock offering via selling holders.
    Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCS) rose 13.18 percent to close at $3.95. Communications Systems reported establishment of special committee to explore strategic alternatives.
    Immutep Limited (NASDAQ: IMMP) shares climbed 12.95 percent to close at $2.53.
    xG Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: XGTI) rose 12.64 percent to close at $0.8561 after the company&rsq

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By TD Ameritrade]

    These changes are also going to affect the Consumer Discretionary and Information Technology sectors. Here’s how some companies will shift around:

    Companies that are currently within the Media Industry part of the Consumer Discretionary sector will become a part of the Communications Services sector. For example, Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMSCA) will join the new sector.
    Select companies that are currently in the Internet & Direct Marketing Retail sub-industry in the Consumer Discretionary sector will move to the new sector. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) are two of them.
    Some companies that are currently in the Information Technology sector, such as Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL), Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) and Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), will be grouped in the Communications Services sector.

    In addition, the Internet & Direct Marketing Retail sub-industry in the Consumer Discretionary sector will now include all online marketplaces for consumer products and services, regardless of whether or not they actually hold inventory. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA), eBay Inc. (NYSE: EBAY), Mercado Libre Inc. (NASDAQ: MELI), among others, will now be a part of the Consumer Discretionary sector instead of the Information Technology sector, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) which rose about 4% to $44.00. The stocks 52-week range is $29.50 to $50.95. Volume was nearly 3 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.3 million.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) shot up 2.3% on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $47.99 and last traded at $48.73. 302,630 shares traded hands during trading, a decline of 86% from the average session volume of 2,088,495 shares. The stock had previously closed at $47.64.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    After at least five years of middling stock performance, TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) shares have soared year to date.

    In thisIndustry Focusvideo devoted to online travel agencies, we discuss TripAdvisor’s marketing spend and its non-hotel revenue — two critical drivers behind the company’s recent success. We also analyze other success factors, including one of TripAdvisor’s most valuable assets: its growing, user-generated content.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Amtech Systems Inc.(ASYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 66.67 percent to close at $2.00 on Wednesday after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares jumped 49.24 percent to close at $1.97 on Wednesday. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) rose 34.45 percent to close at $9.21. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares rose 25.82 percent to close at $38.35 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) rose 24.15 percent to close at $5.09. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) jumped 23.3 percent to close at $5.98 on Wednesday.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) gained 22.92 percent to close at $1.18 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) rose 21.95 percent to close at $4.00.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) gained 21.4 percent to close at $22.92 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) rose 17.14 percent to close at $5.40.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 16.59 percent to close at $49.20 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP) climbed 15.61 percent to close at $8.22. Oramed Pharma disclosed that its patent has been allowed in the US for oral administration of proteins.
    Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE: LPG) rose 14.89 percent to close at $8.41. Dorian LPG confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal fr
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares rose 90.9 percent to $2.52. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 58.4 percent to $1.9005 after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $37.5370 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) rose 21.9 percent to $1.17 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) jumped 18.8 percent to $4.87. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 17.2 percent to $49.45 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) jumped 16.2 percent to $7.96. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) rose 15.5 percent to $5.6011.
    InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE: NSPR) gained 13.3 percent to $1.36 following PR announcing sustained benefit of CGuard EPS.
    Immutep Limited (NASDAQ: IMMP) shares climbed 13.2 percent to $2.7724 after the company reported new data from its ongoing TACTI-mel Phase I trial, which evaluated the combination of eftilagimod alpha, its lead compound, with Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK)'s Keytruda in unresectable or metastatic melanoma patients, who have had a suboptimal response or had disease progression with keytruda monotherapy..
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) rose 12.2 percent to $21.20 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 12.1 percent to
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brooks Automation (NASDAQ: BRKS) and Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Amtech Systems from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, April 16th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $14.88.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Logitech International S.A.(LOGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) insider Marcel Stolk sold 60,381 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.08, for a total value of $2,420,070.48. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 70,928 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,842,794.24. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [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.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Below we’ll look at three companies –Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI), and Skechers USA (NYSE:SKX)– that grew by at least 400% over that period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares gained 51 percent to $33.1365. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) shares jumped 34 percent to $3.00.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares rose 28.2 percent to $4.51 after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares jumped 27.8 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 20.5 percent to $8.920 after climbing 107.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) gained 19.5 percent to $ 5.97. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) rose 18.9 percent to $10.035 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) gained 18.3 percent to $3.0177. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to report Q1 results on May 15.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) rose 18.1 percent to $35.85 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares jumped 16 percent to $30.75 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
    Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) shares surged 12 percent to $40.06 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) rose 11.8 percent to $40.93 following Q1 results.
    Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) surged 11.2 percent to $27.36. Engility reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
    Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
    Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
    Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
    Ca