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Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019

Russia isn’t just trying to sell its new airliner abroad. It might build it there, too.

State-owned military-industrial giant Rostec, which is responsible for exporting Russian technology, said Sunday that it has started talks to jointly produce a commercial plane overseas — potentially in the United Arab Emirates.

The short statement, which coincided with the start of the Dubai air show, didn’t provide much detail. But Russia is trying to increase exports of its new large single-aisle airliner, the Irkut MC-21, which competes directly with Boeing (BA) and Airbus (EADSF) planes.

One strategy that plane makers employ to boost sales is using overseas manufacturing to gain market access with local airlines. Europe’s Airbus, for example, opened final assembly lines for its A320 jets in China and the U.S. to produce planes specifically to attract airlines in both countries.

The UAE is home to two of the world’s biggest carriers, Emirates and Etihad, as well as several smaller ones.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: InterXion Holding N.V.(INXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Internap (NYSE: INXN) and InterXion (NYSE:INXN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of InterXion Holding NV (NYSE:INXN) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fifteen brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $74.30.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.(CCRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN) has received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the thirteen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $14.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    American International Group Inc. trimmed its stake in shares of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN) by 20.0% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 22,638 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 5,648 shares during the period. American International Group Inc. owned about 0.06% of Cross Country Healthcare worth $252,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Tapinator (OTCMKTS:TAPM) and Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ:CCRN) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a poor day on Wall Street, as the Dow Jones Industrials fell 200 points and other major benchmarks lost about 1%. Rising bond yields were a major source of consternation among those following the financial markets, with the 10-year Treasury hitting 2.95% and helping to send mortgage rates sharply higher. Even though earnings season has gone fairly well for many companies, some investors are also starting to realize that political issues are likely to cloud the outlook for the U.S. economy in the coming months, creating more uncertainty that could stymie further market gains. Some bad news affecting individual companies also added to the negative mood. Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK), ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN), and Sage Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SAGE) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Toronto Dominion Bank increased its position in ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 45.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 6,594 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,058 shares during the quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $568,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Macquarie downgraded shares of ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) from an outperform rating to a neutral rating in a report issued on Tuesday morning, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Macquarie currently has $91.00 target price on the business services provider’s stock.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Evertec, Inc.(EVTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Which individual stocks in the ETF’s portfolio have done the heaviest lifting? This year, so far, that honor belongs to First Data Corp. (NYSE:FDC), Evertec Inc. (NYSE:EVTC), and Square Inc. (NYSE:SQ). That’s after screening for companies in the fund’s portfolio that trade on a domestic stock exchange and have a market cap greater than $1 billion. Let’s take a closer look at all three to see why these companies’ stocks have appreciated so far this year.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Evertec Inc (NYSE:EVTC) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have assigned a hold recommendation, three have given a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $23.20.

  • [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.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Shopify Inc.(SHOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    The new trading week is kicking off with a pair of knocks on dot-com darling Shopify (NYSE:SHOP). Shares of the e-commerce platform provider took a 2% hit on Monday — bucking the general market’s rise — after noted worrywart Citron Research took another shot at Shopify. The stock continued to drift lower in after-hours trading following Adobe Systems (NASDAQ:ADBE) announcing the acquisition of Shopify rival Magento. 

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    It’s been six weeks since shares of Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) hit all-time highs, just ahead of posting what would be disappointing second-quarter results. The e-commerce platform provider has now surrendered 17% of its value since peaking in late July, and it’s easy to wonder if the monster growth stock that has still more than tripled since the start of last year will become a market darling again.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 12, 2019 8:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Anders Bylund, Chris Neiger, and Ashraf Eassa]

    So we did exactly that, and asked a handful of your fellow investors here at The Motley Fool to share their picks for the best tech stocks to buy today. Read on to see why they chose Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED), Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU), and Shopify (NYSE:SHOP).

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares of Shopify, Inc. (NYSE:SHOP) were moving higher in May as the cloud-based e-commerce specialist turned in a solid first-quarter earnings report and investors reacted to an acquisition by a rival. According to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, shares finished the month up 11%. 

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Or, investors could choose a high-growth, cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) giant like Shopify (NYSE:SHOP). And no, that’s not a typo. I really did just say Shopify.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Echelon Corporation(ELON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Hot Financial Stocks To Own For 2019

Equities research analysts expect that Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) will report $918.09 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have made estimates for Ventas’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $911.10 million to $922.90 million. Ventas posted sales of $899.93 million in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 2%. The business is scheduled to report its next earnings results on Friday, October 26th.

On average, analysts expect that Ventas will report full year sales of $3.71 billion for the current year, with estimates ranging from $3.64 billion to $3.77 billion. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the business will post sales of $3.77 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $3.71 billion to $3.81 billion. Zacks’ sales averages are an average based on a survey of research analysts that that provide coverage for Ventas.

Hot Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bank of New York Mellon Corp trimmed its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 2.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 855,745 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 24,469 shares during the quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp owned approximately 1.30% of ManpowerGroup worth $73,646,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DnB Asset Management AS grew its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 18.3% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 29,058 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,500 shares during the period. DnB Asset Management AS’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $2,501,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP grew its position in shares of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 266.9% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 70,310 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 51,147 shares during the period. ManpowerGroup comprises about 0.3% of GSA Capital Partners LLP’s holdings, making the stock its 14th largest position. GSA Capital Partners LLP’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $6,051,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Strategic Global Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 2,269 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $261,000.

Hot Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: CEVA, Inc.(CEVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SuperCom (NASDAQ:SPCB) and CEVA (NASDAQ:CEVA) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rhumbline Advisers lifted its position in shares of CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA) by 4.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 53,568 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,184 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned approximately 0.24% of CEVA worth $1,618,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    CEVA Inc  (NASDAQ:CEVA)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 13, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northland Securities downgraded shares of CEVA (NASDAQ:CEVA) from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a research report report published on Thursday morning, MarketBeat reports. Northland Securities currently has $27.00 price objective on the semiconductor company’s stock.

Hot Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Avery Dennison Corporation(AVY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Calamos Advisors LLC raised its position in Avery Dennison Corp (NYSE:AVY) by 11.2% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 40,597 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 4,088 shares during the period. Calamos Advisors LLC’s holdings in Avery Dennison were worth $4,145,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. grew its position in shares of Avery Dennison Corp (NYSE:AVY) by 7.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 94,637 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 6,350 shares during the quarter. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc.’s holdings in Avery Dennison were worth $9,662,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. decreased its position in Avery Dennison Corp (NYSE:AVY) by 9.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 11,671 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 1,265 shares during the period. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Avery Dennison were worth $1,240,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    Several equities research analysts recently commented on AVY shares. Citigroup dropped their price objective on Avery Dennison from $140.00 to $125.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised Avery Dennison from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $132.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, February 5th. UBS started coverage on Avery Dennison in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. They set a “buy” rating and a $135.00 price objective on the stock. Bank of America increased their price objective on Avery Dennison from $128.00 to $133.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Avery Dennison in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $123.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp decreased its holdings in shares of Avery Dennison Corp (NYSE:AVY) by 9.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 69,500 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 7,500 shares during the period. OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp owned approximately 0.08% of Avery Dennison worth $7,096,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich might not have been allowed back into the U.K. to watch his soccer team win the FA Cup last weekend, but his steelmaker is still making hay there.

Evraz Plc, in which he owns a 31 percent stake, is the best-performing stock on the U.K.’s FTSE 100 Index this year, gaining 42 percent. What makes that surge even more remarkable is that the stock lost as much as 21 percent in a single day after sanctions were announced against fellow oligarch Oleg Deripaska in April.

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Abramovich’s Chelsea Football Club beat archrival Manchester United 1-0 to win the English domestic title at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, but the tycoon wasn’t there to see it. According to people familiar with the situation, there were delays in renewing his investor’s visa.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: QuickLogic Corporation(QUIK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    QuickLogic Corp. (NASDAQ: QUIK) traded down about 33% Thursday and posted a new 52-week low of $1.05 after closing Wednesday at $1.56. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.22. Volume totaled around 4.8 million, about 30 times the daily average of around 180,000. The company priced a secondary offering of 13.5 million units including 0.4 of a warrant at $1.15 per unit.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    QuickLogic Co. (NASDAQ:QUIK)’s share price reached a new 52-week low during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $0.98 and last traded at $0.97, with a volume of 294 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.99.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on QuickLogic (QUIK)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media headlines about QuickLogic (NASDAQ:QUIK) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. QuickLogic earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.5432440392545 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Port of Hai Phong JSC (PHP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Primary Health Properties PLC (LON:PHP) declared a dividend on Wednesday, October 3rd, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, October 11th will be paid a dividend of GBX 1.35 ($0.02) per share by the real estate investment trust on Friday, November 23rd. This represents a dividend yield of 1.19%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 11th. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Camping World Holdings, Inc. (CWH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Royce & Associates LP raised its position in Camping World Holdings Inc (NYSE:CWH) by 53.9% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,309,428 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 458,344 shares during the period. Royce & Associates LP’s holdings in Camping World were worth $32,710,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Camping World Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CWH) traded down about 13% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $18.65 after closing Tuesday at $21.41. The stock’s 52-week high is $47.62. Volume was almost four times the daily average of around 1.7 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    One of last week’s biggest winners was Camping World Holdings (NYSE:CWH), soaring 30.6% after getting a chance to defend its recent actions before national and Wall Street audiences. CEO Marcus Lemonis appeared on CNBC’s Mad Money, detailing the RV and outdoors enthusiast retailer’s growth prospects. It’s fitting, as Lemonis himself is the host of CNBC’s The Profit. He also presented at Baird’s Global Consumer, Technology & Services Conference. 

  • [By Todd Campbell, Rich Smith, and Neha Chamaria]

    There isn’t much love for Owens Corning (NYSE:OI), Camping World Holdings (NYSE:CWH), and Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) on Wall Street right now, but that could be about to change. Some of our top Motley Fool investors think the tough times that have soured the mood of institutional investors on these stocks could be ending and that could make these stocks bargains worth buying. 

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Camping World Holdings (NYSE:CWH) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallAug. 7, 2018 4:30 p.m. ET

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Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    GAM Holding AG reduced its stake in ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 21.0% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 9,747 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 2,588 shares during the quarter. GAM Holding AG’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $839,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kiwi Wealth Investments Limited Partnership lifted its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 10.4% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 23,409 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,204 shares during the period. Kiwi Wealth Investments Limited Partnership’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $2,694,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP grew its position in shares of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 266.9% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 70,310 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 51,147 shares during the period. ManpowerGroup comprises about 0.3% of GSA Capital Partners LLP’s holdings, making the stock its 14th largest position. GSA Capital Partners LLP’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $6,051,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a poor day on Wall Street, as the Dow Jones Industrials fell 200 points and other major benchmarks lost about 1%. Rising bond yields were a major source of consternation among those following the financial markets, with the 10-year Treasury hitting 2.95% and helping to send mortgage rates sharply higher. Even though earnings season has gone fairly well for many companies, some investors are also starting to realize that political issues are likely to cloud the outlook for the U.S. economy in the coming months, creating more uncertainty that could stymie further market gains. Some bad news affecting individual companies also added to the negative mood. Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK), ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN), and Sage Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SAGE) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Bel Fuse Inc.(BELFB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bel Fuse, Inc. Class B (NASDAQ:BELFB) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Sunday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Bel Fuse, Inc. Class B (NASDAQ:BELFB) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 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. Bel Fuse, Inc. Class B earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the electronics maker an impact score of 45.9775371402704 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Bel Fuse (NASDAQ:BELFB) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Wednesday.

    Separately, BidaskClub lowered shares of Bel Fuse from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note on Saturday, January 6th.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bailard Inc. boosted its holdings in Bel Fuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:BELFB) by 31.6% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 24,563 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,900 shares during the quarter. Bailard Inc.’s holdings in Bel Fuse were worth $452,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) appears to be beefing up the sonic experience of its Echo line of digital assistants and smart speakers, giving Sonos (NASDAQ:SONO) and its investors something else to worry about. The Verge is reporting that Amazon has leaked a new subwoofer on its U.K. website, giving its Echo products greater versatility as a stereo or home theater appliance. 

The new Echo Sub can be wirelessly paired up with one or two Echo devices to enhance the audio quality of streams with a deep bass sound. Echo Sub is priced at 75 pounds, translating to a price point of less than $100. Sonos Sub — its own wireless subwoofer — retails for $699. Sonos Sub is larger, decoratively stylish, and likely superior when it comes to specs, but it’s hard to argue that Amazon filling a niche with a product that feeds its Alexa-propelled ecosystem at another ridiculously low price point won’t be bad news for Sonos. 

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Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. lowered its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 7,463 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 1,109 shares during the quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $859,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. reduced its holdings in shares of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 26.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 250,229 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 89,647 shares during the quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. owned 0.38% of ManpowerGroup worth $21,533,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Toronto Dominion Bank increased its position in ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 45.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 6,594 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,058 shares during the quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $568,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Macquarie downgraded shares of ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) from an outperform rating to a neutral rating in a report issued on Tuesday morning, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Macquarie currently has $91.00 target price on the business services provider’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) EVP Mara E. Swan sold 11,192 shares of ManpowerGroup stock in a transaction on Friday, August 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $93.77, for a total value of $1,049,473.84. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 13,493 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,265,238.61. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: ESSA Bancorp, Inc.(ESSA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News coverage about ESSA Bancorp (NASDAQ:ESSA) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring 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. ESSA Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.7822985822929 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESSA) insider Gary S. Olson sold 2,298 shares of ESSA Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.25, for a total transaction of $37,342.50. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESSA) CEO Gary S. Olson sold 1,365 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.21, for a total value of $22,126.65. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund(IBB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Biotech shares soared on good news from clinical trials; the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) gained 3.8%. The tech sector also had a big day, with the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLK) jumping 1.2%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Biotech stocks surged, with the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) rising 1.8%. The retail sector was weak; the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEMKT:XRT) slipped 0.7%. 

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Industrial stocks suffered the biggest losses, with the Industrial Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLI) dropping 2.1%. Biotech shares had a good day, though; the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) rose 1.5%.

  • [By ]

    October was not kind to the biggest names in biotech. While smaller, more speculative biotech names consolidated, the big kids fell off a cliff. The biotech slide accelerated midway through the month, with both the large-cap iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) and the smaller SPDR S&P Biotech ETF slipping more than 5%.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Washington Real Estate Investment Trust(WRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. purchased a new stake in Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 7,205 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $219,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $31.33.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Colony Group LLC cut its stake in shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) by 8.4% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 26,266 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,410 shares during the period. Colony Group LLC’s holdings in Washington Real Estate Investment Trust were worth $797,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight ratings firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $29.75.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Mesoblast Limited(MESO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Mesoblast limited (NASDAQ:MESO) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has issued a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $15.33.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Mesoblast (NASDAQ:MESO) was given a $23.00 price target by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

    Uniper (ETR:UN01) was given a €20.00 ($23.26) price target by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. The firm currently has a sell rating on the stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cantor Fitzgerald set a $23.00 price objective on Mesoblast (NASDAQ:MESO) in a research note published on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019

Van ECK Associates Corp boosted its stake in shares of Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP) by 24.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 902,672 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 176,737 shares during the quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp owned 0.39% of Microchip Technology worth $82,468,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in MCHP. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in Microchip Technology by 4.8% during the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 773,400 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $67,967,000 after acquiring an additional 35,374 shares in the last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc raised its stake in Microchip Technology by 87.8% during the fourth quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 8,173 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $718,000 after acquiring an additional 3,822 shares in the last quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. raised its stake in Microchip Technology by 12.2% during the fourth quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 136,279 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $11,977,000 after acquiring an additional 14,796 shares in the last quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI raised its stake in Microchip Technology by 14.2% during the fourth quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 23,706 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $2,083,000 after acquiring an additional 2,952 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BB&T Corp raised its stake in Microchip Technology by 8.8% during the fourth quarter. BB&T Corp now owns 56,885 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $4,999,000 after acquiring an additional 4,592 shares in the last quarter.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Synnex Corporation(SNX)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    We have you covered. This week, we did our digging into the numbers, and we have found three stocks that could surge 80% or more in the months ahead. Let’s dig into them as the market opens… right here.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Thursday
    A leaked report from a Chinese government think tank warned of “financial panic” across the country. In addition to concerns about the ongoing trade battle with the United States, the National Institution for Finance & Development warned about the ongoing use of leverage in the stock market. The think tank argued that China’s central bank must be ready to step in and support the nation’s markets (the Shanghai Composite is off 20% since January) in the event of a liquidity crisis. This morning, the U.S. Department of Commerce said that Q1 gross domestic product (GDP) growth slowed far more than analysts had expected. During January through March, we saw the weakest levels of consumer spending in roughly five years. GDP clocked in at just 2.0%, a downturn from the 2.2% reported by the agency last month. Markets appear to believe that the economy has rebounded during the second quarter thanks in part to the massive tax cuts in January. However, ongoing trade tensions and increasing uncertainty around the globe could potentially spur a panic at any time. In 2018, major telecom carriers will begin rolling out 5G networks across the country, and the development could be one of the biggest ever. This technological leap is creating some incredible profit opportunities for tech stocks. According to Swedish network equipment manufacturer Ericsson ADR (Nasdaq: ERIC), new 5G-related features could produce as much as $1.3 trillion annually in additional revenue for carriers by 2026. Just imagine how much money you could make if you get in early and invest right now in the top 5G stocks. It would be a fortune. Today, we show you the undervalued stock that is going to lead this revolution, and it could make you rich.
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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Actuant Corporation(ATU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Actuant Co. (NYSE:ATU) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have issued a hold recommendation and three have assigned a 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 $23.63.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    After 111 years as a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) has been replaced on the index by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NYSE: WBA). According to David Blitzer, managing director and chair of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, the change is part of an effort to increase value and prominence of consumer goods, finance, healthcare, and technology firms on the U.S. economy. GE is the last original member to be removed from the index. Shares of Boeing Co. (NYSE BA), DowDuPont Inc. (NYSE: DOW), and Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) are getting pounded on concerns that a full-blown trade war may accelerate and hurt major exporters to China. Yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced he may seek tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods. Trump has asked U.S. trade representatives to identify potential products on which the United States could implement a 10% tariff. Recent trade volatility has erased all gains in the Dow Jones in 2018. Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) has raised its bid for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NYSE: FOXA) assets to $71.3 billion in cash and stock. The new offer tops the $35 all-cash offer proposed last week by cable and telecom giant Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA).
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: MU, ORCL, SBUX
    Micron Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MU) will lead a light day of earnings reports Wednesday. The Chinese semiconductor giant is expected to report earnings per share (EPS) of $3.14 on top of $7.75 billion in revenue. While markets will be interested in this report, the greater focus will likely center on the impact of U.S. tariffs on the company’s forward guidance. Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) stock was off 3.7% despite news that the cloud computing giant topped Wall Street earnings expectations yesterday. The firm reported adjusted EPS of $0.99 on top of $11.25 billion in revenue. Those numbers beat average expectations of $0.94 on $11.18 billion. The stock slumped after

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

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Champlain Investment Partners LLC lowered its position in Actuant (NYSE:ATU) by 3.5% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,975,305 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 71,860 shares during the period. Champlain Investment Partners LLC’s holdings in Actuant were worth $45,926,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Avago Technologies Limited(AVGO)

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    But now, if the Bloomberg story is correct, it’s not only positive for NXP and Qualcomm shareholders, it’s great news for what had been the red-hot semiconductor mergers-and-acquisition market. Blockage of the QCOM/NXPI deal and a heavy regulatory hand both here and in China that nixed a bid by Broadcom (AVGO) to buy Qualcomm had marked a high-water mark for the group. Until then, the market had seen most semiconductor stocks as “in play,” with multiple buyers looking to diversify away from what’s perceived as a slowdown in global cell-phone sales.

  • [By Chris Neiger, Ashraf Eassa, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    If you’re in the market for some high-yield stocks that you can hold forever, then you may want to consider Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO), and 3M (NYSE:MMM).  Read on to find out why three Motley Fool investors view these companies as fantastic dividend stocks to own over the long haul.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    With a market capitalization in the neighborhood of $100 billion today, Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) is one of the most valuable publicly-traded chip companies in the world. It raked in about $17.64 billion in net revenue and $2.38 billion in operating income during its 2017 fiscal year. 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sigma Planning Corp purchased a new stake in Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ:AVGO) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm purchased 2,346 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock, valued at approximately $569,000.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO) is scheduled to release its fiscal second-quarter financial results after the markets close on Thursday. The consensus estimates call for $4.76 in earnings per share (EPS) and $5.0 billion in revenue. The same period of last year had $3.69 in EPS and $4.2 billion in revenue.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Bruker Corporation(BRKR)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Progress Software Corporation(PRGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Progress Software Corp (NASDAQ:PRGS) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders bought 775 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,170% compared to the typical daily volume of 61 put options.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Progress Software Inc. (NASDAQ:PRGS) are plunging, down 16.7% as of 1:45 p.m. EDT, after the strategic business applications specialist announced mixed third-quarter 2018 results and reduced its full-year guidance.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Progress Software Corp (NASDAQ:PRGS) saw a large growth in short interest in September. As of September 14th, there was short interest totalling 1,252,744 shares, a growth of 39.0% from the August 31st total of 901,413 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 440,053 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.8 days. Currently, 2.8% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP trimmed its holdings in shares of Progress Software Co. (NASDAQ:PRGS) by 21.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 58,142 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 16,052 shares during the quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP owned about 0.13% of Progress Software worth $2,257,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Smith Asset Management Group LP cut its holdings in shares of Progress Software (NASDAQ:PRGS) by 45.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 61,653 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 52,380 shares during the period. Smith Asset Management Group LP owned 0.14% of Progress Software worth $2,371,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    U.S. President Donald Trump is facing criticism after threatening to ramp up taxes on Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG). The iconic motorcycle producer said it will move parts of its production overseas in order to avoid tariffs from the European Union. Trump threatened to increase taxes on the firm. “Surprised that Harley-Davidson, of all companies, would be the first to wave the White Flag,” Trump tweeted Tuesday. “I fought hard for them and ultimately they will not pay tariffs selling into the E.U., which has hurt us badly on trade, down $151 Billion. Taxes just a Harley excuse – be patient!” Earlier this month, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) launched a $7.5 billion takeover of the web-based hosting service GitHub. The acquisition, orchestrated by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, brought out critics who claim that GitHub lacks any real profit potential for Microsoft stock. Here’s why those critics are wrong… and why MSFT is a buy. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has reversed its policy on cryptocurrency ads. The social media giant says that it will permit marketing from “pre-approved advisers.” According to TechCrunch, the company will still ban ads pushing binary options and initial coin offerings. The report goes on to explain that cryptocurrency scams cost customers more than $500 million in just January and February 2018 alone.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: ORCL, FB, GOOGL, BA
    Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) were largely flat despite a strong earnings report after the bell yesterday. The cloud computing giant reported EPS of $0.99

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Inphi Corporation(IPHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Inphi Corp. (NYSE:IPHI) dropped on Wednesday following a mixed first-quarter report and a subsequent analyst downgrade. The company’s revenue declined sharply and came in just short of analyst expectations. The stock was down about 9.5% at 2:45 p.m. EDT.

  • [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 Ethan Ryder]

    Inphi Co. (NYSE:IPHI) VP Ron Torten sold 12,342 shares of Inphi stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.00, for a total value of $431,970.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 64,386 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,253,510. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Autohome Inc.(ATHM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Autohome (NYSE: ATHM) and Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Raymond James & Associates reduced its stake in shares of Autohome Inc (NYSE:ATHM) by 3.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 229,347 shares of the information services provider’s stock after selling 7,721 shares during the quarter. Raymond James & Associates owned 0.19% of Autohome worth $23,164,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Autohome from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Autohome from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $99.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, March 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $73.97.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Tencent’s and JD’s investments in Bitauto, which date back over three years, allow the two companies to expand their ecosystems into the online automotive market. By tethering itself to Tencent’s WeChat and JD’s online marketplace, Bitauto widens its moat against Autohome (NYSE:ATHM), its primary rival.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Autohome Inc (NYSE:ATHM)’s share price fell 6.5% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $76.95 and last traded at $77.41. 1,384,400 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 64% from the average session volume of 842,765 shares. The stock had previously closed at $82.76.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DnB Asset Management AS grew its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 18.3% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 29,058 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,500 shares during the period. DnB Asset Management AS’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $2,501,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Macquarie downgraded shares of ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) from an outperform rating to a neutral rating in a report issued on Tuesday morning, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Macquarie currently has $91.00 target price on the business services provider’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) EVP Mara E. Swan sold 11,192 shares of ManpowerGroup stock in a transaction on Friday, August 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $93.77, for a total value of $1,049,473.84. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 13,493 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,265,238.61. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bank of New York Mellon Corp trimmed its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 2.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 855,745 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 24,469 shares during the quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp owned approximately 1.30% of ManpowerGroup worth $73,646,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Toronto Dominion Bank increased its position in ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 45.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 6,594 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,058 shares during the quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $568,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation(CCMP)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cabot Microelectronics (NASDAQ: CCMP) and Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Cabot Microelectronics (NASDAQ:CCMP) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cabot Microelectronics earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.640513544039 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Cabot Microelectronics Co. (NASDAQ:CCMP) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $112.25.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: MINDBODY, Inc.(MB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    MINDBODY (NASDAQ:MB) was upgraded by stock analysts at TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research note issued on Monday.

  • [By Brian Withers]

    Running a small business is tough. Competing against larger competitors with deep pockets is a constant challenge on a shoestring budget. Four companies making it easier for small businesses thrive are Q2 Holdings (NYSE:QTWO), Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Square (NYSE:SQ) and Mindbody (NASDAQ:MB). These fast-growing tech companies provide cloud-based platforms that handle key functions for small businesses at a low cost, and their shareholders are enjoying the results. 

  • [By Chris Lange]

    MindBody, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB) reported its fourth quarter results after the markets closed on Wednesday. The company said that it had $0.03 in EPS on $49.7 million in revenue. The consensus estimates were looking for $0.01 in EPS and $48.9 million in revenue. Analysts had this to say about MindBody after earnings: