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Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) shares dipped on Tuesday after the company announced updated guidance for the coming quarter and the full year in connection with its analyst day.

In most cases, if a company is expecting a rough quarter, it is better off to update guidance ahead of the results and get it over with rather than suffer later when the stakes could be higher.

Due to the strengthening of the dollar since the guidance was issued on April 30, revenue and earnings for the second quarter are expected to face a headwind of $3 million and $0.01, respectively. As a result, the company now anticipates its second quarter 2018 revenue range to be $658 million to $663 million and earnings per share (EPS) to be between $0.79 and $0.81.

Thomson Reuters consensus estimates call for $0.80 in EPS and $665.85 million in revenue for the quarter.

Looking ahead to the full year, Akamai now expects its 2018 revenue range to be $2.675 billion to $2,705 billion and EPS of $3.20 to $3.30. The increase to EPS guidance is due to expected improvement in the company’s operating margins. Previously the company anticipated revenue in the range of $2.69 billion to $2.72 billion and EPS in the range of $3.15 to $3.25.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Silicon Graphics International Corp(SGI)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Veeva Systems Inc.(VEEV)

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  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    Shareholders of Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) have had a lot to cheer about recently. The company — which aims to provide a one-stop cloud solution for all the needs of pharmaceutical companies — has seen its stock almost quintuple since February 2016 on the back of consistently strong earnings reports.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday saw a breakout session for the stock market, as major benchmarks like the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite set record highs. For the broad-based S&P 500, the record was the first it had set since early this year, and for many investors, it served as confirmation that the bull market in stocks could continue as it approaches its 10th anniversary in early 2019. Several positive news items from individual companies also helped lead indexes higher. Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK), and Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    The two companies in today’s matchup share the same roots. Peter Gassner, founder and CEO of Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV), was an executive at Salesforce (NYSE:CRM) when he realized an opportunity: Drug companies had specific cloud needs that Salesforce couldn’t meet.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Matt Wallach is the co-founder and president of Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV), a cloud-based software company that found success catering to the life-sciences industry. But the company isn’t stopping there.

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  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Shares of Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) rocketed 38% in August, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. This brings the life sciences industry-focused, cloud-based software solutions provider’s year-to-date 2018 return to 82.7% through Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: QuickLogic Corporation(QUIK)

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  • [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 Logan Wallace]

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

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  • [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.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ALNY)

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  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) fell despite the announcement of its first-ever drug approval, and those of Sysco (NYSE:SYY) rose on earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Although we are pleased with Alnylam’s broad and promising pipeline, we note that most candidates are in their early or mid stages of development. These candidates still have a long way to go before hitting the market. Currently, Alnylam depends heavily on Onpattro for growth. We also note that gaining approval for pipeline candidates has become more difficult now.  However,  In August, Alnylam got a significant boost with the approval of Onpattro (patisiran), a first-of-its-kind RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutic, both in the United States and in Europe, for the treatment of the polyneuropathy of hereditary transthyretin-mediated (hATTR) amyloidosis in adults. This is the first approved candidate for the company and hence should drive revenues. Loss estimates have remained stable ahead of the Q3 earnings release.”

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.41) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($1.47) by $0.06. The business had revenue of $21.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $35.23 million. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 36.81% and a negative net margin of 565.20%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 15.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted ($1.25) earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will post -6.7 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Anyone who likes a good underdog story will want to keep their eye on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) and GW Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ:GWPH) through this year and next as they launch their first products in the U.S. Smaller biotechs have a terrible track record when it comes to launching new drugs on their own, but most analysts expect these companies to buck the trend and propel their recently approved drugs to blockbuster status within a few years.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    If approved, Tegsedi will run directly into competition with Alnylam’s (NASDAQ:ALNY) recently approved treatment for the limited population of ATTR patients, Onpattro. Inotersen and Onpattro haven’t been tested in a head-to-head study, but most analysts expect Alnylam’s drug to gain a much larger share of the limited space than Akcea’s.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Tuesday.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: MINDBODY, Inc.(MB)

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  • [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 Joe Tenebruso]

    Mindbody (NASDAQ:MB) is the leading cloud-based software platform for the global fitness, wellness, and beauty services industry. Mindbody’s software helps these often small- and midsize-businesses run their operations more efficiently and profitably, with tools like online appointment setting, staff management, marketing, analytics, and payments, among others. Moreover, with plans starting at $125 per month, Mindbody offers a scalable platform that can grow along with its customers. The company says that its offerings are therefore appropriate for local businesses all the way up to national chains and large enterprises. 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    MINDBODY (NASDAQ:MB) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    MB has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub cut shares of MINDBODY from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price objective on shares of MINDBODY in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. DA Davidson reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of MINDBODY in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. TheStreet upgraded shares of MINDBODY from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Monday, June 18th. Finally, Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on shares of MINDBODY from $39.00 to $42.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $37.77.

  • [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.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: CommVault Systems, Inc.(CVLT)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. lowered its stake in CommVault Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLT) by 43.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 465,638 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 359,373 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in CommVault Systems were worth $30,662,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CommVault Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLT) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the eleven analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $76.57.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

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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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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

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

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  • [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.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Dow Jones Falls Before Trump’s Iran Decision; These 2 IBD 50 Stocks Jump (investors.com) Autohome Quarterly Earnings Beat Estimates, Guides Higher (finance.yahoo.com) Autohome (ATHM) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.11 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Earnings Reaction History: Autohome Inc., 44.4% Follow-Through Indicator, 4.6% Sensitive (nasdaq.com) BRIEF-Autohome Reports Qtrly Earnings Per Share Of RMB 4.05 (reuters.com)

    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)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Logan Wallace]

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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)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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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:

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now

Warren Buffett’s the most famous buy-and-hold investor on the planet, so if his company, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-B) (NYSE:BRK-A), is selling a stock in its portfolio, you might want to consider selling it, too.

Fortunately, Berkshire Hathaway reveals which stocks the Oracle of Omaha is selling in its quarterly 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company’s latest filing shows he sold shares in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK), IBM (NYSE:IBM), and Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX). Is it time for these stocks to exit your portfolio, too?

A long relationship ending?

When Verisk went public in 2009, Warren Buffett was the only owner not to sell any shares. Clearly, he believed that the long-term opportunity associated with crunching actuarial data for insurers was undervalued in the IPO, but he might not think that anymore.

Image source: The Motley Fool.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Popular, Inc.(BPOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Popular (NASDAQ:BPOP) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in Popular Inc (NASDAQ:BPOP) by 3.4% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,519,087 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 150,692 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 4.42% of Popular worth $188,084,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Arrow Financial Corporation(AROW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PacWest Banc (NASDAQ: PACW) and Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Arrow Financial Co. (NASDAQ:AROW) reached a new 52-week high on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $40.05 and last traded at $39.80, with a volume of 105 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $40.05.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News headlines about Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Arrow Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9957785453404 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: MINDBODY, Inc.(MB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    DXC Technology (NYSE:DXC) and MINDBODY (NASDAQ:MB) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    MINDBODY (NASDAQ: MB) and Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) fell 26 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.
    Caesarstone Ltd. (NASDAQ: CSTE) shares fell 12.5 percent to $16.15 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 results and lowered its FY18 sales forecast.
    MINDBODY, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB) fell 11.7 percent to $38.65 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE: VSLR) fell 10 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 miss.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) shares fell 10 percent to $31.63 in pre-market trading after reporting a Q1 earnings miss at 28 cents per share, 5 cents below estimates.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) fell 7.7 percent to $49.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL) fell 6.1 percent to $22.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) fell 5.3 percent to $31.1604 in pre-market trading after announcing a 15 million share common stock secondary offering.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) shares fell 4.7 percent to $56 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat Q1 earnings

Top Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) announced a temporary Chinese ban on a patent infringement lawsuit. Microns shares dropped on Tuesday as a result but they have bounced back in Thursdays session after it came to light that this would have a minimal effect on its fourth-quarter revenues.

The patent infringement claims of United Microelectronics (UMC) and Jinhua Integrated Circuit were filed against Micron in retaliation for criminal indictments filed by Taiwan authorities against UMC and three of its employees and a civil lawsuit filed by Micron against UMC and Jinhua in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California for the misappropriation of Micron trade secrets.

The preliminary injunction enjoins Microns Chinese subsidiaries from manufacturing, selling or importing certain Crucial and Ballistix-branded DRAM modules and solid state drives in China. The affected products make up slightly more than 1% of Microns annualized revenues.

Top Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: NetApp Inc.(NTAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    On the earnings call, CFO Jim Kavanaugh called IBM’s storage performance “disappointing,” and blamed a mixture of competition, price pressure and sales execution issues. Rivals such as HP Enterprise (HPE) and NetApp (NTAP) have been reporting stronger storage growth, as industry demand benefits from an Intel  (INTC) server CPU upgrade cycle.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Notable Earnings

    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) Q1 premarket
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) Q4 premarket
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) Q1 premarket
    Lowe’s Companies, Inc (NYSE: LOW) Q1 premarket
    L Brands, Inc (NYSE: LB) Q1 after hours
    NetApp, Inc (NASDAQ: NTAP) Q4 after hours

    IPOs

Top Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: The Rubicon Project, Inc.(RUBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rubicon Project (NYSE:RUBI) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The Rubicon Project Inc (NYSE:RUBI) saw unusually-high trading volume on Wednesday . Approximately 1,541,600 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 150% from the previous session’s volume of 615,518 shares.The stock last traded at $3.22 and had previously closed at $2.90.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rubicon Project (NYSE: RUBI) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Rubicon Project to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.

Top Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: AU Optronics Corp(AUO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten brokerages that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a hold rating to the company.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Corning Incorporated in a largely steady uptrend since we recommended the stock while Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) skyrocketed last yearand LG Display Co Ltd (NYSE: LPL) and AU Optronics Corp (NYSE: AUO) have not done much:

  • [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 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: MINDBODY, Inc.(MB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Mindbody Inc. (NASDAQ:MB) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $36.72.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) fell 26 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.
    Caesarstone Ltd. (NASDAQ: CSTE) shares fell 12.5 percent to $16.15 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 results and lowered its FY18 sales forecast.
    MINDBODY, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB) fell 11.7 percent to $38.65 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE: VSLR) fell 10 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 miss.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) shares fell 10 percent to $31.63 in pre-market trading after reporting a Q1 earnings miss at 28 cents per share, 5 cents below estimates.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) fell 7.7 percent to $49.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL) fell 6.1 percent to $22.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) fell 5.3 percent to $31.1604 in pre-market trading after announcing a 15 million share common stock secondary offering.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) shares fell 4.7 percent to $56 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat Q1 earnings

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Mindbody(NASDAQ:MB)reported first-quarter 2018 financial results after the market close on Tuesday. The online platform provider for the fitness, wellness, and beauty services industries posted revenue growth of 28% and adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.06, versus a loss of $0.03 in the year-ago period.

  • [By Brian Withers]

    Mindbody (NASDAQ:MB) has been busy with acquisitions in the last three years, scooping up five different wellness-focused tech companies. These buyouts have helped enhance and extend Mindbody’s platform for small business owners to run their salons, spas, fitness studios, and integrated health facilities.

  • [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.

Top Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.(MDRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 34.7 percent to $45.50 in pre-market trading following news that the FDA has approved Andexxa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 15.7 percent to $6.65 in pre-market trading after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    China Recycling Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CREG) rose 14.7 percent to $2.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 57.89 percent on Thursday.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 11 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) rose 9.2 percent to $1.90 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 9.1 percent to $51.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) rose 9 percent to $12.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted Q1 results and agreed to acquire HealthGrid.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) rose 7.6 percent to $75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7.5 percent to $10.15 in pre-market trading following Q3 results.
    Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) rose 4.5 percent to $11.83 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly earnings.
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) shares rose 4.4 percent to $190.50 in the pre-market trading session as the company posted upbeat Q4 results.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) shares rose 3.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.98 percent on Thursday.
    Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL) shares rose 3.6 percent to $27.65 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: H
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    KEYW (NASDAQ: KEYW) and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ:MDRX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019

Boston Dynamics’ robots keep getting smarter — and soon they’ll be available for purchase.

At a TechCrunch robotics event on Friday, Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert announced its robotic dog SpotMini is currently in “pre-production.” The company will start selling the robots in 2019.

It’s unclear who will be able to buy them, and the cost has not yet been revealed.

“SpotMini is in pre-production now,” Raibert said. “We’ve built 10 units [of] a design that’s close to [what] a manufacture will design. We’ve built them in house but with help from contractor/manufacture type people.”

The dog-like SpotMini robot climbs up and down stairs. The first version of the SpotMini walked, rolled over and even put objects in a dishwasher. Last year, it was revamped and can now walk by itself using autonomous navigation. Earlier this year, Boston Dynamics released a video showing the SpotMini opening a door for another robot.

The SpotMini robot

At Amazon’s robotic conference earlier this year, CEO Jeff Bezos posted a photo of him walking with one of the Boston Dynamics robot dogs.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Standex International Corporation(SXI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Barclays PLC boosted its holdings in Standex Int’l Corp. (NYSE:SXI) by 13.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,804 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 561 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in Standex Int’l were worth $459,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Synex International (TSE:SXI) Director Glenn Stanley Mcdonnell sold 250,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of C$0.50, for a total transaction of C$125,000.00.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Sigma Designs, Inc.(SIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Data source: Silicon Laboratories.

    What happened with Silicon Labs this quarter?
    Revenue was above the high end of guidance provided in late January, which called for a range of $196 million to $202 million. On an adjusted (non-GAAP) basis, which excludes items like equity compensation and acquisition costs, net income was $38.3 million, or $0.87 per share — also above guidance for adjusted earnings per share of between $0.73 and $0.79. IoT revenue grew 17% year over year to $103 million. Infrastructure revenue jumped 37% year over year to $49 million. Broadcast revenue declined 3% to $36 million. Access revenue fell 6% to $17 million. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, on April 18, 2018, Silicon Labs closed its $240 million acquisition of Sigma Designs’ (NASDAQ:SIGM) Z-Wave business. Silicon Labs had initially agreed to acquire all of Sigma Designs this past December for $282 million, but amended the deal last quarter to include only its Z-Wave business after certain closing conditions weren’t met. In any case, the purchase significantly expands Silicon Labs’ position in mesh networking for smart homes.

    What management had to say

    Silicon Labs CEO Tyson Tuttle said:

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Globalstar Inc.(GSAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday morning, the telecommunication services shares rose 1.06 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE: GSAT), up 5 percent, and Partner Communications Company Ltd. (NASDAQ: PTNR) up 4 percent.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Globalstar (NYSEMKT:GSAT) had a wild ride in April. By the end of the month, the stock had fallen 11% lower,according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Globalstar Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: GSAT) traded down about 5.9% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $0.48 after closing Friday at $0.51. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.30. Volume totaled about 4.4 million, about 20% below the daily average of around 5.4 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Globalstar Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: GSAT) traded down about 6% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $0.47 after closing Monday at $0.50. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.30. Volume totaled about 4.3 million, about 20% below the daily average of around 5.4 million. The company had no specific news.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Pentair plc.(PNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Suntrust Banks Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Pentair PLC (NYSE:PNR) by 49.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 7,328 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 2,411 shares during the period. Suntrust Banks Inc.’s holdings in Pentair were worth $498,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stifel Financial Corp lessened its stake in Pentair PLC (NYSE:PNR) by 1.6% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 193,151 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,093 shares during the period. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in Pentair were worth $13,190,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Given the need for food and energy in order to support booming population growth in emerging markets, there’ll be a need for significant investment in sustainable water solutions. It’s a compelling long-term investment case, and I think Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR), Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) and Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) are stocks well-placed to play the investment theme. One of the interesting things about water is that there’s no lack of it or difficulty in finding it; the problem is ensuring its quality (for both potable water and wastewater) and transporting it to the right places. This means there’s likely to be good long-term demand for companies serving the market.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch 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 Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) fell 26 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.
    Caesarstone Ltd. (NASDAQ: CSTE) shares fell 12.5 percent to $16.15 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 results and lowered its FY18 sales forecast.
    MINDBODY, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB) fell 11.7 percent to $38.65 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
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  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Mindbody (NASDAQ:MB) is the leading cloud-based software platform for the global fitness, wellness, and beauty services industry. Mindbody’s software helps these often small- and midsize-businesses run their operations more efficiently and profitably, with tools like online appointment setting, staff management, marketing, analytics, and payments, among others. Moreover, with plans starting at $125 per month, Mindbody offers a scalable platform that can grow along with its customers. The company says that its offerings are therefore appropriate for local businesses all the way up to national chains and large enterprises.