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Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019

Allegiant Travel (NASDAQ:ALGT) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

According to Zacks, “Shares of Allegiant Travel Company have declined 17.8% in the last three months. This downturn can be attributed to headwinds like capacity-related woes, safety-related issues and escalating fuel costs. In May, fuel costs were approximately $2.44 per gallon, higher than the April reading of $2.28 per gallon. With oil prices on an uptrend, it will not be surprising if Allegiant Travel revises its current-year fuel price guidance of $2.20 per barrel upward in the near future. Additionally, the company's May traffic report showed that capacity overexpansion is still a problem at Allegiant. In May, capacity expanded 10.7% higher than 9% in April. Moreover, the stock is still suffering from CBS News' report, 60 Minutes, which had alleged that Allegiant was facing a number of safety-related issues. Nevertheless, we are pleased with the company's initiatives to reward shareholders through share buybacks and dividend payments.”

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Orbital ATK, Inc.(OA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets are cheering a major development in efforts to fix the ongoing trade conflict between the United States and China. According to Reuters, Chinese telecom giant ZTE has signed an agreement to get back into business with its American partners. The agreement will lift a ban by the U.S. Commerce Department that prevented China’s No. 2 telecommunications equipment from buying from U.S. suppliers. This is a major development, and one that signals progress among trade officials from both nations. There are now more job openings in the United States than available workers. This is the first time that the Department of Labor has documented this phenomenon. There are 6.7 million openings compared to the 6.4 million workers available to fill those positions. As a result, U.S. companies have been forced to increase compensation in order to attract talent. All of the positive economic development could come to a screeching halt should the U.S. experience the largest labor strike in a decade. Reports indicate that the Teamsters and the United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) are on a collision course that could result in a general strike. The union has announced that 260,000 UPS employees have authorized a strike should both sides fail to reach a labor deal by August 1. UPS is responsible for the transport of 6% of the nation’s gross domestic product.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, NOG, WFC
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) investors remain committed to giving Chairman Elon Musk more of their money. On Tuesday, shareholders struck down proposals that would have removed Musk from the chairman role and shaken up the board of directors. Both proposals failed. At the same shareholder event, Musk announced plans for Tesla to open a production facility in Shanghai and projected that his firm will likely produce 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week by the end of June. In deal news, defense contractor Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOG) has won U.S. antitrust approval to purchase rocket moto

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $129.50.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    So who will get the loot? Believe it or not, more than half the House’s increase in funding (a $459 million increase compared to fiscal 2018) is going to science programs — $6.7 billion in total. And while the bill is short of specifics, this is money investors can probably expect will be going to satellite makers such as Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE:OA), and Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR), also to satellite launchers such as SpaceX, and Boeing and Lockheed’s United Launch Alliance.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Duke Realty Corporation(DRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Duke Realty Corp  (NYSE:DRE)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJan. 31, 2019, 3:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec decreased its holdings in Duke Realty Corp (NYSE:DRE) by 37.1% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 11,300 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 6,651 shares during the quarter. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec’s holdings in Duke Realty were worth $328,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Legal & General Group Plc grew its holdings in shares of Duke Realty Corp (NYSE:DRE) by 10.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 2,957,540 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 275,717 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc owned about 0.83% of Duke Realty worth $78,303,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Redpoint Investment Management Pty Ltd lowered its stake in Duke Realty Corp (NYSE:DRE) by 12.0% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 17,995 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,457 shares during the period. Redpoint Investment Management Pty Ltd’s holdings in Duke Realty were worth $522,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    California State Teachers Retirement System decreased its position in Duke Realty Corp (NYSE:DRE) by 10.2% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 593,124 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 67,199 shares during the period. California State Teachers Retirement System’s holdings in Duke Realty were worth $15,706,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Patriot National Bancorp Inc.(PNBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Patriot National Bancorp (NASDAQ:PNBK) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Brean Capital.

    KeyCorp initiated coverage on shares of Republic Services (NYSE:RSG). KeyCorp issued a sector weight rating on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Patriot National Bancorp (NASDAQ:PNBK)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by analysts at Brean Capital in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Patriot National Bancorp (NASDAQ: PNBK) and Community Bank, N.A. (NYSE:CBU) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Lancaster Colony Corporation(LANC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Lancaster Colony (NASDAQ:LANC) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report released on Wednesday.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Lancaster Colony from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, April 12th.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Lancaster Colony (NASDAQ:LANC) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallAug. 23, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Kimball Electronics, Inc.(KE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Kimball Electronics (NASDAQ:KE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Thursday.

    Separately, TheStreet lowered Kimball Electronics from a b rating to a c+ rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 7th.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Trust Advisors LP lifted its position in Kimball Electronics Inc (NASDAQ:KE) by 18.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 30,252 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,611 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP owned about 0.11% of Kimball Electronics worth $554,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: ResMed Inc.(RMD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Stock No. 3: ResMed (NYSE:RMD). This is the company solving sleep apnea with its CPAP devices and this is a company that really innovated and brought that technology to the world. For people who are having trouble sleeping with clogged airways as they’re sleeping, ResMed is their best friend.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Tyler Crowe, Leo Sun, and Brian Feroldi]

    So, we asked three of our investing contributors to highlight stocks that would be well suited for a baby boomer’s portfolio. Here’s a brief rundown as to why they picked HP (NYSE:HPQ), ResMed (NYSE:RMD), and American Tower (NYSE:AMT). 

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Right now, it’s time for that yearly review of the ones he picked to honor the month, and also the briefly famous pregnant giraffe: five companies, and the first letters of their tickers spelled out A-P-R-I-L. They were Axon Enterprise (NASDAQ:AAXN), Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacific (NYSE:PAC), ResMed (NYSE:RMD), Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG), and Live Nation (NYSE:LYV).

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    ResMed (NYSE:RMD) reported its fiscal fourth-quarter and full-year results on Thursday, Aug. 2. Sales growth topped 12% during the period thanks in large part to strength in masks and accessories. At the same time, management continued to demonstrate disciplined expense control. The combination helped drive a 24% boost to net income. The broad-based prosperity allowed the company’s board to increase the quarterly dividend payment by 6%. 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Verition Fund Management LLC bought a new position in ResMed Inc. (NYSE:RMD) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 8,969 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock, valued at approximately $929,000.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Mitek Systems, Inc.(MITK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Many consumers prefer to deposit a check on their smartphone instead of visiting a bank branch or ATM in person. However, most banks lack the technological know-how to make this process work. That’s why thousands of them have partnered with Mitek Systems (NASDAQ:MITK), a leading provider of image capture and identity verification software that makes it possible for banks to offer this must-have service to their customers.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Mitek Systems (NASDAQ:MITK) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Friday.

    A number of other research analysts have also recently issued reports on MITK. BidaskClub upgraded Mitek Systems from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Mitek Systems from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. Finally, National Securities assumed coverage on Mitek Systems in a research report on Friday, March 9th. They issued a buy rating and a $14.00 target price on the stock. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $12.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Watts Water Technologies, Inc.(WTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Shares of TRNC traded up $0.20 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $16.47. 200,206 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 316,188. The stock has a market cap of $582.27 million, a PE ratio of 15.25 and a beta of 1.78. The company has a current ratio of 1.16, a quick ratio of 1.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02. tronc has a 12 month low of $13.00 and a 12 month high of $24.74.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Watts Water Technologies Inc  (NYSE:WTS)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 08, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pinebridge Investments L.P. increased its position in Watts Water Technologies Inc (NYSE:WTS) by 3.8% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 25,262 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 925 shares during the period. Pinebridge Investments L.P. owned approximately 0.07% of Watts Water Technologies worth $1,981,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Northern Trust Corp lifted its stake in shares of Watts Water Technologies (NYSE:WTS) by 0.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 952,176 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 3,219 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp owned approximately 2.79% of Watts Water Technologies worth $73,984,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lessened its stake in Watts Water Technologies Inc (NYSE:WTS) by 40.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 14,698 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 9,975 shares during the quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA’s holdings in Watts Water Technologies were worth $1,142,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Western Union Company (WU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the thirteen analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and eight have given a hold recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $18.64.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ARGI Investment Services LLC grew its holdings in shares of Western Union (NYSE:WU) by 80.7% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 96,928 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 43,290 shares during the quarter. ARGI Investment Services LLC’s holdings in Western Union were worth $1,864,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Meta Financial Group Inc.(CASH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Meta Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eight research firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $112.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cashcoin (CURRENCY:CASH) traded up 0.5% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 0:00 AM E.T. on June 10th. One Cashcoin coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0079 or 0.00000117 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last week, Cashcoin has traded down 29.1% against the US dollar. Cashcoin has a market capitalization of $377,649.00 and approximately $114.00 worth of Cashcoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now

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There’s no way around it: the S&P 500 now has a P/E ratio of more than 26 going into the first earnings season of 2017, and even the “safest” bets are starting to look scary.

Unless we see massive profit growth all around, there’s a real risk this bull market is going to stutter—or worse.

So where do you go for value? It’s getting harder than ever, but there is one corner of the market that got way ahead of the S&P 500 and has since taken a step back. I’m talking about real estate investment trusts (REITs).

And now, there are three REITs that combined provide over 9% in income with over 200% average dividend coverage. That means they could double their payouts and still generate enough cash to cover them.

Plus, these stocks are out of favor, making them relatively cheap compared to their peers and the overheated broader market.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: PetMed Express, Inc.(PETS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Nevertheless, several individual stocks failed to keep up. Read on to see why CTI BioPharma (NASDAQ:CTIC), PetMed Express (NASDAQ:PETS), andPfizer (NYSE:PFE)each slumped today.

  • [By ]

    PetMed Express (PETS) : “No, no, no, no. When we want pet drugs, we want Idexx Laboratories (IDXX) .”

    Xerox (XRX) : “I’d sell Xerox. That’s a house of pain.”

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on PetMed Express (PETS) , Xerox (XRX) , Daseke (DSKE) , Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA) , STMicroelectronics (STM) and Booking (BKNG) .

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Boeing Company (BA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    HL Financial Services LLC decreased its holdings in Boeing (NYSE:BA) by 11.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 14,427 shares of the aircraft producer’s stock after selling 1,810 shares during the period. HL Financial Services LLC’s holdings in Boeing were worth $4,730,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The most expensive aircraft on the Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) price list is the 777-9, the larger of two versions of the new 777X family. The plane lists for $425.8 million. The smaller 777-8 lists for $394.9 million, only $8 million less than the 747-8 jumbo jet.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    NASA has cleared the way for Boeing (NYSE:BA) to deliver an astronaut to the International Space Station during what was supposed to be a manned test of its Starliner spacecraft, showing faith in the aerospace giant and its transport vessel to solve the growing problem of how to get American astronauts into orbit.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Mitek Systems, Inc.(MITK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mitek Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK) Director Bruce Edward Hansen sold 40,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.73, for a total transaction of $349,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 81,135 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $708,308.55. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Mitek Systems (NASDAQ:MITK) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Friday.

    A number of other research analysts have also recently issued reports on MITK. BidaskClub upgraded Mitek Systems from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Mitek Systems from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. Finally, National Securities assumed coverage on Mitek Systems in a research report on Friday, March 9th. They issued a buy rating and a $14.00 target price on the stock. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $12.00.

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Leo Sun, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    So, which stocks are potential hidden winners that can be safely purchased today? We asked a team of investors to weigh in, and they pickedSogou (NYSE:SOGO), TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX), and Mitek Systems (NASDAQ:MITK).

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Ellie Mae, Inc.(ELLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ellie Mae Inc (NYSE:ELLI) Director Jeb S. Spencer sold 2,415 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $106.79, for a total transaction of $257,897.85. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 6,591 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $703,852.89. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    We’ll cover each of those below for these five growth stocks.

    Company What it does…
    Mercadolibre(NASDAQ:MELI) Leading e-commerce player in Latin America
    Axon Enterprises(NASDAQ:AAXN) Develops products for police forces: TASERs, body cameras, and a database to store and analyze footage
    Shopify(NYSE:SHOP) Helps merchants create an e-commerce presence
    Ellie Mae(NYSE:ELLI) Offers platform to help streamline mortgage origination and refinancing business
    Paycom Solutions(NYSE:PAYC) Maintains and develops cloud solutions for HR departments

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Ellie Mae Inc (NYSE:ELLI) by 3.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 166,934 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,916 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Ellie Mae were worth $15,348,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited(CCM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    BioTelemetry,
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares shot up 52 percent to $7.235 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares gained 24.2 percent to $21.80 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 22 percent to $2.625 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) jumped 21.3 percent to $411.871 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 17 percent to $3.10 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) rose 15.9 percent to $18.34 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) gained 15.6 percent to $12.20 following Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) surged 14.4 percent to $260.3901 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) gained 13.8 percent to $3.70.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 13.5 percent to $29.815 after reporting strong Q1 results.
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 13.5 percent to $38.30 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 13.1 percent to $10.985 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) shares gained 11.8 percent to $63.59 following Q1 results. California Water Service Group made an offer for SJW.
    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) climbed 9.8 percent to $278.40 following Q1 results.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS)
  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Astronics Corporation(ATRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Astronics (NASDAQ: ATRO) and TransDigm Group (NYSE:TDG) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. bought a new stake in Astronics Co. (NASDAQ:ATRO) in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm bought 100,125 shares of the aerospace company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,734,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Astronics (NASDAQ: ATRO) and Ducommun (NYSE:DCO) are both small-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Astronics Co. (NASDAQ:ATRO) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $41.67.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Astronics (NASDAQ: ATRO) and Ducommun (NYSE:DCO) are both small-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Luxoft Holding, Inc.(LXFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Luxoft Holding, Inc. (NYSE: LXFT) was down, falling around 26 percent to $32.15. Luxoft posted in-line Q4 earnings, but issued weak forecast for the current quarter.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Luxoft Holding Inc. (NYSE:LXFT) were down 21.3% as of 11:30 a.m. EDT Thursday after the software development company announced strong quarterly results, but followed with light guidance.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Luxoft Holding Inc (NYSE:LXFT) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fourteen brokerages that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $53.33.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: E*TRADE Financial Corporation(ETFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    E*TRADE Financial's (ETFC) May DARTs Rise 1% From April (finance.yahoo.com) E*TRADE Financial Corp (ETFC) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $702.38 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Brokerages Expect E*TRADE Financial Corp (ETFC) to Announce $0.88 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Charles Schwab: Total Client Assets Up 2% Month Over Month in May (finance.yahoo.com) E*TRADE Financial (ETFC) May DARTs Increase 1% MoM (streetinsider.com)

    ETFC has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Compass Point initiated coverage on shares of E*TRADE Financial in a research report on Monday, June 4th. They set a “buy” rating and a $72.00 price target for the company. UBS Group raised shares of E*TRADE Financial from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Monday, March 12th. Deutsche Bank lifted their price target on shares of E*TRADE Financial from $62.00 to $63.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 6th. SunTrust Banks lifted their price target on shares of E*TRADE Financial from $3.70 to $70.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on shares of E*TRADE Financial from $64.00 to $67.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 10th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eighteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. E*TRADE Financial has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $61.17.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    The cryptocurrency market lacks a company that combines currency mining and currency exchange, Dede said. No companies are creating ties between digital currency exchanges and mainstream consumer-focused brokerages, such as TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: AMTD) and E*TRADE Financial Corp (NASDAQ: ETFC), he said. 

  • [By David Zeiler]

    In just three years, Robinhood’s customer base has surpassed that of entrenched online brokerage E*Trade Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: ETFC), which spent 35 years accumulating 3.6 million customers.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    E-Trade (NASDAQ:ETFC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.09. E-Trade had a net margin of 28.40% and a return on equity of 11.64%. The firm had revenue of $708.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $686.31 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.48 earnings per share. E-Trade’s quarterly revenue was up 28.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that E-Trade will post 3.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.(DNKN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) has been steadily growing its store count in the United States and around the world. It added 71 new Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins locations in the first quarter with 56 of those being in the U.S.

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    Dunkin Brands (DNKN) : “I’m a holder of Dunkin. Below $60 I’d be a buyer.”

    Univar (UNVR) : “The chemical stocks are getting crushed. Let it come in. “

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Swiss National Bank lifted its position in Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) by 2.6% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 157,200 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in Dunkin’ Brands were worth $9,383,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By ]

    TheStreet will not just be in the conversation with regards to earnings season, we will be leading the conversation (which we often do). Coming up Thursday interview-wise fresh off their earnings reports: (1) UPS (UPS) Chief Financial Officer; PepsiCo Chief Financial Officer Hugh Johnston; Dunkin Donuts (DNKN) CEO Nigel Travis; Hasbro (HAS) CEO Brian Goldner. Big day, big insights popping – so keep checking back on our site throughout the day.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) is shrinking. The on-the-go coffee-and-doughnut chain announced quarterly results this past week that included a rare drop in sales at its existing locations.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Starbucks’ shift on straws is also a demonstration of the cultural differences between it and close competitors such as McDonald’s(NYSE:MCD) andDunkin’ Donuts(NASDAQ:DNKN). Both of those chains have some menu overlap with Starbucks, but the coffee siren distinguishes itself with its emphasis on ideas like being a welcoming “third place,” and with its social and environmental conscience. For comparison, Dunkin’ Donuts only recently said it would eliminate styrofoam cups by 2020. McDonald’s has notably refused to look into banning plastic straws; CEO Steve Easterbrook recently said that there isn’t any viable non-plastic alternative the company can use at the scale it needs.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Benitec Biopharma Limited(BNTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News headlines about BENITEC BIOPHAR/S (NASDAQ:BNTC) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news 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 closest to one being the most favorable. BENITEC BIOPHAR/S earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.3493613805465 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018

Memphis, TN, based Investment company New South Capital Management Inc buys Shire PLC, Travelport Worldwide, Brookdale Senior Living Inc, iShares Russell 2000, sells Gannett Co Inc, Walter Investment Management Corp, The Western Union Co, iShares Russell Mid-cap Value, Pool Corp during the 3-months ended 2017-03-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, New South Capital Management Inc. As of 2017-03-31, New South Capital Management Inc owns 62 stocks with a total value of $4.3 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: SHPG, TVPT, Added Positions: BKD, IWM, CIU, CSJ, Reduced Positions: OTEX, IWS, ZBRA, MSM, TMO, AZO, GIB, TGNA, FISV, CATM, Sold Out: GCI, WAC, WU, POOL, MTD,

For the details of NEW SOUTH CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=NEW+SOUTH+CAPITAL+MANAGEMENT+INC

These are the top 5 holdings of NEW SOUTH CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INCTegna Inc (TGNA) – 8,827,472 shares, 5.24% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 3.22%Open Text Corp (OTEX) – 6,592,938 shares, 5.2% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 3.93%Zebra Technologies Corp (ZBRA) – 2,447,516 shares, 5.17% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 3.63%MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (MSM) – 2,047,725 shares, 4.88% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 3.96%CGI Group Inc (GIB) – 3,224,514 shares, 3.58% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 4.15%New Purchase: Shire PLC (SHPG)

New South Capital Management Inc initiated holdings in Shire PLC. The purchase prices were between $161.71 and $186.3, with an estimated average price of $174.68. The stock is now traded at around $184.79. The impact to the portfolio due to this purchase was 2.04%. The holdings were 504,816 shares as of 2017-03-31.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Mitek Systems, Inc.(MITK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Mitek Systems (NASDAQ:MITK) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Friday.

    A number of other research analysts have also recently issued reports on MITK. BidaskClub upgraded Mitek Systems from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Mitek Systems from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. Finally, National Securities assumed coverage on Mitek Systems in a research report on Friday, March 9th. They issued a buy rating and a $14.00 target price on the stock. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $12.00.

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Leo Sun, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    So, which stocks are potential hidden winners that can be safely purchased today? We asked a team of investors to weigh in, and they pickedSogou (NYSE:SOGO), TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX), and Mitek Systems (NASDAQ:MITK).

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    Mitek Systems (MITK) : “This one is too speculative for me. I’d buy NVIDIA (NVDA) .”

    AK Steel Holding (AKS) : “They’re not the lo- cost producer. That’s Nucor (NUE) and that’s the way you want to go.”

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on Geron (GERN) , Mitek Systems (MITK) , AK Steel Holding (AKS) , Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) and AbbVie (ABBV) .

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: OSI Systems, Inc.(OSIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on OSI Systems (OSIS)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    OSI Systems (OSIS) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com) OSI Systems (OSIS) Downgraded by BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com) OSI Systems (OSIS) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold (americanbankingnews.com) $274.42 Million in Sales Expected for OSI Systems, Inc. (OSIS) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Expect OSI Systems, Inc. (OSIS) Will Post Earnings of $0.94 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)

    OSIS has been the subject of several research reports. Sidoti initiated coverage on OSI Systems in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised OSI Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $69.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 4th. ValuEngine lowered OSI Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Jefferies Group lowered OSI Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $79.00 to $70.00 in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, BidaskClub lowered OSI Systems from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 20th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $86.20.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Ambarella, Inc.(AMBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Ambarella Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA) also is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results Thursday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.37 in EPS and $70.3 million in revenue. Shares closed at $48.89. The consensus price target is $57.50, and the 52-week range is $40.06 to $66.23.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Ambarella (AMBA) Receives $60.83 Average Price Target from Analysts” was first published by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this story on another website, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of United States and international copyright law. The original version of this story can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3379592/ambarella-amba-receives-60-83-average-price-target-from-analysts.html.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Intel’s acquisition of Movidius caused serious headachesfor Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA), which sells image processing SoCs for action cameras, dash cams, security cameras, and drones. Movidius’ Myriad 2 VPUs bundled together image processing, computer vision, and machine learning capabilities, which left Ambarella’s SoCs behind a crucical tech curve.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) shares fell 3.1% during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $49.01 and last traded at $51.21. 973,626 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 8% from the average session volume of 1,053,381 shares. The stock had previously closed at $49.68.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    In light of this, investors are presented with a choice: invest in a well-established leader like Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) or an upstart looking to make waves with new innovation like Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA). Which one you buy will have a lot to do with how much uncertainty you can stomach.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.(SWKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    With that in mind, here are three solid companies — AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL), Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:SWKS), and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) — with good business models and competitive advantages all for a P/E ratio under 14.

  • [By ]

    TheStreet’s Jim Cramer writes that “the stock to watch, the key to this market is Skyworks (SWKS) . If the stock moves up it means there can be a semi that isn’t brought low by Apple and the Chinese trade talks – either or both.”

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Let’s take a closer look at Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW), Mastercard Inc. (NYSE:MA), and Skyworks Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) so I can explain why I personally own all three and why, if you’re also in your 40s, you might want to consider them for your own portfolio.

  • [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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    Over on Real Money, Cramer says keep an eye on Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) CEO Liam Griffin because he knows how to play the game. Get more of his insights with a free trial subscription to Real Money.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: ChannelAdvisor Corporation(ECOM )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ChannelAdvisor (NYSE: ECOM) and Tyler Technologies (NYSE:TYL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Shares of Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) have jumped today after the biotech company announced that it would raise $37.5 million in a stock offering. Janney’s Debjit Chattopadhyay explains how far that $37.5 million will go for Sarepta:

There are no sanguine answers to the Sarepta saga and the company’s future hinges on the outcome of the western blot. Hence, the relatively small raise given Sarepta’s cash needs – $30 to $40M cash burn/quarter that could meaningfully increase if: accelerated approval is granted; EU comes in line; and the randomized study of exon 53/45 ramps up, is potentially encouraging.

$37.5M in gross proceeds extends cash runway into 3Q17: Management remains confident on the likely mechanistic validation of eteplirsen, especially since the agency is not asking for a correlation with 6MWT. Hence, the two months additional cash avoids a potential going concern issue at the end of 2Q and also points to company’s ability to analyze the biopsy samples over the coming weeks and potentially have concrete feedback from the agency during mid-summer, by our estimates.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION(SAIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Gainers

    Pyxis Tankers Inc. (NYSE: PXS) rose 47.48 percent to $$5.56, after the company announced it has entered into a definitive securities purchase agreement with a group of investors, which will result in gross proceeds of $4.8 million.
    Sigma Designs Inc (NASDAQ: SIGM) rose 22.77 percent to $6.88. Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ: SLAB) announced plans to buy Sigma Designs for $7.05 per share in cash.
    Steadymed Ltd (NASDAQ: STDY) rose 19.35 percent to $3.70, after the company reported that no clinical trials were required for Trevyent and that the FDA had agreed to the pathway for the drug candidate's NDA resubmission.
    Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI) rose 15.73 percent to $7.06. Earlier in the week, Zacks Investment Research had upgraded the company from "Sell" to "Hold".
    Science Applications International Corp (NYSE: SAIC) rose 13.71 percent to $85.77 as the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) rose 12.41 percent to $6.07, after having risen sharply in pre-marketing trading.
    Radius Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDUS) rose 12.41 percent to $30.81 after the company provided an update on data from the Phase 1 005 clinical study of elacestrant in patients with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer during the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 12.32 percent to $25.80 after the company reported its third quarter financial results.
    Prana Biotechnology Limited (NASDAQ: PRAN) rose 11.36 percent to $3.43, as the company announced a research collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceuticals to study the ability of movement disorders compound, PBT434 to slow or prevent neurodegeneration of the gastrointestinal system.
    Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBIO) rose 10.49 percent to $7.90 as the company announced the appointment of Arwa Shurrab and Jamie Ellen Siegel in its clinical hemophilia

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Science Applications International Corp (NYSE: SAIC) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $1.15 billion.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Wall Street expects Science Applications International Corp (NYSE: SAIC) to report its quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $1.15 billion. SAIC shares gained 0.96 percent to $57.87 in after-hours trading.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Jabil Circuit Inc.(JBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    After the market closed yesterday, mid cap electronic manufacturing services (EMS) stock Jabil Circuit, Inc (NYSE: JBL), who gets around 24% of revenue from Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL), reported fiscal Q4 revenue and profit that topped analysts expectations. Net revenue for the fourth quarterfell 5% to$4.4 billion and GAAP net income was $38 million versus $87.7 million. For the year, net revenue increased 3% to $18.4 billion and GAAP net incomewas $254 million versus $284 million. The CEO commented:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    And Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL) will report its fiscal first-quarter results on Thursday. The consensus estimates are EPS of $0.79 and revenue of $5.5 billion. Shares traded at $27.88 on Friday’s close, in a 52-week range of $21.31 to $31.70. The consensus price target is $32.23.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of small cap Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM), a previous Elite Opportunity Pro (EOP) newsletter suggestion as the next breakout stock, andmid cap Flextronics International being bigger winners compared with the also good performance of mid cap Jabil Circuit, Inc (NYSE: JBL) and small cap Celestica Inc (NYSE: CLS):

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.60 per share on revenue of $4.50 billion.

    Guess?, Inc. (NYSE: GES) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.58 per share on revenue of $657.59 million.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Sanmina Corp along with potential peersCelestica Inc (NYSE: CLS), Jabil Circuit, Inc (NYSE: JBL) and Flextronics International Ltd (NASDAQ: FLEX)all having similar looking charts; but SANM has been the outperformer:

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Mitek Systems, Inc.(MITK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, technology shares fell 0.65 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: UCTT), down 4 percent, and Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MITK), down 7 percent.

  • [By U.S. News]

    In at least one Texas bank and one Ohio credit union, 3D video banking is currently undergoing testing, according to TheFinancialBrand.com, a website for bank and credit union marketing executives. Three-dimensional video banking is similar to a consumer video conference with a bank representative –- only in this case, the executive looks like a living, breathing person sitting across from you. Thanks to theater surround sound, the representative also sounds as if they’re in the same room. And since the consumer is interacting with a real person and not an automated hologram, the experience apparently isn’t much different than the real thing.
    Banking and managing money isn’t what it used to be. The 1970s and 1980s brought us the rise of the ATM. Consumers became acquainted with online banking during the 1990s and the first decade of the 2000s. The 2010s are shaping up as the era of mobile banking.
    That was underscored Sept. 10-11 in New York City when Mitek Systems Inc. (MITK), a San Diego-based technology company, debuted its Mobile Photo Account Opening product at Finovate, a trade show where banking tech products are often unveiled. The product allows consumers to open a bank account within 60 seconds. If you have your bank’s app, you can use your smartphone’s camera to take a photo of the front and back of your driver’s license, and presto, your new checking, savings or credit card account is open.
    Here’s a look at other financial products and services personal financial experts think we’ll be using in the future.
    Within 10 years. “The economic payments system will begin to ‘know us,’ either through biometrics, optical sensor or facial recognition,” says Joshua Siegel, managing principal of StoneCastle Partners, a New York-based asset management firm that invests in banks.
    That’s already happening to some extent with smartphones –- the new Apple (AAPL) iPhone 5S, for example, uses fingerprint scanning to unlock the phone. Meanwhile, some fi

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, technology shares fell by 0.32 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MITK), down 13 percent, and Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: FORTY), down 8 percent.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Texas Instruments Incorporated(TXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Our lasted featured recommendation is a tech name with a storied past — Texas Instruments (TXN), notes Nicholas Vardy, editor of Vardy’s Alpha Algorithm, a data-driven system.

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    Net operating cash flow has slightly increased to $1,409.00 million or 1.87% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC has also modestly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -5.51%.

     

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    We rate TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A+. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. 

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Silicon Graphics International Corp(SGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Cray Incstill and by far outperforming other supercomputer players likelarge caps International Business Machines Corp (NYSE: IBM) andHewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ) plus small cap Silicon Graphics International Corp (NASDAQ: SGI):

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

Barracuda Networks Inc. (NYSE: CUDA) is scheduled to release its fiscal second-quarter financial results after the markets close on Tuesday. Thomson Reuters consensus estimates are calling for $0.13 in earnings per share (EPS) on $85.27 million in revenue. In the same period oflast year,Barracuda Networksposted EPS of$0.10 and$78.37 million in revenue.

Earlier this year, the company was recognized as the 2016 Microsoft Azure Certified ISV Solution Partner of the Year, based on Barracudas continued technology innovation in offering solutions designed to help customers seamlessly move workloads and applications into Azure.

In the fiscal first-quarter, Barracuda delivered strong results and exceeded guidance on revenue, billings and EPS. It grew revenue 11% year over year and more than doubled itsnon-GAAP earnings when compared with last year.

Performance in the first-quarter was driven largely by execution on strategy, which included focusing efforts to be the leader in security and data protection for customers and expanding routes to market, specifically in the MSP and public cloud channels.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: SuperCom, Ltd.(SPCB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Supercom Ltd (NASDAQ: SPCB) shares shot up 53 percent to $4.17 after the company reported strong results for its third quarter. SuperCom expects FY17 sales of at least $35 million.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Supercom Ltd (NASDAQ: SPCB) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $9.03 million.

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Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Mitek Systems, Inc.(MITK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, technology shares fell by 0.32 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MITK), down 13 percent, and Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: FORTY), down 8 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, technology shares fell 0.65 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: UCTT), down 4 percent, and Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MITK), down 7 percent.

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    In at least one Texas bank and one Ohio credit union, 3D video banking is currently undergoing testing, according to TheFinancialBrand.com, a website for bank and credit union marketing executives. Three-dimensional video banking is similar to a consumer video conference with a bank representative –- only in this case, the executive looks like a living, breathing person sitting across from you. Thanks to theater surround sound, the representative also sounds as if they’re in the same room. And since the consumer is interacting with a real person and not an automated hologram, the experience apparently isn’t much different than the real thing.
    Banking and managing money isn’t what it used to be. The 1970s and 1980s brought us the rise of the ATM. Consumers became acquainted with online banking during the 1990s and the first decade of the 2000s. The 2010s are shaping up as the era of mobile banking.
    That was underscored Sept. 10-11 in New York City when Mitek Systems Inc. (MITK), a San Diego-based technology company, debuted its Mobile Photo Account Opening product at Finovate, a trade show where banking tech products are often unveiled. The product allows consumers to open a bank account within 60 seconds. If you have your bank’s app, you can use your smartphone’s camera to take a photo of the front and back of your driver’s license, and presto, your new checking, savings or credit card account is open.
    Here’s a look at other financial products and services personal financial experts think we’ll be using in the future.
    Within 10 years. “The economic payments system will begin to ‘know us,’ either through biometrics, optical sensor or facial recognition,” says Joshua Siegel, managing principal of StoneCastle Partners, a New York-based asset management firm that invests in banks.
    That’s already happening to some extent with smartphones –- the new Apple (AAPL) iPhone 5S, for example, uses fingerprint scanning to unlock the phone. Meanwhile, some fi

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Veeco Instruments Inc.(VECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    VECO (NASDAQ:VECO) contributed 1.16% to the Fund’s quarterly return, nearly equaling AAN’s contribution in the quarter. VECO appreciated over 48% in the quarter due to an acceleration of orders for its key MOCVD tools. These tools are the main manufacturing equipment used to produce LEDs, whether they are for display screens or, increasingly, for lighting products. We estimate that VECO currently has roughly 80% global market share for MOCVD tools used to make LEDs.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the information technology sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) and Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) dropped nearly 26% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $10.85 after closing at $14.65 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $34.38. Volume was around 5.8 million, about 10 times the daily average of around 584,000. The company reported late yesterday that it had received an unfavorable patent ruling in China.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: JA Solar Holdings, Co., Ltd.(JASO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Earnings season is about over for the solar industry, and after JA Solar (NASDAQ:JASO) and Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR) reported this week, there were a few major takeaways from the end of 2016 and early 2017.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, energy shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.71 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: JASO), down 13 percent, and Daqo New Energy Corp (NYSE: DQ) down 8 percent.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: JASO) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.68 per share on revenue of $683.29 million.

    Leju Holdings Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: LEJU) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $194.20 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the energy shares surged 1.23 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO), up 5 percent, and JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: JASO), up 6 percent.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    First Solar, Inc (NASDAQ: FSLR) was trading down 3.7 percent Monday, while JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: JASO) was down 0.8 percent, SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) 4.4 percent, Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) 5.2 percent and JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) 4.4 percent.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(CHKP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Turning Around Cybersecurity Through Activism
    As competition climbs and spending slows, security has attracted activists. (FEYE) (IMPV) (FTNT) (CHKP) Full story

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    It is unclear which company or companies will benefit from this executive order. But that isn’t stopping investors from placing their bets as most cybersecurity stocks were trading higher during Friday’s trading session; at the same time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 index were trading in the red.

    Shares of Barracuda Networks Inc (NYSE: CUDA) were trading higher by 2.98 percent at $21.77. Shares of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) were trading higher by 1.21 percent at $107.00. Shares of FireEye Inc (NASDAQ: FEYE) were trading higher by 0.70 percent at $14.55. Shares of Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE: PANW) were trading higher by 0.62 percent at $115.86.

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  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    But is it a good idea to buy FireEye based on this one incident, despite its huge losses, or should investors look at Check Point Software Technologies(NASDAQ:CHKP), given its focus on growing its bottom line? Let’s find out.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Live Ventures Incorporated(LIVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested going long onsmall cap real-time deal engine stock Live Ventures Inc (NASDAQ:LIVE):