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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021

Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE: PSXP) and NuStar GP (NYSE:NSH) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

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Phillips 66 Partners has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NuStar GP has a beta of 1.32, indicating that its share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Phillips 66 Partners and NuStar GP’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Phillips 66 Partners 46.01% 33.24% 11.22%
NuStar GP 174.77% 21.96% 18.71%

Dividends

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Texas Instruments Incorporated(TXN)

Texas Instruments Incorporated, incorporated on December 23, 1938, designs, makes and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers across the world. The Company operates through two segments: Analog and Embedded Processing. The Company has design, manufacturing or sales operations in over 30 countries.

Analog

The Company’s Analog segment’s product line includes High Volume Analog & Logic (HVAL), Power Management (Power), High Performance Analog (HPA) and Silicon Valley Analog (SVA). HVAL products support applications, such as automotive safety devices, touchscreen controllers, low-voltage motor drivers and integrated motor controllers. HVAL products include high-volume integrated analog products for specific applications and high-volume catalog products. Power products include both catalog products and application-specific standard products (ASSPs), which are designed to enhance the efficiency of powered devices using battery management solutions, portable power conversion devices, power supply controls and point-of-load products. HPA products include high-speed data converters, amplifiers, sensors, high reliability products, interface products and precision analog products that are used in systems that require high performance. SVA includes a portfolio of industrial, high-voltage power management, data converter, interface and operational amplifier catalog products used in manufacturing a range of electronic systems. SVA products support applications, such as video and data interface products, high voltage power conversion, and mobile lighting and display systems.

Embedded Processing

The Company’s Embedded Processing segment’s product line includes Processor, Microcontrollers and Connectivity. Processor products include digital signal processors (DSPs) and applications processors. DSPs perform mathematical computations to process or improve digital data. Applications processors are designed for a specific class of applications, su! ch as communications infrastructure and automotive (infotainment and advanced driver assistance systems). They are also sold into industrial applications. Microcontroller products include self-contained systems with a processor core, memory and peripherals that are designed to control a set of specific tasks for electronic equipment. Connectivity products include products that enable electronic devices to connect and transfer data. Connectivity products support various wireless technologies to meet requirements, including low-power wireless network standards, such as Zigbee and other technologies, such as Bluetooth, wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) and global positioning system (GPS).

The Company is also engaged in smaller product lines, such as DLP products (primarily used in projectors to create high-definition images), certain custom semiconductors known as application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and calculators. It also offers baseband products, and OMAP applications processors and connectivity products, which are sold into smartphones and consumer tablets.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    For those looking for blue chip quality in the technology sector, it’s hard to get bluer than Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN). This $100 billion company has a proud history going back to its founding in 1930, and it’s one of the most shareholder-friendly businesses in big tech — a trait that’s not always the norm in this sector.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Semiconductor giant Texas Instruments(NASDAQ:TXN) and data storage specialistSeagate(NASDAQ:STX) are vastly different businesses. Texas Instruments builds a diverse array of chips that go into a wide variety of devices, including cars, smartphones, PCs, TVs, and more. The company also makes those calculators that you probably had to use at some point in your academic career. Seagate, on the other hand, builds storage products — mainly hard disk drives.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Ringcentral, Inc.(RNG)

RingCentral, Inc., incorporated on August 29, 2013, is a provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for business communications. The Company’s cloud-based business communications solutions provide a single user identity across multiple locations and devices, including smartphones, tablets, personal computers (PCs) and desk phones, and allow for communication across multiple channels, including voice, text, team messaging collaboration, high definition (HD) video for Web conferencing and fax. The Company’s products include RingCentral Office, RingCentral Professional, RingCentral Fax, RingCentral Contact Center and Glip by RingCentral. RingCentral Office is a multi-user, enterprise-grade communications solution. RingCentral Professional is an inbound call routing subscription with additional text and fax capabilities targeting smaller deployments, and RingCentral Fax is an Internet fax subscription that permits sending and receiving faxes over the Internet.

The Company sells RingCentral Office in three editions: Standard, Premium and Enterprise. Its Standard Edition of RingCentral Office includes call management, mobile applications, voice, business short message service (SMS), team messaging and collaboration, business analytics and reporting, audio, video and Web conferencing capabilities, and integration with other cloud-based business applications, such as Box, Dropbox, Google for Work and Microsoft Office365 and Outlook. Its Premium and Enterprise Editions include the Standard Edition functionality together with additional software integrations with other cloud-based business applications, such as Salesforce customer relationship management (CRM), Zendesk and Desk.com, HD voice, advanced call routing for its customers with multiple business units and automatic call recording. All editions also vary in the number of included toll-free minutes and number of concurrent video and Web conference meeting attendees. RingCentral Office customers also have available to them RingCentral! Global Office. RingCentral Global Office is a single global Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) solution designed for multinational enterprises that allows these companies to support distributed offices and employees globally with a single cloud solution. With RingCentral Global Office, multinational enterprises can appear local for their regional customers while also acting as one integrated business, with capabilities, including local phone numbers, around the world extension-to-extension dialing and included minute bundles for international calling.

The Company’s RingCentral Professional solution provides a subset of its RingCentral Office solution capabilities designed primarily for smaller businesses. RingCentral Professional is used as an inbound call routing subscription with text and fax capabilities. RingCentral Fax solution provides Internet fax capabilities that allow businesses to send and receive fax documents without the need for a fax machine. RingCentral Contact Center solution provides a cloud-based contact center solution that delivers multi-channel capabilities so businesses can allow customers to engage in the manner they prefer. The Company’s Glip by RingCentral team messaging and collaboration solution allows diverse teams to stay connected through multiple modes of communication through integration with RingCentral Office. In addition to using Glip for team messaging and communications, teams can share tasks, notes, group calendars and files. Glip is designed for distributed and mobile teams, and offers integrations with various cloud business applications, such as Asana, Dropbox, Evernote, JIRA, Github and Google.

The Company competes with Alcatel-Lucent, S.A., Avaya, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Mitel Networks Corporation, ShoreTel, Inc., Siemens Enterprise Networks, LLC, Microsoft Corporation, Broadsoft, Inc., AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., Comcast Corporation, TELUS, j2 Global, Inc., 8×8, Inc., Intermedia.net, Inc., Vonage Holdings Cor! p., Nexti! va, Inc., Fuze and Jive Communications, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Guggenheim started coverage on shares of RingCentral (NYSE:RNG) in a research report report published on Monday morning, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $125.00 price objective on the software maker’s stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RingCentral Inc (NYSE:RNG) Director Mckenna Michelle sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $103.44, for a total transaction of $206,880.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 6,662 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $689,117.28. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    RingCentral (NYSE:RNG)may not be a household name for investors chasing glitzier cloud computing names, but the provider ofnext-gen enterprise communications solutionsis making plenty of waves under the market radar. Shares of RingCentral hit new all-time highs on Monday, and that was before coming through with another blowout quarter after the market close.

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: AXT Inc(AXTI)

AXT, Inc. (“AXT”, “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to AXT, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries) is a worldwide developer and producer of high-performance compound and single element semiconductor substrates, also known as wafers. The dominant substrates used in producing semiconductor chips and other electronic circuits are made from silicon. However, certain chips may become too hot or perform their function too slowly if silicon is used as the base material. Alternative or specialty materials are used to replace silicon as the preferred base for the electronic circuits in these situations. We provide such alternative or specialty materials in the form of substrates or wafers, including compound and single element substrates. Our compound substrates combine indium with phosphorous (InP) or gallium with arsenic (GaAs). Our single element substrates are made from germanium (Ge).   Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Changyou.com Limited(CYOU)

We began operations as the online games business unit within the Sohu Group in 2003. In May 2007, the Sohu Group launched TLBB, its first in-house developed PC game.
In 2007, the Sohu Group reorganized its online games business. As part of the reorganization, Changyou.com Limited was incorporated in the Cayman Islands on August 6, 2007 as an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Sohu.com Inc., to hold the PC games business of the Sohu Group. Sohu transferred to us, effective December 1, 2007, all of its assets and operations relating to its PC games business unit, and we assumed all the liabilities associated with Sohu’s PC games business unit. On April 2, 2009, ADSs offered in our initial public offering commenced trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. Our principal executive offices are located at Changyou Building, Raycom Creative Industrial Park, No. 65 Bajiao East Road, Shijingshan District, Beijing 100043, People’s Republic of China.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Just one segment of the Chinese online advertising, search, and gaming specialist mustered a year-over-year gain for both the quarter and all of 2018. But investors seem to prefer the sum-of-the-parts coverage that Sohu provides.Spun-off subsidiaries Sogou (NYSE:SOGO) and Changyou.com (NASDAQ:CYOU)– representing Sohu’s search and gaming operations, respectively — were inching lower hours into Friday’s trading day as Sohu shares were drifting higher.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SAP (NYSE:SAP) and Changyou.Com (NASDAQ:CYOU) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and dividends.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT)

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. The company?s Windows & Windows Live Division segment offers PC operating system that primarily includes Windows 7 and Windows Vista operating systems; Windows live suite of applications and Web services; and Microsoft PC hardware products. Its Microsoft?s Server and Tools segment provides Windows Server operating systems, Windows Azure, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Azure, Windows Intune, Windows Embedded, Visual Studio, Silverlight, system center products, Microsoft consulting services, and product support services. This segment also offers enterprise consulting services; and training and certification to developers and information technology professionals, as well as builds standalone and software development lifecycle tools for software architects, developers, testers, and project managers. The company?s Online Services Division segment provides online information and content through Bing, MSN portals, and adCenter, as well as Atlas online tools for advertisers. Its Microsoft Business Division segment offers Microsoft office; Microsoft Exchange; Microsoft SharePoint; Microsoft Lync; Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM; and Microsoft Office Web Apps, as well as office 365, an online service, offering Microsoft Office, Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync. The company?s Entertainment and Devices Division segment provides Xbox 360 entertainment platform, which includes the Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console, Kinect for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 video games, Xbox LIVE, and Xbox 360 accessories; Mediaroom, an Internet protocol television software; and Windows Phone that provide Microsoft Office and Xbox LIVE functionality. It markets and distributes its products and services through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as through online. Microsoft was founded in 1975 and is headquartered i n Redmond, Washington.

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  • [By Stephen Mack]

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    Of course, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) was one of the first companies to successfully transition from selling software to selling monthly and annual subscriptions to its cloud-based Office 365 programs.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019

Australia, one of the world’s biggest users of rooftop solar panels, likely added the most new capacity on record last year as electricity users sought to ease escalating power bills.

A preliminary estimate by Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator of 1.05 gigawatts installed last year would be a record for the country, the government body said in an emailed statement Friday. While subsidies and generous feed-in tariffs helped boost growth earlier this decade, last year’s gains were driven by users seeking to sidestep a surge in the cost of electricity and a push by vendors into the commercial sector, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Getting Cheaper

Average cost for residential solar power system in Australia is fallling

Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), Solar Choice

Note: Costs are for a 4kW system after Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) subsidy

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jamal Carnette, CFA, Anders Bylund, and Leo Sun]

    The opportunity is massive: Accounting firm PwC expects AI will add 14% to global gross domestic product (GDP) output by 2030, equal to $15.7 trillion of economic impact. With that in mind, we asked three Motley Fool contributors which AI stocks they believe have the most potential. Read on to find out why NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), and IBM (NYSE:IBM) made the cut.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    The expansion of enterprise software provider Salesforce (NYSE:CRM) has been relentless, and that has put the company at odds with Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) many times. Since Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took over a few years ago, the relationship between the two competitors has warmed compared with the cold war they used to wage. Salesforce and Microsoft customers can even integrate the two software platforms, a capability that is advertised on both companies’ websites.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News articles about Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Microsoft earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the software giant an impact score of 45.5667806410666 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The second-best performer among the Dow 30 so far this year is Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), up about 18.5%, followed by Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC), which is about 13.1% higher. Then comes Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), up about 12.9%, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), up about 10.4%. More than half of the 30 Dow stocks (17) have posted year-to-date gains as of Friday.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    After reporting solid earnings Thursday, Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) shares rose to a new all-time high Friday and took over as the Dow Jones industrial average’s best-performing stock for the year to date. The stock added 0.8% for the week (1.8% on Friday alone). For the year to date, Microsoft shares have risen by 24.23%.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) had a mixed second quarter based on last week’s earnings report. Its revenue rose 12% annually to $32.5 billion, but that marked its slowest growth in four quarters and missed expectations by $40 million. However, its non-GAAP net income rose 14% to $8.6 billion, as its EPS rose 15% to $1.10 per share — which beat estimates by a penny.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Atlas Energy, L.P.(ATLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Atlas Energy Group (OTCMKTS: ATLS) and Transglobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Globalstar Inc.(GSAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Globalstar (NYSEAMERICAN:GSAT) saw a significant growth in short interest in April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 86,799,863 shares, a growth of 6.9% from the March 30th total of 81,207,186 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 6,541,037 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 13.3 days. Approximately 14.4% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Globalstar Inc. (NASDAQ: GSAT) fell by about 3.6% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $0.53 after closing at $0.55 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $2.59. Volume of about 5.2 million was around 30% above the daily average. The company had no specific news and shares are on now track to post a gain of around 3% for the day.

  • [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 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 12.5% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $0.77 after closing Monday at $0.88. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.59. Volume was about 70% above the daily average of around 3.7 million shares. The had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Globalstar Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: GSAT) traded down about 2% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $0.49 after closing Thursday at $0.50. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.30. Volume totaled about 4.2 million, almost 20% below the daily average of around  5.4 million. The company had no specific news.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Euronet Worldwide Inc.(EEFT)

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    3. Look To The World
    Euronet Worldwide (Nasdaq: EEFT) is everywhere. It has 61 offices in 41 countries and is primed to take advantage of the megatrend in mobile payments.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Euronet Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs. It has a $94 price target, which compares with the consensus target across Wall Street of $105.29. The stock ended trading on Friday at $85.98.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Most of the stock market posted solid gains on Monday after Canada joined the U.S. and Mexico in forging a renewed regional trade agreement. The Dow Jones Industrial Average quickly got out to a more than 200-point gain early in the session, as investors in many of the manufacturing companies that make up the Dow’s 30 components have been especially nervous about the recent Trump administration strategy of imposing tariffs and threatening to end long-standing agreements. Interestingly, small-cap stocks lagged behind their megacap counterparts, sending the Russell 2000 index to a substantial loss. But some companies saw their shares soar on encouraging news. New Age Beverages (NASDAQ:NBEV), Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT), and Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Shares of Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT) were up 16.8% in February, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the payments and remittance company delivered fourth-quarter earnings that exceeded expectations and said it is well-positioned for future growth.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.(MDRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDRX) saw unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors purchased 1,317 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 2,211% compared to the typical daily volume of 57 put options.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ:MDRX) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The software maker reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.18, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $525.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $536.93 million. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions had a negative net margin of 11.34% and a positive return on equity of 7.80%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.15 earnings per share. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions updated its FY18 guidance to $0.72 -0.82 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ:MDRX) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Thursday.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now

What happened

Shares of Monster Beverage (NASDAQ:MNST) jumped as much as 6.8% higher on Wednesday following the energy drink maker’s renewal and increase of an exhausted share buyback policy. As of 1:50 p.m. EDT, the stock had settled down to a 5.8% gain.

So what

Having used up the old $250 million share repurchase authorization, Monster’s board of directors doubled up with a new $500 million policy. The previous buyback program was announced as recently as March 1, 2018. Looking one step further back, another $500 million plan was launched in 2015 and lasted all the way up to this spring.

Image source: Getty Images.

Now what

If Monster immediately used up the new buyback program, the $500 million action would only retire roughly 2% of the company’s outstanding stock. The market reaction today is about three times larger because Monster’s leadership is signaling a firm conviction that its stock is undervalued and a great investment at current prices. Therefore, a rapid buyback program is seen as a good use of the company’s own cash.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Platinum Group Metals Ltd.(PLG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Platinum Group Metals Limited (NYSEAMERICAN:PLG) (TSE:PTM) shares shot up 0% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $0.18 and last traded at $0.16. 1,355,167 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 7% from the average session volume of 1,262,726 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.16.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Platinum Group Metals (TSE:PTM) (NYSE:PLG) traded down 18.2% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as C$0.18 and last traded at C$0.18. 643,238 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 400% from the average session volume of 128,626 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$0.22.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Platinum Group Metals Limited (TSE:PTM) (NYSE:PLG) insider Hosken Consolidated Investment acquired 433,804 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 28th. The stock was acquired at an average price of C$0.10 per share, with a total value of C$43,380.40.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Platinum Group Metals Limited (NYSEAMERICAN:PLG) (TSE:PTM) saw a large drop in short interest during the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 4,828,659 shares, a drop of 3.2% from the July 31st total of 4,990,069 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,660,003 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.9 days.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Real Goods Solar, Inc.(RGSE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Real Goods Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: RGSE) traded down 7.5% Monday to set a new 52-week low of $0.37 after closing Friday at $0.40. The stock’s 52-week high is $3.25. Volume was more than 13 times the daily average of about 678,000 shares. The company had no specific news, but a report on solar energy prospects for 2018 may have weighed on the stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Real Goods Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGSE) traded down 11.6% on Monday . The stock traded as low as $0.37 and last traded at $0.38. 3,349,076 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 111% from the average session volume of 1,589,596 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.43.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Devon Energy Corporation(DVN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While production problems at the end of 2017 caused Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) to miss the mark in the fourth quarter, the company quickly turned things around in 2018. Because of that, CEO Dave Hager is very optimistic about this year, which was evident in his comments on the accompanying conference call where he had four key messages for investors.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Those buyback-driven gains suggest that companies that follow this strategy could replicate this outperformance. While several oil companies are buying back their shares this year, two oil stocks with the greatest potential for a big-time buyback-fueled rally in the coming months are Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) and QEP Resources (NYSE:QEP).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While Devon Energy’s (NYSE:DVN) drilling machine hit a bit of a speed bump during the third quarter due to some maintenance issues, the company didn’t expect those problems to continue during 2018’s final period. That’s one of a few things investors should review when the company reports its fourth-quarter results this week.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: AquaVenture Holdings Limited (WAAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of AquaVenture Holdings Ltd (NYSE:WAAS) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the ten ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $25.75.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A.(SQM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Now that the three big lithium companies that trade on a major U.S. stock exchange — Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM), or SQM, and FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC). — have reported their first-quarter 2018 results, we’re going to compare how their respective lithium businesses performed.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Monday, Reuters reported that China’s Tianqi Lithium Corp is looking to raise up to $1 billion in a Hong Kong stock market flotation after filing a draft prospectus with the exchange. Based in China’s province of Sichuan, Tianqi Lithium Corp is the world’s second-largest lithium producer by sales and is building the world’s biggest lithium processor in Western Australia. In May, the Company announced a blockbuster $4.1 billion deal to buy a 24% stake in Chile’s Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE: SQM), the world’s No.2 lithium miner, with the majority of future listing proceeds to be used for refinancing this deal (note that the sale has not yet been approved by Chile’s antitrust regulator).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) Receives $56.38 Consensus PT from Analysts” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this piece on another site, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of US & international trademark and copyright legislation. The legal version of this piece can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3356643/sociedad-quimica-y-minera-de-chile-sqm-receives-56-38-consensus-pt-from-analysts.html.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    It should be noted that FMC Corp together with Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) and Chile’s Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE: SQM) form a so-called “lithium oligopoly” that tends to dominate global production. A recent Bloomberg article noted that Albemarle Chief Executive Officer Luke Kissam had said in March that he’s also eager to see how the value settles for the FMC lithium spinoff. If the price-to-earnings ratio is high enough, then they would look to create a pure-play lithium business by selling off non-lithium units. If FMC Corp and Albemarle Corporation do end up completing these spin-offs, that will be good news for the valuations of all lithium players as the market will put clear valuation numbers on these larger pure play lithium businesses which will help provide valuation benchmarks for other small cap lithium players.

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    China’s Tianqi Lithium Corp. has struck a deal to buy a 24% stake in Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM), or SQM, for $4.07 billion, the companies involved said on Thursday. 

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    While FMC’s lithium business is only a small part of its total business, it’s quite large relative to other industry players. Most industry experts peg the company as the fourth or fifth largest producer of lithium in the world, behind Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) and Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile, or SQM (NYSE:SQM)– both of which also have businesses other than lithium — and China’s Ganfeng. China’s Tianqi was neck and neck with FMC for No. 4, according to an estimate from a few years ago by lithium expert Joe Lowry, who runs Global Lithium LLC. 

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Central European Media Enterprises Ltd.(CETV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ:CETV) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Central European Media Enterprises earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.2556402111345 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ: CETV) and Liberty Media Formula One Series A (NASDAQ:FWONA) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Gray Television, Inc. Class A (NASDAQ: CETV) and Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ:CETV) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ:CETV) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Central European Media Enterprises earned a news sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.5324249099013 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Minerals Technologies Inc.(MTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Minerals Technologies (NYSE:MTX) posted its earnings results on Thursday. The basic materials company reported $1.13 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.12 by $0.01, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Minerals Technologies had a return on equity of 13.89% and a net margin of 11.64%. The company had revenue of $431.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $420.00 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.97 earnings per share. Minerals Technologies’s revenue was up 6.5% on a year-over-year basis.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Matryx (CURRENCY:MTX) traded 6.4% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 7:00 AM Eastern on September 10th. In the last seven days, Matryx has traded down 24.7% against the U.S. dollar. One Matryx token can currently be purchased for $0.0640 or 0.00001013 BTC on major exchanges including RightBTC, Huobi and HitBTC. Matryx has a total market cap of $1.49 million and approximately $35,695.00 worth of Matryx was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Minerals Technologies (NYSE: MTX) and LSB Industries (NYSE:LXU) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Minerals Technologies (NYSE: MTX) and Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Minerals Technologies (NYSE: MTX) and Lsb Industries (NYSE:LXU) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) has just seen one of the most bullish analysts on Wall Street get even deeper conviction about the company’s upside ahead. was Wedbush Securities already had Microsoft rated as Outperform with a $140 price target, but the firm added the stock to its Best Ideas List and sees substantial upside ahead.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Vision Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 49.6% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 53,898 shares of the software giant’s stock after acquiring an additional 17,862 shares during the period. Microsoft makes up 1.5% of Vision Capital Management Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 17th biggest position. Vision Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Microsoft were worth $5,315,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    And while many think either Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) or Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) will be the first to hit a $1 trillion market cap, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) may actually be first. We’ll get to why we’re so bullish on Microsoft stock in just a bit…

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

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    This ETF includes 30 stocks that are instrumental in cloud computing services. One is Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), whose Azure service is the second most used cloud platform in the world, and another is the world leader, Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN).  IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM), whose supercomputer-driven artificial intelligence platform is now being used in industries from healthcare to education, is also included.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The second-best performer among the Dow 30 so far this year is Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) which is up 14.8%. That is followed by Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC), up 11.6%; Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) up 11.0%; and Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) up 8.9%. Of the 30 stocks comprising the Dow index, just 12 have posted year-to-date gains as of Friday’s close.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cross Timbers Royalty Trust(CRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (NYSE:CRT) announced a dividend on Tuesday, August 21st, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of 0.108 per share by the oil and gas company on Monday, September 17th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 30th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (NYSE:CRT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cross Timbers Royalty Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.0297657024049 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Deluxe Corporation(DLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Deluxe Co. (NYSE:DLX) CEO Lee J. Schram sold 6,309 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.07, for a total transaction of $429,453.63. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 268,181 shares in the company, valued at approximately $18,255,080.67. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Deluxe (NYSE:DLX) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Deluxe earned a coverage optimism score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 48.4253071135014 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TheStreet lowered shares of Deluxe (NYSE:DLX) from a b- rating to a c+ rating in a research note published on Tuesday.

    Deluxe stock opened at $59.59 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $2.83 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.31 and a beta of 0.92. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 1.16 and a quick ratio of 1.04. Deluxe has a one year low of $57.06 and a one year high of $78.87.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Skyline Asset Management LP bought a new position in shares of Deluxe Co. (NYSE:DLX) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm bought 242,100 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $17,918,000. Skyline Asset Management LP owned approximately 0.51% of Deluxe as of its most recent SEC filing.

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Shares of Revolution Lighting Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:RVLT) saw strong trading volume on Thursday . 1,116,200 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 478% from the previous session’s volume of 192,986 shares.The stock last traded at $2.63 and had previously closed at $2.20.

Separately, HC Wainwright set a $8.00 target price on shares of Revolution Lighting Technologies and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd.

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The company has a current ratio of 2.00, a quick ratio of 1.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67. The company has a market cap of $55.01 million, a PE ratio of -7.21 and a beta of 0.53.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ambarella, Inc.(AMBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    One of the few companies reporting this week is Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA). The provider of video chip solutions was a market darling when wearable action cameras were all the rage, but the stock has shed more than half its value since peaking three summers ago. 

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    It seems that anything these days with the words “autonomous driving” attached to it carries some level of controversy. Video chipmaker Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) is no exception. But the thing is, the company isn’t really in that industry — at least not yet. Shares were hammered after the company reported on its first quarter, which ended April 30, because of further declines in its action camera (read GoPro) and drones business. So developing new chips for the future of transportation can’t come soon enough for Ambarella.

  • [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]

    Engineers Gate Manager LP bought a new stake in shares of Ambarella Inc (NASDAQ:AMBA) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 89,677 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,462,000. Engineers Gate Manager LP owned approximately 0.27% of Ambarella as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Innodata Inc.(INOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Innodata (NASDAQ:INOD) will be releasing its Q1 2018 earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, May 8th.

    Innodata (NASDAQ:INOD) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, March 8th. The technology company reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The business had revenue of $15.66 million for the quarter. Innodata had a negative return on equity of 10.94% and a negative net margin of 8.30%.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about Innodata (NASDAQ:INOD) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Innodata earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the technology company an impact score of 47.3485759085159 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Luzich Partners LLC lifted its stake in shares of Innodata Inc (NASDAQ:INOD) by 4.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,316,550 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 61,944 shares during the period. Innodata accounts for approximately 1.5% of Luzich Partners LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 12th biggest position. Luzich Partners LLC owned about 5.09% of Innodata worth $1,514,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) had a mixed second quarter based on last week’s earnings report. Its revenue rose 12% annually to $32.5 billion, but that marked its slowest growth in four quarters and missed expectations by $40 million. However, its non-GAAP net income rose 14% to $8.6 billion, as its EPS rose 15% to $1.10 per share — which beat estimates by a penny.

  • [By Natalie Walters]

    However, Alibaba is currently ranked as the third largest public cloud provider worldwide, behind Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), according to research firm Gartner. Like Alibaba, Microsoft and Amazon both attributed a bulk of their revenue growth this past year to their respective cloud businesses.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Here are Amazon’s biggest competitors and their respective industries:

    Walmart (e-commerce, retail, grocery, India) Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) (retail, Amazon Prime) Target (NYSE:TGT) (retail, fast shipping) Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (product search, cloud computing, voice-activated technology) Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) (cloud computing) eBay (e-commerce, marketplace) Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) (video streaming) Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) (e-commerce) UPS (NYSE:UPS) (logistics, delivery) FedEx (NYSE:FDX) (logistics, delivery)

    Below, we’ll examine each of the industries from which Amazon draws competitors and its closest rivals in each sector.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Synopsys, Inc.(SNPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Champlain Investment Partners LLC boosted its position in Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) by 3.9% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 686,287 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 25,685 shares during the period. Champlain Investment Partners LLC owned about 0.46% of Synopsys worth $57,127,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market was generally quiet again on Thursday, with minimal moves lower for most major benchmarks. Once again, technology stocks helped to support the rest of the market, and the Nasdaq Composite outperformed most other stock indexes. New tariffs once again reminded investors of the threats on the trade front, although at least in the U.S., most economic data continue to support the idea of sustained growth for the foreseeable future. Some individual companies also had good news that lifted their shares. Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD), Synopsys (NASDAQ:SNPS), and FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Synopsys (NASDAQ:SNPS) had its price target raised by stock analysts at KeyCorp from $110.00 to $112.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. The firm currently has an “overweight” rating on the semiconductor company’s stock. KeyCorp’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 26.81% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Glenmede Trust Co. NA reduced its stake in Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) by 52.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 216,557 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 234,854 shares during the quarter. Glenmede Trust Co. NA owned about 0.15% of Synopsys worth $18,531,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS) Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Free Research Report as Applied Materials’ Revenues Grew 28.8%; Adjusted EPS Surged 54.4% (finance.yahoo.com) Synopsys IC Validator Certified by Samsung Foundry for 7nm Signoff Physical Verification (prnewswire.com) Synopsys Fusion Technology Enables Lower Power, Smaller Area, and Higher Performance on Samsung Foundry 7LPP Process with EUV (prnewswire.com) Synopsys Announces New Release of LucidShape Software for Automotive Lighting Design and Analysis (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of equities analysts recently commented on SNPS shares. KeyCorp reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $110.00 price target (up from $106.00) on shares of Synopsys in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Synopsys in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Synopsys from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, February 26th. BidaskClub cut shares of Synopsys from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Synopsys from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Synopsys presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $102.71.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: RealPage, Inc.(RP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. assumed coverage on shares of RealPage (NASDAQ:RP) in a research report released on Thursday, Marketbeat.com reports. The brokerage issued an overweight rating and a $76.00 price objective on the software maker’s stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RealPage Inc (NASDAQ:RP) Chairman Stephen T. Winn sold 752,793 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.24, for a total value of $44,595,457.32. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now owns 1,945,439 shares in the company, valued at $115,247,806.36. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rothschild Asset Management Inc. decreased its stake in RealPage Inc (NASDAQ:RP) by 14.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 760,947 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 126,009 shares during the period. Rothschild Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in RealPage were worth $41,928,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tyler Technologies (NASDAQ: RP) and RealPage (NASDAQ:RP) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

The facial-recognition feature in Apples newest iPhone has drawn all sorts of attention, with at least one reviewer moaning about missing the fingerprint sensor thats in older models.

One group that shouldnt be complaining: shareholders in AMS
AMS, +1.17%
, whose sensor technology helps power the iPhone Xs Face ID feature. The Austria-based chip companys stock has roughly tripled so far this year for the Stoxx Europe 600 Indexs
SXXP, -0.23%
biggest advance by far, helped by bets that its into something good with Apple
AAPL, -0.33%
. AMSknown at its 1981 founding as Austria Mikro Systemeis promising strong revenue gains (compound annual growth of more than 40% from 2016 through 2019) and solid profit margins (an adjusted core margin of 30% starting in 2019).

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Veeva Systems Inc.(VEEV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 24, 2018 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of Veeva (NYSE:VEEV)have rallied about 40% this year, as the healthcare cloud services provider topped first-quarter analyst estimates with robust sales and earnings growth. Its revenue rose 22% annually to $195.5 million, beating estimates by $6.6 million. Its non-GAAP net earnings grew43% to $0.33 per share, exceeding expectations by $0.02.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) and Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) stand out as two of the top providers of these healthcare systems. Veeva has definitely been the bigger winner lately, with its stock soaring nearly 40% so far in 2018. Meanwhile, Cerner stock is down more than 10% year to date.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    It provides cloud-based software to healthcare companies. And it has a track record of strong revenue and earnings growth. Which company is it? Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) is a correct answer. So is athenahealth(NASDAQ:ATHN).

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    It provides cloud-based software to healthcare companies. And it has a track record of strong revenue and earnings growth. Which company is it? Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) is a correct answer. So is athenahealth (NASDAQ:ATHN).

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ringcentral, Inc.(RNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    RingCentral Inc (NYSE:RNG) COO David Sipes sold 9,300 shares of RingCentral stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $77.71, for a total transaction of $722,703.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RingCentral (NYSE: RNG) and Inovalon (NASDAQ:INOV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of RingCentral (NYSE:RNG) were up 2.9% during trading on Friday after SunTrust Banks raised their price target on the stock to $80.00. SunTrust Banks currently has a buy rating on the stock. RingCentral traded as high as $81.20 and last traded at $74.55. Approximately 19,219 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 96% from the average daily volume of 485,528 shares. The stock had previously closed at $76.80.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sify Technologies Limited(SIFY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares rose 2.1 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 11 percent, and Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: SIFY) up 4 percent.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc.(TYPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Monotype Imaging (NASDAQ:TYPE) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Monotype Imaging (NASDAQ:TYPE) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) and Monotype Imaging (NASDAQ:TYPE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: IEC Electronics Corp.(IEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

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

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

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment of the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill and senior Fool analysts Jason Moser, David Kretzmann, and Jeff Fischer respond to a listener from across the pond who is feeling enthusiastic about ServiceNow(NYSE:NOW)and wants their views on the growing company and its enterprise software peers. They weigh in on the investment thesis.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

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

  • [By ]

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

  • [By Lee Jackson]

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

  • [By ]

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

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cellcom Israel Ltd.(CEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Natural Health Trends Corp (NASDAQ: NHTC) fell 7.8 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after rising 1.46 percent on Friday.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) shares fell 6.6 percent to $11.41 in pre-market trading after climbing 4.18 percent on Friday.
    Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC) shares fell 6.2 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after tumbling 11.45 percent on Friday.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) fell 6.1 percent to $7.31 in pre-market trading after declining 3.35 percent on Friday.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) fell 5.6 percent to $28.30 in pre-market trading.
    Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) fell 5.3 percent to $6.06 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.73 percent on Friday.
    Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) shares fell 5.2 percent to $28.60 in pre-market trading. Xerox terminated its transaction agreement with Fujifilm and entered into a new agreement with Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason. JP Morgan downgraded Xerox from Overweight to Neutral.
    Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) fell 5.2 percent to $7.02 in pre-market trading. Cellcom is expected to release Q1 results on May 30, 2018.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) fell 4.5 percent to $74 in pre-market trading.
    Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV) shares fell 4 percent to $4.66 in pre-market trading

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Partner Communications (NASDAQ: PTNR) and Cellcom Israel (NYSE:CEL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares surged 0.58 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 5 percent, and Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) up 2.5 percent.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Millicom (OTCMKTS: MIICF) and Cellcom Israel (NYSE:CEL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the health care shares rose 1.79 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Partner Communications Company Ltd. (NASDAQ: PTNR), up 8 percent, and Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) up 7 percent.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) traded up 1.37% at $106.35 in a 52-week range of $71.28 to $106.49. Volume was more than 30% below the daily average of around 26 million shares. The company signed a five-year deal with Walmart for cloud services.

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    Of course, there are other stocks we like in the race: Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) has a market cap of $783 billion, Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) has a market cap of $812 billion, and Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) has a market cap of $855 billion.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    When you buy a stock Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), whatever what it all boils down to is you’re making a bet.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    In late 2016, Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) announced that its new Snapdragon chips would be fully compatible withMicrosoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows 10 ecosystem. The announcement initially cast a dark cloud over Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), since Qualcomm’s ARM-based devices would be lighter and more power-efficient than Intel’s x86-powered devices. Qualcomm’s integrated baseband modem would also provide “always on” cellular connectivity.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: 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 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Magic Software Enterprises Ltd.(MGIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HC Wainwright set a $10.00 target price on Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ:MGIC) in a research note released on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the software maker’s stock.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ: MGIC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $67.07 million.

    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ:MGIC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Monday.

    Several other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on MGIC. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Magic Software Enterprises from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. BidaskClub cut shares of Magic Software Enterprises from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, HC Wainwright set a $10.00 target price on shares of Magic Software Enterprises and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $9.81.