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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

Warren Buffett attends the world premiere screening of HBO’s “Becoming Warren Buffett” at The Museum of Modern Art on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Warren Buffett rarely likes technology stocks.

His rationale? Stick with what you know. Buffett readily admits that he does not understand technology so he has avoided investments in the technology sector.

Over the years, there have been exceptions to this rule – including Buffett’s investments in IBM and Microsoft, among others.

Perhaps chief among these exceptions is Buffett’s investment in Apple. Over the past year, Buffett, through his holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, has amassed more than 61 million shares in Apple, making Berkshire a top 10 Apple shareholder with its 1% stake.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Broadcom Corporation(BRCM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Ambarella, Inc.(AMBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Ambarella Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA) is scheduled to report its fiscal fourth-quarter results after trading closes on Tuesday. The consensus estimates call for EPS of $0.04 and $51.08 million in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $40.02 on Friday’s close. The consensus price target is $44.56, and the 52-week trading range is $30.00 to $55.50.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Starbuck’s Corp. (Nasdaq: SBUX) Executive Chair Howard Schultz announced he will depart the company. Many are speculating he will pursue a career in politics and potentially seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. Schultz had previously denied any speculation around a role in government; but his recent comments suggest that “public service” will be a part of his future plans. Gold prices dipped below $1,300 per ounce as markets continue to speculate on the likelihood of additional interest rate hikes in 2018. We believe this is solid buying opportunity for investors. The reason why gold is going to get a nice boost: ongoing trade tensions between the United States and the rest of the globe. Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth provides his insight on where gold prices are heading next and how you can make big gains in the weeks ahead.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AAPL, TWTR, SCGLF
    Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is on the verge of becoming the world’s first $1 trillion company. The stock pushed above $192.60 per share in pre-market hours after its first day at the Worldwide Developers Conference. During the event, the company unveiled its new mobile operating system, called iOS 12. The firm also unveiled a suite of tools designed to combat technology addiction. Shares of Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) jumped nearly 4% on news that the social media company is about to join the S&P 500. The company will join on Thursday morning and will replace agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON). The news comes as Monsanto is in the final steps of its merger with German chemical giant Bayer AG (Nasdaq: BAYRY). Shares of Societe Generale SA (ADR) (OTCMKTS: SCGLF) are in focus after the U.S. Justice Department announced the French investment bank will pay $1.3 billion to settle two ongoing legal headaches. The company bribed Libyan officials and manipulated LIBOR, a benchmark interest rate on which most financing is based. Legg Mason Inc. (NYSE: L

  • [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 Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Shares of video processing and computer vision chip maker Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) rallied after the company reported results for its fiscal year 2019 fourth quarter (the year ended January 31, 2019). The stock’s rise should give long-suffering shareholders reason to breathe a little easier after a bruising year. Shares were down 25% from the beginning of 2018 through the day of the report on March 5, 2019.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Silicon Graphics International Corp(SGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: GRAVITY Co. Ltd.(GRVY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cooper Creagan]

    For example, if you had taken five minutes to set up a Night Trade on Gravity Co. (Nasdaq: GRVY) in October, you could’ve tripled your money, and then some.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Gravity (NASDAQ:GRVY) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own 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.

  • [By Money Morning Reports]

    Like Sify Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: SIFY)… a 143% winner… Fanhua Inc. (Nasdaq: FANH)… a 245.56% winner… and Boot Barn Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BOOT)… netting an astounding gain of 260%.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Shopify Inc.(SHOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Shares of Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) hit all-time highs two weeks ago, but a swift correction finds the dot-com darling kicking off this new trading week 17% below those peak levels. The sell-off is creating a tempting buying opportunity for investors that have missed out on one of last year’s hottest stocks, but it’s always difficult to time an entry point in a stock that’s correcting. 

  • [By Sean Williams]

    A third stock that could see significant benefits from the marijuana industry, but that has a safety net built into its business model, is Shopify (NYSE:SHOP).

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

    Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) stock has proven an overwhelming success for early investors, soaring more than fivefold since its IPO in mid-2015. And it’s not hard to make the case that the e-commerce platform company is only just getting started. 

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Shopify Inc. (NYSE: SHOP) was up 1.4% at $175.55 on Tuesday in reaction to earnings and shares were indicated up another 2% at $179.00 on Wednesday. RBC Capital Markets upgraded it to Outperform from Sector Perform and raised the target price to $230 from $180. Wedbush Securities reiterated its Outperform rating and $200 price target, noting that Shopify is well positioned to keep gaining its share of e-commerce wallets over time and to capture more merchants across the entire spectrum of size from aspirational to established companies to enterprise level.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Square’s plans with Weebly could also fall short of challenging Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), which leads the market in “digitizing” offline businesses. Shopify already helps businesses launch e-commerce platforms, design websites, process payments, launch marketing campaigns, handle deliveries, and more — so Square still has a lot of catching up to do.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Amid the S&P 500’s nearly 5% gain over the past six months, one subsector has done exceptionally well: software-as-a-service (SaaS) stocks, particularly those providing platforms and applications to help businesses. The market seems head over heels for these stocks. Cloud-based customer relationship management company salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), financial software company Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU), e-commerce platform Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), and payment processor Square (NYSE:SQ) have all soared 30% or more during the last six months alone.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Axcelis Technologies Inc.(ACLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    3. Axcelis Technologies (Nasdaq: ACLS)
    It is the technical price pattern that first caught my eye with this $800 million market cap small cap.  Shares dropped to a $22.00 low in mid-February but have since been slowly and steadily moving higher toward resistance at both the 50- and 200-day SMAs. In and of itself, this is not enough impetus to get long. However, when combined with the fundamental picture, a compelling long thesis emerges.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 7, 2019 8:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the nine analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $30.50.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Alps Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Axcelis Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:ACLS) by 13.4% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 20,773 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,457 shares during the period. Alps Advisors Inc. owned approximately 0.06% of Axcelis Technologies worth $596,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Axcelis Technologies (ACLS)

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Aerohive Networks, Inc.(HIVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    ANTH has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Anthera Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.75 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Jefferies Financial Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $0.50 target price on shares of Anthera Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Roth Capital initiated coverage on Anthera Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. They set a “buy” rating and a $10.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies downgraded Anthera Pharmaceuticals from an “overweight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Monday, March 12th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $3.44.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) and Aerohive Networks (NYSE:HIVE) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

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    Our Biggest Loser… And A Bunch Of Big Wins
    Our biggest loser was back in January when we closed out of small communications equipment firm Aerohive Networks (Nasdaq: HIVE). On January 17, the company made a statement about its upcoming fourth-quarter earnings release, warning that revenue would likely be near the lower end of its guidance range. Investors didn’t take kindly to the news and sent shares tumbling by roughly 30%… well below our 15% trailing stop-loss. We ended up closing out with a 35% loss on the trade.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 6, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM) – Equities researchers at B. Riley dropped their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for FormFactor in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, July 30th. B. Riley analyst C. Ellis now anticipates that the semiconductor company will post earnings of $0.74 per share for the year, down from their prior forecast of $0.98. B. Riley currently has a “Buy” rating and a $18.00 target price on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for FormFactor’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.27 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.31 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.07 EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SG Americas Securities LLC grew its position in FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM) by 237.1% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 27,817 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 19,565 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in FormFactor were worth $370,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    FormFactor (NASDAQ:FORM) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Monday.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Lexmark International, Inc.(LXK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Lexmark International (NYSE:LXK) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lexmark International earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 42.803224128124 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Lexmark International (NYSE:LXK) has been trending somewhat negative on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lexmark International earned a coverage optimism score of -0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 42.9230217304115 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 5 Stocks For 2019

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Top 5 Stocks For 2019: Silicon Graphics International Corp(SGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Top 5 Stocks For 2019: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    GAM Holding AG acquired a new stake in Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC) in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor acquired 22,657 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $975,000.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer, Chris Neiger, and Travis Hoium]

    Just about everyone wants to know what famed investor Warren Buffett, the so-called Oracle of Omaha, owns and whether or not they should own those stocks, too. The answer, as with every investment decision, isn’t usually a simple yes or no. Which is why these three Motley Fool investors have looked at the stocks that Buffett owns in his own portfolio or as CEO of Berkshire Hathaway to see which ones are most interesting today. Technology giant Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), food maker The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC), and tiny real estate investment trust Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE:SRG) all caught our attention — but only for the right types of investors.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a strong day on Wall Street, as major benchmarks finished higher by 1% to 2%. Market participants focused their attention on the April jobs report, which included a drop in the unemployment rate to 3.9%, its lowest level in more than 17 years. Nonfarm payroll gains of 164,000 weren’t extremely strong, and some saw wage growth of just 2.6% as bad news for workers. Yet from many investors’ perspective, weak wage growth is actually a positive, as it indicates a lack of inflationary pressure that’s good for most stocks. Good news regarding several key individual companies also helped stoke favorable sentiment. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC), and California Resources (NYSE:CRC) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Buffett explained the disparity between the two figures. To calculate reported net income, Berkshire had to:

    Take its $24.78 billion in operating earnings. Reduce it by about $3 billion to reflect goodwill impairments, largely related to Berkshire’s stake in Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC). Add back in $2.8 billion in realized capital gains from the sale of various investment securities. Take out $20.6 billion in losses representing the reduced amount of unrealized capital gains in Berkshire’s investment portfolio.

    It’s that last number that Buffett finds particularly problematic. The Oracle of Omaha called out the new accounting rule that requires Berkshire to mark its investment securities to market each quarter, with market value changes getting reflected in earnings every three months. That takes away the long-term nature of Buffett’s investment strategy, forcing Berkshire to include the volatile ups and downs in its investments four times a year — what the Berkshire CEO termed as “truly wild and capricious swings in our GAAP bottom line.”

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-four brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $77.85.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Atria Investments LLC decreased its holdings in shares of Kraft Foods (NASDAQ:KHC) by 14.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 6,418 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,084 shares during the period. Atria Investments LLC’s holdings in Kraft Foods were worth $400,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Stocks For 2019: B Communications Ltd.(BCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Monday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares climbed 0.69 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included B Communications Ltd (NASDAQ: BCOM), up 5 percent, and China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (NYSE: CHU), up 3 percent.

Top 5 Stocks For 2019: Cohen & Steers Select Preferred and Income Fund, Inc.(PSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Cohen & Steers Select Pref & Inc Fd (NYSE:PSF) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. 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. Cohen & Steers Select Pref & Inc Fd earned a media sentiment score of 0.39 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 48.661768322942 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.

Top 5 Stocks For 2019: Flaherty & Crumrine Total Return Fund Inc(FLC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about Flaherty & Crumrine Total Return Fd (NYSE:FLC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Flaherty & Crumrine Total Return Fd earned a news sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 48.1757663908196 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now

Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) is scheduled to release its fiscal first-quarter financial results before the markets open on Tuesday. The consensus estimates are $2.06 in earnings per share (EPS) on $25.22 billion in revenue. The same period of last year reportedly had EPS of $1.67 and $23.89 billion in revenue.

Back in April, Home Depot announced that it was hiring roughly 1,000 new technology professionals in 2018 at its primary technology centers in Atlanta, Austin and Dallas to support initiatives related to its $11.1 billion three-year strategic investment plan.

In December 2017, the company announced investments related to its store and online shopping experience, supply chain and delivery capabilities, and associate and workforce management systems. Many of these initiatives require advanced software engineering, system engineering, UX design and product management.

On the other hand, Home Depot’s health is largely tied to the real estate market. At this point, that market is strong in the United States, based on housing starts and home sales, both new and existing. Housing could be hit by higher interest rates. However, that is more likely to happen if the Federal Reserve raises rates later in the year.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Universal Health Services, Inc.(UHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (NYSE:UHS) by 130.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 53,657 shares of the health services provider’s stock after buying an additional 30,365 shares during the quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. owned approximately 0.06% of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B worth $6,353,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TheStreet cut shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (NYSE:UHS) from a b rating to a c+ rating in a research note published on Friday morning.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp lifted its stake in shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (NYSE:UHS) by 4.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 34,800 shares of the health services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,400 shares during the quarter. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp’s holdings in Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B were worth $3,878,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Lantronix, Inc.(LTRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lantronix (NASDAQ:LTRX) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lantronix (NASDAQ:LTRX) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $3.24 and last traded at $3.20, with a volume of 2090 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $3.21.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lantronix Inc (NASDAQ:LTRX)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $4.03 and last traded at $3.90, with a volume of 768 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $3.85.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: ITT Corporation(ITT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Intelligent Trading Foundation (CURRENCY:ITT) traded 15.6% higher against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on August 25th. Intelligent Trading Foundation has a total market capitalization of $378,146.00 and $6,664.00 worth of Intelligent Trading Foundation was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last week, Intelligent Trading Foundation has traded 36.9% higher against the U.S. dollar. One Intelligent Trading Foundation token can currently be purchased for about $0.0386 or 0.00000572 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Mercatox, COSS and IDEX.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ITT Inc (NYSE:ITT) saw unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders acquired 1,884 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,246% compared to the average volume of 140 put options.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ITT Inc (NYSE:ITT) – Seaport Global Securities increased their Q4 2019 earnings per share estimates for ITT in a research note issued on Tuesday, August 7th. Seaport Global Securities analyst W. Liptak now expects that the conglomerate will post earnings of $0.87 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.81. Seaport Global Securities currently has a “Buy” rating and a $69.00 target price on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about ITT (NYSE:ITT) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. ITT earned a coverage optimism score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the conglomerate an impact score of 47.7240368211523 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Intelligent Trading Foundation (CURRENCY:ITT) traded down 96.4% against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 12:00 PM Eastern on July 4th. During the last seven days, Intelligent Trading Foundation has traded up 9.8% against the US dollar. One Intelligent Trading Foundation token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0502 or 0.00000754 BTC on exchanges including Mercatox, IDEX and COSS. Intelligent Trading Foundation has a market capitalization of $492,213.00 and approximately $1,654.00 worth of Intelligent Trading Foundation was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Intelligent Trading Foundation (CURRENCY:ITT) traded flat against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 21:00 PM E.T. on September 23rd. Intelligent Trading Foundation has a total market cap of $330,353.00 and $2,109.00 worth of Intelligent Trading Foundation was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, Intelligent Trading Foundation has traded up 10.7% against the dollar. One Intelligent Trading Foundation token can now be bought for $0.0337 or 0.00000504 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Mercatox, IDEX and COSS.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc.(OLLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (NASDAQ:OLLI) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report released on Friday morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bank of America downgraded shares of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (NASDAQ:OLLI) from a neutral rating to an underperform rating in a report published on Friday morning, MarketBeat Ratings reports. They currently have $68.00 price objective on the stock, down from their previous price objective of $75.50.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    When Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:OLLI) reported its second-quarter earnings last week, the discount retailer showed once again that its ongoing stock price rally is based on sound fundamentals. In the quarter, total net sales grew to $288.1 million, a 13.1% increase year over year, while adjusted earnings per share (EPS) rose 48% to $0.40. Same-store sales, one of the most important metrics in evaluating retail companies, rose 4.4%.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: New York REIT, Inc.(NYRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about New York REIT (NYSE:NYRT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. New York REIT earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.6379734958041 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    New York REIT Inc (NYSE:NYRT) shares hit a new 52-week low during trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $17.46 and last traded at $17.46, with a volume of 3786 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $17.65.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    New York REIT (NYSE:NYRT) reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The stock traded as low as $17.51 and last traded at $17.60, with a volume of 7341 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $17.85.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media coverage about New York REIT (NYSE:NYRT) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news 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. New York REIT earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.2668688678986 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    New York REIT Inc (NYSE:NYRT) Director Howard Goldberg acquired 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 12th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $14.23 per share, for a total transaction of $142,300.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 10,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $142,300. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    New York REIT Inc. (NYSE: NYRT) dropped about 0.6% Thursday to set a new 52-week low of $17.01. Shares closed at $17.11 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $78.90. Volume was about nine times the daily average of around 100,000. The company had no specific news and managed to close with a small gain for the day.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: GSE Systems, Inc.(GVP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GSE Systems (NYSEAMERICAN:GVP) SVP Daniel Warren Pugh sold 4,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.75, for a total value of $16,500.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 51,613 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $193,548.75. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Silicon Graphics International Corp(SGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Manitowoc Company, Inc. (MTW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    First, cost inflation isn’t a company-specific concern. Manitowoc (NYSE:MTW), for instance, pointed out last quarter how higher material, particularly steel, and labor costs are proving to be notable headwinds, compelling the company to bank on product price increases to tide over the challenges.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Shares of MTW stock traded up $1.01 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $27.18. The company had a trading volume of 944,608 shares, compared to its average volume of 611,803. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a current ratio of 1.69 and a quick ratio of 0.72. The firm has a market capitalization of $929.53 million, a PE ratio of -104.54 and a beta of 1.54. Manitowoc has a 12-month low of $22.12 and a 12-month high of $44.03.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a good day on Wall Street, with the Nasdaq Composite and Russell 2000 indexes both hitting record highs and other major benchmarks also generally posting solid gains. Optimism about the strong U.S. economy was enough to offset geopolitical concerns related to trade even as White House officials reiterated their position on keeping newly imposed tariffs in place. Some individual companies also had good news that sent their shares sharply higher. Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD), Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), and Manitowoc (NYSE:MTW) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Manitowoc Co Inc  (NYSE:MTW)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 08, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    The Manitowoc Company (NYSE:MTW) shares were down 5.8% on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $24.14 and last traded at $24.49. Approximately 525,529 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 18% from the average daily volume of 643,558 shares. The stock had previously closed at $26.01.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Global X Management Co. LLC purchased a new stake in The Manitowoc Company (NYSE:MTW) in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund purchased 7,209 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $205,000.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: vTv Therapeutics Inc.(VTVT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) surged 87.1 percent to $12.98 after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares jumped 66.8 percent to $49.735 after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) gained 34 percent to $2.2920 following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) climbed 22.3 percent to $34.84 after the company posted upbeat Q4 earnings.
    Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO) shares jumped 22.2 percent to $7.28 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) gained 19.8 percent to $8.89 after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
    Luxfer Holdings PLC (NYSE: LXFR) surged 19.8 percent to $17.10 following Q1 results.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 18.3 percent to $2.26 after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
    Intelligent Systems Corporation (NYSE: INS) gained 17 percent to $7.116.
    Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) surged 15.3 percent to $73.00 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHEF) climbed 15 percent to $28.85. Chefs' Warehouse posted Q1 earnings of $0.03 per share on sales of $318.6 million.
    Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: WPRT) rose 14.2 percent to $2.9701.
    Wright Medical Group N.V. (NASDAQ: WMGI) jumped 13.8 percent to $23.87 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) gained 13.4 percent to $22.70. Diplomat named Brian Griffin as Chairman and CEO.
    Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) shares rose 13 percent to $27.97 after reporting upbeat Q1 sales.
    Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) gained 12 percent to $15.19
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) shares surged 115 percent to $2.56.
    Seadrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL) gained 77 percent to $0.3935. On Tuesday, a U.S. court approved the company's plan to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy that includes raising around $1 billion in new debt and equity through a rights offering which will be led by its biggest shareholder.
    DropCar, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCAR) shares climbed 21.4 percent to $2.3301 after the company issued a preliminary Q1 update on its enterprise automotive business. The company disclosed that Q1 B2B automotive volumes rose 163 percent year-over-year.
    Teligent, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLGT) shares jumped 19.7 percent to $3.615 following the FDA approval of Clobetasol Propionate Cream USP, 0.05%.
    IZEA, Inc. (NASDAQ: IZEA) surged 19.1 percent to $2.62. IZEA posted a Q4 net loss of $743,000 on sales of $6.8 million.
    SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) shares gained 15.2 percent to $9.6180. SunPower announced plans to acquire SolarWorld Americas.
    LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: LX) climbed 10.2 percent to $15.20.
    CounterPath Corporation (NASDAQ: CPAH) shares rose 8.8 percent to $3.0033.
    Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE: SMI) gained 8.2 percent to $6.685 after falling 0.80 percent on Tuesday.
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC) shares climbed 7.2 percent to $5.93.
    Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) shares rose 6.7 percent to $63.96 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE: SBGL) gained 6.5 percent to $3.59 after dropping 4.53 percent on Tuesday.
    Calithera Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALA) rose 6.3 percent to $6.75 after the company disclosed that the FDA has granted Fast Track designation to CB-839 in combination with cabozantinib for treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.
    CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX) gained 6.1 percent to $60.01 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Federated Investors, Inc.(FII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Gabelli Funds LLC trimmed its stake in Federated Investors Inc (NYSE:FII) by 35.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 65,000 shares of the asset manager’s stock after selling 35,000 shares during the quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC’s holdings in Federated Investors were worth $2,171,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 26th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, May 8th will be paid a dividend of 0.27 per share by the asset manager on Tuesday, May 15th. This represents a $1.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.26%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 7th. This is an increase from Federated Investors’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Renaissance Technologies LLC bought a new stake in Federated Investors Inc (NYSE:FII) in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm bought 388,382 shares of the asset manager’s stock, valued at approximately $9,057,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Federated Investors Inc (NYSE:FII) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have assigned a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $27.25.

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    Maybe AT&T’s (NYSE: T) $85 billion merger with Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) is in trouble, after all: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    USA S&P/CS HPI Composite – 20 n.s.a. (YoY) for Mar 6.80% vs 6.40% Est; Prior 6.80%
    The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index for May will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Dallas Fed manufacturing index for May is schedule for release at 10:30 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury will auction 4-week bills at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Morgan Stanley upgrades Roku (NASDAQ: ROKU) from Underweight to Equal-Weight
    KBW upgrades Federated Investors (NYSE: FII) from Underperform to Market Perform
    HSBC downgrades Novartis (NYSE: NVS) from Buy to Hold
    Jefferies downgrades Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) from Hold to Underperform

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Best China Stocks To Invest In 2019

Apple avoided feared tariffs on popular items such as its smart watch, wireless earphones and Mac Mini computer after the U.S. opted to exclude those products from its list of $200 billion in new levies on Chinese imports.  

The most valuable company in the U.S., which manufactures most of its popular gadgets in China, including its hot-selling iPhone, has massive exposure to the world’s second-biggest economy and has been in the crosshairs of the trade dispute between Washington and Beijing.

The exemption from the tariffs, which the U.S. says will start at 10 percent when they go into effect Sept. 24 and rise to 25 percent Jan. 1, was greeted positively by Wall Street, which feared Apple might raise prices on products if they were subject to them. 

The Apple Watch, AirPods and Mac Mini, its compact personal computer, were all exempted from the tariffs, although accessories such as adapters, chargers and leather covers and cases for its products were not. The iPhone has not yet been targeted by the tariffs.

Best China Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cidara Therapeutics, Inc.(CDTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    This small-cap biotech company also has big-time potential. Cidara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTX) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of anti-infectives. It is developing a pipeline of product and development candidates with a focus on serious fungal infections.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Cidara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTX) shares took a big step back on Monday, despite the firm reporting positive midstage results. Specifically, Cidara reported positive topline results from its Phase 2 Strive clinical trial of its lead antifungal candidate rezafungin acetate.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cidara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CDTX) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The biotechnology company reported ($0.80) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.70) by ($0.10), Bloomberg Earnings reports.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cidara Therapeutics (CDTX)

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Best China Stocks To Invest In 2019: Preferred Bank(PFBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Preferred Bank (PFBC)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Preferred Bank (NASDAQ:PFBC) rose 7.5% on Monday . The stock traded as high as $66.26 and last traded at $66.10. Approximately 699,100 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 669% from the average daily volume of 90,852 shares. The stock had previously closed at $61.46.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Preferred Bank (PFBC)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Headlines about Preferred Bank (NASDAQ:PFBC) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. Preferred Bank earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the bank an impact score of 47.398079324348 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Preferred Bank (PFBC)

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Best China Stocks To Invest In 2019: Silicon Graphics International Corp(SGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

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

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

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

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

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

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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

  • [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
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Beth McKenna]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Cory Renauer]

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

  • [By Cory Renauer]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Withers]

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

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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