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Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

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Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.(UBNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ: UBNT) and Superconductor Technologies (NASDAQ:SCON) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ:UBNT) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets.

    Vistagen Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VTGN) was given a $6.00 price target by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Ubiquiti Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:UBNT) climbed 15.9% in May, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the wireless networking products leader delivered stronger-than-expected quarterly results. 

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ:UBNT) announced fiscal second-quarter 2019 results early Friday, exceeding expectations for the fourth time in as many reports thanks again to its fast-growing enterprise technology segment.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ:UBNT) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.(MDRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDRX) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eighteen ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $16.51.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc  (NASDAQ:MDRX)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [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.

  • [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.

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: FEI Company(FEIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about FEI (NASDAQ:FEIC) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. FEI earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 43.5801711111494 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Semtech Corporation(SMTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Semtech Co. (NASDAQ:SMTC) VP Marc Pegulu sold 500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.85, for a total value of $24,425.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 15,453 shares in the company, valued at $754,879.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of semiconductor company Semtech (NASDAQ:SMTC) shot higher on Thursday, rising as much as 16.2%. By the time the market closed, shares were up 13.9%.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Semtech (NASDAQ:SMTC) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Rubicon Technology, Inc.(RBCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rubicon Technology earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 43.6568126847622 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 Logan Wallace]

    Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) and Natcore Technology (OTCMKTS:NTCXF) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

Aditya Agarwala

On the daily chart, V-Guard Industries Ltd. (VGUARD) has taken a support at the lower end of the Wolfe wave pattern and turned upwards suggesting

bullishness building up in the stock.

Further, on the weekly chart, it has taken support at the 127% Fibonacci extension level. A sustained trade above Rs 196 will extend the rise to levels of 207- 216.

The RSI has also turned upwards after forming a positive reversal suggesting higher in the coming trading sessions. The stock can be bought in the range of Rs 191-195 for a target of Rs 207-216, keeping a stop loss placed below Rs 183.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.(SWKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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    Until it’s lifted, the ban stands to impact everyone from optical component/module suppliers such as Acacia Communications (ACIA)  and Oclaro to telecom/networking chip suppliers such as Cavium (CAVM)  and Xilinx (XLNX) to mobile chip suppliers such as Qualcomm (QCOM)  and Skyworks (SWKS) . Some of the damage will, of course, be offset by share losses ZTE is likely to see on account of the ban. This could particularly hold for mobile suppliers, given that the ban could prevent ZTE from shipping phones running Alphabet/Google’s (GOOGL) version of Android.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

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

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Castlight Health, inc.(CSLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Inovalon (NASDAQ:INOV) and Castlight Health (NYSE:CSLT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fmr LLC grew its holdings in shares of Castlight Health Inc (NYSE:CSLT) by 2.1% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 12,620,881 shares of the software maker’s stock after buying an additional 254,616 shares during the period. Fmr LLC owned 0.09% of Castlight Health worth $53,639,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Castlight Health Inc (NYSE:CSLT) has been given an average rating of “Buy” by the eight ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $5.56.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Castlight Health Inc (NYSE:CSLT) shot up 2.6% on Monday . The stock traded as high as $3.10 and last traded at $2.97. 6,914 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 99% from the average session volume of 535,927 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.05.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gagnon Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Castlight Health Inc (NYSE:CSLT) by 29.7% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,169,056 shares of the software maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 267,662 shares during the period. Castlight Health makes up approximately 3.1% of Gagnon Advisors LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 17th largest position. Gagnon Advisors LLC’s holdings in Castlight Health were worth $4,968,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Semtech Corporation(SMTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media stories about Semtech (NASDAQ:SMTC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Semtech earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the semiconductor company an impact score of 44.4405753751248 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Semtech Co. (NASDAQ:SMTC) VP Marc Pegulu sold 500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.85, for a total value of $24,425.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 15,453 shares in the company, valued at $754,879.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is another chip company that the Baird team likes for a 5G infrastructure and small cell play. Semtech Corp. (NASDAQ: SMTC) is a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products. It designs, develops and markets a range of products for commercial applications, which are sold into the enterprise computing, communications, consumer and industrial end markets.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Semtech Co. (NASDAQ:SMTC) SVP James Jungsup Kim sold 8,617 shares of Semtech stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.00, for a total value of $517,020.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 54,842 shares in the company, valued at $3,290,520. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Semtech Co. (NASDAQ:SMTC) – Investment analysts at Oppenheimer issued their Q3 2020 earnings estimates for shares of Semtech in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 31st. Oppenheimer analyst R. Schafer anticipates that the semiconductor company will post earnings per share of $0.45 for the quarter. Oppenheimer currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $50.00 price target on the stock. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Semtech’s Q4 2020 earnings at $0.44 EPS.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Microvision Inc.(MVIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: SK Telecom Corporation Ltd.(SKM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SK Telecom (NYSE: SKM) and Hellenic Telecom Organization (OTCMKTS:HLTOY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Skrumble Network (CURRENCY:SKM) traded 2.8% higher against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 18:00 PM ET on February 2nd. One Skrumble Network token can now be bought for approximately $0.0030 or 0.00000087 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including IDEX, LBank, Bilaxy and BitMart. Skrumble Network has a market cap of $2.35 million and approximately $1.11 million worth of Skrumble Network was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last seven days, Skrumble Network has traded up 0.9% against the US dollar.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Skrumble Network (CURRENCY:SKM) traded 1.3% lower against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 8:00 AM Eastern on June 15th. One Skrumble Network token can currently be purchased for about $0.0301 or 0.00000461 BTC on exchanges including IDEX, EtherDelta (ForkDelta), Hotbit and DDEX. During the last week, Skrumble Network has traded 49.9% lower against the U.S. dollar. Skrumble Network has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $8.48 million worth of Skrumble Network was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Skrumble Network (CURRENCY:SKM) traded down 8.6% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 7:00 AM ET on July 6th. Skrumble Network has a market capitalization of $0.00 and $3.44 million worth of Skrumble Network was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last week, Skrumble Network has traded 10.6% lower against the US dollar. One Skrumble Network token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0249 or 0.00000382 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including EtherDelta (ForkDelta), Gate.io, DDEX and IDEX.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Curtiss-Wright Corporation(CW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd raised its holdings in Curtiss-Wright Corp. (NYSE:CW) by 86.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 5,948 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after buying an additional 2,760 shares during the period. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd’s holdings in Curtiss-Wright were worth $708,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Curtiss-Wright (CW)

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Curtiss-Wright Corp  (NYSE:CW)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Curtiss-Wright (CW)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd decreased its stake in shares of Curtiss-Wright Corp. (NYSE:CW) by 59.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,188 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 4,625 shares during the period. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd’s holdings in Curtiss-Wright were worth $430,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Top Image Systems Ltd.(TISA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Top Image Systems (TISA)

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  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Before we get to our latest pick, here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Melinta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) Healthcare $1.74 104.01%
    Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PTX) Healthcare $0.83 84.40%
    Top Image Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: TISA) Healthcare $0.82 59.85%
    Jason Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: JASN) Healthcare $2.21 58.99%
    Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL) Financial $4.66 51.79%
    Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MARA) Healthcare $0.52 51.47%
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) Basic Materials $1.53 43.57%
    Dixie Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DXYN) Healthcare $1.40 42.86%
    Trevena Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN) Services $1.41 39.60%
    Alliance MMA Inc. (NASDAQ: AMMA) Healthcare $4.95 36.18%

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.(MPWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Monolithic Power Systems (MPWR)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Texas Permanent School Fund cut its position in shares of Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPWR) by 2.4% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 25,049 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 612 shares during the period. Texas Permanent School Fund’s holdings in Monolithic Power Systems were worth $3,348,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Monolithic Power Systems (NASDAQ:MPWR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 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. Monolithic Power Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.1278970459044 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: The Middleby Corporation(MIDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Swiss National Bank raised its stake in shares of Middleby Corp (NASDAQ:MIDD) by 3.1% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 185,000 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 5,600 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in Middleby were worth $19,318,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    As this episode drops, we are three years into that very first sampler, which he dubbed simply “Five Stocks for the Next Five Years.” The picks were Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), Casey’s General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY), FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE), MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI), and Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) — and we’ll tell you up front that at this stage, David’s far from batting a thousand on the set. Next, he debuts a new sampler. Now, all the recommendations he makes in such sets come from among the 220 or so stocks he oversees in the actual Motley Fool Stock Advisor and Motley Fool Rule Breakers portfolios, which together we call the Supernova Universe. And as he reviewed that big list, it crossed his mind that he could randomly narrow it down to companies starting with one letter and still pull a solid mini portfolio for his fans. Challenge accepted: Enjoy five stocks that start with M, and let’s all hope he was right.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    A maker of commercial and industrial kitchen equipment may seem like an unusual company for Tom and David Gardner to fall in love with — no matter how how high-quality those ovens and food processors are — but Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) is a bit more than that. And the biggest reason why has a lot to do with its CEO, Selim Bassoul, who was brought in specifically to give the company a culture.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Hill: When you were talking about tuck-in acquisitions, it reminded me of a company that was in the news recently for a change at the top, Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD). It’s a company we’ve followed pretty closely here at The Motley Fool over the past decade. Middleby has done a phenomenal job of growing that business by making those type of tuck-in acquisitions that are very much in their wheelhouse.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) has been a big player in the kitchen equipment industry for a long time. Yet despite moves intended to grow its business and expand more aggressively into the consumer appliance space, Middleby hasn’t been able to make much progress for shareholders since mid-2015. The moves Middleby initiated back then in response to challenging conditions have taken a lot of effort, but the results haven’t been as clear as many would have liked.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: AVG Technologies N.V.(AVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    FinnCap cut shares of Avingtrans (LON:AVG) to a corporate rating in a research report report published on Monday.

    Shares of LON:AVG opened at GBX 223 ($2.97) on Monday. Avingtrans has a one year low of GBX 174.11 ($2.32) and a one year high of GBX 260 ($3.46).

Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

First Merchants Corp decreased its position in United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) by 4.1% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 68,832 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after selling 2,926 shares during the period. United Technologies makes up approximately 1.5% of First Merchants Corp’s holdings, making the stock its 12th biggest position. First Merchants Corp’s holdings in United Technologies were worth $8,606,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in United Technologies by 0.9% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 47,285,799 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $5,949,501,000 after acquiring an additional 435,497 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in United Technologies by 1.9% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 7,665,846 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $975,815,000 after acquiring an additional 139,345 shares during the period. Viking Global Investors LP lifted its stake in United Technologies by 42.7% during the 4th quarter. Viking Global Investors LP now owns 5,963,163 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $760,721,000 after acquiring an additional 1,784,355 shares during the period. Boston Partners lifted its stake in United Technologies by 1.0% during the 1st quarter. Boston Partners now owns 5,402,756 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $679,775,000 after acquiring an additional 54,027 shares during the period. Finally, Fisher Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in United Technologies by 3.8% during the 2nd quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 4,086,665 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $510,956,000 after acquiring an additional 150,259 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 81.81% of the company’s stock.

Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Semtech Corporation(SMTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Semtech Co. (NASDAQ:SMTC) VP Marc Pegulu sold 500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.85, for a total value of $24,425.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 15,453 shares in the company, valued at $754,879.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of semiconductor company Semtech (NASDAQ:SMTC) shot higher on Thursday, rising as much as 16.2%. By the time the market closed, shares were up 13.9%.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is another chip company that the Baird team likes for a 5G infrastructure and small cell play. Semtech Corp. (NASDAQ: SMTC) is a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products. It designs, develops and markets a range of products for commercial applications, which are sold into the enterprise computing, communications, consumer and industrial end markets.

Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Amtech Systems Inc.(ASYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SUMITOMO HEAVY/ADR (NASDAQ: ASYS) and Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brooks Automation (NASDAQ: BRKS) and Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 66.67 percent to close at $2.00 on Wednesday after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares jumped 49.24 percent to close at $1.97 on Wednesday. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) rose 34.45 percent to close at $9.21. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares rose 25.82 percent to close at $38.35 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) rose 24.15 percent to close at $5.09. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) jumped 23.3 percent to close at $5.98 on Wednesday.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) gained 22.92 percent to close at $1.18 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) rose 21.95 percent to close at $4.00.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) gained 21.4 percent to close at $22.92 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) rose 17.14 percent to close at $5.40.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 16.59 percent to close at $49.20 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP) climbed 15.61 percent to close at $8.22. Oramed Pharma disclosed that its patent has been allowed in the US for oral administration of proteins.
    Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE: LPG) rose 14.89 percent to close at $8.41. Dorian LPG confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal fr

Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: AeroCentury Corp.(ACY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TheStreet downgraded shares of AeroCentury (NYSEAMERICAN:ACY) from a b rating to a c rating in a report issued on Wednesday morning.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of AeroCentury from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Monday, February 12th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AeroCentury (NYSEAMERICAN:ACY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “AeroCentury Corp. was formed to acquire JetFleet Aircraft, L.P. and JetFleet Aircraft II, L.P., in a statutory merger. The company is an operating lessor and finance company which specializes in leasing used turboprop aircraft and engines. The company’s aircraft and engines are on lease to regional airlines and commercial users in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., South America and Europe. (PRESS RELEASE) “

Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Silicom Ltd(SILC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about Silicom (NASDAQ:SILC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news 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 -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Silicom earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the technology company an impact score of 47.5737469373647 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) and Silicom (NASDAQ:SILC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Silicom (NASDAQ:SILC) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Tuesday morning.

    Separately, ValuEngine cut Silicom from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Saturday, June 2nd.

  • [By ]

    Finally, Cramer said that Silicom (SILC) is an interesting concept with real earnings, and an attractive valuation at just 18 times earnings. However, the company is small, which mean investors need to be careful. 

Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: TransAct Technologies Incorporated(TACT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on TransAct Technologies (TACT)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TransAct Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ:TACT) Chairman Bart C. Shuldman sold 1,272 shares of TransAct Technologies stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.35, for a total value of $18,253.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 18,205 shares in the company, valued at approximately $261,241.75. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on TransAct Technologies (TACT)

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News stories about Seven Stars Cloud Group (NASDAQ:SSC) have trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Seven Stars Cloud Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the technology company an impact score of 45.5214168843768 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Seven Stars Cloud Group traded down $0.03, hitting $2.50, during mid-day trading on Monday, Marketbeat reports. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 122,444 shares, compared to its average volume of 295,013. Seven Stars Cloud Group has a 12 month low of $1.26 and a 12 month high of $7.00.

Top Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Semtech Corporation(SMTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ:SMTC)Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallAug. 29, 2018, 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Semtech Co. (NASDAQ:SMTC) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $51.40 and last traded at $50.15, with a volume of 11595 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $51.10.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is another chip company that the Baird team likes for a 5G infrastructure and small cell play. Semtech Corp. (NASDAQ: SMTC) is a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products. It designs, develops and markets a range of products for commercial applications, which are sold into the enterprise computing, communications, consumer and industrial end markets.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Semtech Co. (NASDAQ:SMTC) SVP James Jungsup Kim sold 8,617 shares of Semtech stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.00, for a total value of $517,020.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 54,842 shares in the company, valued at $3,290,520. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Top Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Model N, Inc.(MODN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Model N (MODN)

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  • [By ]

    Finally, there’s Model N (NYSE: MODN). My long-time readers might remember this revenue management cloud company for the life sciences and technology businesses: we sold its shares a year ago almost to the day, for a gain of 30% in about six months. I like MODN’s business, and with long-term projected growth of 44%, now might be the time to revisit the shares. If you’re a subscriber to Game-Changing Stocks, stay tuned…

Top Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: ADTRAN Inc.(ADTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Friday . Approximately 1,051,552 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 134% from the previous session’s volume of 450,057 shares.The stock last traded at $18.60 and had previously closed at $18.50.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Let’s talk the top news in the marijuana industry today… including four stocks that could surge up to 1,000% during this election year. Here’s what you need to know…

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) is leading a busy day of earnings reports on Tuesday. Shares are off 0.4% after the firm despite reporting a 40% year-over-year jump in profits and stronger-than-expected revenue. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $5.98 on top of $9.40 billion in revenue. The Wall Street giant was expected to report EPS of $4.67 on top of $8.71 billion in revenue. The investment bank’s first six months of 2018 were its strongest in nine years. The stock slipped after the company announced that president David Solomon will be replacing CEO Lloyd Blankfein when he steps down from his role. Blankfein has been CEO for 12 years. It’s fair to say that Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) went to the dogs on Monday. The company has extended its Prime Day promotion through 3 a.m. on Wednesday. The announcement came after the firm suffered significant outages during the start of the event on Monday afternoon. Rather than get access to deals, many customers were met with pictures of dogs, the firm’s standard error page. Finally, pay close attention to events on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. The U.S. House Judiciary Committee will question leaders of Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL), Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), and Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) about how they store and filter user content. Last year, the Senate and House of Representatives slammed the companies for their roles in and responses to Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: CSX, NFLX, KKR
    CSX Corp. (Nasdaq: CSX) will help lead today’s earnings calendar. Wall Street expects that the company will report EPS of $0.86 on top of $2.98 billion in revenue. Shares of Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) slipped after the firm’s user-growth estimates and quart

Top Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Netlist, Inc.(NLST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    On Tuesday (Sept. 11), Netlist Inc. (Nasdaq: NLST) closed out a 542% gain on news that courts litigating a patent lawsuit involving Netlist had ruled in the firm’s favor.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    After looking at last week’s top performing penny stocks, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with real growth potential that just popped up on our radar…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    New Age Beverage Corp. (NADAQ: NBEV) $3.94 286.79%
    India Globalization Capital Inc. (NYSE: IGC) $2.18 181.55%
    Ascent Capital Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ASCMA) $2.16 103.85%
    Netlist Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST) $0.73 80.56%
    Oragenics Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) $0.92 71.63%
    Astrotech Corp. (NASDAQ: ASTC) $3.44 68.37%
    Command Security Corp. (NYSE: MOC) $2.77 51.09%
    Oasmia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: OASM) $3.57 50.66%
    NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: NBY) $2.10 48.15%
    Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: NAVB) $0.25 45.72%

    While the gains these stocks made are exciting, they also highlight the danger of investing in penny stocks.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    While exciting, CODX and our other penny stocks to watch this week are unlikely to tack on any additional gains this week. But don’t worry. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch, we’ll show you a stock with serious profit potential in its future…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Co-Diagnostics Inc. (Nasdaq: CODX)  $4.35 192.07%
    Viking Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VKTX)  $9.37 95.78%
    DHI Group Inc. (NYSE: DHX)  $3.10 67.57%
    Axovant Sciences Ltd. (Nasdaq: AXON)  $1.76 60.00%
    Netlist Inc. (Nasdaq: NLST)  $0.21 53.79%
    Link Motion Inc. (NYSE LKM)  $1.23 47.73%
    CorMedix Inc. (NYSE: CRMD)  $0.26 44.44%
    Vistagen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN)  $1.34 40.21%
    J. Jill Inc. (NYSE: JILL)  $8.30 36.55%
    Adomani Inc. (Nasdaq: ADOM)  $1.52 34.86%

    In order to make sure we protect ourselves from any substantial losses from investing in penny stocks, we follow five rules for penny stock investing. Take look at them on the right.As these stocks demonstrate, there are penny stocks that have tremendous growth potential that can easily dwarf your initial investment. However, most penny stocks lack the solid underlying financials necessary to generate a significant return.
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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Yingli Green Energy (NYSE: YGE) and Netlist (NASDAQ:NLST) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    On Sept. 11, Netlist Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST) gained 542% in the wake of news that the company had been victorious in a patent lawsuit.

    This ruling related to one of the company’s most lucrative patents. While not conclusive, CEO C.K. Hong says that this latest development will allow a final decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission within the next several months.

Top Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Mitel Networks Corporation(MITL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares rose 15.2 percent to $31.90 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) rose 12.4 percent to $41.30 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGLE) rose 10.8 percent to $8.75 in pre-market trading.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 8.8 percent to $11.05 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) rose 7.3 percent to $3.70 in pre-market trading.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares rose 6.9 percent to $7.00 in pre-market trading after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALL) rose 6.5 percent to $10.68 in pre-market trading.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 5.2 percent to $20.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.53 percent on Monday.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose 5 percent to $91.16 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) rose 5 percent to $167.98 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that Takeda is nearing a preliminary agreement to acquire Shire after sweetened bid.
    Outfront Media Inc. (NYSE: OUT) shares rose 5 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) rose 4.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.80 percent on Monday.
    SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) rose 3.7 percent to $109.80 in pre-market trading after the company posted strong quarterly results and raised its outlook for the year.
    Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) shares rose 3.7 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.45 percent on Monday.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: D
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pointer Telocation (NASDAQ: PNTR) and Mitel Networks (NASDAQ:MITL) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Commscope (NASDAQ:COMM) and Mitel Networks (NASDAQ:MITL) are both computer and technology 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.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    GAM Holding AG bought a new position in shares of Mitel Networks Corp (NASDAQ:MITL) (TSE:MNW) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 245,367 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,692,000. GAM Holding AG owned approximately 0.20% of Mitel Networks at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mitel Networks Corp (NASDAQ:MITL) (TSE:MNW) saw a significant drop in short interest in May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 860,264 shares, a drop of 26.0% from the May 15th total of 1,162,149 shares. Approximately 0.7% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,306,634 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.4 days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mitel Networks Corp (NASDAQ:MITL) (TSE:MNW) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the eight research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, three have issued a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $12.58.

Top Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Computer Task Group, Incorporated(CTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Computer Task Group (NASDAQ:CTG) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Computer Task Group, Incorporated provides information technology (IT) staffing, IT solutions, and application management outsourcing services in North America and Europe. The company’s staffing services consist of recruiting, retaining, and managing IT talent for its clients. Its IT solutions include helping clients assess their business needs and identifying the IT solutions for these needs, as well as the delivery of services, including the selection and implementation of packaged software, and the design, construction, testing, and integration of new systems. It serves primarily technology service providers, financial services, healthcare, and life sciences market areas.Computer Task Group was founded in 1966 by Randolph A. Marks and G. David Bae. The company is headquartered in Buffalo, New York “

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Computer Task Group (CTG)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Computer Task Group (CTG)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

    Get Computer Task Group alerts:

    $88.05 Million in Sales Expected for Computer Task Group (CTG) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) CTG to Present at B. Riley Institutional Investor Conference on May 23 (finance.yahoo.com) Computer Task Group (CTG) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.08 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Lowers Computer Task Group (CTG) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently commented on CTG. Zacks Investment Research lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 30th. ValuEngine lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Barrington Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Computer Task Group in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.13.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019

Given its valuation, Under Armour (NYSE:UA) (NYSE:UAA) is still a risky stock here, but the first quarter 2018 financial results were released earlier this week, which weren’t as bad as many thought, and the resulting price action gave the bulls some hope.

The reversal in the share price on the morning of the report was the first positive: the initial reaction to the Q1 ’18 earnings report was that the stock rose 2.6% pre-open, and then fell 6% during the conference call (trading down near $17), and then once the NYSE opened and general trading began, UAA rose steadily all day, finishing within $0.10 of its high and closing over $18.

It doesn’t seem like much, but technically-inclined investors will tell you that is far better action than the opposite on a company reporting a strong quarter.

However, let’s look at the numbers:

Table 1

UAA EPS and revenue estimate trends:

Q1 ’18 Q4 ’17 Q3 ’17 Q2 ’17 2020 EPS est $0.51 $0.36 $0.47 n/a 2019 EPS est $0.31 $0.28 $0.36 $0.56 2018 EPS est $0.18 $0.17 $0.24 $0.46 2020 EPS est gro rt 65% 29% 31% n/a 2019 EPS est gro rt 72% 65% 50% 22% 2018 est EPS gro rt 0% -6% 14% 21% 2020 PE 34x 47x 29x n/a 2019 PE 56x 61x 38x 35x 2018 PE 97x 100x 56x 42x 2020 est rev’s ($’s bl’s) $6.0 $6.2 $6.4 2019 est rev’s $5.49 $5.48 $6.5 $6.9 2018 est rev’s $5.2 $5.1 $5.8 $6.0 2020 est rev gro rt 9% 13% 2019 est rev gro rt 6% 7% 13% 14% 2018 est rev gro rt 4% 3% 11% 13%

Source:current consensus estimates per Thomson Reuters IBES

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: 2U, Inc.(TWOU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    2U Inc (NASDAQ:TWOU) Director Earl Lewis sold 10,393 shares of 2U stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $95.74, for a total value of $995,025.82. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 7,880 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $754,431.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    2U Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) announced better-than-expected second-quarter 2018 results late Thursday, detailing a particularly busy quarter for new domestic graduate-program announcements. 2U also increased its full-year financial guidance.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    OppenheimerFunds Inc. trimmed its position in shares of 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU) by 1.0% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 568,148 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 5,649 shares during the period. OppenheimerFunds Inc.’s holdings in 2U were worth $47,741,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: P.T. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk.(TLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn (NYSE:TLK) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Macquarie from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, The Fly reports.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Telekomunikasi Indonesia (NYSE:TLK), the largest telecommunications company in Indonesia, reported first-quarter results on Tuesday, May 2. Top-line sales rose modestly in the first quarter thanks to higher wireless subscriber counts and a healthy broadband business, but those upsides had to overcome a substantial headwind from a mass exodus of old-school wireline subscribers.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares climbed 1.18 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 7 percent, and Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn-ADR (NYSE: TLK), up 3 percent.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Semtech Corporation(SMTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Semtech Co. (NASDAQ:SMTC) VP Marc Pegulu sold 500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.85, for a total value of $24,425.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 15,453 shares in the company, valued at $754,879.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Semtech Co. (NASDAQ:SMTC) – Investment analysts at Oppenheimer issued their Q3 2020 earnings estimates for shares of Semtech in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 31st. Oppenheimer analyst R. Schafer anticipates that the semiconductor company will post earnings per share of $0.45 for the quarter. Oppenheimer currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $50.00 price target on the stock. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Semtech’s Q4 2020 earnings at $0.44 EPS.

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Top Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: ServiceNow, Inc.(NOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Opko Health (OPK) , Zendesk (ZEN) , ServiceNow (NOW) , Box (BOX) and Constellation Brands (STZ) .

    Cramer was bearish on Thor Industries (THO) and Hain Celestial Group (HAIN) .

  • [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 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 ]

    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)