Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019

CHICAGO Michael Ferro, the former chairman of newspaper publishing chain Tronc, has agreed to sell his 25% stake in the company for $208.6 million, according to a filing made by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission late Friday.

Ferro, who resigned last month as chairman of the company that publishes the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, New York Daily News and other newspapers, will sell his entire stake owned through his venture Merrick Media to McCormick Media, according to the filing.

The buyer is connected to the McCormick family that has owned the Tribune for much of its history, the Tribune reports. McCormick Media will pay $23 per share for more than 9 million shares. Tronc stock closed at 17.15 per share Friday, up 4.19%.

A spokeswoman for Tronc did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: BankUnited, Inc.(BKU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas trimmed its holdings in BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) by 35.6% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 23,661 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 13,097 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in BankUnited were worth $946,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    BankUnited (BKU) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $277.17 Million (americanbankingnews.com) BankUnited (BKU) Insider Sells $40,630.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) BankUnited (BKU) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.79 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Head to Head Contrast: BankUnited (BKU) and Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN) (americanbankingnews.com)

    NYSE BKU opened at $40.62 on Wednesday. BankUnited has a 12-month low of $30.37 and a 12-month high of $43.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.58, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 0.96. The company has a market capitalization of $4.30 billion, a PE ratio of 15.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.39 and a beta of 1.04.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BankUnited (NYSE: BKU) and Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Calamos Global Total Return Fund(CGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cogeco Inc. (TSE:CGO) hit a new 52-week low on Monday . The stock traded as low as C$58.08 and last traded at C$58.12, with a volume of 14200 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at C$58.35.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Four Corners Property Trust, Inc.(FCPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC trimmed its position in Four Corners Property (NYSE:FCPT) by 12.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 61,299 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 8,843 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC owned 0.10% of Four Corners Property worth $1,415,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Castle Brands, Inc.(ROX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Castle Brands (NYSEAMERICAN:ROX) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 6,422,984 shares, a decrease of 5.8% from the April 30th total of 6,815,151 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 169,266 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 37.9 days. Currently, 7.2% of the company’s stock are sold short.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Flowers Foods, Inc.(FLO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) by 14.6% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,940,432 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 246,581 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Flowers Foods were worth $42,418,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Intrepid Potash, Inc(IPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares climbed 54.2 percent to $1.25 on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) climbed 21.3 percent to $9.40 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) gained 16.5 percent to $4.60.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares rose 11.2 percent to $15.4206 following Q3 results.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) shares rose 11 percent to $15.3289. McDermott issued a release reiterating rejection of Subsea 7's offer.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares gained 9.2 percent to $64.61 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) surged 8.5 percent to $46.00 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) climbed 7.5 percent to $107.22 after reporting Q1 results.
    Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNA) rose 6.1 percent to $14.78. B. Riley initiated coverage on Allena Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.6 percent to $102.90 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 4.5 percent to $17.03 following strong Q1 results.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 4.2 percent to $22.20 after reporting Q1 results.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    New York State Common Retirement Fund grew its position in shares of Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE:IPI) by 24.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 98,007 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 19,200 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund owned about 0.08% of Intrepid Potash worth $357,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Stocks rebounded on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbing back from triple-digit losses early in the session to finish with a modest gain. Market participants were initially nervous because of the continued upward pressure on interest rates and their potential negative impact on the U.S. economy. But later in the day, confidence returned, and the steadfast market reversed course. Several individual stocks had much larger advances. Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC), Six Flags Entertainment (NYSE:SIX), and Intrepid Potash (NYSE:IPI) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares jumped 56.69 percent to close at $1.27 on Wednesday on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 26.84 percent to close at $37.10. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) climbed 25.56 percent to close at $10.61.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) gained 24.7 percent to close at $9.75 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) shares climbed 19.24 percent to close at $4.71.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 18.73 percent to close at $18.64.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 18.28 percent to close at $5.89. Genprex expanded its operations to Cambridge, Mass.
    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) rose 13.92 percent to close at $2.70 following Q1 results.
    Rocky Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCKY) shares surged 13.57 percent to close at $23.85 after reporting Q1 results.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) shares rose 12.5 percent to close at $4.14 on Wednesday.
    USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) jumped 11.24 percent to close at $106.85 following Q1 results.
    SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) rose 11.16 percent to close at $16.24 after the company reported Q4 results and agreed to sell and leaseback eight distribution centers for an aggregate purchase price of $483 million.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares gained 10.74 percent to close at $15.36 following Q3 results.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) rose 9.15 percent to close at $46.28 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares climbed 8.49 percent to close at $64.18 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) gained 8.2 percent to close at $107.94 af
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Hi-Crush Partners (NYSE: HCLP) and Intrepid Potash (NYSE:IPI) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated(LGND)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell, Keith Speights, and Brian Feroldi]

    Investing in biotech stocks can be risky because clinical trial failures can lead to eye-popping drops in share prices. Nevertheless, the potential to benefit from revolutionary new medicines can make owning biotech stocks in a diversified portfolio smart. If you’re hunting for new biotech stocks to buy, these three Motley Fool investors think you should considerLigand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND), Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX), and Amarin Corporation (NASDAQ:AMRN). Each of these companies has catalysts that could make now a good time to pick up shares.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:LGND) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $159.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its stake in shares of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:LGND) by 30.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 56,216 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 13,219 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund owned 0.27% of Ligand Pharmaceuticals worth $9,285,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The biotechnology company reported $1.55 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.57 by $0.98, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $56.16 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $43.02 million. Ligand Pharmaceuticals had a net margin of 8.90% and a return on equity of 14.44%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 91.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.57 earnings per share. Ligand Pharmaceuticals updated its FY18 guidance to $4.85 EPS.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    Ligand Pharmaceuticals (LGND) Insider Sells $1,488,722.03 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Geron (GERN) Q1 Loss Narrows Y/Y, Revenues Fall, Shares Down (finance.yahoo.com) Ligand Pharmaceuticals (LGND) Upgraded to A- by TheStreet (americanbankingnews.com) Ligand to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences (finance.yahoo.com) Ligand Pharmaceuticals Shows Rising Price Performance With Jump To 87 RS Rating (investors.com)

    A number of research firms recently issued reports on LGND. TheStreet raised Ligand Pharmaceuticals from a “c+” rating to an “a-” rating in a research report on Wednesday. HC Wainwright reissued a “buy” rating and set a $170.00 price objective on shares of Ligand Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Ligand Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $171.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. BidaskClub cut Ligand Pharmaceuticals from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Finally, Roth Capital lifted their price objective on Ligand Pharmaceuticals from $158.00 to $171.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, February 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $161.00.

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Innoviva, Inc. (INVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Lastly, there’s Innoviva (NASDAQ:INVA), which isn’t a traditional drug stock, per se. Innoviva is a royalty company that’s currently reaping benefits from a group of long-lasting COPD and asthma medications that were developed in cooperation with GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK). You know these medicines today as Breo Ellipta and Anoro Ellipta, to name a few.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Sean Williams, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    With this in mind, we asked three Motley Fool investors to name one healthcare stock that’s tops on their list for the month of June. These three mid-cap stocks made the cut: royalty drug company Innoviva (NASDAQ:INVA), mental illness treatment center operator Acadia Healthcare (NASDAQ:ACHC), and health savings account provider HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd.(HOLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ:HOLI) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $21.44.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    China’s Hollysys Automation Technologies (NASDAQ:HOLI) stock is up 14.3% as of 11:30 a.m. EDT, after hitting a high as much as 26% above yesterday’s close earlier this morning.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares were also up, gaining 24 percent to $27.3947 following Q3 results.

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Echo Global Logistics, Inc.(ECHO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ: ECHO) and C.H. Robinson Worldwide (NASDAQ:CHRW) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Forward Air (NASDAQ: FWRD) and Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ:ECHO) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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