Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) changed up its dance card this week sending Mark Fields to the sidelines, replacing him with 62-year-old Jim Hackett. Like voting in a 70-year-old president, Hackett’s hiring is going to hurt Ford stock.

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I’ve never met the man and don’t know any more about him than most InvestorPlace readers do, so I’m not about to suggest his tenure will be a failure, but I can say that investors will recognize pretty quickly that Hackett is not a permanent fix.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc.(PCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Plum Creek Timber (NYSE:PCL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Plum Creek Timber earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the industrial goods maker an impact score of 46.0048348022167 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Plum Creek Timber (NYSE:PCL) has trended positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press 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. Plum Creek Timber earned a daily sentiment score of 0.37 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the industrial goods maker an impact score of 45.0964567289057 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Acacia Communications, Inc. (ACIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) jumped 43.3 percent to $0.5447 after the micro-cap specialty diagnostics company reported preliminary first-quarter results. The company said its first quarter revenue rose 286 percent from the same quarter a year ago to $712,000.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) gained 34.5 percent to $4.52 after the company announced it would proceed with Phase 3 development of GR-MD-02 for NASH Cirrhosis following the FDA meeting.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) shares rose 21.9 percent to $8.1063.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16 percent to $15.65.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares jumped 15.5 percent to $3.6263 after the company disclosed that its application for Medicare codes received favorable preliminary decision.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) rose 13.7 percent to $10.12.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 13.7 percent to $4.6743.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares gained 12.2 percent to $35.34 as optical sector is seeing strength following President Trump's announcement that he would work with China related to ZTE Corp.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) shares rose 11.3 percent to $35.17. Jefferies upgraded Tailored Brands from Hold to Buy.
    Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: KONA) jumped 10.6 percent to $2.875.
    Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ: FNHC) shares rose 10.6 percent to $20.29. Raymond James upgraded Federated National Holding from Outperform to Strong Buy.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) climbed 10.2 percent to $15.15. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) shares climbed 10.1 percent to $3.16. Stein Mart is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 23.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 9.7 percent to $108.60 after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restar
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    Investors always need to understand the risks of what they’re buying, Cramer reminded viewers, as he dug into the surprise, but totally foreseeable, 35% decline in shares of Acacia Communications (ACIA) on Monday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Piper Jaffray Companies upgraded shares of Acacia Communications (NASDAQ:ACIA) from a neutral rating to an overweight rating in a research note published on Thursday, MarketBeat reports. They currently have $46.00 price objective on the technology company’s stock, up from their previous price objective of $38.00.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Fonar Corporation(FONR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fonar Co. (NASDAQ:FONR) Treasurer Raymond V. Damadian sold 2,400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.50, for a total value of $58,800.00. Following the sale, the treasurer now directly owns 123,202 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,018,449. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Fonar Co. (NASDAQ:FONR) Treasurer Raymond V. Damadian sold 900 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.68, for a total value of $22,212.00. Following the completion of the sale, the treasurer now directly owns 121,852 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,007,307.36. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Fonar Co. (NASDAQ:FONR) Treasurer Raymond V. Damadian sold 1,320 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.47, for a total value of $36,260.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the treasurer now owns 127,802 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,510,720.94. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Smith(wh)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc (NYSE:WH) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have issued a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $71.83.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Tower Research Capital LLC TRC acquired a new position in shares of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc (NYSE:WH) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor acquired 2,453 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $145,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) and Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc.  (NYSE:WH)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 13, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:WH) declared a dividend on Monday, May 21st, Fidelity reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be given a dividend of 0.25 per share on Friday, June 29th. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 14th.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Global hotel franchisor Wyndham Hotels and Resorts (NYSE:WH) attempted a dramatic transformation last year when it completed both the acquisition of La Quinta Holdings and a spinoff from parent Wyndham Destinations on successive days (May 31 and June 1, respectively).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Patterson Companies, Inc.(PDCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gabelli Funds LLC lifted its stake in Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) by 18.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 560,300 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 87,800 shares during the quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC owned 0.59% of Patterson Companies worth $12,455,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) are up 4.4% at 12:45 p.m. EDT, having been up as much as 12.1%, after the dental and animal health company announced results of its fourth fiscal quarter that ended on April 28.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Cable One, Inc.(CABO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cable One Inc (NYSE:CABO) major shareholder Donald Graham sold 4,316 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, June 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $662.60, for a total value of $2,859,781.60. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Cable One (NYSE:CABO) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

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    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd bought a new position in Cable One Inc (NYSE:CABO) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 338 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $247,000.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Alphabet Inc.(GOOGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    If you had invested in Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Google — now part of Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) — three years ago, your return on investment would be about the same. Microsoft’s shares have climbed 119% as of this writing, and Google/Alphabet shares are up 105%. Those are impressive gains on their own, but they’re even better when you consider that the S&P 500 gained just 30% over the same period.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Even if those estimates are overly optimistic, they serve to illustrate the massive opportunity created by AI. It also explains recent announcements by Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG), and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), that each is placing additional emphasis on the nascent technology.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Just a couple of months ago, AI-powered security camera maker Lighthouse shut down after its first product, its eponymous Lighthouse camera, was a commercial flop. The start-up had raised around $17 million, according to Crunchbase, and launched the $300 device (which also required a $10-per-month subscription) just over a year ago. Lighthouse’s technology leveraged 3D sensors and machine learning in order to recognize faces and monitor environments, and the company had high hopes of challenging Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary Google in the smart-home space.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of cybersecurity specialist FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) jumped 9.9% higher on Thursday afternoon, peaking near 2:30 p.m. EDT. The stock surged after Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google published a blog post detailing how FireEye helped the company identify and shut down a network of online accounts with secret links to the Iranian government. The stock had cooled down to a 6.4% gain by 3:30 p.m. EDT.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Willis Lease Finance Corporation(WLFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Willis Lease Finance Co. (NASDAQ:WLFC) CEO Charles F. Iv Willis sold 4,718 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.19, for a total transaction of $147,154.42. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 706,058 shares in the company, valued at approximately $22,021,949.02. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: SVB Financial Group(SIVB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares were also up, gaining 19 percent to $305.90 following strong quarterly results.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares were also up, gaining 17 percent to $301.12 following strong quarterly results.

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Shannon Jones and guest Matt Frankel walk through how Morningstar (NASDAQ:MORN), Credit Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:CACC), and SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) have all crushed their peers and risen by more than 35% so far this year.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Jefferies Financial Group Weighs in on SVB Financial Group’s Q3 2019 Earnings (SIVB) (americanbankingnews.com) $664.11 Million in Sales Expected for SVB Financial Group (SIVB) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Equities Analysts Set Expectations for SVB Financial Group’s Q1 2019 Earnings (SIVB) (americanbankingnews.com) SVB Financial Group (SIVB) Expected to Announce Earnings of $4.44 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Jefferies Financial Group Boosts SVB Financial Group (SIVB) Price Target to $378.00 (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on SIVB shares. BidaskClub cut SVB Financial Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 30th. Zacks Investment Research cut SVB Financial Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 31st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price objective on SVB Financial Group from $345.00 to $375.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, June 11th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Wells Fargo & Co upped their price objective on SVB Financial Group from $325.00 to $335.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 26th. Finally, Stephens reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $350.00 price objective on shares of SVB Financial Group in a research note on Friday, July 13th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and sixteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. SVB Financial Group currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $354.06.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) reported first-quarter earnings that exceeded expectations throughout the business. The holding company for Silicon Valley Bank, which specializes in providing banking services to entrepreneurs and private equity firms, beat estimates on both the top and bottom lines. As of 10:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, the stock was up by nearly 18%.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Penumbra, Inc.(PEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Penumbra, Inc. (NYSE:PEN) Valuation in Focus (vassarnews.com) Price Target in Focus For Penumbra, Inc. (NYSE:PEN) (cantoncaller.com) Bounding Shares, What’s Next for Penumbra, Inc. (NYSE:PEN)? (cantoncaller.com) Penumbra Inc (PEN): Examining Today’s Signals (zeelandpress.com) Daniel Donen Davis Sells 7,500 Shares of Penumbra Inc (PEN) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of NYSE PEN opened at $129.10 on Friday. Penumbra has a 12-month low of $82.55 and a 12-month high of $167.35. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.45 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -12,910.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 24.42 and a beta of 0.15.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.08, Fidelity Earnings reports. Penumbra had a return on equity of 1.15% and a net margin of 3.65%. The business had revenue of $102.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $90.98 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.10) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 40.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Penumbra (NYSE: PEN) and Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) are both mid-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Penumbra Inc  (NYSE:PEN)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 05, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) Director Bridget O’rourke purchased 700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 25th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $156.40 per share, for a total transaction of $109,480.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

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