Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now


The upcoming Ryzen launch has propelled Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. stock near to its 10-year high. Can AMD stock gain further?
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Shares of Sunnyvale, California-based Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:AMD) are showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon, gaining more than 27% YTD after rising almost 296% in 2016. Of late AMD stock has been up due to the positive initial response to Ryzen CPUs and its official release date getting closer. We already discussed how AMD stock could head higher going into AMD Vega GPU preview. With AMD stock approaching its 10 year high, investors could feel the stock has run up too high. Investors would be wary of buying AMD stock at these levels with technicals also suggesting the stock has entered the overbought zone. However, AMD stock may still defy all odds and could be heading for much higher grounds. AMD stock, which was primarily driven by investor speculation in the past could see the speculations actually turning into reality in the coming days. The question now is, should you buy AMD stock near its 10-year high price?

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Gilead Sciences, Inc.(GILD)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ICPT), Madrigal Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:MDGL), and Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) are three top stocks for investing this arena, which could be worth as much as $35 billion annually by 2020. There are plenty of companies with NASH candidates, but these three biotechs rise to the top of the list for some very different reasons.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Stocks have done quite well so far this year, and much of the upward push has come from positive earnings results from the many companies that have already reported this season. This afternoon, investors will hear from two more key players — Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) — and what they have to say could have a dramatic impact on their entire industries and the stock market as a whole.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: L Brands, Inc.(LB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    L Brands (NYSE:LB) has had a difficult 2018. The stock of the owner of brands including iconic lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret and beauty retailer Bath & Body Works is down 43% for the year as of this writing, approaching 52-week lows after a weak first-quarter earnings report. The 2018 downturn has pushed the company’s forward price-to-earnings ratio to just over 10, and the company’s dividend yield up over 7.5%.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LB) traded down about 3.1% Wednesday to set a new 52-week low of $26.25 after closing at $27.09 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $63.10. Volume was more than 20% higher than the daily average of around 5 million. The parent company of Victoria’s Secret and other specialty retailers had no specific news.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    L Brands (NYSE:LB) had its target price decreased by MKM Partners to $38.00 in a research note published on Friday. MKM Partners currently has a neutral rating on the specialty retailer’s stock.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street had another good session on Thursday, with further gains for major markets as benchmarks like the Russell 2000 index of small-cap stocks flirted with record highs. A favorable reading from the consumer price index showed only modest growth in prices, and the idea that inflation remains in check led market participants to believe that the Federal Reserve won’t have to speed up its efforts to return short-term interest rates to more normal levels. Yet even with the overall market picking up ground, some companies had bad news that weighed on their share prices. Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG), Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL), and L Brands (NYSE:LB) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: National Western Life Group, Inc.(NWLI)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    National Western Life Group (NASDAQ:NWLI) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Millennium Management LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of National Western Life Group Inc (NASDAQ:NWLI) by 64.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,115 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,993 shares during the period. Millennium Management LLC’s holdings in National Western Life Group were worth $340,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National Western Life (NASDAQ: NWLI) and Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and dividends.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Aehr Test Systems(AEHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    AEHR remained flat at $$2.28 during trading hours on Monday. The company had a trading volume of 64,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 136,351. Aehr Test Systems has a 52 week low of $2.26 and a 52 week high of $2.28. The stock has a market cap of $50.06 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -7.86 and a beta of 0.82. The company has a current ratio of 4.62, a quick ratio of 3.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR) insider David S. Hendrickson sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $2.37, for a total transaction of $11,850.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 25,351 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $60,081.87. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Corning Incorporated(GLW)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Shareholders cheered when Corning Inc (NYSE:GLW) reported its second-quarter earnings last month. After the share price declined by double-digit percentage points earlier this year when the company posted what was perceived to be a disappointing first quarter, the stock price has rebounded sharply and is now up more than 10% since its second-quarter results were released.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) released solid first-quarter 2018 results on Tuesday morning. The glass technologist met or exceeded expectations in each of its five business segments, and it clarified its growth targets both for the coming year and longer term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fox Run Management L.L.C. cut its stake in shares of Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) by 46.0% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 20,694 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after selling 17,620 shares during the quarter. Fox Run Management L.L.C.’s holdings in Corning were worth $569,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during trading on Thursday after Argus raised their price target on the stock from $36.00 to $42.00. Argus currently has a positive rating on the stock. Corning traded as high as $36.07 and last traded at $36.26, with a volume of 359595 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $35.45.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Dominion Resources, Inc.(D)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC trimmed its stake in Dominion Energy Inc (NYSE:D) by 8.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 11,193 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 1,031 shares during the period. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC’s holdings in Dominion Energy were worth $755,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    Dominion Energy (NYSE: D) announced in March the first LNG shipment out of its Cove Point terminal in Maryland. The facility is only the second LNG export terminal to open in the continental United States and complements the company’s natural gas pipeline and storage assets.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Larger utility Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) has leaped to the rescue, agreeing to acquire SCANA. However, it will walk away from the deal if its terms aren’t agreed to by regulators, specifically regarding the nuclear power mess. Moreover, because of the circumstances around the nuclear issue, it isn’t clear that regulators will approve the deal. At this point, there are two potential outcomes for dividend investors drawn to SCANA’s hefty 7% yield. The Dominion deal gets approved and the all-stock transaction reduces dividends received by SCANA shareholders by around 9%. Or, the deal fails and SCANA’s weak financial state leads to a dividend cut or, worse, a complete suspension.

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    Investors willing to invest in utilities have some options. They can buy one — or several — stocks of related companies, such as Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), for example.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Many major utilities are now ramping up investments in cost-saving, margin-boosting energy efficiency programs. In fact, there’s a strong correlation between the most ambitious renewable energy investment strategies and energy efficiency programs. Some utilities have a lot of catching up to do.  

    Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL) has saved 13,000 GWh of electricity consumption across its network over the years, including 9,000 GWh since 2005. The company has an ambitious plan to retire coal-fired power plants and build new wind and solar power capacity, which, when coupled with energy efficiency, could allow it to generate 45% of its electricity from renewables in 2027. Additionally, fuel-related expenses would drop from 47% of capital investments in 2010 to just 28% in 2027. That would free up more cash flow for dividends or growth projects — or both. PG&E (NYSE:PCG) recently filed a plan to retire an aging fossil fuel power plant with distributed solar and energy efficiency programs, as discussed on a recent quarterly conference call with investors. The utility also offers some of the most ambitious customer rebates in the country, with up to $5,500 per household. Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has saved 2,700 GWh of electricity consumption across its network since 2000. By 2020, it will have invested $1 billion total in energy efficiency programs, although that lags well behind more ambitious peers. Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) was ranked second to last among all utilities in the country in energy efficiency by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. That leaves plenty of room for improvement. A recent report suggests it’s possible to reduce new home energy consumption in Virginia (the company’s home state) by 60%, saving the utility billions in capital investments in the next decade by avoiding the need to build new facilities. Those efforts could also save customers $1.7 billion, but the utility’s most recent plan does not prioritize energy efficien

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: (SMPQY)


Advisors’ Opinion:

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    I studied the management running the company and found fantastic professionals coming from large institutions like Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS), Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries (OTCPK:SMPQY), AstraZeneca Group plc (NYSE:AZN), or Endo International plc (NASDAQ

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