Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

Northstar Wealth Partners LLC trimmed its position in Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) by 3.8% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 32,656 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after selling 1,285 shares during the quarter. Verizon Communications makes up 1.5% of Northstar Wealth Partners LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 15th biggest position. Northstar Wealth Partners LLC’s holdings in Verizon Communications were worth $1,711,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of VZ. Mackenzie Financial Corp lifted its stake in shares of Verizon Communications by 2,886.8% during the 4th quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 11,717,907 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $620,229,000 after purchasing an additional 11,325,589 shares during the last quarter. Boston Partners lifted its stake in shares of Verizon Communications by 1,252.0% during the 4th quarter. Boston Partners now owns 7,986,475 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $422,724,000 after purchasing an additional 7,395,776 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its stake in shares of Verizon Communications by 14.1% during the 4th quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 48,749,993 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $2,580,337,000 after purchasing an additional 6,007,544 shares during the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp lifted its stake in shares of Verizon Communications by 7,639.8% during the 3rd quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 3,877,541 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $191,847,000 after purchasing an additional 3,827,442 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Verizon Communications by 0.8% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 265,904,768 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock worth $14,074,340,000 after purchasing an additional 2,236,290 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 63.81% of the company’s stock.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Orbital ATK, Inc.(OA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    For the past three years, space company Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) has been working with the U.S. Air Force to develop a new heavy launch rocket. As USAF envisions it, Orbital’s new rocket would work alongside existing Delta IV Heavies (operated by Boeing and Lockheed Martin joint venture United Launch Alliance) and soon, the Falcon Heavy rockets that SpaceX began launching in February, giving the Air Force the option of choosing among three competing launch systems for the best combination of price and reliability.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets are cheering a major development in efforts to fix the ongoing trade conflict between the United States and China. According to Reuters, Chinese telecom giant ZTE has signed an agreement to get back into business with its American partners. The agreement will lift a ban by the U.S. Commerce Department that prevented China’s No. 2 telecommunications equipment from buying from U.S. suppliers. This is a major development, and one that signals progress among trade officials from both nations. There are now more job openings in the United States than available workers. This is the first time that the Department of Labor has documented this phenomenon. There are 6.7 million openings compared to the 6.4 million workers available to fill those positions. As a result, U.S. companies have been forced to increase compensation in order to attract talent. All of the positive economic development could come to a screeching halt should the U.S. experience the largest labor strike in a decade. Reports indicate that the Teamsters and the United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) are on a collision course that could result in a general strike. The union has announced that 260,000 UPS employees have authorized a strike should both sides fail to reach a labor deal by August 1. UPS is responsible for the transport of 6% of the nation’s gross domestic product.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, NOG, WFC
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) investors remain committed to giving Chairman Elon Musk more of their money. On Tuesday, shareholders struck down proposals that would have removed Musk from the chairman role and shaken up the board of directors. Both proposals failed. At the same shareholder event, Musk announced plans for Tesla to open a production facility in Shanghai and projected that his firm will likely produce 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week by the end of June. In deal news, defense contractor Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOG) has won U.S. antitrust approval to purchase rocket moto

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $129.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,344 shares of the aerospace company’s stock, valued at approximately $178,000.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    So who will get the loot? Believe it or not, more than half the House’s increase in funding (a $459 million increase compared to fiscal 2018) is going to science programs — $6.7 billion in total. And while the bill is short of specifics, this is money investors can probably expect will be going to satellite makers such as Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE:OA), and Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR), also to satellite launchers such as SpaceX, and Boeing and Lockheed’s United Launch Alliance.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: PFSweb Inc.(PFSW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about PFSweb (NASDAQ:PFSW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press 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. PFSweb earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 47.4795226887881 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Discover Financial Services(DFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP®, Sean Williams, and Jordan Wathen]

    However, there may still be some bargains to be found. Here’s why three of our contributors think it may be time to take a look at Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF), KB Financial Group (NYSE:KB), and Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) EVP Carlos Minetti sold 3,750 shares of Discover Financial Services stock in a transaction on Monday, July 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.90, for a total value of $262,125.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    DFSCoin (CURRENCY:DFS) traded flat against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 18:00 PM E.T. on May 25th. One DFSCoin coin can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0722 or 0.00000810 BTC on popular exchanges. DFSCoin has a market cap of $1.28 million and $0.00 worth of DFSCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last seven days, DFSCoin has traded down 3.6% against the dollar.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall, George Budwell, and Chuck Saletta]

    International oil and gas behemoth ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has quite a track record with dividends. Over the past 30 years, the company has increased its dividend by 629%, and in more recent years, has made it a priority to give its shareholders a raise every year. Making it even more attractive for a lot of dividend seekers is that the yield is now over 3.8% at recent prices. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Tyler Crowe, Matthew DiLallo, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    So we asked three of our Motley Fool contributors to sift through stocks in the oil industry to come up with three that investors should put on their radars. Here’s why they picked MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX), Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC), and ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BNP Paribas reaffirmed their sell rating on shares of ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) in a research report released on Wednesday. BNP Paribas currently has a $85.00 price objective on the oil and gas company’s stock.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Chevron Corporation(CVX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) bid on just two blocks and did not win either bid. Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) bid on 29 blocks and was the high bidder on 24. Chevron’s high bids totaled $36.64 million, nearly 30% of the high bids. Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS-A) won all 16 bids it made for a total of $22.93 million. Total SA (NYSE: TOT) won 9 of 9 blocks it bid on for a total of $15.11 million. BP plc (NYSE: BP) won 27 of 27 bids with a total of $20.01 million. No other company had high bids of more than $7 million.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Oil supermajors Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) report earnings before market open on Friday, Apr. 27. As crude oil prices have continued to climb in 2018, both stocks have gotten a couple of analyst upgrades in recent months.  

  • [By Chris Lange]

    On Friday, Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) is scheduled to reveal its first-quarter results. The consensus estimates are $1.49 in EPS and $40.7 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $122.31 as the week came to a close. The consensus price target is $135.88. The 52-week range is $102.55 to $133.88.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) traded down about 0.4%, at $125.78 in a 52-week range of $105.30 to $133.88. As of last night’s close, Chevron shares are trading up about 13.5% over the past year.

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