Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

Konami (NASDAQ: MANH) and Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ:MANH) are both mid-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, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.

Dividends

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Konami pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Manhattan Associates does not pay a dividend. Konami pays out 23.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Konami and Manhattan Associates’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Konami $2.16 billion 2.66 $275.48 million $2.01 21.14
Manhattan Associates $594.60 million 6.05 $116.48 million $1.72 31.82

Konami has higher revenue and earnings than Manhattan Associates. Konami is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Manhattan Associates, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Merck & Company, Inc.(MRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. reduced its position in shares of Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) by 2.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 2,313,056 shares of the company’s stock after selling 66,848 shares during the quarter. Merck & Co., Inc. comprises 0.7% of Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.’s portfolio, making the stock its 26th largest holding. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. owned about 0.09% of Merck & Co., Inc. worth $140,417,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Two Stocks to Watch Today: XOM, DB
    Shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) jumped more than 2.6% in pre-market hours after the energy giant reported earnings before the bell. The oil major reported earnings per share of $1.41, easily topping Wall Street forecasts of $1.08. Its $7.2 billion in quarterly profits were a 72% jump from the same period last year. However, the firm did fall a bit short on the revenue front. Investors liked the news that Exxon plans to restructure its upstream business to reduce costs and bolster operating cash flow by 2025. On the European front, shares of Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB) were off another 3.72% after the German banking giant reported earnings. The embattled financial institution reported its first annual profit since 2014. However, broader uncertainty remains from investors. On Friday, look for earnings reports from Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), Cigna Holding Co. (NYSE: CI), Weatherford International Plc. (NYSE: WFT), Roper Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ROP), Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK), Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON), and Johnson Controls International Plc. (NYSE: JCI).
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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Two of those leaders are Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and Merck (NYSE:MRK). J&J has the broadest possible coverage across the spectrum of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and over-the-counter products for consumers. Merck drills down more on drug development. Both have medications that save countless lives, but which one makes the smarter investment for would-be shareholders right now? A look at some basic fundamental measures of success can shed some light on that question.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    At recent prices, Immunogen sports a $1.78 billion market cap that could swell if top-line Forward I results are good enough to bring potential marketing partners to the negotiating table. During a recent proof-of-concept trial, five of eight of ovarian cancer patients with high levels of folate receptor alpha expression responded to treatment with a combination of mirvetuximab and Merck & Co.’s (NYSE:MRK) Keytruda. Immunogen enrolled 35 more patients with similar characteristics, and a similar response rate could result in offers for more than a simple partnership.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Diamond Hill Investment Group Inc.(DHIL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MAN Grp PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS: MNGPY) and Diamond Hill Investment Group (NASDAQ:DHIL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Facebook, Inc.(FB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Wednesday.

    The social media company reported Q1 EPS of $1.69 vs. $1.35 estimates and sales of $11.97 billion vs. $11.41 billion estimates. Q1 MAUs came in just ahead of estimates at 2.2 billion.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Manning & Napier Group LLC trimmed its position in shares of Facebook, Inc. Common Stock (NASDAQ:FB) by 36.6% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,340,906 shares of the social networking company’s stock after selling 773,388 shares during the quarter. Facebook, Inc. Common Stock comprises approximately 2.1% of Manning & Napier Group LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 10th biggest position. Manning & Napier Group LLC’s holdings in Facebook, Inc. Common Stock were worth $214,261,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    The uproar over Facebook Inc.’s (Nasdaq: FB) handling – or mishandling ­– of user data is just the latest in a string of incidents triggering anxieties about data security and privacy protection.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    And despite the growth in competition over the last few years, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary Google continue to completely dominate the space, combining to take the majority of digital ad sales in the United States. What’s more, by some estimates, the companies continue to gain market share despite their dominant positions.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC lifted its stake in Facebook, Inc. Common Stock (NASDAQ:FB) by 99.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 11,099 shares of the social networking company’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,522 shares during the quarter. Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC’s holdings in Facebook, Inc. Common Stock were worth $1,774,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    In April, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg inadvertently triggered some speculation that the social network was considering a paid version of the service when he responded to a lawmaker, “Yes, there will always be a version of Facebook that is free.” The subtle implication there was that at some point in the future, maybe there would be a version that isn’t free. In a separate interview, COO Sheryl Sandberg noted that being able to opt out of targeted advertising “at the highest level” would “be a paid product.” With all of the recent scrutiny over Facebook’s data practices, demand for such a product is likely as high as it’s ever been.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation(WAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp (NYSE:WAB) were down 12.4% on Friday . The company traded as low as $96.56 and last traded at $98.21. Approximately 6,582,509 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 707% from the average daily volume of 815,360 shares. The stock had previously closed at $112.12.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    And last month, GE signed a complex deal to sell its transportation business — which specializes in building freight locomotives — to Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (NYSE:WAB), better known as Wabtec.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The company has already shed its Distributed Power, Industrial Solutions and Value-Based Care divisions and has agreed to combine its Transportation business with Wabtec Corp. (NYSE: WAB) in a new company. These deals have substantially achieved CEO John Flannery’s promise to divest $20 billion in assets.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) announced Monday morning that Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp.(NYSE: WAB), also known as Wabtec, has agreed to combine with GE’s Transportation division in a deal to create a new company that will make and sell rail equipment, software and services. GE will receive $2.9 billion in cash when the deal closes, now expected to occur early next year.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.(PLAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Four Stocks to Watch Today: ADBE, NIO, SHLD, PLAY
    Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE) is generating buzz after the firm reported earnings after the bell Thursday. Shares were off 2% after the firm reported EPS of $1.73, a figure that beat Wall Street expectations by $0.04. The producer of Photoshop announced that its third-quarter revenue increased by 24% and set a new quarterly record. Shares of electric car manufacturer NIO Ltd. (NYSE: NIO) are rallying again on up another 15% in pre-market hours. The Shanghai-based rival to Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) popped another 76% on Thursday and pushed its market capitalization well above $12 billion. Shares of Sears Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) are rallying after a difficult day on Thursday turned into a positive earnings report after the bell. The company had initially delayed its earnings report, causing the stock to plunge by 9% during the trading session. But the stock has rallied more than 16% after Sears reported its smallest drop in same-store sales in three years. The firm did report a large loss of $4.68 per share, while revenue came in at $3.18. Look for an earnings report from Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY) today. The entertainment giant is expected to report earnings per share of $0.84, a figure that topped estimates by $0.20. Its $319.9 million in revenue also surpassed Wall Street analysts’ expectations by $10 million. The company is benefiting from an uptick in consumer confidence and spending as wages rise and the unemployment rate declines.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Brokerages expect Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:PLAY) to announce sales of $311.08 million for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Six analysts have provided estimates for Dave & Buster’s Entertainment’s earnings. The highest sales estimate is $318.70 million and the lowest is $299.70 million. Dave & Buster’s Entertainment reported sales of $280.75 million in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 10.8%. The firm is expected to issue its next earnings report on Tuesday, September 4th.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    If all you did was glance at your portfolio, you might think that Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) had bucked the industry trend of declining in-store traffic and somehow found a way to woo more patrons inside with its proprietary games. The stock, after all, was up by 16% at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday following the previous evening’s release of the company’s first-quarter earnings report.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Investors reacted positively to the latest earnings report from Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) after the restaurant chain announced improving sales trends while initiating a regular dividend.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of entertainment company Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY) jumped as much as 16.7% in trading Tuesday after reporting better-than-expected first-quarter fiscal 2018 results. Shares settled down slightly mid-day and were up 13.7% at 11:15 a.m. EDT. 

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