Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021

Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE: PSXP) and NuStar GP (NYSE:NSH) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

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Phillips 66 Partners has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NuStar GP has a beta of 1.32, indicating that its share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Phillips 66 Partners and NuStar GP’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Phillips 66 Partners 46.01% 33.24% 11.22%
NuStar GP 174.77% 21.96% 18.71%

Dividends

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Texas Instruments Incorporated(TXN)

Texas Instruments Incorporated, incorporated on December 23, 1938, designs, makes and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers across the world. The Company operates through two segments: Analog and Embedded Processing. The Company has design, manufacturing or sales operations in over 30 countries.

Analog

The Company’s Analog segment’s product line includes High Volume Analog & Logic (HVAL), Power Management (Power), High Performance Analog (HPA) and Silicon Valley Analog (SVA). HVAL products support applications, such as automotive safety devices, touchscreen controllers, low-voltage motor drivers and integrated motor controllers. HVAL products include high-volume integrated analog products for specific applications and high-volume catalog products. Power products include both catalog products and application-specific standard products (ASSPs), which are designed to enhance the efficiency of powered devices using battery management solutions, portable power conversion devices, power supply controls and point-of-load products. HPA products include high-speed data converters, amplifiers, sensors, high reliability products, interface products and precision analog products that are used in systems that require high performance. SVA includes a portfolio of industrial, high-voltage power management, data converter, interface and operational amplifier catalog products used in manufacturing a range of electronic systems. SVA products support applications, such as video and data interface products, high voltage power conversion, and mobile lighting and display systems.

Embedded Processing

The Company’s Embedded Processing segment’s product line includes Processor, Microcontrollers and Connectivity. Processor products include digital signal processors (DSPs) and applications processors. DSPs perform mathematical computations to process or improve digital data. Applications processors are designed for a specific class of applications, su! ch as communications infrastructure and automotive (infotainment and advanced driver assistance systems). They are also sold into industrial applications. Microcontroller products include self-contained systems with a processor core, memory and peripherals that are designed to control a set of specific tasks for electronic equipment. Connectivity products include products that enable electronic devices to connect and transfer data. Connectivity products support various wireless technologies to meet requirements, including low-power wireless network standards, such as Zigbee and other technologies, such as Bluetooth, wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) and global positioning system (GPS).

The Company is also engaged in smaller product lines, such as DLP products (primarily used in projectors to create high-definition images), certain custom semiconductors known as application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and calculators. It also offers baseband products, and OMAP applications processors and connectivity products, which are sold into smartphones and consumer tablets.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    For those looking for blue chip quality in the technology sector, it’s hard to get bluer than Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN). This $100 billion company has a proud history going back to its founding in 1930, and it’s one of the most shareholder-friendly businesses in big tech — a trait that’s not always the norm in this sector.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Semiconductor giant Texas Instruments(NASDAQ:TXN) and data storage specialistSeagate(NASDAQ:STX) are vastly different businesses. Texas Instruments builds a diverse array of chips that go into a wide variety of devices, including cars, smartphones, PCs, TVs, and more. The company also makes those calculators that you probably had to use at some point in your academic career. Seagate, on the other hand, builds storage products — mainly hard disk drives.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Ringcentral, Inc.(RNG)

RingCentral, Inc., incorporated on August 29, 2013, is a provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for business communications. The Company’s cloud-based business communications solutions provide a single user identity across multiple locations and devices, including smartphones, tablets, personal computers (PCs) and desk phones, and allow for communication across multiple channels, including voice, text, team messaging collaboration, high definition (HD) video for Web conferencing and fax. The Company’s products include RingCentral Office, RingCentral Professional, RingCentral Fax, RingCentral Contact Center and Glip by RingCentral. RingCentral Office is a multi-user, enterprise-grade communications solution. RingCentral Professional is an inbound call routing subscription with additional text and fax capabilities targeting smaller deployments, and RingCentral Fax is an Internet fax subscription that permits sending and receiving faxes over the Internet.

The Company sells RingCentral Office in three editions: Standard, Premium and Enterprise. Its Standard Edition of RingCentral Office includes call management, mobile applications, voice, business short message service (SMS), team messaging and collaboration, business analytics and reporting, audio, video and Web conferencing capabilities, and integration with other cloud-based business applications, such as Box, Dropbox, Google for Work and Microsoft Office365 and Outlook. Its Premium and Enterprise Editions include the Standard Edition functionality together with additional software integrations with other cloud-based business applications, such as Salesforce customer relationship management (CRM), Zendesk and Desk.com, HD voice, advanced call routing for its customers with multiple business units and automatic call recording. All editions also vary in the number of included toll-free minutes and number of concurrent video and Web conference meeting attendees. RingCentral Office customers also have available to them RingCentral! Global Office. RingCentral Global Office is a single global Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) solution designed for multinational enterprises that allows these companies to support distributed offices and employees globally with a single cloud solution. With RingCentral Global Office, multinational enterprises can appear local for their regional customers while also acting as one integrated business, with capabilities, including local phone numbers, around the world extension-to-extension dialing and included minute bundles for international calling.

The Company’s RingCentral Professional solution provides a subset of its RingCentral Office solution capabilities designed primarily for smaller businesses. RingCentral Professional is used as an inbound call routing subscription with text and fax capabilities. RingCentral Fax solution provides Internet fax capabilities that allow businesses to send and receive fax documents without the need for a fax machine. RingCentral Contact Center solution provides a cloud-based contact center solution that delivers multi-channel capabilities so businesses can allow customers to engage in the manner they prefer. The Company’s Glip by RingCentral team messaging and collaboration solution allows diverse teams to stay connected through multiple modes of communication through integration with RingCentral Office. In addition to using Glip for team messaging and communications, teams can share tasks, notes, group calendars and files. Glip is designed for distributed and mobile teams, and offers integrations with various cloud business applications, such as Asana, Dropbox, Evernote, JIRA, Github and Google.

The Company competes with Alcatel-Lucent, S.A., Avaya, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Mitel Networks Corporation, ShoreTel, Inc., Siemens Enterprise Networks, LLC, Microsoft Corporation, Broadsoft, Inc., AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., Comcast Corporation, TELUS, j2 Global, Inc., 8×8, Inc., Intermedia.net, Inc., Vonage Holdings Cor! p., Nexti! va, Inc., Fuze and Jive Communications, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Guggenheim started coverage on shares of RingCentral (NYSE:RNG) in a research report report published on Monday morning, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $125.00 price objective on the software maker’s stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RingCentral Inc (NYSE:RNG) Director Mckenna Michelle sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $103.44, for a total transaction of $206,880.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 6,662 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $689,117.28. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    RingCentral (NYSE:RNG)may not be a household name for investors chasing glitzier cloud computing names, but the provider ofnext-gen enterprise communications solutionsis making plenty of waves under the market radar. Shares of RingCentral hit new all-time highs on Monday, and that was before coming through with another blowout quarter after the market close.

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: AXT Inc(AXTI)

AXT, Inc. (“AXT”, “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to AXT, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries) is a worldwide developer and producer of high-performance compound and single element semiconductor substrates, also known as wafers. The dominant substrates used in producing semiconductor chips and other electronic circuits are made from silicon. However, certain chips may become too hot or perform their function too slowly if silicon is used as the base material. Alternative or specialty materials are used to replace silicon as the preferred base for the electronic circuits in these situations. We provide such alternative or specialty materials in the form of substrates or wafers, including compound and single element substrates. Our compound substrates combine indium with phosphorous (InP) or gallium with arsenic (GaAs). Our single element substrates are made from germanium (Ge).   Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Changyou.com Limited(CYOU)

We began operations as the online games business unit within the Sohu Group in 2003. In May 2007, the Sohu Group launched TLBB, its first in-house developed PC game.
In 2007, the Sohu Group reorganized its online games business. As part of the reorganization, Changyou.com Limited was incorporated in the Cayman Islands on August 6, 2007 as an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Sohu.com Inc., to hold the PC games business of the Sohu Group. Sohu transferred to us, effective December 1, 2007, all of its assets and operations relating to its PC games business unit, and we assumed all the liabilities associated with Sohu’s PC games business unit. On April 2, 2009, ADSs offered in our initial public offering commenced trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. Our principal executive offices are located at Changyou Building, Raycom Creative Industrial Park, No. 65 Bajiao East Road, Shijingshan District, Beijing 100043, People’s Republic of China.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Just one segment of the Chinese online advertising, search, and gaming specialist mustered a year-over-year gain for both the quarter and all of 2018. But investors seem to prefer the sum-of-the-parts coverage that Sohu provides.Spun-off subsidiaries Sogou (NYSE:SOGO) and Changyou.com (NASDAQ:CYOU)– representing Sohu’s search and gaming operations, respectively — were inching lower hours into Friday’s trading day as Sohu shares were drifting higher.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SAP (NYSE:SAP) and Changyou.Com (NASDAQ:CYOU) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and dividends.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT)

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. The company?s Windows & Windows Live Division segment offers PC operating system that primarily includes Windows 7 and Windows Vista operating systems; Windows live suite of applications and Web services; and Microsoft PC hardware products. Its Microsoft?s Server and Tools segment provides Windows Server operating systems, Windows Azure, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Azure, Windows Intune, Windows Embedded, Visual Studio, Silverlight, system center products, Microsoft consulting services, and product support services. This segment also offers enterprise consulting services; and training and certification to developers and information technology professionals, as well as builds standalone and software development lifecycle tools for software architects, developers, testers, and project managers. The company?s Online Services Division segment provides online information and content through Bing, MSN portals, and adCenter, as well as Atlas online tools for advertisers. Its Microsoft Business Division segment offers Microsoft office; Microsoft Exchange; Microsoft SharePoint; Microsoft Lync; Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM; and Microsoft Office Web Apps, as well as office 365, an online service, offering Microsoft Office, Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync. The company?s Entertainment and Devices Division segment provides Xbox 360 entertainment platform, which includes the Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console, Kinect for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 video games, Xbox LIVE, and Xbox 360 accessories; Mediaroom, an Internet protocol television software; and Windows Phone that provide Microsoft Office and Xbox LIVE functionality. It markets and distributes its products and services through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as through online. Microsoft was founded in 1975 and is headquartered i n Redmond, Washington.

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  • [By Stephen Mack]

    This B2B firm’s customers include some of the biggest names in tech services: Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL), Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC), Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), and over 1,300 others.

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    Of course, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) was one of the first companies to successfully transition from selling software to selling monthly and annual subscriptions to its cloud-based Office 365 programs.

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