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The U.S. economy could be $1.6 trillion larger than it is today if women entered and stayed in the workforce at the same pace as Norway, according to an analysis by S&P Global economists.
S&P Global believes that a dual-pronged effort to encourage women to enter the workforce and stay there, particularly in professions traditionally dominated by men, would present a substantial opportunity for growth of the world’s principal economy, with the potential to add 5%-10% to nominal GDP in just a few decades.
In 1990, the prime-age U.S. female labor participation rate was closer to the top of 22 advanced Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development economies. As of 2016, it is down to No. 20, near last place in terms of optimizing what is considered to be an economy’s most valuable resource — labor.
Top Growth Stocks To Buy For 2018: SuperCom, Ltd.(SPCB)
- [By Monica Gerson]
Supercom Ltd (NASDAQ: SPCB) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $9.03 million.
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- [By Lisa Levin]
Supercom Ltd (NASDAQ: SPCB) shares shot up 53 percent to $4.17 after the company reported strong results for its third quarter. SuperCom expects FY17 sales of at least $35 million.
Top Growth Stocks To Buy For 2018: NXP Semiconductors N.V.(NXPI)
- [By Anders Bylund]
NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) is knee-deep in a pending merger with sector rival Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM). There was a time when it would have made sense to pick up NXP shares, even if you missed the 25% buyout surge in September.
- [By Sreekanth Anasa]
Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) stock price has now fallen below the crucial 20-day, 50-day and 100-day moving averages. Its legal issues have again weighed heavy on QCOM stock of late. QCOM stock has a crucial support at the $52.66 level, which is just below the last closing price (on April 13). Qualcomm stock has not fallen below these levels in 2017.A fall below this level means QCOM stock could drop, moving close to itsone-year lows. However, two popular momentum indicators Bollinger Bands and Relative Strength Index (RSI) indicators suggest that QCOM stock is oversold. The technicals depict mixed scenario for QCOM stock. QCOM stock has lost momentum going into its Q2 earnings, with the stock losing more than 5% in the last 5 trading sessions and is still down more than 10.5% YTD. QCOM stock still makes a good long-term investment, especially with the $47B NXP Semiconductor (NASDAQ:NXPI) acquisition lined up. The smartphone chipset maker’s stock is also named the top dividend stock with insider buying and has adividend yield of 4.27%. Long-term investors with a high-risk appetite might relish buying QCOM stock at such low levels. However, it would be prudent for risk-averse investors to stay on the sidelines till the Q2 earnings, which would give a better picture of Qualcomm’s present legal woes and its future implications.
- [By Sreekanth Anasa]
Qualcomm stock has continued rise steadilyeven after the initialpop on account of the news of Broadcom’s multi-billion dollar acquisition offer. Investors were waiting for further gains from this catalyst as experts and the markets were hoping for the Irvine, California-based semiconductor giant to soon come up with an increased offer with the initial offer being rejected. The new bid was expected to come next week when a proposal to replace the current set of Qualcomm board directors is to be tabled. Now, if one goes by the latest reports, it seems thatBroadcom isn’t planning to propose a new increased bid until sometime closer to Qualcomms board meeting in March. This is a good three months away. Qualcomm’s bid to close the NXP Semiconductor (NASDAQ:NXPI) acquisition is also acting as a roadblock for Broadcom to table an increased offer. Reports state that Broadcom could also likely wait till the regulatory bodies give a green signal to the NXP deal which again as per both the companies involved is likely to see a closure only sometime early next year.
- [By Andrew Tonner]
One of the best ways to invest in broad-based movements such as the IoT is by buying shares in the companies that supply the hardware and infrastructure powering the trend — such asSkyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) and NXP Semiconductor (NASDAQ:NXPI). Let’s dig into each company to see what makes them two of the top IoT investments on the market today.
Top Growth Stocks To Buy For 2018: American Software, Inc.(AMSWA)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA) were down 12 percent to $10.58. American Software reported preliminary Q4 adjusted earnings of $0.09 per share on revenue of $26.3 million.