Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

GM CEO Mary Barra expects a slew of new crossover SUVs — and a share buyback — to boost GM’s earnings per share in 2017. Image source: General Motors.  

General Motors (NYSE:GM) had a good year in 2016 — and CEO Mary Barra said this week that she expects 2017 to be even better.

Barra: GM had a very good 2016

The results won’t be official until GM releases its fourth-quarter earnings report on Feb. 7, but Barra began a Tuesday press conference by dropping some very upbeat hints about GM’s full-year result.

For 2016, we are on track to deliver full-year records for revenue, EBIT [earnings before interest and taxes], and EBIT margin, and expect to achieve full-year [earnings per share, or EPS] in the high end of our previously stated range of $5.50 to $6.00. We are also on track to achieve more than a 10% EBIT margin in North America for the second straight year. 

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: SuperCom, Ltd.(SPCB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SuperCom (NASDAQ:SPCB) and CEVA (NASDAQ:CEVA) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Supercom (NASDAQ:SPCB) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $1.84 and last traded at $1.92, with a volume of 980 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $1.92.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) $1.83 165.71%
    Radisys Corp. (Nasdaq: RSYS) $1.55 115.68%
    Ascent Capital Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ASCMA) $3.71 43.12%
    Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp. (Nasdaq: ADMP) $4.36 40.63%
    Tintri Inc. (Nasdaq: TNTR) $0.18 40.49%
    Prana Biotechnology Ltd. (Nasdaq: PRAN) $2.35 39.96%
    Micronet Enertec Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: MICT) $1.60 39.40%
    Corindus Vascular Robotics (NYSE: CVRS) $1.17 34.40%
    ParkerVision Inc. (Nasdaq: PRKR) $0.70 30.65%
    SuperCom Ltd. (Nasdaq: SPCB) $0.24 30.10%

    While these gains are exciting, they pale in comparison to the profit potential of our top penny stock to buy this week.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $438.40 million.
    Remark Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.35 per share on revenue of $19.45 million.
    Athenex, Inc. (NYSE: ATNX) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $35.14 million.
    Mazor Robotics Ltd. (NASDAQ: MZOR) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $15.14 million.
    Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BCLI) is projected to report a quarterly loss at $0.14 per share.
    SuperCom Ltd. (NASDAQ: SPCB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $9.50 million.
    Lonestar Resources US Inc. (NASDAQ: LONE) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $30.68 million.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NASDAQ: NINE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $165.76 million.
    VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ: VEON) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $212.00 million.

     

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Wabash National Corporation(WNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Xylem Inc.(XYL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By John Rotonti]

    On the other hand, the right investments in R&D efforts to develop new products and services can help companies differentiate themselves from competitors and build sustainable moats. Xylem (NYSE:XYL), a leading pure-play water technology provider, has increased its R&D investments as a percentage of sales to accelerate the pace of innovation across its product portfolio. 3M (NYSE:MMM), with its diversified product portfolio and strong focus on innovation, is another example.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Xylem Inc (NYSE:XYL) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the fifteen ratings firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have issued a hold recommendation and nine have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $78.31.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Xylem Inc (NYSE:XYL) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $79.78.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Trillium Asset Management LLC lowered its holdings in shares of Xylem Inc (NYSE:XYL) by 9.1% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 328,065 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 32,775 shares during the period. Xylem makes up approximately 1.2% of Trillium Asset Management LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 18th largest holding. Trillium Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Xylem were worth $22,105,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Transcananda Pipelines Ltd.(TRP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TransCanada (NYSE: TRP) and Transportadora de Gas del Sur (NYSE:TGS) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Aside from the oil price boost, Enbridge also got a lift from analysts. In early January, Wolfe Research upgraded the stock from peer perform to outperform, and Macquarie followed that up later in the month when it initiated coverage on the company with an outperform rating. Macquarie further noted that it prefers Enbridge over rival Canadian pipeline giant TransCanada (NYSE:TRP) because it has a “more palatable” leverage level after the company sold several assets last year to reduce debt. However, Macquarie stated that TransCanada and Enbridge have the best dividend track records and outlooks in the space, since both are on pace to grow earnings at a 10% annual rate through next year, which should support similar increases in their high-yielding dividends.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    TransCanada (NYSE:TRP) has almost everything an investor could want in a stock. With a dividend yield of around 4.8%, the Canadian pipeline giant supplies investors with a lucrative income stream. Meanwhile, with 21 billion Canadian dollars ($16 billion) of expansion projects underway, the company has the fuel to grow earnings at a 10% compound annual rate through 2020, which should enable it to increase its dividend 8% to 10% per year through 2021. Finally, after selling off 11% this year, shares trade at an attractive value. Add everything up, and TransCanada has the potential to generate market-beating total returns in the coming years, which makes it an excellent stock to consider buying.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    TC Pipelines LP (NYSE: TCP) is a master limited partnership (MLP) partly owned by TransCanada Corp. (NYSE: TRP), best known as the designer of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The partnership manages and owns natural gas pipelines across the Midwest and Northwestern part of the United States. The firm transports roughly 9.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas every single day.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Enbridge just bought its stake in the German offshore wind farm projects last year, initially agreeing to invest about $1.25 billion for a 50% stake. However, with concerns growing about its balance sheet and ability to finance growth projects, the company has chosen to monetize part of this asset. It’s also monetizing its onshore renewable facilities in Canada and two in the U.S. to bring in some much-needed cash. This decision to cash in on a portion of its renewable portfolio follows a similar plan by fellow Canadian pipeline giant TransCanada (NYSE:TRP), which sold its solar assets in Ontario last year. The driving factor in that decision was TransCanada’s desire to improve its financial flexibility so that it could “continue to build on our vision of being North America’s leading energy infrastructure company,” said CEO Russ Girling. What’s clear from these deals is that neither TransCanada nor Enbridge sees renewables playing a key role in building the companies they envision themselves being.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Century Casinos, Inc.(CNTY)

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNTY) traded down 9.7% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $6.46 and last traded at $6.48. 845,612 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 658% from the average session volume of 111,531 shares. The stock had previously closed at $7.18.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Century Casinos (NASDAQ: CNTY) is one of 31 public companies in the “Hotels & motels” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Century Casinos to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about Century Casinos (NASDAQ:CNTY) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Century Casinos earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 47.2296807992345 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News headlines about Century Casinos (NASDAQ:CNTY) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Century Casinos earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.6738306029486 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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