Top High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019

What happened

Shares of Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA) were flying higher again last month as the cloud-based identity specialist held its annual Oktane customer conference and forged new partnerships with Facebook and VMware. Investors also were looking forward to the company’s first-quarter earnings report in the beginning of June.

According to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, the stock finished May up 31%. As the chart below shows, the gains came mostly during the first and last weeks of the month.

OKTA data by YCharts.

So what 

There was no single news item driving Okta shares higher last month. Rather, it was a combination of factors, as enthusiasm continues to build for cloud stocks like Okta as their growth opportunities become clearer. There didn’t seem to be a clear reason for the company’s gains in the first week of May, but toward the end of the month, the company announced a number of new initiatives in the wake of the Oktane conference.

Top High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Equity Commonwealth(EQC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    1. Equity Commonwealth (NYSE: EQC)
    It may be surprising to find a real estate investment trust (REIT) on this list, but Sam Zell’s investment vehicle is preparing itself for a possible debt bomb. Zell’s ability to foresee economic trends has built him great wealth. Now, he is selling EQC’s holdings to create a cash hoard ready to deploy when debt causes real estate prices to plunge again.  

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFebruary 14, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC lowered its stake in HRPT Properties Trust (NYSE:EQC) by 62.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 9,127 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 15,165 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC’s holdings in HRPT Properties Trust were worth $307,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) continued the steady pare-down of its property portfolio during the fourth quarter, ending the year with only 10 remaining real estate assets. However, for the first time in years, the company’s funds from operations increased as it was able to more than offset the lost income with gains elsewhere. But it’s not yet clear whether the company’s earnings growth will continue, since it has several more property sales in the works, which could weigh on its results until it starts making acquisitions.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) continued to steadily sell off its portfolio of real estate holdings, closing three more sales during the quarter, bringing its property count down to 13. As a result, cash flow kept declining. That trend doesn’t show any signs of ending given that the company has more properties on the market and doesn’t yet see a good opportunity to make acquisitions. 

Top High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ACHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report published on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN) – Research analysts at B. Riley reduced their FY2018 EPS estimates for shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, May 2nd. B. Riley analyst M. Kumar now anticipates that the biopharmaceutical company will earn ($0.58) per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of ($0.55). B. Riley has a “Neutral” rating and a $3.50 price objective on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Achillion Pharmaceuticals’ FY2019 earnings at ($0.64) EPS, FY2020 earnings at ($0.71) EPS, FY2021 earnings at ($0.70) EPS and FY2022 earnings at ($0.84) EPS.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News articles about Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Achillion Pharmaceuticals earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 46.941587509483 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Mosaic Company (MOS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    It doesn’t take much of an imagination to realize what the success of microbials would mean for leading fertilizer producers such as Nutrien (NYSE:NTR), CF Industries (NYSE:CF), and Mosaic (NYSE:MOS). Consider how dependent these businesses are on each of the three major agricultural nutrients:   

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lessened its holdings in shares of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) by 9.0% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 31,345 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 3,093 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc.’s holdings in Mosaic were worth $879,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Oil prices are at levels we haven’t seen in years. U.S. crude topped $70 for the first since 2014, as U.S. President Donald Trump appeared increasingly likely to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and reinforce sanctions on Tehran. In addition, OPEC has announced plans to bolster prices and cap production. For oil investors, Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says it’s time to buckle up. According to Moors, revoking the Iran deal would cause “price chaos” around the globe. And that’s right as driving season starts in the United States. Here’s more on the coming chaos for oil. In deal news, Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) announced it will purchase Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) for $7.6 billion in cash. Grammercy manages commercial real estate. While this may seem like a boring deal, Blackstone is buying a business that churns out cold hard cash for its investors. We want to keep this deal on your radar, because there are many other deals like this coming down the pipeline. We’re going to be discussing one of the best real estate opportunities available very soon – so keep an eye out for updates.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, AAPL, TSN, SBUX
    Shareholders of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) cheered statements made by Warren Buffett over the weekend. The Oracle of Omaha said he messed up by not investing in Amazon and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL). “I made the wrong decisions on Google and Amazon,” Buffett said on Saturday. “We’ve looked at it. I made the mistake in not being able to come to a conclusion where I really felt that at the present prices that the prospects were far better than the prices indicated.” Buffett says he now has a “very, very, very high opinion” of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Oracle believes that Bezos has created something that is “close to a miracle.” Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) added another 0.6% Monday, to reach $185.00 per share – a new 52-week high. The uptick came after Warren Buffett announced

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Swiss National Bank cut its stake in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) by 13.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,066,065 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 162,000 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned approximately 0.30% of The Mosaic worth $25,884,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Private Advisor Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund bought 20,810 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $508,000.

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