Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

As the Wall Street adage warns: Stocks take the stairs up, but the elevator down. That was on full display Friday as the dreamy, parabolic rise of the “FAANGs” devolved into a bloody nightmare of a selloff, with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) giving back nearly 4%.

The rest of the market held it together thanks to boost a rise in Treasury yields provided to financial stocks.

In the end, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.4%, the S&P 500 lost 0.1%, the Nasdaq Composite lost 1.8% (worst day since last June) and the Russell 2000 gained 0.4%. Treasury bonds weakened, the dollar strengthened, gold lost 0.6% and oil gained 0.4%.

Breadth was positive with 1.7 decliners for every advancer while volume was heavy, at 112% of the NYSE’s 30-day average. Energy stocks led the way with a 2.5% gain while tech stocks fell 2.7% as a group.

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Dover Corporation(DOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) was at $75.19 at the end of 2016 and the firm has a $85.00 price objective. This is 13% in implied upside for Dover, before considering its 2.3% dividend yield.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) which rose about 4% to $103.82. The stocks 52-week range is $76.23 to $109.06. Volume was 4.7 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.1 million.

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.(SWKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:


    Shares rose 6.3% after hours to $159.50, and made fresh highs. They’re now up 37% on the year. iPhone/iPad suppliers also got a boost: Cirrus Logic Inc. (CRUS)  rose 4.2% to $65.70, Skyworks Solutions Inc. (SWKS)  rose 3.1% to $107.50, Qorvo Inc.  (QRVO) rose 2.7% to $69.90, Jabil Inc.  (JBL) rose 1.2% to $30.78 and Broadcom Ltd. (AVGO)  rose 2.8% to $255.40.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after beating first-quarter earnings forecasts, and offering above-consensus second-quarter guidance.

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    Skyworks Solutions gained 13% to $88.67, while the S&P 500 rose 0.3% to 2,271.31.

    Oppenheimer’s Rick Schafer and team argue that Skyworks’ “growth [is] back on track.” They explain:

    We expect Skyworks to deliver above-market growth driven by 1) continued smartphone content gains; 2) China share gains through strengthening baseband partnerships and demand for integrated (vs. discrete) RF solutions; 3) seasonal uptick at Samsung; and 4) continued double-digit RF complexity increases. With its “one-stop-shop” systems-level approach, we seeSkyworks uniquely positioned to benefit from rising RF content. We reiterate Outperform and raise PT to $105 from $100.

    Skyworks Solutions’ market capitalization rose to $16.5 billion today from $14.6 billion yesterday.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    More importantly, Apple could build around 120 million new iPhones this year as compared to 89 million units of the iPhone 7/7S in 2016 — according to Mizuho. This is great news for the other companies in Cupertino’s supply chain — such as Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS), Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO), and Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ:CY) — as they won’t have to wait until the second half of the year to bask in iPhone-driven glory.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Wednesday was Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) which traded up about 2.55% at $55.12. The stock’s 52-week range is $52.97 to $66.41. Volume was about 30% below the daily average of around 13 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Kumar Abhishek]

    The lower number of patient starts and rising competition has been a major worry for Gilead Sciences Inc. Most of the patients with serious Hep-C conditions have already been cured.It is estimated that more than 1 million Hep-C patients have been cured worldwide. And the entry of competitively priced drugs will further dent the growth of this segment. Gilead’s HCV drugs are facing tough competition from Merck (NYSE:MRK), AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY). For example, initially, the price difference between Merck’s treatment plan and Gilead’s plan was a whopping $40,000. The rising competition is also impacting the HCV segment’s margins.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    And Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) is set to report its fourth-quarter results on Friday. The consensus estimates are EPS of $0.94 and $10.5 billion in revenue. The share price was last seen at $62.04. The consensus price target is $66.86, and the 52-week range is $53.63 to $66.80.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) traded down 1.51% at $60.24. The stock’s 52-week range is $47.97 to $65.46. Volume was nearly 20% lower than the daily average of around 11 million shares. The company had no specific news Thursday.

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: TEGNA Inc.(TGNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Tegna Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) which traded down 6.3% at $22.03. The stocks 52-week range is $17.91 to $26.65. Volume was 8.6 million versus the daily average of 2.2 million shares.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Tegna Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) dropped 2.5% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $14.32 after closing at $14.68 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $26.65. Volume was about 7.1 million, approaching double the daily average of around 3.8 million shares. The company had no specific news, but is still feeling the effects of its spin-off of

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