Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

First Merchants Corp decreased its position in United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) by 4.1% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 68,832 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after selling 2,926 shares during the period. United Technologies makes up approximately 1.5% of First Merchants Corp’s holdings, making the stock its 12th biggest position. First Merchants Corp’s holdings in United Technologies were worth $8,606,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in United Technologies by 0.9% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 47,285,799 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $5,949,501,000 after acquiring an additional 435,497 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in United Technologies by 1.9% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 7,665,846 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $975,815,000 after acquiring an additional 139,345 shares during the period. Viking Global Investors LP lifted its stake in United Technologies by 42.7% during the 4th quarter. Viking Global Investors LP now owns 5,963,163 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $760,721,000 after acquiring an additional 1,784,355 shares during the period. Boston Partners lifted its stake in United Technologies by 1.0% during the 1st quarter. Boston Partners now owns 5,402,756 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $679,775,000 after acquiring an additional 54,027 shares during the period. Finally, Fisher Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in United Technologies by 3.8% during the 2nd quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 4,086,665 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $510,956,000 after acquiring an additional 150,259 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 81.81% of the company’s stock.

Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Semtech Corporation(SMTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Semtech Co. (NASDAQ:SMTC) VP Marc Pegulu sold 500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.85, for a total value of $24,425.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 15,453 shares in the company, valued at $754,879.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of semiconductor company Semtech (NASDAQ:SMTC) shot higher on Thursday, rising as much as 16.2%. By the time the market closed, shares were up 13.9%.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is another chip company that the Baird team likes for a 5G infrastructure and small cell play. Semtech Corp. (NASDAQ: SMTC) is a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products. It designs, develops and markets a range of products for commercial applications, which are sold into the enterprise computing, communications, consumer and industrial end markets.

Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Amtech Systems Inc.(ASYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SUMITOMO HEAVY/ADR (NASDAQ: ASYS) and Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brooks Automation (NASDAQ: BRKS) and Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 66.67 percent to close at $2.00 on Wednesday after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares jumped 49.24 percent to close at $1.97 on Wednesday. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) rose 34.45 percent to close at $9.21. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
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    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) rose 24.15 percent to close at $5.09. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) jumped 23.3 percent to close at $5.98 on Wednesday.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) gained 22.92 percent to close at $1.18 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) rose 21.95 percent to close at $4.00.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) gained 21.4 percent to close at $22.92 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) rose 17.14 percent to close at $5.40.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 16.59 percent to close at $49.20 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP) climbed 15.61 percent to close at $8.22. Oramed Pharma disclosed that its patent has been allowed in the US for oral administration of proteins.
    Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE: LPG) rose 14.89 percent to close at $8.41. Dorian LPG confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal fr

Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: AeroCentury Corp.(ACY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TheStreet downgraded shares of AeroCentury (NYSEAMERICAN:ACY) from a b rating to a c rating in a report issued on Wednesday morning.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of AeroCentury from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Monday, February 12th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AeroCentury (NYSEAMERICAN:ACY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “AeroCentury Corp. was formed to acquire JetFleet Aircraft, L.P. and JetFleet Aircraft II, L.P., in a statutory merger. The company is an operating lessor and finance company which specializes in leasing used turboprop aircraft and engines. The company’s aircraft and engines are on lease to regional airlines and commercial users in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., South America and Europe. (PRESS RELEASE) “

Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Silicom Ltd(SILC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about Silicom (NASDAQ:SILC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Silicom earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the technology company an impact score of 47.5737469373647 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.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) and Silicom (NASDAQ:SILC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Silicom (NASDAQ:SILC) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Tuesday morning.

    Separately, ValuEngine cut Silicom from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Saturday, June 2nd.

  • [By ]

    Finally, Cramer said that Silicom (SILC) is an interesting concept with real earnings, and an attractive valuation at just 18 times earnings. However, the company is small, which mean investors need to be careful. 

Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: TransAct Technologies Incorporated(TACT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Logitech (NASDAQ: LOGI) and TransAct Technologies (NASDAQ:TACT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on TransAct Technologies (TACT)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TransAct Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ:TACT) Chairman Bart C. Shuldman sold 1,272 shares of TransAct Technologies stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.35, for a total value of $18,253.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 18,205 shares in the company, valued at approximately $261,241.75. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on TransAct Technologies (TACT)

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