Top Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019

One of the favorite pastimes of market watchers is predicting the next seismic shift in investor preference. The latest trendy forecast goes something like this: We’ve had a major pivot from the digital darling FAANG stocks to the rejuvenated “Blue Chips” of 2018. However, finding evidence of this type of leadership swap in history is far from obvious.

The FAANG terminology, while catchy, is too narrow for this particular exercise. The Nasdaq Composite index, in which these five stocks represent 26 percent, and technology or internet names account for roughly 60 percent of the market value, has been the strongest of the major US indices over the past several years.

For the purpose of this exercise, the Dow Jones Industrial average, with its broad diversity across major industry sectors, including such names as Caterpillar, Walmart, Boeing, United Technologies, Pfizer, Disney, and Nike, is a proxy for the Blue Chips.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Kimball Electronics, Inc.(KE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Trust Advisors LP lifted its position in Kimball Electronics Inc (NASDAQ:KE) by 18.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 30,252 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,611 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP owned about 0.11% of Kimball Electronics worth $554,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: ANSYS, Inc.(ANSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Monday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “ANSYS delivered strong results for first-quarter 2018, wherein both the top and bottom lines fared better than the respective Zacks Consensus Estimates. Increasing demand for simulation particularly from industries like energy bodes well for ANSYS. We believe that robust product portfolio, expanding total addressable market improving enterprise penetration, collaborations with leading vendors, and strong balance sheet are the catalysts. Acquisitions like 3DSIM and OPTIS are not only enabling ANSYS to bring innovative solutions to the market but are also aiding it to enhance foothold in the competitive simulations market. However, its margin is expected to remain under pressure as ANSYS continues to invest on product development. Furthermore, adverse foreign currency exchange rates are expected to impede revenue growth in the near term as it generates significant revenues from international market.”

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    GW&K Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) by 1.7% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 223,126 shares of the software maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,664 shares during the quarter. GW&K Investment Management LLC owned about 0.27% of Ansys worth $34,962,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Qorvo, Inc.(QRVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Jafra Capital Management LP acquired a new position in Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ:QRVO) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 30,000 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,405,000.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    You may recall that analyst Romit Shah claimed a few months ago that Broadcom wouldn’t supply a chip known as a PAD filter in the upcoming 6.1-inch LCD iPhone. Instead, competitor Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) would get the spot. 

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Several other optics stocks stand to gain. In a Monday note, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya also highlighlited the semiconductor space as one that could benefit from the news. Other stocks to watch include:

    Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE)
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN)
    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR)
    II-VI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IIVI)
    Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI)
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS)
    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI)
    Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO)
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX)
    Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ: AVGO)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ:QRVO) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the twenty-seven analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $83.41.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Carve CapitalABAltaba Inc (AABA) – 2,597,133 shares, 77.17% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 16.5%Coty Inc (COTY) – 2,099,974 shares, 15.42% of the total portfolio. Gap Inc (GPS) – 296,000 shares, 3.71% of the total portfolio. L Brands Inc (LB) – 180,000 shares, 2.76% of the total portfolio. Qorvo Inc (QRVO) – 330,000 shares, 0.94

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: RealPage, Inc.(RP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    RealPage Inc (NASDAQ:RP) Chairman Stephen T. Winn sold 794,939 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.73, for a total transaction of $45,096,889.47. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 1,674,645 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $95,002,610.85. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. assumed coverage on shares of RealPage (NASDAQ:RP) in a research report released on Thursday, Marketbeat.com reports. The brokerage issued an overweight rating and a $76.00 price objective on the software maker’s stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rothschild Asset Management Inc. decreased its stake in RealPage Inc (NASDAQ:RP) by 14.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 760,947 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 126,009 shares during the period. Rothschild Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in RealPage were worth $41,928,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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