Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Have you seen gene editing and sequencing stocks recently?

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Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN) is up 20% over the past three months. Beam Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BEAM) is up 45%. Editas Medicine (NASDAQ:EDIT) is up 90%. Intellia Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NTLA) is up 150%.

Folks, the Genomic Revolution is here.

And while everyone can see those big gains and be impressed, what most investors miss is that the seeds for this Genomic Revolution were planted about 20 years ago, when the gene sequencing industry underwent an enormous technological breakthrough called Next Generation DNA Sequencing (or NGS).

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Itron Inc.(ITRI)

Itron, Inc. provides products and services for the energy and water markets worldwide. It produces standard electricity, natural gas, and water meters for residential, commercial, industrial, and transmission and distribution customers. The company also offers advanced and smart electronic, gas, and water meters, as well as communication modules; handheld, mobile, and fixed network collection technologies; meter data management software; prepayment systems comprising smart key, keypad, and smart card communication technologies; data warehousing; and knowledge application solutions. It provides communication technologies, which include telephone, radio frequency, global system for mobile communications, power line carrier, and Ethernet devices. In addition, the company offers professional services, including implementation, installation, consulting, system management, and analysis. It markets its products through direct sales, distributors, representative agencies, partners , and meter manufacturer representatives. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Liberty Lake, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Shares of Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eleven analysts that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $98.40.

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Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: GigaMedia Limited(GIGM)

GigaMedia Limited provides online and mobile games, and cloud computing services in Taiwan and internationally. Its portfolio of online games include MahJong, a traditional Chinese title game; non-cash gambling or casino casual games through FunTown-branded platform; and chance-based games, including bingo, lotto, horse racing, Sic-Bo, slots, and various casual games. The company also provides Tales Runner, a multi-player online obstacle running game in which players competes by running, jumping, dashing and using items; Role playing games; and various mobile games. In addition, it owns and operates GigaCloud, a provider of cloud computing solutions and related services focused on the cloud services market for SMEs in Greater China. GigaMedia Limited has strategic alliances with Access China, JoyCity Corporation, and East Gate Media Contents & Technology Fund. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Deutsche Bank AG grew its position in GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ:GIGM) by 69.3% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 46,885 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 19,185 shares during the quarter. Deutsche Bank AG’s holdings in GigaMedia were worth $142,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Graham Corporation(GHM)

Graham Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of heat transfer and vacuum equipment for the chemical, petrochemical, refining, energy, defense, and electric power generating industries worldwide. The company offers heat transfer equipment, including surface condensers, Heliflows, water heaters, and various types of heat exchangers; and vacuum equipment consisting of steam jet ejector vacuum systems and liquid ring vacuum pumps. It also services and sells spare parts for its equipment; and supplies components used inside reactor vessels and outside containment vessels of nuclear power facilities. The company sells its products directly, as well as through independent sales representatives. Graham Corporation was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Batavia, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TheStreet cut shares of Graham (NYSE:GHM) from a b- rating to a c rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

    Separately, ValuEngine raised Graham from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Saturday, June 2nd.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about Graham (NYSE:GHM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Graham earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.6594660277076 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Graham Co. (NYSE:GHM) reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $27.51 and last traded at $27.41, with a volume of 80000 shares. The stock had previously closed at $26.10.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Graham (NYSE: GHM) and Twin Disc (NASDAQ:TWIN) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation and earnings.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Zscaler, Inc.(ZS)

Zscaler, Inc. operates as a cloud security company worldwide. The company provides Zscaler Internet Access solution that provides users, servers, operational technology, internet of things, and device secure access to externally managed applications, including software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and internet destinations; and Zscaler Private Access solution, which is designed to provide access to internally managed applications, either hosted internally in data centers, and private or public clouds. It also offers Zscaler Digital Experience that measures end-to-end user experience across key business applications, providing an easy to understand digital experience score for each user, application, and location within an enterprise. In addition, the company provides workload segmentation solutions comprising Zscaler Cloud Security Posture Management that identifies and remediates application misconfigurations in SaaS, infrastructure as a service, and platform as a service to reduce risk and ensure compliance with industry and organizational benchmarks; and Zscaler Cloud Workload Segmentation, which is designed to secure application-to-application communications inside public clouds and data centers to stop lateral threat movement, as well as to prevent application compromise and reduce the risk of data breaches. Its platform includes Zscaler Central Authority, Zscaler Enforcement Node, and Zscaler Nanolog Server modules. Zscaler, Inc. serves customers in various industries, such as airlines and transportation, conglomerates, consumer goods and retail, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, media and communications, public sector and education, technology, and telecommunications services. The company was formerly known as SafeChannel, Inc., and changed its name to Zscaler, Inc. in August 2008. Zscaler, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tezcan Gecgil]

    The top ten names make up around 44% of net assets of $1.35 billion. The Schaumburg, Illinois-headquartered cloud-based payroll and human capital management (HCM) solutions provider Paylocity Holding (NASDAQ:PCTY); San Jose, California-based online security platform Zscaler (NASDAQ:ZS) and Oklahoma City-based HCM applications provider Paycom Software (NYSE:PAYC) lead the names in the roster.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a positive day for Wall Street, as market participants celebrated apparent progress in trade negotiations between the U.S. and China toward a potential resolution. The Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed the the 26,000 mark, and other major benchmarks gained nearly 1%. Earnings season continued apace, and some stocks saw nice moves upward as a result of their reports. AMC Entertainment Holdings (NYSE:AMC), Zscaler (NASDAQ:ZS), and Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) were among the top performers. Here’s why they did so well.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: EchoStar Corporation(SATS)

EchoStar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, and distribution of digital set-top boxes and related products. The company?s EchoStar Technologies segment designs, develops, and distributes digital set-top boxes and related products and technology, including Slingbox placeshifting technology primarily for satellite television (TV) service providers, and telecommunication and cable companies that allow consumers to watch and control their home digital video and audio content through a broadband Internet connection; and Slingboxes for consumers through retail outlets. This segment also provides digital broadcast operations comprising satellite uplinking/downlinking, transmission services, signal processing, conditional access management, and other services primarily to DISH Network. Its EchoStar Satellite Services segment offers capacity leasing on a full-time and occasional-use basis primarily to DISH Network, as well as to Dish M exico, the U.S. government service providers, state agencies, Internet service providers, broadcast news organizations, programmers, and private enterprise customers through its 10 owned and leased in-orbit satellites and related Federal Communications Commission licenses. The company?s Hughes segment provides satellite broadband Internet access to consumers in North America; broadband network services and systems to the domestic and international enterprise markets; managed services and equipment to enterprises; turnkey satellite ground segment systems to mobile system operators; and microwave radio network systems for cellular backhaul and broadband wireless access. It has operations in North America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, South America, and the Middle East. EchoStar Corporation was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    EchoStar Corp (NASDAQ:SATS)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Echostar Co. (NASDAQ:SATS) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $73.00.

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