Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021

On CNBC’s “Options Action,” Mike Khouw spoke about an options strategy that he would use to get a long exposure in the energy space after a sharp move higher.

He said that crude oil inventory is still incredibly high and he thinks that it won’t trade significantly higher until the inventory declines.

Related Link: Crude oil Rips North

Instead of trading crude oil, he would consider making a modestly bullish bet in Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE: SLB), which is the strongest company in the oil service space. Khouw added that the company is cash flow positive and it makes money even when crude oil prices are low.

Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Qualys, Inc.(QLYS)

Qualys, Inc. provides cloud-based security and compliance solutions in the United States and internationally. The company offers Qualys Cloud Suite, which includes Vulnerability Management, Policy Compliance, PCI Compliance, Web Application Scanning, Malware Detection Service, Web Application Firewall, and Qualys SECURE Seal. Its integrated suite of security and compliance solutions delivered on its Qualys Cloud Platform enables customers to identify their IT assets, collect and analyze large amounts of IT security data, discover and prioritize vulnerabilities, recommend remediation actions, and verify the implementation of such actions. It also provides core services, including asset tagging and management, reporting and dashboards, questionnaires and collaboration, remediation and workflow, big data correlation and analytics engine, and alerts and notifications, which enable integrated workflows, management and real-time analysis, and reporting across IT security and compliance solutions. In addition, the company offers cloud infrastructure services that include the data, data processing capabilities, software and hardware infrastructure, and infrastructure management capabilities. Qualys, Inc. markets and sells its IT security and compliance solutions to customers directly through its sales teams, as well as indirectly through its network of channel partners, such as security consulting organizations, managed service providers, value added resellers, and consulting firms. It serves enterprises, government entities, and small and medium-sized businesses in various industries, including education, financial services, government, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, media, retail, technology, and utilities. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Qualys Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) was up 1.7% at $96.41 ahead of earnings, but the guidance had the shares down almost 16% at $81.00 on Wednesday morning. JPMorgan downgraded it to Underweight from Neutral and cut the price target to $82 from $90. Wedbush maintained its Outperform rating with a $95 price target, but noted that guidance was nothing to write home about and addresses whether guidance was conservative or if there is a slowing demand.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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    Qualys Inc  (NASDAQ:QLYS)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 12, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution Holding Ltd(KONE)

Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution Holding Ltd develops and provides mobile enterprise solutions in the People’s Republic of China. The company’s mobile enterprise solutions allow company personnel whose work function requires mobility to be connected with enterprise information technology or IT systems, such as enterprise asset management, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, and customer relationship management. It offers information and communication-technology converged and vertical industry applications that enable its systems to get extended to personnel in the field using wireless devices, including smart phones, personal digital assistants, cameras, barcode scanners, portable printers, GPS devices, and tablet computers. The company’s hardware products comprise portable video servers for vehicles or individuals that are integrated into a solution to add live mobile video surveillance or transmission functions to the customers’ existing systems. It develops and implements mobile enterprise solutions for customers in various sectors and industries to enhance operating efficiency by facilitating mission-specific field and long-distance information management in wireless environments. The company was formerly known as Reizii Capital Management Limited and changed its name to Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution Holding Ltd in December 2009. Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution Holding Ltd was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Xi’an, the People’s Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    While a 209% gain is exciting, FunctionX’s gains are in the past. After looking at the 10 top penny stocks to watch this week, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with serious profit potential ahead of it…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    FunctionX Inc. (OTCMKTS: FNCX) $0.03 209%
    Turtle Beach Corp. (Nasdaq: HEAR) $4.48 52.73%
    DPW Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DPW) $1.16 51.31%
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast Inc. (Nasdaq: EGC) $5.62 49.33%
    MYnd Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: MYND) $1.91 49.21%
    Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solutions Holding Ltd. (Nasdaq: KONE) $6.43 48.42%
    Rennova Health Inc. (OTCMKTS: RNVA) $0.02 44.30%
    International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. (NYSE: THM) $0.72 41.64%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.13 41.14%
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: BLCM) $8.87 40.53%

    As the gains above suggest, penny stocks can provides tremendous returns for investors very quickly. However, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also inherently risky.

Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.(AAOI)

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc., incorporated on March 25, 2013, is a vertically integrated provider of fiber-optic networking products. The Company offers its products for approximately three networking end markets, such as Internet data center; cable television (CATV), and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH). The Company designs and manufactures a range of optical communications products at varying levels of integration, from components, subassemblies and modules to turnkey equipment. The Company’s customers in the Internet data center market include Internet-based (Web 2.0) data center operators, to whom it supplies optical transceivers that plug into switches and servers within the data center, and allow these network devices to send and receive data over fiber optic cables. To the CATV market, the Company supplies a range of products, including lasers, transmitters and turnkey equipment, as well as headend, node and distribution equipment. The Company designs, manufactures and integrates its own analog and digital lasers using a combination of Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) and its Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) fabrication process.

The Company’s components incorporate one or more of its optical laser chips inside a precision housing that provides mechanical protection, as well as standardized electrical contacts. Its other optical components may also include optical filters or other optical elements by which optical signals are routed internally within the component. These components may also include coolers, heaters and sensors that allow the temperature of the laser chip to be measured and controlled. At the next level of integration, the Company’s module or sub-assembly products typically contain one or more of its optical components and additional control circuitry. For other levels of integration, the Company’s equipment products typically contain one or more optical components, modules and additional electronic control circuitry required to enable these subsystems to operate! independently. The Company’s manufacturing sites are located at Sugar Land, Texas; Ningbo, China, and Taipei, Taiwan.

The Company competes with EMCORE Corporation, Finisar Corporation, Foxconn Interconnect Technology Ltd., Lumentum Holding, Inc., Mitsubishi, Molex, LLC, Oclaro, Inc., Source Photonics and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) fell 22.3% in February, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The vertically integrated maker of fiber-optic networking products, ranging from laser chips and components to turnkey systems, bucked the positive trend of many other stocks in the same sector due to a couple of pessimistic analyst notes and an unwelcome convertible-debt offering.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFebruary 21, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) fell 40.4% in September, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The fiber-optic networking specialist suffered three separate single-day drops of at least 10%, setting fresh 52-week lows in the process.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    It’s official: The short-lived Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) rally is over. Tariffs on products coming out of China got the snowball started, but internal product quality issues were ultimately what caused the avalanche. As of this writing, shares of the optical networking manufacturer are half the value they were during the summer of 2018.

Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: AU Optronics Corp(AUO)

Au Optronics Corp., incorporated on August 12, 1996, is engaged in the research, development, production and sale of thin film transistor liquid crystal displays (TFT-LCDs) and other flat panel displays used in a range of applications. The Company is also engaged in the production and sale of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and systems. The Company operates in two business segments: Display Business and Solar Business. In the Display Business segment, the Company designs, develops, manufactures, assembles and markets flat panel displays. In the Solar Business segment, the Company designs, develops and manufactures PV modules, as well as produce solar PV systems and provide various value-added services for solar PV systems projects.

Display Business

In the Display Business segment, the Company designs, develops, manufactures, assembles and markets a range of display products for the principal product categories: Televisions, which utilize display panels ranging from 17 inches to 75 inches, including panels for televisions, television sets and other related products for televisions; Monitors, which utilize display panels ranging from 17 inches to 32 inches, including products, such as desktop monitors; Mobile PCs, which utilize display panels ranging from 6 inches to 17.3 inches, including products, such as notebooks and tablets; Mobile devices, which utilize display panels ranging from 1.6 inches to 7 inches, including products, such as mobile phones, and Commercial and other applications, which utilize display panels ranging from 2.5 inches to 22 inches or above, for use in products, such as displays for automobiles, industrial PCs, automated teller machines, point of sale terminals, pachinko machines and others. The Company sells its panels primarily to original equipment manufacturing service providers and brand customers with operations in Taiwan, the PRC, Japan and other areas. Its original equipment manufacturing service provider customers use its panels in the products ! that they manufacture on a contract basis for brand companies around the world. It also sells its products to some brand companies on a direct shipment basis. For the year ended December 31, 2014, the Company’s Display Business segment accounted 94.2% of its total net revenue.

Solar Business

In the Solar Business segment, the Company manufactures upstream and midstream solar products, such as polysilicon, ingots, wafers and solar cells. Through its subsidiaries, AUO Crystal Corp. and M.Setek, the Company manufactures polysilicon, ingots and wafers. Through AUSP, a joint venture the Company formed with SunPower Corporation in the United States, it produces solar cells in Malaysia. The Company’s solar PV modules are manufactured with multi-crystalline PV cells and mono-crystalline PV cells. A solar PV system consists of one or more solar PV modules that are physically mounted and electrically interconnected with system components, such as inverters, mounting structures, wiring systems and other devices to produce and store electricity. The Company sells its solar PV modules primarily to overseas customers, including installers, solar PV system integrators, property developers and other value-added resellers, which integrates its PV modules into on-grid integrated PV systems with inverters, mounting structures and wiring systems. For the year ended December 31, 2014, the Company’s Solar Business segment accounted 5.8% of its total net revenue.

The Company competes with LG Display, Samsung Display, Innolux, Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Hannstar Display, Sharp, Panasonic LCD, Japan Display, BOE, Century, Tianma, China Star Optoelectronics Technology and CEC-PANDA LCD Technology.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AU Optronics (NYSE:AUO) and Viavi Solutions (NASDAQ:VIAV) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Qorvo (NYSE: AUO) and AU Optronics (NYSE:AUO) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten brokerages that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a hold rating to the company.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AU Optronics (NYSE: AUO) and DSP Group (NASDAQ:DSPG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk and valuation.

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