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We could be in for a bumpy ride.

Like mosttravelers, I always hate hearing those words when I’m on an airplane. Thankfully, I’m not sitting on a jet about to hit turbulence right now. But I am invested heavily in the stock market. And not only might we be in for a bumpy ride ahead, it’s already been turbulent so far in 2018.

However, I think the response passengerstake on an airplane that’s about to encounter a rough patch is the right approach for investors: Fasten your seat belts, sit back, and wait. That’s exactly what I plan to do, especially with three of my favorite growth stocks — Align Technology (NASDAQ:ALGN), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), and NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA). Here’s why I’m holding onto these stocks no matter how bumpy the market gets.

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Align Technology

Align Technology ranked as the top-performing stock in the S&P 500 in 2017. And Align didn’t join the S&P 500 untilnearly halfway through the year. However, Align stock hasn’t been immune to overall market gyrations so far in 2018. The orthodontic-device maker especially took a hit after a Wall Street analyst predicted that its growth would slow.

best stock buys: Inphi Corporation(IPHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Timothy Green]

    Shares of Inphi Corp. (NYSE:IPHI) dropped on Wednesday following a mixed first-quarter report and a subsequent analyst downgrade. The company’s revenue declined sharply and came in just short of analyst expectations. The stock was down about 9.5% at 2:45 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Inphi (NYSE:IPHI) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The semiconductor company reported ($0.05) earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.05), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $60.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $59.82 million. Inphi had a positive return on equity of 5.39% and a negative net margin of 21.51%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 35.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.44 earnings per share. Inphi updated its Q2 guidance to $0.12-$0.14 EPS.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Inphi Corp. (NYSE: IPHI) fell about 8.6% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $32.36 after closing at $35.40 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $51.78. Volume of about 3 million was roughly five times the daily average of around 680,000 shares traded. The company had no specific news.

best stock buys: Zillow Group, Inc.(ZG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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  • [By Chris Hill]

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Let’s go to Z and let’s go with Zillow(NASDAQ:ZG). Zillow and Zillow Group. You know, Zillow has about 150 million people who click in on a monthly basis. They’re looking at listings of their house, of other houses in their neighborhood or places that they might want to move. Or just clicking around and looking at celebs’ dream houses. All these things can happen on Zillow but, increasingly, the company is clearly the leader and is the friend of realtors.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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best stock buys: Diamondrock Hospitality Company(DRH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Diamondrock Hospitality (NYSE:DRH) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the fourteen analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $11.86.

best stock buys: Kitov Pharamceuticals Holdings Ltd.(KTOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares rose 18.3 percent to $37.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.74 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) rose 12.1 percent to $2.69 in pre-market trading after surging 4.80 percent on Friday.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 10.9 percent to $109.75 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restarted its review of QUALCOMM Incorporated’s (NASDAQ: QCOM) proposed takeover of NXP Semiconductors.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) rose 10.6 percent to $15.20 in pre-market trading. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN) rose 10 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading.
    Vaxart, Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT) shares rose 8 percent to $5.54 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.19 percent on Friday.
    Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFIE) rose 7.3 percent to $4.58 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.22 percent on Friday.
    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) rose 7 percent to $22.49 in pre-market trading after falling 1.96 percent on Friday.
    Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) shares rose 6.9 percent to $9.16 in pre-market trading.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 5.7 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.92 percent on Friday.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) rose 5.4 percent to $19.70 in pre-market trading.
    Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: AGM) rose 5.2 percent to $92.95 in pre-market trading.
    International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) rose 5.2 percent to $29.94 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares rose 5.1 percent to $66.30 in the pre-market trading session.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading after climbing 15.66 percent on Friday.
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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Nevro Corp. (NASDAQ: NVRO) fell 11.6 percent to $81.58 in pre-market trading after reporting wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) shares fell 8.3 percent to $20.33 in pre-market trading after the company reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) fell 7.5 percent to $51.74 in pre-market trading. Zillow reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak sales guidance for the second quarter.
    Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) fell 7.2 percent to $3.11 in pre-market trading after reporting wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares fell 5.5 percent to $4.14 in pre-market trading after rising 11.17 percent on Monday.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) fell 5.1 percent to $95.00 in pre-market trading. Albemarle declared a quarterly dividend of $0.335 per share.
    Tata Motors Limited (NYSE: TTM) fell 4.8 percent to $23.80 in pre-market trading.
    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) fell 4.5 percent to $57.14 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares fell 4.3 percent to $2.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.73 percent on Monday.
    51job, Inc. (NASDAQ: JOBS) shares fell 4.2 percent to $93 in pre-market trading after rising 3.55 percent on Monday

best stock buys: Cellcom Israel Ltd.(CEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the health care shares rose 1.79 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Partner Communications Company Ltd. (NASDAQ: PTNR), up 8 percent, and Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) up 7 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Natural Health Trends Corp (NASDAQ: NHTC) fell 7.8 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after rising 1.46 percent on Friday.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) shares fell 6.6 percent to $11.41 in pre-market trading after climbing 4.18 percent on Friday.
    Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC) shares fell 6.2 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after tumbling 11.45 percent on Friday.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) fell 6.1 percent to $7.31 in pre-market trading after declining 3.35 percent on Friday.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) fell 5.6 percent to $28.30 in pre-market trading.
    Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) fell 5.3 percent to $6.06 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.73 percent on Friday.
    Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) shares fell 5.2 percent to $28.60 in pre-market trading. Xerox terminated its transaction agreement with Fujifilm and entered into a new agreement with Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason. JP Morgan downgraded Xerox from Overweight to Neutral.
    Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) fell 5.2 percent to $7.02 in pre-market trading. Cellcom is expected to release Q1 results on May 30, 2018.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) fell 4.5 percent to $74 in pre-market trading.
    Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV) shares fell 4 percent to $4.66 in pre-market trading

best stock buys: RXI Pharmaceuticals Corporation(RXII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares rose 67.5 percent to $49.96 in pre-market trading after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) rose 62.8 percent to $11.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) rose 23.4 percent to $2.11 in pre-market trading following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) rose 19.1 percent to $5.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 17.7 percent to $2.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 15.2 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
    Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) rose 14.6 percent to $8.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
    Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) shares rose 11 percent to $27.50 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 sales.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) rose 8.9 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MediciNova, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNOV) rose 8.1 percent to $11.35 in pre-market trading after the company announced opening of Investigational New Drug Application for MN-166 (ibudilast) in glioblastoma.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) shares rose 7.7 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company reported that its President and CEO Hannes Portmann left the company. The company named Raymond Threlkeld as successor.
    Otter Tail Corporation (NASDAQ: OTTR) shares rose 7.4 percent to $46.60 in the pre-market trading session.
    Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX) shares rose
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 44.7 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 23.2 percent to $65.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) rose 17 percent to $13.55 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) rose 13.8 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee voted in favor of WAYLIVRA for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 9.4 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a collaboration with Iovance Biotherapeutics.
    ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY) rose 13.7 percent to $8.80 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 5.6 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading after falling 2.26 percent on Thursday.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5.6 percent to $9.30 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) rose 4.7 percent to $47.50 in pre-market trading.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 4.2 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $11.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 earnings.

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