Hot Cheap Companies To Own For 2015


Larry Summers, Treasury secretary under former president Bill Clinton and President Obama’s chief economic adviser during the recession’s darkest days, has been tossing cold water lately on generally optimistic economic forecasts. He argues that technological changes have widened the divide between rich and poor and could mean slower economic growth for a long period unless Congress passes another stimulus to increase spending.

USA TODAY economics reporter Paul Davidson spoke Monday with Summers, who was attending the annual economic policy conference of the National Association for Business Economics. Here’s what he had to say:


Q. You paint a pretty bleak picture of the economy. Why is that?

A. It doesn’t have to be bleak, but demand may be a challenge. I think that changes in the structure of the economy mean reduced demand for investment. It’s a much more mass-less economy, a lighter economy where a WhatsApp (purchased by Facebook last week in a deal va lued at $19 billion) can be worth more than a Sony.

Hot Cheap Companies To Own For 2015: Ur Energy Inc(URG)

Ur-Energy Inc., an exploration stage junior mining company, engages in the identification, acquisition, evaluation, exploration, and development of uranium mineral properties. The company has 13 projects located in Wyoming and Nebraska, the United States; and 3 exploration projects located in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Canada. Its landholdings cover approximately 90,000 acres in the United States and approximately 140,000 acres in Canada. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Littleton, Colorado.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Udovich]

    Small cap nuclear fuel stock USEC Inc (NYSE: USU) is up some 300% this week – meaning its worth taking a closer look at the company along with the performance potential uranium or nuclear stock peers Uranium Resources, Inc (NASDAQ: URRE), Denison Mines Corp (NYSEMKT: DNN), Ur-Energy Inc (NYSEMKT: URG) and Uranerz Energy Corp (NYSEMKT: URZ).

  • [By Bryan Murphy]

    If you listened to my bullish calls from December 27th and/or February 24th about Uranerz Energy Corp. (NYSEMKT:URZ), Uranium Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:URRE), and Ur-Energy Inc. (NYSEMKT:URG), then congratulations – you’re now up as much as 50%, depending on when you stepped into a trade, and which stock you chose. Now get out. See, as well as URZ and URG have done and are doing (URRE not so much), it looks like the short-term rally I first spotted a little more than a couple of months ago has fully run its course, and now these names are setting up a pullback.

  • [By James E. Brumley]

    Well, I’ll give myself an A for effort, but a C- for timing. But, I can bump that C- up to a B+ if my intuition is right as we head into the last few days of 2013 and the first few of 2014. What I’m talking about is a bullish commentary I penned back on November 26th regarding Uranerz Energy Corp. (NYSEMKT:URZ), Uranium Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:URRE), and Ur-Energy Inc. (NYSEMKT:URG). All three stocks were perking up, and more than that, the buzz surrounding URG, URRE, and URZ was getting louder. More often than not, when the fervor and bullish action and chatter reaches the levels they had reached a month ago, an explosion is right around the corner.

Hot Cheap Companies To Own For 2015: Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc.(FCX)


Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. engages in the exploration, mining, and production of mineral resources. The company primarily explores for copper, gold, molybdenum, silver, and cobalt. It holds interests in various properties, located in North and South America; the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia; and the Tenke Fungurume minerals district in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As of December 31, 2010, the company?s consolidated recoverable proven and probable reserves totaled 120.5 billion pounds of copper, 35.5 million ounces of gold, 3.39 billion pounds of molybdenum, 325.0 million ounces of silver, and 0.75 billion pounds of cobalt. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Craig Jones]

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  • [By Faisal Humayun]

    Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), a natural resource company engaged in the acquisition of mineral assets, and oil and natural gas resources has seen the worst of times with a slowdown in China and operational problems in Indonesia. This article discusses the reversal of some of the issues and why Freeport-McMoRan is a good stock to own.

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    Freeport McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) will resume concentrate shipments from Indonesia. The company will pay higher royalties of four percent on copper sales after paying between 1.5 percent and 3.5 percent under the old deal with the government. Shares lost 2.65 percent, closing at $37.53.

  • [By Steven Russolillo]

    WATCH FOR: MBA Weekly Purchase Applications (7:00 a.m. Eastern Time). EIA Petroleum Status Report (10:30). Angie’s List, AT&T (T), Boeing (BA), Cheesecake Factory, Delta, Dow Chemical (DOW), Facebook (FB) Freeport McMoRan (FCX), Hanesbrands, Norfolk Southern (NSC), Northrop Grumman (NOC), Pepsi (PEP), Qualcomm (QCOM), Weatherford and Whirlpool (WHR) are among companies scheduled to report quarterly results.

Hot Cheap Companies To Own For 2015: LifePoint Hospitals Inc.(LPNT)

LifePoint Hospitals Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates general acute care hospitals in non-urban communities in the United States. The company?s hospitals provide a range of medical and surgical services comprising general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, rehabilitation services, and pediatric services, as well as specialized services, such as open-heart surgery, skilled nursing, psychiatric care, and neuro-surgery. Its hospitals also offer outpatient services, including one-day surgery, laboratory, x-ray, respiratory therapy, imaging, sports medicine, and lithotripsy. As of December 31, 2009, LifePoint Hospitals owned or leased 47 hospitals with a total of 5,552 licensed beds in 17 states. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee. Lifepoint Hospitals Inc. (NasdaqNM:LPNT) operates independently of HCA Inc. as of May 11, 1999.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Yesterday afternoon, Pennsylvania announced that it would use federal dollars to pay private insurers to cover eligible Pennsylvanians. UBS analysts A.J. Rice and Jailendra Singh think Community Health Systems (CYH), Tenet Healthcare (THC) and LifePoint Hospitals (LPNT) stand to benefit the most from the deal:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    The fun wasn’t just limited to the big three hospital operators. Lifepoint Hospitals (NASDAQ: LPNT  ) stock jumped 5% on the CMS news, reflecting a $109 million market cap expansion. Likewise, Vanguard Health Systems (NYSE: VHS  ) shares climbed 5%, bumping its market cap up by $55 million.

Hot Cheap Companies To Own For 2015: The Travelers Companies Inc.(TRV)


The Travelers Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various commercial and personal property and casualty insurance products and services to businesses, government units, associations, and individuals primarily in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Business Insurance; Financial, Professional, and International Insurance; and Personal Insurance. The Business Insurance segment offers property and casualty products and services, such as commercial multi-peril, property, general liability, commercial auto, and workers? compensation insurance. It operates in six groups: Select Accounts, which serves small businesses; Commercial Accounts that serves mid-sized businesses; National Accounts, which serves large companies; Industry-Focused Underwriting that serves targeted industries; Target Risk Underwriting, which serves commercial businesses requiring specialized product underwriting, claims handling, and risk management services; and Special ized Distribution that offers products to customers through licensed wholesale, general, and program agents. The Financial, Professional, and International Insurance segment provides surety and financial liability coverage, which uses a credit-based underwriting process; and property and casualty products primarily in the United States., the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Canada. The Personal Insurance segment offers property and casualty insurance covering personal risks, primarily automobile and homeowners insurance to individuals. It distributes its products through independent agents, sponsoring organizations, joint marketing arrangements with other insurers, and direct marketing. The company was founded in 1853 and is based in New York, New York.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Kingkarn Amjaroen]

    Three reasons in particular stand out why The Travelers Companies (NYSE: TRV  ) could see rising stock prices throughout the remainder of the year and beyond: Premium momentum should continue to benefit the insurance company in the short- and medium term, returns on equity could further improve and raise The Travelers Companies’ intrinsic value and it could deploy more cash in the future toward repurchasing its own shares and hiking its dividend.

  • [By JulieYoung789]

    Dow Jones Industrial Average component Travelers (TRV) reported its second quarter 2014 earnings on July 22. The company is the third financial services company in the DJIA to report second quarter earnings following JPMorgan (JPM) and Goldman Sachs (GS).

Hot Cheap Companies To Own For 2015: International Business Machines Corporation(IBM)

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. Its Global Technology Services segment provides IT infrastructure and business process services, including strategic outsourcing, process, integrated technology, and maintenance services, as well as technology-based support services. The company?s Global Business Services segment offers consulting and systems integration, and application management services. Its Software segment offers middleware and operating systems software, such as WebSphere software to integrate and manage business processes; information management software for database and enterprise content management, information integration, data warehousing, business analytics and intelligence, performance management, and predictive analytics; Tivoli software for identity management, data security, storage management, and datacenter automation; Lotus software for collaboration, messaging, and so cial networking; rational software to support software development for IT and embedded systems; business intelligence software, which provides querying and forecasting tools; SPSS predictive analytics software to predict outcomes and act on that insight; and operating systems software. Its Systems and Technology segment provides computing and storage solutions, including servers, disk and tape storage systems and software, point-of-sale retail systems, and microelectronics. The company?s Global Financing segment provides lease and loan financing to end users and internal clients; commercial financing to dealers and remarketers of IT products; and remanufacturing and remarketing services. It serves financial services, public, industrial, distribution, communications, and general business sectors. The company was formerly known as Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. and changed its name to International Business Machines Corporation in 1924. IBM was founded in 1910 and is base d in Armonk, New York.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.DAILYFINANCE.COM]

    AP file/Eric RisbergMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella Microsoft (MSFT) sales soared 25 percent in the last quarter, largely from cloud computing. But sales of the Xbox, tablets, and Nokia smartphones also contributed to the strong performance, which handily beat Wall Street expectations as the company maintained profit margins. Microsoft’s business of selling cloud services to other businesses — in which companies store their data run their major software on remote Microsoft servers — doubled, and is now the primary focus of the company, according to the new CEO Satya Nadella. This earnings release follows the earnings announcements from the following peers of Microsoft: Adobe Systems (ADBE), Oracle Corporation (ORCL), International Business Machines (IBM), Google (GOOG), Apple (AAPL), Nokia (NOK) and Yahoo! (YHOO). Microsoft stood out from peers IBM and SAP who recently reported negative earnings results after strong warnings about operating profits while they move into cloud-related businesses, which generally yields lower margins than technology companies are used to. Highlights Summary numbers: Revenues of $23.201 billion, Net Earnings of $4.540 billion and Earnings per Share (EPS) of $0.54. Revenue rose, helped by outstanding performance in the cloud segment and the phone business it bought from Nokia, beating analysts’ estimates. Gross margins narrowed to 70.5 percent from 77.5 percent from same period last year. At the same time, Microsoft reported gross margin improvements in its cloud business, despite the cost of building and operating new data centers. Performance focus was more on revenue than the bottom-line: increase of revenue of 25.3 percent vs. decline in earnings of -13.4 percent from same period last year. Ability to declare a higher earnings number? Rise in operating cash flow of 1.8 percent versus same period last year–better than change in earnings. The table below shows the preliminary results and recent trends for key metrics such as

  • [By Bob Ciura]

    On Oct. 20, IBM  (NYSE: IBM  ) handed in a dud of an earnings report. The company badly missed analyst estimates on both the top and bottom lines, and the stock crashed 8% immediately after the quarterly numbers were released.

Hot Cheap Companies To Own For 2015: Uranium Resources Inc.(URRE)

Uranium Resources, Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and mining of uranium properties, using the in situ recovery or solution mining process. It owns developed and undeveloped uranium properties in South Texas; and undeveloped uranium properties in New Mexico. The company?s primary customers include utilities who utilize nuclear power to generate electricity. Uranium Resources, Inc. was founded in 1977 and is based in Lewisville, Texas.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Udovich]

    Small cap nuclear fuel stock USEC Inc (NYSE: USU) is up some 300% this week – meaning its worth taking a closer look at the company along with the performance potential uranium or nuclear stock peers Uranium Resources, Inc (NASDAQ: URRE), Denison Mines Corp (NYSEMKT: DNN), Ur-Energy Inc (NYSEMKT: URG) and Uranerz Energy Corp (NYSEMKT: URZ).

  • [By Bryan Murphy]

    If you listened to my bullish calls from December 27th and/or February 24th about Uranerz Energy Corp. (NYSEMKT:URZ), Uranium Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:URRE), and Ur-Energy Inc. (NYSEMKT:URG), then congratulations – you’re now up as much as 50%, depending on when you stepped into a trade, and which stock you chose. Now get out. See, as well as URZ and URG have done and are doing (URRE not so much), it looks like the short-term rally I first spotted a little more than a couple of months ago has fully run its course, and now these names are setting up a pullback.

  • [By James E. Brumley]

    Well, I’ll give myself an A for effort, but a C- for timing. But, I can bump that C- up to a B+ if my intuition is right as we head into the last few days of 2013 and the first few of 2014. What I’m talking about is a bullish commentary I penned back on November 26th regarding Uranerz Energy Corp. (NYSEMKT:URZ), Uranium Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:URRE), and Ur-Energy Inc. (NYSEMKT:URG). All three stocks were perking up, and more than that, the buzz surrounding URG, URRE, and URZ was getting louder. More often than not, when the fervor and bullish action and chatter reaches the levels they had reached a month ago, an explosion is right around the corner.

Hot Cheap Companies To Own For 2015: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)


UnitedHealth Group Incorporated provides healthcare services in the United States. Its Health Benefits segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services to national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers, small businesses, and individuals; and non-employer based insurance options for purchase by individuals. It also provides health and well-being services for individuals aged 50 and older; and for services dealing with chronic disease and other specialized issues for older individuals, as well as health plans for the beneficiaries of acute and long-term care Medicaid plans. This segment offers its services through a network of 730,000 physicians and other health care professionals, and 5,300 hospitals. Its OptumHealth segment provides health, financial, and ancillary services and products that assist consumers through personalized health management solutions; benefit administration, and clinical and network management; health-based financi al services; behavioral solutions; and specialty benefits, such as dental, vision, life, critical illness, short-term disability, and stop-loss product offerings. The company?s Ingenix segment offers database and data management services, software products, publications, consulting and actuarial services, business process outsourcing services, and pharmaceutical data consulting and research services. Its Prescription Solutions segment provides integrated pharmacy benefit management services comprising retail network pharmacy contracting and management, claims processing, mail order pharmacy services, specialty pharmacy, benefit design consultation, rebate contracting and management, drug utilization review, formulary management programs, disease therapy management, and adherence programs to employer groups, union trusts, managed care organizations, Medicare-contracted plans, Medicaid plans, and third party administrators. The company was founded in 1974 and is based in Minn e tonka, Minnesota.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We’ve looked at new Harvoni patient authorization forms from Anthem (Express Scripts (ESRX) is the pharmacy benefit provider) and UnitedHealth (UNH) that just came out… We note they have headline language “approval criteria” that reads and attempts to limit/restrict coverage to only the sicker highest risk F3-4 patients. The forms do support 8-12 weeks of Harvoni therapy. Separately, (2) Senator Bernard Sanders is planning a hearing before year end to examine HCV costs to the Dept of Veterans Affairs (VA=10% max HCV volume) which could add some headline risk to be aware of that reminds us of Waxman…

  • [By gurujx]

    UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) Reached the 52-Week High of $88.18

    UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is a Minnesota corporation incorporated in January 1977. Unitedhealth Group Inc has a market cap of $85.68 billion; its shares were traded at around $88.18 with a P/E ratio of 16.20 and P/S ratio of 0.70. The dividend yield of Unitedhealth Group Inc stocks is 1.49%. Unitedhealth Group Inc had an annual average earnings growth of 13.70% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Unitedhealth Group Inc the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    Analysts at Citigroup maintained a Neutral rating on UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) with a price target raised to $86 from a previous $77; Analysts at Jefferies maintained a Hold rating with a price target raised to $93 from a previous $87; Analysts at Barclays maintained an Overweight rating with a price target raised to $101 from a previous $99. Shares gained 3.27 percent, closing at $88.18.

Hot Cheap Companies To Own For 2015: Rent-A-Center Inc.(RCII)

Rent-A-Center, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, primarily engages in leasing household durable goods to customers on a rent-to-own basis. The company?s stores offer durable products, such as consumer electronics, appliances, computers, and furniture and accessories under flexible rental purchase agreements that allow the customer to obtain ownership of the merchandise at the conclusion of an agreed upon rental period. It also provides merchandise on an installment sales basis in its stores. As of December 31, 2010, the company operated 3,008 company-owned stores in the United States, and in Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico, including 42 retail installment sales stores under the names ?Get It Now? and ?Home Choice?; and 18 rent-to-own stores located in Canada under the ?Rent-A-Centre? name. It also operates 209 franchised rent-to-own stores in 32 states under the ColorTyme trade name; and 384 kiosk locations under the ?RAC Acceptance? model. In addition, the company, th rough its ColorTyme?s franchised stores, offers custom rims and tires for sale or rental under the trade names ?RimTyme? or ?ColorTyme Custom Wheels?. Rent-A-Center, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Grace L. Williams]

    Rent-A-Center (RCII) grabbed our attention when the new CFO joined a director for a cluster buy. Most notable were Guy Constant, who bought 10,000 shares for $248,400 and J.V. Lentell, a director, who bought 5,000 shares for $119,000. InsiderScore notes that the buys occurred in the wake of a three-year low at the rent-to-own durable goods retailer.

  • [By Garrett Cook]

    Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ: RCII) shares tumbled 11.08 percent to $25.83 after the company issued a downbeat guidance for the second quarter. The company expected adjusted earnings of $0.36 to $0.38 per share on revenue of around $773 million.

  • [By Anna Prior]

    Among the companies with shares expected to actively trade in Friday’s session are Lorillard Inc.(LO), Wells Fargo (WFC) & Co. and Rent-A-Center Inc.(RCII)

  • [By Garrett Cook]

    Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ: RCII) shares tumbled 11.22 percent to $25.80 after the company issued a downbeat guidance for the second quarter. The company expected adjusted earnings of $0.36 to $0.38 per share on revenue of around $773 million.

Hot Cheap Companies To Own For 2015: CVS Corporation(CVS)

CVS Caremark Corporation operates as a pharmacy services company in the United States. The company?s Pharmacy Services segment provides a range of pharmacy benefit management services, including mail order pharmacy services, specialty pharmacy services, plan design and administration, formulary management, and claims processing; and drug benefits to eligible beneficiaries under the Federal Government?s Medicare Part D program. This segment primarily serves employers, insurance companies, unions, government employee groups, managed care organizations and other sponsors of health benefit plans, and individuals. As of December 31, 2010, it operated 44 retail specialty pharmacy stores, 18 specialty mail order pharmacies, and 4 mail service pharmacies located in 25 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. This segment operates business under the CVS Caremark Pharmacy Services, Caremark, CVS Caremark, CarePlus CVS/pharmacy, CarePlus, RxAmerica, Accordant, and TheraCom names. The company?s Retail Pharmacy segment sells prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, beauty products and cosmetics, seasonal merchandise, greeting cards, and convenience foods through its pharmacy retail stores and online, as well as offers film and photo finishing, and health care services. This segment operated 7,182 retail drugstores located in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia; and 560 retail health care clinics in 26 states and the District of Columbia under the MinuteClinic name. It has a strategic alliance with Alere, L.L.C. for the management of disease management program offerings that cover chronic diseases, such as asthma, diabetes, congestive heart failure, and coronary artery disease. CVS Caremark Corporation was founded in 1892 and is based in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By reports.droy]

    The difference created by Wal-Mart is already a concern for CVS Health Corp. (CVS) and Walgreens (WAG) which provide a limited number of retail-based urgent care services. And Wal-Mart’s picking up the right markets to create the niche.

  • [By Chad Fraser]

    Big Moves Are Reshaping Baxter

    Baxter shares have risen 6.8% year-to-date, below the S&P 500’s 7.6% gain. But even though the stock hasn’t caused a lot of buzz with investors, management has made a number of important moves in the past two years.


    The first came in late 2012, when the company acquired Gambro AB for US$4.0 billion, marking the biggest acquisition in its 83-year history. Sweden-based Gambro makes dialysis products for patients with acute and chronic kidney disease. The company is the world’s second-largest manufacturer of dialysis machines, after Germany’s Fresenius.

    Baxter already had a presence in the dialysis market but mainly focused on in-home equipment, while Gambro’s products are mostly used in clinics.

    This is a large and growing market for the company: according to the Baxter, approximately two million people worldwide are on some form of dialysis, and that number is growing by more than 5% annually due to ri sing rates of diabetes and hypertension.


    Another major move came in March, when Baxter announced that it would break itself into two separate firms along the lines of its current divisions; it aims to complete the split in mid-2015.

    “The breakup makes sense because the two units have separate profiles, with the medical devices business being more defensive, while the biopharmaceuticals unit grows faster, albeit with greater risk,” wrote Springer.

    One of those risks is rising competition. For example, Biogen Idec’s (NasdaqGS: BIIB) Eloctate hemophilia A therapy received FDA approval in June. Eloctate could become a significant competitor to Baxter’s Advate treatment, which controls about 35% of the market. But Advate has the advantage of being well established: it was approved more than a decade ago and is now used in 64 countries.


    Eloctate is expected to cost roughly the same as Advate, but it requires fewer injections. Baxter is currently developing a longer-

  • [By Patrick M. Sheridan]

    Criminals would pay about 40% of the face value of the bills for a “10 stack,” or $10,000 worth of the bills, and then use the notes at local CVS (CVS) drugstores, car washes or Lowe’s (LOW) home improvement stores. Most of the bills were circulated along the Interstate-95 corridor in the East.

Hot Cheap Companies To Own For 2015: Progress Software Corporation(PRGS)

Progress Software Corporation operates as an enterprise software company worldwide. Its products include Progress OpenEdge platform, which offers development tools, application servers, application management tools, and an embedded database; Progress Orbix to address enterprise integration problems with standards-based solutions; and Progress ObjectStore, an object data management system to store data faster than relational database management system or file-based storage system. The company?s products also comprise Progress Responsiveness Process Management suite for business users; Progress Control Tower, an interactive business control panel; Progress Sonic, which comprises an enterprise messaging system and the enterprise service buses; Progress Actional that provides operational and business visibility, root cause analysis, and policy-based security and control of services; Progress Apama, which offers tools for creating, testing, and deploying strategies for applicat ions, including algorithmic trading, market aggregation, smart order routing, market surveillance and monitoring, and risk management; Progress Savvion BusinessManager, a business process management software; and Fuse products that provide customers with access to professional open source integration and messaging software. In addition, it offers Progress DataDirect Connect products, which provide data connectivity components; Progress DataDirect Shadow to provide foundation architecture for standards-based mainframe integration; and Progress Data Services product set that offers data integration for distributed applications. Further, the company provides maintenance, consulting, training, and customer support services. Progress Software Corporation sells its products to independent software vendors, original equipment manufacturers, and system integrators through direct sales force and independent distributors. The company was founded in 1981 and is based in Bedford, Massa c husetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Cook]

    In trading on Friday, technology shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 0.31 percent. Top gainers in the sector included Aware (NASDAQ: AWRE), up 15.4 percent, and Progress Software (NASDAQ: PRGS), up 7.7 percent.

  • [By Garrett Cook]

    In trading on Friday, technology shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 0.31 percent. Top gainers in the sector included Aware (NASDAQ: AWRE), up 15.4 percent, and Progress Software (NASDAQ: PRGS), up 7.7 percent.