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&l;strong&g;By Jon Friar&l;/strong&g;
While startups get most of the attention in fintech, the monumental task of converting the $17 trillion of global cash and check transactions into digital payments remains one of the most persistent opportunities in finance.
Owning &l;strong&g;Visa&l;/strong&g; (V), which began life as BankAmericard in 1958, is a great way to play this trend. In addition to the movement away from cash and checks, the Foster City, California, company also benefits as retail spending moves online. In fact, Visa&s;s share of all payments roughly doubles when consumers start buying digitally.
There is also a new Venmo-esque P2P payment service called Visa Direct, which facilitates money transfers among 3 billion-plus card accounts. High incremental margins and steady share buybacks should allow the company to sustain mid-teens or better EPS growth for many years. On a cash-flow basis, Visa&s;s stock trades for only a modest premium to the market.
Hot Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: United States Cellular Corporation(USM)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
NII (NASDAQ: NIHD) and U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and dividends.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong (OTCMKTS:HTHKY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.
Hot Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: LightPath Technologies, Inc.(LPTH)
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares rose 14.1 percent to $3.65 in the pre-market trading session after reporting 2017 year-end results.
LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH) rose 13.3 percent to $2.43 in pre-market trading after reporting a third-quarter earnings beat.
MYnd Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYND) rose 10.5 percent to $3.49 in pre-market trading. MYnd Analytics reported a Q2 net loss of $2.7 million on revenue of $459,900.
SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares rose 8.4 percent to $5.68 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) shares rose 7.7 percent to $8.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 7.5 percent to $6.45 in pre-market trading after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
Mimecast Ltd (NASDAQ: MIME) rose 6.5 percent to $43.50 in pre-market trading following a first-quarter sales beat.
Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 6 percent to $12.50 in pre-market trading after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTLA) shares rose 6 percent to $26.05 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.58 percent on Monday.
PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) rose 4.7 percent to $7.20 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
Xunlei Limited (NASDAQ: XNET) rose 4.1 percent to $13.88 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.54 percent on Monday.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 4.5 percent to $21.73 in pre-market trading. Mizuho upgraded Valeant from Neutral to Buy.
Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) rose 4.1 percent to $3.80 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) rose 3.4 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after jumping 23.25 percent o
Hot Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: SK Telecom Corporation Ltd.(SKM)
- [By Shane Hupp]
Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong (OTCMKTS: HTHKY) and SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Friday morning, the telecommunication services shares gained 1.59 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S), up 8 percent, and SK Telecom Co., Ltd. (NYSE: SKM), up 3 percent.
Hot Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.(TTWO)
- [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]
The week ahead includes earnings announcements from two major retailers, Home Depot (NYSE:HD) and Walmart (NYSE:WMT), and an updated look at video game publisher Take-Two Interactive’s (NASDAQ:TTWO)latest growth trends.
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Satiating The Digital Desire
Unlike generations before them, today’s kids looks to digital games and content played on consoles and their smart devices to entertain them. With a limited number of quality game producers and this quickly growing audience, I believe Take-Two Interactive Software (Nasdaq: TTWO) is poised for another leg higher.
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Wednesday sees earnings from Macy’s (M) , Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) and Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Cramer has positive things to say about all three companies.
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Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) : “The whole video game group is in turmoil. I want to see the earnings.”
Dunkin Brands (DNKN) : “I’m a holder of Dunkin. Below $60 I’d be a buyer.”
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I’m talking about returns of 31%, 35%, and more — all in a matter of weeks rather than months or years. In fact, we just closed a trade on Take-Two Interactive (Nasdaq: TTWO) for a clean 38.9% in just over four weeks.