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Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019

Mid cap fabless semiconductor stock Marvell Technology Group Ltd (NASDAQ: MRVL) reported fiscal Q1 2018 earnings after the Thursday market close that beat expectations. Net revenue was $579.180 million versus $519.383 million and net income was $96.970 million versus a net loss of $13.271 million. The CEO commented:

“Marvell executed well in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 as a renewed focus on its core businesses of storage, networking and connectivity were able to generate revenue growth of 12% year-over-year, driven by the long-term secular growth trends in the amount of data being created, stored and transmitted both wired and wirelessly. We are pleased to see that this growth was accompanied by a significant expansion in gross and operating margin, demonstrating the strength in our business model and the value Marvell’s solutions are bringing to our customers.”

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Computer Task Group, Incorporated(CTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Computer Task Group (NASDAQ:CTG) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Computer Task Group, Incorporated provides information technology (IT) staffing, IT solutions, and application management outsourcing services in North America and Europe. The company’s staffing services consist of recruiting, retaining, and managing IT talent for its clients. Its IT solutions include helping clients assess their business needs and identifying the IT solutions for these needs, as well as the delivery of services, including the selection and implementation of packaged software, and the design, construction, testing, and integration of new systems. It serves primarily technology service providers, financial services, healthcare, and life sciences market areas.Computer Task Group was founded in 1966 by Randolph A. Marks and G. David Bae. The company is headquartered in Buffalo, New York “

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Computer Task Group (NASDAQ:CTG) and Endava (NYSE:DAVA) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

    Get Computer Task Group alerts:

    $88.05 Million in Sales Expected for Computer Task Group (CTG) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) CTG to Present at B. Riley Institutional Investor Conference on May 23 (finance.yahoo.com) Computer Task Group (CTG) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.08 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Lowers Computer Task Group (CTG) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently commented on CTG. Zacks Investment Research lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 30th. ValuEngine lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Barrington Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Computer Task Group in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.13.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: AirMedia Group Inc(AMCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    AirMedia Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCN) posted a 52-week low of $1.04 after closing down 23% on Wednesday at $1.35. The 52-week high is $3.30. Volume was about 4 million, nearly 20 times the daily average of around 230,000 million shares. The Chinese outdoor advertising company said yesterday that it is terminating a potential go-private transaction.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Top Image Systems Ltd.(TISA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Before we get to our latest pick, here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Melinta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) Healthcare $1.74 104.01%
    Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PTX) Healthcare $0.83 84.40%
    Top Image Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: TISA) Healthcare $0.82 59.85%
    Jason Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: JASN) Healthcare $2.21 58.99%
    Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL) Financial $4.66 51.79%
    Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MARA) Healthcare $0.52 51.47%
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) Basic Materials $1.53 43.57%
    Dixie Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DXYN) Healthcare $1.40 42.86%
    Trevena Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN) Services $1.41 39.60%
    Alliance MMA Inc. (NASDAQ: AMMA) Healthcare $4.95 36.18%

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Evolving Systems, Inc.(EVOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Evolving Systems (NASDAQ: EVOL) and Zscaler (NASDAQ:ZS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Black Box Corporation(BBOX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Black Box Corp. (NASDAQ: BBOX) traded flat Thursday to match its 52-week low of $0.75 after closing Tuesday at $0.75. The stock’s 52-week high is $8.45. Volume was more than 40 times the daily average of about 180,000 shares. The company warned on Tuesday that it could face bankruptcy. Shares rose in Thursday trading and are on track to post a gain of about 30% for the day.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Liberum Capital reissued their hold rating on shares of Tritax Big Box REIT (LON:BBOX) in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

    Separately, Numis Securities lifted their target price on Tritax Big Box REIT from GBX 150 ($1.95) to GBX 153 ($1.99) and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Monday, August 20th.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Black Box Co. (NASDAQ:BBOX) gapped down before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $1.88, but opened at $1.95. Black Box shares last traded at $2.08, with a volume of 51479 shares trading hands.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Black Box (NASDAQ:BBOX) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Black Box earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 48.0509907143742 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Liberum Capital reiterated their hold rating on shares of Tritax Big Box REIT (LON:BBOX) in a report published on Friday morning.

    A number of other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Numis Securities boosted their price target on shares of Tritax Big Box REIT from GBX 150 ($1.96) to GBX 153 ($2.00) and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Monday, August 20th. Barclays started coverage on shares of Tritax Big Box REIT in a research note on Tuesday, October 2nd. They issued an equal weight rating and a GBX 160 ($2.09) price target on the stock.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Changyou.com Limited(CYOU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Just one segment of the Chinese online advertising, search, and gaming specialist mustered a year-over-year gain for both the quarter and all of 2018. But investors seem to prefer the sum-of-the-parts coverage that Sohu provides. Spun-off subsidiaries Sogou (NYSE:SOGO) and Changyou.com (NASDAQ:CYOU) — representing Sohu’s search and gaming operations, respectively — were inching lower hours into Friday’s trading day as Sohu shares were drifting higher.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ: CYOU) fell 27.5 percent to $21.35 in pre-market trading.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) fell 19.7 percent to $13.36 in pre-market trading after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 10.5 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) fell 8.1 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8 percent to $110.05 in pre-market trading. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) fell 6.2 percent to $35.36 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: DB) fell 5 percent to $13.63 in pre-market trading.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 4.3 percent to $48.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 results.
    Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) shares fell 4 percent to $64.00 in pre-market trading. Colgate-Palmolive posted upbeat Q1 earnings, while sales missed estimates

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Continuing its turnaround may seem to be an applause-worthy event. This is the third quarter in a row that year-over-year revenue growth tops 20%. However, weak guidance and continuing softness in its flagship display advertising business are sending the stock that was hitting two-year highs just six months ago to fresh 10-year lows. Spun-off subsidiaries Sogou (NYSE:SOGO) and Changyou.com (NASDAQ:CYOU) are also moving lower on Wednesday. 

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SAP (NYSE:SAP) and Changyou.Com (NASDAQ:CYOU) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and dividends.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) fell 11.5% in August of 2018, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. More than half of the pain arrived on the heels of the third-quarter report near the middle of the month.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) is not a well-known company. The semiconductor packaging equipment specialist is valued at just $1.65 billion, and it recorded just $809 million of revenue last year. That’s a much smaller number than those posted by semiconductor equipment giants like Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC), and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) dropped about 5.3% Thursday to set a new 52-week low of $40.25. Shares closed at $42.50 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $62.40. Volume totaled around 19million, about 40% below the daily average. The semiconductor equipment maker is turning into an over-priced house in a declining neighborhood.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank decreased its holdings in shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) by 34.7% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 256,903 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider’s stock after selling 136,310 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank’s holdings in Applied Materials were worth $11,866,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Echelon Corporation(ELON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Echelon (NASDAQ: ELON) and Lantronix (NASDAQ:LTRX) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Xplore Technologies (NASDAQ: XPLR) and Echelon (NASDAQ:ELON) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Echelon Co. (NASDAQ:ELON) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $4.07 and last traded at $4.18, with a volume of 9600 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $4.31.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation(CCMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Cabot Microelectronics Co. (NASDAQ:CCMP) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $112.25.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cabot Microelectronics (NASDAQ: CCMP) and Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Cabot Microelectronics (NASDAQ:CCMP) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cabot Microelectronics earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.640513544039 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Cabot Microelectronics Co. (NASDAQ:CCMP) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $114.80.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Electronics for Imaging Inc.(EFII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. lifted its stake in Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) by 20.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 21,439 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 3,582 shares during the quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in Electronics For Imaging were worth $586,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Electronics For Imaging (NASDAQ:EFII) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Thursday morning.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Electronics For Imaging (EFII)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

    Get Electronics For Imaging alerts:

    Hadera Paper Commits to Digital Innovation Leadership with EFI Nozomi Corrugated Press (finance.yahoo.com) Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFII) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Analysts Expect Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFII) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $263.69 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Commit To Buy Electronics for Imaging At $30, Earn 10.3% Annualized Using Options (nasdaq.com)

    Shares of EFII traded up $0.51 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $34.78. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,301 shares, compared to its average volume of 478,325. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 2.55 and a quick ratio of 2.15. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.50 billion, a P/E ratio of 128.59, a P/E/G ratio of 25.03 and a beta of 1.08. Electronics For Imaging has a 1-year low of $25.28 and a 1-year high of $43.89.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019

During these busy times, it pays to stay on top of the latest profit opportunities, and today’s blog post is a great place to start.

After taking a close look at the latest data on institutional buying pressure and each company’s fundamental health, I decided to revise my Portfolio Grader recommendations for 113 big blue chips.

Chances are that you have at least one of these stocks in your portfolio, so you may want to give this list a skim and act accordingly.

This Week’s Ratings Changes:

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Town Sports International Holdings, Inc.(CLUB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Town Sports International (CLUB)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB) hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $14.85 and last traded at $14.22, with a volume of 6778 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $14.65.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ClubCoin (CLUB) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the
    Proof of Stake hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was October 21st, 2015. ClubCoin’s total supply is 99,422,559 coins. ClubCoin’s official Twitter account is @clubcoin_co and its Facebook page is accessible here. The official website for ClubCoin is clubcoin.co.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ClubCoin (CURRENCY:CLUB) traded 1.9% higher against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 0:00 AM Eastern on February 2nd. One ClubCoin coin can now be purchased for about $0.37 or 0.00010522 BTC on popular exchanges including Trade Satoshi and YoBit. ClubCoin has a market capitalization of $0.00 and $15,235.00 worth of ClubCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, ClubCoin has traded down 5.3% against the US dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ClubCoin (CURRENCY:CLUB) traded up 18.2% against the dollar during the one day period ending at 16:00 PM E.T. on July 20th. One ClubCoin coin can now be purchased for about $0.66 or 0.00009000 BTC on exchanges. In the last seven days, ClubCoin has traded up 41.8% against the dollar. ClubCoin has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $11,282.00 worth of ClubCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ClubCoin (CURRENCY:CLUB) traded up 24.9% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 10:00 AM Eastern on August 28th. One ClubCoin coin can currently be purchased for approximately $0.63 or 0.00008900 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. In the last seven days, ClubCoin has traded 78.8% higher against the dollar. ClubCoin has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $67,516.00 worth of ClubCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: GSE Systems, Inc.(GVP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GSE Systems (NYSEAMERICAN:GVP) SVP Daniel Warren Pugh sold 4,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.75, for a total value of $16,500.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 51,613 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $193,548.75. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ostrum Asset Management lifted its holdings in shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) by 214.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 17,386 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 11,857 shares during the period. Ostrum Asset Management’s holdings in Applied Materials were worth $967,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Crude oil prices continue to remain in focus after Brent crude hit $80.00 per barrel. The benchmark crude touched $80.00, as markets are concerned about the impact renewed Iranian sanctions will have on global supply. French oil giant Total announced Wednesday that it was abandoning a gas project in Iran after failing to obtain a waiver from the Trump administration to do business in Iran. The sanctions are expected to decline global output at a time that OPEC is already working diligently to push oil prices higher by containing excessive global production.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: JCP, BABA, F, KR
    Shares of JCPenney (NYSE: JCP) are ticking higher after its earnings report before the bell. Yesterday, retail companies were stunned by the 11% jump for its rival Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) stock thanks to a strong first-quarter report. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) is generating a lot of buzz as investors monitor trade relations between the United States and China. BABA stock had slumped by 18% thanks to trade restrictions on Chinese companies. Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) announced it will restart production of its popular F-150 pickup truck at its Dearborn, Mich., facility. The company recently suspended operations after a fire damaged supplies needed for manufacturing. The F-150 is the most popular consumer vehicle in the United States. In an effort to beat back the growth of Wal-Mart and Amazon, grocery giant Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced a deal to purchase a 5% stake in British online supermarket Ocado. The deal will allow Kroger to utilize the UK firm’s warehouse automation technology in the United States and improve its supply chain costs. Look for additional earnings reports from Applied Materials Inc. (Nasdaq: AMAT), Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN), The Children’s Place Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCE), Teekay Corp. (NYSE: TK), and Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM).

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    ReTo Eco-Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: RETO) fell 9.3 percent to $4.50 in pre-market trading.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) shares fell 8.5 percent to $4.50 in pre-market trading after dropping 3.53 percent on Thursday.
    Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) fell 7.5 percent to $47.10 in pre-market trading. Nordstrom reported upbeat results for its first quarter. Comparable-store sales rose 0.6 percent.
    Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) shares fell 6 percent to $263.00 in pre-market trading. Baidu disclosed that its COO Qi Lu will step down in July 2018.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares fell 5.6 percent to $8.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 11.88 percent on Thursday.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) fell 5 percent to $51.30 in pre-market trading. Applied Materials reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) fell 5 percent to $7.61 in pre-market trading after rising 11.40 percent on Thursday.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $255.77 in pre-market trading.
    Vascular Biogenics Ltd (NASDAQ: VBLT) fell 4.6 percent to $2.10 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) fell 3.3 percent to $37.60 in pre-market trading. Campbell Soup reported upbeat Q3 earnings, but sales missed estimates. The company also lowered its FY18 outlook.
    ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAD) shares fell 2.7 percent to $17.65 in pre-market trading after reporting a 7.2 million common stock offering

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest in Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) fell to 16.35 million shares. The previous reading was 18.30 million. Shares were trading at $45.20, in a 52-week range of $41.94 to $62.40.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (ITHUF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    It’s not even just a Canadian problem. iAnthus Capital Holdings (NASDAQOTH:ITHUF), a vertically integrated cannabis dispensary with a focus on the U.S. market, recently closed on its purchase of MPX Bioceutical. This roughly $600 million deal increases the number of states iAnthus has access to from six to 11, and lifts its retail license count to 63. But take a gander at its most recent quarterly filing and you’ll see that CA$7.2 million in goodwill has not so magically transformed into CA$75.9 million in goodwill over a nine-month period, through Sept. 30, 2018. This represents 55% of the company’s total assets.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Marijuana grower

    Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE:CGC) $5.8 billion
      Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: ACBFF) $2.9 billion
      Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY) $2.3 billion
      Aphria (NASDAQOTH: APHQF) $1.9 billion
      MedMen Enterprises (NASDAQOTH: MMNFF) $1.3 billion
      Cronos Group (NASDAQ: CRON) $1 billion
      The Green Organic Dutchman (NASDAQOTH: TGODF) $1 billion
      The Hydropothecary (NASDAQOTH: HYYDF) $728 million
      CannTrust Holdings (NASDAQOTH: CNTTF) $513 million
      Organigram Holdings (NASDAQOTH: OGRMF) $509 million
      Marimed (NASDAQOTH: MRMD) $472 million
      TerrAscend (NASDAQOTH: TRSSF) $398 million
      Auxly Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: CBWTF) $368 million
      iAnthus Capital Holdings (NASDAQOTH: ITHUF) $367 million
      Medical Marijuana (NASDAQOTH: MJNA) $330 million
      CV Sciences (NASDAQOTH: CVSI) $299 million
      Emerald Health Therapeutics (NASDAQOTH: EMHTF) $287 million
      Supreme Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: SPRWF) $277 million
      Smart Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: SCNA) $276 million
      MPX Bioceutical (NASDAQOTH: MPXEF) $234 million
      AusCann Group Holdings (NASDAQOTH: ACNNF) $223 million
      Liberty Health Sciences (NASDAQOTH: LHSIF) $213 million

    Biotech

  • [By Sean Williams]

    For instance, iAnthus Capital Holding (NASDAQOTH:ITHUF) recently completed the largest U.S. deal to date by purchasing MPX Bioceutical for around $600 million. (This deal will be eclipsed by MedMen’s purchase of PharmaCann, once that deal closes.) Though it’s unclear what sort of premium iAnthus paid for MPX Bioceutical as of yet, a quick glance at iAnthus Capital’s balance sheet shows that 55% of its total assets are currently tied up in goodwill. Since the dispensary space will presumably have plenty of competition, it’s unclear if iAnthus (or other acquisition-hungry dispensaries) will be able to recoup the premium it’s paid to buy other businesses. This leaves the door open for hefty future writedowns.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: United Microelectronics Corporation(UMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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    A number of brokerages recently commented on UMC. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded shares of UMC from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $2.10 to $2.60 in a research report on Sunday. ValuEngine cut shares of UMC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. UMC presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $2.60.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of United Microelectronics Corp (NYSE:UMC) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and five have given a hold recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $2.19.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    United Microelectronics Corp. (NYSE: UMC) is a semiconductor company based in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

    Founded as Taiwan’s first semiconductor company in 1980, UMC is best known for manufacturing integrated circuits used by larger semiconductor companies like Nvidia Corp. (Nasdaq: NVDA) in their products.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.(ETE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Like last quarter, Energy Transfer Partners delivered strong earnings and cash flow growth. Because of that, the company was able to cover its jaw-dropping 12.4%-yielding distribution by a healthy 1.15 times. That slight decline from the year-ago quarter was caused by parent company Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE) significantly reducing its support. For a better comparison, the coverage ratio would have still been a solid 1.1 in this year’s first quarter without any assistance from Energy Transfer Equity, while it would have been a worrisome 0.98 in the year-ago period without the parent company’s help. That improvement is exactly what investors wanted to see this quarter.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This MLP brings the potential for solid growth and income. Energy Transfer Equity LP (NYSE: ETE) owns the general partner and 100% of the incentive distribution rights (IDRs) of Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco. The company also owns Lake Charles LNG. On a consolidated basis, the family of companies owns and operates a diverse portfolio of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil and refined products assets, as well as retail and wholesale motor fuel operations and liquefied natural gas terminaling.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on shares of Energy Transfer Equity LP Unit (NYSE:ETE) in a report released on Monday morning, MarketBeat reports. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $23.00 target price on the pipeline company’s stock.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: VSE Corporation(VSEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stantec (NYSE: STN) and VSE (NASDAQ:VSEC) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) will increase its dividend forward yield by 10.26%, VSE Corp. (Nasdaq: VSEC) will increase its dividend payout by 14.29%, and PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: PNC) will increase its dividend payout by 26.67%.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Rich Smith, and Daniel Miller]

    In the spirit of Lynch’s investment principles, we asked three of our Motley Fool investors to each highlight a stock Wall Street isn’t paying much attention to, but could be a great investment. Here’s a brief look at their selections: WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC), Control4 (NASDAQ:CTRL), and VSE Corporation (NASDAQ:VSEC). 

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: AVG Technologies N.V.(AVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    FinnCap cut shares of Avingtrans (LON:AVG) to a corporate rating in a research report report published on Monday.

    Shares of LON:AVG opened at GBX 223 ($2.97) on Monday. Avingtrans has a one year low of GBX 174.11 ($2.32) and a one year high of GBX 260 ($3.46).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MDGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) shares surged 144.96 percent to close at $265.61 on Thursday in reaction to an encouraging Phase 2 clinical trial update. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company said its liver-directed, thyroid hormone receptor called MGL-3196 showed a statistical significance in the primary endpoint of lowering liver fat at 12 weeks and also 36 weeks.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) shares rose 101.01 percent to close at $9.99 on Thursday after falling 4.42 percent on Wednesday.
    Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) jumped 45.58 percent to close at $0.474. The developer of rapid health information technologies said Wednesday afternoon it was granted a 180-day extension from the Nasdaq Stock Market to meet the requirement of a minimum $1.00 per share closing bid price for 10 straight days.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) gained 40.93 percent to close at $3.03 after the FDA approved Kitov's Consensi for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain and hypertension.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 28.21 percent to close at $19.86.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) climbed 26.45 percent to close at $7.84 after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) shares climbed 21.93 percent to close at $2.78 in reaction to an encouraging FDA update. The biotechnology company that focuses on therapies for the treatment of cancer said the FDA granted a Fast Track designation for fimepinostat (CUDC-907) in patients with relapsed or refractory.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 21.23 percent to close at $7.48.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) rose 16.21 percent to close at $12.83 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    The Brink's Company (NYSE: BCO) jumped 16.2 percent to close at $79.25 as the company announced plans to acquire Dunbar Armored for $520 million in cash.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) rose 15.14 percent to c
  • [By Sean Williams, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    In recent weeks, a couple of under-the-radar players have wowed Wall Street. Less than three weeks ago, Madrigal Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MDGL) reported top-line results from its 36-week phase 2 study involving MGL-3196 as a treatment for NASH. Overall, Madrigal’s liver biopsy results showed that 70% of patients with a more than 30% fat reduction at week 12 demonstrated a greater than two-point reduction in their NAFLD Activity Score by the 36th week. That was more than double the 32% of patients that demonstrated a similar response by taking the placebo. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:MDGL) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Traders acquired 1,068 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,404% compared to the typical daily volume of 71 call options.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: BlackRock Utility and Infrastructure Trust(BUI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst (NYSE:BUI) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, October 1st, NASDAQ reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.121 per share by the real estate investment trust on Wednesday, October 31st. This represents a $1.45 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.26%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 12th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media stories about Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst (NYSE:BUI) have trended somewhat negative this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst earned a media sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.3004100251897 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst (NYSE:BUI) declared a monthly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st, NASDAQ reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be given a dividend of 0.121 per share by the real estate investment trust on Friday, August 31st. This represents a $1.45 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 14th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst (NYSE:BUI) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst earned a news impact score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.4349959781156 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. lifted its position in shares of Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst (NYSE:BUI) by 23.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 41,436 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 7,911 shares during the quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. owned approximately 0.24% of Blackrock Utlts Infra&Pwr Oprtnt Trst worth $829,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

With yet another public attack in Brussels, Belgium today, the need for increased security and weapons threat detection keeps increasing. It is no wonder then that Patriot One Technologies (OTCQB: PTOTF, TSX: PAT.V) has seen not only activity in shares of their stock being traded, but also significant increases in the orders placed for their patented concealed weapons detection technology device, PATSCAN CMR™.

Last week the Toronto based company announced that in the three months since product marketing began during the lead up to the ISC West trade show in Las Vegas, they had confirmed sales commitments exceeding $2.7 million, representing over 90% of their 2017 total sales goal.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: NetApp Inc.(NTAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Profund Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) by 14.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,660 shares of the data storage provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,193 shares during the period. Profund Advisors LLC’s holdings in NetApp were worth $596,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $71.11 and last traded at $71.11, with a volume of 110710 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $69.65.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) was reiterated as Buy and the price target was raised to $90 from $76 at Argus. The firm noted that new offerings with Cisco in the FlexPod solutions have a big jump in health care and the firm came up with a blended analysis of earnings and valuation that could be north of $100 for the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 15th. The data storage provider reported $1.04 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.24. NetApp had a net margin of 1.29% and a return on equity of 33.87%. The firm had revenue of $1.47 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.42 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.62 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.6% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that NetApp Inc. will post 3.53 earnings per share for the current year.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Pegasystems Inc.(PEGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Thus far, he has had a remarkable streak: Every one of his 14 sets of stocks has beaten the market at every annual review. But no more. The group he picked last year at this time under the theme of “stocks riding the bull market” has stuck a fork in #RBIStreak. But painful though it may be, he reviews how iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT), Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA), Impinj (NASDAQ:PI), Wayfair (NYSE:W), and Zillow (NASDAQ:ZG) (NASDAQ:Z) performed over the past year.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) was upgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) announced first-quarter results this week that paired a significant slowdown in sales growth with plummeting earnings. The declines were driven by a shift toward cloud-based revenue that had a more pronounced impact on the books because of the implementation of new accounting rules.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: CVENT, INC.(CVT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CyberVein (CURRENCY:CVT) traded up 12.6% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 18:00 PM ET on October 5th. CyberVein has a market capitalization of $20.74 million and $59,268.00 worth of CyberVein was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One CyberVein token can now be purchased for about $0.0196 or 0.00000297 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC, OKEx, IDEX and Bit-Z. Over the last seven days, CyberVein has traded down 12.5% against the US dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    CyberVein (CURRENCY:CVT) traded 7.6% lower against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 21:00 PM E.T. on June 9th. One CyberVein token can now be purchased for about $0.0625 or 0.00000853 BTC on major exchanges including Bit-Z, HitBTC and IDEX. CyberVein has a total market cap of $56.75 million and $10.82 million worth of CyberVein was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, CyberVein has traded up 5.3% against the US dollar.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Pentair plc.(PNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pentair (NYSE:PNR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “For 2018, Pentair's adjusted earnings per share guidance is at $2.31 and sales outlook at $2.95 billion. However, Pentair will be affected by material and other cost inflation. Further, headwinds pertaining to the separation of the Electrical business remain. The company implemented price increases in the third quarter, the benefit of which will not be realized until the fourth quarter. Fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, most notably the strengthening of the U.S. dollar against the euro, could have a adverse material effect on the company’s revenues. Moreover, the stock has underperformed the industry over the past year.”

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Pentair PLC (NYSE:PNR) SVP Ademir Sarcevic sold 1,042 shares of Pentair stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.67, for a total value of $43,420.14. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pentair (NYSE:PNR) is scheduled to issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, July 25th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $1.12 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Hot Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Crude oil prices continue to remain in focus after Brent crude hit $80.00 per barrel. The benchmark crude touched $80.00, as markets are concerned about the impact renewed Iranian sanctions will have on global supply. French oil giant Total announced Wednesday that it was abandoning a gas project in Iran after failing to obtain a waiver from the Trump administration to do business in Iran. The sanctions are expected to decline global output at a time that OPEC is already working diligently to push oil prices higher by containing excessive global production.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: JCP, BABA, F, KR
    Shares of JCPenney (NYSE: JCP) are ticking higher after its earnings report before the bell. Yesterday, retail companies were stunned by the 11% jump for its rival Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) stock thanks to a strong first-quarter report. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) is generating a lot of buzz as investors monitor trade relations between the United States and China. BABA stock had slumped by 18% thanks to trade restrictions on Chinese companies. Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) announced it will restart production of its popular F-150 pickup truck at its Dearborn, Mich., facility. The company recently suspended operations after a fire damaged supplies needed for manufacturing. The F-150 is the most popular consumer vehicle in the United States. In an effort to beat back the growth of Wal-Mart and Amazon, grocery giant Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced a deal to purchase a 5% stake in British online supermarket Ocado. The deal will allow Kroger to utilize the UK firm’s warehouse automation technology in the United States and improve its supply chain costs. Look for additional earnings reports from Applied Materials Inc. (Nasdaq: AMAT), Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN), The Children’s Place Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCE), Teekay Corp. (NYSE: TK), and Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM).

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC reduced its position in Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) by 12.3% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 167,676 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider’s stock after selling 23,414 shares during the quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC’s holdings in Applied Materials were worth $9,324,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest in Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) fell to 16.35 million shares. The previous reading was 18.30 million. Shares were trading at $45.20, in a 52-week range of $41.94 to $62.40.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) which fell about 7.5% to $43.85. The stock’s 52-week range is $42.62 to $62.40. Volume was about 52 million compared to the daily average volume of 12.7 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.
    Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) reported upbeat results for its first quarter. Comparable-store sales rose 0.6 percent.
    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) disclosed a 7.2 million common stock offering.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: HubSpot, Inc.(HUBS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Sales and marketing platform HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS) beat the market last month by gaining 14%, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, compared to a 2% increase in the S&P 500. 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on HubSpot (HUBS)

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  • [By Tim Beyers]

    When revenue — or in the case of a subscription-driven company like HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS), subscription revenue — grows faster than investment in research and development (R&D) over a period in which at least one (but preferably two or more) internally developed products are released, and when gross margin expands over that same period, you’ve likely found a legitimate innovator.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

Stocks rose in the first hour of the session today but lost ground steadily after that. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES:^DJI) and the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) both had significant losses.

Today’s stock market

Index Percentage Change Point Change

Dow (0.68%) (165.52)
S&P 500 (0.86%) (23.43)

Data source: Yahoo! Finance.

Technology was the weakest sector, with biotech and semiconductor stocks in particular having a tough day. The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEMKT:XBI) tumbled 3.2% and the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) lost 2.4%.

As for individual stocks, Conagra Brands (NYSE:CAG) announced it is acquiring Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF), and Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CARA) reported positive clinical trial results for its lead drug.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Black Box Corporation(BBOX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Black Box (NASDAQ:BBOX) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Black Box earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 48.0509907143742 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Black Box Co. (NASDAQ:BBOX) shares traded up 43.4% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $1.30 and last traded at $1.19. 1,341,057 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 37% from the average session volume of 975,331 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.83.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Black Box Co. (NASDAQ:BBOX) gapped down before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $1.88, but opened at $1.95. Black Box shares last traded at $2.08, with a volume of 51479 shares trading hands.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) and Black Box (NASDAQ:BBOX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Lantronix, Inc.(LTRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lantronix (NASDAQ:LTRX) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lantronix (NASDAQ:LTRX) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $3.24 and last traded at $3.20, with a volume of 2090 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $3.21.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lantronix Inc (NASDAQ:LTRX)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $4.03 and last traded at $3.90, with a volume of 768 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $3.85.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Echelon (NASDAQ: ELON) and Lantronix (NASDAQ:LTRX) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: ClearOne Communications Inc.(CLRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Akoustis Technologies (NASDAQ: CLRO) and Clearone (NASDAQ:CLRO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fabrinet (NASDAQ: CLRO) and Clearone (NASDAQ:CLRO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) dropped about 5.3% Thursday to set a new 52-week low of $40.25. Shares closed at $42.50 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $62.40. Volume totaled around 19million, about 40% below the daily average. The semiconductor equipment maker is turning into an over-priced house in a declining neighborhood.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) fell 11.5% in August of 2018, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. More than half of the pain arrived on the heels of the third-quarter report near the middle of the month.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest in Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) rose to 14.46 million shares. The previous reading was 13.74 million. Shares were trading at $48.72, in a 52-week range of $40.42 to $62.40.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $120.51 billion before the opening bell. Walmart shares gained 1 percent to $86.99 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) to post quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $4.45 billion after the closing bell. Applied Materials shares rose 0.15 percent to $55.25 in after-hours trading.
    Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) reported downbeat results for its second quarter. Comps were down 0.1 percent in the quarter. The company sees third-quarter comps coming in flat to up 1 percent. Jack in the Box shares dropped 3.03 percent to $88.60 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the opening bell, Dillard's, Inc. (NYSE: DDS) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $1.46 billion. Dillard's shares rose 0.14 percent to $72.10 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting Childrens Place Inc (NASDAQ: PLCE) to have earned $2.21 per share on revenue of $444.14 million in the latest quarter. Childrens Place will release earnings before the markets open. Childrens Place shares gained 0.29 percent to $138.40 in after-hours trading.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc.(CNSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL) is one of 74 public companies in the “Telephone communication, except radio” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Consolidated Communications to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Consolidated Communications (CNSL)

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  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Just look at the first stock on our list. Its dividend is yielding 13.62%, and it’s loaded with the potential to return 80% gains over the next 12 months…

    Best Dividend Stocks for Growth, No. 3: Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: CNSL)

    Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: CNSL) is an Internet service provider (ISP) specializing in high-speed, broadband Internet networks in the northeastern United States.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc.(UCTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UCTT) shares rose 5.1% during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $14.15 and last traded at $14.10. Approximately 964,765 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 20% from the average daily volume of 1,204,804 shares. The stock had previously closed at $13.42.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Employees Retirement System of Texas reduced its stake in shares of Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UCTT) by 24.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 177,000 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 57,000 shares during the quarter. Employees Retirement System of Texas owned 0.46% of Ultra Clean worth $2,938,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UCTT) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $31.00.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Medidata Solutions, Inc.(MDSO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ:MDSO) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

    Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Medidata Solutions Inc  (NASDAQ:MDSO)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 12, 2019, 8:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Qualys, Inc.(QLYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Align Technology (ALGN) , Regions Financial (RF) , Edwards Lifesciences (EW) , Qualys (QLYS) and HEICO (HEI) .

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Standex International Corporation(SXI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Barclays PLC boosted its holdings in Standex Int’l Corp. (NYSE:SXI) by 13.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,804 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 561 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in Standex Int’l were worth $459,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Synex International (TSE:SXI) Director Glenn Stanley Mcdonnell sold 250,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of C$0.50, for a total transaction of C$125,000.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Standex Int’l Corp. (NYSE:SXI) – Equities researchers at William Blair boosted their Q3 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Standex Int’l in a note issued to investors on Monday, October 1st. William Blair analyst N. Heymann now expects that the industrial products company will earn $1.51 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $1.49.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Standex Int’l Corp. (NYSE:SXI) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $120.50.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Quality Systems, Inc.(QSII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) got a boost, shooting up 14 percent to $17.08 after the company posted better-than-expected FQ4 results.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Quality Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII) jumped on Friday following the company’s fiscal fourth-quarter report. The provider of software and services to the healthcare industry beat analyst estimates on all fronts. The stock was up 13% at market close.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Quality Systems (NASDAQ:QSII)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities researchers at SunTrust Banks in a report released on Wednesday. They presently have a $20.00 target price on the stock. SunTrust Banks’ price target indicates a potential downside of 6.41% from the company’s current price.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, was a red-letter day in legal sports betting. On that day, Delaware Governor John Carney made history at the Dover Downs casino when he bet $10 on the Philadelphia Phillies beating the Chicago Cubs, and officially made the country’s first legal sports bet outside the state of Nevada.

After Carney placed his bet, all three of Delaware’s casinos – Dover Downs, Harrington Raceway, and the Casino at Delaware Park – were open to take bets on sports like baseball, football, basketball, and hockey.

It was a historic day that Delaware and other states wanted to see for a long time. And for reasons I’ll lay out below, it kicked off an era filled with incredible investment opportunities.

On May 14, 2018, the Supreme Court ruled by a 6-to-3 margin to eliminate the 1992 federal law prohibiting nearly every state from allowing sports betting. The decision is now up to each individual state.

What could this mean for states? Well, in 2017, $4.87 billion was wagered in Nevada, which was the only state allowed to have legal sports betting. That number pales in comparison to the estimated $150 billion that was bet through illegal bookies around the country.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    Like the semiconductor and memory industries, the semiconductor equipment industry has consolidated, to a handful of key global players. Two of the largest are U.S. companies Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) and Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $2.14 billion before the opening bell. Campbell Soup shares fell 0.18 percent to $39.15 in after-hours trading.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter. Applied Materials shares fell 4.48 percent to $51.54 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) to have earned $3.29 per share on revenue of $9.83 billion in the latest quarter. Deere will release earnings before the markets open. Deere shares dropped 1.23 percent to $145.00 in after-hours trading.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) shares rose over 5 percent in after-hours trading after a 13D filing from Carl Icahn shows a new 9.38 percent stake in the company. The filing also shows language from Icahn that strongly opposes a go-private transaction. AmTrust Financial shares climbed 5.81 percent to $14.21 in the after-hours trading session.

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) is poised to post its most recent quarterly results Thursday. The consensus forecast is $1.14 in EPS and $4.45 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $54.84 apiece. The consensus price target is $70.14, and the 52-week range is $40.79 to $62.40.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of semiconductor and display equipment manufacturer Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) fell as much as 10.1% in trading Friday after reporting fiscal second-quarter 2018 earnings and guidance that left investors unimpressed. Shares didn’t recover much throughout the day and were down 9% at 12:20 p.m. EDT. 

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    One of the top chip equipment makers is Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT). The company’s share price has taken a beating over the last year as the semiconductor industry — both logic and memory — seems to be suffering from a correction.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Forest City Realty Trust, Inc.(FCE.A)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE: FCE.A) and Forest City Realty Trust (NYSE:FCE.A) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: AltaGas Ltd. (ATGFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    AltaGas (OTCPK:ATGFF) agreed to acquire WGL (WGL) in January 2017, and the acquisition is still pending regulatory approval in DC, which is expected mid-2018. WGL operates Washington Gas, the gas utility in the region. The interesting play here I think is AltaGas. It offers a fairly well covered 8.5%+ dividend but has been beaten down as a result of concerns over the price paid for the WGL acquisition and the debt it will be required to take on in the deal. If the WGL acquisition does not receive regulatory approval, it’s very possible that AltaGas goes up. And if WGL is approved, it’s obviously a much better acquisition if Amazon picks anywhere in the DC area, as that should fuel a significant population increase for the gas utility business (some estimates of up to 1 million over 10 to 15 years). The projected growth in the gas utility business can serve as the foundation for AltaGas’s broader operations and allow them to finance debt at more attractive levels going forward. A mere re-rating to a market AFFO multiple would lead to substantial gains from the current 10-20% discount to market AFFO multiples, and a premium driven by the growth in Washington Gas could warrant a 10-20% premium to market AFFO multiples.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Quarterly dividends are the norm in the United States, and if you’re leaning on dividend income, quarterly budgeting is different from monthly budgeting. However, there’s another option if you look hard enough, with Canadian energy companies Vermilion Energy Inc. (NYSE:VET) and AltaGas Ltd. (NASDAQOTH:ATGFF) offering both monthly dividends and sizable yields.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    If you are looking for high-yield stocks, it’s very likely that Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) and AltaGas Ltd. (NASDAQOTH:ATGFF) will be of interest to you, sporting impressive yields of 12% and 8.3%, respectively. Often a higher yield is a good thing, but in this situation, you are probably better off going with the lower, though still robust, yield offered by AltaGas. Here’s why.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: AbbVie Inc.(ABBV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    But if you really prioritize dividend payments, Johnson & Johnson isn’t the best choice. It’s not even the top pick in the healthcare arena. When it comes to dividends, I think investors should look to AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) instead of J&J.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on AbbVie (ABBV)

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  • [By George Budwell]

    With this theme in mind, here is a look at how AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) and Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) made the two most costly mistakes halfway through 2018 and why investors in these two elite biopharmas shouldn’t necessarily panic over these blunders. 

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of shares short in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) increased to 15.66 million, compared to the previous 15.25 million. The stock was trading at $91.36, in a 52-week range of $64.61 to $125.86.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of shares short in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) increased slightly to 32.50 million from the previous 32.29 million. The stock was trading at $96.31, and its 52-week range is $69.47 to $125.86.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of shares short in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) decreased slightly to 31.01 million from the previous 31.37 million. The stock was trading at $94.57, and its 52-week range is $85.24 to $125.86.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc.(ACRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Aclaris Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ACRS) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aclaris Therapeutics earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.9638334424702 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Aclaris Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ACRS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on identifying, developing and commercializing drugs to met needs in dermatology. Its drug candidate consists of A-101, a high-concentration hydrogen peroxide topical solution which is being developed as a prescription treatment for seborrheic keratosis a common non-malignant skin tumor and A-102, a proprietary topical gel dosage form of hydrogen peroxide for the treatment of SK and common warts which are in different clinical trial. Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. is headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania. “

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Aclaris Therapeutics (ACRS)

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As the amount of renewable energy in global electricity networks continues to surge, a new question arises &a;ndash; when will renewables become the dominant source of energy?

A new report, the &l;a href=&q;https://www.lr.org/techradar&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;Lloyd&a;rsquo;s Register 2018 Technology Radar&l;/a&g;, examines this issue and also looks at which technologies are likely to have the biggest impact in different countries and what are the key drivers and barriers to success.

A survey of 800 key industry figures found that China would be the first country to achieve grid parity, in 2022, followed by Spain and the United Arab Emirates two years later in 2024. This is the same year that Germany and the UK are expected to see grid parity for wind power, followed a year later by Denmark and the USA. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) &l;a href=&q;http://www.irena.org/newsroom/pressreleases/2018/Jan/Onshore-Wind-Power-Now-as-Affordable-as-Any-Other-Source&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;said recently&l;/a&g; that clean energy sources will be cheaper than fossil fuels by 2020.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Dynagas LNG Partners LP(DLNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) will post its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, May 16th. Analysts expect Dynagas LNG Partners to post earnings of $0.17 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) shares dropped 12 percent to $9.30 after the company lowered its quarterly distribution to $0.25 per common unit from $0.4225 per common unit.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Valeritas Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: VLRX) fell 25.9 percent to $1.89 in pre-market trading. Valeritas priced its 13.7 million share offering at $1.75 per share.
    Zealand Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: ZEAL) fell 6.5 percent to $15.30 in pre-market trading after rising 9.80 percent on Monday.
    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) fell 5.1 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after slipping 1.15 percent on Monday.
    Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ: INCY) fell 5 percent to $64.80 in pre-market trading. Lilly and Incyte disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee recommended approval of baricitinib 2mg, but not 4mg, for the treatment of moderately-to-severely active RAI.
    Casa Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CASA) fell 4.7 percent to $28.40 in pre-market trading after announcing a 7.35 million share common stock offering.
    Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE: AGO) shares fell 4.5 percent to $34.30 in pre-market trading. The founder and president of Greenlight Capital talked about a short idea in Assured Guaranty, saying pre-tax income is likely to "collapse." He also highlighted Assured Guaranty insured $12.2 billion in below-investment grade bonds.
    The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) shares fell 4 percent to $17.30 in pre-market trading.
    Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) shares fell 3.4 percent to $38.10 in pre-market trading

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Notable Earnings

    Walmart, Inc (NYSE: WMT) Q1 premarket
    J. C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) Q1 premarket
    Nordstrom, Inc (NYSE: JWN) Q1 after hours
    Applied Materials, Inc (NASDAQ: AMAT) Q2 after hours

    IPOs

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Friday
    The Lira slumped 6% on news that the Trump administration is willing to increase economic sanctions on the embattled country unless it releases Andrew Brunson, an American evangelical pastor who has been detained. Markets spent most of Thursday cheering trade developments between U.S. and China, largely ignoring this ongoing drama. However, it’s important to remember that Turkey’s currency crisis may be a tremendous profit opportunity. Here’s what you need to know. Semiconductor shares fell this morning as investors worried that the two-year surge in chip companies could be losing steam. Shares of Applied Materials (Nasdaq: AMAT) fell more than 5% after the world’s largest semiconductor company fell short of quarterly expectations and issued a rather unimpressive outlook. The news pulled down shares of Micron Technology (Nasdaq: MU) and Intel Corporation (NYSE: INTU).
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: DE, NVDA, JWN
    A light day of earnings reports features just Deere & Company (NYSE: DE). The agricultural machinery giant will attempt to keep momentum going despite the ongoing slump in farm incomes around the country. With soybean and corn prices moving lower, many farmers might now be able to purchase “new paint” – also known as new machinery. This factor could impact the company’s forward guidance. Shares of NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) were off 2.5% after the firm reported quarterly earnings after the bell Thursday. The firm topped Wall Street earnings expectations by 10 cents with a $1.76 figure. However, the firm reduced its current quarter guidance due to falling demand in the cryptocurrency industry. Shares of Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN) popped more than 7% after the firm reported stronger than expected same-story growth and positive earnings expectation. The firm r

  • [By Steve Symington]

    But the rising tide didn’t lift all boats. Here’s why Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), and Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) slumped today.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    Like the semiconductor and memory industries, the semiconductor equipment industry has consolidated, to a handful of key global players. Two of the largest are U.S. companies Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) and Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT).

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cardtronics, Inc.(CATM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cardtronics (CATM)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cardtronics PLC (NASDAQ:CATM) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $27.80.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mastercard (NASDAQ: CATM) and Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Engineers Gate Manager LP lessened its position in shares of Cardtronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CATM) by 17.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 41,698 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 9,112 shares during the period. Engineers Gate Manager LP’s holdings in Cardtronics were worth $930,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of Cardtronics plc (NASDAQ:CATM), the world’s largest non-bank ATM operator with merchants and retailers throughout multiple countries, are up 18% as of 11:02 a.m. EDT Friday after the company released second-quarter results following Thursday’s market close.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Royal Bank Scotland plc (RBS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Six Stocks to Watch Today: PEP, BRKA, AAPL, TRUE, RHT, ORCL
    Shares of PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) are on the move after the snack and beverage company reported earnings before the bell. Shares topped $114 after the firm’s report came in line with Wall Street earnings expectations of $1.49. However, the firm did offer a weaker profit outlook thanks to higher CAPEX and a stronger U.S. dollar. Warren Buffett is back at it again. According to SEC filings, Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) bought a large stake in cyber giant Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT). The firm cut its holdings in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and completely sold off its position in Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL). TrueCar Inc. (NASDAQ: TRUE) shares plunged more than 17% after the company fell well short of earnings and revenue expectations after the bell yesterday. The firm also issued weak quarterly and full-year guidance. TrueCar reported earnings per share of $0.03, missing expectations by $0.02. Revenue of $91.1 million missed consensus expectations of $95.7 million. Ongoing weakness in the auto industry and global macroeconomic factors are hurting TrueCar and its competitors. On Friday, look for earnings reports from Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE), Moody’s Corp. (NYSE: MCO), Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL), and Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc. (NYSE: RBS).
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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Royal Bank of Scotland Group (LON:RBS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group in a research note issued on Friday. They currently have a GBX 341 ($4.46) target price on the financial services provider’s stock. Jefferies Financial Group’s price objective points to a potential upside of 35.32% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (LON:RBS) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 317.86 ($4.15).

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sanofi(SNY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Amgen’s next-generation cholesterol drug, Repatha has finally started marching upwards in recent quarters, but it could stall out in the quarters ahead. One of America’s largest pharmacy benefits managers recently dropped Repatha in favor of a rival therapy from Regeneron (NASDAQ:REGN) and Sanofi (NYSE:SNY). That puts a lot of strain on the only other younger products generating significant sales growth right now.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Many drugmakers market these diabetes drugs, however, Novo Nordisk’s, Eli Lilly’s, and Sanofi’s drugs are among the most widely used treatments. Each generates billions of dollars per year in sales from diabetes drugs, including insulin. The table below shows their 2017 annual results.

    Company Market Cap Total Revenue Total Net Income Diabetes-Related Revenue Change in Diabetes Revenue (YOY) 
    Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) $119 billion $17 billion $6 billion $14.7 billion 4%
    Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) $88.5 billion $22.9 billion $4.5 billion $10.1 billion 25%
    Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) $96.7 billion $41 billion $8.26 billion $5.8 billion (14%)

    Data sources: Yahoo! Finance and company annual reports. Note: 1. Novo Nordisk’s results reflect exchange rates on May 17, 2018. 2. Eli Lilly’s net income figure is adjusted net income. 3. Sanofi’s net income is business net income, a non-GAAP adjusted figure and results reflect exchange rates on May 17, 2018. YOY = year over year.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Shares of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN) created a high-water mark around three and a half years ago that’s still 51% above recent prices. The drugs it outlicensed to its big pharma partner, Sanofi (NYSE:SNY), succeeded in the clinic. Unfortunately, commercial launches that take baby steps when investors expect giant leaps can pressure even a biotech’s stock price no matter how productive its discovery engine may be.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Through a collaboration with Sanofi SA (NYSE:SNY), Regeneron has successfully developed and launched a cholesterol-busting drug, Praluent, an eczema drug, Dupixent, and a rheumatoid arthritis drug, Kevzara. All three of those drugs target massive megablockbuster indications, but it’s Praluent and Dupixent that I find most intriguing.

Hot Growth Stocks To Buy For 2019

Don’t call Tesla Inc.’s slower-than-anticipated deliveries of Model 3 sedans a delay. It’s merely been a “time shift,” according to Elon Musk.

“You’ll definitely get your car,” the chief executive officer told CBS in an interview aired Thursday. “It’s a six- to nine-month time shift. That’s literally it, and three of those months have already passed.”

Musk has tested some customers’ and investors’ patience by struggling to resolve bottlenecks causing what he’s described as “production hell.” The period of manufacturing woes is lasting about two to three quarters longer than he thought, he said.

The comments by Musk, 46, were somewhat inconsistent with Tesla’s statement earlier this month, in which the company said Model 3 may exceed the growth rate that Ford Motor Co. exhibited with the Model T. Tesla shares fell as much as 2.4 percent and were down 1.7 percent to $295.85 as of 10:36 a.m. in New York.

Hot Growth Stocks To Buy For 2019: Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation(AGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C (AGM)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Boston Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C (NYSE:AGM) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 42,148 shares of the credit services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $3,771,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C (NYSE:AGM) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C earned a news sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.6079928540378 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Hot Growth Stocks To Buy For 2019: VOC Energy Trust(VOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Deutsche Bank AG reduced its position in VOC Energy Trust (NYSE:VOC) by 64.5% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 19,000 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after selling 34,500 shares during the period. Deutsche Bank AG’s holdings in VOC Energy Trust were worth $112,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Hot Growth Stocks To Buy For 2019: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) traded down more than 10% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $42.62 after closing Thursday at $47.43. The stock’s 52-week high is $62.40. Volume was approaching three times the daily average of about 12.7 million shares. The company had no specific news, but chip stocks were not among Friday’s favorite plays.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank decreased its holdings in shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) by 34.7% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 256,903 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider’s stock after selling 136,310 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank’s holdings in Applied Materials were worth $11,866,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News stories about Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Applied Materials earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the manufacturing equipment provider an impact score of 46.7744665732926 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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Source: ThinkstockDecember 13, 2017: The S&P 500 closed relatively flat at 2,663.21. The DJIA closed up 0.3% at 24,588.94. Separately, the Nasdaq was 0.2% at 6,875.80.

Wednesday was a positive day for the broad U.S. markets. Again the Dow and S&P 500 hit intraday highs, while the Nasdaq is working to catch up. Crude oil slid for the second day in a row. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly positive on the day with one very large exception. The best performing sectors were consumer staples and industrials up 0.55% and 0.38%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were financials and energy down 1.3% and 0.16%, respectively.

Crude oil was down 0.8% at $56.66.

Gold was up 1.3% at $1,257.60.

Top Oil Stocks To Watch Right Now: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.(VSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Foundry Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) by 1.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 971,613 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 13,672 shares during the period. Vishay Intertechnology accounts for about 0.8% of Foundry Partners LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 18th biggest position. Foundry Partners LLC’s holdings in Vishay Intertechnology were worth $18,072,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock traders acquired 2,451 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,262% compared to the average daily volume of 180 call options.

Top Oil Stocks To Watch Right Now: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) was down, falling around 10 percent to $48.57. Applied Materials reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 16,832,480 shares, a growth of 16.4% from the April 13th total of 14,460,401 shares. Currently, 1.6% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 14,178,509 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.2 days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) was downgraded by Deutsche Bank from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Monday, The Fly reports.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. lowered its stake in shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) by 28.3% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 10,848 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider’s stock after selling 4,280 shares during the period. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc.’s holdings in Applied Materials were worth $501,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) stock fell 10.2% in September, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Shares lost ground amid a broader sell-off for chip stocks.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest in Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) fell to 14.50 million shares. The previous reading was 15.06 million. Shares were trading at $48.55, in a 52-week range of $41.94 to $62.40.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) fell 11 percent to $17.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted mixed Q3 results and lowered its FY18 guidance.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) fell 8.4 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading following downbeat Q1 results.
    Quality Care Properties, Inc. (NYSE: QCP) fell 8.2 percent to $20.85 in pre-market trading. Welltower announced plans to acquire QCP for $20.75 per share in cash.
    China Customer Relations Centers Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) shares fell 7.5 percent to $17.25 in pre-market trading after climbing 18.73 percent on Wednesday.
    Nokia Corporation (NYSE: NOK) shares fell 5.7 percent to $5.58 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) fell 5.6 percent to $38.66 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Briggs & Stratton Co. (NYSE:BGG) traded up 2.1% during mid-day trading on Wednesday following a stronger than expected earnings report. The company traded as high as $18.55 and last traded at $17.96. 23,269 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 92% from the average session volume of 306,585 shares. The stock had previously closed at $18.34.

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    The earnings report calendar is headlined today by Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO). The tech giant will report fiscal fourth-quarter earnings after the bell. Wall Street expects that the firm will report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.69 on top of $12.77 billion in revenue. Shares of Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) are on the move after the company reported earnings before the bell. The iconic retailer reported adjusted EPS of $0.70 on top of $5.57 billion in revenue. Wall Street had expected EPS of $0.49 on top of $5.61 billion in revenue. Shares of Macy’s stock were off 5.3% in premarket hours. George Soros’ firm Soros Fund Management increased its stake in shares of Blackrock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) by a whopping 60% in the second quarter, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing. If you were using Money Morning’s proprietary Stock VQScore™, you’d have known that Blackrock was sitting in the “Buy Zone” before the SEC filing was made public. The global asset manager has a perfect 4.75 score, and it will look to blast off now that other investors start to follow Soros and other institutional investors that love this stock. To learn more about the Money Morning Stock VQScore, go here right now. Look for additional earnings reports from NetApp Inc. (Nasdaq: NTAP), MSG Networks Inc. (NYSE: MSGN), CACI International Inc. (NYSE: CACI), Briggs & Stratton Corp. (NYSE: BGG), SpartanNash Co. (Nasdaq: SPTN), and Luxoft Holding Inc. (NYSE: LXFT).

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To turn the chips into hard cash, the thieves or their associates would eventually need to bring them back into the casino.

Hot Casino Stocks For 2019: Centennial Resource Development, Inc. (CDEV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Amedica Corporation (NASDAQ: AMDA) rose 31.3 percent to $4.11 in pre-market trading after climbing 181.98 percent on Tuesday.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 18.7 percent to $13.65 in pre-market trading after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 18.6 percent to $46.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 15 percent to $2.08 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 results.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) rose 9.8 percent to $49.00 in pre-market trading following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Centennial Resource Development, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDEV) shares rose 8.1 percent to $21.06 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares rose 6.8 percent to $3.44 in pre-market trading following Q1 beat.
    Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (NYSE: TIK) rose 6.7 percent to $3.20 in pre-market trading after surging 25.37 percent on Tuesday.
    KBS Fashion Group Limited (NASDAQ: KBSF) rose 6.4 percent to $5.84 in pre-market trading after jumping 9.36 percent on Tuesday.
    Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) rose 6.6 percent to $8.26 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 6.3 percent to $82.00 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Match Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) rose 5.8 percent to $38.43 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) rose 5.2 percent to $30.62 in pre-market trading.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Centennial Resource Development Inc (NASDAQ:CDEV) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty-two ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and nineteen have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $24.12.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Centennial Resource Dev (NASDAQ:CDEV) was downgraded by analysts at National Alliance Securities from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports.

Hot Casino Stocks For 2019: CEVA, Inc.(CEVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA) was down, falling around 12 percent to $30.25 after the company posted weaker-than-expected Q1 profit.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    CEVA (NASDAQ:CEVA) had its price objective decreased by Roth Capital to $44.00 in a research note released on Wednesday morning. Roth Capital currently has a buy rating on the semiconductor company’s stock.

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Hot Casino Stocks For 2019: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    And battery companies aren’t the only ones interested in cobalt. Semiconductor equipment vendor Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) has outlined a second long-term use for cobalt in leading-edge semiconductor technology. In fact, Applied is calling cobalt the most significant new material to come to semiconductor manufacturing in the past 20 years, since the 1997 introduction of copper interconnects.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) is not a well-known company. The semiconductor packaging equipment specialist is valued at just $1.65 billion, and it recorded just $809 million of revenue last year. That’s a much smaller number than those posted by semiconductor equipment giants like Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC), and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX).

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest in Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) rose to 16.83 million shares. The previous reading was 14.46 million. Shares were trading at $54.70, in a 52-week range of $40.79 to $62.40.

Hot Casino Stocks For 2019: Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation(WMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capit (NYSE:WMC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Wednesday.

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Financial services companies rely on the health of the markets to bring them business from the large institutions that are their best customers. With a bull market that’s almost a decade long at this point, Wall Street has never been stronger, and that’s given a big boost to financial information technology specialist Envestnet (NYSE:ENV). Yet as volatility returns to the stock market in early 2018, some investors feared that Envestnet’s time in the sun might soon end and give way to more difficult conditions looking ahead.

Coming into Wednesday’s first-quarter financial report, Envestnet investors had high hopes that the fintech specialist would continue to produce good growth. Envestnet exceeded expectations, and if anything, customers seem to be more appreciative of its services as industry conditions grow more uncertain. As connectivity among financial institutions becomes more critical, Envestnet will likely see even more customers come through its doors.

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Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News stories about Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Applied Materials earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the manufacturing equipment provider an impact score of 46.7744665732926 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ostrum Asset Management lifted its holdings in shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) by 214.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 17,386 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 11,857 shares during the period. Ostrum Asset Management’s holdings in Applied Materials were worth $967,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Investors bought shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on weakness during trading hours on Friday. $465.83 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $95.96 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $369.87 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Applied Materials had the 7th highest net in-flow for the day. Applied Materials traded down ($0.38) for the day and closed at $49.31

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest in Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) rose to 18.30 million shares. The previous reading was 18.00 million. Shares were trading at $46.82, in a 52-week range of $40.79 to $62.40.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ambarella, Inc.(AMBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Hill]

    On the other side of the overreaction coin, video-processing chipmaker Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA)dropped a whopping 13% on its quarterly report, but the company’s long-term outlook is a bit less rosy. The mysterious JPHathAzon healthcare company has reportedly decided on a CEO, but further details haven’t yet been released. And Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon are weighing in on quarterly expectations culture. Click play and find out more.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    In light of this, investors are presented with a choice: invest in a well-established leader like Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) or an upstart looking to make waves with new innovation like Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA). Which one you buy will have a lot to do with how much uncertainty you can stomach.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Intel’s acquisition of Movidius caused serious headachesfor Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA), which sells image processing SoCs for action cameras, dash cams, security cameras, and drones. Movidius’ Myriad 2 VPUs bundled together image processing, computer vision, and machine learning capabilities, which left Ambarella’s SoCs behind a crucical tech curve.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    It seems that anything these days with the words “autonomous driving” attached to it carries some level of controversy. Video chipmaker Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) is no exception. But the thing is, the company isn’t really in that industry — at least not yet. Shares were hammered after the company reported on its first quarter, which ended April 30, because of further declines in its action camera (read GoPro) and drones business. So developing new chips for the future of transportation can’t come soon enough for Ambarella.

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    Ambarella Inc.(NASDAQ:AMBA)announced decent fiscal first-quarter 2019 results on Tuesday after the market closed, detailing steady progress with its latest computer-vision chips and continued growth from the IP security and automotive markets. But with weakness in its other market verticals, and without the aid of GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) — previously its single largest customer — the video-processing chip company’s forward guidance left the market underwhelmed.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.(UBNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Ubiquiti Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:UBNT) were up 13.6% as of 3:30 p.m. EDT Thursday after the wireless networking products specialist announced better-than-expected fiscal third-quarter 2018 results.

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    Ubiquiti Networks(NASDAQ:UBNT)announced fiscal third-quarter 2018 results early Thursday, highlighting strong demand from its Enterprise Technology product lines and a large new share-repurchase plan. Shares of the wireless networking technology company climbed 11% Thursday when all was said and done.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Ubiquiti Networks Inc.(NASDAQ:UBNT) climbed 15.9% in May, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence, after the wireless networking products leader delivered stronger-than-expected quarterly results.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
    AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
    Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion.
    Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
    Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion.
    Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $255.60 million.
    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $457.67 million.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
    Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $1.32 billion.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $10.14 billion.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
    NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
    World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
    MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $616.04 million.
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  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) reported earnings for the third time since going public, and Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ:UBNT) jumped after announcing higher sales and improving profits.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: TransAct Technologies Incorporated(TACT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Logitech (NASDAQ: LOGI) and TransAct Technologies (NASDAQ:TACT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and profitability.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Internap Network Services Corporation(INAP)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Internap (NASDAQ:INAP) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The information technology services provider reported ($0.70) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.57) by ($0.13), MarketWatch Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $74.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $73.99 million. Internap had a negative return on equity of 271.76% and a negative net margin of 16.15%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted ($0.02) earnings per share.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Internap Corp (NASDAQ:INAP) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the six analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $28.00.

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Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2018: MobileIron, Inc.(MOBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2018: Omnicell Inc.(OMCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Omnicell Technologies (NASDAQ:OMCL) insider Robin Gene Seim sold 13,286 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.48, for a total value of $617,533.28. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 74,121 shares in the company, valued at $3,445,144.08. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Omnicell Technologies (NASDAQ:OMCL) insider Peter J. Kuipers sold 724 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, April 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.00, for a total value of $33,304.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 56,970 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,620,620. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2018: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) was down, falling around 10 percent to $48.57. Applied Materials reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) is set to release its most recent quarterly results Wednesday. The consensus forecast is $0.98 in EPS and $4.12 billion in revenue. Shares ended the week at $48.08. The consensus price target is $68.50, and the 52-week range is $34.58 to $60.89.

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on Applied Materials (AMAT) .

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 16,832,480 shares, a growth of 16.4% from the April 13th total of 14,460,401 shares. Currently, 1.6% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 14,178,509 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.2 days.

  • [By ]

    Applied Materials (AMAT) : “I like Applied Materials but let it come down and the pull the trigger.”

    Qualys (QLYS) : “I think this is a good company, but everything is coming down, so let’s wait to buy some more.”

Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2018: Canadian Solar Inc.(CSIQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.

    Magal Security Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: MAGS) is expected to report earnings for its first quarter.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 16, 2018 8:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ) is one of the biggest solar manufacturers in the world, producing about seven out of every 100 solar panels made last year. But the company doesn’t just make solar panels; it’s also become a leading developer of solar projects with a large presence in Brazil, Mexico, China, and the U.S.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    The U.S. was once one of the most attractive markets for solar manufacturers, and a number of companies expanded into project development to increase their exposure here. For the past few years,Canadian Solar(NASDAQ:CSIQ)has generated about one-third of its revenue in the Americas, the U.S. in particular.But recent first-quarter results show that the U.S. isn’t what it once was for the world’s biggest manufacturers.

Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2018: Rudolph Technologies Inc.(RTEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares gained 51 percent to $33.1365. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) shares jumped 34 percent to $3.00.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares rose 28.2 percent to $4.51 after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares jumped 27.8 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 20.5 percent to $8.920 after climbing 107.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) gained 19.5 percent to $ 5.97. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) rose 18.9 percent to $10.035 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) gained 18.3 percent to $3.0177. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to report Q1 results on May 15.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) rose 18.1 percent to $35.85 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares jumped 16 percent to $30.75 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
    Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) shares surged 12 percent to $40.06 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) rose 11.8 percent to $40.93 following Q1 results.
    Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) surged 11.2 percent to $27.36. Engility reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
    Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
    Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
    Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
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Hot Gold Stocks For 2019

Bank stocks have been soaring over the last month. The banking sector of the S&P 500 is up double digits in that time. And while most analysts are expecting a strong earnings season coming up, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) poured some cold water on that enthusiasm this week.

You see, in its biannual Global Financial Stability Report, the IMF suggested that nine major banks across the world may struggle to remain profitable over the next few years.

But here’s the thing: One of those banks, Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), just rose 14.3% in a four-week period, leaving Money Morning Options Trading Specialist Tom Gentile to wonder, “how much better can they do?”

Tom joined CNBC World to answer that question and tell us what to expect from the rest of the big bank stocks.

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Hot Gold Stocks For 2019: trivago N.V. (TRVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Shares of Trivago N.V.(NASDAQ:TRVG)lost 35.8% of their value in April, according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence.

    The hotel-booking company’s valuation plummeted after the release of first-quarter results that missed earnings expectations followed by weaker-than-anticipated guidance for the remainder of the year.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Deutsche Bank downgraded Trivago NV – ADR (NASDAQ: TRVG) from Buy to Hold.

    Trivago shares fell 4.03 percent to $4.52 in pre-market trading.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Online travel websites have seen their capabilities improve dramatically in the past decade, and that’s made competition among the industry’s leading players extremely fierce. Trivago (NASDAQ:TRVG) has fought to strengthen its own platform and to let potential customers know the advantages that it offers. Yet that hasn’t made it any easier for the company to work its way through difficult situations and find the best way to communicate its benefits to travelers.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    trivago N.V. (NASDAQ: TRVG) shares dropped 22 percent to $5.00 after reporting Q1 results.

    Shares of Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE: TER) were down 15 percent to $35.22 after the company issued downbeat Q2 guidance.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares ofTrivago N.V.(NASDAQ:TRVG) were heading south today as the hotel-booking specialist issued another disappointing earnings report and lowered its outlook for the year. Following a spike early last year, revenue growth continued to decelerate and turned negative in the first quarter. As of 10:25 a.m. EDT, the stock was down 20.5%.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Trivago NV (NASDAQ: TRVG) dropped about 5% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $6.17. Shares closed at $6.50 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $24.27. Volume was nearly double the daily average of around 1.1 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Hot Gold Stocks For 2019: Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc.(AIMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Aimmune Therapeutics (AIMT) : “I do like it. That’s an important niche business. “

    Ingersoll-Rand (IR) : “I like Ingersoll-Rand. They work well at this phase in the cycle.”

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Aimmune Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: AIMT) is looking for Phase 3 data for in its Palisade trial of AR101 in February. Specifically, this trial is looking to treat peanut allergies. Shares closed trading most recently at $37.13, with a consensus price target of $55.50 and a 52-week range of $15.97 to $40.65.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Aimmune Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: AIMT) is looking for Phase 3 data for in its Palisade trial of AR101 in February. Specifically, this trial is looking to treat peanut allergies. Shares closed trading most recently at $37.20, with a consensus price target of $57.11 and a 52-week range of $15.97 to $40.65.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Buy-dip on several “Potential Blockbusters” Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIMT), Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOLD), AveXis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVXS), Bluebird Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLUE), Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR), and Sage Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAGE) are buy-dip candidates given their bullish trends and favorable technical patterns. Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICPT), Prothena Corp. PLC (NASDAQ: PRTA), Tesaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRO) and Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE) have bearish set-ups. Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HRTX) is bigger picture bullish, but may correct further on a move below $19.55. Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS) has bearish set-up and bulls need to push above $69 to invalidate.

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Ingersoll-Rand (IR) , The Blackstone Group (BX) , Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) , FMC Corp (FMC) , Nike (NKE) , Zebra Technologies (ZBRA) and Aimmune Therapeutics (AIMT) .

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Aimmune Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: AIMT) is looking for Phase 3 data for in its Palisade trial of AR101 in February. Specifically, this trial is looking to treat peanut allergies. Shares closed most recently at $36.18, with a consensus price target of $57.38 and a 52-week range of $15.97 to $40.65.

Hot Gold Stocks For 2019: Western Union Company (WU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By ]

    Western Union (WU) : “It doesn’t get any respect and it’s hard to own. There are better stocks out there.”

    Idexx Laboratories (IDXX) : “The pet story is a bull story, and I say buy.”

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Hot Gold Stocks For 2019: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported its fiscal second-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Thursday. During this period, Applied Materials achieved record quarterly earnings, as well as revenues. However, this was not enough to keep up with the firms pace over the past year.

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    Taiwan Semiconductor's poor outlook is notable enough to impact many mega-cap names in the telecom and technology sector. Here is a summary of some of the stocks seeing a notable impact ahead of Thursday's market open.

    Apple down 1.4 percent.
    Nvidia down 2 percent.
    Taiwan Semiconductor is down 4.9 percent.
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS) down 2.8 percent.
    NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ: NXPI) down 2.6 percent.
    QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) down 2.4 percent.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) down 1.8 percent.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) down 1.7 percent.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) down 1.7 percent.

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  • [By ]

    Retail earnings continue on Thursday with Walmart (WMT) , Nordstrom (JWN) and JC Penney (JCP) all reporting. Cramer was looking for good things from Walmart and Nordstrom, but said Penney just doesn’t have anything to set itself apart from the pack. Also on Thursday, Applied Materials (AMAT) , which should be able to mount a rally with the semiconductor stocks being hot recently.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) was down, falling around 9 percent to $48.97. Applied Materials reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.

  • [By ]

    Though OLED sets have made headway in the high-end TV market thanks to their thinness and stellar picture quality, their $1,500-plus prices remain a major deterrent. During a Morgan Stanley conference talk, Applied Materials (AMAT) CFO Daniel Durn suggested the arrival of Gen 10.5 OLED manufacturing plants, which can churn out much larger panels that current Gen 8.5 plants, will help drive down prices.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $2.14 billion before the opening bell. Campbell Soup shares fell 0.18 percent to $39.15 in after-hours trading.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter. Applied Materials shares fell 4.48 percent to $51.54 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) to have earned $3.29 per share on revenue of $9.83 billion in the latest quarter. Deere will release earnings before the markets open. Deere shares dropped 1.23 percent to $145.00 in after-hours trading.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) shares rose over 5 percent in after-hours trading after a 13D filing from Carl Icahn shows a new 9.38 percent stake in the company. The filing also shows language from Icahn that strongly opposes a go-private transaction. AmTrust Financial shares climbed 5.81 percent to $14.21 in the after-hours trading session.

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Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now

The world’s largest automaker is putting big money into electric vehicles in China.

Volkswagen (VLKAF) and its local partners plan to invest more than 10 billion ($11.8 billion) to build electric and hybrid cars in the country — the world’s biggest auto market — over the next seven to eight years.

More electric vehicles are sold in China than anywhere else on the planet — and the national government is pushing companies to design and build them on Chinese territory.

Under the plan announced Thursday, VW and its partners are aiming to develop and produce as many as 40 new electric and hybrid vehicle models in China between now and 2025. It expects the first of the new models to hit the Chinese market next year.

VW’s top China exec, Jochem Heizmann, said the German company is “determined to be at the forefront” of China’s electric vehicle revolution.

China accounts for about 50% of the global market for clean energy vehicles, according to investment firm East Capital. Chinese officials said two months ago that they were working on a plan to eventually phase out the production and sale of vehicles powered solely by fossil fuels.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: New Mountain Finance Corporation(NMFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    New Mountain Finance (NMFC) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $50.86 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Anticipate New Mountain Finance (NMFC) Will Post Earnings of $0.34 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) New Mountain Finance (NMFC) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com) Is this stock is more Volatile? New Mountain Finance Corporation (NMFC) (stockquote.review) New Mountain Finance Corporation (NMFC): Stock Have a Latest Story: (mosttradedstocks.com)

    A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on NMFC shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of New Mountain Finance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, March 21st. TheStreet downgraded shares of New Mountain Finance from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 11th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of New Mountain Finance from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $15.00 price target on shares of New Mountain Finance and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $15.00.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Retail earnings continue on Thursday with Walmart (WMT) , Nordstrom (JWN) and JC Penney (JCP) all reporting. Cramer was looking for good things from Walmart and Nordstrom, but said Penney just doesn’t have anything to set itself apart from the pack. Also on Thursday, Applied Materials (AMAT) , which should be able to mount a rally with the semiconductor stocks being hot recently.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) is poised to post its most recent quarterly results Thursday. The consensus forecast is $1.14 in EPS and $4.45 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $54.84 apiece. The consensus price target is $70.14, and the 52-week range is $40.79 to $62.40.

  • [By ]

    Applied Materials (AMAT) : “I like Applied Materials but let it come down and the pull the trigger.”

    Qualys (QLYS) : “I think this is a good company, but everything is coming down, so let’s wait to buy some more.”

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) had its price objective boosted by Stifel Nicolaus from $71.00 to $75.00 in a note issued to investors on Friday, Marketbeat reports. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the manufacturing equipment provider’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ target price points to a potential upside of 51.48% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.
    Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) reported upbeat results for its first quarter. Comparable-store sales rose 0.6 percent.
    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) disclosed a 7.2 million common stock offering.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Hertz Global Holdings Inc(HTZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: “Analysts Expect Hertz Global Holdings, Inc (HTZ) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $1.97 Billion” was published by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this piece of content on another site, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of U.S. & international copyright laws. The legal version of this piece of content can be viewed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3360329/analysts-expect-hertz-global-holdings-inc-htz-will-post-quarterly-sales-of-1-97-billion.html.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    After markets closed on Monday, rental car company Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) and real-estate firm Zillow Group Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) reported quarterly results. Before markets opened Tuesday morning Discovery Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) and Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) also released earnings reports. Here’s a quick look at the reports and the reactions to them.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
    General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
    Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
    Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
    National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
    The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
    Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
    Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
    Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39

  • [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

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Arrow Financial Corporation(AROW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PacWest Banc (NASDAQ: PACW) and Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Culp, Inc.(CFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cofound.it (CURRENCY:CFI) traded down 2.1% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on May 12th. In the last week, Cofound.it has traded down 21% against the U.S. dollar. One Cofound.it token can currently be purchased for about $0.0769 or 0.00000911 BTC on major exchanges including Liqui, IDEX, HitBTC and Upbit. Cofound.it has a total market capitalization of $25.01 million and approximately $314,252.00 worth of Cofound.it was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Applied Material Brings Havoc to Semiconductor Capital Equipment Space

Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) typically has beaten its earnings and sales expectations. Apparently, the top U.S. player for semiconductor capital equipment is finding out that 29% in quarterly revenue growth (to $4.57 billion) and a 54% jump in operating income (to $1.22 per share) from a year ago aren’t enough in the face of expectations ahead.

The results were bad enough that Goldman Sachs even downgraded Applied Materials to Neutral from Buy with a new price target of $58.

The company generated $611 million in cash from operations and returned $2.6 billion to shareholders through $2.5 billion in share repurchases and dividends of $105 million. Again, it’s the outlook from Applied Materials that is spooking investors.

For its third quarter of fiscal 2018, the company expects net sales to be in the range of $4.33 billion to $4.53 billion, and the midpoint would imply an increase of approximately 18% year over year. Its comparable operating earnings are expected to be in the range of $1.13 to $1.21 per share, with the midpoint of the range being up approximately 36% year over year. Thomson Reuters has expectations at $1.16 EPS and $4.53 billion in revenues for the fiscal third quarter.

In addition to that Goldman Sachs downgrade,other analysts spoke up as well:

Craig-Hallum lowered its price target for Applied Materials to $65 from $76. Credit Suisse maintained its Outperform rating but lowered its target from $75 to $73. Deutsche Bank lowered its target price to $65 from $70 but still has a Buy rating. Instinet lowered its price target to $65 from $70. Morgan Stanley still has an Overweight rating but lowered its target by a dollar to $60.

While Friday morning’s 9.4% drop in Applied Materials to $48.90 looks extreme, the fallout around the semiconductor capital equipment space was rather wide.

ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ: ASML) was down 2.6% to $197.02 on Friday morning. The stock has a 52-week trading range of $126.03 to $216.00 and a consensus analyst target price of $196.81.

Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ: LRCX) was last seen down 3.9% at $19.41, compared with a 52-week high of $234.88 and a consensus target price of $266.55.

Shares of KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ: KLAC) were down 3.5% at $109.33, in a 52-week range of $87.93 to $123.96. It also has a consensus price target of $132.31.

Teradyne Inc. (NYSE: TER) was down almost 2% to $37.00. The 52-week high is $50.68.

Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) was down 2.5% to $22.04, but it only has a $1.57 billion market cap.

Applied Materials has a $51 billion market cap, even after the big slide. Its 52-week range is $40.79 to $62.40, and its consensus analyst target was last seen at $70.24, before factoring in the new target price cuts.

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Top Tech Stocks For 2018

The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap gun stock Sturm, Ruger & Company (NYSE: RGR) is scheduled for after the market closeson Wednesday (February 22nd) amidconcerns that regulatory and election uncertainty had pulled gun demand forward.

A technical chart for Sturm, Ruger & Company shows a volatile downtrend with shares actually falling off when Trumps election eased fears about gun control:

A long term performance chart shows Sturm, Ruger & Company underperforming volatile higher flying competitors or peers like small cap gun stock American Outdoor Brands Corp (NASDAQ: AOBC), formerly Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (NASDAQ: SWHC), and electronic control device maker TASER International, Inc (NASDAQ: TASR):

Top Tech Stocks For 2018: Peoples Bancorp Inc.(PEBO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report released on Friday.

    Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on PEBO. Boenning Scattergood reissued a hold rating on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. Hovde Group set a $39.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Peoples Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $37.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. ValuEngine raised shares of Peoples Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reissued a hold rating and issued a $37.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Peoples Bancorp has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $38.00.

Top Tech Stocks For 2018: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $120.51 billion before the opening bell. Walmart shares gained 1 percent to $86.99 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) to post quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $4.45 billion after the closing bell. Applied Materials shares rose 0.15 percent to $55.25 in after-hours trading.
    Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) reported downbeat results for its second quarter. Comps were down 0.1 percent in the quarter. The company sees third-quarter comps coming in flat to up 1 percent. Jack in the Box shares dropped 3.03 percent to $88.60 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the opening bell, Dillard's, Inc. (NYSE: DDS) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $1.46 billion. Dillard's shares rose 0.14 percent to $72.10 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting Childrens Place Inc (NASDAQ: PLCE) to have earned $2.21 per share on revenue of $444.14 million in the latest quarter. Childrens Place will release earnings before the markets open. Childrens Place shares gained 0.29 percent to $138.40 in after-hours trading.

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    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) was down, falling around 9 percent to $48.97. Applied Materials reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.

Top Tech Stocks For 2018: Itron Inc.(ITRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) has seized assets from the Venezuelan-owned firm PDVSA in the Caribbean. The company won a court case that will allow it to take over assets owned by the Venezuelan government. The court enabled the seizures as part of a broader plan to allow the firm to recoup roughly $2 billion following the 2007 nationalization of its assets in Venezuela by the huge Castro-led government.
    Monday will be a quiet day on the earnings front. Investors are looking to Tuesday’s calendar, when The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) reports earnings. Tomorrow, Wall Street analysts expect that Home Depot will report earnings per share of $2.07 on top of $25.2 billion in revenue. Investors will be hoping that the company reports strong profits thanks to an improving U.S. economy and the recent tax reform law.
    Expect a lot of chatter today about blockchain technology. That’s because ING Bank and HSBC Holdings Plc.(NYSE: HSBC) announced over the weekend that they engaged in their first trade ever using blockchain technology. The two engaged in a trade on behalf of Cargill to finance a shipment of soybeans from Argentina to Malaysia.
    Today, look for earnings reports from Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A), Itron Inc.(Nasdaq: ITRI), Vipshop Holdings Ltd.(Nasdaq: VIPS), Amyris Biotechnologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRS), Sky Solar Holdings Ltd.(Nasdaq: SKYS), Mazor Robotics Ltd.(Nasdaq: MZOR), China Lodging Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: HTHT), and Mimecast Ltd.(Nasdaq: MIME).

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    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $3.10 billion.
    Rexnord Corporation (NYSE: RXN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $551.94 million.
    Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE: INVH) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $423.13 million.
    Switch, Inc. (NYSE: SWCH) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $99.83 million.
    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $579.85 million.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $119.06 million.
    Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $68.14 million.
    Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRNA) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.38 per share on revenue of $1.87 million.
    VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $130.00 million.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $45.38 million.
    Restoration Robotics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIR) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.17 per share on revenue of $5.93 million.
    YogaWorks, Inc. (NASDAQ: YOGA) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.22 per share on revenue of

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TheStreet cut shares of Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) from a b rating to a c rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning.

    Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on ITRI. BidaskClub upgraded Itron from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Oppenheimer reiterated a buy rating and set a $78.00 price objective on shares of Itron in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Canaccord Genuity upgraded Itron from a hold rating to a buy rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $78.00 to $84.00 in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Cowen upgraded Itron from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $80.00 to $84.00 in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, JMP Securities set a $108.00 price objective on Itron and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $83.36.