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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019

Biotech stocks sometimes have a stigma of being highly speculative and highly risky. But several large biotech stocks generate impressive cash flow and have promising growth prospects. And they’re not all priced for perfection, either.

We asked three Motley Fool contributors to weigh in on which biotech stocks they like. Here’s why they chose Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG), Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL), and Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) as their top picks to buy right now.

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Too cheap to ignore

Brian Feroldi (Celgene): Would you believe that a publicly traded company exists today that is expected to grow its profits by 19% annually over the next five years and yet only trades for eight times forward earnings? Believe it or not, but that’s exactly what’s happening with biotech giant Celgene today.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Fiserv, Inc.(FISV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    In particular, Palmer worries about Fiserv’s (NASDAQ:FISV) recent acquisition of First Data (NYSE:FDC). First Data makes the Clover point-of-sale system, a Square competitor. The combined companies say they intend to spend over $500 million over five years to “accelerate growth,” which likely means putting serious weight behind Clover.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 7th. The business services provider reported $0.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.84. Fiserv had a return on equity of 47.56% and a net margin of 20.39%. The business had revenue of $1.55 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.55 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.71 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that Fiserv Inc will post 3.46 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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    Fiserv Profile

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cerity Partners LLC reduced its stake in Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ:FISV) by 0.5% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 27,751 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 139 shares during the quarter. Cerity Partners LLC’s holdings in Fiserv were worth $2,039,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Astro-Med, Inc.(ALOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    AstroNova (NASDAQ:ALOT) will be issuing its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, August 22nd. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.12 per share for the quarter.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Trina Solar Limited(TSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Energo (CURRENCY:TSL) traded up 5.3% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 18:00 PM ET on June 29th. One Energo token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0146 or 0.00000235 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Gate.io, Coinrail, Coinnest and CoinEgg. Energo has a market capitalization of $9.93 million and $823,323.00 worth of Energo was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, Energo has traded 11.7% lower against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Tree Island Steel Ltd. (TSE:TSL) reached a new 52-week low on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as C$2.55 and last traded at C$2.56, with a volume of 3500 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at C$2.58.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ThinkSmart (LON:TSL)‘s stock had its “corporate” rating reiterated by investment analysts at FinnCap in a report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energo (CURRENCY:TSL) traded 2.8% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on April 22nd. In the last week, Energo has traded up 73.1% against the dollar. Energo has a total market capitalization of $24.76 million and approximately $956,466.00 worth of Energo was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Energo token can now be bought for about $0.0425 or 0.00000481 BTC on popular exchanges including Gate.io, CoinEgg, Coinnest and Coinrail.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: ArQule Inc.(ARQL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    But Blink and our other penny stocks to watch are unlikely to continue to lock in such spectacular gains in June. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch this month, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with great profit potential in its future…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Month’s Gain
     Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK) $7.07 439.85%
    Senes Tech Inc. (Nasdaq: SNES) $1.27 175.40%
    Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.77 150.41%
    Adomani Inc. (Nasdaq: ADOM) $1.49 137.68%
    NF Energy Saving Co. (Nasdaq: NFEC) $2.34 134.88%
    Vaalco Energy Inc. (NYSE: EGY) $2.15 109.06%
    Heat Biologics Inc. (Nasdaq: HTBX) $2.35 99.12%
    ArQule Inc. (Nasdaq: ARQL) $4.88 90.74%
    LiqTech International Inc. (NYSE: LIQT) $0.66 85.60%
    Transenterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) $3.46 77.84%

    While last month’s gains are tremendous, they also illustrate the inherent dangers that come with investing in penny stocks.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of ArQule (NASDAQ:ARQL) rose over 70% today after the company reported full-year 2018 operating results and provided full-year 2019 guidance. That said, investors are probably used to wild swings in the stock price by now. The development-stage pharma didn’t turn in a particularly impressive performance last year. Management expects revenue to drop significantly in the year ahead as collaboration revenue dries up, which will also widen operating losses.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL) insider Value Fund L. P. Biotechnology sold 1,035,939 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.00, for a total value of $5,179,695.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on ArQule (ARQL)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of ArQule (NASDAQ:ARQL) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Saturday.

    A number of other research firms have also issued reports on ARQL. Roth Capital upped their price target on ArQule from $5.00 to $6.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 17th. Leerink Swann upgraded ArQule from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered ArQule from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 4th. ValuEngine upgraded ArQule from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, B. Riley set a $4.00 price target on ArQule and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, March 26th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock currently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $4.69.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    It isn’t unusual for oncology stocks to double in a single day after a company announces clinical trial results. Arqule (NASDAQ:ARQL) stands out among its peers because it notched a 67% gain after reporting a partial remission for just one leukemia patient.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ambarella, Inc.(AMBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Ambarella Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA) is scheduled to report its fiscal fourth-quarter results after trading closes on Tuesday. The consensus estimates call for EPS of $0.04 and $51.08 million in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $40.02 on Friday’s close. The consensus price target is $44.56, and the 52-week trading range is $30.00 to $55.50.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) has burnt investors badly this year. The stock has lost a third of its value so far in 2018, and it looks like a turnaround isn’t going to happen anytime soon. The video-processing chip specialist raised investors’ hopes earlier this year when it released computer vision chips aimed at the automotive and security camera markets, but that bet seems far from paying off. The chipmaker has also failed to recover from its loss of GoPro business.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) climbed as much as 11% early Wednesday, then settled to trade up 8.1% as of 2:45 p.m. EST after the video-processing chip specialist announced strong fiscal fourth-quarter 2019 earnings.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallAug. 30, 2018 4:30 p.m. ET

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

    Operator 

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Video chip maker Ambarella’s (NASDAQ:AMBA) claim to fame was making crucial hardware for action camera company GoPro. That main business has been in decline, though, leaving Ambarella shareholders with a stock that has been stuck in a rut the last few years. However, a new technology — computer vision — has management optimistic that a new revenue source is in the works.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ambarella (AMBA)

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Veeva Systems Inc.(VEEV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    State of Wisconsin Investment Board raised its holdings in shares of Veeva Systems Inc (NYSE:VEEV) by 12.0% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 146,158 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 15,627 shares during the period. State of Wisconsin Investment Board’s holdings in Veeva Systems were worth $11,234,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) and Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) stand out as two of the top providers of these healthcare systems. Veeva has definitely been the bigger winner lately, with its stock soaring nearly 40% so far in 2018. Meanwhile, Cerner stock is down more than 10% year to date.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) Q4 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019 4:30 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: ANSYS, Inc.(ANSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Monday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) Director James E. Cashman III sold 40,254 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $163.76, for a total value of $6,591,995.04. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) VP Richard S. Mahoney sold 2,041 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $174.15, for a total value of $355,440.15. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    GW&K Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) by 1.7% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 223,126 shares of the software maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,664 shares during the quarter. GW&K Investment Management LLC owned about 0.27% of Ansys worth $34,962,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Arista Networks, Inc.(ANET)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Traders sold shares of Arista Networks Inc (NYSE:ANET) on strength during trading on Tuesday. $45.83 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $98.10 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $52.27 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Arista Networks had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Arista Networks traded up $0.11 for the day and closed at $255.86

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    If you believe in open-source cloud networking, then Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) is the obvious choice to provide you with the tools and services to gain access to the cloud. With hundreds of companies scurrying to keep up with their competitors by taking advantage of the latest technological innovations, Arista has plenty of opportunities to win business, but it also faces competition from companies that want to defend their own proprietary solutions. Consolidation in the cloud industry has also started to increase, and smart acquisitions can open doors to further growth.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE:ANET)Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallAugust 2nd, 2018, 4:30 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

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    Stocks to Watch Today: YELP, CSCO, AAPL, NFLX
    Shares of Yelp Inc. (NASDAQ: YELP) added 5.5% after the consumer platform crushed earnings expectations and hiked its stock buyback program by $250 million. The strong earnings report comes a month after news emerged that one of its largest shareholders – SQN Investors – had launched a proxy fight against the company. SQN wants to see the firm improve financial performance and consider selling. On Wednesday, the company also announced three new board members. Shares of Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) popped more than 3.4% after the tech giant topped Wall Street earnings after the bell Wednesday. The firm reported earnings per share of $0.73, beating expectations by $0.01. The company also issued revenue and a third-quarter forecast in line with analysts’ estimates. Cisco will also increase its stock buyback program by a whopping $15 billion. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is taking dead aim at streaming giant Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and premium content provider HBO. The tech giant is planning to unveil a new streaming product that will offer free original content to owners of Apple devices. According to reports, neither Netflix nor Hulu are expected to be a part of this new “Channels” service. The platform will be like the application developed by Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) for its Prime Video Channels. Look for other earnings reports from Ares Management Corp. (NASDAQ: ARES), Arista Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: ANET), AstraZeneca Plc. (NYSE: AZN), Bloomin’ Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: BLMN), CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS), Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO), Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS), Duk

  • [By Leo Sun]

    That’s reassuring, but investors should remember that Cisco still faces tough competition from hungry competitors like Huawei and Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET), which specializes in high-speed switches for white box networks.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares dipped 47.8 percent to $4.60. Check-Cap priced its upsized underwritten offering of public units at $5.50 per unit.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) shares fell 41.5 percent to $2.57.
    Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) dropped 35.1 percent to $29.50 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) dropped 34.8 percent to $3.75 after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 25.2 percent to $24.01 after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) dropped 22.5 percent to $45.73 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 19.6 percent to $52.075 following Q1 earnings.
    Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVM) shares declined 18.1 percent to $5.20. Adverum Biotech disclosed that its CEO Amber Salzman is stepping down.
    Newater Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWA) dropped 17.2 percent to $12.83.
    Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS) fell 17.2 percent to $13.65 following Q1 results.
    Xperi Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) declined 15.8 percent to $19.40 after announcing Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.649 after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) dropped 14.2 percent to $2.65.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 13.2 percent to $8.32 after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) dropped 12.2 percent to $5.05.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 9.7 percent

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.(PANW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the forty-two analysts that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation, thirty-one have issued a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $239.36.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Palo Alto Networks Inc.’s (NYSE: PANW) fiscal first-quarter report is scheduled for Thursday. The consensus forecast is $1.17 in EPS on $633.05 million in revenue. Shares ended the week trading at $231.15 apiece. The consensus price target is $229.63, and the 52-week range is $135.85 to $232.31.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE: PANW) shares short was 4.45 million. The previous level was 4.80 million. Shares traded recently at $209.15, within a 52-week trading range of $115.01 to $210.40.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE: PANW) shares short was 4.45 million. The previous level was 4.35 million. Shares closed most recently at $191.27, within a 52-week trading range of $107.37 to $197.20.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) climbed 14.6% in February, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the cybersecurity platform company released strong fiscal second-quarter 2019 results. 

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.(AAOI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media headlines about Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing 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 Optoelectronics earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.3791565969266 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [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 Joseph Griffin]

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Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2019

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But what’s drawn the attention of investors are the big dollar signs behind the legalization of pot. Between domestic sales, and exports to foreign markets where medical marijuana is legal, the weed industry in Canada could rack up somewhere around $5 billion in added annual revenue, once fully ramped up. Mind you, Canadian growers have already been generating a couple hundred million dollars annually by selling to domestic medical patients and via exports to foreign markets.

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Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: ANSYS, Inc.(ANSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “ANSYS delivered strong results for first-quarter 2018, wherein both the top and bottom lines fared better than the respective Zacks Consensus Estimates. Increasing demand for simulation particularly from industries like energy bodes well for ANSYS. We believe that robust product portfolio, expanding total addressable market improving enterprise penetration, collaborations with leading vendors, and strong balance sheet are the catalysts. Acquisitions like 3DSIM and OPTIS are not only enabling ANSYS to bring innovative solutions to the market but are also aiding it to enhance foothold in the competitive simulations market. However, its margin is expected to remain under pressure as ANSYS continues to invest on product development. Furthermore, adverse foreign currency exchange rates are expected to impede revenue growth in the near term as it generates significant revenues from international market.”

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    The best way to play the theme is probably to buy the software companies that facilitate the creation of digital twins. Three names that spring to mind are engineering simulation company ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS), IoT platform provider PTC Inc. (NASDAQ:PTC) and engineering software company Dassault Systemes (NASDAQOTH:DASTY).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc.(HTGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ: HTGM) is one of 24 public companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare HTG Molecular Diagnostics to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on HTG Molecular Diagnostics (HTGM)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ: HTGM) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare HTG Molecular Diagnostics to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: iShares MSCI All Peru Capped ETF (EPU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index Fund (BMV:EPU) declared a semiannual dividend on Wednesday, June 20th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 20th will be given a dividend of 0.3845 per share on Monday, June 25th. This represents a yield of 1.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 19th.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: TravelCenters of America LLC(TA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TransAlta Co. (TSE:TA) (NYSE:TAC) insider Douglas French purchased 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 20th. The stock was bought at an average cost of C$48.51 per share, with a total value of C$48,510.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on TravelCenters of America (TA)

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  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    One of the worst stocks to play right now is TravelCenters of America LLC (Nasdaq: TA).

    It may seem intuitive that higher gas prices will lead to higher profits for gas stations. But gas stations have notoriously thin profit margins on gasoline, which means they are hardly making money on gasoline sales.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on TravelCenters of America (TA)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TravelCenters of America LLC (NASDAQ:TA) – B. Riley upped their FY2018 earnings estimates for TravelCenters of America in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, September 5th. B. Riley analyst B. Maher now anticipates that the specialty retailer will earn ($0.62) per share for the year, up from their previous forecast of ($0.70). B. Riley has a “Buy” rating and a $10.00 price target on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for TravelCenters of America’s Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.15) EPS.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ACHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Skeptics might deride a comparison of Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) and Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) as an exercise in finding the biggest loser. Both companies continue to post huge net losses every quarter, and their stocks are down by at least 30% over the last 12 months.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News articles about Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news 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. Achillion Pharmaceuticals earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 46.941587509483 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]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Achillion Pharmaceuticals (ACHN)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Avenue Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATXI) rose 29.4 percent to $5.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that its first pivotal Phase 3 trial of IV tramadol achieved the primary and key secondary endpoints.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 16.8 percent to $51.00 in pre-market trading. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) rose 9.3 percent to $5.40 in pre-market trading after falling 28.92 percent on Friday.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares rose 9 percent to $29.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.26 percent on Friday.
    Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE: ETH) rose 6.7 percent to $26.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.64 percent on Friday.
    Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHN) rose 5.4 percent to $3.90 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.06 percent on Friday.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) rose 5.2 percent to $34.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.38 percent on Friday.
    Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE: WAB) rose 5.1 percent to $100 in pre-market trading. General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) agreed to merge its transportation unit with Wabtec.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) shares rose 4.7 percent to $11.50 in pre-market trading.
    Nasdaq, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) shares rose 4.3 percent to $93.98 in the pre-market trading session.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares rose 4.2 percent to $33.25 in pre-market trading. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Monro, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNRO) shares rose 4 percent to $58.35 in pre-market trading as the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings and disclosed that it has acquired Free Service Tire.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) rose 3.7 percent to $19.75 in pre-market trading after falling 4.80 percent on Friday.

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Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Acacia Research Corporation(ACTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Acacia Research (NASDAQ:ACTG) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Wednesday morning.

    ACTG has been the topic of a number of other reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Acacia Research from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, March 23rd. TheStreet downgraded shares of Acacia Research from a c- rating to a d rating in a report on Friday, February 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $5.67.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    Acacia Research to Release Second Quarter Financial Results (finance.yahoo.com) Acacia Research Announces Changes to Board of Directors (finance.yahoo.com) Acacia Research: Miso Robotics’ Kitchen Assistant, Flippy, May Be Worth Flipping Over (seekingalpha.com) Acacia Research (ACTG) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Friday (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of research analysts have weighed in on ACTG shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Acacia Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 3rd. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Acacia Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Acacia Research (NASDAQ: ACTG) and Liberty Tax (NASDAQ:TAX) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Acacia Research (NASDAQ:ACTG) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Acacia Research earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.8999050024634 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is within striking distance of all-time high, but more than a third of its components are stuck in the mud.

Even as the blue-chip index nears its all-time high hit in January, 12 of its members are trading in a correction, or 10 percent below recent highs. The worst of the group is Intel, down 20 percent from its all-time high in early June and one of just two Dow stocks negative this quarter.

Other components in a correction include 3M, Goldman Sachs, Walmart and IBM.

Some investors believe that despite the carnage since their respective highs, several blue chips are poised to make a comeback.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Boot(h)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Hyatt (NYSE:H) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eighteen analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation and ten have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $80.42.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Monarch Casino & Resort (NASDAQ: MCRI) and Hyatt Hotels (NYSE:H) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Long Pond Capital LP reduced its stake in Hyatt Hotels Co. (NYSE:H) by 35.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 333,347 shares of the company’s stock after selling 185,000 shares during the period. Long Pond Capital LP owned 0.30% of Hyatt Hotels worth $25,718,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Ace Limited(ACE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Ace (CURRENCY:ACE) traded down 7.8% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 17:00 PM ET on July 9th. One Ace token can currently be bought for approximately $0.12 or 0.00001856 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. Ace has a market capitalization of $1.15 million and $205,611.00 worth of Ace was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, Ace has traded down 0.4% against the US dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ACE (TokenStars) (CURRENCY:ACE) traded 10.1% higher against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 21:00 PM ET on October 13th. One ACE (TokenStars) token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0571 or 0.00000912 BTC on exchanges. ACE (TokenStars) has a market capitalization of $666,377.00 and $320,387.00 worth of ACE (TokenStars) was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last seven days, ACE (TokenStars) has traded 19.7% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ace (CURRENCY:ACE) traded down 3.5% against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on September 13th. Over the last seven days, Ace has traded 2.4% higher against the U.S. dollar. Ace has a total market capitalization of $1.15 million and $364,742.00 worth of Ace was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Ace token can currently be bought for $0.12 or 0.00001606 BTC on major exchanges.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: KMG Chemicals, Inc.(KMG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Morgan Dempsey Capital Management LLC lowered its stake in KMG Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:KMG) by 57.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 15,424 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 20,490 shares during the period. Morgan Dempsey Capital Management LLC owned 0.10% of KMG Chemicals worth $925,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    KMG Chemicals (NYSE:KMG) released its quarterly earnings data on Monday. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.26 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.98 by $0.28, MarketWatch Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $122.39 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $121.10 million. KMG Chemicals had a net margin of 11.87% and a return on equity of 16.21%.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Huntsman (NYSE: KMG) and KMG Chemicals (NYSE:KMG) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brown Advisory Inc. increased its stake in KMG Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:KMG) by 37.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 176,895 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after acquiring an additional 48,374 shares during the period. Brown Advisory Inc.’s holdings in KMG Chemicals were worth $13,051,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: ANSYS, Inc.(ANSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ansys (ANSS)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) Director James E. Cashman III sold 40,254 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $163.76, for a total value of $6,591,995.04. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia lessened its holdings in shares of ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) by 0.2% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 462,175 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 813 shares during the quarter. ANSYS accounts for approximately 0.8% of Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s portfolio, making the stock its 26th largest position. Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s holdings in ANSYS were worth $80,495,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    GW&K Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) by 1.7% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 223,126 shares of the software maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,664 shares during the quarter. GW&K Investment Management LLC owned about 0.27% of Ansys worth $34,962,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) Director James E. Cashman III sold 862 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, April 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $158.00, for a total value of $136,196.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Navistar International Corporation(NAV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Navistar (NYSE:NAV) stock had a tough time of things on Thursday. Posting its fifth-in-a-row earnings beat, Navistar nonetheless missed sales estimates slightly — and investors sold off its stock by 8.5%.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Navistar International Corp (NYSE:NAV) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Financial Group boosted their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Navistar International in a note issued to investors on Thursday, September 6th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst S. Volkmann now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of $2.95 for the year, up from their prior estimate of $2.70. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Navistar International’s Q1 2019 earnings at $0.20 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.75 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.15 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $1.90 EPS.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Global X Management Co LLC grew its position in Navistar International Corp (NYSE:NAV) by 20.9% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 23,073 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,989 shares during the period. Global X Management Co LLC’s holdings in Navistar International were worth $940,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    While the transition period from one chief executive officer to another has barely gotten started at Volkswagen, some big changes may already be afoot. VW’s commercial-vehicles unit, Volkswagen Truck & Bus, is looking at the possibility of buying more shares in U.S. truck maker Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV) or even acquiring the whole company outright.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

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Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: ANSYS, Inc.(ANSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $178.06 and last traded at $176.96, with a volume of 7894 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $175.41.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Evercore ISI reiterated their hold rating on shares of ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) in a research note published on Monday morning. The brokerage currently has a $150.00 price target on the software maker’s stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) Director James E. Cashman III sold 862 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, April 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $158.00, for a total value of $136,196.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Monday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) Director James E. Cashman III sold 40,254 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $163.76, for a total value of $6,591,995.04. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Amgen Inc.(AMGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by Oppenheimer in a research note issued on Tuesday. They currently have a $224.00 price objective on the medical research company’s stock. Oppenheimer’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 8.26% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Philadelphia Trust Co. decreased its holdings in Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) by 8.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 74,676 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 6,501 shares during the quarter. Amgen makes up 1.2% of Philadelphia Trust Co.’s portfolio, making the stock its 22nd biggest position. Philadelphia Trust Co.’s holdings in Amgen were worth $13,784,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    In September of 2016, Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) announced that the FDA had approved its Amjevita as a biosimilar to Humira for multiple inflammatory diseases that included RA and several other related inflammatory diseases.

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    Celgene (CELG) : “I’d rather buy Amgen (AMGN) or Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) . I think Celgene overpaid for that acquisition a few years ago.”

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Patient Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) shareholders have seen the stock quadruple in price over the past decade, plus they’ve enjoyed one of the fastest-growing dividends in biopharma. Now that the company’s launched a new migraine headache drug, investors are wondering if the former highflier can put on another memorable performance.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: ASML Holding N.V.(ASML)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Investec Asset Management LTD purchased a new position in shares of ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor purchased 19,841 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,928,000.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market didn’t see much in the way of sustained movement Wednesday, with the major market indexes finished mixed, but close to where they began the day. Various cross-currents pushed shares higher and lower throughout the day, including the potential for a breakthrough on the trade front, and nervousness about the directions of interest rates and monetary policy both in the U.S. and internationally. Weighing on sentiment was bad news from some key individual companies that sent their respective stocks lower. Snap (NYSE:SNAP), Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), and ASML Holding (NASDAQ:ASML) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these companies to tell you why their shares fared so poorly.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. decreased its position in shares of ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) by 28.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 9,760 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 3,855 shares during the quarter. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co.’s holdings in ASML were worth $1,938,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited(YGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: YGE) slipped about 1.2% to post a new 52-week low of $1.68 Friday after closing at $1.70 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $3.35. Volume of about 5.9 million was more than 15 times the daily average of around 88,000. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Yingli (NYSE:YGE) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report published on Saturday morning.

    Yingli stock opened at $1.60 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $30.36 million, a PE ratio of -0.17 and a beta of 1.98. Yingli has a twelve month low of $1.43 and a twelve month high of $2.86. The company has a quick ratio of 0.33, a current ratio of 0.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -0.11.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Yingli Green Energy (NYSE:YGE) had its target price raised by S&P Equity Research from $0.45 to $0.62 in a research report released on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Yingli Green Energy Holding Co Ltd (NYSE:YGE) shares reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $1.40 and last traded at $1.53, with a volume of 75280 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.57.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: United States Cellular Corporation(USM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NII (NASDAQ: NIHD) and U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    $962.41 Million in Sales Expected for U.S. Cellular (USM) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) $0.21 Earnings Per Share Expected for U.S. Cellular (USM) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) OneNeck IT Solutions named to CRN’s 2018 Solution Provider 500 list (prweb.com) U.S. Cellular Unveils Offers on iPhones With New Connections (zacks.com)

    USM has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Raymond James raised shares of U.S. Cellular from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. ValuEngine raised shares of U.S. Cellular from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of U.S. Cellular from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its holdings in U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) by 770.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 52,229 shares of the Wireless communications provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 46,231 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned about 0.06% of U.S. Cellular worth $2,099,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong (OTCMKTS:HTHKY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on United States Cellular (USM)

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Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Brightcove Inc.(BCOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Brightcove (BCOV)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Critical Analysis: Brightcove (BCOV) vs. Smartsheet (SMAR) (americanbankingnews.com) Brightcove (BCOV) PT Raised to $13.00 at Stifel Nicolaus (americanbankingnews.com) Brightcove Pushes the Envelope with Video Experiences that Increase Customer ROI (finance.yahoo.com) Brightcove Launches OTT Flow X, Powered by Accedo (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on BCOV shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Brightcove from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. Dougherty & Co lifted their target price on shares of Brightcove from $11.00 to $14.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 17th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Brightcove from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, April 28th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Brightcove from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Monday, May 7th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price objective on shares of Brightcove from $11.00 to $13.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 22nd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $9.85.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018

The fallout from India’s biggest banking fraud is spreading to the market for trade financing, as foreign lenders become more reluctant to accept the guarantees from their local counterparts that underpin the loans.

Citigroup Inc., Deutsche Bank AG, Standard Chartered Plc and HSBC Holdings Plc are among banks reducing exposure to these transactions, used by smaller companies to access short-term dollar funding, said people with knowledge of the matter. As questions are raised about the creditworthiness of guarantees from Indian state-run banks, rates have risen by as much as 0.5 percentage point for some types of financing, the people said, asking not to be identified as the details are private.

Foreign banks’ reaction to the $2 billion fraud disclosed by Punjab National Bank two weeks ago, which allegedly involved fake letters of guarantee, is having an impact on financial markets. Signs that trade credit is getting tougher for smaller firms have hurt the rupee, which is among Asia’s worst performers this month and is poised for its first monthly loss since September.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: ANSYS, Inc.(ANSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “ANSYS delivered strong results for first-quarter 2018, wherein both the top and bottom lines fared better than the respective Zacks Consensus Estimates. Increasing demand for simulation particularly from industries like energy bodes well for ANSYS. We believe that robust product portfolio, expanding total addressable market improving enterprise penetration, collaborations with leading vendors, and strong balance sheet are the catalysts. Acquisitions like 3DSIM and OPTIS are not only enabling ANSYS to bring innovative solutions to the market but are also aiding it to enhance foothold in the competitive simulations market. However, its margin is expected to remain under pressure as ANSYS continues to invest on product development. Furthermore, adverse foreign currency exchange rates are expected to impede revenue growth in the near term as it generates significant revenues from international market.”

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    GW&K Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) by 1.7% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 223,126 shares of the software maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,664 shares during the quarter. GW&K Investment Management LLC owned about 0.27% of Ansys worth $34,962,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) Director James E. Cashman III sold 862 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, April 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $158.00, for a total value of $136,196.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Era Group, Inc.(ERA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ERA (CURRENCY:ERA) traded up 1.2% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 20:00 PM Eastern on May 8th. During the last week, ERA has traded 4.3% lower against the U.S. dollar. ERA has a total market cap of $0.00 and $1,610.00 worth of ERA was traded on exchanges in the last day. One ERA coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.0549 or 0.00000600 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinExchange and Cryptohub.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Era Group (NYSE:ERA) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $12.57 and last traded at $12.57, with a volume of 1356 shares. The stock had previously closed at $12.12.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Neptune Technologies & Bioresources Inc(NEPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By William Romov]

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Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Westport Innovations Inc(WPRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT), a provider of high-performance, low-emission engine and fuel systems, are down 10% as of 11:20 a.m. EDT after the company reported its first-quarter results.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Furthermore, having a strong financial partner in Total to help it drive adoption of heavy-duty natural gas vehicles at this time could be a huge win. Prices of oil (and therefore diesel) have been steadily climbing over the past year, and the highly anticipated near-zero-emissions natural gas engine fromCummins(NYSE:CMI) andWestport Fuel Systems(NASDAQ:WPRT) is now being shipped to customers.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a relatively quiet day on Wall Street, with a split among the most widely followed market benchmarks that sent some up and others down. Slight downticks in oil prices and bond yields marked minor reversals from upward trends earlier in the week, but investors are still watching both energy and bonds closely to see what long-term impact they might have on the stock market. Most attention centered on individual companies, some of which reported good news that sent their shares higher. Dell Technologies (NYSE:DVMT), Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), and Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) surged 87.1 percent to $12.98 after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares jumped 66.8 percent to $49.735 after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) gained 34 percent to $2.2920 following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) climbed 22.3 percent to $34.84 after the company posted upbeat Q4 earnings.
    Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO) shares jumped 22.2 percent to $7.28 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) gained 19.8 percent to $8.89 after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
    Luxfer Holdings PLC (NYSE: LXFR) surged 19.8 percent to $17.10 following Q1 results.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 18.3 percent to $2.26 after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
    Intelligent Systems Corporation (NYSE: INS) gained 17 percent to $7.116.
    Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) surged 15.3 percent to $73.00 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHEF) climbed 15 percent to $28.85. Chefs' Warehouse posted Q1 earnings of $0.03 per share on sales of $318.6 million.
    Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: WPRT) rose 14.2 percent to $2.9701.
    Wright Medical Group N.V. (NASDAQ: WMGI) jumped 13.8 percent to $23.87 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) gained 13.4 percent to $22.70. Diplomat named Brian Griffin as Chairman and CEO.
    Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) shares rose 13 percent to $27.97 after reporting upbeat Q1 sales.
    Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) gained 12 percent to $15.19

Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Meredith Corporation(MDP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Meredith Co. (NYSE:MDP) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 9th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Thursday, May 31st will be given a dividend of 0.545 per share on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $2.18 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.25%.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Goelzer Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Meredith Co. (NYSE:MDP) by 351.7% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 160,664 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 125,099 shares during the quarter. Meredith accounts for approximately 1.0% of Goelzer Investment Management Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 19th biggest holding. Goelzer Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Meredith were worth $8,644,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [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.
    Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CH

Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.(ARR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ARMOUR Residential REIT (NYSE:ARR) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 657 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,163% compared to the typical volume of 52 call options.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

An April that many investors hoped would end two months of indecision in the stock market is not quite living up to billing.

While benchmark indexes eked out another week of gains, below the surface, frustration was the rule. Reactions to earnings results are muted — the average stock is flat the day after reporting. Megacap tech companies are soaring, but makers of semiconductors and household goods have stumbled.

It’s not that companies aren’t beating estimates. Most are, by the widest margins in years. It’s that the market has been slow to reward them — and quick to punish those that fall short.

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“As we get further into the bull market cycle, U.S. companies have to try harder and harder to make investors happy, and that’s tough,” said Frank Ingarra, the head trader at NorthCoast Asset Management LLC. “Investors set their bars really high.”

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Rubicon Technology, Inc.(RBCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Actuant Corporation(ATU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eaton (NYSE: ETN) and Actuant (NYSE:ATU) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Park City Group, Inc.(PCYG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Veeco Instruments Inc.(VECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion before the opening bell. Discovery shares rose 0.47 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading.
    Analysts expect Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion after the closing bell. Marriott shares gained 0.08 percent to $136.75 in pre-market trading.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. Veeco Instruments shares surged 14.04 percent to $19.50 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion. DISH shares gained 1.53 percent to close at $33.90 on Monday.
    Analysts are expecting US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) to have earned $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion in the latest quarter. US Foods will release earnings before the markets open. US Foods shares rose 0.57 percent to close at $33.72 on Monday.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role. Snap shares gained 1.3 percent to $10.88 in pre-market trading.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.
    AES Corp (NYSE: AES) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) rose 30.8 percent to $22.00 in pre-market trading after declining 18.63 percent on Monday.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 14.5 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) rose 15.2 percent to $4.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) shares rose 14.1 percent to $19.50 in pre-market trading after reporting stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) rose 13.4 percent to $15.40 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) shares rose 13.2 percent to $16.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 12.6 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) shares rose 10 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 9.7 percent to $3.05 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 8 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 7.3 percent to $23.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG) rose 7.1 percent to $6.09 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) rose 6.4 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.08 percent on Monday.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 6.3 percent to $11.75 in pre-market trading fol
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Fortinet, Inc.(FTNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Yesterday, the Fed Open Market Committee announced it would not raise interest rates this session. The central bank committee, which is in charge of monetary policy, said that inflation is rising and that the U.S. economy is getting better. Markets are now looking forward to the next meeting on June 12 for the U.S. Federal Reserve to bump rates higher for the second time in 2018. Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) slumped more than 4.5% after Tesla CEO Elon Musk held an highly unusual earnings call. After announcing that his firm burned through $700 million in cash during the quarter of 2018, Musk refused to take any more questions on the company’s fiscal health, dismissing analysts’ questions as “boring.” Musk instead spent the rest of the quarterly call taking questions from a YouTuber named Gali Russell who had lobbied Musk on Twitter to let him partake in the earnings call. This morning, the U.S. Labor Department reported initial jobless claims rose by 2,000, to 211,000. Analysts had projected 225,000 for the week. The tightening U.S. labor market has now seen the total number of Americans receiving benefits fall to the lowest level since 1973. America’s unemployment rate is sitting at 4.1%, the lowest figure in 17 years. Tomorrow, the Labor Department will release the April jobs report.
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    GoPro Inc. (Nasdaq: GPRO) will lead another busy day of earnings reports on Wall Street. The firm will report earnings after the bell Thursday. Wall Street expects that the tech firm is about to report a loss of -$0.40 per share on top of $175.40 billion in revenue. Here’s a way to make a lot of money in a short time during earnings season. Spotify Technology SA(NYSE: SPOT) did not have a very good first earnings report. Shares plunged more than 8% after the firm’s music-streaming forecasts fell well short of expectations. During its earnings report, signals indicated that the firm’s growth could slow despite news that its

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    Cybersecurity remains red hot, after another three high-profile attacks, at Under Armour (UAA) , Boeing (BA) and Hudson’s Bay, the parent of Saks. But while many investors know of the big boys like Palo Alto Networks (PANW) , Fortinet (FTNT) and Proofpoint (PFPT) , Cramer dove into three smaller cybersecurity names to see if they’re worth investing in.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Cybersecurity company Fortinet (NASDAQ:FTNT) announced its first-quarter results after the market closed on May 3. The report featured double-digit revenue expansion and explosive earnings growth, and the company expects its third-generation network security products to drive continued growth for the next few years. Here’s what investors need to know about Fortinet’s first-quarter results.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Canadian Solar Inc.(CSIQ)

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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 Paul Ausick]

    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) saw a decrease of 16.6% in short interest during the two-week period. Some 3.3% of the total float, or 1.49 million shares, were short and days to cover remained unchanged at three. The company’s share price fell by about 5.4% over the two weeks, and shares closed Wednesday at $16.26, up about 3.4% for the day, in a 52-week range of $12.07 to $19.09.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Citrix Systems Inc.(CTXS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CIBC Asset Management Inc lowered its stake in shares of Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS) by 5.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 19,564 shares of the cloud computing company’s stock after selling 1,023 shares during the period. CIBC Asset Management Inc’s holdings in Citrix Systems were worth $1,816,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By VantagePoint]

    Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) had a very clear crossover to the upside on April 11, and since that day's close the stock is up 15 percent. This one is interesting also because the two moving averages have also recently diverged even further, indicating that the uptrend has only gotten stronger since the company posted an excellent Q1 earnings and Q2 guidance report that came in well above Wall Street's expectations. 

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Stock in digital workspace systems providerCitrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) rose 10.8% inApril, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation(CTSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC reduced its stake in Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 6.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 31,900 shares of the information technology service provider’s stock after selling 2,100 shares during the period. Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC’s holdings in Cognizant were worth $2,568,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System lowered its holdings in shares of Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 1.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 837,118 shares of the information technology service provider’s stock after selling 11,877 shares during the quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System’s holdings in Cognizant were worth $67,388,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $9.89 billion.
    Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $14.34 billion.
    Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $692.63 million.
    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSH) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of 3.90 billion.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $3.24 billion.
    Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NYSE: WLTW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.01 per share on revenue of $2.23 billion.
    Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.28 per share on revenue of $922.42 million.
    TravelCenters of America LLC (NASDAQ: TA) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.16 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $723.93 million.
    Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE: WBT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $329.71 million.
    Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ: HZNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $234.17 million.

     

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) has been a key player in the technology revolution over the past 25 years. By providing much-needed information technology consulting services, Cognizant has been able to succeed in helping clients join the digital age effectively and competitively. Even with some of its rivals having competitive advantages in the form of lower labor costs, Cognizant nevertheless has found ways to keep expanding and growing its footprint.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mackay Shields LLC acquired a new stake in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 220,500 shares of the information technology service provider’s stock, valued at approximately $17,750,000.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: priceline.com Incorporated(PCLN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    For example, owning just one share of The Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN) would cost $1,921.53. But some of these stocks aren’t quite as “expensive” as they seem…

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    Through Tom’s various strategies, followers had the chance to pocket gains of 195.36% in 16 days on Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), 193.39% in 16 days on SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSE Arca: GLD), 100% in eight days on International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), and even 248.42% in 17 days on SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE Arca: DIA).

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    Will Target (NYSE: TGT) get its mojo back, or will shoppers flock to Walmart (NYSE: WMT)? Which travel agent books more snow ski trips this season, Expedia (Nasdaq: EXPE) or Priceline (Nasdaq: PCLN)? Which video game console emerges on top, Microsoft’s Xbox or Nintendo’s Switch?

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: ANSYS, Inc.(ANSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    GW&K Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) by 1.7% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 223,126 shares of the software maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,664 shares during the quarter. GW&K Investment Management LLC owned about 0.27% of Ansys worth $34,962,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) Director James E. Cashman III sold 862 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, April 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $158.00, for a total value of $136,196.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now

The S&P 500 hit a bottom back in March 2009, spurring on a nine-year bull market. Odds are if you were in the market during this time you made some money, whether it was investing in the indices or equities. 24/7 Wall St. taking a look back to when the S&P 500 bottomed to see how some of the major blue chips have fared since then.

Back on March 6, 2009, the S&P 500 bottomed out at 666.79, and from there began perhaps the biggest bull market of the modern era. At the most recent close, the S&P 500 was at 2,677.67, more than quadrupling its bottom nearly nine years ago.

So how does Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) measure up?

On an adjusted close basis, Intel closed March 6, 2009, at $9.29 a share, or $12.41 on an unadjusted basis. Intel most recently closed at $47.84 on an adjusted basis.

On the surface, its obvious that Intels growth over this nine-year period outpaced the broad markets. To put some numbers to this, Intel shares gained roughly 415%.So if you had invested $1,000 in Intel back then, you would have $5,149.62 as of Thursdays close.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: ANSYS, Inc.(ANSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Wednesday's regular session.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) Director James E. Cashman III sold 862 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, April 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $158.00, for a total value of $136,196.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Nustar Energy L.P.(NS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, April 27th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 8th will be paid a dividend of 0.60 per share by the pipeline company on Monday, May 14th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 11.49%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 7th.

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    One technology player that insiders are active in here is Jive Software (NS), which provides a social business software platform to businesses, government agencies, and other enterprises. Insiders are buying this stock into massive weakness, since shares are down sharply by 43% so far in 2014.

     

    Jive Software has a market cap of $446 million and an enterprise value of $365 million. This stock trades at a fair valuation, with a price-to-sales of 2.68 and a price-to-book of 5.67. Its estimated growth rate for this year is 45.5%, and for next year it’s pegged at 30%. This is a cash-rich company, since the total cash position on its balance sheet is $98.18 million and its total debt is $6.60 million.

     

    A director just bought 260,819 shares, or about $1.71 million worth of stock, at $6.53 to $6.60 per share.

     

    From a technical perspective, JIVE is currently trending just above its 50-day moving average and below its 200-day moving average, which is neutral trendwise. This stock recently pulled back off its short-term high of $7.14 a share with heavy downside volume flows. That drop has now pushed the stock to right above its 50-day moving average at $6.10 a share.

    If you’re bullish on JIVE, then I would look for long-biased trades as long as this stock is trending above its 50-day at $6.10 a share and then once it breaks out above some key near-term overhead resistance levels at $7.14 a share to its 200-day moving average of $7.43 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that hits near or above its three-month average action of 557,678 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then JIVE will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels $8.50 to $9 a share, or even $9.50 to $10 a share.

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Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc.(BCRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Loxo Oncology Inc (NASDAQ: LOXO) rose 32.7 percent to $65.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported that larotrectinib trial demonstrated 76 percent confirmed objective response rate.
    Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: DVAX) shares rose 22 percent to $7.20 in the pre-market trading session after the company on Friday presented updated data for SD-101 in combination with KEYTRUDA.
    Puma Biotechnology Inc (NASDAQ: PBYI) rose 21.7 percent to $99.75 in pre-market trading as the company disclosed positive PB272 Phase 2 data from TBCRC 022 trial at ASCO17.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares rose 20.7 percent to $3.21 in pre-market trading after the company reported that RedZone has acquired all the assets of Trendit including three technology patents.
    Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE: FOR) rose 13.1 percent to $16.05 in pre-market trading after D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) proposed to buy 75 percent of Forestar Group for $16.25 per share in cash.
    TG Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: TGTX) shares rose 12 percent to $15.50 in pre-market trading after the company said Phase 3 GENUINE trial met primary endpoint with TG-1101 + ibrutinib increasing overall response rate by >70 percent versuss ibrutinib alone.
    Gigamon Inc (NYSE: GIMO) gained 10.8 percent to $43.55. Reuters reported that Gigamon is exploring a potential sale.
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    BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: BCRX) shares gained 5.98% to $6.91 in the pre-market session after the company has been awarded contract by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop BCX4430 for the treatment of Marburg virus disease.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) announced plans to acquire Patheon NV (NYSE: PTHN) for $35 per share in cash.

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  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Patheon N.V. (NYSE: PTHN) was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform and the price target was cut to $28 from $34 (versus a $27.72 close, after an 11.7% drop) at Robert W. Baird. Patheon also was downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc Capital Markets.