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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]

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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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    UMC – United Microelectronics Corporation: UMC Shareholders Elect 14th Term of Directors at Annual Shareholders Meeting (twst.com) UPDATE: Bernstein Upgrades United Microelectronics (UMC) to Market Perform (streetinsider.com) UMC’s new burn center fills three-decade need in New Orleans (neworleanscitybusiness.com) Community breakfast at Sparta UMC is open to all (mlive.com) Shopper News blog: Beaver Ridge UMC youth — ‘we’re there to help’ (knoxnews.com)

    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.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018

Shares of Array BioPharma (ARRY) have risen by 57% since my original article was published last August (at one point they麓d nearly doubled before the recent pullback).

The stock was later added as one of our 20 holdings in the Core Biotech model account and is currently our biggest loser, in the red by 21%.

In my latest update piece from December, I restated the following keys to the bullish thesis:

A compelling rationale for the approval of the combination of binimetinib and encorafenib for the treatment of patients with BRAF-mutant advanced, unresectable or metastatic melanoma, supported by strong data from the pivotal COLUMBUS trial. Large market opportunities targeted, an example being the global melanoma market for MEK/BRAF inhibitors of over $1 billion. The company麓s vast pipeline and past history of advantageously monetizing its noncore assets, just as had occurred with the Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) drug development deal for autoimmune disorders with the larger company footing the bill. Other positive prior pacts included collaborations with Merck (NYSE:MRK) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) along with monetization of rights in Japan and South Korea. Chart

Figure 1: ARRY daily advanced chart (source: Finviz)

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Baidu Inc.(BIDU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Baidu’s (NASDAQ:BIDU) video streaming unitiQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ) recently unveiled a VR headset called the Qiyu VR II. The device, which was built via a collaboration with Qualcomm, plays 4K videos as well as 8K panoramic videos.

  • [By Stark Merrifield]

    To capitalize on the U.S.’ strong trade relationship with China, Fitz-Gerald suggests looking at companies like Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA), “which dominates Chinese e-commerce the way Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) does in the United States,” or Baidu Inc. (Nasdaq: BIDU), which “mirrors Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL).”

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment from the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill is joined by Jason Moser of Million Dollar Portfolio, David Kretzmann of Hidden Gems Canada, and Aaron Bush of Motley Fool Rule Breakers to address a listener’s question: What’s the best Chinese stock for long-term investors? The team likes Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), commonly referred to as “the Google of China,” as well as Tencent (NASDAQOTH:TCEHY), the company behind the extremely popular messaging and social media app WeChat.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment of the Motley Fool Moneypodcast, host Chris Hill and senior Fool analysts Jason Moser, David Kretzmann, and Jeff Fischer put Baidu(NASDAQ:BIDU) under the microscope. The Chinese search leader has a massive presence in the world’s most populous market, and with revenue up 31%, it’s apparent that it is putting its troubles with the government in Beijing in the rearview mirror. But the stock is still only trading for six times revenue. Time to give it a look?

  • [By WWW.STREETAUTHORITY.COM]

    Thanks to these fundamental economic drivers, Asian internet firms like Tencent Holdings (OTC: TCEHY) and Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) have seen their stock prices soar 100% over the last year. JD.com (Nasdaq: JD) and Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) are trading higher by around 50% over the same period. I fully expect this bull market to continue over the long term.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Mimecast Limited(MIME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Investing in emerging growth stocks for the long haul can be a great way to produce market-beating returns, but with thousands of stocks to choose from, it can be tough figuring out which are worth owning. To help, I went searching for growth stocks that can be added to portfolios and pickedAtlassian Corp. (NASDAQ:TEAM), Mimecast (NASDAQ:MIME), and 2U Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) as my favorite stocks to buy in May. Read on to learn if these stocks are right for your portfolio, too.

  • [By Todd Campbell and Timothy Green]

    Buying and holding shares in great companies like eBayfor the long haul has proven to be very profit-friendly, but identifying growth stocks early on isn’t easy. To help find tomorrow’s winners, we asked two Motley Fool investors which burgeoning growth stocks are on their radar right now. They responded with Skechers (NYSE:SKX)and Mimecast (NASDAQ:MIME). Read on to find out if these stocks deserve a spot in your portfolio.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: ArQule Inc.(ARQL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    ArQule Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) dropped about 23% Friday, to post a new 52-week low of $1.13 after closing at $1.47 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.17. Volume was about 15 times the daily average of around 150,000 shares. The biopharmaceutical company said this morning that a phase 3 trial of a cancer drug did not meet the primary endpoint of improving overall survival.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Motorola Solutions, Inc.(MSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows large caps Cisco Systems and Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE: MSI) giving roughly the same positive albeit sometimes bumpy performance whileQualcomm, Inc (NASDAQ: QCOM) has fallen in and out of negative territory:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Qualcomm breaking even whilepotential peers Cisco Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE: MSI) have performed better with theirheir share of volatility:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows large caps Cisco Systems and Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE: MSI) giving roughly the same performance whileQualcomm, Inc (NASDAQ: QCOM) began going in the other directionaround 2015:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Qualcomm breaking even whilepotential peers Cisco Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE: MSI) have performed better albeit they have seen their share of volatility:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows large caps Cisco Systems and Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE: MSI) giving roughly the same positive performance whileQualcomm, Inc (NASDAQ: QCOM) began going in the other directionaround 2014/2015:

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: ADTRAN Inc.(ADTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    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 Thursday’s regular session.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $141.07 million.

    Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ: LAYN) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.35 per share on revenue of $156.10 million.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: AVG Technologies N.V.(AVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Igor Novgorodtsev]

    InterActiveCorp (IACI) bought Ask.com for $1.85 billion in 2005. The new Perion will be worth only about 40% of that. After the merger, Perion will leapfrog its much larger rivals: Babylon and AVG (AVG). Finally, Perion should be able to increase its operating margins as it can spread its SG&A costs over a much larger base (Conduit EBITDA margin is 32% vs. Perion’s 23%). Perion will keep its senior management team intact: Josef Mandelbaum will remain its CEO and Yacov Kaufman its CFO. Perion has successfully orchestrated a roll-up acquisitions of privately-held Sweetpacks and Smilebox, so I have high confidence that they know how to integrate a new business.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: New Relic, Inc.(NEWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    New Relic (NYSE:NEWR) has received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the sixteen brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $65.38.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares jumped 31.6 percent to $12.18 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 26.5 percent to $14.55 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares gained 25 percent to $4.0234 following Q1 beat.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) jumped 23.5 percent to $55.12 following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) gained 23.3 percent to $59.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 22.5 percent to $47.51 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares surged 21.7 percent to $3.36. Amazon.com's partnership with Sears started in 2017 with an agreement to sell Kenmore-branded appliances online. On Wednesday, the companies announced an extension of their relationship to now include tire delivery and installations.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) jumped 21.3 percent to $2.68 following Q1 results.
    LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) surged 20.4 percent to $3.395 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE: SUP) gained 19 percent to $15.82 after reporting Q1 results.
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLCM) shares rose 18.5 percent to $8.13 following Q1 results.
    Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) rose 18.3 percent to $52.47 after the company posted strong quarterly results.
    Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) shares jumped 18.3 percent to $6.47 following quarterly results.
    IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE: IEC) shares climbed 17 percent to $4.68 after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 16.8 percent to $90.10 following Q4 results.
    Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR)
  • [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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    The seven companies cited by Cramer are Salesforce.com Inc.  (CRM) , Workday Inc. (WDAY) , ServiceNow Inc. (NOW) , Splunk Inc. (SPLK) , New Relic Inc. (NEWR) , VMWare Inc. (VMW) , and Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) .

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Castlight Health, inc.(CSLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Castlight Health (NYSE:CSLT)share price climbed 13.2% Wednesday after an SEC filing revealed that Maverick Capital had significantly boosted its stake in the company to 10.6%.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.(UBNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q2 2017 earnings report formid cap network communication platform makerUbiquiti Networks Inc (NASDAQ: UBNT) is scheduled for after the market closes on Thursday (February 9). Ubiquiti Networkshas been in our SmallCap Network Elite Opportunity (SCN EO) portfolio as a M2M growth play with plenty of cash and very little debt. When we added the stock in November 2014, our SCN EO newsletternoted:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Monday, small cap Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ: UBNT) fell 7.89%after notorious short seller Andrew Left/Citron Research issued a report calling the stock a fraud, but shares were regainingsome of what was lost in early Tuesdaytrading. Ubiquiti Networkseliminates barriers to connectivity for under-networked enterprises, communities and consumers with its leading-edge platforms that connect hundreds of millions of people throughout the world. With over 60 million devices sold worldwide, through a network of over 100 distributors, to customers in more than 180 countries and territories,the Companyhas maintained an industry-leading financial profile by leveraging a unique business model to develop products that combine innovative technology with disruptive price-to-performance characteristics.Growth is supported by the Ubiquiti Community, a global grass-roots community of 4 million entrepreneurial operators and systems integrators who engage in thousands of forums.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, technology shares rose by just 0.2 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Ubiquiti Networks Inc (NASDAQ: UBNT), down 14 percent, and Magnachip Semiconductor Corp (NYSE: MX), down 12 percent.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid cap network communication platform makerUbiquiti Networks Inc (NASDAQ: UBNT) reportedfiscal Q4 2017 earnings before the market opened with shares surging 16.56% when the market closed. Revenues increased 23% year-over-year and 4.7% sequentially to $228.6 million, primarily driven by continued strong demand for new product offerings across the Company’s product lines. Enterprise Technology revenues increased 49% year-over-year, primarily driven by continued adoption of the Company’s UniFi product family of access points, switches, gateways and IP cameras.Service Provider Technology revenues increased 5% year-over-year and 10% sequentially, primarily driven by the Company’s airMAX AC and airMAX AC Gen 2 product lines. GAAP Net Income was $60.7 million versus $57.7 million. Total cash and cash equivalents as of June 30, 2017 were $604.2 million versus $533.9 million as of March 31, 2017, representing an increase of over 13%.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Ubiquiti Networks Inc.(NASDAQ:UBNT) were down 13.4% as of 1:30 p.m. EST Friday after the networking hardware company released mixed fiscal second-quarter 2017 results.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Corning Incorporated(GLW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) also had a high options volume in the first half of the session, said Jon Najarian. Almost 8,000 contracts of the December 32 calls were traded and Najarian jumped in. He's going to hold the position for a week.

  • [By John Bromels]

    2016 was a good year to be a Corning(NYSE:GLW) investor. The company’s stock rose 35.5% over the course of the year, handily outpacing the broader market.

  • [By Frank DiPietro]

    When Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) reported earnings in late January, it committed to continue to reward stockholders handsomely. Its stock price has appreciated nicely over the past 12 months (up roughly 50%) and now it has reiterated its plan to buy back its own shares over the next three years and continue to pay its shareholders a growing dividend. Total cost to the company is projected by management to be at least $12.5 billion through 2019, including annual dividend increases projected to be more than 10%.

  • [By Anders Bylund, Timothy Green, and Steve Symington]

    We asked a handful of your fellow investors here at The Motley Fool to come up with a few examples of this. Read on to see why dividend investors should look intoCisco Systems(NASDAQ:CSCO),International Business Machines(NYSE:IBM), and Corning(NYSE:GLW) right now.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Yahoo! Inc.(YHOO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]

    As much as traditional telecommunications is a poky business, VZ is making some interesting moves. Most famously it recently acquired the core properties of Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) to drive new revenue streams and position itself for the future. And a little further back, Verizon acquired AOL.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Tuesday night, online information portal Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) reported results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017. Here’s what you need to know.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows MeetMe Inc back to breakeven while Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) has underperformed and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) and Yahoo! Inc (NASDAQ: YHOO) have outperformed and are heading back up again:

  • [By Stark Merrifield]

    That includes Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO), Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY), Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL), and Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) – their combined market caps are worth $1.5 trillion.

  • [By Vikram Nagarkar]

    When you think of tech companies which rejected buyout offers, quite a few not so great stories come to mind. Starting with Yahoo (NSDQ:YHOO), whichrejectedMicrosoft’s (NSDQ:MSFT)$44.6 billion offer, to Groupon (NSDQ:GRPN), which shunned Google’s $6 billion buyout offer, many similar decisions have proven to be bad ones in hindsight. Snapchat is one of those few exceptions that have lived to tell the tale. At least for now. However, Facebookseems rather determined to leave no stone unturned in its fight against Snapchat.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) closed 14.5% higher on Wednesday, having recorded a peak gain of 17.2% earlier in the trading session. An analyst firm issued an optimistic report on the stock based on good-looking checks among AAOI’s data center customers.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Notably, Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) was held up as a likely takeover target before the ink had dried on the Oclaro/Lumentum deal, but the stock started to fall a couple of weeks later as no such bids materialized. Applied Optoelectronics shares fell 10.3% lower in March, but the damage was repaired in early April when analyst firm Rosenblatt said that the company’s largest data center customers are ramping up their computing infrastructures very quickly at the moment.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market mounted a last-minute rally to keep its string of winning days alive, as all three major market benchmarks recovered from losses during most of the day to close higher. The performance again showed the complete confidence that investors seem to have in the market’s longer-term future, despite the fact that some believe that stocks have generally risen too quickly and have been hoping for a pullback. Enough investors seem to be waiting for an opportunity to buy that losses have generally been muted and short-lived. Moreover, some good news sent many individual stocks higher, and Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN), RH (NYSE:RH), and Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) were among the top performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.39-$0.52 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.46. The company issued revenue guidance of $75-$81 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $77.48 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Progress Software Corporation(PRGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

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

    Wall Street expects ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE: CAG) to report its quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion. ConAgra shares rose 0.17 percent to $47.68 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) to report its quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $1.81 billion. Darden Restaurants shares gained 0.44 percent to $66.25 in after-hours trading.
    Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) reported better-than-expected results for its second quarter on Wednesday. Progress Software shares surged 6.19 percent to $26.75 in the after-hours trading session.

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  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $93.15 million.

    Sorl Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.20 per share on revenue of $55.35 million.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

     

    General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.60 per share on revenue of $3.86 billion.
    Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.05 per share on revenue of $420.05 million.
    Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $2.03 per share on revenue of $847.79 million.
    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $2.40 per share on revenue of $4.49 billion.
    Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $692.48 million.
    Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $94.64 million.
    UniFirst Corp (NYSE: UNF) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.34 per share on revenue of $366.28 million.
    Exfo Inc (NASDAQ: EXFO) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $60.87 million.
    OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE: OMN) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $205.40 million.
    8Point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: CAFD) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $11.60 million.
    Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE: PKE) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $35.30 million.
    Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $24.00 million.
    Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE: IRET) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $56.87 million.
    Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (NYSE: TIK) is estimated to post earnings for the latest quarter.
    Aethlon Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEMD) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.20 per share.
    Ossen Innovation Co Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: OSN) is projected to post ea

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: TripAdvisor, Inc.(TRIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) dropped about 1.9% Monday, to post a new 52-week low of $41.81 after closing at $42.62 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $71.69. Volume was about 50% above the daily average of around 2.5 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares ofTripAdvisor Inc.(NASDAQ:TRIP) were gaining today after comments from Chairman Greg Maffei prompted speculation about a potential merger and acquisition deal. As of 3:28 p.m. EST, the stock was up 6.2%.

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    This next company comes as a surprise, as it is one that has served over 300 million people around the world…

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: MicroStrategy Incorporated(MSTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap Alarm.com Holdings would bethe leading platform for the intelligently connected property. Millions of people depend on Alarm.com Holdings technology to monitor and control their property from anywhere. Centered on security and remote monitoring, the Companys platform addresses a wide range of market needs and enables application-based control for a growing variety of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.Its security, video monitoring, intelligent automation and energy management solutions are available througha network of thousands of professional service providers in North America and around the globe. The Company went public in June 2015 as a spinoff from MicroStrategy Incorporated (NASDAQ: MSTR) with shares selling for $14 during the IPO.

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    MicroStrategy (NASDAQ:MSTR) reported its first-quarter results on April 27, and the company saw its total revenue tick up by 1.3% year over year. Just as with the company’s fourth-quarter results, MicroStrategy’s management said foreign-currency headwinds continued to have a negative impact on the company’s overall sales.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: MINDBODY, Inc.(MB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    MindBody, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB) reported its fourth quarter results after the markets closed on Wednesday. The company said that it had $0.03 in EPS on $49.7 million in revenue. The consensus estimates were looking for $0.01 in EPS and $48.9 million in revenue. Analysts had this to say about MindBody after earnings:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Fitbit initially surging after its IPO before loosing most of its value while large capGarmin Ltd (NASDAQ: GRMN) (which hasa fitness segment)has been range bound for over a year and small cap online wellness services stockMINDBODY Inc (NASDAQ: MB) has taken off with performance starting to moderate:

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Mindbody (NASDAQ:MB) provides cloud-based software solutions to the health and wellness industry: Think spas, yoga studios, and fitness classes. It’s a massive market that’s gone largely underserved — and Mindbody is working to address that need.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap online wellness services stock MINDBODY Inc (NASDAQ: MB) reportedQ2 2017 earnings after the market closed Wednesday with results beating expectations. Total revenue was up 31% to $44.1 million as subscription and services revenue rose 29% to $26.0 million and payments revenue rose 37% to $17.6 million. End of period subscribers increased 6% year over year to 59,345, end of period High Value Subscribers increased 13% year over year, average monthly revenue per subscriber (ARPS) grew 21% year over year to approximately $244 and payments volume increased 22% year over year to over $1.9 billion. The GAAP net losswas $4.4 million versus a GAAP net loss of $6.6 million. Rick Stollmeyer, Co-founder and CEO of MINDBODY, commented:

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) got a boost, shooting up 32 percent to $8.20 as the company agreed to be acquired by AE Industrial Partners for $8.25 per share in cash.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Plantronics Inc.(PLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Brian S. Dexheimer Sells 500 Shares of Plantronics (PLT) Stock” was originally posted by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this piece on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US and international copyright & trademark law. The original version of this piece can be accessed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3355123/brian-s-dexheimer-sells-500-shares-of-plantronics-plt-stock.html.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Plantronics Inc (NYSE: PLT) were down 25 percent to $33.36. Plantronics reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings, but the company’s revenue missed analysts’ expectations. The company announced a new 1 million share buyback plan and issued a weak earnings forecast for the fourth quarter.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Sapiens International Corporation N.V.(SPNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Trevena Inc (NASDAQ: TRVN) rose 10.8 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 4.97 percent on Wednesday.
    Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE: YUMC) rose 10.2 percent to $31.05 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.
    Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MCRB) rose 9.1 percent to $11.39 in pre-market trading after dropping 5.26 percent on Wednesday.
    Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) rose 8.9 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after surging 73.08 percent on Wednesday.
    Coach Inc (NYSE: COH) rose 6.7 percent to $41.98 in pre-market trading. Coach named Ian Bickley as President, Global Business Development and Strategic Alliances.
    Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (NASDAQ: SPNS) shares rose 6.1 percent to $13.91 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.54 percent on Wednesday.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) rose 6.1 percent to $149.15 in pre-market trading. Jazz Pharma reached a settlement with Hikma Pharma related to Xyrem patent case. Mizuho downgraded Jazz from Buy to Neutral.
    Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: IBKR) shares rose 6 percent to $36.72 in pre-market trading after declining 0.03 percent on Wednesday.
    Rewalk Robotics Ltd (NASDAQ: RWLK) rose 5.3 percent to $2.00 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs purchased 28 added Exoskeleton Systems.
    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: MACK) rose 5.1 percent to $3.29 in pre-market trading. Merrimack declared a $1.06 special dividend.
    BioTime, Inc. (NYSE: BTX) shares rose 4.8 percent to $3.50 in pre-market trading. BioTime, reported the formation of new subsidiary AgeX Therapeutics, Inc.
    Akari Therapeutics PLC (ADR) (NASDAQ: AKTX) shares rose 4.8 percent to $12.26 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.69 percent on Wednesday.
    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) rose 3.6 percent to $39.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted better-than
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sapiens International (NASDAQ:SPNS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The technology company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.03, Briefing.com reports. Sapiens International had a net margin of 0.13% and a return on equity of 6.81%. The business had revenue of $71.09 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $67.68 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.02 EPS. Sapiens International’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: AVG Technologies N.V.(AVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Igor Novgorodtsev]

    InterActiveCorp (IACI) bought Ask.com for $1.85 billion in 2005. The new Perion will be worth only about 40% of that. After the merger, Perion will leapfrog its much larger rivals: Babylon and AVG (AVG). Finally, Perion should be able to increase its operating margins as it can spread its SG&A costs over a much larger base (Conduit EBITDA margin is 32% vs. Perion’s 23%). Perion will keep its senior management team intact: Josef Mandelbaum will remain its CEO and Yacov Kaufman its CFO. Perion has successfully orchestrated a roll-up acquisitions of privately-held Sweetpacks and Smilebox, so I have high confidence that they know how to integrate a new business.

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Top 5 Stocks To Invest In 2018: AVG Technologies N.V.(AVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Igor Novgorodtsev]

    InterActiveCorp (IACI) bought Ask.com for $1.85 billion in 2005. The new Perion will be worth only about 40% of that. After the merger, Perion will leapfrog its much larger rivals: Babylon and AVG (AVG). Finally, Perion should be able to increase its operating margins as it can spread its SG&A costs over a much larger base (Conduit EBITDA margin is 32% vs. Perion’s 23%). Perion will keep its senior management team intact: Josef Mandelbaum will remain its CEO and Yacov Kaufman its CFO. Perion has successfully orchestrated a roll-up acquisitions of privately-held Sweetpacks and Smilebox, so I have high confidence that they know how to integrate a new business.

Top 5 Stocks To Invest In 2018: Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated(RGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Morgan Stanley downgraded Chipotle (NYSE: CMG) to Equal-Weight.
    UBS downgraded AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX) to Sell.
    Citi upgraded Sealed Air (NYSE: SEE) to Buy.
    Goldman Sachs upgraded Reinsurance Group (NYSE: RGA) to Buy.

  • [By David Sterman]

    My favorite insurers: AIG (NYSE: AIG) (which I discussed a few months ago), Protective Life (NYSE: PL) and Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE: RGA).

Top 5 Stocks To Invest In 2018: Sirius XM Radio Inc.(SIRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Pandora Mediapeaking in 2014 before heading back to where it started while other streaming media stocks such as large cap satellite radio stockSirius XM Radio Inc (NASDAQ: SIRI) has performed better and InternetTV stock Netflix, Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX) has been a homerun:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    There are a lot of people betting against Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI)these days, even as the stock is hitting 10-year highs. There were 280.1 million shares of Sirius XM sold short at the end of 2016, just below the late-November peak of 285.1 million shares but nearly double the short interest that we were seeing a year ago.

  • [By ]

    However, several Buffett stocks chalked up nice gains during the first quarter. The three top performers in Berkshire’s portfolio were Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI), Mastercard (NYSE:MA), and Moody’s (NYSE:MCO). Here’s what drove these stocks higher — and what their prospects are for the rest of 2018.

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    But before we get to the stock pick, here’s a list of the 10 top-performing Warren Buffett stocks so far this year…

    Company YTD Gains
    Moody’s Corp. (NYSE: MCO) 34.25%
    Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) 30.24%
    Verisign Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN) 29.88%
    Restaurant Brands Inc. (NYSE: QSR) 29.16%
    WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) 28.97%
    Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) 26.20%
    Liberty Sirius XM Group Class C (Nasdaq: LSXMK) 24.54%
    MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) 24.35%
    Liberty Sirius XM Group Class A (Nasdaq: LSXMA) 22.89%
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: SIRI) 22.81%

    Again, we don’t recommend all of the stocks above for retail investors. After all, Warren Buffett is one of the most wealthy and legendary investors in history. He has a completely different set of goals from us.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    The long saga regarding Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P) has finally come to a head. Well, maybe. Rather than KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE: KKR) investing $150 million, Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) will be investing up to $480 million in the streaming music rival. With its ticketing unit sale taking place as well, it might seem that Pandora is getting a great deal and helping to bolster its books.

Top 5 Stocks To Invest In 2018: Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.(OHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Or, consider Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI). The Maryland-based company invests heavily in hospital properties and health care facilities, with a special emphasis on nursing facilities.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. (NYSE: OHI) dropped about 2.6% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $26.43 after closing at $27.14 on Friday. The 52-week high is $35.14. Volume was around 5.3 million, more than double the daily average of around 2.3 million. The healthcare REIT had now specific news.

Top 5 Stocks To Invest In 2018: Sinovac Biotech Ltd.(SVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA) is expected to post its quarterly earnings.

    Supercom Ltd (NASDAQ: SPCB) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $9.03 million.

Top 10 New Companies To Buy Right Now

Transocean (RIG) beat earnings forecasts and probably has enough cash but Jefferies analyst Eduardo Royes and team still consider its stock to be a bigger risk when compared to its peers (I’m guessing they mean Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO), Noble (NE) and Ensco (ESV), among others). They explain why:

Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg News

We tweak estimates and raise our PT on lower opex in normalized (as with peers). Liquidity doesn’t look to be an issue in the next few years, but the overhang forTransocean is unchangedwith 16 mostly older UDW floaters uncontracted today and our inability to see enough of an activity ramp to absorb re-entry of these rigs through 2018, downside risk is outsized versus peers. Normalized valuation feels reasonable, but it might give too much credit to UDW activity.

Tough to see the market growing enough to absorb uncontracted rigs. We commendTransocean for figuring out how to materially lower its stacking costs on UDW rigs, and are willing to giveTransocean the benefit of the doubt that reactivation costs for some of these assets may not be significant today. That said, with the floater rigcount likely on pace to fall through YE16 (into the 150-160 range from 190 today), and given the seemingly low likelihood that floater activity in 2017 can do better than stabilize, oversupply conditions simply feel too great to allow for these rigs to come back for years to come (thus calling into question their longer-term economic viability). Although we do not believe there is a material technical disadvantage to Transocean’s older floaters, we suspect the first rigs to secure UDW work as (if) demand starts to emerge will be the currently committed 2013+ deliveries (“6th Gen V 2.0″ rigs), of which many roll off contract in 2017. What’s more, we suspect that more sister units to these 6G V 2.0 rigs will also come into contention for work as (1) better capitalized drillers will likely be willing to take delivery for poor economics initially in order to get work and/or (2) if industry chatter regarding a ramping up in asset transactions does transpire, assets currently not in the hands of financially capable owners will be able to enter the competitive mix.

Top 10 New Companies To Buy Right Now: Huaneng Power International, Inc.(HNP)

 

Huaneng Power International, Inc., an independent power producer, generates and sells electricity and heat to the regional or provincial grid companies in the Peoples Republic of China and Singapore. It is involved in the development, construction, operation, and management of power plants and related projects; and generation, wholesale, and retail of power and other relating utilities. The company generates power from coal, wind, gas, oil, and hydro resources. In addition, it provides cargo transportation services in coastal areas; warehousing, loading, and conveying services; port management, cargo loading, and water transport material supply; utility services; environment engineering services; consultancy in waste recycling; real estate agency services. Further, the company engages in aquaculture and agriculture irrigation activities; developing and leasing real estate; production and sale of mineral water; port developme nt and construction, coal mixture, and machinery leasing and repair activities; industrial waste management and recycling activities; and the supply of water carriage materials. As of September 1, 2015, it had controlled generating capacity of 81,132 megawatts and a total generating capacity of 72,375 megawatts. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Beijing, the Peoples Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, utilities shares rose by just 0.5 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included TransAlta Corporation (USA) (NYSE: TAC), down 1 percent, and Huaneng Power International Inc (ADR) (NYSE: HNP), down 1 percent.

Top 10 New Companies To Buy Right Now: Sohu.com Inc.(SOHU)

 

Sohu.com Inc. provides online media, search, and game services on personal computers (PCs), mobile devices, and tablets in the Peoples Republic of China. It operates brand advertising business that offers advertisements on its Websites to companies; sohu.com, which provides online news and information; m.sohu.com mobile portal and Sohu News APP, a mobile phone application; tv.sohu.com, which offers online video service; and focus.cn that provides online real estate information. The companys search and search-related business provides Sogou Input Method software to input Chinese characters on PCs and mobile devices; Sogou browser; Sogou Web Directory, a Web directory navigation site for PCs; Sogou Search, a proprietary search engine; and Sogou Browser for PCs and mobile devices, as well as offers pay-for-click services and online marketing services for advertisers. In addition, its online game business offers interactive on line games, mobile games, and Web games for game players. Further, the companys platform channel business owns and operates various Web properties and software applications, including 17173.com, an information portal for game players; RaidCall, which provides online music and entertainment services; and the Dolphin Browser, a gateway to a host of user activities on mobile devices. Additionally, it provides mobile-related services and mobile products; Internet value-added services; and cinema advertising services. The company was formerly known as Internet Technologies China Incorporated and changed its name to Sohu.com Inc. in September 1999. Sohu.com Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Beijing, the Peoples Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Belinda Cao]

    Sohu.com Inc. (SOHU), which sold a stake in its search unit to Tencent Holdings Ltd. (700), advanced 11 percent for the week to $72.06. It retreated 5.9 percent Sept. 20. Tencent, Chinas biggest Internet company by market value, paid $448 million for a 36.5 percent stake in Sohus Sogou unit last week and merge its own search service with Sogou.

10 Best Semiconductor Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Myriad Genetics, Inc.(MYGN)

Myriad Genetics, Inc. (Myriad), incorporated on November 6, 1992, is a molecular diagnostic company. The Company is engaged in the discovery, development and marketing of transformative molecular diagnostic tests. The Company operates through two segments: diagnostics and other. The diagnostics segment provides testing and collaborative development of testing that is designed to assess an individual’s risk for developing disease later in life, identify a patient’s likelihood of responding to drug therapy and guide a patient’s dosing to enable optimal treatment, or assess a patient’s risk of disease progression and disease recurrence. The other segment provides testing products and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical research industries, research and development, and clinical services for patients, and also includes corporate services, such as finance, human resources, legal and information technology. Myriad offers diagnostic tests for a range of dise ases, such as Myriad myRisk Hereditary Cancer test for hereditary breast cancer, hereditary ovarian cancer, hereditary pancreatic cancer, hereditary uterine (endometrial) cancer and hereditary colon cancer; Myriad myPlan Lung Cancer test for lung cancer; Myriad myPath Melanoma test for melanoma; Prolaris test for prostate cancer, and Vectra DA for rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Molecular Diagnostic Testing

The Company’s molecular diagnostic tests are designed to analyze genes, their expression levels and corresponding proteins. Myriad’s primary molecular diagnostic tests include myRisk Hereditary Cancer, a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequencing test for assessing the risks for hereditary cancers, such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, uterine cancer, melanoma, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer and gastric cancer; BRACAnalysis, a DNA sequencing test for assessing the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer; BART, a DNA sequencing test for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer; BRACAnalysis CDx ! , a DNA sequencing test for use as a companion diagnostic with the poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor LynparzaTM (olaparib); Tumor BRACAnalysis CDx, a DNA sequencing test designed to be utilized to predict response to DNA damaging agents, such as platinum-based chemotherapy agents and PARP inhibitors; COLARIS, a DNA sequencing test for assessing the risk of colorectal and uterine cancer; COLARIS AP, a DNA sequencing test for assessing the risk of colorectal cancer; Vectra DA, a protein detection test for assessing the disease activity of rheumatoid arthritis; Prolaris, a ribonucleic acid (RNA) expression test for assessing the aggressiveness of prostate cancer; EndoPredict, an RNA expression test for assessing the aggressiveness of breast cancer; myPath Melanoma, an RNA expression test for diagnosing melanoma, and myPlan Lung Cancer, an RNA expression test for assessing the aggressiveness of lung cancer.

Pharmaceutical and Clinical Services

The Company provides a range of pharmaceutical and clinical services. Through its subsidiary, Myriad RBM, Inc., Myriad provides biomarker discovery and pharmaceutical and clinical services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical research industries utilizing its multiplexed immunoassay technology. The Company also owns Privatklinik Dr. Robert Schindlbeck GmbH & Co. KG, located approximately 15 miles from the Company’s European laboratories in Munich, Germany. The Company’s technology enables it to screen sets of well-characterized clinical samples from both diseased and non-diseased populations against its menu of biomarkers.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We took in Walt Disney (DIS) earnings, Argus’ downgrade of Noble (NE), and Myriad Genetics’ (MYGN) freefall.

    We looked at the speculation that International Paper (IP) could be a takeover target, and the progress made at Ralph Lauren (RL), and the slowing same-store sales at Shake Shack (SHAK).

Top 10 New Companies To Buy Right Now: Continental Resources, Inc.(CLR)

Continental Resources, Inc., incorporated on November 16, 1967, is an independent crude oil and natural gas exploration and production company with properties in the North, South and East regions of the United States. The North region consists of properties north of Kansas and west of the Mississippi River and includes North Dakota Bakken, Montana Bakken and the Red River units. The South region includes Kansas and all properties south of Kansas and west of the Mississippi River, including various plays in the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province (SCOOP), Sooner Trend Anadarko Canadian Kingfisher (STACK), Northwest Cana and Arkoma Woodford areas of Oklahoma. The East region includes undeveloped leasehold acreage east of the Mississippi River. The Company’s estimated proved reserves are approximately 1,230 million barrels of crude oil equivalent (MMBoe) with estimated proved developed reserves of over 520 MMBoe. Its crude oil production is sold to crude oil refining companie s at market centers.

North Region

The Company’s principal producing properties in the North region are in the Bakken field and the Red River units. Its average daily production from such properties is approximately 148,910 Boe per day. The Bakken field of North Dakota and Montana is a crude oil resource play in the United States. The Company is a producer, leasehold owner and operator in the Bakken. Its total Bakken production is over 136,350 Boe per day. It has completed approximately 650 gross wells in the Bakken. Its total proved Bakken field reserves is over 660 MMBoe. It operates approximately eight rigs in the Bakken, all in North Dakota.

The Company’s Red River units consists of over nine units located along the Cedar Creek Anticline in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana that produce crude oil and natural gas from the Red River B formation. The Company’s principal producing properties in the Red River units include the Cedar Hills units in North Dakota and Montana, the Medicine Pole H! ills units in North Dakota and the Buffalo Red River units in South Dakota. Its properties in the Red River units comprise a portion of the Cedar Hills field.

South Region

The Company’s principal producing properties in the South region are located in the SCOOP, Northwest Cana and STACK areas of Oklahoma. Its average daily production from such properties is approximately 76,020 Boe per day. The Company’s SCOOP play extends across Garvin, Grady, Stephens, Carter, McClain and Love counties in Oklahoma, and contains crude oil and condensate-rich fairways as delineated by various industry wells. It is a producer, leasehold owner and operator in the SCOOP play. It has completed over 200 gross wells in SCOOP. The Company’s Northwest Cana properties are located in northwestern Oklahoma in Blaine, Dewey and Custer Counties of Oklahoma and target the Woodford formation. It has approximately five operated rigs drilling in Northwest Cana. It has over four oper ated rigs drilling in STACK. It has completed a combined of approximately 30 gross wells in Northwest Cana and STACK. It has proved reserves of approximately 80 MMBoe.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The large cap E&Ps we cover raised ~ $6.5 billion of equity in 2015 and are likely to consider additional issuance in 2016. Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) raised $1.3 billion on January 5th and Hess Corp. (HES) raised $1.5 billion of equity/equity-linked earlier this month. We think highly leveraged companies such as Devon Energy,Encana andRange Resources (RRC) and companies with a large deficit (before asset sales), such asAnadarko Petroleum and Devon Energy, are most likely to consider raising equity. Additionally, we believe companies such as WPX Energy (WPX), Southwestern Energy (SWN), Marathon Oil, Continental Resources (CLR),Noble Energy and Newfield Exploration (NFX) could issue equity while several levered companies may be unwilling or unable to access equity markets. We do not think Apache, Canadian Natural Resource, EOG Resources (EOG), Occidental Petroleum orPioneer Natural Resources are likely to issue equity this year.

Top 10 New Companies To Buy Right Now: Mercury Systems Inc(MRCY)

Mercury Systems, Inc., incorporated on July 14, 1981, is a commercial provider of secure processing subsystems designed and made in the United States. The Company’s solutions support a range of defense and intelligence programs. The Company’s technologies include embedded processing modules and subsystems, radio frequency (RF) and microwave multi-function assemblies, as well as subsystems, and RF and microwave components. In addition, the Company designs and builds RF and microwave components and subsystems to meet the needs of the electronic warfare (EW), signals intelligence (SIGINT) and other high bandwidth communications requirements and applications.

The Company’s programs include Aegis, Patriot, Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP), Gorgon Stare, Predator, F-35 and Reaper. The Company provides solutions relating to pre-integrated, open, affordable EW, electronic attack (EA) and electronic counter measure (ECM) subsystems, SIGINT and ele ctro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) processing technologies, and radar environment test and simulation systems. The Company deploys these solutions on behalf of the Department of Defense (DoD). The Company designs and builds integrated sensor processing subsystems, including classified application-specific software and intellectual property (IP) for the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR), EW and ECM markets.

The Company offers analyst services and systems engineering support, consulting, maintenance and other support, testing and installation. The Company designs, markets and sells software and middleware environments for the development and execution of signal and image processing applications on a range of heterogeneous and multi-computing platforms. The Company’s software suite is based on open standards and includes heterogeneous processor support. The Company’s software and middleware provides custom er application-level algorithm portability across a range of! hardware processor types with math and input/output (I/O) interfaces. Its multi-computer software packages are marketed and licensed under the MultiCore Plus brand.

The Company offers products designed to meet a range of requirements in compute-intensive, signal processing and image-processing applications, multi-computer interconnect fabrics, sensor interfaces and command and control functions. The Company offers hardware products into the categories, such as signal and image processing, multi-computer and sensor interfaces, including embedded processing boards, switch fabric boards, digital receiver boards, high-density memory modules, secure solid-state drives, secure global positioning system (GPS) receiver modules, and chassis-based systems using air, conduction, and cooling technologies; RF and microwave assemblies, including tuners, converters, transceivers, and switch filters, and RF and microwave components, including power amplifiers and limiters, swi tches, oscillators, and equalizers. Its open architecture is carried throughout its entire Ensemble product line. In the defense market, its hardware products include anti-tamper and information assurance products, such as EnforcIT, WhiteboxCRYPTO and CodeSEAL. In the commercial market, its hardware products include its CANGuard product, which provides security for the electronic communications and control architectures on a range of automotive vehicles.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Mercury Systems Inc (NASDAQ: MRCY) shares shot up 15 percent to $18.94 after the company agreed to acquire the embedded security, RF and Microwave and custom microelectronics businesses of Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ: MSCC).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Mercury Systems Inc (NASDAQ: MRCY) shares shot up 15 percent to $19.00 after the company agreed to acquire the embedded security, RF and Microwave and custom microelectronics businesses of Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ: MSCC).

Top 10 New Companies To Buy Right Now: Heartware International, Inc.(HTWR)

Heartware International, Inc., incorporated on June 29, 2008, is a medical device company. The Company develops and manufactures miniaturized implantable heart pumps or ventricular assist devices to treat patients suffering from advanced heart failure. The Company operates in the segment of design and manufacture of medical devices. The HeartWare Ventricular Assist System (HVAD System), which includes a ventricular assist device (VAD) or blood pump, patient accessories and surgical tools, provides circulatory support for patients in the advanced stage of heart failure. The HVAD System is designed to be implanted adjacent to the heart, avoiding abdominal surgery. The HVAD System features the centrifugal pump designed to be implanted in the chest, directly adjacent to the heart.

The HeartWare HVAD System

The HVAD System consists of HVAD pump, a permanently implantable VAD, patient accessories and surgical tools. The HVAD pump is capable of generatin g over 10 liters of blood flow per minute. With a displaced volume of approximately 50 cubic centimeters and a mass of over 140 grams, the HVAD pump is implantable in the pericardial space, directly adjacent to the heart. The pump’s inflow cannula is integrated with the device itself, providing proximity between the heart and the pumping mechanism, facilitating ease of implant and helping to ensure optimal blood flow characteristics. The use of a wide-bladed impeller and the clear flow paths through the pump are designed to help reduce the risk of pump-induced damage to blood cells.

The HeartWare MVAD System

The MVAD System consists of similar components, surgical tools and peripherals, as the HVAD System, but is differentiated by the MVAD pump. The MVAD pump is a miniaturized blood pump intended for patients with chronic heart failure. The device is a full-output axial-flow pump with a fully suspended rotor and a displacement volume of less than on e-half of that of the HVAD pump.

The CircuLite ! System

The CircuLite Surgical System is designed to be implanted through a right, mini-thoracotomy procedure and does not require a sternotomy or cardiopulmonary bypass. The CircuLite Circulatory Support System offers interventional options to earlier-stage heart failure patients.

The Company competes with St. Jude Medical, Inc., Jarvik Heart, Inc., ReliantHeart Inc., Berlin Heart GmbH and Sunshine Heart, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Spencer Israel]

    4. HeartWare International Inc (NASDAQ: HTWR) – The heart device maker agreed to be acquired by Medtronic for $58 per share in cash two weeks ago. Prior to that the stock had been trading just above $30. 

Top 10 New Companies To Buy Right Now: Canadian National Railway Company(CNI)

Canadian National Railway Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the rail and related transportation business in North America. It provides transportation for various goods, including petroleum and chemicals, grain and fertilizers, coal, metals and minerals, forest products, and intermodal and automotive products. The company operates a network of approximately 20,600 route miles of track that spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico. It serves the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert (British Columbia), Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile (Alabama), as well as metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth (Minnesota)/Superior (Wisconsin), Green Bay (Wisconsin), Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, and Jackson (Mississippi), with connections to various points in North America. The company was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Canadian National Railway (USA) (NYSE: CNI) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.08 billion.

    Container Store Group Inc (NYSE: TCS) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $230.53 million.

Top 10 New Companies To Buy Right Now: AVG Technologies N.V.(AVG)

AVG Technologies N.V., incorporated on March 3, 2011, provides software and online services. The Company operates through two segments: Consumer and small and medium sized business (SMB). The Consumer segment reflects all direct (subscription) and indirect (platform) revenues targeted at the Consumer segment and including the Location Labs business, and Privax entity. The SMB segment reflects all direct (subscription) revenue targeted at the SMB segment and includes the revenue from the Norman Safeground AS. Its product portfolio includes AVG Anti-Virus FREE, AVG Anti-Virus, AVG Internet Security, AVG Protection FREE suite, AVG Protection PRO suite, AVG Performance suite, AVG Ultimate suite, Anti-Virus Security-FREE, AVG Zen, Mobile Anti-Virus Security-PRO, AVG CleanerMobile Booster & Battery Saver, Gallery, Gallery Doctor, AVG Anti-Virus for Mac, TuneUp Utilities and AVG PC Tuneup, AVG Cleaner for Mac, AVG Driver Updater, AVG Web TuneUp, Alarm Clock Xtreme FREE + Timer , AVG Cleaner-Xperia and HideMyPhone, among others. Its location labs mobile solutions include AT&T FamilyMap, AT&T Smart Limits, Sprint Family Locator, Sprint Mobile Controls, Sprint Drive First, T-Mobile FamilyWhere, Verizon FamilyBase, Safely Go and Aqui Estoy.

The Company’s SMB security platform, AVG CloudCare, enables information technology (IT) management by allowing cloud services and devices to be remotely managed from any Web browser or Android and iPhone operating system (iOS) mobile device applications. IT providers can manage multiple customers from a single cloud dashboard, activate services with a single click, generate a variety of reports, view real-time alerts to problems, and drag and drop documents to create centralized policies. Its AVG CloudCare Products include AVG Remote IT, AVG Anti-Virus, AVG Content Filtering, AVG Cloud Backup and AVG Email Security. Its Norman solutions include Norman Antivirus, Norman Security Suite, Norman Security S uite PRO, Norman Endpoint Protection, Norman Email Protectio! n, Norman Security Portal, Norman SecureMail and Norman SecureSurf. Its product portfolio targets the consumer and SMB markets across multiple devices and operating systems and includes Internet security, personal computer (PC) performance optimization, online backup, identity protection, family safety, mobile control and location services, dynamic secure search, remote control, network auditing, monitoring and alerting software. Its product portfolio also includes virtual private network services.

The Company’s solutions, encompassing software and online services, include security, PC optimization, online privacy, cloud-based desktop management, mobile security, management and location services, content filtering, remote monitoring and other products on various desktop and mobile operating systems. Its software products are available in various languages; used in multiple countries across the world, and sold under software license agreements. They are generally sold and downloaded over the Internet or sold as packaged products through multi-tiered distribution channels. The Company offers AVG Zen, a connected solution across both mobile and PC platforms in order to support expansion into mobile. Through its AVG Business Solutions, the Company offers both security and cloud-based remote monitoring and IT management, and the Company offers both license subscription-based and software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based (monthly) billing. The Company also distributes through resellers and distributors, which the Company refers to as its reseller network.

The Company competes with Avast!, Avira, Symantec, Carbonite, Dropbox, Intel Corporation, Trend Micro, Eset, Kaspersky Labs, Panda Software, Sophos, Bit Defender, Rising, Kingsoft, Check Point, Qihoo, F-Secure, Private Internet Access, Anchor Free, Tunnelbear, UniBlue, Piriform, Kaseya, Solarwinds, Cheetah Mobile, NQ Mobile, Lookout, CM security, Microsoft, Google, Apple, Tencent, Facebook, Lifelock and Life 360.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Igor Novgorodtsev]

    InterActiveCorp (IACI) bought Ask.com for $1.85 billion in 2005. The new Perion will be worth only about 40% of that. After the merger, Perion will leapfrog its much larger rivals: Babylon and AVG (AVG). Finally, Perion should be able to increase its operating margins as it can spread its SG&A costs over a much larger base (Conduit EBITDA margin is 32% vs. Perion’s 23%). Perion will keep its senior management team intact: Josef Mandelbaum will remain its CEO and Yacov Kaufman its CFO. Perion has successfully orchestrated a roll-up acquisitions of privately-held Sweetpacks and Smilebox, so I have high confidence that they know how to integrate a new business.

Top 10 New Companies To Buy Right Now: Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc.(PGNX)

Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., incorporated on December 1, 1986, is engaged in developing medicines and other products for targeting and treating cancer. The Company’s products in development include therapeutic agents designed to target cancer and imaging agents, which focuses on enabling clinicians and patients to accurately visualize and manage their diseases. The Company’s EXINI Bone BSI is an analytical tool that employs an artificial intelligence-based approach to apply techniques of statistical analysis and pattern recognition to quantify the information produced by bone scintigraphy (bone scan) images used to view cancer present in the skeleton. The EXINI Bone BSI tool reads bone scans and produces a standard, automated Bone Scan Index quantification. The Company’s clinical-stage products include AZEDRA, 1404 (trofolastat), PyL ((18F) DCFPyL), 1095 and PSMA ADC. The Company’s partnered products include Relistor- Subcutaneous injection, Relistor- Oral Tablets and PRO 140.

Azedra

Azedra is a radiotherapeutic product candidate in development as a treatment for malignant and/or recurrent pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma, rare tumors found in the adrenal glands and outside of the adrenal glands. The Company has completed enrollment in pivotal Phase IIb clinical trial under Special Protocol Assessment (SPA).

1404 (trofolastat)

The Company’s 1404 (trofolastat) is a technetium-99m labeled small molecule, which binds prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) and is used as an imaging agent to diagnose and detect localized prostate cancer, as well as soft tissue and bone metastases. The Company has completed a global multi-centered Phase II study assessing the diagnostic accuracy of 1404 imaging in men with high-risk prostate cancer and initiated a multi-center, open-label Phase III trial to determine the sensitivity and specificity of 1404 to correctly identify whether or not patients hav e clinically prostate cancer

PyL ((18F) DCFPyL)!

The Company’s PyL is a clinical-stage, fluorinated PSMA-targeted Positron Emission Topography (PET) imaging agent for prostate cancer that was discovered and developed at the Center for Translational Molecular Imaging at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Company’s studies show the uptake of PyL is high in sites of putative metastatic lesions and primary tumors, suggesting the potential for high sensitivity in detecting prostate cancer.

1095

The Company’s 1095 is a PSMA-targeted Iodine-131 labeled small radiopharmaceutical molecule, which is designed to deliver a dose of radiation directly to prostate cancer cells with minimal impact on the surrounding healthy tissues. The Company focuses on initiating a Phase I clinical study.

PSMA ADC

PSMA ADC is a human monoclonal antibody-drug conjugate designed to deliver a chemotherapeutic agent to cancer. The Company’s Phase II, multicenter clinical tr ial to assess the safety, tolerability and anti-tumor activity of PSMA ADC, has been completed in both the chemotherapy refractory and chemotherapy naive patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).

Relistor

The Company’s Relistor is used as a treatment for Opioid-Induced Constipation (OIC), which decreases the constipating side effects induced by opioid pain medications, such as morphine and codeine without diminishing their ability to relieve pain. Relistor-Subcutaneous injection is engaged in the treatment of OIC in patients with non-cancer pain, and is marketed in the United States. Relistor-Oral has completed Phase III clinical trials.

PRO 140

The Company’s PRO 140 is a humanized IgG4 monoclonal antibody directed against C-C chemokine receptor type 5 (CCR5), a molecular portal that human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) uses to enter T-cells. PRO 140 blocks the predominant HIV subtype (R5) entry i nto T-cells by masking this required co-receptor, CCR5. PRO ! 140 has b! een the subject of over seven clinical trials, each demonstrating efficacy by significantly reducing or controlling HIV viral load in human test subjects.

The Company competes with Merck & Co., Inc., Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Shionogi & Co., Theravance, Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Medivation, Inc., Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Aytu Bioscience Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGNX) shares shot up 29 percent to $6.37 after announcing the FDA approval of RELISTOR tablets for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation in adults with chronic non-cancer pain.

Top 10 New Companies To Buy Right Now: Extra Space Storage Inc(EXR)

 

Extra Space Storage, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It engages in property management and development activities that include acquiring, managing, developing, and selling, as well as the rental of self-storage facilities. As of December 31, 2006, Extra Space Storage owned interests in 567 properties located in 32 states and Washington, D.C., as well as managed 74 properties owned by franchisees or third parties. As a REIT, the company would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 1977 and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    On Tuesday, Goldman Sachs announced that it has removed Extra Space Storage, Inc. (EXR) from its Conviction Buy List.

    The firm has maintained a “Buy” rating on EXR, and has lowered the company’s price target from $51 to $50. This price target suggests a 12% upside from the stock’s current price of $43.94.

    Analyst Andrew Rosivach commented: “We think the stock is inexpensive on forward 2018E AFFO, but the higher 2014E multiple may require the stock to consolidate.”

    Extra Space Storage shares were down 21 cents, or 0.47%, during Tuesday morning trading. The stock is up 21% YTD.