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Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) usually has its finger on the pulse of consumers, knowing the type of products they want and the maximum price they’re willing to pay. The $1,000 iPhone X is a perfect example: It has been Apple’s best-selling iPhone since it was introduced last November. And Apple just released its iPhone XS Max, priced at $1,100.

But did Apple completely misread the market for smart speakers with its high-priced HomePod that gives buyers immersive audio when all they really want is a low-cost model to operate the TV and lights?

Does Apple’s HomePod sound too smart for its own good? Image source: Apple.

Taking the low road

Consumer Intelligence Research Partners says the $349 HomePod is trailing badly in the smart-speaker market with only a 6% share. Consumers instead buy devices from Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google at substantial discounts for $40 to $50. Those devices are also frequently given away with other purchases.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ClearBridge Energy MLP Fund Inc.(CEM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Royal Bank of Canada grew its position in ClearBridge Energy MLP Fund Inc (NYSE:CEM) by 1.8% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 627,319 shares of the investment management company’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,949 shares during the quarter. Royal Bank of Canada’s holdings in ClearBridge Energy MLP Fund were worth $7,898,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CenturyLink, Inc.(CTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Telecom stocks have historically given investors a great combination of relative business stability and ample dividend income. CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) and AT&T (NYSE:T) are two very different companies in terms of the scope and breadth of their respective businesses, but they share the common goal of trying to serve their customers with the combination of voice, data, and video services that have become their bread-and-butter offerings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion.
    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $6.00 billion.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $803.36 million.
    Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $751.57 million.
    IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $923.80 million.
    Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $691.75 million.
    Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $7.41 billion.
    ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.84 per share on revenue of $346.28 million.
    TechnipFMC plc (NYSE: FTI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion.
    Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.91 per share on revenue of $401.76 million.
    The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $386.91 million.
    Matrix Service Company (NASDAQ: MTRX) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $285.16 million.
    Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MHLD) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $739.31 million.
    tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $428.25 million.
    Copa Holdings,

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Two of the biggest names in the industry are CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) and AT&T (NYSE:T), which are both profitable but heading in different directions strategically. Here’s why I think one is a much better buy than the other. 

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Sometimes, though, you can have too much of a good thing. Dividend stocks with top dividend yields come with special risks, and although that doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get burned, the chances of a setback are greater. Below, I’ll look at BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust (NYSE:BPT), CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL), and Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) to explain why their yields are so high and what dangers could lurk beneath the surface.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company(CTB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cooper Tire & Rubber Co (NYSE:CTB) – Analysts at Jefferies Financial Group reduced their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Cooper Tire & Rubber in a report released on Tuesday, February 19th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst B. Jordan now anticipates that the company will earn $0.32 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.37. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Cooper Tire & Rubber’s Q4 2019 earnings at $0.85 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.72 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.98 EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at $1.06 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE:CTB) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Longbow Research.

    Genius Brands International (NASDAQ:GNUS) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Westpark Capital. The firm currently has a $6.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “We view these developments very favorably as a hit TV Series will drive merchandise sales. We lower our $PT to $6 from $7, to reflect timing of revenue recognitions being pushed to F’19. We maintain our Outperform rating on GNUS.””

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cooper Tire & Rubber Co (NYSE:CTB) shares were down 5.5% on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $26.59 and last traded at $26.78. Approximately 1,068,609 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 41% from the average daily volume of 756,676 shares. The stock had previously closed at $28.33.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.(BMRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:BMRN) was upgraded by stock analysts at TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report issued on Friday.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Campbell: Investors, bear with us. We’ll hold your hands and get you through this crazy time. History does rhyme. Spark Therapeutics reported data for its hemophilia A gene therapy. Like you said, it got whacked after the data got parsed by investors. That’s very similar to what we saw happen back in December, when they reported interim data for the same exact gene therapy, and investors concluded after looking at that data that Spark Therapeutics’ SPK-8011 may not be as robust of a treatment option as competitor BioMarin’s (NASDAQ:BMRN). BioMarin is working on a similar gene therapy. I won’t even try to pronounce the name of it, it’s long, it’s crazy, it has all sorts of letters in it. We’ll call it by its own name, BMN 270. 

  • [By Chris Lange]

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) was maintained as Buy at Canaccord Genuity and assigned a price target of $105, compared with a prior close of $22.05.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Across the two sets of data, the concern investors had was that factor VIII activity levels following SPK-8001 dosing were lower than levels reported for a competing gene therapy, BioMarin’s (NASDAQ:BMRN) valoctocogene roxaparvovec. In BioMarin’s study, most patients achieved factor VIII expression above 46%, which is close to the 50% expression levels considered normal. 

  • [By ]

    In his second “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer sat down with Jean-Jacques Bienaime, chairman and CEO of orphan drugmaker BioMarin Pharmaceuticals Inc.  (BMRN) , to discuss what’s coming down the company’s pipeline.

  • [By ]

    This week we get our first look at quarterly numbers from major drug and biotech giants such as AbbVie (ABBV)  , Amgen (AMGN)  , Biogen (BIIB) , Biomarin Pharmaceuticals (BMRN)  and Action Alerts PLUS holding Eli Lilly (LLY) , which all provide the market a glimpse of how the first quarter was for the industry over the next few days,” according to Real Money Pro columnist Bret Jensen.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: INTL FCStone Inc.(INTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $47.87 and last traded at $47.95, with a volume of 2050 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $47.30.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    INTL Fcstone (NASDAQ:INTL) and OTC Markets Group (OTCMKTS:OTCM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in shares of INTL Fcstone Inc (NASDAQ:INTL) by 6.9% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 2,339,611 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 150,475 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned about 12.37% of INTL Fcstone worth $120,980,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) released its earnings results on Tuesday. The financial services provider reported $1.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.20, Bloomberg Earnings reports. INTL FCStone had a positive return on equity of 3.32% and a negative net margin of 0.02%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP trimmed its stake in shares of INTL Fcstone Inc (NASDAQ:INTL) by 1.3% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 877,501 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 11,320 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in INTL Fcstone were worth $37,452,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Reis, Inc(REIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of commercial real estate data provider Reis, Inc. (NASDAQ:REIS) soared 32.2% to close at $23 on the nose today, after Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) announced it would acquire the company for (drumroll, please)…$23 a share!

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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