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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

Revenue growth finally stopped accelerating at 51job (NASDAQ:JOBS), but it feels wrong saying that the Shanghai-based provider of online recruitment services is slowing down. 51job posted financials results after Thursday’s market close, and while it’s technically decelerating growth — and its guidance calls for a continuing slowdown in top-line growth — it’s hard to knock the quarter that stands as 51job’s second strongest revenue gain since 2010. 

The dot-com darling’s revenue rose 33% to hit a record $135.3 million for the three months ending in June. Three months ago, it was targeting just 27% to 31% top-line growth. This technically puts an end to an impressive streak of seven quarters of accelerating revenue spurts where year-over-year growth went from 10.2% at the start of the run to 33.5% in the first quarter of this year. 

Image source: 51job.   

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(CHKP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest decreased to 10.10 million shares from the previous 11.16 million. Shares were trading at $115.74, in a 52-week range of $93.76 to $119.20.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest decreased to 9.57 million shares from the previous 10.10 million. Shares were trading at $117.93, in a 52-week range of $93.76 to $119.20.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Earnest Partners LLC lessened its position in shares of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) by 0.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 968,317 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 6,007 shares during the quarter. Earnest Partners LLC’s holdings in Check Point Software Technologies were worth $96,193,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest increased to 10.06 million shares from the previous reading of 9.31 million. Shares were trading at $96.41, in a 52-week range of $93.76 to $119.20.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest decreased to 8.45 million shares from the previous 9.69 million. Shares were trading at $113.57, in a 52-week range of $93.76 to $120.81.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: MicroStrategy Incorporated(MSTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    MicroStrategy Incorporated (NASDAQ:MSTR) was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 419 call options on the company. This is an increase of 610% compared to the typical volume of 59 call options.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Point72 Asset Management L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of MicroStrategy Incorporated (NASDAQ:MSTR) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 1,500 shares of the software maker’s stock, valued at approximately $192,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Medidata Solutions, Inc.(MDSO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: CIENA Corporation(CIEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    For many investors, that short-term pain outweighs the long-term gains from buying Coriant, which should eventually boost Infinera’s exposure to the Metro and DCI markets, cut costs with economies of scale, reduce its customer concentration, and help it compete more effectively against bigger optical vendors like Ciena (NYSE:CIEN).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ciena Co. (NYSE:CIEN) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the twenty-six brokerages that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and twenty have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $29.62.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The communications equipment provider reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.30 by ($0.07), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $730.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $726.38 million. Ciena had a return on equity of 14.10% and a net margin of 27.76%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.45 EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Clearside Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLSD) shares fell 17.8 percent to $11.95 in pre-market trading. Clearside Biomedical disclosed that its Phase 2 trial of CLS-TA met primary and secondary endpoints met in 6-month trial.
    CRISPR Therapeutics AG (NASDAQ: CRSP) fell 15.8 percent to $62.00 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA has placed a clinical hold on IND for CTX001 sickle cell disease treatment.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) fell 10 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after the company posted a loss for the first quarter and announced plans to close 72 non-profitable stores.
    Urban One, Inc. (NASDAQ: UONE) fell 9 percent to $3.01 in pre-market trading after rising 78.38 percent on Wednesday.
    Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) shares fell 8.6 percent to $88.05 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and lowered its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) fell 8.5 percent to $22.02 in the pre-market trading session after the company posted downbeat Q1 earnings and announced plans to buy Packet Design.
    Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) shares fell 6.6 percent to $90.11 in pre-market trading after reporting weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Vericel Corp (NASDAQ: VCEL) shares fell 6.5 percent to $13.05 in pre-market trading following announcement of 3.75 million share common stock offering.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) fell 5.7 percent to $26.19 in pre-market trading. Box reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company forecast Q2 revenue of $146 million to $147 million.
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) fell 5.7 percent to $3.15 in pre-market trading after declining 5.65 percent on Wednesday.
    Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation (NYSE: CHMI) shares fell 5.2 percent to $18.21 in pre-market trading after reporting a 2

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Akoustis Technologies (NYSE: CIEN) and Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ciena Co. (NYSE:CIEN) SVP James E. Moylan, Jr. sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.79, for a total transaction of $51,580.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Netlist, Inc.(NLST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    On Tuesday (Sept. 11), Netlist Inc. (Nasdaq: NLST) closed out a 542% gain on news that courts litigating a patent lawsuit involving Netlist had ruled in the firm’s favor.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on ACTG shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Acacia Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 23rd. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Acacia Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of Acacia Research from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a research note on Friday, February 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.67.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Netlist (NASDAQ:NLST)’s share price gapped up before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $0.10, but opened at $0.14. Netlist shares last traded at $0.16, with a volume of 5420 shares.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    After looking at last week’s top performing penny stocks, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with real growth potential that just popped up on our radar…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    New Age Beverage Corp. (NADAQ: NBEV) $3.94 286.79%
    India Globalization Capital Inc. (NYSE: IGC) $2.18 181.55%
    Ascent Capital Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ASCMA) $2.16 103.85%
    Netlist Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST) $0.73 80.56%
    Oragenics Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) $0.92 71.63%
    Astrotech Corp. (NASDAQ: ASTC) $3.44 68.37%
    Command Security Corp. (NYSE: MOC) $2.77 51.09%
    Oasmia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: OASM) $3.57 50.66%
    NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: NBY) $2.10 48.15%
    Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: NAVB) $0.25 45.72%

    While the gains these stocks made are exciting, they also highlight the danger of investing in penny stocks.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019

Tencent’s (NASDAQOTH:TCEHY) stock surged nearly 1,100% between the end of 2010 and 2017 as the Chinese tech giant evolved into the top social networking player in China and the world’s biggest video game publisher. However, the stock has slumped this year, tumbling about 20% peak-to-trough as of this writing.

Tencent’s big decline started in late March after its fourth-quarter report. Its rising expenses overshadowed a 51% annual jump in revenue, a 98% increase in net earnings (boosted heavily by investments), and 42% growth in non-GAAP earnings. Tencent’s pledge to keep boosting investments in high-growth markets like streaming video, digital payments, cloud services, AI technologies, and smart retail convinced investors that its margins would remain under pressure.

Image source: Tencent.

But as all long-term investors should know, high-growth tech companies usually use their cash to expand their ecosystems. Therefore, it’s common for analysts — who are more interested in a business’ quarter-to-quarter performance — to overreact to aggressive spending plans.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Computer Task Group, Incorporated(CTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Analog Devices, Inc.(ADI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) and Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Analog Devices is benefiting from strong industrial, automotive and communications end-markets. While Analog Devices’ investments are aimed at strengthening the product line and countering increasing competition, the policy of returning cash through dividends and share buybacks ensures investor loyalty. The company is currently riding on strength across all the markets and positive contributions from Linear Technology acquisition. Analog Devices' leading market position, focus on communications, automotive and industrial markets, margin expansion initiatives and strong balance sheet are positives.  Notably, the stock has outperformed the industry it belongs to over a year. However, we remain concerned about competitive pressure across several markets.”

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This stock could very well benefit from an increase in information technology spending. Analog Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) is a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing integrated circuits for use in industrial, automotive, consumer and communication markets worldwide. It offers signal processing products that convert, condition and process real-world phenomena, such as temperature, pressure, sound, light, speed and motion, into electrical signals.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Mattersight Corporation(MATR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) got a boost, shooting up 23 percent to $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Mattersight (NASDAQ: MATR) and Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 22.6 percent to $3.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 23.2 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) rose 21.2 percent to $5.77 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a deal to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota from Arkoma, Williston Drilling for about $620 million. The company also announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 13.7 percent to $386.00 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Quantenna Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTNA) shares rose 12.6 percent to $14.70 in pre-market trading. Quantenna is expected to release Q1 results on April 30..
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 11.1 percent to $37.50 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 10.4 percent to $29.00 in pre-market trading after reporting strong Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) rose 9.8 percent to $250.00 in pre-market trading following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 9.4 percent to $10.62 in pre-market trading as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS) rose 9.1 percent to $7.22 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE: TWO).
    GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) rose 8.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) shares rose 7.6 percent to $251.2
  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    BioTelemetry,
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Simulations Plus, Inc.(SLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Liberum Capital reiterated their buy rating on shares of Sylvania Platinum (LON:SLP) in a research report released on Thursday morning.

    SLP opened at GBX 20.50 ($0.27) on Thursday. Sylvania Platinum has a 1-year low of GBX 8.75 ($0.11) and a 1-year high of GBX 18.75 ($0.25).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ:SLP) Director Walter S. Woltosz sold 18,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.92, for a total value of $368,520.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 5,417,908 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $107,924,727.36. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Simulations Plus (NASDAQ: SLP) and NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(CHKP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) had a great July. The cybersecurity specialist was propped up by an analyst upgrade and a second-quarter earnings beat, and news that it is going to double its share repurchase program also boosted investor confidence. But a closer look at how the company has been performing over the past few quarters makes it clear that it is not getting its priorities right, and could end up a laggard in the cybersecurity market compared to the likes of Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW).

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Chris Neiger]

    Shares of IT security company Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) jumped by 15.3% in July, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the company received a buy rating from a BTIG analyst and as the company reported solid earnings in its second quarter that surpassed some of management’s own expectations.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Equinix Inc.(EQIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Emerald Advisers LLC Reduces Holdings in Equinix Inc (EQIX)” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this news story on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of international trademark & copyright laws. The legal version of this news story can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4122390/emerald-advisers-llc-reduces-holdings-in-equinix-inc-eqix.html.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Traders sold shares of Equinix Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX) on strength during trading on Tuesday. $159.72 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $194.68 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $34.96 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Equinix had the 23rd highest net out-flow for the day. Equinix traded up $10.43 for the day and closed at $429.00

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) reported robust first-quarter 2018 financial results after the market close on Wednesday. 

    Shares closed down 6.1% on Thursday, which we can probably attribute to the company revising slightly downward its full-year 2018 adjusted funds from operations (AFFO) outlook, as we’ll get to in a moment. (AFFO is a closely watched metric for companies organized as real estate investment trusts, or REITs. It’s akin to “earnings” for REITs.) 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Credit Suisse Group set a $525.00 price objective on Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) in a research report report published on Friday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Equinix Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 8,888 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $3,716,000.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is one of the larger cap companies in the data center arena and a top play for more conservative accounts. Equinix Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) provides data center services to protect and connect the information assets for the enterprises, financial services companies, and content and network providers primarily in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019

April 7, 2017: Markets opened nearly flat Friday and did not gather any positive strength until mid-day. Telecom and consumer staples were the top performing sectors while the utilities and energy sectors lagged. WTI crude oil for May delivery settled at $52.24 a barrel, up 1% on the day and at its highest level since March 7. June gold added 0.3% on the day to settle at $1,257.30. Equities were headed for a mixed close shortly before the bell as the DJIA traded up 0.01% for the day, the S&P 500 traded down 0.04%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded up 0.03%.

Stocks traded very near the break-even line just minutes before the closing bell. The closing tally could finish with either a small gain or a small loss for any or all of the indexes.

The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Friday was Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) which traded up 2.10% at $72.93. The stock’s 52-week range is $62.72 to $75.19. Volume was about 10% below the daily average of around 9.2 million shares. The company’s stock was upgraded to Outperform this morning at Telsey.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.(PDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. reduced its holdings in shares of Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE:PDM) by 2.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 131,748 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 3,194 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. owned about 0.10% of Piedmont Office Realty Trust worth $2,317,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Swiss National Bank lowered its position in shares of Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PDM) by 7.1% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 235,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 17,900 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.18% of Piedmont Office Realty Trust worth $4,688,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE:PDM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Piedmont Office Realty Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.9712597210548 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: PDM) dropped about 3.5% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $17.35. Shares closed at $17.98 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $22.74. Volume was about 60% above the daily average of around 1.3 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: IRIDEX Corporation(IRIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NxStage Medical (NASDAQ:NXTM) and IRIDEX (NASDAQ:IRIX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Light Asset Management LLC reduced its position in shares of IRIDEX Co. (NASDAQ:IRIX) by 48.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 198,581 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after selling 189,106 shares during the period. First Light Asset Management LLC owned about 1.70% of IRIDEX worth $1,382,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation(WMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lincoln National Corp acquired a new position in Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp (NYSE:WMC) during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund acquired 11,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $115,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft (BAYZF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    As of December 2017, Greenlight Re’s major (10%+) long positions were General Motors (GM), Brighthouse Financial (BHF), gold (GLD), Bayer (OTCPK:BAYZF), and Mylan (MYL). It also holds a long position in Micron (MU), which was the best positive contributor to its portfolio in the first quarter of 2018. These long positions were balanced by shorts in Tesla (TSLA), Netflix (NFLX), and other “bubble basket” stocks. The portfolio is also short Assured Guaranty (AGO), a municipal bond insurer, a position which is hedged by a simultaneous long in Puerto Rican debt. Overall, the portfolio is 93% gross long and 65% gross short. Unlike most insurance portfolios, just 0.5% of investments are in debt instruments and, in fact, Greenlight Re’s short portfolio was 11% allocated to sovereign debt.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    For the third quarter, the company reported cash and equivalents of $470.4 million, while net income came in at $50 million (includes a gain of $78.7 million from the Immunomedics’ warrant). Without the one-time gain, its loss of $28.7 million would still be an improvement over net loss of $31.8 million for the same quarter last year. For the fourth quarter, the company is guiding for ADCETRIS sales in the range of $82 million to $84 million (total revenue of $128 million to $130 million). In addition to the growing opportunity for ADCETRIS (peak sales in excess of $1 billion) and the intriguing prospects of tucatinib, the company has a promising pipeline of ADC candidates and immuno-oncology assets. Partnered programs with the likes of AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), Astellas (OTCPK:ALPMY), Genmab (OTCPK:GMXAY), Bayer (OTCPK:BAYZF), Genentech and many more also lend additional credibility to the story.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: NextEra Energy Partners, LP(NEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    IFP Advisors Inc raised its stake in NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP) by 124.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,558 shares of the solar energy provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,416 shares during the quarter. IFP Advisors Inc’s holdings in NextEra Energy Partners were worth $102,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Agenus Inc.(AGEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Harnessing the power of the immune system to fight cancer is a big deal and Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) looks like a great way to follow the trend. This stock trades like a small-cap biotech, but a couple of candidates coming through its pipeline could help push annual revenue past the $1 billion mark. Plus, by this time next year, the company could have half a dozen or so new candidates in clinical trials.

  • [By George Budwell]

    Shares of the small-cap biotech Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) reversed its year-long down trend by gaining a stately 20.1% last month, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. What sparked this marked turnaround?

  • [By George Budwell]

    Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN), a small-cap cancer immunotherapy and vaccine company, has started to claw its way back from a steep downturn that began last April. Specifically, the drugmaker’s shares have spiked by a healthy 29% over just the past three trading sessions. 

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Attention bargain shoppers: There could be some deals in aisle biotech. Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN) dished out some disappointing losses in recent months, but the market’s reaction to recent events seems a bit overdone.  

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) dropped 9.8% during trading on Monday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The stock traded as low as $3.30 and last traded at $3.32. Approximately 2,421,286 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 53% from the average daily volume of 1,586,724 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.68.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Snap-On Incorporated(SNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Swiss National Bank lowered its position in shares of Snap-on (NYSE:SNA) by 13.9% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 183,800 shares of the company’s stock after selling 29,700 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank owned 0.32% of Snap-on worth $27,118,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Friday
    General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) leads the earnings calendar as reporting for the second quarter moves into full swing. The Boston-based conglomerate is expected to report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.18 on top of $29.76 billion in revenue. Former Dallas Federal Reserve Bank Vice President Jerry O’Driscoll offered some choice words for the U.S. central bank. In an interview with CNBC, O’Driscoll warned that the Fed is being “very aggressive” with interest rate policy in 2018. He warned the central bank is ignoring important factors like a rising dollar and the flattening yield curve. The former bank executive argued that he doesn’t see the case for additional rate hikes in the year ahead. This is one reason why investors should protect themselves from any downside caused by the Fed. According to The Wall Street Journal, three top cybersecurity officials are departing their positions at the FBI. The departures are planned due to their ongoing concerns about cybersecurity attacks from abroad and disagreements with the Trump administration.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: MSFT, SKX, SNA
    Shares of Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) popped more than 3.2% after the cloud computing and software giant topped earnings expectations after the bell Thursday. The company topped $100 billion for its fiscal 2018. This is the first time that it has ever reached this revenue level for a year. The firm reported EPS of $1.13, topping Wall Street estimates by $0.05. The firm reported revenue of $30.09 billion, besting expectations of $29.21 billion. Shares of Snap-on

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of toolmaker Snap-on (NYSE:SNA) jumped nearly 10% in Thursday trading, closing the day up 9.6% after reporting fiscal Q2 financials that missed analyst expectations for sales, but crushed on earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. decreased its position in Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA) by 62.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 623 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,051 shares during the quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P.’s holdings in Snap-on were worth $100,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Globus Medical, Inc.(GMED)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    The excitement makes sense given the opportunity ahead, but growth might prove to be harder to come by in the years ahead. Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) recently won FDA approval for its Excelsius GPS system, which also assists surgeons with screw placements in the spine and orthopedic surgery procedures.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Trust Corp raised its holdings in shares of Globus Medical Inc (NYSE:GMED) by 2.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,190,383 shares of the medical device company’s stock after acquiring an additional 33,264 shares during the quarter. Northern Trust Corp’s holdings in Globus Medical were worth $60,067,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Globus Medical Inc (NYSE:GMED) by 8.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 421,775 shares of the medical device company’s stock after purchasing an additional 31,253 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned 0.44% of Globus Medical worth $21,013,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Globus Medical Inc (NYSE:GMED) – Research analysts at William Blair cut their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Globus Medical in a report released on Thursday, May 3rd. William Blair analyst K. Krum now forecasts that the medical device company will earn $0.35 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.37. William Blair also issued estimates for Globus Medical’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.35 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.52 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.46 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.71 EPS.

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Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index Fund(ADRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index (NASDAQ:ADRE) declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, June 18th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 19th will be given a dividend of 0.2285 per share on Tuesday, July 31st. This represents a $0.91 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.15%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, June 18th. This is a positive change from BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.00851.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(CHKP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest decreased to 8.45 million shares from the previous 9.69 million. Shares were trading at $113.57, in a 52-week range of $93.76 to $120.81.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Shares of cybersecurity outfit Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) have been underperforming for the past year. As cyberattacks have gained notoriety, lots of competition has cropped up and taken a bite out of the company’s market share. Even with an attractive valuation, it may not be time yet for investors to double down on Check Point as the business gets serious about marketing new security tools.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest increased to 11.56 million shares from the previous reading of 10.59 million. Shares were trading at $97.55, in a 52-week range of $93.76 to $119.20.

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Flinton Capital Management LLC lifted its position in United Therapeutics Co. (NASDAQ:UTHR) by 26.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 40,208 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 8,288 shares during the period. Flinton Capital Management LLC owned approximately 0.09% of United Therapeutics worth $4,550,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in UTHR. HL Financial Services LLC raised its stake in United Therapeutics by 40.2% in the 1st quarter. HL Financial Services LLC now owns 2,053 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $231,000 after acquiring an additional 589 shares during the last quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. raised its stake in United Therapeutics by 0.7% in the 1st quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 125,363 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $14,086,000 after acquiring an additional 933 shares during the last quarter. Westpac Banking Corp raised its stake in United Therapeutics by 455.2% in the 1st quarter. Westpac Banking Corp now owns 13,975 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $1,570,000 after acquiring an additional 11,458 shares during the last quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale grew its position in United Therapeutics by 7.8% during the 1st quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale now owns 75,834 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $8,454,000 after purchasing an additional 5,509 shares during the period. Finally, Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new stake in United Therapeutics during the 1st quarter worth about $266,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 95.86% of the company’s stock.

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: 21Vianet Group, Inc.(VNET)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    21Vianet Group (NASDAQ: VNET) and 58.com (NYSE:WUBA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about 21Vianet Group (NASDAQ:VNET) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. 21Vianet Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the information technology services provider an impact score of 46.0521661520356 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Sphere 3D Corp.(ANY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Shares of NASDAQ ANY remained flat at $$0.27 during trading hours on Friday. The company had a trading volume of 418,237 shares, compared to its average volume of 548,559. Sphere 3D has a 1 year low of $0.13 and a 1 year high of $4.80.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sphere 3D Corp (NASDAQ:ANY) was down 0% during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $0.31 and last traded at $0.34. Approximately 6,746 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 99% from the average daily volume of 962,980 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.34.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Sphere 3D Corp (NASDAQ:ANY) were down 9.4% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $0.29 and last traded at $0.29. Approximately 2,010 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 100% from the average daily volume of 769,788 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.32.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    MINDBODY (NASDAQ: MB) and Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: TransAct Technologies Incorporated(TACT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TransAct Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ:TACT) Chairman Bart C. Shuldman sold 1,272 shares of TransAct Technologies stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.35, for a total value of $18,253.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 18,205 shares in the company, valued at approximately $261,241.75. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: American Software, Inc.(AMSWA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSWA) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 24th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 19th will be paid a dividend of 0.11 per share by the software maker on Wednesday, December 5th. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.50%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 16th.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of American Software (NASDAQ:AMSWA) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday.

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(CHKP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest decreased to 8.24 million shares from the previous reading of 8.45 million. Shares were trading at $102.91, in a 52-week range of $95.03 to $119.20.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest decreased to 10.10 million shares from the previous 11.16 million. Shares were trading at $115.74, in a 52-week range of $93.76 to $119.20.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest increased to 11.16 million shares from the previous 10.74 million. Shares were trading at $113.81, in a 52-week range of $93.76 to $119.20.

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Relative Value Partners Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of Trupanion Inc (NASDAQ:TRUP) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 24,243 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $725,000.

Several other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Nine Ten Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Trupanion by 55.7% during the first quarter. Nine Ten Capital Management LLC now owns 2,156,419 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $64,455,000 after buying an additional 771,552 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Trupanion by 1.9% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,335,808 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $39,927,000 after buying an additional 24,927 shares during the period. Baillie Gifford & Co. boosted its position in shares of Trupanion by 10.0% during the first quarter. Baillie Gifford & Co. now owns 1,171,305 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $35,010,000 after buying an additional 106,434 shares during the period. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D acquired a new position in shares of Trupanion during the first quarter worth about $11,956,000. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its position in shares of Trupanion by 3.0% during the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 392,900 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $11,500,000 after buying an additional 11,616 shares during the period. 87.65% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Communications Systems Inc.(JCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) shares surged 42.76 percent to close at $16.56 on Wednesday in reaction to a new licensing agreement with Europe-based Vifor Pharma. As part of the agreement, the biopharmaceutical company that alleviates pain licensed worldwide rights (except U.S., Japan, and South Korea) to Vifor Pharma to commercialize its KORSUVA therapy to Vifor $70 million.
    Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited (NASDAQ: YRIV) gained 31.28 percent to close at $7.05 on Wednesday.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) climbed 23.29 percent to close at $126.05 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    EVO Payments, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOP) gained 18.88 percent to close at $19.02. EVO Payments priced its IPO at $16 per share.
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) rose 16.1 percent to close at $6.85.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) gained 15.68 percent to close at $13.65 after announcing pricing of public offering.
    eXp World Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPI) shares jumped 15.01 percent to close at $17.70.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 14.99 percent to close at $4.68.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) rose 14.62 percent to close at $19.36.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) shares rose 14.34 percent to close at $133.33 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) jumped 13.26 percent to close at $17.34 on Wednesday. Turtle Beach S-3 showed registration for 1.857 million share common stock offering via selling holders.
    Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCS) rose 13.18 percent to close at $3.95. Communications Systems reported establishment of special committee to explore strategic alternatives.
    Immutep Limited (NASDAQ: IMMP) shares climbed 12.95 percent to close at $2.53.
    xG Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: XGTI) rose 12.64 percent to close at $0.8561 after the company&rsq

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(CHKP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    For investors looking for a cybersecurity stock, I think a bigger security company like Palo Alto Networks or Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) would be a better option. At this juncture, I think FireEye’s high expenditures and sluggish revenue growth outweigh the potential benefits of buying the stock.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) plies its trade in the fast-growing cybersecurity market — a market that’s expected to hit $96 billion in revenue this year, an increase of 8% over 2017, accordingto Gartner’s estimates. However, one look at the cybersecurity specialist’s recent performance indicates that it hasn’t been able to capitalize on that vast potential.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest decreased to 11.12 million shares from the previous reading of 11.56 million. Shares were trading at $108.37, in a 52-week range of $93.76 to $119.20.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Those numbers look dismal compared to the company’s cybersecurity peers. For example, Symantec’s bigger industry peer Check Point Software (NASDAQ:CHKP)is expected to post 2% sales growth and 5% earnings growth, yet its stock trades at just 17 times this year’s earnings.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest decreased to 8.24 million shares from the previous reading of 8.45 million. Shares were trading at $102.91, in a 52-week range of $95.03 to $119.20.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Shares of cybersecurity outfit Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) have been underperforming for the past year. As cyberattacks have gained notoriety, lots of competition has cropped up and taken a bite out of the company’s market share. Even with an attractive valuation, it may not be time yet for investors to double down on Check Point as the business gets serious about marketing new security tools.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Glu Mobile Inc.(GLUU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This gaming stock could have some big upside for aggressive accounts. Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU) develops, publishes and markets a portfolio of mobile games. The company develops and publishes a portfolio of mobile games designed to appeal to a cross-section of the users of smartphones and tablet devices.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) insider Masi Niccolo De sold 134,785 shares of Glu Mobile stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.81, for a total value of $648,315.85. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 524,755 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,524,071.55. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Shares ofGlu Mobile(NASDAQ:GLUU)hit another two-year high on Wednesday. The mobile games publisher has been on a roll since posting blowout financial results last week. The stock moved 22% higher last week, and it has soared 171% since the start of last year.

  • [By Jamal Carnette, CFA]

    Although it’s far beneath Wall Street’s radar, Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) stock has quietly had an amazing year. On a year-over-year basis, shares of the mobile app game developer have advanced 120% versus 19% for the Russell 2000 small-cap index. Still, it would be a folly to call Glu Mobile’s public-market performance a success. Shares are down 45% since its 2007 IPO, while the index has increased 140%.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.(UBNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ:UBNT) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 10, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Steve Symington]

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

  • [By Steve Symington]

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

  • [By Steve Symington]

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

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Five9, Inc.(FIVN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Five9 Inc (NASDAQ:FIVN) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $34.99 and last traded at $32.51, with a volume of 23493 shares. The stock had previously closed at $32.99.

Is Symantec a Broken Company or a Broken Stock?

Shares of Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) dropped off a cliff on May 11 after the cybersecurity giant delivered a double whammy of bad news. The company’s fourth quarter numbers easily beat analyst estimates on the top and bottom lines, but it provided soft guidance of fiscal 2019 and disclosed an internal investigation into past financial reports.

But after that big sell-off, Symantec trades at just 14 times this year’s earnings and 12 times next year’s earnings. Should value-seeking investors looking for a cybersecurity play consider buying Symantec at these depressed levels?

A businessman holds a secure tablet.

Image source: Getty Images.

What went right for Symantec

Before we discuss the bad news that crushed Symantec’s stock, we should examine some positive figures from its fourth quarter report. Symantec’s revenue rose 4% annually to$1.23 billion during the quarter, beating estimates by $40 million. Symantec’s previous five quarters of double-digit sales growth were inflated by its acquisition of Blue Coat in Aug. 2016.

During the conference call, Symantec CEO Greg Clark attributed itsfourth quarter growth to steady demand for its Enterprise Security and Consumer Digital Safety products. Its Enterprise Security revenues rose 1% annually, while its Consumer Digital Safety revenues climbed 6%.

Symantec won over the biggest customers in the enterprise market with its Integrated Cyber Defense Platform, which offers a cost-effective, end-to-end security solution. It saw more than 100 deals greater than $1 million during the quarter, along with a “large number of deals” exceeding $5 million. It also closed an “eight-figure deal with a large global professional services company.”

On the consumer front, Symantec expanded beyond its core Norton AntiVirus product with comprehensive security solutions that bundle together malware, identity protection, and privacy protection products. Clark noted that the business had room to grow, since “40% of US citizens” were affected by a cybersecurity issue last year.

A woman holds a protected smartphone as she uses her laptop.

Image source: Getty Images.

Symantec’s adjusted deferred revenue, a key indicator of forward demand, also rose 21% annually — with 34% growth in Enterprise Security and 3% growth in Consumer Digital Safety. All these figures indicate that Symantec’s growth will remain on track as businesses and consumers take cyber threats more seriously.

Its non-GAAP operating margin expanded 980 basis points annually to 36.5% thanks to higher sales growth and better cost controls. As a result, its non-GAAP net income jumped 68% to $310 million, or $0.46 per share, beating estimates by seven cents.

What went wrong for Symantec

Symantec’s fourth quarter numbers looked solid, but its guidance came up short. It expects between -1.7% to 1.1% sales growth for 2019, while analysts anticipated 1.9% growth.

On the bottom line, it expects its non-GAAP earnings to slide between 2.4% and 11.2% due to its divestiture of Website Security and related PKI solutions, as well as higher investments aimed at boosting its revenue growth. Analysts had anticipated 6.5% earnings growth for the year.

Those numbers look dismal compared to the company’s cybersecurity peers. For example, Symantec’s bigger industry peer Check Point Software (NASDAQ:CHKP)is expected to post 2% sales growth and 5% earnings growth, yet its stock trades at just 17 times this year’s earnings.

Investors might have forgiven Symantec’s soft guidance, but then it dropped a second bomb on investors: Its board has launched an internal probe into its finances and voluntarily alerted the SEC about the investigation. Symantec stated that the investigation was launched in response to “concerns raised by a former employee,” and that it had “retained independent counsel and other advisors to assist it in its investigation.”

Symantec didn’t say much more about the investigation, but warned that its past results and guidance “may be subject to change based on the outcome of the Audit Committee investigation,” and that it was “unlikely” that the probe would conclude in time for it to file its 10-K for fiscal 2018. That probe cast a dark cloud over its already gloomy outlook for the year, which exacerbated the stock’s big drop.

Is this a broken stock or a broken company?

Value investors often look for “broken” stocks, which are oversold due to short-term concerns, instead of broken companies, which face long-term challenges. Unfortunately, Symantec is the latter right now — its core business faces growth issues this year, and the internal audit is deeply troubling. Therefore, investors should stick with safer bets like Check Point until the clouds over Symantec dissipate.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018

The Netflix of China had a tough first day on Wall Street.

Shares in video streaming platform iQiyi (IQ) tanked on their Nasdaq debut Thursday, closing down more than 13%.

The company raised nearly $2.3 billion in its initial public offering this week, pricing shares at $18 each. But by the end of its first day of trading, shares had slumped to $15.55.

The timing was unfortunate: iQiyi made its debut in a week when investors had been dumping a lot of tech companies. But that doesn’t fully explain the Chinese firm’s opening-day plunge. Many tech stocks that had been hammered earlier in the week rallied on Thursday.

Investors have concerns about how long it will take iQiyi to turn a profit, said Canaan Guo, an analyst at Chinese research firm Pacific Epoch.

The company is locked in an expensive battle for users, fending off deep-pocketed rivals backed by Tencent (TCEHY) and Alibaba (BABA).

They are all competing to win paying subscribers, spending big money on premium content like original shows.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Sapiens International Corporation N.V.(SPNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sapiens International Co. (NASDAQ:SPNS) – William Blair boosted their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for Sapiens International in a report issued on Tuesday, May 8th. William Blair analyst B. Suri now forecasts that the technology company will post earnings of $0.11 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.10. William Blair currently has a “Market Perform” rating on the stock. William Blair also issued estimates for Sapiens International’s FY2018 earnings at $0.47 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.54 EPS.

  • [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 For 2018: Allot Communications Ltd.(ALLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Allot Communications (NASDAQ:ALLT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Allot Communications (NASDAQ:ALLT) will be posting its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, May 8th. Analysts expect Allot Communications to post earnings of ($0.10) per share for the quarter.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Salesforce.com Inc(CRM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    China’s President Xi Jinping did his part to support the bull market in stocks via a conciliatory trade speech on Monday night, and now embattled Facebook (FB)  founder Mark Zuckerberg has to follow course. By now, seemingly ever pundit and journalist has weighed in how the camera-averse Zuckerberg will perform over the next two days in front of savage lawmakers. So there isn’t much new to add until we watch him sit down and do battle. But one gets the sense that lawmakers won’t have any clue what to truly ask Zuck in the attempt to send his stock price down the tubes again (because they would secretly love nothing better than to hit Zuck in his digital wallet, naturally). Sure, they may get under his notoriously thin skin, but investors worried about a full-on stock price rout should rest somewhat easy. The Facebooks evolution that is well underway, and which is being accelerated post the Cambridge Analytica debacle, will over time erode the company’s highly lucrative business model. You probably won’t see any evidence of the derision in the first-quarter results or perhaps even the rest of 2018. It’s happening as we speak though, and should be something Zuck reflects in 2019 profit guidance (which should be issued) at some point later this year. In the meantime, enjoy the great theater and tread easily with Facebook’s stock off the March mini-rally. Better trades into this spectacle if you haven’t put them on already: big data business plays such as Dropbox (DBX) , Salesforce (CRM) , and Action Alerts PLUS holdings Microsoft (MSFT) and Nvidia (NVDA) .   

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Synovus Financial Corp increased its stake in Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) by 14.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 26,511 shares of the CRM provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,262 shares during the period. Synovus Financial Corp’s holdings in Salesforce.com were worth $3,088,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This top company reported solid fiscal 2018 second-quarter results as billings drastically improved, and it is on the Merrill Lynch US 1 list.Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM)provides enterprise cloud computing solutions, with a focus on customer relationship management to various businesses and industries worldwide.

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    Oracle (ORCL) : “I think Oracle is fine, but I still favor Salesforce.com (CRM) .”

    PayPal (PYPL) : “I think PayPal is best in show. PayPal goes much higher. “

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Finally, the stock enjoyed a quick adrenaline kick when salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) announced an acquisition of MuleSoft (NYSE:MULE), another mid-cap company with tight connections to the cloud computing market. The deal sparked speculation that other companies in that category could see software giants kicking their tires soon enough, and that would presumably include MongoDB.

  • [By Rich Duprey, Nicholas Rossolillo, and Maxx Chatsko]

    Nicholas Rossolillo(Salesforce):Customer relationship management (CRM) software company Salesforce is one of the biggest disruptors in the technology industry. The provider of various cloud-based services to help businesses manage relationships and marketing efforts became the fastest enterprise software company to reach $10 billion in annual sales; it surpassed that milestone last year. Salesforce isn’t finished yet, though, setting its sight on an even more ambitious goal.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Sypris Solutions Inc.(SYPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sypris Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYPR) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $20.35 million.

    Fusion Connect, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.11 per share on revenue of $36.71 million.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(CHKP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest decreased to 8.24 million shares from the previous reading of 8.45 million. Shares were trading at $102.91, in a 52-week range of $95.03 to $119.20.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    For investors looking for a cybersecurity stock, I think a bigger security company like Palo Alto Networks or Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) would be a better option. At this juncture, I think FireEye’s high expenditures and sluggish revenue growth outweigh the potential benefits of buying the stock.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) plies its trade in the fast-growing cybersecurity market — a market that’s expected to hit $96 billion in revenue this year, an increase of 8% over 2017, accordingto Gartner’s estimates. However, one look at the cybersecurity specialist’s recent performance indicates that it hasn’t been able to capitalize on that vast potential.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Extreme Networks Inc.(EXTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Extreme Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) reported its fiscal third-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Tuesday. The company said that it had $0.16 in earnings per share (EPS) on $262 million in revenue, versus consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters of $0.21 in EPS on revenue of $268.32 million. In the same period of last year, it posted EPS of $0.10 and $148.66 million in revenue.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) shares dropped 22 percent to $9.15 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) fell 26 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.
    Caesarstone Ltd. (NASDAQ: CSTE) shares fell 12.5 percent to $16.15 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 results and lowered its FY18 sales forecast.
    MINDBODY, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB) fell 11.7 percent to $38.65 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE: VSLR) fell 10 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 miss.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) shares fell 10 percent to $31.63 in pre-market trading after reporting a Q1 earnings miss at 28 cents per share, 5 cents below estimates.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) fell 7.7 percent to $49.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL) fell 6.1 percent to $22.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) fell 5.3 percent to $31.1604 in pre-market trading after announcing a 15 million share common stock secondary offering.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) shares fell 4.7 percent to $56 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat Q1 earnings

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Extreme Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) traded down about 2.6% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $8.13 after closing Friday at $8.35. The stock’s 52-week high is $15.55. Volume totaled around 2.9 million, nearly 60% higher than the daily average of around 1.9 million. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.(IDTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Several other optics stocks stand to gain. In a Monday note, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya also highlighlited the semiconductor space as one that could benefit from the news. Other stocks to watch include:

    Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE)
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN)
    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR)
    II-VI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IIVI)
    Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI)
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS)
    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI)
    Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO)
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX)
    Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ: AVGO)

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Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Tableau Software, Inc.(DATA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA) had its price target lifted by equities researchers at Royal Bank of Canada to $95.00 in a report released on Thursday. The firm presently has a “market perform” rating on the software company’s stock. Royal Bank of Canada’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 4.40% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA) had its price objective reduced by Wedbush from $104.00 to $100.00 in a research note published on Thursday morning. They currently have an outperform rating on the software company’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA) CMO Elissa Fink sold 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $93.28, for a total value of $233,200.00. Following the transaction, the chief marketing officer now owns 83,882 shares in the company, valued at $7,824,512.96. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA) Director Elliott H. Jurgensen, Jr. sold 3,000 shares of Tableau Software stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $91.82, for a total transaction of $275,460.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 4,781 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $438,991.42. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Veeco Instruments Inc.(VECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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

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

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

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

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation(CTSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

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

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Oil prices are at levels we haven’t seen in years. U.S. crude topped $70 for the first since 2014, as U.S. President Donald Trump appeared increasingly likely to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and reinforce sanctions on Tehran. In addition, OPEC has announced plans to bolster prices and cap production. For oil investors, Money MorningGlobal Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says it’s time to buckle up. According to Moors, revoking the Iran deal would cause “price chaos” around the globe. And that’s right as driving season starts in the United States. Here’s more on the coming chaos for oil. In deal news, Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) announced it will purchase Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) for $7.6 billion in cash. Grammercy manages commercial real estate. While this may seem like a boring deal, Blackstone is buying a business that churns out cold hard cash for its investors. We want to keep this deal on your radar, because there are many other deals like this coming down the pipeline. We’re going to be discussing one of the best real estate opportunities available very soon – so keep an eye out for updates.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, AAPL, TSN, SBUX
    Shareholders of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) cheered statements made by Warren Buffett over the weekend. The Oracle of Omaha said he messed up by not investing in Amazon and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL). “I made the wrong decisions on Google and Amazon,” Buffett said on Saturday. “We’ve looked at it. I made the mistake in not being able to come to a conclusion where I really felt that at the present prices that the prospects were far better than the prices indicated.” Buffett says he now has a “very, very, very high opinion” of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Oracle believes that Bezos has created something that is “close to a miracle.” Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) added another 0.6% Monday, to reach $185.00 per share – a new 52-week high. The uptick came after Warren Buffett announced

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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

     

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

One of the growth opportunities that chip giantIntel(NASDAQ:INTC) is pursuing is the rapidly expanding market for non-volatile memory products, which includes NAND flash (a type of computer memory commonly used for fast, efficient storage), as well as 3D XPoint, a unique technology that Intel helped to create for customers who want storage that’s even faster than NAND flash.

This business unit is called Intel’s non-volatile memory solutions group (NSG).

Image source: Intel.

In 2017, this segment delivered record revenue results, although profitability remained elusive as the company’s investments in future technologies and the ramp-up of NAND flash production in its Fab 68 facility in Dalian, China, offset the good sales performance.

Let’s go over how this business performed in the first quarter of 2018 and put that into the context of Intel’s long-term prospects.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Loral Space and Communications Inc.(LORL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Loral Space & Communications (NASDAQ:LORL) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Ebix, Inc.(EBIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ARS Investment Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of Ebix Inc (NASDAQ:EBIX) by 62.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 92,910 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 35,681 shares during the quarter. ARS Investment Partners LLC owned 0.30% of Ebix worth $6,922,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ebix (NASDAQ:EBIX) issued its earnings results on Wednesday. The technology company reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.84 by ($0.01), MarketWatch Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $108.23 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $106.81 million. Ebix had a return on equity of 20.67% and a net margin of 27.65%. Ebix’s revenue for the quarter was up 36.8% on a year-over-year basis.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ArQule (NASDAQ:ARQL)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities researchers at Needham & Company LLC in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. They currently have a $6.00 price target on the biotechnology company’s stock, up from their prior price target of $5.00. Needham & Company LLC’s price target suggests a potential upside of 134.38% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL) Director Ronald M. Lindsay acquired 23,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $2.67 per share, for a total transaction of $63,813.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 43,900 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $117,213. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Internet Initiative Japan Inc.(IIJI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Square, Inc.(SQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Payment-processing and financial technology company Square (NYSE:SQ) announced that it has agreed to buy Weebly, a website-building service, for $365 million in a cash and stock deal. This could help Square accelerate its growth in two key ways — e-commerce sales volume and international expansion.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    But in positive news for Bitcoin holders, Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ) announced today nearly all of its users can buy and sell Bitcoin. This should help increase more awareness about Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment of the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill asks senior Fool analysts Jason Moser, David Kretzmann, and Jeff Fischer to tell us about the companies they have their eyes on this week and why: car parts purveyor and repair shop operator AutoZone(NYSE:AZO), digital payments player Square(NYSE:SQ), and customer service software company Zendesk(NYSE:ZEN).

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    The stock market has been a bit volatile this year, but there are some sectors that are still experiencing significant share price gains. For example, the Nasdaq 100 Technology Sector is up about 22% over the past 12 months. Those gains are pretty impressive, but a handful of tech stocks, including Square (NYSE:SQ) and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), have seen their share prices jump about five times as much.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(CHKP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest decreased to 8.24 million shares from the previous reading of 8.45 million. Shares were trading at $102.91, in a 52-week range of $95.03 to $119.20.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) plies its trade in the fast-growing cybersecurity market — a market that’s expected to hit $96 billion in revenue this year, an increase of 8% over 2017, accordingto Gartner’s estimates. However, one look at the cybersecurity specialist’s recent performance indicates that it hasn’t been able to capitalize on that vast potential.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    For investors looking for a cybersecurity stock, I think a bigger security company like Palo Alto Networks or Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) would be a better option. At this juncture, I think FireEye’s high expenditures and sluggish revenue growth outweigh the potential benefits of buying the stock.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Activist investor Glenn Welling of Engaged Capital LLC, the insurgent investor agitating for changes at TiVo, Rent-a-Center, on Tuesday, May 15, revealed new positions in Aratana Therapeutics Inc. (PETX) , Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (CCRN)  and Finisar Corp. (FNSR)

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    The maker of optical networking components was off to a good start in March, but it lost all momentum when rival Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR) reported weak earnings with mellow management comments on the state of the optical market. Finisar shares plunged 23% lower the next day, dragging Oclaro down in a 13% three-day slide.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) was up 2.9 percent Monday morning. The stock had fallen 4 percent on the Commerce Department news in April.

    Several other optics stocks stand to gain. In a Monday note, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya also highlighlited the semiconductor space as one that could benefit from the news. Other stocks to watch include:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR) traded down about 3.2% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $15.66 after closing Monday at $16.17. The stock’s 52-week high is $29.07. Volume was less than 10% below the daily average of around 4.4 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Match Group, Inc.(MTCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Match Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) is set to release its most recent quarterly results on Tuesday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.23 in EPS and $384.98 million in revenue. Shares traded on Fridays close at $34.82. The consensus price target is $42.56, and the 52-week range is $16.57 to $48.65.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Stock No. 4: We’re down to the M’s. Match Group(NASDAQ:MTCH). Match.com. A lot of older people my age in our 50’s or so, we grew up with that over the last 10 or 20 years. To me that’s almost like the LinkedIn, but for dating. That’s kind of the more corporate, professional world site, but many other people know and use Tinder, which is maybe for a younger generation. I’m sure it’s used by people of all ages. Never by me, as a happily married man.

  • [By ]

    Right now, shares in IAC are under pressure. The stock is currently trading at $132 versus $160 on May 1. IAC is the parent company of dating megaservice Match.com (MTCH) . And Match fell by a whopping 24% last week on the news that Action Alerts PLUS holding Facebook (FB) intends to start its own rival dating service. According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook will utilize its vast data reserves to match users looking for more than a platonic friendship. Most intriguingly, Facebook can connect users based on events, which sounds promising.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Match Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) saw its short interest fall to 27.85 million from the previous 29.16 million. Shares were trading at $45.26, in a 52-week range of $16.57 to $48.65.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY lessened its holdings in shares of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) by 53.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 14,882 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 17,018 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in Electronics For Imaging were worth $439,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now

Wright Medical Group (NASDAQ: WMGI) is one of 26 public companies in the “Surgical appliances & supplies” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Wright Medical Group to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Profitability

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This table compares Wright Medical Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Wright Medical Group -27.19% -3.78% -1.01%
Wright Medical Group Competitors -295.40% -52.45% -18.29%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Wright Medical Group and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(CHKP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    For investors looking for a cybersecurity stock, I think a bigger security company like Palo Alto Networks or Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) would be a better option. At this juncture, I think FireEye’s high expenditures and sluggish revenue growth outweigh the potential benefits of buying the stock.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest decreased to 8.24 million shares from the previous reading of 8.45 million. Shares were trading at $102.91, in a 52-week range of $95.03 to $119.20.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) plies its trade in the fast-growing cybersecurity market — a market that’s expected to hit $96 billion in revenue this year, an increase of 8% over 2017, accordingto Gartner’s estimates. However, one look at the cybersecurity specialist’s recent performance indicates that it hasn’t been able to capitalize on that vast potential.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.(TSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    DigiTimes just published an overview of the cutting-edge chip manufacturing landscape. In the overview, the company says that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM) is set to start mass production on its 7-nanometer chip manufacturing process in the second quarter of 2018, with an enhanced version of that technology going into production in early 2019.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    With this delay, Intel has fallen solidly behind its largest peer,Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company(NYSE:TSM), which began mass production of chips using its 7nm technology (roughly equivalent to Intel’s 10nm technology) earlier this month.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    The claim from Intel seems questionable at best. To illustrate, let’s dive deep into when Intel has brought products to market on new technologies and when its competition –Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company(NYSE:TSM)and Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) — have.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM) is one of my favorite publicly traded chip companies. The company is a contract chip manufacturer, which means it develops the tools and technologies to allow other chip companies to design chips that TSMC ultimately manufactures for those companies.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Carrols Restaurant Group Inc.(TAST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 50.7 percent to $4.34 after the company announced a special $1.00 per share cash dividend.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) surged 28.4 percent to $17.44 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cardlytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDLX) gained 22 percent to $17.945.
    Care.com, Inc. (NYSE: CRCM) shares rose 19.3 percent to $18.92 following Q1 earnings.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) jumped 19.1 percent to $4.3934 after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 18.6 percent to $4.79 after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    IntriCon Corporation (NASDAQ: IIN) climbed 17.4 percent to $29.30 after reporting Q1 results.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 16.2 percent to $3.45 after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: TCMD) gained 15.4 percent to $42.61 following Q1 results.
    eGain Corporation (NASDAQ: EGAN) gained 15.3 percent to $10.55 following Q3 earnings.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 13.8 percent to $9.48 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRL) shares surged 13.1 percent to $13.42 after reporting Q1 results.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) climbed 11.9 percent to $10.85 following better-than-expected Q3 earnings.
    scPharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SCPH) gained 11.2 percent to $14.45 following Q1 results.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 10.2 percent to $24.08 following Q1 results.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 7.9 percent to $19.60 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its outlook.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 7.7 percent to $11.90 following upbeat Q1 results.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 6.8 perc
  • [By Steve Symington]

    Burger King franchisee Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) announced strong first-quarter 2018 results on Tuesday morning, showcasing continued momentum in both comparable-restaurant sales and revenue from acquired locations over the past year. Carrols was also able to considerably narrow its losses in this seasonally slow quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report released on Wednesday.

    Several other research analysts also recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Carrols Restaurant Group from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Carrols Restaurant Group from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Saturday, May 5th. Dougherty & Co reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Carrols Restaurant Group in a report on Sunday, March 4th. Finally, Citigroup cut their price objective on shares of Carrols Restaurant Group from $16.00 to $15.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Monday, March 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $14.50.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: VIVUS, Inc.(VVUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    However, VivoPower and our other penny stocks to watch this week already saw big gains. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with serious profit potential in its future…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    VivoPower International Plc. (Nasdaq: VVPR) $3.05 88.57%
    Euro Tech Holdings Co. (Nasdaq: CLWT) $3.77 75.11%
    Boxlight Corp. (Nasdaq: BOXL) $6.36 65.38%
    Chine Recycling Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: CREG) $2.01 45.92%
    Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.52 38.82%
    HC2 Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HCHC) $6.79 33.49%
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: BSPM) $2.67 32.23%
    Turtle Beach Corp. (Nasdaq: HEAR) $6.99 30.19%
    Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) $3.30 29.24%
    Rexahn Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: RNN) $2.11 29.19%

    While the gains of last week’s top penny stocks are exciting, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also incredibly risky.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Extreme Networks Inc.(EXTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion after the closing bell. Booking Holdings shares gained 0.99 percent to $2,183.00 in after-hours trading.
    Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday. Tripadvisor shares climbed 20.55 percent to $46.75 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE: BUD) to have earned $0.89 per share on revenue of $13.06 billion in the latest quarter. Anheuser-Busch will release earnings before the markets open. Anheuser-Busch shares gained 0.77 percent to $99.00 in after-hours trading.
    Extreme Networks, Inc (NASDAQ: EXTR) reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance. Extreme Networks shares fell 28.51 percent to $8.40 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the opening bell, Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.55 billion. Ameren shares dropped 2.78 percent to close at $56.91 on Tuesday.

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  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of network equipment maker Extreme Networks (NASDAQ:EXTR) are having a rough Wednesday. The stock opened 26.8% lower today, following last night’s release of disappointing third-quarter results.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) shares dropped 23 percent to $9.00 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) fell 26 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.
    Caesarstone Ltd. (NASDAQ: CSTE) shares fell 12.5 percent to $16.15 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 results and lowered its FY18 sales forecast.
    MINDBODY, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB) fell 11.7 percent to $38.65 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE: VSLR) fell 10 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 miss.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) shares fell 10 percent to $31.63 in pre-market trading after reporting a Q1 earnings miss at 28 cents per share, 5 cents below estimates.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) fell 7.7 percent to $49.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL) fell 6.1 percent to $22.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) fell 5.3 percent to $31.1604 in pre-market trading after announcing a 15 million share common stock secondary offering.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) shares fell 4.7 percent to $56 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat Q1 earnings

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) shares dropped 24 percent to $8.95 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) shares dropped 22 percent to $9.15 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Centennial Resource Development, Inc. (CDEV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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  • [By 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)

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: First Financial Bancorp.(FFBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Financial Bank (NASDAQ:FFBC) Chairman Claude E. Davis sold 19,379 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.19, for a total transaction of $623,810.01. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Knowles Corporation(KN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) jumped 46.7 percent to $16.1331. The low-float small-cap clinical stage gene therapy company saw its stock rally nearly 150 percent from Monday through Thursday. Formal news hasn't been announced this week that would support a triple-digit percentage rally (including more than 200 percent at one point on Thursday) but the quiet period following its initial public offering will expire on May 8.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares gained 24.7 percent to $36.17. Celyad reported the publication of THINK study case report of CYAD-01 Induced Complete Remission in relapsed/refractory AML patient in haematologica.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) shares jumped 23.2 percent to $39.00 after the company reported upbeat Q1 results and issued upbeat Q2 guidance.
    eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) gained 21.8 percent to $19.58 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) climbed 20.4 percent to $27.20 following Q1 results.
    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares jumped 18.2 percent to $304.135 following strong quarterly results.
    Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) gained 13.9 percent to $12.70 as the company reported Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME) gained 13.8 percent to $17.36.
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 11.8 percent to $2.336 after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) shares surged 11.7 percent to $11.75 after the company announced 'successful completion of interim analysis' for FORWARD I Phase 3 mirvetuximab soravtansine trial.
    Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOX) gained 9.5 percent to $12.70.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 8.5 percent to $115.3801 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 8.3 percent to $6.50. The stock moved higher after a Reuters report suggested ongoing merger talks with T-M
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) got a boost, shooting up 15 percent to $12.83 as the company reported Q1 results.

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares were also up, gaining 19 percent to $305.90 following strong quarterly results.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    KN has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Craig Hallum restated a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target (down from $20.00) on shares of Knowles in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Knowles from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. ValuEngine lowered Knowles from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. JPMorgan Chase lowered their price target on Knowles from $16.00 to $13.50 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Lake Street Capital lowered their price target on Knowles from $19.00 to $17.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $17.29.

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    Granite Construction (GVA) : “No, I’d rather see you in Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) .”

    XPO Logistics (XPO) : “This stock just won’t come down. “

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    Cramer was bearish on 3M (MMM) , Fitbit (FIT) and Granite Construction (GVA) .

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: SPDR S&P Bank ETF (KBE)

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

The Indian equity marketcontinuedtrading on a positive note on Friday afternoon, with the Nifty up 21 points at10,479 and the Sensex up 90 points, or0.27 percent, at 34,202.

The CNX IT index was up0.64 percent, led by gains in Tech Mahindra and Wipro, which gained over 2 percent each. Mindtreeand KPIT Tech were up 1 percent each.

CNX Metal gained 0.7 percent, led by gains in Steel Authority of India, which jumped 3 percent, while Jindal Steel and Power, NMDC and Welspun Corp were the other gainers.

Ahead of its Q4 results, due later in the day, Infosys was trading in the green and was up by around 1 percent in afternoon trade.

related news Technical View: Nifty forms Doji type of pattern; next target seen around 10,600 Infosys sees FY19 constant currency revenue growth at 6-8% but cuts margin guidance Salil Parekh announces 4 pillars of his strategy for Infosys, to hive off 3 units

The top gainers on the Nifty were Adani Ports, which gained 2 percent, Hindalco Industries,Wipro, Tech Mahindra and Eicher Motors.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Cellcom Israel Ltd.(CEL)

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    That’s why Cramer said he’ll be listening for news coming from Celgene (CEL) , Amgen (AMGN) , Allergan (AGN) , an Action Alerts PLUS holding, and Regenron (REGN) , all of which are set to present. Of the four, Cramer said he’s sticking with Allergan and Amgen.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Equinix Inc.(EQIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is one of the larger capitalization companies in the data center industry. Equinix Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX)provides data center services to protect and connect the information assets for the enterprises, financial services companies, and content and network providers primarily in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Kevin Kelly spoke on Bloomberg Markets about a bullish options trade in Equinix Inc (NASDAQ: EQIX).

    He wants to buy the September 400/450 call spread in the name for $15.50. The trade breaks even at $415.50 or 5.41 percent above the current market price. It can maximally make a profit of $34.50. The payoff ratio is roughly 2.5 to 1, explained Kelly. He sees this as a derivative play on Microsoft Corporation's (NASDAQ: MSFT) cloud computing.

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) reported robust first-quarter 2018 financial results after the market close on Wednesday.

    Shares closed down 6.1% on Thursday, which we can probably attribute to the company revising slightly downward its full-year 2018 adjusted funds from operations (AFFO) outlook, as we’ll get to in a moment. (AFFO is aclosely watched metric for companies organized as real estate investment trusts, or REITs. It’s akin to “earnings” for REITs.)

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Qualys, Inc.(QLYS)

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

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

    HEICO (HEI) : “We’re not buying anything at a 52-week high — but on a pullback, you bet.”

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(CHKP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest decreased to 8.24 million shares from the previous reading of 8.45 million. Shares were trading at $102.91, in a 52-week range of $95.03 to $119.20.

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    It is unclear which company or companies will benefit from this executive order. But that isn’t stopping investors from placing their bets as most cybersecurity stocks were trading higher during Friday’s trading session; at the same time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 index were trading in the red.

    Shares of Barracuda Networks Inc (NYSE: CUDA) were trading higher by 2.98 percent at $21.77. Shares of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) were trading higher by 1.21 percent at $107.00. Shares of FireEye Inc (NASDAQ: FEYE) were trading higher by 0.70 percent at $14.55. Shares of Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE: PANW) were trading higher by 0.62 percent at $115.86.

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  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    For investors looking for a cybersecurity stock, I think a bigger security company like Palo Alto Networks or Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) would be a better option. At this juncture, I think FireEye’s high expenditures and sluggish revenue growth outweigh the potential benefits of buying the stock.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Lam Research Corporation(LRCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In the video that accompanies this article, I show charts of the NDX and the Philly Semiconductor Index (SOX) to point out their bullish structure with higher highs and higher lows. Even trade war fears couldn't put a lasting dent in semis like NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) and Lam Research (NASDAQ: LRCX) in March.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Market fears of an escalating Middle Eastern conflict abated thanks to last week’s military strikes against the Syrian government. On Friday, April 13, U.S. forces joined the United Kingdom and France in retaliation for a chemical gas attack carried out by the Syrian government. The military exercise came at a time that tensions are also rising in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
    Today, several members of the U.S. Federal Reserve will be speaking at events around the globe, including San Francisco Fed President John Williams and Chicago Fed Bank President Charles Evans. But no one will be more watched today than Fed Gov. Randal Quarles, who will testify before the U.S. House Financial Services Commission. Quarles will provide testimony on the central bank’s plans to regulate and oversee the financial system. Expect a wealth of questions about the Fed’s plans to raise interest rates and manage its massive balance sheet. Money MorningLiquidity SpecialistLee Adler offers you advice on how to play the Fed’s problems, right here.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: GS, NFLX, TSLA, and ROKU
    Shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) added 0.6% after the Wall Street bank easily topped Q1 earnings and revenue estimates. The firm reportedearnings per share (EPS) of $6.95 on top of more than $10 billion in revenue. Analysts projected EPS of $5.67 on top of $8.89 billion. The investment bank hiked its quarterly dividend and said that revenue from equity trading rallied thanks to an uptick in recent market volatility.
    Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) are flat on the news that the firm will suspend production of its Model 3 vehicles. The firm said the temporary halt in production will aim to “improve automation” and address ongoing bottlenecks in its production process.
    Shares of Roku Inc. (Nasdaq: ROKU) popped more than 8.2% on news that Steven Cohen’s family office has taken a passive 5.1% stake in the company. The streaming device manufactur

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Lam Research (LRCX) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after beating earnings forecasts and raising its fourth-quarter guidance.

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    Lam Researchgained 6.9% to $136.17 today, while the S&P 500 declined 0.2% to 2,338.17.

    Credit Suisse analysts Farhan Ahmad and John Pitzer and argues that Lam Research’s “new trough is higher than [its] old peak.” They explain:

    We expect that bears will continue to argue that CY17 is a “Peak” year; however we think that investors are missing that it now costs >2x more to get incremental bit growth than three years ago. It is noteworthy that despite ~$17bn of memory WFE in 2016 both NAND and DRAM markets went from oversupply to undersupply – implying that new trough for memory investments is even higher than old peak (2010 memory peak had WFE of $12.6bn). We view Semi Growth, rising capital intensity, and growing China CapEx as secular multiyear themes, which could continue to provide growth in coming years. In addition, in case of tax reform there could be potential to return >$50 per share to shareholders by 2020…Increase TP to $160 (from $143), based on 12x of CY18 EPS plus net cash adj for taxes.

    Lam Research’s market capitalization rose to $22.2 billion today from $20.8 billion yesterday.

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Bed Bath & Beyond is accepting Toys R Us gift cards but not for much longer.

The company is partnering with CardCash, an online gift card marketplace that will purchase any unused Toys R Us gift cards with a balance of $20 or more at a discount until 11:59 p.m. ET April 5.

Shoppers will be issued a Bed Bath & Beyond egift card that can be used online or at its stores for a portion of what the gift card is currently worth.

How much you will get for your Toys R Us gift card mightvary. You can find out the exchange value at Bed Bath & Beyonds website.

Currently, the exchange rate is $64.20 for a $100 Toys R Us or Babies R Us gift card.

More: Toys R Us closing sales: Everything you need to know about gift cards, refunds and coupons

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Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Federated Investors, Inc.(FII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 26th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, May 8th will be paid a dividend of 0.27 per share by the asset manager on Tuesday, May 15th. This represents a $1.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.26%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 7th. This is an increase from Federated Investors’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25.

  • [By Gregg Greenberg]

     Stocks of Federated Investors (FII) fell approximately 9% in 2015, yet Oja expects a big turnaround in 2016, once again due to the prospect of higher rates ahead. 

     

    "The money market fund business, which is unprofitable now, should become more profitable as rates rise because Federated has to reimburse for the servicing fees for these funds," said Oja, who also admires the fund company’s 3.5% dividend yield. 

     

    Oja added that Federated also has a "good core business of equity and fixed-income asset management." 

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
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Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: US Ecology, Inc.(ECOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    US Ecology (NASDAQ: ECOL) and Republic Services (NYSE:RSG) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Success can be defined as small wins that accumulate over time. That definition helps to put the slow-and-steady progress made by US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) in the first quarter of 2018 into perspective. Revenue and profits grew for both of the environmental services leader’s segments compared to the prior-year period, which resulted in another solid quarter.

Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd.(HOLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ideal Power (NASDAQ: IPWR) and Hollysys Automation Technologies (NASDAQ:HOLI) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings.

Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Hooker Furniture Corporation(HOFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Hooker Furniture Corporation (NASDAQ: HOFT) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.40 per share on revenue of $62.20 million.

    SeaChange International (NASDAQ: SEAC) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $30.49 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Hooker Furniture Corporation (NASDAQ: HOFT) shares were also up, gaining 27 percent to $39.80 after the company reported strong results for its fourth quarter.

Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.(SBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BMO Capital Markets set a $16.00 price target on Sally Beauty (NYSE:SBH) in a report published on Friday. The firm currently has a hold rating on the specialty retailer’s stock.

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    For the details of ARISTOTLE FUND LP’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=ARISTOTLE+FUND+LP

    These are the top 5 holdings of ARISTOTLE FUND LPTravelport Worldwide Ltd (TVPT) – 1,811,100 shares, 32.82% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.67%Web.com Group Inc (WEB) – 993,000 shares, 19.94% of the total portfolio. JC Penney Co Inc (JCP) – 4,739,000 shares, 15.87% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 420.20%Office Depot Inc (ODP) – 5,243,000 shares, 12.5% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 21.70%Sally Beauty Holdings Inc (SBH) – 596,900 shares, 10.89% o

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SBH) posted a new 52-week low of $20.22 on Friday, down 0.3% compared with Thursday’s closing price of $20.28. The stock’s 52-week high is $32.93. Volume was more than triple the daily average of around 2 million shares. The company had no specific news Friday.

Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(CHKP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest decreased to 8.24 million shares from the previous reading of 8.45 million. Shares were trading at $102.91, in a 52-week range of $95.03 to $119.20.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    For investors looking for a cybersecurity stock, I think a bigger security company like Palo Alto Networks or Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) would be a better option. At this juncture, I think FireEye’s high expenditures and sluggish revenue growth outweigh the potential benefits of buying the stock.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) plies its trade in the fast-growing cybersecurity market — a market that’s expected to hit $96 billion in revenue this year, an increase of 8% over 2017, accordingto Gartner’s estimates. However, one look at the cybersecurity specialist’s recent performance indicates that it hasn’t been able to capitalize on that vast potential.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    But is it a good idea to buy FireEye based on this one incident, despite its huge losses, or should investors look at Check Point Software Technologies(NASDAQ:CHKP), given its focus on growing its bottom line? Let’s find out.

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    It is unclear which company or companies will benefit from this executive order. But that isn’t stopping investors from placing their bets as most cybersecurity stocks were trading higher during Friday’s trading session; at the same time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 index were trading in the red.

    Shares of Barracuda Networks Inc (NYSE: CUDA) were trading higher by 2.98 percent at $21.77. Shares of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) were trading higher by 1.21 percent at $107.00. Shares of FireEye Inc (NASDAQ: FEYE) were trading higher by 0.70 percent at $14.55. Shares of Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE: PANW) were trading higher by 0.62 percent at $115.86.

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