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Each day, Benzinga takes a look back at a notable market-related moment that occurred on this date.

What Happened?

On this day 32 years ago, Kidder, Peabody & Co. paid a $25.3-million fine for insider trading.

Where The Market Was

The Dow closed at 2,337.08. The S&P 500 traded at around 295.09. Today, the Dow is trading at 24,635.21 and the S&P 500 is trading at 2,734.62.

What Else Was Going On In The World?

In 1987, the popular sitcom “Full House” debuted on ABC. U.S. President Ronald Reagan famously urged Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall” during a speech in West Berlin. A dozen eggs cost 65 cents.

Insider Trading Crackdown

Kidder, Peabody & Co. was a securities firm that was founded in Massachusetts in 1865. General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) acquired Kidder in 1986, and almost immediately the company was slammed by several insider trading scandals.

Former executive Martin Siegel admitted to making trades based on inside information and implicated chief arbitrageur Richard Wigton of doing the same.

United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Rudy Giuliani threatened to indict GE, prompting the company to conduct its own internal investigation. As a result of the investigation, GE fired three senior Kidder executives.

Top Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Guaranty Bancorp(GBNK)

Guaranty Bancorp (the “Company”) is a bank holding company registered under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended (the “BHC Act”) and headquartered in Colorado. The Company’s principal business is to serve as a holding company for our bank subsidiary, Guaranty Bank and Trust Company referred to as “Guaranty Bank” or “Bank”.

References to the “Company”, “us”, “we” and “our” refer to Guaranty Bancorp on a consolidated basis. References to “Guaranty Bancorp” or to the “holding company” refer to the parent company on a stand-alone basis.

At December 31, 2015, we had total assets of $2.4 billion, net loans of $1.8 billion, deposits of $1.8 billion and stockholders’ equity of $221.6 million, and we operated 26 branches and two investment management firms in Colorado through our bank subsidiary, Guaranty Bank.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) and County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $34.63.

Top Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Natera, Inc.(NTRA)

Natera, Inc., a diagnostics company, provides preconception and prenatal genetic testing services. It primarily offers Panorama, a non-invasive prenatal test that screens for chromosomal abnormalities of a fetus typically with a blood draw from the mother; Horizon carrier screening to determine carrier status for various genetic diseases that could be passed on to the carriers children; and Spectrum pre-implantation genetic screening and Spectrum pre-implantation genetic diagnosis to analyze chromosomal anomalies or inherited genetic conditions during an in vitro fertilization cycle. The company also provides products of conception testing under the Anora brand to analyze fetal chromosomes to understand the cause of miscarriage; non-invasive paternity testing products to determine paternity by analyzing the fragments of fetal deoxyribonucleic acid in a pregnant mother’s blood and a blood sample from the alleged father. In addition, it offers Constellation, a cloud-based software product that allows laboratory customers to gain access through the cloud to the companys algorithms and bioinformatics in order to validate and launch tests. The company offers products through its direct sales force, as well as through a network of approximately 70 laboratory and distribution partners in the United States and internationally. The company was formerly known as Gene Security Network, Inc. and changed its name to Natera, Inc. in 2012. Natera, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in San Carlos, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Natera (NASDAQ:NTRA) jumped nearly 25% today after the company announced fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 operating results. The business delivered impressive growth last year — as did its genetic testing peers — and expects that momentum to carry into 2019. That’s partly due to a potentially lucrative partnership with China’s genomics powerhouse, BGI, which was announced the day before. The genetic testing player will receive a net up-front payment of $44 million plus royalties on products and services provided in China.

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  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Today’s after-hours headlines include food and beverage giant Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) and healthcare diagnostics and research company Natera (NASDAQ:NTRA).

Top Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Match Group, Inc.(MTCH)

Match Group, Inc. provides dating products. It operates a portfolio of approximately 45 brands, including Match, OkCupid, Tinder, PlentyOfFish, Meetic, Twoo, OurTime, and FriendScout24. The company offers its dating products through its Websites and applications in 38 languages approximately in 190 countries. It also provides various test preparation, academic tutoring, and college counseling services. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Match Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of IAC/InterActiveCorp.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    For this episode, it’s time to check in on not one but two such samplers. First, it’s been one year since he offered up “Five Stocks I Own That You Should Too.” Those were Activision Blizzard(NASDAQ:ATVI), Alphabet(NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG),Intuitive Surgical(NASDAQ:ISRG), Match Group(NASDAQ:MTCH), and Zillow(NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG), and he’ll review their progress with senior analystJim Mueller.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Match Group(NASDAQ:MTCH), the parent of online dating brands including Tinder, OkCupid, Hinge, and its namesake, has been a breakout winner on the market since its 2015 IPO, with the stock nearly quadrupling since then.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Eventbrite (NYSE:EB) and Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.

Best Energy Stocks To Own Right Now

Republicans have trashed the Green New Deal — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and create a renewable energy economy — as unrealistic, unaffordable and ill-conceived.

But ever since the New York Democrat began promoting the idea late last year, a growing number of House GOP lawmakers have been increasingly willing to say those four little words: “Climate change is real.” And they’re warning the rest of their party that Republicans must push for alternative solutions before it’s too late.

Reps. John Shimkus (R-Illinois), the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce’s Environment and Climate Change subcommittee, Billy Long (R-Missouri), Bill Flores (R-Texas), Buddy Carter (R-Georgia) and Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio), among others, made their views plain during a pair of hearings on the topic in early February.

Best Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Match Group, Inc.(MTCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    When Match Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) released its fourth-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Tuesday, the online dating firm said that it had $0.43 in earnings per share (EPS) on $457.3 million in revenue. That compared with consensus estimates of $0.38 in EPS and $448.43 million in revenue, as well as the $0.18 per share and $378.91 million posted in the same period of last year.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    People around the world are flocking to Tinder in search of love. They’re also displaying an increasing willingness to pay more for the popular dating app’s best features. In turn, Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) is enjoying accelerating revenue growth and a sharp rise in profits, as evidenced by the company’s robust first-quarter financial report.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Stock No. 2 is Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH). The ticker symbol is MTCH. Match Group. What does the business do? Well, I bet you’ve heard of it. I’ve certainly talked about it before on Rule Breaker Investing and this has been a wonderful Stock Advisor performer for many of our members.

  • [By ]

    The Match Group-owned (Nasdaq: MTCH) app popularized the “swipe-based, double-blind, opt-in” method of online dating, meaning users pre-select each other to form a match, rather than just sending a message on a platform without prior hint of interest.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    There was a lot to like when Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) reported its second-quarter financial results on Aug. 7. The company generated revenue of $421 million, up 36% year over year, while operating income jumped 81% compared to the prior-year quarter. Diluted earnings per share of $0.45 soared 165% year over year, as subscriber growth of 27% drove its users past 7.7 million.

  • [By Mac Greer]

    Greer: Guys, speaking of passionate communities and controversy, let’s talk Facebook. Facebook is getting into the online dating business. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the new service is meant to help people find “long-term relationships rather than hookups.” The opt-in feature will match users with people they’re not already connected to on the site. Let’s talk about the response from Match (NASDAQ:MTCH), which owns dating sites Tinder, match.com, OkCupid and PlentyOfFish — I’m not even sure what that is, PlentyOfFish. Shares of Match falling more than 20% on this Facebook news. Andy, what do you think?

Best Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: South Jersey Industries Inc.(SJI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    South Jersey Industries (NYSE:SJI) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

Best Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    This movement has done wonders for the technology sector… Consider this: the widely tracked Technology Select Sector ETF (NYSE: XLK) has returned 223% (more than double the S&P 500) since June 29, 2007 — the release date of the first Apple iPhone, which is arguably when smartphones became broadly adopted.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Industrials stocks led the way lower today, with the Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEMKT:XLI) falling 1.1%. But tech stocks held up surprisingly well on the heels of yesterday’s losses, with the Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEMKT:XLK) wavering between positive and negative territory before closing down just 0.1%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    The tech stocks led the market higher today, with the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLK) posting a gain of 0.6%. Crude oil set a two-year high, and the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLE) moved up 0.3%.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Tech stocks set the pace, with the Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEMKT:XLK) adding 2.2%. Industrial names posted more modest gains, with the Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEMKT:XLI) rising 0.9%.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019

Investors following NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) already know that the company is a clear leader in the graphics processing unit (GPU) space as it holds more than 70% of the discrete desktop GPU market share right now. 

NVIDIA earns about 62% of its total revenue from sales of GPUs in its gaming segment, but the company isn’t satisfied with just kicking up its feet and reaping the benefits of that. Instead, NVIDIA is using its GPU knowledge to begin dominating two future markets: self-driving technology and data centers.

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Hitting the gas on self-driving technology 

It’s hard to write about NVIDIA’s future without talking about semi-autonmous driving. That’s because autos are a clear area of focus for the company and because NVIDIA has already taken an early lead. 

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Renesola Ltd.(SOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sola Token (CURRENCY:SOL) traded up 26.7% against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on September 28th. One Sola Token token can currently be bought for $0.0085 or 0.00000131 BTC on popular exchanges including Tidex and OpenLedger DEX. Sola Token has a market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $3,239.00 worth of Sola Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, Sola Token has traded flat against the US dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    ReneSola Sells North Carolina Solar Project To Greenbacker (solarindustrymag.com) ReneSola (SOL) Rating Increased to Neutral at Roth Capital (americanbankingnews.com) ReneSola (SOL) Q1 Earnings in Line, Revenues Top Estimates (zacks.com) ReneSola’s (SOL) CEO Xianshou Li on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) ReneSola (SOL) Releases Earnings Results (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of ReneSola traded up $0.08, hitting $2.76, during trading on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports. The stock had a trading volume of 124,969 shares, compared to its average volume of 108,565. The firm has a market capitalization of $102.11 million, a PE ratio of 21.23 and a beta of 2.05. The company has a current ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36. ReneSola has a 12 month low of $2.12 and a 12 month high of $3.79.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sola Token (CURRENCY:SOL) traded 17.9% lower against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 16:00 PM E.T. on October 11th. One Sola Token token can now be bought for about $0.0054 or 0.00000087 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Tidex and OpenLedger DEX. Sola Token has a total market cap of $153,306.00 and $1,856.00 worth of Sola Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, Sola Token has traded down 12.2% against the dollar.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Enphase Energy, Inc.(ENPH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall, Travis Hoium, and Matthew DiLallo]

    But that’s set to change in February, with most of the biggest names in solar set to report earnings and give investors an update on the state of the industry. Three top solar stocks investors should be paying attention to this month, according to three Motley Fool contributors, are solar-panel-making giant First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR), wind and solar energy producer Pattern Energy Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGI), and solar panel power management component maker Enphase Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH).

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Solar stocks took a beating Monday after China cut its national incentives to install solar projects. Shares of solar panel manufacturers Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) fell as much as 14.5%, JinkoSolar Holding Co. (NYSE:JKS) dropped as much as 17%, and Daqo New Energy Corp (NYSE:DQ) fell as much as 31.3% while inverter manufacturer Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH) fell up to 13.5%. By early afternoon, most major stocks in the solar industry were down double digits.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares climbed 31.68 percent to close at $7.19 on Wednesday. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares gained 24.15 percent to close at $3.29. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) shares surged 24 percent to close at $6.82.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 20.25 percent to close at $4.87.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) shares surged 18.42 percent to close at $22.50
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 16.15 percent to close at $83.34. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTIE) shares jumped 16.07 percent to close at $10.62.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) rose 16.04 percent to close at $14.11.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) gained 14.88 percent to close at $6.33.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) rose 13.96 percent to close at $5.55.
    Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) jumped 13.88 percent to close at $67.27 on Wednesday.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) jumped 12.59 percent to close at $11.98 after reporting Q1 results.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) rose 12.01 percent to close at $5.13.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) gained 11.93 percent to close at $3.19.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) climbed 11.66 percent to close at $24.52 on Wednesday after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) rose 10.83 percent to close at $33.17 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter and lifted guidance.
    ChemoCentryx, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCXI) gained 9.36 percent to close at $12.50. Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on ChemoCentryx with a Buy rating.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX)
  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Enphase Energy (NASDAQ:ENPH) jumped nearly 53% last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The provider of microinverters and energy storage products didn’t gain on any specific day for any specific reason, but rather recovered from a poor finish in 2018. While many stocks sank in December, investors suffered through a more prolonged slump with Enphase Energy. The company’s shares slid 30% in the second half of last year.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: CYREN Ltd.(CYRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.97 per share on revenue of $2.91 billion.
    Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $3.95 billion.
    The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $8.47 billion.
    AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $13.01 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE: DY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $734.86 million.
    Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $425.42 million.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $124.17 million.
    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.93 per share on revenue of $715.15 million.
    Radcom Ltd. (NASDAQ: RDCM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $718.59 million.
    Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $718.96 million.
    CYREN Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYRN) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $7.72 million.
    Ferroglobe PLC (NYSE: GSM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $559.15 million.
    Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited (NYSE: RDY) is estimated to report earnings for its fourth quarter.
    BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ: BLRX) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share.
    Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $1.58 billion.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHE) shares surged 56 percent to $0.3980.
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares jumped 34 percent to $0.5632 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) rose 16 percent to $1.45 after trading higher at one point Monday by nearly 300 percent. The nano-cap developer of pest control said the California state government approved the company's ContraPest for user in the state.
    America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) gained 13.3 percent to $61.975 after reporting upbeat Q4 results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares gained 9.8 percent to $4.92 as the company announced the publication of CE Mark multicenter clinical study results on C-Scan® in Gut.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) rose 8.3 percent to $3.41.
    Ferroglobe PLC (NYSE: GSM) gained 7 percent to $12.13 following stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares climbed 6.5 percent to $9.00 after the company reported upbeat Q2 results.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 6.2 percent to $58.94 after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) gained 6.2 percent to $7.53. Blink Charging disclosed that its vehicle charging network exceeds 125,000 members.
    The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) gained 5.4 percent to $7.97. Container Store is expected to release quarterly earnings after the closing bell.
    Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) shares rose 5.4 percent to $2.95 after reporting Q1 results.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (NASDAQ: PACB) rose 11.4 percent to $2.93 in pre-market trading.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 6.3 percent to $4.76 in pre-market trading as the company announced the publication of CE Mark multicenter clinical study results on C-Scan® in Gut.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) rose 6 percent to $ 35.20 in pre-market trading.
    Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. (NASDAQ: APOP) rose 6 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading.
    Hexindai Inc. (NASDAQ: HX) rose 5.7 percent to $12.70 in pre-market trading.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 5.3 percent to $2.07 in pre-market trading.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 5 percent to $58.20 in pre-market trading after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.
    Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) rose 4.1 percent to $8.63 in pre-market trading.
    MorphoSys AG (NASDAQ: MOR) rose 3.5 percent to $26.99 in pre-market trading.
    Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) shares rose 3.4 percent to $2.90 in pre-market trading. after reporting Q1 results.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 3.4 percent to $28.76 in pre-market trading.
    Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) shares rose 3.3 percent to $67.60 in the pre-market trading session after the company reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Micro Focus International plc (NYSE: MFGP) shares rose 3.1 percent to $18.40 in pre-market trading.

     

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Xplore Technologies Corp(XPLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) shares spiked on Thursday after it was announced that the company would be acquired by Zebra Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: ZBRA). The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Xplore Technologies (NASDAQ: XPLR) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer & office equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Xplore Technologies to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) and Xplore Technologies (NASDAQ:XPLR) 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 profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Fitbit, Inc.(FIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI), Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU), Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO), Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA), Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD), and Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) are some of the big names with low prices that I’m watching these days. Let’s take a closer look at these seven stocks trading for $7 or less. 

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    To that end, here are three tech stocks that might be tempting for investors but are ultimately bad businesses that investors should avoid: GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO), Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), and Snapchat (NYSE:SNAP). 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) traded down nearly 16% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $4.67 after closing Monday at $5.54. The stock’s 52-week high is $7.32. Volume was more than six times the daily average of 5.4 million shares. The company reported poor results last night and offered up weak guidance as a side dish. https://247wallst.com/consumer-electronics/2018/02/26/fitbit-whiffs-big-on-earnings-and-even-bigger-on-guidance/

  • [By Brian Withers]

    Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) has had a tough go of it lately. The fitness tracker wearables manufacturer posted negative revenue growth in Q1-2018 of 17%, widening losses, and declared its transition year has been extended into a multi-year transformational effort. It would not be a surprise if even die-hard investors were getting impatient with the stock down over 80% since its IPO in June 2015.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) Director Steven Joseph Murray sold 500,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.97, for a total transaction of $2,485,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 11,442 shares in the company, valued at $56,866.74. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Match Group, Inc.(MTCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) reported fourth-quarter results on Feb. 6. The dating app company is enjoying solid growth in revenue and earnings, driven by the surging popularity of Tinder.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Light Street Capital Management LLC cut its holdings in Match Group Inc (NASDAQ:MTCH) by 59.0% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 850,000 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 1,225,000 shares during the quarter. Match Group makes up about 2.3% of Light Street Capital Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 15th largest holding. Light Street Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Match Group were worth $32,929,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ: TRIP) and Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) recently unveiled a new dating function for its mobile app at its annual F8 conference. Shares of Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) — which owns Tinder, Okcupid, and other dating platforms — tumbled more than 25% after the announcement, indicating that investors believe that Facebook has a shot at rendering its dating apps obsolete.

Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

Asure Software (NASDAQ:ASUR) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The technology company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.05, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Asure Software had a positive return on equity of 7.87% and a negative net margin of 10.51%. The company had revenue of $19.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $18.23 million.

ASUR stock traded up $2.28 during trading on Thursday, hitting $19.06. The company had a trading volume of 610,045 shares, compared to its average volume of 132,760. Asure Software has a one year low of $17.57 and a one year high of $19.29. The stock has a market capitalization of $204.74 million, a PE ratio of 42.36, a PEG ratio of 0.82 and a beta of 1.24. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.05, a current ratio of 1.24 and a quick ratio of 1.24.

Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Jabil Circuit Inc.(JBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mackay Shields LLC acquired a new stake in Jabil (NYSE:JBL) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 743,100 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $21,349,000.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of small cap Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM), a previous Elite Opportunity Pro (EOP) newsletter suggestion as the next breakout stock, andmid cap Flextronics International being bigger winners (albeit FLEX has steadily risen for two years while SANM has already peaked) compared with the moderately positive performance of mid cap Jabil Circuit, Inc (NYSE: JBL) and small cap Celestica Inc (NYSE: CLS):

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Jabil (NYSE:JBL)Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallJune 14, 2018, 4:30 p.m. ET

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    Following the June FOMC meeting, silver prices are hovering at very attractive price levels. With interest rates heading higher, it’s going to be a very good time for silver hounds to buy on the dip and deliver incredible profits in the months ahead.Learn more right here.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Thursday
    On Thursday, the European Central Bank held its meeting in Latvia to discuss the future of its quantitative easing program. The central bank of the world’s largest economic bloc said that it will likely end its quantitative easing program in December. This represents an extension beyond the current plan to end the stimulus program in September. ECB President Mario Draghi said the program would be reduced to 15 billion euros each month during the final three months of the year. Yesterday, the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the second time in 2018. The central bank said that economic growth has been rising at a solid rate and hinted that it could raise rates two more times this year. Fed Chair Jerome Powell did raise an alarm on Wednesday after stating that companies are holding back on investment due to ongoing concerns about U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade policies. Trump is expected to decide this week on whether to proceed with tariffs on about $50 billion in Chinese goods. Trade tensions are heating up again. This morning, China announced it would call off its deal to avoid a trade war if the Trump administration proceeds with tariffs on Friday morning. Tomorrow, the Trump team will decide if it will hit China with tariffs on roughly $50 billion in goods.
    Stocks to Watch Today: ADBE, CMCSA, TSLA, MSFT
    Adobe Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: ADBE) will report earnings after the bell Thursday. The software giant is expected to report earnings per share of $1.54 on top of $2.15 billion in revenue. Insider buying is alive and well at Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA). Chair and CEO Elon Musk purchased $25 million in company stock, according to a

Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Majesco Entertainment Company(COOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cantor Fitzgerald set a $70.00 price target on Majesco Entertainment (NASDAQ:COOL) in a report published on Wednesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Polarityte Inc (NASDAQ:COOL) dropped 27.3% during trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $24.20 and last traded at $28.14. Approximately 6,863,479 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 1,545% from the average daily volume of 417,135 shares. The stock had previously closed at $38.73.

Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Open Text Corporation(OTEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Cloud computing has seen amazing growth in recent years, but that’s also made investors extremely demanding when it comes to the success of players in the cloud space. Like many of its peers, OpenText (NASDAQ:OTEX) promises to help enterprise customers use their information more effectively in achieving key business objectives. Those familiar with the space acknowledge OpenText’s approach to the industry, but that doesn’t make them any more forgiving when the company hasn’t lived up to their ambitious expectations for growth.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Allot Communications Ltd.(ALLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [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.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Chris Lange]

    Match Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) saw its short interest rise to 26.66 million from the previous 25.99 million. Shares were trading at $39.74, in a 52-week range of $16.57 to $48.65.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    There were a lot of questions going into Match Group’s (NASDAQ:MTCH) earnings release. Just a week before, reports emerged that Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) planned on adding dating features to its ubiquitous social media site, causing Match’s stock to dive 25%.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018

Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) is one of those smaller E&Ps that constantly is on my watch list, but I’ve never taken the time to go through it. This is an under-analyzed company by the investment community, so it’s time to dig in to see if there’s hidden value. Laredo is an E&P operating out of one of the best basins, the Permian Basin in west Texas. It’s primarily an E&P, but it does have a small midstream operation and also benefits from the sale of purchased crude, making it slightly unique. With this name, you really get a solid liquidity position, minimal debt burden over the next five years, and a quality operation that has the potential to produce substantially outperforming returns over the medium-term.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Cellcom Israel Ltd.(CEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the health care shares rose 1.79 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Partner Communications Company Ltd. (NASDAQ: PTNR), up 8 percent, and Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) up 7 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares surged 0.58 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 5 percent, and Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) up 2.5 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Natural Health Trends Corp (NASDAQ: NHTC) fell 7.8 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after rising 1.46 percent on Friday.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) shares fell 6.6 percent to $11.41 in pre-market trading after climbing 4.18 percent on Friday.
    Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC) shares fell 6.2 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after tumbling 11.45 percent on Friday.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) fell 6.1 percent to $7.31 in pre-market trading after declining 3.35 percent on Friday.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) fell 5.6 percent to $28.30 in pre-market trading.
    Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) fell 5.3 percent to $6.06 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.73 percent on Friday.
    Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) shares fell 5.2 percent to $28.60 in pre-market trading. Xerox terminated its transaction agreement with Fujifilm and entered into a new agreement with Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason. JP Morgan downgraded Xerox from Overweight to Neutral.
    Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) fell 5.2 percent to $7.02 in pre-market trading. Cellcom is expected to release Q1 results on May 30, 2018.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) fell 4.5 percent to $74 in pre-market trading.
    Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV) shares fell 4 percent to $4.66 in pre-market trading

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Buckle, Inc. (BKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) fell 27.8 percent to $10.45 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company also lowered its FY18 sales outlook from $358million-$368 million to $345 million-$352 million.
    Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) shares fell 15.6 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Rockwell Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMTI) fell 15.5 percent to $5.02 in the pre-market trading session after the company disclosed that its President and CEO Robert Chioini was terminated.
    BG Staffing Inc (NYSE: BGSF) shares fell 12.7 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading after reporting a common stock offering.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) fell 9.3 percent to $20.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited (NASDAQ: APWC) fell 7.7 percent to $2.35 in pre-market trading after rising 3.88 percent on Thursday.
    Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) shares fell 7.5 percent to $30.49 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat earnings for its first quarter on Thursday. Comps were up 1 percent in the quarter.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) fell 6.4 percent to $33.91 in pre-market trading.
    Buckle Inc (NYSE: BKE) fell 4.9 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading following weak quarterly sales.
    China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF) shares fell 4.9 percent to $3.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 11.53 percent on Thursday.
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) fell 4.8 percent to $78.98 in pre-market trading. Ross Stores reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak forecast for the current quarter.
    Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) shares fell 4.7 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading after the company reported pricing of common

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Friday
    Meanwhile, the United States will continue to meet with China to discuss ways to accelerate a deal between the two nations on trade. U.S. Commerce head Wilbur Ross will be visiting the nation next month to lead the next round of talks. Last weekend, the two nations agreed in principle to avoid a trade war. Here’s the thing… the U.S. government doesn’t want you to know the full story of what is happening. Here’s a look at the backroom details…. U.S. crude oil prices slumped below $70 per barrel Friday thanks to reports out of Russia on its plans to hike production. Russia says it may increase production as part of a plan to ease portions of its deal with OPEC to cap excessive global output. Oil traders have long suspected that Russia would be one of the first countries to turn away from the ongoing deal with Saudi Arabia and the rest of the global oil cartel as soon as prices and inventory levels stabilized. This could be a blow to predictions among OPEC nations, as well as some traders who were hoping that oil could push back toward $100 per barrel.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: FL, NFLX, AMZN
    Foot Locker Inc.(NYSE: FL) leads a light day of earnings reports. Shares of the shoe retailer popped 13% after the firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $1.45. Wall Street had anticipated EPS of just $1.24. The retailer benefited from stronger same-store sales and higher revenue, which also beat Wall Street expectations. On Thursday, Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) surpassed The Walt Disney Co.(NYSE: DIS) in market capitalization to become the most valuable media property on the planet. It’s worth noting, however, that Netflix’s market capitalization of $163 billion

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Notable Earnings

    Foot Locker, Inc (NYSE: FL) Q1 premarket
    The Buckle, Inc (NYSE: BKE) Q1 premarket

    FDA/Biotech

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc (NASDAQ: BMRN) PDUFA date for Pegvaliase

    IPOs

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Church & Dwight Company, Inc.(CHD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,177 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,010% compared to the typical volume of 106 call options.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 13,509,412 shares, a growth of 25.9% from the April 13th total of 10,734,473 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,175,548 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.2 days. Approximately 5.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Church & Dwight (NYSE: CHD) and Unilever (NYSE:UL) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: 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 Rich Duprey]

    Although there’s a lot to recommend the proposed new dating featurefrom Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)– enough that Match (NASDAQ:MTCH) should not just shrug it off — ultimately the social networking platform won’t prove as much of a threat as feared.

  • [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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Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Aerosonic Corporation(AIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Aimia (TSE:AIM) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$2.67.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now

A few weeks ago, we published an article that characterized Gilead (GILD) as a “Value Trap.” That article was a follow-up to an earlier article which used our work on Gilead as an example of how a solid conceptual framework could help investors make better decisions. Both of these articles were based on a 16-page valuation report on Gilead we published to our members in September, 2016.

We caught a lot of flack for the recent characterization of Gilead as a value trap, but our opinion was redeemed on February 7th, when the stock fell heavily after a disappointing earnings announcement.

In today’s article, we’ll take another look at the valuation process – the most important weapon in an investor’s arsenal – in a continuation of the Gilead example. We would invite new readers to read through each of the earlier articles as well, to get a picture of the overall process!

Investing Anecdotes are Dangerous!

What interested us in September 2016, when we made our original analysis of Gilead, was the noise among the value investing community about what a deal Gilead was because the stock was trading at such a low Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio (See our article Three Things You Should Know About Gilead).

Hot Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Match Group, Inc.(MTCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    While that is happening in the Middle East, trouble is brewing in Washington. In addition to reports that a Russian Oligarch paid Trump’s lawyer $500,000, a U.S. telecom giant is now caught up with the same lawyer. AT&T Corporation (NYSE: T) confirmed Tuesday night that it paid Trump lawyer Michael Cohen for information on the administration. AT&T stock is up 0.6% in premarket hours.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: TRIP, MTCH, FOXA, DIS
    Shares of TripAdvisor (Nasdaq: TRIP) popped nearly 20% after the company crushed earnings after the bell. In addition, the CFO Ernst Teunissen projected strong guidance for the rest of the year. The firm reported EPS of $0.30 on top of $378.0 million in revenue. Wall Street expected $0.16 per share on $360.84 million in revenue.
    Shares of Match Group (Nasdaq: MTCH) popped 3% after the company reported earnings after the bell. The dating site operator reported stronger than expected earnings and revenue figures on Tuesday. Overall, revenue jumped 36% compared to the same period in 2017. The firm also reported stronger than expected guidance. Of course, all anyone is talking about how Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) could impact the dating industry with its new plugin.
    Shares of 21st Century Fox (NYSE FOXA) are in focus as the firm prepares to report earnings before the bell. However, investors are more likely focused today on the expected bidding war between the Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) to purchase key assets of the company. Fox is also tied up in a bidding war with Comcast to purchase British television provider Sky (OTC MKTS: SKYAY).
    Look for additional earnings reports from Booking Holdings (Nasdaq: BKNG), com International (Nasdaq: CTRP), Sina Corp. (Nasdaq: SINA), Albermarle Corp. (NYSE: ALB), Mylan Inc. (NYSE: MYL), SolarEdge Technologies (Nasdaq: SEDG), Wolverine World Wide (NYSE: WWW), IAC Interactive Corp. (NYSE: IAC), and Cavium Inc. (Nasdaq: CAVM).

    Eight Seconds

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) recently unveiled a newdating function for its mobile appat its annual F8 conference. Shares of Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) — which owns Tinder, Okcupid, and other dating platforms — tumbled more than 25% after the announcement, indicating that investors believe that Facebook has a shot at rendering its dating apps obsolete.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Shares of Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) are down this year after delivering impressive gains in 2016, as analysts fear the company’s high-growth days might be coming to an end. The Tinder parent’s top-line guidance of $1.26 billion to $1.31 billion for the year has raised a red flag, as Wall Street was looking for $1.41 billion in revenue.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    People around the world are flocking to Tinder in search of love. They’re also displaying an increasing willingness to pay more for the popular dating app’s best features. In turn, Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) is enjoying accelerating revenue growth and a sharp rise in profits, as evidenced by the company’s robust first-quarter financial report.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc(ZIOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Over the last 12 months, bluebird bio (NASDAQ:BLUE) stock has more than doubled. During the same period, Ziopharm Oncology’s (NASDAQ:ZIOP) share price has tumbled over 30%. That’s the past, though. Which of these two clinical-stage biotech stocks is the better pick for investors now?

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    It garnered a lot of attention in 2015 when Ziopharm (NASDAQ:ZIOP) announced it would use its “sleeping beauty” technology to improve upon chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapies that it was developing. Then, its mosquitoes that are engineered so that they can’t reproduce and spread disease won investor interest during the Zika virus outbreak in 2015 and 2016.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ziopharm Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIOP) dropped more than 10% Tuesday to post a 52-week low of $3.77 after closing at $4.20 on Monday. The 52-week high is $7.88. Volume was around 3.7 million, more than double the daily average. The company reported Tuesday on progress of two platforms it is developing and investors did not like what they heard.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Citizens Financial Group, Inc.(CFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    M&T Bank Corp lowered its stake in Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) by 38.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 52,349 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 32,830 shares during the quarter. M&T Bank Corp’s holdings in Citizens Financial Group were worth $2,198,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: RPX Corporation(RPXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Patent litigation abuse is a major problem in the tech industry, and policymakers have looked for ways to fight it. RPX (NASDAQ:RPXC) came up with a unique approach to patent protection involving purchases of various intellectual property to deter would-be plaintiffs from challenging ownership. Yet the market for those services hasn’t grown the way some had anticipated, and even after diversifying into legal discovery services, RPX saw little choice but to start pursuing strategic alternatives to come up with a future direction for its business.

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).

  • [By ]

    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:

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    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.