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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C (NASDAQ:LSXMK) by 8.2% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 12,170,640 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 925,302 shares during the quarter. BlackRock Inc. owned 5.66% of Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C worth $450,070,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Strs Ohio increased its holdings in Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C by 22.0% in the 3rd quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 14,787 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $642,000 after purchasing an additional 2,668 shares during the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its holdings in Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C by 12.0% in the 3rd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 139,180 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $6,043,000 after purchasing an additional 14,956 shares during the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC increased its holdings in Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C by 224.2% in the 3rd quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 13,451 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $584,000 after purchasing an additional 9,302 shares during the last quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. increased its holdings in Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C by 27.8% in the 3rd quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 18,256 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $794,000 after purchasing an additional 3,974 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Sterling Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $878,000. 81.43% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Autodesk, Inc.(ADSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) have trended positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Autodesk earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the software company an impact score of 46.5797902768791 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) was reiterated as Buy and the price target was raised to $184 at Argus.

    Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) was reiterated as Overweight and the price target was raised to $83 from $80 at Morgan Stanley.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) – Research analysts at Wedbush dropped their Q2 2020 earnings per share estimates for shares of Autodesk in a research note issued to investors on Monday, March 4th. Wedbush analyst S. Koenig now forecasts that the software company will post earnings of $0.39 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.45. Wedbush currently has a “Neutral” rating and a $163.00 target price on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Autodesk’s Q3 2020 earnings at $0.54 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $3.86 EPS.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.(MTSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MTSI) were down 5.6% on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $23.84 and last traded at $24.15. Approximately 1,031,600 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 18% from the average daily volume of 1,262,816 shares. The stock had previously closed at $25.58.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of YIHENG CAPITAL LLCTAL Education Group (TAL) – 2,870,304 shares, 19.66% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 13.89%Noah Holdings Ltd (NOAH) – 1,609,934 shares, 15.63% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.57%JD.com Inc (JD) – 1,352,524 shares, 9.81% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 12.14%MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc (MTSI) – 1,911,009 shares, 8.2% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 126.98%eHi Car Services Ltd (EHIC) – 2,957,154 shares

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd acquired a new position in shares of MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MTSI) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 42,276 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $702,000. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd owned approximately 0.07% of MACOM Technology Solutions at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:MTSI) fell 11.8% on Wednesday after Stifel analyst Tore Svanberg downgraded his rating on the semiconductor device and component specialist.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    MACOM Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSI) had its target price raised by equities researchers at Stifel Nicolaus from $18.00 to $22.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. The firm currently has a “hold” rating on the semiconductor company’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ target price would suggest a potential downside of 7.95% from the stock’s previous close.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Lantronix, Inc.(LTRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lantronix Inc (NASDAQ:LTRX)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $4.03 and last traded at $3.90, with a volume of 768 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $3.85.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lantronix (NASDAQ:LTRX) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $3.24 and last traded at $3.20, with a volume of 2090 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $3.21.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.(GILT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gilat Satellite Networks (NASDAQ: GILT) and Ceragon Networks (NASDAQ:CRNT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Gilat Satellite Networks (NASDAQ:GILT) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Saturday.

    Separately, TheStreet raised Gilat Satellite Networks from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report on Thursday, August 30th.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDSO) – Investment analysts at KeyCorp issued their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Medidata Solutions in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, February 18th. KeyCorp analyst D. Hooker anticipates that the company will earn $0.10 per share for the quarter. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Medidata Solutions’ Q2 2019 earnings at $0.13 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.21 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.33 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $0.76 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.12 EPS.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019

U.S. stock-market indexes ended lower on Monday on the back of a fresh flare up in tensions between the U.S. and North Korea and a sharp decline in technology shares.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average
DJIA, -0.24%
slipped 53.50 points, or 0.2%, to 22,296.09, with Visa Inc.
V, -2.41%
and Microsoft Corp.
MSFT, -1.55%
leading losses, both down more than 1.7%.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Luxoft Holding, Inc.(LXFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Luxoft Holding Inc (NYSE:LXFT) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fourteen brokerages that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $53.33.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Luxoft Holding Inc. (NYSE:LXFT) were down 21.3% as of 11:30 a.m. EDT Thursday after the software development company announced strong quarterly results, but followed with light guidance.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.73 billion.
    McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $3.56 per share on revenue of $51.25 billion.
    Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.39 per share on revenue of $8.00 billion.
    Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $2.39 billion.
    Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $291.47 million.
    Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $841.75 million.
    The Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE: TD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $6.86 billion.
    Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.61 per share on revenue of $8.05 billion.
    58.com Inc. (NYSE: WUBA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $372.49 million.
    Luxoft Holding, Inc. (NYSE: LXFT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $228.53 million.
    The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $916.73 million.
    StealthGas Inc. (NASDAQ: GASS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $37.75 million.
    Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: THR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $96.24 million.
    Tuniu Corporation (NASDAQ: TOUR) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.03 per share on revenue of $76.72 million.

     

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Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Biogen Idec Inc(BIIB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Unfortunately for investors, June’s discovery wasn’t exciting enough for Sangamo partners Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) and Shire (NASDAQ:SHPG). In 2015, Biogen announced a delay to its beta-thalassemia and sickle-cell disease treatment program with Sangamo. And then Shire, a Sangamo collaboration partner since 2012, walked away from Sangamo’s hemophilia program.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Canaccord Genuity upgraded Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) from Hold to Buy.

    Biogen shares rose 2.55 percent to close at $294.40 on Tuesday.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Of course, my “bet against all Alzheimer’s drugs” thesis took a bit of a hit last week when biotech blue-chip Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB), which is working alongside partner Eisai (NASDAQOTH:ESALY), reported positive mid-stage data on blockbuster hopeful BAN2401.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    There’s a lot for investors to like aboutAmgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) andBiogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB). Both of these biotech stocks have produced tremendous returns over the past couple of decades, and the businesses they represent still generate enormous profits.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest in Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) decreased to 4.29 million shares from the previous 4.73 million. The stock recently traded at $344.10, within a 52-week range of $249.17 to $370.57.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.(MTSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado raised its position in MACOM Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSI) by 4.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 235,430 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,600 shares during the quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado owned about 0.37% of MACOM Technology Solutions worth $3,908,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MTSI) were down 5.6% on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $23.84 and last traded at $24.15. Approximately 1,031,600 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 18% from the average daily volume of 1,262,816 shares. The stock had previously closed at $25.58.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    MACOM Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSI) had its target price raised by equities researchers at Stifel Nicolaus from $18.00 to $22.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. The firm currently has a “hold” rating on the semiconductor company’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ target price would suggest a potential downside of 7.95% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd acquired a new position in shares of MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MTSI) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 42,276 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $702,000. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd owned approximately 0.07% of MACOM Technology Solutions at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    US Bancorp DE increased its holdings in shares of MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MTSI) by 116.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 13,658 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 7,339 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in MACOM Technology Solutions were worth $227,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Perficient, Inc.(PRFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Perficient (NASDAQ:PRFT) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Curtiss-Wright Corporation(CW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd decreased its stake in shares of Curtiss-Wright Corp. (NYSE:CW) by 59.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,188 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 4,625 shares during the period. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd’s holdings in Curtiss-Wright were worth $430,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Curtiss-Wright (NYSE:CW) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 16th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.15 per share by the aerospace company on Thursday, July 5th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.46%.

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

Leon Black, chairman and chief executive officer of Apollo Global Management LLC. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Why did one of the smartest hedge fund investors on the planet spend the early parts of 2017 buying shares in private equity giant Apollo Global Management hand over fist? To understand the reason billionaire Chase Coleman’s hedge fund Tiger Global spotted value in Leon Black’s private equity firm, look no further than the way in which it built the major stake.

In early 2017, a large block of Apollo shares hit the market when two early investors, the California Public Employees Retirement System and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, sought to trim their holdings. Surprisingly, the two mega-funds found a buyer in Tiger Global, best known on Wall Street for its large investments in technology firms such as JD.com, Priceline and Amazon.com. In a private deal, Tiger Global bought the shares of the selling investors, the foundation of a bullish bet on Apollo, overseen by Tiger Global’s head of public equity investments Scott Shleifer, which now makes the hedge fund its largest outside investor with an 8% stake worth nearly $900 million.

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Qualstar Corporation(QBAK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Qualstar (NASDAQ:QBAK) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Qualstar earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the electronics maker an impact score of 45.8526636437463 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: 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.

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Synchronoss Technologies Inc.(SNCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
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    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 13.7 percent to $4.6743.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares gained 12.2 percent to $35.34 as optical sector is seeing strength following President Trump's announcement that he would work with China related to ZTE Corp.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) shares rose 11.3 percent to $35.17. Jefferies upgraded Tailored Brands from Hold to Buy.
    Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: KONA) jumped 10.6 percent to $2.875.
    Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ: FNHC) shares rose 10.6 percent to $20.29. Raymond James upgraded Federated National Holding from Outperform to Strong Buy.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) climbed 10.2 percent to $15.15. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) shares climbed 10.1 percent to $3.16. Stein Mart is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 23.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 9.7 percent to $108.60 after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restar
  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market had a generally solid performance on Monday, with large-cap indexes posting modest gains even as benchmarks that track the changes of smaller stocks underperformed. The big news of the day came on the trade front, where the White House intervened to reverse previous policy with respect to Chinese smartphone giant ZTE in an apparent effort to gain favor with the world’s most populous nation and second-largest economic power. Investors looked for potential winners from the thawing of relations with China, but not all stocks were able to avoid significant losses. Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB), Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ:SNCR), and DHX Media (NASDAQ:DHXM) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNCR) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and six have given a hold recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $10.80.

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.(MTSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    US Bancorp DE increased its holdings in shares of MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MTSI) by 116.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 13,658 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 7,339 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in MACOM Technology Solutions were worth $227,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado raised its position in MACOM Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSI) by 4.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 235,430 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,600 shares during the quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado owned about 0.37% of MACOM Technology Solutions worth $3,908,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MTSI) were down 5.6% on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $23.84 and last traded at $24.15. Approximately 1,031,600 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 18% from the average daily volume of 1,262,816 shares. The stock had previously closed at $25.58.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Highland Capital Management LP increased its position in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 49.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 162,000 shares of the information technology service provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 53,500 shares during the period. Highland Capital Management LP’s holdings in Cognizant Technology Solutions were worth $13,041,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [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.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    From an investing standpoint, Foresi said IT Services stocks such as IBM (NYSE: IBM), Accenture Plc (NYSE: ACN) and Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ: CTSH) could benefit from a rise in blockchain projects.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cognizant earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the information technology service provider an impact score of 46.6851487556046 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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A global leader in the medical device coating industry, Surmodics (SRDX) has been lately in the news and all for the right reasons. Since a few years back, the company has been trying to move away from just being a provider of coating technologies to medical device companies. Instead, the current growth strategy is targeted towards offering whole-product solutions that can target the interventional vascular segment, worldwide.

The heightened focus on product innovation, to position the company in the underserved peripheral arterial disease or PAD segment, is expected to help strengthen Surmodics overall margins.

Coupled with this positive strategy shift for its Medical Devices segment, the robust uptake of the companys In Vitro Diagnostics products is also emerging as a strong positive driver for Surmodics.

As Surmodics seems approaching closer to its target of double-digit revenue growth by end of 2019 and EBITDA margins at or above 30% by year 2021, the company has started making its presence felt on the investment arena. In this article, I will explain at length why I consider Surmodics to be a promising growth opportunity for retail investors in 2018.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: CIENA Corporation(CIEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Has the Tide Turned in Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (BOOT) and Ciena Corporation (CIEN) Stocks? (nmsunews.com) Ciena (CIEN) SVP Sells $50,500.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Is Ciena Corporation (CIEN) In Search of Flying? (nmsunews.com) Ciena inks deals with Caucasus Online and GlobeNet (telecomlead.com) Ciena’s GeoMesh chosen to enhance submarine networks in Caucasus and Latin America (fibre-systems.com)

    Shares of Ciena stock opened at $25.30 on Friday. Ciena has a 12 month low of $19.40 and a 12 month high of $27.98. The company has a market cap of $3.66 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.98, a PEG ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 1.40. The company has a quick ratio of 1.79, a current ratio of 2.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its position in Ciena by 169.5% during the third quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 4,217,455 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $92,657,000 after buying an additional 2,652,791 shares in the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC increased its position in Ciena by 431.6% during the fourth quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 2,477,957 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $51,864,000 after buying an additional 2,011,805 shares in the last quarter. Maverick Capital Ltd. purchased a new position in Ciena during the fourth quarter worth $50,962,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new position in Ciena during the fourth quarter worth $40,110,000. Finally, Rubric Capital Management LP purchased a new position in Ciena during the third quarter worth $33,373,000.

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  • [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 To Own Right Now: M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.(MTSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado raised its position in MACOM Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSI) by 4.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 235,430 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,600 shares during the quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado owned about 0.37% of MACOM Technology Solutions worth $3,908,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Computer Task Group, Incorporated(CTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    $88.05 Million in Sales Expected for Computer Task Group (CTG) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) CTG to Present at B. Riley Institutional Investor Conference on May 23 (finance.yahoo.com) Computer Task Group (CTG) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.08 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Lowers Computer Task Group (CTG) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently commented on CTG. Zacks Investment Research lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 30th. ValuEngine lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Barrington Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Computer Task Group in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.13.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Synchronoss Technologies Inc.(SNCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ:SNCR) slumped on Thursday after the company said in a press release Wednesday that it would be unable to comply with Nasdaq listing requirements by the May 10 deadline. Synchronoss was threatened with delisting last November after the company failed to file quarterly results with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The stock was down about 18.5% at 12:30 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) jumped 43.3 percent to $0.5447 after the micro-cap specialty diagnostics company reported preliminary first-quarter results. The company said its first quarter revenue rose 286 percent from the same quarter a year ago to $712,000.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) gained 34.5 percent to $4.52 after the company announced it would proceed with Phase 3 development of GR-MD-02 for NASH Cirrhosis following the FDA meeting.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) shares rose 21.9 percent to $8.1063.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16 percent to $15.65.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares jumped 15.5 percent to $3.6263 after the company disclosed that its application for Medicare codes received favorable preliminary decision.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) rose 13.7 percent to $10.12.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 13.7 percent to $4.6743.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares gained 12.2 percent to $35.34 as optical sector is seeing strength following President Trump's announcement that he would work with China related to ZTE Corp.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) shares rose 11.3 percent to $35.17. Jefferies upgraded Tailored Brands from Hold to Buy.
    Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: KONA) jumped 10.6 percent to $2.875.
    Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ: FNHC) shares rose 10.6 percent to $20.29. Raymond James upgraded Federated National Holding from Outperform to Strong Buy.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) climbed 10.2 percent to $15.15. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) shares climbed 10.1 percent to $3.16. Stein Mart is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 23.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 9.7 percent to $108.60 after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restar
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter and agreed to acquire Frutarom for $7.1 billion.
    Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) announced plans to acquire Tate's Bake Shop for $500 million.
    ynchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) reported a deal to buy honeybee.
    DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc (NASDAQ: XRAY) reported Q1 adjusted earnings of $0.45 per share on sales of $956.1 million. The company updated its 2018 adjusted earnings guidance to $2.55 to 2.65 per share.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Intuit Inc.(INTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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    After the markets close, Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $4.6 per share on revenue of $2.80 billion. Intuit shares gained 0.08 percent to $191.85 in after-h

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    This has major financial institutions issuing warnings ahead of one of the biggest technological shifts in the history of the world.

    The Top Cryptocurrency Stories for Wednesday
    Yesterday, one of Bitcoin’s biggest proponents once again released an extremely bullish outlook on the cryptocurrency. Billionaire investor Tim Draper said Tuesday that “Bitcoin is bigger than the Internet,” and he also said its influence will be even bigger than the Industrial Revolution, the Renaissance, and the Iron Age. The statement comes after he released a recent price target of $250,000 by 2022. Not everyone is buying into Bitcoin’s post-tax season rally. Bill Harris, the former CEO of PayPal Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: PYPL) and Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), sounded off Tuesday in an op-ed piece titled “Bitcoin Is the Greatest Scam in History.” Harris called the cryptocurrency a “colossal pump-and-dump scheme” that has no precedent on the world stage. Bitcoin proponents immediately took to social media and online blogs to refute Harris’ arguments. Forbes contributor Kyle Torpey vented that Harris’ focus was misguided and took special issue with his claim that “Bitcoin has no value.” The crypto world has identified JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon as public enemy No. 1. Computer security pioneer and cryptocurrency guruJohn McAfeecalled out Dimon for attempting – and failing – to “end crypto.” McAfee lobbed a slew of accusations at the big banker via Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR). Finally, it wouldn’t be another day in the cryptocurrency markets without another unprovoked threat to Bitcoin. The latest comes from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In a recent issue of the MIT Technology Review, writers presented three scenarios that could “destroy Bitcoin.” The scenarios include a “government takeover” of the cryptocurrency, the “tokenization of everything” that involves a massive influx of tokens and makes Bitcoin less valuable, and a mas

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    With bitcoin prices now at their highest levels since March at above $9,200, former Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) and Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL) CEO Bill Harris wrote an op-ed piece for Recode in which he called bitcoin “the greatest scam in history.” Harris said cryptocurrencies are massive pump-and-dump schemes and fraud artists are taking advantage of cryptocurrency investors naivety and greed. He added that bitcoin has no intrinsic value, isn't an effective store of value and isn't accepted by the vast majority of businesses, making it virtually useless as a means of payment.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    However, my stock pick in the high-switching-costs category is not a bank, though it’s involved in financial services. I believeIntuit(NASDAQ:INTU) offers particularly “sticky” services. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps its two biggest products do: TurboTax and QuickBooks.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Diodes Incorporated(DIOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) VP Francis Tang sold 8,600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.41, for a total value of $287,326.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 86,279 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,882,581.39. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Salesforce.com Inc(CRM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Disney (DIS) , Expedia (EXPE) , Turner, Comcast (CMCSA) , GoDaddy (GDDY) , GE (GE) , Capital One (COF) , Netflix (NFLX) (yes, Netflix) Salesforce.com (CRM) and Workday (WDAY) disclosed similar moves in the past. While other business units and large enterprises followed the same path, but chose to keep them private.

  • [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 Shane Hupp]

    salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) General Counsel Amy E. Weaver sold 452 shares of salesforce.com stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $125.95, for a total value of $56,929.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the general counsel now owns 20,718 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,609,432.10. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $140 from $125 at JMP Securities.

    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $15 price target (versus a $9.92 close) at Argus. The firm sees accelerating growth prospects around the coming 5G expansion.

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    Off the IBM letdown, cloud names like Salesforce (CRM) and Adobe (ADBE) look to be the wise bets.

    WTF With Tesla

    At this rate, ‘Jolt’ will become nothing more than a morning Tesla (TSLA) blog that so happens to be delivered straight to your email inbox. Keeping up with the daily news flow on Elon Musk’s car creation is becoming darn near impossible. There is around-the-clock speculation on production goals. People hop into chat rooms to complain about Model 3 build quality and factory working conditions. Musk always looms large on Twitter. There are YouTube videos of people passing parking lots filled with just produced Model 3s.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Salesforce.com’s (NYSE:CRM) hold over the customer relationship management (CRM) space over the years has been instrumental to the company’s terrific growth. What’s impressive is that the company has managed to keep up its momentum despite competition from bigger players such as Oracle, Microsoft, and SAP, and management’s ambitions indicate that the enterprise software specialist won’t be stepping off the gas.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Echelon Corporation(ELON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Echelon Co. (NASDAQ:ELON) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $4.07 and last traded at $4.18, with a volume of 9600 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $4.31.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: ArQule Inc.(ARQL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [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 Logan Wallace]

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

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

  • [By 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.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Pentair plc.(PNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sound Shore Management Inc. CT reduced its stake in shares of Pentair (NYSE:PNR) by 11.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 2,239,543 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 281,506 shares during the period. Pentair makes up approximately 2.5% of Sound Shore Management Inc. CT’s holdings, making the stock its 26th biggest holding. Sound Shore Management Inc. CT’s holdings in Pentair were worth $152,580,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    WTI crude oil prices added 1.2% to hit $69.31 per barrel, while Brent crude added 1.4% to hit $74.50. The uptick came after Saudi Arabia hinted that it would like to see oil prices hit the top end of the $80 to $100 range. The key oil supplier has been working with other OPEC producers and Russia to support crude prices to reduce excessive global production. The nations’ agreement is expected to extend well into 2019 and potentially beyond that time frame.
    This morning, as it topped earnings expectations, Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) announced it will purchase the consumer health business of German pharma giant Merck KGaA (OTCMKTS: MKGAF) for nearly $4.2 billion. The deal will expand on P&G’s vitamins and health supplement business. This is the first deal made by P&G since activist investor Nelson Peltz won a board seat last year.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: PM, AXP, AMZN, COST
    Shares of Phillip Morris International Inc.(NYSE: PM) dropped 3.6% in pre-market hours after the company fell short of revenue expectations. Despite reporting earnings per share (EPS) of $1.00, a figure that topped estimates by $0.12, the firm fell short of the $7.02 billion in revenue forecasted by analysts.
    American Express Co.(NYSE: AXP) popped nearly 4% after the company easily topped Wall Street earnings after the bell Wednesday. The firm’s strategy to spend $2.35 billion on customer rewards promotions wooed a large amount of accounts and upgrades during the first three months of 2018. AXP reported EPS of $1.86 on top of $9.72 billion in revenue. Wall Street forecasted $1.71 per share on $9.20 billion.
    Amazon.com Inc.(Nasdaq: AMZN) is in focus after two stunning revelations emerged from the company on Wednesday. CEO Jeff Bezos announced that the company has more subscribers to its Prime service than Costco Corp.(Nasdaq: COST), while the average Amazon employee earned under $30,000 in 2017.
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    The hot list:

    Align Technology (ALGN) (+22% revenue growth estimate) Amazon (AMZN) (+22%) Autodesk (ADSK) (+27%) Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) (+34%) Concho Resources (CXO) (+30%) Facebook (FB) (+27%) Netflix (NFLX) (+25%) Pentair (PNR) (+22%) Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) (+22)

    “Firms with high revenue growth should outperform the S&P 500 during the next 12 months as the index climbs by 6% to our target of 2875,” says Kostin. 

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018

Activision-Blizzard is Far From Overvalued

Activision-Blizzard (ATVI) is up 54% since we initiated our bullish coverage on the video game giant back in March 17th 2017. ATVI is currently trading at a P/E of 42 by GAAP standards while the S&P 500 index is trading at an P/E of 26. This leads many investors to believe that ATVI is overvalued. However, GAAP P/E is a deceitful measurement of ATVI’s profitability due to the company’s heavy non-cash depreciation and amortization expenses.

In this article, we’ll look at more valuable metrics of profitability such as operating cash flow and free cash flow to show that ATVI is actually undervalued relative to its peers and the market as a whole. Furthermore, we will update our free cash flow-based DCF model to show that ATVI has a 33% upside from its current price.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018: eHealth Inc.(EHTH)

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 eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) got a boost, shooting up 19 percent to $19.04 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares were also up, gaining 17 percent to $301.12 following strong quarterly results.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $18.64 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.

    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) shares were also up, gaining 25 percent to $28.35 following Q1 results.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018: Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (TUSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Mammoth Energy Services (NASDAQ:TUSK) hit a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $35.94 and last traded at $34.62, with a volume of 20978 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $34.58.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018: Black Stone Minerals, L.P.(BSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018: M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.(MTSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado raised its position in MACOM Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSI) by 4.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 235,430 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,600 shares during the quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado owned about 0.37% of MACOM Technology Solutions worth $3,908,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018: T2 Biosystems, Inc.(TTOO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    T2 Biosystems (NASDAQ:TTOO) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $7.72 and last traded at $7.38, with a volume of 13220 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $7.22.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best Biotech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Like most of you, I don’t like to lose money. So you might be wondering why I was so quick to scoop up more shares of Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) stock after its latest earnings report. After all, management shared a forecast for 2017 hepatitis C antiviral sales 39% lower than 2016 figures, and that’s at the high end of the provided range.

Before you assume I’ve completely lost my marbles, consider a few important points: The stock is cheap, the company is highly profitable, and it looks positioned to remain so for the long term. Read on for a closer look at the reasons this biotech stock is a terrific bargain with market-beating potential written all over it.

Image source: Gilead Sciences.

How cheap?

Before we look forward, let’s try to get a sense of just how cheap Gilead Sciences stock is right now. At recent prices, its shares can be purchased for just 5.8 times 2016 earnings. For comparison, the average stock in the benchmark S&P 500 index is currently trading at 24.2 times trailing earnings.

Best Biotech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Neovasc Inc.(NVCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Neovasc Inc. (NASDAQ: NVCN) fell about 21% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $0.26 after closing at $0.33 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $2.12. Volume of about 7.3 million was around 7 times the daily average. The medical device maker had no specific news.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Neovasc Inc (US) (NASDAQ: NVCN) shares were also up, gaining 71 percent to $0.880 following announcement of an agreement with Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX).

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    Neovasc Inc (US) (NASDAQ: NVCN) rose 17.3 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company reported the close of its $75 million transaction with Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX).
    aTyr Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: LIFE) shares rose 12.3 percent to $4.10 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed 'promising' signals in myopathies with Resolaris in exploratory trials.
    Globus Maritime Ltd (NASDAQ: GLBS) shares rose 10.1 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading after climbing 5.03 percent on Monday.
    Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: AUPH) shares rose 9.9 percent to $3.00 in pre-market trading. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals appointed Lorin Jeffry “Jeff” Randall to its board and Chairman of the Audit Committee.
    Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ: ORIG) shares rose 8.7 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after surging 19.82 percent on Monday.
    Full House Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLL) shares rose 5.1 percent to $2.08 in pre-market trading after declining 1.98 percent on Monday.
    Seadrill Ltd (NYSE: SDRL) rose 5.1 percent to $4.13 in pre-market trading after surging 3.15 percent on Monday.
    Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) rose 5.1 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading after declining 5.37 percent on Monday.
    Arbutus Biopharma Corp (NASDAQ: ABUS) rose 5.1 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading. Arbutus issued additional data from its ARB-1467 Phase II

Best Biotech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.(MTSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado raised its position in MACOM Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSI) by 4.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 235,430 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,600 shares during the quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado owned about 0.37% of MACOM Technology Solutions worth $3,908,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Encore Wire (NASDAQ: WIRE) and Arconic (NYSE:ARNC) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

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” Even as I approach the gambling hall, as soon as I hear, two rooms away, the jingle of money poured out on the table, I almost go into convulsions.” /Fyodor Dostoevsky

The newly legislated entry into the global gaming market by Japan has raised prospects of a $30 billion market forming within the first five years of operation. As the implications of this game changing development sink into the market the clear, immediate winners will be the global gaming giants we alluded to in our SA post on December 6 th. Assuming enabling legislation and licensee announcements proceed as planned before the end of 2017, those stocks will have already started to move north on the news alone.

But the potential bounty will go beyond gaming operators to include the makers of gaming equipment and casino monitoring systems for whom we also see an upside future on the Japan news. For now we look at a single global giant in the field, International Gaming Technology (NYSE: IGT). Japanese companies we likewise believe could share in the business like Konami, Sega Sammy (preparing to open its own casino in South Korea this spring) and Aruze. More on investment possibilities in those companies at a later date.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.(MTSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado raised its position in MACOM Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSI) by 4.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 235,430 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,600 shares during the quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado owned about 0.37% of MACOM Technology Solutions worth $3,908,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

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Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc.(GLPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (NASDAQ: GLPI) shares fell 3.25 percent to $31.90 in pre-market trading. Gaming and Leisure Properties priced offering of 10.53 million shares of common stock for gross proceeds of $333 million.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is all but exiting the casino industry, selling his stake in Tropicana Entertainment for $1.85 billion. But maybe Eldorado Resorts (NASDAQ:ERI)– which will operate the properties bought by real estate investment trust (REIT)Gaming & Leisure Properties (NASDAQ:GLPI)– shouldn’t be going all in.

  • [By Seth McNew]

    One way Penn has been able to unlock extra value is by spinning off a portion of operations as a real estate investment trust (REIT) as a way to split up the physical property from the gaming operations. Following that 2013 creation of Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc(NASDAQ:GLPI),Penn essentially pays leasing fees to the REIT so it can focus on operations with a leaner balance sheet. Here’s a more in-depth analysis of the upside of Penn’s REIT model.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE: TER) fell 10.8 percent to $37.02 in pre-market trading after the company issued downbeat Q2 guidance.
    Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW) fell 9.2 percent to $122.29 in pre-market trading. Edwards Lifesciences reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter, but issued weak earnings guidance for the second quarter.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) fell 8.8 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading after rising 4.13 percent on Tuesday.
    Gold Fields Limited (ADR) (NYSE: GFI) fell 8.6 percent to $3.61 in pre-market trading.
    Natus Medical Incorporated (NASDAQ: BABY) fell 8.2 percent to $32.95 in pre-market trading after the company issued weak forecast for the second quarter.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares fell 7.9 percent to $3.50 in pre-market trading after climbing 27.09 percent on Tuesday.
    Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (NYSE: BEDU) shares fell 6.7 percent to $13.58 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Sangamo Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SGMO) fell 5.9 percent to $16.75 in pre-market trading following announcement of a $200 million common stock offering.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) shares fell 5.7 percent to $3.29 in pre-market trading after declining 3.32 percent on Tuesday.
    Euronav NV (NYSE: EURN) fell 4.8 percent to $8.40 in pre-market trading.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) shares fell 4.3 percent to $4.69 in pre-market trading.
    Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (NASDAQ: GLPI) shares fell 4.1 percent to $32.92 in pre-market trading after the company issued downbeat quarterly results and reported the retirement of CFO William Clifford

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: Golfsmith International Holdings Inc.(GOLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DA Davidson reissued their hold rating on shares of Acushnet (NYSE:GOLF) in a research note published on Monday.

    A number of other research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Morgan Stanley reiterated an overweight rating on shares of Acushnet in a report on Thursday, March 8th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Acushnet from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a buy rating and issued a $26.00 price objective on shares of Acushnet in a report on Wednesday, April 11th. Compass Point lowered shares of Acushnet from a buy rating to a neutral rating and set a $24.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Monday, March 19th. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated an overweight rating on shares of Acushnet in a report on Thursday, March 8th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $23.40.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Tuesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedshorting small cap golf equipment stockAcushnet Holdings Corp (NYSE: GOLF):

    Acushnet Holdings has been on our watchlist for a while too, but it’s only been in the past few days we’ve seen the cracks start to appear.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's Trading Nation, Todd Gordon recommended a bearish options strategy in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (ETF) (NYSE: EEM). He said that the ETF is under pressure because of weak commodity prices and strong U.S. dollar. He explained that falling bond prices have caused a rally in the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Shah Gilani]

    7) iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca:EEM) traded $603 billion in shares

    6) Amazon.com Inc. (NasdaqGS:AMZN) traded $710 billion in shares

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    2017 has been a tumultuous year, with plenty going on in the political and financial realms. Yet the stock market has done quite well, and index funds that track popular stock benchmarks have given their investors solid returns. In particular, among the most popular exchange-traded funds, iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (NYSEMKT:EEM), PowerShares QQQ (NASDAQ:QQQ), and iShares Core MSCI EAFE (NYSEMKT:IEFA) have delivered some of the best returns.

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    The MSCI Emerging Market Index is positing an incredible run. Its on its longest-ever streak without a 10% decline, Bloomberg notes. Thats helping power the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSE:EEM) well ahead of the S&P 500 to start the year.

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    As we mentioned earlier, the S&P 500 is up 20% this year. Meanwhile, the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSE:EEM) has rocketed to gains of nearly 35% year-to-date. This performance puts all the U.S. major indexes to shame even the red-hot Nasdaq Composite.