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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. reduced its stake in Q2 Holdings Inc (NYSE:QTWO) by 9.0% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,195,812 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 117,590 shares during the period. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. owned about 2.79% of Q2 worth $68,221,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Q2 by 13.0% in the 2nd quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC now owns 16,765 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $956,000 after purchasing an additional 1,935 shares in the last quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY boosted its stake in shares of Q2 by 13.7% in the 2nd quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 11,840 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $675,000 after purchasing an additional 1,431 shares in the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Q2 by 27.6% in the 2nd quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 825,602 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $47,101,000 after purchasing an additional 178,649 shares in the last quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Q2 in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $2,202,000. Finally, Bank of America Corp DE raised its holdings in Q2 by 38.4% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 114,434 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $6,529,000 after buying an additional 31,732 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 93.56% of the company’s stock.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: FEI Company(FEIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about FEI (NASDAQ:FEIC) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. FEI earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 43.5801711111494 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Square, Inc.(SQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Person-to-person payments app Zelle certainly has its advantages, especially that it is integrated into many big banks’ online and mobile platforms and doesn’t require any separate account. However, rival apps like Venmo and Square (NYSE:SQ) Cash don’t seem to be losing much ground to it.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Square Inc. (NYSE:SQ) stock climbed 37.1% in August, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The payment-processing company’s price actually trended down in the after-hours trading following its earnings release on Aug. 1, but this reversed in the next day of trading and shares went on to post huge gains in the month.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Square (NYSE:SQ)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by stock analysts at Stifel Nicolaus in a research note issued on Wednesday. They presently have a $100.00 target price on the technology company’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ target price would suggest a potential upside of 17.92% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Hanson: Yeah, exactly. This is where the General Millses and the Posts of the world are getting hurt. This is a very long-winded way of coming around to the fact that I think Square (NYSE:SQ) had a really nice quarter. Companies like Square and Shopify are the ones powering this hyperfragmentation. And, obviously, the ones that are benefiting are the Instagrams and the Twitters and the Facebooks, where they’re doing a lot of their advertising and finding their customers. 

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Simulations Plus, Inc.(SLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ:SLP) – Analysts at Taglich Brothers increased their FY2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Simulations Plus in a report released on Thursday, July 19th. Taglich Brothers analyst H. Halpern now anticipates that the technology company will earn $0.52 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $0.51.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $18.55 and last traded at $18.35, with a volume of 49668 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.20.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Textainer Group Holdings Limited(TGH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That volatility has been evident at both Textainer Group Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:TGH) and Nordic American Tankers Ltd. (NYSE:NAT) in recent years. Because of that, investors need to weigh their upside in a recovering market against the downside potential before choosing either stock. 

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Last year was one that investors in Textainer Group Holdings (NYSE:TGH) will likely remember fondly as the container leasing company’s stock rocketed an eye-popping 188%. This year, however, has been a different story as shares are down nearly 30% since the beginning of the year, and more than 40% off their high. That sell-off might have investors wondering if now’s a good time to buy.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Textainer Group (NYSE:TGH) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning.

    Several other equities research analysts have also commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Textainer Group from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. Compass Point started coverage on Textainer Group in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. They set a neutral rating and a $17.00 price target on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $20.67.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Textainer Group (NYSE: TGH) is one of 17 publicly-traded companies in the “Equipment rental & leasing, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Textainer Group to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Although Textainer Group Holdings Limited (NYSE:TGH) and Teekay Corporation (NYSE:TK) are both focused on the shipping industry, they go about it in vastly different ways. Both companies were hit hard by industry downturns, but Textainer started to see a notable improvement in its container business in 2017. Teekay’s collection of ship-owning businesses in the energy sector, on the other hand, continued to struggle overall — but signs seem to point to an upturn this year. Which one is the better buy today?

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Plexus Corp.(PLXS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the nine brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $60.75.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Google parent Alphabet Inc.’s (GOOGL ) first quarter financial results could have an outsized impact on the rest of the tech industry, when it reports on Monday afternoon. This means investors will want to pay close attention, especially considering that some of Alphabet’s newer business units could help drive Q1 growth.

Alphabet’s Q1 earnings are expected to surge by 19.2% to reach $9.21 per share, based on our current Zacks Consensus Estimates. The company’s overall Q1 revenues are projected to pop by 20.7% to hit $24.29 billion. Investors should note that our revenue estimate excludes Google Network Members revenues.

Google’s advertising business is once again expected to account for a large portion of quarterly revenues. But Alphabet has also slowly diversified across different industries, from AI to cloud computing, in order to grow both its top and bottom lines.

Therefore, investors need to know how Alphabet’s newest business units are expected to perform in the first quarter.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Omnicell Inc.(OMCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Omnicell Technologies (NASDAQ:OMCL) insider Robin Gene Seim sold 13,286 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.48, for a total value of $617,533.28. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 74,121 shares in the company, valued at $3,445,144.08. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL) insider Peter J. Kuipers sold 9,144 shares of Omnicell stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.57, for a total transaction of $453,268.08. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 56,970 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,824,002.90. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Omnicell Technologies (NASDAQ:OMCL) insider Peter J. Kuipers sold 724 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, April 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.00, for a total value of $33,304.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 56,970 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,620,620. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Attunity Ltd.(ATTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Attunity Ltd (NASDAQ:ATTU) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $12.33.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: United Microelectronics Corporation(UMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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

    A number of brokerages recently commented on UMC. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded shares of UMC from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $2.10 to $2.60 in a research report on Sunday. ValuEngine cut shares of UMC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. UMC presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $2.60.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Plexus Corp.(PLXS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the nine brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $60.75.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: support.com Inc.(SPRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Support.com (NASDAQ: SPRT) and iPass (NASDAQ:IPAS) 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 risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019

Many stocks have been beaten down to very low prices due to tax selling, creating bargain basement opportunities, suggests Fred Fuld, editor of stockerblog.

In fact, looking at stocks that are selling below cash is one the way to go to make profits. Here is what it means when a stock sells below cash per share.

First, assuming the company has no debt, you take the amount of cash that the company has in the bank and divide it by the outstanding number of shares. That represents the cash per share.

If a stock is trading for less than that amount, it is a bargain, because if the company went out of business immediately, everything would be liquidated and disbursed on a per share basis.

Even if all the company’s inventory, equipment, and real estate were worth nothing, all that cash would provide the investor with a profit.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Extreme Networks Inc.(EXTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Extreme Networks (NASDAQ:EXTR)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday after an insider bought additional shares in the company. The stock traded as low as $8.21 and last traded at $8.25, with a volume of 146844 shares. The stock had previously closed at $8.43.

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Plexus Corp.(PLXS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Endologix, Inc.(ELGX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Endologix (NASDAQ:ELGX) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: International Tower Hill Mines Ltd(THM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    While a 209% gain is exciting, FunctionX’s gains are in the past. After looking at the 10 top penny stocks to watch this week, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with serious profit potential ahead of it…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    FunctionX Inc. (OTCMKTS: FNCX) $0.03 209%
    Turtle Beach Corp. (Nasdaq: HEAR) $4.48 52.73%
    DPW Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DPW) $1.16 51.31%
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast Inc. (Nasdaq: EGC) $5.62 49.33%
    MYnd Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: MYND) $1.91 49.21%
    Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solutions Holding Ltd. (Nasdaq: KONE) $6.43 48.42%
    Rennova Health Inc. (OTCMKTS: RNVA) $0.02 44.30%
    International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. (NYSE: THM) $0.72 41.64%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.13 41.14%
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: BLCM) $8.87 40.53%

    As the gains above suggest, penny stocks can provides tremendous returns for investors very quickly. However, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also inherently risky.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    International Tower Hill Mines Ltd (NYSEAMERICAN:THM) (TSE:ITH) saw a large growth in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 689,433 shares, a growth of 3.8% from the April 30th total of 663,894 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 155,359 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.4 days. Approximately 0.5% of the shares of the company are short sold.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Bunge Limited(BG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    It goes without saying that companies that export huge amounts of farm products to China stand to be the winners. Shares of The Andersons, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANDE) jumped 1.6%, while Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG) increased 0.4% on Monday.

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Hot Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc.(SFBS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of ServisFirst Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFBS) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Tuesday.

    Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on SFBS. BidaskClub raised shares of ServisFirst Bancshares from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Hovde Group set a $44.00 price objective on shares of ServisFirst Bancshares and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of ServisFirst Bancshares from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $49.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, April 19th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a $45.00 price objective on shares of ServisFirst Bancshares in a report on Wednesday, March 28th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. ServisFirst Bancshares presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $44.00.

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Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019

Australian billionaire James Packer resigned from his gaming empire Wednesday.

Crown Resorts announced that Packer is stepping down for “personal reasons.”

“We have appreciated James’ contribution to the board and respect his decision to step down from his role as a director at this time,” Crown Resorts executive chairman John Alexander said in a statement.

It is just the latest public setback for the casino and entertainment mogul.

Packer is best known in the United States for his brief engagement to pop singer Mariah Carey.

In recent months, his name has been linked to a major corruption investigation tied to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israeli authorities have named Netanyahu as a suspect in multiple criminal investigations in Israel, including a case where police say he received gifts worth 1 million shekels ($280,000) from overseas businessmen.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Plexus Corp.(PLXS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Fluor Corporation(FLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) were down 22 percent to $45.94 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.

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    Fluor Corp (NYSE: FLR) is one of the largest firms in the industry and has used that size to go after the largest contracts. Fluor has the largest single support services contract to the U.S. military and is able to service many projects that its smaller competitors cannot handle.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fluor (NYSE:FLR) was downgraded by equities research analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Friday. They presently have a $52.00 price objective on the construction company’s stock. Canaccord Genuity’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 12.00% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street had its Cinco de Mayo celebration a day early, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the session with a gain of more than 330 points. Investors were excited about what they saw as a Goldilocks-like reading on the U.S. economy in the April employment report, which featured modest job growth, rock-bottom unemployment rates, and slow enough wage growth to quell inflation fears and give the Federal Reserve latitude to raise interest rates more slowly going forward. Yet some companies still suffered at least perceived setbacks that sent their shares lower. Fluor (NYSE:FLR), Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET), and Appian (NASDAQ:APPN) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) fell 13.4 percent to $51.10 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 9.8 percent to $28.97 in pre-market trading after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 8.2 percent to $8.81 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 7.5 percent to $3.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET) fell 7.4 percent to $248.00 in pre-market trading following first-quarter earnings.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 6.7 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Varex Imaging Corporation (NASDAQ: VREX) fell 5.2 percent to $34 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 results.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) shares fell 5.2 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 3.02 percent on Thursday.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $61.70 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) fell 4.6 percent to $25.15 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) shares fell 4 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.86 percent on Thursday.
    Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ: MLCO) fell 4 percent to $30.65 in pre-market trading.
    Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ: CENX) fell 4 percent to $15.76 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSBC) shares fell 3.5 percent to $48.10 in pre-market tr

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Fluor’s (NYSE:FLR) first-quarter earnings were a major disappointment to investors.

    The company lost $0.13 per share for the quarter, which was a big surprise, as analyst estimates called for earnings per share of $0.77. Revenue of $4.8 billion came in slightly ahead of the $4.69 billion expectation, but wasn’t enough to overcome the surprise loss.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Cooper Companies, Inc. (COO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the sixteen ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $264.73.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE: COO) which traded down 3.7% at $242.09. The stocks 52-week range is $192.24 to $260.26. Volume was nearly 1 million compared to the daily average volume of less than half a million.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Churchill Downs, Incorporated(CHDN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares shot up 52 percent to $7.235 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares gained 24.2 percent to $21.80 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 22 percent to $2.625 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) jumped 21.3 percent to $411.871 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 17 percent to $3.10 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) rose 15.9 percent to $18.34 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) gained 15.6 percent to $12.20 following Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) surged 14.4 percent to $260.3901 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) gained 13.8 percent to $3.70.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 13.5 percent to $29.815 after reporting strong Q1 results.
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 13.5 percent to $38.30 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 13.1 percent to $10.985 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) shares gained 11.8 percent to $63.59 following Q1 results. California Water Service Group made an offer for SJW.
    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) climbed 9.8 percent to $278.40 following Q1 results.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS)
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    Churchill Downs (CHDN) : “This has been a big winner for a long time. I’d wait for a dip, then buy some.”

    Devon Energy (DVN) : “They shot the lights out. They’ve got growth and are bigger than ever.”

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    Churchill Downs Inc (Nasdaq: CHDN) is known for its horse racing track in Kentucky but also owns nine casinos, four racetracks, a network of off-track betting sites and an online horse racing betting site. The individual casinos span eight states including population centers in New York, California, and Florida, and could all expand to sports betting as well.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: The Descartes Systems Group Inc.(DSGX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Descartes Systems Group (NASDAQ:DSGX) (TSE:DSG) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report issued on Thursday.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: ATRION Corporation(ATRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ATRION (NASDAQ: ATRI) and Obalon Therapeutics (NASDAQ:OBLN) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and dividends.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: EP Energy Corporation(EPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    And after taking a look at our 10 top penny stocks to watch, we’ll show you a small-cap stock that just signed a deal with Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq:FB)…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK) $6.00 288.51%
    Enterprise GP Holdings LP (NYSE: EPE) $2.94 44.00%
    Opko Health Inc. (Nasdaq: OPK) $4.79 43.49%
    MYnd Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: MYND) $3.15 38.84%
    Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ARWR) $0.52 37.80%
    Mid-Con Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: MCEP) $2.08 36.81%
    VAALCO Energy (NYSE: EGY) $1.49 36.04%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $3.16 35.04%
    WideOpenWest Inc. (NYSE: WOW) $8.41 34.52%
    Legacy Reserves LP (Nasdaq: LGCY) $8.43 33.61%

    While these gains are certainly exciting, it’s important to recognize that investing in penny stocks is also a risky investment strategy.

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

    On Monday, the energy shares rose 2.09 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC), up 12 percent, and EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) up 13 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Wednesday, the energy shares rose 2.39 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE), up 18 percent, and Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) up 23 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Monday afternoon, the energy shares rose 2.14 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC), up 12 percent, and EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) up 13 percent.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That bullish inventory number, along with the potential for even higher oil prices, sent oil stocks soaring, with several smaller producers spiking more than 10% today. Among that group was EP Energy (NYSE:EPE), Sanchez Energy (NYSE:SN), Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR), HighPoint Resources (NYSE:HPR), and Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:CRZO).

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Denbury Resources Inc.(DNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That bullish inventory number, along with the potential for even higher oil prices, sent oil stocks soaring, with several smaller producers spiking more than 10% today. Among that group was EP Energy (NYSE:EPE), Sanchez Energy (NYSE:SN), Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR), HighPoint Resources (NYSE:HPR), and Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:CRZO).

  • [By VantagePoint]

    Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE: DNR) follows the same idea but to the upside. That market had a bullish crossover in early-April. Traders knew, with confidence, that they could begin going long in the market when the predictive indicators in VantagePoint showed that crossover to the upside. Since that crossover of the blue line 24 trading days ago, the market was up over 36 percent or $1.01 per share.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
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Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Fortinet, Inc.(FTNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Cybersecurity company Fortinet (NASDAQ:FTNT) announced its first-quarter results after the market closed on May 3. The report featured double-digit revenue expansion and explosive earnings growth, and the company expects its third-generation network security products to drive continued growth for the next few years. Here’s what investors need to know about Fortinet’s first-quarter results.

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    Cybersecurity remains red hot, after another three high-profile attacks, at Under Armour (UAA) , Boeing (BA) and Hudson’s Bay, the parent of Saks. But while many investors know of the big boys like Palo Alto Networks (PANW) , Fortinet (FTNT) and Proofpoint (PFPT) , Cramer dove into three smaller cybersecurity names to see if they’re worth investing in.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The price of Bitcoin faced more pressure over the weekend. The downturn came on news that several major banks have banned the purchasing of Bitcoin with credit cards. Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), and Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) have all banned cryptocurrency purchases since Friday. This means that the top five credit card issuers have now halted the practice. Bitcoin sat at $7,773 this morning.
    Janet Yellen is officially out of the Federal Reserve and will be heading to the Brookings Institution. Today, Jerome Powell will begin his first term at the helm of the U.S. central bank. Powell takes over at an interesting time for the U.S. economy. The central bank is expected to raise interest rates three times in 2017. In addition, Powell must manage a $4.5 trillion balance sheet that the Fed built up in the wake of last decade’s financial crisis.
    Gold prices saw a slight gain in pre-market hours. But those gains could surge as markets continue to face questions about inflation and a weaker U.S. dollar. Gold prices saw one of their biggest one-day declines in two months on Friday. Investors are looking at this as a solid entry point given price expectations from Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth. Peter expects that gold prices will reach $1,400 by the end of June and rise to as high as $1,500 by December.
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    Crude oil prices slid in pre-market hours to a one-month low. TheWTI crude oil price todayfell 0.6%. Brent crude dropped 1.1%. Markets are growing increasingly fearful that rising U.S. production could spur an oversupply of the markets.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: WFC, AVGO, QCOM, BMY
    Shares of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) are off more than 8% this morning because the Fed has forced new sanctions on the bank that will limit its growth. The Fed’s consent order will see the bank change four members of its board of directors and

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Yesterday, the Fed Open Market Committee announced it would not raise interest rates this session. The central bank committee, which is in charge of monetary policy, said that inflation is rising and that the U.S. economy is getting better. Markets are now looking forward to the next meeting on June 12 for the U.S. Federal Reserve to bump rates higher for the second time in 2018. Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) slumped more than 4.5% after Tesla CEO Elon Musk held an highly unusual earnings call. After announcing that his firm burned through $700 million in cash during the quarter of 2018, Musk refused to take any more questions on the company’s fiscal health, dismissing analysts’ questions as “boring.” Musk instead spent the rest of the quarterly call taking questions from a YouTuber named Gali Russell who had lobbied Musk on Twitter to let him partake in the earnings call. This morning, the U.S. Labor Department reported initial jobless claims rose by 2,000, to 211,000. Analysts had projected 225,000 for the week. The tightening U.S. labor market has now seen the total number of Americans receiving benefits fall to the lowest level since 1973. America’s unemployment rate is sitting at 4.1%, the lowest figure in 17 years. Tomorrow, the Labor Department will release the April jobs report.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: GPRO, SPOT, CI
    GoPro Inc. (Nasdaq: GPRO) will lead another busy day of earnings reports on Wall Street. The firm will report earnings after the bell Thursday. Wall Street expects that the tech firm is about to report a loss of -$0.40 per share on top of $175.40 billion in revenue. Here’s a way to make a lot of money in a short time during earnings season. Spotify Technology SA(NYSE: SPOT) did not have a very good first earnings report. Shares plunged more than 8% after the firm’s music-streaming forecasts fell well short of expectations. During its earnings report, signals indicated that the firm’s growth could slow despite news that its

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Fortinet Inc.s (NASDAQ: FTNT) short interest increased to 4.68 million shares from the previous 3.93 million. Shares were trading at $56.07. The 52-week range is $35.44 to $57.98.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: NetApp Inc.(NTAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    IBM CEO Ginni Rometty. Image source: IBM.

    5 reasons to buy IBM
    IBM posted its second straight quarter of annual sales growth after almost six years of declines. Its revenue rose 5% annually to $19.07 billion, beating estimates by $390 million. Its non-GAAP earnings also grew 4% to $2.45, topping expectations by $0.06. IBM’s closely watched “strategic imperatives” (SI) revenue — which comes from its higher-growth cloud, social, mobile, security, and analytics businesses — rose 12% annually (10% on a constant currency basis) to $37.7 billion over the past 12 months. That accounted for 47% of IBM’s revenue, compared to42% a year earlier. This tells us that Big Blue’s shift from legacy businesses to higher-growth ones is gradually paying off.IBM also noted, without disclosing an exact figure, that its security revenues also rose 60% annually during the quarter. IBM’s total cloud revenue over the past 12 months rose 22% annually (20% in constant currency) to $17.7 billion. For the quarter, its higher-growth cloud-as-a-service revenue rose 25% annually (20% in constant currency) to $10.7 billion, compared to 20% reported growth in the fourth quarter. Three of IBM’s four computing business segments (Cognitive Solutions, Global Business Services, and Technology Services & Cloud Platforms) posted positive annual sales growth and topped analyst estimates. IBM’s stock remains fairly cheap at less than 11 times this year’s earnings, and it pays a forward dividend yield of 3.8%. That low valuation and high yield should limit its downside potential.
    5 reasons to sell IBM
    IBM’s total sales were buoyed by a weak dollar. On a constant currency basis, its revenue actually stayed flat year over year during the quarter. On a constant currency basis, its Global Business Services and Technology Solutions & Cloud Platforms revenue would both have declined 1% annually. Its Cognitive Solutions revenue rose 6% in dollars, but just 2% on a constant currency basis. The

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    On the earnings call, CFO Jim Kavanaugh called IBM’s storage performance “disappointing,” and blamed a mixture of competition, price pressure and sales execution issues. Rivals such as HP Enterprise (HPE) and NetApp (NTAP) have been reporting stronger storage growth, as industry demand benefits from an Intel  (INTC) server CPU upgrade cycle.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) was added to US 1 list earlier this yearand has been on big run since last fall.The company provides software, systems and services to manage and store computer data worldwide. It offers flash; flash arrays that support data management; hybrid arrays to deploy the speed of flash storage; hybrid cloud; ONTAP cloud storage data management service; NetApp cloud sync hybrid data management software as a service; NetApp private storage for cloud; and AltaVault cloud-integrated solutions.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $71.11 and last traded at $71.11, with a volume of 110710 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $69.65.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

News coverage about BioMarin Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:BMRN) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BioMarin Pharmaceutical earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 45.6464448175475 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Best Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Plexus Corp.(PLXS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Best Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Leidos Holdings, Inc.(LDOS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in shares of Leidos (NYSE:LDOS) by 11.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 213,155 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after purchasing an additional 22,482 shares during the quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank owned 0.14% of Leidos worth $13,939,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Leidos Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) was maintained as Buy butremoved from the Conviction Buy list at Goldman Sachs.

    Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) already was rated as Buy at Goldman Sachs, but now the defense contractor has been added to the prized Conviction Buy List, with a $410 price target (versus a $317.13 close).

Best Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited(YGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: YGE) slipped about 1.2% to post a new 52-week low of $1.68 Friday after closing at $1.70 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $3.35. Volume of about 5.9 million was more than 15 times the daily average of around 88,000. The company had no specific news.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ellie Mae, Inc.(ELLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    We’ll cover each of those below for these five growth stocks.

    Company What it does…
    Mercadolibre(NASDAQ:MELI) Leading e-commerce player in Latin America
    Axon Enterprises(NASDAQ:AAXN) Develops products for police forces: TASERs, body cameras, and a database to store and analyze footage
    Shopify(NYSE:SHOP) Helps merchants create an e-commerce presence
    Ellie Mae(NYSE:ELLI) Offers platform to help streamline mortgage origination and refinancing business
    Paycom Solutions(NYSE:PAYC) Maintains and develops cloud solutions for HR departments

    Chart by author.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Investors are scared about the state of the mortgage market, and that’s created consternation about mortgage software platform provider Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI) and its ability to keep producing the huge growth that it has seen in recent years. Concerns about rising interest rates have been around for a year now, but only recently have rate increases from the Federal Reserve on the short-term end of the yield curve actually started to have a substantial upward impact on longer-term fixed mortgage rates.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Archrock, Inc.(AROC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    After years of struggling with the precipitous decline in oil prices and an onerous debt load, management at Archrock (NYSE:AROC) decided to bite the bullet and buy out its subsidiary master limited partnership Archrock Partners. According to management, the deal would free up some cash and lower its cost of capital. The combination of these two things would make it easier to grow the business and take advantage of the monumental growth of natural gas production in the U.S.