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Top 5 Performing Stocks For 2019

Nandish Shah

The Nifty ended its three-day losing streak on Monday, gaining nearly 100 points to close above the 10,700 mark. It also managed to close above its five-day simple moving average (SMA) again, which is placed around 10,694 levels.

The index is now trading above its 20- and 200-day daily moving average (DMA). This indicates that the bullish trend for the short- to medium-term is likely to continue. Few oscillators like relative strength index (RSI) and Know Sure Thing (KST) indicator also suggest that the positive trend is likely to continue.

For the last two weeks, the Bank Nifty has been outperforming the Nifty. It has confirmed the higher top and higher bottom formation on the daily chart seen last week. On Monday’s session, the index crossed its previous resistance level placed at 25,780 levels to close at a two-month high, indicating that the bullish trend will continue.

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Banking/finance stocks have an over 40 percent weightage in the Nifty, which augurs well for it in coming days. On the derivatives front, long positions have been built in the Nifty and Bank Nifty futures’ on Monday. Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) have also created long positions in index futures during the last week.

Top 5 Performing Stocks For 2019: Strategic Global Income Fund, Inc.(SGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SGL Carbon (ETR:SGL) received a €14.00 ($16.28) target price from analysts at Baader Bank in a report released on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. Baader Bank’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 35.27% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Strategic Global Income Fund (NYSE:SGL) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Strategic Global Income Fund earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9423274211809 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 5 Performing Stocks For 2019: American Superconductor Corporation(AMSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    American Superconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: AMSC), based in Massachusetts, manufactures two-megawatt wind turbines and supplies for the construction of electrical power grids.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Superconductor earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.824635153043 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News stories about American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Superconductor earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the technology company an impact score of 47.5442417425226 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 5 Performing Stocks For 2019: Southern Company (SO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    It was acres and acres of solar panels — the kind of scale capable of generating serious, civilization-powering electricity. Since I was in Georgia, there was only one company I thought of that was capable of a project that size: The Southern Company (NYSE: SO).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Traders purchased shares of Southern Co (NYSE:SO) on weakness during trading hours on Wednesday following insider selling activity. $60.65 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $28.65 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $32.00 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Southern had the 31st highest net in-flow for the day. Southern traded down ($0.15) for the day and closed at $49.22Specifically, insider Mark Lantrip sold 9,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.58, for a total value of $428,220.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO William P. Bowers sold 90,942 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.60, for a total transaction of $4,419,781.20. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 177,043 shares in the company, valued at $8,604,289.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 147,942 shares of company stock worth $7,186,951. Company insiders own 0.73% of the company’s stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media stories about Southern (NYSE:SO) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Southern earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.9789119310724 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 5 Performing Stocks For 2019: Old National Bancorp Capital Trust I(ONB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SG Americas Securities LLC grew its position in Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ:ONB) by 122.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 150,316 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 82,641 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Old National Bancorp were worth $2,796,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ:ONB) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ:ONB) Director Katherine E. White sold 1,064 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.80, for a total transaction of $18,939.20. Following the transaction, the director now owns 1,243 shares in the company, valued at approximately $22,125.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Top 5 Performing Stocks For 2019: Shopify Inc.(SHOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    When Shopify Inc. (NYSE: SHOP) reported its fourth-quarter financial result before the markets opened on Tuesday, the firm that said that it had $0.26 in earnings per share (EPS) and $343.9 million in revenue. That compares with consensus estimates of $0.20 in EPS and $327.63 million in revenue, as well as the $0.15 per share and $222.81 million posted in the same period of last year.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Shares of Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) are hitting new all-time highs again this week, but it doesn’t mean that the coast is clear for investors. Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is beefing up the safeguards on its site when it comes to fraudulent or incompetent e-commerce advertisers, and it’s easy to see how Shopify’s business could be in its crosshairs.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    This acquisition also positions Adobe to compete with Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), particularly in the enterprise market served by Shopify Plus. Shopify provides easy-to-use templates for setting up an online store and tools to help customize the shopping experience for customers.

  • [By Timothy Green, Nicholas Rossolillo, and Todd Campbell]

    With the bull market still going strong, there’s no shortage of stocks that have doubled recently. Three of our Motley Fool investors have singled out Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO), and Chegg (NYSE:CHGG) as stocks that still have room to run after doubling in value. Here’s what you need to know.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019

The World Bank and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) have launched the first bond offering that was created and managed solely using blockchain technology. The A$100 million ($73.16 million) two-year, AAA-rated offering priced on Wednesday with a yield of 2.251%, 23 basis points above benchmark rates.

There have been other prototype bond issues using the blockchain (distributed ledger) mechanism, but those were mainly private placements. The World Bank issue, which is managed by CBA, is the first bond offering made directly to the public.

CBA executive general manager James Wall described the offering to Reuters earlier this month:

You’re collapsing a traditional bond issuance from a manual bookbuild process and allocation process, an extended settlement then a registrar and a custodian, into something that could happen online instantaneously.

The offering has been dubbed a “Bondi” bond, an acronym for Blockchain Operated New Debt Instrument and is an initial step in eliminating manual processes by moving toward a faster, cheaper automated system. Bondi is also the name of a famous Australian beach.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: IPG Photonics Corporation(IPGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Concerns about the global economy have started to plague investors, and even some of the hottest industries in the business world have seen the impact. In the realm of laser production, IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) has seen impressive performance for years, but with ongoing trade tensions between the U.S. and China showing few signs of ending anytime soon, the threat of tariffs and other impediments to free market trade have made some people nervous about whether IPG and its peers can stay on their steep growth trajectory.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) popped more than 10% in Tuesday morning trading, after the Oxford, Mass.-based fiber laser-maker reported mixed financial results for fiscal Q4  and full-year 2018.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Moors & Cabot Inc. raised its stake in IPG Photonics Co. (NASDAQ:IPGP) by 2.9% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 10,455 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 295 shares during the period. Moors & Cabot Inc.’s holdings in IPG Photonics were worth $2,440,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tredje AP fonden boosted its position in shares of IPG Photonics Co. (NASDAQ:IPGP) by 57.2% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 3,160 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,150 shares during the quarter. Tredje AP fonden’s holdings in IPG Photonics were worth $737,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 12, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Qorvo, Inc.(QRVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Still, some individual stocks climbed much higher than the broader market. Read on to learn why Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO), Seadrill (NYSE:SDRL), and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) soared today.

  • [By ]

    TSMC fell 5.7% on Wednesday in response to the news. Apple, which relies on TSMC to manufacture its A-series system-on-chips (SoCs) and various other chips, fell 2.8%. iPhone/iPad chip suppliers such as Cirrus Logic (CRUS) , Broadcom (AVGO) , Skyworks (SWKS) and Qorvo (QRVO) , some of which also rely on TSMC, registered 3%-plus drops.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Royal Bank of Canada lowered its stake in shares of Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ:QRVO) by 9.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 203,696 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 21,545 shares during the quarter. Royal Bank of Canada’s holdings in Qorvo were worth $14,351,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) was one of the first Apple suppliers to issue a warning in mid-November, making it clear that weak demand for flagship smartphones will affect its fiscal third-quarter performance. That wasn’t surprising, as Apple supplied more than a third of the chipmaker’s revenue last fiscal year. But there’s a chance of Qorvo surprising investors with a sunny forecast when it releases its official fiscal third-quarter results on Feb. 7. Here’s why.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Perficient, Inc.(PRFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    KBC Group NV grew its stake in shares of Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRFT) by 101.2% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 44,147 shares of the digital transformation consultancy’s stock after purchasing an additional 22,210 shares during the period. KBC Group NV’s holdings in Perficient were worth $1,164,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Systematic Financial Management LP boosted its position in shares of Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRFT) by 388.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 302,431 shares of the digital transformation consultancy’s stock after acquiring an additional 240,541 shares during the period. Systematic Financial Management LP owned about 0.87% of Perficient worth $7,975,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [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.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Perficient (NASDAQ:PRFT) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ambarella, Inc.(AMBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Ambarella Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA) also is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results Thursday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.37 in EPS and $70.3 million in revenue. Shares closed at $48.89. The consensus price target is $57.50, and the 52-week range is $40.06 to $66.23.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ambarella Inc (NASDAQ:AMBA) insider Leslie Kohn sold 6,799 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.46, for a total value of $241,092.54. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 916,795 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $32,509,550.70. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    The week ahead includes a few highly anticipated quarterly reports that could move stocks for Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW), Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA), and Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN). Below we’ll preview these upcoming announcements.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Arc Wireless Solutions Inc.(ARCW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Barnes Group (NYSE: B) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Watts Water Technologies (NYSE: WTS) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ARC Group WorldWide earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 45.8235732272447 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Canadian Solar Inc.(CSIQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    What a difference one year — and some major government policies — can make. In 2017, shares of SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR), Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ), JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE:JKS), and First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) investors enjoyed solid gains of 28%, 38%, 58% and 110% respectively. 

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    The impact will have ripple effects across the industry. Major manufacturers like Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ), JinkoSolar (NYSE:JKS), Hanwha Q Cells (NASDAQ:HQCL), and JA Solar (NASDAQ:JASO) will see margins squeezed as volume and sales prices fall. They were all enjoying higher margins and strong demand in early 2018, so the could reverse to net losses later this year. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) saw an increase of 10.3% in short interest during the two weeks to June 29. Some 7.2% of the total float, or 3.23 million shares, were short, and days to cover rose from one to three. The company’s share price rose by 5.9% over the two-week period, and shares closed Wednesday at $13.02, down about 1.5% for the day, in a 52-week range of $11.37 to $19.09.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) saw a decrease of 3.1% in short interest during the first two weeks of May. Some 3.2% of the total float, or 1.45 million shares, were short, and days to cover remained unchanged at three. The company’s share price rose by about 2.3% over the two-week period, and shares closed Thursday at $16.72, down about 1.2% for the day, in a 52-week range of $12.24 to $19.09.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ) is the first to announce a bifacial solar panel on the market, known as the BiKu module. The product ranges from 17.54% efficient to 18.29% efficient in turning the sun’s rays into electricity on the front side. On the back side, indirect light hitting the solar cells will add some power production to the panel, much like how a solar panel can generate some power on a cloudy day. 

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sky-mobi Limited(MOBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Mobius (CURRENCY:MOBI) traded up 0.1% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 18:00 PM ET on February 11th. In the last week, Mobius has traded 3.1% lower against the dollar. One Mobius token can now be bought for approximately $0.0095 or 0.00000260 BTC on exchanges including OTCBTC, Gate.io, Stellar Decentralized Exchange and BitMart. Mobius has a total market capitalization of $4.89 million and approximately $19,445.00 worth of Mobius was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media coverage about Sky-mobi (NASDAQ:MOBI) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sky-mobi earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the software maker an impact score of 45.6853785900783 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mobius (CURRENCY:MOBI) traded 1.2% lower against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 14:00 PM E.T. on August 21st. In the last week, Mobius has traded down 1.1% against the dollar. One Mobius token can now be bought for about $0.0291 or 0.00000452 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including GOPAX, BitMart, Gate.io and Stellar Decentralized Exchange. Mobius has a total market capitalization of $11.23 million and approximately $78,528.00 worth of Mobius was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Mobius (CURRENCY:MOBI) traded 12.4% lower against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 17:00 PM E.T. on September 25th. One Mobius token can now be bought for approximately $0.0265 or 0.00000414 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Gate.io, Kucoin, BitMart and GOPAX. Over the last week, Mobius has traded up 8.8% against the US dollar. Mobius has a market cap of $10.22 million and approximately $69,762.00 worth of Mobius was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Shopify Inc.(SHOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Withers]

    This same concept is at play for Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), which posted impressive 68% revenue growth in Q1-2018 thanks to the success of its merchants, who sold $8 billion worth of products on its e-commerce platform. Many of these merchants have come to depend on the company’s extensive partner network, which is a crucial part of its flywheel (pictured below). The importance of this network was underlined recently with a series of enhancements. Who are these partners, how is Shopify helping them, and how do they contribute to the company’s incredible growth?

  • [By Danny Vena, Timothy Green, and Rich Duprey]

    With that in mind, we asked three Motley Fool investors to choose top companies that remind them of Disney at the beginning of its 60-year winning streak. They offered convincing arguments for Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAXN), Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), and Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM).

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Shopify’s (NYSE:SHOP) senior leadership team shared some key insights into its competitive strategy during the company’s second-quarter earnings call. Here are the highlights for long-term shareholders.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: TripAdvisor, Inc.(TRIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:TRIP) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The stock traded as low as $56.40 and last traded at $56.17, with a volume of 400393 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $55.27.

  • [By Chris Johnson]

    TripAdvisor Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIP), the online travel review and booking site, is the company that treated my subscribers so well. And I think it’ll do the same for you, too.

  • [By TD Ameritrade]

    These changes are also going to affect the Consumer Discretionary and Information Technology sectors. Here’s how some companies will shift around:

    Companies that are currently within the Media Industry part of the Consumer Discretionary sector will become a part of the Communications Services sector. For example, Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMSCA) will join the new sector.
    Select companies that are currently in the Internet & Direct Marketing Retail sub-industry in the Consumer Discretionary sector will move to the new sector. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) are two of them.
    Some companies that are currently in the Information Technology sector, such as Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL), Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) and Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), will be grouped in the Communications Services sector.

    In addition, the Internet & Direct Marketing Retail sub-industry in the Consumer Discretionary sector will now include all online marketplaces for consumer products and services, regardless of whether or not they actually hold inventory. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA), eBay Inc. (NYSE: EBAY), Mercado Libre Inc. (NASDAQ: MELI), among others, will now be a part of the Consumer Discretionary sector instead of the Information Technology sector, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: 3D Systems Corporation(DDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) fell by 2.2% to 34.29 million shares. Some 31.3% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover fell from 23 to six. In the two-week short interest period, the share price soared by 26.8%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $7.92 to $22.57, and shares closed at $12.22 on Thursday, down about 1.2% on the day.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) released its fourth quarter financial results after the markets closed on Wednesday. The company said that it had $0.05 in earnings per share (EPS) on $177.3 million in revenue, compared with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for breakeven earnings and $163.47 million in revenue. The same period from last year had $0.15 in EPS on $165.94 million in revenue.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) dropped by 11.8% to 28.02 million shares. Some 25.5% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover fell from 14 to five. In the two-week short interest period, the share price soared by nearly 51%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $7.92 to $21.73, and shares closed at $20.91 on Friday, up about 1% on the day.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) increased by 1.8% to 26.01 million shares. Some 23.6% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover rose from nine to 12. In the two-week short interest period, the share price fell by 9.2%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $7.92 to $21.78, and shares closed at $19.61 on Tuesday, up about 2.2% on the day.

Hot Gold Stocks To Own For 2019

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Hot Gold Stocks To Own For 2019: Shopify Inc.(SHOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) and eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) are two of the many platforms positioned to succeed in a world increasingly trending toward e-commerce. While Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) may be the 800-pound gorilla in the room, there are still other ways to take advantage of the increasing growth of online sales, which has provided a fertile field for investors. In just the past three years — since its IPO — Shopify has returned an astounding 400%, compared to eBay’s 44% return, and both have beaten the S&P 500’sgains of 32%. Over the longer term, eBay has been a monster: Since its public debut in 1998, it has returned more than 4,000%.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) slipped 4% on May 22 aftercloud-services giant Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) agreed to buy its competitor Magento for $1.68 billion. Like Shopify, Magento is a “one-stop shop” that helps merchants digitize their businesses with websites, ads, payment services, analytics, logistics, and customer relationship-management channels.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) had a lot to prove going into its most recent earnings release. While the company continued to increase revenue and add merchants at a torrid pace, a noted short-seller had the company back in its crosshairs, claiming that the recent data scandal at Facebookwould make it harder to recruit new merchants. Investors were also questioning whether the company could continue at the breakneck speed it had established over the last several years.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    This acquisition also positions Adobe to compete with Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), particularly in the enterprise market served by Shopify Plus. Shopify provides easy-to-use templates for setting up an online store and tools to help customize the shopping experience for customers.

  • [By Steve Symington, Travis Hoium, and Neha Chamaria]

    So with that in mind, we asked three top Motley Fool investors to each find a stock that doubled last year — and to determine whether they think those stocks are still worth buying. Read on to learn what they had to say about Align Technologies (NASDAQ:ALGN), Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), and Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO).

  • [By Timothy Green, Nicholas Rossolillo, and Todd Campbell]

    With the bull market still going strong, there’s no shortage of stocks that have doubled recently. Three of our Motley Fool investors have singled out Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO), and Chegg (NYSE:CHGG) as stocks that still have room to run after doubling in value. Here’s what you need to know.

Hot Gold Stocks To Own For 2019: Warren Resources Inc.(WRES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Northland Securities restated their corporate rating on shares of W Resources (LON:WRES) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

    Shares of LON WRES opened at GBX 0.43 ($0.01) on Wednesday. W Resources has a 52 week low of GBX 0.25 ($0.00) and a 52 week high of GBX 0.72 ($0.01).

Hot Gold Stocks To Own For 2019: Rowan Companies Inc.(RDC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    California Public Employees Retirement System reduced its position in Rowan Companies PLC (NYSE:RDC) by 5.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 656,438 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 41,386 shares during the quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System owned 0.52% of Rowan Companies worth $7,575,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) fell 23.4 percent to $5.25 in pre-market trading after a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.48 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.
    Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) fell 14 percent to $13.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat Q2 earnings and lowered FY18 organic growth guidance.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 13.2 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) shares fell 10.7 percent to $14.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 8.50 percent on Wednesday.
    BT Group plc (NYSE: BT) fell 9 percent to $14.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q4 results and announced plans to cut 13,000 jobs over the next three years.
    Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL) fell 8.3 percent to $19.90 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that IMblaze370 Phase 3 pivotal trial of atezolizumab and cobimetinib in patients with heavily pretreated locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer did not meet primary endpoint.
    Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN) fell 8.2 percent to $10.80 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) shares fell 7.4 percent to $43.00 in pre-market trading. Synaptics reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ: GOLD) shares fell 7.4 percent to $76.23 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 earnings.
    Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) shares fell 7 percent to $59.36 in pre-market trading. Integra LifeSciences priced its 5.25 million share public offering of common stock at $58.50 per share.
    Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) shares fell 6.9 percent to $12.75 in pre-m

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Rowan Companies PLC (NYSE:RDC) rose 0.8% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $16.36 and last traded at $16.09. Approximately 144,835 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 94% from the average daily volume of 2,492,971 shares. The stock had previously closed at $16.22.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019

Ford (NYSE:F) is known for its attractive valuation, it currently trades at around 7 times its 2017 projected earnings and has an attractive dividend yield of 5.36 percent. It also has a very low price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) compared to most other companies on the S&P 500. The stock trades at around $11 during the time I am writing this. However, after digging a little deeper, I have found that the future looks bearish for Ford.

The automobile industry is known to be a very cyclical industry and I, along with many other people, believe that the cycle has peaked after years of high demand. We are witnessing a downtrend in automobile demand. In March, US auto sales fell 1.6 percent; 1.56 million cars and trucks were sold in March, falling below the projected sales of 1.62 million cars and trucks. Sales are down 1.6 percent compared to the same month last year. Ford only sold 236,250 cars; this is a 7 percent decrease in sales compared to the prior month.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Zions Bancorporation(ZION)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ:ZION) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the twenty-two ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $58.84.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ:ZION) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Tuesday.

    Several other research firms also recently issued reports on ZION. Sandler O’Neill restated a buy rating and issued a $62.00 price target on shares of Zions Bancorp in a research note on Friday, March 9th. UBS Group upgraded Zions Bancorp from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. Barclays upped their target price on Zions Bancorp from $59.00 to $61.00 and gave the company an overweight rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a hold rating on shares of Zions Bancorp in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut their target price on Zions Bancorp from $60.00 to $57.00 and set a market perform rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $58.29.

  • [By ]

    This Utah-based bank is out with its results on April 23. And ahead of this all-important date, top Vining Sparks analyst Marty Mosby has upgraded Zions (ZION) from ‘Buy’ to ‘Strong Buy.’ He writes” “We believe that Zions should be able to generate stronger revenue per share growth than the market currently anticipates, as it should benefit from both rising interest rates and their respective strategic initiatives.”

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Top Image Systems Ltd.(TISA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Top Image Systems (TISA)

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Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Meridian Bioscience Inc.(VIVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Intellia Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NTLA) and Meridian Bioscience (NASDAQ:VIVO) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    VIVO (CURRENCY:VIVO) traded down 0.1% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 0:00 AM Eastern on May 8th. In the last seven days, VIVO has traded down 9.4% against the dollar. One VIVO coin can now be bought for about $0.77 or 0.00008506 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia, CryptoBridge and Stocks.Exchange. VIVO has a market cap of $1.41 million and approximately $9,560.00 worth of VIVO was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Meridian Bioscience (VIVO)

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Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ultra Petroleum Corp.(UPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the energy shares rose 1.16 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Seadrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL), up 33 percent, and Ultra Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: UPL) up 14 percent.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Shares of a handful of small independent oil and gas producers, as well as a number of smaller oilfield service and equipment providers fell more than 10% on May 25.Profire Energy, Inc.(NASDAQ:PFIE), which manufactures burner management systems for oil and gas companies, fell 14.5%, while offshore energy industry transportation specialistBristow Group Inc(NYSE:BRS) fell 12.6%. Onshore drilling contractorPioneer Energy Services Corp(NYSE:PES) and offshore oil and gas producerW&T Offshore, Inc.bothfell 11.4%, while independent oil and gas producersCalifornia Resources Corp (NYSE:CRC) andUltra Petroleum Corp(NASDAQ:UPL) fell 10.5% and 10%, respectively.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    An issue of Ultra Petroleum Corp. (NASDAQ:UPL) bonds rose 3.4% against their face value during trading on Wednesday. The debt issue has a 7.125% coupon and will mature on April 15, 2025. The bonds in the issue are now trading at $64.00 and were trading at $65.58 one week ago. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets sometimes anticipate parallel moves in its share price.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    An issue of Ultra Petroleum Corp (NASDAQ:UPL) debt fell 1.4% against its face value during trading on Tuesday. The high-yield issue of debt has a 6.875% coupon and will mature on April 15, 2022. The bonds in the issue are now trading at $71.50 and were trading at $73.56 last week. Price changes in a company’s debt in credit markets often anticipate parallel changes in its stock price.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ultra Petroleum Co. (NASDAQ: UPL) traded down about 15% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $2.08 after closing Wednesday at $2.45. The stock’s 52-week high is $12.39. Volume was about 30% above the daily average of around 4 million shares. The company reported results last night that were less than expected.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Shopify Inc.(SHOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) slipped 4% on May 22 aftercloud-services giant Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) agreed to buy its competitor Magento for $1.68 billion. Like Shopify, Magento is a “one-stop shop” that helps merchants digitize their businesses with websites, ads, payment services, analytics, logistics, and customer relationship-management channels.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Shopify (NYSE:SHOP)keeps growing briskly as a platform for budding and established online merchants, and shareholders are going along for the ride. Shares of Shopify soared 9% last week, moving higher after another blowout financial performance. The stock initially moved lower on Tuesday following the report, only to roar back into investor fancy later in the week.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Shares of Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) are hitting new all-time highs again this week, but it doesn’t mean that the coast is clear for investors. Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is beefing up the safeguards on its site when it comes to fraudulent or incompetent e-commerce advertisers, and it’s easy to see how Shopify’s business could be in its crosshairs.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its stake in shares of Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) (TSE:SHOP) by 33.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 743,660 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 184,822 shares during the quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned 0.74% of Shopify worth $92,653,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Chris Neiger, Danny Vena, and Jordan Wathen]

    We asked three Motley Fool investors to track down growth stocks that are flying high right now — and have plenty more room to grow. They came back with Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS), and HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS). Find out why these companies could leave Netflix’s gains behind.

25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What

There is a lot of noise in the stock market. Every day, discrete events send stocks up and down. These discrete events can be company-specific, like earnings reports, murmurs about mergers and acquisitions, analyst upgrades and downgrades, or investor presentations. Those discrete events can also be macro-related, including economic data or geopolitical news.

Nonetheless, every day, multiple events happen, causing the stock market volatility that we’ve been seeing from day to day.

Day traders would be wise to continue paying attention to each and every crackle of noise in this market. Long-term investors, however, will find it in their best interest to ignore that noise.

With that in mind, here is a list of 25 stocks that should, regardless of near-term noise, head significantly higher over the next several years due to secular growth tailwinds. 

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Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Apple Inc. (AAPL) apple stockSource: Yuanbin Du Via Flickr

It is only fitting that this list starts with the biggest publicly traded company in the world, Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL).

Apple got to this point ($930 billion market cap) by selling the world a ton of iPhones, iPads and Mac computers. But that business is drying up. Everyone who wants an iPhone, iPad or Mac already has one, so there aren’t really any new buyers in the market. Instead, Apple just gets the upgrade buyers every year.

Bears think this is a problem. But it’s not. Apple is shifting from consumer technology company to software technology company. Through various software services like iCloud, Apple Music, Apple Pay and the App Store, Apple is starting to monetize its massive iOS ecosystem. These software revenues are higher margin than the hardware revenues, and they are also more predictable (most of the money comes from subscriptions), so Apple is actually turning into a company with higher margins and more predictable revenue streams.

As this transformation plays out over the next several years, AAPL stock will head higher. The stock is pretty cheap on its face, trading at just 16-times forward earnings, and there is a bunch of cash on the balance sheet that will be weaponized over the next several years in the form of dividends, buybacks and acquisitions.

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Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Axon Enterprise Inc (AAXN) Source: Axon

Although it is lesser known than Apple, Axon Enterprise Inc (NASDAQ:AAXN) is undergoing a similar transition from largely a hardware company to a software and hardware company.

Axon was formerly known as Taser International, and the business used to be selling tasers and other smart weapons to law enforcement agencies around the world. While selling all those tasers, the company also developed body cameras and accompanying cloud solutions to help store and analyze law enforcement data.

Because the company saw the writing on the wall that this body camera and cloud business was the future, they rebranded as Axon last year, and decided to give away a body camera for free to every police officer in the U.S. in an attempt to win over body camera and cloud contracts.

That plan has worked out beautifully. Now, essentially everyone who took part in the free trial, is a paying customer of Axon.

This growth story is still in its early stages. Law enforcement agencies globally are outdated. They desperately need a technology makeover. They also desperately need to reduce police shootings and misbehavior, two hot topics which have eroded the public’s trust in police. Axon provides the best-in-class solutions to fix both of those problems.

As such, AAXN stock, which is already up 110% this year, should continue to head higher over the next several years.

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Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) ADBE Stock Has the Right Stuff to Keep the Momentum GoingSource: Shutterstock

One of my favorite cloud companies is Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE).

ADBE dominates a niche part of the cloud that is dedicated to creative solutions. A few years back, the company shifted its business model from selling hardware to selling software, and shifted its core Adobe solutions to the cloud. In doing so, Adobe made its solutions subscription-based, so now consumers would have to pay repeatedly for a product that they used to only pay once for.

Naturally, Adobe users were upset. But that didn’t stop them from paying. They paid the subscription fee because there is essentially no other player in this market that is even close to offering solutions on-par with Adobe.

Consequently, Adobe has marched its way to unrivaled dominance in the creative solutions cloud market. This market is only growing, and Adobe is only growing with it. As such, ADBE stock, which is up more than 70% over the past year, will continue to be an out-performer over the next several years.

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Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Source: Shutterstock

This list would, of course, be incomplete without including perhaps the biggest secular growth giant of them all, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN).

The bears pound on the table about valuation regarding AMZN stock. But those bears must have sore hands, because they’ve been pounding on the table about valuation ever since AMZN was a $300 stock five years ago. Now, Amazon is near $1,600, and its current valuation (200-times trailing earnings) is actually cheaper than its valuation 5 years ago (~1000-times trailing earnings).

That is the beauty of the Amazon growth story. Amazon spends a bunch of money to grow market share in very important secular growth markets, like e-commerce and cloud services. The near-term result is super-charged revenue growth on anemic profitability, and that makes the valuation look absurd.

But then Amazon dominates a secular growth market, peels back those investments, and profitability ramps on what has become a massive revenue base. The long-term result, then, is super-charged revenue growth with super-charged profit growth. That makes the valuation look more reasonable.

Thus, as Amazon continues to grow as a company, AMZN stock will continue to grow into its valuation. Until something major knocks this secular growth company off its winning course, this is a stock to own for the next several years.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) The Safer Way to Play Alibaba StockSource: Shutterstock

Any discussion about Amazon would incomplete without talking about its China counterpart, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA).

For all intents and purposes, Alibaba is the China Amazon. The company dominates the digital commerce scene in China and most of Southeast Asia. They also operate a rapidly growing cloud business. Alibaba is also making huge pushes into offline retail, grocery, smart home, and artificial intelligence. Essentially, anything that Amazon is doing in the U.S., Alibaba is doing on the other side of the Pacific Ocean.

That makes Alibaba an equally big growth company as Amazon. In fact, Alibaba is actually growing more quickly than Amazon because China’s consumer class is booming right now. This boom should persist, and carry over to other parts of Southeast Asia over the next several years. Therefore, BABA should continue to be a big growth story over the next several years.

Also, Alibaba actually has really high margins considering its big-growth nature (adjusted EBITDA margins in core commerce were 43% last quarter). That means that this big revenue growth story already has big profit growth. That is the type of set-up that leads to a winning stock in a multi-year window.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Baidu Inc (BIDU) Baidu Inc stock bidu stockSource: Shutterstock

Another hyper-growth China internet company that should out-perform over the next several years is Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU).

Just like Alibaba is the China Amazon, Baidu is the China Google. And as the China Google, Baidu has become part of the underlying fabric of the internet in China and Southeast Asia. Thus, as internet usage continues to expand in those still developing and urbanizing markets, Baidu will benefit from higher usage and deeper engagement.

Moreover, digital advertising, which is Baidu’s core business, is booming in China. Roughly 5 years ago, less than 20% of total ad dollars in China went to digital channels. Now, nearly 60% of all ad dollars go to digital sites. Plus, the overall ad market is growing at a high single-digit pace, implying huge growth for the digital advertising segment.

Baidu is a key player in that red-hot digital advertising market in China, and as such, should be set-up for long-term success. The company also has tangential growth drivers through cloud and smart home, neither of which are priced into BIDU stock at current levels (the stock trades at just 25-times forward earnings).

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Walt Disney Co (DIS) Walt Disney Co Stock Is Due for a Magical Run HigherSource: Shutterstock

Most of the stocks on this list have a history of success over the past several years, but not Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS). Owning largely to cord-cutting headwinds and persistent pain at the company’s ESPN segment, DIS stock is actually down 5% over the past three years.

The good news is that these headwinds are starting to move into the rear-view mirror. Disney is making an all-out push into the streaming world. Part 1 happened just a few weeks ago with the launch of ESPN+, which is essentially an on-demand, streaming version of ESPN with exclusive content. Part 2 will happen next year, when Disney launches its own Netflix-like service with Disney content.

Because Disney owns the best content in the world (think Stars Wars, Marvel, Pixar, Disney originals, and potentially even assets from Fox), Disney’s streaming service will be met with very high demand. At that point in time, Disney’s cord-cutting pain will take a backseat to what will be red-hot subscriber growth through Disney’s streaming service. DIS stock, which trades at just 14-times forward earnings, could explode higher on a positive sentiment shift.

Moreover, sports gambling is legal now. ESPN will certainly become a big player in what will be a large and growing sports betting market in the U.S. As that market grows, ESPN will find a way to grow with it.

All in all, despite its under-performance over the past several years, DIS stock will be a big winner over the next several years as certain tailwinds gain traction and offset current headwinds.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Facebook Inc (FB) fb stock facebookSource: Shutterstock

If you want the long and detailed explanation about why to buy Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), read here. Otherwise, here’s the short of it.

Facebook shook off what was its worst PR incident in company history with the Cambridge Analytica scandal and proceeded to report arguably its best quarter ever. That is a testament to not only how good management handled the situation, but also how powerful the Facebook machine has become.

This power comes in many forms. Everyone has a Facebook account (essentially 2 out of every 3 people in the world who can have a Facebook account, do have a Facebook account). That number could move closer towards 3 out of 3 considering that Facebook’s user growth remains very strong in geographies with low internet penetration.

Moreover, because of this massive size, Facebook can replicate essentially any internet-based business and successfully operate it at scale (think Instagram Stories and WhatsApp Status, or even think Messenger, which is just a messaging component the company added to Facebook). Also because of its massive size, Facebook’s advertiser demand is sky-high, and that demand will only grow once Messenger and WhatsApp get started on monetization.

Then there is everything else happening at Facebook outside of the core social networking apps. There is Facebook Watch, which could be huge in the streaming space, and Facebook Workplace, which could be huge in the enterprise social networking market. There is also Facebook Marketplace and the build-out of native payments capability, both of which could quickly turn Facebook into an e-commerce marketplace.

All together, there are many, many reasons why FB stock is a must-own for the next several years. Considering the still cheap valuation (less than 25-times forward earnings), FB stock could be a big winner in a multi-year window.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Fortinet Inc (FTNT) Source: Dennis van Zuijlekom via Flickr

One of the best markets to gain exposure to over the next several years is cybersecurity. As everything goes online, including both important and valuable data, that data will need to be secured and protected. Thus, demand for cybersecurity solutions will only soar over the next several years.

One of the best investments in this space is Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ:FTNT). Fortinet is a really big, really strong cybersecurity company. Revenue growth over the past five years at Fortinet has run in the 20%-plus range, a sign that demand for the company’s solutions is both strong and stable. Most recently, the company reported 17% revenue growth, yet another sign that demand isn’t slowing by all that much despite increasing scale.

FTNT stock is a bit pricey at nearly 40-times forward earnings. But considering the secular growth prospects of the company and its strong track record of robust revenue growth, a 40-times forward multiple seems reasonable.

Thus, while FTNT stock might run up against some valuation friction in the near-term, this stock is a long-term winner due to its leadership positioning in a secular growth market with increasing necessity.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Alphabet Inc (GOOG) google stockSource: Shutterstock

Of all the FANG names, Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is currently the weakest. Digital advertising revenue growth remains robust, but the shift to mobile is hurting margins because Google search wasn’t designed for mobile, so click-through rates are lower. Moreover, margins are being dragged down even further by Google’s big investments into cloud, smart home, and AI.

The near-term result is that while revenue growth remains robust, profit growth is weak. That has left GOOG stock range-bound in the $1,000 to $1,200 range for the past several months.

Longer-term, though, this stock will head considerably higher.

Revenue growth will never be a problem for this company. Google search is part of the underlying fabric of the internet, so as long as internet usage continues to increase, Google’s ad business will grow at a robust rate. Meanwhile, Google Cloud and smart home are still ramping. Plus, Waymo is getting ready to launch a self-driving car service, and this could be the beginning of Waymo generating billions of dollars in revenues.

Margin growth will also come back into the picture soon. Google’s core ad margins will remain pressured by the mobile shift. But eventually, those big investments into cloud, AI, and self-driving will peel back, and be replaced by super-charged revenue growth. That will lead to margin expansion and super-charged profit growth.

Thus, while GOOG stock is seemingly stuck in neutral right now, this won’t last forever. Eventually, margin compression will end, and GOOG stock will break higher.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: GrubHub Inc (GRUB) 3 Reasons to Be Cautious About GRUB StockSource: Shutterstock

The at-home economy has arrived.

Whereas we used to go shopping at the mall, we are now more frequently shopping at home through Amazon. Whereas we used to go to the movie theater, we are now more frequently watching movies at home through Netflix.

Along these same lines, whereas we used to go out and eat, we are now more frequently ordering food online and having it delivered to our doorstep through apps like GrubHub Inc (NYSE:GRUB).

Because of this parallel, GRUB is somewhat on the same growth trajectory as NFLX and AMZN. Indeed, revenue growth at GRUB is currently bigger than revenue growth at NFLX and AMZN, and GRUB stock has outperformed both NFLX and AMZN stock over the past year.

GRUB won’t ever get a hundred billion-plus valuation like NFLX and AMZN because it is attacking a much smaller market, and that market has a lot more competition. But the company is in the right space of online food ordering and delivery, and is powered by the right growth drivers as at-home economy adoption only accelerates over the next several years.

As such, GRUB stock should be a big winner over the next 3-5 years.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Home Depot Inc (HD) How Home Depot Is Winning With MillennialsSource: Mike Mozart via Flickr (Modified)

Home improvement retailer Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) is one of the more stable and secure investments in the market.

The company is often seen as the heartbeat of the U.S. economy. So long as the U.S. economy is healthy, HD will report good numbers and the stock will head higher. Considering that the U.S. economic growth outlook is only improving and that HD continues to report robust numbers, it looks like HD stock will continue to be a winner for at least the next 2-3 years.

Beyond that, of course, HD stock is susceptible to a big pullback if the U.S. economy goes sour. But even back in 2008, the stock’s peak-to-trough decline wasn’t worse than the market’s peak-to-trough decline (both fell about 50%).

Thus, in a worst-case scenario, I see HD stock as market-performer over the next several years. In a best-case (and more likely) scenario, HD stock should be able to continue to deliver out-sized returns to shareholders.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: iRobot Corporation (IRBT) Why the Rebound in IRBT Stock Will ContinueSource: Shutterstock

The robots are coming, and there isn’t a better way to play this robot revolution on the consumer front than iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT).

iRobot is the company behind the ultra-popular Roomba robotic vacuum. Adoption of the Roomba has soared over the past several years as adoption rates of robotic vacuums in the U.S. have gone from zero up to roughly 10%. That is why IRBT’s revenue growth has remained resiliently above 20% despite increasing scale.

But adoption rates are still only at 10%. Because robotic vacuums are simply automation (they take a simple human task and delegate it to a robot), adoption rates of these machines will continue to march higher over the next several years. As such, IRBT should be able to keep growing revenues at a 20%-plus clip.

The only risk here is competition. Competition, though, has been a risk for IRBT for several quarters now, and it has yet to show up in the numbers. Instead, as competition has supposedly increased, IRBT’s revenue growth trajectory has actually improved while gross margins have headed considerably higher.

All in all, IRBT stock will head higher over the next several years as consumer robotics adoption goes mainstream.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: JD.Com Inc (JD) JD Stock Is Sitting at Make-or-Break SupportSource: Daniel Cukier via Flickr

China e-retail giant JD.Com Inc(ADR) (NASDAQ:JD) has fallen on tough times recently, with the stock dropping nearly 30% off its early 2018 highs.

But the near-term concerns seem unnecessarily short-sighted. Margins are in retreat in the near-term because the company is investing big in order to grow its business. Namely, JD wants to expand its e-retail operations globally, make a big push into offline retail, automate its warehouses, and become a big player in the AI space.

Those are good investments that should yield positive long-term results. Thus, bears freaking out over near-term margin compression as a result of good investments seem to be missing the big picture.

In the big picture, JD is following in the footsteps of Amazon, which is big revenue growth on anemic profits, followed by big revenue growth accompanied by big profit growth. Eventually, JD’s big investment era will end, and margins will ramp higher on a considerably larger revenue base. At that point in time, earnings will roar higher and power a long-term upward trajectory in JD stock.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) Mcdonald's stockSource: Shutterstock

When it comes to the fast casual food sector, nobody does it better than McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD).

It seems every other QSR chain, from Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) to Subway to Taco Bell to all those poke and super-food shops, lives and dies by the trend. When the QSR trend is in their favor, they do well. And when it’s not, they don’t do well.

MCD is exempt from this because its biggest value props (price and convenience) don’t trend. Consumers always want price and convenience. McDonald’s dominates on price and convenience. Therefore, consumers continue to go to McDonald’s in great frequency.

It also helps when MCD is on trend. And recently, the company has gotten on-trend by revamping its menu to include healthier, fresher options that are more in-line with today’s health-conscious consumer.

Overall, due to its unparalleled value prop in price and convenience, MCD will continue to dominate the QSR space, and MCD stock will keep heading higher.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Momo Inc (MOMO) The Rally in Momo Stock Has More Runway AheadSource: Shutterstock

What is the internet without online dating?

Momo Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:MOMO), China’s big online dating platform, would argue that it isn’t much. And they’d be right. Although only 1 in every 10 U.S. adults had used online dating as of 2016, that number was nearly 25% for teenagers in 2015 (and is presumably way higher today). Clearly, the youth are using online dating, and that means that online dating is indeed a big part of the future internet.

That is good news for Momo. The company is behind the dominant online dating platform in China. Therefore, as China internet usage surges and the Chinese internet landscape starts to look and act like the U.S. internet landscape, online dating in China will turn into a big growth industry.

Indeed, this is already happening. Momo reported revenue growth of nearly 60% last quarter.

These big growth prospects, however, are being materially undervalued by the market. MOMO stock trades at just 16-times forward earnings, a multiple which doesn’t match up with its 60% revenue growth.

As such, MOMO stock is a case of big growth converging on a discounted valuation, a pairing which should propel significant share price out-performance over the next several years.

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Long-Term Buy 17: Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) netflix stockSource: Shutterstock

By now, it should be clear that Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) is marching towards world domination of the entertainment industry.

Back in 2011, Netflix split apart its DVD and streaming businesses. Everyone cried wolf, and subscribers quit platform en masse. But a year later, cable television viewership in the U.S. peaked. And seven years later, Netflix has 56 million streaming subscribers in the U.S. and 125 million globally.

Clearly, Netflix is doing something right.

That something right is delivering a whole bunch of quality content to consumers in an on-demand, multiple-screen fashion, and doing so at a very a low price point. In this sense, Netflix’s streaming services enhance the two most important things to consumers, price and convenience.

Because of its enhanced price and convenience value prop, Netflix will continue to grow its subscriber base at a robust rate until a majority of TV households around the world have a Netflix subscription. Moreover, because Netflix so so cheap, the company has a lot of wiggle room to raise prices, thereby boosting revenues and margins.

All in all, Netflix has two huge growth drivers over the next several years through global adoption and price hikes. The combination of those two growth drivers will propel NFLX stock higher in a multi-year window.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Nike Inc (NKE) Despite the Markets Seeing Red, NKE Stock Could Rally 20%Source: Shutterstock

Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) has long reigned as the king of the athletic retail industry.

The company’s dominance has been threatened time and time again over the past several decades, most recently by adidas, but each threat proves to be fleeting. The end result is that Nike continues to remain king of athletic retail.

This will continue over the next several years. Not only does Nike have a robust athlete portfolio in the critical big-growth basketball and soccer markets, but the company is also pivoting towards becoming more of a lifestyle brand with universal appeal, not just a performance brand with athlete appeal. This transition will only expand Nike’s market leadership position, and make the brand more appealing to more consumers.

Granted, NKE stock has had a run-up recently, and is pushing up against some valuation barriers (30-times forward earnings is a pretty big multiple for this stock). But near-term valuation friction aside, NKE stock should out-perform in a multi-year window due to its unparalleled leadership position in a big-growth and big-demand athletic retail market.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Nvidia Corporation (NVDA) NVIDIA Stock (NVDA) Won't Stay Down Long After Shocking AnalystsSource: Shutterstock

The company with perhaps the broadest exposure to multiple nascent secular growth markets over the next several years is Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA).

NVIDIA makes the chips which power tomorrow’s world. These chips are used in everything from artificial intelligence to cloud data-centers to automation to high-end gaming to high-performance computing. Because of this, NVDA has exposure to multiple markets that have big growth potential over the next 5-10 years. That gives NVDA stock a big and diverse multi-year growth trajectory.

NVDA stock does, however, trade as if that is the case. The stock features a greater than 30-times forward earnings multiple, which is pretty big. But in the context of the company’s exposure to multiple high-growth markets, that 30-times forward multiple doesn’t seem so big.

All in all, over the next several years, NVDA stock will continue to be a winner as investment into AI, data-centers, and automation accelerates.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Palo Alto Networks (PANW)

One of my favorite sayings in the market these days is, “Another day, another hack, another reason to buy a cybersecurity stock” .

But that saying could just as easily read, “Another day, another hack, another reason to buy Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW)”.

In other words, Palo Alto Networks is so big and so good at what they do that the company may as well be a substitute for the entire cybersecurity space. The company not only dominates the cybersecurity space, but that dominance comes with a consistent track record of 20%-plus revenue growth and healthy operating margin expansion.

This growth will continue. PANW’s customer base continues to grow at an absurd rate, while revenue growth continues to run at a 20%-plus rate. Sustained sizable growth in both user base and revenues illustrates that PANW is fully reaping the secular tailwinds pushing forth cybersecurity solution adoption globally.

Over the next several years, this strong growth will lead to PANW stock heading materially higher.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Proofpoint Inc (PFPT)

Cybersecurity company Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT) isn’t as big as the other cybersecurity giants on this list. But what Proofpoint lacks in size, it makes up for in growth.

Proofpoint isn’t like the Palo Alto Networks of today. It isn’t big, nor does it operate at 20% operating margins, nor is it the poster-child for the entire cybersecurity space.But Proofpoint is like the Palo Alto Networks of yesterday. The smaller version that was growing at 50% per year and expanding margins from 7% to 20%.

Last quarter, Proofpoint reported revenue growth of 40%. That is a big number. It is also bigger than the revenue growth the company reported the quarter before that (36%).This year, Proofpoint expects revenues to grow by 37%. That is the same growth rate as last year. It is also the same growth rate the company has maintained for the past five years.

In other words, this massive 30-40% revenue growth story isn’t slowing down at all. Meanwhile, operating margins are also ramping higher, and are expected to reach 14% by 2020.

In totality, PFPT has PANW written all over it. PANW stock has gone from $40 to $200 over the past 5 years. A similar rally could be in store for PFPT stock over the next 5 years.

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25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What: Shopify Inc (SHOP) 3 Reasons Shopify Stock Can Rally Almost 20% to $170Source: Shopify via Flickr

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Few stocks in the market are supported by as powerful of a growth narrative as e-commerce solutions provider Shopify Inc (NYSE:SHOP).

The whole world is moving towards decentralization. Technology companies are taking power from the few, giving it to the many, and creating systems that optimally pair supply with demand. And its working.

Uber did this in the transportation industry. Airbnb did this in the accommodations space. YouTube has done in this in the entertainment world, while Netflix has done this in the content production realm. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat… all of those have done that in the information world.

Now, Shopify is decentralizing the digital commerce space. The company provides digital commerce tools which allow anyone to sell anything online. In the same way that Uber said anyone can drive and make money and that Airbnb said that anyone can rent out living space and make money, Shopify is saying that anyone can run a e-commerce shop and make money.

This is the future of e-commerce. And Shopify is spearheading it. As such, SHOP stock should be a big winner over the next several years.

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Long-Term Buy 23: Tencent Holding (TCEHY) Insider Selling Concerns Just Created a Buying Opportunity in TCEHY StockSource: Shutterstock

The China internet growth narrative it still in its infancy relative to the U.S. internet growth narrative. Quite simply, U.S. internet adoption rates are right around 90%, while China internet adoption rates are still below 40%.

That means there is still a ton of growth left until China’s internet landscape is fully saturated like the U.S. internet landscape.

With that in mind, why wouldn’t you want to invest in China’s Facebook? TENCENT HOLDING/ADR (OTCMKTS:TCEHY), often labeled as China’s Facebook due to its billion user WeChat/Weixin app, is a hyper-growth company with broad exposure to China’s booming internet landscape.

That wast most evident in the company’s recent quarterly results, wherein revenues increased by 48% year-over-year, operating profits increased by 59% year-over-year, and net profits increased by 65% year-over-year.

Because of the still low internet penetration rates in China, this big growth supporting TCEHY is here to stay. Consequently, TCEHY stock will remain a big winner over the next several years.

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Long-Term Buy 24: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc (TTWO) 'Fortnite' Isn't a Threat to TTWO StockSource: Shutterstock

The video game is red-hot right now for two reasons.

First, video game publishers are figuring out how to optimally squeeze more money out of each video game buyer. Before, video game publishers used to make money on the physical video game sale. Now, video game publishers are making money on the physical video game sale, as well as through embedded micro-transactions. Thus, average revenue per each video game player is actually increasing by a lot right now.

Second, the video game industry is being injected with some cool next-gen technology. The most obvious example of this is the Nintendo Switch, which caused an unprecedented rise in video game demand last year.

Both of these tailwinds will persist. Micro-transactions will only grow in popularity over the next several years, while next-gen technology like VR/AR have yet to fully hit the video game world. Plus, the whole eSports category provides a strong tailwind. Because of this, video game stocks remain top investments over the next several years.

In this world, my top pick is Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc (NASDAQ:TTWO). The company has an exceptionally robust product portfolio that includes games like Grand Theft Auto which have enduring demand. TTWO is also the king of micro-transactions, and makes a bunch of its money through in-game purchases.

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Long-Term Buy 25: Weibo Corp (WB) Digital Ad Growth Should Push WB Stock to $200Source: Shutterstock

A lot of people call Weibo Corp (ADR) (NASDAQ:WB) the Chinese Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), but Weibo would probably be offended by the comparison. After all, Weibo has nearly 25% more users than Twitter.

But Twitter has a bigger market cap.

That doesn’t make much sense. Twitter’s larger market cap is simply a result of bigger revenues. But those bigger revenues are the result of higher ARPU, which is the result of the U.S. digital ad market being bigger and more complete than the China digital ad market.

Eventually, China’s digital ad market will be significantly bigger and just as complete as the U.S. digital ad market. At that point in time, Weibo’s ARPU should be on-par with, if not greater than, Twitter’s ARPU. Considering Weibo’s user base is 25% larger, that should translate to at least 25% higher revenues and a 25% bigger valuation.

Because of this, WB stock should remain a big winner over the next several years.

As of this writing, Luke Lango was long AAPL, ADBE, AMZN, BABA, BIDU, DIS, FB, GOOG, HD, IRBT, JD, MCD, MOMO, PANW, S

3 Stocks That Could Double Your Money

There’s no question that the stock market is the best way to predictably generate wealth over the long term. But finding the best stocks the market has to offer is easier said than done.

To that end, we asked three top Motley Fool investors to each pick a stock that they believe could double your money. Read on to learn why they like Markel (NYSE:MKL),Baozun (NASDAQ:BZUN), and Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ).

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A matter of when it doubles again, not if…

Steve Symington (Markel): Shares of financial holding company Markel have already doubled over the past five years, so it might be tempting to avoid the so-called “mini-Berkshire Hathaway” for fear you’ve missed out on its gains. But with Markel’s relatively modest $15.7 billion market cap — at least compared to Berkshire’s at nearly $490 billion as of this writing — and with the stock trading at a reasonable 1.7 times book value, I think patient investors can still comfortably participate in the lion’s share of Markel’s long-term growth.

To be sure, Markel has three primary segments with which it creates shareholder value: Insurance, Investments, and Markel Ventures, a diversified group of acquired non-insurance, non-investing businesses. Last quarter demonstrated the effectiveness of its approach perfectly, with Markel leaning on the strength of its profitable insurance operations to help offset recent volatility from its investment portfolio.

Even then, Markel co-CEO and Chief Investment Officer Tom Gayner shed light on the temporary nature of the pullback in stocks that has hurt its investment returns, pointing out that while Markel’s equity portfolio was down 1.3% last quarter, it’s still up 216% over the past 21 quarters.

“I would happily sign up for those results for the next five years,” Gayner added. “And we continue to invest each day with the same discipline that has produced such outstanding long-term results.”

A Chinese growth star

Jeremy Bowman (Baozun):One stock that’s already doubled investors’ money in the last year and could do it again is Baozun, a Chinese e-commerce specialist that’s often compared toShopify (NYSE: SHOP). However, while Shopify focuses primarily on software to managing online retail storefronts, Baozun handles everything for its clients big and small, from IT to marketing to fulfillment and customer service. It’s a favorite partner in China for multinational companies like Philips,Nike, andMicrosoft, which benefit from its expertise in Chinese regulations, customs, and practices.

Baozun is the market leader in China with about 25% share of the e-commerce solutions market, nearly three times greater than its nearest competitor,and it’s growing market share and profitability. The company has been pivoting from a direct-sales model to a services one, which has boosted profit margins. Operating profits nearly tripled in the last year to $39.4 million on a 22.4% increase in revenue to $637.7 million.Services revenue, however, jumped 56% in the year, but still makes up less than half of total revenue so there should be plenty of room for profit margins to expand as services become a greater part of the business.

With a market cap of only $2.8 billion today, the company has a tremendous opportunity ahead of it as the Chinese middle class expands and online shopping becomes more popular. Unlike some other e-commerce peers, including Shopify, Baozun is already profitable, and earnings per share should continue to ramp up. In fact, the stock is trading at a P/E of just 26.4 based on next year’s expected earnings per share of $1.82, up from $0.70. Considering the growth path ahead, that looks like a recipe for a stock that could easily double.

Investing in beer and cannabis

Demitri Kalogeropoulos (Constellation Brands): Investors who bought Constellation Brands’ stock a decade ago have seen their holding return a blistering 1,000% in that short time frame. Shares soared as sales and profitability improved, thanks mainly to the runaway success of the alcoholic beverage giant’s imported beer portfolio. I see even more room for growth from here, though.

The beer business isn’t nearly done expanding, after all. Executives are targeting double-digit sales gains for the portfolio due to increased distribution points and innovative product releases like the new Corona Premier, which is the first national extension of the franchise in 25 years.

At the same time, Constellation Brands is laying the groundwork for long-term revenue growth and profitability improvements. It’s nearly finished with a massive expansion project that will see its Mexican beer capacity become far larger and more efficient in the next few years. And early investments in the young cannabis niche have already paid financial dividends, but the real benefits should come further down the line as this market matures and Constellation Brands finds ways to market new beverages in Canada and other areas around the world.

Meanwhile, as they wait for those investments to boost the business, investors can collect hefty direct returns including stock repurchases and a dividend payout that recently increased by 42%.

The bottom line

Of course, we can’t absolutely guarantee that these three stocks will go on to double in value. But between Markel’s proven long-term track record, the enormous opportunity awaiting Baozun as e-commerce grows more popular in China, and Constellation Brands’ enviable beer portfolio and early investments in the cannabis market, we think there’s a great chance they’ll do just that. And we think investors would be wise to put their money to work accordingly.

Investors Should Wait to Buy Etsy Stock Despite Earnings Beat

The quest of Etsy Inc (NASDAQ:ETSY) to improve itself and boost its performance continues. The Brooklyn, New York-based specialty retail platform reported yet another earnings and revenue beat in its Q1 earnings announcement. With a new CEO and a sharper focus, the Etsy site conducts record amounts of business and continues its double-digit growth.

However, Wall Street has taken notice. With a high valuation moving ahead of an impressive growth rate, investors should wait before buying a stake in Etsy stock.

ETSY stock sold off despite reporting solid growth

On Tuesday, investors received favorable Etsy stock news as the company reported Q1 earnings per share (EPS) at 10 cents. This number came in 5 cents per share higher than analysts had estimated. The company lost less than 1 cent per share in the same quarter last year.

Revenues of $120.91 million also beat expectations by $1.59 million. This represents 24.8% year-over-year revenue growth for the company. Users have driven more revenue to the platform as gross merchandise sales (GMS) rose 19.8% year-over-year to $861.08 million.

Despite the strong numbers, traders punished the Etsy stock in Wednesday trading, sending the stock down by over 4.5%. Since most of the metrics indicated nothing but robust growth, investors may have used the occasion to take profits. The stock’s value has nearly tripled over the last 12 months.

Etsy has become better positioned to compete

When Josh Silverman took over the CEO position in May 2017, he instituted four key initiatives. With these focus points, Silverman sought to build trust in the Etsy brand, as well as to improve search, marketing, and seller tools. The results have now translated into higher revenue and earnings growth.

Many also feared a move by Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) into the craft space would sink Etsy. However, few associate Amazon with handcrafted goods. Hence, Etsy appears to have fought off this competition despite facing a more heavily resourced e-commerce peer.

This makes sense as people tend to shop Amazon to find low prices and quick delivery of mass-produced goods. Shoppers of handcrafted goods tend to look for quality or artistry, product categories with less price sensitivity.

As for other alternatives, consumers know eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) as more of an auction site. Also, artisans who build their own site on the Shopify Inc (NYSE:SHOP) platform will likely have a more difficult time marketing their wares. Given these factors, the Etsy site better suits the needs of the small-business artisan.

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Watch Valuation on ETSY Stock

Many factors serve to benefit Etsy stock, the company has moved into a strong position for growth. However, valuation may create a problem for prospective investors. The increased optimism regarding Etsy has taken the price-to-earnings (PE) ratio to 55.

This may serve as an indication that the Etsy stock price has moved ahead of company growth. The firm will see a slight slowdown in earnings this year. However, over the next three years, analysts expect average earnings growth to exceed 30% per year. And with only a $3.6 billion market cap, plenty of room for growth remains. As my colleague Laura Hoy stated, investors simply need to wait for a lower stock price.

The Bottom Line on ETSY Stock

Investors should wait for a better entry point before buying Etsy stock. Etsy again beat analyst estimates in its latest report. The changes made by Josh Silverman have tightened the focus and improved the execution of the specialty online retail platform.

While this makes ETSY stock a great hold in the long run, the equity has almost tripled in value over the last twelve months. Moreover, a massive selloff following a strong earnings report serves as a further indication that the stock price has moved ahead of earnings.

Etsy Inc has become a solid company, and I do not think Amazon or any other online competitor will succeed in pushing it aside. However, with its elevated stock price, buyers should wait before opening a position in Etsy stock.

As of this writing, Will Healy did not hold a position in any of the afor

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now

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Blue chip stocks are among the worst retirement investments you can make.

There are several blue-chip stocks that will actually cost you thousands of dollars each year. We&a;rsquo;ll discuss three in a moment.

Sure, the financial media might lionize these stocks. But blue chips are simply big companies. When the term first came into being, it was simply an homage to the blue poker chip &a;ndash; at the time, the most valuable chip on the table. Before purples, oranges and grays began to grace the baize.

However, now the term comes with a boat load of perks &a;ndash; the simple assignment of the term &a;ldquo;blue chip&a;rdquo; is practically a buy recommendation. And therein lies the danger. Because in many cases, these larger companies have not only hit the end of their growth cycle, but are nearing the latter stages of their dividend growth cycle as well.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Synacor, Inc.(SYNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

    These are the top 5 holdings of INTEL CORPCloudera Inc (CLDR) – 26,065,827 shares, 92.26% of the total portfolio. Borqs Technologies Inc (BRQS) – 3,799,172 shares, 5.42% of the total portfolio. ForeScout Technologies Inc (FSCT) – 257,756 shares, 1.37% of the total portfolio. Aquantia Corp (AQ) – 161,492 shares, 0.42% of the total portfolio. Synacor Inc (SYNC) – 866,884 shares, 0.23% of the total portfolio. New

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Synacor Inc (NASDAQ: SYNC) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.03 per share on revenue of $30.00 million.

    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.11 per share on revenue of $18.59 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Synacor Inc (NASDAQ: SYNC) shares dropped 18 percent to $3.42. Synacor priced 5.715 million shares at $3.50 per share.

    Shares of Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ: RECN) were down around 15 percent to $13.65 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Versar, Inc.(VSR)

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Versar Inc. (NYSE: VSR) shares shot up 37 percent to $1.55 after the company disclosed that its long-term joint venture with Johnson Controls Federal Systems was awarded up to $950 million IDIQ contract with U.S. Air Force.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Versar Inc. (NYSE: VSR) were down 36 percent to $1.61. Versar reported a Q3 loss of $1.34 per share on revenue of $36.5 million.

    Breitburn Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: BBEP) was down, falling around 70 percent to $0.0580 as the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Vanguard Natural Resources LLC(VNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cameron Swinehart]

    Going forward I will be looking to add investments on my watchlist and trim other positions. It will be interesting to see how an overweight commodity portfolio will perform relative to the rest of the market.

     Cost Basis# SharesCurrent Price% of PortfolioCurrent ValueReturnMetal/Miners      Sprott Physical Gold Trust (PHYS)$12.4985$11.043.75%$938.40-13.13%Sprott Physical Silver Trust (PSLV)$7.95125$8.744.37%$1,092.509.04%FreePort-McMoran (FCX)$31.6731$33.874.20%$1,049.976.50%Ishares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (RING)$13.0695$10.644.04%$1,010.80-22.74%Energy      Statoil ASA(STO)$21.7940$22.683.63%$907.203.92%Vanguard Natural Resources LLC (VNR)$27.5636$27.874.01%$1,003.321.11%ConocoPhillips (COP)$63.6822.43$71.006.37%$1,592.5310.31%Agriculture      CVR Partner LP (UAN)$26.3630.9$18.932.34%$584.94-39.25%Adecoagro$6.78125$7.443.72%$930.008.87%Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM)$34.8030$37.244.47%$1,117.206.55%Mixed Commodity      Powershares DB Commodity Index (DBC)$26.3540$25.954.15%$1,038.00-1.54%Sprott Resource Corp$3.34400$2.714.34%$1,084.00-23.25%    Total % of portfolio49.40%               Cost Basis12,666.00      Current Value12,348.86      Return-2.50%  Source: Investing For The Future Surge In Commodity Prices

    Disclosure: I am long ADM, FCX, UAN, AGRO, RING, VNR, SCPZF.PK, COP, DBC, PHYS, PSLV. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article. (More…)

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation(WAB)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to
  • [By Lee Samaha]

    On a more positive note, Flannery appears to be making ground on some key long-term objectives.

    Management feels “good” about the ability of the healthcare segment to outperform, according to Miller. Flannery claimed GE was in “active discussions” on some aviation platforms, current & lighting and distributed power, while an announcement on the divestment of transportation (rumored to be a target of Wabtec (NYSE:WAB)) is expected by the end of the second quarter. Structural cost reductions are now expected to be above the $2 billion target outlined on the investor day presentation in November 2017. Flannery outlined that he would lead the creation of a new operating system for GE based on “lean, six sigma ad agile” involving “continuous improvement and customer experience.”

    As a reminder, GE has promised $20 billion of asset sales, and the commentary on the earnings call was reassuring, particularly as the first deal (healthcare IT assets) was underwhelming.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies(NYSE:WAB), or Wabtec, is off to a solid start in 2018. The rail products company reported double-digit gains in revenue and earnings thanks to a combination of factors. As a result, the company remains on pace to hit its full-year guidance.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (WAB) scores highly based on my Warren Buffett-based model, which is based on the book Buffettology, and also the Peter Lynch-inspired approach that uses the method outlined by Lynch in One Up on Wall Street.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID cut its holdings in Wabtec Co. (NYSE:WAB) by 1.2% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 226,515 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 2,800 shares during the period. Wabtec comprises 1.9% of Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 25th biggest position. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s holdings in Wabtec were worth $18,438,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Noodles & Company(NDLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Potbelly Corp falling off fairly quickly afterthe IPOand largelyleveling off into a range or moving sideways over the past 3 years while small capNoodles & Co (NASDAQ: NDLS)shows some signs ofstabilization and small capZoe’s Kitchen Inc (NYSE: ZOES) has been all over the place for investors with shares now falling off:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Potbelly Corp falling off aftertheir IPOsand largelyleveling off over the past 2 1/2 years while small capNoodles & Co (NASDAQ: NDLS)continues to slide and small capZoe’s Kitchen Inc (NYSE: ZOES) is back to around IPO price levels for retail investors:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap restaurant stock Noodles & Co (NASDAQ: NDLS) reportedQ1 2017 earnings after yesterdays market close. In February,Noodles & Co hadannouncedthe completion of an $18.5 million private placement sale of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and warrants to purchase shares of the Company’s Class A Common Stock to an existing shareholder to strengthen the Company’s balance sheet and fund strategic initiatives. The Company also announced plans to close approximately 55 underperforming company-owned restaurants, to eliminate the negative cash flow of these restaurants and improve overall performance.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Catterton Management Company, L.L.C.’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Catterton+Management+Company%2C+L.L.C.

    These are the top 5 holdings of Catterton Management Company, L.L.C.Noodles & Co (NDLS) – 11,106,987 shares, 100% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 62.50%Added: Nood

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ:NDLS) is scheduled to be posting its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Thursday, May 10th. Analysts expect Noodles & Company to post earnings of ($0.03) per share for the quarter. Noodles & Company has set its FY18 guidance at $(0.01)-0.03 EPS.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap restaurant stock Noodles & Co (NASDAQ: NDLS) is scheduled for after the market closes onThursday (March 2nd). A couple of weeks ago, Noodles & Co announcedthat it completed an $18.5 million private placement sale of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and warrants to purchase shares of the Company’s Class A Common Stock to an existing shareholder controlled by L Catterton on February 8, 2017, to strengthen the Company’s balance sheet and fund strategic initiatives. The Company also announced plans to close approximately 55 underperforming company-owned restaurants, to eliminate the negative cash flow of these restaurants and improve overall performance.Fourth quarter 2016 financial results are expected to include the following:

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Boeing Company (BA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    On one particularly big news day, April 28, the DSCA announced that it has notified Congress of no fewer than seven separate pending arms sales that it plans to push through. These deals are aiming to sell:

    110 radar-seeking air-to-ground “HARM” missiles to Australia, generating sales of $137.6 million for prime contractors Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) and Raytheon (NYSE:RTN). Four P-8A Poseidonsubmarine-hunting jet aircraft to New Zealand — a $1.46 billion payday for Boeing (NYSE:BA). 13 76 mm cannonfor installation aboard Israeli Navy SA’AR 4.5 and SA’AR 6 Missile Patrol Boats at a purchase price of $440 million. (Italian firm Leonardo S.p.a.’s DRS North America subsidiary will be the contractor on that one.) Nine Bell 429light utility helicopters to Slovakia, yielding sales of $150 million for Textron (NYSE:TXT). And five CH-47D Chinookhelicopters, sold out of U.S. government surplus to Greece for $80 million.

    Also included in the DSCA’s list of pending contracts are two directed toward the NATO Support and Procurement Agency, specifically:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) traded down 3.39% at $334.66. The stock’s 52-week range is $164.06 to $361.45. Volume was about 50% higher than the daily average of around 4.5 million shares. The company is reportedly in talks to acquire an aircraft parts maker.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Much of this was based on educated guesswork, however, as we extrapolated what we knew about the finances at SpaceX rivalsBoeing(NYSE:BA),Lockheed Martin(NYSE:LMT),Orbital ATK(NYSE:OA), andAirbus(NASDAQOTH:EADSY), and applied it to what wethoughtthat might mean for SpaceX’s own finances. It would have been a whole lot easier to just take a good hard look at SpaceX’s own financial documents, and get the answers straight from the source.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    After a two-week absence during which tech stocks were investors’ favorites, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) returned last week as the top performing stock among the Dow 30. Shares slipped just 0.5% during the week, but that was less that the Dow Jones industrial average as a whole. For the year, the stock is up about 10.6%.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    That didn’t take long. After a one-week absence as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) index’s best performing stock, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has reclaimed its top ranking last week with a gain of nearly 9%. For the first two weeks of 2018, Boeing shares have added 14%.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    What better way, Bill surmised, to make surefire profits amid the turmoil than to literally invest in our nation’s safety? You see, by keeping an eye on which companies Uncle Sam is contracting to develop these defense systems – and which of these systems are actually working – you can stand to make serious profits. Indeed, one of Bill’s main recommendations is Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) – a firm directly involved in both the GMD and THAAD’s production.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: SPDR Blmbg Barclays Em Mkts Lcl Bd ETF (EBND)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    DWFI also holds the SPDR Barclays Emerging Markets Local Bond ETF (NYSE: EBND), SPDR Barclays International Treasury Bond ETF (NYSE: BWX) and the SPDR Barclays Intermediate Term Corporate Bond ETF (NYSE: ITR).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,224 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,230% compared to the typical volume of 92 call options.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ION Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Glencore (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Rigel Pharmaceuticals Inc.(RIGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Thursday ended in the red for most major benchmarks on Wall Street, with the Dow trading down by triple digits at times before climbing back toward the close. After having bounced back sharply in recent days, stocks seemed to lose upward momentum, and interest rate fears returned to the market. The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond once again moved above the 2.9% mark, and shorter-term Treasurys had yields reach levels they haven’t seen in years. Yet even though the overall market was ready to take a break, some companies still enjoyed good news that lifted their shares. Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE:BK), Snap-on (NYSE:SNA), and Rigel Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:RIGL) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIGL) shares dropped 22 percent to $2.52 after the company reported results from the second FIT Phase 3 study for fostamatinib. The company disclosed that the study did not meet primary endpoint.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Shopify Inc.(SHOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Withers]

    If investors want to tap into the growing trend of e-commerce and diversify their portfolio beyond Amazon, Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) and Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) make the shortlist. Shopify is more a pick-and-shovelplay, as the company hasbuilt a powerful back office platform that essentially enables entrepreneursto run an e-commerce business from their phone. Etsy is a pure play marketplace that focuses on serving the creative entrepreneur. These two companies had similar revenue in 2016, were both started in almost the same year (Etsy 2005, Shopify 2006), and are in the business of helping product-selling entrepreneurs connect to buyers online. Let’s take a deeper dive into these two companies and see which is the better buy.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Shopify (NYSE:SHOP)keeps growing briskly as a platform for budding and established online merchants, and shareholders are going along for the ride. Shares of Shopify soared 9% last week, moving higher after another blowout financial performance. The stock initially moved lower on Tuesday following the report, only to roar back into investor fancy later in the week.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Shopify’s(NYSE:SHOP) fourth-quarter earnings results came in above expectations, continuing its flawless streak of earnings beats since going public. The company posted revenue of $130.4 million and breakeven earnings per share. Analysts were expecting a $0.02 loss per share on $121.7 million in sales.

  • [By Dan Caplinger, Tim Brugger, and Seth McNew]

    Risk is always a factor for stock market investors, but if you want the top stocks in your portfolio, you have to be bold. To give you some ideas on which stocks to look at, three Motley Fool contributors weighed in on companies they’re familiar with and made a case for why they deserve a closer look. Read on to learn more about Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG), and Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED) and why they deserve your attention.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    There’s an interesting paradox happening right now surrounding Shopify (NYSE:SHOP). The company — which provides a platform for small and medium-sized businesses to establish an e-commerce presence — has been in the cross hairs of protestors, led by the group SumofUs.com, for providing a platform for the far-right news agency Breitbart. And yet, the stock has never been better, advancing over 60% this year in the face of the protests.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018

Source: ThinkstockMarch 27 2018: The S&P 500 closed down 1.7% at 2,612.60. The DJIA closed down 1.4% at 23,858.19. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 2.9% at 7,008.81.

Tuesday was a down day for the broad U.S. markets, coming a day after the Dow posted one of its top 3 performances, in terms of points, in the history of the index. All three of the major indices gave back practically all of their gains from Monday, and all of this sell off came in the last couple hours of trading. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly negative. The most positive sectors were utilities and real estate up 1.5% and 0.1%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were technology and financials down 3.7% and 2.5%, respectively.

Crude oil was down 1.9% at $64.66.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Apple Inc.(AAPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    Many investors are saying it's merely a matter of when, not if, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) will exceed the $1 trillion valuation mark.

    The Expert

    TradingAnalysis.com's founder Todd Gordon.

  • [By ]

    He practices what he preaches. While Berkshire Hathaway has ownership interests in about 45 companies, the lion’s share of the portfolio (nearly two-thirds) is invested in just six names. The biggest is Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), followed by Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), Kraft Heinz (Nasdaq: KHC), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), and American Express (NYSE: AXP).Buffett isn’t afraid to make colossal investments in a small handful of positions. And with few exceptions, these big bets usually work out brilliantly. Of course, we’re also talking about the most astute stock picker of all time. For those without his legendary skills, this strategy might be far less productive — possibly even dangerous.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) fiscal first-quarter results are due on Thursday. The consensus estimates call for EPS of $3.81 and $86.75 billion in revenue. Shares ended the week at $171.51 apiece. The consensus price target is $189.48, and the stock has a 52-week range of $120.62 to $180.10.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) traded down 2.83% at $167.88 in a 52-week range of $140.06 to $183.50. Volume of about 32 million shares was around 15% below the daily average. The company announced a new iPad this morning for the education market, but a reasonable question might be, “What’s the point?”

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: CVD Equipment Corporation(CVV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Wednesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap materials and coatings stock CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV) as a short/bearish trade:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    At the beginning of the week, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedsmall cap industrial machinery stock CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV) as a long/bullish trade:

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Internap Network Services Corporation(INAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Internap Corp (NASDAQ: INAP) got a boost, shooting up 28 percent to $2.32 as the company reported that it has raised $43 million in a common equity private placement.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Internap Corp (NASDAQ: INAP) got a boost, shooting up 13 percent to $2.97 on strong quarterly results. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Internap from Hold to Buy and raised the price target from $2.00 to $5.50.

  • [By Alex McGuire]

    These are the 10 best penny stocks that have seen the biggest returns over the last week (March 7 – March 14)…

    Penny StockCurrent PriceWeekly Gain (March 7 – March 14)Ocera Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: OCRX)$1.47+147.1%Internap Corp. (Nasdaq: INAP)$3.28+41.4%Soligenix Inc. (Nasdaq: SNGX)$2.94+40%Navios Maritime Partners LP (NYSE: NMM)$2.63+37%QuickLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QUIK)$2.14+30.5%Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp. (Nasdaq: ADMP)$4.60+22.7EXCO Resources Inc. (NYSE: XCO)$0.65+20.5%Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CYCC)$4.38+20.3%Hebron Technology Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq: HEBT)$3.99+19.1%Curis Inc. (Nasdaq: CRIS)$2.85+18.4%

    As a reminder, this is only a tracking metric of penny stocks trading on SEC-regulated exchanges like the Nasdaq and NYSE. Although these top penny stocks are safer than those trading on the pink sheets, we don’t recommend buying any of them without the proper amount of financial research.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc.(CNSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, telecommunications services shares fell by 0.96 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CNSL), down 7 percent, and Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd (NASDAQ: IGLD), down 6 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the telecommunications services sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CNSL) and Telecom Argentina SA (ADR) (NYSE: TEO).

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: ArQule Inc.(ARQL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    ArQule Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) dropped about 23% Friday, to post a new 52-week low of $1.13 after closing at $1.47 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.17. Volume was about 15 times the daily average of around 150,000 shares. The biopharmaceutical company said this morning that a phase 3 trial of a cancer drug did not meet the primary endpoint of improving overall survival.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Find out what's going on in today's market and bring any questions you have to Benzinga's PreMarket Prep.

    Analysts are expecting Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) to have earned $0.47 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion in the latest quarter. Discovery Communications shares rose 0.17 percent to $29.08 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect T-Mobile US Inc (NASDAQ: TMUS) to report

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    T-Mobile US Inc (NYSE: TMUS) reported upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter on Tuesday.
    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI) agreed to acquire GigPeak Inc (NYSE: GIG) for around $250 million in cash.
    Charles River Laboratories Intl. Inc (NYSE: CRL) reported better-than-expected profit for its fourth quarter.
    Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMKR) posted downbeat revenue for its fourth quarter and issued a weak outlook for the current quarter.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

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

  • [By Sreekanth Anasa]

    The biggest positives for Microsoft Corporation in 2016 would be its triple digit (113% Azure revenue growth) cloud revenue growth and it overtaking salesforce (NYSE:CRM) to become the overall enterprise SaaS market leader. Also, Office 365 increased its customer base to 23.1 M and Dynamics CRM online seat additions, enterprise mobility customers nearly doubled year over year. Surface series revenues growing by 9% ($3.81 B in profit) in the latest quarter can also be counted as apositive. Microsoft’s commercial cloud has also touched an impressive annualized run rate of $12.1 B.

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Salesforce.com, Inc. (NYSE: CRM) reported fiscal third-quarter financial results after markets closed last Thursday. Although Salesforce is competing with Oracle, the former outperformed this week as a result of strong earnings. These strong earnings may feed the fire for a potential acquisition and analysts are hiking their price targets.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Salesforce.com, Inc. (NYSE: CRM) reported fiscal third quarter financial results after markets closed Tuesday. While shares did take a step back in Wednesdays session, analysts were still fairly positive following the report.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.(UBNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Monday, small cap Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ: UBNT) fell 7.89%after notorious short seller Andrew Left/Citron Research issued a report calling the stock a fraud, but shares were regainingsome of what was lost in early Tuesdaytrading. Ubiquiti Networkseliminates barriers to connectivity for under-networked enterprises, communities and consumers with its leading-edge platforms that connect hundreds of millions of people throughout the world. With over 60 million devices sold worldwide, through a network of over 100 distributors, to customers in more than 180 countries and territories,the Companyhas maintained an industry-leading financial profile by leveraging a unique business model to develop products that combine innovative technology with disruptive price-to-performance characteristics.Growth is supported by the Ubiquiti Community, a global grass-roots community of 4 million entrepreneurial operators and systems integrators who engage in thousands of forums.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q2 2017 earnings report formid cap network communication platform makerUbiquiti Networks Inc (NASDAQ: UBNT) is scheduled for after the market closes on Thursday (February 9). Ubiquiti Networkshas been in our SmallCap Network Elite Opportunity (SCN EO) portfolio as a M2M growth play with plenty of cash and very little debt. When we added the stock in November 2014, our SCN EO newsletternoted:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Ubiquiti Networks Inc.(NASDAQ:UBNT) were down 13.4% as of 1:30 p.m. EST Friday after the networking hardware company released mixed fiscal second-quarter 2017 results.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, technology shares rose by just 0.2 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Ubiquiti Networks Inc (NASDAQ: UBNT), down 14 percent, and Magnachip Semiconductor Corp (NYSE: MX), down 12 percent.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid cap network communication platform makerUbiquiti Networks Inc (NASDAQ: UBNT) reportedfiscal Q4 2017 earnings before the market opened with shares surging 16.56% when the market closed. Revenues increased 23% year-over-year and 4.7% sequentially to $228.6 million, primarily driven by continued strong demand for new product offerings across the Company’s product lines. Enterprise Technology revenues increased 49% year-over-year, primarily driven by continued adoption of the Company’s UniFi product family of access points, switches, gateways and IP cameras.Service Provider Technology revenues increased 5% year-over-year and 10% sequentially, primarily driven by the Company’s airMAX AC and airMAX AC Gen 2 product lines. GAAP Net Income was $60.7 million versus $57.7 million. Total cash and cash equivalents as of June 30, 2017 were $604.2 million versus $533.9 million as of March 31, 2017, representing an increase of over 13%.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Fiserv, Inc.(FISV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider selling last week:Corcept Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CORT), Customers Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: CUBI), Ellie Mae Inc. (NYSE: ELLI), Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) and Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA).

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Shopify Inc.(SHOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Shopify Inc. (NYSE: SHOP) released its most recent quarterly report before the markets opened on Thursday. The company said that it had a net loss of $0.03 per share on $222.8 million in revenue, compared with consensus estimates that called for earnings of $0.05 per share $209.28 million in revenue. The same period of last year reportedly had no earnings andrevenue of$130.38 million in.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Shopify (SHOP) is especially designed for small and medium-sized businesses. It is based in Ottawa, Canada.

    I like this stock recommendation because this is a young company that focuses on providing on-line marketing solutions at a reasonable price for small and mid-size companies.

  • [By Keith Noonan, Dan Caplinger, and Travis Hoium]

    With that in mind, we asked three Motley Fool contributing investors to identify a company that’s on track to continue operating at the high levels needed to deliver strong returns. Read on to see why they thinkShopify (NYSE:SHOP),Proto Labs (NYSE:PRLB), and Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO) are top growth stocks to buy this April.

  • [By WWW.FOOL.COM]

    Shopify(NYSE:SHOP)stock has been on a tear, rocketing up over 180% since the company went public in May of 2015. The company’s business model is pretty simple: Sign up merchants, charge merchants to use its platform, help merchants sell stuff, and take a small percentage from each sale. Then, rinse and repeat at alarger scale with more profitability. Shopify is executing this strategy extremely well, posting strong third quarter 2016 results with record growth in total merchants, sales volume, and revenue.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Shopify Inc. (NYSE: SHOP) fourth-quarter results are scheduled for Thursday. The consensus forecast is a net loss of $0.05 per share on $209.28 million in revenue. Shares were last seen at $119.55. The consensus price target is $119.00. The 52-week range is $54.30 to $131.16.

  • [By Dan Caplinger, Tim Brugger, and Seth McNew]

    Risk is always a factor for stock market investors, but if you want the top stocks in your portfolio, you have to be bold. To give you some ideas on which stocks to look at, three Motley Fool contributors weighed in on companies they’re familiar with and made a case for why they deserve a closer look. Read on to learn more about Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG), and Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED) and why they deserve your attention.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now

INDIANAPOLISEli Lilly and Co. says it will pull its advertising from Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News show, butAngie’s List says its commercials will continueafter aNew York Times reportrevealed settlements on allegations of sexual harassment againstthe host.

The two Indianapolis-based companies are among dozens of major companies re-evaluating their choice to advertise on The O’Reilly Factor.

“In light of the serious nature of the accusations made against Bill O’Reilly, I can confirm that Eli Lilly and Co. has suspended its advertising on The O’Reilly Factor,” Lilly spokesmanMark E. Taylor said in a statement Wednesday.

Angie’s List released a statement about its decision Tuesday.

“We do not have plans to change our ad buy,” the company said in thestatement. “The advertising strategy we have long used at Angies List is meant to reach as many people as possible with news that our service exists and is available to them. We place ads across a wide spectrum of venues intending to reach as many viewers/listeners/readers as possible without taking a position on the viewpoints of the venues themselves. Just as we trust members to make their own hiring decisions, we trust them to make their own media consumption decisions.”

Best Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: CNH Industrial N.V.(CNHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    I wrote bullishly about Deere (DE) back in December, and since then the stock has done…not much, gaining 4.8% to the S&P 500′s 4.1% rise. So I’ve tried to stay on top of the stock, both the bullish calls and the bearish ones–and today, I have another bear to add to the list. That would be JPMorgan’s Ann Duignan, who reiterated her Underweight rating on Deere today, as well as CNH Industrial (CNHI) and Agco (AGCO). She explains why:

Best Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Boardwalk Pipeline Partners L.P.(BWP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Friday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested mid cap natural gas pipeline stock Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE: BWP) as a bullish/long trade:

Best Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Textainer Group Holdings Limited(TGH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Hogue]

    There is one particular shipping company of which investors are being especially fearful, to the point of hating it. I'm talking about Textainer Group Holdings (NYSE: TGH), a container leasing company with 2.6 million 20-foot equivalent containers, the largest fleet among its peers.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Shopify Inc.(SHOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger, Tim Brugger, and Seth McNew]

    Risk is always a factor for stock market investors, but if you want the top stocks in your portfolio, you have to be bold. To give you some ideas on which stocks to look at, three Motley Fool contributors weighed in on companies they’re familiar with and made a case for why they deserve a closer look. Read on to learn more about Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG), and Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED) and why they deserve your attention.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    There’s an interesting paradox happening right now surrounding Shopify (NYSE:SHOP). The company — which provides a platform for small and medium-sized businesses to establish an e-commerce presence — has been in the cross hairs of protestors, led by the group SumofUs.com, for providing a platform for the far-right news agency Breitbart. And yet, the stock has never been better, advancing over 60% this year in the face of the protests.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Shopify Inc. (NYSE: SHOP) fourth-quarter results are scheduled for Thursday. The consensus forecast is a net loss of $0.05 per share on $209.28 million in revenue. Shares were last seen at $119.55. The consensus price target is $119.00. The 52-week range is $54.30 to $131.16.

  • [By Brian Withers]

    If investors want to tap into the growing trend of e-commerce and diversify their portfolio beyond Amazon, Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) and Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) make the shortlist. Shopify is more a pick-and-shovelplay, as the company hasbuilt a powerful back office platform that essentially enables entrepreneursto run an e-commerce business from their phone. Etsy is a pure play marketplace that focuses on serving the creative entrepreneur. These two companies had similar revenue in 2016, were both started in almost the same year (Etsy 2005, Shopify 2006), and are in the business of helping product-selling entrepreneurs connect to buyers online. Let’s take a deeper dive into these two companies and see which is the better buy.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Bill Barrett Corporation(BBG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Halcon Resources Corp (NYSE: HK) and Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE: BBG).

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    Canadian Natural Resources Limited (NYSE: CNQ): Free Stock Analysis Report
     
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