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Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

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Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Kopin Corporation(KOPN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Kopin (NASDAQ:KOPN) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kopin earned a news impact score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 49.0174305760064 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about Kopin (NASDAQ:KOPN) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kopin earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 45.9996934088004 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    Shares of Kopin traded up $0.03, reaching $3.34, on Monday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The stock had a trading volume of 101,064 shares, compared to its average volume of 263,988. Kopin has a fifty-two week low of $2.80 and a fifty-two week high of $4.60.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kopin (NASDAQ:KOPN) and Pixelworks (NASDAQ:PXLW) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. (NYSE: TSM) and Kopin (NASDAQ:KOPN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Open Text Corp (TSE:OTEX) (NASDAQ:OTEX)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as C$46.80 and last traded at C$46.53, with a volume of 121029 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at C$46.16.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Open Text (NASDAQ:OTEX) Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallJan. 31, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Science Applications International (NYSE: SAIC) and Open Text (NASDAQ:OTEX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) boss Jack Dorsey and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg fielded questions about foreign interference in U.S. elections, the proliferation of fake news, and assertions that their systems are being used in ways that favor Democratic ideas. And of course, they talked about what they think their companies should be doing to reduce the problems. But as with so many things involving social media, the parties in the conversation were probably talking past each other and not really listening.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) shares short increased to 53.50 million from the previous level of 40.60 million. Shares traded recently at $44.00, in a 52-week trading range of $15.67 to $47.79.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    It turns out smaller advertisers have played a big part in supporting Facebook’s continued growth. And that’s a huge advantage for Facebook over smaller rivals Snap (NYSE:SNAP) and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), both of which still derive the majority of their ad revenue from big companies.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) has shown double-digit daily active user growth on a percentage basis for seven straight quarters. What makes that more impressive is that Twitter has grown monthly active users just 2% since the first quarter of 2017, and a compound annual growth rate of just 3% over the last two years. Last quarter, Twitter saw a sequential decline in monthly active users, a repeat of the second quarter last year.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Adidas (NASDAQOTH:ADDYY) just announced a new partnership with Twitter (NYSE:TWTR): Friday Night Stripes, a high school football streaming service that’ll be available to everyone, logged in or not.

  • [By Mac Greer]

    Meanwhile, there was a double shot of news from Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX): It’s phasing out disposable plastic straws, and its former CEO made a bold prediction about the growth of its business in China. PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) tells investors that it’s still interested in acquisitions, and will be for a while. Finally, Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) goes into housecleaning mode, which is making Wall Street nervous.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Bruker Corporation(BRKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bruker Co. (NASDAQ:BRKR) – Jefferies Financial Group lowered their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Bruker in a research report issued on Tuesday, February 12th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst B. Couillard now expects that the medical research company will earn $0.24 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.28. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Bruker’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.60 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $1.58 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.75 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Bruker (BRKR)” was first reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this story on another publication, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. and international trademark & copyright law. The correct version of this story can be viewed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4145365/stock-traders-purchase-high-volume-of-call-options-on-bruker-brkr.html.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Bruker Co. (NASDAQ:BRKR) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twelve brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $33.11.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Virtusa Corporation(VRTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Virtusa (NASDAQ:VRTU) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks issued their Q1 2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Virtusa in a report released on Wednesday, May 16th. SunTrust Banks analyst F. Atkins expects that the information technology services provider will post earnings of $0.33 per share for the quarter. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Hold” rating on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Virtusa’s Q2 2020 earnings at $0.46 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.56 EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at $0.60 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sei Investments Co. reduced its stake in Virtusa Co. (NASDAQ:VRTU) by 5.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 21,835 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after selling 1,275 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in Virtusa were worth $1,058,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $279.85 million.

    Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ: KMDA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $24.02 million.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Black Box Corporation(BBOX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Black Box (NASDAQ:BBOX) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Black Box earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 48.0509907143742 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Black Box Corp. (NASDAQ: BBOX) traded flat Thursday to match its 52-week low of $0.75 after closing Tuesday at $0.75. The stock’s 52-week high is $8.45. Volume was more than 40 times the daily average of about 180,000 shares. The company warned on Tuesday that it could face bankruptcy. Shares rose in Thursday trading and are on track to post a gain of about 30% for the day.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Liberum Capital reissued their hold rating on shares of Tritax Big Box REIT (LON:BBOX) in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

    Separately, Numis Securities lifted their target price on Tritax Big Box REIT from GBX 150 ($1.95) to GBX 153 ($1.99) and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Monday, August 20th.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Black Box Co. (NASDAQ:BBOX) gapped down before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $1.88, but opened at $1.95. Black Box shares last traded at $2.08, with a volume of 51479 shares trading hands.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Black Box Co. (NASDAQ:BBOX) shares traded up 43.4% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $1.30 and last traded at $1.19. 1,341,057 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 37% from the average session volume of 975,331 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.83.

Top Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now

First Solar (FSLR) was at the bottom of the S&P 500 Wednesday,  on the heels of its fourth quarter was better than expected, but not good enough for many investors.

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First Solar dropped $3.06, or 8.4%, to $33.56. The S&P 500 closed down just 2.56 points, or 0.11%, to 2362.82.

First Solar said it earned $1.24 per share, above the 98 cents analysts forecast. Revenues fell 49% to $480.43 million, also beating the $394.65 million consensus.  

However even bulls warned that the shares could be rangebound this year. Credit Suisse’s Andrew Hughes was one of the skeptics, cutting his rating on the stock to Underweight and lowering his price target by $1, to $29.

From his note:

Project timing poses risk to 2017 ests and could further impair 8Point3′s value, 2018′s book of business seems unlikely to support 3x earnings growth, and valuation on a normalized earnings trajectory does not appear compelling following the stock’s recent strong run.

Top Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc.(HVT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Havertys (NYSE:HVT) – Stock analysts at KeyCorp dropped their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for Havertys in a research report issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. KeyCorp analyst B. Thomas now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of $0.29 for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.31. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Havertys’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.39 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.45 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Haverty Furniture Companies (HVT) Hits New 12-Month High After Better-Than-Expected Earnings” was reported by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are reading this piece on another domain, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States and international copyright legislation. The original version of this piece can be accessed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4167275/haverty-furniture-companies-hvt-hits-new-12-month-high-after-better-than-expected-earnings.html.

Top Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Endeavour Silver Corporation(EXK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Endeavour Silver (NYSE:EXK) and McEwen Mining (NYSE:MUX) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Endeavour Silver Corp (TSE:EDR) (NYSE:EXK) insider Christine Deborah West sold 16,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$4.23, for a total value of C$67,680.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Endeavour Silver (NYSE: EXK) is one of 41 publicly-traded companies in the “Gold & silver ores” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Endeavour Silver to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE: WPM) and Endeavour Silver (NYSE:EXK) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) fell 32.7 percent to $13.25 in pre-market trading after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) fell 15.7 percent to $12.30 in pre-market trading. Subsea 7 confirmed a $7.00 per share proposal to acquire Mcdermott, pending termination of merger agreement with CB&I.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 9 percent to $3.65 in pre-market trading after rising 11.39 percent on Friday.
    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) fell 8 percent to $88.36 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter on Monday.
    SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) fell 7.1 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading.
    Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK) shares fell 5.9 percent to $2.88 in pre-market trading after declining 3.16 percent on Friday.
    Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) shares fell 5.5 percent to $12.25 in pre-market trading.
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares fell 5.1 percent to $2.96 in pre-market trading after rising 76.27 percent on Friday.
    GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE: GSB) fell 5.1 percent to $3.57 in pre-market trading.
    Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (NYSE: FMS) shares fell 4.1 percent to $49.93 in pre-market trading.
    Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) fell 4.1 percent to $9.75 in pre-market trading. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey downgraded Oasis Petroleum from Hold to Sell

Top Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), Scientific Games Corp (NASDAQ:SGMS), and Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc (NASDAQ:SBGI) don’t have a lot in common from a business perspective, but all three have plunged over the past month. 

  • [By ]

    Case in point is Twitter (TWTR) .

    Shares are rising about 5% in premarket trading on Wednesday after the social media platform served up another quarter that indicated founder Jack Dorsey (who returned as CEO in 2015) is leading a real turnaround. Hat tip to him for not selling the company at the 2017 lows and what looks to be a successful pivot to more of a live events player. Twitter shares the past year: up 95%.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) has become the latest social media company that plans to regulate what it deems negative activity of its users. It will almost certainly crack down on what it calls “dehumanizing language.” First, Twitter will ask for feedback from users, a process that will end October 9. Parts of Twitter’s management will then sort through the responses, but it appears some changes are in the offing.

Top Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Amedisys Inc(AMED)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BioScrip (NASDAQ: BIOS) and Amedisys Home Health and Hospice Care (NASDAQ:AMED) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Research analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald started coverage on shares of Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) in a report released on Thursday. The brokerage set a “neutral” rating and a $117.00 price target on the health services provider’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s price objective would indicate a potential downside of 2.50% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Stephens reissued their hold rating on shares of Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) in a report published on Tuesday. They currently have a $78.00 price objective on the health services provider’s stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ:AMED) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the seventeen analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $89.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ:AMED) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $75.59 and last traded at $74.60, with a volume of 202894 shares. The stock had previously closed at $74.00.

Top Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc.(PWOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Headlines about Penns Woods Bancorp (NASDAQ:PWOD) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Penns Woods Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.2338385861856 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

Everi (NYSE:EVRI) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Monday.

According to Zacks, “Everi Holdings Inc. is a holding company which operates through subsidiaries, Global Cash Access, Inc. and Multimedia Games Holding Company, Inc. The Company’s segments include Games and Payments. Global Cash Access, Inc. provides integrated gaming payments solutions, video and mechanical reel gaming content and technology solutions, as well as compliance and software. Multimedia Games Holding Company, Inc., designs, manufactures and supplies gaming machines and systems. Everi Holdings Inc., formerly known as Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc., is headquartered in Las Vegas, United States. “

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: support.com Inc.(SPRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Analog Devices, Inc.(ADI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. increased its stake in shares of Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) by 3.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 175,419 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 5,091 shares during the quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Analog Devices were worth $15,986,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its position in shares of Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) by 6.6% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 8,608,728 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 532,620 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Analog Devices were worth $784,513,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Gifford Fong Associates bought a new position in shares of Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm bought 4,000 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $384,000.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Hill: You’re saying Mary Barra doesn’t have a Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) account? She’s not spending three hours going on Joe Rogan’s podcast?

    Hanson: I have not seen her smoke dope. I will say that. That’s not to say she hasn’t.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Don’t be fooled by the underwriters’ window dressing. Remember Twitter Inc.’s (NYSE: TWTR) IPO in 2013? It was supposed to be the next best thing in social media, and analysts fell over each other raising their price targets.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    Kylie Jenner, who grew up on the reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, has expanded her social media following to 114 million Instagram followers, 25 million Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) followers, and roughly 9 million Snapchat (NYSE: SNAP) followers, all by the tender age of 21.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Their picks: home-improvement retail leader Home Depot (NYSE:HD) and social media majors Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR).

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    TRON (TRX) founder Justin Sun is the latest fan of Joseph Muscat, the prime minister of Malta. On March 26, Sun said on Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) that he supports the great foresight of Muscat because of his crypto-friendly policies.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) is having a bad start to the week, with shares tanking today by as much as 10%. Sluggish user growth has dogged the investing narrative ever since the company went public, but Twitter has been able to prove in recent years that it doesn’t need user growth to build a sustainable, profitable business. The company delivered its first ever GAAP-profitable quarter just a few months ago, mostly driven by cost-cutting, followed by another GAAP-profitable quarter, driven by actual revenue growth.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Xilinx, Inc.(XLNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on Xilinx (XLNX) , Celgene (CELG) , Exelixis (EXEL) , Moneygram (MGI) , Monster Beverage (MNST) , SunCoke Energy Partners (SXCP) and Mattel (MAT) .

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) is well aware of this massive opportunity, which is why AI-focused development was a common theme at its recent analyst day. The company has already taken its first steps in the AI space with the help of its field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), but it’s now looking to raise its game by going all in on product development.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nomura upgraded shares of Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) from a reduce rating to a neutral rating in a research note published on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. They currently have $70.00 price target on the programmable devices maker’s stock, up from their prior price target of $60.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Earnest Partners LLC increased its stake in Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) by 0.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 845,144 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,393 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC owned approximately 0.33% of Xilinx worth $61,053,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Itron Inc.(ITRI)

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: COP, HD, HSBC
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) has seized assets from the Venezuelan-owned firm PDVSA in the Caribbean. The company won a court case that will allow it to take over assets owned by the Venezuelan government. The court enabled the seizures as part of a broader plan to allow the firm to recoup roughly $2 billion following the 2007 nationalization of its assets in Venezuela by the huge Castro-led government.
    Monday will be a quiet day on the earnings front. Investors are looking to Tuesday’s calendar, when The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) reports earnings. Tomorrow, Wall Street analysts expect that Home Depot will report earnings per share of $2.07 on top of $25.2 billion in revenue. Investors will be hoping that the company reports strong profits thanks to an improving U.S. economy and the recent tax reform law.
    Expect a lot of chatter today about blockchain technology. That’s because ING Bank and HSBC Holdings Plc. (NYSE: HSBC) announced over the weekend that they engaged in their first trade ever using blockchain technology. The two engaged in a trade on behalf of Cargill to finance a shipment of soybeans from Argentina to Malaysia.
    Today, look for earnings reports from Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A), Itron Inc. (Nasdaq: ITRI), Vipshop Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq: VIPS), Amyris Biotechnologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRS), Sky Solar Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq: SKYS), Mazor Robotics Ltd. (Nasdaq: MZOR), China Lodging Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: HTHT), and Mimecast Ltd. (Nasdaq: MIME).

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TheStreet cut shares of Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) from a b rating to a c rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning.

    Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on ITRI. BidaskClub upgraded Itron from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Oppenheimer reiterated a buy rating and set a $78.00 price objective on shares of Itron in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Canaccord Genuity upgraded Itron from a hold rating to a buy rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $78.00 to $84.00 in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Cowen upgraded Itron from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $80.00 to $84.00 in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, JMP Securities set a $108.00 price objective on Itron and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $83.36.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) – Analysts at Oppenheimer cut their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Itron in a research note issued on Tuesday, May 15th. Oppenheimer analyst N. Kaye now anticipates that the scientific and technical instruments company will earn $0.55 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.86. Oppenheimer currently has a “Buy” rating and a $78.00 target price on the stock. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Itron’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.46 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $3.10 billion.
    Rexnord Corporation (NYSE: RXN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $551.94 million.
    Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE: INVH) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $423.13 million.
    Switch, Inc. (NYSE: SWCH) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $99.83 million.
    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $579.85 million.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $119.06 million.
    Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $68.14 million.
    Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRNA) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.38 per share on revenue of $1.87 million.
    VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $130.00 million.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $45.38 million.
    Restoration Robotics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIR) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.17 per share on revenue of $5.93 million.
    YogaWorks, Inc. (NASDAQ: YOGA) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.22 per share on revenue of

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Shares of Graham Co. (NYSE:GHM) reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $27.51 and last traded at $27.41, with a volume of 80000 shares. The stock had previously closed at $26.10.

Several research firms recently issued reports on GHM. TheStreet raised Graham from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 31st. ValuEngine raised Graham from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 2nd.

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The company has a market capitalization of $255.04 million, a PE ratio of 137.37 and a beta of 0.83.

Graham (NYSE:GHM) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 31st. The industrial products company reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $22.18 million for the quarter. Graham had a positive return on equity of 1.65% and a negative net margin of 12.70%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.18 earnings per share.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: AirMedia Group Inc(AMCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    AirMedia Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCN) posted a 52-week low of $1.04 after closing down 23% on Wednesday at $1.35. The 52-week high is $3.30. Volume was about 4 million, nearly 20 times the daily average of around 230,000 million shares. The Chinese outdoor advertising company said yesterday that it is terminating a potential go-private transaction.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc.(USAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Universal Stainless & Alloy Products (NASDAQ: USAP) and SUMITOMO Corp/S (OTCMKTS:SSUMY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Universal Stainless & Alloy Products (USAP)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAP) traded down 0% on Friday . The company traded as low as $24.22 and last traded at $24.53. 505,097 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 1,278% from the average session volume of 36,661 shares. The stock had previously closed at $24.53.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levy]

    That growth is supported by improving the quality and effectiveness of ad products, producing a greater return for marketers, and thus enabling them to pay more for an ad. Competitors like Snap (NYSE:SNAP) and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) have also boasted ofimproving returns on investment for their ad products, but that seems to stem largely from significant decreases in ad prices, not necessarily improved ad performance. Facebook’s ability to continue improving its ad products will enable it to fend off the competition.

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    Elon Musk’s recent concession that “humans are underrated” via Twitter (TWTR) reflects a change in philosophy that may well determine whether Tesla Inc. (TSLA) can achieve its projections for the Model 3 — a closely watched benchmark of the company’s ability to reach profitability without having to raise new capital. 

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    The former – led by Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) and Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), for example – are going to get clobbered, while the broader pullback will give savvy investors in the latter a massive and potentially very profitable opportunity.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Covenant Transportation Group, Inc.(CVTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ: ODFL) and Covenant Transport (NASDAQ:CVTI) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Covenant Transport (NASDAQ:CVTI) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Saturday morning.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVTI) shares hit a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $35.19 and last traded at $34.25, with a volume of 9263 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $33.86.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: UNITIL Corporation(UTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Pacific Gas and Electric (NYSE: PCG) and Unitil (NYSE:UTL) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Unitil (NYSE:UTL) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Unitil earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.4302036170418 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: First Choice Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (FCHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Telsey Advisory Group assumed coverage on shares of First Choice Healthcare Solutions (OTCMKTS:FCHS). Telsey Advisory Group issued a buy rating on the stock.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: New Ireland Fund, Inc. (IRL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    IrishCoin (CURRENCY:IRL) traded down 14.1% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 18:00 PM Eastern on May 15th. One IrishCoin coin can now be purchased for approximately $0.0082 or 0.00000097 BTC on major exchanges. Over the last week, IrishCoin has traded 34.1% lower against the dollar. IrishCoin has a market capitalization of $291,706.00 and $248.00 worth of IrishCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    IrishCoin (CURRENCY:IRL) traded down 4.5% against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on June 22nd. In the last week, IrishCoin has traded 7.3% higher against the U.S. dollar. IrishCoin has a total market capitalization of $229,642.00 and $26.00 worth of IrishCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One IrishCoin coin can now be bought for about $0.0065 or 0.00000107 BTC on exchanges.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Flextronics International Ltd.(FLEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid cap electronic manufacturing services (EMS) stock Flextronics International Ltd (NASDAQ: FLEX) reported fiscal Q3 2017 earnings after the market closed on Thursday with results beating expectations. Q3 net sales grew 10% to$6.75 billion above the high end of the guidance range of $6.3 to $6.7 billion. GAAP net income was approximately $118 millionversus net income of $129 million.The earnings release also noted:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ: CYOU) fell 27.5 percent to $21.35 in pre-market trading.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) fell 19.7 percent to $13.36 in pre-market trading after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 10.5 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) fell 8.1 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8 percent to $110.05 in pre-market trading. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) fell 6.2 percent to $35.36 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: DB) fell 5 percent to $13.63 in pre-market trading.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 4.3 percent to $48.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 results.
    Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) shares fell 4 percent to $64.00 in pre-market trading. Colgate-Palmolive posted upbeat Q1 earnings, while sales missed estimates

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Flex (NASDAQ:FLEX) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Saturday.

    FLEX has been the topic of a number of other reports. ValuEngine downgraded Flex from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, March 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised Flex from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. Raymond James downgraded Flex from a strong-buy rating to a market perform rating and reduced their price target for the stock from $22.00 to $19.00 in a research report on Friday, April 27th. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their price target on Flex from $22.00 to $19.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, April 27th. Finally, Citigroup reduced their price target on Flex from $20.00 to $16.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, April 30th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $19.94.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Energizer Holdings, Inc.(ENR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares jumped 113.5 percent to $0.6737 after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares rose 35.34 percent to close at $3.32.
    Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW) shares gained 30.36 percent to $3.65.
    Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: XTNT) shares jumped 25.6 percent to $7.4701 after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for InTice™-C Porous Titanium Cervical Interbody System.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares surged 20 percent to $2.495.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) surged 17.04 percent to $2.61.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 15 percent to $8.32 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the development of next generation interactive educational activities.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) gained 15 percent to $3.39.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 13.7 percent to $49.64. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    FRONTEO, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEO) shares rose 11.8 percent to $20.956.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares jumped 11.1 percent to $3.38.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) rose 10.6 percent to $7.41.
    NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) shares gained 9 percent to $2.32.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) rose 7.6 percent to $24.19. Northcoast Research upgraded Kelly Services from Neutral to Buy.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $33.70. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX) gained 5.5 percent to $32.56. KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx from Sector Weight to Overweight.
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Enova International, Inc.(ENVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Enova International (NYSE: ENVA) and Regional Management (NYSE:RM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Enova International (NYSE:ENVA) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Enova International, Inc. is a provider of online financial services. It offers loans to customers in the United States and in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. The Company’s customers include consumers who have bank accounts but use alternative financial credit services because of their limited access to more traditional consumer credit from banks, thrifts, credit card companies and other lenders. Enova International, Inc is headquartered in Chicago. “

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media stories about Enova International (NYSE:ENVA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Enova International earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the credit services provider an impact score of 47.1141156093879 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

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Not everyone was happy that Waymo played a pair of self-promoting videos for jurors on the opening day of its trade-secrets trial against Uber Technologies Inc.

The ride-hailing giant protested, unsuccessfully, to the judge that “Say Hello to Waymo” and a second video depicting Waymo’s cars driving around, with music in the background, are “essentially infomercials” that are “largely irrelevant and obviously intended to bias the jury.”

“The court and parties should stay focused on the trade secret issues the jury is to decide — not whether autonomous vehicles are cool or whether they have arrived, or who has the best marketing materials,” Uber said in a court filing.

In one video, the narrator talks about Waymo testing its driverless technology “on real city streets every single day” and demonstrates a blind man being given a ride.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated(SYKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Barrington Research reiterated their hold rating on shares of Sykes Enterprises (NASDAQ:SYKE) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday morning.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Sykes Enterprises (NASDAQ:SYKE) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $31.00.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
    General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
    Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
    Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
    National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
    The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
    Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
    Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
    Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Cellcom Israel Ltd.(CEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Millicom (OTCMKTS: MIICF) and Cellcom Israel (NYSE:CEL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Xilinx, Inc.(XLNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Xilinx (XLNX) : “I think it’s time to start getting back into NVIDIA (NVDA) .”

    Celgene (CELG) : “I’d rather buy Amgen (AMGN) or Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) . I think Celgene overpaid for that acquisition a few years ago.”

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) by 246.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 140,239 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 99,786 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC’s holdings in Xilinx were worth $10,131,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nomura upgraded shares of Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) from a reduce rating to a neutral rating in a research note published on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. They currently have $70.00 price target on the programmable devices maker’s stock, up from their prior price target of $60.00.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: StarTek, Inc.(SRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sartorius (ETR:SRT) received a €100.00 ($116.28) price target from research analysts at Commerzbank in a report released on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “sell” rating on the stock. Commerzbank’s target price suggests a potential downside of 17.36% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ: CCRN) and StarTek (NYSE:SRT) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Startek’s (SRT) CEO Chad Carlson on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) -$0.01 Earnings Per Share Expected for StarTek (SRT) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) StarTek (SRT) Downgraded by ValuEngine to Sell (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: StarTek (SRT) Given $13.50 Consensus Price Target by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Edited Transcript of SRT earnings conference call or presentation 8-May-18 8:30pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com)

    StarTek traded down $0.03, hitting $6.98, during trading hours on Friday, according to MarketBeat. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 199,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 114,323. StarTek has a 12 month low of $6.57 and a 12 month high of $14.78. The company has a market capitalization of $108.16 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -87.25 and a beta of 0.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70, a quick ratio of 2.24 and a current ratio of 2.41.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) and StarTek (NYSE:SRT) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: IPG Photonics Corporation(IPGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Advantus Capital Management Inc reduced its position in shares of IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) by 16.5% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 3,859 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 763 shares during the period. Advantus Capital Management Inc’s holdings in IPG Photonics were worth $901,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Move over IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP). There’s a new laser maker in town — and Wall Street loves it.

    It’s been nearly a month now since tiny laser maker nLIGHT(NASDAQ:LASR) debuted on the Nasdaq. Up till now, the bankers who underwrote the IPO had been stuck in a “quiet period” in which they were unable to comment on the company’s prospects. Now, that quiet period has ended — and you can hardly shut them up about it.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Expectations were high for high-power laser-maker IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP). Last year was one of the strongest years in the company’s history, and the stock price more than doubled. The company’s had several years of stellar results and going into its financial report, investors were fearing a slowdown and were looking for any indication that IPG’s trend could continue — and they got just what they were looking for.

Top Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levy]

    It turns out smaller advertisers have played a big part in supporting Facebook’s continued growth. And that’s a huge advantage for Facebook over smaller rivals Snap (NYSE:SNAP) and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), both of which still derive the majority of their ad revenue from big companies.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    A spokesperson at the company called the reports “fake news,” while its CEO, Changpeng Zhao, said on Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) that the story was untrue and warned investors to avoid “predictive news.”

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) shares short increased to 28.82 million from the previous level of 26.33 million. Shares traded recently at $30.47, in a 52-week trading range of $15.67 to $36.80.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday continued the stock market’s upward momentum, with major benchmarks all posting solid gains and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite seeing an especially substantial advance. Earnings helped to lead the indexes higher, with good reports from several sectors of the market helping to build enthusiasm among investors that 2018 could extend the current bull run to a full decade even with the recent correction. Story stocks did particularly well, and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), and Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the forty ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, twenty have given a hold recommendation, eleven have given a buy recommendation and three have assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $29.64.

  • [By ]

    Twitter (TWTR) : “I think Twitter is doing well. I think Twitter’s a win.” 

    GTT Communications (GTT) : “I think they have a great business model. I say buy, buy, buy.”

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

Investment company Karpus Management, Inc. buys Vanguard S&P 500, Vanguard FTSEEuropean, Pensare Acquisition Corp, SPDR Nuveen Bloomberg Barclays Short Term Municipa, Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF, Vanguard Small-Cap, Eaton Vance Municipal Bond Fund, Blackrock Income Trust Inc, Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp III, Blackrock Credit Allocation Income Trust, sells SPDR S&P 500, Tri Continental Corporation, Tri Continental Corporation, Vanguard Information Tech, Barington/Hilco Acquisition Corp during the 3-months ended 2017-09-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Karpus Management, Inc.. As of 2017-09-30, Karpus Management, Inc. owns 130 stocks with a total value of $3.9 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: WRLS, HCAC, MCN, MCN, IIM, IIM, VPV, VPV, JCE, JCE, Added Positions: VOO, VGK, SHM, VCIT, VB, EIM, BKT, BTZ, VTI, NEA, Reduced Positions: TY, TY, FPT, FPT, TDF, TDF, MHI, MHI, Sold Out: SPY, VGT, BHAC, EACQ, SRUN, IRL, IRL, NIQ, NIQ, PHF,

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

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Cramer knows that “any time I express any concern about Micron I am going to get blasted for it on Twitter (TWTR)  because it is so cheap and because, bizarrely, it is a cult stock, one that goes up and up and up until it stops and then gets real ugly…fast.”

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    One of last week’s biggest winners was Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), soaring 10.95% after a pair of analyst upgrades. Morgan Stanley’s Brian Nowak is no longer bearish on the stock. Rob Sanderson at MKM Partners is now bullish on the social media giant.

  • [By ]

    The markets fluctuated on Wednesday as Boeing (BA)  and Twitter (TWTR)   earlier today posted better than expected earnings, but as bond yields and commodity prices increased.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Over the last week, several imposter Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) users posing as Lee have promised to donate cryptocurrency. The big warning sign is that the fake accounts ask to first receive Litecoin from other users before sending some in return.

  • [By ]

    Elon Musk’s recent concession that “humans are underrated” via Twitter (TWTR) reflects a change in philosophy that may well determine whether Tesla Inc. (TSLA) can achieve its projections for the Model 3 — a closely watched benchmark of the company’s ability to reach profitability without having to raise new capital. 

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) plans to join Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) in banning the advertisement of cryptocurrencies and ICOs, according to Sky News.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: The Descartes Systems Group Inc.(DSGX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Descartes Systems Group Inc (TSE:DSG) (NASDAQ:DSGX) shares reached a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as C$39.94 and last traded at C$39.84, with a volume of 62385 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$39.71.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: United States Cellular Corporation(USM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong (OTCMKTS:HTHKY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NII (NASDAQ: NIHD) and U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: 3D Systems Corporation(DDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    As with last quarter, main rival 3D Systems(NYSE:DDD) is scheduled to report on the same day, though before the market opens.

    Shares of Stratasys are up 3.5% so far in 2018 through April 24. For context, the S&P 500 is down 1% in 2018, while 3D Systems stock has gained nearly 30% this year.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) is expected to post its most recent quarterly results Wednesday. The consensus forecast is $0.01 in EPS and $162.12 million in revenue. Shares ended the week at $10.14 apiece. The consensus price target is $9.72, and the 52-week range is $7.92 to $23.70.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) fell by 1.9% to 35.03 million shares. Some 32.1% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover rose from 12 to 15. In the two-week short interest period, the share price rose by 27.3%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $7.92 to $23.70, and shares closed at $10.68 on Wednesday, up about 0.7% on the day.

  • [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 Beth McKenna]

    Diversified 3D printing company 3D Systems(NYSE:DDD) is slated to report its first-quarter 2018 earnings after the market closes on Wednesday, May 2. As with last quarter, main rivalStratasysis scheduled to report on the same day, though before the market opens.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Let’s see what we can expect from the companies set to release some of the most anticipated earnings reports: Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW), 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD), and TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX).

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Bruker Corporation(BRKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Jack Dorsey Endorses Bitcoin, WSJ Finds Signs Of Crypto Fraud Everywhere

The cryptocurrency market continued its rough week on Thursday, with most major currencies trading down more than 1 percent on the day. Here’s a look at some of the headlines that were moving the cryptocurrency market today, and which currencies were on the move.

Headlines

The big news from the CoinDesk Consensus conference on Wednesday was the talk by Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) and Square Inc (NYSE: SQ) CEO Jack Dorsey. Dorsey said there will ultimately be a native internet currency, and the adoption of bitcoin or another crypto as a global currency would help Square expand its services into new markets. Dorsey said he is a “huge fan” of bitcoin and hopes it ends up as the universal digital currency.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that, after reviewing 1,450 digital currencies, it found 271 cryptocurrencies that had evidence of fraudulent activity. Nearly one out of every five currencies the Journal investigated utilized fake executive information, plagiarized documents, fabricated development team credentials or other misleading information in an attempt to raise money from unsuspecting investors.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has completed an ICO of a satirical cryptocurrency called HoweyCoin as part of an effort to warn investors about the dangers of investing in cryptos. The HoweyCoin website was set up to demonstrate to investors how easy it is to get duped into the many scam currencies that have popped up in recent months, and the site links to an educational page about how to avoid crypto scams.

Price Action

The Bitcoin Investment Trust GBTC (OTC: GBTC) traded at $13.62, down 0.9 percent.

Here’s how several top crypto investments fared Thursday. Prices are as of 3:45 p.m. ET and reflect the previous 24 hours.

Bitcoin declined 1.4 percent to $8,200;
Ethereum declined 1.8 percent to $686;
Ripple declined 1.9 percent to 67 cents;
Bitcoin Cash declined 3.9 percent to $1,225;
EOS gained 3.4 percent to $12.79.

The three cryptocurrencies with at least $1-million market caps that have made the biggest gains over the past 24 hours are:

Global Cryptocurrency: $5.7-million market cap, 64.7-percent gain.
BuzzCoin: $4.8-million market cap, 47.7-percent gain.
Dero: $6.9-million market cap, 47.0-percent gain.

The three cryptocurrencies hit hardest in the past 24 hours were:

Nullex: $3.0-million market cap, 49.4-percent decline.
Vsync: $2.5-million market cap, 22.7-percent decline.
MaxCoin: $3.6-million market cap, 22.4-percent decline.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018

Source: ThinkstockMay 22, 2017: The S&P 500 closed higher on the day, up 0.5% at 2,393.91. Separately the DJIA closed up 0.4% as well at 20,894.90. The Nasdaq closed up 0.8% at 6,133.62.

The broad markets kicked off the week with solid gains on Monday. Practically all of the sectors and industries were showing gains on the day, with an emphasis on the tech sector. Some of the mid- and small-cap oil & gas stocks were lower on the day despite crude oil moving above the $50 mark for the first time in over a month. Following the Saudi arms deal, aerospace and defense stocks were incredibly positive on the day too.

Crude oil broke the $50 level and was last trading higher on the day up 1% at $50.81.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    In addition to reports from T and VZ, these are some of the other major companies reporting earnings this week:

    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) report before market open on Tuesday, Apr. 24
    Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) reports before the open on Wednesday, Apr. 25
    Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) reports before the open Wednesday, Apr. 25 and Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reports after the close the same day
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) reports after market close Wednesday, Apr. 25 and General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) reports before the open Thursday, Apr. 26
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) all report after market close Thursday, Apr. 26
    Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) report before the open Friday, Apr. 27

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  • [By ]

    As your Twitter (TWTR) following grows, it gets tougher to analyze the seemingly endless stream of tweets. But this week one thing has become clear in the tweets to me (besides those filled with hate for my bearish views on that money-losing outfit Tesla– keep those tweets coming as it’s motivating, in fact ramp up the pace and copy in @ElonMusk), people want to know when they can trade back into tech stocks. The space has been whacked since mid-May as the Facebook (FB) situation has taken on a life of its own.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

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

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

  • [By Andrew Tonner]

    Numerous commentators — myself included — have argued that Snap shares are observably overvalued in the near term, because the arithmetic just doesn’t add up. However, the company’s long-term trajectory could see it become the next roaring social-media success, like Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), or struggle to define itself, like Twitter (NYSE:TWTR). Here’s what Snap needs to do to avoid succumbing to a fate like Twitter’s.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: General Employment Enterprises, Inc.(JOB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares jumped 26.5 percent to $6.9042. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares climbed 17.4 percent to $3.11. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BDL) shares jumped 17 percent to $27.97 following Q2 results. Flanigan's Enterprises posted Q2 earnings of $0.75 per share on sales of $29.456 million.
    Borqs Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRQS) rose 15.8 percent to $8.05 after reporting Q1 results.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) jumped 15.3 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 15.1 percent to $6.33.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) rose 13.8 percent to $6.27.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) gained 12.8 percent to $5.98. H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Enphase Energy with a Buy rating.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares surged 12.1 percent to $21.68 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) climbed 11.6 percent to $2.399.
    Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: AHPI) surged 11.4 percent to $3.0643.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) gained 11.1 percent to $24.40 after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) rose 10.9 percent to $3.16.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) gained 10.1 percent to $11.71 after reporting Q1 results.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) climbed 7.9 percent to $2.61 following Q2 results.
    The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKS) gained 7.6 percent to $2.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX) rose 7.3 percent to $0.8798 after the company was granted a patent approval. The clinical-st
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 78.82 percent to close at $7.26 on Monday.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares jumped 18 percent to close at $2.36.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) climbed 15.7 percent to close at $7.00 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) gained 17.21 percent to close at $3.61.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) rose 14.16 percent to close at $33.45. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares jumped 12.79 percent to close at $25.58.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares gained 11.52 percent to close at $15.00. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 10.94 percent to close at $22.91.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares rose 10.76 percent to close at $26.05. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares rose 10.02 percent to close at $6.48.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares gained 8.37 percent to close at $2.46 on Monday after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares gained 7.81 percent to close at $11.11.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 7.26 percent to close at $70.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 6.66 percent to close at $74.45 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Hanesbrands Inc.
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares jumped 17 percent to $3.65.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares rose 13.5 percent to $11.70.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) gained 11.6 percent to $6.75 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares jumped 11.2 percent to $14.95. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares gained 11 percent to $2.2199.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) surged 10.8 percent to $4.50.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) rose 10.1 percent to $3.39.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) climbed 9.6 percent to $32.10. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares jumped 9.1 percent to $25.66. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 8.4 percent to $75.65 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Command Security Corporation (NYSE: MOC) shares gained 6.4 percent to $3.0960 after the company disclosed a $23 million five-year contract with LaGuardia Gateway Partners for LaGuardia Airport New Central Terminal Building.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) rose 6.2 percent to $2.41 after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 5.7 percent to $69.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) gained 4.9 percent to $18.035. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Hanesbrands from Hold to Buy.
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Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Itron Inc.(ITRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) – Analysts at Oppenheimer cut their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Itron in a research note issued on Tuesday, May 15th. Oppenheimer analyst N. Kaye now anticipates that the scientific and technical instruments company will earn $0.55 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.86. Oppenheimer currently has a “Buy” rating and a $78.00 target price on the stock. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Itron’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.46 EPS.

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: COP, HD, HSBC
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) has seized assets from the Venezuelan-owned firm PDVSA in the Caribbean. The company won a court case that will allow it to take over assets owned by the Venezuelan government. The court enabled the seizures as part of a broader plan to allow the firm to recoup roughly $2 billion following the 2007 nationalization of its assets in Venezuela by the huge Castro-led government.
    Monday will be a quiet day on the earnings front. Investors are looking to Tuesday’s calendar, when The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) reports earnings. Tomorrow, Wall Street analysts expect that Home Depot will report earnings per share of $2.07 on top of $25.2 billion in revenue. Investors will be hoping that the company reports strong profits thanks to an improving U.S. economy and the recent tax reform law.
    Expect a lot of chatter today about blockchain technology. That’s because ING Bank and HSBC Holdings Plc.(NYSE: HSBC) announced over the weekend that they engaged in their first trade ever using blockchain technology. The two engaged in a trade on behalf of Cargill to finance a shipment of soybeans from Argentina to Malaysia.
    Today, look for earnings reports from Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A), Itron Inc.(Nasdaq: ITRI), Vipshop Holdings Ltd.(Nasdaq: VIPS), Amyris Biotechnologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRS), Sky Solar Holdings Ltd.(Nasdaq: SKYS), Mazor Robotics Ltd.(Nasdaq: MZOR), China Lodging Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: HTHT), and Mimecast Ltd.(Nasdaq: MIME).

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Super Micro Computer, Inc.(SMCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares rose 35.8 percent to $3.00.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares surged 32 percent to $8.94 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) gained 29.6 percent to $24.62. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares rose 26.8 percent to $32.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) gained 25 percent to $7.185 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares climbed 23.7 percent to $122.87 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.2 percent to $8.4999 after reporting Q2 results.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) gained 22.2 percent to $41.27 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 22.2 percent to $57.955 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) jumped 19.7 percent to $6.12 after reporting Q1 results.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 16.4 percent to $21.00 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares rose 16.4 percent to $12.21 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares gained 14.9 percent to $63.75 following Q1 results.
    Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL) shares climbed 14.5 percent to $23.98 folloiwng strong Q1 results.
    B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) climbed 12.6 percent to $25.40 after reporting Q1 earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: HMSY) shares gained 10 percent to $19.59 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7 percent to $10.09 following Q3 r
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares jumped 29.86 percent to close at $2.87 on Friday.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares gained 28.87 percent to close at $8.75 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Mexco Energy Corporation (NYSE: MXC) gained 27.02 percent to close at $5.4744.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) climbed 26 percent to close at $23.94. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 25.64 percent to close at $42.44 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.19 percent to close at $8.50 after reporting Q2 results.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares gained 22.45 percent to close at $31.58 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) gained 22.31 percent to close at $6.25 after reporting Q1 results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares jumped 22.27 percent to close at $121.46 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Jerash Holdings (US), Inc. (NASDAQ: JRSH) gained 20.86 percent to close at $8.46.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 19.83 percent to close at $6.89 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 18.01 percent to close at $55.95 on Friday after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 17.73 percent to close at $21.25 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMIT) rose 17.41 percent to close at $2.36.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares gained 16.78 percent to close at $12.25 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares rose 14.23 percent to close at $63.40 following Q1 result
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the information technology shares rose 1.59 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P), up 23 percent, and Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) up 17 percent.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ:SMCI) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Friday.

    A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Super Micro Computer from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, April 5th. Maxim Group increased their price objective on shares of Super Micro Computer from $45.00 to $50.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $28.14.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: 3D Systems Corporation(DDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) is set to release its most recent quarterly results on Wednesday. The consensus forecast calls for breakeven earnings and $164.7 million in revenue. Shares closed on Friday at $12.05. The consensus price target is $9.83, and the 52-week range is $7.92 to $23.70.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) rose by 1.3% to 35.05 million shares. Some 32% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover rose from 22 to 23. In the two-week short interest period, the share price rose by 0.7%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $7.92 to $23.70, and shares closed at $12.02 on Wednesday, up about 9% on the day.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: The Rubicon Project, Inc.(RUBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rubicon Project (NYSE: RUBI) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Rubicon Project to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rubicon Project (NYSE:RUBI) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Simulations Plus, Inc.(SLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report issued on Monday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: MobileIron, Inc.(MOBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: FormFactor, Inc.(FORM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
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Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Changyou.com Limited(CYOU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Continuing its turnaround may seem to be an applause-worthy event. This is the third quarter in a row that year-over-year revenue growth tops 20%. However, weak guidance and continuing softness in its flagship display advertising business are sending the stock that was hitting two-year highs just six months ago to fresh 10-year lows.Spun-off subsidiaries Sogou (NYSE:SOGO) and Changyou.com (NASDAQ:CYOU) are also moving lower on Wednesday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ: CYOU) fell 27.5 percent to $21.35 in pre-market trading.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) fell 19.7 percent to $13.36 in pre-market trading after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 10.5 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) fell 8.1 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8 percent to $110.05 in pre-market trading. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) fell 6.2 percent to $35.36 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: DB) fell 5 percent to $13.63 in pre-market trading.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 4.3 percent to $48.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 results.
    Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) shares fell 4 percent to $64.00 in pre-market trading. Colgate-Palmolive posted upbeat Q1 earnings, while sales missed estimates

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Porter Bancorp Inc.(PBIB)

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Freightcar America, Inc.(RAIL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
    Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
    Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Teekay Offshore Partners L.P.(TOO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $120.51 billion.
    J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.2 per share on revenue of $2.63 billion.
    Dillard's, Inc. (NYSE: DDS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $1.46 billion.
    The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.21 per share on revenue of $444.14 million.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is expected to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $296.76 million.
    KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $306.72 million.
    Vascular Biogenics Ltd. (NASDAQ: VBLT) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.21 per share.
    Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE: TOO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $272.04 million.
    Albireo Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALBO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.77 per share on revenue of $31.32 million.

     

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Nobilis Health Corp.(HLTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Nobilis Health (NYSEAMERICAN:HLTH) (TSE:NHC) traded down 15.6% during mid-day trading on Tuesday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The company traded as low as $1.35 and last traded at $1.35. 1,239,040 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 331% from the average session volume of 287,252 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.60.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Elon Musk’s Twitter (TWTR) feed is getting attention this morning, after Tesla Inc.’s (TSLA) CEO jabbed at The Economist and dumped a financial guidance bomb on bears – all at 1:11 a.m. ET.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    The 1,610 cryptocurrencies on CoinMarketCap.com have a total market cap of $404 billion, making them worth more than Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP), International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), and Dell Technologies Inc. (NYSE: DVMT) combined.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

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

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

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2018: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Health insurance giant UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) has done an admirable job of navigating the ever-changing landscape of healthcare reform over the past several years. The company was slow to embrace the health insurance exchanges set out in the Affordable Care Act, and that helped leave UnitedHealth less vulnerable when the Trump administration sought to repeal and replace Obamacare. Even as many focused on the positives of tax reform, UnitedHealth had to find ways to navigate the return of the excise tax on health insurance premiums in 2018 without seeing a material negative impact to its bottom line.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) traded up 1.73% at $233.18. The stock’s 52-week range is $166.65 to $250.79. Volume was about 60% below the daily average of around 3.5 million shares. The company had no specific news.

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Thursday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 0.87% at $222.34. The stock’s 52-week range is $156.09 to $231.77. Volume was about a two-thirds less than the daily average of around 3 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Simpson Manufacturing Company Inc.(SSD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Simpson Manufacturing (NYSE:SSD) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $64.25.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2018: A V Homes, Inc.(AVHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.(ZBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA trimmed its holdings in shares of Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) by 8.5% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 15,053,800 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after selling 1,404,161 shares during the quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA owned 0.07% of Zimmer Biomet worth $1,641,467,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Conning Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) by 33.0% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 6,285 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,560 shares during the quarter. Conning Inc.’s holdings in Zimmer Biomet were worth $685,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Boston Properties, Inc.(BXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) insider Bryan J. Koop sold 10,560 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $124.27, for a total value of $1,312,291.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    St. Johns Investment Management Company LLC reduced its position in Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) by 9.8% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 5,745 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 625 shares during the quarter. St. Johns Investment Management Company LLC’s holdings in Boston Properties were worth $708,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018

Breakout Forecast Selections for Week 10:

Market conditions continue with extreme volatility. Readers are cautioned that negative conditions are still strong and my momentum gauge remains the same as the prior week 9 at a value of 35. Volatility in the market is at all time highs with this past week having 4 out of 5 days with greater than 1% moves in the S&P 500. In contrast to this time last year the market had gone 81 days without a single 1% daily move.

My momentum gauge is based on the size of the list of positive and negative screened momentum stocks. The negative momentum indicator has increased from 35 last week to 42 this week. The positive momentum indicator has remained the same from last week at 35. The all time low for positive momentum selections is 10 (during week 6) and all time high is 120 (last August).

Additional selections from last week’s separate technical articles continue to deliver strong double-digit returns: AGEN +29.88% and DRNA +26.52%

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: AU Optronics Corp(AUO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Corning Incorporated in a largely steady uptrend since we recommended the stock while Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) skyrocketed last yearand LG Display Co Ltd (NYSE: LPL) and AU Optronics Corp (NYSE: AUO) have not done much:

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The full week of events includes Consensus 2018, one of the foremost crypto and blockchain conferences, which TheStreet will be attending and voraciously covering. On the speaking slate for Consensus are hundreds of influencers and executives from former JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) blockchain head Amber Baldet to Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter Inc. (TWTR) and Square Inc. (SQ) .

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    On Sunday, speculation broke that Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) could become the latest social media company to ban cryptocurrency-related advertising on its platform.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    In addition to CAT, LLY and BA, these are some of the other major companies reporting earnings this week:

    Twitter inc. (NYSE: TWTR) reports before the open Wednesday, Apr. 25 and Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reports after the close the same day
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) reports after market close Wednesday, Apr. 25 and General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) reports before the open Thursday, Apr. 26
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) all report after market close Thursday, Apr. 26
    Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) report before the open Friday, Apr. 27

    Later in the week, both the European Central Bank and Bank of Japan have meetings scheduled on Apr. 26-27. The next Fed meeting is coming up the following week on May 1-2. For a look at what else is going on, make sure to check out today’s market update if you have time.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is scheduled to release its first-quarter financial results before the markets open on Wednesday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters are calling for $0.11 in EPS on $604.07 million in revenue. The same period of last year had EPS of $0.07 and $548.25 million in revenue.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Activision Blizzard, Inc(ATVI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Ballard]

    If you compare Activision Blizzard’s (NASDAQ:ATVI) balance sheet with its peers’, one thing might jump out at you — the Overwatch maker is saddled with a lot of debt. Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) and Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO) have higher net cash balances even though Activision generates more revenue and free cash flow than they do, and has been doing so for years and years.

  • [By John Ballard]

    In the last few years, Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) has been focusing on the esports market as a way to reduce its dependency on game sales by building a sizable revenue stream from advertising, ticket sales, merchandise, and sponsorships. Overwatch League (which launched in January of this year) is the most promising of its esports ventures to date, with management making the bet that it will deliver a large enough audience to attract big bucks from advertisers.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI)recently announced earnings results that edged past management’s targets. The video game publisher notched important first-quarter wins in core metrics such as engagement and profitability. However, due to the timing of its biggest releases, and plans to ramp up the esports and advertising businesses, investors won’t have a clear picture on Activision’s 2018 performance until later in the fiscal year than usual.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) is expected to release its most recent quarterly report Thursday afternoon. The consensus forecast calls for $0.35 in EPS on $1.32 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $65.79 on Friday. The consensus target price is $76.36, and shares have changed hands between $50.91 and $79.63 in the past year.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Baidu Inc.(BIDU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Hill:We’ll stick with video for a minute or two longer. Now thatiQiyiis public –you’ve talked about this before, is this of interest to you? Is this a stock you’ve already bought, or it’s on the watch list? And for those who don’t know, iQiyi wasessentially spun out of Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU). So, the Google of China spins out the Netflix of China. And as you said before, it seems like, if nothing else, it’s a win for Baidu shareholders, because Baidu still has the ownership stake.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The company is controlled by China’s largest internet search firm, Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU), which holds about 93% of the company’s voting power. Based on the IPO price, iQIYI has a market cap of around $13.67 billion, and Baidu will retain ownership of more than 80% of the class A common stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Baidu (BIDU)

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) , Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA) , Dominion Energy (D) , Idexx Laboratories (IDXX) , GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) , Baidu.com (BIDU) , Baozun (BZUN) and Alibaba (BABA) .

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment of the Motley Fool Moneypodcast, host Chris Hill and senior Fool analysts Jason Moser, David Kretzmann, and Jeff Fischer put Baidu(NASDAQ:BIDU) under the microscope. The Chinese search leader has a massive presence in the world’s most populous market, and with revenue up 31%, it’s apparent that it is putting its troubles with the government in Beijing in the rearview mirror. But the stock is still only trading for six times revenue. Time to give it a look?

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Rubicon Technology, Inc.(RBCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: SemiLEDS Corporation(LEDS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.(CDNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7
  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ:CDNS) jumped on Tuesday after the provider of design solutions for integrated circuits and electronic devices reported its first-quarter results. The company beat analyst estimates for both revenue and earnings, and it provided guidance that came in above analyst expectations. As of 1 p.m. EDT, the stock was up about 9.5%.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ:CDNS) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallApril 23, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Southwest Airlines Inc. (NYSE: LUV) canceled flights across the country in order to inspect the engines of 40 different airplanes. The inspections come a week after a mid-air engine explosion caused the first U.S. air fatality since 2009. Money Morning Executive Editor Bill Patalon breaks down the aftermath of the accident, and explains what it means for both Southwest and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA).
    The price of Bitcoin pushed back toward $9,000 as the post-tax season breakout continues for the cryptocurrency markets. The total value of the global cryptocurrency market topped $400 billion this morning, a significant recovery from the massive downturn that occurred in the first quarter. As we explained on Saturday, now may be the best time to buy Bitcoin since July 2013. That month was when Money MorningDefense and Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson went on live television with a bold prediction forBitcoin (BTC), which would be followed by 25,351% gains at the peak of the cryptocurrency’s run. Find out where Bitcoin is heading next, right here.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: GOOGL, LUV, HAS
    Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) leads another busy day of earnings reports on Monday. Wall Street anticipates that the online media giant will report earnings per share (EPS) of $9.21 on top of $24.29 billion in revenue.
    Hasbro Inc. (NYSE: HAS) slumped more than 7.6% in pre-market hours after the company reported earnings. The toymaker reported adjusted EPS of $0.10, well short of the $0.33 expected on Wall Street. The firm also reported weaker-than-expected revenue for the quarter. The firm named Toys ‘R Us as a central reason for poor showing – the company recently liquidated its stores, impacting Hasbro Inc.’s (Nasdaq: HAS) bottom lines.
    Look for earnings reports from Halliburton Co.(NYSE: HAL), Alaska Air Group Inc.(NYSE: ALK), Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE: WHR), TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: AMTD), Kimberley-Clark Corp. (NYSE: KMB), Cadence Design Syst

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Travelzoo Inc.(TZOO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) and CACI (NYSE:CACI) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) got a boost, shooting up 25 percent to $9.70 following strong Q1 results.

    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares were also up, gaining 9 percent to $64.54 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares jumped 56.69 percent to close at $1.27 on Wednesday on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 26.84 percent to close at $37.10. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) climbed 25.56 percent to close at $10.61.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) gained 24.7 percent to close at $9.75 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) shares climbed 19.24 percent to close at $4.71.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 18.73 percent to close at $18.64.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 18.28 percent to close at $5.89. Genprex expanded its operations to Cambridge, Mass.
    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) rose 13.92 percent to close at $2.70 following Q1 results.
    Rocky Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCKY) shares surged 13.57 percent to close at $23.85 after reporting Q1 results.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) shares rose 12.5 percent to close at $4.14 on Wednesday.
    USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) jumped 11.24 percent to close at $106.85 following Q1 results.
    SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) rose 11.16 percent to close at $16.24 after the company reported Q4 results and agreed to sell and leaseback eight distribution centers for an aggregate purchase price of $483 million.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares gained 10.74 percent to close at $15.36 following Q3 results.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) rose 9.15 percent to close at $46.28 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares climbed 8.49 percent to close at $64.18 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) gained 8.2 percent to close at $107.94 af
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) got a boost, shooting up 30 percent to $10.16 following strong Q1 results.

    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares were also up, gaining 8 percent to $64.01 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares climbed 54.2 percent to $1.25 on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) climbed 21.3 percent to $9.40 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) gained 16.5 percent to $4.60.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares rose 11.2 percent to $15.4206 following Q3 results.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) shares rose 11 percent to $15.3289. McDermott issued a release reiterating rejection of Subsea 7's offer.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares gained 9.2 percent to $64.61 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) surged 8.5 percent to $46.00 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) climbed 7.5 percent to $107.22 after reporting Q1 results.
    Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNA) rose 6.1 percent to $14.78. B. Riley initiated coverage on Allena Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.6 percent to $102.90 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 4.5 percent to $17.03 following strong Q1 results.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 4.2 percent to $22.20 after reporting Q1 results.

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: FormFactor, Inc.(FORM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Attunity Ltd.(ATTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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3 Teen Stocks to Keep On Your Radar

Sometimes, Wall Street writes off the stuff that teenagers love as irrelevant because, well, teenagers don’t have any money. Thus, their financial impact is relatively muted.

But that stance seems to lack scope.

While teenagers are today’s broke consumers, they are also tomorrow’s big spenders. Eventually, they grow up, they get jobs, they have salaries, and their spending fuels the economy.

Therefore, if the teenage demographic is in love with your product today when they don’t have any money, that doesn’t mean much. But if that love persists into tomorrow when they do have money, then that is very meaningful.

With that in mind, here are three stocks behind the products and brands that teenagers are in love with.

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Teen Stocks to Buy: Adidas (ADDYY) Source: Shutterstock

Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) is the king of the athletic retail market and has been so for the past two decades.

But the kids don’t like Nike as much as they used to. Instead, the hottest brand in athletic retail right now is Adidas (OTCMKTS:ADDYY). Don’t believe me? Just look at the numbers.

In Piper Jaffray’s semi-annual Taking Stock With Teens survey, Adidas has seen its mind-share consistently grow over the past several years while Nike’s mind-share has slipped. In the most recent Spring 2018 survey, Nike’s mind-share continued to drop while Adidas’ mind-share hit a new peak.

Also, 5 years ago Nike used to be searched on the internet more than twice as much as Adidas, according to Google Trends. Today, Nike’s relative search interest lead has dwindled to under 40%.

Not surprisingly, NPD has also found that Adidas shoes are finally starting to sell on par with Nike shoes. For the first time in memory, Adidas had two shoes crack the top-10 selling sneakers list in 2017.

If you look at what is driving this upswing in popularity, you’ll understand why Adidas still has more room to run. The company has leveraged celebrity endorsements in connection with athlete endorsements to pivot from being a performance brand with niche appeal to being a lifestyle brand with mass appeal.

While Nike and others are trying to catch up, they are simply way behind Adidas in terms of lifestyle coolness. Plus, if the brand adds high-profile rapper Drake to its line-up of celebrity endorsers, then Adidas will be nearly untouchable in the lifestyle category.

ADDYY stock has had quite a run as its millennial popularity has surged. But that run has paused briefly. Given underlying trends in the athletic retail market, it looks like its only a matter of time before the rally resumes.

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Teen Stocks to Buy: Snap (SNAP) The Snapchat Versus Instagram War Is Bad News for SNAP StockSource: Shutterstock

All the Snap Inc (NYSE:SNAP) bulls went into hiding after the company’s most recent earnings report. And with good reason.

The quarter was awful. Revenue growth decelerated and is expected to decelerate meaningfully again next quarter. User growth is next to nothing considering how small the platform is. Profitability remains a massive question mark.

But beyond the headline financial mess, management did say that average time spent on the platform remained in excess of 30 minutes per day. That is a big number. It’s bigger than any other social media platform outside of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB).

Who is on Snapchat 30 minutes per day? Almost exclusively teens. According to Piper Jaffray’s Taking Stock With Teens survey, Snapchat is the most popular social media app among teenagers by a mile (45% mind-share versus 26% for second-place Instagram, 9% for third-place Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) and 8% for fourth-place Facebook).

Thus, Snapchat remains a high-engagement platform for the teenage demographic. As such, while pipeline dreams of world domination and 500 million-plus users have been washed away, the company’s core value proposition of offering deep engagement within a specific demographic remains solid.

Consequently, advertisers seeking max engagement among teenagers will flock to the platform en masse, meaning that the outlook for SNAP stock going forward isn’t as dour as everyone makes it out to be.

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Teen Stocks to Buy: Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Source: Shutterstock

Another big winner in the teenage demographic is Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX).

The death of cable isn’t exaggerated among the teenager demographic. According to research from Trendera, U.S. teens watch twice as much Netflix as cable TV. Results from Piper Jaffray’s Spring 2018 Taking Stock With Teens survey corroborate this finding, with Netflix’s mind-share at nearly 40% and cable TV’s mind-share at 20%.

That is pretty wild to think about. Eight years ago, Netflix streaming wasn’t even its own business.

Now, teens are consuming Netflix twice as much as cable TV.

Netflix knows this. That is why a whole bunch of their original productions has been centered on teenagers — Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why, Everything Sucks and Alexa & Katie.

In other words, Netflix is creating content that will only strengthen their leadership position among teenagers. Therefore, they capture the all-important teenager demographic, make those teenagers fall in love with the Netflix offering and then keep them as subscribers for life.

It is a brilliant plan that has worked out well so far (just look at NFLX stock), and will continue to work out over the next several years. So long as Netflix continues to offer an array of quality originals for just $10-15 per month, the company will continue to dominate the entertainment industry, subscriber numbers will continue to impress, and Netflix’s stock will continue to head higher.

As of this writing, Luke Lango was long

5 Teacher Appreciation Quotes to Post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

Today is Teacher Appreciation Day and InvestorPlace is celebrating with a collection of quotes that honor teachers.

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Actually, it isn’t just today that we celebrate teachers. Every year of the first full week of May is Teacher Appreciation Week. During this time, people are encouraged to show thanks to good teachers for the hard work that they put in.

The history of Teacher Appreciation Week dates back to 1944, but it wasn’t until 1980 that it was officially recognized in the U.S. This had Congress naming March 7 as the day to show honor for teachers.

While March 7 was the original National Teacher Day, it didn’t remain that way for long. The National PTA named the first full week of May as Teacher Appreciation Week in 1985. After this, the NEA Representative Assembly voted to make the Tuesday during Teacher Appreciation Week National Teacher Day.

“Teachers give us so much. A boost of confidence when we really need one. Extra help when we’re having trouble. A welcoming presence when everything else seems out of control. And though we know we can’t ever thank them enough, we can take a moment during National Teacher Appreciation Week to share our appreciation for the special educators in our lives,” the NEA says on its website.

You can check our collection of Teacher Appreciation Day quotes in the following gallery. Also, feel free to share these images on Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), Instagram, or Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR).

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5 Teacher Appreciation Quotes to Post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

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5 Teacher Appreciation Quotes to Post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

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5 Teacher Appreciation Quotes to Post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

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5 Teacher Appreciation Quotes to Post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforemen

Massive Earnings Beat Just Made FB Stock Great Again!

Of the companies releasing their earnings reports this week, few were as anxiously anticipated as Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). The thing is, from day one, I never understood what the big deal was. Facebook essentially discovered that a market research firm misused their members’ data for political purposes. As a result, the markets punished FB stock.

Thus, the bears were circling the social media giant prior to its first quarter release. I suppose they were hoping that further leaks or scandals would be exposed. Unfortunately for short traders, the only thing that got exposed was their emotionally-fueled positions. As is typically the case in such situations, Facebook delivered monstrous results, sending FB stock to the moon.

And, no, my characterization is not hyperbole. Against a $1.35 earnings-per-share consensus estimate, FB stock delivered $1.69, or a 25% positive surprise. The company also delivered very solid revenue results, hauling in $11.97 billion against an $11.4 billion consensus target. More importantly, sales exceeded the year-ago quarter tally of $8.03 billion by a massive 49%.

During the immediate volatility following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, many investors wondered: Should I buy Facebook stock now? In hindsight, of course, the answer is a resounding “yes.” But even with this recent bout of bullishness, I’m still optimistic about FB stock.

Part of the reason is that the overriding negativity was based on irrational politics. Look, I get it: most Americans aren’t happy with President Trump. But to try to frame Cambridge as a conduit for Russian trolls to swing the election is, frankly, infantile.

Perhaps the Russians meddled in our election, but who did the actual voting? Worse yet, who stayed at home because they thought Hillary Clinton would win in a landslide?

Blame American apathy, not Facebook stock.

Getting Back to the Fundamentals for FB stock

Ironically, Americans don’t seem very apathetic about the consequences of their apathy. When the scandal initially sparked, the #DeleteFacebook movement started in earnest. What was funny was that when it mattered the least, people showed up.

But this political dynamic perfectly demonstrates that FB bears were thinking emotionally, not rationally. Based on their Q1 earnings report, the social media firm boosted monthly active users (MAUs) to just under 2.2 billion. In other words, if a million users left Facebook due to moral outrage, management wouldn’t care.

Heck, let a few million people go! The company’s enormous reach means that several countries’ populations must exit before Facebook feels the pain. I’m not sure if this is the awaited recovery for FB stock; what I do know is that, eventually, a decisive, long-term recovery will inevitably occur.

All you have to do is to look at the MAU growth. As everyone knows, social media firms live or die based on eyeballs and engagement. Despite being the biggest such company in the world by a country mile, Facebook has superior growth.

I’m not sure why this concept isn’t a bigger story. Due to its much smaller user base, Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) and Snap Inc (NYSE:SNAP) benefit heavily from the law of small numbers. As the younger companies that offer a viable alternative, they should produce double-digit growth like nothing.

Instead, it’s FB that’s doing the growing, while its rivals are doing the slowing. FB stock, MAU, active usersFor instance, since the second-half of 2015, Twitter has slipped to single-digit year-over-year MAU growth, averaging a pedestrian 4.7%. On the other hand, Facebook averaged 15.6% over the same time frame.

I cannot emphasize enough how dominant Facebook stock truly is. At a time when the company should be maturing, its throttling its upstart opponents!

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Without Speed Bumps, It’s Lights Out for the Competition

InvestorPlace contributor Nicolas Chahine brought up a very interesting point about the recent data scandal. He rightfully states that the issue is a domestic one. Generally speaking, non-Americans don’t give a hoot about an election that happened nearly a year-and-a-half ago.

That’s a problem for the Facebook-haters because #DeleteFacebook never had a chance. The rest of the world wants to move forward. It’s only we Americans that just can’t let it go. This is fine: we have the freedom to whine and complain should we choose. But at the same time, it’s unwise to let childish emotions guide our investment decisions.

Whether you voted for “The Donald” or not, my argument for FB stock is simple: look at the numbers! Facebook is succeeding in areas where it shouldn’t. Twitter and Snapchat are failing when they should be rising.

If that doesn’t convince you to believe in FB, nothing will.

As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforemen

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

Michael A. Robinson

Say what you will about President Donald Trump – he’s certainly been consistent on China.

During the 2016 campaign, he repeatedly promised to slash our trade deficit with the world’s most populous nation. Last week, he said the goal is to cut that $375 billion yearly shortfall by as much as $100 billion.

This explains three moves he has made recently…

The first are the president’s 25% tariffs on imported steel, most of which comes from China. We went over those a couple of weeks ago. The second occurred earlier this month when the White House blocked Singapore-based Broadcom Ltd. (Nasdaq: AVGO)’s proposed $117 billion acquisition of Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM), the wireless chip leader based in San Diego. Then, late last week, President Trump signed an executive memorandum that would impose retaliatory tariffs on up to $60 billion in Chinese imports to punish Beijing for stealing American companies’ intellectual property.

These three big moves have many on Wall Street doubting the wisdom of investing in any Chinese tech stocks in the current climate.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Vikram Nagarkar]

    Shares of San Francisco, California-based Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR)shot up by nearly 7% on Wednesday, driven by a bullish analyst note and renewed buyout speculation. Canaccord Genuitys Michael Graham, raised his estimates of Q4 user additions and engagement levels. Separately, President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement that Japanese telecom giant SoftBank would invest $50 billion in the US, and an article on Forbes backing a SoftBank-Twitter deal, seem to have jointly sparked off a fresh round of buyout speculation. And there are a host of other smaller triggers that might have added up. If you own, or plan to own TWTR stock though, a deeper look may be warranted.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    What could have gone wrong? Cramer said investors only need to remember the IPOs of Facebook (FB) , Twitter (TWTR) , Groupon (GRPN) and Zynga (ZNGA) . All of these IPOs made the markets look fragile and, yes, rigged. But today, the market avoided four major pitfalls.

  • [By Virendra Singh Chauhan]

    The fear of slowing user growth was also reflected in the recent analyst commentary. Analysts from three different investment firms were the latest to join the chorus against Snap stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s Youssef Squali believes that the current Snap valuations are ‘rich under most scenarios’ especially considering the ‘unproven model with marketers.’ The analyst initiated Snap stock at an ‘underperform’ rating and a $18 price target. Mizuho’s Neil Doshi focussed in on Snapchat’s user growth worries, initiating Snap coverage with a $20 price target and a ‘Neutral’ rating. The Mizuho securities analyst wrote, “We believe that Snap will need to execute on user growth/engagement to grow into this valuation. Snap’s EV/DAU of ~$134 at the offering price of $17 is about 2.2x what FB paid for WhatsApp and about 4.5x what FB paid for Instagram. Those companies were growing users materially faster than Snap.” MoffettNathanson’sMichael Nathanson assigned Snap a $15 price target and a ‘sell’ rating. The analyst believes that the current valuations (7x 2020 Ev/revenue) setup Snap stock for a Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) like story rather than a steady rise from the current price levels.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Fortinet, Inc.(FTNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Barracuda Networks peaking in 2015 before underperforming and moving back to break even levels while mid cap Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ: FTNT) and large cap Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE: PANW) also peaked in 2015, fell backand appear to be bouncing back:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Turning Around Cybersecurity Through Activism
    As competition climbs and spending slows, security has attracted activists. (FEYE) (IMPV) (FTNT) (CHKP) Full story

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ambarella, Inc.(AMBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Last October, I compared GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) with its supplier Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA). At the time, I concluded that Ambarella’s more diversified business model, stronger margins, and lower valuations made it the better play.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Ambarella, Inc. (AMBA) has been all over the map over the last few years. It has defied gravity both to the up and to the downside, and although today’s suggested short of the stock is strictly technical, we do believe its current share price has once again gotten a little out of line when you compare it to the rest of the markets’ valuation metrics right now.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Chipmaker Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) produces image processing SoCs (systems on chips) for a wide range of products, including action cameras, dash cams, drones, security cameras, and augmented reality glasses. But it generates most of its direct OEM revenue from one customer — action camera maker GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO).

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Corning Incorporated(GLW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    GLW’s debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.20 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 3.30, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.

     

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Corning’s (NYSE:GLW) cutting-edge glass technology can already be found everywhere from smartphones to LCD TVs, advanced optics systems, lab science equipment, and even the ceramic substrates and particulate filters underlying pollution control systems in millions of vehicles today.But Corning is ready to take its show on the road in a much more visible way.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Back on December 5th of 2013, we added Corning (GLW) to our list around $16 and change. The stock ended up moving to a high of just over $25 per share early last year for roughly a 50% gain. Well, the stock has since come off again trading all the way back down to under $16 per share back in August of last year, before finding its way back up above $18 just yesterday. The context here is two-fold. First, the valuation metrics for GLW are once again suggesting another undervalued opportunity for a Company that is the clear leader in specialty glass and ceramics.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Corning (NYSE:GLW) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Corning earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the electronics maker an impact score of 46.8078554040753 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Texas Instruments Incorporated(TXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    We reprise five of last year’s components: Boeing (BA), CVS Health (CVS), International Business Machines (IBM), Omnicom Group (OMC) and Texas Instruments (TXN), which means they obviously are buys.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares jumped 56.69 percent to close at $1.27 on Wednesday on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 26.84 percent to close at $37.10. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) climbed 25.56 percent to close at $10.61.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) gained 24.7 percent to close at $9.75 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) shares climbed 19.24 percent to close at $4.71.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 18.73 percent to close at $18.64.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 18.28 percent to close at $5.89. Genprex expanded its operations to Cambridge, Mass.
    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) rose 13.92 percent to close at $2.70 following Q1 results.
    Rocky Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCKY) shares surged 13.57 percent to close at $23.85 after reporting Q1 results.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) shares rose 12.5 percent to close at $4.14 on Wednesday.
    USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) jumped 11.24 percent to close at $106.85 following Q1 results.
    SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) rose 11.16 percent to close at $16.24 after the company reported Q4 results and agreed to sell and leaseback eight distribution centers for an aggregate purchase price of $483 million.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares gained 10.74 percent to close at $15.36 following Q3 results.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) rose 9.15 percent to close at $46.28 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares climbed 8.49 percent to close at $64.18 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) gained 8.2 percent to close at $107.94 af
  • [By Keith Speights]

    That’s a pretty good definition of leadership, but it’s not an easy one to accomplish. However, the CEOs of Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG), Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH), General Electric (NYSE:GE), MasterCard (NYSE:MA), and Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) have been able to achieve this translation very well.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: KongZhong Corporation(KZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    The list of below stocks is notable as the shares have traded on sequentially increasing volume spanning the trading days from September 16 to September 20:

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.(CCRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Equinix Inc.(EQIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

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

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Mastercard Incorporated(MA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) and MasterCard (NYSE:MA) aren’t the only two players in the credit card and electronic payments space, but they are the biggest and best-known. Both Visa and MasterCard have extended their reach across the globe, and both have high expectations in their trajectories for future growth. Yet after a big push in the stock market that has sent both of these financial stocks to all-time highs, investors need to know which of the two leaders in the card industry is more deserving of their attention. Let’s take a closer look at Visa and MasterCard, comparing them using several different metrics to see which company’s shares are the better buy.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    With this mindset, it is no wonder that PayPal finished 2016 on a wave of deal-making momentum. In the past 12 months, PayPal completed agreements with a number of financial and tech companies including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA), Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB), Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA), Visa Inc (NYSE: V), and Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ: VOD).

  • [By Mitchell Clark]

     This is a stock to own for the long term. It has an excellent long-term track record. Management just announced another dividend increase and more share repurchases.

    Earnings growth in 2016 is expected to accelerate over the performance in 2015. The big credit card brands are institutional favorites.

    MasterCard Incorporated’s (NYSE:MA) sales and earnings growth have been quite consistent over the years.

  • [By ]

    Card networks Visa (NYSE: V) and Mastercard (NYSE: MA), which benefit from the same tailwinds, aren’t much better, both with minuscule yields of 0.7%.

  • [By John Ballard]

    Partnerships play a crucial role in extending PayPal’s reach to new customers and driving higher engagement. The deal with Visa(NYSE:V) opened the door for partnerships with Mastercard(NYSE:MA), Citigroup(NYSE:C), and Fidelity National Information Services (NYSE:FIS). As a result, more deals will come that will increase PayPal’s relevancy and ubiquity in the mobile payment landscape.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Let’s take a closer look at Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW), Mastercard Inc. (NYSE:MA), and Skyworks Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) so I can explain why I personally own all three and why, if you’re also in your 40s, you might want to consider them for your own portfolio.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Extreme Networks Inc.(EXTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Azam Zariff]

    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR), a communication company, has been on a surge the past year. From the low of $2.32 to high of $8.11 in just over a year, this stock might continue to rise. Besides the strong financials, and positive acquisition news, EXTR current price is testing the high of $8.11 and once the price breaks above $8.11, we can expect the price to surge.

Margin Pressures Will Hold Back eBay Inc Stock

Digital retail marketplace eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) recently reported first quarter numbers that missed the mark, and EBAY stock dropped roughly 5% as a result. Revenues missed expectations, while earnings came in as expected. That may seem somewhat shocking.

Seemingly every other tech company, from Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), to Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD), to Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), reported much better-than-expected quarterly numbers. As such, EBAY’s miss stands alone against the backdrop of a bunch of beats.

But to me, it isn’t that shocking.

I’ve warned before that EBAY stock was susceptible to a large pullback. The stock has simply sprinted ahead of fundamentals. Everyone was buying into the turnaround story that EBAY was going to morph into a digital retail marketplace of increasing relevance.

But that isn’t happening.

EBAY continues to lose relevance where it matters — young consumers. Meanwhile, in order to stay relevant among older consumers, the company is having to spend an arm and a leg on marketing and product improvements. That is killing margins and weighing on earnings growth.

It is also weighing on eBay stock, and this pressure won’t ease anytime soon. I don’t see the pain in this stock ending until the price tag falls into the mid-$30s.

Here’s a deeper look.

Quarter Highlights Growth and Margin Concerns

EBAY’s first quarter numbers highlighted the two biggest concerns about this company going forward.

The first is erosion in what looks like a top-line narrative that has peaked. Revenue growth in the quarter was 7%, which is on trend with revenue growth rate over the past several quarters. But that growth is being driven by pricing increases, not higher usage on the platform.

Active buyer growth dropped to 4%, versus 5% over the past several quarters. Meanwhile, sold-items growth was just 1%, and that continues a multi-quarter slowdown in sold-items growth. Over the past several quarters, that growth rate has fallen from 4% to 3% to 2% to 1%.

What does this tell me? There is a ton of merit to Piper Jaffray’s Spring 2018 Taking Stock With Teens Survey, which found that eBay’s mind-share among teenagers fell to a record low 1.8%, down 120 basis points from 3% in the Fall 2017 survey.

Clearly, young shoppers aren’t migrating to eBay. Meanwhile, the older-shopper demographic is largely tapped out.

That older demographic is also being teased with the opportunity to buy and sell goods elsewhere on the internet. Consequently, EBAY is having to spend an arm and a leg to keep those users on its platform. Despite strong revenue growth, the sales and marketing expense rate rose 120 basis points year-over-year, while the product development expense rate rose 70 basis points.

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This is pressuring operating margins, which were 30% two years ago and are now expected to be just 28% this year.

eBay Stock Is Priced for Perfection

The problem with EBAY stock is that it’s priced based on perfect dreams that simply won’t materialize.

At best, revenue growth stays in its current 7% range over the next five years, despite signs of slowing growth and capped-out usage. Also at best, margins stabilize at their current 28% level, despite signs that the company is going to have keep spending to keep revenue growth positive.

That combination implies $13.4 billion in revenues in five years and nearly $3.8 billion in operating profits. Taking out $200 million for net interest expense, 21% for taxes, and dividing by a presumably lower share count of 850 million, that equates to roughly $3.30 in earnings per share in five years.

A market-average 16-times multiple on those earnings implies a four-year forward price target of $53. Discounted back by 10% per year, that equates to a present value of right around $36.

Bottom Line on EBAY Stock

The company is quickly losing relevance and having to spend a ton in order to combat that declining relevance. Because of this, EBAY stock is worth, at best, $36 today.

As of this writing, Luke Lango was long