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Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019

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When blue chips get too popular – like the five I’m going to show you today – these “safe stocks” can actually be dangerous to continue holding in your portfolio.

The problem with blue-chip stocks? Call it the “Curse of the Dow.” The Curse says a stock that joins the Dow Jones Industrial Average will essentially hit a wall, underperforming in the ensuing months compared to how it performed before ascension. It’s not perfect, but it’s close – since 1999, 15 of 16 stocks that have joined the Dow have averaged 1% gains over the next six months, but averaged 11% gains in the six months before inclusion.

Why? There are a few factors, but one of the most prevailing is that by the point a stock has joined the Dow, it’s typically nearing the end of its growth ramp and reaching the slower-growth “mature” part of the business cycle.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ormat Technologies, Inc.(ORA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Orange (EPA:ORA) received a €16.50 ($19.19) price target from Credit Suisse Group in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Credit Suisse Group’s price target indicates a potential upside of 17.61% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    JPMorgan Chase lowered shares of Ormat Technologies (NYSE:ORA) from an overweight rating to a neutral rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday, MarketBeat.com reports. They currently have $62.00 price target on the energy company’s stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ormat Technologies (NYSE:ORA) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. lessened its stake in shares of Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ORA) by 9.3% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 225,381 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 23,000 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s holdings in Ormat Technologies were worth $12,708,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Scott Levine]

    When talk around the water cooler turns to energy investments, it’s oil and gas companies that represent the usual suspects. Renewable energy companies like Vestas Wind Systems (NASDAQOTH:VWDRY), First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), and Ormat Technologies (NYSE:ORA) — companies whose names are far less recognizable than those like ExxonMobil and Chevron — may not be on most investors’ radars. However, there are certainly reasons to believe that they should be.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Shoe Carnival, Inc.(SCVL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday morning, the consumer discretionary shares surged 0.30 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), up 13 percent, and Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) up 14 percent.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shoe Carnival (NASDAQ:SCVL) – Equities researchers at Wedbush increased their Q2 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Shoe Carnival in a research note issued to investors on Friday, May 25th. Wedbush analyst C. Svezia now forecasts that the company will earn $0.55 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.45. Wedbush also issued estimates for Shoe Carnival’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.64 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.24 EPS.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media headlines about Shoe Carnival (NASDAQ:SCVL) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. Shoe Carnival earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.6045751862708 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCVL) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, June 18th, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 9th will be paid a dividend of 0.08 per share on Friday, July 27th. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.98%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, July 6th.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(MACK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: MACK) shares were absolutely crushed on Monday after the firm gave an update from its midstage pancreatic cancer study. Specifically, the top-line results come from the CARRIE study, a randomized Phase 2 trial evaluating the addition of MM-141 (istiratumab) to standard-of-care treatment in patients with previously untreated metastatic pancreatic cancer.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET) fell 41.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading. ACETO board disclosed that it is taking proactive steps to address business and financial challenges. Canaccord Genuity downgraded Aceto from Buy to Sell.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) fell 25.3 percent to $2.86 in pre-market trading after reporting an ATM offering of $150 million.
    Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) fell 17.4 percent to $2.86 in pre-market trading after reporting a fourth quarter sales miss. Comps were down 7.5 percent in the quarter.
    Sleep Number Corporation (NASDAQ: SNBR) fell 12.4 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading following a first quarter earnings miss.
    Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTK) fell 10.2 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading on news of $125 million convertible debt offering.
    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACK) shares fell 8 percent to $8.02 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.02 percent on Wednesday.
    Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPO) shares fell 5.6 percent to $80 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares fell 4.8 percent to $60.00 in pre-market trading after rising 1.78 percent on Wednesday.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) fell 4.6 percent to $2.10 in pre-market trading after surging 84.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE: TSM) shares fell 4.5 percent to $40.07 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results.
    Align Technology, Inc.. (NASDAQ: ALGN) fell 3.5 percent to $267.40 in pre-market trading after rising 1.61 percent on Wednesday.
    Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) shares fell 3.5 percent to $12 in pre-market trading after the company issued quarterly fleet status report.
    GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) fell 3.2 percent to $4.90 in pre-market trading.
    Unilever PLC (NYSE: UL) fell 2.6 percent to $54.73 in pre-market

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    Biotech Stock Roundup: PBYI Soars, MACK Crashes, GILD's Biktarvy Gets EC Nod (finance.yahoo.com) Merrimack Fails Phase 2 Pancreatic Cancer Study, But Opportunity Remains (seekingalpha.com) Merrimack Pharmaceuticals’ (MACK) “Hold” Rating Reaffirmed at Robert W. Baird (americanbankingnews.com) Merrimack Crashes as Phase II Pancreatic Cancer Study Fails (zacks.com) MM-141 (benzinga.com)

    Several equities analysts have commented on MACK shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Merrimack Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.50 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded Merrimack Pharmaceuticals from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Monday. Robert W. Baird cut their price objective on Merrimack Pharmaceuticals from $12.00 to $7.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday. Finally, ValuEngine raised Merrimack Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Veeco Instruments Inc.(VECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:VECO) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) rose 30.8 percent to $22.00 in pre-market trading after declining 18.63 percent on Monday.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 14.5 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) rose 15.2 percent to $4.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) shares rose 14.1 percent to $19.50 in pre-market trading after reporting stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) rose 13.4 percent to $15.40 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) shares rose 13.2 percent to $16.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 12.6 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) shares rose 10 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 9.7 percent to $3.05 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 8 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 7.3 percent to $23.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG) rose 7.1 percent to $6.09 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) rose 6.4 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.08 percent on Monday.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 6.3 percent to $11.75 in pre-market trading fol
  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd. (LQSIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    British Columbia and Alberta have chosen a different strategy where retail sales will be allowed through both public and private stores, similar to its current setup for liquor retail in the provinces. Retailers will have to get their supply of cannabis from the government’s wholesale distribution system, similar to how it works for alcohol now. The government will control online cannabis sales exclusively Our take: British Columbia also announced that physical retailing of cannabis and liquor will have to be separate, meaning stores cannot sell both products. This rule has an impact on existing liquor retailers aiming to convert some of their stores to sell cannabis. Aurora invested in Liquor Stores (renamed to Alcanna (OTCPK:LQSIF)) which has been struggling for years in the liquor business. Other pharmacy chains will also participate in the RFP as we have seen in Loblaw’s recent win in Newfoundland and Labrador. We think for many cannabis companies the path to winning those retail licenses will be a challenging one with the competition from multiple sources. The licenses will be hotly contested given that B.C. is the largest market to allow private retailing, leaving us cautious on those companies betting big on winning those contracts. The likely outcome is that a large number of companies will each win fewer contracts.

  • [By ]

    It also holds just under 20 percent share of Liquor Stores N.A. (OTCPK:LQSIF) and over 17 percent of Radient Technologies Inc. (OTC:RDDTF). Aurora has other holdings as well.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019

Cascades Inc (TSE:CAS) – Analysts at National Bank Financial raised their Q4 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Cascades in a report issued on Thursday, August 9th. National Bank Financial analyst L. Aghazarian now expects that the company will post earnings of $0.28 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.26. National Bank Financial has a “Outperform” rating and a $18.00 price target on the stock.

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Other analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. Royal Bank of Canada dropped their price objective on shares of Cascades from C$18.00 to C$17.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Friday. Desjardins lifted their price objective on shares of Cascades from C$17.00 to C$18.00 in a report on Friday. CIBC dropped their price objective on shares of Cascades from C$17.00 to C$15.00 in a report on Friday, May 11th. Scotiabank dropped their price objective on shares of Cascades from C$18.00 to C$16.50 and set a “sector perform” rating for the company in a report on Friday, May 11th. Finally, TD Securities dropped their price objective on shares of Cascades from C$18.00 to C$16.00 in a report on Friday, May 11th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. Cascades currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of C$16.75.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Wynn Resorts, Limited(WYNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Yet not all casinos will benefit equally. Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) and Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN), for example, derive most of their revenues from operations in Macau. Sands earns 60% there; Wynn, 73%. They could certainly expand their sports books beyond their Vegas operations, but they have so few casinos elsewhere (and Wynn’s Boston Harbor isn’t even completed), it’s only going to be a tiny portion of their overall revenues.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Investors sold shares of Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) on strength during trading on Thursday after an insider sold shares in the company. $66.19 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $100.37 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $34.18 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Wynn Resorts had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Wynn Resorts traded up $0.59 for the day and closed at $191.62Specifically, CEO Matt Maddox sold 18,450 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $191.09, for a total value of $3,525,610.50. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Stephen A. Wynn sold 4,104,999 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $180.00, for a total transaction of $738,899,820.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.95% of the stock is owned by insiders.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Where blackjack and poker are the preferred card games in Western casinos, baccarat is the favorite among China’s VIP gamblers. And because Macau is the only place in China where gaming is legal, some believe that allowing it anywhere else will siphon off high rollers, which will hurt casino companies like Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), Melco Resorts & Entertainment (NASDAQ:MLCO), and Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN), which all derive the bulk of their revenue from Macau.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of gaming giant Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) dropped 14.6% in June, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, as gaming trends in Macau turned against the company.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Veeco Instruments Inc.(VECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Veeco (NASDAQ:VECO) have been trending positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. 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. Veeco earned a news impact score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.7650210874662 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 Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Energy Recovery (NASDAQ: ERII) and Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ:VECO) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ:VECO) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:VECO) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $24.20.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Guggenheim Build America Bonds Managed Duration Trust(GBAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Guggenheim Taxabl Mncpl Mngd Drtn Trst (NYSE:GBAB) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, June 4th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.1257 per share by the investment management company on Friday, June 29th. This represents a $1.51 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 14th.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Guggenheim Taxabl Mncpl Mngd Drtn Trst (NYSE:GBAB) declared a monthly dividend on Monday, February 4th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Friday, February 15th will be given a dividend of 0.1257 per share by the investment management company on Thursday, February 28th. This represents a $1.51 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.67%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 14th.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Fibrocell Science Inc(FCSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Year-to-date (YTD) in the Spotlight Fibrocell Science, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCSC), eMagin Corporation (NYSE:EMAN … (stocksnewspoint.com) Have an eye on: Fibrocell Science, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCSC), Kelso Technologies Inc. (NYSE:KIQ), Siebert Financial Corp … (journalfinance.net) Fibrocell Science (FCSC) Sees Hammer Chart Pattern: Time to Buy? (finance.yahoo.com) Chester County gene therapy company completes $6M stock sale (finance.yahoo.com) Wining Three Stocks: MasTec, Inc. (NYSE:MTZ), Fibrocell Science, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCSC), Volt Information Sciences … (thestreetpoint.com)

    Shares of FCSC traded down $0.16 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $2.40. 283,121 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 206,910. The stock has a market capitalization of $14.57 million, a PE ratio of -0.29 and a beta of 0.45. Fibrocell has a fifty-two week low of $2.21 and a fifty-two week high of $23.20.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Fibrocell Science, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSC) were down 10 percent to $2.58. Fibrocell reported a $6.0 million registered direct offering priced at-the-market.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about Fibrocell Science (NASDAQ:FCSC) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fibrocell Science earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.3740949623105 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc.(PTEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Thrivent Financial for Lutherans increased its stake in Patterson-UTI (NASDAQ:PTEN) by 31.8% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 3,073,057 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 741,573 shares during the quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans’ holdings in Patterson-UTI were worth $53,810,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company remains a top oil services pick across Wall Street. Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEN) is the second largest land driller in North America and a large pressure pumping provider. Its operations are particularly focused in the Marcellus and in Texas.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Baytex Energy (NASDAQ: PTEN) and Patterson-UTI Energy (NASDAQ:PTEN) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and risk.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has always been a tough one for me. On the one hand, the company has been a great performer over the long-term, but it’s been stuck in a multi-year lull.

In a way, it sort of reminds me of Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS). I touched on this fact a few weeks ago with Disney, in that it was disappointing for recent investors but over the last five years or more, it was still a big winner. In that time frame, Starbucks has been a better operator, but that hasn’t prevented shares from being hit.

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Despite this lull, I still consider SBUX a Future Blue Chip holding of mine and the reasoning is simple. Analysts still expect SBUX to grow revenue 11% this year and almost 10% in 2019. Criticism aside, this is still pretty impressive. On the earnings front, estimates call for more than 20% growth this year followed by just 12.5% growth in 2019.

Still, double-digit earnings and revenue growth is nothing to scoff at, even if the company isn’t churning out the types of numbers it did in the past. Admittedly, it would more encouraging if SBUX could get a U.S. comparable-store sales result north of 5%.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Aphria Inc. (APHQF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    According to a report late last week from BNN Bloomberg, Molson Coors, which is reliant on Canada and the U.S., has been in discussions with at least four Canadian marijuana companies, including Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF) and Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF), with the intent of making an investment in a pot company, as well as collaborating on cannabis-infused beverages. As you’ve probably already guessed, neither Molson Coors, nor the companies mentioned in BNN Bloomberg’s report, would comment on the discussions. 

  • [By Sean Williams]

    One such marijuana stock that has placed itself among Canada’s top-tier producers is Ontario-based Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF).

    At the beginning of the year, Aphria was expected to produce around 100,000 kilograms of cannabis-equivalent production — i.e., dried cannabis, plus alternative products, such as oils and extracts — when at full capacity. This production was expected to derive almost entirely from its four-phase, more than $100 million project now known as Aphria One.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF) ranks among the biggest marijuana growers. Auxly Cannabis Group (NASDAQOTH:CBWTF), which until a couple of weeks ago was known as Cannabis Wheaton, doesn’t. But both companies should soon enjoy tremendous sales growth thanks to the recent passage of bill C-45, which legalized the use of recreational marijuana in Canada. 

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: CNO Financial Group, Inc.(CNO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Coin(O) (CURRENCY:CNO) traded flat against the dollar during the one day period ending at 22:00 PM ET on February 3rd. In the last seven days, Coin(O) has traded flat against the dollar. One Coin(O) coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.0003 or 0.00000009 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. Coin(O) has a total market cap of $35,041.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Coin(O) was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Coin(O) (CURRENCY:CNO) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 21:00 PM ET on May 12th. One Coin(O) coin can now be purchased for about $0.0021 or 0.00000025 BTC on popular exchanges. Coin(O) has a market cap of $222,284.00 and $40.00 worth of Coin(O) was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last seven days, Coin(O) has traded 21.2% lower against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Veeco Instruments Inc.(VECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) rose 30.8 percent to $22.00 in pre-market trading after declining 18.63 percent on Monday.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 14.5 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) rose 15.2 percent to $4.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) shares rose 14.1 percent to $19.50 in pre-market trading after reporting stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) rose 13.4 percent to $15.40 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) shares rose 13.2 percent to $16.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 12.6 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) shares rose 10 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 9.7 percent to $3.05 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 8 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 7.3 percent to $23.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG) rose 7.1 percent to $6.09 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) rose 6.4 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.08 percent on Monday.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 6.3 percent to $11.75 in pre-market trading fol
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion before the opening bell. Discovery shares rose 0.47 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading.
    Analysts expect Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion after the closing bell. Marriott shares gained 0.08 percent to $136.75 in pre-market trading.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. Veeco Instruments shares surged 14.04 percent to $19.50 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion. DISH shares gained 1.53 percent to close at $33.90 on Monday.
    Analysts are expecting US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) to have earned $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion in the latest quarter. US Foods will release earnings before the markets open. US Foods shares rose 0.57 percent to close at $33.72 on Monday.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role. Snap shares gained 1.3 percent to $10.88 in pre-market trading.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Energy Recovery (NASDAQ: ERII) and Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ:VECO) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:VECO) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $25.00.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.
    AES Corp (NYSE: AES) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: BioLineRx Ltd.(BLRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on BIOLINERX Ltd/S (BLRX)

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  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    BioLine Rx Ltd. (Nasdaq: BLRX) has the cheapest share price of the three stocks on this list.

    Currently trading at $1.16 per share, this Israel-based company focuses on developing therapeutics for a range of medical needs, including serious cardiac issues, liver fibrosis, pain management, cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease.

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

     

Top Biotech Stocks To Invest In 2018

The lull is over. The annual February pause in IPO activity lasted longer than normal, but 2018’s record-breaking start now looks ready to resume. This week IPOs began launching and another billion-dollar IPO joined the pipeline.

One IPO priced this week, the first in almost a month. AI-based biotech BioXcel Therapeutics priced at the low end and finished flat at the offer price. Three IPOs and one SPAC are scheduled for the week ahead, including tech unicorn Zscaler (Pending:ZS).

1 IPO During the Week of March 5th, 2018

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First Day
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BioXcel Therapeutics (Pending:BTAI)

$60M

$197M

-8%

Top Biotech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Veeco Instruments Inc.(VECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) rose 30.8 percent to $22.00 in pre-market trading after declining 18.63 percent on Monday.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 14.5 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) rose 15.2 percent to $4.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) shares rose 14.1 percent to $19.50 in pre-market trading after reporting stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) rose 13.4 percent to $15.40 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) shares rose 13.2 percent to $16.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 12.6 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) shares rose 10 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 9.7 percent to $3.05 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 8 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 7.3 percent to $23.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG) rose 7.1 percent to $6.09 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) rose 6.4 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.08 percent on Monday.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 6.3 percent to $11.75 in pre-market trading fol
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.
    AES Corp (NYSE: AES) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Veeco (VECO)

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Top Biotech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Porsche Automobil Holding SE (POAHY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    The Model X also experienced extremely high demand, with 12,000 vehicles sold in Europe, outselling such popular Models as BMWs X6. According to research the Model X was purchased about as often as the extremely popular Porsche (OTCPK:POAHY) Cayenne vehicle in Europe last year.

Top Biotech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Tile Shop Hldgs, Inc.(TTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    On the surface, there doesn’t seem to be much good inTile Shop Holdings Inc’s(NASDAQ:TTS) first-quarter earnings report. Sales fell 1% on a big 6.8% decline in comparable-store sales, earnings per share fell 47%, and expenses increased at double-digit rate. Surprisingly, Tile Shop’s shares traded up as much as 7% and finished the day of its earnings release up 5%.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Tile Shop Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: TTS) dropped more than 31% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $5.80. Shares closed at $8.45 on Tuesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $22.40. Volume was around 6.3 million, about eight times the daily average of about 780,000. The company reported a quarterly loss this morning.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTS) got a boost, shooting up 9 percent to $6.20 after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.

    Sientra, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIEN) shares were also up, gaining 9 percent to $12.03 following the announcement of FDA approval for PMA supplement.

Veeco (VECO) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.25

Media stories about Veeco (NASDAQ:VECO) have been trending positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. 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. Veeco earned a news impact score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.7650210874662 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.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Northland Securities assumed coverage on shares of Veeco in a report on Thursday, April 19th. They issued an “outperform” rating on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Veeco from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Monday, March 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Veeco from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a report on Saturday, May 12th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Veeco has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $27.29.

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Shares of VECO opened at $17.15 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $796.11 million, a PE ratio of -857.50 and a beta of 0.58. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a quick ratio of 2.17 and a current ratio of 2.80. Veeco has a 1-year low of $16.40 and a 1-year high of $16.77.

Veeco (NASDAQ:VECO) last announced its earnings results on Monday, May 7th. The semiconductor company reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.06 by $0.14. The firm had revenue of $158.57 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $151.62 million. Veeco had a negative net margin of 11.24% and a positive return on equity of 0.51%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 67.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.09 EPS. research analysts expect that Veeco will post 0.41 EPS for the current year.

About Veeco

Veeco Instruments Inc, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, sells, and supports semiconductor process equipment worldwide. It offers metal organic chemical vapor deposition systems; packaging lithography equipment; precision surface processing systems; laser annealing systems; ion beam etch and deposition systems; molecular beam epitaxy systems; 3D wafer inspection systems; and atomic layer deposition and other deposition systems.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Veeco (NASDAQ:VECO)

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

Cryptocurrencies simply couldn’t be stopped in 2017, and blockchain technology is to thank for that.

Blockchain is the digital, distributed, and decentralized ledger underlying most virtual currencies that’s responsible for logging all transactions without the need for a financial intermediary, such as a bank. In other words, it’s a new means of transmitting funds and/or logging information.

Why the sudden need for blockchain? Blockchain is the vision of developers who believed that the current banking system had flaws. In particular, they viewed banks acting as third-parties and pilfering transactions fees as unnecessary, and they scoffed at the idea that payment validation and settlement could take up to five business days in cross-border transactions. With blockchain, real-time transactions are a possibility (even across borders), while banks are left out of the equation entirely, presumably reducing transaction fees.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Illinois Tool Works Inc.(ITW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Illinois Tool Works (ITW) : “You don’t have to worry. This one is good. You shouldn’t be a seller.”

    PetMed Express (PETS) : “No, no, no, no. When we want pet drugs, we want Idexx Laboratories (IDXX) .”

  • [By ]

    Illinois Tools Works (ITW) shares fell after the company’s earnings report, but Cramer and the AAP team see it as an opportunity to buy more shares. Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Illinois Tool Works (ITW)

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: 2U, Inc.(TWOU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Withers]

    2U Inc.’s (NASDAQ:TWOU) stock has had an amazing run since the company went public, up over 500% since the March 2014 IPO. The online education company posted stellar 2017 results and has continued robust revenue growth in Q1 2018 with 42% year-over-year growth. But the company still hasn’t posted a profit, with a net loss of $29.4 million in 2017, compared to a loss of $20.7 million in 2016. First-quarter results posted in early May showed a quarterly net loss of $14.9 million, and is the company projecting a full year net loss between $46.6 million and $44.7 million.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Investing in emerging growth stocks for the long haul can be a great way to produce market-beating returns, but with thousands of stocks to choose from, it can be tough figuring out which are worth owning. To help, I went searching for growth stocks that can be added to portfolios and pickedAtlassian Corp. (NASDAQ:TEAM), Mimecast (NASDAQ:MIME), and 2U Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) as my favorite stocks to buy in May. Read on to learn if these stocks are right for your portfolio, too.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    2U Inc.(NASDAQ:TWOU)announced first-quarter 2018 results on Thursday after the market closed, highlighting not only the strength of its core Graduate Program business, but also the growing influence of its short-course offerings following its acquisition of GetSmarter last year. Shares were up more than 6% on Friday as of this writing, so let’s settle in to learn more about what drove the online education-platform company this quarter, as well as what investors should be watching in the year ahead.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Echelon Corporation(ELON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Veeco Instruments Inc.(VECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion before the opening bell. Discovery shares rose 0.47 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading.
    Analysts expect Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion after the closing bell. Marriott shares gained 0.08 percent to $136.75 in pre-market trading.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. Veeco Instruments shares surged 14.04 percent to $19.50 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion. DISH shares gained 1.53 percent to close at $33.90 on Monday.
    Analysts are expecting US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) to have earned $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion in the latest quarter. US Foods will release earnings before the markets open. US Foods shares rose 0.57 percent to close at $33.72 on Monday.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role. Snap shares gained 1.3 percent to $10.88 in pre-market trading.

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Veeco (NASDAQ:VECO) have been trending positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. 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. Veeco earned a news impact score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.7650210874662 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 Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.
    AES Corp (NYSE: AES) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Sify Technologies Limited(SIFY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares rose 2.1 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 11 percent, and Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: SIFY) up 4 percent.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Celestica, Inc.(CLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

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

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Nevertheless, a long term performance chart shows Sanmina Corp previously being an outperformer, but now falling off whilepotential large cap peer Flextronics International Ltd (NASDAQ: FLEX) has given a steady performance over the last two years and small capCelestica Inc (NYSE: CLS) and mid capJabil Circuit, Inc (NYSE: JBL) have similar unaspiring charts:

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Electronics for Imaging Inc.(EFII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY lessened its holdings in shares of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) by 53.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 14,882 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 17,018 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in Electronics For Imaging were worth $439,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: ArQule Inc.(ARQL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ArQule (NASDAQ:ARQL)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities researchers at Needham & Company LLC in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. They currently have a $6.00 price target on the biotechnology company’s stock, up from their prior price target of $5.00. Needham & Company LLC’s price target suggests a potential upside of 134.38% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on ArQule (ARQL)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL) Director Ronald M. Lindsay acquired 23,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $2.67 per share, for a total transaction of $63,813.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 43,900 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $117,213. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Flextronics International Ltd.(FLEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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
    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 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 Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Flex (FLEX)

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  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of manufacturing services provider Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) slumped on Friday after the company reported mixed fourth-quarter results and provided earnings guidance that fell short of analyst expectations. As of 11:15 a.m. EDT, the stock was down about 16%.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) fell by nearly 22% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $13.05 after closing at $16.64 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $19.71. Volume of about 28 million was nearly seven times the daily average of about 4.4 million. The company missed earnings estimates this morning and announced that it is investigating allegations of improper accounting.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Web.com Group, Inc.(WEB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares dipped 47.8 percent to $4.60. Check-Cap priced its upsized underwritten offering of public units at $5.50 per unit.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) shares fell 41.5 percent to $2.57.
    Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) dropped 35.1 percent to $29.50 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) dropped 34.8 percent to $3.75 after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 25.2 percent to $24.01 after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) dropped 22.5 percent to $45.73 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 19.6 percent to $52.075 following Q1 earnings.
    Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVM) shares declined 18.1 percent to $5.20. Adverum Biotech disclosed that its CEO Amber Salzman is stepping down.
    Newater Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWA) dropped 17.2 percent to $12.83.
    Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS) fell 17.2 percent to $13.65 following Q1 results.
    Xperi Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) declined 15.8 percent to $19.40 after announcing Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.649 after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) dropped 14.2 percent to $2.65.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 13.2 percent to $8.32 after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) dropped 12.2 percent to $5.05.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 9.7 percent

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

U.K.-based start-up Roborace recently unveiled the world’s first completely autonomous race car at Mobile World Congress 2017. While the company hopes to feature its new technology on a race course one day soon, its aspirations are much higher than simply providing motorsports entertainment. The new car could help provide the next round of innovation for the auto industry.

Image source: Roborace.

Innovation on the track becomes a staple

The idea of using research from the racetrack in consumer vehicles is not new. Many features on the cars we drive every day got their start in the world of motorsports.

Spectacular crashes are often cited by fansas a favorite part of racing. Wrecks off the track, not so much. Safety innovations like airbags and roll cages keep professional drivers safe and able to walk away from those racetrack wrecks, andthat safety technology has become an integral part of everyday vehicles as well.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Sify Technologies Limited(SIFY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares rose 2.1 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 11 percent, and Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: SIFY) up 4 percent.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Systemax Inc.(SYX)

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 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

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Baidu Inc.(BIDU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Earlier this year, Bank of America estimated that between them, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft (MSFT) , Alibaba (BABA) , Baidu  (BIDU) and Tencent would grow their capex by 30% in 2018 to $74.1 billion. Google, it should be noted, just spent much more on capex in Q1 than the $3.4 billion BofA expected it to spend.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Video streaming company iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ)recently spun off from Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), and the market is taking notice. In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Tech, host Dylan Lewis and Motley Fool contributor Danny Vena explain why iQiyi is so exciting and what investors should know about the company before digging in.

  • [By ]

    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) .

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Mastercard Incorporated(MA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    The founders of Floyd Mayweather-backed cryptocurrency firm Centra Tech have been indicted by a grand jury and accused of fraud, a U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced this week. Raymond Trapani, Sohrab Sharma and Robert Farkas allegedly planned to defraud investors through a token sale labeled as a “scheme to induce victims to invest million of dollars’ worth of digital funds for the purpose of unregistered securities.” Authorities recovered more than $60 million in funds from the founders. Centra Tech’s token sale had been endorsed by heavyweight boxer Mayweather, and the company claimed to have relationships with Visa Inc. (V) and Mastercard Inc. (MA) , which authorities said never existed.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA) will share its latest quarterly earnings first thing Wednesday. The consensus estimates call for $1.25 in EPS and $3.25 billion in revenue. Shares ended last week at $175.94, in a 52-week range of $115.55 to $183.73. The consensus analyst target is $196.12.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Right now, I believe Mastercard (NYSE:MA), Brookfield Renewable Partners(NYSE:BEP), and XPO Logistics(NYSE:XPO) fall right into place, because each stock has been a multibagger and has strong tailwinds behind it.

  • [By Andy Pai]

    In a 2014 interview, Akre said he looks for companies that he thinks are ‘compounding machines.' At the time the firm owned Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA) and Visa Inc (NYSE: V) which he pointed out have margins of over 30 percent, which is around three times that of the average US company.

  • [By Timothy Green, Neha Chamaria, and Rich Smith]

    There are some companies, though, that have better shots than others at continuing to thrive over the next 12 years. These companies have durable competitive advantages that are unlikely to vanish, making their stocks safer than most. Here’s why you should consider Mastercard (NYSE:MA), United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS), and Boeing (NYSE:BA) if you’re looking for safety.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Synnex Corporation(SNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Synnex (SNX)

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company flies somewhat under the radar, but it is way off its highs and offers a great entry point. SynnexCorp. (NYSE: SNX) is a business process services company that provides a range of distribution, logistics and integration services for the technology industry and providing outsourced services focused on customer engagement strategy.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Veeco Instruments Inc.(VECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion before the opening bell. Discovery shares rose 0.47 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading.
    Analysts expect Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion after the closing bell. Marriott shares gained 0.08 percent to $136.75 in pre-market trading.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. Veeco Instruments shares surged 14.04 percent to $19.50 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion. DISH shares gained 1.53 percent to close at $33.90 on Monday.
    Analysts are expecting US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) to have earned $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion in the latest quarter. US Foods will release earnings before the markets open. US Foods shares rose 0.57 percent to close at $33.72 on Monday.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role. Snap shares gained 1.3 percent to $10.88 in pre-market trading.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.
    AES Corp (NYSE: AES) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Veeco (VECO)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) rose 30.8 percent to $22.00 in pre-market trading after declining 18.63 percent on Monday.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 14.5 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) rose 15.2 percent to $4.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) shares rose 14.1 percent to $19.50 in pre-market trading after reporting stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) rose 13.4 percent to $15.40 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) shares rose 13.2 percent to $16.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 12.6 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) shares rose 10 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 9.7 percent to $3.05 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 8 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 7.3 percent to $23.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG) rose 7.1 percent to $6.09 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) rose 6.4 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.08 percent on Monday.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 6.3 percent to $11.75 in pre-market trading fol

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: SK Telecom Corporation Ltd.(SKM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday morning, the telecommunication services shares gained 1.59 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S), up 8 percent, and SK Telecom Co., Ltd. (NYSE: SKM), up 3 percent.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong (OTCMKTS: HTHKY) and SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: JA Solar Holdings, Co., Ltd.(JASO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    This morning, President Trump suggested that the United States is considering strong military action in response to recent chemical attacks carried out on civilians by the Syrian government. The president promised to send “nice and new and ‘smart'” missiles to Syria and accused the Russian government of partnering with a “Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!” The president’s remarks are a significant departure from comments made last week, which suggested that the United States would be pulling out of Syria in the coming months. Trump’s threat of war over a recent chemical attack in Syria drove crude oil and gold prices higher. Geopolitical worries often offer a boost to commodity prices due to concerns about supply. Trump’s threat comes at a time that markets are already concerned about a significant military conflict in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran. WTI crude prices added 0.9% to hit $66.10 per barrel. Brent crude pushed to $71.10 per barrel. Gold price topped $1,350 per ounce and are poised for bigger gains. According to Axios, U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) has privately told friends that he will not seek reelection in the fall. The news comes at a perilous time for Republicans, who are expected to lose the House of Representatives and potentially the Senate. Axios was the first to report the news. The story is also notable because Ryan recently achieved his long-time goal of passing tax reform in late 2017.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: FB, FOXA, CBS
    Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.(NYSE: FOXA) fell in pre-market hours on news that investigators from the European Commission raided the firm’s London office yesterday. Reports indicate that investigators are trying to keep their goals confidential. However, there has been a lot of scrutiny over Rupert Murdoch’s goal to purchase rival Sky in recent months. British authorities have argued that this deal would not be in the public’s best interest. Accor

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (HQCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion after the closing bell. Agilent shares rose 0.86 percent to close at $69.45 on Friday.
    Analysts expect Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL) to report quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $438.40 million before the opening bell. Hanwha Q CELLS shares fell 0.29 percent to close at $6.92 on Friday.
    NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) disclosed a 24.96 million share common stock offering via selling holders. NiSource shares rose 0.08 percent to close at $24.93 on Friday.
    Analysts are expecting Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) to have earned $0.18 per share on revenue of $3.10 billion in the latest quarter. Vipshop will release earnings after the markets close. Vipshop shares rose 0.20 percent to $15.14 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $438.40 million.
    Remark Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.35 per share on revenue of $19.45 million.
    Athenex, Inc. (NYSE: ATNX) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $35.14 million.
    Mazor Robotics Ltd. (NASDAQ: MZOR) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $15.14 million.
    Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BCLI) is projected to report a quarterly loss at $0.14 per share.
    SuperCom Ltd. (NASDAQ: SPCB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $9.50 million.
    Lonestar Resources US Inc. (NASDAQ: LONE) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $30.68 million.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NASDAQ: NINE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $165.76 million.
    VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ: VEON) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $212.00 million.

     

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: NVIDIA Corporation(NVDA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL), Microsoft Corp.(Nasdaq: MSFT), and Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) received approval from the U.S. Transportation Department to begin pilot programs for drone delivery services. Missing from the list of approved companies was Amazon.com Inc.(Nasdaq: AMZN). The tech giant has long been an advocate for drone delivery, and its absence came as a surprise to the tech community. It will be a busy day for economic data announcements. Most important will be a report on inflation at 8:30 EDT. Strong price growth has picked up to start the year. This has many economists anticipating that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates to stave off additional inflation. Meanwhile, the Bank of England announced that it will hold its benchmark interest rate at 0.5%. The country is still facing economic uncertainty over Brexit.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: BKNG, SHLD, F
    A weak guidance report has shares of Booking Holdings Inc.(Nasdaq: BKNG) off 6% this morning. Although the travel site operator easily topped Wall Street earnings and revenue expectations, the firm once known as Priceline offered a weak 2018 outlook. That sent investors heading for the exits.
    Sears Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: SHLD) stock popped more than 16% on Wednesday afternoon. The news came after the embattled retail company announced plans to partner with Amazon.comto sell tires. The plan is part of the company’s broader turnaround strategy to make the retail firm profitable again. Ford Motor Co.(NYSE: F) made a stunning announcement on Wednesday. The company said that it will halt production of its F-Series pickup truck. But the move will only be temporary. A fire at a Michigan plant temporarily caused the automotive giant to run out of parts for the top-selling U.S. vehicle. The shutdown could last several weeks, although the company said it has enough parts inventory to last about 12 weeks. Look for additional earnings reports from Nvidia Corp.(Nasdaq: NVDA

  • [By ]

    Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) shares slumped at the open on Friday despite the chipmaker beating earnings and revenue expectations for its fiscal first quarter on Thursday after the close. One area of concern: Nvidia told investors on Thursday that its cryptocurrency mining-related chip sales would fall sharply this quarter.

  • [By ]

    Earlier this year I spoke with Danny Shapiro, the senior director of automotive at Nvidia Corporation (NVDA) , who told me that one of the biggest hurdles for Level 4 and Level 5 autonomous driving was computing power.

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Shares of graphics chip specialist NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) popped 5.8% to close at $227.91 on Tuesday.For context, theS&P 500rose 1.7%.

    Here’s what investors should know about the good day enjoyed by the market darling.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018

The Netflix of China had a tough first day on Wall Street.

Shares in video streaming platform iQiyi (IQ) tanked on their Nasdaq debut Thursday, closing down more than 13%.

The company raised nearly $2.3 billion in its initial public offering this week, pricing shares at $18 each. But by the end of its first day of trading, shares had slumped to $15.55.

The timing was unfortunate: iQiyi made its debut in a week when investors had been dumping a lot of tech companies. But that doesn’t fully explain the Chinese firm’s opening-day plunge. Many tech stocks that had been hammered earlier in the week rallied on Thursday.

Investors have concerns about how long it will take iQiyi to turn a profit, said Canaan Guo, an analyst at Chinese research firm Pacific Epoch.

The company is locked in an expensive battle for users, fending off deep-pocketed rivals backed by Tencent (TCEHY) and Alibaba (BABA).

They are all competing to win paying subscribers, spending big money on premium content like original shows.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Sapiens International Corporation N.V.(SPNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sapiens International Co. (NASDAQ:SPNS) – William Blair boosted their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for Sapiens International in a report issued on Tuesday, May 8th. William Blair analyst B. Suri now forecasts that the technology company will post earnings of $0.11 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.10. William Blair currently has a “Market Perform” rating on the stock. William Blair also issued estimates for Sapiens International’s FY2018 earnings at $0.47 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.54 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sapiens International (NASDAQ:SPNS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The technology company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.03, Briefing.com reports. Sapiens International had a net margin of 0.13% and a return on equity of 6.81%. The business had revenue of $71.09 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $67.68 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.02 EPS. Sapiens International’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Allot Communications Ltd.(ALLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Allot Communications (NASDAQ:ALLT) will be posting its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, May 8th. Analysts expect Allot Communications to post earnings of ($0.10) per share for the quarter.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    China’s President Xi Jinping did his part to support the bull market in stocks via a conciliatory trade speech on Monday night, and now embattled Facebook (FB)  founder Mark Zuckerberg has to follow course. By now, seemingly ever pundit and journalist has weighed in how the camera-averse Zuckerberg will perform over the next two days in front of savage lawmakers. So there isn’t much new to add until we watch him sit down and do battle. But one gets the sense that lawmakers won’t have any clue what to truly ask Zuck in the attempt to send his stock price down the tubes again (because they would secretly love nothing better than to hit Zuck in his digital wallet, naturally). Sure, they may get under his notoriously thin skin, but investors worried about a full-on stock price rout should rest somewhat easy. The Facebooks evolution that is well underway, and which is being accelerated post the Cambridge Analytica debacle, will over time erode the company’s highly lucrative business model. You probably won’t see any evidence of the derision in the first-quarter results or perhaps even the rest of 2018. It’s happening as we speak though, and should be something Zuck reflects in 2019 profit guidance (which should be issued) at some point later this year. In the meantime, enjoy the great theater and tread easily with Facebook’s stock off the March mini-rally. Better trades into this spectacle if you haven’t put them on already: big data business plays such as Dropbox (DBX) , Salesforce (CRM) , and Action Alerts PLUS holdings Microsoft (MSFT) and Nvidia (NVDA) .   

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Synovus Financial Corp increased its stake in Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) by 14.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 26,511 shares of the CRM provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,262 shares during the period. Synovus Financial Corp’s holdings in Salesforce.com were worth $3,088,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

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

  • [By ]

    Oracle (ORCL) : “I think Oracle is fine, but I still favor Salesforce.com (CRM) .”

    PayPal (PYPL) : “I think PayPal is best in show. PayPal goes much higher. “

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Finally, the stock enjoyed a quick adrenaline kick when salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) announced an acquisition of MuleSoft (NYSE:MULE), another mid-cap company with tight connections to the cloud computing market. The deal sparked speculation that other companies in that category could see software giants kicking their tires soon enough, and that would presumably include MongoDB.

  • [By Rich Duprey, Nicholas Rossolillo, and Maxx Chatsko]

    Nicholas Rossolillo(Salesforce):Customer relationship management (CRM) software company Salesforce is one of the biggest disruptors in the technology industry. The provider of various cloud-based services to help businesses manage relationships and marketing efforts became the fastest enterprise software company to reach $10 billion in annual sales; it surpassed that milestone last year. Salesforce isn’t finished yet, though, setting its sight on an even more ambitious goal.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Sypris Solutions Inc.(SYPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sypris Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYPR) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $20.35 million.

    Fusion Connect, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.11 per share on revenue of $36.71 million.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(CHKP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest decreased to 8.24 million shares from the previous reading of 8.45 million. Shares were trading at $102.91, in a 52-week range of $95.03 to $119.20.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    For investors looking for a cybersecurity stock, I think a bigger security company like Palo Alto Networks or Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) would be a better option. At this juncture, I think FireEye’s high expenditures and sluggish revenue growth outweigh the potential benefits of buying the stock.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) plies its trade in the fast-growing cybersecurity market — a market that’s expected to hit $96 billion in revenue this year, an increase of 8% over 2017, accordingto Gartner’s estimates. However, one look at the cybersecurity specialist’s recent performance indicates that it hasn’t been able to capitalize on that vast potential.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Extreme Networks Inc.(EXTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) shares dropped 22 percent to $9.15 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Extreme Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) traded down about 2.6% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $8.13 after closing Friday at $8.35. The stock’s 52-week high is $15.55. Volume totaled around 2.9 million, nearly 60% higher than the daily average of around 1.9 million. The company had no specific news.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Several other optics stocks stand to gain. In a Monday note, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya also highlighlited the semiconductor space as one that could benefit from the news. Other stocks to watch include:

    Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE)
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN)
    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR)
    II-VI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IIVI)
    Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI)
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS)
    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI)
    Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO)
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX)
    Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ: AVGO)

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Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Tableau Software, Inc.(DATA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA) had its price target lifted by equities researchers at Royal Bank of Canada to $95.00 in a report released on Thursday. The firm presently has a “market perform” rating on the software company’s stock. Royal Bank of Canada’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 4.40% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA) had its price objective reduced by Wedbush from $104.00 to $100.00 in a research note published on Thursday morning. They currently have an outperform rating on the software company’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA) CMO Elissa Fink sold 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $93.28, for a total value of $233,200.00. Following the transaction, the chief marketing officer now owns 83,882 shares in the company, valued at $7,824,512.96. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA) Director Elliott H. Jurgensen, Jr. sold 3,000 shares of Tableau Software stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $91.82, for a total transaction of $275,460.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 4,781 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $438,991.42. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Veeco Instruments Inc.(VECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) rose 30.8 percent to $22.00 in pre-market trading after declining 18.63 percent on Monday.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 14.5 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) rose 15.2 percent to $4.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) shares rose 14.1 percent to $19.50 in pre-market trading after reporting stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) rose 13.4 percent to $15.40 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) shares rose 13.2 percent to $16.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 12.6 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) shares rose 10 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 9.7 percent to $3.05 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 8 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 7.3 percent to $23.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG) rose 7.1 percent to $6.09 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) rose 6.4 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.08 percent on Monday.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 6.3 percent to $11.75 in pre-market trading fol
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion before the opening bell. Discovery shares rose 0.47 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading.
    Analysts expect Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion after the closing bell. Marriott shares gained 0.08 percent to $136.75 in pre-market trading.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. Veeco Instruments shares surged 14.04 percent to $19.50 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion. DISH shares gained 1.53 percent to close at $33.90 on Monday.
    Analysts are expecting US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) to have earned $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion in the latest quarter. US Foods will release earnings before the markets open. US Foods shares rose 0.57 percent to close at $33.72 on Monday.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role. Snap shares gained 1.3 percent to $10.88 in pre-market trading.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.
    AES Corp (NYSE: AES) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation(CTSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System lowered its holdings in shares of Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 1.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 837,118 shares of the information technology service provider’s stock after selling 11,877 shares during the quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System’s holdings in Cognizant were worth $67,388,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) has been a key player in the technology revolution over the past 25 years. By providing much-needed information technology consulting services, Cognizant has been able to succeed in helping clients join the digital age effectively and competitively. Even with some of its rivals having competitive advantages in the form of lower labor costs, Cognizant nevertheless has found ways to keep expanding and growing its footprint.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Oil prices are at levels we haven’t seen in years. U.S. crude topped $70 for the first since 2014, as U.S. President Donald Trump appeared increasingly likely to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and reinforce sanctions on Tehran. In addition, OPEC has announced plans to bolster prices and cap production. For oil investors, Money MorningGlobal Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says it’s time to buckle up. According to Moors, revoking the Iran deal would cause “price chaos” around the globe. And that’s right as driving season starts in the United States. Here’s more on the coming chaos for oil. In deal news, Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) announced it will purchase Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) for $7.6 billion in cash. Grammercy manages commercial real estate. While this may seem like a boring deal, Blackstone is buying a business that churns out cold hard cash for its investors. We want to keep this deal on your radar, because there are many other deals like this coming down the pipeline. We’re going to be discussing one of the best real estate opportunities available very soon – so keep an eye out for updates.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, AAPL, TSN, SBUX
    Shareholders of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) cheered statements made by Warren Buffett over the weekend. The Oracle of Omaha said he messed up by not investing in Amazon and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL). “I made the wrong decisions on Google and Amazon,” Buffett said on Saturday. “We’ve looked at it. I made the mistake in not being able to come to a conclusion where I really felt that at the present prices that the prospects were far better than the prices indicated.” Buffett says he now has a “very, very, very high opinion” of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Oracle believes that Bezos has created something that is “close to a miracle.” Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) added another 0.6% Monday, to reach $185.00 per share – a new 52-week high. The uptick came after Warren Buffett announced

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC reduced its stake in Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 6.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 31,900 shares of the information technology service provider’s stock after selling 2,100 shares during the period. Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC’s holdings in Cognizant were worth $2,568,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $9.89 billion.
    Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $14.34 billion.
    Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $692.63 million.
    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSH) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of 3.90 billion.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $3.24 billion.
    Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NYSE: WLTW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.01 per share on revenue of $2.23 billion.
    Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.28 per share on revenue of $922.42 million.
    TravelCenters of America LLC (NASDAQ: TA) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.16 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $723.93 million.
    Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE: WBT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $329.71 million.
    Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ: HZNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $234.17 million.

     

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mackay Shields LLC acquired a new stake in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 220,500 shares of the information technology service provider’s stock, valued at approximately $17,750,000.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

An April that many investors hoped would end two months of indecision in the stock market is not quite living up to billing.

While benchmark indexes eked out another week of gains, below the surface, frustration was the rule. Reactions to earnings results are muted — the average stock is flat the day after reporting. Megacap tech companies are soaring, but makers of semiconductors and household goods have stumbled.

It’s not that companies aren’t beating estimates. Most are, by the widest margins in years. It’s that the market has been slow to reward them — and quick to punish those that fall short.

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“As we get further into the bull market cycle, U.S. companies have to try harder and harder to make investors happy, and that’s tough,” said Frank Ingarra, the head trader at NorthCoast Asset Management LLC. “Investors set their bars really high.”

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: 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 To Own For 2019: Actuant Corporation(ATU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eaton (NYSE: ETN) and Actuant (NYSE:ATU) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Park City Group, Inc.(PCYG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Veeco Instruments Inc.(VECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion before the opening bell. Discovery shares rose 0.47 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading.
    Analysts expect Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion after the closing bell. Marriott shares gained 0.08 percent to $136.75 in pre-market trading.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. Veeco Instruments shares surged 14.04 percent to $19.50 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion. DISH shares gained 1.53 percent to close at $33.90 on Monday.
    Analysts are expecting US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) to have earned $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion in the latest quarter. US Foods will release earnings before the markets open. US Foods shares rose 0.57 percent to close at $33.72 on Monday.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role. Snap shares gained 1.3 percent to $10.88 in pre-market trading.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.
    AES Corp (NYSE: AES) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) rose 30.8 percent to $22.00 in pre-market trading after declining 18.63 percent on Monday.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 14.5 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) rose 15.2 percent to $4.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) shares rose 14.1 percent to $19.50 in pre-market trading after reporting stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) rose 13.4 percent to $15.40 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) shares rose 13.2 percent to $16.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 12.6 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) shares rose 10 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 9.7 percent to $3.05 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 8 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 7.3 percent to $23.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG) rose 7.1 percent to $6.09 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) rose 6.4 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.08 percent on Monday.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 6.3 percent to $11.75 in pre-market trading fol
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Fortinet, Inc.(FTNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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

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

  • [By Timothy Green]

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

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Canadian Solar Inc.(CSIQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Recurrent’s parent company — Canadian Solar (Nasdaq: CSIQ) — is publicly traded. Even better, it’s the right size ($925.7 million in market cap) for Fast-Track Millionaire readers to consider making an investment.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ) is one of the biggest solar manufacturers in the world, producing about seven out of every 100 solar panels made last year. But the company doesn’t just make solar panels; it’s also become a leading developer of solar projects with a large presence in Brazil, Mexico, China, and the U.S.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) saw a decrease of 16.6% in short interest during the two-week period. Some 3.3% of the total float, or 1.49 million shares, were short and days to cover remained unchanged at three. The company’s share price fell by about 5.4% over the two weeks, and shares closed Wednesday at $16.26, up about 3.4% for the day, in a 52-week range of $12.07 to $19.09.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Citrix Systems Inc.(CTXS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CIBC Asset Management Inc lowered its stake in shares of Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS) by 5.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 19,564 shares of the cloud computing company’s stock after selling 1,023 shares during the period. CIBC Asset Management Inc’s holdings in Citrix Systems were worth $1,816,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By VantagePoint]

    Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) had a very clear crossover to the upside on April 11, and since that day's close the stock is up 15 percent. This one is interesting also because the two moving averages have also recently diverged even further, indicating that the uptrend has only gotten stronger since the company posted an excellent Q1 earnings and Q2 guidance report that came in well above Wall Street's expectations. 

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Stock in digital workspace systems providerCitrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) rose 10.8% inApril, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation(CTSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC reduced its stake in Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 6.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 31,900 shares of the information technology service provider’s stock after selling 2,100 shares during the period. Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC’s holdings in Cognizant were worth $2,568,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System lowered its holdings in shares of Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 1.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 837,118 shares of the information technology service provider’s stock after selling 11,877 shares during the quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System’s holdings in Cognizant were worth $67,388,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $9.89 billion.
    Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $14.34 billion.
    Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $692.63 million.
    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSH) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of 3.90 billion.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $3.24 billion.
    Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NYSE: WLTW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.01 per share on revenue of $2.23 billion.
    Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.28 per share on revenue of $922.42 million.
    TravelCenters of America LLC (NASDAQ: TA) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.16 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $723.93 million.
    Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE: WBT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $329.71 million.
    Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ: HZNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $234.17 million.

     

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) has been a key player in the technology revolution over the past 25 years. By providing much-needed information technology consulting services, Cognizant has been able to succeed in helping clients join the digital age effectively and competitively. Even with some of its rivals having competitive advantages in the form of lower labor costs, Cognizant nevertheless has found ways to keep expanding and growing its footprint.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mackay Shields LLC acquired a new stake in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 220,500 shares of the information technology service provider’s stock, valued at approximately $17,750,000.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: priceline.com Incorporated(PCLN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    For example, owning just one share of The Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN) would cost $1,921.53. But some of these stocks aren’t quite as “expensive” as they seem…

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Through Tom’s various strategies, followers had the chance to pocket gains of 195.36% in 16 days on Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), 193.39% in 16 days on SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSE Arca: GLD), 100% in eight days on International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), and even 248.42% in 17 days on SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE Arca: DIA).

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    Will Target (NYSE: TGT) get its mojo back, or will shoppers flock to Walmart (NYSE: WMT)? Which travel agent books more snow ski trips this season, Expedia (Nasdaq: EXPE) or Priceline (Nasdaq: PCLN)? Which video game console emerges on top, Microsoft’s Xbox or Nintendo’s Switch?

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: ANSYS, Inc.(ANSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    GW&K Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) by 1.7% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 223,126 shares of the software maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,664 shares during the quarter. GW&K Investment Management LLC owned about 0.27% of Ansys worth $34,962,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) Director James E. Cashman III sold 862 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, April 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $158.00, for a total value of $136,196.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2018

On March 1, Dow (NYSEARCA:DIA) hit a record of 21,115. On May 15, the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) hit a record of 2,402. On Tuesday, May 16, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) hit a new record of 6,169. The three indexes ended at 20,979, 2,400, and 6,169 respectively. Oil (NYSEARCA:USO) surged to $49 as Saudi Arabia and Russia said they plan to extend production cuts for nine months. But more and more analysts are saying that the market is overvalued. I have written three articles calling for a market decline. On January 4, I called for a 19.8% decline in 0-6 months. On April 4, I adjusted the decline to about 10-15% in 3-9 months. Then on May 2, I averaged the decline to 14.7%. On May 8, the VIX Volatility index (NYSEARCA:VXX) reached a 10-year low of 9.72, and is also near its 24-year low. The VIX closed at 10.65 on Tuesday. Volatility tends to reach a trough at a market peak, as shown below. Thus, it is possible the VIX could be forming a trough, signaling a market peak.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2018: National CineMedia, Inc.(NCMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

    These are the top 5 holdings of Standard General L.P.National CineMedia Inc (NCMI) – 12,576,000 shares, 60.53% of the total portfolio. New PositionTime Inc (TIME) – 3,181,424 shares, 29.62% of the total portfolio. Turning Point Brands Inc (TPB) – 305,319 shares, 3.58% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 189.90%CafePress Inc (PRSS) – 2,500,000 shares, 3.12% of the total portfolio. New PositionB. Riley Financial Inc (RILY) – 167,736 shares, 1.97% of the total portfoli

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Twin Disc, Incorporated (NASDAQ: TWIN) shares surged 24.34 percent to close at $28.86 following Q3 earnings.
    Bioblast Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: ORPN) rose 21.89 percent to close at $2.45.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) gained 20.19 percent to close at $8.75. Evolus named David Moatazedi as new CEO.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) rose 18.56 percent to close at $3.13 on Monday after falling 39.86 percent on Friday.
    CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE: CVM) gained 17.09 percent to close at $2.74.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares jumped 16.39 percent to close at $146.75 on Monday after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 15.45 percent to close at $27.50 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) surged 15.23 percent to close at $6.43 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) rose 14.53 percent to close at $7.33
    CohBar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWBR) gained 14.36 percent to close at $6.29.
    Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTPH) gained 12.69 percent to close at $3.64.
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) gained 12.27 percent to close at $10.89 following Q1 results.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) shares climbed 9.8 percent to close at $19.05.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) rose 4.93 percent to close at $256.89. Barclays upgraded Illumina from Equal-Weight to Overweight.
    Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR) surged 3.92 percent to close at $15.63. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Cloudera with a Buy rating.

     

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of National CineMedia (NASDAQ:NCMI) came back to life on Monday, trading 15.6% higher as of 3:30 p.m. EDT. The struggling stock took a rare leap upward thanks to a stronger-than-expected first-quarter report.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $155.19 after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) gained 21.3 percent to $8.83. Evolus named David Moatazedi as new CEO.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) climbed 18.2 percent to $3.12 after falling 39.86 percent on Friday.
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 15.6 percent to $27.53 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) rose 13 percent to $2.26.
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC) gained 11.9 percent to $7.35.
    National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) surged 11.8 percent to $6.24 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.
    Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) shares gained 11.3 percent to $3.56.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) shares rose 8.8 percent to $18.875.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) rose 8.7 percent to $2.9683.
    Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) shares rose 7.4 percent to $7.40.
    Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) rose 7 percent to $2.88 after climbing 1.89 percent on Friday.
    Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR) surged 6 percent to $15.93. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Cloudera with a Buy rating.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) rose 5.1 percent to $257.35. Barclays upgraded Illumina from Equal-Weight to Overweight.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of National CineMedia (NASDAQ:NCMI) were up 0% during mid-day trading on Tuesday following a stronger than expected earnings report. The company traded as high as $6.59 and last traded at $6.43. Approximately 2,893,100 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 285% from the average daily volume of 751,461 shares. The stock had previously closed at $6.43.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $6.45 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.

    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) shares were also up, gaining 16 percent to $27.52 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2018: Veeco Instruments Inc.(VECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion before the opening bell. Discovery shares rose 0.47 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading.
    Analysts expect Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion after the closing bell. Marriott shares gained 0.08 percent to $136.75 in pre-market trading.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. Veeco Instruments shares surged 14.04 percent to $19.50 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion. DISH shares gained 1.53 percent to close at $33.90 on Monday.
    Analysts are expecting US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) to have earned $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion in the latest quarter. US Foods will release earnings before the markets open. US Foods shares rose 0.57 percent to close at $33.72 on Monday.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role. Snap shares gained 1.3 percent to $10.88 in pre-market trading.

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.
    AES Corp (NYSE: AES) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) rose 30.8 percent to $22.00 in pre-market trading after declining 18.63 percent on Monday.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 14.5 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) rose 15.2 percent to $4.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) shares rose 14.1 percent to $19.50 in pre-market trading after reporting stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) rose 13.4 percent to $15.40 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) shares rose 13.2 percent to $16.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 12.6 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) shares rose 10 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 9.7 percent to $3.05 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 8 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 7.3 percent to $23.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG) rose 7.1 percent to $6.09 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) rose 6.4 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.08 percent on Monday.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 6.3 percent to $11.75 in pre-market trading fol

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2018: H. B. Fuller Company(FUL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    H.B. Fuller (NYSE: FUL) and CSW Industrials (NASDAQ:CSWI) are both basic materials 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.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2018: Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated(HR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2018: Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd(TNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Tsakos Energy Navigation (TNP)

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018

Lots of people speculate about the next big innovation that will take their industries by storm.

In the realm of accounting and finance, there is a major technology often misunderstood by professionals that could dramatically change the game for the financial services industry.

That technology is blockchain.

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What Is Blockchain?

Blockchain technology can be hard to understand at first. Is it a niche hobby for tech geeks? Is it the same thing as bitcoin?

Blockchain is the technology that underlies bitcoin — the cryptocurrency — but it is not synonymous with bitcoin.

At its core, blockchain is a ledger of transactions similar to a database. Everyone in the financial industry is familiar with ledgers. This is just a more high-tech kind of ledger.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Attunity Ltd.(ATTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Qualys, Inc.(QLYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Align Technology (ALGN) , Regions Financial (RF) , Edwards Lifesciences (EW) , Qualys (QLYS) and HEICO (HEI) .

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    Qualys (QLYS) : “I think this is a good company, but everything is coming down, so let’s wait to buy some more.”

    HEICO (HEI) : “We’re not buying anything at a 52-week high — but on a pullback, you bet.”

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: MicroStrategy Incorporated(MSTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on MicroStrategy (MSTR)

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Cerner Corporation(CERN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cerner (NASDAQ:CERN) had its price objective decreased by SunTrust Banks to $58.00 in a research report sent to investors on Friday, The Fly reports. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Cerner’s Q1 2018 earnings at $0.55 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $0.60 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.65 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.64 EPS.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Cerner Corp. (NASDAQ: CERN) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup.

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) was raised to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James.

  • [By Simon Erickson]

    This could be a big win for the electronic health records (EHR) providers, such as athenahealth(NASDAQ:ATHN) andCerner(NASDAQ:CERN). Detailed, interoperable EHRs that can be shared across hospitals will be crucial for maintaining accurate patient records and developing improved treatment routines. That could, in turn, provide better patient outcomes.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Veeco Instruments Inc.(VECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion before the opening bell. Discovery shares rose 0.47 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading.
    Analysts expect Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion after the closing bell. Marriott shares gained 0.08 percent to $136.75 in pre-market trading.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. Veeco Instruments shares surged 14.04 percent to $19.50 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion. DISH shares gained 1.53 percent to close at $33.90 on Monday.
    Analysts are expecting US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) to have earned $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion in the latest quarter. US Foods will release earnings before the markets open. US Foods shares rose 0.57 percent to close at $33.72 on Monday.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role. Snap shares gained 1.3 percent to $10.88 in pre-market trading.

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Veeco (VECO)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) rose 30.8 percent to $22.00 in pre-market trading after declining 18.63 percent on Monday.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 14.5 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) rose 15.2 percent to $4.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) shares rose 14.1 percent to $19.50 in pre-market trading after reporting stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) rose 13.4 percent to $15.40 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) shares rose 13.2 percent to $16.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 12.6 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) shares rose 10 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 9.7 percent to $3.05 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 8 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 7.3 percent to $23.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG) rose 7.1 percent to $6.09 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) rose 6.4 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.08 percent on Monday.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 6.3 percent to $11.75 in pre-market trading fol

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019

Stock futures were pointing to a higher open this morning after the European Central Bank cut interest rates, increased the amount of bonds it would buy and even said it would purchase corporate debt. Since then, however, stocks have slipped into the red as, with one phrase, ECB chief Mario Draghi managed to undo the market’s positive reaction to those steps.

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The S&P 500 has dropped 0.4% to 1,981.42 at 11:20 a.m. today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen 0.5% to 16,909.83. The Nasdaq Composite is off 0.7% at 4,643.07. The S&P 500 had been up as much as 0.8%. The euro has gained 1.6% against the dollar.

Strategas Research Partners’ Mary Catherine Sinclair explains how Mario Draghi disappointed the markets once again:

The ECB announced a kitchen sink easing package this morning that exceed the markets expectations. In addition to lowering all three of its target rates this morning it also expanded its Asset Purchase Program (APP), and announced a new series of TLTROs (see pg. two for more details.) The markets reaction was initially positive the Euro depreciated versus the US dollar, European bond yields declined, gold declined, the Euro Stoxx Bank Index strengthened (as did the broader Euro Stoxx Index) – but all measures reversed their trend as ECB Chairman Draghi explained the changes further. In particular, the market reacted negatively to Draghis mention of an inevitable floor in negative interest rates and ruling out of a tiered deposit rate system; European banks were quick to criticize the ECBs negative interest rate policy. Its hard to see what else the ECB could have announced, but ECB Chairman Draghi appears to have lost the markets trust. Banks are central to the ECBs ability to stimulate growth and it remains to be seen whether the incentive of free loans through TLTROs will be enough to cushion the blow of negative interest rates tightening financial conditions.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: 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 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Female Health Company (FHCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Female Health Co (NASDAQ: FHCO) were down 15 percent to $1.46 as the company reported that it has entered into a merger agreement with Aspen Park Pharma.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.(BONT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q3 2016 earnings report for small cap department store stock The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: BONT)is scheduled for before the market opens on Thursday (November 17th) as traditional department stores continue to struggle to figure out how to attract costumers into their stores as online giants increasingly become thedominant retail players.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Not long ago, liquidation seemed inevitable for bankrupt department store operator Bon-Ton Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT). The company’s desperate attempt to restructure outside the bankruptcy process failed earlier this year when it couldn’t find an investor willing to finance a comeback effort.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap department store stock The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: BONT)reported fiscalQ1 earnings before the market opened this morning with total salesdown 9.3% to $536.1 million and comparable store sales down 8.8%. Theearnings release noted:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: BONT) dropped about 3.3% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $0.31 after closing Wednesday at $0.32. The 52-week high is $1.98. Volume was around 10 million shares traded, about 100 times the daily average of around 100,000. The struggling retailer had no specific news.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Lastly, there are a few department-store chains that have been struggling mightily. Sears tops the list, of course. Bon-Ton Stores (NASDAQ:BONT) and Neiman Marcus are also in serious trouble. All three chains have too much debt and have been reporting some of the worst sales results in the industry.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: California Resources Corporation(CRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Andrew Efimoff]

    WTI crude oil plunged 3.11 percent on Friday to $48.99 a barrel. Below are the biggest energy losers for the day:

    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC): -19.22%
    Dynamic Materials (NASDAQ: BOOM): -12.39%
    Clayton Williams Energy (NYSE: CWEI): -11.45%
    Dynergy (NYSE: DYN): -11.91%
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE): -11.20%
    Mexco Energy (NYSE: MXC) -10.90%
    Whiting Petroleum (NYSE: WLL) -10.79%
    Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) -10.79%
    SM Energy Company (NYSE: SM) -10.38%
    Real Goods Solar (NASDAQ: RGSE) -10.34%

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  • [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 Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a strong day on Wall Street, as major benchmarks finished higher by 1% to 2%. Market participants focused their attention on the April jobs report, which included a drop in the unemployment rate to 3.9%, its lowest level in more than 17 years. Nonfarm payroll gains of 164,000 weren’t extremely strong, and some saw wage growth of just 2.6% as bad news for workers. Yet from many investors’ perspective, weak wage growth is actually a positive, as it indicates a lack of inflationary pressure that’s good for most stocks. Good news regarding several key individual companies also helped stoke favorable sentiment. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC), and California Resources (NYSE:CRC) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Veeco Instruments Inc.(VECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) dropped nearly 26% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $10.85 after closing at $14.65 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $34.38. Volume was around 5.8 million, about 10 times the daily average of around 584,000. The company reported late yesterday that it had received an unfavorable patent ruling in China.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    VECO (NASDAQ:VECO) contributed 1.16% to the Fund’s quarterly return, nearly equaling AAN’s contribution in the quarter. VECO appreciated over 48% in the quarter due to an acceleration of orders for its key MOCVD tools. These tools are the main manufacturing equipment used to produce LEDs, whether they are for display screens or, increasingly, for lighting products. We estimate that VECO currently has roughly 80% global market share for MOCVD tools used to make LEDs.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the information technology sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) and Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO).

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc.(ACRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap hair loss stocks Aclaris Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ACRS), Cytori Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CYTX) and RepliCel Life Sciences (OTCQB: REPCF; CVE: RP) are trying to tap into a big market as currently, there are only two FDA-approved drugs available for the treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA) -also known as male or female pattern baldness (one of which cannot be used by women). Thus, a significant unmet need exists for a safe andefficacious product especially since its experienced by 70% of men and 40% of women as they age.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Aclaris Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRS) saw its shares make a handy gain on Friday after the company announced the pricing of its secondary offering. The company intends to price its 4 million shares at $22.75 per share, with an overallotment option for an additional 600,000 shares. At this price the entire offering is valued up to $104.65 million.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Pinnacle West Capital Corporation(PNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Iron Mountain has gained 2.6% to $26.55 at 3:05 p.m., making it the fourth-best performer in the S&P 500, ahead of WPX Energy (WPX), which has gained 2.4% to $19.94, Pinnacle West Capital (PNW), which has gained 2.3% to $53.55 and Dominion Resources (D), which has risen 2.1% to $59.85.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Telecom Italia S.P.A.(TI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, telecommunications services shares fell by 0.29 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Telecom Italia SpA (ADR) (NYSE: TI), down 4 percent, and Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ: IIJI), down 3 percent.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: MGM Resorts International(MGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP) to report quarterly earnings at $0.10 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion before the opening bell. Avon Products shares rose 2.39 percent to $6.00 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) to report quarterly earnings at $0.20 per share on revenue of $2.44 billion before the opening bell. MGM shares rose 1.01 percent to $29.90 in after-hours trading.
    Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) reported better-than-expected results for its second quarter and raised its quarterly dividend to $0.29 per share. Cisco shares rose 2.13 percent to $33.52 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, Dean Foods Co (NYSE: DF) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $2.01 billion. Dean Foods shares rose 0.49 percent to $20.55 in after-hours trading.
    Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP) posted weaker-than-expected results for its fourth quarter on Wednesday. Tripadvisor shares dropped 5.60 percent to $49.75 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) to have earned $0.77 per share on revenue of $3.42 billion in the latest quarter. Waste Management will release earnings before the markets open. Waste Management shares rose 2.27 percent to $72.97 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    With companies like Under Armour (UAA), MGM Resorts International (MGM), andUnited Parcel Service (UPS) reporting tomorrow, we thought we’d get a jump start on the stocks moving after today’s close:

  • [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
  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    The earnings parade continues as the Fed wraps up its July meeting. Biotech giant Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) reports today after market close, and tomorrow morning both Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) release their second-quarter results.  

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: U S Concrete, Inc.(USCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, basic materials shares fell 0.36 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included US Concrete Inc (NASDAQ: USCR), down 10 percent, and Commercial Metals Company (NYSE: CMC), down 4 percent.

  • [By ]

    Sterling Construction Co. Inc (STRL) : “I’m going to stick with U.S. Concrete (USCR) .”

    B&G Foods (BGS) : “No, we’re going to stay away. This group is a snake pit.”

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Coming up in tonight’s episode of Mad Money: Cramer interviews Bill Sandbrook, CEO of U.S. Concrete (USCR)  and focuses on opportunities for Xilinx (XLNX) .  Plus, don’t miss the Lightning Round. Which stocks is Cramer bullish on?

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Goldman Sachs (GS) , Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) , Ecolab (ECL) , PTC (PTC) , Arista Networks (ANET) , U.S. Concrete (USCR) and Masco (MAS) .

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, basic materials shares fell 0.73 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included US Concrete Inc (NASDAQ: USCR), down 8 percent, and Seabridge Gold, Inc. (USA) (NYSE: SA), down 5 percent.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

Wall Street could hardly be quieter, with large-cap stocks in their narrowest trading range since the 1960s as the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) continues in its longest consecutive streak below 11.

The national psyche is obsessed with the cavalcade of political news out of Washington; largely ignoring market-specific events like chatter of an OPEC-Russia supply freeze extension of a bit of softness in the housing market. Despite this, Big Tech stocks remain well bid with a narrow group of all-stars pushing the Nasdaq to a new high.

In the end, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost a fraction, the S&P 500 lost 0.1%, the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.3% and the Russell 2000 gained 0.1%. Treasury bonds were stronger, the dollar weakened again, gold gained 0.5% and crude oil lost 0.4% as the bounce from the supply freeze extension news from earlier in the week faded on realization it will only steepen OPEC’s market share loss to U.S. shale producers.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Veeco Instruments Inc.(VECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the information technology sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) and Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) dropped nearly 26% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $10.85 after closing at $14.65 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $34.38. Volume was around 5.8 million, about 10 times the daily average of around 584,000. The company reported late yesterday that it had received an unfavorable patent ruling in China.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    VECO (NASDAQ:VECO) contributed 1.16% to the Fund’s quarterly return, nearly equaling AAN’s contribution in the quarter. VECO appreciated over 48% in the quarter due to an acceleration of orders for its key MOCVD tools. These tools are the main manufacturing equipment used to produce LEDs, whether they are for display screens or, increasingly, for lighting products. We estimate that VECO currently has roughly 80% global market share for MOCVD tools used to make LEDs.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: JinkoSolar Holding Company Limited(JKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    It is not often that a secondary stock offering sends a companys shares higher, but we are seeing that very phenomenon Friday morning. Chinese solar PV maker JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) and stock image company Shutterstock Inc. (NASDAQ: SSTK) both priced secondary offerings this morning and shares in both companies have risen sharply.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    First Solar, Inc (NASDAQ: FSLR) was trading down 3.7 percent Monday, while JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: JASO) was down 0.8 percent, SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) 4.4 percent, Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) 5.2 percent and JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) 4.4 percent.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    But the real news is the near vertical trajectory in share prices for the two stocks. This could be another manifestation of the markets hunger for some momentum plays, as we noted earlier this morning the bump to share prices for both JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) and Shutterstock Inc. (NASDAQ: SSTK), both of which held secondary share sales this morning.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    JinkoSolar Holding Co (NYSE: JKS) dropped 9.88% to $16.87 after the company announced the offering of 3,500,000 American Depositary Shares.

    Fuwei Films (Holdings) Co (NASDAQ: FFHL) dropped 9.66% to $1.30. Fuwei Films’ trailing-twelve-month ROE is -10.85%.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: MicroStrategy Incorporated(MSTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap Alarm.com Holdings would bethe leading platform for the intelligently connected property. Millions of people depend on Alarm.com Holdings technology to monitor and control their property from anywhere. Centered on security and remote monitoring, the Companys platform addresses a wide range of market needs and enables application-based control for a growing variety of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.Its security, video monitoring, intelligent automation and energy management solutions are available througha network of thousands of professional service providers in North America and around the globe. The Company went public in June 2015 as a spinoff from MicroStrategy Incorporated (NASDAQ: MSTR) with shares selling for $14 during the IPO.

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    MicroStrategy (NASDAQ:MSTR) reported its first-quarter results on April 27, and the company saw its total revenue tick up by 1.3% year over year. Just as with the company’s fourth-quarter results, MicroStrategy’s management said foreign-currency headwinds continued to have a negative impact on the company’s overall sales.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: SK TELECOM ADR EACH REP 1/9 KRW500(CIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We will admit that these latter assumptions are somewhat arbitrary, but nevertheless we cannot help escape the view that in 2017 everything will likely be at least a little adverse to prior expectations. On average our estimate reductions are 8%, and range from 3% at CIT Group (CIT) to 13% at Goldman Sachs. With that, we are lowering our PT of Bank of America,Citigroup andGoldman Sachs from $20, $70 and $243 to $18, $63 and $214, respectively…

  • [By Lisa Abramowicz]

    There was this maturity wall that people were terrified of, said Neil Wessan, the group head of New York-based CIT Group Inc. (CIT)s capital markets unit. Thats been spread out over a much broader period of time.