Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018

What happened

Solar stocks were on fire Thursday after Sunrun Inc (NASDAQ:RUN) reported earnings and California mandated solar on all new homes. Sunrun jumped as much as 19.7% while Vivint Solar Inc (NYSE:VSLR), Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH), and SolarEdge Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:SEDG) were up 12.5%, 15.6%, and 16.3% respectively at their highs for the day.

So what

Sunrun’s first quarter saw installations fall 5 megawatts (MW) to 68 MW and creation costs were up 3.8% to $3.51 per watt. What surprised investors was net income of $28 million, or $0.25 per share, which beat estimates by a penny. If earnings alone were all investors had to digest, I don’t think shares would have moved much, but there was other news on the market’s mind.

Image source: Getty Images.

On Wednesday, the California Energy Commission passed a rule that effectively mandates solar panels on new homes starting in 2020. According to Sunrun’s presentation to investors, about 100,000 new homes are built each year in California and if the average rooftop solar system is 6 kW, that could mean 600 MW of demand each year from new homes, a lot of which would be incremental growth for the market.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.(LTRPA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares shot up 32 percent to $12.175 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.

    Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 27 percent to $14.60 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares shot up 30 percent to $12.05 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.

    Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 26 percent to $14.48 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares shot up 31 percent to $12.10 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.

    Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 34 percent to $15.3628 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: P.T. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk.(TLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares climbed 1.18 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 7 percent, and Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn-ADR (NYSE: TLK), up 3 percent.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn (NYSE:TLK) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Macquarie from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, The Fly reports.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Trimble Navigation Limited(TRMB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: 8×8 Inc(EGHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 15.3 percent to $2.41 in pre-market trading after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 10.7 percent to $117.75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) rose 10.6 percent to $35.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 10.2 percent to $12.12 in pre-market trading after climbing 86.76 percent on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 7 percent to $6.42 in pre-market trading on reports that the company has made progress on merger talks with T-Mobile.
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) rose 6.9 percent to $1,621.95 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter. The company sees second quarter operating income of $1.1 billion – $1.9 billion and sales of $51 billion – $54 billion.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares rose 5.5 percent to $7.88 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.49 percent on Thursday.
    Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) rose 5.3 percent to $55.86 in pre-market trading as the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and also raised its FY18 sales outlook.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) rose 5.3 percent to $21.00 in pre-market trading.
    Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) shares rose 5.1 percent to $4.75 in pre-market trading as the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE: DO) rose 5 percent to $20.24 in pre-market trading.
    Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) rose 4.5 percent to $249.50 in pre-market trading following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) rose 4.3 percent to $311 in pre-market trading. Charter is expected to release quarterly earnings today.
    SINA Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA) shares rose 3.9 pe

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Travelzoo Inc.(TZOO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

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

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

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Silicon Laboratories Inc.(SLAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Silicon Laboratories(NASDAQ:SLAB)announced better-than-expected first-quarter 2018 results Wednesday morning. Revenue set another high mark this quarter on the strength of its Internet of Things (IoT) products and its burgeoning internet infrastructure business.Silicon labs also recently closed on a key acquisition, and issued encouraging guidance.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Stephens Investment Management Group LLC purchased a new stake in Silicon Labs (NASDAQ:SLAB) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 314,950 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $28,314,000. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC owned 0.73% of Silicon Labs at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Ellie Mae, Inc.(ELLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ellie Mae (ELLI)

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

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Another big deal announced by First Data during the conference call was the exclusive right to process payments for the mortgage software platform powered by Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI). All future appraisal and application fees collected by Ellie Mae will be facilitated by First Data. Ellie Mae’s software processes more than a third of all mortgage loan applications in the U.S.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

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

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

    Chart by author.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: CIENA Corporation(CIEN)

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)

    Related Links:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Gary B. Smith Sells 8,000 Shares of Ciena (CIEN) Stock” was published by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this story on another publication, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States & international copyright & trademark laws. The legal version of this story can be accessed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3352094/gary-b-smith-sells-8000-shares-of-ciena-cien-stock.html.

    About Ciena

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

    Get Ciena alerts:

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

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

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: United States Cellular Corporation(USM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Sphere 3D Corp.(ANY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

    Get Sphere 3D alerts:

    How to Use Email Signature Marketing to Support Your Data-driven Marketing Efforts (martechadvisor.com) Sphere 3D (ANY) versus Its Peers Financial Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) Critical Survey: Sphere 3D (ANY) & Its Competitors (americanbankingnews.com) Financial Analysis: Sphere 3D (ANY) vs. The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Comparing Sphere 3D (ANY) & Its Rivals (americanbankingnews.com)

    ANY stock traded down $0.03 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $0.44. 4,003 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,270,410. Sphere 3D has a 1-year low of $0.44 and a 1-year high of $0.46. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.39 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -0.33 and a beta of 2.40.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) fell by more than 48% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $0.57 after closing at $1.10 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $7.25. Volume of about 5.3 million was more than 10 times the daily average. Another secondary stock offering. This time 3.3 million shares plus warrants at $0.70.