Many permanent employees dream of going freelance and enjoying the benefits that come with it. But it looks like millennials are making plans to turn that dream into reality. In a survey by MetLife, 74% of younger workers say they’re interested in becoming freelancers, and 40% of millennials say their intention is to leave their full-time jobs within the next five years in favor of independent work. Incidentally, 23% of Gen Xers and 13% of baby boomers claim to have the same plan.
Of course, there are numerous perks to being a freelance worker, like the ability to be your own boss and enjoy whatever flexibility you need in your schedule. But before you take the leap into self-employment, here are a few things you should know.
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1. It may take some time to build up your business
Some people jump into the freelance lifestyle and are surprised when they find themselves struggling to drum up business. Even if you have solid experience, some companies don’t like working with freelancers and prefer to do their business in house. Others might already have a team of freelancers they rely on, thereby making it difficult for you to break in.
Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Primerica, Inc.(PRI)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Companies Reporting After The Bell
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Primerica (NYSE:PRI) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $103.00.
Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: NOW Inc.(DNOW)
- [By Shane Hupp]
Shares of DistributionNOW (NYSE:DNOW) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fourteen ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $12.50.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
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- [By Logan Wallace]
National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) and DistributionNOW (NYSE:DNOW) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.
Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Dover Corporation(DOV)
- [By Daniel Miller]
Depending on what numbers or charts you’re viewing, it might appear that Dover Corporation (NYSE:DOV), an industrial conglomerate operating in multiple business segments, has shed roughly 18% of its value overnight. But fear not, Dover merely completed the spinoff of Apergy (UNKNOWN:UNKNOWN).
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Dover Co. (NYSE:DOV) shares fell 0.4% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $75.74 and last traded at $76.69. 47,494 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 97% from the average session volume of 1,892,556 shares. The stock had previously closed at $77.02.
- [By Chris Lange]
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) which rose about 4% to $103.82. The stocks 52-week range is $76.23 to $109.06. Volume was 4.7 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.1 million.
Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Array BioPharma Inc.(ARRY)
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- [By Lisa Levin]
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Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) fell 14 percent to $13.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat Q2 earnings and lowered FY18 organic growth guidance.
Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 13.2 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) shares fell 10.7 percent to $14.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 8.50 percent on Wednesday.
BT Group plc (NYSE: BT) fell 9 percent to $14.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q4 results and announced plans to cut 13,000 jobs over the next three years.
Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL) fell 8.3 percent to $19.90 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that IMblaze370 Phase 3 pivotal trial of atezolizumab and cobimetinib in patients with heavily pretreated locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer did not meet primary endpoint.
Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN) fell 8.2 percent to $10.80 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) shares fell 7.4 percent to $43.00 in pre-market trading. Synaptics reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, while sales missed estimates.
Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ: GOLD) shares fell 7.4 percent to $76.23 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 earnings.
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) shares fell 7 percent to $59.36 in pre-market trading. Integra LifeSciences priced its 5.25 million share public offering of common stock at $58.50 per share.
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Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Enviva Partners, LP(EVA)
- [By Tyler Crowe]
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