Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Internet Initiative Japan Inc.(IIJI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, telecommunications services shares fell 0.29 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (ADR) (NYSE: CHU), down 6 percent, and Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ: IIJI), down 2 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, telecommunications services shares rose by just 0.03 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ: IIJI), down 4 percent, and DigitalGlobe Inc (NYSE: DGI), down 2 percent.

  • [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 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Virtusa Corporation(VRTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Technology shares gained around 0.85 percent in trading on Friday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU), and Ceragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ: CRNT).

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Google Inc.(GOOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Danny Vena]

    In an online community known for attracting world class Go players, a previously unknown and enigmatic opponent going by the moniker “Master” emerged. Master played and won more than 50 consecutive games against some of the top players in the world. Among those players was Ke Jie, described as a 19-year-old prodigy, currently the top ranked Go player in the world. The unusual style of play led some to speculate that the Master might not be human. Those suspicions were confirmed in a tweetby Demis Hassabis, the CEO of DeepMind, a division of Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google. The mysterious Master was AlphaGo, DeepMind’s artificial intelligence-based (AI) system.

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Among the others in the fray are Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL), with a market cap of $650.77 billion, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) ($536.62 million) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) ($433.95 million).

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    Google parent Alphabet (Nasdaq: GOOG) has struggled with problems around its advertising in recent years.

    First it was complaints by advertisers of placements on racist and inflammatory videos. Then some of its most popular YouTube stars were caught posting potentially racist or violent content.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.(PANW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    This can’t be good for a lot of those smaller less proven cyber security firms out there, including high profile names over the last few years like Palo Alto Networks (PANW), who got pummeled back in March on soft numbers.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE: PANW) released its fiscal first-quarter earnings report after the markets closed on Monday. Although the financial results were close to estimates, in fact beating on the bottom line, Palo Alto still suffered this quarter. Compared to Mondays closing price the stock trades near 57-times expected fiscal 2017 earnings, which could offer some explanation as to why investors seem so shaken on mixed earnings.

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    Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) shares jumped 7% after hours yesterday when the company topped earnings expectations and issued strong guidance.

    Weve maintained a PANW in the portfolio since June and we suggested adding to your position back on Feb. 14th after the stock tagged our preliminary target of $160. Now that the stock is approaching $180 after hours, it has the momentum it needs to make a run at its 2015 all-time highs near $200.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Qualstar Corporation(QBAK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Tuesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedshorting small cap data storage systems stock Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK):

    Quelstar is essentially a mirror image of Pixelworks. That is, it’s not just the bearish undertow we want to tap into here. It’s the failure of QBAK to follow-through on today’s effort to break above the 100-day moving average line with today’s early effort. The market dared the bulls to play their hand, and as it turns out, they were bluffing. The sheer scope of the reversal bar in the meantime today confirms the downtrend.

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    Bioamber Inc (NYSE: BIOA) shares tumbled 23.6 percent to $2.40. BioAmber reported FY16 adjusted loss of $1.07 per share on revenue of $8.3 million.
    The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) shares dipped 20.9 percent to $41.62.
    Innocoll Holdings PLC (NASDAQ: INNL) shares fell 20.3 percent to $1.49. Innocoll posted a narrower-than-expected quarter loss, but revenue missed estimates. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Innocoll from Buy to Hold.
    Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: ROSG) shares declined 20.3 percent to $3.83. On Thursday, Rosetta Genomics disclosed a 1-for-12 reverse stock split.
    Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ESPR) shares dropped 19.9 percent to $23.76. Esperion Therapeutics shares have jumped 106.19 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 16.70 percent in the same period.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) tumbled 18.3 percent to $17.65. AmTrust Financial disclosed that it will delay its annual report filing for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.
    Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK) slipped 17.7 percent to $6.85. Qualstar reported a Q4 loss of $0.20 per share on revenue of $2.2 milli
  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedpreemptively shorting small cap data storage systems stockQualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK):

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK) was down, falling around 16 percent to $6.99. Qualstar reported a Q4 loss of $0.20 per share on revenue of $2.2 million.