Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now


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

We’ll review how Activision got to this situation, what its plans are to deal with the debt load, and what its pattern of using debt may say about its future growth plans.


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How Activision accumulated $4.4 billion of debt

Until 2013, Activision had been a debt-free business.Over the last five years, CEO Bobby Kotick has made two deals — both financed with debt — that have significantly contributed to the high returns shareholders have enjoyed over that time, but these deals also left the company with $4.4 billion in long-term debt. Take a look at this table, which shows how the company’s cash and debt situation have changed since 2012.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Simmons First National Corporation(SFNC)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Simmons First National Co. (NASDAQ:SFNC) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $31.10 and last traded at $30.80, with a volume of 3453 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $30.95.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: H&R Block, Inc.(HRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is set to release its most recent quarterly results on Tuesday. The consensus forecast calls for a net loss of $1.29 per share and $458.75 million in revenue. Shares closed on Friday at $24.69. The consensus price target is $28.33, and the 52-week range is $20.50 to $31.80.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cott Corporation(COT)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cott (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The company reported ($0.02) earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.02). Cott had a net margin of 14.54% and a return on equity of 1.79%. The firm had revenue of $560.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $563.81 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.07) earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Cott will post 0.21 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cott (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday, MarketBeat reports. The firm currently has a $17.00 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Group’s price target indicates a potential upside of 6.25% from the stock’s previous close. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Cott’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.06 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.14 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.01 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.38 EPS.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: NewJersey Resources Corporation(NJR)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
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Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: PetMed Express, Inc.(PETS)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap pet stockPetmed Express Inc (NASDAQ: PETS) reportedQ3 earnings before the market opened this morning with shares already rising towards a record high on earnings that beat expectationsplus the Companyraised its dividend by 25%. Net sales rose 13.7% to $60.1 millionwhile net income increased 88% to $9.1 million.The CEO commented:

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on PetMed Express (PETS) , Xerox (XRX) , Daseke (DSKE) , Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA) , STMicroelectronics (STM) and Booking (BKNG) .

  • [By ]

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

    Xerox (XRX) : “I’d sell Xerox. That’s a house of pain.”