Tutor Perini (NYSE:TPC) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Wednesday.
According to Zacks, “Tutor Perini Corporation provides diversified general contracting, construction management and design-build services to private clients and public agencies worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Civil, Building, Specialty Contractors, and Management Services. The Civil segment engages in public works construction activities and the repair, replacement, and reconstruction of infrastructure. The Building segment offers services in specialized building markets, including hospitality and gaming, transportation, healthcare, municipal offices, sports and entertainment, education, correctional facilities, biotech, pharmaceutical, industrial, and high technology. The Specialty Contractors segment provides plumbing, HVAC, electrical, mechanical, and concrete services for the industrial, commercial, hospitality and gaming, and transportation markets. The Management Services segment offers construction and design-build services to the U.S. military and government agencies, and multi-national corporations. “
Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Unifi, Inc.(UFI)
Unifi, Inc., incorporated on January 8, 1969, is a manufacturing company. The Company processes and sells commodity yarns, specialized yarns and premier value-added (PVA) yarns. The Company operates through three segments: Polyester segment, Nylon segment and International segment. The Company’s polyester products include polyester polymer beads (Chip), partially oriented yarn (POY), textured, solution and package dyed, twisted, beamed and draw wound yarns, which is available in virgin or recycled varieties (the latter made from both pre-consumer yarn waste and post-consumer waste, including plastic bottles). The Company’s nylon products include textured, solution dyed and spandex covered products. The Company’s principal geographic markets for its products are located in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America.
The Company’s Polyester segment manufactures Chip, POY, textured, dyed, twisted, beamed and draw wound yarns, both virgin and recycled, with sales primarily to other yarn manufacturers and knitters and weavers that produce yarn and/or fabric for the apparel, hosiery, automotive upholstery, home furnishings, industrial and other end-use markets. The Polyester Segment consists of sales and manufacturing operations in the United States and El Salvador.
The Company’s Nylon segment manufactures textured yarns (both nylon and polyester) and spandex covered yarns, with sales to knitters and weavers that produce fabric primarily for the apparel and hosiery markets. The Nylon Segment consists of sales and manufacturing operations in the United States and Colombia.
The Company’s International segment offers products, including textured polyester, and various types of resale yarns and staple fiber. The International Segment sells its yarns to knitters and weavers that produce fabric for the apparel, automotive upholstery, home furnishings, industrial and other end-use m! arkets primarily in the South American and Asian regions. It also includes a manufacturing location and sales offices in Brazil and a sales office in China.
The Company competes with O’Mara, Inc., NanYa Plastics Corp. of America, AKRA, S.A. de C.V., C S Central America S.A. de C.V., Avanti Industria Comercio Importacao e Exportacao Ltda., Polyenka Ltda., Sapona Manufacturing Company, Inc. and McMichael Mills, Inc.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Unifi, Inc. (NYSE:UFI) Director Robert J. Bishop purchased 4,000 shares of Unifi stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 31st. The stock was bought at an average price of $31.79 per share, with a total value of $127,160.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 10,288 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $327,055.52. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.
Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Iridium Communications Inc(IRDM)
Iridium Communications Inc. provides mobile voice and data communications services through satellite to businesses, the U.S. and foreign governments, non-governmental organizations, and consumers worldwide. It offers postpaid mobile voice and data satellite communications services; prepaid mobile voice satellite communications services; broadband data services; push-to-talk services; and machine-to-machine services for sending and receiving data from fixed and mobile assets in remote locations to a central monitoring station. The company also provides other services, such as inbound connections from the public switched telephone network, short message services, subscriber identity module, activation, customer reactivation, and other peripheral services. In addition, it offers voice and data solutions, including personnel tracking devices; asset tracking devices for equipment, vehicles, and aircraft; aircraft and submarine communications applications; specialized communications solutions for high-value individuals; mobile communications and data devices for the military and intelligence community, such as secure satellite handsets, as well as offers voice, netted voice, data, messaging, and paging services; and maintenance services for the department of defenses dedicated gateway. Further, the company provides satellite handsets, personal connectivity devices, voice and data modems, broadband data devices, and machine-to-machine data devices; various accessories for its devices that include batteries, holsters, earbud headphones, portable auxiliary antennas, antenna adaptors, USB data cables, and charging units; and engineering and support services. The company sells its products and services to commercial end users through wholesale distribution network, service providers, and value-added resellers and manufacturers. As of December 31, 2015, it had approximately 782,000 billable subscribers. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.
- [By Nicholas Rossolillo]
2018 was a pivotal year forIridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM). As the only communications provider to cover 100% of the globe, the completion of its new satellite constellation puts it in prime position to build on that leadership with global broadband internet and other connected services. With its space infrastructure buildout finished, it’s now about adding connections — and Iridium already has momentum on its side as far as that metric goes.
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) was reiterated as Strong Buy and the price target was raised to $23 from $20 (versus a $20.46 close) at Raymond James.
- [By Nicholas Rossolillo]
Shares of satellite network company Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM) got another bump recently after a new deal was announced with Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Web Services segment. The new agreement, which makes Iridium a new member of the AWS Partner Network, is big news — especially for Iridium as it finishes up the deployment of its new satellite constellation this year. Cloud-computing like that offered by AWS is a high-growth industry, so Iridium’s new CloudConnect could be instrumental to the satellite service provider’s plans in the coming years.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
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Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Autohome Inc.(ATHM)
Autohome Inc. was incorporated under the laws of the Cayman Islands under its former name, Sequel Limited, in June 2008 and adopted its current name in October 2011. Shortly after its inception, in June 2008, Autohome acquired all of the equity interests of the following entities:
* Cheerbright International Holdings Limited, or Cheerbright, a British Virgin Islands company that operates autohome.com.cn, which was launched in 2005;
* Norstar Advertising Media Holdings Limited, or Norstar, a Cayman Islands Company that, among other businesses, operated che168.com, which was launched in 2004; and
* China Topside Limited, or China Topside, a British Virgin Islands company. Advisors’ Opinion:
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Autohome Inc (NYSE:ATHM)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 7:00 a.m. ET
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Autohome Inc (NYSE:ATHM)’s share price fell 6.5% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $76.95 and last traded at $77.41. 1,384,400 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 64% from the average session volume of 842,765 shares. The stock had previously closed at $82.76.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.
Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Full House Resorts, Inc.(FLL)
Full House Resorts, Inc., incorporated on January 5, 1987, owns, operates, develops, manages, and/or invests in casinos and related hospitality and entertainment facilities. The Company’s casino/resort segments include the Silver Slipper Casino & Hotel in Hancock County, Mississippi; the Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun, Indiana, and the Northern Nevada segment, which consists of the Grand Lodge Casino in Incline Village, Nevada and Stockman’s Casino in Fallon, Nevada. The Company’s Development/Management segment includes costs associated with casino-related development and management projects. The Company has a leased property, Grand Lodge Casino. The Company manages its casinos based on geographic regions within the United States.
The Northern Nevada casino operations include Stockman’s Casino and Grand Lodge Casino. Stockman’s Casino includes approximately 8,400 square feet of gaming space, over 235 slot machines, over four table games and keno. The facility has a bar, a dining restaurant and a coffee shop. Stockman’s Casino primarily serves the local market of Fallon and surrounding areas. The Grand Lodge Casino is located within Hyatt Regency in Incline Village, Nevada on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. It includes approximately 18,900 square feet of casino space, including over 255 slot machines and approximately 20 table games, including a poker room. Grand Lodge Casino’s customers consist of both locals and tourists visiting the Lake Tahoe area.
Rising Star Casino Resort
The Rising Star Casino Resort is located on the banks of the Ohio River in Rising Sun, Indiana. Rising Star Casino Resort offers approximately 40,000 square feet of casino space, including over 944 slot and video poker machines, and approximately 25 table games. The Rising Star Casino Resort also offers a land-based pavilion with approximately 30,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, a hotel with over 190 rooms, surface parking and an 18-hole ! golf course on approximately 311 acres.
Silver Slipper Casino & Hote
The Silver Slipper Casino & Hotel is situated on the far west end of the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and has approximately 37,000 square feet of gaming space containing over 955 slot machines, approximately 29 table games and live keno. The Silver Slipper Casino & Hotel also offers a surface parking lot, an 800-space parking garage and a hotel with over 129 rooms, including over nine suites.
The Company competes with Belterra Park.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Huazhu Group (NASDAQ: HTHT) and Full House Resorts (NASDAQ:FLL) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Duluth Holdings Inc.(DLTH)
Duluth Holdings Inc., incorporated on October 29, 1986, is a lifestyle brand of men’s and women’s casual wear, workwear and accessories sold through the Company’s own direct and retail channels. The Company operates through two segments: direct and retail. The Company’s product assortment includes shirts, pants, underwear, outerwear, footwear, accessories and hard goods. The Company offers a range of products, such as its Longtail T shirts, Buck Naked underwear and Fire Hose work pants. The Company offers products under its Duluth Trading brand name. The Company also offers Duluthflex Ballroom jeans. The Company owns and operates a distribution center in Belleville, Wisconsin, which is approximately 115,000 square feet of production and warehouse space.
The Company’s direct channel reaches customers through its Website and catalogs. The Company’s Website, www.duluthtrading.com, serves as a storefront for its product assortment. The Company offers its new and existing customers the ability to shop across multiple platforms and devices, including mobile devices, tablets and desktop computers. The Company publishes approximately 40 catalog issues and distributes over 50 million copies. The Company produces separate catalogs for its men’s and women’s product offerings.
The Company’s retail stores allow it to reach customers that prefer to shop in a brick and mortar setting. The Company’s stores range in size from 6,000 to 11,000 selling square feet. The Company’s retail stores also provide ancillary marketing benefits, such as brand visibility in high traffic areas. Customers can also return products purchased online at its retail stores and can buy certain Duluth Trading-branded products not available in the store at the registers or in-store kiosks and have them shipped directly to their homes.
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Duluth Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTH)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallApril 04, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET
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- [By Garrett Baldwin]
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