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Top High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021

What happened

Shares of Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN), a specialty lifestyle products retailer with brands such as Anthropologie, Free People, and its namesake Urban Outfitters, are up 6.6% as of 11:05 a.m. EDT after the company announced fiscal second-quarter 2019 results, and it’s for one simple reason: growth.

So what

In fact, same-store sales during the fiscal second-quarter 2019 jumped an impressive 13% compared to the prior year, with all three brands posting double-digit results. Rising same-store sales fueled a 14% increase in total company net sales during the quarter to a record $992 million, above analysts’ estimates calling for $981 million. Earnings per share checked in at $0.84, well above the prior year’s $0.44-per-share mark and ahead of analysts’ estimates calling for $0.77 per share.

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Top High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc.(HVT)

Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of residential furniture and accessories in the United States. The company also offers mattress product lines under the Sealy, Serta, Stearns & Foster, and Tempur-Pedic names. It sells home furnishings through its retail stores, as well as through its Website. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 121 stores in 16 states in the Southern and Midwest regions. Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. was founded in 1885 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Pluristem Therapeutics Inc.(PSTI)

Pluristem Therapeutics Inc., a bio-therapeutic company, engages in the research, development, and commercialization of standardized cell therapy products for the treatment of life threatening diseases. The company?s products are derived from human placenta, a non-controversial, non-embryonic, adult cell source. Its Placental adherent stromal cells are grown in the company’s proprietary PluriX three-dimensional process that allows cells to grow in a natural environment. The company provides PLX-PAD that has completed Phase I clinical trials for people suffering from peripheral artery disease. It also offers various product candidates for diabetic foot ulcers, adjuvant hip replacement surgery, athletic injuries, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, neuropathic pain, ischemic stroke, adjuvant for UCB transplantation, and radiation exposure. The company was formerly known as Pluristem Life Systems Inc. and changed its name to Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. in November 2007. Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Haifa, Israel.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (PSTI) Given Consensus Rating of “Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Head-To-Head Analysis: Pluristem Therapeutics (PSTI) & Amgen (AMGN) (americanbankingnews.com) Pre-Eclampsia Treatment Market Outlook 2025, Global Opportunity & Growth Analysis, Key Players – Alnylam … (menafn.com) Flickering Three Stocks: Golden Star Resources Ltd. (NYSE:GSS), Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:PSTI … (thestreetpoint.com) Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (PSTI) moves -0.72% higher to SMA-50 (nasdaqplace.com)

    Pluristem Therapeutics stock traded up $0.01 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $1.37. The stock had a trading volume of 3,754 shares, compared to its average volume of 201,217. The firm has a market cap of $150.78 million, a PE ratio of -4.28 and a beta of 0.32. Pluristem Therapeutics has a 52 week low of $1.12 and a 52 week high of $2.12.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:PSTI) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $4.13.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Activision Blizzard, Inc(ATVI)

Activision Blizzard, Inc. develops and publishes online, personal computer (PC), video game console, handheld, mobile, and tablet games worldwide. The company develops and publishes interactive entertainment software products through retail channels or digital downloads; and downloadable content to a range of gamers. It also publishes online subscription-based games in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game category; and real-time strategy and role-playing games. In addition, the company maintains a proprietary online-game related service, Battle.net that facilitates the creation of user generated content, digital distribution, and online social connectivity in its games. Further, it provides warehousing, logistical, and sales distribution services to third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software; and manufacturers of interactive entertainment hardware products. The company serves retailers and distributors, including mass-market retailers, consumer electronics stores, discount warehouses, game specialty stores, and consumers through third-party distribution, licensing arrangements, and direct digital purchases. Activision Blizzard, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    For this episode, it’s time to check in on not one but two such samplers. First, it’s been one year since he offered up “Five Stocks I Own That You Should Too.” Those were Activision Blizzard(NASDAQ:ATVI), Alphabet(NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG),Intuitive Surgical(NASDAQ:ISRG), Match Group(NASDAQ:MTCH), and Zillow(NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG), and he’ll review their progress with senior analystJim Mueller.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    The interactive entertainment industry is a large, fast-growing market that still has lots of potential.Companies that can continue adapting to — and shaping — the demands of that industry are poised to deliver great returns for shareholders. With that in mind,Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO),Tencent Holdings (NASDAQOTH:TCEHY), Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI),Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), andCapcom (NASDAQOTH:CCOEF)stand out as top gaming stocks for the long term.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Last month,Activision Blizzard(NASDAQ:ATVI) made some interesting disclosures as part of its most recent earnings release.

    The company explained that it’s going to ratchet up how much it’s spending on the development of its “biggest franchises,” which includeCall of Duty, CandyCrush, Overwatch, Warcraft, Hearthstone, andDiablo. The company claims that, in total, the number of developers it’ll have working on these game franchises “will increase approximately 20% over the course of 2019.”

  • [By John Ballard]

    Activision Blizzard’s (NASDAQ:ATVI)Overwatch League kicked off in 2018 to much fanfare. It was the company’s first big bet on a market that is expected to grow 27% this year to $1.1 billion, according to market researcher Newzoo.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019

Dividend stocks are great options for retirees’ portfolios: The best ones offer the reliability of a quarterly payment coupled with the stability of a sound business model that can support — and hopefully grow — those payments. 

We asked three of our investors to scour the stock market and bring us back their recommendations for the best dividend stocks for retirees’ portfolios now. They came back with three companies from a diverse array of sectors.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company(GT)

You’ve likely heard new-vehicle sales in the U.S. are currently plateauing, which makes it difficult to sell a near-term growth story for automakers. Nonetheless, the auto industry has trends that could provide strong growth for Goodyear despite the company’s being sold off with the rest of the industry — it currently trades at a paltry forward P/E of 6.6, per Morningstar estimates.

Total sales are plateauing, but the sales mix is wildly shifting in favor of larger vehicles such as SUVs, crossovers, and pickup trucks. That means more larger tires on the road, and that means better margins for Goodyear. In 2009, light trucks were 45% of the U.S. new vehicle market; that exploded in the years since to 68% during the first quarter of 2018. Further, LMC Automotive predicts light trucks will generate roughly 73% of the market as soon as 2022.

A sales mix in the Americas with such a large percentage of light trucks is one growth catalyst for Goodyear, but there’s a long-term catalyst as well: driverless vehicles. Consider that by 2030, 25% of global miles traveled will be shared, according to The Boston Consulting Group, and the autonomous market will be a $7 trillion business by 2050, according to an Intel report. As the market shifts to fleet ownership, rather than individual consumers, Goodyear could leverage its physical-store tire services to sign partnerships with fleet owners, which could become a lucrative business.

Granted, the driverless-car future is an uncertain one, but one thing is certain: Tires, and other products associated with driverless cars, will become much more complex. That means growth — long-term growth — for Goodyear if it can leverage its distribution network, innovative tires, and service bays to carve out its place in the market.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Newmont Mining Corporation(NEM)

When we think about businesses that make Fortune’s most admired companies list, we usually don’t consider the mining industry. Yet Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE:NEM) impressively made the list this year. Only a handful of companies within the sector joined NEM in this rare honor.

The question, though, is whether it will matter to potential investors. While I doubt anyone’s going to buy NEM based on this distinction, it helps to draw attention to what management is doing right. For starters, company executives are optimistic about their chances in 2018, raising their gold production guidance.

Second, I appreciate that the optimism is translating to relative stability in the markets. NEM stock is up 4.6% YTD, and compared to its rivals, Newmont has held up well. Aside from some soft patches in February and March, NEM hasn’t given shareholders reason to panic.

With an improving gold sector, and a potential seasonality boost, I’m confident that Newmont will at least meet expectations. Ideally, I’d like to see a little bit more discipline in cost efficiencies, which would help return them to profitability. However, they’re growing their top line, and reducing their long-term liabilities.

Overall, I like what I’m seeing. NEM is easily one of the more intriguing gold stocks to buy!

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.(TSM)

Another burgeoning cryptocurrency mining stock that isn’t exactly keen on divulging the percentage of its sales tied to mining is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company(NYSE:TSM). Last week, TSMC reported strong first-quarter operating results that included a 6% increase in sales from the prior-year period, as well as its single-best sales month in history in March ($3.5 billion). C.C. Wei, TSMC’s president and co-CEO, specifically said that "these results were mainly driven by strong demand from high performance computing such as cryptocurrency mining." 

In addition, Coindesk notes that Chinese mining hardware maker Bitmain, a client of TSMC, unveiled its next-generation, ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit)-based, Ethereum mining equipment called Antminer E3 in early April. The unit, which has a list price of $800, is set to ship in July. Bitmain’s need for ASIC chips to satisfy demand for Antminer E3 may very well be the reason TSMC experienced a surge in sales during March and in Q1 as a whole. 

However, the downdraft in bitcoin and other crypto token prices in 2018 has certainly cast a shadow on industry demand moving forward. Having previously forecast sales growth of 10% to 15% in 2018, TSMC also lowered its sales growth expectations to 10% for the current year on uncertainty in the crypto mining space. Like NVIDIA and AMD, TSMC’s share price may be adversely impacted if cryptocurrency prices continue to sink. 

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Activision Blizzard, Inc(ATVI)

With eight $1 billion-plus franchises in its enviable portfolio — think wildly popular titles like Call of Duty, Overwatch, Destiny, and World of Warcraft — it’s no mystery that Activision Blizzard is a leader in the burgeoning video game space. Activision also enjoys a commanding lead in the mobile gaming market through its $5.9 billion acquisition of Candy Crush-maker King Digital in late 2015.

And it doesn’t just make money from the initial sale of its games. Many of its titles enjoy a fervent base of paying monthly subscribers, and in-game content sales exceeded $1 billion last quarteralone. That’s not to mention the promise of management’s plans to implement more in-game advertising to generate incremental revenue.

A female gamer and her team participate in an esports tournament.

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What’s more, with the launch of its new Overwatch League earlier this year, Activision is poised to benefit from the unstoppable rise of esports. According to SuperData Research, the esports market is expected to attract nearly 300 million unique viewers this year, and should exceed $2 billion in revenue by 2021.

With the stock trading around 15% below its 52-week high amid a broader pullback in tech stocks in recent weeks, I think now is a great time to open or add to a position in Activision Blizzard.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Pattern Energy Group Inc.(PEGI)

With a 9.3% yield at recent prices following the 31% decline in its stock price over the past year, independent renewable-energy producer Pattern Energy looks like a yield trap on the surface. And it seems blatantly obvious why investors have sold out of the stock recently, when you consider two factors. First, changes to tax equity investing rules in the U.S. have already started to hurt funding for new projects; second, rising interest rates could affect Pattern Energy’s access to capital. 

But my analysis leads me to a very different conclusion: Now is an excellent time to buy Pattern, and I think the company is going to be able to maintain its payout in the near term, and start increasing it again within a few years.

Pattern generates sufficient cash flow — measured as cash available for distribution (CADF) — to maintain its dividend. And it operates in Canada, Japan, and South America, as well as the U.S., dampening the impact of tax law changes.

Furthermore, CEO Mike Garland said Pattern "… is in an excellent position to make further acquisitions without raising any common equity, allowing us to grow our CAFD per share." With other sources of capital at its disposal, this alleviates one of the risks that would have led to a dividend cut: selling shares of its own stock. 

Don’t get me wrong. This isn’t a zero-risk investment, and it shouldn’t be counted on for income you can’t live without. But if you can stomach a small amount of risk that the payout might be cut, the opportunity to capture a very high yield is worth it, in my book. Add in the long-term growth prospects as renewable energy takes more share from fossil fuels, and Pattern is an excellent investment for retirement savers.