U.S. stocks opened lower on Wednesday, as investors shied away from risky assets such as global equities and commodities amid continues worries over trade and geopolitics. The Dow Jones Industrial Average
opened 130 points, or 0.5%, lower to 24,705. The S&P 500 index
fell 10 points, or 0.4% to 2,713. Meanwhile the Nasdaq Composite
declined 41 points, or 0.6% to 7,336. Among the worst performers on the S&P 500, Target Corporation
shares fell 5.7% at the open as the retailer reported disappointing earnings.
Best Tech Stocks For 2021: Bruker Corporation(BRKR)
Bruker Corporation designs, manufactures, services, and sells proprietary life science and materials research systems worldwide. The company?s Scientific Instruments segment offers advanced instrumentation and automated solutions based on magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, gas chromatography, X-ray, spark-optical emission spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, stylus and optical metrology, and infrared and Raman molecular spectroscopy technologies. This segment serves pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and molecular diagnostic companies; academic institutions, medical schools, and other non-profit organizations; clinical microbiology laboratories; government departments and agencies; nanotechnology, semiconductor, chemical, cement, metals, and petroleum companies; and food, beverage, and agricultural analysis companies and laboratories. Its Energy & Supercon Technologies segment provides superconducting materials, including metallic low temperature superconductors for use in magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear magnetic resonance, fusion energy research, and other applications; and ceramic high temperature superconductors primarily for fusion energy research applications, as well as non-superconducting Cuponal materials and wires based on co-extruded copper and aluminum, and non-superconducting high technology tools. Its customers include companies in the medical industry; private and public research and development laboratories in the fields of fundamental and applied sciences, and energy research; academic institutions; and government agencies. This segment is also involved in the development of superconductors and superconducting-enabled devices for applications in power and energy, as well as industrial processing industries. The company markets its products through direct sales force; and distributors, independent sales representatives, and other representatives. Bruker Corporation was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Billerica, M assachusetts.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Bruker Co. (NASDAQ:BRKR) – Jefferies Financial Group lowered their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Bruker in a research report issued on Tuesday, February 12th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst B. Couillard now expects that the medical research company will earn $0.24 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.28. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Bruker’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.60 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $1.58 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.75 EPS.
- [By Max Byerly]
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Best Tech Stocks For 2021: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.(TSM)
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TSMC), incorporated on February 21, 1987, is a Taiwan-based company principally engaged in the manufacturing, selling, packaging, testing and computer-aided design of integrated circuits (ICs) and other semiconductor devices and the manufacturing of masks. The Company also offers a range of wafer fabrication processes, including processes to manufacture CMOS (complementary metal oxide silicon) logic, mixed-signal, radio frequency (RF), embedded memory, BiCMOS (bipolar complementary metal oxide silicon) mixed-signal and other semiconductors. It also offers design, mask making, bumping, probing, and assembly and testing services. TSMC operates one 150-millimeter wafer fab, six 200-millimeter wafer fabs and three 300-millimeter wafer fabs.
The Company manufactures different types of semiconductors with different specific functions by changing the number and the combinations of conducting, insulating and semiconducting layers and by defining different patterns in which such layers are applied on the wafer. At any given point in time, there are thousands of different products in various stages of fabrication at its fabs. The Company’s semiconductor types include logic semiconductors, mixed-signal/RF semiconductors and CMOS image sensor semiconductors.
Logic semiconductors process digital data to control the operation of electronic systems. Standard logic devices segment of the logic semiconductors market includes mobile computing chips, application processors, microcontrollers, digital signal processors (DSP), graphic chips and chipsets.
Analog/digital semiconductors combine analog and digital devices on a single semiconductor to process both analog and digital data. The Company makes mixed-signal/RF semiconductors using both the CMOS and BiCMOS processes. It offers CMOS mixed-signal process down to the 28-nanometer technology for manufacturing m! ixed-signal/RF semiconductors. The primary uses of mixed-signal/RF semiconductors are in hard disk drives, wireless communications equipment and network communications equipment, with those made with the BiCMOS process occupying the higher end of the mixed-signal/RF market.
CMOS Image Sensor Semiconductors
Image sensors are primarily used in camera phones and tablets. It produces CMOS image sensors, characterized by technology features, including low dark current, high sensitivity, small pixel size and high dynamic range achieved through integration with mixed mode processes.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) and Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. (NYSE:TSM) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Cabot Wealth Management Inc. boosted its position in Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (NYSE:TSM) by 97.8% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 134,581 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 66,545 shares during the period. Cabot Wealth Management Inc.’s holdings in Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. were worth $4,967,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
- [By Logan Wallace]
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Best Tech Stocks For 2021: Baidu Inc.(BIDU)
Baidu, Inc. provides Chinese and Japanese language Internet search services. Its search services enable users to find relevant information online, including Web pages, news, images, multimedia files, and blogs through the links provided on its Websites. The company also offers online community-based products and entertainment platforms; an instant messaging service; and a consumer-oriented e-commerce platform. In addition, it designs and delivers online marketing services and auction-based P4P services that enable its customers to reach users who search for information related to their products or services. The company serves online marketing customers consisting of small and medium sized enterprises, large domestic corporations, and Chinese divisions or subsidiaries of multinational corporations primarily operating in the medical, machinery, education, franchising, electronic products, e-commerce, ticketing, tourism, information technology, consumer products, real estate, entertainment, and financial services industries. It sells its online marketing services directly, as well as through its distribution network. The company was formerly known as Baidu.com, Inc. and changed its name to Baidu, Inc. in December 2008. Baidu, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People?s Republic of China.
- [By Danny Vena]
After spending the first half of 2018 in investors’ good graces, Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) has fallen out of favor yet again. As late as May of last year, China’s internet search leader was clocking all-time highs but had lost more than 40% of its value going into its latest earnings report. What caused this perilous fall from grace? Two quarters of decelerating growth, fears regarding China’s slowing economy, and the ongoing trade conflict between Washington, D.C. and Beijing conspired to knock Baidu back down to size.
- [By George Budwell, Keith Noonan, and Jeremy Bowman]
We thus asked three of our Motley Fool contributors which momentum stocks they think are worth buying right now. They picked Horizon Pharma (NASDAQ:HZNP), Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), and Okta (NASDAQ:OKTA). Here’s why.
- [By Keith Noonan, Rich Smith, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]
With that in mind, we put together three Motley Fool contributors with an eye for growth investing and asked each panelist to profile one top pick. Read on to see why they think Boeing (NYSE:BA), Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), and Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) are stocks primed for incredible growth over the next half-century.
Best Tech Stocks For 2021: Resonant Inc.(RESN)
Resonant Inc., incorporated on January 19, 2012, is a late-stage development company. The Company creates filter designs for radio frequency (RF) front-ends for the mobile device industry. The RF front-end is the circuitry in a mobile device for analog signal processing and is located between the device’s antenna and its digital baseband. The Company uses a technology called Infinite Synthesized Networks (ISN) to configure and connect resonators, the building blocks of RF filters. Filters are components of the RF front-end used to select desired radio frequency signals and reject unwanted signals. The Company uses ISN to develop new classes of filter designs. The Company is also developing a series of single-band surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter designs for frequency bands.
The Company is developing multiplexer filter designs for over two bands to address the carrier aggregation (CA) requirements of its customers. In addition, the Company is also developing reconfigurable filter designs to replace multiple filters for multiple bands. The Company is also involved in the development of a filter reconfigurable between three bands.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Resonant Inc (NASDAQ:RESN) CEO George B. Holmes sold 7,000 shares of Resonant stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.69, for a total transaction of $25,830.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 262,481 shares in the company, valued at approximately $968,554.89. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Resonant Inc (NASDAQ:RESN) CFO Jeffrey A. Killian sold 5,870 shares of Resonant stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.69, for a total value of $21,660.30. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 80,307 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $296,332.83. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Resonant (NASDAQ:RESN)’s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by analysts at National Securities in a research note issued to investors on Monday. They currently have a $8.00 price objective on the semiconductor company’s stock. National Securities’ target price indicates a potential upside of 72.04% from the company’s current price.