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One venture-capital firm is at the center of the new normal in retail as traditional sellers scale back their footprint while digitally native companies open some of their first brick-and-mortar locations.

Headquartered in Venice, California, Fifth Wall Ventures has backed more than a dozen businesses to date, including electronic scooter maker Lime, co-working platform Industrious and real-estate analytics company VTS. It has $305 million in assets under management, investing mostly in tech and real estate. Now, it has its eyes set on retail.

Fifth Wall has raised $64.5 million as of November, with a target of $200 million, for a new retail fund, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2021: Enduro Royalty Trust(NDRO)

Enduro Royalty Trust (the Trust), incorporated on May 3, 2011, is a statutory trust formed by Enduro Resource Partners LLC (Enduro), as trustor, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. (the Trustee), as trustee, and Wilmington Trust Company (the Delaware Trustee), as Delaware Trustee. The Trust was created to acquire and hold for the benefit of the Trust unitholders a net profits interest representing the right to receive approximately 80% of the net profits from the sale of oil and natural gas production from certain properties in the states of Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico held by Enduro as of the date of the conveyance of the net profits interest to the Trust (the Net Profits Interest). The properties in which the Trust holds the Net Profits Interest are referred to as the Underlying Properties. Enduro is engaged in the production and development of oil and natural gas from properties located in the Rockies, the Permian Basin of west Texas and southeastern New Mexico, and the Arklatex region of Texas and Louisiana.

The Underlying Properties comprise producing and non-producing interests in oil and natural gas units, wells and lands in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico. The Underlying Properties are divided into two geographic regions: the Permian Basin region and East Texas/North Louisiana region. As of December 31, 2015, the Underlying Properties had proved reserves of approximately 15.3 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe) and 100% of the volumes, and PV-10 value were attributable to proved developed reserves. The Underlying Properties in the Permian Basin contain approximately 137,890 gross (39,820 net) acres in Texas and New Mexico. The Underlying Properties contain interests in approximately 13,480 gross (4,970 net) acres in the East Texas/North Louisiana region across three fields: the Elm Grove field, the Kingston field and the Stockman field. As of December 31, 2015, proved reserves attributable to the Underlying Properties in the Elm Grove and Kingston fields were! approximately 0.3 MMBoe and approximately 0.4 MMBoe, respectively.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Enduro Royalty Trust (NYSE: NDRO) shares fell 8.5 percent to $3.25 in pre-market trading after tumbling 10.76 percent on Wednesday.
    NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) fell 8.3 percent to $244.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Aircastle Limited (NYSE: AYR) fell 7.2 percent to $21.30 in pre-market trading after announcing 7.9 million secondary offering of common shares.
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    Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) fell 3.2 percent to $88.45 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat results for its second quarter. Comps were down 0.1 percent in the quarter. The company sees third-quarter comps coming in flat to up 1 percent.
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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2021: Yum! Brands, Inc.(YUM)

YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM), incorporated on May 30, 1997, is engaged in restaurant business. The Company develops, operates, franchises and licenses an across the world system of restaurants, which prepare, package and sell a menu of food items, primarily through the three concepts of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell (the Concepts). YUM operates through four segments: YUM China (China Division), which includes all operations in mainland China; The KFC Division, which includes all operations of the KFC concept outside of China Division; The Pizza Hut Division, which includes all operations of the Pizza Hut concept outside of China Division, and the Taco Bell Division, which includes all operations of the Taco Bell concept. The Company has over 42,000 restaurants in over 130 countries and territories. The Company’s three Concepts focus on the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories, respectively.

YUM China

The Company’s China Division, based in Shanghai, China, comprises approximately 7,180 units, primarily Company-owned KFCs and Pizza Huts. It also owns non-controlling interests in Chinese entities operating in a manner similar to KFC franchisees and a meat processing entity that supplies lamb to the Little Sheep business.

KFC

KFC operates in approximately 130 countries and territories throughout the world. KFC has over 5,000 units in China, approximately 370 units in India and over 14,580 units within the KFC Division. KFC restaurants across the world offer fried and non-fried chicken products, such as sandwiches, chicken strips, chicken-on-the-bone and other chicken products marketed under a range of names. KFC restaurants also offer a range of entrees and side items suited to local preferences and tastes.

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut is a restaurant chain specializing in the sale of ready-to-eat pizza products. The Company’s Pizza Hut operates in approximately 90 countries and territories throughout the world. Pizza Hut has appro! ximately 1,900 units in China, over 430 units in India and approximately 13,730 units within the Pizza Hut Division. Pizza Hut operates in the delivery, carryout and casual dining segments around the world. Pizza Hut features a range of pizzas, which are marketed under varying names. Each of these pizzas is offered with a range of different toppings suited to local preferences and tastes. Pizza Huts also offer pasta and chicken wings, including approximately 5,900 stores offering wings under the brand WingStreet in the United States. Outside the United States, Pizza Hut casual dining restaurants offer a range of core menu products other than pizza, which are suited to local preferences and tastes.

Taco Bell

Taco Bell operates in over 20 countries and territories throughout the world. There are over 6,400 Taco Bell units within the Taco Bell Division, primarily in the United States, and approximately seven units in India. Taco Bell specializes in Mexican-style food products, including various types of tacos, burritos, quesadillas, salads, nachos and other related items. Taco Bell offers breakfast items in its the United States stores.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $97.00 target price on shares of Yum! Brands in a research note on Saturday, November 17th. Gordon Haskett started coverage on shares of Yum! Brands in a research note on Thursday, October 18th. They set a “hold” rating and a $90.00 price objective on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus cut shares of Yum! Brands from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $94.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, October 23rd. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 price objective on shares of Yum! Brands in a research note on Sunday, December 2nd. Finally, Robert W. Baird lifted their price objective on shares of Yum! Brands from $94.00 to $105.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $93.46.

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    Yum! Brands Profile

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Grubhub could also secure more partnerships with big restaurant chains. It partnered with Yum Brands (NYSE:YUM) last year to offer online pickup and delivery services from select KFC andTaco Bell restaurants, and it recently launched Taco Bell delivery services nationwide.

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    Shares of GoPro Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) added 2.2% after the company reported earnings after the bell and said that it is on a path to profitability. However, to get into the black, the firm had to cut several hundred employees to keep operating expenses below $400 million. Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) popped more than 10% after the company blew out earnings expectations after the bell yesterday. The company’s ongoing turnaround has produced a big uptick in consumer foot traffic. The firm reported EPS of $1.72, well above the $1.37 per share. Revenue came in at $1.23 billion and topped expectations, as did same-store growth at 6.1%. Look for other earnings reports from ANGI HomeServices Inc.(NASDAQ: ANGI), ArcelorMittal SA(NYSE: MT), Cardinal Health Inc.(NYSE: CAH), Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc.(NASDAQ: DNKN), Expedia Group Inc.(NASDAQ: EXPE), GrubHub Inc.(NASDAQ: GRUB), IAC/InterActiveCorp. (NYSE: IAC), Kellogg Co.(NYSE: K), Macerich Co.(NYSE: MAC), Mattel Inc.(NYSE: MAT), News Corp.(NASDAQ: NWSA), Penn National Gaming Inc.(NASDAQ: PENN), Sanofi SA(NYSE: SNY), Tyson Foods Inc.(NYSE: TSN), World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.(NYSE: WWE), and Yum! Brands Inc.(NYSE: YUM).
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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2021: LiqTech International, Inc.(LIQT)

LiqTech International, Inc., a clean technology company, provides technologies for the gas and liquid purification by manufacturing ceramic silicon carbide filters. It manufactures and sells ceramic silicon carbide membranes and systems for liquid filtration under the LiqTech, Cometas, and Provital brand names that are used for the filtration of produced water, pre-filtration of reverse osmosis drinking water, ballast water and waste water treatment, and various industrial applications, as well as for producing clean drinking water. The company also offers diesel particulate filters for exhaust emission control solutions to the verified retrofit and the original equipment manufacturer market; and kiln furniture for the refractory industry to support ceramics that create additional space to maximize the number of items for each firing process. LiqTech International, Inc. sells its products to industrial customers in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and South America. The company was formerly known as Blue Moose Media, Inc. and changed its name to LiqTech International, Inc. in October 2011. LiqTech International, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Ballerup, Denmark.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    LiqTech International Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:LIQT) shares rose 11.2% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $0.94 and last traded at $0.91. Approximately 1,268,573 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 253% from the average daily volume of 359,292 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.82.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    LiqTech International Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:LIQT) saw a significant decline in short interest in the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 320,188 shares, a decline of 9.3% from the May 31st total of 352,974 shares. Currently, 0.6% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 364,702 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.9 days.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2021: PartnerRe Ltd.(PRE)

PartnerRe Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance and certain specialty insurance services worldwide. Its Non-life segment reinsures agricultural yield and price/revenue risks related to flood, drought, hail, and disease related to crops, livestock, and aquaculture; offers specialized reinsurance and insurance protection for airline, general aviation, and space business; provides third party liability, employers liability, workers compensation, and personal accident coverages; offers property catastrophe reinsurance protection against windstorm, earthquake, tornado, tropical cyclone, flood, or by any other natural hazard; and provides credit reinsurance to mortgage guaranty insurers and commercial credit insurers. It also offers reinsurance and insurance coverage for the onshore oil and gas industry, mining, power generation, and pharmaceutical operations; reinsurance and insurance for engineering projects; reinsurance and insurance protection and technical services relating to marine hull, cargo, transit, and offshore oil and gas operations; reinsurance coverages for third party liability and property damage risks; property and casualty reinsurance coverages; reinsurance coverage to insurers for property damage or business interruption losses resulting from fires, catastrophes, and other perils; and specialized reinsurance and insurance protection primarily for non-U.S. casualty business. The companys Life and Health segment provides reinsurance coverage to primary life insurers with respect to individual and group health risks; employer sponsored pension schemes and primary life insurers; and primary life insurers and pension funds to protect against individual and group mortality and disability risks. The company provides its products through brokers and direct relationships with insurance companies. PartnerRe Ltd. was founded in 1993 and is based in Pembroke, Bermuda.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Presearch (CURRENCY:PRE) traded 7.7% higher against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 18:00 PM ET on March 2nd. Over the last week, Presearch has traded up 3.5% against the US dollar. One Presearch token can now be bought for approximately $0.0285 or 0.00000737 BTC on exchanges including CoinExchange, HitBTC and YoBit. Presearch has a market capitalization of $4.41 million and $21,659.00 worth of Presearch was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Presearch (CURRENCY:PRE) traded up 0.3% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 12:00 PM ET on October 3rd. Presearch has a market capitalization of $12.37 million and approximately $28,704.00 worth of Presearch was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Presearch token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0798 or 0.00001230 BTC on major exchanges including YoBit, HitBTC and CoinExchange. Over the last week, Presearch has traded 12.3% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Presearch (CURRENCY:PRE) traded 2.1% lower against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 22:00 PM ET on August 20th. In the last week, Presearch has traded 7.4% lower against the dollar. Presearch has a market capitalization of $13.33 million and $54,882.00 worth of Presearch was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Presearch token can currently be bought for about $0.0860 or 0.00001360 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC, CoinExchange and YoBit.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2021: Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.(MPWR)

Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. designs, develops, and markets integrated power semiconductor solutions and power delivery architectures for communications, storage and computing, consumer, and industrial market segments. It offers direct current (DC) to DC converter integrated circuits (ICs) that are used to convert and control voltages of various electronic systems, such as portable electronic devices, wireless LAN access points, computers, monitors, automobiles, and medical equipment. The company also provides lighting control ICs for backlighting that are used in systems, which provide the light source for LCD panels in notebook computers, LCD monitors, car navigation systems, and LCD televisions. In addition, it offers alternating current (AC)/DC offline solutions for lighting illumination applications; and AC/DC power conversion solutions for various end products that plug into a wall outlet. The company markets its products through third party distributors, value-added resellers, and directly to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and electronic manufacturing service providers in China, Taiwan, Europe, Korea, Southeast Asia, Japan, the United States, and internationally. Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPWR) CEO Michael Hsing sold 17,634 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $141.05, for a total transaction of $2,487,275.70. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 1,115,369 shares in the company, valued at $157,322,797.45. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Texas Permanent School Fund cut its position in shares of Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPWR) by 2.4% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 25,049 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 612 shares during the period. Texas Permanent School Fund’s holdings in Monolithic Power Systems were worth $3,348,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2021: IPG Photonics Corporation(IPGP)

IPG Photonics Corporation, incorporated on December 2, 1998, is engaged in the design, development, production and distribution of fiber lasers, laser systems, fiber amplifiers and related optical components. The Company offers a line of lasers and amplifiers, which are used in materials processing, advanced communications and medical applications. The Company sells its products globally to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators and end users. The Company has sales offices in the United States, Germany, Russia, Italy, Turkey, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and India. The Company’s manufacturing facilities are located in the United States, Germany and Russia. The Company also manufactures complementary products used with its lasers, including optical delivery cables, fiber couplers, beam switches, optical processing heads and chillers. In addition, the Company offers laser-based systems for certain markets and applications.

Lasers

The Company’s laser products include low (1 to 99 watts), medium (100 to 999 watts) and high (over 1,000 watts) output power lasers from 0.3 to 4.5 microns in wavelength. These lasers may be continuous-wave (CW), quasi-continuous-wave (QCW) or pulsed. The Company’s pulsed line includes nanosecond, picosecond and femtosecond lasers. It offers several different types of lasers, which are defined by the type of gain medium they use. These are ytterbium, erbium and thulium, as well as Raman and hybrid fiber-crystal lasers. The Company also sells fiber pigtailed packaged diodes and fiber coupled direct diode laser systems that use semiconductor diodes. In addition, it offers high-energy pulsed lasers, multi-wavelength lasers, tunable lasers, single-polarization and single-frequency lasers.

The Company also makes single-mode and low-mode output ytterbium fiber lasers with power levels of approximately 20,000 watts and single-mode, erbium and thulium fiber las! ers with power levels of over 500 watts. It also sells laser diode chips and packaged laser diodes operating at 8XX to 9XX nanometers. The Company sells its own family of high-power optical fiber delivery cables, fiber couplers, beam switches, chillers, scanners and other accessories for its fiber lasers. It also makes active and passive laser materials and tunable lasers in the middle-infrared region.

Amplifiers

The Company’s amplifier products range from milli watts to approximately 1,500 watts of output power from 1 to 2 microns in wavelength. It offers erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs), Raman amplifiers and integrated communications systems. These products are deployed in broadband networks, such as fiber to the home (FTTH), fiber to the curb (FTTC) and passive optical networks (PON), and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) networks. It also offers ytterbium and thulium specialty fiber amplifiers and broadband light sources that are used in advanced applications. In addition, the Company sells single-frequency, linearly polarized and polarization-maintaining versions of its amplifier products.

Systems

The Company offers integrated laser systems for particular geographic markets or custom-developed for a customer’s manufacturing requirements. Through its IPG Microsystems division, the Company offers industrial grade ultra violet (UV) excimer, diode pumped solid state and picosecond laser micromachining systems and materials processing services. Applications for these systems include advanced laser scribing and laser lift-off (LLO) of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), semiconductor, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), research, biomedical and industrial micromachining. IPG Microsystems’ laser systems operate at wavelengths from 193 nanometers to 1,064 nanometers.

IPG also develops and sells specialized fiber laser systems for material processing applications as requested by customers, including orbital welding, remote weld! ing, micr! o-welding and cutting. The platforms include multi-axis workstations for welding, cutting and cladding, flatbed cutting systems and diode markers. Other systems offerings include a welding seam stepper and picker, which is an automated and integrated fiber laser welding tool. The seam stepper and picker, an alternative to resistance welding, are used in automotive assembly, appliance, rail cars and other sheet metal fabrication.

The Company competes with Fanuc; Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc., Trumpf GmbH + Co., KG, Coherent, Inc., GSI Group Inc., Newport Corporation, Laserline GmbH, TeraDiode, Inc, Hypertherm, Inc., The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Keopsys SA, Mitsubishi Cable Industries, Ltd., Amada Co., Ltd, Raycus Fiber Laser Technologies Co. Ltd., Maxphotonics Co., Ltd., nLight Corporation and Lumentum Holdings Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of several fiber-optic networking stocks rose at least 12% in February, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Fiber lasers manufacturer IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) led the pack with a 16.6% gain. Long-haul networking expert Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN)added 16.1%, laser and optics specialist Coherent (NASDAQ:COHR) rose 12.6%, and optoelectronic components maker II-VI (NASDAQ:IIVI) posted an 11.9% return.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    One of the things I’ve always tried to do with this podcast is save the best for last. It’s fun to go back in time and see how things have done, especially when you have a lot of time. Let’s talk about Five Stocks to Feed the Bear. Emily, here they are, alphabetically: Carter’s(NYSE:CRI), Ellie Mae(NYSE:ELLI), IPG Photonics(NASDAQ:IPGP), MercadoLibre(NASDAQ:MELI), and Planet Fitness.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Expectations were subdued going into the fourth-quarter fiscal report forIPG Photonics(NASDAQ:IPGP). Last quarter, investors were rattled when the industrial laser maker reported that “global macroeconomic and geopolitical headwinds have persisted into the fourth quarter, affecting our business along with others in the sector,” according to CEO Valentin Gapontsev. Those conditions included weakness in China and Europe, two of IPG’s biggest markets, causing year-over-year declines in revenue and earnings.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 12, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2021: Blackrock Capital and Income Strategies Fund Inc(CII)

BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund, Inc. (the Fund), formerly BlackRock Capital and Income Strategies Fund, Inc., is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund seeks to provide current income and capital appreciation. It invests in a portfolio of equity and debt securities of United States and foreign issuers. The Funds portfolio includes common stocks, preferred stocks, foreign government obligations, corporate bonds, trust preferreds and municipal bonds. The Fund employs a strategy of writing (selling) call options on equity indexes in an attempt to generate gains from option premiums (the Index Option Strategy). Under the Index Option Strategy, the Fund will write call options primarily on the S&P 500 Index, but may, from time to time, write call options on other equity indexes as well. The Funds investment advisor is BlackRock Advisors, LLC, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc.

The Fund invests in various industries, including commercial banks, diversified financial services, electric utilities, food products, gas utilities, insurance, thrifts and mortgage finance, and real estate investment trusts. On September 29, 2006, BlackRock, Inc. and Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. (Merrill Lynch) combined Merrill Lynchs investment management business, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, L.P. (MLIM), and its affiliates, including Fund Asset Management, L.P. (FAM), with BlackRock, Inc. to create an independent company. Merrill Lynch has a 49.8% economic interest and a 45% voting interest in the combined company, and The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC) has approximately a 34% economic and voting interest. The new company operates under the BlackRock name.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News headlines about BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fd (NYSE:CII) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fd earned a news sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.3179811195894 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2021: Evoke Pharma, Inc.(EVOK)

Evoke Pharma, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, primarily focuses on the development of drugs for the treatment of gastroenterological disorders and diseases. It develops EVK-001, a metoclopramide nasal spray, which is in Phase III clinical trials for the relief of symptoms associated with acute and recurrent diabetic gastroparesis in women with diabetes mellitus. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Solana Beach, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    Shares of NASDAQ EVOK traded up $0.08 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $2.44. 56,399 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 83,661. The stock has a market cap of $42.58 million, a PE ratio of -2.94 and a beta of 1.46. Evoke Pharma has a 52-week low of $1.85 and a 52-week high of $4.09.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2021: Intersil Corporation(ISIL)

Intersil Corporation designs and develops power management and precision analog integrated circuits (ICs) for applications in the infrastructure, industrial, automotive, military, aerospace, computing, and consumer markets. The company offers various power IC solutions for battery management, processor power management, and display power management, including power regulators, converters, and controllers, as well as integrated power modules. It also provides precision analog components, such as amplifiers and buffers, proximity and light sensors, data converters, optoelectronics, video decoders, and interface products. The company markets its products through direct sales force and a network of distributors to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and contract manufacturers primarily in China, the United States, South Korea, Japan, Germany, Singapore, and Taiwan. Intersil Corporation was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Intersil (NASDAQ:ISIL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Intersil earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.0713234548749 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2021: Lannett Co Inc(LCI)

Lannett Company, Inc. develops, manufactures, packages, markets, and distributes generic versions of branded pharmaceutical products in the United States. It offers solid oral, extended release, topical, nasal, and oral solution finished dosage forms of drugs that address a range of therapeutic areas, as well as ophthalmic, patch, foam, buccal, sublingual, soft gel, and injectable dosages. The company provides its products for various medical indications comprising glaucoma, muscle relaxant, migraine, anesthetic, congestive heart failure, thyroid deficiency, dryness of the mouth, gout, bronchospasms, hypertension, and gallstone. It also manufactures active pharmaceutical ingredients. Lannett Company, Inc. markets its products under the Diamox, Lioresal, Fioricet, Fiorinal, Fiorinal w/ Codeine #3, Lanoxin, Levoxyl/Synthroid, Salagen, Benemid, Brethine, Dyazide, and Actigall brands. The company sells its pharmaceutical products to generic pharmaceutical distributors, drug wholesalers, chain drug retailers, private label distributors, mail-order pharmacies, other pharmaceutical manufacturers, managed care organizations, hospital buying groups, governmental entities, and health maintenance organizations. It has development and supply agreements with Azad Pharma AG, Aenova of Switzerland, Pharma 2B, the GC Group of Israel, HEC Pharm Group, and Sunshine Lake LLC, as well as with Jerome Stevens Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cerovene, Symplemed, Inc., and Summit Bioscience LLC. The company was founded in 1942 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Lannett (NYSE:LCI) Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 6, 2019 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE:LCI) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and six have issued a hold recommendation on the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $24.88.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE:LCI) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and six have given a hold recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $24.88.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Lannett Company Inc. (NYSE: LCI) traded down nearly 16% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $4.60 after closing Wednesday at $5.45. The stock’s 52-week high is $30.35. Volume was about six times the daily average of around 1 million shares. The generic drug maker is still getting pounded on the loss of a major customer.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

Kotak has come out with its fourth quarter (January-March 19) earnings estimates for the Banks/Diversified Financials sector. The brokerage house expects PNB Housing Finance to report net profit at Rs. 204.3 crore down 6.7% year-on-year (up 36.3% quarter-on-quarter).

Net Interest Income (NII) is expected to decrease by 21.2 percent Y-o-Y (up 0.6 percent Q-o-Q) to Rs. 356 crore, according to Kotak.

Pre Provision Profit (PPP) is likely to fall by 2.3% Y-o-Y (up 5.3 percent Q-o-Q) to Rs. 377.7 crore.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: MDC Partners Inc.(MDCA)

MDC was formed by Certificate of Amalgamation effective December 19, 1986, pursuant to the Business Corporations Act (Ontario). Effective December 19, 1986, MDC amalgamated with Branbury Explorations Limited, and thereby became a public company operating under the name of MDC Corporation. On January 1, 2004, MDC changed its name to its current name, MDC Partners Inc., and on June 28, 2004, MDC was continued under Section 187 of the Canada Business Corporations Act. MDC’s registered address is located at 33 Draper Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2M3, and its head office address is located at 745 Fifth Avenue, 19th Floor, New York, New York 10151. About Us MDC is a leading provider of global marketing, advertising, activation, communications and strategic consulting solutions.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Shares of MDC Partners traded up $0.15, reaching $4.80, during midday trading on Monday, according to Marketbeat.com. 391,100 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 478,690. The stock has a market cap of $278.13 million, a PE ratio of 7.87, a P/E/G ratio of 1.99 and a beta of 1.13. MDC Partners has a 1-year low of $3.80 and a 1-year high of $12.26. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.37, a current ratio of 0.74 and a quick ratio of 0.74.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Applied Materials, Inc. (Applied), incorporated on March 18, 1987, provides manufacturing equipment, services and software to the semiconductor, display, solar photovoltaic (PV) and related industries across the world. The Company operates in four segments: Silicon Systems, Applied Global Services, Display, and Energy and Environmental Solutions. Its manufacturing activities consist of assembly, test and integration of various commercial parts, components and subassemblies that are used to manufacture systems. The Company caters to customers, including manufacturers of semiconductor chips, liquid crystal and other displays, solar PV cells, and other electronic devices. It has implemented a distributed manufacturing model under which manufacturing and supply chain activities are conducted in various countries, including Germany, Israel, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan, the United States and other countries in Asia.

Silicon Systems

The Company’s Silicon Systems segment develops, manufactures and sells a range of manufacturing equipment used to fabricate semiconductor chips, also referred to as integrated circuits (ICs). The Silicon Systems segment includes semiconductor capital equipment for deposition, etch, ion implantation, rapid thermal processing, chemical mechanical planarization, metrology and inspection, and wafer packaging. The majority of its new equipment sales are to integrated device manufacturers and foundries across the world. Its transistor and interconnect products and technologies have enabled various generations of device scaling from planar transistors to three-dimensional (3D) multi-gate FinFET transistors. It offers products and technologies for transistor and interconnect fabrication, including epitaxy, ion implantation, oxidation and nitridation, rapid thermal processing, chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, chemical mechanical planarization and electrochemical deposition. Many of these process steps are used multiple times throughout the semic! onductor chip fabrication process. Its Transistor and Interconnect Technologies’ products include Centura RP Epi, VIISta Systems, Vantage Systems and Raider Platform. It offers patterning and packaging products and systems that enable the transfer of patterns onto device structures, making it possible to etch masks used for photolithography, and perform deposition, etching and related processes. Its Patterning and Packaging Technologies’ include Olympia System, Producer Systems, and Centris and Producer Systems. It offers a suite of metrology, inspection and review systems for front- and back-end-of-line applications. These systems’ imaging capabilities and algorithms employ optical and e-beam technologies to meet the technical demands, such as self-aligned double and quad patterning, extreme ultraviolet layers, measurement-intensive optimal proximity correction mask qualification, and 3D architectures. The Company delivers capabilities that enable chipmakers to establish statistical process control, ramp up production runs rapidly and achieve high production yields. Its Imaging and Process Control Technologies’ products include SEMVision G6 Defect Analysis and Aera4 Mask Inspection.

Applied Global Services

The Company’s Applied Global Services (AGS) segment provides integrated solutions to optimize equipment and fab performance and productivity, including spares, upgrades, services, remanufactured earlier generation equipment and factory automation software for semiconductor, display and solar products. Customer demand for products and services is fulfilled through a global distribution system with trained service engineers located in close proximity to customer sites in various countries to support approximately 33,000 installed Applied semiconductor, display and solar manufacturing systems across the world. It offers various services and products under the Applied Global Services segment, including certified services, fab consulting, parts programs, subfab equipment, legacy ! equipment! and automation software.

Display

The Company’s Display segment consists of products for manufacturing liquid crystal displays (LCDs), organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), and other display technologies for televisions, personal computers (PCs), tablets, smart phones and other consumer-oriented devices. The Display segment offers various technologies and products, including array test, chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and physical vapor deposition (PVD). Its products include Electron Beam Array Tester, AKT PECVD Systems, AKT Aristo and PiVot Systems.

Energy and Environmental Solutions

The Company’s Energy and Environmental Solutions segment includes products for fabricating crystalline-silicon (c-Si) solar PV cells, as well as high throughput roll-to-roll deposition equipment for flexible electronics, packaging and other applications. The technologies and products offered in the Energy and Environmental Solutions segment include Cell Manufacturing and Roll-to-Roll WEB Coating. It offers fine Line Double Print process, which enables solar manufacturers to produce cells with less paste. Its Roll-to-Roll coating systems provide production solutions for packaging, flexible electronics and security industries. WEB systems utilize physical vapor deposition, thermal evaporation, chemical vapor deposition and e-beam technology to deposit tiny layers of metal onto flexible substrates. Its products include Baccini Systems, TopBeam, TopMet and SmartWeb Systems.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    BothUniversal Display(NASDAQ:OLED) andApplied Materials(NASDAQ:AMAT) generate revenue by providing display manufacturers with products required to build display panels.

  • [By John Bromels, Rich Smith, and Tyler Crowe]

    We asked three of our Motley Fool contributors what solar stocks they’d keep an eye on this month, and they came back withEnphase Energy(NASDAQ:ENPH),Applied Materials(NASDAQ:AMAT), andSolarEdge Technologies(NASDAQ:SEDG). Here’s why they think you should keep these solar companies on your radar.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest in Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) decreased to 13.14 million shares. The previous reading was 13.87 million. Shares were trading at $38.78, in a 52-week range of $28.79 to $62.40.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation(CTSH)

We are a leading provider of information technology (IT), consulting and business process services, dedicated to helping the world’s leading companies build stronger businesses. Our clients engage us to help them operate more efficiently, provide solutions for critical business and technology problems, and to help them drive technology-based innovation and growth. Our core competencies include: business, process, operations and IT consulting, application development and systems integration, enterprise information management, application testing, application maintenance, IT infrastructure services, and business process services. We tailor our services to specific industries and utilize an integrated global delivery model. This seamless global sourcing model combines industry-specific expertise, client service teams based on-site at the client locations and delivery teams located at dedicated near-shore and offshore global delivery centers.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Rotonti]

    Rotonti: Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH) recently named a new CEO. Does this change your investment thesis in the company?

    Allen: No. Cognizant’s consulting and outsourcing model is benefiting from the increasing importance of technology spending and the scarcity of skilled tech labor, which should allow the company to generate high-single-digit revenue growth for many years. Francisco D’Souza has been the CEO since 2007 and was a co-founder of the company in 1994. After a successful tenure, he’s ready to retire and we wish him all the best. The board conducted a thorough search process and selected Brian Humphries from Vodafone Business, who will bring a fresh perspective to the company.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (NASDAQ:CTSH)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 6, 2019, 8:00 a.m. ET

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.(CDNS)

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. develops, sells, leases, and licenses electronic design automation (EDA) software, emulation and prototyping hardware, verification intellectual property (VIP), and design intellectual property (IP) for semiconductor and electronics systems industries worldwide. It offers functional verification products, including logic verification software that enables customers to coordinate verification activities across multiple teams and various specialists for verification planning and closure; and system design and verification products for hardware-software verification, as well as for system power exploration, analysis, and optimization. The company also provides digital integrated circuit (IC) design products, such as logic design products for chip planning, design, verification, and test technologies and services; physical implementation tools, including place and route, signal integrity, optimization, and double patterning preparation; and signoff products to signoff the design as ready for manufacture by a silicon foundry, as well as design for manufacturing products for use in the product development process. In addition, it offers custom IC design and verification products to create schematic and physical representations of circuits down to the transistor level for analog, mixed-signal, custom digital, memory, and RF designs; and system interconnect design products to develop printed circuit boards and IC packages. Further, the company provides design IP products consisting of pre-verified and customizable functional blocks to integrate into customers system-on-chips; and VIP and memory models for use in system-level verification to model correct behavior of full systems interacting with their environments. Additionally, it offers services related to methodology, education, and hosted design solutions, as well as technical support and maintenance services. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Insider Selling: Cadence Design Systems Inc (CDNS) Insider Sells 5,084 Shares of Stock” was originally published by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this report on another domain, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of international copyright legislation. The correct version of this report can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4202056/insider-selling-cadence-design-systems-inc-cdns-insider-sells-5084-shares-of-stock.html.

  • [By John Rotonti]

    Rotonti: Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ:CDNS) is a company I’ve been researching, and it’s currently one of my high-conviction ideas. I like the company because it has a long-term focused CEO who owns about $100 million in company stock. Cadence also has net cash of $88 million, organic growth driven by the long-term trend toward digitization, improving return on assets (ROA) and return on invested capital (ROIC), and massive free cash flows (FCF) with a five-year average FCF/net income of 1.72 and average FCF margins of 21%. According to S&P Global, in 2018 Cadence generated a ROIC of 15% and used an appropriate amount of debt, which helped boost returns on equity (ROE) to 30%. Importantly, it has a culture of investing in R&D which has led to 20 new product releases in only the last three years. Is there anything else Parnassus likes about Cadence that I’m missing, and can you briefly describe what Parnassus likes from an ESG perspective?

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: IPG Photonics Corporation(IPGP)

IPG Photonics Corporation, incorporated on December 2, 1998, is engaged in the design, development, production and distribution of fiber lasers, laser systems, fiber amplifiers and related optical components. The Company offers a line of lasers and amplifiers, which are used in materials processing, advanced communications and medical applications. The Company sells its products globally to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators and end users. The Company has sales offices in the United States, Germany, Russia, Italy, Turkey, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and India. The Company’s manufacturing facilities are located in the United States, Germany and Russia. The Company also manufactures complementary products used with its lasers, including optical delivery cables, fiber couplers, beam switches, optical processing heads and chillers. In addition, the Company offers laser-based systems for certain markets and applications.

Lasers

The Company’s laser products include low (1 to 99 watts), medium (100 to 999 watts) and high (over 1,000 watts) output power lasers from 0.3 to 4.5 microns in wavelength. These lasers may be continuous-wave (CW), quasi-continuous-wave (QCW) or pulsed. The Company’s pulsed line includes nanosecond, picosecond and femtosecond lasers. It offers several different types of lasers, which are defined by the type of gain medium they use. These are ytterbium, erbium and thulium, as well as Raman and hybrid fiber-crystal lasers. The Company also sells fiber pigtailed packaged diodes and fiber coupled direct diode laser systems that use semiconductor diodes. In addition, it offers high-energy pulsed lasers, multi-wavelength lasers, tunable lasers, single-polarization and single-frequency lasers.

The Company also makes single-mode and low-mode output ytterbium fiber lasers with power levels of approximately 20,000 watts and single-mode, erbium and thulium fiber las! ers with power levels of over 500 watts. It also sells laser diode chips and packaged laser diodes operating at 8XX to 9XX nanometers. The Company sells its own family of high-power optical fiber delivery cables, fiber couplers, beam switches, chillers, scanners and other accessories for its fiber lasers. It also makes active and passive laser materials and tunable lasers in the middle-infrared region.

Amplifiers

The Company’s amplifier products range from milli watts to approximately 1,500 watts of output power from 1 to 2 microns in wavelength. It offers erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs), Raman amplifiers and integrated communications systems. These products are deployed in broadband networks, such as fiber to the home (FTTH), fiber to the curb (FTTC) and passive optical networks (PON), and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) networks. It also offers ytterbium and thulium specialty fiber amplifiers and broadband light sources that are used in advanced applications. In addition, the Company sells single-frequency, linearly polarized and polarization-maintaining versions of its amplifier products.

Systems

The Company offers integrated laser systems for particular geographic markets or custom-developed for a customer’s manufacturing requirements. Through its IPG Microsystems division, the Company offers industrial grade ultra violet (UV) excimer, diode pumped solid state and picosecond laser micromachining systems and materials processing services. Applications for these systems include advanced laser scribing and laser lift-off (LLO) of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), semiconductor, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), research, biomedical and industrial micromachining. IPG Microsystems’ laser systems operate at wavelengths from 193 nanometers to 1,064 nanometers.

IPG also develops and sells specialized fiber laser systems for material processing applications as requested by customers, including orbital welding, remote weld! ing, micr! o-welding and cutting. The platforms include multi-axis workstations for welding, cutting and cladding, flatbed cutting systems and diode markers. Other systems offerings include a welding seam stepper and picker, which is an automated and integrated fiber laser welding tool. The seam stepper and picker, an alternative to resistance welding, are used in automotive assembly, appliance, rail cars and other sheet metal fabrication.

The Company competes with Fanuc; Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc., Trumpf GmbH + Co., KG, Coherent, Inc., GSI Group Inc., Newport Corporation, Laserline GmbH, TeraDiode, Inc, Hypertherm, Inc., The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Keopsys SA, Mitsubishi Cable Industries, Ltd., Amada Co., Ltd, Raycus Fiber Laser Technologies Co. Ltd., Maxphotonics Co., Ltd., nLight Corporation and Lumentum Holdings Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of several fiber-optic networking stocks rose at least 12% in February, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Fiber lasers manufacturer IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) led the pack with a 16.6% gain. Long-haul networking expert Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN)added 16.1%, laser and optics specialist Coherent (NASDAQ:COHR) rose 12.6%, and optoelectronic components maker II-VI (NASDAQ:IIVI) posted an 11.9% return.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    One of the things I’ve always tried to do with this podcast is save the best for last. It’s fun to go back in time and see how things have done, especially when you have a lot of time. Let’s talk about Five Stocks to Feed the Bear. Emily, here they are, alphabetically: Carter’s(NYSE:CRI), Ellie Mae(NYSE:ELLI), IPG Photonics(NASDAQ:IPGP), MercadoLibre(NASDAQ:MELI), and Planet Fitness.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: QuickLogic Corporation(QUIK)

QuickLogic Corporation, a fabless semiconductor company, develops and markets low power customizable semiconductor and software algorithm solutions for tablets, wearables, smartphones, and mobile enterprise markets. The companys customer specific standard products incorporate its ArcticLink III S, ArcticLink III VX and BX, PolarPro 3, PolarPro II, and Eclipse II solution platforms, as well as packaging, proven system blocks, custom logic, sensor software algorithms, software drivers, and architecture consulting. Its products include pASIC 3, QuickRAM, and QuickPCI. The company markets and sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers through a network of sales managers and distributors in North America, Europe, and Asia. QuickLogic Corporation was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    QuickLogic Co. (NASDAQ:QUIK)’s share price reached a new 52-week low during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $0.98 and last traded at $0.97, with a volume of 294 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.99.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    QuickLogic (NASDAQ: QUIK) and SemiLEDs (NASDAQ:LEDS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media headlines about QuickLogic (NASDAQ:QUIK) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. QuickLogic earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.5432440392545 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: TransAct Technologies Incorporated(TACT)

TransAct Technologies Incorporated (TransAct), incorporated on June 17, 1996, designs, develops and sells market-specific solutions, including printers, terminals, software and other products for transaction-based and other industries. The Company operates through a segment, which includes design, development, assembly and marketing of transaction printers and terminals, and providing printer and terminal related software, services, supplies and spare parts. The Company’s thermal, inkjet and impact printers and terminals generate labels and transaction records, such as receipts, tickets, coupons, register journals and other documents, as well as printed logging, and plotting of oil field and well drilling data. TransAct’s products are sold under the AccuDate, Ithaca, RESPONDER, Epic, EPICENTRAL and Printrex brand names. The Company focuses on various markets, such as food safety, banking and point-of-sale (POS), casino and gaming, lottery and Printrex, Inc. (Printrex), which serves the oil and gas, medical and mobile printing markets.

The Company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), value-added resellers (VARs), selected distributors, as well as directly to end users. TransAct’s product distribution spans across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean Islands and the South Pacific. TransAct also provides printer service, spare parts, accessories and printing supplies. Through its TransAct Services Group (TSG), the Company provides a range of supplies and consumables used in the printing and scanning activities of customers in the hospitality, banking, retail, casino and gaming, Government, and oil and gas exploration markets. TransAct designs, develops, assembles and markets a range of transaction-based and specialty printers and terminals utilizing inkjet, thermal and impact printing technology for applications, primarily in the food safety, banking and POS, casino and gaming, lottery, oil and gas, medical and mobile printin! g markets. The Company’s printers and terminals have various options, such as interface configuration, mounting configuration, paper cutting devices, paper handling capacities and cabinetry color. The Company designs and assembles custom printers for certain OEM customers. The Company also provides engineering and manufacturing services for the design and development of printers.

The Company’s food safety terminals are printing devices that consist of an operating system, a touchscreen and over one or two thermal print mechanisms, which print expiration and enjoy by date labels. The Company’s banking and POS printers include a range of optional configurations. In the banking market, the Company sells printers that are used by banks, credit unions and other financial institutions to print receipts and validate checks at bank teller stations. In the POS market, TransAct sells various models of printers utilizing inkjet, thermal and impact printing technology. The Company’s printers are used primarily by retailers in the restaurant (including fine dining, casual dining and fast food) and hospitality industries to print receipts for consumers, validate checks, and print on linerless labels or other inserted media. The Company supplies lottery printers to IGT and its subsidiaries, which is a provider of lottery terminals. TransAct’s printers are designed for printing of lottery tickets for various lottery applications. Epic 3000 is its lottery printer.

The Company sells various models of printers used in slot machines and video lottery terminals (VLT’s) and other gaming machines that print tickets or receipts instead of issuing coins (ticket-in, ticket-out or TITO) at casinos, racetracks (racinos) and other gaming venues across the world. The Company’s printers utilize thermal printing technology and can print tickets or receipts in monochrome or two-color (depending upon the model), and offer various other features, such as jam resistant bezels and a dual port interface that enable! s casinos! to print coupons and promotions. The Company sells printers using thermal printing technology for use in non-casino establishments, including game types, such as Amusements with Prizes (AWP), Skills with Prizes (SWP), Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBT) and other off-premise gaming type machines around the world. TransAct sells its products primarily to slot machine manufacturers, who include the Company’s printers into slot machines and sell completed slot machines directly to casinos and other gaming establishments, and through its primary distributor, Suzo-Happ Group, across the world. The Company also offers a software solution, the EPICENTRAL Print System (EPICENTRAL), that enables casino operators to create promotional coupons and marketing messages and print them in real-time at the slot machine.

The Company’s Printrex printers include wide format, rack mounted and vehicle mounted black/white and color thermal printers used by customers to log and plot oil field and down hole well drilling data in the oil and gas exploration industry. The Responder MP2 is an all-in-one mobile printing solution for a number of vehicles, including fire, police, insurance, public utilities and delivery. The Company sells wide format thermal printers used to print test results in ophthalmology devices in the medical industry, as well as vehicle mounted printers used to print schematics and certain other information in emergency services vehicles, and other mobile printing applications. The Company primarily sells its Printrex products directly to oil field service and drilling companies, and OEMs, as well as through regional distributors in the United States, Europe, Canada and Asia. Through TSG, the Company markets the sale of consumable products (including inkjet cartridges, ribbons, receipt paper, color thermal paper and other printing supplies), replacement parts, maintenance and repair services, and testing services for its products.

TransAct’s maintenance services include the sale of ! extended ! warranties, multi-year maintenance contracts, 24-hour guaranteed replacement product service called TransAct Xpress and TransAct Care, and other repair services for its printers and terminals. Within the United States, the Company provides repair services through its eastern region service center in Ithaca, New York, its western region service center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and its oil and gas industry service center in Houston, Texas. Internationally, the Company provides repair services through its European service center located in Doncaster, the United Kingdom, and through partners located around the world. The Company also provides customers with telephone sales and technical support, and a personal account representative to handle orders, shipping and general information. TransAct also markets and sells consumable products through its online Webstore www.transactsupplies.com.

The Company competes with Avery Dennison Corporation, Ecolab Inc., Integrated Control Corp., Epson America, Inc., CognitiveTPG, Star Micronics America, Inc., Citizen-CBM America Corporation, Pertech Industries, Inc., Addmaster, Samsung/Bixolon, JCM Global, Nanoptix, Inc., Custom Engineering SPA, Imaging Systems Group, Inc., Wincor Nixdorf, Neuralog Inc. and GSI Group.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TransAct Technologies (NASDAQ:TACT) and Sensio Technologies (OTCMKTS:SNIOF) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Itron Inc.(ITRI)

Itron, Inc. provides products and services for the energy and water markets worldwide. It produces standard electricity, natural gas, and water meters for residential, commercial, industrial, and transmission and distribution customers. The company also offers advanced and smart electronic, gas, and water meters, as well as communication modules; handheld, mobile, and fixed network collection technologies; meter data management software; prepayment systems comprising smart key, keypad, and smart card communication technologies; data warehousing; and knowledge application solutions. It provides communication technologies, which include telephone, radio frequency, global system for mobile communications, power line carrier, and Ethernet devices. In addition, the company offers professional services, including implementation, installation, consulting, system management, and analysis. It markets its products through direct sales, distributors, representative agencies, partners , and meter manufacturer representatives. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Liberty Lake, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Itron Inc (NASDAQ:ITRI)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Qorvo, Inc.(QRVO)

Qorvo, Inc. provides technologies and radio frequency (RF) solutions for mobile, infrastructure, defense, and aerospace applications in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Mobile Products, and Infrastructure and Defense Products segments. The Mobile Products segment offers complete RF front end modules that combine high-performance filters, power amplifiers (PAs) and switches, PA modules, transmit modules, antenna control solutions, antenna switch modules, diversity receive modules, and envelope tracking power management devices. This segment supplies its RF solutions into various mobile devices, including smartphones, handsets, notebook computers, wearables, and tablets. The Infrastructure and Defense Products segment provides high power gallium arsenide and gallium nitride PAs, amplifiers, switches, fixed frequency and voltage-controlled oscillators, filters, attenuators, modulators, driver and transimpedance amplifiers, and various multichip and hybrid assemblies. This segment offers its RF solutions to wireless network infrastructure, defense, and aerospace markets; and connectivity applications for commercial, consumer, industrial, and automotive markets. The company sells its products directly, as well as through a network of sales representative firms and distributors to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers of mobile products, and infrastructure and defense products. Qorvo, Inc. is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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    Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) was one of the first Apple suppliers to issue a warning in mid-November, making it clear that weak demand for flagship smartphones will affect its fiscal third-quarter performance. That wasn’t surprising, as Apple supplied more than a third of the chipmaker’s revenue last fiscal year. But there’s a chance of Qorvo surprising investors with a sunny forecast when it releasesits official fiscal third-quarter results on Feb. 7. Here’s why.

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    Advisors Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ:QRVO) by 4,338.5% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 682,949 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 667,562 shares during the period. Advisors Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Qorvo were worth $1,282,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Canadian Solar Inc.(CSIQ)

Our legal and commercial name is Canadian Solar Inc. We were incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada in October 2001. We changed our jurisdiction by continuing under the Canadian federal corporate statute, the Canada Business Corporations Act, or CBCA, effective June 1, 2006. As a result, we are governed by the CBCA. See “–C. Organizational Structure” for additional information on our corporate structure, including a list of our major subsidiaries.
Our principal executive office and principal place of business is located at 545 Speedvale Avenue West, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1K 1E6. Our telephone number at this address is (1-519) 837-1881 and our fax number is (1-519) 837-2550.
All inquiries to us should be directed at the address and telephone number of our principal executive office set forth above. Our website is www.canadiansolar.com.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Another example is the alternative energy company Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ). The company entered the Buy Zone after its Q2 earnings report last year. Even though Wall Street was writing off the company over the trade war, shares skyrocketed over 100%.

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    Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) will lead a busy day of earnings reports. The firm expects that its year-over-year sales will have increased by 7%. The company’s stock slumped in February after Duke basketball player Zion Williamson was hurt blowing out his sneaker in the first minute of a major contest against North Carolina. Expect analysts to ask a lot of questions about Nike’s expectations for global economic growth and its exposure to a weakening Chinese economy.
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    Shares of Biogen Inc.(NASDAQ: BIIB) plunged more than 25% after the company announced a major setback for a key Alzheimer’s drug. The biotech giant announced that its experimental drug “aducanumab” is unlikely to be effective for mass deployment and that it will halt its research. One analyst described this as a “transformative failure for Biogen’s pipeline.” This is a massive setback for one of the top biotech companies in the world. Shares of Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) are off again Thursday on news that the investigation into its 737 Max jets has expanded. According to reports, the FBI has now joined a federal investigation into the certification process for the jet. The Department of Transportation launched an audit of the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval of the jet, which received certification two years ago. Boeing and the FAA have faced global scrutiny over two fatal crashes involving the 737 Max jet series and news of previous pilot complaints about the planes. Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE: LEVI) will return to the public markets for the first time in 34 years. The iconic apparel company will launch its IPO today with a price of $17 per share. That would set the company’s market capitalization at $6.6 billion. Look for other earnings reports from Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ), Cintas Corp. (NASDAQ: CTAS), CNOOC Ltd. (NYSE: CEO), Conagra Brands Inc. (NYSE: CAG), Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI), and Lands’ End Inc. (NYSE: LE).
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Hot Penny Stocks For 2019

The sudden return of volatility to global stock markets has created buying opportunities in large-cap tech stocks as the sector’s investors look to rebound from recent selloffs. The world’s tech leaders have dominated Wall Street over the past two years, and now, investors might have a fresh chance to buy a few previously red-hot stocks at a discount.

Of course, this recent volatility has made some investors hesitant, with bearish traders quick to draw similarities between this latest tech rally and the infamous dot-com bubble of the late 90s and early 2000s.

However, unlike the dot-com bubble, there is real earnings and revenue growth fueling this tech rally. In fact, the average P/E ratio of our “Computer and Technology” sector currently sits at 20.8, which compares favorably to the dot-com era’s average that routinely soared into the 200s.

Another interesting trend in today’s tech rally is that, rather than obsessing over the next big thing, investors seem to rewarding tried-and-true brands for their respectable growth. This means that some of the strongest tech stocks are the household names that consumers already know and love.With that said, check out these three blue chip tech stocks to buy now:

 

Hot Penny Stocks For 2019: J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company(JCP)

J C Penney Company (NYSE:JCP) got hammered on Wednesday for a near-8% loss. That decline dropped JCP stock well below the $3 threshold and put it squarely back in the potential bargain bin category.

JCP stock has been back in the news recently due to a management change. As InvestorPlace’sWilliam White wrote, JCP’s CEO, Marvin Ellison, quit the company to take the reins at Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). While Ellison is clearly stepping into a nice position at Lowe’s, he also may have wanted to get away from JC Penney given recent results. JCP disappointed with its past holiday season, and this most recent quarter was a mixed bag, as revenues beat but earnings missed and the company offered soft guidance.

Despite the issues, J C Penney could still turn the corner. Analysts see the company finally returning to profitability over the next year. Forward earnings estimates put the stock around 18x earnings. If those earnings in fact occur, expect JCP stock to fly. Short sellers are betting against an astounding 41% of JCP stock’s float. That sort of massive short position is just asking for an explosion when the company delivers good news.

With Sears Holding Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD) closing dozens more stores and looking increasingly shaky, JCP stock can fly once it takes sales away from its rival.

Hot Penny Stocks For 2019: Glu Mobile Inc.(GLUU)

Glu Mobile is a leading global publisher of mobile games, including top-rated original titles and titles based on major brands from partners like Activision and Hasbro. Glu is bouncing into a profitable year, with earnings expected to improve by 150% to touch $0.22 per share in 2018. Meanwhile, revenue is projected to grow by 18%. The stock now has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). This is also a popular momentum option right now after shares skyrocketed about 43% in the past month. Investors looking to follow this trend should appreciate that analyst sentiment has improved strongly as well.

Hot Penny Stocks For 2019: IPG Photonics Corporation(IPGP)

Top Growth Stocks: IPG Photonics (IPGP)

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IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) is the world’s leading provider of high-power fiber lasers. These lasers are used in a variety of different devices and applications, ranging from materials processing to broadband internet to medical pumps.

The bottom line is, the demand for fiber optic laser technology is a growth industry for a very long time, and IPGP is one of the major players.

Fiber lasers are the next generation of laser technology and offer many advantages over traditional lasers. They’re more energy efficient, they’re easier to maintain and they last longer.

As companies upgrade their current technologies with fiber-laser applications, IPG Photonics’ sales and earnings continue to soar.

In March IPGP entered the S&P 500, which is a big deal because every index fund linked to S&P 500 performance now needs to own the stock.

But IPGP stock has been up and down on tariff talk, so it’s a great time to get in.

Hot Penny Stocks For 2019: Seagate Technology PLC(STX)

Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) is a provider of data storage technology and solutions to clients across the globe.

The company is based out of Dublin, Ireland and sports a Zacks Rank #1. The expected earnings growth rate for the current year is 28.49%. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year has improved 18.2% over the past 60 days. Seagate has gained 51% in the past six months.