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Hot High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

Marijuana stocks aren’t all alike. MedMen Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQOTH:MMNFF) and CannTrust Holdings Inc. (NASDAQOTH:CNTTF) prove the point. Their business models are very different. MedMen is a U.S.-based company, while CannTrust is headquartered in Canada.

So far this year, CannTrust has turned in a better stock performance than MedMen has. But which of these two marijuana stocks is the better pick for investors now? Here’s how MedMen and CannTrust stack up against each other.

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The case for MedMen

MedMen Enterprises is the leading marijuana retailer in the U.S. It currently operates dispensaries in California, Nevada, and New York. But in MedMen’s own words, the company doesn’t “run pot shops.” Instead, MedMen manages “class-leading retail stores that happen to sell marijuana and marijuana products.”

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Empire Resorts Inc.(NYNY)

Empire Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the hospitality and gaming industries in New York. The company owns and operates Monticello Casino and Raceway, a video gaming machine and harness horseracing facility that conducts pari-mutuel wagering through the running of live harness horse races, the import simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred horse races, and the export simulcasting of its races to offsite pari-mutuel wagering facilities. It operates approximately 1,090 video gaming machines and 20 electronic table games at Monticello Casino and Raceway. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Monticello, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Simplicity Esports and Gaming (NASDAQ:WINR) and Empire Resorts (NASDAQ:NYNY) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wendys (NASDAQ: WEN) and Empire Resorts (NASDAQ:NYNY) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company(HMHC)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company provides content, services, and technology for educational institutions and consumers worldwide. It primarily delivers kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) education content. The company operates in two segments, Education and Trade Publishing. The Education segment offers various comprehensive curriculum programs that focus on reading, literature and language arts, mathematics, science, world languages, and social studies for the pre-K-12 market; and comprehensive intervention solutions for assisting English language learners, as well as products providing incremental instruction in a particular subject area. It also provides professional books and developmental resources to pre-K-12 teachers; and consulting services, such as learning resources that are supported with professional development in classroom assessment, digital implementation, teacher effectiveness, and high-impact leadership. In addition, this segment offers district and state level solutions focused on cognitive and formative assessment tools, and platform solutions. The Trade Publishing segment develops, markets, and sells consumer books in print and digital format, as well as licenses book rights to other publishers and electronic businesses. This segment offers a library of general interest, young readers, and reference materials, including adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction books. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company serves approximately 50 million students. The company was formerly known as HMH Holdings (Delaware), Inc. and changed its name to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company in October 2013. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Saturday.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Independence Realty Trust, Inc.(IRT)

Independence Realty Trust, Inc., incorporated on March 26, 2009, is an externally managed and advised apartment real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s business consists of owning, managing, operating, leasing, acquiring, developing, investing in, and disposing of real estate assets. It owns and operates a portfolio of garden style and mid-rise apartment communities in the Southeastern United States. The Company’s portfolio consists of approximately 50 apartment properties containing an aggregate of over 13,700 apartment units. The Company’s portfolio has an average occupancy of approximately 93.6%. The Company conducts its business through a traditional umbrella partnership REIT (UPREIT) structure in which its properties are owned by its operating partnership, Independence Realty Operating Partnership, LP (IROP), directly or through subsidiaries. The Company is the sole general partner of IROP.

The Company’s apartment properties include Belle Creek, Copper Mill, Crestmont, Cumberland Glen, Heritage Trace, Tresa at Arrowhead, Centrepoint, Runaway Bay, Berkshire Square, The Crossings, Reserve at Eagle Ridge, Windrush, Heritage Park, Raindance, Augusta, Invitational, King’s Landing, Carrington Park, Arbors at the Reservoir, Walnut Hill, Lenoxplace, Stonebridge Crossing, Bennington Pond, Prospect Park, Brookside, Jamestown, Meadows, Oxmoor, Stonebridge at the Ranch, Iron Rock Ranch, Bayview Club, Arbors River Oaks, Aston, Avenues at Craig Ranch, Bridge Pointe, Creekstone at RTP, Fountains Southend, Fox Trails, Lakeshore on the Hill, Millenia 700, Miller Creek at German Town, Pointe at Canyon Ridge, St James at Goose Creek, Talison Row at Daniel Island, The Aventine Greenville, Trails at Signal Mountain, Vue at Knoll Trail, Waterstone at Brier Creek, Waterstone Big Creek and Westmont Commons. The Company is managed by a subsidiary of RAIT Financial Trust (RAIT), a real estate company organized as an internally managed REIT.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BlackRock Inc. grew its position in Independence Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:IRT) by 17.1% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 14,596,051 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,128,304 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned about 0.17% of Independence Realty Trust worth $150,484,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Independence Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:IRT) has been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $10.75.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Independence Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:IRT) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the nine research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $10.88.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Voya Global Equity Dividend and Premium Opportunity Fund(IGD)

ING Global Equity Dividend and Premium Opportunity Fund (the Fund) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s primary investment objective is to provide a high level of income. Capital appreciation is a secondary investment objective. It invests in a portfolio of global common stocks. The Fund invests in global common stocks with market capitalization of typically over $1 billion and that have a history of paying dividend yields in excess of 3% annually. It also writes covered call options on a substantial portion of the portfolio of common stocks. The Fund’s portfolio includes common stocks, real estate investment trusts and put options.

The Fund makes significant investments in foreign securities and may invest up to 20% of its managed assets in securities issued by companies located in countries with emerging markets. The Fund invests in various industries, including aerospace/defense, agriculture, banks, beverages, building materials, chemicals, coal, diversified, diversified financial services, electric, entertainment, food, forest products and papers, hotels, insurance, lodging, media, miscellaneous manufacturing, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, pipelines, real estate, retail, savings and loans, semiconductors, shopping centers, telecommunications and water.

ING Investments, LLC serves as the investment advisor of the Fund. Its sub-advisor is ING Investment Management Advisors B.V., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of ING Groep N.V. ING Funds Services, LLC serves as the administrator of the Fund.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Voya Global Equity Div & Prm Oppty Fund (NYSE:IGD) declared a monthly dividend on Tuesday, September 18th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 2nd will be given a dividend of 0.061 per share by the investment management company on Monday, October 15th. This represents a $0.73 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.89%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 1st.