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

    Contents:
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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]

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  • [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.

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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.

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

    Contents:
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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.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    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.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    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:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    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%.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Canadian Solar Inc (NASDAQ:CSIQ)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 21, 2019, 8:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    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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