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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: GlobalSCAPE, Inc.(GSB)

GlobalSCAPE, Inc., incorporated on April 17, 1996, provides secure information exchange capabilities for enterprises and consumers through the development and distribution of software, delivery of managed and hosted solutions, and provisioning of associated services. The Company’s solution portfolio facilitates transmission of critical information, such as financial data, medical records, customer files, vendor files, personnel files, transaction activity and other similar documents between diverse and geographically separated network infrastructures. In addition to enabling secure transmission of critical information using servers, desktop and notebook computers, and a range of network-enabled mobile devices, its products also provide customers with the ability to monitor and audit file transfer activities. Its primary product is Enhance File Transfer (EFT).

The Company’s solution portfolio addresses data and information management, movement, security and accessibility across a range of environments encompassing data and information in motion and at rest. Its solutions also provide data replication, acceleration of file transfer, sharing/collaboration and continuous data backup, and recovery to its customers. Its software products and services include Managed File Transfer Solutions (MFT), Secure Content Mobility Solutions, Wide Area File Services (WAFS), Managed E-Mail Attachment Solution, Consumer-Based File Transfer Solution and professional services.

Managed File Transfer Solutions

The Company’s MFT products and solutions allow customers to move files and numbers of files securely. It facilitates management, monitoring, and reporting on the file transfers and deliver advanced workflow capabilities to move data and information into, out of, and throughout an enterprise. Its EFT solutions are server side solutions that provide a common MFT platform that accommodates a family of add-on modules to provide small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), as well as larg! er enterprise customers, with security and automation file transfer protocol (FTP)-based and e-mail delivery systems. The add-on modules allow customers to select the solution configuration applicable to their requirements for auditing and reporting, encryption, ad hoc and Web-based file transfers, operability in or through a demilitarized zone (DMZ) network, and integration with back-end business processes, including workflow automation capabilities.

Secure Content Mobility Solutions

The Company’s secure content mobility solutions provide the ability to securely connect to and share documents, pictures, videos and music anytime, anywhere while minimizing the storage of data in the cloud and the associated security and privacy concerns. From the office, at home, or on the road, customers can connect to and access their files, stored in various locations, using any Web browser and most Internet-enabled tablets, smartphones and similar mobile devices. With these solutions, users can minimize uploading and/or synchronizing to a cloud storage location.

The Company’s scConnect is on-premises, enterprise file synchronization and sharing solution. It provides users with secure content mobility and the ability to share and access data anytime on any device. At the same time, scConnect provides information technology (IT) department administrators with the tools necessary to maintain the security of sensitive enterprise information and to control and monitor user access and activity. Its scConnect enables secure collaboration and content mobility without involving third-party servers. Secure content mobility integrates aspects of ad hoc file transfer, broader MFT capabilities, cloud services and remote accessibility. Its Wide-Area File Services (WAFS), software product uses data synchronization to replicate, share and backup files within a wide area network or local area network, thereby allowing users to access their data.

Wide Area File Services

! The Compa! ny’s WAFS software provides a file sharing, collaboration, and replication solution over multiple sites. WAFS technology provides enterprises with a file access and data protection combination that centralizes data storage and IT administration facilities without compromising data sharing and protection. A primary feature of WAFS is its byte-level differencing architecture that continually transmits only changed bytes (versus an entire file) thereby allowing update of files accessed by dispersed, multiple users. Other primary features of WAFS include native file locking, replication to multiple locations simultaneously and adherence to access control list files permissions, and UTF-8 support.

Managed E-mail Attachment Solution

The Company’s managed e-mail attachment solution, Mail Express, is a client-server application that allows users to send and receive e-mail attachments. Mail Express provides IT organizations by offering visibility into e-mail-based file movement across the enterprise, including tracking and auditing. The Mail Express application provides customer-defined administration privileges, which allow e-mail administrators and end users to configure specific parameters for handling e-mail attachments in accordance with corporate policy.

Consumer-Based File Transfer Solution

The Company’s CuteFTP is a client side software product, installed on a user’s local computer that enables file transfers from or to a file transfer server. The target market for the CuteFTP product includes corporate IT professionals using it to transfer data between locations through the Internet and individual Website operators using it to upload their Web pages to their Web hosting provider. Its CuteFTP Version 9 features include support for Unicode (UTF-8) characters, which allows for greater international use; Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) support to facilitate collaboration between users in editing and managing documents and files stored on ! World Wid! e Web servers, and integration with TappIn, enabled by the WebDAV support.

Professional Services

The Company offers a range of professional services to complement its software and cloud-based solutions. These professional services include product customization and system integration, solution quickstart implementations, business process and workflow, policy development, education and training, and solution health checks. In addition, it provides longer-term engineering services, including supporting multi-year contracts.

The Company competes with Ipswitch, SolarWinds/Serv-U, JSCAPE, Axway, IBM-Sterling, Tibco, Van Dyke Software, Inc., Fetch Softworks, Interachry, Nolobe Software Pty Ltd, Panic, Inc., Panzura, Peer Sync, Riverbed Technology, Cisco, Accellion, Leapfile, Zix, Biscom, Thru, Inc. and Dropbox.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Rexnord Corporation(RXN)

Rexnord Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and services process and motion control, and water management products worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Process & Motion Control Platform and Water Management Platform. The Process & Motion Control Platform segment designs, manufactures, markets, and services mechanical components used in complex systems. It offers gears and gear drives, couplings, industrial bearings, tabletop and engineered chain, aerospace bearings and seals, conveying equipment, and specialty components, as well as repair and on-going service under the brand names of Steelflex, Thomas, Omega, Rex, Viva, Wrapflex, Lifelign, True Torque, Addax, Autogard, FlatTop, Shafer, PSI, Cartriseal, Precision Gear, Micro Precision, Rexnord, Falk, and Link-Belt. This segment offers its products through distributors to mining, general industrial, cement and aggregates, agriculture, forest and wood products, petrochemical, energy, food and beverage, aerospace, and wind energy markets. The Water Management Platform segment designs, procures, manufactures, and markets products that provide and enhance water quality, safety, flow control, and conservation. It offers specification drainage products, flush valves and faucet products, backflow prevention pressure release valves, PEX piping used in nonresidential construction end-markets, and engineered valves and gates for the water and wastewater treatment market under the brand names of Zurn, Wilkins, VAG, GA, Rodney Hunt, and Fontaine. This segment sells its products through independent sales representatives, sales agencies, and direct sales and marketing associates to customers in the commercial construction, infrastructure, and residential construction end-markets in 49 countries. Rexnord Corporation was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    First Trust Advisors LP boosted its stake in Rexnord Corp (NYSE:RXN) by 11.9% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 442,205 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 47,044 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP’s holdings in Rexnord were worth $12,850,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: support.com Inc.(SPRT)

Support.com, Inc. provides online care services for the digital home and small business primarily in North America. Its services and software products install, set up, connect, repair, and protect personal computers (PCs) and related devices that are essential to its customers; and it offers it as one-time services and subscriptions, and as software products to consumers who prefer do-it-yourself solutions. The company?s online care services include installation and setup services; connect and secure services that configure, connect, and establish secure connections between the computer, the wireless network, and supported devices; diagnose and repair services to identify, diagnose, and repair technical problems comprising the removal of viruses, spyware, and other forms of malware; and mobile device services. Its online care services also consist of tune-up services, which optimizes key systems settings for faster start-up and shut-down, loading of programs, and Internet browsing; online data backup; and server and network monitoring and management, hosted email and virtual desktops, and disaster recovery services. In addition, the company offers various software products, such as Advanced Registry Optimizer to identify and repair errors in the registry database on PCs; Cosmos software to maintain and optimize the performance of PCs; Hard Disk Tune-Up that improves the performance of a computer by defragmenting programs and data stored on the hard drive; MemTurbo, which increases available memory and improves PC performance; RapidStart software for removing or delaying unnecessary startup programs, processes, and services; and SUPERAntiSpyware software, an anti-malware technology. It provides its products and services through its channel partners and directly to consumers. The company was formerly known as SupportSoft, Inc. and changed its name to Support.com, Inc. in June 2009. Support.com, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc.(STAF)

Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. (“we,” “us,” “our,” “Staffing 360,” or the “Company”) was incorporated in the State of Nevada on December 22, 2009, as Golden Fork Corporation (“Golden Fork”), which changed its name to Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc., ticker symbol “STAF”, on March 16, 2012. As a rapidly growing public company in the international staffing sector, our high-growth business model is based on finding and acquiring, suitable, mature, profitable, operating, domestic and international staffing companies. Our targeted consolidation model is focused specifically on the accounting and finance, information technology (“IT”), engineering, administration and light industrial disciplines.
All amounts in this Annual Report are expressed in thousands, except share and per share amounts, unless otherwise indicated.
Business Model and Acquisitions
We are a high-growth international staffing company engaged in the acquisition of United States (“U.S.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Baidu Inc.(BIDU)

Baidu, Inc. provides Chinese and Japanese language Internet search services. Its search services enable users to find relevant information online, including Web pages, news, images, multimedia files, and blogs through the links provided on its Websites. The company also offers online community-based products and entertainment platforms; an instant messaging service; and a consumer-oriented e-commerce platform. In addition, it designs and delivers online marketing services and auction-based P4P services that enable its customers to reach users who search for information related to their products or services. The company serves online marketing customers consisting of small and medium sized enterprises, large domestic corporations, and Chinese divisions or subsidiaries of multinational corporations primarily operating in the medical, machinery, education, franchising, electronic products, e-commerce, ticketing, tourism, information technology, consumer products, real estate, entertainment, and financial services industries. It sells its online marketing services directly, as well as through its distribution network. The company was formerly known as Baidu.com, Inc. and changed its name to Baidu, Inc. in December 2008. Baidu, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People?s Republic of China.

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  • [By Danny Vena]

    After spending the first half of 2018 in investors’ good graces, Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) has fallen out of favor yet again. As late as May of last year, China’s internet search leader was clocking all-time highs but had lost more than 40% of its value going into its latest earnings report. What caused this perilous fall from grace? Two quarters of decelerating growth, fears regarding China’s slowing economy, and the ongoing trade conflict between Washington, D.C. and Beijing conspired to knock Baidu back down to size.

  • [By George Budwell, Keith Noonan, and Jeremy Bowman]

    We thus asked three of our Motley Fool contributors which momentum stocks they think are worth buying right now. They picked Horizon Pharma (NASDAQ:HZNP), Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), and Okta (NASDAQ:OKTA). Here’s why.  

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Tyco International Ltd.(Switzerland)

Tyco International Ltd. provides security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls, and other industrial products worldwide. The company?s Tyco Security Solutions segment designs, sells, installs, services, and monitors electronic security, productivity, and lifestyle enhancement systems for residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers. This segment also designs, manufactures, and sells security products, including intrusion, security, access control, electronic article surveillance, and video management systems. Its Tyco Fire Protection segment designs, manufactures, sells, installs, and services fire detection and fire suppression systems, and building and life safety products for commercial, industrial, and governmental customers. The company?s Tyco Flow Control segment designs, manufactures, sells, and services valves, pipes, fittings, valve automation, and heat tracing products for general proce ss, energy, and mining markets, as well as the water and wastewater markets. Tyco International Ltd. was founded in 1960 and is based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Silicon Laboratories Inc.(SLAB)

Silicon Laboratories Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, designs, develops, and markets analog-intensive and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs). The company offers broad-based products, which include microcontrollers, clocks and oscillators, wireless transceivers, digital isolators and related products, and human interface sensors and controllers; broadcast products comprising radio receivers and transmitters, and video tuners and demodulators; and access products consisting of embedded modems, subscriber line interface circuits, Voice over IP (VoIP) products, and power over Ethernet devices, as well as DSL analog front end ICs and IRDA devices. It provides ICs for use in various electronic applications, such as portable devices, AM/FM radios, and other consumer electronics, as well as networking, test and measurement, industrial monitoring and control, and customer premises equipment. The company markets its products through direct sales force, and through a networ k of independent sales representatives and distributors in the United States, Taiwan, China, South Korea, Japan, and internationally. Silicon Laboratories Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ:SLAB) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the thirteen brokerages that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $99.38.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY boosted its holdings in Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ:SLAB) by 2.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 25,100 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 635 shares during the quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY owned 0.06% of Silicon Laboratories worth $2,500,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd trimmed its stake in shares of Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ:SLAB) by 46.2% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 5,806 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 4,977 shares during the quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd’s holdings in Silicon Laboratories were worth $579,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Nuance Communications Inc.(NUAN)

Nuance Communications, Inc. provides voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. It offers dictation and transcription solutions and services, which automate the input and management of medical information; and speech recognition solutions for radiology, cardiology, pathology, and related specialties that help healthcare providers dictate, edit, and sign reports without manual transcription. The company also offers mobile and consumer solutions and services comprising an integrated suite of voice control and text-to-speech solutions, desktop and portable computer dictation applications, predictive text technologies, mobile messaging services, and emerging services, such as dictation, Web search, and voicemail-to-text for manufacturers and suppliers of mobile phones, automotive products, personal navigation devices, computers, and other consumer electronics. In addition, it provides customer service business intelligence and authentication solutions for enterprises in the telecommunications, financial services, travel, entertainment, and government sectors to support, understand, and communicate with their customers. Further, the company offers document imaging, print management, and PDF solutions to multifunction printer manufacturers, home offices, small businesses, and enterprise customers; software development toolkits for independent software vendors; and licenses its software to multifunction printer manufacturers. Nuance Communications, Inc. markets and sells its products through direct sales force; its e-commerce Web site; and a network of resellers, including system integrators, independent software vendors, value-added resellers, hardware vendors, telecommunications carriers, and distributors. The company was formerly known as ScanSoft, Inc. and changed its name to Nuance Communications, Inc. in November 2005. Nuance Communications, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts.

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The technology industry is in high-growth mode, with plenty of lucrative trends in key areas like artificial intelligence giving companies the opportunity to seek to generate huge profits. Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) has been an important player in the voice-recognition business for a long time, and lately, it’s been trying to use its experience to find new ways to grow in high-profile areas.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) is set to release its earnings data after the market closes on Thursday, February 7th. Analysts expect Nuance Communications to post earnings of $0.17 per share for the quarter. Nuance Communications has set its Q1 2019 guidance at $0.27-0.29 EPS and its FY 2019 guidance at $1.19-1.27 EPS.Investors that are interested in registering for the company’s conference call can do so using this link.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: ASML Holding N.V.(ASML)

ASML Holding N.V. develops, produces, markets, sells, and services advanced semiconductor equipment systems with a focus on lithography related systems primarily in the Netherlands, the United States, and Asia. The company offers TWINSCAN systems, which are equipped with i-line, krypton fluoride, and argon fluoride light sources for processing wafers for manufacturing environments for which imaging at a small resolution is required. Its TWINSCAN systems also include immersion lithography systems that place water between the wafer and a system’s projection lens to enhance focus and enable circuit line width to shrink to smaller dimensions. In addition, the company provides TWINSCAN NXT platform, which enables improved imaging and overlay; and NXE system, an optical technology that utilizes reflective mirrors, as well as system related products. Further, it produces dual-stage design lithography systems. ASML Holding N.V. markets and sells its products through its direct sales force. The company was formerly known as ASM Lithography Holding N.V. and changed its name to ASML Holding N.V. in 2001. ASML Holding N.V. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    Looking for higher growth but also a bit of yield? European semiconductor equipment maker ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) is an exciting story. ASML has a dividend yield of just 0.94%, but good things can come in small packages. Last year, ASML hiked that payout by 50%, and it has increased its dividend tenfold over the past 10 years. In addition, that current payout is well covered by just a 23.2% payout ratio.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ASML (EPA:ASML) has been assigned a €192.00 ($223.26) price target by research analysts at Goldman Sachs Group in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Goldman Sachs Group set a €221.00 ($256.98) price target on ASML (EPA:ASML) in a report published on Friday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: PDF Solutions Inc.(PDFS)

PDF Solutions, Inc. provides infrastructure technologies and services for the design and manufacture of integrated circuits (IC) in Asia, the United States, and Europe. It offers manufacturing process solutions that include process research and development, and process integration and yield ramp; volume manufacturing solutions; and design-for-manufacturability (DFM) solutions, such as logic DFM, circuit level DFM, memory DFM, and pdBRIX Physical IP solutions. The company also offers characterization vehicle (CV) infrastructure, which includes CV test chips, pdCV analysis software, and pdFasTest electrical wafer test system; Yield Ramp Simulator software that analyzes an IC design to compute its systematic and random yield loss; and Circuit Surfer software, which estimates the parametric performance yield and manufacturability of analog/mixed-signal/RF blocks. In addition, it provides pdBRIX platform, which includes software for identifying and developing a set of physical IP building blocks that are tailored to a given manufacturing process and target product application; dataPOWER YMS platform that collects yield data, loads, and stores it in an integrated database and allows product engineers to identify and analyze production yield issues; FDC software, which provides fault detection and classification capabilities to identify sources of process variations and manufacturing excursions by monitoring equipment parameters; and YA-FDC service and software platform that allows online modeling to create real-time virtual measurements of final product attributes during processing. PDF Solutions sells its technologies and services through direct sales force, sales representatives, and strategic alliances to integrated device manufacturers, fabless semiconductor design companies, and foundries in the microprocessors, memory, graphics, image sensor solutions, and communications segments. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in San Jo se, California.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. lowered its stake in PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) by 73.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 50,102 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 141,811 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned 0.16% of PDF Solutions worth $600,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) and its transformation are continuing down their rocky path following the company’s fiscal third-quarter report. On the news, after Wednesday’s bell, CSCO shares were knocked down by about 7%, cutting shares’ year-to-date gains by about half.

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For Q3, Cisco’s net income came to $2.52 billion, or 50 cents per share, up from $2.35 billion (29 cents per share) from the year-ago period. That came in ahead of the consensus mark by 2 cents, too.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Erie Indemnity Company(ERIE)

Erie Indemnity Company (“Indemnity”) is a publicly held Pennsylvania business corporation that has been the managing attorney-in-fact for the subscribers (policyholders) at the Erie Insurance Exchange (“Exchange”) since 1925. The Exchange is a subscriber owned, Pennsylvania-domiciled reciprocal insurer that writes property and casualty insurance.

Indemnity’s primary function is to perform certain services for the Exchange relating to the sales, underwriting and issuance of policies on behalf of the Exchange. This is done in accordance with a subscriber’s agreement (a limited power of attorney) executed by each subscriber (policyholder), which appoints Indemnity as their common attorney-in-fact to transact business on their behalf and to manage the affairs of the Exchange.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Econ Financial Services Corp acquired a new stake in shares of Erie Indemnity (NASDAQ:ERIE) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 24,237 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $3,231,000. Erie Indemnity accounts for 4.9% of Econ Financial Services Corp’s investment portfolio, making the stock its largest position.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Celestica, Inc.(CLS)

Celestica Inc. provides supply chain solutions to customers in the communications, consumer, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, energy, semiconductor equipment, servers, and storage end markets in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. It offers a range of services, including design and development, engineering services, supply chain management, new product introduction, component sourcing, electronics manufacturing, assembly and test, complex mechanical assembly, systems integration, precision machining, order fulfillment, logistics, and after-market repair and return services. The companys products and services are used in various applications, such as servers; networking, wireless, and telecommunications equipment; storage systems; optical equipment; aerospace and defense electronics comprising in-flight entertainment and guidance systems; audiovisual equipment; set top boxes; printer supplies; semiconductor equipment; and a range of industrial and alternative energy products, including solar panels and inverters. Celestica Inc. was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of Celestica (NYSE:CLS) have plunged today, down by 16% as of 10:45 a.m. EST, after the company reportedfourth-quarter earnings results. The electronics manufacturing specialist missedearnings estimates and forecast first-quarter earnings below expectations as well.

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Hancock Holding Company(HBHC)

Hancock Holding Company operates as the bank holding company for Whitney Bank that provides a range of community banking services to commercial, small business, and retail customers. The company offers various deposit products, including noninterest-bearing demand deposits, interest-bearing transaction accounts, savings accounts, money market deposit accounts, and time deposit accounts. It also provides commercial loans, such as commercial and industrial, construction and land development, and commercial real estate loans; residential mortgage consisting of fixed-rate and adjustable-rate home loans; and consumer loans comprising second mortgage home loans, home equity lines of credit, and non-residential consumer purpose loans, which include direct and indirect loans made to finance automobiles, recreation vehicles, boats, and other personal and deposit account secured loans. In addition, the company offers treasury management services, investment brokerage services, letters of credit and financial guarantees, and revolving credit facilities, as well as online banking services. Further, it provides trust and investment management services to retirement plans, corporations, and individuals, as well as personal and business lines of insurance and annuity products. Additionally, the company offers investment services, insurance agency services, discount investment brokerage services, annuity products, life insurance, consumer financing, and various other services to third parties, as well as operates and sells foreclosed assets. As of December 31, 2014, it operated approximately 235 banking and financial services offices in the states of Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Florida, and Alabama under Hancock Bank and Whitney Bank brand names. Hancock Holding Company was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of Hancock Holding (NASDAQ:HBHC) by 9.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,114,046 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 92,265 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Hancock were worth $51,970,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nuance Communications Inc.(NUAN)

Nuance Communications, Inc. provides voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. It offers dictation and transcription solutions and services, which automate the input and management of medical information; and speech recognition solutions for radiology, cardiology, pathology, and related specialties that help healthcare providers dictate, edit, and sign reports without manual transcription. The company also offers mobile and consumer solutions and services comprising an integrated suite of voice control and text-to-speech solutions, desktop and portable computer dictation applications, predictive text technologies, mobile messaging services, and emerging services, such as dictation, Web search, and voicemail-to-text for manufacturers and suppliers of mobile phones, automotive products, personal navigation devices, computers, and other consumer electronics. In addition, it provides customer service business intelligence and authentication solutions for enterprises in the telecommunications, financial services, travel, entertainment, and government sectors to support, understand, and communicate with their customers. Further, the company offers document imaging, print management, and PDF solutions to multifunction printer manufacturers, home offices, small businesses, and enterprise customers; software development toolkits for independent software vendors; and licenses its software to multifunction printer manufacturers. Nuance Communications, Inc. markets and sells its products through direct sales force; its e-commerce Web site; and a network of resellers, including system integrators, independent software vendors, value-added resellers, hardware vendors, telecommunications carriers, and distributors. The company was formerly known as ScanSoft, Inc. and changed its name to Nuance Communications, Inc. in November 2005. Nuance Communications, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts.

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The technology industry is in high-growth mode, with plenty of lucrative trends in key areas like artificial intelligence giving companies the opportunity to seek to generate huge profits. Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) has been an important player in the voice-recognition business for a long time, and lately, it’s been trying to use its experience to find new ways to grow in high-profile areas.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(PTLA)

Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes therapeutics for patients in the areas of thrombosis, other hematologic disorders, and inflammation. Its lead compound, Betrixaban, is an oral, once-daily Factor Xa inhibitor in Phase III clinical trial for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in acute medically ill patients in-hospital and post discharge. The companys other lead development candidate, Andexanet alfa, a recombinant protein that is in Phase III registration studies designed to reverse the anticoagulant activity in patients treated with a Factor Xa inhibitor who suffer an uncontrolled bleeding episode or undergo emergency surgery. It has collaboration agreements with Biogen Idec Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Pfizer Inc.; Bayer Pharma, AG; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.; and Lees Pharmaceutical (HK) Ltd. The company is also developing Cerdulatinib, which is in Phase I/IIa proof-of-concept study, an orally available kinase inhibitor that inhibits spleen tyrosine kinase and janus kinases enzymes, which regulate signaling pathways, as well as for hematologic, or blood, cancers, and inflammatory disorders. In addition, it is involved in the development of PRT2607, a selective Syk inhibitor. Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has a collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Inc. to develop and commercialize apixaban, an oral anticoagulant. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PTLA)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 01, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After it reported fourth-quarter results and solidified its cash position without issuing more shares,Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PTLA)shares had gained 15.3% at noon EST on Friday.