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Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2021

Sprint (NYSE:S) and T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) still need federal approval to merge, and there’s no guarantee that they’ll get it.

When they first agreed on a deal, the two telecom giants highlighted its potential benefits to consumers. Now, with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) having paused the clock on its review of the merger, Sprint has decided to shift the focus of the conversation a bit, and is asserting to the regulator that the company faces dim prospects if the deal gets denied.

“Despite achieving substantial cost reductions and stabilizing its financial position, Sprint has not been able to turn the corner with respect to its core business challenges,” the company wrote in a recent FCC filing. It also said that it has “tried a more localized approach in an attempt to drive growth, but continues to face declining subscribers and revenue.”

Basically, Sprint wants the FCC to understand that if it can’t partner with T-Mobile, it may not survive. That’s a bleak assessment — and it’s clearly a negotiating maneuver — but it’s also hard to argue with the premise.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2021: iShares Core S&P 500 (IVV)

iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (the Index). The Index measures the performance of the large-capitalization sector of the United States equity market. The component stocks are weighted according to the total float-adjusted market value of their outstanding shares. The Fund invests in a representative sample of securities included in the Index that collectively has an investment profile similar to the Index. The Fund invests in sectors, such as consumer non-cyclical, financial, energy, technology, communications, industrial, consumer cyclical, basic materials and utilities. BlackRock Fund Advisors (BFA) serves as the investment advisor to the Fund.
Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. decreased its stake in iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:IVV) by 5.3% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 108,336 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,027 shares during the quarter. iShares Core S&P 500 ETF makes up 0.9% of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 16th biggest position. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.’s holdings in iShares Core S&P 500 ETF were worth $27,259,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stillwater Investment Management LLC increased its stake in shares of iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:IVV) by 1.1% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 204,849 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,275 shares during the quarter. iShares Core S&P 500 ETF comprises approximately 24.2% of Stillwater Investment Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its biggest position. Stillwater Investment Management LLC’s holdings in iShares Core S&P 500 ETF were worth $59,965,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Private Asset Management Inc. cut its stake in iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:IVV) by 85.0% in the third quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 711 shares of the company’s stock after selling 4,034 shares during the period. Private Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in iShares Core S&P 500 ETF were worth $208,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Accuvest Global Advisors increased its stake in shares of iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:IVV) by 454.5% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 47,264 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 38,741 shares during the period. iShares Core S&P 500 ETF comprises about 5.0% of Accuvest Global Advisors’ holdings, making the stock its 4th biggest position. Accuvest Global Advisors’ holdings in iShares Core S&P 500 ETF were worth $12,905,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2021: H&E Equipment Services Inc.(HEES)

H&E Equipment Services, Inc. operates as an integrated equipment services company. The company rents, sells, and provides parts and service support for hi-lift or aerial work platform equipment, crane, earthmoving equipment, and industrial lift truck categories. It offers heavy construction and industrial equipment for rent on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. As of December 31, 2011, the company?s fleet consisted of 17,538 pieces of equipment. It also sells new heavy construction and industrial equipment in various categories. In addition, the company sells used equipment from its rental fleet, as well as inventoried equipment that is acquired through trade-ins from its customers and selective purchases; and new and used parts. Further, it provides maintenance and repair services; and ongoing preventative maintenance services and warranty repairs, as well as offers ancillary equipment support activities, including transportation, hauling, parts shipping, and loss damag e waivers. The company provides its services to industrial and commercial companies, construction contractors, manufacturers, public utilities, municipalities, and maintenance contractors, as well as for other industrial accounts. As of February 28, 2012, it operated a network of 65 full-service facilities, serving approximately 29,800 customers across 22 states in the West Coast, Intermountain, Southwest, Gulf Coast, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The company markets its equipment rental services, and new and used equipment through its sales force. H&E Equipment Services, Inc. was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    H&E Equipment Services (NASDAQ: HEES) and WillScot (NASDAQ:WSC) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    SG Americas Securities LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of H&E Equipment Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:HEES) by 42.9% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 4,026 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,030 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in H&E Equipment Services were worth $155,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    H&E Equipment Services (NASDAQ: HEES) and WillScot (NASDAQ:WSC) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of United Rentals giving a similar performance but also pulling away from small cap peer H&E Equipment Services, Inc (NASDAQ: HEES):

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2021: Retail Opportunity Investments Corp.(ROIC)

Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (ROIC), incorporated on March 22, 2011, is an integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company’s primary business is the ownership, management and redevelopment of retail real estate properties. The Company specializes in the acquisition, ownership and management of necessity-based community and neighborhood shopping centers on the west coast of the United States, anchored by supermarkets and drugstores. The Company’s portfolio consists of approximately 70 retail properties totaling over 8.6 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA).

The Company focuses on leasing to retailers that provide necessity-based, non-discretionary goods and services, catering to the basic and daily needs of the surrounding community. The Company’s properties include Paramount Plaza, Santa Ana Downtown Plaza, Claremont Promenade, Sycamore Creek, Desert Springs Marketplace, Glendora Shopping Center, Cypress Center West, Harbor Place Center, Diamond Hills Plaza, Five Points Plaza, Peninsula Marketplace, Creekside Plaza, Moorpark Town Center, Ontario Plaza, Sunnyside Village Square, Johnson Creek, Four Corner Square and Warner Plaza Shopping Center. Its properties are located in Southern California, Northern California, Portland Metropolitan and Seattle Metropolitan.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington, Leo Sun, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    But Exxon isn’t the only high-yield dividend stock our market has to offer. To that end, we asked three top Motley Fool investors to each find a dividend stock that pays even more than Exxon does. Read on to learn why they like Retail Opportunity Investments (NASDAQ:ROIC), Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A)(NYSE:RDS-B), and Seagate (NASDAQ:STX).

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Shares of real estate investment trust Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (NASDAQ:ROIC) jumped 10% in January, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. That beat the gain of about 8% from the S&P 500 Index, but it was a tad behind the broader REIT sector’s advance of a little under 12%.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Retail Opportunity Investments (NASDAQ:ROIC) and Global Medical REIT (NYSE:GMRE) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Retail Opportunity Investments (ROIC)

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Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2021: American Superconductor Corporation(AMSC)

American Superconductor Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides wind and power grid products and services primarily in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The company?s Wind segment designs, develops, and licenses engineered wind turbine designs to wind turbine manufactures; provides engineering and customer support services; supplies power electronics and software-based control systems to wind turbine manufactures to regulate voltage, control power flows, and maximize wind turbine efficiency; offers consulting services to the wind industry; and provides products that enhance power quality for industrial operations. This segment serves the transmission and distribution, wind power, and manufacturing industries. Its Grid segment manufactures high-temperature superconductor wire and coils; designs and develops superconductor products, such as power cables, fault current limiters, electric motors, generators, and synchronous condensers; manages large-s cale superconductor projects; and provides transmission planning services that identify power grid congestion, poor power quality, and other risks. This segment?s products enable electric utilities and renewable energy project developers to connect, transmit, and distribute power. Its products include D-VAR systems that provide the reactive power needed to stabilize voltage on the grid, and are used to connect wind farms and solar power plants to the power grid; SolarTie Grid Interconnection Systems, which provide the inversion and reactive compensation necessary to connect megawatt-scale solar photovoltaic power plants to the power grid; superconductor wires for various applications, including motors, generators, fault current limiters, and power cables; and power cable systems that are manufactured by third parties, as well as turnkey project management services to electric utilities. American Superconductor Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Devens, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, February 5th. The technology company reported ($0.11) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.29) by $0.18. The company had revenue of $14.13 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15.13 million. American Superconductor had a net margin of 52.83% and a negative return on equity of 29.09%. As a group, analysts anticipate that American Superconductor Co. will post -1.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on American Superconductor (AMSC)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News stories about American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Superconductor earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the technology company an impact score of 47.5442417425226 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Superconductor earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 47.29145037575 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2021: Digirad Corporation(DRAD)

Digirad Corporation provides diagnostic solutions in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Diagnostic Services and Diagnostic Imaging. The Diagnostic Services segment provides in-office nuclear cardiology and ultrasound imaging, and cardiac event monitoring services to physicians who perform nuclear imaging, echocardiography, vascular or general ultrasound tests, or any combination of these procedures in their offices, hospitals, and imaging centers. The Diagnostic Imaging segment sells medical diagnostic imaging systems, including solid-state gamma cameras for nuclear cardiology and general nuclear medicine applications, as well as provides camera maintenance services to physician offices, hospitals, imaging centers, and mobile service providers. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Some of these are even smaller nano-caps, such as medical device maker Digirad (Nasdaq: DRAD), whose entire market value is just $36 million.

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with small businesses. I own shares of quite a few in my personal account. But for the most part, I use them to fill out the growth sleeve of my portfolio and don’t consider them stable income producers.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own For 2021: Diamondrock Hospitality Company(DRH)

DiamondRock Hospitality Company, incorporated on May 6, 2004, is a lodging-focused Maryland corporation operating as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns a portfolio of approximately 30 hotels and resorts throughout North America and the United States Virgin Islands that consists of over 10,925 guest rooms. Its primary business is to acquire, own, asset manage and renovate full-service hotel properties in the United States. Its portfolio is concentrated in gateway cities and destination resort locations. The Company conducts its business through an umbrella partnership REIT (UPREIT) in which the Company’s hotels are owned by subsidiaries of its operating partnership, DiamondRock Hospitality Limited Partnership. The Company is the sole general partner of its operating partnership and owns either directly or indirectly, all of the limited partnership units of its operating partnership. The Company leases all of its domestic hotels to taxable REIT subsidiary (TRS) lessees. In turn, the Company’s TRS lessees must engage a third-party management company to manage the hotels. Each of its hotels is managed by a third party and a number of its hotels are operated under a brand owned by lodging brand companies, such as Marriott International, Inc. (Marriott), Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (Starwood) and Hilton Worldwide (Hilton).

The Company’s owned hotel properties include Chicago Marriott, Hilton Minneapolis, Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, Lexington Hotel New York, Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown, Renaissance Worthington, Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, Orlando Airport Marriott, Westin San Diego, Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort , Westin Washington, D.C. City Center, Hilton Boston Downtown, Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa, Marriott Atlanta Alpharetta, Courtyard Manhattan/Midtown East, Hilton Garden Inn Times Square Central, Bethesda Marriott Suites, Hilton Burlington, JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek, Courtyard Manhattan/Fifth Aven! ue, The Lodge at Sonoma, a Renaissance Resort & Spa, Courtyard Denver Downtown, Hilton Garden Inn Chelsea/New York City, Renaissance Charleston, Inn at Key West and Hotel Rex.

The Company competes with Airbnb.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of DRH opened at $10.74 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.29 billion, a PE ratio of 10.91, a P/E/G ratio of 2.13 and a beta of 1.47. DiamondRock Hospitality has a fifty-two week low of $8.69 and a fifty-two week high of $12.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.49, a quick ratio of 2.48 and a current ratio of 2.48.

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    About DiamondRock Hospitality

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Diamondrock Hospitality Co  (NYSE:DRH)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    KKR Real Estate Finance Trust (NYSE:KREF) and DiamondRock Hospitality (NYSE:DRH) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    DiamondRock Hospitality (NYSE:DRH) and Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019

Gold rose above last week’s closing level of $1,347.90 an ounce in Monday’s trading as threats of “actual wars” pushed the price of the yellow metal.

Prices had earlier touched a five-week high in March 2018 as threats of a trade war between the United States and China weighed on the dollar and equities. On Jan 25, spot gold touched a high of $1,366 an ounce. Gold value has increased more than 2% in 2018 so far, after recording a healthy 12% gain last year.

As markets remain skeptical in the face of the ongoing geopolitical tensions, prices are expected to move northward.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Retail Opportunity Investments Corp.(ROIC)

While many investors grapple with uncertainty surrounding the state of the retail industry, Retail Opportunity Investments has been busy carving out its own sustainable niche. This real estate investment trust (REIT) focuses on buying and revitalizing grocery-anchored retail properties in mid- to high-income areas in the Western United States. Their necessity-based nature means those properties have proven largely immune to broader retail-industry struggles, enabling the company to maintain healthy lease rates (above 97% for the past 15 quarters), and giving it pricing power for base rents (up 21.6% and 8.3% on new and renewed leases last quarter, respectively).

Perhaps best of all for prospective buyers of the stock, Retail Opportunity Investments has pulled back around 13% over the past year even as the company continues to steadily build its portfolioand demonstrate its relative strength. With shares now trading at a reasonable 14.5 times this year’s expected funds from operations, and with a dividend yielding around 4.6% annually as of this writing, I think Retail Opportunity Investments is easily one of the market’s most promising retail stocks today.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Xcerra Corporation(XCRA)

Little-Known Stocks to Buy: Xcerra (XCRA)

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Xcerra Corp (NASDAQ:XCRA) is fundamentally in the business of making and operating semiconductor testing equipment.

While this has been a traditionally cyclical market, the fact is, now that more and more “dumb” devices are now becoming “smart,” chipmakers are able to create longer tails on their chip production. That makes the lag between new generations of chips shorter and provides more stability for companies like XCRA.

Also, since there are growing uses for chips, XCRA is in a much better position than big chipmakers since they are constantly under pressure to innovate to keep up with current technological demands, whereas XCRA simply needs to make sure its diagnostic and performance equipment can deliver the results clients are looking for.

Up  38% this year, and sporting a $745 million market cap, this one could be moving up to the mid-cap sector pretty soon.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Euronet Worldwide Inc.(EEFT)

Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT) provides payment and transaction processing and distribution solutions to financial institutions and retailers worldwide.

The company’s total revenue stands at $2,252 million as of fiscal year ending December 2017. This is 77.7% higher than the $1,268 million achieved in fiscal year December 2012 and represents a five-year CAGR of 12.2%. Euronet Worldwide’s revenue growth has also steadily ranged from 6.5% to 17.8% over the last five fiscal years.

Analysts are estimating that Euronet Worldwide’s total revenue will reach $3,869 million by fiscal year 2022 representing a five-year CAGR of 11.4%.

Applying these assumptions to 8 valuation models imply nice upside for shareholders.

Euronet Worldwide’s stock currently trades at $86.43 per share as of Tuesday, up only 2.8% over the last year. However, finbox.io’s intrinsic value estimate suggests that shares could increase 34.1% going forward.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: SolarEdge Technologies, Inc.(SEDG)

Solaredge Technologies also reported on its latest quarterly earnings results.

For its first quarter, the solar energy products provider announced revenue of $209.9 million, which was ahead of the $205 million that analysts were calling for in their consensus estimate.

Solaredge Technologies also impressed in its earnings call as the company reported adjusted earnings of 87 cents per share. Wall Street was calling for adjusted earnings of 80 cents per share.

For its second quarter, the company is calling for revenue in the range of $220 million to $230 million, ahead of analysts’ forecast of $208 million. Solaredge Technologies also announced that it is entering the multibillion-dollar market for uninterruptible power supplies as it will acquire Gamatronic Electronic Industries.

SEDG stock soared 16.5% during regular trading hours and fell 0.2% after hours.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Tesla Motors, Inc.(TSLA)

Shopify stock is up more than four times in value over less than three years since coming public. And yet, over the course of those three years, the company’s losses have doubled (from $19 million in 2015 to $40 million last year), and its rate of cash burn, — less than $1 million in 2015 — has swelled to more than $12 million burnt over the past 12 months.

So why is Shopify stock so popular? Sales growth appears to be investors’ primary motivator. In 2015, Shopify took in $205 million in revenue — up more than eight times from the $24 million in sales booked in 2012. Last year, Shopify’s sales had swelled to more than $673 million, another three-fold increase — close to a 100% annualized growth rate.

Is there any other company we know about that can match that kind of performance? Actually, there is: Tesla.

Like Shopify, Elon Musk’s electric car company, Tesla, has posted astounding sales growth off of a very small base. It may be hard to recall today, but as recently as 2011, Tesla had only sold 1,500 or so cars since its creation. Even today, with more than 250,000 cars sold, Tesla’s entire "lifetime achievement" is fewer cars than GM sells in a month. Growing off its exceedingly small base, finviz.com calculates that Tesla’s sales have grown at a very Shopify-like growth rate of 95%, annualized.

Granted, Tesla still isn’t profitable. Then again, neither is Shopify, and that doesn’t seem to be slowing down its stock growth. And like Shopify, Tesla is expected to turn profitable as early as 2020. If you’re looking for a rocket stock that could put Shopify’s returns to shame, look no further than Tesla.


A red Tesla Model S.