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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021

Sturm Ruger & Company Inc (NYSE:RGR) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The company reported $0.69 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.79 by ($0.10), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $121.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $124.10 million. Sturm Ruger & Company Inc had a net margin of 9.95% and a return on equity of 19.95%. The company’s revenue was up 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.56 EPS.

Shares of NYSE:RGR traded up $0.51 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $59.56. 176,456 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 140,428. Sturm Ruger & Company Inc has a 1-year low of $43.00 and a 1-year high of $70.00. The stock has a market cap of $1.03 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.68 and a beta of 0.14.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Black Box Corporation(BBOX)

Black Box Corporation provides technology solutions that assist its customers to design, build, manage, and secure their IT infrastructure. It offers IT infrastructure, specialty networking, multimedia, and keyboard/video/mouse switching products. The company also provides communications lifecycle, unified communications, structured cabling, video/AV, in-building wireless, and data center services. It distributes its products primarily through value-added resellers, direct marketing manufacturers, mass merchandisers, Web retailers, and others; and services through value-added resellers, manufacturers, large system integrators, and other technical services companies. It serves government, healthcare, business services, manufacturing, retail, technology, banking, and other industries worldwide. Black Box Corporation was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Lawrence, Pennsylvania.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Liberum Capital reiterated their hold rating on shares of Tritax Big Box REIT (LON:BBOX) in a report published on Friday morning.

    A number of other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Numis Securities boosted their price target on shares of Tritax Big Box REIT from GBX 150 ($1.96) to GBX 153 ($2.00) and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Monday, August 20th. Barclays started coverage on shares of Tritax Big Box REIT in a research note on Tuesday, October 2nd. They issued an equal weight rating and a GBX 160 ($2.09) price target on the stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Liberum Capital reissued their hold rating on shares of Tritax Big Box REIT (LON:BBOX) in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

    Separately, Numis Securities lifted their target price on Tritax Big Box REIT from GBX 150 ($1.95) to GBX 153 ($1.99) and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Monday, August 20th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Black Box Co. (NASDAQ:BBOX) shares traded up 43.4% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $1.30 and last traded at $1.19. 1,341,057 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 37% from the average session volume of 975,331 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.83.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: General Employment Enterprises, Inc.(JOB)

General Employment Enterprises, Inc. provides staffing services in the United States. The company offers professional placement services comprising placement of information technology, engineering, medical, and accounting professionals on regular placement basis or a temporary contract basis; and weekly temporary staffing services for light industrial clients. It also provides data entry assistants, who offer electronic medical record services for emergency departments, specialty physician practices, and clinics. The company markets its services under the General Employment Enterprises, Omni One, Business Management Personnel, Ashley Ellis, Agile Resources, Scribe Solutions Inc., Access Data Consulting Corporation, Triad Personnel Services, Triad Staffing, Generation Technologies, BMCH, and BMCHPA trade names. General Employment Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Naperville, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares jumped 26.5 percent to $6.9042. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares climbed 17.4 percent to $3.11. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
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    Borqs Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRQS) rose 15.8 percent to $8.05 after reporting Q1 results.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) jumped 15.3 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
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    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) rose 13.8 percent to $6.27.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) gained 12.8 percent to $5.98. H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Enphase Energy with a Buy rating.
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    NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) climbed 11.6 percent to $2.399.
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    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) gained 10.1 percent to $11.71 after reporting Q1 results.
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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 78.82 percent to close at $7.26 on Monday.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares jumped 18 percent to close at $2.36.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) climbed 15.7 percent to close at $7.00 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) gained 17.21 percent to close at $3.61.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) rose 14.16 percent to close at $33.45. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
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    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares gained 11.52 percent to close at $15.00. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 10.94 percent to close at $22.91.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares rose 10.76 percent to close at $26.05. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares rose 10.02 percent to close at $6.48.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares gained 8.37 percent to close at $2.46 on Monday after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares gained 7.81 percent to close at $11.11.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 7.26 percent to close at $70.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 6.66 percent to close at $74.45 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Flextronics International Ltd.(FLEX)

Flextronics International Ltd. provides design and electronics manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers. The company offers its services to a range of products in the infrastructure, mobile communication devices, computing, consumer digital devices, industrial, semiconductor capital equipment, clean technology, aerospace and defense, white goods, automotive and marine, and medical devices markets. Its services include design and engineering services, such as contract design, joint development manufacturing, and original design and manufacturing services in a range of technical competencies that include system architecture, user interface and industrial design, mechanical engineering, enclosure systems, thermal and tooling design, electronic system design, reliability and failure analysis, and component level development engineering; and systems assembly and manufacturing services, including enclosures, testing, and materials procurement and inventory mana gement services. The company also offers various component product solutions comprising rigid and flexible printed circuit board fabrication, display and touch solutions, optomechatronics, and power supplies; after market supply chain logistics services; and reverse logistics and repair services, such as returns management, exchange programs, complex repair, asset recovery, recycling, and e-waste management services for consumer and midrange products, printers, PDA’s, mobile phones, consumer medical devices, notebooks, PC’s, set-top boxes, game consoles, and infrastructure products. It has operations in Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Flextronics International Ltd. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    United Services Automobile Association raised its stake in Flex Ltd (NASDAQ:FLEX) by 9.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,605,523 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 133,118 shares during the quarter. United Services Automobile Association owned approximately 0.30% of Flex worth $22,654,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Flex Ltd (NASDAQ:FLEX) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 2,686 put options on the company. This is an increase of 721% compared to the typical volume of 327 put options.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Xplore Technologies Corp(XPLR)

Xplore Technologies Corp. (Xplore), incorporated on June 20, 2007, is engaged in the development, integration and marketing of rugged mobile personal computer systems (PCs). The Company’s rugged tablet PCs are designed to withstand various conditions, such as extreme temperatures, driving rain, repeated vibrations, dirt, dust and concussive shocks. Xplore’s products are used by a range of field personnel, including energy pipeline inspectors, public safety responders, warehouse workers and pharmaceutical scientists. The Company’s tablets are fitted with a range of accessories, including various docking solutions, wireless connectivity alternatives, global positioning system modules, biometric and smartcard options, as well as traditional peripherals, such as keyboards and cases. Xplore’s tablets also include long-term evolution (LTE) and wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) connectivity options for real-time data access. Its products include the iX104 product family, RangerX Pro, Bobcat and Motion.

iX104 Product Family

The Company’s iX104 product line consists of various models, iX104 DMSR, a dual-mode sunlight-readable tablet; iX104 DMSR LTE, a dual-mode sunlight-readable tablet with LTE; iX104 DM, a dual-mode tablet; iX104 DML, a dual-mode lite tablet; iX104 DMSR-M, a dual-mode sunlight-readable tan military tablet; iX104 DMSR-M2, a dual-mode sunlight-readable military tablet, and iX104 DMCR, a dual-mode clean room tablet. The Company’s products offer outdoor-readable display and wireless local area network (wLAN) wireless solutions. Xplore’s Dual Mode Sunlight Readable screen is viewable in various lighting conditions, including direct sunlight and dimly-lit environments, from a range of angles. The iX104C5 product family includes a tool-less removable dual solid state drive (SSD) module, tool-less access to the subscriber identity module (SIM) and Micro secure digital (MicroSD) ports, and an ingress protection rating of Ingress Protection (IP) 67 for submersion in water. The iX104C5! product family also features the Intel Core i7 processor, and runs on both Windows7 and 8 operating systems.

RangerX Pro

The Company’s RangerX Pro provides storage capacity and is certified rugged, holding both IP65 and military standard (MIL-STD) 810G ratings. RangerX Pro has a battery life of up to 10 hours. The tablet also has an outdoor viewable, multi-touch display. The RangerX Pro also uses the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system, which enables users access to a range of enterprise applications and other downloads through the Google Play store. The operating system also enables users to sync their preferences and downloads on various devices. The Google Play Private Channel enables enterprises to distribute internally crafted applications to their employees. The RangerX Pro also offers functionality that enables telecommunications providers to consolidate the equipment used by their field service engineers into a single device. Through its capacitive screen, utilizing touch screen software, the RangerX Pro can detect electrical impulses on the skin, even if obstructed by a glove. The technology enables field workers in various industries, such as construction, manufacturing, healthcare, and oil and gas exploration and production, the ability to use the RangerX Pro while using their gloves.

Bobcat

The Bobcat is a Windows tablet with standardized interfaces, a range of options through its Xpansion Port and a lightweight design. The Bobcat operates Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 Pro operating systems and is certified fully-rugged, with a MIL-STD 810G certification and IP65 rating. The Bobcat’s direct bonded in-plane switching (IPS) screen, 500 nits of luminance and an 800-to-1 contrast ratio provides for outdoor readability, and also has a 10-finger multi-touch screen. The Bobcat is used in a range of industries, including manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, utilities, telecommunications and the military. Bobcat offers a range of standard ! inputs an! d outputs, enabling the transition across different business applications. The Bobcat comes with two universal serial bus (USB) 3.0s, Micro secure digital extended capacity (SDXC), Micro SIM, Micro high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI)-Out, registered jack (RJ)-45 Ethernet, global positioning system (GPS) engine and a serial port connection.

The Company has developed a range of optional features designed to optimize Bobcat for specific industries. Xplore’s Xpansion Port includes integration options, such as a one-dimensional (1D) or two-dimensional (2D) barcode scanner, common access card (CAC) reader and near-field communications (NFC) reader. The Company’s screens also offer dual mode inputs, simultaneous use of a digital pen and finger to control the unit. The Dual Mode supports inputs through the pen with more directional finger touch inputs, all in a single unit with automatic switching capabilities. The Company provides lithium ION batteries that support usage times up to 8.5 hours for the iX104 and 10 hours for RangerX Pro. The iX104 also includes a warm swap feature, enabling users to switch batteries in the field without having to power down the system. Xplore’s tablet PCs have a range of wireless communications options, such as wLAN, wireless wide area network (wWAN), Bluetooth, integrated AT&T or fourth generation (4G) LTE and personal area network (PAN), as well as two meter and sub-meter GPS options. Xplore offers a range of add-on modules and accessories, as well as supplies service, desktop, vehicle, forklift, armored vehicle and mobile cart docking systems to its customers.

Motion

The Company also offers various product lines of Motion Computing, Inc. (Motion). The Company offers Motion products, such as the R12, the F5m and C5m product families, and the CL920.

The Company competes with Panasonic, Getac, Mobile Demand, DRS Technologies, Samsung, Inc., Dell, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, Apple Computer, Inc., Sony and Toshiba.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) shares spiked on Thursday after it was announced that the company would be acquired by Zebra Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: ZBRA). The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Xplore Technologies (NASDAQ: XPLR) and Echelon (NASDAQ:ELON) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Shopify Inc.(SHOP)

Shopify Inc. provides a cloud-based commerce platform for small and medium-sized businesses. Its platform provides merchants with a single view of their business and customers in various sales channels, including Web, tablet and mobile storefronts, social media storefronts, and brick-and-mortar and pop-up shops; and enables them to manage products and inventory, process orders and payments, build customer relationships, and leverage analytics and reporting. The company was formerly known as Jaded Pixel Technologies Inc. and changed its name to Shopify Inc. in November 2011. Shopify Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    You want amazing returns? Few investors have experienced a two-year run on par with those holding shares of e-commerce platformShopify(NYSE:SHOP) and/or customer-service software providerZendesk (NYSE:ZEN).Bothcompanies havetripledin value over that time frame.

  • [By Chris Neiger, Anders Bylund, and Steve Symington]

    To help investors track down some top e-commerce stocks to buy right now, we asked three Motley Fool contributors for their recommendations. They came back with MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI), Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY), and Shopify (NYSE:SHOP). Here’s why.

  • [By John Ballard]

    Shares of Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) gained 12.3% in value last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. For perspective, the S&P 500 index rose 3.2% in February.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    The marijuana retail market consists of e-commerce storefronts and traditional dispensaries. One of the best ways to profit from growing online sales is to invest in leading e-commerce platform Shopify (NYSE:SHOP). The dispensary market is highly fragmented, with many small players, but Curaleaf Holdings (NASDAQOTH:CURLF) and MedMen (NASDAQOTH:MMNFF) have a chance to be two of the biggest retailers in America.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Live Ventures Incorporated(LIVE)

Live Ventures Incorporated, a holding company, engages in the acquisition of various businesses. The company operates through three segments: Legacy Merchants Services, Manufacturing and Industrial Products, and Online Marketplace Platform segments. It manufactures and markets carpets and rugs, and yarn products through carpet dealers for residential, niche commercial, and hospitality end-markets, as well as engages in the resale of hard surface flooring products. The company also operates LiveDeal.com, a deal engine that connects restaurants with consumers, as well as offers marketing solutions to restaurants to boost customer awareness and merchant visibility on the Internet. Its deal engine also engages in the online retail of products that range from kitchen and dining products, apparel, and sporting goods to childrens toys and beauty products. In addition, the company develops and markets a suite of products and services to meet the online marketing needs of small and medium businesses. The company was formerly known as LiveDeal, Inc. and changed its name to Live Ventures Incorporated in October 2015. Live Ventures Incorporated was founded in 1968 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Live Ventures (NASDAQ: LIVE) and PennantPark Investment (NASDAQ:PNNT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Jabil Circuit Inc.(JBL)

Jabil Circuit, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides electronic manufacturing services and solutions worldwide. The company offers electronics and mechanical design, production, product management, and after-market services to companies in the aerospace, automotive, computing, consumer, defense, industrial, instrumentation, medical, networking, peripherals, solar, storage, and telecommunications industries. Its services comprise integrated design and engineering; component selection, sourcing, and procurement; automated assembly; design and implementation of product testing; parallel global production; enclosure services; and systems assembly, direct-order fulfillment, and configure-to-order services. The company also provides set-top boxes, mobility products, and display products, as well as peripheral products, such as printers and point of sale terminals; and aftermarket services consisting of warranty and repair services. Jabil Circuit, Inc. was founded in 196 6 and is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. cut its holdings in shares of Jabil Inc (NYSE:JBL) by 13.4% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 161,796 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 24,970 shares during the quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.’s holdings in Jabil were worth $3,999,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: LookSmart Ltd.(LOOK)

LookSmart, Ltd. operates as an online search advertising network solutions company that provides solutions for search advertisers and publishers. The company offers advertisers targeted, performance based search advertising via its Advertiser Network; and an Ad Center platform for customizable private-label advertiser solutions for online publishers. Its customers include intermediaries, who purchase clicks to sell into the affiliate networks of search engine providers; direct advertisers and their agencies; and self-service advertisers. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lookers (LON:LOOK)’s stock had its “buy” rating restated by investment analysts at Peel Hunt in a note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Peel Hunt reissued their buy rating on shares of Lookers (LON:LOOK) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning.

    A number of other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Numis Securities reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 130 ($1.76) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. JPMorgan Chase upped their price target on shares of Lookers from GBX 109 ($1.48) to GBX 130 ($1.76) and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 145 ($1.97) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 146 ($1.98) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Monday, March 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Lookers has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 137.71 ($1.87).

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Evertec, Inc.(EVTC)

EVERTEC, Inc., formerly Carib Latam Holdings, Inc., incorporated on April 13, 2012, is a full-service transaction processing company. The Company provides a range of merchant acquiring, payment processing and business process management services across approximately 20 countries. The Company operates through three segments: Merchant Acquiring, Payment Processing and Business Solutions. The Company owns and operates the ATH network, an automated teller machine (ATM) and personal identification number (PIN) debit network in Latin America. In addition, the Company provides a range of services for core bank processing, cash processing and technology outsourcing in the regions it serves. The Company serves a diversified customer base of financial institutions, merchants, corporations and government agencies with solutions that enable them to issue, process and accept transactions securely. It manages a system of electronic payment networks that process approximately two billion transactions annually. The Company’s suite of services spans the entire transaction processing value chain and includes a range of front-end customer-facing solutions, such as the electronic capture and authorization of transactions at the point-of-sale (POS), as well as back-end support services, such as the clearing and settlement of transactions and account reconciliation for card issuers.

Merchant Acquiring

The Company’s merchant acquiring business provides services to merchants that allow them to accept electronic methods of payment, such as debit, credit, prepaid and electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards, carrying the ATH, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express brands. Its suite of merchant acquiring services includes the underwriting of each merchant’s contract, the deployment and rental of POS devices and other equipment necessary to capture merchant transactions, the processing of transactions at the POS, the settlement of funds with the participating financial institution, detailed sale! s reports and customer support.

Payment Processing

The Company is a card processor and network services provider in the Caribbean. It provides a suite of payment processing products and services to blue chip regional and global corporate customers, government agencies and financial institutions across Latin American and the Caribbean. These services provide the infrastructure technology necessary to facilitate the processing and routing of payments across the transaction processing value chain. At the POS, it sells transaction processing technology solutions to other merchant acquirers to enable them to service its own merchant customers. It also offers terminal driving solutions to merchants, merchant acquirers (including its merchant acquiring business) and financial institutions, which provide the technology to operate, manage and monitor POS terminals and ATMs. It also rents POS devices to financial institution customers who seek to deploy them across their own businesses.

The ATH network connects the merchant or merchant acquirer to the card issuer and enables transactions to be routed or switched across the transaction processing value chain. The ATH network offers the technology, communications standards, rules and procedures, security and encryption, funds settlement and common branding that allow consumers, merchants, merchant acquirers, ATMs, card issuer processors and card issuers to conduct commerce across a range of channels. To enable financial institutions, governments and other businesses to issue and operate a range of payment products and services, it offers a range of card processing and other payment technology services, such as Internet and mobile banking software services, bill payment systems and EBT solutions. Financial institutions and certain retailers outsource to the Company certain card processing services, such as card issuance, processing card applications, cardholder account maintenance, transaction authorization and posting, fraud a! nd risk m! anagement services, and settlement. Its payment products include electronic check processing, automated clearing house (ACH), lockbox, online, interactive voice response and Web-based payments through personalized Websites, among others. Its EBT application allows certain agencies to deliver government benefits to participants through a magnetic card system and serves over 7,80,000 active participants.

Business Solutions

The Company provides its financial institution, corporate and government customers with a suite of business process management solutions. These solutions include core bank processing, network hosting and management, information technology (IT) consulting services, business process outsourcing, item and cash processing, and fulfillment.

The Company competes with Vantiv, Inc., First Data Corporation, Global Payments Inc., Elavon, Inc., Sage Payment Solutions, Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., Fiserv, Inc., Total System Services, Inc., MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Evertec Inc (NYSE:EVTC) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have assigned a hold recommendation, three have given a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $23.20.

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    3. Evertec (NYSE: EVTC)
    A Puerto Rico-based payment processor that has soared by over 75% this year but maintains a forward P/E around 14, placing the shares firmly in the value category.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Which individual stocks in the ETF’s portfolio have done the heaviest lifting? This year, so far, that honor belongs to First Data Corp. (NYSE:FDC), Evertec Inc. (NYSE:EVTC), and Square Inc. (NYSE:SQ). That’s after screening for companies in the fund’s portfolio that trade on a domestic stock exchange and have a market cap greater than $1 billion. Let’s take a closer look at all three to see why these companies’ stocks have appreciated so far this year.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2021: Sypris Solutions Inc.(SYPR)

Sypris Solutions, Inc. provides of outsourced services and specialty products primarily in North America and Mexico. It offers a range of manufacturing, engineering, design, and other technical services under contracts with corporations and government agencies primarily in industrial manufacturing, and aerospace and defense electronics markets. The company supplies forged and machined components to the commercial vehicle, off highway vehicle, light truck, and energy markets, as well as produces drive train components, such as axle shafts, gear sets, differential cases, steer axle forgings, and other components. It also provides solutions in cyber security, secure communications, global electronic key management, Sypris Data Systems branded products, and product design and development to the United States Government, defense and civilian agencies, international government agencies, as well as worldwide defense and aerospace prime organizations. In addition, the company desi gns and builds information assurance products, including link encryptors, data recording products, and electronic key fill devices. Further, it offers electronic manufacturing services, including circuit card and full box build manufacturing; dedicated space and high reliability manufacturing; integrated design and engineering services; systems assembly and integration design for manufacturability; and design to specification works. The company was founded in 1954 and is based in Louisville, Kentucky.

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    Sypris Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYPR) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $20.35 million.

    Fusion Connect, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.11 per share on revenue of $36.71 million.

Hot Cheap Stocks To Invest In Right Now

There are ton of high-growth stocks out there. Everyone talks about the FANGs all the time. There are also all the hyper-growth Chinese internet stocks, the class of digital retailers which are riding e-commerce tailwinds to super-charged growth rates, all those big-growth cloud companies and a ton more.

In sum, there are a bunch of high-growth stocks in the stock market. But not all of them are stocks you should buy. And not all of them are stocks you should buy here and now.

After all, when it comes to the stock market, timing is everything.

With that in mind, here’s a list of four high-growth stocks which could be big winners in July.

Hot Cheap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Shopify Inc.(SHOP)

Much like Alibaba and iRobot, Shopify Inc (NYSE:SHOP) is a secular growth stock which has hit a rough patch recently.

At its core, Shopify is a company which provides omni-commerce solutions for retailers of all sizes. Namely, this involves providing uniform sales capability across multiple digital retail channels (social media, website, mobile, etc) to both digital retail entrepreneurs and huge enterprises. This business model falls in the overlap of two mega-trends (e-commerce and decentralization), and as such, Shopify’s growth has been huge and the stock has been a big winner.

But Shopify stock has dropped off its highs recently due to legislation. In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court recently ruled that states have the constitutional power to require collection of sales taxes from digital retailers. Many market watchers view this is a big negative for all of e-commerce, since it means higher prices will now get passed onto consumers. That could slow down the e-commerce revolution, and investors are selling Shopify stock as a result.

But that won’t happen. E-commerce’s benefits are multi-faceted, and stretch far beyond low prices. Namely, e-commerce offers a wide array of convenience benefits which are ultimately unaffected by the Supreme Court’s ruling.

Meanwhile, Shopify also thrives due to its exposure to the decentralization megatrend. That megatrend is hardly affected by recent legislation.

Overall, then, the robust Shopify growth narrative which includes powering the e-commerce and decentralization mega-trends remains largely in tact. Consequently, Shopify stock could have a huge bounce-back in July as negative sentiment from the Supreme Court ruling normalizes.

Hot Cheap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Uniti Group Inc.(UNIT)

Uniti Group (NASDAQ:UNIT) focuses on a different type of real estate than most real estate stocks. Specifically, the REIT focuses on communications infrastructure. Uniti’s portfolio consists of fiber networks, towers and other infrastructure related to telecom. The company operates both in the United States and Latin America.

The customer base for such REITs usually consists of the country’s largest telecom providers. In UNIT’s case, their primary customer has been the struggling firm Windstream Holdings (NASDAQ:WIN), from whom UNIT stock spun off. At its peak, WIN accounted for 65% of Uniti’s revenue. As WIN heads toward a possible bankruptcy, UNIT has moved away from the troubled telecom company.

Though the relationship with WIN exposes UNIT investors to possible perils, one developing phenomenon could make it worth the risk — 5G. The major telecom companies will each spend tens of billions of dollars over the next few years to build 5G telecom networks. 5G will increase speeds exponentially. Consequently, this will increase the demand for towers, small cells and fiber networks. This need for more infrastructure will be a boon to telecom REITs.

The current annual dividend stands at $2.40 per share, which brings the yield to about 11.8%. Analysts predict earnings per share (EPS) of $2.51 for 2018. Hence, the dividend should sustain itself despite the issues with Windstream. Stock appreciation also remains a possibility. At just above $20 per share, it trades approximately in the middle of its 52-week range. UNIT stock traded as high as $32.73 per share in 2016.

It could reach that high and beyond with the increasing demand for telecom real estate. Increased demand would also increase profits, creating a virtuous cycle that also takes the dividend higher. For those that can stomach the risks associated with Windstream, UNIT stock could profit investors on both income and growth.

Hot Cheap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Intuitive Surgical Inc.(ISRG)

Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) is my pick from the healthcare sector. Up 34% YTD through July 2 compared to 12% for its medical instrument peers, it has managed to deliver an annualized total return of 44% over the past three years, 2.5 times the return of its peers.

I first recommended ISRG in March 2013. I reaffirmed my recommendation four months later despite it falling by 13% on concerns the company’s da Vinci robotic surgical systems — which cost in the millions to purchase — would no longer be a spending priority for hospitals looking to cut costs under Obamacare.

I wasn’t buying the word on the street feeling surgeons would continue to clamor for their use and hospitals would comply. Since 2013, revenues have grown by 38% to $3.1 billion, while non-GAAP net income has increased by 56% over the same period to $1.05 billion from $671 million.

In May, Intuitive Surgical announced that the FDA approved its da Vinci SP robotic system for use in single-incision urological procedures.

Shipments of the new product will begin in Q3 2018, providing another growth vehicle for ISRG, the leaders in medical technology for minimally invasive procedures.

I don’t see Intuitive Surgical slowing down anytime soon.

Hot Cheap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: iRobot Corporation(IRBT)

For all intents and purposes, iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) is the face of the global consumer robotics revolution.

iRobot is most famous for its robotic vacuum cleaner, but it also makes other household robots, such as a robotic pool cleaner and robotic mop. It is also rumored that the company is going to extend its product portfolio to soon include other robots, such as a robotic lawnmower.

From this perspective, iRobot is much more than just the company behind robotic vacuum cleaners. They are a company leading a household consumer robotics revolution which has a wide array of applications.

IRBT stock, though, doesn’t always act like this is the case. Over the past two quarters, IRBT stock has dropped like a rock because management has provided weak profit guides. But those weak profit guides are a direct result of the company investing into new products, which grow the company’s addressable market and add firepower to the long-term growth narrative.

Overall, then, such margin concerns are unnecessarily short sighted. It seems the market is starting to realize this, and IRBT has been bouncing back lately.

Second quarter earnings are due at the end of the month. Those number should be quite good as Google Trends for iRobot have remained quite favorable. Those strong numbers should affirm the recent bounce in IRBT stock, and send this stock back to all-time highs.

Hot Cheap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NutriSystem Inc(NTRI)

Like Weight Watchers, NutriSystem reported stronger-than-expected results. NutriSystem also raised its fiscal 2018 earnings per share guidance to $2.04-$2.14 from $1.99-$2.09 and increased its full-year top-line outlook to $693 million-$708 million from its previous guidance of $685 million-$705 million.

NutriSystem has rallied around 30% since it reported its results, but NTRI stock is still trading at a low forward price-to-earnings ratio of around 16.

NutriSystem appears to be developing innovative new marketing segmentation strategies and potent new products. For example, the company has launched ads targeting diabetes patients and later this year, responding to demand it identified among its customer base, will begin targeting vitamin users with a new line of vitamin pack products.

Additionally, NutriSystem says that the engagement with its app is rising and it has identified proven marketing techniques of recapturing former customers who have left the program. Finally, the company recently added 19 new items to its menu, suggesting that it is focused on incorporating additional, innovative, popular foods to its offerings.

In my experience, companies that innovate frequently and significantly are much more likely to succeed than those that largely stay with the status quo. Judging by Nutrisystem’s results, the company’s significant, frequent changes on the product and marketing fronts appear to be working. These effective adaptations make NutriSystem stock very attractive.

Finally, the revenue generated by NutriSystem’s South Beach line jumped 150% year-over-year in the first quarter, suggesting that the line’s popularity is rapidly increasing.

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Buy Right Now

As a rule of thumb, I try to stay away from the sub-$5 category when it comes to cheap stocks.

After all, companies don’t go public with a share price below $5. Thus, if a stock is trading below $5, that means investors have sold it off to be below $5. That usually means there is something really wrong with the underlying growth story, the valuation, or both.

For this reason, finding a winner in the sub-$5 group is like finding a needle in a haystack.

But if you find that needle, you could be looking at huge gains. After all, once upon a time in 2001, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was basically a $5 stock.

I’m not saying you’ll find the next Amazon in the sub-$5 group, but you could find a stock will go up 2-5x or more in a hurry.

With that in mind, here is a list of 5 cheap stocks under $5. 

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Buy Right Now: Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A.(BLX)

Bladex (NYSE:BLX), or Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America, based in Panama City, serves as a special purpose bank. The bank works to facilitate trade and business relationships between Latin America and the Caribbean. Its commercial sector accounts for most of its activities and generates most of the institution’s income. Its treasury sector handles funding, liquidity, and investment management. Operating in Panama also creates a unique advantage. Since the Republic of Panama uses the United States dollar, it also enjoys the credibility that comes with conducting business in the world’s reserve currency.

BLX remains a stable institution for more reasons than its use of the U.S. dollar, though. This stability extends to the growth (or lack thereof) of revenue and net income levels. After seeing revenue and profit growth in 2014, both revenue and profits had fallen back to 2013 levels by 2017. Growth has stagnated since, and analysts believe that it will not resume until next year.

Hence, dividends remain the compelling reason to invest in BLX stock. While dividend levels saw some fluctuations in past years, the company has held its annual dividend to the $1.54 per share level since 2016. This roughly translates into its 6.1% yield. Moreover, if profit growth predictions hold, consensus 2018 earnings of $2.12 per share should cover the dividend. Also, if the company meets 2019 profit forecasts of $2.46 per share, a dividend increase for 2019 remains a possibility. With the advantages of operating in Panama and the stability of its income, the BLX stock dividend remains a safe bet for a high dividend return.

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Buy Right Now: Marriott International(MAR)

Hotel Stocks to Buy: Marriott International (MAR)

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I’m not a big traveler but my wife is, and whenever she’s on the road for work she stays at a Marriott International Inc (NYSE:MAR), usually at a Courtyard Marriott when in the U.S. and Delta when in Canada.

She’s excited about the upcoming merger of Marriott Rewards with Starwood’s loyalty program which gives her a greater option of places to stay for work. Traveling as much as she does, it’s essential to have an excellent hotel to return to at night.

Marriott is continuously opening new hotels. Its pipeline is massive. As of the end of the first quarter, it had 465,000 rooms either under construction or soon to be with 49% in North America, 30% in Asia, and the rest in other parts of the world with 82% of them, upscale or above.

Back in 2013, I wrote about its new Moxy brand. It now has ten Moxy Hotels open in the U.S. with another 14 on the way — and that’s just one of its many brands.

Long-term, this is a hotel stock you want to own.

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Buy Right Now: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) is the largest single health carrier in the United States. It serves more than 85 million people worldwide and is a parent company to six businesses, including UnitedHealthcare — health insurance that offers policies to businesses and individuals, including Medicare and Medicaid policies.

Its other main branch, Optum, administers everything from mental health and substance-abuse programs to mail-order pharmaceuticals.

While many drug store stocks were rocked by the news that Amazon has now entered the pharmacy business, UNH has been relatively undisturbed because of its integrated strategy.

Looking ahead to full-year 2018, the healthcare giant is targeting adjusted earnings between $12.30 and $12.60 per share, which is a 22% to 25% year-over-year increase and up from its previous guidance of $10.55 to $10.85 per share.

Additionally, cash flows from operations are expected to be in a range between $15 billion and $15.5 billion, and UnitedHealth Group is calling for total revenues between $223 billion and $225 billion.

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Buy Right Now: Adobe Systems Incorporated(ADBE)

Cloud Computing Stocks to Consider: Adobe (ADBE)

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The story at Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) is a faster-growing version of that of Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). In both cases, the shift from “on-premise” software to cloud-based offerings hasn’t just been a case of selling the same product in a different medium. Rather, the move to the cloud has opened up new cross-selling and revenue opportunities … and benefited margins as well.

Indeed, Adobe’s fantastic growth story often seems a bit lost in the shuffle in terms of tech coverage, despite a $120 billion market capitalization and hugely impressive performance. In fiscal Q2, revenue rose 24% and EPS jumped an impressive 77% year-over-year. Adobe once again beat analyst estimates; it hasn’t missed consensus on either revenue or EPS since September 2014.

Valuation is a bit of a concern, as Lango pointed out after the fiscal Q2 report. But a 31x forward EPS multiple isn’t that oppressive in the context of recent growth, and a pullback since earnings has brought the valuation in a bit. Investors are still paying up for ADBE, but at least they’re paying up for quality.

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Buy Right Now: Shopify Inc.(SHOP)

Shopify is an e-commerce platform company that helps businesses of all sizes run their own online store and sell products via social media and through platforms including Amazon.com.

When it comes to growth stocks, it doesn’t get much better than Shopify. About 600,000 merchants are now using its platform, up from 243,000 just two years ago. And in the fourth quarter of 2017, Shopify’s sales were boosted by 71% year over year. The growth has been sparked in part by its ability to bring bigger (read: more lucrative) companies onto its platform. Shopify ended 2017 with 3,600 high-end Plus customers, including huge companies like Cummins and Ford. Shopify Plus customers pay a premium for the company’s services and these sales are helping to boost Shopify’s monthly recurring revenue (MRR). MRR from Shopify Plus now makes up 21% of total sales, up from 17% in the year-ago quarter. But wait, there’s more. Not only are sales booming, but the company’s gross merchandise volume (the value of the transactions processed on its platform) jumped 71% in 2017. 

Management expects full-year 2018 sales to be $980 million at the midpoint, which would be a 45% increase from 2017. Similarly, the sales estimate for first-quarter 2018 is $198 million to $202 million, which would be a nearly 57% year-over-year increase at the midpoint.

Shopify’s share price has jumped about 60% over the past year, and while it’s experienced some volatility, there’s likely more room for this company to run. That’s because the online shopping market is still booming and is expected to climb from $385 billion in 2016 to $632 billion by 2020.

Investors should know that Shopify’s shares aren’t cheap and its stock price is likely to see more dips and pops ahead. But this company is quickly building out its own niche in the e-commerce market and has proved that it knows how to add customers both big and small. If Shopify continues at this pace, stable profitability shouldn’t be far behind.

Hot Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019

Some companies take a Field of Dreams approach, hoping that if they build, customers will respond. That’s not the case with most energy infrastructure companies. They refuse to put shovels into the ground unless they’ve already received significant customer support in the form of long-term, take-or-pay contracts that guarantee a steady stream of cash flow as soon as an asset enters service.

While those customer commitments were hard to come by over the past few years due to the turbulence in the oil market, energy companies are beginning to grow more optimistic about the future. Because of that, Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP) and several other partners were able to secure the necessary commitments to move forward with the Gray Oak Pipeline, which will transport oil out of the fast-growing Permian Basin. That project will enable these companies to generate more income, likely allowing them to boost their already above-average payouts.

Hot Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: The AES Corporation(AES)

Like most utilities, AES Corp shares have been under pressure for some months in a rising interest rate environment. However, AES has bounced back sharply after hitting 52-week lows in February — the stock is up nearly 14% from the low point, as of this writing, and is yielding a solid 4.6%. If you believe clean and green is the future of energy, this dividend stock deserves your attention right away.

To be fair, AES doesn’t really have a dividend history, as it started paying a dividend only in 2013. However, AES’ annual dividend has tripled in absolute terms since, having grown at a jaw-dropping compound rate of nearly 32% between 2013 and 2017.

Clearly, AES loves rewarding its shareholders with dividends, and there’s more in store: AES is committed to growing its adjusted earnings per share and free cash flow by 8%-10% through 2020.

What excites me more is that AES is in a transformational phase, restructuring its portfolio and cleaning up its balance sheet to unlock greater value from its assets, which are now worth nearly $33 billion. For example, AES raised $1.05 billion in proceeds from the sale of non-core assets, primarily coal-fired plants, in March. The company used the entire proceeds to pare down debt, thereby winning a ratings upgrade to BB+ from credit rating agency S&P Global Ratings.

AES’ aggressive efforts to expand its renewable energy portfolio even as it strengthens its financials make it one of my top utility dividend picks for now.

Hot Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Shopify Inc.(SHOP)

Shopify — a platform for merchants to create an e-commerce operation — benefits from both high switching costs and the network effect. As with Axon, those who use Shopify’s platform would be loath to switch away from it. Once a vendor has all of its data hosted on a single site, it’s an enormous headache to migrate all of that data. Equally important, Shopify allows third-party app developers to build services on its platform. Because Shopify has over 500,000 merchants, app developers flock to the site, which makes the platform even more valuable for potential merchants.

Hot Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Prudential Financial Inc.(PRU)

Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) takes such pride in its rock-solid financial condition that it uses an actual rock — the Rock of Gibraltar — as its corporate symbol. Prudential Financial backs up that claim with a balance sheet that has more cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments than total debt on it. It also claims a debt-to-equity ratio around 0.6 and a current ratio around 1.0 , which are further signs of a solid financial condition.

The rock of Gibraltar

Despite that incredible stability, Prudential Financial trades at a bargain-basement price. Its shares trade at less than 0.9 times its book value and at a single-digit price-to-earnings ratio whether you consider its trailing earnings or its forward-looking anticipated earnings. With earnings expected to grow by over 10% annualized over the next five years, that’s an incredible bargain for a very solid company. 

 

On top of that value and growth potential, Prudential Financial pays a solid dividend with a 3.4% yield that only represents around 17% of its earnings. Of course, the insurance industry often goes through periods of earnings contractions since the risks they insure aren’t always predictable. Still, with such a reasonable payout ratio and solid balance sheet, investors have a strong chance at both dividend income and growth over time.

Hot Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Baldwin & Lyons, Inc.(BWINA)

Baldwin & Lyons Inc (NASDAQ:BWINA,NASDAQ:BWINB) is an under-the-radar insurer focused mostly on the commercial transportation space. FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) is the company’s key customer, part of B&L’s focus on the trucking industry.

BWINB has been a consistent dividend payer over time, even if dividend growth has been relatively muted. But a 4.8% yield is attractive in any market. BWINB also trades at a nice discount to book value: price-book is 0.85x at the moment, near its lowest levels this decade.

Long-term, there is potential disruption from self-driving trucks — though such a risk appears at least a decade off (and those vehicles will not be foolproof). The reliance on FDX raises a risk as well.

But B&L has been an industry specialist since 1930 — and has been through all sorts of changes in its industry. With a cheap price, a rock-solid balance sheet, and a strong dividend, investors can own that expertise at an attractive valuation.