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Top 5 High Tech Stocks For 2021

Small cap closeout home decor retailer Tuesday Morning Corporation (NASDAQ: TUES) reported Q4 and fiscal 2017 earnings before the market opened on Thursday. Q4 net sales were $223.6 million versus $222.8 million as the Company’s sales comparison to the prior year is impacted by the net closure of 20 stores during the current fiscal year. Comparable store sales increased 1.8% compared to the same period a year ago, and were comprised of a 2.6% increase in customer transactions, partially offset by a 0.8% decrease in average ticket. The Company operated 731 stores at the end of the fiscal year, which is a decrease of 20 stores from the prior year period. The net loss was $17.3 million versus a net loss of $3.9 million.

For the full year, the net sales was $966.7 million versus $956.4 million for fiscal 2016 as comparable store sales increased 2.2% compared to the same period a year ago, and were comprised of a 3.4% increase in customer transactions, partially offset by a 1.2% decrease in average ticket. The Company’s fiscal 2017 net sales were negatively impacted by lower than plan store level inventories for a portion of the year due to the supply chain challenges experienced during the year, as well as 20 fewer stores. During fiscal 2017, 52 stores were relocated, 21 stores were opened, 13 stores were expanded, and 41 stores were closed, for an ending store count of 731. The net loss was $2.779 million versus net income of $30.299 million.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks For 2021: CME Group Inc.(CME)

CME Group Inc. operates the CME, CBOT, NYMEX, and COMEX regulatory exchanges worldwide. The company provides a range of products available across various asset classes, including futures and options on interest rates, equity indexes, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, foreign exchange, weather, and real estate. It offers various products that provide a means of hedging, speculation, and asset allocation relating to the risks associated with interest rate sensitive instruments, equity ownership, changes in the value of foreign currency, credit risk, and changes in the prices of commodities. CME Group owns and operates clearing house, CME Clearing, which provides clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts and counter derivatives transactions; and also engages in real estate operations. Its primary trade execution facilities consist of its CME Globex electronic trading platform and open outcry trading floors, as well as privately negotiated transact ions that are cleared and settled through its clearing house. In addition, the company offers market data services comprising live quotes, delayed quotes, market reports, and historical data services, as well as involves in index services business. CME Group?s customer base includes professional traders, financial institutions, institutional and individual investors, corporations, manufacturers, producers, and governments. It has strategic partnerships with BM&FBOVESPA S.A., Bursa Malaysia Derivatives, Singapore Exchange Limited, Green Exchange, Dubai Mercantile Exchange, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, and Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, S.A.B. de C.V., as well as joint venture agreement with Dow Jones & Company. The company was formerly known as Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc. and changed its name to CME Group Inc. in July 2007. CME Group was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Sure, I will invest more in certain high-confidence picks than others, but without going overboard. This might limit the overall impact that a triple-digit winner makes in my High-Yield Investing portfolio — like the 156% gain we made on CME Group (Nasdaq: CME) when we sold in May 2018 — but it will also soften the blow from a laggard.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Berman Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor acquired 276 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $51,000.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks For 2021: MarketAxess Holdings, Inc.(MKTX)

MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (MarketAxess), incorporated on April 11, 2000, is an electronic trading platform. The Company operates as an electronic multi-party platform for the trading of fixed-income securities and provides related data, analytics, compliance tools and post-trade services. The Company’s multi-dealer trading platform allows its institutional investor clients to request bids or offers from its broker-dealer clients and execute trades with the broker-dealer of their choice from among those that choose to respond. The Company offers its broker-dealer clients a solution that allows them to reach institutional investor clients for the distribution and trading of bonds. The Company’s trading platform provides access to global liquidity in the United States high-grade corporate bonds, emerging markets and high-yield bonds, European bonds, the United States agency bonds, credit derivatives and other fixed-income securities.

The Company has over 1,000 active participant firms, which include broker-dealer clients, investment advisers, mutual funds, insurance companies, public and private pension funds, bank portfolios and hedge funds. The Company’s approximately 100 broker-dealer market-maker clients provide liquidity on the platform and include broker-dealers in global fixed-income trading. Through its Open Trading initiative, it also executes certain bond transactions between and among institutional investor and broker-dealer clients on a matched principal basis by serving as counterparty to both the buyer and the seller in trades, which then settle through a third-party clearing broker. It provides fixed-income market data, analytics and compliance tools for trading. The Company also provides trade matching and regulatory transaction reporting services to the securities markets. In addition, the Company provides technology solutions and professional consulting services to fixed-income industry participants.

MarketAxess Open Trading Protocols allow broker-dealer and in! stitutional investor clients to interact in a trading environment. Through its disclosed multi-dealer Request For Quote (RFQ) trading functionality, the Company allows institutional investor clients to determine prices available for a security, a process called price discovery, as well as trade securities directly with its broker-dealer clients. The price discovery process includes the ability to view indicative prices from the broker-dealer clients’ inventory available on the Company’s platform. It includes access to pricing information and analytical tools, including spread-to-Treasury data, search capabilities and third-party credit research, which is available on the Company’s Corporate BondTicker service. The process also includes the ability to request executable bids and offers simultaneously from its participating broker-dealer clients during the trade process.

MarketAxess’s services relating to trade execution include single and multiple-dealer inquiries; list trading, which is the ability to request bids and offers on multiple bonds at the same time, and swap trading, which is the ability to request an offer to purchase one bond and a bid to sell another bond, in a manner such that the two trades will be executed simultaneously, with payment based on the price differential of the bonds. Once a trade is completed on the Company’s platform, the Company allows broker-dealer client and institutional investor client to settle the trade with its automated post-trade messaging, which allows the communication of trade acknowledgment and allocation information between the Company’s institutional investor and broker-dealer clients. Through its swap execution facilities (SEFs), it offers trading for credit derivative indices and credit options to approximately 150 market participants.

The Company’s electronic trading platform provides services, such as real time and historical trade price information, liquidity and turnover analytics, bond reference data and trade order matching! alerts. ! It allows its participants to request and receive single and multiple security trade execution, with access to various sources of liquidity from the Company’s network of participating firms. The Company’s platform supports various tools and functionalities, including real-time trade details, straight-through processing (STP), account allocations, automated audit trails, regulatory trade reporting, trade detail matching and transaction cost analysis.

MarketAxess’s electronic trading platform allows Institutional investors to search bonds in inventory based on combinations of issuer, issue, rating, maturity, spread-to-Treasury, size and dealer. The platform also allows institutional investor clients to request executable bids and offers on various debt security in a database. The electronic trading platform offers both institutional investors and broker-dealers an automated audit trail for each stage in the trading cycle. The Company offers various services, including Information Services, Post-Trade Services, Straight-Through Processing and Technology Products and Services.

Trading Functionalities

The Company offers institutional investors the ability to request bids or offers in an inquiry from various broker-dealer clients in its trading products. Its platform allows institutional investors to view bids and offers from one or more of the Company’s broker-dealer clients while permitting each party to know the identity of its counter-party across the trading process. MarketAxess Electronic Trading Platform allowed institutional investors to request bids or offers on a list of till approximately 40 bonds. The Company provides both ASAP (as soon as possible) and Holding Bin trading Protocols. The Company, through its Market List functionality, allows investors and broker-dealers to display live requests for bids or offers anonymously to various other users of the Company’s electronic trading platform. Its click-to-trade functionality allows its investor clients to ini! tiate an ! inquiry with a click on stacks of displayed dealer bids and offers. Click-to-trade is offered alongside the Company’s RFQ product for the credit derivatives, the United States Treasuries and emerging markets.

The Company’s platform offers a session-based matching Protocol for bonds that allow counterparties to trade at mid-market prices. The platform offers a range of functionality for electronic trading of CFTC regulated credit derivatives on its SEF. This includes an RFQ system that allows participants to send anonymous or disclosed RFQs, as well as an order book, which enables market participants to trade anonymously with all other market participants. The Company provides a central limit order book (CLOB) for single name credit derivatives.

Trading Products

The Company offers its institutional investor clients access to the United States high-grade corporate bonds, which is provided and updated by its broker-dealer clients. In the United States corporate bond market, approximately 70 broker-dealers utilize its platform, including over 20 broker-dealers United States corporate bond new-issue underwriting volume. Its approximately 70 of its broker-dealer clients and over 650 active institutional investor firms use its platform to trade emerging markets bonds. These institutional investor clients are located in the United States and Europe. The countries bonds that are traded on its platform include Mexico, Brazil, Russia, Turkey, South Africa, Columbia, China and Indonesia. Approximately 70 of the Company’s broker-dealer clients and over 700 active institutional investor firms use the platform to trade crossover and high-yield bonds. The Company offers secondary trading functionality in the United States dollar- and Euro-denominated European corporate bonds to the Company’s broker-dealer and institutional investor clients. It also offers clients the ability to trade in other European high-grade corporate bonds, including bonds issued in Pounds Sterling, floating ! rate note! s, European Government bonds and bonds denominated in non-core currencies.

Approximately 40 of the Company’s United States broker-dealer clients and approximately 300 active institutional investor companies used its platform to trade the United States agency bonds. MarketAxess offers a solution for the trading of clearable and non-clearable credit derivative instruments, including indices, single-name swaps and index options. The Company offered trading of credit derivative indices and credit options to approximately 150 market participants. It supports the trading of single-name credit derivatives through its RFQ Protocol, as well as through a CLOB.

Information and Post-Trade Services

The Company offers information and analytical tools for investment and trading. The Company’s Corporate BondTicker provides access to historical price, yield and MarketAxess estimated spread-to-Treasuries for publicly disseminated Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine (TRACE)-eligible bonds. Corporate BondTicker combines publicly available TRACE data with the prices for trades executed on the Company’s United States electronic trading platform, and provides real-time TRACE data with associated analytical tools. The Company offers a set of reports to review and monitor credit trading activity for institutional investor clients, such as a report that provides a view of the savings generated by trading on the Company’s electronic trading platform and offers a quantitative measure of the value of price discovery from multiple dealers. Its compliance product provides a printed history of each inquiry submitted through the MarketAxess trading platform.

Corporate BondTicker allows institutional investors to search for and sort bonds based upon various criteria, such as volume, time/date of transaction, spread change, issuer or security. Corporate BondTicker also contains pricing information on a range of European fixed-income securities. European pricing information is provided! by Trax’! s end-of-day pricing feed, XM2M. Corporate BondTicker is integrated into the MarketAxess electronic trading platform and can be accessed, either when viewing securities inventory or when launching an inquiry. Corporate BondTicker is also available through the Internet for non-trading professional market participants, including, research analysts and rating agencies, who can log in and access the information via a browser-based interface. The Company provides Corporate BondTicker as an ancillary service to its trading clients and also to other industry participants.

As a part of its Post-Trade Services, the Company’s Trax service provides post-trade, pre-settlement trade matching and regulatory reporting for the European over-the-counter (OTC) markets. It allows subscribers to match and report trades in a range of capital market instruments, including bonds, derivatives, equities and swaps. The Company’s electronic trading platform provides broker-dealers and institutional investors with the ability to automate portions of their transaction processing requirements, improving accuracy and efficiency. The Company provides technology solutions and professional consulting services to fixed-income industry participants. Through its Trax brand, it provides trade matching and regulatory transaction reporting services for European securities and market, and reference data across a range of fixed-income products. The Company also provides a range of information solutions for financial services companies, utilizing quotes contributed by market participants and its trade matching and regulatory transaction reporting services for European securities. The Company provides access to pricing, liquidity and volume data on over 50,000 fixed-income securities. It also provides access to securities reference data on approximately 300,000 fixed-income securities. Trax has over 100 clients, including broker-dealers, hedge funds and investment banks.

Straight-Through Processing and APIs

! The Compa! ny provides broker-dealers and institutional investors with a range of tools that facilitate straight-through processing. The range of tools includes order upload, online allocation tools and pre- and post-trade messaging features that enable institutional investors to communicate electronically between front- and back-office systems. The Company has approximately 520 investor client STP connections.

The Company competes with Bloomberg, TradeWeb, The New York Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

    As you can see, that’s quite a fertile field for MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq:MKTX). This is the premier high-tech firm serving the bond market, and it’s a company with a lot of room to grow.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Shares of MarketAxess Holdings (NASDAQ:MKTX) leapt nearly 14% last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the leading electronic fixed-income investment trading platform delivered strong fourth-quarter results and boosted its dividend.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: “MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (MKTX) Shares Bought by Comerica Bank” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this article on another website, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of U.S. & international copyright legislation. The legal version of this article can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4173470/marketaxess-holdings-inc-mktx-shares-bought-by-comerica-bank.html.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    MarketAxess (NASDAQ:MKTX) and JMP Group (NYSE:JMP) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks For 2021: Hutchison China MediTech Limited (HCM)

Hutchison China MediTech Limited (Chi-Med) is a China-based, globally-focused healthcare group. The Company researches, develops, manufactures and sells pharmaceuticals and health-related consumer products. Its Innovation Platform focuses on discovering and developing therapeutics in oncology and autoimmune diseases for the global market. Its Commercial Platform manufactures markets and distributes prescription drugs and consumer health products in China.
Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    HUTCHISON CHINA/S (NASDAQ:HCM) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 High Tech Stocks For 2021: Archrock, Inc.(AROC)

Archrock, Inc., formerly Exterran Holdings, Inc., incorporated on February 2, 2007, is a natural gas contract operations services company. The Company also provides natural gas compression services to customers in the oil and natural gas industry throughout the United States and supplies aftermarket services to customers that own compression equipment in the United States. The Company’s segments include contract operations and aftermarket services. The contract operations segment primarily provides natural gas compression services to meet specific customer requirements. The aftermarket services segment provides a range of services to support the compression needs of customers, from parts sales and normal maintenance services to full operation of a customer’s owned assets.

Contract Operations Services

The Company provides contract operations services, including the personnel, equipment, tools, materials and supplies to meet customers’ natural gas compression needs. Its services include designing, sourcing, owning, installing, operating, servicing, repairing and maintaining equipment to provide these services to its customers. The Company utilizes both slow and high speed reciprocating compressors primarily driven by internal natural gas fired combustion engines. It also utilizes rotary screw compressors for specialized applications. The Company maintains field service locations, from which it can service and overhaul its own compressor fleet to provide contract operations services to its customers.

The Company also has equity interest in Archrock Partners, L.P. (the Partnership), a master limited partnership that provides natural gas contract operations services to customers throughout the United States. The Partnership’s fleet includes over 6,500 of natural gas compressor units comprising approximately 3.3 million horsepower. The Partnership’s fleet also consists of over 50 compressor units, comprising approximately 17,000 horsepower.

Aftermarket Ser! vices

The Company’s aftermarket services segment sells parts and components, and provides operation, maintenance, overhaul and reconfiguration services to customers having compression and oilfield power generation equipment. The Company has operating personnel with access to a range of its compression services and facilities.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    As it happens, I am familiar with about half of these stocks. Archrock (Nasdaq: AROC), Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM), Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB, and Trinity Industries (NYSE: TRN) are all interesting names that I’ve either owned in the past or have written about recently over at High-Yield Investing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Archrock (NYSE:AROC) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The energy company reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.02, Briefing.com reports. The firm had revenue of $233.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $232.15 million. Archrock had a net margin of 6.32% and a return on equity of 2.49%. The business’s revenue was up 11.6% compared to the same quarter last year.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks For 2021: UniSource Energy Corporation(UNS)

UniSource Energy Corporation engages in the electric generation and energy delivery businesses. The company?s TEP segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to approximately 403,000 retail electric customers, including residential, commercial, industrial, and public sector customers in southeastern Arizona. It also sells electricity to other utilities and power marketing entities. As of December 31, 2010, this segment owned or leased 2,245 MW of net generating capacity, as well as owned or participated in electric transmission and distribution system consisting of 512 circuit-miles of 500-kV lines; 1,087 circuit-miles of 345-kV lines; 379 circuit-miles of 138-kV lines; 478 circuit-miles of 46-kV lines; and 2,621 circuit-miles of lower voltage primary lines. TEP segment generates electricity from coal, gas, oil, and solar sources. The company?s UNS Gas segment distributes gas to approximately 146,500 retail customers in Mohave, Yavapai, Coconino, and Navajo c ounties in northern Arizona, as well as Santa Cruz County in southeastern Arizona. As of December 31, 2010, this segment?s transmission and distribution system consisted of approximately 30 miles of steel transmission mains, 4,211 miles of steel and plastic distribution piping, and 136,439 customer service lines. The company?s UNS Electric segment transmits and distributes electricity to approximately 91,000 retail customers consisting of residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Mohave and Santa Cruz counties. As of December 31, 2010, UNS Electric?s transmission and distribution system consisted of approximately 56 circuit-miles of 115-kV transmission lines, 271 circuit-miles of 69-kV transmission lines, and 3,599 circuit-miles of underground and overhead distribution lines. This segment also owns the 65 MW Valencia plant, as well as 39 substations having an installed capacity of 1,788,050 kilovolt amperes. The company was founded in 1902 and is based in Tucson, Arizona.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Uni Select (TSE:UNS)’s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities research analysts at TD Securities in a report issued on Friday. They currently have a C$24.00 price objective on the stock. TD Securities’ price target points to a potential upside of 8.21% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Uni Select (TSE:UNS) had its price target lifted by investment analysts at Macquarie from C$24.00 to C$25.00 in a report released on Wednesday. Macquarie’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 18.32% from the stock’s current price.