Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

If you’ve undergone Marie Kondo’s life-changing magic of tidying up or if you’re one of the legions of Minimalists who dress in capsule wardrobes or live in tiny houses or view frugal living as the ticket to early retirement, then the holidays — and the culture of consumption they promote — may present a challenge for you.

You may scroll through gift guide after gift guide, thinking of all the waste that will come from presents that are left unused or tossed after a year or less.

But you don’t need to become a Scrooge and skip out on the festivities entirely.

BuyMeOnce, a site launched about a year ago, combs through the categories of products — shoes, suitcases, cookware, toys and more — to find what it calls “best in show,” or items of the highest-quality with long-term manufacturer warranties.

Tara Button, founder and CEO of BuyMeOnce

Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Mastercard Incorporated(MA)

MasterCard Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides transaction processing and related services to customers principally in support of their credit, deposit access, electronic cash and automated teller machine payment card programs, and travelers? cheque programs. Its payment solutions include payment programs, marketing, product development, technology, processing, and consulting and information services. The company provides transaction processing services comprising transaction switching, which include authorization, clearing, and settlement; connectivity services, such as network access, equipment, and the transmission of authorization and settlement messages; and other payment-related services consisting of products used to prevent or detect fraudulent transactions, cardholder services, professional consulting and research services, compliance and penalty, account and transaction enhancement services, holograms, and publication services. MasterCard Incor porated manages and licenses payment card brands, including MasterCard, MasterCard Electronic, Maestro, and Cirrus. The company?s payment programs, which are facilitated through its brands, include consumer credit, debit and prepaid programs, commercial payment solutions, and contactless payment solutions. It serves approximately 22,000 financial institutions. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Rotonti]

    Oh yeah. In this interview, we also talkstocks. Awesome stocks!Wediscuss several companies that I think deserve more attention, includingFerrari N.V.(NYSE:RACE),Broadridge Financial Solutions(NYSE:BR),First American Financial(NYSE:FAF),andLandstar System(NASDAQ:LSTR).And we go deep intoStarbucks(NASDAQ:SBUX)and explore the valuation of bothMastercard(NYSE:MA) andNetflix(NASDAQ:NFLX).

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    While there are a variety of ways to play the financial sector as an investor, these are my picks for the best financial stocks to buy in 2019.

    Financial Company Bullish Elevator Pitch Market Cap
    American Express (NYSE:AXP) Highest-quality cardholders in credit card industry $84.1 billion
    Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) Big bank that benefits from scale and a large mobile presence $275 billion
    Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) Uses float from insurance companies to fund acquisitions and investments $480 billion
    Broadridge Financial (NYSE:BR) Near monopoly on its core services of providing proxy communications and processing trades for publicly traded companies $11.5 billion
    JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) Large bank that benefits from scale and has a high return on equity $336 billion
    Mastercard (NYSE:MA) Large payments network that enjoys a wide economic moat $202 billion
    Moody’s (NYSE:MCO) Credit ratings agency that enjoys a moat based on its brand and a regulated industry $28.6 billion
    Q2 Holdings (NYSE:QTWO) Operates a sticky ecosystem in a large total addressable market $2.2 billion
    Visa (NYSE:V) Largest payments network; enjoys a vast moat from scale with high operating margin $302 billion

    Market cap data: Google Finance

Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: StarTek, Inc.(SRT)

StarTek, Inc. provides business process outsourcing services in the United States, the Philippines, Canada, and Honduras. It operates in three segments: Domestic, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The companys service offerings include customer care, sales support, inbound sales, complex order processing, accounts receivable management, technical and product support, up-sell and cross-sell opportunities, and other industry-specific processes. It offers technical and product support services through telephone, e-mail, chat, facsimile, and Internet; and sales support services comprising lead generation, direct sales, account management and retention programs, and marketing analysis and modeling. The companys provisioning and order processing services comprise order management and technical sales support for wire-line, wireless, data, and customer premise equipment; order fallout from its clients’ automated systems; and direct-to-consumer services, such as provisioning, order processing, and transfer of accounts between client service providers. StarTek, Inc.s receivables management services consist of first and third party collections services for clients in the telecommunication, cable and media, and healthcare industries; healthcare services include customer care, sales support, accounts receivable management, remote patient care, and medical triage to providers, payers, pharmaceutical, and device manufacturer businesses; and industry-specific processes comprise training curriculum development, workforce management, customer analytics, quality monitoring services, call center in a box technology platform, and dispositions. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    StarTek, Inc. (NYSE:SRT) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call March 13, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of StarTek, Inc. (NYSE:SRT) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $12.67.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) and StarTek (NYSE:SRT) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ: CCRN) and StarTek (NYSE:SRT) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Netlist, Inc.(NLST)

Netlist, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells a range of logic-based memory subsystems for the datacenter, storage, and high-performance computing markets worldwide. Its memory subsystems consist of combinations of dynamic random access memory integrated circuits, NAND flash memory components, application-specific integrated circuits, and other components assembled on printed circuit boards. The company also offers NVvault products that consist of battery-free and battery-powered flash backed cache memory subsystems, which targets RAID storage, application acceleration, and mission critical data integrity applications; and HyperCloud, a memory subsystem. In addition, it provides specialty memory modules and flash-based products for use in data center and industrial applications. The company markets and sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, hyperscale datacenter operators, and data storage vendors through a direct sales force and a network of independent sales representatives. Netlist, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    On Sept. 11, Netlist Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST) gained 542% in the wake of news that the company had been victorious in a patent lawsuit.

    This ruling related to one of the company’s most lucrative patents. While not conclusive, CEO C.K. Hong says that this latest development will allow a final decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission within the next several months.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    On Sept. 11, Netlist Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST) gained 542% in the wake of news that the company had been victorious in a patent lawsuit.

    This ruling related to one of the company’s most lucrative patents. While not conclusive, CEO C.K. Hong says that this latest development will allow a final decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission within the next several months.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    After looking at last week’s top performing penny stocks, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with real growth potential that just popped up on our radar…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    New Age Beverage Corp. (NADAQ: NBEV) $3.94 286.79%
    India Globalization Capital Inc. (NYSE: IGC) $2.18 181.55%
    Ascent Capital Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ASCMA) $2.16 103.85%
    Netlist Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST) $0.73 80.56%
    Oragenics Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) $0.92 71.63%
    Astrotech Corp. (NASDAQ: ASTC) $3.44 68.37%
    Command Security Corp. (NYSE: MOC) $2.77 51.09%
    Oasmia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: OASM) $3.57 50.66%
    NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: NBY) $2.10 48.15%
    Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: NAVB) $0.25 45.72%

    While the gains these stocks made are exciting, they also highlight the danger of investing in penny stocks.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Leidos Holdings, Inc.(LDOS)

Leidos Holdings, Inc., an applied technology company, delivers solutions and services in the national security, health, and engineering markets in the United States and internationally. The companys National Security Solutions segment offers solutions and systems for air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace for the U.S. intelligence community, the U.S. department of defense, military services, the U.S. department of homeland security, and government agencies of U.S. allies abroad, as well as to other federal, civilian, and commercial customers in the national security industry. Its solutions offer technology, intelligence systems, command and control, data analytics, cybersecurity, logistics, and intelligence analysis and operations support services to critical missions. The Health and Engineering segment offers electronic health record (EHR) system and behavior health services; implements and optimizes EHR systems at commercial hospitals; and provides life science research and development support services. This segment also offers process industries engineering services and solutions to mid-tier refineries and industrial companies; security products, services, and solutions; power grid engineering services and solutions; federal environmental and engineering services; and transaction and asset valuation services for the power industry. The Corporate and Other segment engages in the real estate management activities. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) reported fourth-quarter earnings up more than 25% year over year and above analyst consensus, but the results were met with yawns from investors due to the company’s tepid initial commentary on 2019.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    The $3 billion competition, which includes management and maintenance of a range of navy and marine networks, will pit Perspecta against two of the largest government IT vendors, Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) and the recently bulked-up IT arm of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD). This is a business where scale is vitally important, potentially putting Perspecta in a difficult position.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    The Office of Naval Research said the Sea Hunter, a 132-foot-long trimaran designed by Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS), completed the mission without a crew save for short boardings from an escort vessel to monitor electrical and propulsion systems. The voyage was part of a series of tests begun in 2016 and expected to extend through the rest of the year.

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