Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

This is the second part of a three-part series where I plan to discuss the current and upcoming battles of the “solar wars.” The three battles are: net-metering, tariff reform, and grid defection. This is the tariff battle discussion.

The solar wars are mainly between the existing monopoly utilities and the solar industry that is involved with behind-the-meter solar installations. Utilities are not against solar as this new technology gives them another method to generate electricity, but what utilities dislike is their customers producing their own electricity by any means – such as solar, wind, on-site generators, etc. This is called load defection, as utility customers are not leaving the grid, just using much less energy from the grid.

The first battle was the net-metering battle, as discussed in part one of the solar wars trilogy. In the net-metering battle, utilities are trying to lower the amount of money they credit their customers for sending electri city back to the grid. The tariff battle is more complex. Each state’s public utility commission works with the monopoly electric utility and consumers to determine the “tariff.” The tariff is a complex document that labels customers in certain schedules. Here is a sample 119 page electric tariff for the state of Colorado. There are three basic types of customers: residential, commercial and industrial.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Qualstar Corporation(QBAK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedpreemptively shorting small cap data storage systems stockQualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK):

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK) was down, falling around 16 percent to $6.99. Qualstar reported a Q4 loss of $0.20 per share on revenue of $2.2 million.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Tuesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedshorting small cap data storage systems stock Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK):

    Quelstar is essentially a mirror image of Pixelworks. That is, it’s not just the bearish undertow we want to tap into here. It’s the failure of QBAK to follow-through on today’s effort to break above the 100-day moving average line with today’s early effort. The market dared the bulls to play their hand, and as it turns out, they were bluffing. The sheer scope of the reversal bar in the meantime today confirms the downtrend.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Fitbit, Inc.(FIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By The Ticker Tape]

    While you might think you’re buying the next, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) or Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), there’s also a chance you’re buying the next Fitbit (FIT) or In case you’re wondering, things didn’t end very well for investors in’s IPO, which reached a valuation of more than $1 billion following its 1999 IPO. was eventually sold for $186,000 in bankruptcy court in 2002. Fitbit investors fared slightly better, but shares have still declined approximately 70% from its IPO price of $20.00 as the company’s sales growth and profitability declined.  Not a total wash but to put that into perspective,  take a look at the  S&P 500 (SPX) which returned almost 10% during the same time period. 

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) recently announced an executive shakeup and business realignment to “reignite growth” at the struggling wearables maker, which lostmore than 60% of its market value over the past 12 months. Chief Business Officer Woody Scal andExecutive VP Tim Roberts, who oversaw the company’s social networking efforts, announced that they would step down at the end of March. Scal and Roberts were notably two of Fitbit’s first employees.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) tumbled 75% in 2016, according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence. Investors weren’t thrilled about heavy spending on R&D knocking down profitability, especially when that spending failed to produce anything other than weak guidance for the fourth quarter.

  • [By James E. Brumley]

    While the economy’s natural — and recurring — cycles favor different kinds of stocks at different times, not every great trend is necessarily a cyclical one. Sometimes, a trend is rooted in a technological development that changes cultural norms. The advent of the smartphone, for example, has made constant connectivity to the world around part of how we live our daily lives.

    These mega-trends present tremendous opportunities for investors too, provided they’re savvy enough to see them coming and play them the right way.

    One such mega-trend newly underway right now is the proliferation of wearables… devices that meld clothing (often a wrist-worn device) and technology to perform a function that couldn’t be performed otherwise. Much of the same technology that made the smartphone possible are now ushering in wearables.

    It’s not been a smooth beginning. however.

    While the buzz was strong and expectations reached a peak two years ago when Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) was all the rage and in the wake of its IPO, the company’s growth wasn’t to be sustained. The company is struggling to muster any growth now, and FIT shares have fallen to a tenth of their value seen in late-2015, when the euphoria was strongest.

    Fitbit’s slowdown has been mirrored by other companies in the space. The wearables market only grew 3.1% in Q3 of 2016.

    On the flipside, while the debacle of Fitbit — the wearable industry’s iconic company — has been a painful, it’s also been a learning experience. And, it’s not as if the slowdown is unfurling without the wearables market never reaching a respectable size. International Data Corporation estimates were 23 million ‘wearables’ delivered in the third quarter of last year alone.

    Moreover, the fizzling of the market hasn’t turned into a reason to swear off wearables as an investment opportunity… quite the opposite, actually. It’s just now become considerably clearer what consumers want an

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) dropped about 3.3% on Thursday to record a new 52-week low of $5.62. The stock closed at $5.81 on Wednesday. Volume was about 35% below the daily average of around 11.6 million shares. The company had no news, but the ripples are still spreading from the charges leveled by competitor Jawbone over Fitbit’s theft of trade secrets.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) lost about 2.4% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $8.20 after closing Monday at $8.40. The 52-week high is $34.68. Volume of around 7.1 million was about 30% below the daily average of around 1 million shares traded. The company had no specific news Tuesday.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: TTM Technologies, Inc.(TTMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of circuit board manufacturer TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI) have jumped today, up by 10% as of 3 p.m. EST, after the company reported fourth-quarter earnings.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sphere 3D Corp.(ANY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) dropped about 36% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $0.23 after closing Friday at $0.36. The 52-week high is $2.00. Volume of around 4.3 million was more than 10 times the daily average of around 390,000 shares traded. The company said today that it has received an unsolicited proposal from an unnamed company to purchase certain of Sphere 3D’s assets.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Amgen Inc.(AMGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Biotech stocks have been particularly unloved during the past year, with the iShares Nasdaq Biotech Index ETF (IBB) gaining just 7% to the S&P 500′s 20% rise. Today, however, Amgen (AMGN) is getting a lot of love from the market after releasing Street beating earnings and reporting that its anti-cholesterol drug reduced heart attacks.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) is expected to report its most recent quarterly results on Wednesday. The consensus estimates call for $3.00 in EPS and $5.61 billion in revenue. Shares closed trading at $160.41 on Friday, in a 52-week range of $133.64 to $184.21. The consensus price target is $185.13.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    After years of rising and falling in tandem, the biotech sector is all about stock picking now. Credit Suisse analyst Alethia Young and team, for instance, upgraded Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN), and added Celgene (CELG) to its Focus List today. But Amgen (AMGN) wasn’t so lucky as Young cut it to Neutral from Outperform. She explains why:

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (HQCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    We’ve compiled a list of the most heavily shorted stocks to show you which stocks have the most negative sentiment on the market…

    Company Name (Ticker)Short FloatShare PriceHanwha Q Cells Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq ADR: HQCL)98.52%$ 8.88Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN)91.59%$ 8.53Weight Watchers International Inc. (NYSE: WTW)67.92%$12.57INSYS Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: INSY)66.71%$10.74Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO)66.34%$33.17Nutanix Inc. (Nasdaq: NTNX)65.65%$31.96Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT)55.15%$ 6.06Weibo Corp. (Nasdaq ADR: WB)53.83%$55.26RPC Inc. (NYSE: RES)53.62%$21.19Straight Path Communications Inc. (NYSEMKT: STRP)49.27%$34.79Momo Inc. (Nasdaq ADR: MOMO)48.63%$26.80Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE: SRG)46.91%$44.87Lannett Company Inc. (NYSE: LCI)45.46%$23.00Gogo Inc. (Nasdaq: GOGO)43.98%$ 9.10Altisource Portfolio Solutions SA (Nasdaq: ASPS)42.78%$22.73Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE ADR: CMCM)40.86%$10.00

    Some investors think the only way to profit from the stock market is to buy stocks and wait for the price to rise. However, these investors are missing out on the massive profit opportunity that comes from shorting stocks.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NVIDIA Corporation(NVDA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jack Foley]

    Firstly, the price seems very steep at $25 for 20 hours of play. This price point could, in fact, shrink the market which is not what Nvidia wants over time. Secondly, a sizeable chunk of company salesconnected with the PC industry has to be a worry considering the lower trends of PC shipments we have been seeing over the past few years. Furthermore, streaming video games have to be so precise that a microsecond glitch couldeffect the user’s game play. Moreover, thedata centers on Nvidia’s side along with the internet connection on the gamers side would have to be operating perfectly for GE Force NOWto work at top capacity. Not an easy feat in my opinion, which would make it a revenue sourcethat would be difficult to scale. (Also See:Don’t Buy NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) Stock Just Yet)

  • [By Steve Symington, Rich Smith, and Keith Speights]

    With NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) stock up nearly 400% since the beginning of 2015, it’s easy to look back and regret not buying shares of the graphics-chip specialist. To be fair, NVIDIA’s stellar growth has shocked even the most bullish analysts in recent quarters. The company has demonstrated broad-based strength in each of its core segments, and applications of its flagship GPU technology are poised to further disrupt multiple major industries going forward from automotive to gaming, healthcare, and manufacturing.

  • [By Vikram Nagarkar]

    Shares of NVIDIA Corporation (NSDQ:NVDA)registered an uptick yesterday after a week of correction, driven by all the excitement and anticipation around CES 2017. While there’s no disputing the fact that Nvidia looks poised for a good run in the long term, a couple of headwinds that investors seem to be ignoring, could potentially stall the stock’s stellar rally in the near term. And that’s not including some of the concerns raised in Citron Research’s bearish call last week.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Still, it’s hard to ignore the fact that investors have been selling the winners and buying the losers. Case in point: Nvidia (NVDA), the best performing stock in the S&P 500 this year was its biggest loser today, while Endo International (ENDP), the worst performer in 2016, was the index’s biggest winner today.

  • [By Vikram Nagarkar]

    Shares of Santa Clara, California-basedNVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)have had a torrid few days, falling by close to 8% in the last two trading sessions. As most of you already know, a recent downgrade by Pacific crest’sMike McConnel primarily triggered the heavy correction. McConnel moved NVDA stock from sector weight to underweight on the grounds that he saw signs of saturation in the desktop GPU market, along withlower margins on revenue from Nintendo Switch and a possible pause in NVIDIA’s data center business, which has been its fastest growing revenue segment. Given NVIDIA’s stellar run last year, such corrections aren’t shocking. In fact, most investors would be tempted to buy into the stock on every big dip. But should you buy in?

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Immersion Corporation(IMMR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Thursday, our Under the Radar Movers newsletter suggested shorting small cap technology stock Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR):

    We love how well developed the selling of Immersion shares has been. Rather than a sharp, v-shaped reversal — which may or may not follow through — we’ve seen a bowl-shaped transition from an uptrend to a downtrend. This ups the odds of downside follow-through, as there’s been no price “shock” to invite a sudden wave of buying.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ambarella, Inc.(AMBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) wasn’t as scintillating as NVIDIA last year, merely marching in place. However, the provider of video compression and image processing semiconductors has seen its stock pop ninefold since going public at $6 five years ago.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA) released fiscal third-quarter earnings report after markets closed on Thursday. The company posted $1.11 in earnings per share (EPS) and $100.5 million in revenue. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters called for $0.94 in EPS and $97.3 million in revenue. The same period from last year had $1.08 in EPS and $93.2 million in revenue.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Ambarella, Inc. (AMBA) has been all over the map over the last few years. It has defied gravity both to the up and to the downside, and although today’s suggested short of the stock is strictly technical, we do believe its current share price has once again gotten a little out of line when you compare it to the rest of the markets’ valuation metrics right now.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA) reported fiscal fourth quarter financial results after markets closed on Tuesday. The company posted $0.92 in earnings per share (EPS) and $87.5 million in revenue, versus consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for $0.74 in EPS and $86.07 million in revenue. The same period from last year had $0.64 in EPS on $67.97 million in revenue.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Tencent Holdings Ltd (700)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Belinda Cao] Inc. (SOHU), which sold a stake in its search unit to Tencent Holdings Ltd. (700), advanced 11 percent for the week to $72.06. It retreated 5.9 percent Sept. 20. Tencent, Chinas biggest Internet company by market value, paid $448 million for a 36.5 percent stake in Sohus Sogou unit last week and merge its own search service with Sogou.

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