Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now


On Wednesday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested a speculative entry intosmall cap Actionable Intelligence solutions stock Verint Systems (NASDAQ: VRNT):

Today’s new idea is one of those potential takeout candidates considering the need for large and mega-caps to continue growing their top and bottom lines via acquisition, and there’s clearly been plenty of that going on these days. Not only does Verint Systems Inc. (VRNT) offer potential value around current levels, just yesterday the stock moved sharply higher on abnormally high volume. And, the technical event came on no news or looming rumors


.Technically, I’ve included tow charts of the stock below, a weekly and a daily. As you can see on the weekly chart here, although VRNT has definitely seen better days, you can also see the stock has continued to build a base for several months now. Additionally, when you drill down into the daily chart, you can see the stock just recently retraced 5/8th’s of a pretty nice move, and then just yesterday moved sharply higher on what appears to be some pretty large fund buying.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]

    Despite being the second-largest company in the world by market cap, Alphabet doesnt pay a dividend at all. Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), who are first and third on the list, respectively, have become very reliable dividend payers in recent years. In fact, Id go so far as to call both dividend-raising machines.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Lenovo is expected to release a headset this year that delivers higher resolution than the Rift or the Vive, a lighter weight, and augmented reality (AR) capabilities — all at a sub-$400 price. Lenovo’s device will be part of Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Holographic virtual reality ecosystem, and make use of a dual-camera internal tracking system (as opposed to the external systems used by the Vive, Oculus Rift, and PS VR) that could be instrumental in the emergence of more affordable headsets. Windows Holographic headsets will reportedly start in the $300 price range and are being designed to be compatible with mid-range computers — moves that should make virtual reality more accessible and build Microsoft’s position in the space. Companies including Asus, Acer, HP, and Dell are also developing entries for the Windows Holographic virtual reality platform, though it’s not clear which, if any, will launch this year.

  • [By Yasin Ebrahim]

    The tech giant recently announced a $40 billion stock buyback as well as 2.7% dividend hike and having already captured LinkedIn earlier during the year, Microsoft could use its $100 billion cash pile to target further acquisitions in order drive further growth in its key growth markets, as economic growth and cheap credit are usually the perfect cocktail for M&A activity. (Also read: Can A Rejuvenated Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Take On Apple?)

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Teams at Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Research Lab created an AI training platform on the game Minecraft that allows its system to learn from and collaborate with human players, perform a range of simple to complex tasks, and understand complicated environments. They anticipate that this will accelerate deep learning by teaching the systems to understand and navigate three-dimensional spaces.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Corning Incorporated(GLW)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    The gross profit margin for CORNING INC is rather high; currently it is at 51.58%. Regardless of GLW’s high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 9.33% trails the industry average.

     

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    CORNING INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. We feel it is likely to report a decline in earnings in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, CORNING INC increased its bottom line by earning $1.73 versus $1.34 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 20.2% in earnings ($1.38 versus $1.73).


     

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Corning’s (NYSE:GLW) cutting-edge glass technology can already be found everywhere from smartphones to LCD TVs, advanced optics systems, lab science equipment, and even the ceramic substrates and particulate filters underlying pollution control systems in millions of vehicles today.But Corning is ready to take its show on the road in a much more visible way.

  • [By John Bromels]

    2016 was a good year to be a Corning(NYSE:GLW) investor. The company’s stock rose 35.5% over the course of the year, handily outpacing the broader market.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) will release fourth-quarter 2016 results on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. With shares up more than 44% over the past year, including a modest 4% climb since last quarter’s solid report in October, you can be sure the market will be listening closely to what the glass technologist says. What should investors watch for this time around?

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    We rate CORNING INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B. This is driven by a number of strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. 

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Tencent Holdings Ltd (700)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Belinda Cao]

    Sohu.com 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.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Analog Devices, Inc.(ADI)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Chips from Texas Instruments (TXN) are built into a lot of devices that matter, Cramer said, and if investors want autonomous vehicles, they should be looking at Analog Devices (ADI) .

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Analog Devices Inc. (NYSE: ADI) has been on a huge run, and a director at the chip company took advantage by selling a block of 50,000 shares of the stock at prices that ranged from $83.00 to $83.50. The total of the sale was set at $4 million. The shares ended Friday at $83.26, in a 52-week trading range is $52.17 to $84.24. The consensus price target is $89.42.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer was not bullish on Campbell Soup (CPB) , which also reports Tuesday, but did have good things to say about Tech Data (TECD) , Analog Devices (ADI) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) , an Action Alerts PLUS holding.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    If you think that Apple still has room to run, you should also check out three of its top suppliers — Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ:CRUS), Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI), and Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) — which could all be lifted by the tech giant’s rally.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Wells Fargo downgraded Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) from Outperform to Market Perform.

    Analog Devices shares rose 4.83 percent to close at $81.60 on Wednesday.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Fortinet, Inc.(FTNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

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  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Wednesday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggestedmid cap cyber security solutions stock Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ: FTNT) as a new long term idea because:

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