The tech world is dominated by some of the most powerful brands in the world. Companies like Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), Samsung (OTC:SSNLF) and others are featured in the mainstream and business media as much, if not more, than the industrial giants of old. In fact, they’ve become common household names.
They’ve earned their solid reputations through successful products, hard work, and their ability to deliver the kinds of financial results that have made them the darlings of the investment community too.
As impressive and powerful as this group may be, however, they certainly aren’t the only companies in tech doing important work. Though it’s easy to forget, there’s an enormous number of lesser-known tech players that are helping to enable the amazing tech-driven advances that we all enjoy.
At the core, there is an entire range of com panies creating the semiconductor chips that sit at the heart not only of our connected devices, but the servers and other infrastructure that enable the cloud-based services to which we’ve all become accustomed. Companies that offer the designs and intellectual property that are used in chip designs, most notably UK-based ARM, but also Synopsys (NASDAQ:SNPS) and Imagination Technologies (OTCPK:IGNMF), play an extremely important, but often overlooked, role in driving the modern architectures behind everything from IoT to VR and AI.
Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Power Solutions International, Inc.(PSIX)
- [By Brent Slava]
Power Solutions International Inc (NASDAQ: PSIX) shares plunged as much as 30 percent Tuesday on a report the company would be delisting from Nasdaq Inc (NASDAQ: NDAQ).
Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: iShares Core S&P 500 (IVV)
- [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]
Passive ETFs continuing to top active rivals is not all about the performance of U.S. stocks this year. Yes, the S&P 500 is up 5.5 percent year-to-date, but that is not a jaw-dropping performance. Much of the ongoing out-performance of passive ETFs over active counterparts this year is attributable to fees. Just look at the rock-bottom fees on ETFs such as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY) and the iShares S&P 500 Core ETF (NYSE: IVV).
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If youre not familiar, the VOO is one of three S&P 500-tracking ETFs the other two are the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) and the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV). Each operates slightly differently, but at the end of the day, each provides very honest, tight tracking of the S&P 500. The VOO is simply the cheapest at just 0.05% in expenses, which accounts for most of the slight performance edge over its ETF brethren.
Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: (VIAB)
- [By Keith Noonan]
While 2016 played host to a range of films that underperformed, the biggest flops belonged to Disney (NYSE:DIS), Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) (NASDAQ:VIAB) and Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE:LGF.A). Click through the presentation below to get the details on the year’s five biggest film flops and to learn what last year’s movie misfires mean for the companies involved.
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
To be sure, there are differences between all these new offerings both on price and channel selection, as well as functions for binge-watching and recording live shows. Google’s YouTube TV won’t include networks owned by Time Warner, Viacom (VIAB) and AMC Networks (AMCX) , but it will offer a DVR service that saves programs for nine months. Play Station Vue offers lots of digital video games, which plays into a large part of Sony’s business.
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
Viacom (VIAB) CEO Bob Bakish wants to make a clean break with a sluggish past.
In a mover that follows a reorganization of Viacom’s cable TV network group, Bakish on Wednesday announced that Brad Grey will leave Paramount Pictures after 12 years atop the Hollywood studio.
Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Medley Capital Corporation(MCC)
- [By Lee Jackson]
Medley Capital Corp. (NYSE: MCC) is another company that had the man at the top buying shares. CEO Brook Taube added 188,336 shares of the business development company at prices that ranged from $7.13 to $7.48 per share. The total for the trade was posted at $1 million. The stock closed Friday at $7.26.
- [By Lee Jackson]
These companies also reported insider buying last week: Carrizo Oil and Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO), Medifast Inc. (NYSE: MED), Medley Capital Corp. (NYSE: MCC), Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY) and Sothebys (NYSE: BID).
Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Nestl茅 S.A. (NSRGF)
- [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]
In sum, the three companies are equally valued at generous multiples. It is difficult to choose one of them based on fundamentals or valuations, but we like the strategy of Nestl茅 and P&G more than Unilever. Therefore, we recommend investing in these companies only if someone is interested in a limited but relatively safe upside potential. Good entry prices would be as follows: Nestl茅 (OTCPK:NSRGF) at CHF 70.1 or $70.1 for the ADR , P&G at $83.6 and Unilever (OTC:UNLVF) at 34.1 or $38 for the ADR (NYSE:UN).
Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Quality Systems, Inc.(QSII)
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Tuesday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested small cap health care technology stock Quality Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: QSII) as a short-term trading opportunity after popping sharply on news: