Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now


The February stock market rout created a tremendous opportunity for long-term investors. Everyone is asking which stocks make sense for the rest of 2018 and beyond. The following five stocks are my favorite large-cap names for a buy-and-hold portfolio.

1. United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS)
Shares of this package delivery service have plunged around 30% from their January 2018 highs. The February market plunge resulted in a steep gap, exasperating an already dire situation.

Currently, shares are building a base in the $105.00 zone, setting up an ideal technical buy opportunity. Let’s take a closer look.


Fundamentals supporting the bullish call include the dividend increase of 10% in February. The company has increased dividends every year since 1969, and they have quadrupled since 1999. UPS boasts a healthy cash flow to support the ever-growing payout to investors.

CEO David Abney stated, “Dividends remain a high priority at UPS. Our strong cash flow from operations has enabled us to pay a stable or growing dividend for nearly 50 years.”

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Qorvo, Inc.(QRVO)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Qorvo Inc. (NASDAQ: QRVO) was raised to Overweight from Sector Weight with a $95 price target (versus a $77.44 close) at KeyBanc Capital Markets.

    Valeritas Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) was started as Outperform andassigned a $3.50 price target (versus a $1.35 close) at Oppenheimer.Valeritas was indicated up over 6% at $1.44 on Thursday morning, but this is a microcap stock.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Carve CapitalABAltaba Inc (AABA) – 2,597,133 shares, 77.17% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 16.5%Coty Inc (COTY) – 2,099,974 shares, 15.42% of the total portfolio. Gap Inc (GPS) – 296,000 shares, 3.71% of the total portfolio. L Brands Inc (LB) – 180,000 shares, 2.76% of the total portfolio. Qorvo Inc (QRVO) – 330,000 shares, 0.94

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH trimmed its stake in shares of Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) by 55.9% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 5,956 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 7,553 shares during the quarter. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH’s holdings in Qorvo were worth $420,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    American International Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) by 4.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 47,585 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,880 shares during the period. American International Group Inc.’s holdings in Qorvo were worth $3,352,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc.(SRPT)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By George Budwell]

    Shares ofrare disease specialist Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT) rose by as much as 67.7% today on over ten times the average daily volume. What sent this mid-cap biotech stock into orbit?

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lisanti Capital Growth LLC raised its stake in shares of Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SRPT) by 55.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 31,520 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 11,215 shares during the period. Lisanti Capital Growth LLC’s holdings in Sarepta Therapeutics were worth $2,335,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By George Budwell]

    Sangamo’s shares are trading upward in sympathy with nearly all major gene therapy companies today. Investors seem to be piling into this particular cohort of stocks in response to Sarepta Therapeutics’ (NASDAQ:SRPT) stunning early-stage gene therapy resultsreleased yesterday.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Rogers Corporation(ROG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued their buy rating on shares of Roche Holding Ltd. Genussscheine (VTX:ROG) in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Barclays PLC grew its position in shares of Rogers Co. (NYSE:ROG) by 159.1% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 17,523 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after buying an additional 10,761 shares during the quarter. Barclays PLC’s holdings in Rogers were worth $2,094,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Trinseo (NYSE: TSE) and Rogers (NYSE:ROG) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rogers (NYSE: ROG) and Kraton (NYSE:KRA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: CYREN Ltd.(CYRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHE) shares surged 56 percent to $0.3980.
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares jumped 34 percent to $0.5632 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) rose 16 percent to $1.45 after trading higher at one point Monday by nearly 300 percent. The nano-cap developer of pest control said the California state government approved the company's ContraPest for user in the state.
    America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) gained 13.3 percent to $61.975 after reporting upbeat Q4 results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares gained 9.8 percent to $4.92 as the company announced the publication of CE Mark multicenter clinical study results on C-Scan® in Gut.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) rose 8.3 percent to $3.41.
    Ferroglobe PLC (NYSE: GSM) gained 7 percent to $12.13 following stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares climbed 6.5 percent to $9.00 after the company reported upbeat Q2 results.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 6.2 percent to $58.94 after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) gained 6.2 percent to $7.53. Blink Charging disclosed that its vehicle charging network exceeds 125,000 members.
    The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) gained 5.4 percent to $7.97. Container Store is expected to release quarterly earnings after the closing bell.
    Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) shares rose 5.4 percent to $2.95 after reporting Q1 results.


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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.97 per share on revenue of $2.91 billion.
    Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $3.95 billion.
    The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $8.47 billion.
    AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $13.01 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE: DY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $734.86 million.
    Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $425.42 million.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $124.17 million.
    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.93 per share on revenue of $715.15 million.
    Radcom Ltd. (NASDAQ: RDCM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $718.59 million.
    Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $718.96 million.
    CYREN Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYRN) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $7.72 million.
    Ferroglobe PLC (NYSE: GSM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $559.15 million.
    Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited (NYSE: RDY) is estimated to report earnings for its fourth quarter.
    BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ: BLRX) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share.
    Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $1.58 billion.


     

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (NASDAQ: PACB) rose 11.4 percent to $2.93 in pre-market trading.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 6.3 percent to $4.76 in pre-market trading as the company announced the publication of CE Mark multicenter clinical study results on C-Scan® in Gut.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) rose 6 percent to $ 35.20 in pre-market trading.
    Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. (NASDAQ: APOP) rose 6 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading.
    Hexindai Inc. (NASDAQ: HX) rose 5.7 percent to $12.70 in pre-market trading.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 5.3 percent to $2.07 in pre-market trading.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 5 percent to $58.20 in pre-market trading after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.
    Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) rose 4.1 percent to $8.63 in pre-market trading.
    MorphoSys AG (NASDAQ: MOR) rose 3.5 percent to $26.99 in pre-market trading.
    Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) shares rose 3.4 percent to $2.90 in pre-market trading. after reporting Q1 results.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 3.4 percent to $28.76 in pre-market trading.
    Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) shares rose 3.3 percent to $67.60 in the pre-market trading session after the company reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Micro Focus International plc (NYSE: MFGP) shares rose 3.1 percent to $18.40 in pre-market trading.

     

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Tronox Limited(TROX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Hydrogenics (NASDAQ: HYGS) and Tronox (NYSE:TROX) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

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