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Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2018: Telecom Italia S.P.A.(TI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TIM (NYSE: TI) and ORBCOMM (NASDAQ:ORBC) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TIM (NYSE:TI) was downgraded by equities researchers at Berenberg Bank from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Friday, The Fly reports.

Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2018: Canadian Solar Inc.(CSIQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    The U.S. was once one of the most attractive markets for solar manufacturers, and a number of companies expanded into project development to increase their exposure here. For the past few years,Canadian Solar(NASDAQ:CSIQ)has generated about one-third of its revenue in the Americas, the U.S. in particular.But recent first-quarter results show that the U.S. isn’t what it once was for the world’s biggest manufacturers.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Yesterday, North Korean officials threatened to pull out of next month’s summit with President Donald Trump over demands tied to its nuclear weapons program. The announcement comes when tensions are already high over increasing inflation fears, Japan’s economic contraction, and uncertainty around trade between the U.S. and China. Markets are likely to continue to react with uncertainty as the global political climate continues to grow increasingly volatile. WTI crude oil remained near $71.00 despite concerns as markets look to the Energy Information Administration on the state of U.S. inventory levels. Oil prices have been under pressure after the U.S. announced it would pull out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. The American Petroleum Institute projected Tuesday that U.S. stocks increased by 4.9 million barrels to 435 million barrels. The EIA will release its official report later this morning.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: M, SBUX, AMZN
    Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) will lead another busy day of earnings reports. The retail company’s stock surged more than 12% this morning after a huge earnings report that crushed Wall Street expectations. The firm reported EPS of $0.48, topping expectations of $0.37 by 11 cents. The company also beat revenue expectations by roughly $100 million and experienced a huge jump in same-store sales. It doesn’t look like the U.S-China trade dispute will impact Starbucks Corporation (Nasdaq: SBUX). The coffee giant announced plans to build 3,000 new stores in China in the coming years. The company aims to double its store-front presence by the end of 2022 and hopes to double its profits and triple its revenue in the nation in the process. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is back in the news as it continues its slash-and-burn campaign against rival grocery store operators. This morning, the company announced it was slashing Whole Foods prices for its Prime members. The new price list includes 10% discounts on hundreds of items. The perks are rolling ou

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) saw a decrease of 16.6% in short interest during the two-week period. Some 3.3% of the total float, or 1.49 million shares, were short and days to cover remained unchanged at three. The company’s share price fell by about 5.4% over the two weeks, and shares closed Wednesday at $16.26, up about 3.4% for the day, in a 52-week range of $12.07 to $19.09.

Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2018: ChannelAdvisor Corporation(ECOM )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ChannelAdvisor (NYSE: ECOM) and Tyler Technologies (NYSE:TYL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2018: Activision Blizzard, Inc(ATVI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) is expected to release its most recent quarterly report Thursday afternoon. The consensus forecast calls for $0.35 in EPS on $1.32 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $65.79 on Friday. The consensus target price is $76.36, and shares have changed hands between $50.91 and $79.63 in the past year.

  • [By John Ballard]

    Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) will announce its first-quarter 2018 earnings on May 3, after the market close.

    The first quarter is typically one of the slowest quarters of the year for video game companies. Activision didn’t have any new releases to start the year, so it will be important to watch how new content updates to existing games performed, most notably for Call of Duty and Overwatch.

  • [By John Ballard]

    If you compare Activision Blizzard’s (NASDAQ:ATVI) balance sheet with its peers’, one thing might jump out at you — the Overwatch maker is saddled with a lot of debt. Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) and Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO) have higher net cash balances even though Activision generates more revenue and free cash flow than they do, and has been doing so for years and years.

Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2018: Exterran Corporation(EXTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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