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Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2022

MicroVision, Inc. (NASDAQ:MVIS) has been quietly churning out high tech imaging and laser scanning technology for years. But MVIS stock began to soar last fall on news it was developing a lidar system for the automotive sector.

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Between the start of December 2020 and Feb. 16 of this year, MVIS stock rocketed up by more than 920%. After a quick correction, it’s surged several times since, hitting a decade-long high close of $26.44 on April 26.

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2022: L'Or茅al S.A. (LRLCY)

L’Oreal SA is a France-based holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, develops the business activities of the L’Oreal Group (Group) in the country or region in which they are located. The Group creates and develops cosmetic products. The Company’s segments are Professional Products, Consumer Products, L’Oreal Luxe and Active Cosmetics. The Professional Products division includes products used and sold in hair salons and beauty institutes. The Consumer Products division includes products sold in mass-market retail channels. L’Oreal Luxe division’s products are sold in various retail outlets, such as department stores, perfumeries, travel retail, the Company’s boutiques and online sites. The Active Cosmetics division includes dermocosmetics products sold through various health channels, such as pharmacies, parapharmacies, drugstores and medispas. The Active Cosmetics division offers brands, including Vichy and SkinCeuticals. It operates through IT Cosmetics LLC.
Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    L OREAL Co/ADR (OTCMKTS:LRLCY) was downgraded by Berenberg Bank from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Thursday, The Fly reports.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Deutsche Bank cut shares of L OREAL Co/ADR (OTCMKTS:LRLCY) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Friday morning, The Fly reports.

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2022: E*TRADE Financial Corporation(ETFC)

E*TRADE Financial Corporation, a financial services company, provides brokerage and related products and services primarily to individual retail investors under the E*TRADE Financial brand name. It operates through two segments, Trading and Investing, and Balance Sheet Management. The Trading and Investing segment offers retail brokerage products and services, investor-focused banking products, and corporate services. The Balance Sheet Management segment manages asset allocation; loans previously originated by the company or purchased from third parties; deposits and customer payables; and credit, liquidity, and interest rate risk. The company provides its services to customers through digital platforms; and a network of customer service representatives and financial consultants through phone, email, and online at two branches, as well as in person through 30 branches across the United States. E*TRADE Financial Corporation was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC) Q1 2019 Earnings CallApril 17, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is a top discount brokerage firm, and it could be offering investors a solid entry point here. E*Trade Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: ETFC) is a financial services firm that offers competitively priced brokerage, investing and banking solutions to individuals. The firm has expanded its brokerage and trading offering to banking products, via E*Trade Bank, and investing products and solutions.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Square (NYSE:SQ) CFO Sarah Friar recently stated that Square wasexploring “lots of ideas” for expanding its fintech ecosystem, including savings products and ways to trade stocks. Those comments, which Friar made at Recode’s annual Code Commerce conference, suggest that Square could soon challenge online brokerages like E*TRADE (NASDAQ:ETFC) and Robinhood.

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2022: STAAR Surgical Company(STAA)

STAAR Surgical Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, and sale of implantable lenses for the cataracts and refractive surgery. It offers intraocular lenses (IOL) that include silicone Toric IOL, which is used in cataract surgery to treat preexisting astigmatism; Preloaded Injector, a three-piece silicone or acrylic IOL preloaded into a single-use disposable injector; Aspheric IOLs that provide a clearer image than traditional spherical IOLs; and nanoFLEX IOL, a single-piece collamer aspheric IOL. The company also provides implantable collamer lenses (ICL) comprising VISIAN ICL and VISIAN Toric ICL to treat refractive disorders, such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. In addition, it sells surgical products and other related instruments, as well as manufactures AquaFlow device for the treatment of glaucoma. The company markets its products to health care providers, including surgical centers, hospitals, managed care pro viders, health maintenance organizations, group purchasing organizations, and government facilities primarily under the STAAR, Visian, Collamer, nanoFLEX, nanoPOINT, CentraFLOW, AquaPORT, Epiphany, and AquaFlow names. It distributes its products through directly employed representatives, independent sales representatives, and local distributors in the United States and internationally. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Monrovia, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    STAAR Surgical  (STAA) – Get Report: “That's a stock that's really working here. They do a great job.”

    Digital Turbine  (APPS) – Get Report: “There are just too many companies in this business. You need to stay away.”

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Staar Surgical Co (NASDAQ:STAA)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Chris Lange]

    STAAR Surgical Co. (NASDAQ: STAA) shares made a handy gain on Friday after the firm announced a key approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2022: Avnet, Inc.(AVT)

Avnet, Inc. (Avnet), incorporated on July 22, 1955, is a distributor of electronic components, enterprise computer, networking and storage products and software, information technology (IT) solutions and services, and embedded subsystems. The Company operates through two segments: Electronics Marketing (EM) and Technology Solutions (TS). The EM segment markets and sells semiconductors and interconnect, passive and electromechanical devices (IP&E), and embedded products to a customer base serving various end markets. The TS segment focuses on the distribution of enterprise computing servers and systems, software, storage, services and solutions from the technology manufacturers and software developers. The TS segment also provides hard disk drives, microprocessor, motherboard and dynamic random access memory (DRAM) module technologies to manufacturers of general-purpose computers and system builders.

The Company creates a link in the technology supply chain that connects electronic component and computer product manufacturers and software developers with a customer base of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers, original design manufacturers (ODMs), systems integrators (SIs), independent software vendors (ISVs) and value-added resellers (VARs). The Company distributes electronic components, computer products and software, as received from its suppliers or through a customized solution, and offers assembly and other services. The Company has operations in the Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia/Pacific, consisting of Asia, Australia and New Zealand (Asia).

Electronics Marketing

The EM segment’s products and services cater to a customer base serving various end markets, including automotive, communications, computer hardware and peripherals, industrial and manufacturing, medical equipment, and defense and aerospace. The EM segment also offers an array of customer support that help customer! s evaluate, design-in and procure electronic components throughout the lifecycle of their technology products and systems. It offers design chain support for suppliers that provides customer engineers with a range of technical design solutions. With access to a suite of design tools and engineering support from any point in the design cycle, customers can get product specifications along with evaluation kits and reference designs that enable a range of applications from concept through detailed design, including new product introduction. EM also offers engineering and technical resources deployed to support product design, bill of materials development and technical education and training across the globe. EM also provides customers access to a range of products from a spectrum of electronic component manufacturers.

EM supply chain support and logistical services provide solutions focused on OEMs, EMS providers and electronic component manufacturers. The segment supplies chain planning tools and a range of inventory management solutions. EM Embedded provides embedded computing solutions, including technical design, integration and assembly to developers of application-specific computing solutions in the non-personal computer (PC) market. EM Embedded also provides solutions for embedded and display solutions targeting industrial applications, including touch and passive displays. In addition, EM Embedded develops and manufactures standard board and industrial subsystems, and application-specific devices that enable it to produce specialized systems for specific customer requirements. EM Embedded serves OEMs that require embedded systems and solutions, including engineering, product prototyping, integration and other services in the medical, telecommunications, industrial and digital editing markets.

Technology Solutions

The Company’s IT solutions span the entire IT lifecycle, and are sold and delivered to a range of TS’ customer partners, including VARs, ISVs, SIs a! nd OEMs. ! These solutions can include any combination of hardware, software and supplies, and TS provided services that address infrastructure and application management, cloud computing, automation, orchestration, datacenter transformation, security, big data, aftermarket and IT lifecycle services, and multilingual vendor accredited training, among others. TS and its channel partners provide the education, tools, resources, skills and support needed around technologies, such as storage, networking and security, along with solutions and services incorporating technologies, such as big data and analytics, cloud computing and converged infrastructure. It also provides the specialization required to implement and maintain solutions in vertical markets, including energy, finance, government, healthcare and retail.

The Company competes with Arrow Electronics, Inc., Future Electronics, World Peace Group, Ingram Micro, Inc. and Tech Data Corp.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TheStreet downgraded shares of Avnet (NYSE:AVT) from a b rating to a c rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning.

    Other equities analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Citigroup increased their target price on Avnet from $37.00 to $39.00 and gave the company a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, August 9th. Pivotal Research raised Avnet from a hold rating to a buy rating and upped their price target for the company from $42.00 to $50.00 in a research report on Friday, June 15th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Avnet from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday. Bank of America raised Avnet from a neutral rating to a buy rating and upped their price target for the company from $44.00 to $55.00 in a research report on Friday, August 10th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co assumed coverage on Avnet in a research report on Tuesday, July 17th. They set a market perform rating and a $47.00 price target on the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Avnet currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $45.14.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Aventus (CURRENCY:AVT) traded up 19.4% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 21:00 PM ET on October 7th. Aventus has a market capitalization of $2.53 million and approximately $56,790.00 worth of Aventus was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Aventus has traded up 3.3% against the dollar. One Aventus token can currently be bought for approximately $0.42 or 0.00006398 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Mercatox, Gatecoin, Ethfinex and HitBTC.

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2022: Investment Technology Group, Inc.(ITG)

Investment Technology Group, Inc. operates as an independent broker and financial technology company in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers electronic brokerage; research, sales, and trading; platforms; and analytics solutions for asset managers and broker-dealers. It provides trade execution services and solutions for portfolio management, as well as investment research, pre-trade analytics, and post-trade analytics and processing. The company offers ITG Algorithms and ITG Smart Router that offers portfolio managers and traders to trade orders; POSIT for continuous and scheduled crossing of non-displayed equity orders and price improvement opportunities; ITG Derivatives for electronic listed futures and options trading; ITG Commission Manager, a Web-based commission management portal; and securities lending services. It also offers Execution Management System, which provides multi-asset trading opportunities; Order Management System that combines portfolio management, compliance functionality, and a financial services communications network; ITG Position Manager, a broker-neutral order management system; ITG Net, a financial communications network; ITG RFQ-hub, a platform for global-listed and over-the-counter financial instruments; and ITG Single Ticket Clearing, a broker-neutral operational service. In addition, the company offers ITG Trading Analytics, which enhances execution performance before the trade happens and during trading by providing reliable trading analytics and risk models; and ITG Portfolio Analytics that assists asset managers with portfolio decision-making tasks from portfolio construction and optimization. Further, it offers institutional broker-dealer services; data-driven investment research; and trade order and execution management technology and network connectivity services for the financial community. Investment Technology Group, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SEI Investments (NASDAQ: SEIC) and Investment Technology Group (NYSE:ITG) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Investment Technology Group (NYSE:ITG) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 17th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 30th will be given a dividend of 0.07 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.23%.

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2022: EV Energy Partners, L.P.(EVEP)

EV Energy Partners, L.P. engages in the acquisition, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the United States. Its properties are located in the Barnett Shale; the Appalachian Basin; the San Juan Basin; Michigan; Central Texas; the MidContinent areas in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, and Louisiana; the Monroe Field in Northern Louisiana; and the Permian Basin. As of December 31, 2015, the company had estimated net proved reserves of 22.0 million barrels of oil; 747.0 billion cubic feet of natural gas; and 36.3 million barrels of natural gas liquids. EV Energy GP, L.P. serves as the general partner of EV Energy Partners, L.P. EV Energy Partners, L.P. was founded in 2006 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

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Sharps Compliance Corp. (NASDAQ:SMED) Receives Consensus Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages

Shares of Sharps Compliance Corp. (NASDAQ:SMED) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the seven brokerages that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $16.25.

SMED has been the subject of several research reports. Barrington Research lowered their price target on shares of Sharps Compliance from $18.00 to $13.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, August 23rd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Sharps Compliance from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 21st. Finally, HC Wainwright cut shares of Sharps Compliance from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 19th.

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Sharps Compliance stock traded down $0.32 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $8.72. The company had a trading volume of 124,167 shares, compared to its average volume of 206,470. The firm has a market cap of $150.36 million, a P/E ratio of 11.78 and a beta of -0.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09, a quick ratio of 1.87 and a current ratio of 2.63. Sharps Compliance has a 1 year low of $5.45 and a 1 year high of $18.67. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $9.50 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $12.29.

Sharps Compliance (NASDAQ:SMED) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 17th. The industrial products company reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.20 by ($0.03). Sharps Compliance had a net margin of 16.84% and a return on equity of 29.19%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.13 earnings per share. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that Sharps Compliance will post 0.2 EPS for the current year.

In other Sharps Compliance news, Director Parris H. Holmes, Jr. sold 13,123 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.05, for a total transaction of $158,132.15. Following the transaction, the director now owns 654,729 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,889,484.45. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 15.10% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Advisory Services Network LLC acquired a new position in Sharps Compliance during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $67,000. PDT Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Sharps Compliance in the second quarter worth $104,000. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Sharps Compliance in the second quarter worth $108,000. Panagora Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Sharps Compliance in the second quarter worth $115,000. Finally, Occudo Quantitative Strategies LP acquired a new stake in shares of Sharps Compliance in the second quarter worth $121,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 42.78% of the company’s stock.

About Sharps Compliance

Sharps Compliance Corp. engages in the provision of healthcare waste management services including medical, pharmaceutical, and hazardous. It focuses on developing management solutions for medical waste and unused dispensed medications generated by small and medium quantity generators. The company was founded in November 1992 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

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