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.
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.
Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2023: Lands' End, Inc.(LE)
Lands’ End, Inc. (Lands’ End), incorporated on August 19, 1986, is a multi-channel retailer of casual clothing, accessories and footwear, as well as home products. The Company operates through two segments: Direct and Retail. The Company offers products through catalogs, online at www.landsend.com.
The Direct segment sells products through the Company’s e-commerce Websites, international Websites and direct mail catalogs. The Retail segment sells products and services through Lands’ End Shops at Sears across the United States, the Company’s standalone Lands’ End Inlet stores and international shop-in-shops. The Company’s retail properties consist of approximately 227 Lands’ End Shops at Sears, which averages approximately 7,700 square feet, 14 Lands’ End Inlet stores, which averages approximately 9,300 square feet, and over five shop-in-shops in the United Kingdom.
The Company’s product categories include Apparel and Non-apparel. The Non-apparel category offers accessories, footwear and home goods. The Company provides embroidery, monogramming, gift wrapping, shipping and other services. It offers products for men, women and kids. It offers swimsuits, knit tops and tees, shirts and blouses, sweaters, pants, jeans, shorts, dresses, skirts, activewear, coats, sleepwear, shoes, accessories and bags for women. It offers dress shirts, casual shirts, polo shirts, knit tops and tees, shoes, bags, sweaters, swimwear and accessories for men. It offers swimsuits, tops, blazers and jackets, outerwear, and pants and leggings for kids. In addition, the Company offers sheets and pillowcases, duvet covers and comforters, blankets and throws, mattress pads, towels, rugs and mats, school uniforms and shower curtains.
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) will lead a busy day of earnings reports. The firm expects that its year-over-year sales will have increased by 7%. The company’s stock slumped in February after Duke basketball player Zion Williamson was hurt blowing out his sneaker in the first minute of a major contest against North Carolina. Expect analysts to ask a lot of questions about Nike’s expectations for global economic growth and its exposure to a weakening Chinese economy.
Stocks to Watch Today: BIIB, BA, LEVI
Shares of Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) plunged more than 25% after the company announced a major setback for a key Alzheimer’s drug. The biotech giant announced that its experimental drug “aducanumab” is unlikely to be effective for mass deployment and that it will halt its research. One analyst described this as a “transformative failure for Biogen’s pipeline.” This is a massive setback for one of the top biotech companies in the world. Shares of Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) are off again Thursday on news that the investigation into its 737 Max jets has expanded. According to reports, the FBI has now joined a federal investigation into the certification process for the jet. The Department of Transportation launched an audit of the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval of the jet, which received certification two years ago. Boeing and the FAA have faced global scrutiny over two fatal crashes involving the 737 Max jet series and news of previous pilot complaints about the planes. Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE: LEVI) will return to the public markets for the first time in 34 years. The iconic apparel company will launch its IPO today with a price of $17 per share. That would set the company’s market capitalization at $6.6 billion. Look for other earnings reports from Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ), Cintas Corp. (NASDAQ: CTAS), CNOOC Ltd. (NYSE: CEO), Conagra Brands Inc. (NYSE: CAG), Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI), and Lands’ End Inc. (NYSE: LE).
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- [By Jim Crumly]
As for individual stocks, AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV) soared to an all-time high after beating estimates for its latest quarter, but Lands’ End (NASDAQ:LE) fell following the release of its earnings report.
- [By Daniel Sparks]
Shares of apparel retailer Lands’ End (NASDAQ:LE) took a hit on Thursday, falling as much as 22%. Shares were down 14.9% at 11:15 a.m. EDT.
The stock’s decline follows the company’s second-quarter earnings release on Thursday. The pullback was likely due to the company’s weak revenue growth, its decline in same-store sales, and a loss that was wider than in the year-ago quarter.
- [By Motley Fool Staff]
Lands End (NASDAQ:LE) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 12, 2018 8:30 a.m. ET
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2023: Smart(SFS)
Smart & Final Stores, Inc., incorporated on October 5, 2012, is a food retailer. The Company serves household and business customers through approximately two store banners, including Smart & Final and Cash & Carry. The Company operates through two business segments: Smart & Final and Cash & Carry. The Smart & Final segment is based in Commerce, California and includes over 90 legacy Smart & Final stores and approximately 130 Extra! format stores, which focus on household and business customers and are located in California, Arizona and Nevada. The Cash & Carry segment is based in Portland, Oregon and includes over 50 Cash & Carry stores, which focus primarily on business customers and are located in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Idaho and Nevada.
Smart & Final stores offer perishables and everyday grocery items, together with a range of foodservice, packaging and janitorial products, under both national and private label brands. The Company’s Extra! store format offers perishables and household items. The Extra! stores carry approximately 15,800 stock keeping units (SKUs). The additional SKUs in the Company’s Extra! stores are focused on a range of perishables and household items, including meat, deli and dairy. In both of its Extra! and legacy Smart & Final stores, the Company also carries a range of approximately 3,000 club-pack sized items.
Smart & Final stores offer various departments, such as produce, meat and deli, dairy and cheese, grocery, beverage, paper and packaging, and restaurant equipment and janitorial supplies. The produce department offers fruits and vegetables, and packaged produce items, such as salad mixes under both national brands and the Company’s Sun Harvest private label brand. In various stores, the produce department also includes a range of organic produce SKUs. The meat and deli department offers beef, poultry, pork and seafood products, under various national brands and the Company’s private label brand, Cattlemen’s Finest. In addition, the deli department offers rotisserie-style chicken, ready-to-eat sandwiches, salads and other appetizing meals.
The dairy and cheese department offers milk, yogurt, cheeses, ice cream and other dairy products sold under national brands and the Company’s brand First Street, Sun Harvest and Simply Value labels. The grocery department offers everyday grocery items, including pastas, rice, breads, canned fruits and vegetables, cookies, crackers, spices and oils. The Company sells grocery products under national brands and a range of private label brands, including First Street (the Company’s line, including prepared and frozen items), La Romanella (Mediterranean foods, including pastas and sauces), Montecito (Hispanic foods, including tortilla chips, salsas and other condiments), Tradewinds (spices and seasonings), Sun Harvest (natural and organic products) and Simply Value (grocery items). The Company also offers a range of personal care items under national brands and its Iris private label brand.
The beverage department offers beverage products, including hot beverage items, bottled waters, juices, sports and energy drinks, and carbonated soft drinks. The Company sells products under national brands, and under its Ambiance private label brand of coffee, tea and related products, and First Street private label brand. The paper and packaging department offers packaging, disposable table top and take out products, including paper bags, butcher paper, aluminum pans and trays, plastic cups, table coverings, party favors and other disposable food containers. The Company’s products are sold under national brands and its private label brands, such as First Street and Simply Value. The restaurant equipment and janitorial supplies department offers a range of restaurant equipment, including cookware, utensils and chafing dishes. It offers janitorial products, including mops, brooms and other cleaning supplies. The Company offers products under national brands and its private labels, such as First Street and Simply Value.
The Company’s Cash & Carry stores offer approximately 8,500 SKUs tailored to the needs of foodservice customers, such as restaurants, caterers and a range of other foodservice providers, as well as businesses and community organizations. The Cash & Carry stores offer various departments, such as produce, meat and deli, dairy and cheese, grocery, beverage, paper and packaging, and restaurant equipment and janitorial supplies. The produce department offers fruits and vegetables. The meat and deli department offers beef and pork products. The dairy and cheese department offers cheeses and other dairy products under national brands and the Company’s private label brand First Street.
The grocery department offers a range of dry grocery items, including flour, sugar, spices, rice, canned fruit and vegetables, sauces and dressings. The Company sells grocery products under national brands and a range of private label brands, including First Street, La Romanella, Montecito, Simply Value and Tradewinds. The beverage department offers a range of hot and cold beverages, including bottled waters, juices and sodas. It offers products under national brands and the Company’s private label brands Ambiance and First Street. The paper and packaging department offers a range of packaging, disposable table top and take out products, including paper bags, butcher paper, aluminum pans and trays, plastic cups, table coverings, party favors and other disposable food containers. The Company’s products are sold under national brands and its private label brands, such as First Street and Simply Value. The restaurant equipment and janitorial supplies department offers a range of restaurant equipment, including cookware and utensils. It offers janitorial products, including mops, brooms and other cleaning supplies. The Company offers products under national brands and its private labels, such as First Street and Simply Value.
The Company competes with Albertson’s, Kroger, Safeway, Costco, Walmart, Target, Sysco and US Foods.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Thursday was a relatively quiet day on Wall Street, as market participants were uncertain how to respond to conflicting messages on the geopolitical and macroeconomic fronts. By most readings, the U.S. economy continues to do well, but a delay in trade talks between leaders of the U.S. and China spurred more nervousness about whether tariffs could hold back economic growth globally. Some bad earnings results also weighed on investor sentiment. Dollar General (NYSE:DG), Cloudera (NYSE:CLDR), and Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS) were among the worst performers. Here’s why they did so poorly.
- [By Motley Fool Transcribers]
Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 13, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET
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- [By Shane Hupp]
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Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2023: Exelixis, Inc.(EXEL)
Exelixis, Inc. (“Exelixis,” “we,” “our” or “us”) is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes small molecule therapies for the treatment of cancer. Our business focuses predominantly on the development and commercialization of cabozantinib, an internally-discovered inhibitor of multiple receptor tyrosine kinases, in various tumor indications. Cabozantinib is currently approved in the United States and European Union for the treatment of progressive, metastatic medullary thyroid cancer, or MTC, and is marketed under the brand name COMETRIQ®. In the past year, we obtained positive clinical results from our phase 3 pivotal trial METEOR (Metastatic RCC Phase 3 Study Evaluating Cabozantinib vs. Everolimus), suggesting that cabozantinib also has the potential to make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients suffering from advanced renal cell carcinoma, or RCC, a serious form of cancer with a significantly larger patient population than MTC. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Josh Enomoto]
Still, for the astute contrarian, Takeda might deliver the goods. Currently, the company features a forward price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 10.5 times, rated lower than nearly 73% of its competitors. That seems a bit low, considering Takeda’s decent growth rate (based on free cash flow) and solid profitability metrics. TAK may be a thinking person’s idea for undervalued biotech stocks to buy.
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Based in Alameda, California, Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL) is a genomics-based drug discovery firm specializing in oncology therapeutics. It garnered fame for Cometriq, which received approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of progressive, metastatic medullary thyroid cancer (MTC). Nevertheless, circumstances don’t bode well for Exelixis this year. Since the January opener, EXEL has shed nearly 10% of its market value.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
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