Do we need to remind you how hard biotech stocks have been hit this year? If you read this blog, probably not, but we’ll do it anyway. The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) has fallen 24%, while Gilead Sciences (GILD) has declined 8.7%, Biogen (BIIB) has fallen 17%, Celgene (CELG) has dropped 16%, and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) has plunged 32%. Yet despite these drops–and the decline in valuation that accompanied them–the Janus Equity Team contends nothing has changed for the sector:
The drop in biotech stocks left price to earnings multiples below their long-term averages and at the lowest point in four years. We see this as an opportunity for investors. Innovation within the industry continues to accelerate. The cost and time to conduct genetic analysis has improved dramatically over the past decade, providing scientists a better understanding of the underlying causes of many diseases, and the ability to target them more directly. As a result, the industry experienced a notable increase in novel therapies coming to market.
Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: 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.
- [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%.
Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Encore Wire Corporation(WIRE)
Encore Wire Corporation manufactures electrical building wire and cable products for interior electrical wiring in commercial and industrial buildings, homes, apartments, and manufactured housings. The companys products include NM-B Cable, a non-metallic sheathed cable primarily used as interior wiring in homes, apartments, and manufactured housing; UF-B Cable, an underground feeder cable that is used to conduct power underground to outside lighting and other applications remote from buildings; SE Style Cable, a service entrance cable that is utilized as an external service drop from the meter base to the distribution equipment; and THHN/THWN-2 Cable, which is primarily used as feeder, circuit, and branch wiring in commercial and industrial buildings. Its products also comprise XHHW-2 Cable and USE-2 Cable that are intended for general purpose applications utilized in conduit or other recognized raceways for service, feeders, and branch-circuit wiring; metal clad and armored cables, which are primarily used as feeder, circuit, and branch wiring in commercial and industrial buildings; photovoltaic (PV) cables that are used to provide connections between PV panels, collector boxes, and inverters; and bare copper conductors that are used in overhead electrical transmission and distribution systems for grounding electrical systems. The company markets its products primarily through independent manufacturers representatives, as well as directly to wholesale electrical distributors and retail home improvement centers in the United States. Encore Wire Corporation was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in McKinney, Texas.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
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- [By Max Byerly]
BidaskClub cut shares of Encore Wire (NASDAQ:WIRE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.
A number of other research analysts also recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Encore Wire from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, August 10th. DA Davidson set a $60.00 target price on Encore Wire and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Encore Wire presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $60.00.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Encore Wire (NASDAQ: WIRE) and Arconic (NYSE:ARNC) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.
Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Dorman Products, Inc.(DORM)
Dorman Products, Inc. supplies automotive replacement parts, automotive hardware, brake products, and household hardware to the automotive aftermarket and mass merchandise markets in the United States, Europe, Mexico, the Middle East, Asia, and Canada. It offers original equipment dealer products, such as intake manifolds, exhaust manifolds, window regulators, radiator fan assemblies, tire pressure monitor sensors, exhaust gas recirculation coolers, and complex electronics modules; fluid reservoirs, variable valve timing components, and integrated door lock actuators; and fasteners, including oil drain plugs, wheel bolts, and wheel lug nuts. The company also provides automotive replacement parts comprising door handles, keyless remotes and cases, emission control, and oil dipsticks, as well as door hinge repairs; and application specific and general automotive hardware consisting of body hardware, general automotive fasteners, oil drain plugs, and wheel hardware. In addition, it offers electrical connectors, wires, tools, testers, and accessories, including light bulbs, electrical diagnostic and repair kits, and ignition components; brake and clutch hydraulics, and brake hardware products, such as brake hoses, wheel cylinders, new master cylinders, brake cables, and brake hardware kits. Further, the company provides heavy duty aftermarket parts for class 4-8 vehicles comprising lighting, cooling, engine management, and cab products; and belt tensioners, and idler pulleys. The company offers its products under the OE Solutions, HELP!, TECHoice, AutoGrade, Conduct-Tite, FirstStop and HD Solutions brands through automotive aftermarket retailers, local independent parts wholesalers, national general merchandise chain retailers, mass merchants, salvage yards, and the parts distribution systems of parts manufacturers. Dorman Products, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Colmar, Pennsylvania.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
The stock market saw modest gains on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average adding about 0.2%. Investors were generally pleased to see further signs of progress on a potential U.S. trade deal with China, and past fears about potential economic headwinds in the U.S. seemed to give way to greater optimism about the economy’s overall prospects. Yet some stocks weren’t able to join the rally. Cronos Group (NASDAQ:CRON), Pearson (NYSE:PSO), and Dorman Products (NASDAQ:DORM) were among the worst performers. Here’s why they did so poorly.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Dorman Products Inc. (NASDAQ:DORM) CEO Mathias J. Barton sold 18,986 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $81.34, for a total value of $1,544,321.24. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 111,011 shares in the company, valued at approximately $9,029,634.74. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.
Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Unilever PLC(UL)
Unilever PLC operates as a fast-moving consumer goods company in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. It offers personal care products, including skin care and hair care products, deodorants, and oral care products under the brand names of Axe, Brylcreem, Dove, Fissan, Lifebuoy, Lux, Pond’s, Radox, Rexona, Signal & Close Up, Simple, St Ives, Sunsilk, TRESemm, Vaseline, and VO5. The company also provides home care products comprising laundry tablets, powders and liquids, soap bars, and a range of cleaning products under the Cif, Comfort, Domestos, Omo, Radiant, Sunlight, and Surf brand names. In addition, it offers food products consisting of soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, margarines and spreads, as well as cooking products, such as liquid margarines. The company markets its food products under the brand names of Becel/Flora, Bertolli, Blue Band, Rama, Hellmann?s, Amora, and Knorr. Further, it provides refreshment products, which includ e ice cream, tea-based beverages, weight-management products, and nutritionally enhanced staples under the brand names of Heartbrand, Lipton, and Slim Fast. Unilever sells its products through its own sales force, as well as through independent brokers, agents, and distributors to chain, wholesale, co-operative and independent grocery accounts, food service distributors, and institutions. The company, formerly known as Lever Brothers Limited, was founded in 1885 and is based in London, the United Kingdom. Unilever PLC is a subsidiary of The Unilever Group.
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
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Four Stocks to Watch Today: UL, SSNLF, TSLA, SNAP
Snap Inc.(NYSE: SNAP) is absolutely certain that it will become profitable in 2019. Despite the stock falling more than 45% this year and it now where close to its IPO, a company memo was leaked from a top executive that they have a goal of profitability for the full year of 2019. And it seems that a few investors are willing to believe them as shares are up 3.2% this morning. Keep in mind that this memo was leaked after the stock took a 5% hit on Thursday. Today, conglomerate Unilever NV(NYSE: UL) announced that it has abandoned a plan to move its operating headquarters out of the United Kingdom to the Netherlands. The move was originally announced ahead of the Brexit, which continues to barrel forward with tremendous uncertainty for politicians, citizens, and UK-based companies. The firm’s stock was off nearly 1% after it announced that a “significant group of shareholders” did not support the relocation plan. Shares of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) fell 4.4% after CEO Elon Musk made a rather reckless accusation at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Musk referred to the SEC as the “Shortseller Enrichment Commission.” His mocking comes just days after Musk settled fraud charges stemming back to his claims in August that he had failed to inform the agency about material company events and misled investors that he had secured funding to take Tesla private. As part of the settlement, Musk also agreed to step down from his role of chair for at least three years and to have his Twitter messages vetted by company officials to
- [By Max Byerly]
Harrington Investments INC purchased a new position in shares of Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UL) in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund purchased 29,177 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,621,000. Unilever comprises 1.3% of Harrington Investments INC’s holdings, making the stock its 29th largest position.
Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Analog Devices, Inc.(ADI)
Analog Devices, Inc., incorporated on January 18, 1965, is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing (DSP) technology, including integrated circuits (ICs), algorithms, software and subsystems. The Company’s operating segments include United States, Rest of North/South America, Europe, Japan, China and Rest of Asia. The Company’s signal processing products help in converting, conditioning and processing real-world phenomena, such as temperature, pressure, sound, light, speed and motion into electrical signals, which are to be used in a range of electronic devices. The Company combines data converters, amplifiers and linear products, radio frequency (RF) ICs, power management products, sensors based on micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS) technology and other sensors, and processing products, including DSP, micro controllers and other processors, into technology platforms. The Company’s products are embedded inside various types of electronic equipment, including industrial process control systems, medical imaging equipment, factory automation systems, patient monitoring devices, instrumentation and measurement systems, wireless infrastructure equipment, energy management systems, networking equipment, aerospace and defense electronics, optical systems, automobiles and portable electronic devices.
The Company’s integrated circuits product portfolio includes both general-purpose products used by a range of customers and applications, as well as application-specific products. The Company’s Analog Products include Converters, Amplifiers/Radio Frequency, Other Analog, and Power Management and Reference. The Company is a supplier of data converter products and high-performance amplifiers. Within this product portfolio, the Company provides precision, instrumentation, high speed, intermediate frequency/RF, broadband and other amplifiers. The Company also offers a portfolio of precision voltage references that are used in various applic! ations. Its analog product line also includes a portfolio of RF ICs covering the entire RF signal chain, ranging from standalone RF function blocks, such as phase locked loops, frequency synthesizers, mixers, modulators, demodulators and power detectors, to integrated broadband and short-range single chip transceiver solutions.
The Company’s analog technology portfolio also includes products that are based on MEMS technology. The Company’s MEMS product portfolio includes accelerometers used to sense acceleration, gyroscopes used to sense rotation and inertial measurement units used to sense multiple degrees of freedom combining multiple sensing types along multiple axes. Its isolators are designed for applications, such as universal serial bus isolation in patient monitors. In smart metering applications, the Company’s isolators provide electrostatic discharge performance that helps manage meter tampering. The Company’s Power management and reference products include functions, such as power conversion, driver monitoring, sequencing and energy management. The Company’s Digital Signal Processing products (DSPs) complete its product portfolio. As an integrated part of its customers’ signal chain, there are various other Analog Devices products connected to its processors, including converters, audio and video codecs, and power management solutions.
The Company competes with Robert Bosch GmbH, Broadcom Corporation, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Infineon Technologies, Linear Technology Corporation, Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., Microchip Technology, Inc., NXP Semiconductors and Texas Instruments, Inc.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) and Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. (NYSE:TSM) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.
- [By Motley Fool Transcribing]
Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 20, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET
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