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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

Most investors buy high-yield dividend stocks because they want the larger income stream these companies provide. However, that bigger cash payout isn’t the only benefit of high-yield stocks. Two others are that they tend to generate higher total returns and aren’t as volatile as other stocks. Those two facts make them ideal investment options for all investors, even younger ones focused on growth.

1. High-yield stocks are more likely to outperform most other stocks

Wellington Management conducted a study of dividend-paying stocks dating all the way back to 1929. It broke them out into five groups by their dividend payout ratios. The first one had the stocks with the highest payout ratios — 70% on average — while the fifth grouping had those with the lowest payout ratios. Given that stocks with higher payout ratios tend to have the highest yields, this research is a good proxy for how high-yield stocks performed over that time frame.

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Franklin Electric Co. Inc.(FELE)

Franklin Electric Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and distribution of groundwater and fuel pumping systems. It operates in two segments, Water Systems and Fueling Systems. The Water Systems segment provides motors, pumps, electronic controls, and related parts and equipment primarily for use in groundwater, wastewater, and fuel transfer applications. Its motors and pumps are used principally for pumping fresh water and wastewater in various residential, agricultural, and industrial applications. This segment also offers electronic drives and controls for the motors, which control functionality and provide protection from various hazards, such as electric surges, over-heating, or dry wells and tanks. The Fueling Systems segment provides pumps, pipe, sumps, fittings, vapor recovery components, electronic controls, monitoring devices, and related parts and equipment primarily for use in submersible fueling system applications. It also integrates and sells motors and electronic controls produced by the Water Systems segment. The company sells its products and related equipment to specialty distributors, original equipment manufacturers, industrial and petroleum equipment distributors, and oil and utility companies through its sales force and independent manufacturing representatives primarily in the United States, Europe, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, and China. Franklin Electric Co., Inc. was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Bluffton, Indiana.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SG Americas Securities LLC cut its holdings in Franklin Electric Co. (NASDAQ:FELE) by 22.7% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 6,966 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 2,042 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Franklin Electric were worth $299,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Franklin Electric Co Inc (NASDAQ:FELE)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Industrial giant Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE) isn’t exactly a household name, but it has managed to rack up some impressive dividend numbers. For example, it has increased its dividend each year for 26 consecutive years, and the annualized growth rate over the past decade is around 6%, roughly twice the historical rate of inflation growth. It’s payout ratio, meanwhile, is a super-safe 25% or so. Before you jump at the stock, though, you should step back and consider some additional information.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Franklin Electric (NASDAQ:FELE) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Life Storage, Inc. (LSI)

Sovran Self Storage, Inc. together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries and its consolidated joint ventures, to the extent appropriate in the applicable context, (the “Company,” “We,” “Our,” or “Sovran”) is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (“REIT”) that acquires, owns and manages self-storage properties. We refer to the self-storage properties in which we have an ownership interest, lease, and/or are managed by us as “Properties.” We began operations on June 26, 1995. We were formed to continue the business of our predecessor company, which had engaged in the self-storage business since 1985. At December 31, 2015, we had an ownership interest in and/or managed 542 self-storage properties in 25 states under the name Uncle Bob’s Self Storage 庐.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “Employees Retirement System of Texas Raises Stake in Life Storage Inc (LSI)” was published by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this report on another domain, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of US & international copyright & trademark legislation. The legal version of this report can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4203144/employees-retirement-system-of-texas-raises-stake-in-life-storage-inc-lsi.html.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Life Storage, Inc. (NYSE:LSI)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New(SIX)

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation owns and operates regional theme and water parks under the Six Flags brand name. The companys parks offer various thrill rides, water attractions, themed areas, concerts and shows, restaurants, game venues, and retail outlets, as well as family-oriented entertainment. It owns and operates 18 parks, including 16 parks in the United States; 1 park in Mexico City, Mexico; and 1 park in Montreal, Canada. The company was formerly known as Six Flags, Inc. and changed its name to Six Flags Entertainment Corporation in April 2010. Six Flags Entertainment Corporation was founded in 1971 and is based in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Six Flags Entertainment (NYSE:SIX) was downgraded by TheStreet from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Several research analysts recently weighed in on SIX shares. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Six Flags Entertainment from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 1st. Berenberg Bank started coverage on shares of Six Flags Entertainment in a research report on Wednesday, December 12th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $70.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Six Flags Entertainment from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $62.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Saturday, February 16th. Macquarie upgraded shares of Six Flags Entertainment from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $54.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, October 26th. Finally, B. Riley decreased their price objective on shares of Six Flags Entertainment from $81.00 to $72.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 1st. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $66.11.

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.(MPWR)

Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. designs, develops, and markets integrated power semiconductor solutions and power delivery architectures for communications, storage and computing, consumer, and industrial market segments. It offers direct current (DC) to DC converter integrated circuits (ICs) that are used to convert and control voltages of various electronic systems, such as portable electronic devices, wireless LAN access points, computers, monitors, automobiles, and medical equipment. The company also provides lighting control ICs for backlighting that are used in systems, which provide the light source for LCD panels in notebook computers, LCD monitors, car navigation systems, and LCD televisions. In addition, it offers alternating current (AC)/DC offline solutions for lighting illumination applications; and AC/DC power conversion solutions for various end products that plug into a wall outlet. The company markets its products through third party distributors, value-added resellers, and directly to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and electronic manufacturing service providers in China, Taiwan, Europe, Korea, Southeast Asia, Japan, the United States, and internationally. Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Monolithic Power Systems (MPWR)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPWR) CEO Michael Hsing sold 17,634 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $141.05, for a total transaction of $2,487,275.70. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 1,115,369 shares in the company, valued at $157,322,797.45. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: HubSpot, Inc.(HUBS)

HubSpot, Inc. provides a cloud-based marketing and sales software platform for businesses in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Its software platform includes integrated applications, such as social media, search engine optimization, blogging, Website content management, marketing automation, email, CRM, analytics, and reporting that enables businesses to attract visitors to their Websites, convert visitors into leads, and close leads into customers and delight customers. The company also offers professional, and phone and email-based support services. HubSpot, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    The two companies we’re comparing today — pharmaceutical cloud specialistVeeva Systems(NYSE:VEEV) and inbound-marketing guruHubspot(NYSE:HUBS) — have both benefited from this trend. And shareholders have reaped the rewards: On average, the stocks have quadrupledover the past three years.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    HubSpot, Inc. (NYSE:HUBS) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Feb. 12, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 12th. The software maker reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.17) by $0.54. The company had revenue of $144.02 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $137.48 million. HubSpot had a negative net margin of 12.44% and a negative return on equity of 17.08%. HubSpot’s revenue for the quarter was up 35.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.12 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that HubSpot Inc will post -1.1 earnings per share for the current year.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: LivePerson Inc.(LPSN)

LivePerson, Inc. provides online engagement solutions that facilitate real-time assistance and expert advice in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. The company facilitates real-time online interactions, such as chat, voice/click-to-call, email, and self-service/knowledgebase for corporations of various sizes; and connects businesses and independent service providers with individual consumers seeking help on its hosted software platform. Its products and services comprise LP Chat that creates real-time connections for businesses to connect with consumers through Websites, social media, and mobile devices; LP Voice, which provides customers a connection between a Website and the voice channel to engage prospects and consumers online; and LivePerson Expert Platform, a marketplace platform that allows users to chat live with independent experts in various categories. The company?s products and services also include LP Marketer that o ffers a real-time data-driven targeting solution that delivers personalized digital user experiences; and LP Insights, which provide customers with a text analytics tool that enables them to data mine for ?Voice of the Customer? and ?Voice of the Agent? content. In addition, it offers provides professional services and value-added business consulting services. The company sells its products through direct and indirect sales channels to small and mid-sized businesses, Internet businesses, online merchants, universities, libraries, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations, as well as to financial, retail, telecommunications, technology, and travel/hospitality industries. LivePerson, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP]

    In the latest installment of our Between Two Fools interview series, Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser sits down with LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN) CEO Rob LoCascio.

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    Sitting right in the middle of this esteemed group, LivePerson (Nasdaq: LPSN), a technology company transforming the way customers communicate with brands (and vice versa), is trading not only near its 52-week high but also near its all-time highs. And since I added the stock to our Game-Changing Stocks portfolio on December 21, and we’re already up more than 60%.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Transcontinental Realty Investors, Inc.(TCI)

Transcontinental Realty Investors, Inc. acquires, develops, and owns residential and commercial real estate properties through acquisitions, leases, and partnerships in the United States. The company leases apartment units to residents; leases office, industrial, and retail space to various for-profit businesses, as well as to local, state, and federal agencies; and leases trade show and exhibit space to temporary, as well as long-term tenants. In addition, its real estate properties consist of commercial properties, including office buildings, industrial warehouses, and shopping centers; apartments; and new properties, such as apartment homes. Further, the company invests in unimproved land and apartment development and construction, and mortgage loans on real estate, including first, and wraparound and junior mortgage loans. Additionally, it originates its mortgage loans, and acquires existing mortgage notes directly from builders, developers, and property owners, as well as through mortgage banking firms, commercial banks, and other qualified brokers. As of September 30, 2008, its properties consisted of 29 commercial buildings, including 20 office buildings, 5 commercial warehouses, and 4 retail centers; 51 apartment communities; and 7,425 acres of developed and undeveloped land. The company was founded in 1983 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about Transcontinental Realty Investors (NYSE:TCI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Transcontinental Realty Investors earned a daily sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 48.5554072096128 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Best Buy Co., Inc.(BBY)

Best Buy Co., Inc. operates as a retailer of technology products, services, and solutions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company operates through two reportable segments, Domestic and International. Its stores provide consumer electronics, such as home theater, home automation, digital imaging, health and fitness, and portable audio products; computing and mobile phones, including computing and peripherals, networking, tablets, smart watches, and e-readers, as well as mobile phones comprising related mobile network carrier commissions; and entertainment products, such as gaming hardware and software, movie, music, technology toy, and other software products. The companys stores also offer appliances, which include refrigeration and laundry appliances, dishwashers, ovens, coffee makers, blenders, etc.; and other products comprising snacks, beverages, and other sundry items. In addition, it provides services, such as consultation, design, delivery, installation, set-up, protection plan, repair, technical support, and educational services. The company offers its products through stores and Websites under the Best Buy, bestbuy.com, Best Buy Mobile, Best Buy Direct, Best Buy Express, Geek Squad, Magnolia Home Theater, Pacific Kitchen and Home, bestbuy.com.ca, bestbuy.com.mx, and Geek Squad brand names, as well as through call centers. As of January 30, 2016, it had approximately 1,200 large-format and 400 small-format stores. The company was formerly known as Sound of Music, Inc. Best Buy Co., Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Richfield, Minnesota.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Most have delivered sizeable gains as well. Genuine Parts (NYSE: GPC) (profiledhere) is up 18.3% for the year; Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE: APD) has rallied 21.9%; and Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) (profiled here) has surged an impressive 39.3%.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.(AAOI)

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc., incorporated on March 25, 2013, is a vertically integrated provider of fiber-optic networking products. The Company offers its products for approximately three networking end markets, such as Internet data center; cable television (CATV), and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH). The Company designs and manufactures a range of optical communications products at varying levels of integration, from components, subassemblies and modules to turnkey equipment. The Company’s customers in the Internet data center market include Internet-based (Web 2.0) data center operators, to whom it supplies optical transceivers that plug into switches and servers within the data center, and allow these network devices to send and receive data over fiber optic cables. To the CATV market, the Company supplies a range of products, including lasers, transmitters and turnkey equipment, as well as headend, node and distribution equipment. The Company designs, manufactures and integrates its own analog and digital lasers using a combination of Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) and its Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) fabrication process.

The Company’s components incorporate one or more of its optical laser chips inside a precision housing that provides mechanical protection, as well as standardized electrical contacts. Its other optical components may also include optical filters or other optical elements by which optical signals are routed internally within the component. These components may also include coolers, heaters and sensors that allow the temperature of the laser chip to be measured and controlled. At the next level of integration, the Company’s module or sub-assembly products typically contain one or more of its optical components and additional control circuitry. For other levels of integration, the Company’s equipment products typically contain one or more optical components, modules and additional electronic control circuitry required to enable these subsystems to operate! independently. The Company’s manufacturing sites are located at Sugar Land, Texas; Ningbo, China, and Taipei, Taiwan.

The Company competes with EMCORE Corporation, Finisar Corporation, Foxconn Interconnect Technology Ltd., Lumentum Holding, Inc., Mitsubishi, Molex, LLC, Oclaro, Inc., Source Photonics and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) fell 22.3% in February, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The vertically integrated maker of fiber-optic networking products, ranging from laser chips and components to turnkey systems, bucked the positive trend of many other stocks in the same sector due to a couple of pessimistic analyst notes and an unwelcome convertible-debt offering.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFebruary 21, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) fell 40.4% in September, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The fiber-optic networking specialist suffered three separate single-day drops of at least 10%, setting fresh 52-week lows in the process.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    It’s official: The short-lived Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) rally is over. Tariffs on products coming out of China got the snowball started, but internal product quality issues were ultimately what caused the avalanche. As of this writing, shares of the optical networking manufacturer are half the value they were during the summer of 2018.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: BioDelivery Sciences International Inc.(BDSI)

BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, focuses on developing and commercializing products in the areas of pain management and oncology supportive care. The company uses its patented BioErodible MucoAdhesive (BEMA) and Bioral cochleate drug delivery technologies in the development of its products. The BEMA technology is a small erodible polymer film for application to the buccal mucosa; and the Bioral cochleate drug delivery technology encapsulates a selected drug or therapeutic in a cochleate cylinder. Its pain franchise consists of products utilizing the patented BEMA technology, including ONSOLIS, a fentanyl buccal soluble film for the management of pain in opioid tolerant adult patients with cancer; and BEMA Buprenorphine, which is in the development stage for the treatment of moderate to severe chronic pain, as well as for the treatment of opioid dependence. The company also engages in developing product candidates utilizing the B EMA technology for conditions, such as nausea/vomiting. BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Biodelivery Sciences International Inc (NASDAQ:BDSI)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 14, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ:BDSI) Director Francis E. Odonnell, Jr. sold 8,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.60, for a total value of $36,800.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.