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Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Companies are on pace to post the most earnings beats in at least a decade, according to John Butters, senior earnings analyst at FactSet.

Butters said in a note that 80 percent of the S&P 500 companies that have reported quarterly results through Friday have posted better-than-expected earnings. “If 80% is the final number, it will mark the highest percentage since FactSet began tracking this metric in Q3 2008,” he said in the note Friday.

Much of the earnings outperformance comes from telecom, health-care and tech companies, Butters noted. All of the S&P 500 telecom companies have reported better-than-expected earnings this season, while 96 percent of health-care companies have outperformed earnings expectations. In tech, 93 percent of company earnings have exceeded forecasts.

Through Friday, 81 percent of S&P 500 companies had released their latest quarterly reports. Some of the companies that have reported better-than-expected results include major banks J.P. Morgan Chase and Bank of America as well as tech giants like Amazon and Apple.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Blackrock MuniYield Fund, Inc.(MYD)

Blackrock Muniyield Fund Inc. (the Fund) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is to provide current income exempt from federal income taxes. It invests primarily in a portfolio of long-term, investment-grade municipal obligations, the interest on which is exempt from federal income taxes. The Fund may invest in certain securities, whose income return is inversely related to changes in a floating interest rate (inverse floaters). It may also invest in swap agreements.

The Fund invests in sectors, such as transportation, hospital, power, education, housing, and water and sewer. The Fund’s investment manager is BlackRock Advisors, LLC, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. BlackRock Investment Management, LLC, an affiliate of BlackRock Advisors, LLC, serves as the Fund’s sub-advisor.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Blackrock Muniyield Fund Inc. (NYSE:MYD) announced a monthly dividend on Thursday, September 6th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 14th will be given a dividend of 0.061 per share by the financial services provider on Monday, October 1st. This represents a $0.73 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.30%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 13th.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NOW Inc.(DNOW)

NOW Inc. (“NOW” or the “Company”), headquartered in Houston, Texas, was incorporated in Delaware on November 22, 2013. On May 30, 2014, the spin-off from National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (“NOV”) was completed and NOW became an independent, publicly traded company (the “Spin-Off” or “Separation”). In accordance with a separation and distribution agreement between NOV and NOW, the two companies were separated by NOV distributing to its stockholders 107,053,031 shares of common stock of NOW Inc. with each NOV stockholder receiving one share of NOW common stock for every four shares of NOV common stock held at the close of business on the record date of May 22, 2014 and not sold prior to close of business on May 30, 2014. We filed a registration statement on Form 10, as amended through the time of its effectiveness, describing the Spin-Off, which was declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on May 13, 2014.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    NOW (NYSE:DNOW) had its target price lifted by equities researchers at Cowen from $12.00 to $15.00 in a report released on Friday. The brokerage currently has a “market perform” rating on the oil and gas company’s stock. Cowen’s target price indicates a potential downside of 10.87% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The improvement in the oil industry accelerated in the second quarter thanks to higher crude prices, which in turn fueled demand for oil-field equipment. That trend benefited oil-field equipment distributor NOW Inc. (NYSE:DNOW), driving its revenue and earnings up sharply in what is typically a seasonally slower quarter. Because of that, the company expects strong revenue growth to continue for the balance of the year. 

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Communications Systems Inc.(JCS)

Communications Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells modular connecting and wiring devices, digital subscriber line filters, structured wiring systems, and media and rate conversion products primarily in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company?s Suttle segment manufactures and markets copper and fiber connectivity systems, enclosure systems, XDSL filters and splitters, and active technologies for voice, data, and video communications under the Suttle brand name; and residential structured wiring products under the SOHO Access brand name. This segment offers its products directly and through distributors to communication companies, smaller telephone companies, electrical/low voltage contractors, home builders, cable customers, and original equipment manufacturers. Its Transition Networks segment designs, assembles, and markets network interface devices, media converters, network interface cards, Ethernet switches, sma ll form factor pluggable modules, and other connectivity products under the Transition Networks and MILAN brand names. This segment sells its products through distributors, resellers, integrators, and original equipment manufacturers. The company?s JDL Technologies segment offers information technology (IT) solutions, including network design and integration IT service management, network security, desktop virtualization, and managed network operation center services. This segment serves educational clients, IT value added resellers, and managed service providers, as well as healthcare, enterprise, and government markets. Its Austin Taylor segment provides telephony and data networking products to telecommunications companies, distributors, and installers. This segment designs and manufactures external metal cabinets and internal metal boxes to industry standards and to customer specifications. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Gilead Sciences, Inc.(GILD)

Gilead Sciences, Inc., a research-based biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and commercializes medicines in areas of unmet medical needs in North America, South America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The company’s products include Genvoya, Stribild, Complera/Eviplera, Atripla, Truvada, Viread, Emtriva, Tybost, and Vitekta for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in adults; and Harvoni, Sovaldi, Viread, and Hepsera products for the treatment of liver diseases. It also offers Zydelig, a PI3K delta inhibitor, in combination with rituximab, for the treatment of certain blood cancers; Letairis, an endothelin receptor antagonist for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension; Ranexa, a tablet used for the treatment of chronic angina; Lexiscan/Rapiscan injection for use as a pharmacologic stress agent in radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging; Cayston, an inhaled antibiotic for the treatment of respiratory systems in cystic fibrosis patients; and Tamiflu, an oral antiviral capsule for the treatment and prevention of influenza A and B. In addition, the company provides other products, such as AmBisome, an antifungal agent to treat serious invasive fungal infections; and Macugen, an anti-angiogenic oligonucleotide to treat neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Further, it has product candidates in various stages of development for the treatment of HIV/AIDS and liver diseases, such as hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus; inflammation/oncology; serious cardiovascular; and respiratory conditions, as well as diabetic nephropathy and ebola. The company markets its products through its commercial teams and/or in conjunction with third-party distributors and corporate partners. Gilead Sciences, Inc. has collaboration agreements with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Janssen R&D Ireland, Japan Tobacco Inc., and Galapagos NV. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Foster City, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Here’s one more in the same vein: Gilead Sciences (Nasdaq: GILD). This venerable biotech has been fighting to protect slumping revenue from its Hep C treatment franchise. To do so, Gilead is also going the generic route: the company, much like GSK above, is going to sell generic versions of its own medicines Epclusa and Harvoni. 

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Chuck Saletta, and Todd Campbell]

    Todd Campbell: (Galapagos): This foreign-based biotech might not be on your radar. If it isn’t, it should be. The company expects data on its lead drug candidate soon, and if the data is positive, it could represent a multibillion-dollar opportunity for the company and its collaboration partner Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD).

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Vanguard Extended Market ETF (VXF)

Vanguard Extended Market ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Extended Market Stock Index Fund, which employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Standard & Poor’s Completion Index (the Index), a diversified index of stocks of small and medium-sized United States companies. The Index contains all of the United States common stocks regularly traded on the New York and American Stock Exchanges, and the Nasdaq over-the-counter market, except those stocks included in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. The Fund invests all, or substantially all, of its assets in stocks of its target Index, with nearly 80% of its assets invested in the 1,200 largest stocks in its target Index (covering nearly 80% of the Index’s total market capitalization), and the rest of its assets in a representative sample of the remaining stocks. The Fund’s investment advisor is Vanguard Quantitative Equity Group.
Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Regal Investment Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Vanguard Extended Market ETF (NYSEARCA:VXF) by 2.7% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 11,927 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 311 shares during the quarter. Regal Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Vanguard Extended Market ETF were worth $1,190,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Vanguard Extended Market ETF (NYSEARCA:VXF) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, June 28th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Friday, June 29th will be given a dividend of 0.3704 per share on Tuesday, July 3rd. This represents a $1.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.26%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 28th. This is an increase from Vanguard Extended Market ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.32.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Columbia Sportswear Company(COLM)

Founded in 1938 in Portland, Oregon, as a small, family-owned, regional hat distributor and incorporated in 1961, Columbia Sportswear Company has grown to become a global leader in designing, sourcing, marketing and distributing outdoor and active lifestyle apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment. Unless the context indicates otherwise, the terms “we”, “us”, “our”, “the Company” and “Columbia” refer to Columbia Sportswear Company, together with its wholly owned subsidiaries and entities in which it maintains a controlling financial interest. As one of the largest outdoor and active lifestyle apparel and footwear companies in the world, our products have earned an international reputation for innovation, quality and performance.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bessemer Group Inc. lowered its position in shares of Columbia Sportswear (NASDAQ:COLM) by 7.8% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 21,300 shares of the textile maker’s stock after selling 1,800 shares during the period. Bessemer Group Inc.’s holdings in Columbia Sportswear were worth $1,791,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Columbia Sportswear Co  (NASDAQ:COLM)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 4:15 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Columbia Sportswear (NASDAQ:COLM) had its target price raised by research analysts at Wedbush from $102.00 to $103.00 in a research report issued on Wednesday. The firm presently has an “outperform” rating on the textile maker’s stock. Wedbush’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 13.99% from the company’s current price.