Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

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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.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: PAR Technology Corporation(PAR)

PAR Technology Corporation (PAR), incorporated on April 21, 1992, is a provider of systems and service solutions for the hospitality industry. The Company operates through two segments: Hospitality and Government.

Hospitality segment

The Company’s solutions for the restaurant industry integrate software applications, hardware platforms, software delivery, and installation and lifecycle support services. PAR’s software offerings for the Restaurant market include front-of-store point-of-sale (POS) software applications, operations management software applications (known as back office software), and enterprise software applications for content management and business intelligence. PAR’s hardware offerings for the Restaurant market include POS terminals, kitchen systems utilizing printers and/or video monitors, and a range of food safety monitoring and task management hardware and software solutions. The Company has also developed a checklist solution for food safety temperature measurement and task management automation marketed under the name, SureCheck. The Company markets its hardware, software and services as an integrated solution on an individual basis. PAR’s Brink POS (Brink) software is a cloud-based POS platform that scales for single and multi-unit operators with traditional and mobile platforms. PAR restaurant software offerings are designed for multi-unit and individual restaurant operators, franchise and the enterprise alike in the over three restaurant categories, such as fast casual restaurants (FC), quick serve restaurants (QSR) and table service restaurants (TSR). Each of these restaurant categories has separate operating characteristics and service delivery requirements that are managed by PAR’s Brink and PixelPoint software offerings. PAR’s software allows customers to configure their technology systems that meet their order entry, food preparation, inventory, and workforce management needs, while capturing real-time transaction data at each location and delivering insight throughout the enterprise.

Brink software is a cloud-based POS software for restaurants. The cloud native model manages software version control and organizational updates. Brink POS software is integrated with features that include mobile online ordering, kitchen video system, guest surveys, enterprise reporting and mobile dashboard. PAR’s PixelPoint software solution is primarily sold to independent table service and QSRs through its channel partners. This software solution includes a POS software application, a self-service ordering function, an enterprise back-office management function, and an enterprise level loyalty and gift card information sharing application. PixelPoint Head Office Cloud is a Web-based enterprise reporting solution that consolidates restaurant data and is offered as software-as-a-service (SaaS). It offers PixelPoint for corporate, field and site managers. PixelPoint is a decision-making tool that provides visibility into various restaurant locations through a dashboard displaying customer-defined financials, sales analysis, marketing, inventory and workforce variables. PAR also offers applications for forecasting, labor scheduling and inventory management.

The Company’s SureCheck software solution provides food safety temperature monitoring and employee task management functionality through the combination of a cloud-based enterprise server application, a personal digital assistant (PDA)-based mobile application and an integrated temperature measuring device. This solution helps in managing hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) inspection programs for retail and food service organizations, and automates the monitoring of quality risk factors. The SureCheck platform is used to help hospitality and retail operators to complete and monitor the compliance of employee tasks, while providing insight on abnormal checklist conditions, providing configurable, automated alerts. The data captured through this solution is used to manage policy compliance and oversight, loss prevention, safety, merchandising and other audits to the customer.

The PAR EverServ family of hardware platforms is designed to operate in harsh hospitality environments. The Company’s hardware platforms are compatible with various operating systems. PAR’s open architecture POS platforms are optimized to host the Company’s POS software applications, as well as various third-party POS applications, and are compatible with various peripheral devices. PAR partners with a range of vendors of complementary in-store peripherals, including cash drawers, card readers, printers, kitchen video systems, allowing the Company to provide a solution integrated and delivered by a vendor. PAR’s hardware terminal offerings primarily consist of over three POS product lines, such as EverServ 500, EverServ 7000 Series and EverServ 8000 Series. The EverServ 500 platform is a value platform for operators that require features/functions that are used for installations. The EverServ 7000 series hardware is built to perform in harsh operating environments, enduring high customer traffic and transaction activities, and the difficult restaurant/retail environments that include grease and liquid spills. The EverServ 8000 series hardware offers design, and is built to perform in harsh operating environments, enduring high customer traffic and transaction activities, and the difficult restaurant/retail environments that includes grease and liquid spills. The Company also offers SureCheck Advantage, an Internet of things (IoT) mobile solution, which is designed for food quality and task management.

Government Segment

PAR’s Government business provides a range of technical services for the Department of Defense (DoD) and federal agencies. This segment is focused on serving intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) customers specializing in the development of signal and image processing and management systems with a focus on geospatial intelligence, geographic information systems, and command and control applications. Additionally, this business provides mission critical telecommunications, satellite command and control, and information technology operations and maintenance services around the world to the United States DoD. The business is organized in two operating sectors that provide service offerings across their customer base: ISR Solutions and mission systems.

The ISR solutions sector provides systems engineering support and software-based solutions. This sector of the Company has a business in the development of mobility applications that support the needs of mobile teams with real-time situation awareness and distributed communications. The ISR solutions sector is engaged in the advanced research, development and productization of geospatial information assurance (GIA) technology involving steganography, steganalysis, digital watermarking and image forensics. These technologies are used to provide protection and security of geospatial data. The ISR solutions sector also provides scientific and technical support to the United States Intelligence Community. The mission systems sector includes three distinct lines of business: telecommunications, satellite control and information technology services. The telecommunication services include satellite and terrestrial communications operations and maintenance services, which operate elements of the United States DoD’s global information grid (GIG). Additionally, PAR operates the United States navy’s satellite operations center providing tracking, telemetry and control of several space-based satellite communication constellations. The mission systems sector provides information technology (IT) services ranging from advanced systems management to help desk support.

PAR focuses its business in five service areas: ISR; Systems Engineering and Evaluation; Satellite and Telecommunications Services; Space and Satellite Control Services, and Information Technology/Systems Services. The Company provides a range of geospatial intelligence solutions, including full motion video, geospatial information assurance, raster imagery, and light detection and ranging (LiDAR). It also offers a range of products relative to these technologies, and provides integration and training support. PSR integrates and tests electro-optical (EO), infrared (IR), radar and multi/hyper-spectral sensor systems for a range of government and industry surveillance applications. The Company designs and integrates radar sensor systems, including experimentation, demonstration and test support. The Company also provides scientific and technical engineering, and analysis to intelligence community customers, as well as program management services for the acquisition, development and deployment of prototypes and reaction systems. The Company provides a range of technical and support services to sustain mission critical components of the DoD’s GIG. These services include system enhancements and associated maintenance of very low frequency (VLF), high frequency (HF) and very high frequency (VHF) ground-based radio transmitter/receiver facilities. Additionally, the Company operates and maintains several extremely high frequency (EHF) and super high frequency (SHF) satellite communication earth terminals and teleport facilities. It provides satellite operation, management and maintenance services in support of satellite control center operations. Primary services include satellite telemetry monitoring, tracking and command support, and satellite control in order to provide space-based satellite services conducting command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) operations. The Company delivers services in support of satellite telemetry, tracking, control and remote terminal operations from over seven locations across the world. It also offers various services, which include helpdesk services, systems administration, network administration, information assurance and systems security, database administration, telephone systems management, testing and test bed management, and information technology infrastructure library (ITIL)-based service management.

The Company competes with Oracle Corporation, NCR Corporation and Panasonic Corporation.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about PAR Technology (NYSE:PAR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PAR Technology earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the software maker an impact score of 46.8901065500531 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: RELX N.V.(RENX)

RELX NV is a Netherlands-based company holding shares in RELX Group plc. RELX Group plc is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. RELX Group plc serves customers in more than 180 countries. The Company operates in four market segments. Scientific, Technical & Medical helps customers advance science and improve healthcare by providing information and analytical solutions that enable them to make critical decisions, enhance productivity and improve outcomes. Risk & Business Analytics provides solutions and decision tools that combine public and industry-specific content with advanced technology and analytics. Legal is a provider of information and analytics to professionals in legal, corporate, government and non-profit organizations. Exhibitions organizes over 500 exhibitions a year, attracting more than seven million attendees. Shareholders in RELX NV own a 47.1% economic interest in RELX Group plc.

Scientific, Technical & Medical

The Company’s Scientific, Technical & Medical segment provides information and tools to help customers in scientific and healthcare outcomes. The Company is a provider of scientific, technical and medical information serving scientists, health professionals and students across the world. It is engaged in publishing primary research, reference and education content. It provides a range of database and workflow solutions. The Company caters to scientists, academic institutions, educators, research leaders and administrators, medical researchers, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and students, as well as hospitals, research institutions, health insurers, managed healthcare organizations, research-intensive corporations and governments. It is engaged in the scientific, technical and medical reference market, providing authoritative and professional reference content. Its titles include various works, such as Gray’s Anatomy, Nelson’s Pediatrics and Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy. Its clinical reference platform, ClinicalKey, provides physicians with access to its third-party reference and evidence-based medical content in an integrated site. Its database and workflow products provide a range of tools and solutions for professionals in the science, technical, and medical fields, which caters to academic and corporate researchers, research administrators and healthcare professionals. For academic and corporate researchers, products include Scopus, Reaxys, and Knovel. It serves academic and government research administrators through its Elsevier Research Intelligence range of products. Its clinical solutions include ExitCare, which provides patient education and discharge information, and CPM Resource Center, which provides a data-driven framework to support nurses in undertaking procedures. Its journals include Cell and The Lancet families of titles. It operates in Amsterdam, Beijing, Boston, Chennai, Delhi, London, Madrid, Munich, New York, Oxford, Paris, Philadelphia, Rio de Janeiro, San Diego, Singapore and Tokyo.

Risk & Business Information

The Company’s Risk & Business Information segment provides data and analytics that enable customers to evaluate and manage risk. It develops market intelligence. It is organized around market-facing industry/sector groups, including insurance, business services, government, healthcare, data services, including banking, energy and chemicals, human resources and other brands. Insurance Solutions provides a combination of data and analytics to personal, commercial and life insurance carriers in the United States. Information solutions helps insurers assess risks and provide inputs to pricing and underwriting insurance policies. Its products include LexisNexis Data Prefill and LexisNexis Current Carrier. Its business services provides financial institutions with risk management, identity management, fraud detection, credit risk management and compliance solutions. These include Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering products. It also provides risk and identity management solutions for corporate customers in retail, telecommunications and utilities sectors. Government Solutions provides data and analytics to the United States federal, state and local law enforcement and government agencies to help solve criminal and intelligence cases and to identify fraud, waste and abuse in government programs. Health Care Solutions provides identity, fraud, and clinical analytics solutions across stages of the healthcare workflow to enable decision making for payers and providers. It also provides risk-related information to the legal industry through LexisNexis Legal & Professional. This segment provides information and online data services to business professionals across the world, with data services, information and tools, as well as producing conferences, Websites and business magazines. Its brands include Farmers Weekly, Boerderij, Fiscaal Totaal, Estates Gazette, Elsevier and New Scientist. It has operations in Georgia, Florida, Illinois and Ohio in the United States, as well as London, Amsterdam and Shanghai.


The Company’s Legal segment is a provider of legal, regulatory and news and business information, and analysis to law firm, corporate, government and academic customers. In North America, electronic information solutions and workflow tools from research solutions help legal and business professionals make decisions in the practice of law and in managing their businesses. Its products for legal research are and Lexis Advance. Research solutions also include news and business information, ranging from daily news to company filings, as well as public records information and analytics. LexisNexis also partners with law schools to provide services to students as part of their training. LexisNexis Business & Litigation Software Solutions serves as software arm for the Company. Its business of law software provides law firms with practice management solutions, including time and billing systems, case management, cost recovery and document management services. Its litigation software provides lawyers with a range of tools covering case preparation to processing and review to trial preparation. In the markets outside the United States, LexisNexis serves legal, corporate, government, accounting and academic markets in Europe, Canada, Africa and Asia Pacific with local and international legal, regulatory and business information. In the United Kingdom, LexisNexis is a legal information provider. In France, LexisNexis is an online provider of information to lawyers, notaries and courts. Its brands include LexisNexis, Lexis, Matthew Bender, LexisLibrary, LexisPSL, Shepard’s Citations Service, Lexis Advance, Lexis Practice Advisor and Law360. It has operations in the New York area, Ohio and North Carolina in the United States, Toronto in Canada, London and Paris in Europe, and in Africa and Asia Pacific.


The Company’s Exhibitions segment consists of Reed Exhibitions, which is an exhibitions business, with approximately 500 events in over 30 countries. Reed Exhibitions’ portfolio of exhibitions and conferences serves over 40 industry sectors across the world. Its exhibitions and conferences encompass a range of sectors, which include construction, cosmetics, electronics, energy and alternative energy, engineering, entertainment, gifts and jewelry, healthcare, hospitality, interior design, logistics, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, real estate, recreation, security and safety, transport and travel. Its brands include Mipim and World Travel Market.

The Company competes with Thomson Reuters, HIS, Wolters Kluwer, Platts, CCH (Wolters Kluwer), Bloomberg, Factiva (News Corporation), UBM, Informa IIR, Messe Frankfurt, Messe Dusseldorf and Messe Munich.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Relx (NYSE:RENX) was upgraded by research analysts at Barclays to a “buy” rating in a report released on Monday.

    RENX has been the subject of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Relx from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 16th. UBS Group cut shares of Relx from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 14th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $23.00.

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Kimball Electronics, Inc.(KE)

Kimball Electronics, Inc. (Kimball Electronics), incorporated on July 14, 1998, is an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company. The Company is engaged in producing electronics for the automotive, medical, industrial and public safety markets. The Company provides design, engineering, manufacturing, packaging, and distribution of electronic assemblies and circuit boards on a contract basis to a range of industries. The Company offers various engineering, manufacturing and supply chain services, such as design services; production and testing of printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAS); industrialization and automation of manufacturing processes; product design and process validation and qualification; reliability testing, which include testing of products under a series of environmental conditions; assembly, production and packaging of other related non-electronic products; supply chain services, and product life cycle management. The Company is engaged in producing safety critical electronic assemblies for the automotive market.

The Company’s business units are located in the United States, China, Mexico, Poland, Romania and Thailand. As of June 30, 2016, the Company has eight manufacturing facilities with two located in Indiana and one located in each of Florida, China, Mexico, Poland, Romania and Thailand. Its manufacturing facilities have various electronic manufacturing capabilities, such as electronic device manufacturing prototypes, electronics design, new product development, new product introduction (NPI), supply chain management, contract manufacturing, test development, and repair and reverse logistics services.

The Company competes with Benchmark Electronics, Inc., Jabil Circuit, Inc. and Plexus Corp.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Kimball Electronics (NASDAQ:KE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Thursday.

    Separately, TheStreet lowered Kimball Electronics from a b rating to a c+ rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 7th.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Trust Advisors LP lifted its position in Kimball Electronics Inc (NASDAQ:KE) by 18.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 30,252 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,611 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP owned about 0.11% of Kimball Electronics worth $554,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sify Technologies Limited(SIFY)

Sify Technologies Limited (Sify), incorporated on December 12, 1995, is an integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services company. The Company offers end-to-end solutions with a range of products delivered over a common telecom data network infrastructure reaching approximately 1,300 cities and towns in India at March 31, 2016. Its segments are Telecom services, which includes domestic data, international data wholesale voice and network managed services; Data Centre services, which includes co-location services; Cloud and managed services, which includes information technology (IT) infra services, IT transformation services, remote and onsite infrastructure managed services and delivery platforms; Technology integration services, which includes data center build, network integration, information security, end-user computing, and collaborative tools and solutions, and Applications integration services, which includes application development and maintenance, application testing, mobility solutions, e-learning, portals, tools, process and automation.

As of March 31, 2016, the Company’s telecom network connected 36 data centers across India and customer data centers. The Company’s revenue is also derived from enterprise services, comprising telecom services, data center services, cloud and managed services, applications integration services and technology integration services. Sify also provides services that cater to the burgeoning demands of the small and medium business (SMB) community, much of it on its cloud services platform. Sify Technologies (Singapore) Pte. Ltd and Sify Technologies North America Corporation are its subsidiaries.

Telecom services

The Company is a network provider offering wireless endpoints and wired terminations. The focus of the Telecom Services segment is on India Data Business, Global Network Business and Wholesale Voice.

Data Centre services

As of March 31, 2016, the Company had six Tier III Data Centres across various geographical locations in India. The Data Centre services business offers services, such as co-location, regular backup, server load balancing and remote backup; managed services, such as messaging, shared hosting, network and security, and storage and virtualization and managed voice services to all resident enterprises.

Cloud and Managed services

The Cloud services business provides on-demand, multi-tenant and storage solutions, public, private and hybrid cloud platforms and infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and disaster recovery (DR) as services. The Company offers cloud delivery solutions on a home grown tool with an objective of reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) offering value to customers, on an automated platform called Cloudinfinit.

Technology Integration services

Technology Integration Services (TIS) combines Sify’s IT capabilities with the Company’s core telecom and Data Centre products to provide a converged turnkey ICT solution to the customer. TIS leverages Sify’s home-grown know-how in design, implementation and maintenance to deliver end-to-end managed IT services across datacenters, network and security. Its focuses on service desks and command centers; voice and video conferencing; hosted contact centers; unified communication and unified access; virtualization; data center build; campus/local area network (LAN)/data center networking; wide area network (WAN) architectures, and enterprise and end point security.

Applications Integration services

The Company has designed and developed a suite of applications, such as supply chain management application, forum and the online assessment tool, iTest. The Company has invested early on, in the sunrise business e-learning recognizing the demand of enterprises to take forward a uniform training platform to all branches and subsidiaries. Its sunrise business caters to various verticals with offerings, such as talent management, and automated platform that enables multi city, multiple point recruitments and test platform, sales and distribution platform, e-learning platform primarily for enterprises outside of India for local and Internet-based training, and Web solutions, such as portals, among others.

The Company competes with Bharti Airtel, Tata Communications Limited, Reliance Infocomm, Tata Teleservices, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited, Reliance Jio, Reliance, Ctrl S, Net Magic, Ramco, Infosys, HP, Wipro, TCS, Oracle, IBM, SAP, SumTotal and SABA.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares rose 2.1 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 11 percent, and Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: SIFY) up 4 percent.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Home Bancorp, Inc.(HBCP)

Home Bancorp, Inc., incorporated on May 1, 2008, is a bank holding company for Home Bank, N.A. (the Bank). The Bank conducts business through approximately 30 banking offices in the Greater Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Greater New Orleans and Northshore (of Lake Pontchartrain) regions of south Louisiana and the Natchez and Vicksburg regions of west Mississippi. The Bank is engaged in attracting deposits from the general public and using those funds to invest in loans and securities. The Bank originates loans, including one- to four-family first mortgage loans, home equity loans and lines, construction and land loans, multi-family residential loans and consumer loans.

The Bank has four main market areas across south Louisiana: Greater Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Greater New Orleans and the Northshore (of Lake Pontchartrain). Its two main market areas in west Mississippi: Natchez and Vicksburg. It operates approximately three banking offices in Baton Rouge. The Bank operates over six banking offices in the Northshore region. The Bank operates approximately seven banking offices in the Greater New Orleans area. The Bank operates over three banking offices in Natchez and approximately two banking offices in Vicksburg.

Lending Activities

The Bank’s lending activities include loans secured by commercial real estate loans, and commercial and industrial loans. The outstanding balances of the Bank’s commercial real estate loans and commercial and industrial loans are approximately $12.3 million and approximately $3.8 million, respectively. In addition to commercial real estate and commercial and industrial loans, the Bank holds a portfolio of construction and land loans. The Bank’s construction and land loans amounts approximately $116.8 million or approximately 9.5% of its loan portfolio. Its total loans are approximately $1,224.36 million.

Investment Activities

The Bank’s portfolio of include the United States agency mortgage-backed, non-United States agency mortgage-backed, municipal bonds and the United States Government agency. The Bank’s investment securities portfolio includes approximately 10 non-agency mortgage-backed securities with an amortized cost and fair value of approximately $6.1 million. The Bank’s investment securities total over $190.7 million.

Sources of Funds

Deposits, loan repayments and prepayments, proceeds from investment securities sales, calls, maturities and paydowns, cash flows generated from operations and Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) advances are the Bank’s main, ongoing sources of funds for use in lending, investing and for other general purposes. The Bank offers a range of deposit accounts with a range of interest rates and terms. Its deposits consist of checking, both interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing, money market, savings, demand, negotiable order of withdrawal (NOW) and certificate of deposit accounts. Its total deposits are approximately $1.2 billion.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media stories about Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Home Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the bank an impact score of 47.6769620242767 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: City Holding Company(CHCO)

City Holding Company operates as a holding company for City National Bank of West Virginia that provides various banking, trust and investment management, and other financial solutions in the United States. The company accepts various deposit products, such as checking, savings, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit and individual retirement accounts. It also provides commercial and industrial loans that consist of loans to corporate and other legal entity borrowers primarily in small to mid-size industrial and commercial companies; commercial real estate loans comprising commercial mortgages, which are secured by nonresidential and multi-family residential properties; residential real estate loans to consumers for the purchase or refinance of a residence; home equity junior lien loans; consumer loans that are secured by automobiles, boats, recreational vehicles, certificates of deposit, and other personal property; and demand deposit account overdrafts. In addition, the company offers mortgage banking services, including fixed and adjustable-rate mortgages, construction financing, production of conventional and government insured mortgages, secondary marketing, and mortgage servicing. Further, it provides deposit services for commercial customers comprising treasury management, lockbox, and other cash management services; merchant credit card services; wealth management, trust, investment, and custodial services for commercial and individual customers; and corporate trust and institutional custody, financial and estate planning, and retirement plan services. As of January 25, 2016, the company operated through a network of 85 branches in the states of West Virginia, Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and southeastern Ohio. City Holding Company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Charleston, West Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Invesco Quality Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:IQI) announced a monthly dividend on Tuesday, October 2nd, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 16th will be paid a dividend of 0.0574 per share by the financial services provider on Wednesday, October 31st. This represents a $0.69 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.14%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, October 15th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Laurion Capital Management LP increased its stake in Invesco Quality Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:IQI) by 157.4% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 111,867 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 68,404 shares during the quarter. Laurion Capital Management LP’s holdings in Invesco Quality Municipal Income Trust were worth $1,333,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Invesco Quality Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:IQI) has been trending positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Invesco Quality Municipal Income Trust earned a news impact score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.8100034187875 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Alignment Healthcare, Inc.(ALHC)

Alignment Healthcare, Inc. provides a consumer-centric platform that delivers customized health care to seniors in the United States. It offers medicare advantage plans and health plan options to its partners and patients with customized care and service; and preferred provider organization offerings. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Orange, California.

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    Shares of Alignment Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALHC) gapped up before the market opened on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $18.18, but opened at $18.90. Alignment Healthcare shares last traded at $19.06, with a volume of 2,114 shares changing hands.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: GasLog LP.(GLOG)

GasLog was incorporated in Bermuda on July 16, 2003. GasLog and its subsidiaries are primarily engaged in the ownership, operation and management of vessels in the LNG market, providing maritime services for the transportation of LNG on a worldwide basis and LNG vessel management services. The Group conducts its operations through its vessel-owning subsidiaries and through its vessel management services subsidiary.
Our company and its founders have a long history in shipping and in LNG carriers. Our largest shareholder is Ceres Shipping Ltd. or “Ceres Shipping”, whose founding family’s shipping activities commenced more than 100 years ago and who is currently controlled by our Chairman, Peter G. Livanos. The late Mr. George P. Livanos, father of our current Chairman, established the predecessor to Ceres Shipping. Ceres Shipping also has interests in tankers, dry bulk carriers and containerships.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Several research firms have weighed in on GLOG. Zacks Investment Research downgraded GasLog from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 8th. ValuEngine downgraded GasLog from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 18th. TheStreet downgraded GasLog from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 19th. Finally, Morgan Stanley downgraded GasLog from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $22.00 to $20.00 in a research note on Tuesday, January 22nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. GasLog has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $21.64.

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    About GasLog

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    GasLog Ltd  (NYSE:GLOG)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    GasLog (NYSE:GLOG) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $22.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “GasLog Ltd. is an owner, operator and manager of liquefied natural gas carriers. The Company operates in two segments: vessel ownership and vessel management. The vessel ownership segment consists of chartering out company-owned LNG carriers and the vessel management segment consists of providing LNG carrier technical management services, LNG carrier construction supervision services and other vessel management services. GasLog Ltd. is based in Monaco. “

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ballard Power Systems, Inc.(BLDP)

Ballard Power Systems Inc. (Ballard), incorporated on November 12, 2008, is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, sale and service of fuel cell products for a range of applications. The Company is focused on its power product markets of heavy-duty motive (consisting of bus and tram applications), portable power, material handling and telecom backup power, as well as the delivery of technology solutions, including engineering services, and the license and sale of its intellectual property portfolio and fundamental knowledge for a range of fuel cell applications. The Company operates in the Fuel Cell Products and Services segment. The Company offers products in three product classes: Fuel cell stacks, Fuel cell modules and Fuel cell systems. The Company’s fuel cell and non-fuel cell products, include FCveloCity Fuel Cell Products, including FCveloCity-9SSL, FCveloCity-1020ACS and FCveloCity modules, and FCgen Fuel Cell Products and System Products, including FCgen-1020ACS, ElectraGen-H2 and ElectraGen-ME. The Company provides fuel cell modules for public transit systems, including buses and light rail.

The Company designs and manufactures the FCveloCity fuel cell module platform, which in various forms is capable of delivering 30 kilowatts to 200 kilowatts of power for use in the heavy duty motive market. The Company supplies the fuel cell modules to hybrid drive, bus and light rail manufacturer customers that deliver zero-emission fuel cell-powered vehicles to transit operators around the world. Ballard provides FCgen and FCveloCity fuel cell stacks to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers and system integrators that use the stacks to produce fuel cell systems for power solutions. Ballard builds the stacks into self-contained FCveloCity motive modules that are plug-and-play into a larger system. Ballard also builds fuel cell systems for stationary power markets that are designed to solve certain energy needs of its customers. The ElectraGen product lines provide fuel-flexible (hydrogen and methanol) system solutions for Backup power markets. Ballard’s technology solutions offering primarily involves the provision of engineering services and customer access through licensing to Ballard’s intellectual property portfolio.

The Company has research and development, testing, manufacturing and service facilities in Burnaby, British Columbia. In the United States, the Company has research and development facilities in Bend, Oregon, and has a sales, manufacturing, and research and development facility in Southborough, Massachusetts. The Company uses a contract manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico. The Company also has a sales, service and research and development facility in Hobro, Denmark.

The Company competes with Hydrogenics, Nedstack, Horizon Fuel Cell, Smart Fuel Cell, Hyster-Yale, Dantherm Power, Altergy, Plug Power, FuelCon, Greenlight Innovation, Intelligent Energy and Ricardo.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Neha Chamaria (TMFNehams)]

    On Sept. 8, too, Ballard Power Systems’ (NASDAQ:BLDP) subsidiary, Ballard Fuel Cell Systems, announced a partnership with industrials giant Eaton to develop fuel-cell technology for heavy-duty trucks. Just the previous day, Germany-based Quantron tied up with Ballard Power to use its fuel-cell modules in electric trucks scheduled for delivery later next year.

  • [By John Bromels]

    Will fuel cells be the next “best thing since sliced bread”? Or has the once-promising technology already started going the way of the typewriter and the unsliced commercial loaf? Well, two of the leading fuel cell companies, Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP) and Bloom Energy (NYSE:BE), are working hard to make sure it’s the former. Let’s take a look at both of them to see which one is the better buy. 

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Ballard Power Systems Inc.  (NASDAQ:BLDP) Q4 and Full Year 2018 Earnings Conference Call March. 07, 2019, 8:00 a.m. ET

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