Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

Principal Financial Group Inc. cut its position in Allstate (NYSE:ALL) by 7.4% in the 1st quarter, reports. The firm owned 2,075,644 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 165,995 shares during the quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc.’s holdings in Allstate were worth $196,771,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Clearwater Capital Advisors LLC bought a new position in Allstate during the 1st quarter valued at $122,000. Rational Advisors LLC bought a new position in Allstate during the 4th quarter valued at $126,000. Taylor Hoffman Wealth Management bought a new position in Allstate during the 4th quarter valued at $131,000. Prentiss Smith & Co. Inc. bought a new position in shares of Allstate in the 4th quarter worth about $143,000. Finally, Truewealth LLC bought a new position in shares of Allstate in the 4th quarter worth about $159,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 77.04% of the company’s stock.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Saia Inc.(SAIA)

Saia, Inc., an asset-based trucking company, provides transportation and supply chain solutions primarily to the retail, chemical, and manufacturing industries in the United States. The company, through it subsidiary, Saia Motor Freight Line, LLC, offers regional and interregional less than truckload (LTL) services, selected national LTL, and time-definite services. It was formerly known as SCS Transportation, Inc. Saia, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Johns Creek, Georgia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Saia (NASDAQ:SAIA) had its price objective decreased by equities researchers at Buckingham Research from $93.00 to $88.00 in a research report issued on Friday, Stock Target Advisor reports. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the transportation company’s stock. Buckingham Research’s price target indicates a potential upside of 37.61% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Liberty Tax, Inc.(TAX)

Liberty Tax, Inc., incorporated on October 23, 2010, is the holding company for JTH Tax, Inc. The Company is a provider of tax preparation services. The Company provides retail federal and state income tax preparation services and related tax settlement products in the United States and Canada. The Company’s tax preparation services and related tax settlement products are offered primarily through franchised locations. All of the Company’s offices are operated under the Liberty Tax Service and SiempreTax+ brands. The Company also provides an online digital Do-It-Yourself (DIY) tax program in the United States.

The Company offers two types of tax settlement financial products: refund transfer products, which include providing a means by which a customer receives his or her refund, and refund-based loans. The Company’s LibTax software allows tax customers to have their federal and state income tax returns filed electronically.

The Company competes with H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt, Intuit, Inc. and Blucora, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Acacia Research (NASDAQ: ACTG) and Liberty Tax (NASDAQ:TAX) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Motorola Solutions, Inc.(MSI)

Motorola Solutions, Inc. (Motorola Solutions), incorporated on March 9, 1973, is a provider of communication infrastructure, devices, accessories, software and services. The Company operates through two segments: Products and Services. The Company addresses the communication needs of government agencies, state and local public safety and first-responder agencies, and commercial and industrial customers utilizing private communications networks and manages a mobile workforce. Its serves global customer base spanning federal, state, county, province, territory, municipal, and departmental independent bodies, along with its commercial and industrial customers. It serves its customers with a global footprint of sales in approximately 100 countries.


The Company’s Products segment offers a portfolio of infrastructure, devices, accessories and software. The primary customers of the Products segment are government, public safety and first-responder agencies, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers operating private communications networks and manage a mobile workforce. The Products segment has two product lines, including Devices and Systems. Its Devices includes two-way portable radios and vehicle-mounted radios; accessories, such as speaker microphones, batteries, earpieces, headsets, carry cases and cables, and software features and upgrades. Its Systems includes the radio network core and central processing software; base stations; consoles; repeaters, and software applications and features.


The Company’s Services segment provides a range of service offerings for government, public safety and commercial communication networks. The Services segment product lines include Integration services, Managed & Support services, and Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN) services. Its Integration services include the implementation, optimization, and integration of systems, devices, software and applications. Its Managed & Supp! ort services include a continuum of service offerings beginning with repair, technical support and hardware maintenance. Its advanced offerings include network monitoring, software maintenance and cyber security services. Its managed service offerings range from partial or full operation of customer owned networks to operation of Motorola Solutions owned networks. Its services are provided across all radio network technologies, Command Center Consoles and Smart Public Safety Solutions. Its iDEN is a push-to-talk technology. Its iDEN services consist of hardware and software maintenance services for its iDEN customers.

The Company competes with Harris, Airbus, Kenwood, Hytera and Sepura.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Technical Communications (NASDAQ:TCCO) and Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) issued an update on its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $7.55-7.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $7.56. The company issued revenue guidance of $7.784-7.857 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $7.7 billion.Motorola Solutions also updated its FY19 guidance to $7.55-7.70 EPS.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Farmers Capital Bank Corporation(FFKT)

Farmers Capital Bank Corporation, incorporated on October 28, 1982, is a bank holding company. The Company provides a range of banking and bank-related services to customers throughout Central and Northern Kentucky. The Company’s bank subsidiaries include Farmers Bank & Capital Trust Company (Farmers Bank), United Bank & Trust Company (United Bank), First Citizens Bank (First Citizens) and Citizens Bank of Northern Kentucky, Inc. (Citizens Northern). The Company also owns FCB Services, Inc., a data processing subsidiary, and FFKT Insurance Services, Inc., a captive property and casualty insurance company. The Company’s primary deposit products are checking, savings and term certificate accounts. Its primary lending products are residential mortgage, commercial lending and consumer installment loans. The Company also offers other services, including cash management services, issuing letters of credit, safe deposit box rental and funds transfer services.

Lending Activities

The Company’s operating activities include loans, mostly secured by real estate. Real estate lending primarily includes loans secured by owner and non-owner occupied one-to-four family residential properties, as well as commercial real estate mortgage loans to developers and owners of other commercial real estate. Real estate lending includes both variable and adjustable rate products.

The Company’s subsidiary banks make approximately first and second residential mortgage loans secured by real estate without seeking third-party guarantees. Commercial real estate loans are made primarily to small and mid-sized businesses, secured by real estate. Other commercial loans are asset-based loans secured by equipment and lines of credit secured by receivables and include lending across a diverse range of business types. The Company’s net loans total approximately $959,275 million.

Investment Securities

The Company’s investment securities are classified as available-for-sale and ! held-to-maturity. The Company’s available-for-sale securities consist of obligations of United States government-sponsored entities, obligations of states and political subdivisions, mortgage-backed securities-residential, mortgage-backed securities-commercial, corporate debt securities and mutual funds and equity securities. Its securities held-to-maturity portfolio consists of obligations of states and political subdivisions. The Company’s available-for-sale securities total approximately $582,202 million. The Company’s held-to-maturity securities total approximately $3,611 million.

Sources of Funds

The Company’s primary source of funding for its lending and investment activities results from its customer deposits, which consist of noninterest and interest bearing demand, savings and time deposits. Its short-term borrowings include funding sources with an original maturity of approximately one year or less. The Company’s short-term borrowings consist of federal funds purchased and securities sold under agreements to repurchase, which are on an overnight basis. Its long-term borrowings include funding sources with an original maturity of approximately one year. The Company’s long-term borrowings consist of securities sold under agreements to repurchase, Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) advances, and subordinated notes payable to unconsolidated trusts. The Company’s total deposits are approximately $1,368,994 million.

Subsidiary Activities

Farmers Bank is engaged in a range of commercial and personal banking activities, which include accepting savings, time and demand deposits; making secured and unsecured loans to corporations, individuals and others; providing cash management services to corporate and individual customers; issuing letters of credit; renting safe deposit boxes, and providing funds transfer services. The Bank’s lending activities include making commercial, construction, mortgage, and personal loans and lines of credit. The Bank serves as ! an agent ! in providing credit card loans. United Bank, First Citizens and Citizens Northern are engaged in a general banking business providing full service banking to individuals, businesses and Governmental customers. First Citizens also provides bill payment services under the name of FirstNet.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the financial shares climbed 0.31 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB), up 10 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
    TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
    Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
    Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) climbed 7.5 percent to $7.73 following Q1 results.
    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) shares climbed 6.7 percent to $7.50. Deutsche Bank upgraded Seaspan from Hold to Buy.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares rose 4.6 percent to $14.63 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) rose 4.3 percent to $47.80. Biogen and Ionis have expanded their strategic collaboration to develop drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday morning, the financial shares climbed 0.50 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB), up 9 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the financial shares climbed 0.11 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG), up 10 percent.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Constellium N.V.(CSTM)

Constellium N.V., formerly Constellium Holdco BV, is a Netherlands-based company, which is engaged in the manufacture of aluminum products and solutions. The Company is a supplier of such sectors as: aerospace, automotive and packaging. The Company offers plates, sheet and coil, precision casting, cockpit carriers for vehicles, vehicle safety components, profiles, as well as tubes and bars, among others. Its main customers include: Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, Audi, BMW, Citroen, Renault, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar and others. The Company is active domestically and abroad, including North America, Europe and Asia. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Deutsche Bank set a $15.00 price objective on Constellium (NYSE:CSTM) in a research note published on Tuesday morning. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the industrial products company’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Motley Fool Wealth Management LLC grew its position in shares of Constellium NV (NYSE:CSTM) by 4.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 522,644 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 22,954 shares during the period. Motley Fool Wealth Management LLC owned approximately 0.50% of Constellium worth $5,383,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cannell Peter B & Co. Inc. cut its stake in shares of Constellium NV (NYSE:CSTM) by 29.1% during the 2nd quarter, reports. The institutional investor owned 34,125 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 14,000 shares during the quarter. Cannell Peter B & Co. Inc.’s holdings in Constellium were worth $351,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Banner Corporation(BANR)

Banner Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Banner Bank and Islanders Bank, which provides commercial banking and financial products and services to individuals, businesses, and public sector entities primarily in the United States. It offers deposit products, including demand checking accounts, interest-bearing checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, regular savings accounts, certificates of deposit, cash management services, and retirement savings plans. The company also provides loan products, including commercial and multifamily real estate loans; residential mortgage loans; residential construction and land loans for professional home builders and developers; consumer loans, such as home equity lines of credit, automobile loans, boat and recreational vehicle loans, and loans secured by deposit accounts; commercial business loans; and agricultural loans. In addition, it engages in mortgage banking operations through the origination and sale of one- to four-family and multi-family residential loans. As of December 31, 2015, Banner Bank operated 199 branch offices and 9 loan production offices in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho; and Islanders Bank conducted business from 3 locations in San Juan County, Washington. Banner Corporation was founded in 1890 and is based in Walla Walla, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:INFI) CEO Adelene Q. Perkins sold 5,000 shares of Infinity Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $2.82, for a total transaction of $14,100.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: INFI) shares made a healthy gain early on Tuesday after the firm announced a collaboration with Arcus Biosciences Inc. (NYSE: RCUS). These two companies have entered into a clinical collaboration to evaluate two triple combination therapies in selected tumor types that typically show minimal response to checkpoint inhibition monotherapy.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Corrections Corporation of America(CXW)

Corrections Corporation of America, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates privatized correctional and detention facilities in the United States. It owns, operates, and manages prisons and other correctional facilities; and provides inmate residential and prisoner transportation services for governmental agencies. The company also offers various rehabilitation and educational programs, including basic education, religious services, life skills and employment training, and substance abuse treatment, as well as food services, work and recreational programs, and healthcare services, such as medical, dental, and mental health services. In addition, it leases its facilities to third-party operators. The company serves federal, state, and local correctional and detention authorities. As of December 31, 2012, the company owned and managed 47 correctional and detention facilities; and managed 20 correctional and detention facilities, which it did not own. Corrections Corporation of America was founded in 1983 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.

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