Robinhood Markets (NASDAQ:HOOD) is helping a new generation of young investors get started building wealth, but the “gamification” of its app could pose problems. Instead of Robinhood, Motley Fool contributors Jason Hall, Toby Bordelon, and Nicholas Rossolillo discuss three other fintech stocks they like on this Motley Fool Live “The 5” segment recorded on Sept. 15.
Jason Hall: Toby dropped this one in here. This is all over the financial media today, Robinhood’s College Tour. The company is launching a marketing campaign, targeting college students, and they’re probably getting more free advertising dollars right now and all the articles written about this than they are going to actually spend in doing this. But what they’re doing is they’re going out to colleges that actually have management and reps traveling to community colleges and universities all over the country. If you sign up with your college email address, you get $15 credits and they’ll enter you into a big giveaway. Guys, I have to admit, man. This reminds me back in the ’90s on college campuses and there’s the booth setup and it’s the credit card companies. It’s just so damn predatory, and it’s probably totally unfair for me to be thinking about it, right guys? Because they’re doing what we say people should be doing. Getting people investing as young as possible is great. I just struggle with the gamification of their app. I worry that young people will get burned because they’re going to start trading, and not investing, and then they’re going to swear off stocks, and that’s the thing I hate about it. But I think I just have to get over it here. Maybe, Toby, what do you think? You remember those, get your credit card college freshmen booths?
Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2023: Glu Mobile Inc.(GLUU)
Glu Mobile Inc. designs, markets, and sells mobile games worldwide. It develops original games based on its intellectual property comprising Big Time Gangsta?, Blood & Glory, Bug Village, Contract Killer, Contract Killer: Zombies, Eternity Warriors, Frontline Commando, Gun Bros, Men vs. Machines, Stardom: The A-List, Super K.O. Boxing and Toyshop Adventures. The company also develops games based on licensed intellectual property consisting of Build-a-lot, Call of Duty, Deer Hunter, DJ Hero, Guitar Hero, Family Feud, Family Guy, Lord of the Rings, Paperboy, The Price Is Right, Transformers, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, and World Series of Poker. It offers a portfolio of action/adventure and casual games to smartphones and tablet devices users through direct-to-consumer digital storefronts, as well as to feature phone users served by wireless carriers and other distributors. The company was formerly known as Sorrent, Inc. and changed its name to Glu Mobile Inc. in May 20 05. Glu Mobile Inc. was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
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Glu Mobile (Nasdaq: GLUU) is a mobile game company that develops, publishes, and markets a portfolio of free-to-play mobile games for smartphones and tablet devices. GLUU specializes in four genres: home décor, sports and action, fashion and celebrity, and time management, and creates games based on third-party licensed brands, such as Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, MLB Tap Sports Baseball, and Restaurant Dash with Gordon Ramsay. With expected growth of about 15% over the next few years, GLUU looks interesting, although its upside might be limited after the stock’s one-year 165% rally.
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6. Glu Mobile (Nasdaq: GLUU) develops, publishes and markets a portfolio of free-to-play mobile games for smartphones and tablet devices. It primarily publishes titles in four genres, including home décor, sports and action, fashion and celebrity, and time management. Some of its titled games are Contract Killer, Blood & Glory, Cooking Dash, Deer Hunter, QuizUp, and Tap Sports. The company pulled in $366 million in sales in 2018, a 28% increase over the previous year.
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Both Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO) and Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) experienced robust revenue growth in 2018. Take-Two reported strong operating performance after the blockbuster launch of Red Dead Redemption 2 last fall.
- [By Keith Noonan]
Shares of Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) gained 20.7% in January, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Recovery for the broader market early in 2019 and some encouraging analyst coverage propelled Glu stock to a 10-year high.
Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2023: Astro-Med, Inc.(ALOT)
AstroNova, Inc., formerly Astro-Med, Inc., incorporated on January 9, 1969, designs, develops, manufactures and distributes a range of specialty printers, and data acquisition and analysis systems. The Company operates through two segments: QuickLabel and Test & Measurement (T&M). The Company sells specialty printing systems, and test and measurement systems under the brand names, including QuickLabel. The Company offers both hardware and software, which incorporate technologies in order to acquire, store, analyze and present data in multiple formats. The Company serves markets, such as aerospace, apparel, automotive, avionics, chemicals, computer peripherals, communications, distribution, food and beverage, general manufacturing, packaging and transportation. The Company’s products are distributed through its sales teams and authorized dealers in the United States. The Company sells to customers outside of the United States through its branch offices in Canada, Europe and Asia, as well as with independent dealers and representatives.
The Company’s QuickLabel segment offers product identification and label printer hardware, software, servicing contracts and consumable products. The products sold under the QuickLabel brand include digital color label printers and specialty original equipment manufacturer (OEM) printing systems, as well as a line of consumables, including labels, tags, inks, toner and thermal transfer ribbon. In addition, QuickLabel sells special software used to design labels and other identification marks for a range of applications especially in the field of packaging. QuickLabel provides training and support through trained service technicians. The products sold under the QuickLabel brand are used in industrial and commercial product packaging and automatic identification applications to digitally print custom labels and other visual identification marks. In the aerospace market, the Company provides airborne printers.
In the color label market, QuickLabel offers a range of entry-level, mid-range and high-performance digital label printers. QuickLabel products are sold to manufacturers, processors and retailers labeling products on a short-run basis. The QuickLabel models include the Kiaro! family of high-speed inkjet color label printers, and the QLS-4100 Xe color thermal transfer label printer. QuickLabel also sells and supports its Pronto! family of barcode printers, which utilize single color-thermal transfer label printing technology, as well as a range of custom designed OEM printers.
Test & Measurement
The Company’s T&M segment offers a suite of products and services that acquire and record visual and electronic signal data from local and networked sensors, as well as wired and wireless networks. The recorded data is processed and analyzed and then stored and presented in various visual output formats. The Company supplies a range of products and services that include hardware, software and consumables to customers. The segment also includes a line of aerospace printers that are used to print hard copies of data. Its products include the Daxus portable data acquisition system, TMX high-speed data acquisition system, Dash 8HF-HS data recorders, Everest telemetry recorders, ToughWriter, Miltope-brand and RITEC-brand airborne printers, and ToughSwitch ruggedized Ethernet switches.
The Company’s airborne printers are used in the flight deck and in the cabin of military, commercial and business aircraft to print hard copies of data required for the operation of aircraft, including navigation maps, arrival and departure procedures, flight itineraries, weather maps, performance data, passenger data, and various air traffic control data. ToughSwitch Ethernet switches are used in military aircraft and military vehicles to connect multiple computers or Ethernet devices. The airborne printers and Ethernet switches are ruggedized to comply with rigorous military and commercial flightworthiness standards for operation under extreme environmental conditions. The Company furnishes ToughWriter airborne printers for numerous aircraft made by Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, Bombardier, Lockheed, Gulfstream and others.
The Company’s family of portable data recorders is used in research and development (R&D) and maintenance applications in aerospace and defense, energy discovery and production operations, rapid rail, automotive, and a range of other transportation and industrial applications. The TMX data acquisition system is designed for data capture of long-term testing where the ability to monitor high channel counts and view a range of input signals, including time-stamped and synchronized video capture data and audio notation is important. Everest telemetry recorders are used in the aerospace industry to monitor and track space vehicles, aircraft, missiles and other systems in flight.
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AstroNova (NASDAQ:ALOT) will be issuing its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, August 22nd. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.12 per share for the quarter.
Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2023: Diodes Incorporated(DIOD)
Diodes Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and supplies application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic, and analog semiconductor markets primarily in Asia, North America, and Europe. Its products portfolio consist of diodes, rectifiers, transistors, MOSFETs, protection devices, functional specific arrays, single gate logic, amplifiers and comparators, transient voltage suppressors, silicon wafers, drain inverters, and Hall-effect and temperature sensors. The company also provides power management devices, including LED drivers, and DC-DC switching and linear voltage regulators; and special function devices comprising USB power switches, load switches, voltage supervisors, and motor controllers. It sells its products to consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial, and automotive industries through direct sales and marketing personnel, independent sales representatives, and distributors. The company wa s founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.
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Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) CFO Richard Dallas White sold 13,000 shares of Diodes stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.88, for a total value of $492,440.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 111,920 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,239,529.60. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.
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Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) VP Francis Tang sold 6,560 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.90, for a total transaction of $255,184.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 88,597 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,446,423.30. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.
Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2023: Standex International Corporation(SXI)
Standex International Corporation was incorporated in 1975 and is the successor of a corporation organized in 1955. As used in this report, the terms “we,” “us,” “our,” the “Company” and “Standex” mean Standex International Corporation and its subsidiaries. We have paid dividends each quarter since Standex became a public corporation in November 1964.
Unless otherwise noted, references to years are to fiscal years.
We are a leading manufacturer of a variety of products and services for diverse commercial and industrial markets. We have 11 operating segments, aggregated and organized for reporting purposes into five segments: Food Service Equipment, Engraving, Engineering Technologies, Electronics and Hydraulics. Overall management, strategic development and financial control are maintained by the executive staff from our corporate headquarters located in Salem, New Hampshire. Advisors’ Opinion:
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Standex Int’l Corp. (NYSE:SXI) – Equities researchers at William Blair boosted their Q3 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Standex Int’l in a note issued to investors on Monday, October 1st. William Blair analyst N. Heymann now expects that the industrial products company will earn $1.51 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $1.49.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Standex Int’l Corp. (NYSE:SXI) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $120.50.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Barclays PLC boosted its holdings in Standex Int’l Corp. (NYSE:SXI) by 13.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,804 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 561 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in Standex Int’l were worth $459,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
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Synex International (TSE:SXI) Director Glenn Stanley Mcdonnell sold 250,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of C$0.50, for a total transaction of C$125,000.00.
Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2023: Paysafe Limited(PSFE)
Paysafe Limited provides digital commerce solutions to online businesses, SMB merchants, and consumers through its Paysafe Network worldwide. It offers digital wallet solutions under the Skrill and NETELLER brands, which enable users to upload, store, withdraw, and pay funds and APMs from a virtual account; Knect, a Skrill-related loyalty program; Net+Prepaid Mastercard, a companion product enabling NETELLER digital wallet active users to access and use stored funds anywhere that Mastercard card products are accepted; rapid transfer solutions; and issuing services for prepaid, virtual, and private label cards on behalf of its merchant customers. The company also provides eCash solutions, such as Paysafecash, a bill payment eCash solution that allow users to shop online and then pay offline in cash to finalize the transaction; paysafecard, a prepaid eCash solution; and paysafecard prepaid Mastercard that can be linked to a digital paysafecard account and used to make purchases. In addition, it offers integrated processing solutions, including a range of PCI-compliant payment acceptance and transaction processing solutions for merchants and integrated service providers comprising merchant acquiring, transaction processing, online solutions, gateway solutions, fraud and risk management tools, data and analytics, POS systems and merchant financing solutions, as well as support services for independent distribution partners. Paysafe Limited is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.
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Digital commerce solutions provider Paysafe (PSFE) – Get Report has agreed to acquire private German fintech company Viafintech in an all-cash transaction.