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Top Energy Stocks To Invest In 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:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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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 Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CNB Financial Corporation(CCNE)


CNB Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for CNB Bank that provides various banking products and services in Pennsylvania. It accepts a range of deposit products, which comprise checking, savings, time deposit, and demand accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The company?s loan portfolio includes real estate, commercial, industrial, agricultural, residential and consumer mortgage, and consumer loans. It also provides trust and asset management services comprising the administration of trusts and estates, retirement plans, and other employee benefit plans, as well as a range of wealth management services. In addition, the company, through its subsidiary, Holiday Financial Services Corporation, offers consumer discount loan and finance products. The company primarily serves individual, business, governmental, and institutional customers in Cambria, Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, McKean, and Warren counties. It operates 27 full-service offices, 1 loa n production office, and 1 private banking division. CNB Financial Corporation was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Clearfield, Pennsylvania.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CNB Financial (NASDAQ:CCNE) was downgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

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    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on CNB Financial (CCNE)

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Top Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Covanta Holding Corporation(CVA)


Covanta Holding Corporation, incorporated on April 16, 1992, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates infrastructure for the conversion of waste to energy, as well as other waste disposal and renewable energy production businesses. The Company operates through North America segment, which consists of waste and energy services operations located primarily in the United States and Canada. The energy-from-waste (EfW) serves over two markets as both a sustainable waste management solution and as a source of clean energy.


The Company processes approximately 20 million tons of solid waste annually. The Company operates and/or have ownership positions in over 45 EfW facilities, which are primarily located in North America, and over 10 additional energy generation facilities, including other renewable energy production facilities in North America (wood biomass and hydroelectric). In total, these assets produce approximately 10 million megawatt hours (MWh) of baseload electricity annually. It also operates waste management infrastructure, including over 20 waste transfer stations, 10 environmental services facilities, four landfills (primarily for ash disposal) and one metals processing facility. The Company is constructing an EfW facility in Dublin, Ireland. The Company holds equity interests in EfW facilities in China and Italy.


The Company’s energy-from-waste facilities produce energy through the combustion of non-hazardous municipal solid waste (MSW) in power plants. The Company operates EfW projects in approximately 20 states and over two Canadian provinces. Based on the applicable contract structure at a project, the EfW projects can generally be divided into over three categories, such as tip fee projects; service fee projects that it own, and service fee projects that it do not own but operate on behalf of a municipal owner. The tip fee projects include approximately 20 facilities; service fee (owned) projects include over five facilities, and service fee (operated) projects include approximately 20 facilities. Its energy-from-waste assets include tip fee structures, such as Hempstead, Lake County, Camden and Bristol; service fee (owned) structures, such as Babylon, Southeast Connecticut and Marion County, and service fee (operated) structures, such as Lee County, York County, Burnaby, MacArthur and Pasco County.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    I first recommended Covanta (NYSE: CVA) just over a year ago in July 2020. At the time, many industries had been disrupted by Covid lockdowns and the future was uncertain.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. boosted its holdings in Covanta Holding Corp (NYSE:CVA) by 22.6% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 35,051 shares of the energy company’s stock after buying an additional 6,456 shares during the period. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc.’s holdings in Covanta were worth $470,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Covanta Holding Corp (NYSE:CVA) insider Paul E. Stauder sold 2,000 shares of Covanta stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.53, for a total value of $35,060.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 42,025 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $736,698.25. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Trust Advisors LP cut its stake in shares of Covanta Holding Corp (NYSE:CVA) by 33.1% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 406,618 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 201,502 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP’s holdings in Covanta were worth $6,709,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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