Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019


Aaron Gentzler: Thanks for making time today with your busy schedule. Hows it going down south?

Ray Blanco: Doing great down here in Florida. Nice and warm.

Aaron Gentzler: Excellent. Always great to hear. Lets get right to it. Today, I want to talk artificial intelligence (AI). Can you give a big picture overview?

Ray Blanco: Sure, traditionally the way weve dealt with computers is, you program it to do what you want it to do. You give it a condition. If the condition is met, it does X, if not, it does Y.


With AI, the computer can program itself. It learns from experience by analyzing data so that it programs itself over time. Its learning, just as humans do.

I would say the two biggest ways that well see AI in our own lives, will be through things like Amazons Alexa, Apples Siri or through self-driving cars that are starting to come to market.

Aaron Gentzler: Great point, which leads me to my first specific question. AI is already around us every day. If you have a car with collision avoidance technology or unassisted braking technology for example, thats AI right?

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.(MTSI)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd acquired a new position in shares of MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MTSI) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 42,276 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $702,000. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd owned approximately 0.07% of MACOM Technology Solutions at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    US Bancorp DE increased its holdings in shares of MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MTSI) by 116.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 13,658 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 7,339 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in MACOM Technology Solutions were worth $227,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MTSI) were down 5.6% on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $23.84 and last traded at $24.15. Approximately 1,031,600 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 18% from the average daily volume of 1,262,816 shares. The stock had previously closed at $25.58.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado raised its position in MACOM Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSI) by 4.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 235,430 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,600 shares during the quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado owned about 0.37% of MACOM Technology Solutions worth $3,908,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Texas Instruments Incorporated(TXN)


Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN) and Teradyne Inc. (TER) are the next major semiconductor stocks to report, with financials expected after the closing bell on Tuesday, April 24.

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    Though Texas Instruments’s (TXN) automotive chip sales have been registering healthy double-digit growth for several years, COO Brian Crutcher argued at a recent Goldman Sachs conference that the industrial vertical is TI’s “best growth opportunity” going forward. “I love automotive…but…we cover over 500 end equipments or end products in industrial. And every single one of them are trying to make their systems smarter, more intelligent, transfer more data, faster. All those things need electronics,” he said.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares jumped 56.69 percent to close at $1.27 on Wednesday on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 26.84 percent to close at $37.10. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) climbed 25.56 percent to close at $10.61.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) gained 24.7 percent to close at $9.75 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) shares climbed 19.24 percent to close at $4.71.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 18.73 percent to close at $18.64.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 18.28 percent to close at $5.89. Genprex expanded its operations to Cambridge, Mass.
    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) rose 13.92 percent to close at $2.70 following Q1 results.
    Rocky Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCKY) shares surged 13.57 percent to close at $23.85 after reporting Q1 results.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) shares rose 12.5 percent to close at $4.14 on Wednesday.
    USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) jumped 11.24 percent to close at $106.85 following Q1 results.
    SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) rose 11.16 percent to close at $16.24 after the company reported Q4 results and agreed to sell and leaseback eight distribution centers for an aggregate purchase price of $483 million.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares gained 10.74 percent to close at $15.36 following Q3 results.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) rose 9.15 percent to close at $46.28 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares climbed 8.49 percent to close at $64.18 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) gained 8.2 percent to close at $107.94 af

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Xplore Technologies Corp(XPLR)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Xplore Technologies (NASDAQ: XPLR) and Echelon (NASDAQ:ELON) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) and Xplore Technologies (NASDAQ:XPLR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Xplore Technologies (NASDAQ: XPLR) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer & office equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Xplore Technologies to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) shares spiked on Thursday after it was announced that the company would be acquired by Zebra Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: ZBRA). The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Black Box Corporation(BBOX)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Black Box (NASDAQ:BBOX) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Black Box earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 48.0509907143742 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) and Black Box (NASDAQ:BBOX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Black Box Corp. (NASDAQ: BBOX) traded flat Thursday to match its 52-week low of $0.75 after closing Tuesday at $0.75. The stock’s 52-week high is $8.45. Volume was more than 40 times the daily average of about 180,000 shares. The company warned on Tuesday that it could face bankruptcy. Shares rose in Thursday trading and are on track to post a gain of about 30% for the day.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Silicom Ltd(SILC)


Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Finally, Cramer said that Silicom (SILC) is an interesting concept with real earnings, and an attractive valuation at just 18 times earnings. However, the company is small, which mean investors need to be careful. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) and Silicom (NASDAQ:SILC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Bruker Corporation(BRKR)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    Bruker Announces Improved Solutions for Microbial Strain Typing, Hospital Hygiene and Infection Control, and Candida auris Testing at ASM 2018 (finance.yahoo.com) Financial Review: Bruker (BRKR) versus Pacific Biosciences of California (PACB) (americanbankingnews.com) Global Microbiology Testing/Clinical Microbiology Market 2018-2024: Market is Influenced by Biomerieux, Abbott, Roche, Bruker and Bio-rad Labs (bizjournals.com) Bruker Corporation appoints Gerald Herman as CFO (seekingalpha.com) Bruker Corporation Appoints Gerald Herman as Chief Financial Officer (finance.yahoo.com)


    A number of brokerages have issued reports on BRKR. Zacks Investment Research cut Bruker from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. BTIG Research set a $42.00 target price on Bruker and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, May 6th. BidaskClub raised Bruker from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 23rd. Bank of America decreased their target price on Bruker from $37.00 to $34.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Finally, Leerink Swann upped their target price on Bruker from $32.00 to $34.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $32.91.

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