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Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021

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The firm attracted $11.3 billion in client cash in the first quarter, the biggest inflow in six years and the second biggest quarterly haul in the company’s history, spokesman Brian Lewbart said in an email. Its target-date retirement products collected $6 billion of that total, T. Rowe Price said in its first-quarter earnings report on Wednesday. The shares rose the most since July 2017.

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The Baltimore-based company has emphasized its stock-picking skills at a time when money has been flowing into funds that track indexes. The $51.7 billion T. Rowe Price Growth Stock Fund, the firm’s largest actively managed equity fund, beat 93 percent of rivals over the past five years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Its biggest holding by value is Amazon.com Inc.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: SigmaTron International, Inc.(SGMA)

SigmaTron International, Inc. operates as an independent provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS). Its EMS services include production of assembled products, such as printed circuit board assemblies and completely assembled (box-build) electronic products. The company also offers automatic and manual assembly, and testing products; material sourcing and procurement services; manufacturing and test engineering support services; design services; warehousing and shipment services; and assistance in obtaining product approval from governmental and other regulatory bodies. It primarily serves appliance, gaming, industrial electronics, fitness, medical/life sciences, semiconductor, telecommunications, and consumer electronics industries in the United States, Mexico, China, Vietnam, and Taiwan. The company markets its services through independent manufacturers representative organizations. SigmaTron International, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about SigmaTron International (NASDAQ:SGMA) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SigmaTron International earned a coverage optimism score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.5987310031013 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Silicom Ltd(SILC)

Silicom Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets, and supports networking and data infrastructure solutions for a range of servers, server based systems, and communications devices in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. It offers high-end server networking interface cards with and without bypass for the server networking industry. The company also provides intelligent and programmable cards, including redirector cards; encryption and data compression hardware acceleration cards; time stamping cards; network processor acceleration cards; VHIO, a product off-loading virtualization switching from the CPU; and network capture, field programmable gate array based ultra-low latency, and mobile operational support system solutions. In addition, it offers intelligent bypass switches; and server to appliance converter (SETAC) products that enable standard servers to be configured as network appliances with front networking ports. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers. Silicom Ltd. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Kfar Sava, Israel.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Silicom (NASDAQ:SILC) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Tuesday morning.

    Separately, ValuEngine cut Silicom from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Saturday, June 2nd.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about Silicom (NASDAQ:SILC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Silicom earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the technology company an impact score of 47.5737469373647 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [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 2021: Immersion Corporation(IMMR)

Immersion Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of hardware and software technologies and products that enhance digital devices with touch interaction. The company provides haptic technologies that allow people to use their sense of touch when operating a variety of digital devices. It licenses its technologies to the manufacturers of automotive, consumer electronics, gaming, commercial and industrial controls, medical, and mobile communications products under the TouchSense brand. The company?s product portfolio includes TouchSense 1000, TouchSense 2000, TouchSense 3000, TouchSense 4000, TouchSense 5000, and TouchSense 6000. It also offers turn-key engineering and integration services, design kits for prototyping, authoring tools, and application programming interfaces, as well as platform independent solutions. The company operates primarily in North America, Europe, and the Far East. Immersion Corporation was founded in 1993 and is headquar tered in San Jose, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Immersion Corp (NASDAQ:IMMR)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Immersion Co. (NASDAQ:IMMR) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $13.13.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mackay Shields LLC boosted its holdings in Immersion Co. (NASDAQ:IMMR) by 378.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 242,600 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 191,900 shares during the period. Mackay Shields LLC owned about 0.80% of Immersion worth $3,745,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Silicon Graphics International Corp(SGI)

Silicon Graphics International Corp. develops, markets, and sells various servers, enterprise-class storage hardware, differentiating software, and solutions in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, and European countries. It offers SGI Rackable server clusters that provide solutions for small to medium-sized installations; SGI ICE XA, a distributed memory supercomputer; and SGI UV 3, a coherent in-memory system that runs various compute-intensive workloads simultaneously. The company also provides data analytics solutions, such as SGI UV, an appliance for the SAP HANA platform; SGI InfiniteData Cluster, a cluster computing platform combining server and storage density; and SGI Fraud Analysis, Social Analytics, and Genomics solutions. In addition, it provides SGI clustered and high performance storage solutions comprising a suite of hardware and software products that addresses data storage and management requirements. Further, the company offers SGI management suite to manage various SGI systems; SGI foundation software, a software suite of support tools and utilities; SGI performance suite that enhances performance and provides additional capabilities for developers of HPC applications; and SGI networking solutions. In addition, it offers support, remote, installation, customer education, and professional services. The company provides its products to federal government, defense and strategic systems, weather and climate, physical and life sciences, energy, aerospace, automotive manufacturing, Internet, financial services, education and research institutions, and media and entertainment markets through direct sales force, system integrators, value-added resellers, original equipment manufacturers, and channel partners. The company was formerly known as Rackable Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Silicon Graphics International Corp. in May 2009. Silicon Graphics International Corp. was incorporated in 2002 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Superior Gold (CVE:SGI) will be releasing its earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, August 21st. Analysts expect Superior Gold to post earnings of C$0.05 per share for the quarter.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Magic Software Enterprises Ltd.(MGIC)

Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. provides proprietary application development, business process integration, and vertical software solutions and related professional services. The companys software solutions are used by customers to develop, deploy, and integrate on-premise, mobile, and cloud-based business applications. It operates in two segments, Software Solutions and IT Professional Services. The company offers Magic xpa application platform, a proprietary application platform for developing and deploying business applications; AppBuilder application platform for building, deploying, and maintaining mainframe-grade business applications; and Magic xpi integration platform, a graphical wizard-based code-free solution. It also provides vertical software solutions comprising Leap, a software solution for business support systems; Hermes Solution for both hubs and traditional air cargo ground handling operations; HR Pulse, a customized software as a service and on premise solution for human capital management; and MBS Solution, a system for managing TV broadcast channels. In addition, the company offers IT services, including professional services in the areas of infrastructure design and delivery; application development; technology consulting, planning, and implementation; and support and supplemental staffing services. Further, it provides software maintenance, support, training, and consulting services. The company markets and sells its products through its direct sales representatives and offices, independent country distributors, magic software providers, system integrators, distributors, resellers, and consulting and OEM partners. The company was formerly known as Mashov Software Export (1983) Ltd. and changed its name to Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. in 1991. Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Or Yehuda, Israel. Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. is a subsidiary of Formula Systems (1985) Ltd.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Magic Software Enterprises Ltd (NASDAQ:MGIC)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 04, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Magic Software Enterprises Ltd (NASDAQ:MGIC) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the six ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $10.00.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Fitbit, Inc.(FIT)

Fitbit, Inc. provides wearable health and fitness tracking devices. It offers various products, including Fitbit Zip, an entry-level wireless tracker that allows users to track daily activity statistics, such as steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes; Fitbit One, a clippable wireless tracker, which tracks floors climbed and sleep, as well as daily steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes; Fitbit Flex, a wristband-style tracker that tracks steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, and sleep; and Fitbit Charge, an activity and sleep wristband, which tracks steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, floors climbed, and sleep. The company also provides Fitbit Alta, a customizable wristband that offers call, text, and calendar notifications when paired with the users phone and SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition; and Fitbit Charge HR, a wireless heart rate and activity wristband. In addition, it offers Fitbit Blaze, a smart fitness watch that provides multi-sport functionality, tracks outdoor cycling activity, and provides run cues; Fitbit Surge, a fitness watch that features a GPS watch, heart rate tracker, activity tracker, and smartwatch; Aria, a Wi-Fi connected scale that tracks weight, body fat percentage, and body mass index; and Fitbit accessories that include bands and frames for Fitbit Blaze, bands for Fitbit Alta, colored bands for Fitbit Flex, colored clips for Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip, device charging cables, wireless sync dongles, band clasps, sleep bands, and Fitbit apparel. The company offers its products through consumer electronics and specialty retailers, e-Commerce retailers, sporting goods and outdoors retailers, and wireless carriers; and corporate wellness channels, as well as directly worldwide. The company was formerly known as Healthy Metrics Research, Inc. and changed its name to Fitbit, Inc. in October 2007. Fitbit, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Google has so far struggled in making a name for itself in wearables and smartwatches, as Wear OS (initially named Android Wear) failed to gain any meaningful traction and many prominent hardware partners ditched the platform. Apple and Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) currently lead the way in smartwatches, but Google hopes to take another swing with its forthcoming Pixel Watch. As part of those efforts, Google recently bought smartwatch tech and acqui-hired employees from Fossil for $40 million.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Three stories in tech stood out this week.

    Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) showed off new devices with an emphasis on affordability. Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared the company’s plans to beef up messaging and stories on its platforms. Eventbrite’s (NYSE:EB) stock took a big hit after its quarterly results came out.

    Here’s a closer look.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Fitbit earned a coverage optimism score of 2.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company an news buzz score of 4 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    After a couple challenging years, Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) has started to mount a turnaround. The company has already returned to profitability. In no uncertain terms, the Versa is driving that progress, positioned as a mainstream smartwatch that can appeal to average consumers. Versa’s predecessor, the Iconic, in contrast, was a flop because it was priced too high and targeted a smaller niche of performance users.