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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

When most investors think of anti-terrorism stocks, AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) and American Science & Engineering, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASEI) come to mind. American Science & Engineering makes x-ray equipment that can examine huge cargo vehicles like tractor trailers and trains. AeroVironment makes unmanned aerial drones that can not only monitor activity on the ground, but delivery an explosive payload as needed. Sometimes though (and arguably a lot of the time) the war on terrorism is fought literally and figuratively with boots on the ground, targeting that “lone wolf” with a knife or a handgun that isn’t identified until it’s too late. That’s where Patriot One Technologies Inc. (CVE:PAT, OTCMKTS:PTOTF) moves onto the radar.

It’s not a household name – yet – because it’s technology is not yet commercialized. That’s going to change this year though. After five years of R&D work on the utilization of new microwave technologies, nForce CMR1000 has begun field testing in Orlando (announced Jan. 17th); additional pilot sites are expected to be announced soon.

The CMR1000 (‘CMR’ is an short for Cognitive Microwave Radar) is an amazing device. It works not unlike a X-ray machine at an airport, but also not unlike a more conventional metal detector you might find at an airport or at the entryway to a building. In all regards though, it’s better than both. By using high-frequency microwaves that are harmless to humans, the CMR1000 can even pinpoint exactly what kind of metallic weapon it is… a semi-automatic pistol versus a revolver, or a machete versus a pocket knife.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: QuickLogic Corporation(QUIK)

QuickLogic Corporation, a fabless semiconductor company, develops and markets low power customizable semiconductor and software algorithm solutions for tablets, wearables, smartphones, and mobile enterprise markets. The companys customer specific standard products incorporate its ArcticLink III S, ArcticLink III VX and BX, PolarPro 3, PolarPro II, and Eclipse II solution platforms, as well as packaging, proven system blocks, custom logic, sensor software algorithms, software drivers, and architecture consulting. Its products include pASIC 3, QuickRAM, and QuickPCI. The company markets and sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers through a network of sales managers and distributors in North America, Europe, and Asia. QuickLogic Corporation was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    QuickLogic Co. (NASDAQ:QUIK)’s share price reached a new 52-week low during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $0.98 and last traded at $0.97, with a volume of 294 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.99.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    QuickLogic (NASDAQ: QUIK) and SemiLEDs (NASDAQ:LEDS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: 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:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    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.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    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 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: CVD Equipment Corporation(CVV)

CVD Equipment Corporation designs, develops, and manufactures custom and standard equipment and process solutions used to develop and manufacture solar, nano, and advanced electronic components, materials, and coatings for research and industrial applications in the United States and internationally. It operates through two divisions, CVD/First Nano and Stainless Design Concepts. The company offers chemical vapor deposition systems for use in the research, development, and manufacture of semiconductors, LEDs, carbon nanotubes, nanowires, solar cells, LEDs, MEMS, and other industrial applications; and rapid thermal processing systems for implant activation, oxidation, silicide formation, and other processes. It also provides annealing and diffusion furnaces for use in diffusion, oxidation, implant anneal, solder reflow, solar cell manufacturing, and other processes; and gas and chemical delivery control systems for semiconductor fabrication processes, solar cells, LEDs, carbon nanotubes, nanowires, and various industrial applications. In addition, it provides standard and custom fabricated quartz ware used in its equipment and other customer tools. The company sells its products primarily to electronic component manufacturers, universities, government, and industrial laboratories, as well as industries, such as aerospace that require specialized coatings. CVD Equipment Corporation was founded in 1982 and is based in Central Islip, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about CVD Equipment (NASDAQ:CVV) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. 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. CVD Equipment earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.7103888113407 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about CVD Equipment (NASDAQ:CVV) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog 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. CVD Equipment earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.2607770405573 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Insperity, Inc.(NSP)

Insperity, Inc., (“Insperity”) provides an array of human resources (“HR”) and business solutions designed to help improve business performance. Since our formation in 1986, we have evolved from being solely a professional employer organization (“PEO”), an industry we pioneered, to our current position as a comprehensive business performance solutions provider.
Our long-term strategy is to provide the best small and medium-sized businesses in the United States with our specialized human resources service offering and to leverage our buying power and expertise to provide additional valuable services to clients.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In the human-resources business for more than 30 years, Insperity (NYSE: NSP) is profitable and growing. It has benefitted from seeing the need for outsourcing the human resources function early and executing consistently. Employing a software-with-a-service (SwaS) model, Insperity acts almost as a consultant: SwaS companies don’t just “rent” software (like software-as-a-service companies do) but rather rent software together with embedded support service. SwaS companies can observe their clients and see when and where they’re having issues — and then proactively helping them solve these issues. Further, Insperity offers data analytics and it also plans to continue marketing predictive data analytics to its clients.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ffcm LLC purchased a new position in shares of Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP) during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 359 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $34,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP) SVP Daniel D. Herink sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $129.34, for a total value of $646,700.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 28,680 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,709,471.20. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Analog Devices, Inc.(ADI)

Analog Devices, Inc., incorporated on January 18, 1965, is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing (DSP) technology, including integrated circuits (ICs), algorithms, software and subsystems. The Company’s operating segments include United States, Rest of North/South America, Europe, Japan, China and Rest of Asia. The Company’s signal processing products help in converting, conditioning and processing real-world phenomena, such as temperature, pressure, sound, light, speed and motion into electrical signals, which are to be used in a range of electronic devices. The Company combines data converters, amplifiers and linear products, radio frequency (RF) ICs, power management products, sensors based on micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS) technology and other sensors, and processing products, including DSP, micro controllers and other processors, into technology platforms. The Company’s products are embedded inside various types of electronic equipment, including industrial process control systems, medical imaging equipment, factory automation systems, patient monitoring devices, instrumentation and measurement systems, wireless infrastructure equipment, energy management systems, networking equipment, aerospace and defense electronics, optical systems, automobiles and portable electronic devices.

The Company’s integrated circuits product portfolio includes both general-purpose products used by a range of customers and applications, as well as application-specific products. The Company’s Analog Products include Converters, Amplifiers/Radio Frequency, Other Analog, and Power Management and Reference. The Company is a supplier of data converter products and high-performance amplifiers. Within this product portfolio, the Company provides precision, instrumentation, high speed, intermediate frequency/RF, broadband and other amplifiers. The Company also offers a portfolio of precision voltage references that are used in various applic! ations. Its analog product line also includes a portfolio of RF ICs covering the entire RF signal chain, ranging from standalone RF function blocks, such as phase locked loops, frequency synthesizers, mixers, modulators, demodulators and power detectors, to integrated broadband and short-range single chip transceiver solutions.

The Company’s analog technology portfolio also includes products that are based on MEMS technology. The Company’s MEMS product portfolio includes accelerometers used to sense acceleration, gyroscopes used to sense rotation and inertial measurement units used to sense multiple degrees of freedom combining multiple sensing types along multiple axes. Its isolators are designed for applications, such as universal serial bus isolation in patient monitors. In smart metering applications, the Company’s isolators provide electrostatic discharge performance that helps manage meter tampering. The Company’s Power management and reference products include functions, such as power conversion, driver monitoring, sequencing and energy management. The Company’s Digital Signal Processing products (DSPs) complete its product portfolio. As an integrated part of its customers’ signal chain, there are various other Analog Devices products connected to its processors, including converters, audio and video codecs, and power management solutions.

The Company competes with Robert Bosch GmbH, Broadcom Corporation, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Infineon Technologies, Linear Technology Corporation, Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., Microchip Technology, Inc., NXP Semiconductors and Texas Instruments, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) and Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. (NYSE:TSM) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 20, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Barclays restated their overweight rating on shares of Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) in a research note published on Wednesday. They currently have a $108.00 price target on the semiconductor company’s stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) and Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Mastercard Incorporated(MA)

MasterCard Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides transaction processing and related services to customers principally in support of their credit, deposit access, electronic cash and automated teller machine payment card programs, and travelers? cheque programs. Its payment solutions include payment programs, marketing, product development, technology, processing, and consulting and information services. The company provides transaction processing services comprising transaction switching, which include authorization, clearing, and settlement; connectivity services, such as network access, equipment, and the transmission of authorization and settlement messages; and other payment-related services consisting of products used to prevent or detect fraudulent transactions, cardholder services, professional consulting and research services, compliance and penalty, account and transaction enhancement services, holograms, and publication services. MasterCard Incor porated manages and licenses payment card brands, including MasterCard, MasterCard Electronic, Maestro, and Cirrus. The company?s payment programs, which are facilitated through its brands, include consumer credit, debit and prepaid programs, commercial payment solutions, and contactless payment solutions. It serves approximately 22,000 financial institutions. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Rotonti]

    Oh yeah. In this interview, we also talkstocks. Awesome stocks!Wediscuss several companies that I think deserve more attention, includingFerrari N.V.(NYSE:RACE),Broadridge Financial Solutions(NYSE:BR),First American Financial(NYSE:FAF),andLandstar System(NASDAQ:LSTR).And we go deep intoStarbucks(NASDAQ:SBUX)and explore the valuation of bothMastercard(NYSE:MA) andNetflix(NASDAQ:NFLX).

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    While there are a variety of ways to play the financial sector as an investor, these are my picks for the best financial stocks to buy in 2019.

    Financial Company Bullish Elevator Pitch Market Cap
    American Express (NYSE:AXP) Highest-quality cardholders in credit card industry $84.1 billion
    Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) Big bank that benefits from scale and a large mobile presence $275 billion
    Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) Uses float from insurance companies to fund acquisitions and investments $480 billion
    Broadridge Financial (NYSE:BR) Near monopoly on its core services of providing proxy communications and processing trades for publicly traded companies $11.5 billion
    JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) Large bank that benefits from scale and has a high return on equity $336 billion
    Mastercard (NYSE:MA) Large payments network that enjoys a wide economic moat $202 billion
    Moody’s (NYSE:MCO) Credit ratings agency that enjoys a moat based on its brand and a regulated industry $28.6 billion
    Q2 Holdings (NYSE:QTWO) Operates a sticky ecosystem in a large total addressable market $2.2 billion
    Visa (NYSE:V) Largest payments network; enjoys a vast moat from scale with high operating margin $302 billion

    Market cap data: Google Finance

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Kyocera Corporation(KYO)

Kyocera Corporation develops, produces, and distributes ceramic, semiconductor, and electronic products for the information and communications markets, and environment and energy markets worldwide. The company offers thin ceramic based substrates; thin-film ceramic/alumina tape substrates; sapphire substrates; automobiles engine components; mechanical seals; and thread guides for yarn texturing machines; rings for fishing rods and nozzles; and papermaking machinery parts. It also provides various ceramic packages and components and LSI ceramic packages. In addition, the company offers solar energy products, cutting tools, medical and dental implants, and jewelry products and applied ceramic related products. Further, it provides miniature ceramic capacitors, tantalum capacitors, RF modules, and miniature timing devices; and connectors primarily for digital consumer equipment; thin-film products comprising thermal printheads, amorphous silicon photoreceptor drums, and LCDs for office automation equipment and industrial equipment; organic flip-chip packages for application specific integrated circuits; and system in a package substrates for mobile phone handsets. Additionally, the company offers base stations, terminals, and PHS mobile phone handsets; page printers, copying machines, and peripherals; electronic insulation materials and molded products; data center services for mobile phone content distribution services; and management consulting services, as well as involves in the telecommunications engineering business ranging from system development to design, construction, and maintenance services; and IT solutions business, that comprises network and system integration solutions. It distributes its products through its sales personnel and independent distributors. The company was formerly known as Kyoto Ceramic Kabushiki Kaisha and changed its name to Kyocera Corporation in 1982. Kyocera Corporation was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. (NYSE:TSM) and Kyocera (NYSE:KYO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Kyocera (NYSE:KYO) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kyocera earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the electronics maker an impact score of 44.7168933477613 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Japanese materials giant Kyocera(NYSE:KYO) gained 12.1% in April 2018, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The stock rode a strong fourth-quarter report to these gains despite zero coverage in the financial press.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Rubicon Technology, Inc.(RBCN)

Rubicon Technology, Inc., an electronic materials provider, develops, manufactures, and sells monocrystalline sapphire and other crystalline products for light-emitting diodes (LEDs), radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), optoelectronics, and other optical applications. The companys products include two to six inch sapphire cores for use in LED applications and into components, such as lens covers for mobile devices; four and six-inch sapphire wafers that are used as substrates for the manufacture of LED chips, as well as for other semiconductor applications, including silicon-on-sapphire RFICs; four, six, and eight-inch patterned sapphire wafers, which are polished wafers to produce a patterned surface that enhances LED light extraction efficiency; and optical sapphire products that are used in equipment for a range of end markets comprising defense and aerospace, medical devices, oil and gas drilling, semiconductor manufacturing, and other markets. It also offers optically-polished windows and ground window blanks of sapphire. The company sells its products directly to semiconductor device manufacturers, and wafer polishing companies in Asia, Australia, North America, and Europe. Rubicon Technology, Inc. was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Bensenville, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) and Natcore Technology (OTCMKTS:NTCXF) 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 Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rubicon Technology earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 43.6568126847622 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: MIND C.T.I. Ltd.(MNDO)

MIND C.T.I. Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, implements, and markets real-time and off-line billing and customer care software solutions in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe, and Israel. The company offers billing and customer care solution that supports services, such as voice, data, and content services, as well as prepaid, postpaid, and pay-in-advance payment models in a single platform. Its solution also includes a workflow engine to support the implementation of business processes, including subscriber registration, order management, trouble ticket, and debt collection; and an integral point of sale solution that covers all dealer, store and cashier management, and sales processes. In addition, the company offers professional services comprising installation, turnkey project implementation services, customer support, training and maintenance services, software and process customization, and project management, as well as managed services, including day to day billing operational tasks primarily to its billing and customer care customers. Further, it provides call management systems comprising PhonEX and MEIPS, which collects, records, and stores call information in a customized database; and enterprise software products, such as PhonEX-Ten and PhonEX-ONE that are used by corporations for telecom expense management, call accounting, traffic analysis, and fraud detection. The company offers its products directly; and through network equipment vendors and systems integrators, and resellers primarily to communication providers, such as traditional wireline and wireless, voice over IP, broadband IP network operators, LTE operators, cable operators, and mobile virtual network operators. MIND C.T.I. Ltd. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Yokneam Illit, Israel.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Salesforce.com Inc(CRM)

Salesforce is a leading provider of enterprise cloud computing solutions, with a focus on customer relationship management, or CRM. We introduced our first CRM solution in February 2000, and we have since expanded our service offerings with new editions, solutions, features and platform capabilities. Our mission is to help our customers transform themselves into customer-centric companies by empowering them to connect with their customers in entirely new ways. Our Customer Success Platform, including sales force automation, customer service and support, marketing automation, community management, analytics, application development, Internet of Things integration and our professional cloud services, provide the next-generation platform of enterprise applications, or apps, and services to enable customer success. Our service offerings are intuitive and easy-to-use, can be deployed rapidly, customized easily and integrated with other platforms and enterprise apps.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Management also used the quarterly update to highlight DocuSign’s progress on improving its overall ecosystem with strong partner integrations, like its recent partnership with business-software company Salesforce (NYSE:CRM). DocuSign launched a solution on the Salesforce platform that helps businesses easily send documents for e-signatures, reduce administrative hassles like scanning and printing, and more.”Paired with Salesforce Essentials,” management explained in the earnings release, “the product helps small businesses accelerate the completion of agreements, ranging from quotes to contracts to sales orders and more.”

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Enterprise software-as-a-service giant salesforce.com(NYSE:CRM)delivered a strong fourth-quarter earnings report, with revenue up by double-digit percentages, and it beat expectations on key metrics. Yet Wall Street bid its shares lower for the week.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2021

The owner of a chain known for making a guilty pleasure, sugary Krispy Kreme doughnuts, is buying another that has built its reputation around healthy eating, Panera Bread.

JAB, the investment firm that controls the Krispy Kreme chain and coffee brands Keurig, Peet’s and Caribou, announced the $7-billion deal Wednesday to acquire Panera and turn it into a private company. Though known for its sandwiches, Panera is a major seller of coffee.

Panera’s ascension as one of the most successful fast-casual chains shook up the restaurant industry, introducing higher quality ingredients than fast-food competitors, making wi-fi widely available and giving customers healthy options. The company has also stayed ahead of the technological curve by introducing digital ordering earlier than many competitors.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2021: Flextronics International Ltd.(FLEX)

Flextronics International Ltd. provides design and electronics manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers. The company offers its services to a range of products in the infrastructure, mobile communication devices, computing, consumer digital devices, industrial, semiconductor capital equipment, clean technology, aerospace and defense, white goods, automotive and marine, and medical devices markets. Its services include design and engineering services, such as contract design, joint development manufacturing, and original design and manufacturing services in a range of technical competencies that include system architecture, user interface and industrial design, mechanical engineering, enclosure systems, thermal and tooling design, electronic system design, reliability and failure analysis, and component level development engineering; and systems assembly and manufacturing services, including enclosures, testing, and materials procurement and inventory mana gement services. The company also offers various component product solutions comprising rigid and flexible printed circuit board fabrication, display and touch solutions, optomechatronics, and power supplies; after market supply chain logistics services; and reverse logistics and repair services, such as returns management, exchange programs, complex repair, asset recovery, recycling, and e-waste management services for consumer and midrange products, printers, PDA’s, mobile phones, consumer medical devices, notebooks, PC’s, set-top boxes, game consoles, and infrastructure products. It has operations in Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Flextronics International Ltd. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    United Services Automobile Association raised its stake in Flex Ltd (NASDAQ:FLEX) by 9.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,605,523 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 133,118 shares during the quarter. United Services Automobile Association owned approximately 0.30% of Flex worth $22,654,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Best Tech Stocks To Buy 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 Buy For 2021: Ellie Mae, Inc.(ELLI)

Ellie Mae, Inc. provides on-demand software solutions and services for the residential mortgage industry in the United States.The company provides Encompass, a proprietary software solution that combines loan origination and enterprise management software for mortgage originators into a system, as well as access to investors, lenders, and service providers on the Ellie Mae Network. Its Encompass solutions and services comprise Ellie Mae Total Quality Loan Program that offers fraud detection, valuation, validation, and risk analysis services; Encompass CenterWise, a bundled offering of electronic document management and Websites used for customer relationship management (CRM); Encompass TPO WebCenter that offers a Web-based environment for third-party originator to upload loan files and supporting documentation directly to the Encompass software; Encompass Docs Solution, an integrated initial disclosure and closing document preparation solution; and Encompass Compliance Service to analyze mortgage loan data for compliance with consumer protection laws and institutionally mandated compliance policies. The companys Encompass solutions and services also include Encompass Product and Pricing Service to compare loans offered by lenders and investors to determine mortgage programs available to a borrower; Encompass Flood Service to order and transfer flood zone certifications; Encompass CRM to manage contacts, leads, and marketing campaigns; Encompass Consumer Direct, which allows borrowers to complete loan application online; Encompass 4506-T Service, an integrated income verification solution; Encompass Appraisal Service to order, track, and retrieve appraisal reports; and Encompass Fraud Service to order collateral and non-collateral based fraud risk reports. In addition, it offers research and reference, education, documentation, and data and analytics products under the AllRegs brand. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Pleasanton, California.

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    One of the things I’ve always tried to do with this podcast is save the best for last. It’s fun to go back in time and see how things have done, especially when you have a lot of time. Let’s talk about Five Stocks to Feed the Bear. Emily, here they are, alphabetically: Carter’s(NYSE:CRI), Ellie Mae(NYSE:ELLI), IPG Photonics(NASDAQ:IPGP), MercadoLibre(NASDAQ:MELI), and Planet Fitness.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI) recently agreed to be acquired for $99 per share, and the stock is now trading for almost exactly $99. This may seem like a good reason to sell your shares and move on, but there’s more to the story.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI) was downgraded by analysts at William Blair from an outperform rating to a market perform rating.

    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “Ericsson’s business is exposed to geopolitical uncertainties in its operating countries. The company operates in an extremely competitive environment, which comprises big multinational wireless telecom service providers. It faces competition from new and innovative business models in mobile broadband and Internet services. Moreover, soft mobile broadband demand and challenging macroeconomic conditions in the emerging markets are acting as a deterrent for major investments by telecom behemoths and this may hurt Ericsson’s financial performance going forward. The ongoing industry consolidation among customers and major rivals are posing threat to Ericsson, impacting investments adversely and intensifying price competition. However, the stock has outperformed the industry over the past year on an average. The Swedish firm’s R&D investments over the past two years have secured a competitive and industry-leading offering.”

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Ellie Mae’s(NYSE:ELLI) Encompass software is ubiquitous in the mortgage industry, and the company’s stock has been owned and recommended by Motley Fool portfolios. But it won’t be anymore — the mortgage industry software provider is going private. Shareholders will get a nice premium compared to the most recent values, though not relative to prices prior to the market’s fourth-quarter sell-off.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2021: Rubicon Technology, Inc.(RBCN)

Rubicon Technology, Inc., an electronic materials provider, develops, manufactures, and sells monocrystalline sapphire and other crystalline products for light-emitting diodes (LEDs), radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), optoelectronics, and other optical applications. The companys products include two to six inch sapphire cores for use in LED applications and into components, such as lens covers for mobile devices; four and six-inch sapphire wafers that are used as substrates for the manufacture of LED chips, as well as for other semiconductor applications, including silicon-on-sapphire RFICs; four, six, and eight-inch patterned sapphire wafers, which are polished wafers to produce a patterned surface that enhances LED light extraction efficiency; and optical sapphire products that are used in equipment for a range of end markets comprising defense and aerospace, medical devices, oil and gas drilling, semiconductor manufacturing, and other markets. It also offers optically-polished windows and ground window blanks of sapphire. The company sells its products directly to semiconductor device manufacturers, and wafer polishing companies in Asia, Australia, North America, and Europe. Rubicon Technology, Inc. was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Bensenville, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) and Natcore Technology (OTCMKTS:NTCXF) 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 Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rubicon Technology earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 43.6568126847622 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2021: Sky-mobi Limited(MOBI)

Sky-mobi Limited engages in the operation of a mobile application store in the People?s Republic of China. It works with handset companies to pre-install its Maopao mobile application store on handsets and with content developers to provide users with applications and content titles. The users of its Maopao store could browse, download, and purchase a range of applications and content, such as single-player games, mobile music, and books. The company?s Maopao store enables mobile applications and content to be downloaded and run on various mobile handsets with hardware and operating system configurations. It also operates a mobile social network community, the Maopao Community, where it offers localized mobile social games, as well as applications and content with social network functions to its registered members. The company owns proprietary mobile application technology in the cloud computing, the MRP format, and SDK development environment. As of March 31, 2011, it had entered into cooperation agreements with approximately 523 handset companies to pre-install Maopao. The company was formerly known as Profit Star Limited and changed its name to Sky-Mobi Limited in October 2010. Sky-mobi Limited was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Mobius (CURRENCY:MOBI) traded 5.5% higher against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 16:00 PM E.T. on February 21st. Mobius has a market cap of $6.06 million and $37,433.00 worth of Mobius was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Mobius token can now be purchased for $0.0118 or 0.00000298 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including GOPAX, Gate.io, BitMart and Stellarport. Over the last seven days, Mobius has traded up 22.4% against the dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Mobius (CURRENCY:MOBI) traded up 0.1% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 18:00 PM ET on February 11th. In the last week, Mobius has traded 3.1% lower against the dollar. One Mobius token can now be bought for approximately $0.0095 or 0.00000260 BTC on exchanges including OTCBTC, Gate.io, Stellar Decentralized Exchange and BitMart. Mobius has a total market capitalization of $4.89 million and approximately $19,445.00 worth of Mobius was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2021: Alphabet Inc.(GOOGL)

As our founders Larry and Sergey wrote in the original founders letter, “Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.” As part of that, they also explained that you could expect us to make “smaller bets in areas that might seem very speculative or even strange when compared to our current businesses.” From the start, the company has always strived to do more, and to do important and meaningful things with the resources we have. To help accelerate this, we announced plans in August 2015 to create a new public holding company, called Alphabet. Alphabet is a collection of businesses — the largest of which, of course, is Google. It also includes businesses that we combine as Other Bets and generally are pretty far afield of our main Internet products such as Verily, Calico, X, Nest, GV, Google Capital and Access/Google Fiber. Our Alphabet structure is about helping businesses within Alphabet prosper through strong leaders and independence.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)Q12019 Earnings CallApril 29, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    For this episode, it’s time to check in on not one but two such samplers. First, it’s been one year since he offered up “Five Stocks I Own That You Should Too.” Those were Activision Blizzard(NASDAQ:ATVI), Alphabet(NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG),Intuitive Surgical(NASDAQ:ISRG), Match Group(NASDAQ:MTCH), and Zillow(NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG), and he’ll review their progress with senior analystJim Mueller.

  • [By Keith Fitz-Gerald]

    Since then, those same stocks – Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB), Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), and Google parent Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) – have tacked on a jaw-dropping $600 billion in market cap.