Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now


Virtual reality is often touted as the “next big thing” among tech companies. Goldman Sachs believes that the market could blossom into an $80 billion one by2025, and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly called VRa next-gen “computing platform.”

However, the aging bull market and hype regarding VR-related stocks have made it tough to find fundamentally cheap companies with meaningful exposure to the VR market.So today, we’ll take a look at two stocks with meaningful exposure to the VR market that still trade at fairly low valuations — Sony (NYSE:SNE) and HTC (NASDAQOTH:HTCKF).


Facebook’s Oculus Rift. Image source: Oculus VR.

Sony

Sony’s big bet on the VR market is the PlayStation VR, a high-end headset it released for the PS4 console last October. At $400, it cost much less than Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) $600 Oculus Rift and HTC’s $800 Vive headsets. A PS4 costs around $250 today — which is much cheaper than the high-end PCs that power the Rift and Vive.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.(PANW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE: PANW) reported fiscal second quarter 2017 adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.63 on revenue of $422.6 million. In the same period a year ago, the network security company reported EPS of $0.43 on revenue of $334.7 million. Second-quarter results compare to consensus estimates for EPS of $0.62 and $429.72 million in revenue.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) will look for redemption when it releases its second-quarter fiscal 2017 results after the bell on Feb. 28. The network security specialist had offered a weaker-than-expected outlook in its last quarterly report as some of its deals requiring “additional approvals” got pushed back.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Palo Alto Networks (PANW) , Cisco Systems (CSCO) , Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (SKT) and Consolidated Edison (ED) .

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE: PANW) released its fiscal first-quarter earnings report after the markets closed on Monday. Although the financial results were close to estimates, in fact beating on the bottom line, Palo Alto still suffered this quarter. Compared to Mondays closing price the stock trades near 57-times expected fiscal 2017 earnings, which could offer some explanation as to why investors seem so shaken on mixed earnings.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Aaron's, Inc.(AAN)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap consumer electronics retailer Aaron’s, Inc (NYSE: AAN) is scheduled for before the market opens onFriday (February 17). Last time around, shares spiked in the high single digits after better-than-expected third quarterearnings.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.(LLL)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Five teams are expected to compete for the contract: Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has joined with Saab to offer a clean-sheet design; Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has teamed up with BAE Systems and L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LLL) on another clean-sheet design; Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) are going with a modified KAI T-50; Raytheon Corp. (NYSE: RTN) has joined with Italy’s Leonardo and Canada’s CAE Inc. (NYSE: CAE) on a version of Leonardo’s M-346 trainer that it calls the T-100; and privately held Sierra Nevada has partnered with Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) on another clean-sheet design.

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


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    At the beginning of the week, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedsmall cap industrial machinery stock CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV) as a long/bullish trade:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Wednesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap materials and coatings stock CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV) as a short/bearish trade:

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc.(CNSL)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, telecommunications services shares fell by 0.96 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CNSL), down 7 percent, and Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd (NASDAQ: IGLD), down 6 percent.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: StarTek, Inc.(SRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Just before Thanksgiving, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shortingsmall cap business process outsourcing (BPO) stock StarTek, Inc (NYSE: SRT):

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sreekanth Anasa]

    According to Digi-Capital, the augmented reality market will account for about $90 billion in revenue by 2020. Microsoft’s ARHoloLens can be a big part of its AR strategy to avoid being left behind in this space. Microsoft hassubmittedHoloLens for governmental approval in Chinaand added the manufacturer ‘3Glasses’ to its list of headset developers that already includes Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP and Lenovo. Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed reality headset has already been launched in Europe, Australia, New Zealand.In the U.K. the HoloLens costs 拢2,719, while in the U.S., it’s priced at $3,000. (See Also:MSFT Stock: Should You Buy Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Stock Going Into 2017?)

  • [By Abdul Jawula] All major cues suggest Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has the momentum Vs Apple Inc. (AAPL). Here’s why.

    Between 2013 and 2015, there was growing sentiment among the press and consumers that Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) had lost it. Meanwhile,Apple Inc(NSDQ:AAPL) continued to break iPhone sales records, and Apples stock price continued to balloon based on the belief that the iPhone bubble could never burst.

  • [By Brian Wu]

    AMD supplies APUs (integrated CPU/GPUs) to Sony Corp (NYSE:SNE) and Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) for their respective gaming consoles. Both companies have released significant console upgrades in the current year, which is strongly bullish for AMD because console sales are typically strongest during the first few years of an upgrade cycle. Even better is the fact that both Microsoft and Sony are planning to shift to smaller but more frequent console upgrades instead of the usual seven-year cycle. This offers some measure of protection for AMD’s console chip business which might not see asevere downturn in the coming years.

  • [By Sreekanth Anasa]

    Qualcomm in its recent investor presentation held on March 7th reaffirmed that its QTL segment is on track and statedthat it expects to ship 1.75B-1.85B 3G/4G devices in 2017, an increase of 7% from 2016. The world’s largest smartphone chipmaker also had an eventful time at the Mobile World Congress 2017 where it showcased itslatest 5G technologies and fresh demos of its latest flagship 835 processor. But the real deal was yesterday. At the Open Compute Project (OCP), Qualcommannounced a collaboration with Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) to power Microsoft’s Azure cloud and other internal services using theirARM-based10nm Centriq 2400 processor. This is a shot in the arm for Qualcomm’s data center business, withMicrosoft, owner of some of the biggest data center infrastructure in the world, throwing its weight behind it. Qualcomm’s data center effort seems to be paying off, and its diversification plans seemto be on track. The data center segment is also one of the b etter segments to target as it is expectedto grow massively in the next few years, unlike the PC and smartphone segments. Stacy Rasgon, an analyst at Bernstein Research, wrote in a recent note that Intel’s data center business “is beginning to crack”. Industry expertsbelieve that this collaboration is likely to help Qualcomm pose a formidable challenge to Intels dominance in the data centers space.

  • [By Vikram Nagarkar]

    Sunnyvale, California-based AMD (NSDQ:AMD)has had a great run in 2016 so far. At $8.7 a share, AMD stock has tripled investors’ money this year, and given the way things are shaping up for the chipmaker, 2017 could end up being an even better year. AMD just signed a deal with Alphabet Inc’s (NSDQ:GOOGL)Google, and as it appears, the deal could potentially open the doors to similar deals with Amazon (NSDQ:AMZN), IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT). With its upcoming line of chips due to be launched in 2017, AMD’s top line numbers and market share look likely to improve. Combined with the impending benefits of the company’s debt restructuring, AMD should see financial metrics improving across the board. If all goes well, AMD could have an even better year in 2017.

  • [By Giulio Prisco]

    At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT)announced its Connected Vehicle Platform, a set of services built on the Microsoft Azure cloud and designed to empower auto manufacturers to create customized connected driving experiences.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Allot Communications Ltd.(ALLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Telecommunications services shares gained around 0.98 percent in trading on Thursday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Telefonica S.A. (ADR) (NYSE: TEF), and Allot Communications Ltd (NASDAQ: ALLT).

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Nam Tai Electronics Inc.(NTE)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    Another stock that’s starting to move within range of triggering a big breakout trade is Nam Tai Electronics (NTE), which is an electronics manufacturing and design services provider to a select group of the world’s leading OEMs of telecommunications and consumer electronic products. This stock has been destroyed by the sellers so far in 2013, with shares off sharply by 41%.

    If you look at the chart for Nam Tai Electronics, you’ll notice that this stock has been uptrending for the last month and change, with shares moving higher from its low of $6.05 to its recent high of $8.38 a share. During that uptrend, shares of NTE have been making mostly higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of NTE within range of triggering a big breakout trade.

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades in NTE if it manages to break out above some key near-term overhead resistance levels at $8.38 to $8.79 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that hits near or above its three-month average action of 647,483 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then NTE will set up to re-fill some of its previous gap down zone from April that started near $11.50 a share. If this stock gets into that gap with volume, then the upside is tremendous and we could easily see NTE hit $11 to $12 a share.

    Traders can look to buy NTE off any weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right below its 50-day at $7.42 a share, or below more key support at $7.22 a share. One can also buy NTE off strength once it takes out that breakout levels with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: TSR Inc.(TSRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    TSR Inc (NASDAQ: TSRI) shares shot up 35 percent to $5.15 following Q4 results. TSR reported Q4 earnings of $0.09 per share on revenue of $15.5 million.