Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019


Technology stocks are staples in growth portfolios because of their eye-popping revenue growth, but technology isn’t the only sector of the stock market that boasts fast-growing companies. For example, many healthcare stocks are growing at rates that Silicon Valley would envy. In fact, Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI), Exelixis Corp (NASDAQ:EXEL), and Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC) all reported year-over-year sales growth north of 100% in first-quarter 2018.

Are these stocks worth including in your portfolio?


1. Precision cancer treatment

Our understanding of the human genome and the role genes play in cancer is increasingly shaping patient treatment and one company that’s at the forefront of this movement is Foundation Medicine.

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Using next-generation screening technology, Foundation Medicine helps drugmakers identify for clinical drug trials patients who have genetic mutations that make them most amenable. Also, following the Food and Drug Administration approval of FoundationOne CDx late last year, Foundation Medicine became the first company to offer a comprehensive gene testing solution that matches solid-tumor cancer patients up with cancer drugs that are most likely to help them.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: SPX FLOW, Inc.(FLOW)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    FLOW stock traded up $0.73 on Wednesday, hitting $49.98. The company had a trading volume of 169,639 shares, compared to its average volume of 297,149. Flow International has a 12-month low of $31.10 and a 12-month high of $54.92.

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Nuance Communications Inc.(NUAN)

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    One key part of the rush toward artificial intelligence is making sure that automated systems can communicate easily and effectively with their human users. Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) has a huge head start in voice recognition technology, and despite its successes in areas like medical transcription, the tech company knows that in order to sustain its competitive advantage, it needs to use its lead to push forward with groundbreaking technological innovations.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) dropped about 20% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $12.19. Shares closed at $15.28 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $19.49. Volume of around 19 million shares was about nine times the daily average. The company reported indifferent results Wednesday night but cut its outlook for revenue growth.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) had its price objective cut by Stifel Nicolaus from $18.00 to $15.00 in a report issued on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a “hold” rating on the software maker’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ target price indicates a potential upside of 15.03% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation, five have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $20.25.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Actuant Corporation(ATU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU)Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallJune 20, 2018, 11:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eaton (NYSE: ETN) and Actuant (NYSE:ATU) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Actuant Co. (NYSE:ATU) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have issued a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $23.63.

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sigma Designs, Inc.(SIGM)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Data source: Silicon Laboratories.

    What happened with Silicon Labs this quarter?
    Revenue was above the high end of guidance provided in late January, which called for a range of $196 million to $202 million. On an adjusted (non-GAAP) basis, which excludes items like equity compensation and acquisition costs, net income was $38.3 million, or $0.87 per share — also above guidance for adjusted earnings per share of between $0.73 and $0.79. IoT revenue grew 17% year over year to $103 million. Infrastructure revenue jumped 37% year over year to $49 million. Broadcast revenue declined 3% to $36 million. Access revenue fell 6% to $17 million. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, on April 18, 2018, Silicon Labs closed its $240 million acquisition of Sigma Designs’ (NASDAQ:SIGM) Z-Wave business. Silicon Labs had initially agreed to acquire all of Sigma Designs this past December for $282 million, but amended the deal last quarter to include only its Z-Wave business after certain closing conditions weren’t met. In any case, the purchase significantly expands Silicon Labs’ position in mesh networking for smart homes.

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    What management had to say

    Silicon Labs CEO Tyson Tuttle said:

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Zeke Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 8,727 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $201,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas cut its stake in Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) by 1.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 334,571 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 4,261 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas owned about 0.09% of Interpublic Group of Companies worth $7,705,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HAVAS (OTCMKTS: HAVSF) and Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ARGI Investment Services LLC grew its position in Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) by 85.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 96,494 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 44,331 shares during the period. ARGI Investment Services LLC’s holdings in Interpublic Group of Companies were worth $2,222,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. boosted its position in shares of Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE:IPG) by 5.2% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 122,213 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,018 shares during the period. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in Interpublic Group of Companies were worth $2,815,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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