One Data Point Showing the Top Chip Stocks Today

Different companies in different sectors of the market are measured best by different metrics. A restaurant may look at turnover, or how many times it can seat customers at tables every day. In the tech space, innovation is key. And for the chipmaker stocks, innovation is ongoing and iterative. That’s why spending on research and development (R&D) in the chipmaker space is on track to rise 6 percent in 2020, even with a stalled economy. Based on how much a company spends ...
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This Retail Investor Favorite Still Has Room to Run

It’s sometimes dangerous to follow into a trade that’s popular with retail investors. In a market selloff, they may be quick to send shares lower, and without institutional investors, rallies can be out of proportion to a company’s prospects. But with one tech name reporting massive earnings and sales growth, there’s more room to run, even with so many retail traders loving the stock. With a number of analyst upgrades as well, traders can still play the long-term uptrend. The stock? Nio ...
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This Structural Change Could Lead to a Further 10-15 Percent Rally in this Tech Giant

The stock market is the amalgamation of individual stocks. However, not all stocks are created equal. How a stock is weighted in an index can have a huge impact on the overall returns. That’s why swings in big tech names can increasingly move the market as a whole, up or down. Another factor is whether or not to include a stock in an index. Different indices have different requirements, such as a number of quarters of profitability, before they can be ...
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A Down, But Not Out, Tech Play

While technology companies tend to move up and down in lockstep, there are always a few companies that buck the trend. That occurs as traders perceive a company as falling behind competitors. That may be true for a while, but the history of tech companies is a history of innovating and coming back into the market’s favor. With many tech stocks currently near all-time highs, one down-and-out play actually looks like it could provide strong future returns. That company? Intel (INTC). Shares ...
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Security Software Adds a New Profitable Angle to this Big Tech Play

It’s often thought that the larger a company gets, the fewer paths it has to grow. In the case of technology, however, that’s not always the case. A tech company can add a new sector while maintaining old ones, allowing for much more growth potential than a non-tech company. For instance, one analyst sees one of the largest tech companies in the world boosting its size even further, by embracing security software. That growing niche is capable of adding $30 billion in ...
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Pet Care Addition Makes this “Retail” Play a Force to Be Reckoned With

On Thursday, Walmart (WMT) announced Walmart Pet Care. The retailer now includes in its offerings such services as pet insurance, a pharmacy, and even dog walking and pet sitting services. This is all part of the company’s pivot to capture market share from Amazon (AMZN), in conjunction with the digital transformation the company has undertaken this year. The services add a rich potential source of revenue for the company, as it looks to become a one-stop-shop for everything. The company’s biggest change ...
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Why this Best-of-Breed Company is a Buy Following Strong Earnings

Earnings season can be hit or miss for a number of reasons. Even if a company reports the earnings per share figures that Wall Street analysts are looking for, other factors such as forward guidance may cause a big win to become a big loss for shareholders. That seems to be the case with Datadog (DDOG). Shares plummeted more than 10 percent intraday following its earnings report, when the company beat on overall numbers. The data analytics company has further room for ...
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Housing Trends Still Support these Best-of-Breed Companies

Earnings season has been favorable to a number of companies in the housing sector already, from lumber companies to homebuilders. There’s one group of companies that are set to report earnings this week likely to fare well. Those companies? Home-improvement retailers. Industry giants Home Depot (HD) and Lowe’s (LOW) are set to report, and Credit Suisse just reiterated their outperform rating ahead of earnings. Both companies have performed well this quarter in terms of their share price. As a result, their share ...
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