Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018

And you thought out-sized gains were only relegated to Apple (AAPL) , Tesla (TSLA) , Nvidia (NVDA) and Amazon (AMZN) .

Why not try biotech stocks on for size. 

Biotechnology stocks had an incredible run between 2012 and 2015, and the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) was up 395% in that time. After making the record high, however, the space came under pressure and the fund dropped below its 40-week moving average, eventually retracing 50% of its historic rally before finding support in the $240.00 area. Since that time, it has been moving in a horizontal channel below the 38% retracement level of the pullback range in the $300.00 area, and 2016 triple-bottom support.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Ideal Power Inc.(IPWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewslettersuggested smallcap electrical power conversion product stock Ideal Power Inc (NASDAQ: IPWR)as a long trade:

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Starbucks Corporation(SBUX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stark Merrifield]

    Another company Fitz-Gerald is watching is Starbucks Corp. (Nasdaq: SBUX).

    The company is expanding its presence in China — it plans to have more than 5,000 stores opened by 2021 — a 1,150% increase from the 400 SBUX stores local to China in 2011. It also intends to install a 30,000-square-foot premium roaster on West Nanjing Road in Shanghai’s shopping district.


    In the market for people buying a cup of coffee outside their home, it’s essentially Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) and everyone else.

    While McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) and Dunkin’ Brands’ (NASDAQ: DNKN) Dunkin’ Donuts both now sell premium espresso-based beverages along with other fancy coffee drinks, people don’t view those brands the way they see Starbucks. The Seattle-based coffee chain exists in its own world, where it can sell out of $10 cups of whisky-barrel-aged coffee while it opens more than a thousand Reserve stores selling pricier drinks than its normal, already expensive beverage lineup.


    The Starbucks (SBUX) inside Trump Tower has seen traffic drop dramatically. The shop’s usual customers, deterred by the barricades, armed guards and bomb-sniffing dogs outside, are getting their caffeine fix elsewhere.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Starbucks (SBUX) is set to release earnings on April 27–and the result could set the coffee purveyor’s stock up for some tasty gains.

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    What do I mean? Shares of Starbucks have been range bound for the last five months, with shares bouncing between roughly $54 and $60 during that period. But with earnings coming up, Starbucks has a catalyst to finally break though $60, if the company can deliver the goods.

    In a note released yesterday, Oppenheimer’s Brian Bittner andMichael Tamas contend it will:

    SBUX is highly controversial into a critical stretch for its investment case. It’s our top large-cap pick. We anticipate a multifaceted SSS improvement cycle into the June quarter (and beyond) at an attractive valuation. This intriguing setup is against ’17/’18 EPS estimates already harnessed at the bottom end of its 15-20% targeted algorithm. For 2Q17′s print (4/27 release), we expect in-line results and an unchanged outlook. We see limited downside to the $54 level with a base case at $65 (and upside case at $72).

    Phases & Cycles’ Monica Rizk and Ron Meisels see more upside…if Starbucks can break that pesky $60:

    A sustained rise above 卤$60 would signal a breakout and the start of a new up-leg. Behaviour indicators including the rising 40wMA and the rising trend-line confirm the positive status. Only a sustained decline below $54-55 would be negative. A rise above 卤$60 would signal Point & Figure targets of $69 and $74 (18% and 27% appreciation potentials from current levels).

    See you there?

    Shares of Starbucks have gained 1.4% to $59.16 at 2:57 p.m. today.

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    As Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) dramatically adds to its number of stores both in the United States and globally, the chain has committed to using its hiring power to affect the communities it operates in. The company, which plans to add 12,000 stores by 2021, has increased the number of veterans and military spouses it has pledged to hire to 25,000 by 2025, having already reached its goal of hiring 10,000 by 2018.

  • [By Seth McNew]

    For those looking for individual stocks that could make for great long-term Roth IRA holdings, here’s whyApple(NASDAQ:AAPL), Starbucks(NASDAQ:SBUX), andWalt Disney Co.(NYSE:DIS) could be prime targets.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.(HII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Huntington Ingalls’ (NYSE:HII) Ford-class supercarrier seems one likely suspect — and at $14 billiona pop, this gigantic aircraft carrier offers a big potential target for Trump’s next tweet storm.


    Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) is the largest repairer and ship builder for the U.S. Navy and U.S. coast guard, giving the company a near monopoly on these government contracts (which is why their return on equity is north of 27%).

  • [By Rich Smith]

    As details about the Pentagon’s plan have emerged, it’s become clear that this will be a sizable program, amounting to perhaps $1 trillion in spending over 30 years — not just to upgrade the Minuteman missiles, but also to buy new B-21 stealth bombers from Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC)and have General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) and Huntington Ingalls (NYSE:HII) design an entirely new class of ballistic missile submarines (to be known as the “Columbia class.”)

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: MDU Resources Group, Inc.(MDU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, utilities shares fell by 1.08 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included South Jersey Industries Inc (NYSE: SJI), down 4 percent, and MDU Resources Group Inc (NYSE: MDU), down 4 percent.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: IPG Photonics Corporation(IPGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday began on a down note for the stock market, as the Dow Jones Industrials fell back down below the 20,000 level. Major market benchmarks finished with losses of 0.6% to 0.8%, and some market commentators attributed the declines to nervousness about the Trump administration’s actions to clamp down on immigration. Others noted that the latest reading of U.S. economic growth showed a 1.9% rise in gross domestic product for the fourth quarter, finishing the year with an overall GDP increase of just 1.6%, down a full percentage point from 2015’s growth. Despite the overall sullen mood in the market, some stocks gained ground, and GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO), Movado Group (NYSE:MOV), and IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.