Today's list of hot stocks to watch features an upscale department store chain hiking its dividend 25%, a small cap biotech collaborating with a global pharmaceutical giant, and a penny stock engaged in wearable technology for babies that is surging some 50%.
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Today's list of hot stocks to watch includes a coffee pod company soaring 10%, a satellite TV provider and fast food titan both hitting 52-week highs, and several surging penny stocks.
Some are moving on M&A news or analyst upgrades, while others are buoyed by impressive Q1 2014 earnings.
Tech stocks to buy now: When it comes to innovative industries on the upswing, "Big Data" is one of the best choices right now, and the industry is full of stocks to buy.
Analysts note that 90% of the data we work with was created in just the last two years alone. Forecasts call for this sector to grow tenfold over a five-year period, growing to roughly $50 billion by 2016.
Following Twitter Inc.'s (NYSE: TWTR) ill-received earnings report two weeks ago, there's been a lot of hate for TWTR stock on Wall Street - and it's really not justified.
Investors viewed a slowdown in the growth of active users as a sign Twitter was struggling - and they bailed on the company, driving the price down to less than half of its all-time high. But despite all that, Twitter stock could actually have a bright future.
The price of solar power has long kept solar companies off of investors' "stocks to buy" lists. But thanks to advances in the industry, costs are becoming much more affordable.
These developments with solar power mean one thing for investors: There are solar power stocks to buy that will take off as the industry grows.
Markets are down triple digits but some of these hot stocks are up as much as 20% to 40%.
This list of stocks to watch includes a tech giant hitting a new 52-week high, a penny stock up 20% on M&A news, and a bank stock soaring 40%.
The newest investment picks from Money Morning experts are some of the most fascinating plays so far this year.
Two stocks that take advantage of rising rent costs and inflation will let investors profit like a real estate mogul - without actually buying property. A Canadian small-cap venture company taps into the "Holy Grail" of energy investing...
Stocks were mixed Thursday following Wednesday's record close for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
But these 12 hot stocks to watch today are moving on earnings reports and analyst upgrades.
When Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto was sworn into office at the end of 2012, one of his major initiatives was to reform the country's energy sector as a whole.
And that's had investors searching for the best energy stocks to buy to profit from Mexico's energy reform.
Most smartphones today come with voice-recognition software: You speak a question into your phone and the results come back to you via the wireless web.
Microsoft recently introduced "Cortana" as part of its Windows Phone 8.1, the key new update for Microsoft's mobile operating system.
Voice-recognition technology has now passed the so-called "tipping point" - it's now an integral part of personal computing.
M&A news, earnings, and dividend payouts have put these hot stocks on the radar today.
One is up as much as 16%, and the other is now the biggest dividend payer in the S&P 500.
The newest investment picks from Money Morning experts come from the some of the hottest markets like IPOs, cloud computing, Big Data, and commodities.
Five stocks tap into Ohio's booming Utica shale formation, where the number of companies seeking drilling permits is up 60% from the same time last year. Three 2014 biotech IPOs that debuted in January and February promise enormous upside potential, while still priced at a discount - for now. And we found a small-cap firm that is perfect for investors who can stomach the volatility that comes with turnarounds - plus another that will ease the pain of the recent zooming food prices.
Investors looking for stocks to buy in 2014 have had an abundance of new options as 94 companies have gone public this year, according to Renaissance Capital.
The average return for those 94 companies since their IPO date is 9%. But some stocks have far outpaced the average, and are still at great buy-in points even after huge gains.
There are many reasons for CEOs and other corporate insiders to sell their shares.
But there's really only one reason to buy: They see a chance to make money.
That's particularly true when you come across an insider who's buying shares in his or her own company at a time when the stock has been beaten down, or when their sector is out of favor.
Zimmer Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZMH) announced today it will buy privately held Biomet Inc. in a cash and stock transaction valued at $13.35 billion. The deal is expected to close in Q1 of 2015 and joins two top providers of orthopedic, surgical, and dental products.
Investors applauded the deal and sent Zimmer shares soaring nearly 20% intraday to a 52-week high of $108.33.