|Bid||120.05 x 800|
|Ask||120.59 x 800|
|Day's Range||119.84 - 125.09|
|52 Week Range||87.70 - 130.37|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.23|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||21.95|
|Earnings Date||Oct 21, 2019 - Oct 25, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.08 (2.46%)|
|1y Target Est||129.00|
As bond yields slip, we searched using the Zacks Stock Screener for large-cap technology firms that also pay a dividend. Here are 3 of the strong tech stocks that came through our screen this morning...
Continuous development of new products and partnerships is likely to drive Box's (BOX) fiscal Q2 results. However, increasing investments in research and development pose a concern.
The invention of the smartphone changed the game as far as consumer electronics go. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) rode the iPhone to unbelievable profits and its current status as one of the world's most valuable companies.Investors are looking for the next big technological inflection point, and a lot of them have latched onto the internet of things as a good hunting ground. And that makes a ton of sense. Internet of things stocks are set to profit from another big societal transformation. All sorts of devices will become smart and infinitely more capable, just like what happened to phones a decade ago. * 10 Marijuana Stocks to Ride High on the Farm Bill It's not especially easy to tell which companies will be the biggest winners as the internet of things goes mainstream in coming years. But here's your cheat sheet for the seven stocks to invest in so that you can ride the wave.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Internet of Things Stocks to Buy: Sensata Technologies (ST)Source: calimedia / Shutterstock.com Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) may not be a household name for most investors, but the company's products are everywhere. It makes sensors which help devices work better. Companies are moving many programs to remote access platforms that they can manage with apps. This beats having to keep employees on site. However, without good monitoring and data, these systems would break down.Sensata offers crucial parts to make these sorts of systems function. The company serves a huge variety of industries, including construction, energy, healthcare, agriculture, automobiles and aerospace. You can find its sensors in products ranging from Slurpee machines to anesthesia machines among many others. With the world collecting more and more data, Sensata should have plenty of growth ahead.Turning to ST stock, it's one of the more reasonably priced tech stocks in the market. ST stock sells for just 13x trailing and 11x forward earnings. That's pretty great, considering that Sensata has delivered impressive results in recent years. Over the past five years, Sensata has grown earnings at a compounded growth rate of 27% per year. That's sizzling. Analysts see a slowdown ahead, but still anticipate 11% annual growth over the next five years. That's nothing to complain about with a starting 13x price-to-earnings ratio.Sensata gets a large chunk of its revenues from the automotive market which is why ST stock has underperformed in recent quarters. Auto sales have slowed down after all. But the business is diversified, and as it is, auto sales could rebound sharply once China and the U.S. reach a trade deal. Texas Instruments (TXN)Source: Katherine Welles / Shutterstock.com Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) offers a diversified way to play a bunch of new technologies. With its analog chip focus, however, TXN stock puts itself in the sweet spot for the internet of things as well.Like Sensata, Texas Instruments helps turn real-world observations into digital data that devices can take advantage of. Also like Sensata, Texas Instruments has heavy exposure to the connected car trade theme, which is not the best place to be at this very moment. That said, things can turn quickly and sentiment is currently rather dour.As it is, Texas Instruments just reported fantastic earnings, sending TXN stock to new all-time highs. However, trade war fears and the general market selloff have TXN stock falling back in recent days. This could be a good time to buy the dip. * 10 Undervalued Stocks With Breakout Potential Texas Instruments is now selling at just 23x trailing and 22x forward earnings. That's not bad at all for a company with this sort of growth history. Over the past five years, Texas Instruments has grown earnings at fantastic 25% per year rate. TXN stock also offers a reasonable 2.5% dividend yield which the company increases every year. While internet of things isn't the only iron that Texas Instruments has in the fire by any means, the company stands to benefit as people buy more connected devices. Garmin (GRMN)Source: Karolis Kavolelis / Shutterstock.com If you haven't been paying attention closely, you may not have realized that Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN) has totally reinvented itself. A few years ago, GRMN stock was in the doghouse as investors assumed that smartphone navigation apps would make Garmin's standalone mapping devices obsolete. That was a reasonable thought to have.But Garmin managed to pivot to a new business model. It's now become a leading diversified consumer tech products company. It has hot products within fitness and smartwatches, to say nothing of its legacy navigation products for cars, planes, boats and so on. While these are diverse businesses, they are tied together by the internet of things theme. As internet connectivity becomes faster and more widespread outside the home, more and more consumers will pick up connected devices that Garmin is selling.What's to like about GRMN stock in particular right now? Shares have sold off roughly 15% over the past quarter in large part due to trade war worries and concerns about an economic slowdown hitting consumer spending. Those are valid concerns. But it's pushed Garmin stock down to a forward P/E of just 20, while it offers a 2.8% dividend yield. Not too shabby. STMicroelectronics (STM)Source: Michael Vi / Shutterstock.com Of the semiconductor names, STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) is one of the most closely linked ones to the internet of things. STM -- Europe's largest semiconductor firm -- has a variety of business lines with substantial exposure to the auto and industrial markets. Given the state of the auto industry in general, and weakness in the European economy in particular, STM stock hasn't exactly been in the right place at the right time lately.However, looking past that short-term weakness, there is a lot to like about STM stock. For one thing, there's excitement in STM's auto business because they have cutting-edge chips that are being used in electric vehicles. In fact, STM counts Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) among its customers for this line of chips. Given the wave of EV adoption, things could be rather promising here. * 7 Safe Dividend Stocks for Investors to Buy Right Now But let's get back to the internet of things. As it stands now, STMicroelectronics is already number two in microcontroller chips globally, and the company is trying to reach number one. Not all microcontroller chips go into internet of things applications, and there's stiff competition for the market from Texas Instruments, Infineon and others. Still, if you're bullish on the space, STM stock is a key player. And at just over 14x earnings, you aren't paying a very steep price to get involved. American Tower (AMT)Source: Pavel Kapysh / Shutterstock.com This next pick isn't the best stock to invest in today as it's been on an absolute tear lately. But it's one to have on your watch list for any future market corrections. If you're betting on the internet of things taking off, there's one thing that is for certain -- we're going to need a lot more data service. And what better thing to invest in for that future than cellphone towers? Enter American Tower (NYSE:AMT).American Tower has grown to be an absolute empire, with a market cap of just over $100 billion. You make a lot of money owning the ubiquitous cellphone towers that make modern communications work. And American Tower owns plenty of towers -- in fact, it has a jaw-dropping 171,000 communications sites located around the globe. Around 40,000 of those are in the U.S. and the rest are primarily in India and South America.The company is driving consistent 16-17% annualized growth across a variety of metrics including cash flow, EBITDA and revenues. It's pushing close to 20% annual dividend increases at the moment, making it an attractive mix of growth and income that is in front of an inevitable wave of even more data demand as 5G and the internet of things roll out globally. As I mentioned, AMT stock has already run up a ton over the past year, but this is one stock to invest in on any potential corrections in coming months. Badger Meter (BMI)Source: Pavel Kapysh / Shutterstock.com Badger Meter (NYSE:BMI) also isn't a household name for most investors. But a certain class of growth and income investors have great fondness for Badger Meter. Why's that? Because BMI stock is one of the few U.S. companies to raise its dividend for more than 25 consecutive years through good times and bad.Badger Meter is a leader in devices that measure the volume flow of liquids. This covers things ranging from oil to wastewater.What's that got to do with the internet of things? Good question. Badger Meter is now pushing radio-controlled meters heavily. These tend to drive two to three times as much revenue as analog meters read by a worker in the field. While electronic meters are already prevalent in the developed world, there is still not much adoption in emerging markets, giving Badger Meter a large runway to enjoy higher-priced sales going forward. * 8 Dividend Aristocrat Stocks to Buy Now No Matter What BMI stock isn't a particularly exciting one in the short run. Over the long term, however, BMI stock has been an absolute home run. It has traded up from $4 (split-adjusted) at the turn of the century to just over $50 now. And there's that amazing dividend track record as well. With the push to electronic radio-controlled meters in full swing, Badger should enjoy a solid revenue boost in coming years to aid its already highly attractive business. Arlo Technologies (ARLO)Source: Sharaf Maksumov / Shutterstock.com Arlo Technologies (NYSE:ARLO) is the riskiest stock on this list -- and you shouldn't bet the farm on ARLO stock. But as a small speculative position, it could be worth a look here.Why pick Arlo? The company is one of the leading consumer brands riding the internet of things trend. Arlo offers a variety of products to help its users live a so-called connected lifestyle. These include smart security lights, remote-controlled security cameras, baby monitors and smart doorbells, among other things. Home security and safety is a logical market for early adoption within the internet of things trend.ARLO stock has gotten walloped over the past year. That's in large part due to the company issuing lousy guidance earlier this year. ARLO stock tanked from $7 to $4 in one day and then traded around $4 for months. Recent market weakness has pushed ARLO stock under $3, making it a value play.ARLO stock is now trading for less than 0.6x sales, which is minimal for a potential growing consumer products company. That said, Arlo is losing a considerable amount of money, and will run out of cash in a couple of years if things don't improve. However, the company's push to grow subscription revenue could boost Arlo's valuation, and the company could also be an attractive takeover target for a larger tech company.At the time of this writing, Ian Bezek owned TXN stock. You can reach him on Twitter at @irbezek. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Marijuana Stocks That Could See 100% Gains, If Not More * 11 Stocks Under $10 to Buy Now * 6 China Stocks to Buy on the Dip The post 7 Internet of Things Stocks to Buy Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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Investing,com - President Trump took aim at key Chinese chip customer Huawei Friday and said it was “fine” if the U.S. pulls out of trade talks with China planned for September. But investors in semis disagree and have pushed many chips lower, led by a slump in Micron (NASDAQ:MU).
(Bloomberg) -- Semiconductor stocks tumbled in on Monday, extending a recent decline as the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China added to headwinds surrounding the sector.Chipmakers were broadly weaker, with the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index down 3.6% in its fifth straight daily decline, its longest such losing streak since October. The benchmark index has lost more than 10% over the five-day slump and trade tensions have been a primary driver of the recent decline, as many chipmakers count China as a major market or as a key part of their supply chainsAmong specific names, Intel Corp. fell 3.4% while Texas Instruments Inc. lost 3.3%; both were in their fifth straight negative session. Micron Technology Inc. was off 5% and Nvidia Corp. sank 5.9%. The VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF -- an exchange-traded fund that tracks a basket of chipmakers -- fell 3.2%, and its pre-market trading volume was the highest since May 31, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.Also in focus on Monday was the latest data from the Semiconductor Industry Association, which showed total semiconductor sales fell 17.7% in June.RBC Capital Markets said that within the sub-sector of DRAM memory chips, average selling prices were down 46% in June, “the worst decline since March of 2008.”Analyst Mitch Steves wrote that he was “surprised to see the severity of ASP declines across the board,” although he doesn’t think they are likely to get worse from current levels.While the SIA data showed month-over-month growth of 4.9%, Deutsche Bank described the report as “another soft month of data” and said it came in below the bank’s expectations. The firm affirmed its cautious stance on the sector, with analyst Ross Seymore writing that “headwinds continue in the semi space, corroborated by weak SIA data & 2Q prints/3Q guides in earnings season thus far.”Among notable results, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. cut its full-year forecast last week, while Qualcomm Inc. gave a disappointing fourth-quarter sales outlook. On the upside, Western Digital Corp. reported fourth-quarter revenue that missed expectations, but the company’s chief executive officer said it had “reached a cyclical trough.”Over the weekend, ON Semiconductor Corp. reported second-quarter revenue that missed expectations and gave a weak third-quarter outlook. The stock slumped 9.9% in its biggest one-day drop since November 2015.(Update share prices, adds Nvidia in third paragraph)To contact the reporter on this story: Ryan Vlastelica in New York at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Catherine Larkin at email@example.com, Will DaleyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
(Bloomberg) -- Semiconductor companies are wincing as consumers around the globe are buying fewer cars amid continuing trade tensions between the U.S. and China.China has been a pain point for the sector as the two countries continue to spar on trade, and chipmakers had braced for slumping demand in the country to dent performance. The automotive sector has emerged as one of the biggest sources of weakness and is now threatening to dampen the chances of a recovery in the latter half of the year.It has so far been an unfortunate year for automakers, as global sales shrank 6.5% from a year earlier in the first quarter of 2019, and 7% in the next three months, according to Bloomberg Intelligence. China led the decline with car sales in the country falling for 12 consecutive months through June, amid slowing economic growth, trade-related turmoil, and a weak consumer demand, exacerbated by newer and stricter emissions rules. With the U.S. and China ratcheting the turmoil up a notch this week, some say the risks of tariffs on auto imports is now higher.Many auto parts suppliers, as well as Ford Motor Co., have reported disappointing results and issued weak forecasts for the year, citing the China slowdown. And now the effect is rippling through the rest of the supply chain, hurting chipmakers and other industrial manufacturers.“China weakness was expected, but in all honesty, we were expecting a trade deal by now,” Piper Jaffray & Co. analyst Harsh Kumar said in an interview. Kumar, who covers semiconductor stocks, said the companies supplying the automotive market were still seeing growth in radar and electrification-related products, while the traditional, gas engine segment is getting hit hard.Most of the automotive chip manufacturers have a larger piece of their business associated with traditional auto, and “that is not doing so well because there isn’t any market share or penetration to be gained; it is simply a units game,” Kumar said, referring to the fewer number of cars being sold.Maxim Integrated Products Inc., which makes chips that are used in various parts of a car including lighting, infotainment and driver assistance systems, said it expected the calendar third quarter to be slow, due to a “soft environment” for automotive production. The company’s battery management systems used in electric vehicles will also have fewer shipments, given the market uncertainty in China, the company said.The concerns were echoed by NXP Semiconductors NV, which makes components that help a car to sense its environment and process that data. Maxim and NXP’s customers include auto suppliers such as Aptiv Plc, Lear Corp. and Visteon Corp. as well as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV. Other chipmakers with substantial auto market exposure include Infineon Technologies AG, Analog Devices Inc., Texas Instruments Inc., and Microchip Technology Inc.Meanwhile, Rockwell Automation Inc., which counts both automotive and semiconductor sectors among its customers, saw both markets decline in the quarter ending June 30.“Overall, the combination of production cuts and reductions in component inventory is having an significant impact,” Morgan Stanley’s Craig Hettenbach, who covers semiconductors, said in an email interview. The analyst said that while the weakness is most pronounced in China, Europe has also been below expectations from the beginning of the year. “There is a lot of focus on when China will provide incentives to stimulate demand, but company and investor expectations for stimulus are pretty low right now,” Hettenbach said.A respite is not expected anytime soon. According to Moody’s, global vehicle sales are expected to fall 3.8% in 2019, amid further weakening demand in China and Western Europe. The latest round of trade war-related tarriffs could make matters even worse.To contact the reporter on this story: Esha Dey in New York at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Brad Olesen at email@example.com, Jennifer Bissell-Linsk, Morwenna ConiamFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
The processor giant released a better-than-feared earnings report on July 25 that bodes well for the semiconductor industry’s second half of 2019.
Dan Pipitone of TradeZero America joins YFi AM about how U.S., China trade tensions are weighing on the markets. "We expect volatility to continue," Pipitone tells Yahoo Finance, "it's really important that investors have the tools and the access that they need to take advantage of these active swings."