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DSW Inc. (DSW - Free Report) is finding its footing as it reported a record second quarter. This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) raised guidance and earnings are expected to jump by the double digits this year. DSW sells footwear and accessories through several retail concepts including DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, Shoe Company, Shoe Warehouse and Town Shoes. It sells in over 1,000 retail stores as well as via e-commerce sites and its mobile app.
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Chicago, IL – September 20, 2018 – Zacks Equity Research highlights DSW Inc. (DSW - Free Report) as the Bull of the Day, L Brands, Inc. (LB - Free Report) as the Bear of the Day. In addition, Zacks Equity Research provides analysis on Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (VSH - Free Report) , Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY - Free Report) and ON Semiconductor Corporation (ON - Free Report) .
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Cypress Semiconductor (CY - Free Report) closed the most recent trading day at $15.71, moving +0.67% from the previous trading session. This move outpaced the S&P 500's daily gain of 0.13%. Meanwhile, the Dow gained 0.61%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, lost 0.08%.
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Semiconductor stocks have been struggling to generate positive momentum recently, but there are a number of new secular trends which investors are looking to remain exposed to in the long-term. Of these, easily the most exciting for certain niche chipmakers is the Internet of Things.
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Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY - Free Report) has collaborated with Alibaba (BABA - Free Report) in order to leverage its PSoC 6 MCU product family and wireless connectivity solutions with Alibaba’s embedded Internet of Things (IoT) operating system, AliOS Things. With this move, the IoT product developers which are using Cypress’s PSoC and wireless solutions will have direct access to Alibaba’s cloud platform.
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Despite the best efforts of a few market-wide headwinds, many of the leading tech behemoths which have been at the forefront of our historic bull run continue to climb higher. Of these, several—including Microsoft (MSFT - Free Report) —have been flagged by the Zacks Rank recently and could be poised for even more gains thanks to key initiatives and positive sentiment.
SAP SE (SAP - Free Report) has been selected by Grupo Boticário to help in the creation of an efficient and scalable digital platform to aid in cost-effective manufacturing of Grupo’s products, including cosmetics and perfumes.
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On today’s episode of Free Lunch, Associate Stock Strategist Ryan McQueeney recaps earnings results from Oracle and FedEx, discusses Trump’s new tariff announcement, and explains why Facebook and Macy’s have teamed up. Later, the host is joined by Dave Bartosiak to chat about Nio, the so-called Tesla of China.
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Oracle Corporation (ORCL - Free Report) reported mixed first-quarter fiscal 2019 results. Non-GAAP earnings of 71 cents per share surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 68 cents. However, revenues of $9.2 billion marginally lagged the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $9.28 billion.
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Headquartered in Monrovia, CA, AeroVironment Inc. (AVAV - Free Report) is a company known for its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (better known as drones). It focuses primarily on the design and development of these systems, as well as tactical missile systems that provide situational awareness, multi-band communications, force protection and other mission effects. AeroVironment supplies its drones to the U.
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Red Hat Inc. (RHT - Free Report) is set to report second-quarter fiscal 2019 results on Sep 19. We note that, on an average, the company has delivered a positive earnings surprise of 9.71% in the trailing four quarters. In the last reported quarter, Red Hat delivered a positive earnings surprise of 5.88%. Earnings increased 24% on a year-over-year basis, primarily driven by 20% growth in revenues. Strong demand for hybrid cloud technology solutions as well as aggressive cross-selling drove top-line growth.
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Investors interested in Computer and Technology stocks should always be looking to find the best-performing companies in the group. Cypress Semiconductor (CY - Free Report) is a stock that can certainly grab the attention of many investors, but do its recent returns compare favorably to the sector as a whole? One simple way to answer this question is to take a look at the year-to-date performance of CY and the rest of the Computer and Technology group's stocks.
One of the toughest industries to make money in recently has been retail. As brick and mortar retailers struggle to compete with online shopping websites, many of these names have struggled to deliver profits. Over the last few months, there have been some names in the retail space which have outperformed the market, bucking the trend. Today’s Bull of the Day is in the retail industry which surprisingly now ranks in the Top 16% of our Zacks Industry Rank.
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Overview Rigel Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company dedicated to discovering, developing and providing novel small molecule drugs that significantly improve the lives of patients with immune and hematologic disorders, cancer and rare diseases. The company's pioneering research focuses on signaling pathways that are critical to disease mechanisms. The company's first FDA-approved product is TAVALISSE™ (fostamatinib disodium hexahydrate), an oral spleen tyrosine kinase (SYK) inhibitor, for the treatment of adult patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia who have had an insufficient response to a previous treatment. The company's current clinical programs include Phase 2 studies of fostamatinib in autoimmune hemolytic anemia and IgA nephropathy, and a Phase 1 study for its IRAK program. In addition, Rigel Pharmaceuticals has product candidates in development with partners BerGenBio AS, Daiichi Sankyo, and Aclaris Therapeutics. Since inception, Rigel Pharmaceuticals h...
2018-09-18 - Asif
Overview The company design, develop and sell exoskeleton technology to augment human strength, endurance and mobility. The company's exoskeleton technology serves multiple markets and can be used both by able-bodied users as well as by persons with physical disabilities. Ekso Bionics has sold, rented or leased devices that (a) enable individuals with neurological conditions affecting gait (stroke and spinal cord injury) to rehabilitate and to walk again and (b) allow industrial workers to perform heavy duty work for extended periods. Today, its medical exoskeleton, Ekso GT, is used as a rehabilitation tool to allow physicians and therapists to rehabilitate patients who have suffered a stroke or spinal cord injury. With its unique features designed specifically for hospitals and its proprietary SmartAssist software, Ekso GT allows for the early mobilization of patients, with high step count and high dosage treatments. The intent is to allow the patient’s central nervous syst...
2018-09-18 - Asif
Overview Agile Therapeutics is a forward-thinking women’s healthcare company dedicated to fulfilling the unmet health needs of today’s women. Twirla® and its other current potential product candidates are designed to provide women with contraceptive options that offer greater convenience and facilitate compliance. The company's lead product candidate, Twirla, also known as AG200-15, is a once-weekly prescription contraceptive patch that is at the end of Phase 3 clinical development. Since its inception in 1997, Agile Therapeutics has devoted substantial resources to developing Twirla, building its intellectual property portfolio, business planning, raising capital and providing general and administrative support for these operations. The company incurred research and development expenses of $14.4 million, $20.9 million and $25.6 million during the years ended December 31, 2017, 2016 and 2015, respectively. The company incurred research and development expenses of $2.4 milli...
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