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4 Reasons Why Investors Love Passive ETFs

2017-11-20 zacks
While the ETF industry is growing by leaps and bounds, investors’ inclination toward passive ETFs is quite remarkable. There are about 1836 non-leveraged ETFs listed on U.S. indexes with an average market-cap of $3.29 trillion and average expense ratio of 0.57%, as per xtf.com. (12-0)

Tap Nvidia Growth Story With These Tech ETFs

2017-11-10 zacks
After the closing bell yesterday, Nvidia (NVDA - Free Report) reported stronger-than-expected fiscal 2018 third-quarter results. The company beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate for both the top and the bottom line and issued an upbeat guidance. This pushed NVDA shares up 2.5% in after-hours trading on elevated volume (read: 7 Top-Ranked Tech ETFs on Unstoppable Rally). Q3 Earnings in Detail Earnings per share came in at $1. (171-1)

Semtech: A Unique Play In A Crowded Space

2017-11-09 seekingalpha
Semtech (NASDAQ:SMTC) is well positioned within an industry experiencing rapid growth. Semtech has a major differentiator in its LoRa technology, which is expected to grow exponentially as the world becomes more connected than ever. The company has continued to make revenue additive acquisitions to reduce bottlenecks while maintaining debt levels consistent within the industry. These factors among others will lead to price growth in the future. (208-0)

Using Market-Maker Forecasts To Pick Best Exchange Traded Fund ETFs

2017-11-06 seekingalpha
ETFs provide pre-diversified focus sets of stocks for DIY investors to use when building or maintaining portfolios intent on investment wealth accumulation. Start with narrow-industry ETF reward~risk comparisons.

7 Top-Ranked Tech ETFs on Unstoppable Rally

2017-11-06 zacks
The technology sector is on fire given a deluge of upbeat earnings results and high hopes of the tax reform getting clearance. In particular, five technology stocks, touted as FAAMG – Facebook (FB - Free Report) , Amazon (AMZN - Free Report) , Apple (AAPL - Free Report) , Microsoft (MSFT - Free Report) , and Alphabet (GOOGL - Free Report) – led to skyrocketing prices. Additionally, a string of reports from other tech players like International Business Machines (IBM - Free Report) , and Intel INTC added to the strength (read: Play IBM's Turnaround Story With These ETFs). (245-0)

Broadcom Launches Bid for Qualcomm: Semiconductor ETFs Surge

2017-11-06 zacks
Another wave of mergers and acquisitions has lashed on the hot semiconductor space. This is especially true as communications’ chipmaker Broadcom (AVGO - Free Report) has make an unsolicited bid to acquire the smartphone chip supplier Qualcomm (QCOM - Free Report) for $70 per share or $130 billion, including debt. The news was first flashed on Bloomberg last week. Under the terms of the bid, Broadcom would pay $60 per share in cash and $10 per share in Broadcom stock. (268-0)

Semiconductor ETF (SOXX) Hits New 52-Week High

2017-11-06 zacks
For investors seeking momentum, iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX - Free Report) is probably on radar now. The fund just hit a 52-week high, and is up roughly 63% from its 52-week low price of $108.10/share. But are more gains in store for this ETF? Let’s take a quick look at the fund and the near-term outlook on it to get a better idea on where it might be headed: SOXX in Focus    This fund provides exposure to U. (14-0)

Aquantia IPO: Cheap, Small-Cap Semiconductor Deal

2017-11-06 seekingalpha
Aquantia, a fabless semiconductor company that designs Ethernet connectivity products for enterprise datacenters, went public in a small $61 million IPO on November 3. (131-0)

7 Best Semiconductor Stocks to Own Before Earnings

2017-11-02 investorplace
This earnings season has been a story of semi-surprises thus far with 275 members of the S&P 500 having reported as of Friday, October 27th. According to Factset, 76% (209 of 275) of companies that have reported Q3’17 results have beat their EPS estimates. (241-1)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor, PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors, VanEck Vectors Semiconductor and iShares PHLX Semiconductor

2017-11-01 zacks
Chicago, IL – November 1, 2017 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF (FTXL - Free Report) , PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors Fund (PSI - Free Report) , VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH - Free Report) and iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX - Free Report) . (691-0)

XLK Vs. FDN What Is The Difference?

2017-10-24 seekingalpha
A comparison of XLK versus FDN to check for compatibility as a holding alongside with XLK. (33-0)

Semiconductor ETFs Touch New Highs Ahead of Q3 Earnings

2017-10-24 zacks
Semiconductor stocks have been on tear this year on improved overseas demand and innovative technologies. New areas such as autonomous cars, cloud computing, gaming, wearables, VR headsets, drones, virtual reality devices, Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence are fueling growth in the sector, offsetting struggling traditional businesses like PCs and smartphones. In particular, iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX - Free Report) , VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH - Free Report) and PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors Fund (PSI - Free Report) have been hitting multiple highs lately and are currently leading the tech surge. (137-0)

3 ETFs Riding High on Bitcoin Surge

2017-10-18 investorplace
After being hurt by regulatory crackdowns in China and Russia, and criticism from major Wall Street leaders last month, bitcoin regained its astronomical surge in recent sessions. The cryptocurrency skyrocketed from below $3,000 to a new high of above $5,900 today in less than a month, representing nearly 500% surge this year. For the week, bitcoin is up more than 30%. (4-0)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: ARK Web x.0 ETF, ARK Innovation ETF and iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF

2017-10-16 zacks
Chicago, IL – October 16, 2017 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog includeincluding ARK Web x.0 ETF (ARKW - Free Report)  – Free Report), ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK - Free Report)  – Free Report) andiShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX - Free Report)  – Free Report). (43-0)

ETFs Riding High On Bitcoin Surge

2017-10-13 zacks
After being hurt by regulatory crackdowns in China and Russia, and criticism from major Wall Street leaders last month, bitcoin regained its astronomical surge in recent sessions. The cryptocurrency skyrocketed from below $3,000 to a new high of above $5,900 today in less than a month, representing nearly 500% surge this year. For the week, bitcoin is up more than 30%. With this, the total market capitalization of the digital currency reached $97 billion and accounts for more than 55% of the total cryptocurrencies market. (79-0)

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