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Internet penetration is now 34.3% of the global population and the growing adoption of tablets and smartphones, increases the risks and potential targets for cyber crime.

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  • Markit yesterday

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Palo Alto Networks Inc.

    Palo Alto Networks Inc NYSE:PANWView full report here! Summary * Bearish sentiment is low Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is low for PANW with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NeutralETF activity is neutral. ETFs that hold PANW had net inflows of $4.19 billion over the last one-month. While these are not among the highest inflows of the last year, the rate of inflow is increasing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NeutralAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Technology sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • Markit yesterday

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Cyberark Software Ltd.

    Cyberark Software Ltd NASDAQ/NGS:CYBRView full report here! Summary * Bearish sentiment is low Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is low for CYBR with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NeutralETF activity is neutral. The net inflows of $1.07 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold CYBR are not among the highest of the last year and have been slowing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NeutralAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Technology sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • Hedge Funds Have Never Been This Bullish On Rapid7 Inc (RPD)
    Insider Monkey 2 days ago

    Hedge Funds Have Never Been This Bullish On Rapid7 Inc (RPD)

    With the first-quarter round of 13F filings behind us it is time to take a look at the stocks in which some of the best money managers in the world preferred to invest or sell heading into the first quarter. One of these stocks was Rapid7 Inc (NASDAQ:RPD). Is Rapid7 Inc (NASDAQ:RPD) a buy right […]

  • Is Fortinet (FTNT) Outperforming Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?
    Zacks 2 days ago

    Is Fortinet (FTNT) Outperforming Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

    Is (FTNT) Outperforming Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

  • Palo Alto Completes PureSec Buyout, Boosts Prisma Strategy
    Zacks 2 days ago

    Palo Alto Completes PureSec Buyout, Boosts Prisma Strategy

    PureSec will be integrated into Palo Alto's (PANW) Prisma cloud security platform, enabling the latter to add end-to-end serverless application security to its capabilities.

  • 3 Big Stock Charts for Friday: Symantec, Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Nektar Therapeutics
    InvestorPlace 2 days ago

    3 Big Stock Charts for Friday: Symantec, Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Nektar Therapeutics

    It was a victory for stocks on Thursday, though not a decisive one. The 0.41% gain logged by the S&P 500 keeps it above some important technical support, but one rough day could still put the broad market into something of a tailspin.Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) shares did more than their fair share of the heavy lifting, up 4.4% largely after Morgan Stanley predicted its planned streaming product, Disney+, would be even more successful than most investors have given it credit for. Restoration Hardware Holdings (NYSE:RH), also just called RH, logged one of the biggest wins on Thursday though, rallying more than 15% after topping its fiscal first quarter estimates.At the other end of the spectrum, Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) fell 3.1% after MoffettNathanson analyst Michael Nathanson suggested the recent strength made it a good time to take some profits.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsNone make for great trading options headed into the weekend though. Rather, it's the stock charts of Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX) and Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) that present themselves as the top prospects. Here's why. Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX)Vertex Pharmaceuticals is no stranger to big swings in both directions. In fact, big swings are the norm. These aren't just sizeable, trade-worthy movements though. They're actually pretty predictable in terms of size and scope. The turns are taking shape pretty much where they should, even if VRTX is incapable of moving anywhere in a straight line. * 10 Stocks to Buy That Wall Street Expects to Soar for the Rest of 2019 The stock's back at a well-established technical floor now, suggesting a rebound move is nigh. This revisit of a familiar floor does look a little bit different though, in that the stock's struggled to push up and off of it. It may be a clue that the bears are just waiting to deal a proverbial death blow. Click to Enlarge • The range in question is plotted with white lines on both stock charts, tracing the major highs and lows going all the way back to 2017.• Bolstering the case for a bounce here is the fact that the stochastic indicator is into oversold territory. That's not a condition that's been allowed to last long for Vertex Pharmaceuticals, but…• …zooming out shows that VRTX has been hugging the floor in question since April. It should have rebounded by now. One or two rough days could break the support, perhaps unleashing a wave of pent-up selling. Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR)Nektar Therapeutics was beaten so badly last year that traders have been wary of stepping back into it now. But, to its credit, at least the bleeding has stopped. The few bulls still testing the waters have even established a technical floor since late last year.There's a much bigger method to the madness though. That is, the selling has been slowly but surely ground to a halt, and the would-be buyers are establishing a base from which to carry the stock higher again. While there's still much work to be done, that work is being done. Click to Enlarge • The floor in question is plotted in yellow on both stock charts, tagging all the key lows going back to late December.• Zooming out to the weekly chart we can see shares of NKTR have already started to poke through falling resistance lines.• The key to, and signal of, a fully established breakout thrust is the next move above the white 200-day moving average line at $40.86 and the weekly chart's Chaikin line moving back above the zero level. Symantec (SYMC)In late March Symantec was featured as a name that had been range-bound for several weeks, and of the effort to push above a well-established ceiling at the time failed, a retreat back to the lower boundary of that range was likely.SYMC did indeed punch through that ceiling, though it was a flawed break. With a gap left in the rearview mirror, shares started to peel back in May and eventually made their way back to the support portion of the range anyway. Since kissing that floor late last month though, the bulls appear to have regrouped and are ready to make the trip back to the ceiling again. Click to Enlarge • The range in question is between $17.50 and $23.60, marked with red and yellow lines on both stock charts.• The weekly chart also shows an oversold stochastic indicator, which more often than not does point where Symantec has moved to an unsustainable extreme.• Curiously, though shares have yet to make a solid upward move, the weekly chart's rising Chaikin line suggests there's a lot more buying interest than selling pressure in place right now.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 10 Stocks to Buy That Wall Street Expects to Soar for the Rest of 2019 * 7 Value Stocks That Are Flying Under the Radar * 6 Mouth-Watering Fast Food Stocks for Growth Investors Compare Brokers The post 3 Big Stock Charts for Friday: Symantec, Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Nektar Therapeutics appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Is 5G Adoption Finally The Long-Awaited Catalyst For Nokia Stock?
    InvestorPlace 2 days ago

    Is 5G Adoption Finally The Long-Awaited Catalyst For Nokia Stock?

    It's difficult to categorize Nokia (NYSE:NOK) as anything but a disappointment. Nokia shares have lost two-thirds of their value over the past decade. Recent performance hasn't been much better: NOK stock touched a 52-week low just last month.Source: Shutterstock The sense of disappointment goes beyond the stock price. This is a company that's offered promise repeatedly in recent years, with multiple potential catalysts for growth. The sale of its phone business to Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) in 2013 brought in over $7 billion in cash, which was supposed to allow the Finnish tech company to focus on its networking business. The acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent was a supposed game-changer in driving so-called end-to-end sales.Nokia launched the Nokia 8 in 2017 to try and become a player in the smartphone business. It predicted the development of 5G wireless would be a significant driver for growth.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsNone of those catalysts have played out. Nokia stock continues to drift downward. Revenue rose 1% in constant currency last year. Adjusted earnings declined.Nokia's CEO seems to insist that this time is different -- and he may be right. But investors would be wise to keep a skeptical attitude until he finally delivers on that promise. 5G and the Case for NOK StockHistory aside, there is an intriguing case for Nokia stock at the moment. NOK is cheap, at 13x 2020 EPS estimates. The company still has more than $2 billion in net cash on the balance sheet. And 5G development is on the way - with a major competitor potentially hamstrung. * 7 Stocks to Buy for the Coming Recession Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri addressed the company's 5G opportunity in an interview with Bloomberg this week. Suri said Nokia was competing well in 5G. China's Huawei, which clearly has taken share from Nokia in recent years, has been a target of the U.S. government based on national security concerns. But Suri argued that even that aside, "we compete quite favorably with Huawei".As for Scandinavian rival Ericsson (NYSE:ERIC), Suri claimed that Nokia wins "two-thirds of the time" when going up against them. The end-to-end offering now account for roughly half the company's pipeline of opportunities. Meanwhile, 5G demand continues to rise and Suri highlighted another opportunity in industrial IoT (Internet of Things). Suri's figures suggest demand in that part of IoT may be a bigger benefit to Nokia than 5G.Listening to Suri, it's easy to believe that NOK stock might finally be ready to rise. The opportunities are real, and substantial. European countries aren't putting the same pressure on Huawei as their U.S. counterparts, but the negative press surrounding that Chinese firm surely gives Nokia at least some sort of advantage. All told, Nokia looks ready to grow. At 13x earnings, Nokia stock isn't priced as such. Q1 Earnings and the Case Against Nokia StockThere are two problems with the case here, however. The first is that Nokia's first earnings were notably disappointing, leading NOK stock to drop 10%. And the second, again, is that Nokia has made promises before -- and had opportunities on which to capitalize.To be fair, Suri told Bloomberg that the company hadn't yet recognized revenue from signed contracts -- echoing commentary from Nokia after Q1. The company still sees significant 5G-related growth coming in the second half of the year. * 7 Dark Horse Stocks Winning the Race in 2019 But the company also admitted that full-year guidance would be tough to hit. And given the long-running credibility problems here, Nokia stock clearly has become a "show me" story. That's why investors sold so quickly after Q1 numbers: the fear is that Nokia is going to disappoint again. On the NOK Stock SidelinesThat risk colors the bull case for NOK stock, even at the lows. Networking is a tough business: even leader Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) trades at just 16x forward earnings despite notably better results of late. Ericsson stock has been dead money for a decade. The same is true of Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR). Sure, 13x earnings for Nokia stock seems cheap … but it's not amazingly so in the context of the sector.Meanwhile, as intriguing as 5G appears, Nokia itself expects its addressable market to stay flat in 2019. Any revenue growth will have to come from market share gains and -- despite Suri's commentary and Huawei's struggles -- it's tough to have confidence in Nokia's ability to compete. It certainly hasn't done so in recent years.Nokia can prove skeptics wrong - and if it does, Nokia stock will gain. But until there's more than just optimistic talk backing up its growth potential, those skeptics, myself included, aren't changing their mind.As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any securities mentioned. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 * 7 U.S. Stocks to Buy With Limited Trade War Exposure * 6 Growth Stocks That Could Be the Next Big Thing Compare Brokers The post Is 5G Adoption Finally The Long-Awaited Catalyst For Nokia Stock? appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Hedge Funds Have Never Been This Bullish On Proofpoint Inc (PFPT)
    Insider Monkey 2 days ago

    Hedge Funds Have Never Been This Bullish On Proofpoint Inc (PFPT)

    We at Insider Monkey have gone over 738 13F filings that hedge funds and prominent investors are required to file by the SEC The 13F filings show the funds' and investors' portfolio positions as of March 31st. In this article, we look at what those funds think of Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT) based on that data. […]

  • Fortinet (FTNT) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know
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    Fortinet (FTNT) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know

    Fortinet (FTNT) closed the most recent trading day at $76.61, moving -0.49% from the previous trading session.

  • Moody's 3 days ago

    KeyW Corporation (The) -- Moody's withdraws ratings of KeyW

    Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") withdrew all the ratings of The KeyW Corporation ("KeyW" or the "company"), including the B2 corporate family rating. On June 12, 2019, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. completed its acquisition of KeyW. As a result of the acquisition, KeyW's rated debts were repaid.

  • These Are The Best Tech Stocks To Buy And Watch Now
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    These Are The Best Tech Stocks To Buy And Watch Now

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  • 10 Stocks to Buy That Wall Street Expects to Soar for the Rest of 2019
    InvestorPlace 3 days ago

    10 Stocks to Buy That Wall Street Expects to Soar for the Rest of 2019

    Admittedly, Wall Street analysts aren't perfect, or even close. They can be too optimistic, as witnessed by just how rare it is that an analyst will assign a sell rating to a stock. Like the rest of us, they can succumb to a herd mentality. Stepping out of line is discouraged (and offers little incentive). As a result, the Street sometimes seems to move its targets as much due to price action as due to fundamental changes.But although Wall Street sentiment isn't gospel, it still has value. Analysts can still move stocks with an upgrade … or a downgrade. Few market participants understand the stocks better, and the industries, they cover. And in extreme cases, analyst expectations can signal value the rest of the market might be missing.For these 10 stocks, the divergence between the market price and the trading price is extreme: at least 25%. And for all 10 stocks, there's some logic behind the analyst arguments. These aren't the 10 stocks with the biggest divergences (many small-cap stocks have average target prices that suggest a double, albeit with limited coverage) and they're not guaranteed to rise. But, in all ten cases, there's at least good reason to think that Wall Street might be right.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Stocks That Every 30-Year-Old Should Buy and Hold Forever (Author's note: average target price data comes from finviz.com. Upside based on closing prices on Monday, June 10, 2019.) Facebook (FB)Source: Shutterstock Average Target Price: +27%Wall Street still likes Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). Among the 35 largest stocks by market capitalization, only Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) has larger upside based on the average Wall Street target price.That said, analysts generally like the so-called FAANG stocks as a group. The Street sees 26% gains ahead for Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL), and 20% upside for Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). Average target prices imply that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will rise 14%, and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) 7%.Still, Facebook is the Street's best pick in the group, at least at the moment -- and that makes sense. For all the noise about the company's myriad scandals, its users haven't gone anywhere. Larry Ramer raised caution about the pending Federal Trade Commission investigation, but I respectfully disagree, given Facebook has zero liability under existing antitrust laws. As I wrote last month, there's still a case for Facebook to reclaim all-time highs, and the average analyst agrees. The target price of $221 is just above July 2018 highs near $219.To be sure, FB stock likely needs some help from the broader market and the economy to keep driving ad sales. But there is plenty of room from a valuation standpoint for FB to rally, and it likely wouldn't take much of a catalyst for Wall Street to start pounding the table for the stock again. Baidu (BIDU)Source: Shutterstock Average Target Price: +87%At the moment, the Street sees Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) nearly doubling, but that may not be the case for long. BIDU shares tumbled after a disappointing Q1 earnings report last month, dropping over 25% before a recent, modest, rally. It's likely that some analysts haven't yet updated their price targets, and that some of those targets may come down with BIDU closer to $100 than the current $209 average target price.It's also worth noting that analysts are generally much more bullish on Chinese stocks than the market. As noted, analysts see 28% upside in Alibaba stock, over 50% in oil plays PetroChina (NYSE:PTR) and China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNP), and 60%+ gains for Weibo (NASDAQ:WB). China-focused analysts might be less connected to U.S. investor sentiment and maybe more likely to keep targets elevated to curry favor with company executives less open to dissent than their American counterparts. * 7 U.S. Stocks to Buy With Limited Trade War Exposure Still, even with those caveats, Wall Street clearly sees the fall in BIDU shares as overdone. There are risks here, as I wrote after the Q1 report. But as Barron's reported, analysts see better days coming in the second half of this year. At less than 15x earnings, BIDU looks cheap, meaning few improvements are actually priced in. If Wall Street is right about performance, Baidu stock has a big move ahead, even if it falls short of current price targets. Bausch Health (BHC)Source: Wikimedia (Modified)Average Target Price: +44%Investors would be forgiven for having some skepticism toward analyst opinions on Bausch Health (NYSE:BHC). Wall Street was caught notably flat-footed when Bausch, then known as Valeant Pharmaceuticals, saw its share price collapse back in 2015. And it's worth remembering that Bausch still has nearly $25 billion in debt and a market cap under $8 billion. It doesn't take much of a tweak to models to notably change the value of BHC stock.That said, Wall Street no doubt is a bit chastened by its prior analyses of BHC. ("Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.") Meanwhile, Bausch posted its best organic growth in three years in the first quarter, and raised full-year guidance in the process.There are still risks here, and I've been cautious toward BHC since the Valeant days. But Bausch has made significant improvement in recent years … yet BHC stock has traded sideways for a good eighteen months. If Wall Street is right this time, the stock should be due for a rally. Qualcomm (QCOM)Source: Shutterstock Average Target Price: +37%Shares of Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) soared after its April settlement with Apple, and analysts jumped on board quickly as well. Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), for instance, raised QCOM stock to a Buy rating and hiked its target all the way from $55 to $95. Three other analysts immediately upgraded the stock.Morgan Stanley, in fact, very nearly got it exactly right. QCOM went from $57 before the announcement to $90 by early May. Since then, however, the stock has come in. As Dana Blankenhorn noted, fiscal Q2 results in early May seemed underwhelming given the optimism toward the stock. Generally negative sentiment toward chip stocks hasn't helped, either. QCOM went back to $65 before climbing in recent sessions to $70.But so far at least, analysts haven't budged off their optimism. They still see QCOM rising to $96. As James Brumley detailed recently, there's a strong case that Qualcomm stock can get there. 5G optimism (and potentially U.S. government support) and the company's significant intellectual property holdings underpin that bull case. * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 Of late, it looks like investors see the sell-off as overdone, but that won't be enough. The market will need to agree with analysts that the Apple deal was as transformative long-term as Wall Street seemed, and still seems, to believe. If that comes to pass, QCOM should return to those April highs. International Game Technology (IGT)Source: Charrua NYC via YouTube (Modified)Average Target Price: +64%I've long thought gaming analysts were one of the better groups on the Street, and one of their top picks is integrated gaming supplier International Game Technology (NYSE:IGT). Given that I personally own IGT shares, I'm inclined to agree.There are some risks here that have hit IGT shares lately. Notably, the company still has extensive exposure to Italy, where it runs both lottery and gaming options, and there are increasing fears that country could leave the E.U. or find further ways to squeeze out more money to fund its ongoing deficits. Debt is still significant. Q1 results were somewhat mixed, keeping intact IGT's reputation for inconsistent performance. And outside of Italy, IGT still is dependent on economically sensitive casinos at a time when global macro worries clearly are mounting.Meanwhile, sector analysts look relatively optimistic across the board. Fellow integrated supplier Scientific Games (NASDAQ:SGMS) would need to rise roughly 50% to hit Wall Street's average target. Analysts see big upside in U.S. names like Boyd Gaming (NYSE:BYD) and Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN). Even Macau-focused names like Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) and Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), whose bulls have sometimes criticized the Street for being overly cautious toward that volatile market, generally see outperform and buy ratings.All that said, IGT still looks intriguing here. It's cheaper than other suppliers. Its long-struggling slot business in the U.S. is showing signs of life. The Italian business is locked in through the middle of the next decade. Upfront payments required to secure the contract are done, meaning the company should drive impressive free cash flow in the coming years. A 6%+ dividend yield helps the case as well.Given the amount of debt used in the industry, and just how quickly fortunes can turn in a recession, gaming analysts usually are well aware of risk. In the case of IGT, they know the risks but still see upside, something investors should keep in mind. Splunk (SPLK)Source: Web Summit Via FlickrAverage Target Price: +28%The upside that Wall Street sees in software data play Splunk (NASDAQ:SPLK) isn't that impressive on its face; 28% returns are nothing to sneeze at, of course. But many SaaS (software-as-a-service) stocks have done better in recent years, and there is no shortage of stocks that analysts seem to like better than SPLK.But what's interesting about SPLK is that its trading relative to the Street has been much different than that of many other dearly valued, high-growth software plays. Workday (NYSE:WDAY), Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Zoom Video Communications (NASDAQ:ZM) and Paycom Software (NYSE:PAYC) all trade above Wall Street targets. This has been a category where analysts usually have been playing catch-up, trying to match targets to steadily increasing valuations.Yet SPLK largely has been left out of late: the stock is up just 3.4% over the past year. And that might set up an interesting opportunity, either as a trade or an investment. Splunk stock isn't cheap, but its growth remains impressive. It's coming off a nice first-quarter beat that still wasn't quite enough to impress investors. * 7 A-Rated Stocks to Buy Under $10 Investors have looked to SaaS stocks as a way to buy growth at almost any price. But with valuation concerns now rising for stocks like SHOP and ZM, SPLK may be seen as a way to get exposure to big growth at a relative discount. Certainly, more than a few analysts see it that way. If other plays in the sector keep rising, and that sentiment finds its way back to Splunk stock, analysts might again have to play catch-up with SPLK. Diamondback Energy (FANG)Source: Shutterstock Average Target Price: +58%To be sure, investors in oil and gas stocks like Diamondback Energy (NASDAQ:FANG) need to take analyst targets with a grain of salt. There are literally dozens of O&G plays where analysts see huge upside.Here, too, analysts may be a bit late in updating models, particularly after the recent pullback in crude oil prices. But this is a space where, for small- and mid-cap stocks in particular, analyst targets can suggest 100%+ upside. (At the moment, that's true for Encana (NYSE:ECA), Bonanza Creek (NYSE:BCEI), and Callon Petroleum (NYSE:CPE), to name just three.)Still, as far as larger producers go, Diamondback and Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO) look to be the top picks. And that sentiment improved just a few weeks ago amid the bidding war for Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) between Chevron (NYSE:CVX) and Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY).Falling crude prices have dimmed enthusiasm somewhat, but as I wrote last week, there's still a strong case that Diamondback could be a takeover target for one of the major oil players. Results have been strong lately, with a cheap valuation (8x forward earnings) supporting the case for FANG on its own. Oil analysts might look a little too optimistic toward the industry as a whole, but I think they've got it right when it comes to FANG. Tesla (TSLA)Source: Tesla Average Target Price: +33%More than a few analysts have turned bearish on Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) of late. Most notably, in May, two different firms released bear-case fair value estimates of $10 and $36, respectively.While I'm not quite that pessimistic toward Tesla, I continue to agree more broadly with those analysts. I still think, as I wrote last week, that Tesla stock is sharply overvalued. Execution and strategy have been subpar under CEO Elon Musk, who clearly has lost the trust of more than a few investors.But for both bulls and bears, it's important to remember that Wall Street on the whole still has a bullish take on TSLA stock. The average target price sits at $283, even with a few headline-grabbing reductions in recent weeks. Only seven of 23 analysts rate TSLA a sell or an underperform.Whether Street support is good news for TSLA stock is up for debate. The fact that many analysts see upside in the stock raises the risk of another earnings miss with the second-quarter report, likely coming in late July. More downgrades and target price cuts could restart the pressure on the TSLA stock price. * 7 U.S. Stocks to Buy With Limited Trade War Exposure But the fact that analysts -- nearly all of whom have extensive experience in the auto industry -- still back the stock might be proof that the story isn't as simple as bears make it out to be. There's still a bull case for Tesla stock, which means, as we've seen in recent sessions, that there are still potential buyers out there. Palo Alto Networks (PANW)Source: Shutterstock Average Target Price: +41%Cybersecurity leader Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) reported second-quarter earnings in late February, and handily beat analyst estimates. PANW stock climbed to an all-time high the next day.But I wrote at the time that the headline numbers hid potential risks and those risks have come to pass. Q4 guidance along with earnings at the end of last month disappointed. Valuation had become stretched, and has come in. PANW stock has dropped some 24% from those highs.And with the pullback, PANW does look more intriguing. It's still one of the more attractive plays on what should be a growing cybersecurity space. It trades below 30x FY20 earnings-per-share consensus backing out its net cash. Luke Lango called PANW a "steal" below $200, and analysts appear to agree. The average price target suggests strong upside, even if some analysts may be looking to update their models following third-quarter numbers.To be sure, there are still some modest concerns about the space on the whole. But PANW looks like it's putting in a bottom, and a modest change in sentiment could lead to a nice rebound from current levels. Allergan (AGN)Source: Everjean via FlickrAverage Target Price: +41%At the end of May, shares of Allergan (NYSE:AGN) touched their lowest levels in almost six years. And there are worries here, and risks of further decline. Cash cow Botox faces potential competition from Revance Therapeutics (NASDAQ:RVNC). The 2017 acquisition of Zeltiq Aesthetics has turned out to be a significant miss, as revenue from that company's CoolSculpting has stalled out. Meanwhile, broader questions about the company's pipeline persist.But Wall Street, at least, sees the selloff as overdone. The lowest of 19 price targets for AGN still suggest double-digit total returns, including the company's 2.3% dividend yield. And analysts might be right here. AGN stock is awfully cheap, at less than 8x 2019 EPS estimates. Debt is worth noting, but still manageable. The company's Vraylar just won Food and Drug Administration approval to treat bipolar depression. * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 The concerns here are real, to be sure. But AGN still has a diversified portfolio, it still has potential in aesthetics and now it looks awfully cheap. Wall Street knows the problems facing the company as well as anyone, yet they're still on Allergan's side. Perhaps investors should be as well, particularly near the lows.As of this writing, Vince Martin is long shares of International Game Technology, and has a bearish hedged options position in Tesla. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 * 7 U.S. Stocks to Buy With Limited Trade War Exposure * 6 Growth Stocks That Could Be the Next Big Thing Compare Brokers The post 10 Stocks to Buy That Wall Street Expects to Soar for the Rest of 2019 appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Artificial Intelligence Stocks To Buy And Watch Amid Rising AI Competition
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    Artificial Intelligence Stocks To Buy And Watch Amid Rising AI Competition

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  • CyberArk (CYBR) Up 5.1% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?
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    CyberArk (CYBR) Up 5.1% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?

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