Is Criteo (CRTO) Stock Outpacing Its Computer and Technology Peers This Year?

The Computer and Technology group has plenty of great stocks, but investors should always be looking for companies that are outperforming their peers. Criteo (CRTO) 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? A quick glance at the company’s year-to-date performance in comparison to the rest of the Computer and Technology sector should help us answer this question.

Criteo is a member of the Computer and Technology sector. This group includes 615 individual stocks and currently holds a Zacks Sector Rank of

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Jeff Ubben bets on underperforming for-profit education stock

Jeffrey Ubben

Source: BusinessWire

Activist Jeff Ubben thinks the market is mistakenly underappreciating Strategic Education because it is a for-profit education company.

His firm, Inclusive Capital, has a more than 5% stake in Strategic Education. Since early June, the stock is down more than 40%, while the S&P 500 has rallied more than 12%.

For-profit education companies have gotten a bad reputation in recent years, but Ubben thinks Strategic Education can provide strong returns by leveraging its technology capabilities. Additionally, the company has undertaken initiatives aimed at reducing the cost of post-secondary education.

Company: Strategic Education Inc. (STRA)

Business: Strategic

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Is Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM) Stock Outpacing Its Computer and Technology Peers This Year?

Investors focused on the Computer and Technology space have likely heard of Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM), but is the stock performing well in comparison to the rest of its sector peers? One simple way to answer this question is to take a look at the year-to-date performance of MXIM and the rest of the Computer and Technology group’s stocks.

Maxim Integrated Products is one of 615 individual stocks in the Computer and Technology sector. Collectively, these companies sit at #6 in the Zacks Sector Rank. The Zacks Sector Rank gauges the strength of our 16 individual sector groups by

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Is Ping Identity Holding (PING) Stock Outpacing Its Computer and Technology Peers This Year?

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3 U.S. Cannabis Stocks Gearing up for Growth; Cantor Says ‘Buy’

At the end of 2018, Canada fully legalized cannabis, nationwide, for both medical and recreational use. With the incoming Biden Administration, the US is expected to follow suit with Federal-level legalization, or at least formal decriminalization, sometime in the next four years. An exact timetable is impossible to predict; much will depend on the partisan makeup of Congress after the Georgia Senate runoff vote in early January.For now, cannabis legalization in the US is something of a checkerboard. Most states have at least partial legalization, with only Idaho

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Is Zendesk (ZEN) Stock Outpacing Its Computer and Technology Peers This Year?

The Computer and Technology group has plenty of great stocks, but investors should always be looking for companies that are outperforming their peers. Is Zendesk (ZEN) one of those stocks right now? By taking a look at the stock’s year-to-date performance in comparison to its Computer and Technology peers, we might be able to answer that question.

Zendesk is one of 615 individual stocks in the Computer and Technology sector. Collectively, these companies sit at #7 in the Zacks Sector Rank. The Zacks Sector Rank gauges the strength of our 16 individual sector groups by measuring the average Zacks

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Is Splunk Stock a Buy?

Following lower-than-expected fiscal third-quarter results, Splunk (NASDAQ:SPLK) stock price dropped by approximately 20% during after-hours. Yet the data analytics and monitoring specialist’s cloud business kept generating impressive growth, and the company remains exposed to a huge addressable market management estimated at $81 billion. So should investors worry about Splunk’s disappointing performance? Or is the stock now a buy?

Disappointing quarterly results

Given the surge in demand for cloud computing and subscription offerings over the last several years, Splunk has been transitioning from its legacy on-premises data analytics and monitoring software business to a subscription-based cloud portfolio.

That shift

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