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Which Chipmaker is a Better Buy – NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) or Intel Corp. (INTC)?

Many semiconductor stocks rallied this year amid optimism about a potential trade deal. Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) was one of those stocks, jumping 35% this year and outperforming the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index’s 31% gain. Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), however, was left out in the cold, as its stock rose just 7%. NXP and Intel aren’t direct competitors. NXP is the world’s […]

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  • The Top Megacap Stock of 2019 Will Surprise You

    There’s only one stateside exchange-listed megacap — a stock commanding a market cap north of $300 billion — that has risen by better than 50% this year. Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has soared 53.5% so far in 2019. To be fair, there are just 14 stocks including Facebook that are currently at megacap status. It’s a thin pool. However, Facebook […]

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  • 3 Top Biotech Stocks to Buy in July

    The biotechnology sector has been red-hot over the long term but out of favor with Wall Street over the past year. That mismatch is presenting investors a great opportunity to get in. So which stocks should investors buy today? We asked a team of Motley Fool contributors to weigh in and they picked Cambrex (NYSE:CBM), BioMarin Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:BMRN), and […]

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  • 5 Top Stocks to Buy in July

    It’s hard to believe, but 2019 is halfway over. Even though the first half of the year has been turbulent at times, the trade war persists, there’s lots of uncertainty surrounding what the Federal Reserve will do next, and tensions with Iran are heating up, the stock market is knocking on the door of new […]

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  • Forget Google: Here Are 3 Artificial Intelligence Stocks to Watch

    Alphabet‘s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google gets lots of attention for its artificial intelligence (AI) pursuits, mainly because the company is so good at applying AI to a variety of businesses. Consider that Google’s core advertising business uses AI to determine which ads to serve online users, and the company’s AI assistant, Google Assistant, is one of the best voice-search […]

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  • Better Buy: Facebook vs. Twitter

    Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) have defined the social media sector since its early days. The two companies together pioneered many of the social media concepts that have become part of the mainstream lexicon, including trending topics, the news feed, and even “liking” something. Both companies are also among the biggest and most important intermediaries […]

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  • 3 Top Stocks Under $20

    A stock price alone doesn’t tell you anything about how cheap or expensive a stock truly is. A $20 stock can be far more expensive than a $100 stock based on earnings, cash flow, and growth prospects, even though the price tag is lower. Still, focusing on low-priced stocks can make sense if you have […]

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