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TOP TECH SHORTS for tumultuous times: MUST HAVE SHORTS as regulators and politicians take aim at tech

Jun 04, 2019

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  • With the tech companies firmly in the cross-hairs of regulators and politicians, we present our TOP SHORT TECH  STOCK ideas for your portfolio

 

US Tech Top Short Ideas

Name Ticker Sector Industry Primary Model Ranking Tech Model Ranking
Anaplan, Inc. PLAN Information Technology Application Software Neutral - US SMID-Cap Top Short - US Information Technology
Avalara, Inc. AVLR Information Technology Application Software Unattractive - US SMID-Cap Top Short - US Information Technology
Bandwidth Inc. BAND Communication Services Alternative Carriers Neutral - US SMID-Cap Top Short - US Information Technology
Carbon Black, Inc. CBLK Information Technology Systems Software Neutral - US SMID-Cap Top Short - US Information Technology
MongoDB, Inc. MDB Information Technology Internet Services and Infrastructure Top Short - US Large-Cap Top Short - US Information Technology
PROS Holdings, Inc. PRO Information Technology Application Software Unattractive - US SMID-Cap Top Short - US Information Technology
Smartsheet Inc. SMAR Information Technology Application Software Neutral - US SMID-Cap Top Short - US Information Technology
SVMK Inc. SVMK Information Technology Application Software Unattractive - US SMID-Cap Top Short - US Information Technology
Vonage Holdings Corp. VG Communication Services Alternative Carriers Neutral - US SMID-Cap Top Short - US Information Technology
Zynga Inc. ZNGA Communication Services Interactive Home Entertainment Top Short - US Large-Cap Top Short - US Information Technology

Source: Capital IQ

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  • Avalara, Inc. (AVLR) is the provider of cloud-based solutions servicing transaction tax compliance across the globe. Avalara has generated a negative return on invested capital in every year of its history, most recently posting a –66.0% return on invested capital in FY2018.  
     
  • MongoDB, Inc. (MDB) is the operator of database platforms worldwide that maintain subscription-based packages for customers to run cloud, on-premise, or hybrid database solutions.  MongoDB is one of just 2 consensus “Top Short” stocks across both of its models highlighted above.  
     
  • PROS Holdings, Inc. (PRO) offers customers artificial intelligence solutions to power various commerce products and platforms in the digital economy worldwide. PROS Holdings generated a troubling -1,622.4% return on equity in FY2018, adding heavy support to our top conviction short idea among those highlighted above.  
     
  • Smartsheet Inc. (SMAR) offers customers cloud-based platforms to aid in the execution of work, specifically focusing on enabling teams and organizations to plan, capture, manage, automate, and repeat work. Smartsheet was highlighted today as a “Top Short” Stock Research Report, which you can view here
     
  • Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) is the developer, marketer, and operator of social games and live services played on mobile platforms such as Apple iOS and Google’s Android OS. Zynga is the only other consensus “Top Short” idea across both of its models highlighted above.

 

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