3 Small Technology Stocks Insiders Are Buying
Jun. 17, 2019 10:29 AM ET|Includes: Turtle Beach Corporation (HEAR), MCHX, PSDO https://seekingalpha.com/instablog/498952-bret-jensen/5316826-3-small-technology-stocks-insiders-buying
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The market has done quite a bit better here in June compared with May, where the overall market fell just over six percent. Tensions with Iran and China still remain headwinds for equities. This has been counterbalanced nicely by increasing consensus the next move by the Federal Reserve will be an in interest rate cut, most likely at the September Fed meeting.
We are approximately a month away from the start of second quarter earnings season. So what are insiders buying now given the current uncertainty in the market? It appears there is some buying across the small technology sector. Here are three names that caught our eye.
Let's start with Turtle Beach (HEAR). This company is based just outside San Diego. Turtle Beach also develops various gaming headset solutions for various platforms, including video game and entertainment consoles, handheld consoles, personal computers, and mobile and tablet devices under the Turtle Beach brand. In addition, it provides directional audio with applications in digital signage and kiosks, consumer electronics, and hearing healthcare under the brand name of HyperSound.
Source: Investor Presentation
The stock is seeing its first insider buying since November of 2017. Two separate directors, the company's CFO and its CEO together bought nearly $500,000 in new shares in a half dozen transactions for June 7th to June 13th.
Despite delivering a solid Q1 earnings report on May 8th, the shares trade near 52 week lows and off some 60% from highs last year. Q2 guidance was lower than the consensus but the company did reaffirm 2019 full year guidance of between $240-248 million in revenue and and $0.90-1.00 in EPS. Gross margins did fall to 33% from 36.8% in Q1. Insiders seem to signaling the shares look undervalued at current trading levels.