SemiLEDs, AGM Group Holdings, Brightcove, Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution Holding and Foresight Autonomous Holdings were the top gainers last week.
The NASDAQ Composite (INDEX NASDAQ:IXIC) started last week at 7,173.99 points and was at 7,119.59 points as of 1:42 p.m. EST on Friday (April 27).
The NASDAQ 100 Technology sector (INDEX NASDAQ:NDXT) started off at 4,126.63 points and touched a high of 4,152.53 points on Friday before settling at 4,100.14 points as of 1:55 p.m. EST.
One major tech stories during the week was Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) joining Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) in condemning the repeal of the Clean Power Plan. Other big stories include the 17 millionth bitcoin officially being mined and the decline of funding for Canadian fintech companies.
Against that backdrop, a number of micro-cap tech stocks had a stellar week, with three of the top five stocks listed here growing over 25 percent over the course of the week:
- SemiLEDs (NASDAQ:LEDS)
- AGM Group Holdings (NASDAQ:AGMH)
- Brightcove (NASDAQ:BCOV)
- Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution Holding (NASDAQ:KONE)
- Foresight Autonomous Holdings (NASDAQ:FRSX)
Here’s closer look at those companies and the factors that moved their share prices last week.
First on the list is SemiLEDs, a company based in Taiwan with 187 employees.
SemiLEDs develops and manufactures LED chips and LED components primarily for general lighting applications, including street and commercial lighting and industrial and residential lighting, as well as lights for specialty industrial applications such as ultraviolet curing, medical/cosmetic, counterfeit detection and horticulture.
The company did not have any news over the week, but as of 1:50 p.m. EST on Friday, it was trading at $4.53, up 42.96 percent over the week. SemiLEDs has a “buy” rating on TradingView.
AGM Group Holdings
AGM Group Holdings grew 32 percent last week to come in second place. It did not have any news last week, but was trading at $10.28 as of 1:50 p.m. EST on Friday.
The company, through its subsidiaries, focuses on financial technology and other investment areas. It also delivers a trading platform that enables brokers and institutional clients to trade and manage their investments. The company was founded in 2015 in Beijing and began trading on the NASDAQ in April.
In the middle of the list is Brightcove, a company with a “strong buy” rating as per TradingView.
A global provider of powerful cloud solutions for delivering and monetizing video across devices, this Boston-based company was founded in 2004 and currently has over 400 employees.
The stock was up by 25.17 percent last week, and was trading at $9.20 as of 1:50 p.m. EST on Friday. It was recently announced that AT&T’s Tribeca Film Festival will be using the Brightcove video platform to deliver an immersive video experience to viewers for the 2018 festival.
Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution Holding
Kingstone Wirelessinfo Solution Holding is based in Xi’an, China and was incorporated in 2009. Last week, shares of the company grew 17.54 percent to reach $6.30 as of 1:50 p.m. EST on Friday.
Kingtone Wirelessinfo develops wireless communications software that links workers in the field to their offices using PDAs, cameras, barcode scanners, portable printers, GPS devices and tablet computers.
The company did not have any major news to share over the course of last week, but the stock has a “strong buy” rating on TradingView.
Foresight Autonomous Holdings
Foresight Autonomous Holdings, a company that designs and develops stereo/quad camera vision systems, is based in Israel grew over 17 percent last week.
The stock was trading at $3.53 as of 1:50 p.m EST on Friday. The company did not have any news that would explain its growth over the week.
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Data for 5 Top NASDAQ Stocks articles is retrieved each Friday after market close using TradingView’s stock screener. Only companies with a market capitalization of less than $500 million prior to the week’s gains are included. All companies in the ‘Technology’ sector are considered.
Securities Disclosure: I, Bala Yogesh, hold no direct investment interest in any company mentioned in this article.