5 Top NASDAQ Tech Stocks: ModSys International Leads

by Jonathan Adams

It was another good week for the NASDAQ 100 Technology Sector (INDEXNASDAQ:NDXT), which went up by 4.35 per cent this week. Here’s a look at which companies benefited most from this growth:

ModSys International Ltd. (NASDAQ:MDSY)
Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS)
Echelon Corp. (NASDAQ:ELON)
Concurrent Computer (NASDAQ:CCUR)

ModSys International Ltd.

ModSys International, formerly BluePhoenix Solutions, develops and markets enterprise legacy migration solutions and provides tools and professional services to international markets.

The company has been on a strong streak for the past couple of months, making this list several times. The company saw a share price gain of 24.24 per cent last week. However, this week’s growth isn’t enough to offset the company’s tumultuous rises and falls. Overall this month, stock prices have dipped by 30.30 per cent.

Payment Data Systems

Payment Data Systems Inc. is an electronic payments processor company. The company operates in the US under two operating segments: Payment Data Systems, and FiCentive, Inc. These segments offer integrated electronic payment processing services and online payment processing services. This week, the company saw share price growth of 16.56 per cent. This jump was well-needed, as the company has seen a loss of 5.48 per cent so far this year. Things have been gradually looking up for the company, since their Q1 2016 earnings release on May 16.

Echelon Corp.

Echelon Corporation develops open-standard control networking platforms and delivers the elements necessary to design, install, monitor and control communities of devices. Essentially, the company’s products allow everyday devices (such as outdoor lighting and electricity meters) to become integrated into the Industrial Internet of Things market. On May 17, the company hosted its annual shareholder meeting, but it’s only in the last week that stock prices have increased appreciably. This week, share prices jumped by 13.16 per cent, helping to offset monthly losses of 6.37 per cent and a year to date drop of 8.51 per cent.

Concurrent Computer

Concurrent Computer rose 10.69 per cent last week, and is up 29.70 per cent year-to-date. The company provides software, hardware and professional services for the content delivery market, developing applications based on Linux and storage technologies. Some of its content delivery solutions include software, hardware and services for streaming video, managing network content, and collecting and analysing data. The last big financial announcement from the company came on May 3, when it released its Q3 2016 earnings information.


IZEA, Inc. is engaged in the social sponsorship space. The company operates an online marketplace that connects brands with creators at IZEA.com, as well as other white label marketplaces. The IZEA Exchange (IZEAx) is a platform that handles content workflow, creator search and targeting, bidding, analytics and payment processing. This multi-faceted company saw a 10.33 per cent increase this week, rounding out the top five gainers on this list. This helps to offset a monthly loss of 2.18 per cent. The company’s share price increase could be correlated to its presence at the B. Riley Investor Conference on May 25.

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