2 top tech stocks I’d buy in a stock market crash

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Kirsteen Mackay | Sunday, 18th October, 2020 | More on: DOTD EXPN Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay 2 top tech stocks I’d buy in a stock market crash Tech stocks have been all the rage this year, with many of them reaching astronomical price points and incredible valuations, both in the UK and in the US. For some, this has been well deserved, but it’s also led to others becoming overvalued. Two top tech stocks I’d consider buying in a second 2020 stock market crash are Experian (LSE:EXPN) and dotDigital (LSE:DOTD). I think both look poised for a long profitable future ahead, but may be a bit pricey to buy at today’s share price. Cashing in on the data revolutionExperian provides credit rating information for individuals and businesses and operates worldwide. This responsibility has transformed it into one of the world’s biggest data processing companies. The Experian share price has been on an upward trajectory for the past 10 years and that’s despite a data breach scandal five years ago.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The downside to this share is that its price-to-earnings ratio is 53. But like most excellent tech companies this year, that’s par for the course. It also offers a dividend yield of 1.2% and earnings per share are 57p.One of the key factors Warren Buffett looks for in a company he’s considering buying shares in is an economic moat. That means he looks to see if it has a competitive advantage over its peers. In the case of Experian, it absolutely does. It’s been gathering and analysing consumer credit information for decades, which means its database of records is extensive. Despite its consumer facing image, it generates 80% of its revenue through its business-to-business processes.UK fund manager Nick Train just added Experian shares to his Lindsell Train UK Equity Fund and to his Finsbury Growth & Income Investment Trust. He rarely buys UK stocks, so this indicates a particularly strong show of confidence for the stock.Internet marketingdotDigital offers a range of Internet marketing solutions including email marketing and personalised marketing campaigns. Big-name customers include British Airways, Science in Sport, and City & Guilds. And it integrates seamlessly with e-commerce software providers Microsoft Dynamics 365, BigCommerce, Shopify, and Magento.Market penetration. Source: dotDigitalIt has shown strong performance both in the UK and internationally. According to its 2019 annual report, the marketing automation market is predicted to grow to $25.1bn by 2023. It hopes to take full advantage of this and is further enhancing its AI-driven and machine learning capabilities, to focus on continued growth.dotDigital has a market capitalisation of £430m and price-to-earnings ratio is 50. Earnings per share are 2.8p and its dividend yield is 0.4%. As its share price is now trading on an all-time high, I’d deem this expensive, but I think it has a strong future ahead and I’d consider buying dotDigital shares during a market crash. I think both these stocks would be a good addition to a long-term investor’s Stocks and Shares ISA. center_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Viktor Axelsen pulls out of World Championships 2019 due to back injury

first_imgDenmark’s badminton player, World number five, Viktor Axelsen on Wednesday pulled out of the BWF World Championships 2019 due to a back injury.The 2017 world champion has sustained a disc protrusion in the lower back, a precursor to a slipped disc. The injury is causing pain to Axelsen in the back and legs.Axelsen said he will be back as soon as possible. “One day at a time. Will be back as soon as possible thanks for your messages,” the Danish player tweeted.Axelsen expressed disappointment for not being able to take part in the World Championships. He added that he needs to be realistic and listen to his body and doctor’s advice.”I’m very sad and disappointed about the situation. The World Championships is the biggest event of the year and I had obviously been looking forward to playing. I’ve done everything I could to get ready for the World Championships, but I must also be realistic and listen to my body and to the doctors’ advice,” BWF quoted Axelsen as saying in a statement from Badminton Denmark.Axelsen suffered allergies that forced him to stay away from the European Games, held in June. He was ruled out of the Indonesia Open and the Japan Open due to back injury recently.Badminton Denmark in a statement said they do not want to take any chance with Axelsen’s health. They further said it is unfortunate for both the player and country as he was the medal candidate for Denmark.”Viktor is one of the world’s best badminton players and was the biggest medal candidate for Denmark for the upcoming World Championships. Therefore, it is of course very unfortunate for both him and Denmark that he will not play at the World Championships,” Badminton Denmark said.advertisementBadminton Denmark’s elite and sports director Jens Meibom updated on Axelsen’s health, saying both the player and medical staff struggled to make Axelsen fit for the World Championships but his injury has not healed.”We are taking no chances with the athlete’s health, no matter how big the championship is all about,” Meibom said.Also Read | Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth progress; Sourabh Verma crashes outAlso See:last_img read more