What Software Application Sector can offer?

In the stock market this year, software stocks show strong development. The software has ‎become a ‎fundamental part of how many things function, so logically, it has become a ‎fundamental part of how a ‎lot of things work. This is why companies have boosted corporate ‎investments in digital acceleration as ‎a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The stock ‎market is seeing a record year for many of the top ‎software stocks. Enterprise software-as-‎a-service (SaaS), cloud computing, and cybersecurity are key ‎areas of interest. All of them ‎improve our way of working in the digital space.

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There were plenty of headline-grabbing buyouts and massive new funds for the US private ‎equity ‎industry this year. It was a year of a lot of unusual and unprecedented events, as we ‎all know. ‎Following March’s coronavirus outbreak, buyout investors spent the rest of 2020 ‎dealing with the ‎shockwaves.

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Over the past few years or so, private equity companies have demonstrated an increasing ‎acceptance ‎of the software sector, trailing in industry leaders’ footsteps. That persisted in ‎‎2020, with the ‎percentage of US PE investments hitting an all-time high in the information ‎technology industry. ‎Buyers migrated to all types of tech companies this year, with the ‎public market’s surprising resilience ‎during the pandemic being partly attributed to a surge ‎in tech stocks.
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Riot Blockchain Inc. (NASDAQ:RIOT) shares were trading up 32.65% at $14.65 at ‎the time of writing on Tuesday after reporting an expected 65% increase in bitcoin mining hash rate ‎capacity resulting from the purchase and future deployment of 15,000 S19 Pro and S19j Pro Antminers ‎from Bitmain Technologies Limited.

Riot Blockchain Inc. (NASDAQ:RIOT) share price went from a low point around ‎‎$0.51 to briefly over $11.85 in past 52 weeks, though shares have since pulled back to $14.65. RIOT ‎market cap has remained high, hitting $771.50M at the time of writing, giving it price-to-sales ratio of ‎more than 90.

Ideanomics Inc. (IDEX) last closed at $2.14, in a 52-week range of $0.28 to $4.75. ‎the firm on December 15, 2020 declared its Mobile Energy Global (MEG) division’s sales activities for ‎the month of November.

Aurora Mobile Limited (JG) stock soar by 50.16% to $4.79 after declaring a ‎partnership with a global leading new energy vehicle manufacturer to deliver an enhanced intelligent ‎driving experience. The most recent rating by Goldman, on March 06, 2019, is at a Neutral.

Luminar Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:LAZR) Shares headed rising, higher as much ‎as 6.32%. The most recent rating by Deutsche Bank, on December 18, 2020, is at a Buy.

Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE:UBER) rose 3.82% after gaining more than $1.98 ‎on Tuesday. The company on December 9, 2020 revealed the pricing of $1.0 billion convertible senior ‎notes offering.

Cloudera Inc. (CLDR) last closed at $14.64, in a 52-week range of $4.76 to $14.20. ‎The firm reported on December 4, 2020 that total revenue for the third quarter was $217.9 million, an ‎increase of 10% as compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2020. Analysts have a consensus price target ‎of $14.50.

Slack Technologies Inc. (WORK) stock soar by 0.73% to $42.88. On December 2, ‎‎2020, the company released strong third quarter fiscal year 2021 results. The most recent rating by ‎Morgan Stanley, on December 09, 2020, is at an Equal-weight.

salesforce.com inc. (NYSE:CRM) Shares headed rising, higher as much as 2.08%. ‎The company declared a partnership with IBM to help organizations and individuals verify vaccine and ‎health status The most recent rating by BofA Securities, on December 16, 2020, is at a Buy.

ZoomInfo Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:ZI) rose 5.23% after gaining more than ‎‎$2.31 on Tuesday after revealing that it has won three more Comparably Awards for company culture ‎excellence in 2020.

Phunware Inc. (PHUN) last closed at $1.01, in a 52-week range of $0.54 to $3.00 ‎following a new release of its mobile application software, Healthy Spaces, on Google Play for ‎Android.

Exela Technologies Inc. (XELA) stock drop by -7.12% to $0.40. The company on ‎December 17, 2020 revealed that it has entered into a 5-year, $145 million term loan facility with ‎Angelo Gordon, a global alternative investment firm. The most recent rating by Morgan Stanley, on ‎January 16, 2019, is at an Equal-weight.

Fastly Inc. (NYSE:FSLY) Shares headed rising, higher as much as 3.52%. The most ‎recent rating by Credit Suisse, on November 25, 2020, is at a Neutral.

RealPage Inc. (NASDAQ:RP) rose 0.23% after gaining more than $0.2 on Tuesday ‎after announcing that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Thoma Bravo

Snowflake Inc. (SNOW) last closed at $341.16, in a 52-week range of $208.55 to ‎‎$429.00. Analysts have a consensus price target of $302.57.

Borqs Technologies Inc. (BRQS) stock soar by 1.90% to $1.07. On December 2, ‎‎2020, the firm reported that the it has signed the official agreement for cooperation with the Huzhou ‎South Taihu New Area for a 5G Industrial Park Project.

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