Rob DeFrancesco

Robert DeFrancesco is a seasoned technology-stock analyst, who for 13 years covered the sector for Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street newsletter. In 2003, he launched Tech-Stock Prospector (TSP), a research, analytics & advisory service focused on emerging and established tech companies. Robert, managing editor of TSP, uses a combination of fundamental and technical analysis to identify and capitalize on inefficiencies within the tech-stock sector. In addition to conducting in-depth company-specific research, he keeps track of the latest developments across the entire tech landscape, paying particular attention to the major themes--including cloud computing, Web 2.0, social networking, Internet of Things, analytics, virtualization, datacenter consolidation, collaboration, security and mobility. Robert attended Villanova University and American University Law School. He lives in Los Angeles.

Analyst Articles

Hackers in their latest high-profile cyber-security attack have sharply raised the stakes, this time stealing money—not just data—directly from banks.During the past two years, more than 100 financial institutions in 30 countries have been hit, with up to $1 billion stolen, according to security research firm Kasperky Lab. The worldwide… Read More

Hackers in their latest high-profile cyber-security attack have sharply raised the stakes, this time stealing money—not just data—directly from banks.During the past two years, more than 100 financial institutions in 30 countries have been hit, with up to $1 billion stolen, according to security research firm Kasperky Lab. The worldwide… Read More

One name in the Internet/social media space that often gets mentioned as a possible takeover target is Yelp (YELP), the provider of local business reviews via online and mobile. Since so many investors see Yelp as a buyout candidate, the stock has historically traded with an embedded deal premium.But with… Read More

One name in the Internet/social media space that often gets mentioned as a possible takeover target is Yelp (YELP), the provider of local business reviews via online and mobile. Since so many investors see Yelp as a buyout candidate, the stock has historically traded with an embedded deal premium.But with… Read More

Qlik Technologies (QLIK) is a leading provider of business intelligence (BI)/analytics solutions for the enterprise market. The company’s software allows users to visualize data from multiple sources in an effort to gain meaningful insights into what’s going on at a departmental level, with the goal to increase collaboration, improve overall… Read More