5 IT Stocks You Can Count On

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5 IT Stocks You Can Count On

For those with an eye for gadgets and information technology, the tech sector is a familiar place. Investors who believed this sector would rebound from the abysmal October 2011 lows have been rewarded. Led by such ETFs as the Technology SPDR (ETF) (NYSE:XLK), the sector has made an astonishing comeback over the past few months and is up more than 13%.

I watch more than 5,000 publicly traded companies with my Portfolio Grader tool, ranking companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. And this week, I’ve got five information technology stocks to buy.

Here they are, in alphabetical order. Each one of these stocks gets an “A” or “B” according to my research, meaning it’s a strong buy or buy.

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is a management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. ACN stock has gained nearly 9% in the last 12 months. It gets a “B” for sales growth, a “B” for earnings growth, a “B” for earning momentum and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of ACN stock.

Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) is known primarily as a business outsourcer. In the last year, ADP is up nearly 16% compared to smaller gains by the broader markets. ADP gets a “B” for earnings momentum and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of ADP stock.

IBM (NYSE:IBM) has moved well beyond its personal computer days and is now a leading software and services providers. IBM is up more than 26% in the last 12 months. IBM gets a “B” for earnings momentum and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of IBM stock.

Teradata (NYSE:TDC) sells software for data warehouses and analytics. TDC stock is up more than 17% in the past 12 months. TDC gets a “B” for sales growth, a “B” for earning momentum, a “B” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month and a “B” for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of TDC stock.

Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) is a global payment provider for financial and nonfinancial institutions. TSS stock is up over 26% in the past 12 months. It gets a “B” for sales growth, a “B” for earning momentum, a “B” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month, a “B” for cash flow and a “B” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of TSS stock.

Get more analysis of these picks and other publicly traded stocks with Louis Navellier’s Portfolio Grader tool, a 100% free stock rating tool that measures both quantitative buying pressure and eight fundamental factors.


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