The technology-focused Nasdaq index is well above 3,000 and is at levels not seen since the tech bubble days of the year 2000. As a result, some of the tech sector’s biggest names are flying high — including innovative icons like Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) as well as the maligned members of the dot-com club that have become stodgy old corporations to many investors.
So is this another tech bubble? Which stocks will crash hard, and which ones will continue to rise to new heights?
There undoubtedly is some froth in the market with the breakneck run since Thanksgiving. The Nasdaq is up about 20% in just 90 days, with some big tech stocks — including Apple — doing even better. But there is reason to think that for some of these investments, the profits are going to stick.
Here are seven tech stocks that are near, at or above their 2000 valuations — and most importantly, a forecast on whether they will stay there: