10 Tech Giants to Add Portfolio Value

Take advantage of growth and innovation and buy these performers

   
10 Tech Giants to Add Portfolio Value

The technology sector has been on a tear in 2012. While the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up less than 3% year-to-date, the tech-heavy Nasdaq is up over 9% so far in 2012. It’s no surprise why: innovative products such as tablet computers have become staples for consumers and enterprise software is crucial to helping businesses stay productive. While many sectors are hurting in this tough environment, tech is not one of them.

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 bring you 10 tech giants to buy, with four of those names listed in the New Age Fab Five at InvestorPlace.

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

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is the famous tech company known for developing Mac computers, iPods, iPhones and iPads. In the last 12 months, AAPL stock has posted an impressive gain of 71%. Apple stock gets an “A” grade for sales growth, a “B” grade for operating margin growth, an “A” grade for earnings growth, a “B” grade for earnings momentum, “B” grade for earnings momentum, a “B” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, an “A” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, a “B” grade for cash flow and an “A” grade for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of AAPL stock.

Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) works with IP-based networking and other products related to the communications and IT. In the last 12 months, CSCO has posted a modest gain of 2%. Cisco stock gets an “A” grade for earnings growth, an “A” grade for earnings momentum, an “A” grade for cash flow and a “B” grade for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of CSCO stock.

eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) is a global commerce platform that has posted a 25% gain in the last year. EBay stock gets an “A” grade for sales growth, an “A” grade for operating margin growth, a “B” grade for earnings growth, an “A” grade for earnings momentum, a “B” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, a “B” grade for cash flow and a “B” grade for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of EBAY stock.

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is the Internet’s largest search engine and has posted a gain of 18% since this time last year. Google stock gets a “B” grade for sales growth, an “A” grade for earnings growth, a “B” grade for earnings momentum, a “B” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, a “B” grade for cash flow and a “B” grade for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of GOOG stock.

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) designs and manufactures integrated digital technology platforms. In the last 12 months, Intel stock gas gained 11%. INTC stock gets a “B” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months and an “A” grade for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of INTC stock.

International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) is one of the world’s most famous IT companies. Since last May, IBM stock has jumped 17%. IBM stock gets a “B” grade for earnings momentum, a “B” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, a “B” grade for cash flow and an “A” grade for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of IBM stock.

MasterCard (NYSE:MA) is a major payment processing company that has posted an impressive 53% gain in the last year. Mastercard stock gets a “B” grade for sales growth, a “B” grade for earnings growth, a “B” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, a “B” grade for cash flow and an “A” grade for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of MA stock.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is one of the world’s largest developers, licensors and supporters of software products and services. MSFT is up 20% in the last year. Microsoft stock gets a “B” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, a “B” grade for cash flow and an “A” grade for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of MSFT stock.

Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE:TSM) is involved with the research, development, manufacture and distribution of integrated circuit (IC) related products. In the last year, TSM stock has gained 7%. TSM stock gets an “A” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months and an “A” grade for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of TSM stock.

Visa (NYSE:V) is another very well-known credit-card company, but like MasterCard it doesn’t deal with debt – just the payment processing software and transactions. V stock has posted a gain of 55% in the last year. V stock gets a “B” grade for sales growth, a “B” grade for operating margin growth, an “A” grade for earnings growth, a “B” grade for earnings momentum, a “B” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, a “B” grade for cash flow and a “B” grade for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of V stock.

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