After the bell today, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is slated to report first-quarter earnings … but I’m sure you already knew that. The late Steve Jobs’ company — the tech giant of all tech giants — has a slight tendency to steal the show, to say the least.
In the past two quarters, though, that hasn’t been such a good thing; Apple fell short of expectations both times. That’s especially notable considering the company only posted a miss one other time in its past 16 reports.
Investors have noticed. Since its most recent report in October, Apple’s value has dwindled by more than 18%. And while everyone still has their eyes fixed on the iPhone-maker today, several other tech stocks have handily put such a performance to shame.
With that in mind, let’s take at the five tech companies with at least a $2 billion market cap that have led the way over the past 13 weeks. Some of the names just might surprise you.