In this digital age, communication stocks are one of the few growth industries. As American consumers and businesses rely more and more on the Internet and as emerging markets become more and more wired to tap into Western growth, the communication sector is thriving.
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, 6 communications stocks plugged in to profits.
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.”
Comtech Telecommunications (NASDAQ:CMTL) is involved with products, systems and services for communications solutions. CMTL stock has gained 25%, year-to-date, compared to much smaller gains by the broader markets.
InterDigital Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC) is involved with the prosecution, maintenance, enforcement, and licensing of patents. Year-to-date, IDCC is up nearly 19%.
Motorola Solutions Inc. (NYSE:MSI) has gained fame for its cell phones, mobile computing devices, wireless broadband networks and wireless local area network products. MSI stock has had an impressive 2011, up almost 23%.
NETGEAR Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR) is a global networking company that works with commercial businesses, home users, and broadband service providers. Like its competitors on this list, NTGR stock has climbed in 2011, in this case almost 10%.
QUALCOMM Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of digital wireless telecommunications products and services. Year-to-date, QCOM stock has enjoyed returns of nearly 15%.
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