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Best Performing Software Stocks of 2019

Updated May 3, 2019
It is impossible to imagine the world without computers, mobiles and other handheld gadgets that make life easier for us. What makes these accessories tick? Its the software that helps them keep running. In essence, software can be defined as a piece of instructions programmed into a device which makes it automatically do the expected. For instance, double-clicking on an icon in Windows will open up that application (like MS Word), or a tap on 'Ride Now' button in Uber or Lyft app will book the nearest available cab for you. While the user conveniently clicks or taps the buttons in their computer or mobile app, what goes on automatically in the background conducts the desired action. Its the software that automatically searches for and books the nearest available cab, sends necessary instructions to the cab-driver to pickup the passenger(s), or display a suitable error message with option to re-try the booking in case there are no cabs available for booking at the moment. Hundreds of companies across the globe are working on writing software programs which are the lifeline of various systems, applications and gadgets used by worldwide population.
Among the big basket of Software stocks, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Software stocks?
This article provides a list of Software stocks which have generated the highest returns in the year 2019 so far. till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Software stocks between the end of the previous year and May 3, 2019, and the top 10 return generating Software stocks are listed below.
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Top Software Stocks With Highest Returns

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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Software sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Bridgeline Digital, Inc. (BLIN) 2) Intelligent Systems Corporation (INS) 3) Qumu Corporation (QUMU) 4) Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (INSEW) 5) Shopify Inc. (SHOP)
 6) Avid Technology, Inc. (AVID) 7) Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc. (IDN) 8) GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (GSB) 9) Smith Micro Software, Inc. (SMSI) 10) CyberArk Software Ltd. (CYBR)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 143 Software stocks with sorting features in a tabular format. Alternatively, one can also explore the List of Top Software ETFs.
Top 10 Software Stocks All Software Stocks All Software ETFs Top Dividend-paying Software Stocks

Performance of Top Software Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Bridgeline Digital

Bridgeline Digital, Inc., incorporated on August 28, 2000, is a digital engagement company. The Companys iAPPS platform is a Web Engagement Management (WEM) platform that integrates Web Content Management, e-commerce, ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Massachusetts, MA-based Technology sector company Bridgeline Digital, Inc. (BLIN) holds the one spot among the best performing stocks of the Software sector. Classified as the Computer Software-Prepackaged Software business, the stock price of Bridgeline Digital ended the previous year at a price of $0.23 per share while it reached the level of $5.31 apiece as of May 3, 2019 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 2208.7%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $1.73 million. Few leading stock market index includes Bridgeline Digital in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Intelligent

Intelligent Systems Corporation, incorporated on November 8, 1991, is engaged in the business of providing technology solutions and processing services to the financial technology and services market. The Companys financial ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Georgia, GA-headquartered company Intelligent Systems Corporation (INS) is ranked number two among the best performing stocks of Software of 2019. The Technology sector business falls under the Computer Software-Prepackaged Software industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2019, the stock price of Intelligent has changed by 177.86 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $12.92 per share and year-to-date closing price of $35.9 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $113.93 million to $317.75 million during the same period. Along with Software, the company is also in the business of Technology, Computer Software-Prepackaged Software, Infrastructure Software, among other usual products and services. Intelligent continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Qumu

Qumu Corporation (Qumu), incorporated on February 10, 1987, is an enterprise video content management software company. The Company is engaged in providing tools businesses need to create, manage, secure, deliver ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Minnesota, MN-based Qumu Corporation (QUMU) belongs to the Technology sector and is categorized as a Computer Software-Prepackaged Software company. The stock of Qumu ended the previous year at a price of $1.9 per share. As of May 3, 2019, the stock price has reached $4.65 apiece, which indicates a change of 144.74 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Software for the year 2019 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $18.11 million. It has now changed to $45.41 million as of writing. Qumu continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Inspired Entertainment

... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number four in the coveted list is held by Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (INSEW) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in New York, NY, the Technology sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Computer Software-Prepackaged Software. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of Inspired Entertainment has so far gained 100 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $0.2 per share and year-to-date price of $0.4 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $0 million to $0 million.

Shopify

Shopify Inc. (Shopify) provides a cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. The Company offers subscription solutions and merchant solutions. The Companys software is used by merchants ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2019, Shopify Inc. (SHOP) was successful in generating YTD returns of 90.7 percentage which helped it gain the number five spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2019 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Canada-based Shopify closed at a price of $138.45 per share, while it traded at a price of $264.03 per share as of May 3, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $15.27 billion to $29.46 billion during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Technology industry sector and further specialized as a Computer Software-Prepackaged Software sector business.

Avid Technology

Avid Technology, Inc., incorporated on October 4, 1987, provides an open and integrated technology platform, along with applications and services that enable the creation, distribution and monetization of audio and ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Avid Technology, Inc. (AVID) has moved by 90.53 percentage over the given period of 2019-YTD, helping it gain a place at number six among the top performing stocks. The Technology sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $4.75 apiece to the price of $9.05 per share between the end of December of the previous year and May 3, 2019. The smart run of the Massachusetts, MA-based Computer Software-Prepackaged Software sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $198.79 million to $380.11 million over the same duration. Avid Technology is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Intellicheck Mobilisa

Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc., incorporated on August 17, 1999, is a technology company. The Company is engaged in developing, integrating and marketing wireless technology and identity systems for various applications, including ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number seven in the list of top stocks stands Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc. (IDN), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $2.14 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $3.88 per share as of May 3, 2019. It translates to a change of 81.31 percentage. The New York, NY-headquartered Technology sector company also saw its market value change from $33.47 million to $60.68 million. The Computer Software-Prepackaged Software specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

GlobalSCAPE

GlobalSCAPE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops and distributes software, delivers managed and hosted solutions, and provides associated services for secure information exchange, and data transfer a ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Based on the market-cap change from $80.5 million to $139.3 million during the given months of the year 2019 and the share price change from $4.48 per share to a price of $8.09 per share as of May 3, 2019, GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (GSB) was successful in generating YTD returns of 80.58 percentage. Standing at the number eight rank in the top performing list of Software stocks, the San Antonio, TX-based GlobalSCAPE is categorized as the Computer Software-Prepackaged Software sub-sector business which falls under the larger Technology sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

Smith Micro Software

Smith Micro Software, Inc. (Smith Micro), incorporated on May 25, 1995, is a provider of software solutions. The Company operates through two segments: Wireless and Graphics. The Company provides solutions ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Smith Micro Software (SMSI) generated percentage returns of 80.56 percent during the 2019 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $1.8 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $3.25 per share as of May 3, 2019. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $55.01 million to $104.21 million during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Technology speciality business with further classification in the Computer Software-Prepackaged Software sub-category. Based in California, CA, the YTD performance of the Software sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes. The company is a part of Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

CyberArk Software

CyberArk Software Ltd., incorporated on February 28, 1996, is a provider of information technology (IT) security solutions that protects organizations from cyber-attacks. The Companys software solutions are focused on protecting ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The number ten spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Software sector is taken by CyberArk Software Ltd. (CYBR). The company's stock price changed from $74.14 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $128.98 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 73.97 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Israel-based Technology sector company was from $2.67 billion to $4.8 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Software sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes.
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