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Best Performing Cloud Computing Stocks of 2021

Updated Apr 1, 2021
Cloud Computing has emerged as a new-age high growth business sector among the technology sector. Right from large-sized bluechip companies like Microsoft and Amazon.com to small-sized budding startups, a lot of companies are offering cloud hosting and computational services. These services center around offering a secure mode of hosting the data on remote machines, offering processing power for computational requirements, and enabling a secure access to the data through the Internet.
Since the Internet-based technology business can span across geographies, there is a long list of companies which are operating in the cloud computing space. A lot of such companies are listed on the leading stock exchanges, and investors can take a shot at these cloud computing companies' performance.
Among such a diversified variety of listed Cloud Computing companies, which have been the top performers in terms of generating the highest returns in their stock prices?
This article provides a list of the stocks that have given the top returns in the year 2021 till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual stocks between the end of the previous and Apr 1, 2021, and the top 10 return generating Cloud Computing stocks are listed below.
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Top Cloud Computing Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Cloud Computing sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) MicroStrategy Incorporated (MSTR) 2) Box, Inc. (BOX) 3) Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) 4) Dropbox, Inc. (DBX) 5) HubSpot, Inc. (HUBS)
 6) Alphabet Inc Class A (GOOGL) 7) Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) 8) NetApp Inc. (NTAP) 9) Oracle Corp. (ORCL) 10) Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)

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Performance of Top Cloud Computing Stocks

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

MicroStrategy

MicroStrategy Incorporated, incorporated on November 17, 1989, is a provider of enterprise software platforms around the world. The Company is engaged in the design, development, marketing and sales of its ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of MicroStrategy.
The Virginia, VA-headquartered company MicroStrategy Incorporated (MSTR) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Cloud Computing of 2021. The Technology sector business falls under the Computer Software-Prepackaged Software industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2021, the stock price of MicroStrategy has changed by 81.07 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $388.55 per share and year-to-date closing price of $703.56 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $3.6 billion to $6.75 billion during the same period. Along with Cloud Computing, the company is also in the business of Technology, Computer Software-Prepackaged Software, Application Software, Software, Wilshire 5000, Russell 2000, Artificial Intelligence, among other usual products and services. MicroStrategy continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Box

Box, Inc. provides cloud content management platform that enables organizations of various sizes to manage and share their enterprise content from anywhere or any device. The company's Software-as-a-S ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Box.
During the given months of the year 2021, Box, Inc. (BOX) was successful in generating YTD returns of 32.91 percentage which helped it gain the number two spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2021 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the California, CA-based Box closed at a price of $18.05 per share, while it traded at a price of $23.99 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's market cap changed from $2.86 billion to $3.84 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Technology industry sector and further specialized as a Computer Software-Prepackaged Software sector business.

Hewlett Packard

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, incorporated on February 25, 2015, is a provider of technology solutions. The Company?ÇÖs segments include: Enterprise Group, Software, Financial Services and Corporate Investments. The Enterprise Group ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Hewlett Packard.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) for being among the top performing stocks of 2021. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, the Technology sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Computer Manufacturing. Since the start of the year 2021, stock of Hewlett Packard has so far gained 32.49 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $11.85 per share and year-to-date price of $15.7 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $15.33 billion to $20.43 billion. The stock of Hewlett Packard continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Dropbox

Dropbox, Inc., incorporated on May 8, 2007, is an online company that provides a collaboration platform for online file storage and sharing services. The company serves around 500 million registered users across 180 nations. ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Dropbox.
At number four in the list of top stocks stands Dropbox, Inc. (DBX), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $22.19 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $27.39 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. It translates to a change of 23.43 percentage. The USA-headquartered Technology sector company also saw its market value change from $9.18 billion to $11.36 billion. The Technology 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.

HubSpot

HubSpot, Inc. (HubSpot), incorporated on April 4, 2005, provides a cloud-based marketing and sales software platform. The Companys software platform features integrated applications to help businesses attract visitors to their ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of HubSpot.
HubSpot, Inc. (HUBS) has moved by 22.55 percentage over the given period of 2021-YTD, helping it gain a place at number five among the top performing stocks. The Technology sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $396.44 apiece to the price of $485.85 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Apr 1, 2021. The smart run of the California, CA-based Computer Software-Prepackaged Software sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $18.19 billion to $22.51 billion over the same duration. HubSpot is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Alphabet

Alphabet Inc. provides online advertising services in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Canada, and Latin America. It offers performance and brand advertising servi ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Alphabet.
The Mountain View, California-based Alphabet Inc Class A (GOOGL) belongs to the Technology sector and is categorized as a Computer Software-Programming and Data Processing company. The stock of Alphabet ended the previous year at a price of $1752.64 per share. As of Apr 1, 2021, the stock price has reached $2129.78 apiece, which indicates a change of 21.52 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Cloud Computing for the year 2021 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $1187 billion. It has now changed to $1438 billion as of writing. Alphabet continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, NASDAQ 100 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Cisco

Cisco Systems, Inc. (Cisco), incorporated on December 10, 1984, designs and sells a range of products, provides services and delivers integrated solutions to develop and connect networks around the world. ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Cisco.
The San Jose, California-based Technology sector company Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) holds the number seven spot among the best performing stocks of the Cloud Computing sector. Classified as the Computer Communications Equipment business, the stock price of Cisco ended the previous year at a price of $44.75 per share while it reached the level of $51.98 apiece as of Apr 1, 2021 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 16.16%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $219.45 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Cisco in their constituent list. They include NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, Dow Jones Industrial Average index, S&P 500 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

NetApp

NetApp, Inc. (NetApp), incorporated on November 1, 2001, provides software, systems and services to manage and store customer data. The Company enables enterprises, service providers, governmental organizations, and partners to ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of NetApp.
Based on the market-cap change from $14.8 billion to $16.4 billion during the given months of the year 2021 and the share price change from $66.24 per share to a price of $73.65 per share as of Apr 1, 2021, NetApp Inc. (NTAP) was successful in generating YTD returns of 11.19 percentage. Standing at the number eight rank in the top performing list of Cloud Computing stocks, the Sunnyvale, California-based NetApp is categorized as the Electronic Components 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, S&P 500 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

Oracle

Oracle Corporation (Oracle), incorporated on October 9, 2005, provides products and services that address all aspects of corporate information technology (IT) environments, including application, platform and infrastructure. The Companys businesses ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Oracle.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Cloud Computing sector is taken by Oracle Corp. (ORCL). The company's stock price changed from $64.69 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $71.81 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 11.01 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Redwood Shores, California-based Technology sector company was from $194.77 billion to $207.07 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Cloud Computing sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation, incorporated on September 22, 1993, is a technology company. The Company develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products, services and devices. The Companys segments include Productivity ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Microsoft.
Microsoft (MSFT) generated percentage returns of 8.96 percent during the 2021 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $222.42 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $242.35 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $1682 billion to $1828 billion 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 Redmond, Washington, the YTD performance of the Cloud Computing 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, S&P 500 index, Dow Jones Industrial Average index, NASDAQ 100 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.
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