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Best Performing Software Stocks of 2020

Updated Feb 14, 2020
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 2020 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 Feb 14, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Software stocks are listed below.
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Top Software Stocks With Highest Returns

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) CounterPath Corporation (CPAH) 2) FalconStor Software, Inc. (FALC) 3) Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. (MTBC) 4) Smith Micro Software, Inc. (SMSI) 5) 3D Systems Corporation (DDD)
 6) Shopify Inc. (SHOP) 7) Square, Inc. (SQ) 8) Twilio Inc. (TWLO) 9) Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN) 10) Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc. (IDN)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 113 Software stocks with sorting features in a tabular format. Alternatively, one can also explore the List of Top Software ETFs.

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Performance of Top Software Stocks

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

CounterPath

CounterPath Corporation (CounterPath), incorporated on April 18, 2003, designs, develops and sells software and services that enable enterprises and telecommunication service providers to deliver unified communications (UC) services, including voice, ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Canada-based Technology sector company CounterPath Corporation (CPAH) 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 CounterPath ended the previous year at a price of $0.94 per share while it reached the level of $2.44 apiece as of Feb 14, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 159.57%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $17.72 million.

FalconStor Software

FalconStor Software, Inc., incorporated on April 15, 1994, is a Software-Defined Storage (SDS) company offering a converged data services software platform that is hardware agnostic. The Companys platform FreeStor, allows ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The New York, NY-headquartered company FalconStor Software, Inc. (FALC) is ranked number two among the best performing stocks of Software of 2020. The Technology sector business falls under the Computer Software-Prepackaged Software industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of FalconStor Software has changed by 71.33 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $2.86 per share and year-to-date closing price of $4.9 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $16.93 million to $29 million during the same period. Along with Software, the company is also in the business of Technology, Computer Software-Prepackaged Software, Application Software, among other usual products and services.

Medical Transcription Billing

Medical Transcription Billing, Corp., incorporated on October 28, 2001, is a healthcare information technology company that provides an integrated suite of Web-based solutions, together with related business services, to healthcare ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The New Jersey, NJ-based Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. (MTBC) belongs to the Technology sector and is categorized as a Computer Software-Prepackaged Software company. The stock of Medical Transcription Billing ended the previous year at a price of $4.06 per share. As of Feb 14, 2020, the stock price has reached $6.65 apiece, which indicates a change of 63.79 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Software for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $49.61 million. It has now changed to $89.1 million as of writing.

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.
Rank number four in the coveted list is held by Smith Micro Software, Inc. (SMSI) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in California, CA, the Technology sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Computer Software-Prepackaged Software. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Smith Micro Software has so far gained 55.78 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $3.98 per share and year-to-date price of $6.2 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $153.24 million to $250.92 million. The stock of Smith Micro Software continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

3D

3D Systems Corporation, incorporated on May 14, 1993, is a holding company. The Company provides three-dimensional (3D) printing solutions, including 3D printers, print materials, software, on demand manufacturing services and ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2020, 3D Systems Corporation (DDD) was successful in generating YTD returns of 34.86 percentage which helped it gain the number five spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the South Carolina, SC-based 3D closed at a price of $8.75 per share, while it traded at a price of $11.8 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $1.04 billion to $1.4 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.

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.
Shopify Inc. (SHOP) has moved by 33.61 percentage over the given period of 2020-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 $397.58 apiece to the price of $531.22 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Feb 14, 2020. The smart run of the Canada-based Computer Software-Prepackaged Software sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $46.04 billion to $61.83 billion over the same duration.

Square

Square, Inc. provides payment and point-of-sale solutions in the United States and internationally. The company's commerce ecosystem includes point-of-sale software and hardware that enables sellers t ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number seven in the list of top stocks stands Square, Inc. (SQ), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $62.56 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $81.86 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. It translates to a change of 30.85 percentage. The California, CA-headquartered Technology sector company also saw its market value change from $26.88 billion to $35.17 billion. 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.

Twilio

Twilio Inc., incorporated on March 13, 2008, offers Cloud Communications Platform, which enables developers to build, scale and operate real-time communications within software applications. The Companys platform consists of Programmable ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Based on the market-cap change from $13.48 billion to $17.53 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $98.28 per share to a price of $127.74 per share as of Feb 14, 2020, Twilio Inc. (TWLO) was successful in generating YTD returns of 29.98 percentage. Standing at the number eight rank in the top performing list of Software stocks, the California, CA-based Twilio 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.

Nuance Communications

Nuance Communications, Inc., incorporated on September 21, 1995, is a provider of voice recognition and natural language understanding solutions. The Company operates through four segments: Healthcare, Mobile, Enterprise and Imaging. ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Nuance Communications (NUAN) generated percentage returns of 29.78 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $17.83 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $23.14 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $5.07 billion to $6.55 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 Massachusetts, MA, 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.

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.
The number ten spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Software sector is taken by Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc. (IDN). The company's stock price changed from $7.49 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $9.7 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 29.51 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the New York, NY-based Technology sector company was from $118.98 million to $156.12 million. 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. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
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