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Best Performing Technology Stocks of 2020

Updated Dec 31, 2020
The sector called 'Technology', which earlier used to simply refer to a few computer making companies has today evolved as a well-diversified sector in itself. From computer-makers to software companies, from video-game designers to ride-sharing startups, from social networking platforms to new-age gadget manufacturers, from mobile messaging app platforms to cloud hosting companies - a lot goes in within the modern day technology sector. Amid rapidly changing technology, today it is possible for a small tech startup working out of a garage in Africa to pose a challenge for established American technology companies.
As of writing, there are more than 800 companies in FKnol.com database which are listed under the technology sector. Among such a long list of technology sector companies, which have been the winners? We list the top performing technology sector companies which have generated the highest returns in their stock prices in recent times and have a market-cap of at least $1 billion. To see the whole list of all tech sector companies irrespective of their market-cap value, see List of All Technology Stocks.
This article provides a list of the stocks that have given the top returns in the year 2020 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 Dec 31, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Technology stocks are listed below.

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Top Technology Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Technology sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) C3.ai, Inc. (AI) 2) Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH) 3) Sea Limited (SE) 4) 21Vianet Group, Inc. (VNET) 5) Bilibili Inc. (BILI)
 6) Cloudflare, Inc. (NET) 7) Cerence Inc. (CRNC) 8) ACM Research, Inc. (ACMR) 9) Sitime Corp (SITM) 10) Fastly, Inc. (FSLY)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 652 Technology stocks with sorting features in a tabular format. Alternatively, one can also explore the List of Top Technology ETFs.

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Performance of Top Technology Stocks

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

C3.ai

C3.ai, Inc. operates as an enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) software company. The company provides software-as-a-service applications for enterprises. Its software solutions include C3 AI Suite ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of C3.ai.
The Redwood City, CA-headquartered company C3.ai, Inc. (AI) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Technology of 2020. The Technology sector business falls under the Information Technology Services industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of C3.ai has changed by 2391.02 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $5.57 per share and year-to-date closing price of $138.75 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $204.73 million to $13.3 billion during the same period. Along with Technology, the company is also in the business of AI, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology Services, Software, among other usual products and services. C3.ai continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Enphase Energy

Enphase Energy, Inc., incorporated on March 20, 2006, is a provider of energy management solutions. The Company is engaged in designing, developing, manufacturing and selling microinverter systems for the solar ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Enphase Energy.
During the given months of the year 2020, Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH) was successful in generating YTD returns of 571.53 percentage which helped it gain the number two 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 California, CA-based Enphase Energy closed at a price of $26.13 per share, while it traded at a price of $175.47 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $3.2 billion to $22.17 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Technology industry sector and further specialized as a Semiconductors sector business.

Sea Limited

Sea Limited engages in the digital entertainment, e-commerce, and digital financial service businesses in the Greater Southeast Asia. The company operates through three segments: Digital Entertainment, E-commer ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Sea Limited.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by Sea Limited (SE) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Singapore, , the Technology sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Electronic Gaming & Multimedia. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Sea Limited has so far gained 394.9 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $40.22 per share and year-to-date price of $199.05 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $18.63 billion to $101.75 billion.

21Vianet

21Vianet Group, Inc., incorporated on October 16, 2009, is a carrier-neutral Internet data center services provider. The Company hosts its customers servers and networking equipment and provides interconnectivity. The Company ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of 21Vianet.
At number four in the list of top stocks stands 21Vianet Group, Inc. (VNET), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $7.25 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $34.69 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. It translates to a change of 378.48 percentage. The China-headquartered Technology sector company also saw its market value change from $814.85 million to $4.61 billion.

Bilibili

Bilibili Inc. provides online entertainment services for the young generations in the People's Republic of China. It offers a platform that covers a range of genres and media formats, including videos, live bro ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Bilibili.
The Shanghai, -based Bilibili Inc. (BILI) belongs to the Technology sector and is categorized as a Communication Services company. The stock of Bilibili ended the previous year at a price of $18.62 per share. As of Dec 31, 2020, the stock price has reached $85.72 apiece, which indicates a change of 360.37 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Technology for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $6.07 billion. It has now changed to $29.61 billion as of writing.

Cloudflare

CloudFlare, Inc. operates a cloud platform that delivers a range of network services to businesses worldwide. The company provides an integrated cloud-based security solution to secure a range of combination of platforms, including public cloud, private cloud, on-premise, software-as-a-service applications, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Its security products comprise Cloud Firewall, Bot Managem ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Cloudflare.
Based on the market-cap change from $5.25 billion to $23.35 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $17.06 per share to a price of $75.99 per share as of Dec 31, 2020, Cloudflare, Inc. (NET) was successful in generating YTD returns of 345.43 percentage. Standing at the number six rank in the top performing list of Technology stocks, the San Francisco, CA-based Cloudflare is categorized as the Computer Software-Prepackaged Software sub-sector business which falls under the larger Technology sector.

Cerence Inc

Cerence Inc. provides A.I. powered assistants and innovations for connected and autonomous vehicles. It offers edge software components; cloud connected ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Cerence Inc.
Cerence Inc. (CRNC) has moved by 344.01 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Technology sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $22.63 apiece to the price of $100.48 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020. The smart run of the Burlington, Massachusetts-based Software Application sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $0 million to $3.76 billion over the same duration. Cerence Inc is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

ACM Research

ACM Research, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells single-wafer wet cleaning equipment for enhancing the manufacturing process and yield for integrated chips worldwide. It off ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of ACM Research.
The Fremont, CA-based Technology sector company ACM Research, Inc. (ACMR) holds the number eight spot among the best performing stocks of the Technology sector. Classified as the Technology business, the stock price of ACM Research ended the previous year at a price of $18.45 per share while it reached the level of $81.25 apiece as of Dec 31, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 340.38%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $1.5 billion. Few leading stock market index includes ACM Research in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Sitime Corp

SiTime Corporation, a semiconductor company, provides silicon timing systems solutions in Taiwan, Hong Kong, the United States, and internationally. Its products include resonators and clock integrated circuits, programmable OCXOs, precision MHz super-TCXOs, MHz oscillators, 32.768 kHz oscillators, µPower oscillators 1 Hz to 26 MHz, ruggedized oscillators, and embedded resonators. Its solutions are ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Sitime Corp.
Sitime Corp (SITM) generated percentage returns of 338.94 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $25.5 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $111.93 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $403.87 million to $1.9 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Technology speciality business with further classification in the Semiconductors sub-category. Based in Santa Clara, CA, the YTD performance of the Technology 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 Russell 2000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

Fastly

Fastly, Inc. operates an edge cloud platform for processing, serving, and securing its customer's applications. The edge cloud is a category of Infrastructure as a Service that enables developers to build, secure, and deliver digital experiences at the edge of the Internet. It is a programmable platform designed for Web and application delivery. The company's edge network spans 60 points-of-presence wo ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Fastly.
The number ten spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Technology sector is taken by Fastly, Inc. (FSLY). The company's stock price changed from $20.07 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $87.37 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 335.33 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the San Francisco, CA-based Technology sector company was from $1.89 billion to $9.92 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Technology 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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