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 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 Technology stocks are listed below.
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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) Canaan Inc. (CAN)
Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:
Canaan Inc. engages in the research, design, and sale of integrated circuit (IC) final system products by integrating IC products for bitcoin mining and related components primarily in the People's Republic of China. It is also involved in the assembly of system products; and supply chain and distribution of system products. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Hangzhou, the People's Republi ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Canaan. The Hangzhou, -headquartered company Canaan Inc. (CAN) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Technology of 2021. The Technology sector business falls under the Computer Hardware industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2021, the stock price of Canaan has changed by 270.99 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $5.93 per share and year-to-date closing price of $22 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $929.08 million to $3.45 billion during the same period. Along with Technology, the company is also in the business of Computer Hardware, among other usual products and services.
Vuzix Corporation, incorporated on October 16, 1997, is engaged in the design, manufacture, marketing and sale of wearable display devices and smart glasses devices known commercially as Video Eyewear (also ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Vuzix Corp. During the given months of the year 2021, Vuzix Corporation (VUZI) was successful in generating YTD returns of 173.68 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 New York, NY-based Vuzix Corp closed at a price of $9.08 per share, while it traded at a price of $24.85 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's market cap changed from $387.89 million to $1.44 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 Radio TV Broadcasting and Communications Equipment sector business.
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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of 3D. Rank number three in the coveted list is held by 3D Systems Corporation (DDD) for being among the top performing stocks of 2021. Headquartered in South Carolina, SC, the Technology sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Computer Software-Prepackaged Software. Since the start of the year 2021, stock of 3D has so far gained 158.11 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $10.48 per share and year-to-date price of $27.05 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $1.3 billion to $3.36 billion. The stock of 3D continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc., incorporated on October 28, 2002, is engaged in the design, engineering and manufacture of production tools, modules and subsystems the semiconductor capital equipment industry. The Companys ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Ultra Clean. At number four in the list of top stocks stands Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (UCTT), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $31.15 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $63.64 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. It translates to a change of 104.3 percentage. The California, CA-headquartered Technology sector company also saw its market value change from $1.26 billion to $2.59 billion. The Semiconductors 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, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
Ichor Holdings, Ltd. engages in the design, engineering, and manufacture of fluid delivery subsystems and components for semiconductor capital equipment in the United States, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Mala ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Ichor. The Fremont, CA-based Ichor Holdings (ICHR) belongs to the Technology sector and is categorized as a Semiconductors company. The stock of Ichor ended the previous year at a price of $30.15 per share. As of Apr 1, 2021, the stock price has reached $58.73 apiece, which indicates a change of 94.79 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Technology for the year 2021 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $840.58 million. It has now changed to $1.65 billion as of writing. Ichor continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
Cambium Networks Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides wireless broadband networking infrastructure products and solutions for network operators. Its wireless fabric includes intelligent radios, smart antennas, RF algorithms, wireless-aware switches, and network management software. The company offers point-to-point solutions that are connected to high-speed, high-bandwidth wireline networks; ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Cambium Networks. Based on the market-cap change from $646.63 million to $1.27 billion during the given months of the year 2021 and the share price change from $25.08 per share to a price of $48.48 per share as of Apr 1, 2021, Cambium Networks Corp (CMBM) was successful in generating YTD returns of 93.3 percentage. Standing at the number six rank in the top performing list of Technology stocks, the Rolling Meadows, IL-based Cambium Networks is categorized as the Communication Equipment 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 Russell 2000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.
TripAdvisor, Inc. operates as an online travel company. It operates in two segments, Hotel and Non-Hotel. The company operates TripAdvisor-branded Websites, including tripadvisor.com in the United Sta ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor (TRIP) has moved by 91.97 percentage over the given period of 2021-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 $28.78 apiece to the price of $55.25 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Apr 1, 2021. The smart run of the Newton, Massachusetts-based Computer Software-Programming and Data Processing sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $3.87 billion to $7.45 billion over the same duration. TripAdvisor is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
Himax Technologies, Inc. (Himax), incorporated on April 26, 2005, is a fabless semiconductor solution provider. The Company is engaged in display driver integrated circuits (IC) and timing controllers used in ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Himax. The Taiwan-based Technology sector company Himax Technologies, Inc. (HIMX) holds the number eight spot among the best performing stocks of the Technology sector. Classified as the Semiconductors business, the stock price of Himax ended the previous year at a price of $7.39 per share while it reached the level of $13.77 apiece as of Apr 1, 2021 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 86.33%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $2.4 billion.
MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation, incorporated on January 8, 2008, is a designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products for consumer, computing, communication, industrial, automotive and Internet of Things (IoT) ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of MagnaChip Semiconductor. MagnaChip Semiconductor (MX) generated percentage returns of 85.21 percent during the 2021 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $13.52 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $25.04 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $481.58 million to $1.16 billion during the same period. The company is categorized as a Technology speciality business with further classification in the Semiconductors sub-category. Based in Luxembourg, 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.
Loral Space and Communications
Loral Space & Communications Inc., incorporated on June 24, 2005, is a satellite communications company. The Company, through its ownership interests in affiliates, is engaged in satellite-based communications services. The ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Loral Space and Communications. The number ten spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Technology sector is taken by Loral Space and Communications, Inc. (LORL). The company's stock price changed from $20.99 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $38.32 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 82.56 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 $649.28 million to $1.19 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, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.This page is updated every week/month. Bookmark this site to track the best performing stocks regularly.