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Best Performing Telecom Stocks of 2020

Updated Dec 31, 2020
Telecom, or Telecommunications, is the infrastructure and the circumventing services which facilitate the exchange of information which can be in the form of voice, data and other media content like video and audio. A network of telecommunication comprises of various number of transmitters, receivers, and communications channels which are used to send and receive messages among one another. Hundreds of companies across the globe are involved in various aspects of telecom communication, which allow one to gain seamless access to the Internet, cable TV, phone calls and other forms of communications. The companies in the telecom sector operate by offering telecom carrier services like (AT&T and Verizon), building and developing telecom hardware equipment ((like Cisco), providing firmware and software that operates the telecom infrastrucutre and various devices (like Qualcomm), and others which are involved in associated services, like telecom tower operating and maintenance companies, and those involved in related functions. The specialized sub-sector of telecom is categorized within the larger Technology sector
Among the big array of Telecom stocks, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Telecom stocks?
This article provides a list of Telecom 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 Telecom stocks between the end of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Telecom stocks are listed below.

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Top Telecom Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Telecom sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Atento S.A. (ATTO) 2) Sunworks, Inc. (SUNW) 3) Calix, Inc (CALX) 4) Remark Media, Inc. (MARK) 5) Turtle Beach Corporation (HEAR)
 6) Ribbon Communications Inc. (RBBN) 7) Inseego Corp. (INSG) 8) Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (ALSK) 9) Vocera Communications, Inc. (VCRA) 10) 8x8 Inc (EGHT)
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Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Atento

Atento S.A., incorporated on April 3, 2014, is a provider of customer-relationship management and business-process outsourcing (CRM BPO) services and solutions in Latin America. The Company offers a portfolio of ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Atento.
The Findel, Luxembourg-based Atento S.A. (ATTO) belongs to the Public Utilities sector and is categorized as a Telecommunications Equipment company. The stock of Atento ended the previous year at a price of $2.88 per share. As of Dec 31, 2020, the stock price has reached $13.6 apiece, which indicates a change of 372.22 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Telecom for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $217.17 million. It has now changed to $190.77 million as of writing.

Sunworks

Sunworks, Inc., formerly Solar3D, Inc., incorporated on January 30, 2002, provides photo voltaic (PV) based power systems for the residential, commercial and agricultural markets in California and Nevada. The Company, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Sunworks.
Based on the market-cap change from $6.6 million to $104.6 million during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $1.25 per share to a price of $5.12 per share as of Dec 31, 2020, Sunworks, Inc. (SUNW) was successful in generating YTD returns of 309.6 percentage. Standing at the number two rank in the top performing list of Telecom stocks, the California, CA-based Sunworks is categorized as the Telecommunications Equipment sub-sector business which falls under the larger Public Utilities 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.

Calix

Calix, Inc. (Calix), incorporated on August 17, 1999, is a provider of broadband communications access systems and software for fiber- and copper-based network architectures that enable communications service providers (CSPs), ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Calix.
The California, CA-based Consumer Services sector company Calix, Inc (CALX) holds the number three spot among the best performing stocks of the Telecom sector. Classified as the Telecommunications Equipment business, the stock price of Calix ended the previous year at a price of $8 per share while it reached the level of $29.76 apiece as of Dec 31, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 272%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $1.84 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Calix in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Remark Media

Remark Holdings, Inc., formerly Remark Media, Inc., incorporated on March 14, 2006, owns, operates and acquires digital media properties across multiple verticals that deliver culturally relevant and dynamic content. The ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Remark Media.
The Georgia, GA-headquartered company Remark Media, Inc. (MARK) is ranked number four among the best performing stocks of Telecom of 2020. The Consumer Services sector business falls under the Telecommunications Equipment industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Remark Media has changed by 265.38 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $0.52 per share and year-to-date closing price of $1.9 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $25.26 million to $189.06 million during the same period. Along with Telecom, the company is also in the business of Consumer Services, Telecommunications Equipment, Internet, Wilshire 5000, among other usual products and services. Remark Media 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.

Turtle Beach

Turtle Beach Corporation, incorporated on June 2, 2010, is an audio technology company. The Company is engaged in developing, commercializing and marketing products under the Turtle Beach and HyperSound brands. ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Turtle Beach.
During the given months of the year 2020, Turtle Beach Corporation (HEAR) was successful in generating YTD returns of 128.04 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 California, CA-based Turtle Beach closed at a price of $9.45 per share, while it traded at a price of $21.55 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $137.19 million to $327.29 million 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 Consumer Durables industry sector and further specialized as a Telecommunications Equipment sector business.

Ribbon Communications

Ribbon Communications Inc. provides networked solutions in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Japan, rest of the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company offers service provider solutions, such as fixed network transformation, mobile network evolution, secure network interconnects, network functions virtualization, cloud communications, and communications security solutions that ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Ribbon Communications.
Rank number six in the coveted list is held by Ribbon Communications Inc. (RBBN) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in USA, the Communication Services sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Communication Services. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Ribbon Communications has so far gained 111.61 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $3.1 per share and year-to-date price of $6.56 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $343.33 million to $953.8 million. The stock of Ribbon Communications 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.

Inseego

Inseego Corp, formerly Novatel Wireless, Inc., incorporated on April 26, 1996, is a provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). The Company offers range of ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Inseego.
At number seven in the list of top stocks stands Inseego Corp. (INSG), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $7.33 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $15.47 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. It translates to a change of 111.05 percentage. The California, CA-headquartered Consumer Durables sector company also saw its market value change from $589.05 million to $1.53 billion. The Telecommunications Equipment 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.

Alaska Communications

Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc., incorporated on October 13, 1998, is a fiber broadband and managed information technology (IT) services provider. The Company is focused primarily on business and wholesale ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Alaska Communications.
Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (ALSK) has moved by 108.47 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number eight among the top performing stocks. The Public Utilities sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $1.77 apiece to the price of $3.69 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020. The smart run of the Alaska, AK-based Telecommunications Equipment sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $93.83 million to $198.61 million over the same duration. Alaska Communications 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.

Vocera Communications

Vocera Communications, Inc., incorporated on February 16, 2000, is a provider of communication solutions for mobile workers in healthcare, hospitality, energy, education and other industries. The Companys segments include Product ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Vocera Communications.
Vocera Communications (VCRA) generated percentage returns of 100.05 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $20.76 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $41.53 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $653.65 million to $1.35 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Consumer Durables speciality business with further classification in the Telecommunications Equipment sub-category. Based in California, CA, the YTD performance of the Telecom 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, Russell 2000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

8x8

8x8, Inc. (8x8), incorporated on October 24, 1996, provides cloud-based, enterprise-class software solutions. The Companys solutions are delivered through Software as a Service (SaaS) business model. The Company operates through ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of 8x8.
The number ten spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Telecom sector is taken by 8x8 Inc (EGHT). The company's stock price changed from $18.3 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $34.47 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 88.36 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the California, CA-based Public Utilities sector company was from $1.83 billion to $3.67 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Telecom 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.
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