Technology Stocks

Borqs (BRQS) stock rose 13% after subsidiary bags US$49.8-mn contract

 Borqs (BRQS) stock rose 13% after subsidiary bags US$49.8-mn contract

Borqs Technologies stock rose on Friday on enhanced business prospects by subsidiary.

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Top cyber stocks to watch in 2022: PANW, CHKP, LDOS, TENB & NLOK

Top cyber stocks to watch in 2022: PANW, CHKP, LDOS, TENB & NLOK

Highlights Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) is a pure-play cybersecurity vendor. Its current P/E ratio is 22.13.  NortonLifeLock Inc. (NASDAQ: NLOK) sells cybersecurity and identity protection to individual c...

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Top cloud stocks to explore in 2022: GOOGl, MSFT, ORCL, IBM & NTAP

Top cloud stocks to explore in 2022: GOOGl, MSFT, ORCL, IBM & NTAP

Cloud stocks are technology companies that provide cloud computing tools, including software, hardware, and related services. The industry has big names like Alphabet (GOOGL), Microsoft (MSFT), Amazon.com (AMZN), and Alibaba (BABA). All t...

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Amazon (AMZN) rallies on stock split, share buyback plan, what’s next?

Amazon (AMZN) rallies on stock split, share buyback plan, what’s next?

Highlights Amazon announced a 20-for-1 stock split, its first stock split since the dot-com bubble. Its investors will receive 20 shares for each share they currently hold. Amazon announced a US$10 billion share buyback plan. Amazon.com, ...

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Why is software firm Splunk Inc (SPLK) stock rising?

Why is software firm Splunk Inc (SPLK) stock rising?

Highlights Private equity firm Hellman & Friedman LLC has a modest stake in Splunk Inc. (SPLK). Splunk has announced Gary Steele as its new chief executive officer. The SPLK stock gained 4.16% YTD. Shares of software company Splunk In...

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From NVDA to AMD: Top semiconductor stocks to watch in March

From NVDA to AMD: Top semiconductor stocks to watch in March

Highlights NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) has a P/E ratio of 62.86 and a dividend yield of 0.07%. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) completed the acquisition of Xilinx in February in an all-stock transaction. AMD’s P/E rat...

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Cyber stocks PANW, DDOG, 3 others to watch amid Russia-Ukraine crisis

Cyber stocks PANW, DDOG, 3 others to watch amid Russia-Ukraine crisis

Highlights Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: PANW) stock rose 29.22% in one year. Its revenue grew by 30% YoY in the second quarter ended January 31, 2022. Fortinet, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTNT) stock grew by 67.50% in one year. The revenu...

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From MIME to DOCN: Top tech stocks to explore amid market correction

From MIME to DOCN: Top tech stocks to explore amid market correction

Highlights Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME) revenue rose 17% YoY in Q3, FY21. Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) expects revenue to be between US$840 and US$850 million in Q1, FY22. Concentrix Corporation (NASDAQ: CNXC) revenue surged over 12% YoY ...

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Can Fast Radius (FSRD) stock’s 54% leap bring back tech confidence?

Can Fast Radius (FSRD) stock’s 54% leap bring back tech confidence?

Highlights Illinois-based Fast Radius, Inc. (FSRD) started trading on Nasdaq on February 7, 2022. It recently merged with ECP Environmental Growth Opportunities (NASDAQ: ENNV). The FSRD stock was down18% since its debut but shot up on ...

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Why tech firm Fastly (FSLY) stock dropped over 30% today?

Why tech firm Fastly (FSLY) stock dropped over 30% today?

Highlights Fastly revenue jumped 13% YoY in Q4, FY21. For fiscal 2021, the company reported revenue growth of 22% YoY. In fiscal 2022, Fastly expects revenue to be between US$400 million and US$410 million. Shares of cloud-computing servi...

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Nvidia (NVDA) posts fourth-quarter profit of US$3 bn on record sales

Nvidia (NVDA) posts fourth-quarter profit of US$3 bn on record sales

Highlights Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said the company saw “exceptional demand” for computing platforms. Its sales jumped 53% YoY to US$7.64 billion in the final quarter of fiscal 2022. The company expects revenue of around US$8.1...

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Frequently Asked Questions

The technology sector is comprised of various companies from software developers, telecommunication service providers, semiconductor manufacturers, etc. Some of the dominant and impressive names in the sector are: Apple Inc. (AAPL) Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) Meta Platforms, Inc. (FB) Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL)

Various investors have shown interest in the technology stocks, given the growth potential of the companies. From mobile devices, digital services, to high-end GPUs for gaming, crypto mining, technology is providing all the services that are now necessary for our daily life. Pros of technology stocks Various growing companies offer higher returns. Even though the risks cuts both ways, many fast-growing firms in the technology sector offer to boost returns in a low-interest-rate environment. Secondly, technology companies are continuously evolving. The companies are going through developments and innovations considering the requirements in the market and to stay ahead of their competitors. Meanwhile, technology companies hold a significant place in the indexes. For instance, over 20% of the S&P 500 index is comprised of technology companies and the performance of the sector somehow controls the overall performance of the indexes. Cons of technology stocks Most technology companies tend to pay minimal dividends, generally below 2%. The risks are also higher, meaning, various companies that have already experienced robust growth may decline in the coming days as the investors shift their focus towards other sectors or smaller companies.

There are many technology investors in the US. Some of the top investors and venture capitalists in the US among them include: Y Combinator 500 Startups Intel Capital Sequoia Capital Goldman Sachs Atlas Venture Salesforce Ventures Microsoft Techstars SV Angel

Various technology companies have made headlines in recent years. However, as per Nasdaq 100 Index, the top technology companies according to market capitalization are: Apple Inc. (AAPL) Apple is one of the world’s largest technology companies. Its products include smartphones, computers, software, etc. It is headquartered in Cupertino, California. Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Microsoft is a leading technology company based in Redmond, Washington. It sells software, electronic goods, and other related products. Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) Alphabet Inc. is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and is the parent company of Google. It is a conglomerate technology firm with various business interests.