This Year's Four Best-Performing Blue Chip Tech Plays

Jacob Harper |

The tech sector has taken a bit of a beating to start out 2014. While we’re only four weeks into this year we’ve seen major players like Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Twitter (TWTR) lose significant value, scaring many an investor away from what had been the dominant sector in the market the last five years.

Unsurprisingly, the sector’s largest percentage gainers have been in the small and micro cap division, notably daily deals site LiveDeal (LIVE) and clean energy fuel cell manufacturer Plug Power (PLUG) . But it’s not just the little guys with a lot of room to grow that have lit upt he sector. Some traditional “blue chip” plays have defied the macro trend, and sported solid returns.



As we near the end of the month, here are the four largest blue chip tech gainers in 2014:

Juniper Networks Inc (JNPR)

Market Cap: $13.91 billion

Price: $27.92

P/E: 32.90

YTD Gain: 23.70 percent

Qihoo 360 Technology (QIHU)

Market Cap: $10.86 billion

Price: $89.99

P/E: 123.27

YTD Gain: 9.68 percent

NetApp Inc. (NTAP)

Market Cap: $14.89 billion

Price: $43.71

P/E: 27.15

YTD Gain: 6.64 percent

Micron Technology (MU)

Market Cap: $23.95 billion

Price: $22.90

P/E: 15.07

YTD Gain: 5.29 percent

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Companies

Symbol Name Price Change % Volume
AAPL Apple Inc. 189.03 0.19 0.10 11,933,415 Trade
LIVE Live Ventures Incorporated 12.99 0.06 0.46 4,703 Trade
TWTR Twitter Inc. 45.74 -0.06 -0.13 21,177,641 Trade
QIHU Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. American Depositary Shares every 2 of which representing three Class A n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
JNPR Juniper Networks Inc. 27.01 -0.28 -1.03 4,114,115 Trade
MU Micron Technology Inc. 58.50 0.27 0.46 30,473,744 Trade
NTAP NetApp Inc. 78.28 0.58 0.75 1,077,718 Trade
PLUG Plug Power Inc. 1.99 0.01 0.51 2,464,399 Trade
RXMD Progressive Care Inc 0.07 0.00 2.37 753,684

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