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:

Market Cap: $13.91 billion

Price: $27.92

P/E: 32.90

YTD Gain: 23.70 percent

Market Cap: $10.86 billion

Price: $89.99

P/E: 123.27

YTD Gain: 9.68 percent

Market Cap: $14.89 billion

Price: $43.71

P/E: 27.15

YTD Gain: 6.64 percent

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Market Cap: $23.95 billion

Price: $22.90

P/E: 15.07

YTD Gain: 5.29 percent

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