The Best (And Worst) Technology Stocks Of 2010


Microsoft

Dec. 31, 2010: $27.91

Dec. 31, 2009: $30.48
Change: -8.4%

Microsoft shares fell more than $3.50 per share during a nine-day span in May, its biggest dip of the year. Last month, the company reported that it had sold 1.5 million Windows 7 smart phone during the first six weeks of availability.

Microsoft also lost some key executives in 2010, perhaps most importantly Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie.