The Best (And Worst) Channel Stocks of 2012


Computer Sciences Corp.

CEO: Mike Lawrie

Dec. 31, 2012: $40.05
Dec. 31, 2011: $23.36
Change: 71.4%

CSC earns the title of top-performing channel company for 2012, after doing the same for the third quarter. On Nov. 6, shares jumped more than $5 per share and the company's stocked gained another $3.44 the rest of the quarter too. It reached a 2012-high of $40.58 on Dec. 17. In December, CSC agreed to sell its credit services business unit to Equifax for $1 billion in cash.