The Best (And Worst) Channel Stocks of 2012


Avnet

CEO: Rick Hamada

Dec. 31, 2012: $30.61
Dec. 31, 2011: $31.09
Change: -1.5%

Avnet shares closed north of $36 in April, but remained closed to the $30 mark for much of the year. As part of its movement toward more services, the distributor's Technology Solutions group announced plans last November to launch off-premise cloud solutions from Amazon Web Services.