The Best (And Worst) Channel Stocks of 2012


PC Connection

CEO: Tim McGrath

Dec. 31, 2012: $11.50
Dec. 31, 2011: $11.09
Change: 3.7%

During 2012, PC Connection shares bottomed out at $7.35 in early April before rebounding. Shares have traded above $10 since last October and finished up 3.7 percent for the year.

In August, PC Connection achieved Cisco Systems' Cloud Builder designation from the networking giant for meeting the required competencies across all cloud infrastructure components (security, networking, compute, storage and virtualization solutions), cloud management applications, and a formal cloud professional services practice, according to PC Connection.