The Best (And Worst) Technology Stocks Of 2012


Check Point Software Technologies

CEO: Gil Shwed

Dec. 31, 2012: $47.64
Dec. 31, 2011: $52.54
Change: -9.3%

Check Point's stock declined at the end of each of the last three quarters of 2012, a dubious distinction saved by the fact that it had a dramatic increase ($11 per share) at the end of the first quarter last year. Overall, shares were down just over 9 percent for the year.