The Best (And Worst) Technology Stocks Of 2012


Microsoft

CEO: Steve Ballmer

Dec. 31, 2012: $26.71
Dec. 31, 2011: $25.96
Change: 2.9%

Microsoft had a busy 2012, releasing its Windows 8 OS and its Surface RT tablet as well as making plenty of other headlines. For its efforts, investors helped increase the company's stock almost 3 percent last year.