The Best (And Worst) Technology Stocks Of 2012


VMware

CEO: Pat Gelsinger

Dec. 31, 2012: $94.14
Dec. 31, 2011: $83.19
Change: 13.2%

VMware lost its outspoken leader Paul Maritz last summer, with Gelsinger taking the reins as CEO. Shares dropped nearly $10 soon after the announcement, closing at $81.78 on July 11, but they crossed the $90 plateau just a couple weeks later and ranged between $85 and $95 for much of the rest of the year. All told, shares increased 13 percent during 2012.

 



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