The Best (And Worst) Technology Stocks Of 2012


Apple

CEO: Tim Cook

Dec. 31, 2012: $532.17
Dec. 31, 2011: $405.00
Change: 31.4%

Apple's stock has been a darling of Wall Street for several years, but not so much in the fourth quarter. Apple closed 3Q at $667.10, losing more than $100 per share over the last three months. Still, Apple investors realized a 31.4-percent increase over the course of 2012. Aside from new products (think iPad mini), Apple scored a big win in its patent war with Samsung.

 



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