The Best (And Worst) 1Q Technology Stocks


Red Hat

CEO: James Whitehurst

Dec. 31, 2012: $52.96
Mar. 28, 2013: $50.56
Change: -4.5%

Red Hat shares reached a high of $56.90 on Feb. 1 and fell below $50 in March before rebounding slightly. Overall, shares fell 4.5 percent in the first quarter. Perhaps the second quarter looms better now that the company has hired ex-Microsoft executive Radhesh Balakrishnan to take over its global virtualization infrastructure business.