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Q3 Tech Stock Winners And Losers: Vertiv And Splunk Up, Quantum And Lumen Technologies Down

Rick Whiting

Here’s a look at the tech industry companies that saw the biggest share price gains and losses in the third quarter of 2023 including Vertiv, Splunk, Dell Technologies, Domo, Lumen Technologies and Quantum.

Q3 Stock Prices A Mixed Bag

The economic uncertainty that has plagued the U.S. economy overall in 2023, including across the IT industry, continued through the third quarter amid rising interest rates and unclear signs as to whether a recession is on the horizon.

The wave of layoffs that swept through the IT vendors in late 2022 and the first half of 2023 continued in the third quarter as businesses prepared for a possible economic downturn.

The economic uncertainty was reflected in the stock prices of IT vendors. Among the 57 companies on the CRN watch list, 32 saw the price of their shares decline during the third calendar quarter (July 1 to Sept. 30) while 25 recorded share price increases. That’s a significant change from the first six months of the year during which only nine companies saw the value of their shares decline.

For the third quarter of 2023 the Dow Jones index was down 2.62 percent to 33,507.5 (its Sept. 29 close) while the tech-heavy NASDAQ was down 4.12 percent to 13,219.32.

Here’s a look at the biggest stock price gainers and losers in the third quarter of 2023. We start with the 10 biggest gainers, counting down to the IT vendor with the biggest stock price gain as of Sept. 29. Then we list the 10 companies whose stock price declined the most during the period, concluding with the IT vendor with the biggest loss.

The rankings are based on the closing share prices on June 30, 2023 and the closing share prices on Sept. 29, 2023. The market capitalizations are as of Sept. 29, 2023.


Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at

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