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The Biggest Tech Stocks Winners And Losers In 2022

Rick Whiting

Here is a look at the technology company stocks that recorded the biggest price gains and declines in 2022. Take a look to see how the shares of leading IT companies like IBM, VMware, Rackspace and Zoom performed during the year.

Gainers No. 1: Mandiant

CEO: Kevin Mandia

Jan. 3, 2022, Opening: $17.54

Dec. 30, 2022, Close: $23.00

Change: +31.13%

Cybersecurity services provider Mandiant was acquired by Google Cloud in a $5.4 billion all-cash deal that was announced March 8, 2022.

The $23 per share acquisition price was a 57 percent premium to the “undisturbed 10-day trailing volume weighted average price as of Feb. 7, 2022,” according to the companies, the last full trading day before published market speculation about the potential acquisition.

The per-share deal price was 31.13 percent above the Jan. 3, 2022, opening price for Mandiant’s shares, making it the biggest gainer among all the companies on the CRN watch list.

The acquisition closed Sept. 12, 2022, and trading of Mandiant shares ceased that day.

Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian said his company is using Mandiant to “reinvent” its security service offerings for its customers.


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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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