January 24, 2012 at 09:50 AM EST
5 Tip Top Tech Stocks To Buy
These five tech companies know what they're doing and are providing investors with the potential for great returns.

From the most visited to the most obscure, tech stocks can either be bargain buys with great upward potential or bubbly fluff that can lead you down the rabbit hole. These five companies are members of the former group. They know what they’re doing and provide investors with the potential for great returns.

I watch more than 5,000 publicly traded companies with my Portfolio Grader tool, ranking companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. And this week, I’ve got five tech stocks for you to buy.

Here they are, in alphabetical order. Each one of these stocks gets an “A” or “B” according to my research, meaning it is a “strong buy” or “buy.”

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) is an Internet search provide in China. In the past year, BIDU is up nearly 16%, compared to a gain of 5% for the Dow Jones. BIDU stock gets an “A” for sales growth, a “B” for operating margin growth, an “A” for earnings growth, a “B” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of BIDU stock.

Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) is widely popular online travel company that offers travel products and services through various airlines, hotels, car rental companies and more. Over the past year, EXPE stock has dropped 40%, mostly due to their one-for-two reverse stock split in December of 2011. None-the-less, EXPE stock provides investors with a good buying opportunity. EXPE stock gets a “B” for sales growth, a “B” for earnings growth, an “A” for earnings momentum, an “A” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month, an “A” for cash flow and a “B” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of EXPE stock.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is one of the world’s most recognizable tech companies, famously headed by Bill Gates. MSFT is up 3% since last January. MSFT stock gets a “B” for cash flow and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of MSFT stock.

Rackspace Hosting (NYSE:RAX) is a big player in the hosting and cloud computing industry, and has experienced a gain in stock value of 34% in the last 12 months. RAX stock gets an “A” for sales growth, a “B” for operating margin growth, an “A” for earnings growth, a “B” for earnings momentum, a “B” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month and a “B” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of RAX stock.

VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN) provides Internet infrastructure services to its clients. In the last year, VRSN stock has jumped 12%. VRSN stock gets a “B” for sales growth, a “B” for earnings growth, an “A” for earnings momentum and a “B” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of VRSN stock.

Get more analysis of these picks and other publicly traded stocks with Louis Navellier’s Portfolio Grader tool, a 100% free stock rating tool that measures both quantitative buying pressure and eight fundamental factors.


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