5 Tech Titans Investors are Trading Now

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): Google Chrome overtook Mozilla’s Firefox in November – a month earlier than expected – to claim the title of #2 web browser in the world, says StatCounter. The company reports that Chrome’s browser share jumped to 25.7% (up 1230 bps Y/Y), while Firefox’s fell to 25.2% (down 600 bps). Internet Explorer’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) share rose slightly M/M to 40.6%, but fell 760 bps Y/Y. GOOG shares recently traded at $611.24, up $11.85, or 1.98%. Its market capitalization is $197.97 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $473.02 to $642.96. Volume today was 2,177,712 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 3,113,420 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 20.84, while trailing earnings are $29.34 per share.

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL): IHS says Lenovo (LNVGY.PK) left Dell in the dust to become the world’s second-largest PC maker in Q3. Solid demand in China and Euro growth efforts helped boost Lenovo’s share to 13.9%, while low interest from Western consumers pulled Dell’s share down to 12.5%. H-P’s (NYSE:HPQ) share stood firm at 18%, despite the turmoil associated with its PC business. DELL shares recently traded at $15.68, down $0.08, or 0.51%. Its market capitalization is $28.16 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $12.99 to $17.60. Volume today was 9,584,704 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 23,944,600 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 8.07, while trailing earnings are $1.94 per share.

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM): Gartner’s longterm forecast anticipates that by 2015 cloud services will strip as much as 15% of the profit from chief outsourcing firms such as IBM, Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ), Infosys (NASDAQ:INFY), and Wipro (NYSE:WIT). Gartner also projects that 2013 will see the bursting of the investment bubble for consumer social networks, and that the enterprise social software bubble will break by 2014. IBM shares recently traded at $188.97, up $0.97, or 0.52%. Its market capitalization is $222.72 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $143.52 to $190.53. Volume today was 2,305,980 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 6,023,380 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 14.89, while trailing earnings are $12.69 per share.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Other Gartner predictions include a positive forecast for Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Apple: Mobile app projects, which are now comparable with PC app projects, will be more numerous than PC projects by 4:1 in 2015. The firm also predicts that by 2016 half of enterprise e-mail users will depend on browser-based e-mail clients such as Gmail. AAPL shares recently traded at $386.78, up $4.58, or 1.2%. Its market capitalization is $359.48 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $310.50 to $426.70. Volume today was 8,052,354 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 19,321,700 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 13.97, while trailing earnings are $27.68 per share.

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC): Fortunately for Intel, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is launching a new version of Android that supports the x86 chip architecture used for Intel’s PC CPUs. Android equipment now depends on ARM-based (NASDAQ:ARMH) chips but, as 9to5 Google observes, work on the software is not finished. Also, software support or not, mobile device makers have been cautious so far about supporting x86 chips. INTC shares recently traded at $24.81, down $0.1, or 0.4%. Its market capitalization is $126.33 billion. They have traded in a 52-week range of $19.16 to $25.50. Volume today was 32,064,067 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 63,446,900 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 10.74, while trailing earnings are $2.31 per share.