7 Technology Companies to Consider as Buys for Your Portfolio

Analysts at Collins Stewart issued a report recently on seven tech stocks, so I decided to take a quick look at the companies.

Following is some information I’ve dug up on them.

  1. Ingram Micro (NYSE:IM): The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $14.72 to $21.63 and most recently traded at $17.85.  Its market capitalization is $2.87 billion and it earned $1.86 per share last year.  The shares sell at a price-to-book of 0.85.  About the company:  Ingram Micro, Inc. is a wholesale distributor of Information Technology products and services.  The Company also markets computer hardware, networking equipment, and software products.  Ingram Micro provides supply chain optimization services to suppliers and reseller customers. Citigroup: Here’s Our Newest Ratings on These Computer Networking Companies>>
  2. Benchmark Electronics (NYSE:BHE): The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $13.91 to $20.24 and most recently traded at $16.35 per share.  Its market capitalization is $992 million and it earned $1.25 per share last year.  Its price to sales ratio is 0.42.  About the company:  Benchmark Electronics, Inc. provides contract electronics manufacturing and design services.  The Company serves original equipment manufacturers of medical devices, industrial control equipment, testing and instrumentation products, and telecommunications equipment.  Benchmark also offers product design, printed circuit board layout, prototyping and test development services.
  3. Flextronics International (NASDAQ:FLEX): The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $4.86 to $8.50 and most recently traded at $6.94.  Its market capitalization is $5.26 billion and the company earned $0.75 per share last year.  Its price to sales ratio is 0.18.  About the company:  Flextronics International Ltd. provides electronics manufacturing services.  The Company’s customers include original equipment manufacturers in the telecommunications, networking, computer, consumer electronics, and medical device industries.
  4. Jabil Circuits (NYSE:JBL):  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $10.17 to $23.09 and most recently traded at $19.88.  Its market capitalization is $4.34 billion and it earned $1.25 per share last year.  Its price to sales ratio is 0.28.  About the company:  Jabil Circuit, Inc. is an electronic manufacturing services provider for international electronics companies in the communications, personal computer, peripheral, consumer, and automotive markets.  The Company offers circuit design, board design from schematic, prototype assembly, volume board assembly, system assembly, repair, and warranty services.
  5. Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ): The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $25.44 to $49.39 and most recently traded at $36.09.  Its market capitalization is $77 billion and it earned $4.07 per share last year.  Its price to sale ratio is 0.61.  About the company:  Hewlett-Packard Company provides imaging and printing systems, computing systems, and information technology services for business and home.  The Company’s products include laser and inkjet printers, scanners, copiers and faxes, personal computers, workstations, storage solutions, and other computing and printing systems.  Hewlett-Packard sells its products worldwide. Competitors to Watch: Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), Intl. Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMCI), RadiSys Corporation (NASDAQ:RSYS), and Silicon Graphics Intl. Corp (NASDAQ:SGI).
  6. IBM (NYSE:IBM): The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $120.61 to $173.54 and most recently traded at $164.98.  Its market capitalization is $199.81 billion and it earned $11.91 per share last year.  Its price to sales ratio is 1.97.  About the company:  International Business Machines Corporation provides computer solutions through the use of advanced information technology.  The Company’s solutions include technologies, systems, products, services, software and financing.  IBM offers its products through its global sales and distribution organization, as well as through a variety of third party distributors and resellers. Competitors to Watch: Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN), Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ), Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL), Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), Dell (NASDAQ:DELL), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), SAP (NYSE:SAP), Teradata (NYSE:TDC) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).
  7. Dell (NASDAQ:DELL): The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $11.34 to $16.96 and most recently traded at $15.97.  Its market capitalization is $30.14 billion and it earned $1.67 per share last year.  Its price to sales ratio is 0.48.  About the company: Dell, Inc. offers a wide range of computers and related products.  The Company sells personal computers, servers and networking products, storage systems, mobility products, software and peripherals, and services.  Dell serves consumers and businesses in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific region. Competitors to Watch: Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Silicon Graphics Intl. Corp (NASDAQ:SGI), Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMCI), Intl. Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), Cray Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAY), EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC).

(Note: you can see the analysts’ original article here.  All financial data are taken from Yahoo! Finance and are assumed to be accurate.)

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