The six highest performing cloud computing stocks year-to-date in the Cloud Computing Index are F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV), Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM), Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR), Riverbed Technologies (NASDAQ:RVBD), VMWare (NYSE:VMW) AND Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO). A $10K investment in F5 Networks shares made on January 2nd of this year is worth $11,646 as of market close on Friday.
Akamai (NASDAQ:AKAM) operates the world’s largest on-demand distributing computing platform, with more than 140,000 servers and approximately 1,200 networks operating worldwide today. In the coming quarters Akamai has said they will continue to invest aggressively in new technologies, specifically those that can further their market leadership in global content delivery, cloud optimization, Internet security and mobile integration. With 20%+ increases in R&D spending this year planned, Akamai intents to out-innovate its competitors in existing and new markets.
IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP share prices and YTD values of a $10K investment made on January 2nd of this year are also shown.
Who’s Delivering The Best Returns
The following graphic compares how $10,000 invested on January 2nd of this year in the highest performing cloud computing stocks, in addition to IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP are valued today.
Please see the full Cloud Computing Index for market caps, average volumes, 52-week high and low share prices, Earnings per Share, Price/Earnings Ratio, and Beta. I am using the Google Finance Portfolio option to track the performance of these stocks. For information on how this index was created, see the description at the end of this post. I do not hold equity positions or work for any of the companies mentioned in this blog post or included in the and this post is not meant to provide investment advice. It is simply a glimpse into the performance of these company’s stock prices over time. Please click on the graphic to expand for easier reading.
Best Performing Cloud Computing Stocks, April 21rst to 25th, 2014
Worst Performing Cloud Computing Stocks, April 21rst to 25th, 2014
Best Performing Cloud Computing Stocks In 2014
Worst Performing Cloud Computing Stocks In 2014
Comparing Cumulative Stock Performance
Performance of the Cloud Computing Index over the last year is compared to NetSuite, Salesforce, IBM, Oracle and SAP is below. This index has been up 15.99% over the last year, with NetSuite (NYSE:N) down 10.16%, Salesforce (NYSE:CRM) up 29.69%, IBM (NYSE:IBM) up 2.41%, Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) up 21.91% and SAP (NYSE:SAP) up .13%. Please click on the graphic to expand for easier reading.
Specifics on the Cloud Computing Stock Index
I used The Cloud Times 100 as the basis of the index, selecting twenty companies all of which are publically traded. The latest edition of the Cloud Computing Index is shown here. The filter applied to these companies is that 50% or more of their revenues are generated from cloud-based applications, infrastructure and services