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Tech Takeout Targets

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If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Buy ‘Em

It's a Catch-22 for many of the biggest names in technology – there they sit on top of their respective industries, with cash in the vault, and yet the next disruptive or emerging product or service could be the brainchild of a company that nobody's heard of. In order to stay on top and fuel growth, tech giants often use their best weapon: a big sum of cash to elicit a buyout. And a slowly recovering economy certainly hasn't hurt matters. Global tech mergers-and-acquisition activity increased to $177 billion in 2012, up 23% from a multi-year low in 2009.[1] Within that flurry has been a focus on a few key industries: cloud-based software, business intelligence and analytics, and cyber-security. Stocks in this motif provide an opportunity to invest in companies connected to some of tech's most-talked-about buzzwords – with a potential additional bonus if these targeted companies are snapped up for attractive premiums. See more
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Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 MO / 1 YR Return
40.0% Software-as-a-Service 69.1%
4.4% Smartsheet Inc. Class A SMAR --
4.3% 8xxxxxxxx 8xxx 8x 88.8%
4.1% 8xx 8xxxxxxx 8xx 8xxx 88.8%
4.0% 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
4.0% 8x 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
4.0% 8xxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
3.9% 8xxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
3.8% 8xxxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
3.8% 8xxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
3.6% 8xxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
31.5% Semiconductors 1.0%
4.6% SunPower Corporation SPWR 7.1%
4.1% 8xxxxxxx 8xxxx 8xxx 8xx 8xxx 88.8%
4.0% 8xxxxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 88.8%
3.8% 8xxxx 8xxxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
3.8% 8xxxx 8xxxxxxxxx 8xxxxxxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
3.7% 8xxxxxx 8xxxxx 8xxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 8xxx 88.8%
3.7% 8xxxxx 8xxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
3.7% 8xxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 88.8%
16.6% Business Intelligence 36.1%
4.4% National CineMedia Inc. NCMI 59.9%
4.1% 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
4.1% 8xxxxxxx 8xxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
4.0% 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
12.0% Cyber Security 38.3%
4.1% 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 88.8%
4.0% 8xxxxxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
3.8% 8xxxxx 8xxxx 8xxx 8xxx --

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