Do you like the growth that technology companies provide, but the stability of large companies? Technology stocks can be highly volatile, but larger ones have more reliable income.
We ran a screen of technology companies that are over $10 billion in market cap, and then compared those names' profitability (gross, operating and pre-tax margins) with other names in their industries.
Larger companies usually have steadier income but large margins to allow for more growth. Basically, if companies have a lot of cash, then they can reinvest it into their business.
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The final list from our screen follows. These are the tech stocks over $10 billion in market cap, and also with better trailing-12-month gross, pre-tax and operating margins than their industry averages.
Do you think they have strong prospects for growth?
List sorted by market cap. (Access free, interactive tools to analyze these ideas.)
4. Analog Devices
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