In the following video, Senior Technology Analyst Eric Bleeker looks at the top performers across the tech space in August. Leading off the space is Kenexa, a software company purchased by IBM. Beyond its acquisition of Kenexa, Big Blue also bought flash memory systems specialist Texas Memory Systems, which helped fuel a surge in shares of Fusion-io, a leader in the space.
Looking further down the list we find three companies that soared after earnings. Aruba Networks is the fifth top-performing tech stock, with a 37.9% rise across the month while Rackspace and Universal Display check in right below Aruba Networks. The lesson here? Growth stocks experienced a surge last month after being beaten down throughout most of 2012. However, as Eric notes, with plenty of insecurity ahead about Europe and America's coming fiscal cliff, the best play on many of these companies might be adding them to a watchlist if economic news sends them back to previous prices. To see Eric's full thoughts, watch the video.
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