3 Tech Stocks That Soared This Week

Intuitive Vonage Holdings, Advanced Micro Devices, and Immersion Technologies rose above a rather modest market week, and reached for a great one instead. Here's how.

Anders Bylund
Anders Bylund
Aug 1, 2015 at 12:37PM
Technology and Telecom

The stock market just finished a relatively uneventful week. The S&P 500 index gained 1.2%, the Dow Jones Industrials lost 0.7%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite market barometer rose 0.8% higher.

But some tech stocks stretched the mildly positive market tenor to extremes.

Haptic feedback technologist Immersion Technologies (NASDAQ:IMMR) and Internet-based communications veteran Vonage Holdings (NYSE:VG) jumped on highly satisfying earnings reports, as is typical in the midst of a hectic earnings season. Meanwhile, processor designer Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) took the road less traveled, rising for no obvious reason at all until the upwards pressure sparked a serious short squeeze.

Want to dig deeper into these market-beating tech stocks? Start with the slideshow below: