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 (NASDAQ: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: