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The Best Cloud Computing Stocks to Consider

Technology stocks are hot because they can boost your wealth in a very fast way if you bet on the next big theme. The current trends are smart phones and cloud computing. If you have had invested your money in a well-diversified cloud computing portfolio, you should have realized a total return of 524 percent since January 2002. This represents a yearly return of 18.35 percent. Below is a list of 24 companies that have a business unit in this growth industry. SAP is currently the fastest growing cloud computing stock. Below the results are six companies with a positive dividend. Twenty IT-stocks have a current buy or better recommendation.

Here are my favorite stocks:

Cisco Systems (CSCO) has a market capitalization of $91.68 billion. The company employs 66,639 people, generates revenue of $46.06 billion and has a net income of $8.04 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $12.67 billion. The EBITDA margin is 27.50 percent (the operating margin is 21.85 percent and the net profit margin 17.46 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 17.79 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 31.84 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 16.32 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.49. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.28 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.62, the P/S ratio is 1.99 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.79. The dividend yield amounts to 3.24 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.26.

Intl. Business Machines (IBM) has a market capitalization of $220.86 billion. The company employs 433,362 people, generates revenue of $106.92 billion and has a net income of $15.86 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $26.27 billion. The EBITDA margin is 24.57 percent (the operating margin is 19.64 percent and the net profit margin 14.83 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 26.90 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 155.54 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 73.43 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $13.89. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.90 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.91, the P/S ratio is 2.07 and the P/B ratio is finally 11.16. The dividend yield amounts to 1.76 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.68.

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) has a market capitalization of $149.34 billion. The company employs 115,899 people, generates revenue of $37.12 billion and has a net income of $9.98 billion. The firm's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $16.62 billion. The EBITDA margin is 44.78 percent (the operating margin is 36.92 percent and the net profit margin 26.89 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 21.03 percent of the company's assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 37.71 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 23.92 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.02. Last fiscal year, the company paid $0.24 in the form of dividends to shareholders.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 15.36, the P/S ratio is 4.02 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.48. The dividend yield amounts to 0.77 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.11.

Take a closer look at the full table of the best growing IT stock portfolio. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 33.04 and forward P/E ratio is 20.95. The dividend yield has a value of 0.59 percent. Price to book ratio is 6.19 and price to sales ratio 4.51. The operating margin amounts to 16.61 percent. The average stock is low leveraged and has a debt to equity ratio of 0.30.

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HPQ, MSFT, CSCO, IBM, SAP, ORCL, OTEX, RAX, N, INFA, JNPR, CTXS, EMC, EQIX, FFIV, GOOG, AAPL, AKAM, AMZN, ARUN, CRM, TDC, TIBX, VMW

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