February Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Stocks

Posted: Mar 1 2014, 12:11pm CST | by , Updated: Mar 1 2014, 5:50pm CST, in News | Technology News


Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Stocks Feb
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The six highest performing cloud computing stocks year-to-date in the Cloud Computing Index are Workday (NYSE:WDAY), Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM), F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV), Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ:RVBD), Fusion-IO (NYSE: FIO) and  Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR).  A $10K investment in Workday made on January 2nd of this year is worth $13,443 as of market close yesterday.  IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP share prices are included for comparison.

Big Week For Workday

Workday reported FY2014 revenues of $468.9M this week, up 71% year-over-year, with Q4 revenue coming in at $141.9M, an impressive 74% year-over-year increase.  Workday’s ability to penetrate enterprise accounts and win against entrenched competitors is making many investment firms recommend this stock, further accelerating its share price.  You can find their latest financial results here Workday Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2014 Financial Results.

Workday also announced the acquisition of Identified, a company who specializes in using advanced analytics and Big Data to help recruiters find candidates. Josh Bersin wrote an excellent analysis of the acquisition, and you can read it here,  Workday Acquires Identified: A Potential Disruptive Move In Recruiting (And More).

The following graphic compares how $10,000 invested on January 2nd of this year in the highest performing cloud computing stocks, in addition to IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP are valued today.

Please see the full Cloud Computing Index for market caps, average volumes, 52-week high and low share prices, Earnings per Share, Price/Earnings Ratio, and Beta.  I am using the Google Finance Portfolio option to track the performance of these stocks.  For information on how this index was created, see the description at the end of this post.  I do not hold equity positions or work for any of the companies mentioned in this blog post or included in the Cloud Computing Index and this post is not meant to provide investment advice.  It is simply a glimpse into the performance of these company’s stock prices over time.  Please click on the graphic to expand for easier reading.

Best Performing Cloud Computing Stocks, February 24 to February 28, 2014

Worst Performing Cloud Computing Stocks, February 24 to February 28, 2014

Best Performing Cloud Computing Stocks In 2014

Worst Performing Cloud Computing Stocks In 2014

Comparing Cumulative Stock Performance

Performance of the Cloud Computing Index over the last year is compared to NetSuite, Salesforce, IBM, Oracle and SAP is below. This index has been up 33.07% over the last year, with NetSuite (NYSE:N) up 58.36%, Salesforce (NYSE:CRM) up 37.07%, IBM (NYSE:IBM) down 8.74%, Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) up 12.93% and SAP (NYSE:SAP) up 2.04%. Please click on the graphic to expand for easier reading.

Specifics on the Cloud Computing Stock Index

I used The Cloud Times 100 as the basis of the index, selecting twenty companies all of which are publically traded.  The latest edition of the Cloud Computing Index  is shown here.  The filter applied to these companies is that 50% or more of their revenues are generated from cloud-based applications, infrastructure and services

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