Tech Stocks Defy Expectations to Hit Record Highs

Amazon, Microsoft and Google powered higher last week, following positive results. Can the rally continue - and what of the lesser known players in the sector?

David Brenchley 31 October, 2017 | 3:59PM
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Amazon and Google led the tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite index to an all-time closing high last week

The tech rally continues to roll on. Last week’s stellar numbers from three big tech stocks – Amazon (AMZN), Microsoft (MSFT) and Alphabet (GOOGL) –  pushed the NASDAQ index even higher.

Technology firms have driven 2017’s equity bull market, particularly in the US, despite a mid-year pause as investors took stock of perceived high valuations.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR177.00 USD0.00Rating
Alphabet Inc A2,864.74 USD0.00Rating Inc3,444.15 USD0.00Rating
Apple Inc148.76 USD0.00Rating
Arista Networks Inc389.64 USD0.00Rating
AXA Framlington Global Technology Z Acc724.80 GBP0.12Rating
Facebook Inc A339.99 USD0.00Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co15.37 USD0.00Rating
Microsoft Corp308.23 USD0.00Rating
Proofpoint Inc Inc292.34 USD0.00Rating
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd70,600.00 KRW0.00Rating
Tencent Holdings Ltd499.00 HKD0.00Rating

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