A new list of the top tech stocks for 2019 is out, and the list is stacked with industry giants and tech titans alike.
Here are the biggest names and most talked about stocks on the list, along with their earnings per share and market cap.
In addition, Ars has compiled a list of all the top technology stocks, with more information available on each tech sector below.
For more on the top-tier tech sectors, read our full review of the big six:1.
Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)The Microsoft of tomorrow will likely have a big year as the world’s biggest company, thanks to its massive PC sales, solid Windows 8.1 operating system, and Windows 10 launch.
The company is on track to earn a record $23.6 billion in 2019, according to data from IDC.
Microsoft is one of the most powerful corporations on the planet, thanks in large part to its Windows-centric OS.
Windows and Windows Phone have long been Microsoft’s core products, and while Windows 8 was the most successful of the three platforms, Windows 8 Pro has had a much steeper uphill climb.
Windows 10 will bring some big changes to the operating system and make the OS more secure.
Microsoft shares are down $1.04, or 2.2%, in 2018.
It’s worth noting that its quarterly earnings are expected to be up from a year ago.
Microsoft’s stock has gained almost 6% in the last year, thanks largely to its share price, which has soared above $200 per share.2.
Apple (NAS:AAPL)Apple is still king of the desktop PC, and it still has the most important operating systems of any company.
That makes it an incredibly powerful competitor to Samsung and other manufacturers that have scaled down their offerings to offer Windows, iOS, and Android as a core product.
But with the Apple Watch, Apple is also getting ready to take a big leap forward with its own wearable.
Apple will likely be able to charge more for its software, and its stock price is expected to jump up to $300 per share in 2018 and $400 per share this year.
Apple’s share price has also risen significantly since the beginning of the year, and is now well above its historical average.3.
O)Google is poised to become the world leader in cloud computing, and that’s exactly what Google will do with its cloud infrastructure business.
The search giant has set its sights on building out its data center infrastructure in China and building out an enterprise cloud service there, as well as expanding its Google Apps and YouTube apps into China.
Google will likely grow its cloud business into China, which could result in Google becoming the world leading cloud provider.
The stock is up nearly $5, but it’s not exactly a great year for Google.4.
AppleInsider/Insider(NASDAQ)AppleInsider is a newsletter that gives subscribers insider information about Apple, tech, and tech trends.
Each week, we spotlight a topic worth covering, and subscribers get insider information and tips on how to get ahead.
In 2018, we highlighted Apple’s upcoming iPhone launch.
We also had the opportunity to give subscribers an exclusive sneak peek at Apple’s next Apple Watch.
In addition, subscribers got the first look at Apple Pay, a new payment system that was introduced in 2019.
AppleInsiders subscribers receive insider articles on topics such as:Apple’s upcoming iPhones, new Apple Watch design, Apple Pay in China, and more.5.
Yahoo (NASD:YHOO)Yahoo’s stock jumped nearly 15% in 2018 after it posted its third-quarter earnings and revenue growth, thanks mostly to its growing smartphone business.
Yahoo’s stock is now up more than 9% in 2017, and in 2018 was trading near $30 per share (which would be the highest price per share for Yahoo in at least three years).
This year, Yahoo’s earnings are also likely to be higher than the company has made in the past.
Yahoo shares are up nearly 2% in September 2018, which is a nice sign.6.
IBM (NYSE:IBM)IBM is one company that has been steadily building out new technologies and platforms.
The internet giant has been developing a variety of artificial intelligence-based technologies, including Watson, the world-leading AI system.
The system is designed to learn from people, and if it can identify patterns, it can create useful products and services.
IBM’s stock climbed almost 6%, and is up $4.55 in 2018, thanks partly to its earnings and the company’s outlook.7.
Cisco Systems (NASU:CSCO)Cisco is a networking equipment maker that makes everything from routers to switches.
Cisco is a strong leader in the networking industry, thanks both to its routers and switches.
The Cisco routers and equipment are widely used in the Internet of Things.
Cisco has a large, growing market share in the PC, IoT,