Stock markets were on an upward trajectory through much of 2017 with only intermittent pullbacks. For the year the Dow Jones Index was up a healthy 25.08 percent while the Nasdaq was up an impressive 28.24 percent.
And technology vendor stocks have been part of those gains. In 2017, 32 of the 42 publicly traded IT companies on our watch list recorded stock gains – 26 by double-digit percentages – while 10 suffered price declines.
Here's a look at who was up and who was down in 2017, starting with companies with the biggest gains in share price, based on stock closing prices on 30 December 2016, and 29 December 2017.