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Computer hardware stocks

Ready to invest in the computing industry? Consider these 9 stocks.

The best computer hardware stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals — while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.

How to buy computer hardware stocks

Sign up with an online broker or platform to invest in one of more of these computer hardware stocks.

  1. Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to narrow down top brokers by fees and bonuses.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. You’ll need personal and financial details, like your contact and bank information.
  3. Search for the stock you're interested in. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol, like INTC or STX.
  4. Decide on how many to buy. Some brokers will allow you to purchase fractional shares, while others require you to purchase whole shares.
  5. Choose an order type. Invest in the computer hardware stocks now with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches your desired price.
  6. Buy the stock. Tap or click the Buy button on your brokerage account. Once you’ve invested in the computing industry, track how your stock performs to decide when it’s time to sell.

Take a deeper dive into computer hardware stocks

We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the computing industry, weighting the list more heavily towards popular mid- and large-cap US stocks.

1. Intel Corporation (INTC)

Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells essential technologies for the cloud, smart, and connected devices for retail, industrial, and consumer uses worldwide. The company operates through DCG, IOTG, Mobileye, NSG, PSG, CCG, and All Other segments. It offers platform products, such as central processing units and chipsets, and system-on-chip and multichip packages; and non-platform or adjacent products comprising accelerators, boards and systems, connectivity products, and memory and storage products.

Intel Corporation stock opened the day at $54.20 after a previous close of $53.90. The latest price was $54.46 (25 minute delay). Intel Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD77.6 billion and employs 113,700 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $220,944,220,160
  • P/E ratio: 12.0942
  • PEG ratio: 2.0687

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2. Seagate Technology (STX)

Seagate Technology Holdings plc provides data storage technology and solutions in Singapore, the United States, the Netherlands, and internationally. The company offers hard disk and solid state drives, including serial advanced technology attachment, serial attached SCSI, and non-volatile memory express products; solid state hybrid drives; and storage subsystems. It also provides enterprise data solutions portfolio comprising storage subsystems and mass capacity optimized private cloud storage solutions for enterprises, cloud service providers, and scale-out storage servers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

Seagate Technology stock opened the day at $87.54 after a previous close of $86.50. The latest price was $87.96 (25 minute delay). Seagate Technology is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$10.7 billion and employs 40,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $18,527,442,944
  • P/E ratio: 15.2966
  • PEG ratio: 1.0518

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3. HP (HPQ)

HP Inc. provides personal computing and other access devices, imaging and printing products, and related technologies, solutions, and services in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Personal Systems, Printing, and Corporate Investments.

HP stock opened the day at $27.84 after a previous close of $28.04. The latest price was $27.68 (25 minute delay). HP is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$62.1 billion and employs 53,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $32,593,264,640
  • P/E ratio: 8.8597
  • PEG ratio: 0.8881

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4. Logitech International S-A (LOGI)

Logitech International S. A. , through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets products that helps people connect to digital and cloud experiences worldwide. The company offers pointing devices, such as wireless mouse; corded and cordless keyboards, living room keyboards, and keyboard-and-mouse combinations; PC webcams; and keyboards for tablets and smartphones, as well as other accessories for mobile devices.

Logitech International S-A stock opened the day at $125.00 after a previous close of $126.56. The latest price was $126.18 (25 minute delay). Logitech International S-A is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.8 billion and employs 9,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $14,921,322,496
  • P/E ratio: 14.2406
  • PEG ratio: 1.91

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5. Zebra Technologies Corporation (ZBRA)

Zebra Technologies Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides enterprise asset intelligence solutions in the automatic identification and data capture solutions industry worldwide. It operates in two segments, Asset Intelligence & Tracking and Enterprise Visibility & Mobility. The company designs, manufactures, and sells printers, which produce labels, wristbands, tickets, receipts, and plastic cards; RFID printers and encoders; accessories and options for its printers, including vehicle mounts and battery chargers; stock and customized thermal labels, receipts, ribbons, plastic cards, and RFID tags for printers; and temperature-monitoring labels primarily used in vaccine distribution, as well as self-laminating wristbands for use in laser printers.

Zebra Technologies Corporation stock opened the day at $542.47 after a previous close of $539.84. The latest price was $547.73 (25 minute delay). Zebra Technologies Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.2 billion and employs 8,800 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $27,546,869,760
  • P/E ratio: 36.4287
  • PEG ratio: 1.7248

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6. Canon (CAJ)

Canon Inc. manufactures and sells office multifunction devices (MFDs), plain paper copying machines, laser and inkjet printers, cameras, diagnostic equipment, and lithography equipment. The company operates through four segments: Office Business Unit, Imaging System Business Unit, Medical System Business Unit, and Industry and Others Business Unit.

Canon stock opened the day at $22.60 after a previous close of $22.31. The latest price was $22.88 (25 minute delay). Canon is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.4 trillion and employs 181,897 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $25,352,386,560
  • P/E ratio: 16
  • PEG ratio: 2.9307

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7. Canaan (CAN)

Canaan Inc. engages in the research, design, and sale of integrated circuit (IC) final system products by integrating IC products for bitcoin mining and related components primarily in the People's Republic of China. It is also involved in the assembly of system products; and supply chain and distribution of system products.

Canaan stock opened the day at $9.60 after a previous close of $9.92. The latest price was $9.81 (25 minute delay). Canaan is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$447.7 million and employs 248 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $1,077,899,264

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8. Fortinet (FTNT)

Fortinet, Inc. provides broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. It offers FortiGate hardware and software licenses that provide various security and networking functions, including firewall, intrusion prevention, anti-malware, virtual private network, application control, web filtering, anti-spam, and wide area network acceleration.

Fortinet stock opened the day at $310.48 after a previous close of $310.13. The latest price was $316.06 (25 minute delay). Fortinet is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.9 billion and employs 9,043 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $50,167,005,184
  • P/E ratio: 99.2793
  • PEG ratio: 4.0392

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9. Apple (AAPL)

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables, and accessories worldwide. It also sells various related services.

Apple stock opened the day at $143.77 after a previous close of $143.76. The latest price was $144.84 (25 minute delay). Apple is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$347.2 billion and employs 147,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $2,381,553,860,608
  • P/E ratio: 28.2053
  • PEG ratio: 1.9563

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Bottom line

While it’s possible to turn a profit investing in computer hardware stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — computer hardware stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the computing industry, so carefully vet your picks before you invest. And if you’re new to investing, or if it’s been awhile since you’ve taken a critical look at your investing accounts, compare brokers to make sure you’re getting the best features in your trading account.

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