The best electronic components 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.
7 electronic components stocks to watch
We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the electronics industry, weighting the list more heavily towards popular mid- and large-cap US stocks.
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Take a deeper dive into electronic components stocks
If you're interested in investing in the electronics industry, take a closer look at what companies in this industry do and how the stocks have historically performed. Keep in mind that positive past performance doesn't guarantee that a stock will continue to rise in the future.
1. Corning Incorporated (GLW)
Corning Incorporated engages in the display technologies, optical communications, environmental technologies, specialty materials, and life sciences businesses worldwide. The company's Display Technologies segment offers glass substrates for flat panel displays, including liquid crystal displays and organic light-emitting diodes that are used in televisions, notebook computers, desktop monitors, tablets, and handheld devices. Its Optical Communications segment provides optical fibers and cables; and hardware and equipment products, such as cable assemblies, fiber optic hardware and connectors, optical components and couplers, closures, network interface devices, and other accessories for the telecommunications industry, businesses, governments, and individuals.
Corning Incorporated stock opened the day at $31.39 after a previous close of $31.62. The latest price was $31.18 (25-minute delay). Corning Incorporated is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD13.3 billion and employs 57,500 staff.
TE Connectivity Ltd. , together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells connectivity and sensor solutions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia"Pacific, and the Americas. The company operates through three segments: Transportation Solutions, Industrial Solutions, and Communications Solutions.
TE Connectivity stock opened the day at $159.32 after a previous close of $160.06. The latest price was $156.41 (25-minute delay). TE Connectivity is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$16.4 billion and employs 92,000 staff.
Jabil Inc. provides manufacturing services and solutions worldwide. It operates in two segments, Electronics Manufacturing Services and Diversified Manufacturing Services.
Jabil Circuit stock opened the day at $56.86 after a previous close of $56.40. The latest price was $57.89 (25-minute delay). Jabil Circuit is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$35.3 billion and employs 250,000 staff.
Plug Power Inc. delivers end-to-end clean hydrogen and zero-emissions fuel cell solutions for supply chain and logistics applications, on-road electric vehicles, stationary power market, and others in North America and internationally. It engages in building an end-to-end green hydrogen ecosystem, including liquid green hydrogen production, storage and handling, transportation, and dispensing infrastructure.
Plug Power stock opened the day at $7.92 after a previous close of $8.09. The latest price was $7.60 (25-minute delay). Plug Power is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$879.8 million and employs 3,353 staff.
Cree, Inc. provides lighting-class light emitting diode (LED) and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications in the United States, China, Europe, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Wolfspeed and LED Products.
Cree stock opened the day at $94.37 after a previous close of $93.55. The latest price was $94.88 (25-minute delay). Cree is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$525.6 million and employs 3,466 staff.
Vicor Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures and markets modular power components and power systems for converting electrical power in the United States and internationally. The company offers a range of brick-format DC-DC converters; complementary components provide AC line rectification, input filtering, power factor correction, and transient protection; and input and output voltage, and output power products, as well as electrical and mechanical accessories. It also provides custom power systems solutions.
Vicor Corporation stock opened the day at $106.36 after a previous close of $105.42. The latest price was $107.01 (25-minute delay). Vicor Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$413.2 million and employs 1,088 staff.
Amphenol Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, primarily designs, manufactures, and markets electrical, electronic, and fiber optic connectors in the United States, China, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Harsh Environment Solutions, Communications Solutions, and Interconnect and Sensor Systems. The company offers connectors and connector systems, including harsh environment data, power, high-speed, fiber optic, and radio frequency interconnect products; busbars and power distribution systems; and other connectors.
Amphenol Corporation stock opened the day at $84.35 after a previous close of $84.81. The latest price was $83.34 (25-minute delay). Amphenol Corporation is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$12.6 billion and employs 91,000 staff.
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