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7 top electronic components stocks to buy in 2024

Ready to invest in the electronics industry? Learn how to invest in electronic components stocks in just a few steps.

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.

The top electronics stocks included on this page all trade on the S&P 500, have an analyst recommendation of "Buy" or better and are sorted by year-to-date performance.

  1. Corning Incorporated (GLW)
  2. TE Connectivity (TEL)
  3. Jabil Circuit (JBL)
  4. Plug Power (PLUG)
  5. Cree (CREE)
  6. Vicor Corporation (VICR)
  7. Amphenol Corporation (APH)

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  2. Sign up for an account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
  3. Set up a funding method to pay for the transaction. Deposit funds into your account by linking your banking information.
  4. Choose the stocks you want to buy. Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol like GLW or TEL.
  5. Place your order. Buy the stock. It's that simple.

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 in the United States and internationally. 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 $39.00 after a previous close of $38.75. The latest price was $40.21 (25-minute delay). Corning Incorporated is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD12.4 billion and employs 49,800 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $32,620,052,480
  • P/E ratio: 52.8889
  • PEG ratio: 1.1218

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2. TE Connectivity (TEL)

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 $151.11 after a previous close of $150.18. The latest price was $151.18 (25-minute delay). TE Connectivity is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$15.8 billion and employs 85,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $45,122,699,264
  • P/E ratio: 13.4443
  • PEG ratio: 1.8159

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3. Jabil Circuit (JBL)

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 $125.61 after a previous close of $124.48. The latest price was $126.23 (25-minute delay). Jabil Circuit is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$32.1 billion and employs 236,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $14,408,930,304
  • P/E ratio: 10.3536
  • PEG ratio: 0.91

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4. Plug Power (PLUG)

Plug Power Inc. develops hydrogen and fuel cell product solutions in North America, Europe, Asia, and internationally. The company offers GenDrive, a hydrogen-fueled proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell system that provides power to material handling electric vehicles; GenSure, a stationary fuel cell solution that offers modular PEM fuel cell power to support the backup and grid-support power requirements of the telecommunications, transportation, and utility sectors; ProGen, a fuel cell stack and engine technology used in mobility and stationary fuel cell systems, and as engines in electric delivery vans; GenFuel, a liquid hydrogen fueling delivery, generation, storage, and dispensing system; GenCare, an ongoing Internet of Things-based maintenance and on-site service program for GenDrive fuel cell systems, GenSure fuel cell systems, GenFuel hydrogen storage and dispensing products, and ProGen fuel cell engines; and GenKey, an integrated turn-key solution for transitioning to fuel cell power.

Plug Power stock opened the day at $2.71 after a previous close of $2.72. The latest price was $2.64 (25-minute delay). Plug Power is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$801.3 million and employs 3,868 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $2,004,909,312
  • PEG ratio: -0.27

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5. Cree (CREE)

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 is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$525.6 million and employs 3,466 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $9,169,296,384
  • PEG ratio: 7.32

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6. Vicor Corporation (VICR)

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, Europe, the Asia Pacific, 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 design, sells, and service custom power systems solutions.

Vicor Corporation stock opened the day at $34.39 after a previous close of $34.33. The latest price was $34.71 (25-minute delay). Vicor Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$391.1 million and employs 1,063 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $1,514,145,792
  • P/E ratio: 55.7213
  • PEG ratio: 0

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7. Amphenol Corporation (APH)

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 $68.99 after a previous close of $69.05. The latest price was $69.73 (25-minute delay). Amphenol Corporation is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$12.8 billion and employs 95,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $82,871,476,224
  • P/E ratio: 42.0671
  • PEG ratio: 5.8548

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Bottom line

While it’s possible to turn a profit investing in electronic components stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — electronic components stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the electronics 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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