Tech stocks: A half-year scorecard

A look at how 22 different technology stocks performed in the first half of 2011

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Pretend for a moment that you invested in a bunch of tech stocks last New Year's Eve. How would you have fared through June 30, the mid-point of 2011?

Below are the Dec. 31, 2010 and June 30 closing prices for 22 tech stocks, along with the percentage change for each. (Warning: The ones at the bottom aren't pretty.)

For comparative purposes, the Nasdaq ended trading on June 30 up 4.5 percent so far this year, while the Dow was up 7.2 percent over the first two quarters.

Behold my brilliance

Priceline.com (NASDAQ: PCLN)
Dec. 31 CP: 399.55
June 30 CP: 511.93
Pct. Change: 28.1

Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S)
Dec. 31 CP: 4.23
June 30 CP: 5.39
Pct. Change: 27.4

LM Ericsson Telephone (NYSE: ERIC)
Dec. 31 CP: 11.53
June 30 CP: 14.38
Pct. Change: 24.7

Dell (NASDAQ-GS: DELL)
Dec. 31 CP: 13.55
June 30 CP: 16.67
Pct. Change: 23.0

Investing is easy -- and fun!

SAP AG (NYSE: SAP)
Dec. 31 CP: 50.61
June 30 CP: 60.65
Pct. Change: 19.8

IBM (NYSE: IBM)
Dec. 31 CP: 146.76
June 30 CP: 171.55
Pct. Change: 16.9

eBay (NASDAQ-GS: EBAY)
Dec. 31 CP: 27.83
June 30 CP: 32.27
Pct. Change: 16.0

Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM)
Dec. 31 CP: 49.49
June 30 CP: 56.79
Pct. Change: 14.8

Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN)
Dec. 31 CP: 180.00
June 30 CP: 204.49
Pct. Change: 13.6

Could be better, but I'll take it

AT&T (NYSE: T)
Dec. 31 CP: 29.38
June 30 CP: 31.41
Pct. Change: 6.9

Intel (NASDAQ-GS: INTC)
Dec. 31 CP: 21.03
June 30 CP: 22.16
Pct. Change: 5.4

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)
Dec. 31 CP: 31.30
June 30 CP: 32.91
Pct. Change: 5.1

Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ)
Dec. 31 CP: 35.78
June 30 CP: 37.23
Pct. Change: 4.1

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL)
Dec. 31 CP: 322.56
June 30 CP: 335.67
Pct. Change: 4.1

OK, this isn't going so well

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT)
Dec. 31 CP: 27.91
June 30 CP: 26.00
Pct. Change: -6.8

Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO)
Dec. 31 CP: 16.63
June 30 CP: 15.04
Pct. Change: -9.6

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ)
Dec. 31 CP: 42.10
June 30 CP: 36.40
Pct. Change: -13.5

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG)
Dec. 31 CP: 593.97
June 30 CP: 506.38
Pct. Change: -14.7

I am so firing my broker

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO)
Dec. 31 CP: 20.23
June 30 CP: 15.61
Pct. Change: -22.8

Sony (NYSE: SNE)
Dec. 31 CP: 35.71
June 30 CP: 26.39
Pct. Change: -26.1

Worst. Nightmares. Realized.

Nokia (NYSE: NOK)
Dec. 31 CP: 10.32
June 30 CP: 6.42
Pct. Change: -37.8

Research in Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM)
Dec. 31 CP: 58.13
June 30 CP: 28.85
Pct. Change: -50.4

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