Investing in Technology Stocks
The list of products and services in the pipeline of small, medium and large companies is astounding.
Within the field of technology is the corner stone of all the products is security software and services. The talk on Wall Street is that technology stocks are ripe for investing in todays market. This piece of information is noteworthy, but having watched the exuberance of gross gains in the last decade go blow , not all technology stocks are the same.
The specific areas that appear in my opinion to be situated well for future growth are in health care related stocks, multi-media and graphic software, security software, networking and communication devices and specialized areas of electronics. There are other categories, but these areas of technology are poised for future gains in my opinion.
Health Care Related Stocks:
Imagine the future of delivering health care services. The physician practicing in a remote town in Alaska who can consult with a specialist located at John Hopkins Medical Center. In real time the rural doctor can send and receive vital radiological and metabolic tests and results. Imagine medical scientists, physicians and university medical centers consulting on their data enable mobile phone devices. Some of these technologies exist today, but the future is going to be fantastic.
In the small cap arena several health care delivery stocks are generating interest. Mediware Information Systems is a $7 stock that will likely double in the foreseeable future. It trades under the stock symbol MEDW on the NASDAQ stock exchange. This relatively small company has a huge presence in the hospital services area. MEDW has three components in its software applications all that aid hospitals and physicians to track and modify drug orders, blood management and perioperative functions. These tools are used extensively in the United States and their application is being applied in other countries including African nations.
Another interesting low cost health care information technology stock is HLTH Corp. it trades on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the ticker HLTH. The way most consumers recognize this health technology stock is by its subsidiary WebMD. HLTH Corp. is the data management behind WebMD. The company is diversified in that it has public services as well as private accounts for paid customers like Blue Cross Blue Shield. It also supports a payee and bill service for health care providers. The company is valued at 2.6 billion dollars and employs over 2200 employees. Its current price is $14.60 and the growth potential is solid.
Multi-Media & Graphic Stocks:
The name Konami may not be familiar to most people, but it is the underpinning to virtually all of the video games utilized on all platforms. Konami trades on the NASDAQ exchange under the ticker KNM. Its primary function is the development, distribution, publishing and marketing of video games around the world. It is based in Tokyo and has been virtually unscathed by fluctuations in the Tokyo Exchange.
Recently it announced the development of a mobile platform for its most popular games that will be available on September 8, 2007 through AT& T and other mobile phone carriers. The video game industry is only going to get better. The stock sells for approximately $24 a share. Another stock to watch is Electronic Arts that trades under the ticker ERTS.
There are various ways to invest in the technology area. Some brokerage houses do offer technology index funds that include a cross section of technology companies. The other method is simply to pick stocks from the technology sector that offer sustained growth, good value and potential for the future.
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