Top 20 Tech Stocks: Least Pain, Most Gain

By Bloomberg Rankings and Jordan Robertson - 2013-08-22T16:48:16Z

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1. Mastercard

Business: Payment processor, based in Purchase, New York

Risk-adjusted return: 6.6% (average: 2.21%)

3-year total return: 196.13% (average: 66.2%)

3-year volatility: 29.73% (average: 33.38%)

Check out our data visualization of the U.S. tech stocks with the highest risk-adjusted returns.

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Methodology: Bloomberg ranked the companies in the S&P 500 Information Technology Sector Index and the S&P 500 Internet & Catalog Retail Industry Index by their stocks' risk-adjusted returns from August 16, 2010 to August 16, 2013. Excluded was TripAdvisor, which didn't have three years of history, as well as companies not headquartered in the U.S.