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Few investment sectors enjoy technology’s potential for explosive profit growth, but an apparent changing of the guard has made this growth harder to find.

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Company Ticker Est. Gross
Profit Margin:
Current
Est. Gross
Profit Margin:
09/2012
12-mo.
chg in
GPM
(% pts.)
12-mo.
Rtn %
P/E
Ratio
Sales
Gwth
Yr-over
-yr %
Sandisk Corp SNDK-Q 47.49 35.61 11.87 36.38 20.79 -10.77
Computer Sciences Corp CSC-N 23.39 18.46 4.93 63.04 10.55 -2.41
Intuit Inc INTU-Q 75.81 71.33 4.48 13.18 25.65 9.53
Nvidia Corp NVDA-Q 56.1 52.32 3.78 18.84 16.92 7.06
Xilinx Inc XLNX-Q 69 65.66 3.34 41.78 24.89 -3.22
Micron Technology Inc MU-Q 27.29 24.27 3.02 188.05 n/a -6.3
Google Inc GOOG-Q 70.91 68.88 2.03 15.63 25.71 32.37
Fidelity National Informatio FIS-N 35.52 33.52 2 51.06 21.43 3.24
Paychex Inc PAYX-Q 71.56 69.85 1.71 25.28 25.06 4.32
Texas Instruments Inc TXN-Q 53.94 52.4 1.55 48.84 22.21 -6.63
TE Connectivity Ltd TEL-N 32.94 31.54 1.4 55.17 16.09 -3.6
Teradyne Inc TER-N 56.08 54.86 1.22 14.84 27.02 15.93
Intl Business Machines Corp IBM-N 49.35 48.24 1.1 -9.12 12.37 -2.25
Accenture PLC ACN-N 32.83 31.77 1.06 7.95 16.56 2.07

Source: Bloomberg

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