The biggest gainer this month is Hewlett-Packard(HP) which has gained 7 positions and is now ranked at the 12th spot. The firm has been named as one of the Top 50 most innovative companies and appears focused to hold this prestigious spot by investing heavily in consumer tech support. The firm is also courting some very rewarding analyst focus on its products especially the Deskjet series of printers and blade servers.
Toshiba, the giant electronics and electrical products manufacturer, has gained 2 positions. The firm has dropped out of the high definition format war to focus on other products and has reportedly announced a new venture with SanDisk to expand flash memory production in Japan. SanDisk has also gained 5 positions and is now ranked at 28th spot. Océ which recently launched its new line of JetStream printers has also been able to get analyst’s attention and is up 3 spots. Its also the only firm to have entered the top 25 this month.
Freescale which was the biggest gainer of last month has dropped down 6 positions and is the biggest loser this month. Seagate is also down 6 spots and is now ranked at 34th spot. Texas Instruments which has boasted its portfolio of products with the new Omap Processors has also slid down 2 spots and has dropped out of the top 25.
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