This tech stock has topped Google, Facebook and Amazon

Technology in the U.S. is increasingly about the battle between Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon.com to capture consumer spending and ad dollars. But for investors, the best tech bet of late has been a more obscure name: Nvidia. The maker of computer processors for video games, connected cars and data centers has seen its stock surge 146 percent in the past year, second only to Newmont Mining among companies in the S&P 500. No other tech stock has gained more than 50 percent in that stretch. The story is pretty simple. Nvidia’s semiconductors are powering innovation in some of the world’s fastest growing industries. Its core graphics processing units (GPUs) enable popular video games like “Battlefield 4” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops III.” And as computing rapidly evolves in…


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