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3 Tech Stocks Shining Through the Gloom

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Amazon (AMZN - Get Report), Apple (AAPL - Get Report) and Oracle (ORCL - Get Report) should offer investors some relief from the gathering economic gloom over the next few months, say analysts, pointing to the companies' downturn-busting credentials.

Weak consumer spending, a stateside debt crisis and European economic jitters have certainly taken their toll on tech stocks, pushing the Nasdaq down more than 5% this year. Experts, however, expect great things from Amazon, Apple and Oracle during the final quarter of 2011.

A tight spending climate, for example, plays neatly to Amazon's strengths, while Apple will be basking in the warm glow from its latest, greatest iPhone, not to mention its rapidly growing presence in China.

Oracle, on the other hand, is a past master at dodging economic bullets, a useful skill in this environment. "They have survived many times before," notes Richard Davis, an analyst at Canaccord Genuity. "I think that they are in a better position [than most other tech companies]."

Read on for more details on each of these stocks, which may offer upside during the fourth quarter.
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