Gartner Gartner (IT - Get Report) is an investment technology research, advisory and consulting company. Established in 1979, the company has grown along with the greatest technological boom in history. Gartner's research analysts not only help their end user clientele but also have an impact on Wall Street as an independent research provider.
Revenue for the company grows in the low double-digit percentages, but given Gartner's business model as a service provider, its high gross margin rate converts revenue growth into even higher earnings growth. Earnings per share are expected to rise at a percentage rate in the mid-20s in 2012 and 2013.
With the stock selling at 25 times current year's earnings and a PEG ratio of just 1.06, Garner makes for a compelling investment.