NEW YORK ( TheStreet) - The 10 best performing foreign technology stocks listed here posted gains in the range of 100% to 250% year to date. By contrast, the S&P 500 Index and the Nasdaq Composite Index scaled up around 12.9% and 17.3%, respectively.

Meanwhile, technology giants Apple ( AAPL), Microsoft ( MSFT), Google ( GOOG), IBM ( IBM), Oracle ( ORCL), Intel ( INTC), Cisco Systems ( CSCO), and Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ) returned in the range of -18% to 54% year to-date.

Most of the 10 best-performing stocks have favorable "Buy" recommendations, indicating analysts preference. Israel dominates the list with six stocks, while two are from China, and one each from Taiwan and Ireland.

India's Rediff.com ( REDF) is the 11th best-performing pick among foreign technology stocks. However, investors shied away from large-cap Indian IT companies because of higher valuations, and concerns related to operating margins, and increasing payrolls.

The stocks are stacked on 2010 returns, from great to greatest.

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