Top Sector in February: Technology

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The technology, consumer cyclical and real estate sectors were the three best performing-sectors in February, according to Morningstar.

The technology sector led the way with a 7.71% total return during the month. The consumer cyclical sector returned 7.32% while real estate returned 5.35% during February.

Some of the top-performing tech stocks were

Zynga ( ZNGA), Seagate Technology ( STX) and Teradata ( TDC).

Zynga

The online social games company returned 25.55% in February.

Shares of Zynga, which went public in December, hit a 52-week high of $14.55 on Feb. 14. The stock's 52-week low of $7.97 was set on Jan. 9.

Zynga has an estimated price-to-earnings ratio for next year of 35.69.

Nine of the 18 analysts who cover Zynga rated it buy. Six analysts gave the stock a hold rating and three rated it sell.

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Seagate Technology

Shares of the hard-disk drive company returned 25.4% in February.

Shares of Seagate hit a 52-week high on Feb. 24 of $27.78. The stock's 52-week low of $9.05 was set on Oct. 4.

Fifteen of the 22 analysts who cover Seagate Technology rated it buy. Six analysts gave the stock a hold rating and one rated it sell.

TheStreet Ratings gives Seagate Technology a B grade with a buy rating and a $31.42 price target.


Teradata

The stock of the enterprise data warehousing solutions company had a 24.25% total return in February.

Shares of Teradata hit a 52-week high on Tuesday of $67.02. The stock's 52-week low of $43.19 was set on Aug. 19.

Teradata has a forward P/E of 22.21; the average for computer services companies is 22.69. For comparison, Cognizant Technology ( CTSH) has a lower forward P/E of 16.64.

Analysts were split on Teradata with nine rating it buy and another nine rating it hold.

Teradata gets an A grade from TheStreet Ratings with a buy rating and a $83.53 price target.

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