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Interested in the tech sector but don't know where to look? Here are some ideas to get you started.

We ran a screen on the tech sector for stocks given "Buy" ratings from UBS (analysts at UBS believe these stocks will outperform).

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the top six stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research.‬

We also created a price-weighted index of the stocks mentioned below, and monitored the performance of the list relative to the S&P 500 index over the last month. To access a complete analysis of this list's recent performance, click here.

Do you think these stocks will outperform like UBS expects? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

List sorted by ratings date.

  1. JDS Uniphase Corporation (NASDAQ:JDSU): Provides communications test and measurement solutions, and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers. Market cap of $2.45B. On 12/09/2011, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.36). The stock has lost 27.74% over the last year.

  2. Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP): Develops and manufactures semiconductor products for various embedded control applications worldwide. Market cap of $6.85B. On 11/04/2011, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 10.36% (equivalent to 8.59 days of average volume). The stock has gained 6.2% over the last year.

  3. TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ:TIBX): Provides middleware and infrastructure software worldwide. Market cap of $3.90B. On 11/03/2011, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 14.38%.

  4. Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO): Designs, manufactures, and sells Internet protocol ((NYSE:IP))-based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. Market cap of $102.09B. On 10/27/2011, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. The stock has lost 6.08% over the last year.

  5. Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A): Provides bio-analytical and electronic measurement solutions to the communications, electronics, life sciences, and chemical analysis industries in the United States and internationally. Market cap of $12.60B. On 10/24/2011, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. Might be undervalued at current levels, with a PEG ratio at 0.89, and P/FCF ratio at 11.75. The stock has lost 12.77% over the last year.

  6. Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU): Provides business and financial management solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, consumers, accounting professionals, and financial institutions in the United States, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom. Market cap of $15.55B. On 07/25/2011, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. The stock has gained 6.45% over the last year.

  7. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN): Operates as a management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company. Market cap of $37.41B. On 05/16/2011, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. The stock has gained 11.88% over the last year.

  8. Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ:INFA): Provides enterprise data integration and data quality software and services worldwide. Market cap of $3.78B. On 04/29/2011, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading 9.92% below its SMA20, 17.21% below its SMA50, and 25.83% below its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 5.98% over the last week.

  9. AOL, Inc. (NYSE:AOL): Operates as a Web services company that offers a suite of brands and offerings for the worldwide audience. Market cap of $1.46B. On 03/23/2011, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 15.89% (equivalent to 9.54 days of average volume). The stock has lost 36.59% over the last year.

  10. SuccessFactors, Inc. (NYSE:SFSF): Provides cloud-based business execution software solutions that enable organizations to bridge the gap between business strategy and results worldwide. Market cap of $3.35B. On 03/23/2011, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. The stock has had a good month, gaining 51.66%.

  11. Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:MMI): Provides technologies, products, and services for mobile and wire line digital communication, information, and entertainment applications. Market cap of $11.60B. On 03/18/2011, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. The stock has gained 16.94% over the last year.

  12. Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:CCI): Operates, and leases towers and other wireless infrastructure primarily in the United States and Australia. Market cap of $12.81B. On 03/15/2011, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. The stock has gained 3.85% over the last year.

  13. American Tower Corp. (NYSE:AMT): Operates as a wireless and broadcast communications infrastructure company. Market cap of $23.45B. On 03/15/2011, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. The stock has gained 15.91% over the last year.

  14. Demand Media, Inc. (NYSE:DMD): Operates as a content and social media company in the United States. Market cap of $629.64M. On 03/07/2011, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 6.52% over the last week.

  15. Qlik Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLIK): Engages in the development, commercialization, and implementation of software products and related services that deliver data analysis and reporting solutions primarily in the Americas, and Europe. Market cap of $1.91B. On 03/07/2011, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 6.61% over the last week.

  16. Sourcefire, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIRE): Provides intelligent Cybersecurity solutions for information technology; environments of commercial enterprises. Market cap of $885.35M. On 02/28/2011, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 21.92% (equivalent to 13.11 days of average volume). The stock has gained 17.03% over the last year.

  17. Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:ADBE): Operates as a diversified software company in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Market cap of $13.88B. On 02/25/2011, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. The stock has lost 10.25% over the last year.

  18. Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MU): Engages in the manufacture and marketing of semiconductor devices worldwide. Market cap of $6.90B. On 01/20/2011, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 11.84% over the last week.

  19. Amdocs Limited (NASDAQ:DOX): Provides software and services to the communications, media, and entertainment industry service providers worldwide. Market cap of $5.82B. On 01/13/2011, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.61). The stock has gained 3.41% over the last year.

  20. Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ): Offers various products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to individual consumers and small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as to the government, health, and education sectors worldwide. Market cap of $52.78B. On 01/11/2011, UBS had a Buy rating on the stock. The stock has lost 38.11% over the last year.

*Data sourced from Yahoo! Finance.

Source: UBS Thinks These 20 Tech Stocks Will Outperform