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Looking for interesting stock trades but don't know where to start? Here are some ideas to get you started on your search.

We ran a screen on the tech sector for stocks with "Buy" ratings from Canaccord Genuity (analysts at Canaccord believe these stocks will outperform in the near future).

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 agree with Canaccord Genuity that these names will outperform? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.
List sorted by ratings date.

1. LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD): Operates an online professional network. Market cap of $6.71B. On 12/07/2011, Canaccord Genuity had a Buy rating on the stock. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 11.23% over the last week.

2. Google Inc. (GOOG): The world's most popular search engine. Market cap of $202.74B. On 12/07/2011, Canaccord Genuity had a Buy rating on the stock. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 6.33% over the last week.

3. Cree, Inc. (CREE): Develops and manufactures light emitting diode products, silicon carbide and gallium nitride material products, and power and radio frequency products. Market cap of $2.69B. On 08/10/2011, Canaccord Genuity had a Buy rating on the stock. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 7.05% over the last week.

4. Trimble Navigation Limited (TRMB): Provides positioning products worldwide. Market cap of $5.31B. On 08/03/2011, Canaccord Genuity had a Buy rating on the stock. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 7.11% over the last week.

5. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD): Operates as a semiconductor company in the United States, Japan, China, and Europe. Market cap of $4.05B. On 07/22/2011, Canaccord Genuity had a Buy rating on the stock. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.18). The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 12.4% (equivalent to 5.38 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 6.41% over the last week.

6. SciQuest, Inc. (SQI): Provides an on-demand strategic procurement and supplier enablement solution worldwide. Market cap of $315.43M. On 06/10/2011, Canaccord Genuity had a Buy rating on the stock. Relatively low correlation to the market (beta = 0.), which may be appealing to risk averse investors. The stock has gained 8.69% over the last year.

7. NetApp, Inc. (NTAP): Engages in the design, manufacturing, marketing, and technical support of networked storage solutions. Market cap of $12.46B. On 05/13/2011, Canaccord Genuity had a Buy rating on the stock. The stock has lost 40.37% over the last year.

8. Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI): Engages in the design, production, and distribution of lighting fixtures, lighting controls, and related products and services in North America and internationally. Market cap of $2.45B. On 05/11/2011, Canaccord Genuity had a Buy rating on the stock. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 6.72% (equivalent to 7.74 days of average volume). The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 7.67% over the last week.

9. Badger Meter Inc. (BMI): Engages in manufacturing and marketing liquid flow measurement and control technology products worldwide. Market cap of $474.47M. On 04/20/2011, Canaccord Genuity had a Buy rating on the stock. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 8.07% (equivalent to 9.07 days of average volume). The stock has lost 22.21% over the last year.

10. WebMD Health Corp. (WBMD): Provides health information services to consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals, employers, and health plans through its public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications in the United States. Market cap of $1.51B. On 04/19/2011, Canaccord Genuity had a Buy rating on the stock. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 30.26% over the last week.

*Data sourced from Yahoo! Finance.

Source: 10 Tech Stocks With Buy Ratings From Canaccord Genuity