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Based on the average (or consensus) 12-month price targets for S&P 500 stocks, the technology sector is expected to gain 26.5% over the next year. On a "bottoms up" basis this gain will account for 22% of the S&P 500's gain over the next year, and the computers and software groups will lead the sector.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is expected to lead the sector, accounting for 16.25% of its gain, and 3.57% of gains for the index. It is also notable that the top ten tech stocks are expected to account for 70% of the sector's gain, and only one of the seventy-one stocks is expected to decline (NASDAQ:YHOO).

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