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Chunghwa Telecom Co Ltd (CHT): Today's Featured Technology Winner

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) pushed the Technology sector higher today making it today's featured technology winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 1.4%. By the end of trading, Chunghwa Telecom rose 48 cents (1.4%) to $34.19 on average volume. Throughout the day, 310,984 shares of Chunghwa Telecom exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 391,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $34.06-$34.31 after having opened the day at $34.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.71. Other companies within the Technology sector that increased today were: Valpey Fisher Corporation (VPF), up 60%, Trident Microsystems Inc (TRID), up 26.3%, Rambus Inc (RMBS), up 23.5%, and Viasystems Group Inc (VIAS), up 22%.

Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. provides integrated telecommunications services primarily in Taiwan. Chunghwa Telecom has a market cap of $26.03 billion and is part of the telecommunications industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.5, below the average telecommunications industry P/E ratio of 45.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 32.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chunghwa Telecom as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Spire Corporation (SPIR), down 18.8%, XFONE Inc (XFN), down 18%, Daqo New Energy (DQ), down 16.4%, and Youku.com Inc (YOKU), down 16.1%, were all losers within the technology sector with Texas Instruments Inc (TXN) being today's technology sector loser.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the technology sector could consider Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK) while those bearish on the technology sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Technology (REW).

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