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NXP Semiconductor NV (NXPI): Today's Featured Electronics Laggard

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NXP Semiconductor ( NXPI) pushed the Electronics industry lower today making it today's featured Electronics laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.3%. By the end of trading, NXP Semiconductor fell $0.76 (-2.0%) to $37.17 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,509,718 shares of NXP Semiconductor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,167,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $36.89-$38.82 after having opened the day at $38.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.93. Other companies within the Electronics industry that declined today were: OmniVision Technologies ( OVTI), down 16.1%, Control4 ( CTRL), down 14.8%, Nexxus Lighting ( NEXS), down 11.6% and Revolution Lighting Technologies ( RVLT), down 11.6%.

NXP Semiconductors N.V. provides mixed signal and standard product solutions for radio frequency (RF), analog, power management, interface, security, and digital processing products worldwide. It provides integrated circuits (ICs) and discrete semiconductors. NXP Semiconductor has a market cap of $9.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 44.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate NXP Semiconductor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NXP Semiconductor as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, ReneSola ( SOL), up 8.4%, Transcat ( TRNS), up 7.3%, Ascent Solar Technologies ( ASTI), up 5.0% and Pulse Electronics ( PULS), up 4.2% , were all gainers within the electronics industry with InvenSense ( INVN) being today's featured electronics industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the electronics industry could consider iShares Dow Jones US Technology ( IYW) while those bearish on the electronics industry could consider ProShares Ultra Short Semiconductor ( SSG).

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