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Aruba Networks

(

ARUN

) pushed the Computer Hardware industry lower today making it today's featured Computer Hardware laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, Aruba Networks fell $0.25 (-1.4%) to $17.55 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,043,350 shares of Aruba Networks exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,273,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $17.37-$17.85 after having opened the day at $17.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.80. Other companies within the Computer Hardware industry that declined today were:

Interphase

(

INPH

), down 4.8%,

SMART Technologies

(

SMT

), down 4.4%,

Dot Hill Systems Corporation

(

HILL

), down 3.6% and

China TechFaith Wireless Comm Tech

(

CNTF

), down 3.5%.

Aruba Networks, Inc. provides network access solutions for the mobile enterprises worldwide. Aruba Networks has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 12.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Aruba Networks a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Aruba Networks

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good.

On the positive front,

voxeljet AG ADR

(

VJET

), up 14.0%,

Extreme Networks

(

EXTR

), up 8.7%,

Palo Alto Networks

(

PANW

), up 7.3% and

Crossroads Systems

(

CRDS

), up 6.2%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the computer hardware industry could consider

iShares Dow Jones US Technology

(

IYW

) while those bearish on the computer hardware industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Semiconductor

(

SSG

).

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