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Aruba Networks



) pushed the Computer Hardware industry higher today making it today's featured computer hardware winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.0%. By the end of trading, Aruba Networks rose $0.43 (2.1%) to $20.85 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,379,635 shares of Aruba Networks exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,181,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $20.22-$21.03 after having opened the day at $20.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.42. Other companies within the Computer Hardware industry that increased today were:

Nimble Storage



), up 5.3%,

China TechFaith Wireless Comm Tech



), up 2.9%,

Concurrent Computer Corporation



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), up 2.5% and

Super Micro Computer



), up 2.5%.

Aruba Networks, Inc. provides enterprise mobility solutions worldwide. Aruba Networks has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 14.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 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


. 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 also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front,

Dataram Corporation



), down 11.5%,




), down 10.0%,

Crossroads Systems



), down 7.5% and

Mad Catz Interactive



), down 6.0% , were all laggards within the computer hardware industry with

Riverbed Technology



) being today's computer hardware industry laggard.

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) while those bearish on the computer hardware industry could consider

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