Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model





) pushed the Technology sector higher today making it today's featured technology winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.4%. By the end of trading, Autodesk rose 42 cents (1.4%) to $31.37 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2.3 million shares of Autodesk exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $30.44-$31.52 after having opened the day at $30.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.95. Other companies within the Technology sector that increased today were:

BOS Better Online Solutions



), up 20.7%,

Trio-Tech International



), up 14.8%,

Spire Corporation



), up 14%, and

ARM Holdings



), up 10.9%.

  • ACTIVE STOCK TRADERS: Get full access to Jim Cramer's thoughts for less than $3/week - sometimes before he says them on TV! Start with a 14-Day Free Trial.

Autodesk, Inc. provides design software and services to customers worldwide. Autodesk has a market cap of $6.91 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.2, below the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio of 24.4 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are five analysts that rate Autodesk a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Autodesk 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. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front,

SatCon Technology Corporation



), down 30.6%,

A123 Systems



), down 14.7%,

B Communications



), down 14%, and




), down 10.4%, were all laggards within the technology sector with

Western Digital Corporation



) being today's technology sector laggard.

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



) while those bearish on the technology sector could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Technology




FREE from Real Money's Jim Cramer: Winners and Losers Election 2012 - Steps to take NOW so you can profit no matter who is in charge!

Free download now