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Broadcom Corporation



) pushed the Electronics industry lower today making it today's featured Electronics laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.0%. By the end of trading, Broadcom Corporation fell $0.32 (-1.1%) to $30.02 on average volume. Throughout the day, 7,280,574 shares of Broadcom Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7,771,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $29.91-$30.49 after having opened the day at $30.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.34. Other companies within the Electronics industry that declined today were:

First Solar



), down 9.1%,




), down 6.3%,

Wells-Gardner Electronic



), down 4.8% and

SL Industries



), down 4.6%.

Broadcom Corporation provides semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Its products offer voice, video, data, and multimedia connectivity in the home, office, and mobile environments. Broadcom Corporation has a market cap of $16.3 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 3.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 20 analysts that rate Broadcom Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Broadcom Corporation

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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 a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front,

EZChip Semiconductor



), up 16.0%,




), up 13.1%,

Plug Power



), up 13.1% and




), up 9.3% , were all gainers within the electronics industry with

Emerson Electric



) being today's featured electronics industry leader.

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iShares Dow Jones US Technology



) while those bearish on the electronics industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Semiconductor




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