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) pushed the Computer Hardware industry lower today making it today's featured Computer Hardware laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.1%. By the end of trading, Brocade Communications Systems fell $0.07 (-1.3%) to $5.38 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6,739,272 shares of Brocade Communications Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,516,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $5.36-$5.50 after having opened the day at $5.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.45. Other companies within the Computer Hardware industry that declined today were:
), down 6.4%,
), down 3.8%,
), down 3.5% and
), down 3.3%.
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Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. engages in the supply of Internet protocol based Ethernet networking solutions and storage area networking (SAN) solutions to businesses and organizations worldwide. Brocade Communications Systems has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Brocade Communications Systems a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
Brocade Communications Systems
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.
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On the positive front,
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), down 5.3% and
), down 5.2% , were all gainers within the computer hardware industry with
) being today's featured computer hardware industry leader.
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