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Cisco Systems



) pushed the Technology sector higher today making it today's featured technology winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 2.1%. By the end of trading, Cisco Systems rose $0.32 (1.6%) to $20.91 on average volume. Throughout the day, 34,502,810 shares of Cisco Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 34,988,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $20.73-$21.10 after having opened the day at $20.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.59. Other companies within the Technology sector that increased today were:

Superconductor Technologies



), up 134.9%,




), up 108.9%,




), up 50.2% and

Revolution Lighting Technologies



), up 22.8%.

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Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet protocol (IP) based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industries worldwide. Cisco Systems has a market cap of $109.1 billion and is part of the computer hardware industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cisco Systems as a


. 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, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front,




), down 12.0%,

TigerLogic Corporation



), down 9.6%,

e-Future Information Technology



), down 8.1% and

Trio-Tech International



), down 7.7%.

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Technology Select Sector SPDR



) while those bearish on the technology sector could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Technology




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