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) pushed the Technology sector higher today making it today's featured technology winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 1%. By the end of trading, Dell rose 40 cents (3.4%) to $12.33 on average volume. Throughout the day, 23.3 million shares of Dell exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 19.6 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $11.95-$12.36 after having opened the day at $11.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.92. Other companies within the Technology sector that increased today were:

Entropic Communications



), up 28.4%,




), up 17.9%,

Kewaunee Scientific



), up 14.7%, and

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), up 13.4%.

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Dell Inc. provides integrated technology solutions in the information technology (IT) industry worldwide. Dell has a market cap of $20.89 billion and is part of the

computer hardware

industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.8, equal to the average computer hardware industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 18.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Dell a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dell as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front,

BOS Better Online Solutions



), down 20.1%,

Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution



), down 17.6%,

Ambient Corporation



), down 9.7%, and

Xata Corporation



), down 9.5%, were all losers within the technology sector with

TE Connectivity



) being today's technology sector loser.

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