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) pushed the Electronics industry lower today making it today's featured Electronics laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, ASML fell $1.72 (-2.5%) to $66.96 on average volume. Throughout the day, two million shares of ASML exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $66.20-$67.82 after having opened the day at $67.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.68. Other companies within the Electronics industry that declined today were:

New Energy Systems Group



), down 11.6%,

TranSwitch Corporation



), down 11.6%,

China Sunergy



), down 9.7%, and

Maxwell Technologies



), down 8.4%.

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ASML Holding NV engages in designing, manufacturing, marketing, and servicing semiconductor processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits or chips worldwide. ASML has a market cap of $27.82 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 6.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are eight analysts that rate ASML a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and four rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ASML 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, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share.

On the positive front,




), up 26.6%,

Revolution Lighting Technologies



), up 13.6%,

GT Advanced Technologies



), up 12.8%, and

Pulse Electronics



), up 11%, were all gainers within the electronics industry with




) being today's featured electronics industry leader.

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) while those bearish on the electronics industry could consider

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