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IPG Photonics Corporation



) pushed the Electronics industry higher today making it today's featured electronics winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.4%. By the end of trading, IPG Photonics Corporation rose $1.13 (1.8%) to $64.93 on light volume. Throughout the day, 292,511 shares of IPG Photonics Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 595,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $63.42-$65.60 after having opened the day at $63.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.80. Other companies within the Electronics industry that increased today were:

Sutron Corporation



), up 9.9%,




), up 8.1%,

Plug Power



), up 6.9%, and

Rudolph Technologies



), up 6.2%.

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IPG Photonics Corporation develops and manufactures fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers, and diode lasers. IPG Photonics Corporation has a market cap of $3.28 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate IPG Photonics Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates IPG Photonics Corporation as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front,

Renewable Energy Trade Board



), down 26%,

Suntech Power Holdings



), down 24.9%,

TranSwitch Corporation



), down 16.2%, and

Spire Corporation



), down 13.3%, were all laggards within the electronics industry with

Micron Technology



) being today's electronics industry laggard.

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